Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-02-071
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WW VOLUME 50. ISSUE 50 WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 7. 1990 THE IGNPOST WEBER STATE COLLEGE WSC parking: learn facts from fiction By Jody Woodward Staff writer of The Signpost Campus You know the common scenario. You're late to class. There is no stall in the lot where you can park. You are 'forced' to park in the wrong lot. You get a ticket and you're angry. Fact: There are plenty of stalls in which to park, they just don't happen to be next to your building. Most campuses don't have the luxury of unlimited parking stalls surrounding each building. Fiction: Any college has the capacity to sell one permitfor each stall on its campus. Fact: It took six years to get the shuttle bus up and running. It provides free service to approximately 1300 students daily. This past year 250 'B'stalls were created on the northeast end of campus. Fiction: Weber State charges unrealistic prices for parking permits. Fact: The University of Arizona charges for motorcycles and bicycles (free at Weber), Texas A&M charges $130 and up per year for student parking and University of Texas is $64 a term for faculty parking. According to WSC Police Chief Lee Cassity, students should separate these facts and fictions when it comes to parking. The major problem with campus parking, he said, is students who park without a sticker. "They are abusing the rights of the students who purchase parking permits. Sixty to 70 percent of the tickets written in a quarter are for no decal." There is a misconception that the college double or triple sells each lot, Cassity said. "We try to keep the 'A' lots to approximately 80 or 90 percent of full. The 'B' decals are kept to about 1.25 to 1.50 decals sold per stall. The 'B' lots could be sold three to one, a figure we have never reached." "The idea is not every student has the same class at the same time everyday, and we have never filled our entire parking system yet. We don't have lack of parking, we have alack of convenient parking.' Any day of the week you can park on 41st street, but that doesn't help because the buildings aren't right there," he said. Another misconception is that campus police write tickets just to generate revenue, Cassity said. "The administration has never told me that we have to write a certain amount of tickets. i ' ' ; 5 ; I C '3 . X ' -w. , " - i .- ' ; sa : ,, ; f r , V ; : ,, ' - ....... . ' rV V'. . . " "" '- '' ' -- - : " ' ;. - ."''. ! -,. t ' -. -', --: . -' -'" 1 V " !. - i 1 (See PARK page 12) 'GOTCHA!' WEBER PARKING restrictions are enforced Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weber pre-med beats national average WSC places almost 70 percent of its pre-med students; 20 percent more than competitors By Larry D. Richardson Staff writer of The Signpost Over the past ten years, Weber State has had an amazing 67.2 percent of its pre-med students accepted into medical school The national average has risen from 40 to 50 percent in the same time. "I think one of the reasons for our success is that we don't have teaching assistants teaching our pre-med students," said Dr. David S. Havertz, chairman of Weber's Pre-med Advisory Committee. "We have faculty members who are paid to teach, not TA's, who are being paid to graduate," he continued. Twenty to 25 different medical schools accross the nation recruit Weber pre-med graduates partially due to their above average MCAT Test scores (MCAT is a nationally recognized medical test). The MCAT is scored from 0 to 15. National average is 8. Over the past five years Weber students have averaged around 9," said Havertz. Another key to the high percentage of Weber pre-med students being accepted into Inside News .... page 2 o Senate approves Waldo's new clothes Signature . page 8 o Pros and Cons of university status Arts page 5 No, No, Nanette opens Feb. 15 Sports .... page 13 Basketball preview: 'Cats to face road 'Bigger is not always better. That's part of the problem. Some people believe that because they go to a bigger school they will get a better education.' Dr. David S. Havertz, chairman of WSC's pre-med advisory committee medical schools is the volume of students who are involved in the program. "Bigger is not always better," said Havertz. "That's part of the problem. Some people believe that because they go to a bigger school they will get a better education." They don't take into account the fact that they will have 300 people in a class and will not have the personal attention or access to the professor that they would have in a smaller school, Havertz said. People also tend to look at Weber as being more like a high school than a college despite advanced aerospace, automotive, pre-med, and other programs Weber offers it's students. People who talk and feel this way about Weber, hurt it more than any other factor. "Itll just take time to change the image people have of us," said Havertz. There are approximately 100 students who are pre-med majors each year. Of those 100 about 20 apply, Havertz continued.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-02-07, Vol. 50, No. 50|
|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.|