Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-01-051
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January 5, 1979 r Salary update ; iudge orders release of public by Beverly Taggart Staff reporter Third Judicial District Court Judge G. Howell Taylor ordered Weber State College to release personally identifiable salary information to the Signpost. In a hearing before the Law and Motion Division on December 11, the Attorney General's office moved to dismiss the suit brought by Signpost Editor John Redding. The motion was denied. John Preston Creer and Kent B. Scott, representing Redding, moved to have a Judgment on the Pleadings and also a Restraining Order against the State Records Committee from holding its scheduled public hearing last December 21. Judge Taylor granted both motions. Survey results released WSC News Bureau More students are attending Weber State College in pursuit of a higher standard of living than the pursuit of knowledge, ac cording to a student survey. Alan Bybee, administrative vice-president of the WSC student body, conducted a survey in which questionnaires were returned by 304 students, of whom 86 were married. One finding was that 57 percent of those returning the questionnaires said they were attending college to prepare for a better job. Only 37 percent said they were in college to become more knowledgable. About 52 percent said they attended WSC activities some times, another 30 percent said they did so frequently, and 6 percent said they almost always did. Principal reason given for non-attendance was a simple "I have other interests." Only 2 percent said they didn't like the activities.Of those who do attend, 28 percent said they did so because they found enjoyment; 21 percent to meet people, and 26 percent because they wanted to do in WVIxt Welcome information In his remarks, Judge Taylor said that since his salary was public information and the people had access to it, so should the salaries of Weber State College employees. In arguments, Creer indicated that there "was no valid reason to withhold salary information for any one class of public employees. Public school teachers, judges, and all other public employees' salaries are open to public inspection," he noted. "There is no provision of Utah law allowing for withholding of such salary information of Weber State College professors from public inspection. The opening of these records is long overdue," Preston added. Weber State College legal counsel Brinton Burbidge argued that releasing the information teresting things. More than half-54 percent-said they did not have an academic adviser, while of the 46 percent who did, 49 percent said they consulted the adviser sometimes, 31 percent frequently, and only 7 percent "always" consulted the adviser. Dr. Dello Dayton, vice president for academic affairs, said students are assigned a regular adviser when they make a choice of a major. To those who do not have an assigned adviser, academic departments and the counseling service are available. Divorce group The Divorce Group sponsored by the Counseling Center will meet at 1 Monday in the basement of the library, room 10. Also sponsored by the Con-seling Center, the Eliminating Self-defeating Behavior Group will meet Wednesdays at 1 and Thursdays at 5 in the same room. Other times can be arranged, according to Mary Jo Latulippe. For further questions, call her at 626-6406. State College, Ogilen, Utah 'constitutes an unwarranted and unconstitutional invasion of the privacy rights of persons employed by Weber State College. Last Wednesday, Judge Taylor , signed the order instructing the college to release the information. A spokesperson from the school said President Brady has not yet received the or-der.and until he dies, the college will not make a decision on whether to appeal or comply. The State Records Committee classified state employees' salaries as public information in July 1977. The Signpost requested a list of salaries from the college last March, and the school refused to comply. Redding filed suit against the college and Records Committee last November. rirl II in Weber State College is one of four schools serving as pilot institutions in the utlitzation of a $43,000 federal grant to improve the quality of instruction in colleges and universities. Dr. John LaTrielle, director of instructional development at WSC, said the other schools in "pilot" roles are Utah State University, Idaho State University, and Boise State College. An additional nine schools in the states of Idaho, Montana and Utah are also involved in the utilization of the grant. The idea of putting together the Northern Rockies Consortium for High Education originated with WSC and USU, the only two of the 13 schools which have had strong instructional improvement facilities. L - "V- WHJKK STATE College campus ordered the retention pond to be dorks mav ...ake the endangered lowered. The ducks may he eaten ..peries list after President Brady alive hy dos. Quack down on WSC safety hazard by Beverly Taggart Staff reporter "As much as I love ducks, I would rather have children than ducks," said President Rodney Brady. Persons on campus have recently complained concerning the safety and welfare of the ducks that reside in the retention pond on campus. Last week, a Utah Transit Authority bus driver pulled a child from the pond after the young boy slipped on the ice and fell in the water, President Brady then ordered the water level of the pond to be lowered. "My main concern," remarked one student, "is providing some protection for the ducks so dogs can't get at them and kill them." Director of Auxilliary Services Robert Ladd said the dog problem is real. "We have to find a happy medium for both children and ducks," Ladd noted. "There is not enough in the pond now to protect the ducks from the dogs, but yet we have to keep the water level low enough to protect young children." Ladd said he was concerned about the problem but President Brady told the school to "get the water out of the pond." He noted that children go down to the pond 'J . tic- to look at the ducks. Ladd said the animals are well fed. "We just purchased 200 lbs. of grain for the ducks, and they are being fed every day." J. Robert Folsom, director of campus planning, said the pond has an average depth of only 12 inches, sloping from six inches at the edges to around 18 inches elsewhere. However, there are a couple of places where the water may be close to four feet deep. NOTICE If you are majoring in one of the departments of the School of Business and Economics scholarship applications must be received in tne Office of Financial Aids, Room 111, of the Continuing Education Building, by February 1, l979.Information may be obtained in the Dean's Office.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-01-05, Vol. , No.|
|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.|