Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-02-241
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fLJ"afa . WE-3FR STATE COLLEGE L,, j LJ v LJ i J I , J v .... J J LJ f' j j j QGDEN UTAH X Former Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson spoke to students Monday morning in the UB Little Theater. Photo by Mike Smith. Library Basement To Get New Doors by Shonda St. James A new entrance to the basement of the library will be opened by spring quarter. Presently the upstairs doors are used to service both the circulation library and the downstairs. The downstairs section provides more student services than any other part of the library, as it houses academic improvement and advisement, the testing center, archives, counseling facilities, the learning center, rapid reading and job placement. "These doors have been needed for a long time" stated Reserve librarian Peggy Pierce. The new entrance will relieve some of the congestion on the upstairs doors. Over 55 thousand people used the upstairs doors last month alone. During the break between quarters, double doors and a security system will be installed directly under the main stairs. "This is the busiest place on campus," said college president Rodney Brady. "There are always students coming and going, yet at the same time it provides a work-conducive environment.""The students that come here, come down here to study. It's not a place to talk, it's a place to work and the students use it for that purpose," explained Atha Freeman, Learning Center coordinator. The reserve library assists students and teachers by monitoring books, folders and special materials for classes along with providing television viewers for video tapes and slide projectors. It also has cassette players and stereo equipment for music students to use in their studies. Twenty-two tutors operate out of the Learning center of the library, assisting students in a wide area of subjects. The tutors are selected by the department and then given a small training class. The new entrance will greatly assist the basement facilities as thev strive to assist students. Today's Quotables: Signpost News Briefs 2 Dance Performance 3 Editorials 4 Sports News 5 "Altered States" 6 'Cats Win Two 7 Unclassifieds 8 "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of."Ben Franklin Volume 42 Issue 34 February 24,1981 ichardson Visits WSC A large audience in the Union Building Little Theater was treated to an hour with one of America's foremost public servants Monday. Elliot L. Richardson, Attorney-General under Richard Nixon, spoke on topics ranging from public perception of politicians to the duties of Cabinet-level departments in his morning address to students and public. Richardson has distinguished himself in a number of positions in the government, including four Cabinet posts and Ambassador to the Court of St. James. It is this wide variety of experiences that gives him the knowledge to make insightful comments on the government and bureaucrats. Richardson began by saying that the three most vilified minorities in America are bureaucrats, politicians and diplomats. This is because they are the people who have the most impact on peoples lives. "The one whose day is spoiled complains about the weather" was his way of explaining why people complain about the ones having an impact. Not everyone benefits from the impact of public servants. Richardson also said politics is not only the most difficult of the arts but also the noblest of the professions. It is difficult, he says, because there are so many complex considerations which must be recognized. For example, what are the claims of generations yet unborn upon this generation? We must counter the responsibilities we have towards ourselves with those that we have toward those to come, says Richardson.In a free, self-governing society, the choices made must be the people's choices, rather than those of authoritarians acting as experts. This makes politics an art, said Richardson, because it requires empathy and leadership to enumerate the values ofsociety. Richardson then went into a discussion of how the various departments work and what their main concerns are. He said there are three main functions in each department: the day-to-day administration of established functions; handling emergency and critical situations as they develop; and, long range planning. From his experience, each department puts varying importance on these concerns according to their job requirements. The State Department places little importance on daily concerns, he said, because it is a minute part of their job. Their main emphasis is on the handling of crisis situations as they arise and develop. State places little concern on long-range planning, considering this to be a diversion rather than an important function. Richardson then showed how this differs from the concerns of the former Department of Health, Education and Welfare, which placed its main attention on the daily jobs of issuing aid and keeping records on working people's wage withholdings. They pay little attention to developing crises, preferring instead to make planning their prime goal. The Defense Department, where Richardson also served as Secretary, places importance on all three aspects as it has such an important national function. It must simultaneously maintain military bases around the world, handle crises as they develop, and be responsible for long-range defense planning. Richardson ended his speech by summing up what he has learned in his years of public service. He said that while you can't be sure of being right always, you must do all you can to be sure you are correct and then act upon that knowledge. Richardson was here as a guest of college president Rodney Brady, who served under Richardson when he was Secretary of HEW. ! y 1 - 1 : - m -i 1 til v! O tt , Kelly, Leslie and John Ford Coley held a convocation on the music industry Thursday in the Browning Fine Arts Center. They en couraged people to get into the business, but to do so with the realization that it is not as glamorous as people perceive it as being. Photo by Jeff Stronk.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-02-24, Vol. 42, 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.|