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aKi w: :i feisMii -nwi' Pi i I A Monday, November 20, 1995 Volume 58 Number 33 Buildings flooded over wee Ice nd By Christine Bush Signpost senior reporter Alisa Rasmussen Signpost news editor Students who attended classes Saturday at WeberState University probably should have considered wearing their galoshes and wading boots, due to a major wa ter ma in break in three buildings across campus.Jay Turnbridge, a maintenance worker in the math and technology building, said the main water break was east of the math and electronics building on the south end, causing muddy water to flow through the building. "It had to happen on my Saturday to work. That's really disappointing," Turnbridge said. "This kind of thing happened six years ago." Glendon Jensen, a maintenance worker in the engineering building, said another leak was caused by a hot water tank which caused flooding in the engineering building. The water flooded the hallways throughout the building. To prevent excess water from entering, maintenance workers closed off access to the computer lab. The block prevented students from using the computer facilities over the weekend. Jensen said the third leak occurred in the Swenson Gym. The water saturated the rubber carpet and may have effected some of the equipment. Affirmative ... , V"' I! Honours Issues Forum guests By Katie Coombs Signpost staff writer Affirmative action isn't just a matter for the courts, it's an issue that Weber State University has been addressing for years. "In the last four years we've "It's kind of freaky to have all of these accidents happening all on the same day," Turnbridge said. Police officer Randy Hammack, helped workers to get the problem under control by sandbagging the doors to prevent water leakage through the hallways. Maintenance workers initially thought the problem occurred by a secondary water break, but drinking fountains and bathroom facilities were turned off. Ogden city maintenance workers assisted WSU maintenance to bring the problem under control Saturdaymorning- The workers were able to clean water damage in the gym, but the crew will continue to repair damage done in the math and engineering building throughout this week. Turnbridge said the problems should noteffect students too much because of the three day week ahead. '.. Maintenance said they are hopeful the damage will be cleaned up before students return from their Thanksgiving break. "We'll probably have everything taken care of in the next couple of days," Turnbridge said. Students are advised to bring their own water due to the main water valves being shut off until the problem is fixed. action discussed at issues forum t speak about affirmative action. doubled the number of minority professors and (staff members) on campus," said Barry Gomberg, director of affirmative action at WSU. Gomberg was one of three guest speakers at the Honours Issues Forum. WSU boot camp? I tint' 1 M At ROTC training workouts, the cadets learn teamwork and dedication that will help them in their pursuit for excellence in the army and university life. These particular soldiers depend on one another to get across the tight rope. Cause of stadium fall By Melissa Karren Signpost assignments editor Weber State University campus police department has concluded their investigation of the death of Matthew Kevin Puzey. Puzey, 16, fell from Wildcat Stadium on Nov. 13. His death was deemed undetermined. His accident occurred at approximately 4:36 p.m., on the west side of the stadium. He was from Clinton, Utah, and attended Clearfield High School. Puzey was an eagle scout and enjoyed playing basketball, football and Gomberg said affirmative action involves a wide variety of programs and activities. He is currently involved in various recruitment programs and efforts to encourage women and minorities to qualify for higher education.Susan Fuhr, from the department of psychology, said education is the key to putting an end to inequality. "Affirmative action is a little bit late," Fuhr said. "If we're going to talk about equality, we need to do it in preschool and kindergarten."Gomberg said affirmative action could help improve minority education. "We need to recommit to prenatal programs, school programs, scholarships and affirmative action in employment," he said. John MBaku, professor of economics, said scholarships alone won't sok e the problem. MBaku said even though statistics show higher numbers of 1 n -i r r7 , j;.- waffleball in the Clinton City Recreation Program. There he worked as a flag football official. Puzey's funeral was Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Clinton 11th Ward. There were eyewitnesses that viewed his actual fall. The campus police interviewed them, friends, and family. The police also based their investigation as to the cause of death from the State Medical Examiner's Office. Campus police said the Puzey's death was undetermined and that foul play was not sus minorities enrolled in universities or working in the job market, those minorities do not always experience a better quality of life. "Affirmative action was designed to improve the quality of life for a certain sector of society," he said. "If that is its main purpose, then it hasn't done what it was supposed to do." Fuhr said government should take a more active role in enforcing affirmative action. "Racisms are still very prevalent and I don't think it can be left to us," she said. "I don't trust humans to make up for social injustices.""Government has the obligation to improve the quality of life for all its people," MBaku said. All three speakers agreed that to create a more equal future, we mustlearn from thepastand show greater tolerance for others. Gomberg said, "In all that we do. . . we have to look seriously at how it is going to affect social justice." t n unknown pected. An autopsy was performed Nov. 14 by the State Medical Examiner's Office. Dr. Todd C. Grey, chief medical examiner, said Puzey's death was a result of multiple blunt injuries and the manner of death is certified as undetermined. In Puzey's obituary found in the "Standard-Examiner," Puzey's family expressed special thanks to those of the Weber State University football team and all others who gave assistance to Puzey during the time of his need for medical help. News: Five mile run and two mile walk happens Thanksgiving morning. See page 3 Opinion: America has a desire for the deviant. See page 4 Sidetracks: Soon the snow will come and winter sports will relieve the pressure of school. See page 6 Sports: Wildcats lose to Michigan in the NIT as a result of multiple turnovers. See page 7 f"!
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-11-20, Vol. 58, No. 33|
|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.|