Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-05-261
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VQLUME 53, ISSUE 87 Wednesday , May 26, 1993 s 0ff ii A SlGSTOST special WM Signpost KwaoHwnnH? ':-flsB' Mum wmu imnn im topi mmiBaeaBaaaflBB6iHH m nnnnn finfifnflmmmmrwninnni unn nnaa n nat itan wammmmmmm'mmnmmmmimmm nnrmnnnnrwi Body design Enjoying the day, a Weber State University student sits back and body decorations. Other WSU students also followed suit during Black history class perspective worries some By SANDY SOWERBY SIGNPOST senior reporter Some African-American faculty and staff members at Weber State University are concerned -r-iithat a black history course next year will have anupper-middle-class, white American perspective.Although efforts were made to recruit a minority professor, Chris Padgett, a white professor, -5 was hired to teach history beginning fall quarter. He will teach a course in black history. "It's culturally chauvinistic," said Patty O'Neal, a visiting lecturer under the minority lectureship program established to put diversity in the curriculum. "There's a lot of lip service given to cultural diversity, but WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH it's not action-oriented," O'Neal said. "I hear they didn't have any applicant of color. If they were serious, why didn't they ask the people on campus who would know where potential applicants were?" Raycine Brown, a counselor in the multicultural affairs office, said, "Nobody asked me 'where do we go to get qualified minority applicants?'" Brown said her concern is "ethnicity," and a faculty member's ability to "prepare our students for life in the real world." Daily Oliver, ethnic studies director and bachelorof integrated studies coordinator, said anAfrican-American history instructor would "recognize right up front there are multiple views of the world, a given from an African- DANIELLE MABEYWE SIGNPOST displays his colorful Greek Week. American perspective." Rodessa Goodum, communication major, said she would pre-feran African-American instructor to teach black history. "Everyone is prejudiced to a point," she said. "Would a white guy honestly give us the truth or would he focus on the white view of history?" Richard C. Roberts, chairman of the history department, said his department tried to recruit minority applicants for the position, but was unable to attract a qualified African-American. The history department took the usual steps to solicit applications for the position, such as advertising in two national professional publications, Roberts said. The department sent a representative to seek minority ap Executive council asks candidates to sign petitions Petitions designed to offer remedies By ERIC MORROW SIGNPOST govt, affairs editor The executive council moved a step closer this week to resolving the null-and-void status of the student elections by circulating three petitions among the candidates affected by a student supreme court's decision. "The petitions are designed to give us an idea of those candidates who feel they were wronged and what they specifically view as an effective remedy," said ASWSU President Melinda Roylance. Only two candidates, Biff Wrvtingand NickPap.a.evripithes, . said they felt they had been "specifically wronged" and were interested in a "just and equitable remedy." Eleven candidates felt the violations of elections bylaws did them no harm and that the executive council should declare the candidates with the most votes the winners. Two other candidates, Audrey Davidson and Andrea Woodring, said they were wronged by violations of the bylaws but would like to see the previous winners declared victorious. The result of the petitions gives theexecutivecouncil twooptions. The executive council could provide remedies for each of the individual candidates based on their individual responses to po- plicants at the American Historical Society Convention in Washington, D.C., he said. However, no one responded. Also, Roberts said, the search committee obtained a list of 100 potential qualified candidates from the campus Affirmative Action Office. Affirmative Action has a database capable of generating mailing lists based on ethnicity as well as educational qualifications, said Barry Gomberg, director. The process has been successfully used to recruit other highly qualified minority faculty members to WSU, he said. "Special assistance was given," Gomberg said, to enable the history department to find African-American Candida tes.Gomberg's (See History page 3) Features Student Life SEE INSIDE. IK Melinda Roylance tential remedies in their petitions. "Our response hinges on the legal guidelinessurrounding class actionsuits. Ifeach remedy of the candidates must be examined individually, then we will have to provide remedies appropriate to each specific candidate," Roylance said. "Due to time constraints, the problem wouldn't be solved until some time during summer quarter," Roylance said. On the other hand, the executive council could provide the remedy expressed by the majority in the petitions, which would ultimately result in the declaration of previous winners. "If all of the candidates must be included in the suit then it makes sense to go with a remedy endorsed by the majority," Roylance said. TODAY'S Vews Jazz concert features cabaret style music. See page 6. g PORTS Some Wildcats have made it to the professionals. See page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-05-26, Vol. 53, No. 87|
|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.|