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February 6, 1989__University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vol. 88 No. 94
CFA raises Fund A fees almost 4 percent
By David G. Young
Staff Reporter _
The Committee for Fees Alloca
tion Sunday passed student fee
requests for the Dail ' '
kan and the Association o
of the University of Nebraska without
changes, but cut the University Pro
gram Council’s request by $6,214.
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The DN was allocated $39,193 for
next year, or 94 cents per student per
semester. AS UN received $121,102,
or $2.91 per student per semester in
student fees.
But UPC, which requested
$182,582, was allocated only
$176,368. Overall, Fund A organiza
tions received a 3.51 percent increase
to $336,663.
UPC-Foreign Films received the
largest share of cuts from CFA, with
a budget reduction of $2,000 to
Jill Durbin, member of CFA’s
UPC subcommittee, said the reduc
tion for Foreign Films was based on
“grossly underestimated’’ revenue
expectations. Durbin said films
which attract larger audiences should
be selected to increase revenue.
Durbin also recommended a
$1,195 reduction for UPC-Talks and
Topics. This cut was made to encour
age Talks and Topics to co-sponsor
programs with other university or
ganizations to save money.
CFA member Keith Malo said this
reduction would prove destructive to
the Talks and Topics committee’s
ability to get nationally recognized
“There’s already a major deficit
of good speakers at this university,’’
Malo said.
CFA member Julie Jorgensen said
less diverse viewpoints could be
heard if Talks and Topics had to co
sponsor programs.
“This would link speakers to who
could afford to co-sponsor,’’ Jor
gensen said. “That creates a bias in
CFA passed Talks and Topics’
budget with a $595 reduction and
voted down a recommendation that
Talks and Topics actively seek co
CFA’s UPC subcommittee recom
mended extensive cuts in Women’s
Words and Music’s budget. Durbin
said the cuts would encourage the
group to find speakers locally.
Durbin’s recommendation
brought a sharp response from Jor
“It seems to me that this commit
tee is constantly questioning the at
tendance figures for UPC,” she said.
“I can’t follow your rationale in re
placing nationally known speakers
with locals and expecting the same
number of people to attend.”
CFA restored student fee money
previously cut from Women’s Words
and Music’s budget by the subcom
mittee. The budget was passed with a
student fee contribution of $5,199, a
reduction of $409 from the original
request This amount includes >200
for a film to be co-sponsored by the
Committee Offering Lesbian and
Gay Events. The $200 co-sponsor
ship fund was transferred from CO
L AGE’s requested budgeL
COLAGE received $746 in stu
dent fees from CFA, about half the
amount requested after the $200 was
transferred to Women’s Words and
CFA also passed budgetary organ
izational changes within UPC. These
moves included the consolidation of
American Minority Council’s Black
Entertainment with Black Special
Events, and Chicano Entertainment
with Chicano Special Events. Malo
said this restructuring was made be
Committee For Fees Allocation 1989-90
I_ Fund A Recommendation|
Studsnt/Sernester 1989"90 tOtsJ
% Change
Daily Nebraskan 0.0%
ASUN 7.67%
UPC 13 86%
Fund A Total 3.51%
John Bruco/Daily Nobrasktn
cause of organizational problems in
the committees last year.
“I can’t believe that four people
were controlling all this money,” he
said. ‘‘Ed (Munoz) was the only one
on Chicano Special Events and Chi
cano Entertainment, and he used
MASA (Mexican American Student
Association) as his subcommittee.”
CFA allocated money for Chicano
Entertainment and Black Entertain
ment to Chicano Special Events and
Black Special Events, respectively.
A $50 reduction was made from the
combined budgets, leaving Chicano
Special Events with $4,774 and
Black Special Events with $6,680.'
UPC’s overall budget increase for
next year amounts to $4.24 per stu
dent per semester in student foes.
This is an increase of 13.86 percent
from this year.
See CF A on 6
C bA grants COL AGE half of fee request
By David G. Young
Stiff Reporter
The Committee for Fees Alloca
tion granted $746 in student
fees to the Committee Offering
Lesbian And Gay Events after three
rounds of heated debate Sunday af
CFA voted 5-4 for the allocation
after rejecting a subcommittee pro
posal which didn’t finance the group.
The $746 funding results in a charge
of less than one-fiftieth of a cent per
student per semester.
With the action, CFA has recom
mended for the first time that CO
LAG E become a funded organization
within the University Program Coun
The student fee allocation repre
sents half of COLAGE’s request for
$1,691.25. An additional $200 re
quested by COLAGE was allocated
to UPC’s Women’s Words and Music
to finance a film that had been
planned for co-sponsorship by the
two groups.
Jill Durbin, CFA subcommittee
member for UPC, said COLAGE
should receive no funding because
such an allocation would open a
floodgate to special interest groups
requesting student fees. COLAGE
should continue its programming by
raising funds on its own, she said.
“If we didn’t think there were
proper avenues already in existence
from programming, we would defi
nitely have recommended funding
COLAGE,” Durbin said.
