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March 16, 1987
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol.86 No. 123
Greeks part of Y-Pal benefit
By Kim Beavers
Delta Upsilon fraternity and Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority shared their
time Saturday afternoon fulfilling
organizational requirements and at
the same time getting hooked on a
bunch of kids from the Y-Pal program.
"I got a sense of satisfaction from
helping these kids out," said Mike
Shamberg, a member of Delta Upsilon
fraternity. "It makes me feel like
I'm putting something back into the
The Greek members divided into
mixed couples, each escorting a
child. Half the group visited a farm
20 miles east of Lincoln to ride
horses and see the animals. The
other group helped the children
with a bowl-a-thon at the East Union.
Some DUs received pledges to help
the bowl-a-thon, which was set up to
raise money for the program.
After the bowl-a-thon, the child
ren and their escorts played Softball
at Pioneers Park.
About 30 Y-Pals (all boys) and 60
UNL Greeks attended the functions.
Mark Welch, a Y-Pal coordinator,
said about three projects each se
mester are set up between Y-Pals
and UNL Greeks. The projects often
are scheduled to fulfill Greek houses'
Michelle Jorgenson, Kappa Kappa
Gamma philanthropy chairperson,
said the project was the perfect way
to fulfill the sorority's philanthropic
"I figured a project would not go
over unless the people who are
sponsoring it are having fun," Jor
genson said. "We needed an activity
that was neither time-consuming or
"A lot of these kinds are from
single-parent homes and referrals,"
Welch said. "The kids that are here
at the bowl-a-thon are on the wait
ing list for an actual Y-Pal. Activi
ties like these help fund the Y-Pal
program and at the same time make
the waiting a little bit easier."
Greg Grossman, a DU initiate,
Law (fleams &Yecl toy alumni
By Joeth Zucco
Without the support of the alumni,
the College of Law would be in much
worse condition, Dean Harvey D. Perl
"The single major reason we have
not experienced a great difficulty with
the budget cuts is because they came
at the same time our alumni support
has been Increasing," Perlman said.
Despite the support, cuts have been
made and priorities are being reexam
ined. The Nebraska Law Review, an
academic publication for the Law Col
lege's honor students, lost its funding
but was saved by private donations.
Perlman said that private funds have
been taken from scholarships, faculty
research and library improvements.
What "used to make the place go for
ward is being used to keep the place
from going backward," he said.
Law students are feeling the impact
of the budget cuts with a $50 per
Sam Germany gives his best
Saturday at the East Union.
said, "Seeing the look on the kids'
faces when they get a lot of atten
tion makes it all worth it forme. The
semester library-user fee, instituted
last fall. Perlman said the fee covers
the costs of computer data bases for
legal research and maintenance of the
student computing lab.
Perlman said that future budget
cuts will continue to erode the faculty
morale even if they aren't targeted spe
cifically at the college.
"There's an uneasiness among the
faculty about the future of the univer
sity," Perlman said. "We'll lose faculty
if the uneasiness isn't remedied."
Norman Thorson, a professor in the
college, said faculty members are more
willing to consider visiting positions
because of the cuts. Some visiting posi
tions last a year and may lead to per
manent job offers. If a school has a slot
to fill, it will encourage visiting profes
sors, Thorson said.
Professor Josephine Potuto, said
that morale is low when colleagues in
other places are paid more.
Despite its low morale, Perlman
calls the law faculty one of the strengths
of the college. He said students benefit
from the size of the school, which
makes for an intimate learning en
"We're still a real small law school,"
Perlman said. "The sense of commun
ity is strong."
Potuto said that the faculty members
are involved with the community, active
in the Nebraska State Bar Association
Paul VonderiageDai I y N ebras ka n
during the Y-Pal bowl-a-thon
little guy I was with got so excited
about everything we did, I have no
doubt that everyone enjoyed it."
and help draft bills for the Nebraska
Potuto called the students a good
cross-section of primarily Nebraska
residents who work very hard and who
are going to be fine lawyers and repre
sentatives of the UNL College of Law."
Mike Cruise, a senior law student,
agreed that the faculty is a strength. He
said their salaries should be high
enough to attract good, new teachers
since a lot of older professors are near
"They (the faculty) treated me fairly
and were willing to give of their time,"
Students and faculty interviewed
attributed weaknesses of the college to
lack of money and inadequate state
support. Potuto said that most, if not
all of the weaknesses are traceable to
money. She said that staff supplies,
including word processors, are low.
Although many other law schools pro
vide them, here professors have to
"swing" the cost or go without, Potuto
She also said that research assist
ants are virtually nonexistent. Potuto
said that in most law schools, students
are hired to do research, and faculty
members are allowed to work on more
than one project at once. Such pro
grams are similar to UNL's work-study
program, she said.
See LAW COLLEGE on 5
Roskens: cut from
By Dorothy Pritchard
NU President Ronald Roskens on
Saturday suggested the elimination of
four programs and several program
reductions to meet the Nebraska Legis
lature's mandated $3.1 million cut in
state support by July 1.
