Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-11-121
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Rain?? Sthe .25. Vol. 34 No. 14 A recommended budget of $15 million for the operation of Weber State College during the 1975-76 fiscal year was cut to $13.8 million by the Utah Board of Regents. The amount approved was a J it k ?r a - .;r -V"7P . TYLER AVE., THE road leading from the dormitories to the Fine Arts Center will be narrowed with barricades to accomodate students walking to and from classes. (Photo by Dianne Sheldon) Dorm students request road college narrows road for wa Plans are being made to narrow Tyler Avenue to accommodate students walking to and from the dormitories. Tyler Avenue is the road leading from the dorms to the Fine Arts Center.Students living in the dorms said they wanted Tyler Avenue closed completely to traffic. This would turn Tyler into a walkway which would make the road safer to pedestrians and would eliminate cars splashing slush on the students during the winter. A former resident of the dorms recently said, "I always used to get splashed and arrive at school looking like a mess, especially when a car hit a chuckhole." She added, "Tyler is full of chuckholes." According to The Lower Level, the dorm newspaper, a petition is now being circulated asking for the closing. Col. Robert Ladd, director of Special Services, said he had read of the petition and thought Tyler's closing was a good idea. Bottleneck system He said the college was moving Tuesday, November 12, 1974 14.35 percent increase over last year's budget. However it was $1.2 million less than the Institutional Council of WSC had recommended for operating the college during the next fiscal in the direction of closing Tyler but added that it couldn't be done now because "all the roads on campus except Tyler feed into one road. This had created a bottleneck in the road system on campus down by the entrance near the administration Building." He said that this would be worse if traffic didn't have access to Tyler. He said that he and Dr. James R. Foulger, business vice president, had discussed the closing of Tyler at some length and both agreed that closing the road was desirable. Ladd said Foulger's suggestion was that barricades be put up along Tyler. Either barrels or sawhorses would be used to separate the pedestrians from the traffic. Ladd said this would provide ample space for walkers but would narrow the road to traffic.He said this would cause no real hazards to drivers as most of the traffic is either coming onto or leaving the campus at any one time of the day. Once the road is narrowed, traffic going in the direction op year. President Joseph L. Bishop, termed the cutback deplorable. He said it "was deplorable in that Weber is a fine institution and in that it is unique." He said the college would have a tough time posite that of the mainstream however will have difficulties leaving by Tyler. Create hassle One commuting student said, "I use Tyler a lot and don't want to see them close it. Even making it narrower will create a hassle for me because I often leave campus while most people are coming onto campus." She added, "I guess I'll have to start using the other road... I will in the winter anyway, it's just that Tyler is closer to home for me." Ladd pointed out in the master plan, traffic will not flow onto Tyler and the bottleneck which now exists will be eliminated. He said parking will be confined to the outer perimeters of the campus, the largest lot being where the playing field is now so there won't be any traffic coming onto the campus at all. A traffic count of Tyler Avenue is now being completed by William Carver, security chief, Ladd stated. He said the count should be finished sometime this Ogden, Utah 84403 of it. The budget approved by the board was based on the present tuition and fees scale. It would require $10.7 million from the Utah legislature with the rest coming from student tuition and fees. Unable to attend Studentbody officers from various colleges urged the Regents not to raise the tuition and fees. Rex Frasier, student-body president of WSC, told the board that many students now attending college would be unable to if tuition were raised. Frasier said, "Married students especially would feel the affects of increased tuition. It could mean many young couples could no longer afford to attend college." Frasier was urged by Board Finance Chairman Roy W. Simmons to combine efforts with other studentbody officers from throughout the state to lobby against a fee hike in the legislature. Simmons also told Frasier that the Governor had advised the board that only so much money will be available next year. "We closing; Iking week. He explained the purpose of the court is to find out exactly how much traffic uses Tyler and the direction of its flow at various times of the day. This would enable the administration to better see what action to take in dealing with Tyler. Packets available for winter registration The first phase of registration for winter quarter at Weber State College gets under way today as currently enrolled day students can begin the pre-registration process. . Packets will be distributed from the registration windows during the remainder of the week and throughout the next week. There is no restriction as to time or day for obtaining registration packets. The office closes at 5 p.m. The schedule for registering is: Juniors and seniors, Tuesday, Nov. 19, according to the first let It will be partly cloudy with occasional rain throughout northern Utah. Temperatures will be in the mid to high 50s. are asking for more than that," Simmons said. Removes flexibility As to the three percent cutback called for by the Governor, Bishop said, "it takes away our flexibility because we can't use our reserve funds. We must save them for heating fuel and other necessities that may come up. It really straps us down." He said $260,000 was affected by this three percent cutback. Bishop stated he "suspects the Governor will provoke another cutback. We won't know how the financial situation will turn out but we haven't presented our case to the Board of Regents yet." The Weber State recommendation includes $434,224 for faculty salary increases and $189,735 for improvements in classified employee salaries. Cutback unfortunate Bishop commented the cutback was unfortunate and ill-timed. He said that programs now a part of the campus could be continued while new programs would have to be cut or limited in their development. Commissioner of Higher Education G. Homer Durham, remarked along these lines when presenting the WSC budget to the Board of Regents. He called attention to "the need of the college for increased funding for its educationally disadvantaged students." The Utah legislature will have the final approval of Weber's budget when it convenes. The final amount has not been decided yet for the 75-76 school year. There is still a possibility that there will be an increase in the tuition for all Utah colleges. Bishop commented that budget cutbacks hit higher education hard. ter of surnames, U-Z, 8 a.m.; S-T, 9 a.m.; N-R, 10 a.m.; K-L-M. 11 a.m.; H-I-J, noon; E-F-G, 1 p.m.; C-D, 2 p.m.; A-B, 3 p.m.; registration closes at 8: 30 p.m. Sophomores preregister on Nov. 20 according to the same time schedule as above. Freshmen register as follows: on Nov. 21. W-Z. 8 a.m.; T-U-V. 9 a.m.; S, 10a.m.: P-Q-R. 11 a.m.: N-O. 1 p.m.; L-M. 2 p.m.: I-J-K. 3 p.m.; closing at 3:30 p.m. Freshmen also register on Nov. 22, with Hat 8 a.m.; F-G.9a.m : C-D-E, 10 a.m.: A-B. 11 a.m.. and registration closing at 1 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-11-12, Vol. 34, No. 14|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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 College|
|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.|