Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-10-221
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u u Vol. 43 No. 8 UEbER STATE ColUqE Friday, October 22, 1982 A w V Thurs. convocation Hatch to "stay the course" photo by James Powell Senator Orrin Hatch called on Weber State College students to support President Reagan's policies in Thursday's noon convocation. Calling this "the most important election year in history," incumbent Senator Orrin Hatch called on his audience at Thursday's convocation to support President Reagan's economic policies. The Senator said congress was to blame for our current economic problems. "We were headed in a bad direction in 1980," said Hatch, "The economy doesn't trust congress." However under Reagan's policies the economy is beginning to turn around, according to Hatch. He cited the declining interest rate, down to 12 percent from 21 percent, and a 7 percent drop in inflation to support his contention. The Senator did not address directly the 10.1 percent unemployment statistic, instead spending most of his time on the tax cut and its rejuvenation of the economy. Senator Hatch then turned the time over to the audience for questions. The first question fired at the Senator came from an ASWSC officer. Academic V.P. Dave Allen's question concerned heavy donations to the Hatch campaign from political action committee's, or PAC's. Allen's concern was that the Senator would be in debted to these special interest groups if he is re-elected. Hatch said he did not take any money if favors were expected in return. He also said that many congressmen receive such cotributions from PAC's, noting that it was a common practice. According to the latest issue of Time magazine however, Hatch has been reported as the first Senator in history to receive over $1 million from PAC's, leading some writers to refer to him as the PAC-MAN. Hatch stated that to date his campaign has cost just over $2 millon. When questioned about student loans Senator Hatch cited his vote to keep the aid at a level which higher institutions could "live with". He assured students that loans and grants would be availiable to those who are in need. According to Hatch, if inflation can be brought under control, student tuition and other costs can also be controlled. "By continuing in the new direction we have started, we can turn the economy around," said Hatch. "We are now correcting the root of our economicproblems." Signpost joins Comm Dept The Weber State College Institutional Council, in its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 20, unanimously approved a proposal to move the Signpost into the Department of Communications.The move takes the Signpost from under the control of the WSC Media Board and places it in the Department of Communications. The Media Board will be disbanded and be replaced by a Student Media Advisory Board which will probably meet twice a year and will evaluate and advise not only the newspaper, but also the radio station and other student publications. The new Student Media Advisory Board will be able to make recommendations concerning the various forms of student media. The move to make this change started last spring. Discussions have involved the various groups involved in the move as well as Dr. Robert Smith, Vice-president for academic affairs.To supplement the Signpost move to the Department of Communications, changes have been proposed in the journalism curriculum, which will strengthen the program. These changes will be presented to the Faculty Senate at their next meeting. In other matters, the Institutional Council reviewed the financial report for the past quarter. Dr. Jerald Storey, Vice-president for business affairs, told the council that $459,000 had been cut from the budget, to comply with the request from Governor Scott M. Matheson to cut all state budgets by two percent. The Institutional Council also adopted a new policy concerning the memorialization of buildings on campus. The new policy will require that a person be terminated from the college for five years or be deceased for five years before a campus building is memorialized in their name. This will clear up problems encountered last year in memorializing a campus building. ASWSC President Bruce Richeson, told the council that ASWSC had realized net earnings of $10,000 on the recent Olivial Newton-John concerts. Richeson also informed the council that the next ASWSC sponsored concert will be the Little River Band on November 5. Alumni President Margaret Favero, also a member of the Institutional Council reviewed some of the activities that will take place during Homecoming Week, scheduled for October 25-30. ASWSC also has many activities planned for homecoming festivities. Two faculty to seek office by Bobbie Todd Staff Reporter Two members of the Weber State faculty are bidding for seats in state government. Jay Clegg is trying to displace a 26 year incumbent for the state Senate seat from District 22, which ranges from West Bountiful to South Layton. Grant Protzman is running for a position in the Utah House of Representatives from District 7 located in North Ogden. Clegg is a professor in the Department of Communications and a 10 year resident of Fruit Heights. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of I Vrl Vj w , tT ... News Tip : 626-6358 i f Utah, an M.A. and an educational specialist degree from BYU, with an emphasis on educational psychology and communication problems in human relations. Clegg states he is "committed to truly representing the people by staying in contact with them to ensure that their values and interests are protected." At a meet-the-candidates gathering in Layton he said he was impressed by the fact that the Republican candidates, but not the Republican voters, display an attitude that only a few people matter. Clegg stated that, "Either everyone matters and makes a difference or no one does." Protzman is working as ASWSC student government advisor. His education includes a B.A. in political science and a Master's in management, and is an Ed.D. candidate in motivation management. He has also had experience in the legislative analyst'soffice.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-10-22, Vol. 43, No. 8|
|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.|