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VOLUME 52. ISSUE 21 WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 13. 1991 o WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY V ' ' ; : si ... i f J : 14 . L Tuition will rise to over $400 fall '92 By LAURIE M. WIRTH Asst. News editor of The Signpost Utah's Board of Regents approved a tuition increase request for state schools Friday, allowing for six percent hike at Weber State University. Beginning fall quarter 1992, WSU students who are Utah residents will pay a little more than $400 per quarter, or $87 more a year. The six percent tuition increase also applied to Utah's three other state University's, and a four percent increase will apply at state colleges. "In paying more, we hope the quality of education will increase," said Doug Peterson, Board of Regents member and WSU's student body president last year. In the past, Peterson explained tuition increases have gone to fund enrollment growth, but this year the Regent's education budget proposal to the Legislature for funds are to go for "quality" needs. These include library improvements, salaries, and computers. This is based on approximately 4,960 students enrolled this year above funded levels. Board of Regents members predict an enrollment growth of 7,675 above funded levels next year. The different budget proposal to the Legislature is based on funding needed other than enrollment growth. Estimated "full cost of instruction" at WSU in 1992-93 is $4,755, not including fees for undergraduates, according to Regent's reports. Students will pay $1,734 of this in tuition and fees, or 36 percent of their education costs. The rest of the funding must come from appropriated funds from the state Legislature.In 1989-90, tuition at WSU was increased $108, compared to a $90 increase in 1990-91 and a $60 tuition increase this year. In addition to an increase in tuition, the Board of Regents approved Peterson's Voter Registration proposal. It will apply to all students who are Utah residents during the first quarter of each school year. Voter registration will be accommodating to students at the time fall school registration, but will not require that students register to vote. Specific voter registration procedures will depend on how individual institutions choose to implement it. s - J ARTS j 10 Orchesls to display student choreographic works. SPORTS 15 Saturday's win boosts Wildcats back Into national rankings. A one an' a two 4. k V m r i P ; ' t , - , f EE5EE i 7 u , 1 4 I i kf I 7 : 1 ( -... . I . nit L , . . 4 i H DANIELLE MABEVTHE SIGNPOST CONNIE JENSEN LEADS her first grade class from Wasatch Elementary as they sing for a slightly older crowd of school-aae students In the Junction. V -- - - - - : - ASWSU Student Senate Senate postpones student book fund proposal Erickson ratified to student fees committee; foreign language gets attention By TINA TRITSCH Mixed figures and lack of guaranteeddonations and funding prompted the senate to postpone this resolution for further discussion. Asst. News editor of The Signpost ASWSU senators postponed a bill Monday which was intended to help students pay for school books with stipends provided by the university. Other senate business included a proposal to increase the number of faculty in the Foreign Language Department, and the ratification of Rich Erickson to the Student Fees Allocation Committee. Resolution RA91-2, which proposes that a fund be created to subsidize the cost of books for undergraduate students, was postponed till next week. The resolution, presented by Chad Fowers, technology senator, would provide a stipend to each student in order to help ease the financial obligations students encounter off and on campus. The amounts of $50seniors, $40 juniors, $30sophomores and $20 freshmen were proposed to decrease the financial book-buying burden students face each quarter. Fowers suggested that money for the fund could come from donations or from education and grant funds. Mixed figures and lack of guaranteed donations and funding prompted the senate to postpone this resolution for further discussion. Other senate business included: Resolution RA91-3, which will aid foreign language students in their need for increased staff and smaller classes, was passed by the senate after heated discussion. The resolution was proposed by Cheryl Arnett, Hispanic student sena- tor, after a petition to increase staff and extend classes to afternoons in the foreign language department was signed by 179 students. "(The foreign language department) doesn't want funds, it wants recognition from the ASWSU," said Arnett. "The student body needs to decide this is a legitimate concern," said Tad Purser, business and economics senator. "It is vital to speak another language. This is coming from someone who doesn't. I wish I did." Some senate members were concerned that one department could re-(See ASWSU page 2) Credit card users need cut rotes, Bush says CONSUMER DEBT: Bush claims liberal Congress is responsible for the economic woes of the nation, which cannot afford to spend. Associated Press NEW YORK President Bush urged credit card issuers to cut interest rates Tuesday to help revive the nation's sagging economy and accused Democrats of sending his legislative prescriptions to "liberal limbo." Speaking at a fund-raiser for his still-unofficial re-election campaign, Bush blended an attack on the Democrats with a fresh prescription for the economy, which has not rebounded strongly from recession as the administration had hoped. "Right now the signals are mixed" on the economy, he said. Bush took aim at credit-card rates that are commonly in the 18 percent to 19 percent range. That is 10 percentage points or more above the 75 percent prime rate that banks charge their most creditworthy customers. "I'd frankly like to see the credit card rates down. I believe that would help stimulate the consumer and get the confidence moving again," Bush said. Bush spoke a day after a fresh poll showed his job performance approval rating down 6 points in the past month and 29 points since spring. Bush told a New York luncheon audience that Americans are weary of the Democratic-controlled Congress, its "endless appetite for sideshows that have really kind of embarrassed our country" and lawmakers' "overindul- (See CREDIT page 3) Credit-card rates that are commonly 10 percentage points or more above the 7.5 percent prime rate that banks charge.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-11-13, Vol. 52, No. 21|
|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.|