Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-05-011
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Convo Crowd Causes Frobs Shizue Marumoto, left, Kishimoto play the koto, Japanese instrument, as r IO S i i i r if l tJUJU Supreme Court Names Senators by Charles Pomerleau A session of the WSC Student Supreme Court held Thursday morning resulted in two students being appointed to the Student Senate for the 1981-82 school year. The action was taken as a result of complaints brought by the two, Dan Rodenbough and MaryAnna Clay, against the ASWSC election committee. Rodenbough and Clay maintained they were unfairly declared ineligible for write-in candidate status in the April 16 and 17 general election. The pair had been declared ineligible by acting elections chairman Cory Larsen based-on his interpretation of the ASWSC election bylaws. Larsen apparently thought the rules said that when there are no candidates for an office, no election would be held. Therefore, the offices for which there were no announced candidates were not listed on the official ballot. Rodenbough pointed out to the court that part of the bylaws that says a final election will be held for each office. He also said there is no part of the bylaws that would allow cancellation of the election for lack of candidates. Clay, said the problem came QUOTABLES "Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do .v - y ' ' ' and Eiko celebration of an ancient WSC campus. part of the May 1, 1981 WEBER STATE r ' Volume about because the election bylaws are not sufficiently clear regarding circumstances such as this. She further maintained the election for Student Senate was illegal because the offices had not been listed on a separate ballot, as called for by the election bylaws. Rodenbough also pointed to precedent, saying that in past elections write-in candidates had been elected even when there were no candidates announced for the position. The finding of the court was that Larsen had erred in telling the two candidates they were ineligible, and that all offces should have been listed on the ballot even though there were no candidates. In an unanimous decision, the court ordered the AcademicVice-president-elect Southwick to appoint Rodenbough and Clay to the positions they desired. Rodenbough thus becomes the Senator from the School of Allied Health and Clay is Senator from the School of Education. The second part of the court's decision was to order future election committees to place all offices on the final ballot, regardless of the availability of announced candidates.anything wise world." Helen Keller the JlJbE3LJ i GGDGN UTAH Jj Japanese week on the COLLEGE 42 Issue 46 u 1 - is-; . - -, . -! i ' I w I v v i , , Is i an, z i ? " ' .. :'.i..::::::::::.:..-:.:::;.:: : Darnel Haney, assistant dean of students, leads blindfolded students around campus as part of a social by Allan J. Silberstein It is with regret that the Charlton Heston convocation will not be covered in this issue. As this reporter approached the entrance to the theatre I was informed that no one would be allowed to enter. I identified myself as a reporter for the Signpost and was promptly told that not even the Signpost would be allowed to enter. I did manage to get a peek inside and to my surprise the first twenty to thirty rows were occupied by other than college students. The effect of someone as important as Charlton Heston coming to campus is realized, but there is a greater responsibility that comes in reporting the important events that take place on campus. When a student pays a fee each quarter to help support the convocation, it is the student who should have priority in these events. By not allowing the Signpost to enter is to say that the students who could not enter are being deprived of the benefits that they are entitled to. The foresight of Student Government is questioned when they obtain someone of the stature of Charlton Heston and then put him in a theatre seminar being taught this week. The exercise is designed to show the importance of trust. that holds only 1800 people, knowing full well that the crowd would far exceed that number. Planning for events of this magnitude would be better accomplished by making proper arrangements in the future. Some students reacted with hostility to the situation. "This is a tremendous oversight on the part of Student Body Officers. It reflects the ineffectivness of Student Government in . general. We would be better off with someone who knows what they are doing," said WSC senior Brad Weaver. "This is ridiculous. We have a football stadium up there, why couldn't he stand in the middle of the field," said Sue Calchera. "I pay my tuition, I should be able to see these convocations. This should be limited to students who pay tuition. Students should have priority over kids and old fogies," said Sophomore Larry Garrett. "If you are not a student then you should pay," said Dan Reeder, WSC Student. It is truly unfortunate that something that should have been an enriching experience for all should have turned out so poorly.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-05-01, Vol. 42, No. 46|
|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.|