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Committee reports on administrative investigation
By Patti Gallagher
ASUN's investigation of the NU
Central Administration should continue,
according to a past senator and a present
senator, although both said ASUN in its
present structure is incapable of such an
investigation.
ASUN President Rick Mockler said,
however, that ASUN has probably exhaust
ed its involvement in a central administ
ration investigation.
"I can't see the senate productively
pursuing it this year, he said.
Sen. Tim Rinne and past Sen. Eric
Johnson formed an ad-hoc committee
last semester to compile a report on the
central administration. They were aided
by former Sens. Rumaldo Lovato and
Greg Baker.
The committee was an off-shoot of
ASUN's "Kent State Bill." The bill at
tempted to link NU President Ronald
Roskens with the killings of four students
at Kent State University in 1970, where
he then held an administrative position.
The committee presented its report at
the March 19 ASUN meeting, when the
new student senate took over.
The main point of the report, Johnson
said, is that "the university is run on
Holdrege Street," the location of Regents
Hall.
Rinne and Johnson said the central ad
ministration is not running the university
for teaching, research and services, but
"running it to meet the needs of local,
state and national business interests.1
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Photo by Mark Billingsley
Framed between the legs of a steel sculpture on campus, Bennett Law heads
home to grade a stack of calculus exams. Monday's balmy temperatures, how
ever, made outdoor occupations appear more attractive.
The report included no revelations
on the central administrator said John
son, who wrote the report.
Administration deferred comment
The central administration lias deferred
comment on the report because it was not
officially presented to any administration
member, according to Steven Sample,
vice president of academic affairs.
"I would not feel comfortable (com
menting) until we officially receive it from
ASUN," said Sample.
After giving a history on the origin of
the central administration, the report main
tains that the NU Board of Regents does
not control university policy but has
delegated that responsibility to Roskens,
the president of the university.
The report questions to whom the
regents are responsible, concluding they
defer decisions to Roskens.
It then asks who the president listens to
before making decisions, answering that
"incomplete information points ' to the
business and financial community, on a
local, state and even national level, through
the (NU) foundation connection."
Five topics
The report asks the new senate to add
ress five topics:
-the degree to which policy matters
are determined by the central administ
ration rather than the regents
-The connection of the foundation
to policy matters
the accountability of policy makers
to university students, employees and
taxpayers
-the preference of private business
interests over teaching, services and re
search -and the rights of students to make
their decisions
The topics are "tacitly answered with
the report," according to Mockler, and
more philosophical than they are concrete.
Both Johnson and Rinne said they
believe the new senate should continue
investigating the central administration
and the NU Foundation.
"It is ineveitable in time that they will
deal with it," Rinne said. "They have no
choice."
But he said ASUN is too inefficient
and the administration too close-mouthed
to obtain relevant information, op the two
groups.
"You can't get hard and fast inform
ation on them (the central administration
and foundation) that indicates what
they're doing, although it's glaringly ob
vious," Rinne said. "They dont want to
talk to us."
Continued on Page 2
Officials visit Washington
The UNL financial aid director
left for Washington Monday with
other university officials to lobby Ne
braska's congressional delegation.
Donald Aripoli, scholarships and
financial aid director, said he was asked
to accompany the already-scheduled
trip to talk to Nebraska's representa
tives about President Reagan's prop
osed financial aid cuts.
He said he will explain UNL student
concerns about the effects of the cuts
and will recommend that Congress
approve instead the House Budget
Committee's Tecommendation. It would
also cut financial aid, but not as much.
Nette Nelson, ASUN Government
Liaison Committee chairperson, said
Aripoli had talked with her about
the United States Student Association
members lobbying success. Nelson and
other student leaders attended a USSA
meeting in Washington to discuss
the impact of the proposed financial
aid cuts.
Reagan's proposal would cut aid
about 44 percent, she said, while the
House Budget Committee would cut aid
only 10 percent.
'Smart pills' claimed as rescue at exam time
By Patti Gallagher
It's coming down to the wire. Next
week are final exams. Your English Comp
professor needs four essays, you've
only just finished the Bio lab on the
microscope and your Geology 101 book
lies unopened in the bookshelf .
Think you'll never make it? Think
again.
Smart pills to the rescue.
Smart pills-named RECALL by its
marketers are a combination of vitamins
and nutrients designed especially for im
proving memory and alertness.
According to a press release from
Phantom Research, Duarte, Calif., based
distributor; "Imagine saying to yourself,
'1 just can't remember all the material
for this English exam, I better go to the
store and pick up another bottle of smart
piUV"
And although RECALL is not yet
available in stores, smart-seekers can pur
chase the pills via mail order from the
Phantom Company, according to Phantom
Researcher, Daniel Tocher,
Ingredients found in food
According to a psychiatrist at the
University Health Center, the ingredients
in smart pills are not harmful and may, in
fact, add Intelligence, But, said Shirley
Pslug, many of the same ingredients can
be found in food,
"I think that combination, wouldn't
hurt you any, but if you are eating well-nutritiously-you
shouldn't need anything
else Pslug said.
Because the pills are not FDA regulat
ed, Pslug said they lack any scientific
proof or effectiveness.
She said, however, that as long as they
are for sale, people will buy them.
"You can say anything and get people
to believe you," she said, "It's your ten
bucks,"
Tocher said the three-employee comp
any is selling the pills in bottles of 100
for $10. That price is good only to stu
dents who respond as a result of the
press release, he said.
Sales are good right now, according
to Tocher, although he would not release
any figures. When RECALL becomes
more popular, Tocher said it will be sold
in health food stores.
Many elderly customers
The midwestern United States seems
to draw the most customers, he said,
with Indiana leading the way.
Tocher said it has been surprising
that many elderly people are smart pill
customers. He and his two co-workers
had thought college students would be the
prime marketing target.
"We are college student ourselves
so we understand the pressure involved
with school and we hope our product may
be of some help to students in their stud
ies and school in general," said the press
release.
No scientists or chemists are employed
by Phantom. Research for the ingredients
in RECALL pills was "book research,"
Tocher said.
In choosing the nine chemical ingred
ients in RECALL, Tocher and company
relied on previous scientific research
that proved those ingredients were in
telligence boostin.
Tocher pointed out that RECALL
pills are not drugs, but vitamins.
'A lot of people have a misconception
about RECALL," he said. "They think
it's speed,"
v What RECALL is, in fact, is a combin
ation of Choline, Vitamin B-12, Folic
Acid, Lecithin, RNA, Pheylalanine, Vita
min C, pituitary substance, and Potassium
Chloride,
Tocher said the ingredients have been
proven beneficial to the brain,
'When you have a healthy mind, it's
going to work better for you, he said.
The Phantom Research Company has
not received any trouble from authors
ties about RECALL, Tocher said, Because
it is not a drug, it is not subject to review
by the Food and Drug Administration,
ho said,