Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-01-221
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Iranians miss WEBER STATE COLLEGE 3 . 3 CU Li Volume 40 Issue 27 Policy to By Eunice Schlenker Dr. Rodney Brady, WSC president, said concerning the foreign students tuition requirements that specifies of a procedure are in the process of being drafted. The policy is to assist foreign "students 1 mainly "Iranian T "who-are experiencing difficulty in making their tuition payments by deadline. Vice president, Dr. Perry Wilson is in charge of the procedure, and he hopes to have it developed as of Monday, Jan. 21. GORE, WSC dispute issue Weber State College officials released financial details concerning the Congress of Racial Equality investigation for the first time Monday and categorically denied charges made against the financial aids office by CORE. - Assistant to the president Dean Hurst made public a debt of $3,500 owed the college by CORE. He also indicated that school officials, including President Brady had discussed requesting an investigation of CORE in November, at least one week before CORE first filed a class-action, complaint alleging discrimination by the college. "CORE'S claim' is absurd," stated WSC attorney Eric Explorer, peace emissary also presidential hope ful Mike Tupa Among the over 200 spectators in the crowd was my grandfather, on that sunny day in 1960, when Captain Lavere Baker began his journey across the Pacific Ocean-on a raft. The light wind off the ocean swept over the witnesses as my grandfatherJames Edward Saunders-recalls that Baker left theRedondo Beach, Cal. shore on a ship to join his raft in the sea. Over the next few months Baker and his crew would visit Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand aboard the 'Lehi' all to show whether ancient men could have left this continent to travel to other islands as stated in the Book of Mormon of his Latter-Day Saint religion. Capt. Baker, now a democratic candidate for the President of the United States, visited Weber State College two weeks ago. In fact, this is where ,; he was nominated, weeks ago. The years after his historic journey brought Baker- other adventures. He participated in the receiving of a meteorite from outer space which had within it all the amino acids necessary for life. The gave NASA part of his rock and Brigham Young University another part. A talk with Alexi Kosygin, the former communist leader,, and ODDEN UTAH offer aid? "The Utah Board of Regents have established a tuition policy, and our decision at the President's Council meeting Monday was to determine how we could provide an opportunity for the students to pay and still adhere to the state tuition poIicy7"Bfady said." "We worked on a schedule whereby they could make those payments over a period of time, paying interest rates on the unpaid principle. Otherwise, the college would be penalized by the regents for failure to impose our tuition deadline." he said.. Bjorkland. He said none of CORE'S letters state any real details and that the financial aids office claims the allegations against financial aids are "100 percent groundless. "We are not covering up or hiding anything," Bjorkland said. CORE'S local chairwoman, WSC student Shirley Thomas, stuck by her claims when questioned about the severity of the allegations CORE made against the college. She said HEW chose the wording of her complaint after members of her organization gave specific incidents.Among the complaints concerning CORE'S violation of Baker took place in which the Russian premier told the captain that the U.S.S.R. would destroy America partly by teaching the theory of evolution. Baker feels that with his meteorite, proof exists of life in outer space. In sunny Guatemala thesoon-to-be assasinated conservative President there asked him to make a film of the fight that he was making against communism. Before Baker could start on the project, the Guatemalan head-of-state was shot in his own palace. Baker was later to say that this is when he realized "What an awesome enemy this is." He was referring to communism. Cruide oil refineries in southern Utah lost their privacy through the camera eye of Baker as he set out to verify a story in a well-worn 1918 edition of National Geographic. The story reported how Utah Founder Brigham Young made giant chimney-like brick buildings to convert shale oil and the article said that America would never have to worry about energy again. Recently, at a hearing of the MX missile in southern Utah, the Captain presented an alternative plan which he said was the only other plan accepted by the group, besides the MX. i1 f .rmmt,,S for..? rifcf I January 22, 1980 Brady indicated that he realizes the Iranian students, particularly, are having difficulty because of the extenuating circumstances of which everyone is aware. However, "We want to make it perfectly clear that we're treating all students equally," he added. Relative to the assertion that the Utah State University president is allowing a time-extension for foreign students, Brady said, "Possibly they're not following the regent's tuition policy as closely as we . federal