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11 mi Wednesday, November 15, 1995 Volume 58 Number 31 iwo-tier admission policy approved By Alisa C. Rasmussen Signpost news editor Admission to Weber State University may change slightly due to the consideration of new admission standards. The Board of Trustees approved the two-tier system of admission for incoming freshmen students on Tuesday. The policy would give students the ability to satisfy the community college standards. The admission policy would provide an option to go on to "higher education" in the future, provided their grades were acceptable under standards."I feel strongly the two-tier admissionis a good thing," said Carolyn Nebeker, Board of Trustee chairwoman. "It's good to really get into the program and learn about it." The majority approved the change, but many questions were raised in question to the policy. "I feel it's an unsound public policy to encourage people to apply to the university when they are unqualified tobehere," said Doug Holmes, a member of the Trustees. "That's the image I think we will put across-that anyone can get in. I think thestudentsshould make their first effort in high school. I don't think it's in the best interest to adopt the proposal." Holmes said because of the recent changes made to the university and its admission policies, he wasn't sure it was wise to change admission standards once again. He said because of the prior reputation of being a Opinion: "New Jersey girl" reveals her secrets to life. See page 4 Arts & Entertainment: Los Angeles based artist is coming to give a lecture. See page 5 Sports: WSU Hodkey team sends Berkeley home with a loss. See page 7 junior college, people may not take our standards seriously. "Weber State University has a dual role in the community. We serve as a community college and a university," Holmes said. "Is the trade off worth it? I don't think it is. I think we . need more statistics before we make a decision. The big question is whether the extra money worth the damage that may be inflicted to this institution." Currently, the admission standards exist for different groups, including those transfer students, international, and graduate students. "About 35 percent of the freshmen admitted this year would not qualify under normal university standards," Provost Robert Smith said. Questions raised turned to the job market and the quality of potential employees WSU was putting out into the community."Sixty percent of jobs require post high school education," ' PresidentPaulThompsonsaid. "About 40 percent of WSU students go on to get their bachelor's degrees. Our goal is to help students find the opportunity. A lot of the students won't stay to get their bachelor's degree, but students ought to have the opportunity. The university has the opportunity to serve the students well." Marguerite Horton, a member of the Trustees, agreed students need opportunity to succeed, and the policy would make a better way for students See Tier page 3 Students conduct owl experiment By Alisa C. Rasmussen Signpost news editor Many people make the trip across the causeway to Antelope Island every year to enjoy the beauty of the water, the scenery atop the hills, the sunsets and the wildlife. It wasn't so different last Saturday as zoology students from Weber State University traveled to the island to conduct and experiment.Six zoology students, along with two professors, flocked together on the island to conduct an environmental experiment. The See Owl page 3 Juvenile dies after fa from top of Stadium Eyewitness said the boy looked as if he was diving By Christine Bush Signpost senior reporter A 16-year-old Clearfield High School student fell to his death Monday evening from the top of the Weber State University Wildcat football Stadium.WSU football player Shedric Mickles said the team was on the field practicing at about 4:45 p.m. when he heard a thud. "Some of the team members ran to see what happened," Mickles said, "and we found the boy lying on the ground." Jacob Belmont said he was in the training room. When he went out to his truck, he found the body lying next to his truck door. He ran back into the training room to get help. Nancy Weir, the athletic training assistant, said she called 911 while athletic trainer Keith Sayers took the boy's vital signs and log turned his body over to perform a modified jaw maneuver. He then held the boy's head and stabilized his neck until the paramedics arrived, Weir said. Sayers said, "I credit everyone for being there and acting quickly." He also said two student trainers rode with the paramedics to the hospital where the boy was pronounced dead on arrival. Some of the team members said they saw the boy pacing near the announcing box across the top of the bleachers for an extended amount of time. "Then he the boy just disappeared," Mickles said. Dr. Karen Beaver, who came on the scene after the paramedics arrived, said, "I don't see how the boy could have fallen accidentally because of the safety wall extending above the bleachers. He must have jumped." An eyewitness said, "It looked like he made a swan dive. He did not even scream." Marilyn Dimond, a friend of the boy's family and secretary at WSU for the provost, said the boy was "a real good boy from a nice family. He was very popular at his school and had close relationships with his family members." Dimond also said she thinks the boy was just fooling around and fell off. She 7 1 "v. I ; 'ivf: 1 1 IT? ' ? mi'- B ... hiN.in 'i4-- it fn I -hi i -i m r- - - - --- i ANDY WATERSTHE SIGNPOST The adolescent fell from the top of the Wildcat Stadium pictured here. The boy was announced dead on arrival at Mac Kay Dee Hospital minutes later. said she thought it was just a freak accident.She said the boy was very athletic and loved football. He may have just been watching the WSU football team practice. According to Dimond, he was supposed to be meeting some friends to play basketball on WSU's campus. An official statement from Melinda Rock, WSU campus media relations director, stated the male juvenile fell 46 feet on the west side of the stadium. The autopsy was conducted Tuesday.Police said the incident is under investigation at this time and hope to have more f-HANK OANKWA IHt SIGNHUb T Rain streaked the chalk print of a boy who fell to his death from atop the Wildcat stadium Monday. information by the end of the week. Melissa Knrren, Marc Fuller and Alisa Rasmussen contributed to this ston.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-11-15, Vol. 58, No. 31|
|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.|