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n) Vol. 34 No. 28 Wins by narrow margin Humanities choose Masur Mark Masur, a communications and political science major with an emphasis in broadcasting, won the election for Academic Assemblyman from the School of Humanities by a vote of 30 to 24 over Elaine Spendlove on Wednesday. Masur said since his candidacy had been announced he had received some input from students that had given him a different perspective on . some areas of his job. In an earlier interview, Masur had responded to a question about the power that the assembly should have by saying that he didn't think the assembly needed more power than it had and "since the Executive Council is voted on by the students as a whole, we should be answerable to the council." Amount of separateness On Wednesday however, he said, "after taking a look at the structure of student government, it seems to me that the Academic Assembly should have a certain amount of separateness from the I " I Vltw- 1 I V Si v V -, ""- t . t"' w W -M -A -., j X ' X- PRESIDENT BISHOP IS one of 10 college presidents who will tour Red China. He leaves April 1 as Weber's representative on this goodwill tour. They are scheduled to visit several major Chinese cities while there. (Photo by Fred Barta ) S Friday, January 31, 1975 Executive Council." 1 He added, speaking specifically about the Council, "They seem to have everything funnelled through seven students." He said "that's an awful lot of power to be held by them." He noted the Academic Assemblymen "have very little power. I think we ought to spread the power base a little further to have more people involved in the decision making," he added. On organizing his assembly, Masur said, he would like to find some way to publish the fact that the opportunity is open to students and "if anyone wants to do it, they're on." Interested students He said that he does not want to hand pick the members of his assembly, that he wants people who are interested in serving to fill the positions. Each Academic Assemblymen is responsible for organizing an area assembly with representatives from each of the majors in his school. The majors that Masur will represent are Communications, English, Foreign languages, Theatre, Art, Music and Math. He represents these fields on the Academic Assembly which has no power to make changes but can recommend changes to the student Executive Council and the Faculty Senate. Masur said that he supports the resolution recently passed by the Assembly to limit activities and tests during the week before finals. He said, "I agree activities should be stopped. There are many fraternities and sororities planning activities during the week which interfere with studies." In terms of academic activity he said "I also think that the testing some professors do during that week should be curtailed." Bishop plans visit to China; representatives to make tour President Joseph L. Bishop of Weber State College is one of 10 college and university presidents in the nation selected to make a goodwill tour through Red China for one month beginning April 1. He and the other presidents were invited to participate in the tour of several major cities in the Republic of China by Alan " W. Ostar, executive director of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The invitation for the delegation of U.S. educators to make the visit came from officials of the Republic of China, in response to efforts of AASCU officials and U.S. leaders. A central purpose of the tour, President Bishop said, is to explore the possibilities of establishing cultural and academic linkages with educational and other institutions of Red China. "I am particularly happy to have this opportunity to be a member of the delegation because of the national and international recognition Weber State College will enjoy," he said. AASCU officials divided the nation into 4 districts in selecting the presidents for the April visitation. Ogden.Utah 84403 il ' m '1 N ELAINE SPENDLOVE AND Mark Masur show that opponents in a race can still be friends. Masur won the seat of Academic Assemblyman from Humanities by six votes in the election held Jan. 30. President Bishop said he had been advised that the delegation would fly to Hong Kong and then would visit Canton, Nanking, Peking, Shanghai and Wusih in Red China, making the travel by both train and plane. It will be a unique experience to travel through Wusih, he said, because this industrial city has not been included on other itineraries made by American delegations. Also, he said, since Wusih is an Applications Applications are now open for Editor of the Signpost said Media Board Chairman, Robin Jeppson. Jeppson stated those students interested in applying for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Signpost are to obtain their applications from Debbie Salmon, secretary of Student Government. The last date that applications must be in is Feb. 11 at noon. At 2 p.m. of the same day applications Variable cloudiness today with little change in temperatures. Highs near 30 and low near 10. Probability of measurable precipitation less than 10 percent. A warming trend is expected over the weekend. industrial center, it may have a relevancy to Weber State's technical and technology departments. "I will be getting a packet soon from AASCU giving background materials and additional tour information," the Weber State president said. Senator Henry Jackson was among congressmen who worked to induce Red China to invite the U.S. presidents to make the visitation. open for editor will be reviewed by Media Board members. Following meetings with Media Board and candidates are tentatively scheduled for Feb. 11, 14, 21 and two times following during the week of Feb. 21. The editor will be chosen before spring quarter break so that the new editor -in-chief may assume his responsibilities, set up his staff and make editorial policy.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-01-31, Vol. 34, No. 28|
|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.|