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Wednesday, March 19, 1986
Architecture student replies to college merger issue
With regard to the proposed merger
of architecture, interior design and
construction management, I find the
arguments on both sides interesting
and healthy. What I object to is how the
issue is turning emotional with false
allegations and misinformation.
When Joan Laughlin, professor and
chairwoman of textiles, clothing and
design, argues that the architecture
college's salary cost per credit hour is
more than double that of the home
economics college, she is absolutely
correct. But she fails to say why this is
The College of Architecture must
use professional architects as teachers
in many classes. Also, because archi
tecture is not a profession, it is one of
the few colleges that cannot take
advantage of teaching assistants (non-.
professionals) for upper classmen.
Teaching assistants save many col
leges the money they would spend on
additional faculty salaries. The home
economics college also has a larger
offering of disciplines, which can bal
ance the higher cost per credit hour
classes with the lower ones.
I also think that graduate Paul
Daniel's statement that architecture
students don't have the same feel for
design as students in the home, eco
nomics college is not only untrue, but
it is also unwarranted and unprofes
sional. The real issue I feel is that the uni
versity has to cut percent.to 2 percent
of its operating budget, yet it is asking
the College of Architecture to cut 10
percent of its budget.
This is unfair. I feel budget cuts
should be distributed equally through
out the university system, so that no
single college endures hardship and a
lessening of excellence.
DN not at East Campus hearing
Anti-Israel Congress members few
COHEN from Page 4
The giggles you hear are coming
from the U.S. Senate. In the first
place, it is not likely that anyone
would run for statewide office in
California as an anti-Israel candi
date. And second, 01' Jesse has seen
the light or maybe the green.
Campaign . contributions or ideo
logy, it matters not. The senator
from the Pleistocene era is now an
Next on the list is Sen. Arlen
Specter (R-Peim.). His letter says
he has been "targeted for defeat" by
a group of Arab Americans. He says
he had to raise $240,000 by March 10
-r- a date, his office later said, that
is of no real critical importance.
. Enough! The fact is that anti
Israel Congress members are few
arid far between. The reasons for
that are obvious. Israel is admired
and liked by the U.S. people. It is a
fellow democracy, an anti-communist
bastion in- a key part of the world.
What that does not explain, the
affluence and political activism of
the U.S. Jewish community does.
With pride and affection, it has
made Israel its ward. No 1986 con
gressional election is going to change
any of that.
But that is not the impression you
get from various fund-raising let
ters. Even where all the candidates
support Israel and it is not an issue,
thefiind-raisingletters sound th alarm.
No string is left unplucked and in
the rush to answer false alarms
about Israel, other concerns civil
rights, civil liberties, even integrity
get "brushed aside. The only
standard becomes support of Israel,
and for that a politician is permit
ted to fish in the Jewish communi
ty's money pond.
In Washington, a community
sometimes united by cynicism,
fund-raising letters are excused as a
bad thing you are forced to do on the
way to doing so much good. They are
designed to alarm, to excite, to
scare and, like pornography in film,
it does not matter that they bear
little resemblance to real life. It's
the emotion that counts. Passion
brings in the bucks. This is true
whatever the cause. .
But there are few issues in which
the backdrop is the Holocaust and
the feared prospect is yet more
At stake in this election is not
the security of Israel. More and
more it is the credibility of those
who claim to be its friend.
1988, Washington Post Writers
, Group .
Cohen writes an editorial column for
the Washington Post
I was alarmed that no one from the
Daily Nebraskan covered the March 12
meeting of the ad-hoc budget review
committee on East Campus.
This meeting provided the opportun
ity for the College of Home Economics
to present their views concerning the
plan to move the interior design pro
gram to the College of Architecture.
Did the DN staff think the event
wasn't important enough to send some
one to cover it? Was it because of the
rain that day? Didn't anyone think the
"reasoning" for this move, given by Dan
Stewart, could be disputed? Or was it
just because it was the College of Home
The news article in the March 14
issue of the Daily Nebraskan was an
after-the-fact telephone interview cov
erage of a truly important meeting.
I wpuld like to hear the rationale for
not having a DN reporter at the hear
ing. Since Feb. 10 the DN has encour
aged student involvement at these
Editor's Note: Because of ASUN
elections and other schedule con
flicts, no Daily Nebraskan re
porters were available to cover
the budget hearing. Thus, the
only option was a followup
Voters should look at candidates,
not just their place of residence
I am concerned by the various "bat
tle lines" that have been drawn among
living units because of this year's ASUN
I encourage voters to consider only
the qualifications of the second vice
presidential candidates, not their pla
ces of residence.
The intention of the parties this year
was to create coalitions of voters from
various places to strengthen voter tur
nout. This is an admirable intention,
but not if the result weakens the ability
of the elcted body to serve.
Hompsexuals ruin use of library
This letter is a response to the arti-'
cle concerning the homosexual activity
taking place in Love Library (DN,
Along with thousands of others, I
. was shocked at the news that such
action could take place and take place
so close to other American college stu
dents. It simply isn't safe to go to the
The risk of coming into contact with
the deadly AIDS virus increases a great
deal when sexual activity takes place
in public places. .
It is bad enough that people would
actually do those things, but doing
them in public facilities, where, nor
mal, healthy, innocent American peo
ple are threatened, is insane.
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