Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-05-111
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VOLUME 50. ISSUE 83 FRIDAY. MAY 11. 1990 THE IGNPOST WEBER STATE COLLEGE QWNN JACOBSON THE SIGNPOST WATER DAMAGE OVER the last 14 years will finally be a thing of the past by this November. aillNN JACOBSON THE SIGNPOST WSC'S LATEST CONSTRUCTION project gets underway. The new roof will cost over S 1 million. Tuition jumps 7 percent; rising costs investigated Two-year colleges tuition up only 3 percent mmmmmmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm "The major concern of four ye By Howard Allan Staff writer of The Signpost The Utah State Board of Regents voted to increase tuition fall quarter by seven percent. Weber State's tuition is average in comparison to other similar institutions around the country. Tuition and student fees make up almost 30 percent of the total operating costs which compares to the national level of similar institutions. The rest of the operating costs are paid by the tax payers and allocated by the legislature. Because out of state students don't pay Utah state taxes, out of state tuition is 2 12-3 times higher. The seven percent increase will be the same for all four year institutions and will increase three percent for all two year institutions. Those numbers are reached by adding or subtracting two percent from the present inflation rate of five percent. ihe major concern ot tour year institutions is that the spread between them and the two year institutions is too great," said Dee Vest, associate vice president for business and financial services. The reason for such a spread is to persuade more individuals to attend two year institutions which are cheaper for both the state and the students, said Dr. Marie Hotter, vice president for student services. The Utah State Board of Regents is currently meeting with both administrators and students and will be meeting all summer to come up with a plan to put a ceiling on tuition hikes. Several proposals are being discussed, but at this time there are too many to speculate. Tuition at Weber State is used for professor salaries, buildings and grounds, utilities and general maintenance. Student fees, on the other hand, are used for programs that benefit the students like the debate program, the student union building, and athletics. Dee Events Center topped with copper Local landmark gets new roof after 14 years copper sheeting and will have heaters to By Michelle Emery Staff writer of The Signpost n n i gmmmm ii m y oecause 01 leanage j problems, the Dee L i Cl J Events Center will have a new roof by November of this year. The project started ff Monday, May 7 and is 1 .A scheduled for CampUS completion on November 15. Construction began with the placement of a 40 foot high loading ramp on scaffolding with a platform on top to gain access to the roof. Laborers are putting together a 40-60 foot long and 3 foot wide garbage shoot for the tear-off process that will take almost as long as the roofing itself. The shoots enable the quick and efficient removal of garbage, down the shoots and into bins on the ground. The roof has leaked every time it has rained for nearly five years, said Lou Johnson, director of the building. The leaking caused the most damage in section K, which has water marks along the ceiling tile above the portals. Repainting will be done in the" future to get rid of the marks. The new roof will be made of thin keep the drains clear. The heating process will be done through a small wire in the gully or "meat of the hamburger" on the Dee events Center, and will get warm enough to keep the water from freezing, said Johnson. The pattern of the roof is like a tortoise shell, said Johnson. New materials will be added in a series of ridged sections. The ridges will keep rain and snow from flooding off the roof. "This type of roof has been done successfully on two buildings in the. Minneapolis, Minn, area," said J. Robert Folsum, director of architectural and engineering services. The existingroof will be removed and a standard roof put on. Copper sheeting will be added on top of the standard roof, so it will be doubly protected. The roofing panels are of varying size with the smallest at the top and the largest at the bottom. The Nielco Company Inc. bid $1,031,000 for the project. The college will pay 40 percent of that and the Department of Facilities Construction management, which is run by the state and helps pay for projects over $50,000, will pay the remaining 60 percent. "ni really be delighted to see this (the project) finished," said Johnson. "These roof leaks have been a real problem."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-05-11, Vol. 50, No. 83|
|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.|