iveber state Volume 31, Number 13 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, November 9, 1971 8 Pages r If X ' f" f I I 7 :1 ' 1 I . 1 Y . 1 'V ' ' ' ' V' . J "' 1 - . , - . Freedom of the press is an endangered species!! Photo by John Shupe Senate cools Signpost Decisive action con-cerning student publications was taken by WSC student government at a special session of student senate Thursday evening. Rules were suspended in order to enable the senate to take immediate action. Studentbody president, Dan Hunter, introduced an act to change the membership of the Publications Board which was approved by a vote of 10-2 with one abstention. The rider attached to the Signpost budget request was repealed unanimously. It was also announced by Fran Wheeler, legislative vice president, that the election by-laws previously approved by senate, would be vetoed by the studentbody president. The election by-laws contained a stipulation requiring the media to give "equal time" to candidates which were endorsed by that media. The rider attached to the Signpost budget also made provisions for rebuttle by a candidate. The senate also approved, by a vote of 10-3, the appointment of Kevin Wheelwright as the student representative on the newly organized Publications Board. Hunter explained that the reason for the proposed change in the Publications Board was to make publications "more responsive to students as a whole." He pointed out that "this Publications Board will be run by students; but will still have faculty and administration input." Senator Glen Curtis declared that "if this bill passes, it will be the most unresponsible action ever taken by student government." He also served notice that he would "challenge the constitutionality of the bill."