“The question here is whether we
want to have student funds allocated
to that. I do believe a floodgate ap
plies. I think the Nazis could come in,
or anyone,” she said. “The Swedish
students could come in and say, ‘I’ve
got my own culture and my own lan
guage and an accent. I’m being re
Durbin s comments sparked a
debate among CFA members regard
ing the minority status of homosexu
‘ ‘I don’t see COLAGE as a special
interest group,’ ’ said Julie Jorgensen,
CFA memtier. “I sec them as a mi
nority. I think the ignorance may
come out in the committee’s decision
that sexual preference is a choice.”
Jorgensen said student fees for
other minority groups should be de
nied if COLAGE is not funded.
Tim Prickett, another CFA mem
ber, disagreed.
‘‘A black person can’t wake up in
the morning and change his color,”
Prickett said.
Jorgensen responded, saying: ‘‘A
person can’t change his sexual pref
Prickett said Exodus Interna
tional, an organization with the same
type of mission as Alcoholics Anony
mous, has contacted thousands of
homosexuals and counseled them
into becoming heterosexual.
Prickett gave the example of a
former college athlete who lived a
heterosexual lifestyle until age 22. In
college, the student had a homosex
ual encounter and became a homo
sexual for eight years before contact
ing Exodus International, Prickeu
said. Since then, the student has be
come a heterosexual, and now claims
that sexual preference is a personal
choice, Prickeu said.
Jorgensen said Prickcu’s example
is not relevant, since many UNL
homosexuals believe sexual prefer
ence is not a choice.
“It comes down to whether you
think they are a minority or not,’’
Jorgensen said. “I really do think a
lot of personal prejudices arc entering
here.’’ .
CFA member Keith Malo sug
gested that COLAGE be given
“some sort of funding’’ for one year
so next year’s CFA can evaluate the
group’s use of funds.
“I don’t sec how it would hurt to
give (COLAGE) a little and see how
they deal with it,” he said.
Jorgensen, agreeing with Malo,
then moved to allocate $ 1,000 to
COLAGE. This motion was rejected
Two additional motions to allo
cate smaller amounts to COLAGE
were voted down by CFA.
The UPC subcommittee’s recom
mendation to give no funding to
COLAGE was then rejected 6-3.
‘‘You know, we can throw out
numbers all day long and I'm always
going to vote no, so you might as well
motion among yourselves,” Durbin
One additional figure was rejected
before Anne Stcycrs $746 compro
mise passed by a roll-call vote.
Debate over COLAGE’s funding
once again erupted when CFA con
sidered UPC’s budget as a whole.
‘‘It’s my basic belief that it is my
obligation to support my conslitu
See COLAGE on 6
Social worker says mutual
language could rouse peace
By Brandon Loomis
Sci-.iof Kqportci
In an era when diplomatic and
personal relations between
countries are increasingly
strained, an international language
called Esperanto could promote
world “PaCo,” (peace) and bring
nations together, a Wilber social
worker said.
June Fritz, who began learning
Esperanto in 1976, said in a speech
Friday that the language was cre
ated in ftdand about 100 years ago
and has extended to citizens of
more than 40 countries.
Fritz spoke to the campus reli
gious group the Baha’i Associa
tion, About IS people listened and
received a mini-lesson in Espe
ranto, which is a neutral language
drawing on many existing lan
Fritz said that after she and her
sons first encountered Esperanto,
her sons began writing her letters
in Esperanto. If she wanted to
know how her sons were, she had
to learn the language.
Thirteen years later, Fritz is the
editor of the Baha'i Esperanto
League’s worldwide newsletter.
Baha’i is an international or
ganization dedicated to world
peace with the motto; "The earth
Is but one country, and mankind its
citizens." Literally, Esperanto
means one who is hoping.
"I don’t see how we’re going to
have peace if we don't have an
international language," Fritz
If everyone learned Esperanto
as a second language. Fritz aid,
there would be nope of avoiding
misunderstandings caused by lan
guage barriers.
Fritz aid former Soviet pre
mier Nikita Khrusehev never said
his country would bury the West
She aid a translator put those
words in Khruschev’s mouth.
What he actually said was that his
system was best and would outlast
"Look at all the problems that
have followed." she aid.
June Friti speaks about Esperanto at the City Union
Friday night.
New ASUN bill
offers service
to drunk students
By Scott Cook »
Staff Reporter
wo senators of the Association
of Students of the University of
Nebraska are working on a bill
that would give students a safe alter
native to driving drunk and hopefully
reduce the number of alcohol-related
ASUN senators Jill Durbin, an arts
and sciences senator, and Carmen
Curry, a Teachers College senator,
said the bill would create a shuttle bus
service to give students who have had
too much to drink a ride home.
Durbin and Curry submitted an
information packet to ASUN Jan. 25
concerning the service, and will in
troduce a formal bill at Wednesday's
ASUN meeting.
Durbin and Curry said they re
ceived noopposilion to their proposi
tion at the Jan. 25 meeting.
"Everybody thought it was a good
idea," Durbin said.
See RIDE on 6