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WEBER STATE-21 10 OGDEN 84408 TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 25 HI s I1 ' ... . i. ' f Ii 1 i 9 x y iv .H His . i; n III- - ':;; : i rv. - 1 : s j : f Academic Senate rejects linear tuition proposal A memorial service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. was held last Friday in UB352. The event was sponsored by the Black Scholars United. A crowd of about 65 gathered to pay tribute to the former civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. Rev. James M. Shaw, pastor of the Photo by Lee Hicken Finley Temple in Ogden, was the guest speaker. He elaborated on certain parts of King's speeches. Many of the members felt uplifted by the services. Jimmy Moore, president of BSU, said the memorial service helped him recall the past and remember what Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for. by Bill McGaha The ASWSC Academic Senate passed resolutions rejecting the proposed change to linear tuition and reiterating its stance on class change fees at its regular meeting Monday morning. Resolution 82-4, sponsored by Jill Niederhauser and Steve Largent and passed unanimously by the Senate, recommended that the linear tuition structure proposal be rejected and that WSC stay with the current plateau system. The resolution was in response to a request: made last fall by Dr. Robert Smith, vice president for academic affairs, that the Senate recommend the adoption of a linear system. Since then the Senate has spent much time researching and gathering input from the student body on the linear tuition proposal. Jill Niederhauser, Senator from the School of Social Science said, "The administration was never able to adequately demonstrate the advantages of changing to the linear system nor to answer any of the questions raised by the Senate or the students with regards to problems the change might incur." Other concerns listed in the resolution for rejecting the linear structure maintained that the system would discourage experimentation by students wishing to take classes outside areas of their major interest, would encourage part-time attendance, would penalize the ambitious student financially and would result in full-time students paying proportionately more than part-time students for services which are available to all students, regardless of part-time or full-time status. The tuition structure change was proposed by the administration last October in an effort to encourage accurate registration by students and improve administrative efficiency. The proposal entailed moving from the current plateau structure, under which a student pays the same tuition when registering for from 10 to 20 hours, to a graduated structure. Under the graduated or linear system, an initial load fee would be charged and tuition would then be computed according to the number of credit hours for which a student was registered. The resolution passed by the Senate is not binding on the administration, but will be sent to the administration as a recommendation and representation of student ooinion on the matter. The second resolution passed by the Senate recommended that the administration grant a one-week grace period before charging the $5 fee for class changes. The resolution indicated that other reasons, besides poor planning on the part of students, were often responsible for the adding or dropping of classes. In other matters, the Senate deferred consideration of the 1982-83 calender proposed by the administration until student input on the matter could be obtained.Rick Southwick, ASWSC Academic Vice President and Chairman of the Academic Senate, said he would invite members of the administration to next week's regular Senate meeting to discuss with them the Senate's feeling on both the linear tuition and other registration matters. The proposed calendar will also be discussed then. Southwick said that, "student input ' into these matters is essential," and he encouraged all students to attend next week's meeting, Monday morning at 7 A.M. in UB 238. ' U of U Chronicle questioning college beer advertising regulations by Bill Conlon The Utah Liquor Control Commission faces possible legal action, brought by the U of U Daily News Chronicle, for refusing to change regulations barring beer advertisements in college newspapers, according to a recent article in that paper. The disputed regulations ban advertisers from placing beer ads in "any high school, junior high school or grade school, or college or university newspaper or other publication circulated among or designed for a readership substantially composed of high school, junior high school or grade school age citizens." According to Patrick Klingaman, editor of the Chronicle, the average age of U of U students is 24, and that 72 percent of the student body is of legal drinking age. "They (the commission) treat us condescendingly, like kids," Klingaman said. Klingaman said part of his motivation in trying to take the Liquor Commission to court is the loss of $15,000 a year in advertising revenues from local beer distributors suffered by the Chronicle. "We run on a shoestring budget and we have to generate a lot of our own funding," Klingaman said. "Our main concern is to get the beer advertisers back." In an article printed in the U of U Chronicle. Liquor Control Commission chairman Marlin K. Jensen said that the commission feels it is necessary to regulate advertising where it could and that beer advertising in college newspapers is "one tiny hole in the dike, (but) if s one we can put our finger in and we have." But Klingaman contends the Liquor Commission has unfairly restricted the Chronicle, while disregarding other advertising which does reach underage audiences. "You wouldn't see the commission trying to impose such stringent regulations on the other papers in the state," Klingaman said, "And college papers essentially have the same rights as any other newspaper." The purpose of the legal action, according to Klingaman, is to "regain the right to determine our own advertising policy--instead of letting government regulatory agencies set them for us." Van taken from service The 15-passenger college van, the condition and safety, of which was debated by motor pool and various campus organizations, has been taken out of service, Cloyd Blain of motor pool said Monday. Robert Ladd, chief of Auxiliary Services, which oversees the motor pool, said that due to pressures from campus organizations wishing to use it, the van has not been taken completely out of service and may be made available for conditional use. "The van has a state inspection sticker on it," he said, "so it's legal to use, but we are arbitrarily saying the van is unsafe." According to Blain, the van is presently sitting behind the motor pool building, pending further action.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-01-19, Vol. 42, No. 25|
|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.|