Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-02-171
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 51 Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1993 GNPO Concert pianist featured in Feb. 19 recital in Browning Center. See page 8. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH The i s"7blkov (pi? Roylance to appoint WSU court By MARK FORSBERG Signpost government affairs editor Student government may gain a supreme court if Melinda Roylance, student body president, can find something for it to do. A supreme court was created two years ago when the Student Senate re-drafted the ASWSU constitution. Its first responsibility was to create its own job description. In return, members were to receive tuition waivers, said Shane Stewart, lastyear's udent body president. However, supreme court members never completed a job description and never received the waivers. "We didn't compensate them so I guess it wasn't worth their time to get together," Stewart said. "But now we're redefining the supreme court so they do enough to deserve some compensation." Mike McCleve, student senate adviser, said the student supreme court has done very li ttle. It was used primarily to settle disputes over bylaws and election rules. "But don't be limited by what history has shown about the supreme court," he said, adding Roylance is looking for responsibilities for the yet-to-be appointed supreme court members. Roylance said the supreme court members have not been appointed because there is nothing for them to do. However, McCleve said that is because they have no ' 'job description. (See COURT page 2) .,,iS;,,sS" iv r- . DANIELLE MAYBETHf SIGNPOSr Sending signals The Weber State University Gay and Lesbian Association grabbed the attention of many WSU students by leaving this colorful, early morning message exclaiming: "Have you hugged a homo today," and "I'm OK, I'm gay." The controversial message, left by the Association Thursday morning, was painted in red and blue spray paint. Library cracks down on no food rule r By TYSON HIATT Signpost assistant managing editor The practice of students ignoring the no food or drink in the library policy will be coming to a halt with a new crackdown on those who like to study and eat in the no-food zone. Scott Birkinshaw, head of reference for Weber State U ni versi ty's Stewart Library, sa id the problem of students eating and drinking in the library was being violated to the point that something had to be done. "I have witnessed people setting down soup, chips, sandwiches, and virtually an entire lunch," Birkinshaw said, referring to the crackdown. "We had Coke cans and candy wrappers and every other kind of refuse in all areas of the library," he said. "We had to do something."Birkinshaw and other WSU library staff started the crackdown last Wednesday by putting up signs that said "No food or drink in this area." OUT .J K Uh 90 to refefence v.;- I 0RPER seoDndftor 5f ""WW is. t.v Acv.1(vf(sj. fe-fcssst'fc'iss teisv teAsMM. iswN-W..., '' Although this computer was not officials fear other terminals and Even though the crackdown on hungry studying students has only been goi ng on for a week, the change has been drama tic, hesaid. The cooperation is an indication of the high caliber of students at WSU a nd the ded i ca ti on they ha ve to the library. He said the problem is also one of lack of personnel. The food and drink in the library makes it difficult for janitors to keep it clean. "We really are concerned about every Coke can and candy wrapper," he said. "Because of cutbacks in personnel, we don't have broken by a spilled drink, library books will be destroyed that way. as much money for janitors." The problem has been widespread, but it is particularly bad on the weekends when students have no access to food facilities on campus, Birkinshaw said. The library's public relations committee is in the process of putting together a petition which will be sent to officials from ASWSU Marriott food services, the vice president of student ser-vicesandMikeEllis,Union Building director. Art Carpenter, chair of the library public relations committee, said the purpose of the petition is to try and get the Snack Attack to remain open on weekends. He feels tha t i f i t in open on the weekends, students will be less likely to take food into the library. Birkinshaw said the situation is only a problem because it hasn't been enforced. "I think most people can understand this isn't the place to eat your lunch. We just let it go too far." Birkinshaw said students who fail to comply with the law will be subject to discipline under the Weber State Student Rights and Responsibilities Act. Under this section of the act, students may bedisciplined when they participate in "conduct which violates Weber State's rules or regulations." Students who failed to comply with the library code would be sent before the student affairs committee of the Faculty Senate, where the disciplinary decisions regarding students will be made, Birkinshaw said he hadn't had to do this so far because all students have only needed to be reminded of the policy. TODAY'S Mews g PORTS Weber State University Wildcats and Lady 'Cats drop games to Idaho State University. See page 10. An annual boat and travel show hands local merchants a chance to show merchandise and strut their stuff. See page 8.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-02-17, Vol. 53, No. 51|
|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.|