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115 LAIl irifejli WEBER STATE-2110 OGDEN 84408 FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 1981 Vol. 42 iss. 4 '-A Looking decidedly different from the teeny-bopper image once presented, Peter Frampton rocked the Austad Photo by Lee Hicker. Auditorium Tuesday night with a high powered, well balancedperformance. Tuition to increase again By Bill McGaha Staff reporter A campaign to limit a proposed tuition increase for Utah college students is being planned by the State Council of Student Body Presidents. The State Board of Regents will meet on Oct. 8 in order to determine how much of a tuition increase they should recommend vto the state legislature. Recommendations by various groups on the amount vary from an eight percent increase supported by the Council of Student Body Presidents to a 15 percent increase recommended by state legislature. The Regents have indicated they prefer a ten percent increase. The State Council of Student Body Presidents met recently to discuss the matter. They felt the Regents and state legislature proposals were unjustifiably high primarily because student income has not increased a comparable 10 to 15 percent in the past year. ' The council is developing an "eight is enough" campaign to try to involve students to influence the decision makers. The monetary savings to students between the eight and ten percent proposals would be $700,000. In addition, out-of-state students could face up to $600 a year in increased tuition. State laws set the amount of out-of-state tuition at no more than 350 percent above the cost of resident tuition. If out-of-state is tuition is raised to that limit, it would cost less for anout-of-state student to go to BYU than to Utah State, for example. October 7 is the date planned for beginning the "eight is enough" campaign. As this matter concerns all students it is hoped that enough students will become involved to have an impact. Bill Russell kicks ff convo series By Clint Wardlow Staff reporter Former Boston Celtics basketball star Bill Russell spoke in the Browning Center Thursday, to kick off this year's Convocation series. Russell, speaking before Weber' students, said it is time for Americans to put differences aside and function as a single people, and advised students with their eyes on professional sports to get a well-rounded education. Russell spent 13 years with the Cejtics, during which time the team won ten NBA championships. He also coached the Seattle Supersonics, and will announce NBA basketball games for CBS television this fall. Russell said students must develop a philosophy of life and live it no matter what happens to them. During his basketball career, Russell said he learned many things that he could apply later in life. Most importantly he learned people had to put their individual differences aside and function as a single unit in order to perform well. "The conditions of the poor and disadvantaged are not always confined to the poor and disadvantaged," said Russell. He went on to say that conditions starting out with the poor often spread to other facets of American society. He used as an example the use of marijuana, which he said was once used primarily by the disadvantaged. He noted how, through the seventies, it gained widespread use through the middle class. Russell also said it is time for people to start taking pride in their jobs, and begin "signing their work." He said people must start with personal integrity and use subtlety to make their work good. Talking about the things that always attract crowds, Russell said war, religion, sports, and politics can be counted on to attract a large audience. "They (war, politics, religion and sports) have a lot in common. Mainly it is time, but in different applications," said Russell. "Religion goes on for eternity; politics last for a thousand years; wars are played for specific dates; but sports is just for today." To illustrate his point, Russell told the story of one football player who was asked if this year's Super Bowl was the ultimate game. The football player replied, "if this is the ultimate game, why is it going to played again next year?" Gaining a good education in college is the advice Russell offered athletes looking to go professional. He noted the average span a professional athlete could expect to play was about four years, and a good education was something for the athlete to fall back upon. Russell also said there are only 5,000 people in professional athletics today, and the chance of getting into them was, "slim to nothing." Russell spent about a half hour answering audience questions, in which he said he thought Irving "Magic" Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers was the best all around player in professional basketball today. When asked who was the best from the past, with a grin on his face he indicated none other than Bill Russell. The next speaker scheduled in Weber's Convocation series is former San Salvador Ambassador Robert White, who will speak in the Browning Center on Oct. 15. Seating question unresolved No decision has been reached as of yet on Athletic Director Gary Cromp-ton's request for additional seating in the student section of the Dee Events Center for season basketball tickets. Crompton sent a letter to the Weber State College Legislative Council last week, requesting that the pit seating be turned over him to seat those donprs who helped finance the $90,000 weight room in the football stadium, according to Bruce Richeson. ASWSC executive Vice President. However, Richeson said, Crompton's failure to appear at either Tuesday's or Thursday's legislative meeting has caus ed the council to table the issue until such time as Crompton could present his case in person. Crompton first requested 48 seats from the student section be turned over to him during an ASWSC meeting on Sept. 15, and was turned down by the council. Richeson stated that under no circumstances would Crompton be given any student seating on a permanent basis. He said that the current alternative, offered as a compromise by the council, is to provide Crompton with half the seating in the pit section until he could relocate donors into seats in a non-student section.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-10-02, Vol. 42, No. 4|
|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.|