Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1997-04-111
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Check out her form... Women's team is burning up tracks and fields. See Sports page 8 j i -- f i .. w- v. mmr j u liliiiMiii Friday, April 11, 1997 www.weber.edusignpost Volume 59 Number 70 Tolerance, memorial fake to streets in march By Steve Savage asst. news editor-Signpost Hundreds of students and professors wearing colored triangles participated in Thursday's "March for Tolerance" to bring awareness and acceptance to minorities. The march was part of Weber State University's annual Holocaust Memorial Day. Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, a WSU associate professor of sociology, said she was marching for the acceptance of differences among all people. "The Holocaust was a lack of tolerance and reminds us of what can happen when we take lack of tolerance and lack of difference to the extreme," Marsteller Kowalewski said. "This march is reminding us." Though many students weren't sure exactly why they were marching, they agreed that there is a need for tolerance today. WSU student Joey Hadden wasn't sure what she was trying to accomplish with the march, but thought it was the right thing to do. "It's the thing you're supposed to be doing. You have to learn from your mistakes or they could happen again. Racism still happens," Hadden said. During the Holocaust, Nazi Germany used colored triangles to separate the different groups of prisoners in concentration camps. Participants of the marchre-displayed the significance of such groups by wearing colored triangles. Gays and lesbians, gypsies, political prisoners, criminals, Jehovah's Witnesses and emigrants were all represented by the participants. Lambda Delta Sapphos Union president Katherine Firth marched representing gays and lesbians. "The gays and lesbians had a history in the Holocaust that most people weren't aware of. People need to realize that, yes, this had a great impact on Jewish peoples lives but also it impacted other groups," Firth said. Vote allows By Leona J, Chrfetensen campus affairs editor-Signpost ; After about 40 minutes of discussion, Weber Slate University Board of Trustees voted to spend $17.5 million for the Browning Center renovation. The construe- don con tract h as not ye t been According to Alien Simkins. vice president of administrative !f$rvce: si revealing the amoun t of ; money WSU i.s willing to spend in; renovation cos-ts cots id create problems for the university. itll'Untii a contract is in place. I : am uncomfortable revealing spe inside post editorial see page 4 Hundreds of students, with the "I think the majority of folks on Weber State's campus want to be tolerant and do want to understand issues and don't want to repeat history. That is what this march is about." The march for tolerance wasn't directed to Ogden, Utah, or even the United States specifically; rather it was a march for universal acceptance. "This is a march of tolerance for diversity in all societies," WSU president Paul Thompson said. "There are problems not just in the United States, there are problems in all the world. We're just trying to say that we need to be aware of diversity and increase tolerance. "I'm very impressed with the turnout, we weren't that optimistic that we'd have this large of crowd. It's See March page 5 $17.5 million for center cific funding details unti; things are final. Every thing is not in place. We are. still working w ith donors," he said. WSU intended for construction to begin January 1997.Constaietionhas not yet started because a contract has ::: "It just takes a long time to gel things done. I get impatient." WSU president Paul H. Thompson said. Simkins said the reason the project is taking so long is one:;;::i:H: filial alt. boils down to fundinj;. We are trying to work out the fund ing so j we can award a contract. We are in a process of deciding what we can afford and not afford to do." Simkins features see page 6 aid of Weber State and Ogden Survivor tells of Nazi By Rebecca Wangsgard senior news reporter-Signpost "If there is a silver lining, my friends, the silver lining is that we must remember; we must recall these events," said Benjamin Jacobs at the Convocations held Thursday. Several hundred people were in attendance to hear a personal account of the Holocaust and to recall what happened. Jacobs received a standing ovation from the audience following his remarks. Jacobs discussed the Holocaust from his first-hand experience. He ;;tdiViifrin project fit the funding available." initial bid earlier this year went tra money," he said handicapped accessibility and ; nKxlifieations to meet all safety and seismic codes, a new rehearsal hall, choral room and practice areas were included in the initial proposal. : : : Thompson said the university ; : may need to leave out some of the deductive alternates to trim off the See Center page 10 Sports see page 8 1 J , . Xft- A SWW v -aims , v A City police officers marched discussed what Poland was like before the Holocaust, the process of his life before, during and after the Holocaust, and he talked about the audacity of Hitler to think he could destroy an entire group of people. "I am here not to teach, but to tell what it is I have lived through," Jacobs said. Jacobs was born and raised in Poland. At the time of the German invasion and annexation of Poland to Germany, Jacobs was studying to be a dentist. His family was immediately See Survivor page 5 Annual conference of educators comes to WSU By Carole McKenna news writer-Signpost Educators from around the state will be presenting research papers at the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters annual conference being held at Weber State University today. According to Neila Seshachari, professor and editor of Weber Studies and president of the Academy, 29 individuals from WSU will be presenting. These individuals include faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, she said. Pamela Stenburg of the WSU chemistry department and chairwoman of the Academy's letter divi the Other Side see page 12 along Harrison yesterday. atrocities Benjamin Jacobs sion said the Academy gives students and faculty the opportunity lo find out what is going on in the state. "Students have the opportunity to find out what faculty do." she said. In the letters division of the Academy, three of the presenters are WSU undergraduate students and one is a WSU graduate student, Stenburg said. "Higher education is about research and learning and teaching. We're all researchers, students as well as faculty, because information is exploding at such a rapid rate that we have to keep pace." Seshachari said. See Academy page 3 classifieds .... see page 1 1 mim'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1997-04-11, Vol. 59, No. 70|
|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.|