Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-11-071
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wmm VOLUME 51. ISSUE 33 WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 7. 1990 The IGNPOST WEBER STATE COLLEGE News 2 Hispanic Week begins with luncheon address Entertainment Q Movie review: take a climb up "Jacob's Ladder" Sports 4 Weightllfter to propose poses for competition Resolution may bring relief to late -goers By Sue Richey Staff writer of The Signpost If you were late for class again, there may be hope if a new resolution passes the ASWSC senate. Scott Robinson,non-traditional student senator, introduced Resolution 91-5 Monday which recommends the time between classes be increased to 15 minutes. Robinson feels the increased time will help students who are handicapped or medically impaired.It will also help students whose classes are spread out over the campus. Robinson recommends the scheduling be implemented no later than fall quarter of 1991-92. The resolution was given to the rules committee for further consideration. The committee will report back next week on its recommendation.In other senate notes, Business Senator Mark Mathson reported on recommendations of the Admissions, Standards, and Student Affairs committee which has been studying student rights and responsibilities, jurisdiction, and hearing procedures. The recommendations are: If students have concerns about (See ASWSC page 2) Congress passes campus crime bill Legislation will require schools to report annual crime statistics By Paul B. Johnson Managing editor of The Signpost Legislation unanimously passed by congress last week would require federally-supported schools, including Weber State, to release campus crime statistics on an annual basis. However, the legislation has little bearing on WSC because the campus police department already releases its crime figures, said WSC Police Chief Lee Cassity. The Bureau of Criminal Identification uses Weber State's figures as part of its an annual Utah crime report. Although the bill would require the re-lea seof statistical data, it does not specifically require colleges to release individual crime incident reports. These reports provide detailed information about campus crime incidents.As a matter of policy, WSC does not release crime incident reports. "All we're doing is following Board of Regents guidelines," Cassity said. Doug Richards, assistant attorney general and the college's legal counsel, said he feels crime reports are protected under the Buckley Amendment, known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which withholds federal funding to any school which"' releases education records without the consent of the student. Utah Campus Crime 1989 statistics Aggravated Motor Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larceny Vehicle Theft WSC 0 0 1 1 8 95 1 USU 0 0 0 0 21 277 5 UofU 0 1 1 8 81 733 14 BYU 0 0 0 4 8 497 8 Source: "Crime In Utah 1989. ' a publication of the Utah Department of Public Safety Defintions: Robbery Involves the use of force to commit a theft, burglary Is the unlawful entry of a structure with the Intent to commit a theft and larceny, which Includes crimes such as shoplifting and purse snatching. Is theft without the use of force or fraud. "My understanding of the amendment is that it includes individual incident reports, and therefore those reports are not public," Richards said Tuesday. 'They've been classified by the state and that precludes us from releasing that information." Richards added that the policy exists "just to protect and safeguard the parties involved and further the criminal justice process." Harden Eyring, executive assistant to the commissioner of the state Board of Re- gentSj. said the board was adhering to the state Informations Practices Act in establish ing its guidelines to not release campus incident reports. He said the state legislature is currently reviewing the qualifications of the Information Practices Act, and that the Board of Regents was "not taking a position one way or the other." One of the proponents of the congressional bill which would require schools to release crime statistics is Howard Clery, a Pennsylvania resident whose daughter, Jeanne, was raped and murdered in her dor-vmitory at Lehigh University in 1986. Since . (See CRIME page 3) . A 4 A puzzling dilemma BRIAN SCHIELEmf SIGNPOST SOME OFTODAY'S CHILDREN are having a hard time fitting all the These particular youngsters don't seem too concerned with any pieces together In a changing world. Today's Signature section problems other than fitting the puzzle together at the Melba S. (pages 8 - 9) discusses some of the problems faced by children. Lehner Children's School on the Weber State campus.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-11-07, Vol. 51, No. 33|
|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.|