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to tell Legislators
By Sandy Mohr
The UNL Faculty Senate Tuesday passed a motion
urging its members to tell the Nebraska Legislature their
opinions about a faculty work load survey that legislators
requested last year.
UNL faculty members completed an accountability
survey last semester on their time spent working for the
university. The survey was requested last year by the
Legislature in LB6 10.
This year's NU budget bill, LB690, contains no pro
vision for an accountability survey.
Arts and Sciences representative William Campbell said
the Legislature's request for the survey indicated to him
that legislators "don t trust me."
Thats what you're saying when you say account
ability," he said.
, The senate voted that members should make their
thoughts known to the Legislature about interpreting the
survey, and that it should be used exclusively by the
Legislature unless the senate approves other use.
Senate President Franklin Hdridge told members to
contact their legislators if they have any comments to
make about the survey of the NU budget currently before
"Pick out some names and go ahead and contact them
directly," Eldridge said as he held up a legislative roster.
. In other action, the senate passed a motion recom
mending that the UNL Calendar and Examination Com
mittee study alternative guidelines to the UNL calendar. -
Committee Chairman Roy ArnolJ, agriculture repre
sentative, recommended the possibility of a "common
calendar" with identical semester and vacation dates for
both the University of Nebraska at Omaha and UNL.
However, in the motion passed, English Dept. Chair
man John Robinson said the committee should continue
, to consider a common calendar, as well as possibilities of
a triomester calendar and a late fall semester.
The senate also collected money from its members for
a memorial to the late Psychology Prof.' David Levine
died March 5. The money will go to graduate minority
Two law students
take second spot
Two UNL Law College students took second place in
the regional client counseling competition Saturday at the
UNL's team and a team from the University of Iowa
(IU) won a tournament bracket in the morning, but IU
team won the $1 00 regional prize in the afternoon. UNL's
team was comprised of third year law students Fred
Yanney from Omaha and Bill Schwartzkopf of Lincoln.
Men Frank, assistant law professor, said the contest is
based on the philosophy that students "shouldn't experi
ment their techniques of client counseling on real clients."
Teams of two students from five law colleges were
judged by attorneys in a simulation of actual law practice,
Frank said. The contestants are given minimal information
and had to interview the "client" and offer advice, he
The schools involved were the University of Missouri,
IU, UNL and Drake and Washburn Universities. UNL won
the competition last year, Frank said. -
The judge gives each team an oral critique after ses
sions, Frank said. The winning IU team will compete with
about 96 teams for the $300 top prize in the national
competition March 27 at Notre Dame University in South
Bend, Ind., he said.
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Astronaut launches 'flexible! shuttle
By Bryant Brooks
Astronaut Col. Joe Engle, future pilot of a planned
reusable space shuttle, said Tuesday the spacecraft is
so flexible it could be knded at Lincoln Municipal
Engle was in Lincoln to "expose more people to
the space program so they'll understand what we're
paying for," he said. He spoke at the Nebraska Legis
lature and Nebraska Union.
The UJS. Congress has allocated $5 billion for the
development of five shuttles, which will be launched
like rockets, landed like pknes and used about 100
"The whole idea is to cut down the cost of throw
ing away a rocket every time you go into space,"
Engle said. VThe cost of building satellites also will be
less expensive because well be able to go up and re
The assignment of designing part of the shuttle's
repair equipment has been given to Leendert Kersten,
UNL assistant professor of engineering mechanics. He
is developing manipulator arms for a free-flying tele
operator that will be launched from the space shuttle,
go to a distant satellite, inspect it and perform re
pairs or return it to the shuttle.
"The reason we're developing the shuttle is to give
us good access to space," Engle said. "Space is a tool
and how much we use it depends on how economical
we can make it and how many (different disciplines
can become involved.'
Engle reminded his audience that several "spin
off" benefits are occurring because of the scientific
research in the space program. He said the fields of
earth resources, communication and navigation all
have taken advantage of the discoveries of space
The shuttle, which is about the size of a DC-9 pas
senger airplane, is scheduled to be launched in the fall
of 1979, he said. It will be flown "piggy-back" on a
B-727 supertanker from its current location at the
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Xenter in Houston to
25,000 feet above Cape Kennedy. From there is will
glide to the ground for launching preparations, he
The 43-year-old University of Kansas graduate said
the shuttle has tricycle or 3-wheel landing gear and
lands much like regular planes. But he said it is im
possible to make another pass at the runway if any
thing is miscalculated.
While in orbit, the craft, which can stay aloft for
28 days, will have the ability to service satellites and
carry loads as large as a small space station, he said.
It will carry a pilot, three crew members and six
passengers, he added.
A symposium on the impacts of legislative reform on
public policy will be presented Thursday afternoon and
evening, and all day Friday in parlors B and C at the
Lincoln Hilton Hotel.
The symposium, which is sponsored by the UNL Polit
ical Science Dept., will examine legislative reform in state
legislatures and in the U.S. Congress. During three panel
discussions, eight academic papers on legislative reform
will be presented.
Panelists include 17 political scientists from across the
United States, Utica State Sen. Douglas Bereuter and
Hastings State Sen. Richard Marvel. Rep. William Cohen,
R-Maine, will address the symposium Friday night on
The symposium is the first in a series of sessions made
possible through a grant from NU alumnus G.E. Hendricks,
according to Susan Welch, UNL associate professor of
political science and symposium coordinator.
From 1949 to 1957, Hendricks donated money to the
University of Nebraska Foundation to establish a series of
lectures dealing with current political questions, she said.
This symposium is financed partially by the NU Re
search Council, which donated $700, Welsch said, adding
that the symposium costs $6,500.
There will not be a general registration before the sym
posium and all events except meals are free. Luncheons
and dinners are only open to persons who already have
made meal reservations.
The symposium schedule is:
Thursday-noon, luncheon; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Panel
discussion on the impact of state legislative reform; 4:30
to 6 pjn., dutch treat and cocktail hour; 6 to 7:30 pjn
dinner; 8 to 10 p jn., roundtable discussion on state legis
Friday-9 to 1 1 a jn., panel discussion on the impact of
congressional.reform-I; 12 to 1:15 p.m., luncheon; 1:30
to 4:30 pjn., panel discussion on the impact of congres
sional reform-II; 4:30 to 6 pjn., dutch treat and cocktail
hour; 6 to 7:30 pjn., dinner; 8 pjn., address by Cohen on
congressional reform and its impact on public policy.
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