Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-03-091
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u I- i r- v i" . " March 9, 1976 - ' CHlssiirDinisj- S3ft ifi) As a result of two complaints, one written by Karma Grimm Public relations v.p. and one written by Mary Woodhead, Signpost editor, an injunctionwas issued on Friday by the Student Supreme Court against the AWS officer elections. The injunction allowed the elections to continue but prohibited AWS from counting the votes until after a hearing is held. A hearing has been scheduled for 3 p.m. toaay. The complaint issued by Grimm stressed the preamble to the AWS charter which cites a commitment to the principles of democracy. In the complaint she noted that AWS had not notified any women outside of those on the council and that this unfairly limited the candidates for office. Grimm said in the complaint that those actions were not in line with the principles of democracy. In the other complaint, Woodhead stated that some women who may have wished to run for AWS were denied that opportunity. In an interview, Woodhead said "By not giving all women the opportunity to run, the AWS officers are insuring that people like themselves get the offices. By being able to notify only who they want to be able to run, they can control AWS quite a ways into the future." . Members of AWS had wanted a hearing on Friday afternoon so that they could announce all of the new officers at the Preference Ball on Fridav night as is traditional. - Jon vanderwood, chief justice of the student court said that they were unable to get enough justices together to have an emergency hearing on Friday. Wendy West, also a court justice, said that it would be fairer to AWS to delay the hearing so that AWS would have time to prepare a defense." When approached about the problem, prior to the .time the complaints were filed, AWS president Kris Moyes said that she was not responsible for publicity and that if a girl had wanted to run for an AWS office she would have to settle for an appointed office. The constitution of AWS says that "All registered full-time women students of the college shall be members of the Associated Women Students organization." Later on in the constitution it states that voting is open to all members of the association. "I assume the court will look over the case,""says Grimm, "and then re-run the election for the Associated Women Students." Grimm stresses there are some misunderstanding and she doesn't blame anyone individual. "AWS thought the elections were listed on the Union calendar," points out Grimm. "There is where the mix-up begins." Pointing out that the associated women students were changing officers, the same time some were seeking offices in the campus election, the candidates were not aware of the changes because of the mix-up in printing the calendar. "The information could have been disseminated if it had been on the calendar," says Grimm. "It's really unfortunate that the women that wanted to run didn't know they should check into the matter." Grimm adds that the matter has really been hard on the AWS because of the calendar discrepancy. "I would hope that the girls that are intrested in running will be at the hearing tomorrow," adds Grimm. There are two positions presently open assuming the Supreme Court makes a ruling one being vice president of the AWS, the other being secretary of the women's organization. "My concern and involvement in the situation has been quite simple," says Grimm. "If any interested person in student government ... they should be given notice of an election ... that's not saying this is any one particular person's fault." I'm Jt hi J - r X In r v j Ft Photo by Stephen Matlow BIG SKY TOURNAMENT: The final results of the Big Sky Conference are mirrored in the eyes of Boise State's Trent Johnson. The lightly regarded Broncos of Boise upset both Idaho State and Weber State to gain a berth in the NCAA Championship tournament that begins next week in Eugene, Oregon. The WSC Wildcats, who finished second in the tournament, ended their best season in four campaigns as they posted a 21-11 record. More Photographs Complete Story: Pages 8 & 9 Page 13 Last issue This is the last issue of the Signpost for Winter Quarter. Since the Media Board has yet to dhoose a new editor, students should be aware that there is a chance that publication of the Signpost may be delayed next quarter. Students should contact their department chairmen and student government officers to get any information about their major or about upcoming activities if there is no Signpost out on March 23. Any information that may be pertinent for Signpost publication at the start of next quarter should be turned in to the Signpost office before March 20.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-03-09, Vol. 36, No. 34|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 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.|