Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-07-061
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VOLUME 54, ISSUE 3 Tuesday , July 6, 1993 Entertains Utah with tales x of black holes and baby universes WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH See page 3 IGNPOST ( V V'- v v I.' l 'A'. A ' , X , . V STEVE CONLIN THE SIGNPOST Explosive Situation These two Ogden residents might have found a better spot for firework -gazing on Sunday's unusually cold Fourth of July. Crime lab earns $5,000 for capture By CHERYL JENSEN Signpost news editor Eight years ago the Weber State University crime lab found thedog hair that helped convict a rape suspect. Now the lab is being rewarded. Clearfield police, who investigated the rape and disappearance of Joyce Yost and the involvement of her confessed killer Douglas Lovell, donated $5,000 to thecrime lab last week. The amount will be matched with $5,000 from the state and will go toward installing a DNA laboratory. Lo veil beca me a rape suspect a f ter WSU criminalists matched a dog hair in Lovell's car to one found on the dress Yost was wearing. He was sentenced to two life sentences in the 1985 rape of Yost. Last week, Loyell confessed he killed Yost to stop her from testifying about the rape. Officials are negotiating with him to lead them to Yost's body, police said. Clearfield police inspector Bill Hoi thaus said the crime lab's discovery can be given part of the credit for the confession. The new DNA lab, when finished, will aid in solving crimes faster, he said. The labs will be used for analyzing evidence from law enforcement agencies in the community, training criminology and zoology students, and student and faculty research. It will be the only Utah facility capable of supporting research for the Utah DNA crime lab network. Before the Utah State Crime Lab gained DNA research capabilities, evidence calling for DNA analysis was sent out of state. The evidence might not be returned for months. Duane Moyes, criminalist with the crime lab, said the $5,000 will assist in renovating the chemistry lab, south of the Lind Lecture Hall, to accommodate special equipment and supplies. However, the lab will cost $30,000 a year to run. Measures taken to ease class sizes By MARK FORSBERG SIGNPOST managing editor Next year's enrollment cap is already in effect, setting requirements for the first time for freshmen entering Weber State University fall quarter. Ruby Licona, head of the Admissions, Standards and Student Affairs Committee . of the faculty senate, said WSU's admissions policy has changed from previous years' open entrance standards. Freshmen are now required to have an index score of 80. The index is based on high-school GPA and ACT scores. Presently, the index requirement is the only requirement in effect. The index is decided on a year-to-year basis by the faculty senate, Licona said. Spring quarter's incoming students were required to meet an index of 95. "The index depends to some extent on the current market," said Licona. If the quality of incoming students is high the index will probably rise to accommodate them, she said. Although the index is the only requirement presently in effect, other standards may influence a student's admittance to WSU. If competition grows, freshmen and other students may find themselves measured by math and English competency exams and experience gained through high school classes like math, English, fine arts, computer literacy and foreign language, Licona said. The specific high school class requirements were passed in January's faculty senate meeting: four years of English; two years of mathematics; two years of biological, physical science; one year of American history and a computer science require-(See Cap page 2) T ODAY'S EWS ARTS- 'Fiddler on the Roof graces WSU July 6-17. See page 5 g PORTS Cox, Hislop named conference coaches of the year. See Page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-07-06, Vol. 54, No. 3|
|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.|