Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-11-30, 21
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5JF! T-,.-,4-' r .'"'i 4-3, V .1 FOOD FOR THE FERE WAS PROVIDED BY COMIC BOOKS. $600 damage in Promontory blaze by John Redding An early morning fire on the fifth floor of Promontory Tower Monday, resulted in an estimated $600 damage. The fire started in room 503, occupied by Ken Meyer Jr., 19, from Georgia, at approximately 12:13 a.m. The fire started as a result of a burning candle igniting drapes, magazines, and posters. The blaze was discovered by student Carl DeRyk, who passed the word and sounded the alarm. While residents alerted by the alarm began evacuating the dorm, both Scott Gillespie and John Pennesi immediately put the fire under control, also assisting was John Christensen. The fire was extinguished by the students before the Ogden Fire Department arrived. However, some fire extinguishers were not working properly and one student stated that the fire alarm was barely heard on the tenth and eleventh floors. Moreover, the Ogden Police Department failed to notify Weber State College Police of the fire. The on-duty campus patrolman learned of it when he noticed fire trucks pulling into the Promontory parking lot. Ogden City Fire Marshal, R.A. Mortensen said, "Too often students will discharge fire extinguishers in play and fail to realize the danger of their actions." Mortensen explained that smoke detectors will be installed to insure greater safety from fire and that more attention will be paid to fire extinguisher maintenance. ( : M TCI fn oioprj Weber State College ' Senate defeats recommendations by Rick Libby The Faculty Senate defeated a three point recommendation related to faculty promotion and tenure. The final vote of 21 for-13 against failed to reach the two-thirds necessary. The recommendations, presented by Dr. Caseel Burke, chairman of the Ad Hoc committee read like this; a. The Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee and the Appointment, Promotion and Dismissal of Faculty Personnel Committee be combined into one committee. The intent of this recommendation is to develop and provide uniform criteria covering the closely related matters of tenure and promotion. b. The College Tenure Committee and the College Ranking Committee be combined into one committee for the purpose of determining the granting of tenure and rank. The intent of this recommendation is to provide an effective and uniform procedure in applying the criteria for the granting of tenure and promotion to deserving faculty members. c. Further that the Appointment Promotion and Dismissal Committee and the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of the Faculty Senate be combined during the interim year 1976-77. This committee is to include members selected by the Executive Committee from the existing committee members, and to have for its judgement the existing appropriate policies for use in promotions and tenure evaluations in the 1977-78 academic year. Arguments against the proposal claimed that tenure and promotion are not the same, therefore cannot be combined into a single committee. They argued that tenure is responsibility to academic freedom, while rank is a reward to mastering one's field. Those in favor of the recommendations argued that the same criteria was involved in judging for rank and tenure. They argued that combination of the two committees could reduce the time of faculty meetings. 7 tr ? T o 1 N I Photo. Clyde Mueller IS TUITION OVER YOUR HEAD. . If it is then go to the Ombudsman meeting that will be held today at noon. Increase approved The Board of Regents adopted a proposal from Weber State College to recommend a $51 per year tuition increase for resident students to the Utah Legislature. The increase would be $127.50 per year for non-resident students. The office of the Ombudsman is holding a meeting today at noon to begin action against the increase. All students are invited to attend. Howard Olson, . Ombudsman, said his office will be circulating a petition against the increase because "the increase is too high." " Jeff Flamm, ASWSC President, said that he met with Governor-elect Scott Matheson and said that he (Matheson) felt the increase was too high. Flamm said that the college presidents felt that the Legislature would not approve such a large increase. He added that they would probably cut the budget and the tuition hike. Olson said that today's meeting in the Executive Council room would organize all students opposed to the hike so they could circulate the petition and try to get funds from the Executive Council to lobby with the Legislature. The Signpost is looking for a News Editor for Winter and Spring quarter. There is pay involved. Pick up your applications in the Signpost office.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-11-30, 2, Vol. 37, No. 17|
|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.|