Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-01-201
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Likely A surcharge of some kind, probably $2 per credit hour, will likely be levied against Weber State College students for spring quarter, but the In-stituitional Council has delayed final action for a month to study other alternatives.In a discussion of the proposed surcharge, which has approval of the State Board of Regents for WSC and the University of Utah if those schools want to impose it, Dr. Rodney H. Brady, WSC president, said "The additional 1 percent cut imposed by the December special session of the legislature will cost the school about $190,000." Without some way to replace that money, quality of the programs will have to be cut. Dr. Brady said discus- have been held with sions students, who don't like the extra charge but say they would be willing to pay it rather than see quality and the number of programs cut. Dr. Jerald T. Storey, vice president for business affairs, said the U. of U. has for some time been moving toward assessing fees on the basis of the number of credit hours taken, and reportedly is well sati-fied with results thus far. Dr. Brady said he would like another month before a final decision is made so he can check further with students and others, some of whom apparently favor a flat $20 fee instead of the credit hour surcharge.In a discussion of the legislative session and the budget problem for education it faces, Dr. Brady said the state has reached a point where a basic decision must be made on whether the state intends to continue extending a chance for higher education to all high school graduates and those who qualify otherwise, or begin limitng enrollment in colleges and universities to a level the taxpayers figure they want to pay. n n Ms : i i f r t M nJ WEBER STATE COLLEGE i OGDGNUTAH January 20,1981 Volume 41 Issue 25 Jf ; ' i Iji I Teresa Hone looks quizzically at what appears to be just half-a-man. What's really happening is a worker is trying to fix wiring in the ceiling of a Union Building hallway. 0 p IJ The next phase in the continuing story of the MX Missile System has been released in the publication of the Air Force's Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Deployment Area Selection. The is expected to be available soon for public scrutiny. R.G. Moore, public policy officer for the Utah Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, points out that publication of this document provides opportunity for deliberate study and reasoned response by private individuals and government agencies. Moore explained that the Environmental Impact Statement (ElS)is a detailed document required by the National Environmental Policy Act whenever Federal actions are palnned that could significantly affect the environment. Every EIS must be prepared in strict conformance with regulations issued by the President's Council on Environmental Quality, an advisory council created by the Act. "An EIS must address four basic areas," he noted. "First, the purpose and need for the proposed action; second, the probable environmental impacts; third, a description of the environment of the areas affected; and fourth, a scientific and analytical basis for comparison of alternatives to the preferred approach." The first phase of the EIS, called the scoping phase, involved a series of public meeting held throughout Utah and Nevada last December and January and more recently in Texas and New Mexico. The draft EIS has been issued for comment by Congress, Federal agencies, concerned state and local agencies, and interested groups and individuals.Moore said the agency and public review period will last 90 days. The Air Force must respond to all reasonable comments generated during that period as it prepares the final EIS, which is schedulted for filing with the Environmental Protection Agency later this year. There is a class here on campus that is involved in a case study analyzing the draft EIS. (Econ 361, Alston). Moore warned that the EIS process is vulnerable to being drowned in a sea of emotion. As an example he went on, "The construction of a communication system vital to our missile-carrying submarine fleet was" blocked by a controversy over installation of the large antennas required for that system." "If deployment of the MX Missile System is blocked, everyone will lose the free world, the nation, and, more than anyone, the people living in the deployment areas," Moore declared. "Out of the studies conducted for the EIS, and continuing efforts by the Air Force, there are many potentially positive benefits that we need to recognize. For example, siting the MX System in Utah and Nevada will result in the extension of commercial electrical power to may areas of the Great Basin where it is not now available." "In addition the Air Force is initiating an extensive effort to develop renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and geothermal energy, to provide power for the MX shelters and support facilities. The results of this MX-related research will be of greast value in our nation's struggle to achieve energy independence. Hill AFB in Utah and Nellis AFB in Nevada will be the primary centers for testing the prototype energy systems." Moore concluded, "These are just two of the benefits that can flow from the MX missile system project, other benefits will become apparent as the Air Force generates further information relating to the program.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-01-20, Vol. 41, No. 25|
|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.|