Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-03-251
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O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY A; U UTA and WSU to OS discuss streetcars, mass transit Set- pigv a 7T mm Mu' Jens in Grief 0 1 L it. j j raw mm Election parties get whiplash from speedy Supreme Court ruling By Heidi Le Baron news editor I 77ie Signpost At 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Weber State University Presidential Candidate Larry Harris received an e-mail stating that the START Political party he had joined was declared invalid by the WSU Supreme Court. Further, he was instructed in the notice that all candidates of the voided party must remove all START party references from posters, flyers and banners by 5 p.m. that day. "We're still going to work together;" Harris said, "they can't slop us from doing that, but they've taken away the name identification from us." The problem began when Elections Chair Mike Kofoed notified Larry Harris that the START party failed to register the names of the party members before the filing deadline. The e-mail from Kofoed read, "1 noticed that you and a few students started a political parly which is great but we are requiring all parties to register with their platforms and nominations before the filing deadline. Please e-mail or call me so we can work something out." Ryan Jessen, chief justice of the WSU Supreme Court, said Harris then appealed to the WSU Supreme Court via e-mail at approximately 9:30 p.m. By 1 a.m., Jessen and the other supreme court justices finalized their decision and Jessen e-mailed the party members at approximately 8 a.m. on Tuesday, quoting Title V, Section I, Number 4, Lines 1603-1608. The law requires parties to register as a club and file and submit the party members before the filing deadline, which the party did not do. The PINC party, on the other hand, See Parties page 2 Shuttle cuts send students walking By Josh Pedersen sr news reporter 1 The Signpost Weber State University Business and Economics Senator James Davis outlined drastic cuts to the shuttle bus service as one of the first casualties of the campus-wide budget woes in Senate meeting on Monday. Davis, who also serves on the WSU Parking Committee, announced a 3-percent increase in parking pass fees and then detailed the dramatic cuts in the shuttle bus system. "They were considering eliminating the shuttle bus system altogether," Davis said, "but then they compromised on this solution." The new routes will go into effect for the fall semester and will eliminate all Saturday service, all summer service and all service to University Village. There will also be a reduction in the number of stops from six to just two. The two proposed stops are at the Library and the Dee Events Center. Lastly, the evening service will be curtailed and end at 8 p.m. instead of at 10 p.m. Davis said it doesn't make sense to drive empty shuttles around and the cutbacks target underperforming routes and services. Kevin Hansen, WSU Fleet Manager, said the cuts are driven by budget constraints and the shuttle service is going back to its core mission transporting students from the Dee Events Center to the campus. "The ridership doesn't justify what it costs, so we have to make some cuts," Hansen said. "And we are going to cut where the return on our investment is the least." Ross LaRue, Assistant Fleet Manager, said the evening cutbacks come because of decreased demand. "We are not as used or as busy as we are during the day," LaRue said. Although ridership drops off in the evening hours, most night classes will end at 8:20 p.m. after the shuttles stop running. The changes will directly affect the 600 WSU students living on campus, but will have a ripple effect potentially disrupting the 13,000 riders who utilize the shuttles each week. LaRue conceded that the daytime shuttles are often full and that limiting the stops and drops will make things worse. "During the regular day that change will be pretty dramatic," LaRue said. See Shuttle page 2 CSfiD(DS i .,- , )','..! ;j tlii -'-j'l - t'i1rUr-:)i) I'll- t r ,' l ', iff O'fMit .hit -vV.i i 'tilth 'illiii tr)iuui'- (t -.Uiii lit V M - ;)utin III -1 . . i ' . i - I' v)'. .J. ..':' . .) iltr.lfi : . tjniitiis fr :li-HHit-..;ii t it ihiU mlii ItV residential Platform Kyle Braithwaite: What a great opportunity it is to run for student body president; I am truly excited. I love Weber State and the opportunity to represent the student body is something I am not willing to pass up. I think a lot of us take this great university for granted and don't fully appreciate the diversity and excellence associated with the term "Wildcat." In fact' I think we are underappreciated and often misunderstood by the community and local population. I want to help Weber State continue to progress toward greater public awareness and respect, and I know that I can help do so as your president. The most important goal, for me, is to represent the student body with dignity and class. I know that diligence, honesty, dedication and understanding are all characteristics that qualify me for this position. If you are looking for a president who will represent the student body honorably and protect the values of Weber State, then I am the candidate for you. Larry Harris