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7jr VOLUME 53, ISSUE 72 r Wednesday, April 21, 1993 Si- - -r- I li 1 t 1 . l I! r SIGNPOST Signature section takes a look at the physically challenged. See page 6. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH l v & ) V ' u Candidates 0 respond to questions By ERIC MORROW SIGNPOST govt, affairs editor ' ' Addressing questions in the Gallery Tuesday, student government candidates prepared for elections with an informal discussion of pertinent campus issues.The debate format called for senate office candidates to initiate the proceedings. Nontradi-tional candidate Randy Minson said he would represent a diver-si ty of constituents who deserved to have proper and adequate in-forn?ltion about services and ac-- tivities. Opposing candidate Diana Tabor said she favored orientations for nontraditional students to inform them of campus services and activities. Candidates for natural science -senator were required to address issues they felt were important. Rick Cloward proposed that supplemental instruction programs in the sciences be increased to help students. Jami Lynn Michael, candidate for traditional senator, said an increased effort at promotion and public relations would increase the prestige of WS.U and generate greater student involvement. International student Candidas Nick Papaevripithes and AshfaqurRahmanexpIained that they would encourage more involvement from interna tionalstu-(See Questions page 5) Benard letter protests supreme court vote By JEFF HANEY SIGNPOST managing editor In a recent letter to the election committee, Bryan Benard, the social science senator running for re-election, protests the recent decision to place Biff Whiting on the final election ballot, claiming Whiting failed to meet the filing deadline.In a letter to the election committee, Benard said: "I am outraged and appalled by the inequity and seemingly ignorant decision of the ASWSU supreme court. Two wrongs do not make a right." Benard claims the deadline procedures were ignored by the court and committee by putting Whiting on the ballot. Benard was running unopposed before the supreme court voted unanimously in mB. f "u"-' -mmm..rmmmmummmm .u . i. i; A i - : -" COULD YOU GUESS it was election time at WSU? Students have the chance to meet the candidates at debates and see their posters and billboards dotting the campus. Above: ASWSU President Melinda Roylance and Brett Chugg, candidate for student body president, converse after the debates. Right: Some of the candidates talk about the debates Tuesday morning in the Gallery. its first case of the year to allow Whiting to run. "The procedures and deadlines were completely ignored by putting Whiting on the ballot. My protest is that the election rules have been violated," he said. In the letter, Bernard said according to title V, section A, paragraph 1, subparagraph (a) of the ASWSU bylaws "any member of the ASWSU may become a candidate. . . " Bernard said Whiting had this information in his election packet a month before the primary election and was in attendance at the Open Hour dedicated to student elections, yet did not raise the question until one week before the final elections. He also said Whiting had told him at that time he had no intentions of running because of lack of time. "He was in attendance at the (See Benard page 3) 4 v, 1 hOgg p Student senators push for faculty senate support By ERIC MORROW SIGNPOST govt, affairs editor Student support of limited ac-. cess to evaluations of faculty has prompted student senators for the first time in nearly six years to lobby for faculty senate support. Rahn Rampton, external relations director for ASWSU, believes the lobbying experience is the most persuasive weapon in the student senate's arsenal. Lobbying is for a resolution passed in committee a couple weeks ago that called for student evaluations of professors, to be made available to students on a volunteer basis. Natural sciences senator Shawn Wayment, who has already discussed the issue with assigned faculty senate members, feels the experience has been informative."Despite the fact that the senators I've talked to have expressed ,Td1D YOU KNOW forking Dee t" 13 . Cmf"4 f v w 1 f1- their reluctance to support evaluations, all of them have been cooperative and more than willing to express their concerns and ideas," Wayment said. Wayment believes the faculty senate may reject the evaluation proposal because of a misconception. "Most of the senators think the evaluation isa measure of their teaching capability. On the contrary, it's a measureof the teacher's compatibility with their students," said Wayment. The ASWSU senate reserves lobbying only for issues with extensive student support and unanimous senate approval. "An issue that all of the student senate was committed to and was trying to move the campus toward was Open Hour because of such an extreme level of student mobilization in support of the resolution," said VicePresi-dent of Student Services Marie Kotter. ti 4 . lulu"-- mm f . A 4" DANIELLE MABEYF SIGNPOSJ r f ' 1 muvjc XJUtli 1 1 JO ; j y t u i r ' j Weber State University's Stewart Library celebrates National Library Week. See page 8. NEWS MUN delegates dominate, scapegoats of recent conference. See page 2.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-04-21, Vol. 53, No. 72|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 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.|