Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-03-011
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s3 Silo i i Volume 39 Number 36 Weber Slate College Ogden, Utah March 1,1979 I- X. I i' K Vandals damage dorms ; officials consider changes MONTE SHUPE, HOUSING DIRECTOR, examines damage done to the fifth floor door in Promontory Towers. by Linda Ferguson Vandalism, a continuing problem in the dorms, has reached the point, over the last two weekends, where administration officials plan to consider measures to tighten security. About $5,500 damage was reported in Promontory Towers, and $1,100 in Wasatch Hall. This includes broken furniture, smashed doors, deeply gouged cement blocks, damaged pool equipment and smashed storage doors. Six arrests have been made, according to Campus Police Chief Lee Cassity, with one expulsion resulting. The other violators will pay for damages. Monte Shupe, housing director, questioned the actual estimates. He said, "Actually, this has been a calm year. This is a difficult time of the year, as students have been cooped up all winter." Periodic problems have been present throughout the school year, he added, with elevator damage the most serious. Security officials appeared to be not totally aware of the situation. Shupe explained this by saying, "We don't generally call in security if we can handle it." Shupe blames the open door policy of the dorms for part of the damage. "Transients come through here, and we're not allowed to enter the student's room," he commented. Alcohol also seems to be a problem. Recommendations top campus administrators will consider 1 . I during a President's Council session will include stronger enforcement, greater discipline, possible removal of the open dormitory standard, and more supervision over weekends and late at night. I n r . f 5 it i 't w SC Court disqualifies Iranian election candidate by Beverly Taggart Candidate for Academic Vice President, Jim Hajimomen, was disqualified to run for office in an oplnon by ASWSC Supreme Court Justice Jody Deamer, last Monday afternoon. Inside Today Editorial Pg. 4, 5 Sports Pg. 10, 11 Campus Scenes Pg. 6 Anxiety Week Pg. 7 It was discovered last week that Hajimomen was not a full time student at the college, and the elections committee disqualified him from running. He then appealed to the Supreme Court. After the opinion was issued, Hajimomen ran as a write-in candidate. In another election violation, the by-laws state, "No student or organization shall campaign or attempt to influence voting within fifty feet of the polls." Students were observed wearing buttons and t-shirts with candidates' names on them while they were voting. Rod Julander, political science professor at WSC, said this activity was in violation of state election laws. He noted it was a form of "politicking". Dave Nielsen, election committee chairman, said the first day of the final voting in the student government election, this violation did occur; but the second day it did not. He noted the election by-laws were going to have to be changed for next year. Nielson said they would have to be redone to make campaign rules more efficient and equitable. In the ruling of the Supreme Court by the Chief Justice, concerning Hajimomen, he also recommended ASWSC do some investigating into the election bylaws.In the opinion of Deamer, Hajimomen was to be disqualified to run in the election because, "Those arguments presented by Mr. Hajimomen are those relative to being maintained within the aura of ignorance of the lawC'I did not know, etc.") principle." 1 STORAGE DOORS WERE SMASHED in two weekend sprees of vandalism in the dorms, in which a total of about $6,000 damage was done. Council oks groups Look for Anxiety Reduction Week Monday by Sandy Berkow The Inter-tribal Indian Student's Organization (IISO) was approved as a chartered organization under ASWSC by the Executive Council. Earla Conklin presented the IISO constitution to the Council. The structure of the IISO has been changed from the traditionalpresident-vice-president organization to a tribal council which consists of a representative from five different tribes. They have found that this is working out very well. Greg Garfield, ASWSC Student Body President, commended the Indian students for their con-sittution which he said was one of the best ones that he had seen all year. The Baptist Students also had their constitution approved by the Executive Council. Donna Powell submitted the constitution to the Council and stated that they would always spell out the work Baptist to avoid confusion with the Black Student's Union.' In other action, the Council voted to allocate $163 to Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity to attend the National President's Conference.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-03-01, Vol. 39, No. 36|
|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.|