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October 10, 1990 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vol. 90 No. 32
Students amend ASUN constitution
Rules for continuing studies seat lowered
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Senior Reporter
About 1 percent of UNL stu
dents amended the AS UN
constitution Tuesday to allow
Division of Continuing Studies stu
dents to serve on the senate with three
credit hours.
In a special election, 241 Univer
sity erf Nebraska-Lincoln students voted
to change the Asse>ciaiion of Students
of the University of Nebraska
constitution’s provision requiring all
AS UN senators to take at least 12
credit hours,
Now, all senators except continu
ing studies students must carry 12
Bart Vitek, director of the ASUN
Electoral Commission, said 260 of
24,011 eligible students voted. Nine
teen voted against the amendment.
Electoral Commission laws re
quired two-thirds of those voting to
mark their ballots in favor of the
amendment for it to pass, Vitek said.
Vitek said he was disappointed by
the number of students who turned
“We would hope virtually every
one would vote, but we know that’s
not expected,” he said. “I thought
personally there would be more than
260 due to the importance. This is
amending the constitution.”
Because the constitution does not
say the amendment must be approved
by anyone other than voters, the
commission assumes it will go into
effect immediately, Vitek said.
The continuing studies position,
added by the Electoral Commission
last year, never has been filled, Vitek
said. In last spring’s election, Sandra
Haughton wrote her name in for the
seal and won but was denied the posi
tion because she carried fewer than
the 12 credit hours required for sena
Only 1 percent of continuing stud
ies students were reported to take 12
credit hours.
ASUN President Phil Gosch said
passage of the amendment is “a good
first step” toward making the senate
more representative.
Gosch said he was not upset about
the number of students who voted.
“The hard part was getting out and
getting the 1,300 signatures” needed
to place the issue on the ballot, Gosch
said. “Most students expected it to
pass and that probably kept them at
ASUN Speaker Andy Massey, who
serves as Appointments Board chair
man, said the amendment “opens the
door to a lot more students.”
Regent candidates discuss
discrimination, harassment
By Sara Bauder Schott
Senior Reporter
The University of Nebraska needs to in
crease the number of female faculty
and decrease incidents of sexual dis
crimination, said two candidates for the NU
Board of Regents.
Chuck Wilson and Dick
Powell agreed Friday night
at the Lincoln-Lancaster
Commission on the Status
of Women’s candidates fo
rum that women are not
represented adequately on the
university faculty and staff.
Wilson, a Lincoln cardi
I ologist, said that not only Wilson
are all forms of discrimina
tion morally wrong, but also arc a waste.
“Discrimination is an underutilization of
talent and a waste of resources,” Wilson said.
The university needs to be more fair in its
hiring policies, but also needs to keep the
women it does hire, Wilson said. He said oneof
the biggest problems is that women faculty
leave once they get to Nebraska.
Exit interviews that started this year should
help to determine why women leave, Wilson
Powell, a Lincoln optometrist, said univer
sity leaders must pressure the administration
| until it hires more women.
[ He said high-quality day
care programs and reason
able maternity leaves arc
needed so women can be
better represented.
Sexual harassment is a
| problem at the university,
the candidates said.
I Powell said he would
encourage full investiga- Powell
Lion and prosecution in ail
instances of sexual harassment. He also said
more women at the policy-making level of the
university would help solve the harassment
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Increased fee avoided
President’s approval of bill ends
waiting period for student loans
By Michael Ho
Staff Reporter_
Student loan applicants kept wailing by
the budget squabble in Congress soon
should have their checks in hand.
President Bush’s Tuesday approval of a
temporary spending bill removes the threat of
spending freezes, said Marcia White, spokes
woman for the Nebraska Student Loan Pro
White said the bill’s passage means a 0.5
percent increase in origination fees will be
avoided — for now.
Origination fees arc the one-time service
charges that loan applicants must pay when
submitting their applications.
Before Oct. 1, the origination fee was 5
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Into the Night ®N*brMkan
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity members continue to construct their
Homecoming yard display after the sun sets Monday night.
UNL plans university wide recycling project
By Todd Neeley
Staff Reponor
A rcccni survey showing that 24
percent of UNL’s solid wastes arc
recycled has generated plans to pul
together a universitywidc recycling
Wilbur Dasenbrock, chairman of
the Chancellor’s Recycling Advisory
Committee and director of the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln Grounds
Department, said that the committee
plans to make recommendations to
the chancellor after an Oct. 18 meet
Those recommendations could
include hiring a recycling coordina
tor and creating a committee to form
universitywidc recycling policies, he
The survey showed that the uni
versity could do more to promote
recycling, Dasenbrock said.
“Right now, recycling is low-cost,
and a lot of people are willing to give
lime” to recycle, he said.
About 24 percent of the estimated
4,500 tons of solid wastes generated
on the UNL campus was recycled last
year, according to the survey.
Dascnbrock said this is ihc first
time such a survey has been done at
Seventy-one departments recog
nized as big waste generators responded
to the survey. The departments were
asked to estimate how much waste
was generated by their departments
and how much they thought was being
More than 6,000 gallons of the
12,000 gallons of liquid waste gener
ated on campus were recycled, the
survey said. Liquid waste includes oil
generated from campus cars and trucks,
and chemicals from campus labora
tories, he said.
Dascnbrock said paper is the ma
jor source of waste.
The survey reported 619 tons of
mixed paper were thrown away. Mixed
paper includes stationery and note
book paper.
Computer resource centers arc a
big generator of paper on campus,
Dascnbrock said, which reported
wastes of about 94 tons of computer
About 43 percent of the computer .
Percent of recycled material at UNL
Source: UNI Waste and
Recycling survey
John Bruce/Dally Nebraskan