Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-01-091
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! 1 1 H 3 WEBER STATE UNTVERSITY: , i Danielle MabeyThe Signpost ICE, ICE, BABY or rattier snow, snow, baby. Students and were a bit late but got to class whether or not the weather was convenient. WSU groundcrew carved out parking lots from midnight til dawn. WSU freezes over, school goes on By Cheryl Jensen Asst. News editor of The Signpost Weber State students were dogged in getting to class Tuesday, despite the foot-deep snow that buried cars and created parking lot cleaning problems. Most teachers surveyed Tuesday afternoon by The Signpost said students were late, but most eventually showed up for class. "I was really surprised, " said Dr. Lowell Adams Tuesday afternoon. Adams, who taught an early lab at 8:30 a.m., said 60 percent of his students were on time to lab and most of the others came later. But it wasn't easy. Freshman Belva Gillespie said she was a half hour late to her 8:30 a.m. class because the bus she rides was behind schedule with all the backed up traffic. She'd been up since 6 a.m. shoveling the driveway with help from her sister, freshman Monique Gillespie. They worked for more than an hour, Monique said. "We're still not through." WSU groundsmen began clearing snow at midnight and were disappointed that they had to leave Students irked by professors posting By Brent Mark Staff writer of The Signpost Students have complained that a couple of departments and some faculty members at WSU have been posting their students grades grades publicly. Student Administrative Services were told by students that listing the scores caused some of the higher scoring students to be ostra M x s R ' a J N ' r ' .. - ' . ' '; ' cized by other class members for raising class averages. Others just didn't want their performance made public. 'The Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 gives students the right to privacy. In high school only parents can look at a student's grades, but in college, we treat you as an independent individual," Emil Hanson, dean of Student Administrative Services, said. A," some parking lots and streets for the next morning. "They have to sleep," said David Maxson, physical plant director. "Generally speaking,Weber State has roads that are clear when the city roads are still bad, but that was not the case today." Maxson said the 20-man crew was hampered because the snow didn't let up until 6 a.m. Smaller plows were called on repeatedly to pull cars out of snow banks, he said. Also, mechanical problems with some equipment slowed them down. Adams said the upper science parking lot was cleared by 8 p.m. and he had no parking problems. "I compliment the ground crew," he said. But Kalifa Aboudra, night supervisor of the Jnction, said although he made it to school on time, he was late for an apointment later when he got stuck in the parking lot near the electronics building. The snow was so deep, he said, that he saw at least five cars stuck trying to get out of the lot. Possibly more snow is predicted this evening by the National Weather Service. Under this privacy act, college students are the only ones who should know their grades. The teacher cannot announce test scores in class, and the teacher cannot post grades in a manner that allows other people to discern which grades belong to whom. To protect st it's privacy, faculty can only p.. grades with extreme restrictions, according to Hanson. Student Administrative Services sent a memorandum to Senate findings Students highly favor day care services By Sue Richey Staff writer of The Signpost Day care is needed and should be provided on campus, a faculty-sponsored study says. The study backs up a recent survey that says two-thirds of the students desire day care. Scott Robinson,Non-Traditional Students Senator, Monday, reported on the findings of an ad-hoc committee to the student Senate. The committee was formed by the Faculty Senate to study the feasibility of providing day care at Weber State. Five recommendations were proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee. (1) Weber State should provide adequate child care service for students arid employees. (2) Weber State may cover the costs such as custodial expenses and utilities. Fees paid for child care may cover staff salaries and benefits.(3) An Administrative Standing Committee should be established to oversee the child services. (4) The Salary and Benefits Committee should explore employment arrangements such as flexible scheduling, part-time work, job sharing and leave for sick children. (5) Child care services should be located near the Melba Lehner's Children's School. The existing Children's School would be consolidated with the proposed day care facility to simplify administration. The Ad Hoc Committee conducted a recent survey to aid their study. 'Two-thirds of the 1049 students and employees surveyed on campus agreed that Weber State should provide a child care facility and staff," said Robinson. "Weber State, with 46 percent of the student body classified as nontradi-tional, is more in need than most campuses of a child care," he said. Robinson asked for the Senate's support of the committee report. The motion passed. Ari Hunsaker, Arts and Humanities Senator, called for a 10 minute debateon Resolution 91-8, "Audio Information". This resolution recommends buying speakers, power amps to be used with the existing speaker system to announce ASWSU activities, Convocations, Open Hour and Senate Activities. Senator Hunsaker, the sponsor of the resolution, hopes the classroom performances faculty members telling them about the policy. "This is just a reminder. We send one out every other year. We've had some faculty complain, but we tell them, 'tough, that's the way it is,' " Hanson said. The faculty member may not post grades using students' names or social security numbers. The memorandum also warns against listing grades alphabetically, in an order that class members are added reminder of these events will increase student attendance. The estimated cost of buying the equipment and installation would be about about $6,000. No firm bids on the cost have been obtained. Although negative speakers were solicited, none came forth to speak during the 10 minute discussion. Doug Peterson, WSU Student Body President, said he had been involved in a media blitz to publicize Convocation and it had improved attendance four fold. Henry Rudolph, Black Students Senator, indicated he would support the resolution even though he wasn't sure it would work. Marie Kotter, Vice-president of Student Services, suggested that Senator Hunsaker present the resolution to the Student Fee Committee to see if any funds would be available for the project. Other Business: Bill 91-3, "Parliamentary Procedure Requirement", was passed by the Senate. This bill requires all elected officers of student government demonstrate a minimum proficiency level in parliamentary pro-" cedure. ASWSU Senators were asked to sell library T-shirts to their department heads. The professors could wear them January 16 to support the fund raising efforts for the library. iNews Meet your senators iArts -j Poison Identity changes, again ;, Sports 10 Track gats rirsni: start on season Signature Get a wealth cf health Info seated, or any other discernable pattern. An acceptable method of posting grades, according to the memorandum, is to use a random system of numbers such as banks use. Only the student and the faculty member may know this number. "If students would be patient, then we wouldn't have this problem," Hanson said. "We try to get grades out a week and a half after finals."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-01-09, Vol. 51, No. 41|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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 University|
|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.|