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Tuesday, October 14, 1986 Senate faces student issues Heather Forsgren Assistant News Editor Resolutions addressed in yesterday's ASWSC senate meeting ranged from a tuition deposit to library funding, from ratifying a black students' senator to a "No Bozos Day. Discussion in the meeting, which lasted two hours, began with the vote on Resolution 87-2 dealing with allowing students to pay a deposit on their tuition and deferring the payment of the balance to a later date. Alan Huss, ASWSC resident halls' students' senator, began the debate by asking the body to table the resolution. However, this failed when Kevin S. Bell, ASWSC non-traditional students senator, mentioned that he was taking the resolution before the Deans' council today and that it would be better if it had been approved. The resolution, which was passed unanimously, was amended to read that the deposit would be $40 instead of $20. Dave -Terry, A.SWSC general studies senator, said that he amended it to $40 because "we're not a university" and deposit charges at Brigham Young University (BYU) and Utah State University (USU) are $50, he said. He also added that it "might increase enrollment" because students don't have the money for the other schools' deposits. The resolution,- introduced last week by Bell, was originally looked into after a student filled out an ASWSC "Pass the Buck" complaint form. If passed by the Dean's council, the service would be in place winter quarter, according to Bell. Also included in the resolution, is that students will now be able to use credit cards to pay for their registration. The next item of business concerned appointing senators to a student fee committee. It was explained by C. Scott Baxter, ASWSC vice president of academics and administration, that each year the ASWSC executive officers meet with the advisors to look over possible student fee increases. This year the executive officers, ASWSC senators along with Dr. Marie L. Kotter, vice president for student affairs, will look over student fees to develop a philosphy for spending the student fees. The senators appointed were Kathryn Green, ASWSC arts and humanities senator, Joseph Farr, ASWSC business and economics senator, Kevin S. Bell, ASWSC non-traditional students' senator, and Dave Terry, ASWSC general studies senator. It was mentioned by Grant Protzman, advisor to ASWSC, that appointment to this committee means extensive work. The senate was visited by Bruce Dawson, a student on the faculty senate learning resources committee. Dawson's visit was to ask the student senate what items it would like purchased with the money from the 3 percent tuition surcharge that had been in place throughout the 1985-86 school year. According to Dawson, the interest from that fund has now matured. He asked the senate to decide whether the original priority of periodicals should be adhered to. He mentioned that final decision on the allocation of those funds has been set for Friday at 2 p.m. when the committee meets. (see SENATE on page 3) WEBER STATE COLLEGE Vol. 47 No. 7 4 '.: , l i V 4 ' ' v ) ' m. . a -a- rnmJ CHEERLEADERS ride on the Victory Bell during a 1961 parade, (photo courtesy of WSC archieves) mm REVIVING THE BELL: pictured left to right are Don Guthrie as they prepare for the parade. .., jenme reiier, ivicivin reuer ana Signpost photo: Jeff Bybee) Old traditions rise with new school spirit JaNae Barlow Managing Editor During this year's celebration of school spirit at homecoming, some old traditions were revised. Saturday, for the first time in 15 years, the school sponsored a homecoming parade in downtown Ogden. One of the entries in the parade was the WSC Victory Bell, a tradition that has been virtually forgotten for the past 10 years at the college. Melvin Feller, member of the Campus Community Relations Board, said he felt the parade of about 30 entries was a success although it was hampered by the wind. He said that he felt like the com munity was excited about the parade and that they would offer more support in the future. He said the committee hopes to have plans for next year's parade completed spring quarter. The Victory Bell was the entry of the Physically Challenged Student Organization (PCSO). Earlier in the week when Fuller became aware of the sub-standard condition of the relic, he asked memebers of the PCSO is they would like to restore it. The organization moved quickly to restore the bell in time for the homecoming parade. Resolution 87-3 was proposed and passed on Thursday, Oct. 9 by the ASWSC Senate giving the PCSO responsibility for the "financing of, custodianship, usage and storage of the Victory Bell." The bell had been sitting unattended year-round in the stadium near the track. (see BbLL on page I) Hansen defends bright economic view a ! inflation is nearly non- existenV Editors Note: The follomns is a response from Congressman Jim Hansen to an article run on the First Congressional District campaign in the Sept. 23 issue of the Signpost. This article also refers to his opponent's response to the same article which was run in the Sept. 30 issue of the Signpost. Those who say that Utah's economy is getting weaker either don't know the facts or choose to ignore them. In 1980, when I took office, the prime interest rate was 21.5 percent. It is now 7.5 percent. Six years ago, inflation, the crudest tax of all, was at 13.5 percent. It is now nearly non-existent at 1.5 percent. The Utah unemployment rate was 6.3 percent while it is now down to 5.7 percent. In the past two years, 57,000 new jobs have been created in the state. A debate between the candidates for the Utah first congressional district seat will be held today 10:30 a.m. in the U.B. ballroom. Nationally, we are now in the midst of our 49th straight month of economic recovery, a post-war record. Housing starts continue to be strong, employment levels continue to hit new records and energy prices have fallen. In Utah, Kennecott has started rehiring. McDonnell-Douglas is building a new aircraft assembly plant. Western Airlines has iust merged with Delta, expanding their Salt Lake hub. Our defense installations continue to get new missions which will ensure continued employment levels for our many federal workers. It is important to note that the current Reagan recovery is a slow but consistent and persistent one. Politicians are often wont to quickly stimulate the economy just before an election, only to open the door for a recession a few months later. I support the balanced budget amendment and the line item veto. And I am willing to consider any other proposal which can help get this most pressing national problem under control.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-10-14, Vol. 47, No. 7|
|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.|