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CAMPUS SOCK AND Weber State University The UNDERWEAR DRIVE i. n V : Seepage 10 Volume 66 Issue 81 wsusignpost.com Monday, April 5, 2004 o X New cabinet announced Ejections campaigns spur closest races ever Cody Jones 2004 WSUSA President By Wendy Leonard editor in chief The Signpost Voters turned out in full force on the Weber State University campus regarding a historic referendum for the Shepherd Union Building and the election of next year's presidential cabinet and other Presidential housing WSU President F. Ann Millner works on a house for Habitat for Humanity Saturday morning in Ogden. The home is being built for the Barnett family. An average of 60 students from Weber State University volunteer each semester for Habitat for Humanity. Students interested in volunteering can contact the Volunteer Involvement Program at wsuhabitatweber.edu. High winds generate By Ronnie Gustaveson correspondent The Signpost Winds in excess of 60 mph whipped through the Weber State University campus Friday morning, damaging several cars and injuring a student near Building 4. Eyewitnesses at the scene said the student was exiting the building when one of the plywood election campaign signs near the entrance broke loose and slammed into him. It broke into four pieces and knocked the young man senseless. Apparently the student was struck so hard that, for a brief time, he could neither remember what had happened, nor even his own : ,: ; Dallas Broeker 2004 WSUSA Executive Vice Pres. WSU Student Association leaders. Fifty-three candidates vied for three executive offices and 19 senatorial seats in a near-record elections week. During the previous week, primary elections brought out 2,539 voters, a record number for primaries. The tally of voters for final elections week was 2,922, only 44 votes away from name. "You could tell the guy was pretty messed up," said Peter Zeigler, a WSU business major who aided the injured student. "His arm was all cut up and bleeding." Another concern for Zeigler and other students who tried to help the young man was the amount of time it took for health officials to respond to the incident. Several witnesses said it took at least 20 minutes for the police to arrive and much longer before any medical personnel arrived at the scene. "It makes me wonder about the emergency response here at Weber," Zeigler said. Officer Dennis Moore was the first of the campus police on the scene, and snowed L .1 ,.L I l-.l . mi,.iwM..i'iiit m.n , .iiiiimiii.iiiiin.roi wu"i 'FH ij ?: ' (J " " ;f 3 V - - ; 1 r?u . , t 2 .-( - I "t , $ Mm wirm ' -frum " - "'"iMT-'iiriMiin ' Ryan Woolsey 2004 WSUSA Academic Vice Pres. a record and nearly a thousand more than last year. Aaron Nail, WSUSA Elections Committee chairman, credits the number of candidates and the party system for the increased turnout. Addressing the candidates' efforts to increase See Elections page 3 campus safety issues r- i i rv -wxw, , s:"v ' ; - . t """ i C Police officer Dennis Moore points to rocks and gravel that cover the roofs of many campus buildings. Friday afternoon, rocks and campaign signage flew uncontrollably when high winds blew through campus. genuine concern for the young hospital where his injuries are man's well-being. Moore also went with the student to the See Winds page 1 1 Administration arouses controversy concerning election results access By Natalie Cutler news editor The Signpost Final voting for the Weber State University 2004 elections closed Friday at noon. Election results were then announced that evening at 8:30 p.m. but members of the Weber State University Student Activities Elections Committee said they received requests as soon as Wednesday afternoon for the early disclosure of updated election results. Martin Rizer, WSU senior and WSUSA Election Committee member, said Dave Taylor from computing support services received a phone call Wednesday asking for the update on Union Building renovation vote totals. "Thursday was when I first heard it was heating up, we started getting pushed by student leaders and administration to give updates on vote totals," Rizer said. Aaron Nail, WSU senior and WSUSA elections chairman, said disclosing results prematurely would compromise the integrity of the election. "By our bylaws, which is what we live by," Nail said, "we are not allowed to release any election results until 6 p.m." Nail said by 12:30 p.m. Friday the elections committee was " being pressured by administrators. "A few administrators were extremely curious about the election status of the union building," Nail said. "They pressed all of us for the results." Nail said he felt he was disrespected as a student and put into a bad position. "To say that the pressure was being put on was lightly putting it," Nail said. Nail said he was personally pressured by Bill Fruth, Shepherd Union Building director. He said he has worked with Fruth for the past three years and respected him. "I was floored by what happened today (Friday)," Nail said. "I felt emotionally beat up because of his mannerisms and his behavior." Fruth said the president's council was in an all-day meeting and wanted to know how the renovation results would be announced and what the university public announcement policy was. "There was interest to find out what the results were after elections had closed," Fruth said, "just because the work schedule of die day of some of the administrators." Fruth said the question was that of trying to differentiate what the election rules were and establishing what definitions were. "Students defined what the public announcement policy was and that was that," Fruth said. Rizer said the committee decided Thursday how they were going to treat the Shepherd Union Building renovation in regards to election announcements. "It was pretty clearThursday," Rizer said. "Kyle (Poll) knew we See Access page 1 1 Coming Up: Disappearance of scholarship applications gets investigated Honors Issues Forum for National Alcohol Awareness Screening Day Students set up Web site to discuss career TV show 'The Apprentice'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-04-05, Vol. 66, No. 81|
|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.|