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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 16, 1979)
friday, november 16, 1979
Shutdown may cause problems
Today is the last day to register early for
next semester's classes. With the problems
administration officials foresee ,for the spring
semester, those students who haven't already
registered probably should do so.
Because the university will shutdown for 10
days during the semester break, general regis
tration will be delayed causing some problems.
Normally registration is on the Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday before school starts, this
year instead, general registration will be on the
Friday and Saturday before school and on the
first day of school.
' This presents several problems for students.
Students arriving Friday may get time
appointment cards for Saturday or even Mon
day. And those who still have holds on their
registration for unpaid library fines, parking
tickets or nonpayment of tuition will have to
wait for Monday to register anyway.
On Saturday, the rest of the university will
be closed and students who need to talk with
instructors will be unable to do so. Those who
. must register on Monday may encounter prob
lems getting classes which have already been
Usually 85 percent of all students register
early for the following semester. This means
that about 3,000 students go through the
general registration process. This is a relatively
small number of people, but by registering
early they can save themselves and the univer
sity a lot of hassle.
not for men only
Despite what the advertisement announcing an opening
for the Ombudsman's position says about what "he" will
do, be assured that the position is a ' non-generic one,
anyone, or any thing can apply .
The deadline for applying is Monday, Nov. 19, and that
also is the deadline for applications for the Editor in Chief
position. As of this writing there has been one application
submitted for each of these positions, but I am told that
more are expected. Evidently the tradition is that people
put off applying to the last possible minute. Maybe they
hope they'll change their minds. Who knows?
For my own part I would like to see an aggressive
person go for'the Ombudsman's post. Again we have a
n semantics problem with the office's title, the man tagged
on to the end ot it makes it seem like a sexually exclusive
office, which it isn't. I might mention in passing that the
grand majority of complaints that have gone through this
office have been concerned with women's issues. If for no
other reason, I would encourage a woman to apply.
Another note on the political personals. There is a fine
line between political satire and rash statements that pro
mote racism or violence, Don't cross it.
, , .. .;'' ''- ' ,
I wonder what would happen if one day a paper
appeared without any typos or grammatical errors. Do
you think the world would stop? Probably not.
At this writing, it is the day of the "Great American
Smokeout." I spent morning vespers petitioning the Gods
to not send anyone down to complain today. If I have to
turn them over to a stoically non-smoking editorial staff, I
fear that no one will emerge in less than two pieces.
I better quit before I get farther behind. Some days
you just don't have much to say. Today is my day.
To students feeling helplessness or apathy over current
problems affecting all of us, including tuition increases
without full explanation, loss of student control over stu
dent fee money, cut-off day-care funding, the Regents'
partiality displayed for some interest groups-a reminder
that your attendance at the UNL Regents meeting Fri.
Nov. 16 at 1 pjn.is a good beginning at letting someone
know of your dissatisfaction. Students cannot affect uni
versity policy without voicing their concerns. Be curious.
Offer your presence just to listen. Inform yourself. Come
to the Regents meeting whether you've observed many
already or don't even know what happens there. We need
student count in order to even approach accountability of
this body of students! ,
Senior, Arts and Sciences
Reply to Roskens
Dear. Mr. Roskens, Chancellors Young, Weber, and
Vanselow: Thank you ever so much for commending us
students for maintaining composure over the situatipn in
Iran. Or should I say, thank you for promoting apathy on
the University of Nebraska campuses.
A few concerned individuals, however7decided to ex.
press our concern Tuesday at the state capitol, a gesture
that showed we do truly care for the well being of our
Well, excuse us! If you want us to keep quiet, we'll
keep quiet. All UNL students should act accordingly with
the wishes of our higher-ups. The next time a tuition in
crease is proposed, we'll just be good little apathetic Ne
braskans and shrug it off. The next time another country
threatens, our well-being, no big deal.
Art K. Small
America has built the best educational system in the
world. One cannot receive a better college education in
any other country. Our forefathers put a premium on
developing superior colleges to advance the United States
of America. Many sacrifices were made but they succeed
ed. Even now Americans sacrifice a large portion of their
taxes to keep these centers of knowledge open. It is all
well worth it.
The colleges of the United States should teach Ameri
cans the knowledge to advance the American way of life;
to make life better for all here in the United States. The
question arises: should we share with the people of for-
eign countries what we and our forefathers have sacrificed
for? The answer is yes, to those nations who are not hos
tile toward the United States and would not use the edu
cation against us. Nothing advances an underdeveloped
country more than the education of its people, It would
be very foolish, naive, and senseless for us to allow ihe
students of hostile foreign nations to take advantage of
our collegiate system which we spend billions every year
to keep open. That is exactly what is happening with the
50 ,000 Iranian students here in America. We are educat
ing our potential enemies. They will use the education
gained at our expense against us when they return to
Khomeini. It is for this reason that I support the deporta
tion of all Iranian students in the United States.
. , . " Craig Boche
Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
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