Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-02-271
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x v-- t v c '4 rf i. r : President candidates Students discuss At least three WSC students have announced their intentions to run for studentbody president. They are Howard Olsen, Russell Swain, and Jon Van- Kyle Mattson: president? Who will take his derwood. Howard Olsen, present chairman of the committee to review student government would like to see some changes in the way student government operates. Olsen said that he feels that student government" should be more "function oriented." He said that the structure of student government should be such that it can meet needs as they come up. Olsen said that he noticed that there were no stipulations for married student housing in the five year plan of the college and that he would like to see some of the money that has gone into the reserve fund of the administration be returned to the - 4 - ) fi) ( ...v 3 r-- .'.:v'. . " s V 1 r ... . s ' - - ' - ?Y - V - - 1 I At ) V V:- students for married student housing. At the end of every school year, any student money that is not spent by the students is returned -t - r 5t- f h p.- 1 1 place next year as Student Body to the administration. Olsen would like to see this changed so that the students could make long term use of their funds. He said that it is "foolish" to spend student money on sweaters and that student government officers should not have such benefits as faculty parking privileges and free tickets to concerts and movies. He also said that there should never be a leadership conference outside of Utah again. He said that leadership should be held, preferably near the school, "not for a bunch of motivational speakers" but rather so that the new officers and committee members can learn their job and the rules of the college that they Weber State College administration, sweaters are bound by. Olsen said that "the administration has never really taken a serious view of student government" and that student government must unite all of its factions such as the ethnic students, the LDSSA, and the dorms, and build a powerful force so that when student government tells the administration that they want something, the administration will understand that it is the whole studentbody talking, not just seven people. Swain has managed several campaigns in the past, but this will be his first year to be involved in student government. He believes that student government should be both activity and service oriented, and that the activities should be oriented toward getting the students "to have a good time socially." He has no specific plans on how to improve the activities on campus for the married students, however, he is concerned with finding some answers to this problem. Swain said that the leadership Curtis Shows his work: As part of the cultural awareness of Black Emphasis Week, Jimmie Curtis (right) explains to Lloyd Rutherford the aspects of his personal work. conference that was held in Sun Valley was "super" and he would be in favor of doing the same thing again, however, he does not think student funds should be spent on sweaters. Student government should make good use of all student funds, Swain said, and that it might be better if it didn't go back to the administration at the end of the year. He said that the ethnic students deserve "special consideration," and that they have a right to use student funds. Swain also said "I believe in diplomatic relations between the students and administration" as the route to solving any problems. Vanderwood is Chief Justice of the Student Supreme Ccurt. He said that if student money were spent more effectively, the reserve money would not be a problem. He noted that groups such as the married students, day care, and ethnic students could make good use of the funds. February 27, 197S Married student housing, Vanderwood said, is part of the long range goals of the college and that student government must make sure it is a priority. He said that there is no need for any leadership conference in the sense they have existed in the past. He said that the student officers and committee members can get together on campus to learn their jobs, and that there is no need for student officers to send themselves on trips. Vanderwood said he thinks that student goverrnment should become more involved with Ogden City government since much of what happens there, affects the college and influences the policy. Vanderwood said that student government must improve its system of feedback from the students so that the representatives can truly represent the needs and interests of the students. He said that he would like to "tear down the walls between the students and studentgovernment."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-02-27, Vol. 36, No. 32|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|