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Regent’s motion fails; bowl trip approved
of starting debate
By Mark Harms
Regent Robert Allen of Hastings fired an
indirect broadside at UNO Chancellor
Del Weber for his outspokenness about
establishing an independent engineering col
lege in Omaha.
_ During Saturday’s NU
NU REGENTS Hoard of Regents meeting,
nu Hku Allen submitted a resolution
recommending the board con
sider “whether it is appropri
ate for the president or chan
cellors to initiate public de
bate for the purpose of influ
encing a major change with
in the university.” ~
Allen questioned the pro
priety of chancellors going to the press with
their “hopes and dreams.”
Weber said he did not think the regents
should be able to edit his opinion. He said
expressing his opinions to the press was part of
his job as a university leader.
“I’m expected to show leadership to the
campus and community,” Weber said. “Once
they think I can no longer effectively lead, they
will ask for my dismissal. I think we have
become over-incensed on this issue.”
Weber said his letter to the Omaha World
Herald supporting the separate college, the
main bone of contention, came after UNL
Chancellor Graham Spanier slated publicly
that he favored a unified engineering college.
“The press reported that and then came to
me, asking my view,” Weber said.
Allen found no support among the other
regents, who said the board had no business
censuring university officials. Allen’s resolu
tion was tabled.
In other business, some regents criticized an
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allowed to travel
to Orange Bowl
By Mark Harms
to pressure Saturday to allow student
regents to accompany the NU Board
of Regents to the Orange Bowl.
After getting regent approval for the NU
Ull nrprlire f°°tball team to travel to Flor
NU KlUCNTS ida three days earlier than
usual, Spanier was hit with
what he called unexpected
flak on his proposal to ex
clude student regents from
the bowl trip.
“We are considered to be
regents. We are given every
thing but the vote,” said Jen
nifer Newhouse, student regent for the Univcr
Angela Pulos gets some exercise by swimming laps at the Campus Recreation Center s pool Sunday
Nebraska’s Orange Bowl tickets sold out
By Tim Pearson
The Orange Bowl will have a strong tint
of red when Nebraska meets Florida
State in Miami on Jan. 1 to decide the
All of the tickets allotted to Nebraska were
sold out by mid-morning Thursday.
Nebraska was given 12,500 tickets to sell,
said Cindy Bell, assistant manager at the UNL
Athletic Ticket Office.
Sales were slow at first, she said, but they
picked up dramatically in the last week.
When Nebraska beat Oklahoma and Florida
State beat Florida, the bowl picture cleared up,
and, subsequently, the ticket sales rose.
“The first couple of weeks, sales were going
so slowly that 1 had doubts about selling that
many,” Bell said. “All of a sudden after last
weekend’s games, things kind of shook out
when we found out that Nebraska would play
for the national title.”
Bell said the national championship impli
cations for the Orange Bowl had a big effect on
“That’s got a lot to do with it.”
But she said the knowledge that Florida
State would get Nebraska’s unsold tickets might
The last year we sold this
many (tickets) for the Or
ange Bowl was 10 years
UNL Athletic Ticket Office
have spurred more Nebraskans to buy tickets.
“Florida State has a huge demand for tick
ets,” she said. “They were anxiously waiting for
whatever we had left over. Whatever we didn’t
take would have gone back to the Orange Bowl,
which would have then gone to Florida State.”
Bell said the ticket office wouldn’t be get
ting any more tickets, so people would have to
get tickets through other sources.
She said the only way Nebraska would get
more tickets would be if Florida State had
“But they’re not even opening their sales to
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This year, Nebraskans bought more
bowl tickets than the past two years
sity of Nebraska at Omaha.
Pam Kohlmeicr, University of Nebraska
Medical Center’s student regent, said, “It’s not
whether we can go to the bowl or not, but it’s
someone thinking they can distance the student
regents from affairs like this.”
The students drew support from other re
“It seems to me the student regents work to
serve the whole university system and they
should be allowed to go, ” Nancy Hoch of
Nebraska City said.
Regent Charles Wilson also encouraged
Spanier to reconsider his proposal.
“I do think that with the time they serve
without remuneration, it would be best if they
were allowed to go,” Wilson said.
Spanier, who said he was “overwhelmed” by
the response to his proposal to exclude the
students from the Orange Bowl trip, reconsid
ered his plan.
“We’ll be looking into finding a way to
allow the student regents to go,” he said.
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to Fiji house
By Dionne Searcey
II the rules will change at the Phi
Gamma Delta Fraternity house if Uni
versity of Nebraska officials enforce a
five-semester suspension as recommended last
week, the vice chancellor for student affairs
JamesGricsen said freshmen students living
in the Fiji house might be in violation of
university housing rules if the house were sus
University of Nebraska-Lincoln housing
requirements call for students age 19 and younger
to live in campus housing. Students living with
parents or close relatives arc exempt.
Living arrangements for the freshmen stu
dents living in the house would be re-evaluated,
Griesen said, if the house was suspended for
five semesters as suggested by the UNL Inter
The Fiji house is owned by a private corpo
ration, which could opt to let students live in the
house during the suspension period.
While under recognized status, the house
must submit to the rules of the greek and
university systems, Griesen said.
“We at LTNL like the fact that our fraternities
are part of our system,” he said. “We give them
certain rights and privileges, but we also make
them part of our code of conduct.”
Greek houses under suspension become sub
ject to the rules of their owners, he said. If the
Fiji chapter is suspended, Griesen said, the
house would no longer be considered university
That means the Fiji house could potentially
become what Griesen calls a pest house.
The university, he said, would be able to do
nothing to enforce rules if students in the house
were no longer in a recognized fraternity.
A house that isn’t required to follow any
rules could turn rebellious, he said.
“When you have a system like ours, and
somebody gets ejected from the system, they
become kind of an outlaw fraternity,” Griesen
Griesen said he didn’t counton that happen
ing at the Fiji house, but it had to be considered.
“It is certainly possible that they could say,
‘Well, the hell with the university. We’ll just go
on doing what we’ve done,”’ Griesen said.
If that did happen, university officials would
have no say in anyth ing that happened at the Fij i
“It’s private property,” he said. “They can
do anything they want with it.”
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