regulations, are time cards, allegedley forged, kickbacks to CORE officials from student members, and refusal to pay overdue bills. Thomas admits not paying the entire amount owed the college as contracted, but claims she received verbal assurances from financial aids officials concerning the debts. The bills are also much more than CORE truly owed, she claimed. One CORE student, former Black Scholars United president Brenda Turner, said the students elected to pay 20 percent of their work-study checks back to the organization in order to keep the program alive. Soon to be read in the Congressional Record, Baker's report gives other military and non-military ideas. The Presidential nomination came at a local democratic & t LAVERE BAKER, who sailed the Pacific to New Zealand on a raft, and is a democratic candidate for President of the United States visited WSC to hear Jack Anderson on Jan. 1 0. Photo by Dave Barrett. tuition deadline Approximately 35 Iranian students failed to meet the registration deadline Friday because of lengthy delays in mail coming from Iran, administration officials indicated Friday. Spanos said $66 must be paid today; 10 percent plus $20 late fee. A week from today 40 percent must be paid. When asked why WSC has not simply extended the deadline as Utah State did, Spanos said the Utah State president is more willing to work with the situation. The college stands to lose several thousands dollars of appropriated funds because tthe Utah Board of Regents makes its appropriations based on the Jan. 18 total student count, although Weber State officials have reportedly appealed the deadline. WSC dean of admissions and records Milton Mecham said the college is not treating the Iranians any differently than other students when it considers the debts as accounts receivable and gives special permission for the Iranians to attend class without paying. ... "it is just the same as if an American student on scholarship is not fully registered because the scholarship fund fails to pay by the deadline," Mecham stated. Foreign students advisor Tony Spanos said all students not registered full-time could conceivably be deported, but because the problem is so widespread and because of the difficulty in deporting a student who has only registered late, probably none would be deported. Spanos said a student must have him sign a form saying the student is registered full time. This certificate is then sent to the Iranian consulate in San Francisco for approval and returned before the students asks for money from his parents or near relatives, Spanos said. The relatives then may request that their bank send the money to the student, but in recent months therehas been a delay in getting the money out of Iran and the Iranian government has routed the checks through Europe. "Khomeini has the checks sent through Europe because he knows it will take longer and hurt the American economy," Spanos said. "He gets tougher as we do." But one of the results is a great deal of consentration on the part of the Iranian students here. Spanos indicated that many are now using their remaining money to pay for food and rent. Apparently 20 students have sold personal possessions to pay tuition. "We have a special problem here at Weber State," Spanos revealed, "because of a pathetic shortage of on-campus jobs." Foreign students are now allowed to work off-campus. One Iranian student, Hamid Madani, said most of the students are supported by their close relatives, and that they are very worried by the long delays. He said he expects this to be a continuing problem. Spanos, however, indicated that the outloook is still good for Iranian students in America. He said 13 have gone home voluntarily from WSC and that only two have received deportation orders. convention when, after Baker had given his solutions to problems, a woman said. "I nominate that Capt. Baker run for President of the United States." Captain Baker said that the three things he would do as President would be to: 1) Start a full-scale program of converting shale oil for energy; 2) Deal with the MX proposal and alternatives and; 3) Use his meteorite and other teachings to try to get the Supreme Court to reverse their decisions about teaching the creation or evolution of the world in schools to "block communism."He said he would select a woman to run with him as vice-president because "womankind suffers to bring man onto the earth," and he feels women should have input into these decisions. A "Secretary of Peace" would also be selected by Baker to try to offset the Secretary of Defense that exists now. About his chances of winning, Baker said that "Carter is a millionaire, Kennedy is a millionaire and Brown is a millionaire," and that to receive matching funds a person almost has to be a millionaire, which he is not. His campaign plan is to get booked on programs like the "Today Show" as an adventurer and then talk as much as he can about his political aspirations. As we stood up to go he said, "All I want is a chance."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-01-22, Vol. 40, No. 27|
|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.|