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friday, november 16, 1979
State ombudsman wants
clarification of jurisdiction
By Gordon Johnson
If NU does not concede that the state
ombudsman has the right to investigate
university administrative acts, Ombudsman
Murrell McNeil said he "will advise inter
ested legislators so that they can take
action in the forth coming session," to help
resolve the matter.
McNeil asked Nu President Ronald
Roskens, in a letter dated Nov. 13,
whether Roskens feels the ombudsman's
office has authority to investigate such
: The issue was brought up when black
custodian Girlean Woods was fired. She felt
she was discriminated against and took the
matter to State Sen. Ernest Chambers, of
Omaha, who took the matter to the state
After Johr Dzerk, operational manager
of the physical plant at UNL met with
Hasan Muhamad an attorney from the
ombudsman's office , other university
employees were instructed not to talk by
ti I A . . r . i i li; i
In order to ensure the ability of the
ombudsman's office to investigate the dis
crimination charges, McNeil issued seven
subpoenas to university officials.
However, Wood said the state did not
have the authority tq investigate the
The subpoenas ordered the employees
to go to the capitol on Nov, 2 , '
Meanwhile, the university investigated
the charges of discrimination and found
that Woods was fired for breaking rules and
not because of her race. The university de
cided to reinstate Woods because the rule
infractions were small, but she refused the
position since they also decided to put her
on .three months probation.
After the university investigation was
completed, Wood indicated to McNeil that
the university would cooperate in the
McNeil said that even though the uni
versity ultimately cooperated in this in
stance, he wants to clear the road for
The ombudsman's office has; investi
gated matters at both UNO and the NU
Medical Center and has received nothing
but cooperation, McNeil said.
The university's delay concerning who
has authority, to investigate the matter has
cost the state needless delay and expense,
"I can assure you that this office has
neither the time nor the desire to supplant
the internal grievance handling
mechanisms made available by the univer
sity, or by any other agency of state gov
ernment," McNeil said.
Two questions need to be answered,
McNeil said jn his letter to Roskens. They
Does the ombudsman's office have the
right to investigate administrative acts and
if not, what is the reasoning behind the
McNeil asked that Roskens respond to
the letter by Dec. 10.
Roskens and Wood were unavailable for
comment Thursday, .
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Hovland Swanson's 1979-1980
We're glad to have them representing us on the UNL campus.
With their help, Hov's is' getting a college eye view of what
the cojlege woman wants and needs in terms of today's
fashions. We're so proud of them we would like to introduce
you to Hovland Swanson's 79-80 College Board. Back row:
Barb McKelvie, Chi Omega. Ann Heckathorn, Alpha Delta
Pi. Mary Iroig, Delta Gamma. Rita Main, Alpha Omicron Pi.
' Mary ' Edwards, Kappa Alpha Theta. Patty Flynn, Kappa
Kappa Gamma. Mary Qdland, phi Mu. Front Row: Cindy
Cordes, Gamma Phi Beta. Dawn Penney, Delta Delta Delta.
ColeenMatulka, Kappa Delta. Bette Holt, Alpha Chi Omega.
Not pictured: Lorene Larsen, Alpha Xi Delta. Thanks for
a great job so far! .
LINCOLN GRAND ISLAND OMAHA
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bine service in the Army Reserve or National Guard with Army
KO I C. It s called the Simultaneous Membership Program (bMP).
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can help you earn over $6,500.
Here s how it works. If you qualify and a vacancy is available,
you become a member of an Army Reserve or National Guard unit
as an officer trainee and, at the same time, enroll in the Army
KU I C advanced course at your college. Your Reserve or Guard
membership will pay you at the minimum level of Sergeant E-5, and
you 11 receive $100 a month during the regular school year as an
Army ROTC advanced course cadet.
At the end of your second year of advanced ROTC, you'll be
commissioned a second lieutenant and, assuming there's a vacancy,
serve with a Guard or Reserve unit while you complete the require
ments for your college degree. Upon graduation, you may con- ,
tinue service with a Guard or Reserve unit while pursuing your
civilian career, or you can, if you prefer, compete tor active duty as
an Army officer.
bo if you d like to earn over $6,500 while you re still in college,
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v or turther information, contact the Professor or Military - -
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