Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-02-071
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w c Volume 38, Number 30 Weber State College Ogden, Utah February 7, 1978 J 1 i .v WSC OFFICER Ron Smith (right) frisks a suspect in drug case on Weber State campus Monday. Major bust atWSC by Nancy Bailey Staff Reporter Two students were arrested on felony charges by campus police and state narcotics agents on campus yesterday morning. The arrests were made as a result of a continuing investigatiion by the two agencies. Arrest at P.T. At approximately 11:15 a.m., WSC police and state officers entered Promontory Tower and took into custody Jeff Robinett, age 18, and Ted East, age 19, for "alleged distribution of a controlled substance of value." William Height III was arrested Friday night about 9:30 p.m., in the K-Mart Plaza shopping center at 36th and Wall Ave., on felony charges alleging distribution of drugs, and on a Class A misdemeanor charge for alleged possession of a controlled substance as part of the same investigation. Estimated at $1,200 Police officers at the scene reported that Height was apprehended while allegedly attempting to sell a controlled substance worth $1,200 to a state narcotics agent. At the time of arrest, police officers impounded a 1976 Ford Mustang belonging to Height. Height was taken to Weber County jail and later released on $700 bail. The investigation began early winter quarter according to Chief Lee Cassity. He said his office had received a number of complaints concerning drug distribution in the dormatories. Cassity indicated that a state narcotics agent was enrolled in school and registered in Promontory Tower. The agent recorded each transaction he made, sending samples of the substances to the crime lab for analysis. Chief Cassity said this is the first major drug arrest that he has seen in the five years that he has been at WSC. He indicated that the investigations are continuing and that there are still two more warrants to be served. Tuition on the rise by Brad Hart Weber State College students are being asked again to come up with more money to pay for their education. Not long after students began paying for the last tuition raise which went into effect last summer, the Utah State Board of Regents proposed another "cost of living" increase. During a meeting at Weber State College in December the regents agreed to recommend an increase of around 6.9 percent to the Utah State Legislature. Previously Asked By the time the recommendation got through the legislature, WSC students were asked to come up with the money to fit a greater increase than previously asked for by the regents 9.2 percent. The increase means residents will pay a tuition of $409.50 per year, an increase of $34.50, and non-residents will pay $937.50, an increase of $87. But tuition isn't all the student pays for when he registers. He also pays student fees. Where Money Will Go Currently, fees for both resident and non-resident students are $49 per quarter or $147 a year. These fees pay for a number of different things including Student Activities, Buildings, Athletics, Union Building, Convocations and the Student Health Center. Now fees may be going up too. Mike Hunsaker, ASWSC president, says that in order to better fund certain areas paid for by the fees, students may be asked to come up with another dollar per quarter. This raise in fees will be coupled with a fees schedule rearrangement under a new proposal. Two areas are targeted to receive funds from the new fees schedule. They are the Student Health Center and the Media Board. Health Center Budget The Student Health Center, which operates on a budget of approximately $30,000 per year, will have its budget doubled. Under the current schedule, the health center receives $1 per student each quarter. The proposal puts another dollar per student into that budget. Hunsaker said that with the additional funds a full-time nurse could be hired and there is a possibility of hiring a full-time doctor. Also under the new proposal, a new area would be added to the fees schedule the Media Board. Currently, the Media Board, which controls student publications including the Signpost and KWCR, relies on yearly budget hearings of the ASWSC Executive Council to provide its funds. Under the new proposal, the Media Board would receive $.75 per student each quarter to give it a yearly budget of about $22,000. Money for the Media Board would come from a percentage cut in "flexible" portions of the existing fees schedule, Hunsaker said, as well as a straight budget cut from the ASWSC funds. The additional $.25 would come from a 3.5 percent budget cut from Convocations, the Campus Activities Board, and two sub-areas under Student Activities-Instructional Related funds and the ASWSC budget. Although this proposal has not been passed by the Executive Council and the final fees figure has not been decided, it appears as though students will be paying more in this area next year. If the proposal is passed as it now stands, the cost for education during the 197879 school year will be $1087.50 for non-residents and $559.50 for resident students. Insicle today's Signpost Scholarships Page 2 Convocation Page 3 Kditorials Page 4 Married Students Pag i Foot! Stamps Page 6 LFO lecture Page 7 Sports Pag" 9-11 Photo-feature Page 12 ARTHUR TKRKKI.SON. crime lull technician, identifies drugs confiscated Friday night for Chief Lee Cassity (left) and Of fieri' Kn,i Nnith.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1978-02-07, Vol. 38, No. 30|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|