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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 52 Friday, Feb. 19, 1993 HThe ) A MONTANA !.:v - STATE J See page 7. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH i-wwwiii in TW l ! p mim u u in p- r' " ywwpaaaai i ? 4 , V I It . ) J r 1 1 t ... - Qf : - wp Jr. ' ! ' ! CHAD MOSHER THE SIGNPOST Head over heels Thompson requests input from WSU faculty senate Expanded service for Davis County discussed By MARK FORSBERG Beginning gymnasts from Wasatch Tumbling bend over backwards to -g please an audience ot Weber State University students during Thursday's ! "That's Entertainment" in the Gallery. SIGNPOST government affairs editor President Paul Thompson asked for input from the faculty senate regarding stra tegic plans for the future of Weber State University Thursday. Thompson divided his presentation into three parts. First he discussed the access students in outlying counties have to WSU, especially the northern parts of Davis county. Northern Davis county is requesting expanded services from WSU, although it is unresolved exactly where an extension would be located, he said. Representatives from five different cities in Davis county all gave reasons why they should have it. He said he hoped funds would be available from the Board of Regents to provide full-time teachers and more classes, al though he didn't expect to get the full request. Thompson also discussed the accreditation of different colleges within WSU. Departments will be required to conduct self-studies in preparation for a visit from the Northwest Accreditation Association. The third topic regarded WSU's identity study, which has. been publicized in places such as Kansas. He said some of the administration may be giving the wrong impression of WSU because they lack knowledge about the university. The mission statement was also brought up in the identity study. Although the school stressed community involvement and diversity, neither "diversity" nor "metropolitan" appeared in the statement, he said. He also stressed publicizing WSU's status as a community university instead of a research-oriented one. Projects like dinosaur park and the EgyptianTheatre were mentioned in support of this. Also discussed in faculty senate were: Passed: Changes to the Colleges of Arts and Humanities and Applied Science and Technology, to appear in Monday's edition of The Signpost . Passed: Changes in the WSU Policy and Procedure Manual, requiring students to declare a major within a certain amount of credit, depending on their degree, as follows: Institutional Certificate-during the first quarter of enrollment. Associate's Degreeor InstitutionalDiploma-by the time 36 hours have been completed. Bachelor's Degree-by the time 72 hours have been completed. Graduate Degree-during the first quarter of enrollment. Questions were raised about AP credit from high -school students,- who could begin school with 60 credits and be required to declare a major in their first quarter. Notices would be sent to students through the mail or on their grade reports. Passed: List of full-time teachers that comply with precedents that have been set for Faculty Senate apportionments. Passed: WSU academic computer plan. This would gather approximately $5 million from available sources to provide computer facilities for students, faculty and staff. It will continue through 1995. Clinton plan asks for tax hikes, spending cuts r WASHINGTON (AP) President Clinton unveiled atougher-than-expected economic program Wednesday, asking Americans to accept one of the biggest tax increases in history to curb massive budget deficits and finance economy-revitalization efforts. "We can't keep on going the way we're going," Clinton said. "So, I'veoffered a different course. I think it's balanced, it's fair, and I think all Americans will be better off." Clinton's plan would spread pain almost universally, although well-to-do people would be hit hardest. The administration braced forstiff opposition following a negative reaction from Wall Street. The program would impose higher energy taxes on every household with income of more than $30,000. The administration calculated that would raise $71.4 billion by 1998. The tax would start next July at 2.5 cents a gallon for gasoline, 2.75 cents per gallon of heating oil, and 8.75 cents per thousand cubic feet of natural gas. It would increase over three years to triple those original figures. Income tax rates would jump significantly from 31 percent now to 36 percent next year for families with taxable income over $140,000 and for individuals over $115,000. A 10 percent surtax which Clinton had promised to impose on millionaires would be applied to taxable income over $250,000. A pay freeze would be put on the 3 million federal workers for a year; after that they would be allowed increases less than the rate of inflation. Clinton said congressional staffs should follow suit. Taxes would be raised on Social Security benefits for retired couples earning more than $32,000 and individuals earning $25,000. Medicare payroll taxes would be required on all earnings, com- Raising taxes and stimulating growth Fgums in trillions of dofHars T lif,IHI.I-8M'H.I'l-aU-l..ll,H I MlH-a-H 1. Provisions that Improve the fairness of the Income tax system I Includes adding a fourth breoket at 30 rate for taxable Income over S14O.000 jo4nt returns). S127.GQQ (Iteads of housera4ds, St16,000 (single) 2. Provisions affecting businesses al Indudes increasing corporate tax rate to 36 for taxable Income over SiO million (phase-out benefit ot 3-4M rata beginning at 1S mttlion) O) 3. Provisions affecting International businesses 4. Energy provisions (5) n Inotudes a modified BTU tax 5. Compliance Initiatives . Other 8.6 79.3 TOTAL- TAXES: ri'Hil-liiT4Miil.il'll-U -l-IMViliBlhB-il 1. Training and education 2. Capital Investment and economic growth al Includes temporary Incremental tax credit tor large businesses And permanent Investment tax credit for businesses with gross receipts of under $& million 3. Enterprise zones 4. Expand earned Income tax credit (6) 5. Investment In real estate e. Other TOTAL SPENDINO; NET TOTALS 8328.3 billion 4.9 a i o 26. S 5.5 883.4 billion 8244.9 billion pared to thepresent$135,0001imit. Clinton said he had made 150 specificcuts in spending over four years totaling $253 billion, including $76 billion in Pentagon reductions and $91 billion from pensions and automatic benefit programs.The package would cut $496 billion from the expected deficit over four years, the largest such reduction program in history. Clinton proposed spending increases totaling $160 billion for construction proects, education and children's programs, job trai fling, expansion of the income tax credit, and extension of unemployment compensation. The economy was the centerpiece of his campaign, and the success or failure of his program will be the benchmark by which his presidency is judged. TODAY'S JTews Should WSU be involved in the construction of the Downtown Conference Center? See page 2. Alfredo Jaar will be the third artist in a visual art lecure series presented by the art department. See page 5.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-02-19, Vol. 53, No. 52|
|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.|