Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-05-221
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May 22, 1981 S is Volume 42 Issue 52 f?1 J E Qijj WEBFR STATE COLLEGE " i - ) QGDEN UTAH 1 - J L i 1 0 MiWSSis wis 'sSS Thomas O. Murton delivered a lecture Wednesday in the U.B. Little Theatre. His topic was the movie, "Brubaker", and prison systems in the U.S. 1,761 Graduates Receive Degrees Weber State College will confer degrees on 1,761 graduates during the 93rd commencement exercises June 5 at 6 p.m. in the Dee Events center. Dr. Rodney H. Brady, WSC president, said this is the largest graduating class in the history of the school. During the exercises honorary degrees will be conferred upon communications leaders and environmentalist, Wilda Gene Hatch, and on former cabinet member and statesman Elliot Richardson. H will also deliver the commencement Rodriquez Awarded Honors Artudo Rodriguez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benito D. Rodriguez of 2863 Wall Ave., Ogden, has been awarded the American Association of Spanish Speaking CPA's Scholarship Award. Rodriguez was one of 400 applicants nationwide and of 20 regionally to receive the award. The presentation was made by Joe Pacheco, president of the Utah Chapter of the AASSCPA, headquartered in Salt Lake City. Rodrigeuz, a senior at WSC, has been active in many activities and organizations throughout campus and Ogden. He has been in competition representing Today's Quotables: Signpost Summer Job? 2 n ;s easier to work Intercollegiate Corner. . 3 towards perfection if you Editorials 4 nave some concept of Motorcycle Jumper 5 what ;t ;s Rock Quiz 6 Anonymous Sports 7 Unclassifieds 8 'I address. A third honorary degree recipient, George Eccles will not be in attendance and will receive his degree later in the year. Dr. Brady said, "I feel that commencement represents the culminating academic activity of the year." Following commencement exercises a reception will be held in the concourse area of the center to allow graduates and their families to meet with the various faculty members. Phi Beta Lambda Business Club in the fields of accounting and economics. He has also studied one quarter in Mexico with emphasis placed on Mexican History, psychology, Spanish grammar and culture. ' Currently he is on the Executive Board for Los Estudeantes Unidos, the Chicano Club on campus, and involved in student affairs for the Weber County Chapter of Club Socio. Rodriguez is employed as a tax auditor trainee at IRS. Among his hobbies are basketball, tennis, bowling andbicycling. Murton Lectures on Thomas O. Murton, the man portrayed by Robert Redford in the movie, "Brubaker", appeared on campus Wednesday to speak on potential for change in Prison systems. In his one-hour speech in the Union Building Little Theater, however, he spoke mainly about the difficulties in getting his story into movie form. It took eleven years for Morton's prison experiences to reach the silver screen. He was first approached late in 1968 by one of his former criminology professors who thought his story would make an impacting movie. His tale then wound through years of scriptwriters, script changes and the Hollywood run-around until finally emergening as the "Brubaker" film. Murton, who has taught at several universities as a professor of criminology and sociology, said that 90 percent of the completed film was accurate in detail. He said, though, that some important details were fictionalized, such as the part where Redford enters the prison as a prisoner. V A Investigates Agent Orange Vietnam veterans attending Weber State might be interested to know that a team of scientists at the Univesrity of California at Los Angeles will design a study by which the Veterans Administration will attempt to determine what if any medical effects result from human exposure to Agent Orange, a defoliant used during the fighting in South Vietnam. VA announced the award of a $114,288 contract under which Drs. Gary Spivey and Roger Detels of UCLA's School of Public Health will direct the design of the epidemiological study. The work of the UCLA team then will be evaluated by experts from the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Congressional Office of Technological Assessment, the Interagency Work Group to Study the Possible Longterm Health Effects of Phenoxy Herbicides and Contaminants and the VA's Advisory Committee on Health-related Effects of Herbicides. Agent Orange has been a health concern among a number of veterans since allegations were raised several years ago that exposure to it had resulted in a variety of maladies ranging from headaches to cander and birth defects. To date, no de "No one outside the funny farm would do a thing like that," said Morton. "If he were discovered, he would have been killed, or at least raped, he was so pretty." Murton also found fault with the ending of the film, saying it left the audience with the wrong impression, that Brubaker was leaving to go reform another prison. The reality is that Murton has not been able to get another job in any state's prison system, in spite of his impressive background. Nor has he been able to get a job at universities, saying he has applied for over 100 jobs in either field and has been turned down that many times. The fact that he has done his job well and is now not able to get a job is not the most ironic thing about the man. In his job as warden at Arkansas State Prison, he discovered 25 bodies buried in a field near the prison. They were the remains of prisoners who had been killed by previous prison administrators. The grand jury empanel!4d by the state to investigate the cause of their deaths threatened to indi finite medical link has been established that would substantiate these claims. Dr. Spivey, the chief investigator on the study, is associate Millions In Scholarships But No Takers The annual cost of attending a private college, averaging $6,500 in 1981, will jump to more than $11,000 by 1985. Even a state university education in five years will cost more than $6,000 annually. In this same 5 year time period, President Reagan has announced as part of his budget cuts a $9.2 billion reduction in student assistance. The hardships forced by this trend on U.S. families helps explain why three out often college students today are dropping out of school in their freshman year. Despite this bleak picture, nearly $150 million in scholarship funds probably will go unclaimed in 1981, according to Daniel J. Cassidy, 24. founder and president of the National Scholarship Research Service Prisons indict Murton for the crime of grave-robbing. Only his immediate dismissal by the governor of the state saved him from a 21 year sentence back to his own prison. The state refused to search for any moe bodies, even though Murton estimates there were approximately 200 more bodies buried in the field. Murton stressed that there is no way to effect long-range prison reform, since the power structure tends to perpetuate itself, and this fact works against any reforms. Murton believes that the major choice confronting any person is to decide if their principles are worth fighting for. At some time, he said, a collision between principles and realities is bound to occur. "If you believe there is no compromise of integrity ... it will require you to do things that are self-destructive." Murton chose the path of integrity by choosing not to do illegal acts suggested by his superiors. It was a self -destructive path, as he has lost his job and his family, but his integrity and personal pride are still intact. professor of epidemiology at the UCLS School of Public Health and the other team leader, Dr. Detels, is dean of that school. (NSRS). Cassidy noted that this huge reservoir of funds will go untapped largely because of public ignorance and misconceptions about eligibility requirements. "Middle and evenupper-middle-income people are eligible for many of the presently available scholarships and loans," he said. NSRS keeps computer records of nearly a quarter million individual scholarships worth $500 million. For $35, applicants may receive a printout of about 50 listings, as well as details on how best to use the information. Forms may be obtained from the National Scholarship Research Service. 88 Belvedere St.. Suite E, San Rafael, Calif. 94901. The phone number: (415) 459-3323.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-05-22, Vol. 42, No. 52|
|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.|