In what he called "painful proposi
tions" for students and faculty, Roskens
suggested at the NU Board of Regents'
O Closing the NU School of Tech
nical Agriculture at Curtis $1.2
O Closing the Lincoln division of
the College of Nursing $518,000.
O Eliminating the Community
Dentistry Program at the NU Medical
O Eliminating the adult services
and learning disabilities program at
the Meyer Children's Rehabilitation
Institute at UNMC $166,00.
In addition to closing the four pro
grams, Roskens proposed cutting
$525,000 in state support from intercol
legiate athletics, $436,000 from con
tinuing education and $95,000 in sup
port services, including $65,000 at UNL
and $30,000 for the NU Systems Office.
Roskens said he came up with the
proposed cuts after consulting with
chancellors on the three campuses. At
UNL, the ad hoc budget reduction
Sartori claims U.S.
exceeds SALT II limits
By Joeth Zucco
President Reagan's exceeding limits
of the SALT II arms-control agreement,
opened the way for possible Soviet
threats to U.S. security, said Leo Sar
tori, UNL professor of physics and
astronomy. Sartori testified at a hear
ing before the U.S. House of Represen
tative's Committee on Foreign Affairs
The United States went over the
agreement's ceiling last November
because it said the Soviets were cheat
ing, Sartori said.
The United States exceeded SALT II
limits in November by putting into ser
vice its 131st B-52 bomber armed with
cruise missiles without dismantling a
SALT II, signed in 1979, was never
ratified by the U.S. Senate, but both
superpowers have claimed to have
abided by its provisions.
Sartori spoke in opposition to Richard
Perle, secretary of defense in charge of
arms-control questions for the Pen
tagon, and Kenneth Adelman, director
of arms control and disarmament.
Sartori said Perle and Adelman
charged the Soviets with cheating on
the SALT II agreement, which they said
justified Reagan's exceeding the a
However, the action was not justified
for two reasons, according to the Stan
ford University's Center for Interna
tional Security and Arms Control, the
group Sartori worked with. One reason
is "questionable compliance," the group
says. Because of language differences,
the wording of the treaty and argu
ments are interpreted differently by
the Soviet Union and the United States.
Second, the group says that even if
the Soviets are guilty, the infraction is
minor. Sartori said the minimal effect
this would have on U.S. security does
not justify throwing away the agreement.
The Russians' have not taken advan
tage of the opportunity Reagan has
ag, nursing, UNMC
review committee studied the effects
of Rosken's initial proposals earlier
this semester and made suggestions to
UNL Chancellor Martin Massengale
before he talked to Roskens about the
Of the $3.1 million cut, UNLwill bear
$1.6 million; UNMC, $973,000; and UNO,
A group of nursing students demon
strated in front of Varner Hall before
the meeting to protest the proposal to
eliminate Lincoln's nursing division.
Roskens will set up public hearings
concerning the proposed reductions
before the board takes final action on
In other business, board members
approved, without deliberation, a $3.50
surcharge on football tickets, which
will be used to pay part of the construc
tion, repair, renovation and mainte
nance of the new student recreation
centerindoor practice field. UNL fac
ulty, staff and students are exempt
from the surcharge, which will begin
with the 1987 football season and
remain until canceled by the regents.
The surcharge will raise the ticket
price for the general public to $18.50.
The regents approved implementing
an employee suggestion plan at UNMC
and discussed a plan that would allow
faculty members to receive supple
mental compensation from outside
given them, Sartori said.
"Gorbachev is giving the president a
chance to change his mind," Sartori
said. "It's not going to last forever.
They're going to go ahead and do things
that will cause problems for the Pen
tagon. The whole thing is very dumb, in
Exaggerated countercharges by the
Russians are just an effort to get even,
he said. The study found no cases of
clear violations by the United States
and one technical violation by the
Soviet Union; a radar built in Siberia
which is in questionable compliance,
as well as the radar that the United
States is modernizing in Greenland
and Great Britain.
"It's not our purpose to be apolo
getic for the Russians. We don't have to
write an excuse," he said. "It looks as
though they're taking advantage of a
loophole in the treaty. The overall
compliance record of both sides is very
Sartori said he thought that the
committees were sympathetic to his
position and that there is a good
chance that Congress will pass legisla
tion calling for U.S. compliance. How
ever, he said that if vetoed by the pres
ident, there may not be enough votes to
"I hope that there is an increased 1
awareness on the part of the Congress
and the public that this report they've
gotten from the administration is not a
valid interpretation of the situation of
what has happened," he said. "I hope
our testimony will help Congress return
to compliance of SALT II."
Sartori said he was asked to partici
pate because of papers he had written
and his knowledge of SALT II. For three
years, he was part of the U.S. Arms
Control and Disarmament Agency where
he worked on SALT II. He also was
involved in the last three months of
treaty negotiations in 1979 in Geneva,
where he was a adviser to the U.S.
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