My name is Larry Harris. I am a junior majoring in Political. Science and minoring in Legal Studies. I enjoy long walks on the beach, curling up with a good book by a fire, and being a Wildcat. I hope to be elected by the students ofWeber State to the office of President of the Student Association. As president I hope to increase student involvement on campus and increase access to and awareness of financial aid options for all students. Receiving a college education is an honor and a privilege and I believe that students mat get involved on campus receive benefits of both a great education and lifelong relationships. I hope to be able to serve in the office of president and help make Weber better than ever. Lets make it a great year in 2009 -2010! Goals: 1. Increase student involvement in activities and groups on campus. 2. Increase access to and awareness of financial aid options. 3. Improve accessibility to campus. (That means parking and public transit) 4. Promote excellence in sports and academic competitions by aiding in recruiting participants and fans alike. 5. Make Weber 1 in everything. (It's a big goal but I'm committed)Random Facts: 1. I think my dad can beat up your dad. (This has yet to be proven) 2. 1 beat all of die male members of my family every year in a Christmas beard-off. (Beard growing race) 3. The biggest direat to the world is SPACE NINJAS (that's like regular ninjas but from space) 4. This is THE END. Adam Hellewell Adam Hellewell is committed to the individual voices of Weber State University students. He believes that everyone should have a say in what happens on campus, and will encourage this by promoting participation and involvement on campus. He believes that everyone should have an opportunity to voice their opinions through public forums and discussions. He believes that equality is important and that each person's ideas need to be valued. 1 Ie will strive to unify the students by providing opportunities to serve and help on campus. Tyler Latham: As President I Plan to: Raise the level of STUDENT awareness through the use of the WSUSA Text Message System that will let students know what is going on campus on a weekly basis. By increasing the current program to more than 2,500 students I will increase attendance at sporting events and student activities. Raise the level of STUDENT input in decisions that are made that affect them through the use of the Student Voice Program, surveys and polling on Palm Pilots, rather than waiting for students to come to student government with issues I will take student government to them. Raise the level of enjoyment of YOUR college experience. All too often I hear of students who don't feel like they are a part of the university; by utilizing the ideas and technologies above I will make YOUR VOICE heard and make sure you are in the loop on what is happening to and on YOUR CAMPUS. As always, GO WILDCATS!! II rf II f i rliwr poo lnmPr SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Most of the University of Utah campus was closed and evacuated on Tuesday after the rupture of a nearby natural gas line. University spokesman Remi Barron said the leak at the south edge of campus happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported. He estimates there were about 40,000 people on campus when the gas leak started. Most have left the campus. Essential personnel and staff of the University Hospital and Clinics remained Tuesday.Questar Gas Co. spokesman Darren Shepherd says the leak in the six-inch plastic pipe was caused by a contractor who was using boring equipment and accidentally hit the line. Questar crews were not involved in the work that was being done, Shepherd said. Nearby manhole covers were lifted to allow the gas, which found its way into the sewers, to escape, Shepherd said. He said crews hoped to have the leak stopped later Tuesday afternoon. All university classes, including evening classes, were canceled. Salt Lake City Police Department spokeswoman Robin Synder said students at a daycare and two schools were moved to a nearby high school. FCCFSterd Weber State University President F. Ann Millner announced this year's Presidential Outstanding Classified and Professional Staff Awards recipients: Jean Harding, Kathy May, Kristie Nielsen, and Ben Read. The WSU campus community nominated 23 people for the awards. The awards will be formally presented as part of the annual Staff Awards Luncheon program on Wed., April 15 at 12 p.m. Millner said she would like to thank each individual who took the time to make a nomination or write a reference letter and also those who served on the selection committee. VUJiCl I klUNlU llUIUUUIlO Utah State University will host the Utah Public Relations Conference with the theme "Position to Win." The conference is scheduled for April 13, 2009, at the Eccles Conference Center at USU. This is the first year for what is intended to be an annual conference. Event planning, non-profit organizations, athletics, media relations and other aspects of public relations will be covered during the conference. To register, contact Leisa Black at jcomaggiemail.usu.edu. For more information, visit www. usu.eduprssa.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-03-25, Vol. 79, No. 79|
|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.|