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Angelic voice... Tragic death inspires Warner Brothers latest production. See A&E page 6 Friday, February 14, 1997 Volume 59 Number 54 Committee stands behind original proposal vj By Mellyn L. Cole news editor-Signpost The Senate Fee Recommendation Committee decided during Wednesday's appeal hearing not to alter the budget proposed to Weber State University senators in Saturday's 14-hour meeting. "I think we'll have a better time passing it in Senate by standing behind the original proposal," said Jason Whelan, Associated Students of WSU president. Although athletics, campus recreation and ASWSU all received less funding than requested, the only appeal was a letter from Signpost advi- tudent Fees sor Sheree Josephson. Josephson explained the Signpost has been safeguarding itscarry-forward to replace aging computer equipment and to avoid having to request money for equipment in the future. "It's difficult to not feel as though we were punished for being fiscally responsible and for holding onto our carry-forward," Josephson said. She also said, "We are looking at our decrease in student fee funding as a way of helping out the university in difficult times." Aaron Campbell, student at large, said, "I realize that the budget is not a perfect piece of work, but I think it is very, very good." The committee has invested numerous hours since the beginning of winter quarter to hear funding requests and craft a proposal agreeable to all members."This committee is as diverse as the Senate. I think the campus is represented well," Campbell said. "It was a compromise on all of our parts," said John Shupe, Veteran Stu dents senator. Saturday's meeting was long and heated. "A lot of people have strong feelings and I don't think they'll go away," Shupe said. The state-mandated salary increase, which covers wages and benefits for employees, is one point of disagreement."Some senators are opposed to any mandated salary increase at all," said Judy Hurst, director of student activities.Members of the committee expressed concern that not all senators have a good understanding of student fees and briefly discussed the idea of videotaping student fee hearings. Andy Young, academic vice president, said he didn't feel attending the hearings would have changed any of the senators' feelings. "We all have points we feel strongly about," Young said. "I don't think that attending the hearings would have changed their opinions." According to Marie Kotter, vice president of student services, the budget has been rejected by the Senate only twice before. In Monday's senate meeting, senators voted to postpone making a decision on the budget. The emergency meeting scheduled for Monday has also been postponed. Utah 's largest career fair attracts variety of students By Mellyn L. Cole news editor-Signpost At the largest Career Fair in Utah, Thursday, some students were dressed in business attire and carrying resumes, others were wearing jeans and eating popcorn. The annual Weber State University Career Fair hosted 144 different businesses. Appealing to a variety of interests, the fair hosted the FBI, the Los Angelos College of Chiropractics and everything in between. "There's more opportunities than what I thought there would be," said WSU student, Robin Wilde. "In my opinion, it's a better career fair than Utah State's." One of the newer companies to participate in the fair is Vitrex, which is best described as an "outsourcing firm," said staffing specialist, Erika Wilder. Vitrex is an Ogden-based company that works with clients along the Wasatch Front, as well as in Phoenix and Las Vegas. "We're trying to give people the experience they need," Wilder said. Scott Warner will be graduating after winter quarter and hopes to find someone to help him gain experience. "I met a few companies that were great. I gave them my resume, so I guess we'll 1 I ! 'As -t.: Xi & 3 4. : f StmttMmtMia iilililiiiHMi1 IMilfli UK I IMWIIIW VT i :z u 4J ir fa 7 m ' ' J .1 . - .. . ' 1 - ' i i,- i , ff " . Is See Fair page 5 Kevin Brenchley talks to Petersen Engineering at the Career Fair Thursday about an upcoming job possibility. Freedom of speech, expression found in tenure postions By Alisa C. Rasmussen news editor emeritus-Sgiwsf The discussion over keeping the tenure system in academia has long been debated, but after four Weber State University professors discussed and debuted the issues at Honours Issues Forum yesterday, questions continue to linger. Should professors be considered "the untouchables" when they receive tenure? Should professors be allowed to teach after they lose their passion? According to Don Sharpes, professor of teacher education, tenure is an important part in the history of academia. "The question 'should professors be allowed to teach after they lose their passion' makes it look like those with tenure have lost all passion for teaching, which isn't the case." Sharpes said. He said tenure is only a means of giving certain privileges to those with experience and expertise in their field. He added that this type of system has existed long before modern institutions were developed. "Tenure is a 900-year-old tradition that protects the seekers of truth, the disseminators of knowledge from people who would wish to do away with it," Sharpes said. "Tenure supports the spirit of academic protection, academic freedom." Ly all Crawford, associate professor of communication, disagrees with the whole idea of tenure. He said people should imagine who they would be without the influence of all the different people they've come across in this lifetime. I le said it doesn't matter what type of person comes See Tenure page 5 Tenure supports the spirit of academic protection, academic freedom." Don Sharpes professor of teacher education inside post editorial see page 4 a&e see page o portS see pegi the other side see oage 12 classifieds . . . S'' Ke ; ; J - - w .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1997-02-14, Vol. 59, No. 54|
|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.|