Letter to Colleagues about Opinions about the Student Union

Title

Letter to Colleagues about Opinions about the Student Union

Subject

Student Union

Description

A tabulation from an informal vote of faculty members about how they would feel if they had to pay a fee to rent a lounge in the Student Union. It also details a few other charges that could be assessed within the Student Union pertaining to faculty.

Creator

T. J. Thompson

Date

May 27, 1937

Text

Dear Colleagues:

Following is the information turned over to the Union Building board of Managers, together with two letters sent to the Board with the consent of the writers:

Tabulation of 91 definite replies to Question 1

1. Do you favor a private faculty lounge in the Union Building:

Yes
City Campus - Men (58) Women (12)
Agri. - Men (5) Women (1)

No
City Campus - Men (10) Women (0)
Agri. - Men (3) Women (2)

2. Would you be willing to contribute a rental fee for such a lounge on a membership basis?

Yes
City Campus - Men (50) Women (11)
Agri. - Men (1) Women (1)

No
City Campus - Men (19) Women (0)
Agri. - Men (3) Women (2)

There were 9 who thought it a "good idea".
2 men and 2 women from among these are on the city campus who have no use for a lounge but desire dining service.
4 men from among these are on the Agri. campus.

Miscellaneous replies:
No use of lounge - 3 (ag. col.) Men (3) Women (0)
No use of lounge - 1 (ag. col.) Men (1) Women (0)
Prefer dining room regardless of lounge - 1 Men (0) Women (1)

What amount would you be willing to pay annually for this accommodation?

Amount per annum
1 1*
2 6
2-3 2
3-5 1
4 1
5 13
5-10 2
5-20 2
6-10 1
10 3
10-15 1
10-20 1
20 1**
25 1

Same as students pay 5
1% of monthly wage 1

* If faculty furnishes the room
* If complete club facilities furnished.

Yours sincerely,
T.J. Thompson

Files

Tabulation of 91 Definite Replies to Question 1

Citation

T. J. Thompson, “Letter to Colleagues about Opinions about the Student Union,” Nebraska U, accessed August 18, 2018, http://unlhistory.unl.edu/items/show/396.