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r WEBER STATE-2110 OGDEN 84408 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1981 Vol. 42 No. 19 Senafe hears proposal on linear tuition by Jill Niederhauser News Editor The Academic Senate on Monday listened to a report concerning the proposed change to linear tuition from David Allen, a member of the Academic Board. Allen had been assigned by Academic V.P. Rick Southwick and Academic Board Chairman Steve Largent to study and make a recommendation to the Senate on the linear tuition proposal. For the past three weeks, Allen has been doing extensive research into the proposal, including a visit to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which underwent the change to the linear system about five years ago. He also spent time researching educational reports compiled on the national level. Allen found there were both pros and cons to the proposed change. However, he ultimately gave a negative recommendation to the Senate regarding the matter. The most significant advantage to the linear tuition schedule, according to Allen, was that it eliminated so-called "ghost registration." Ghost registration refers to individuals pulling cards and registering for a maximum number of classes, including classes which they never intend to keep. This argument was also one of the major reasons Academic V.P. Dr. Robert Smith gave for advocating the change. Among the disadvantages to the change was that, at University of Robbery claims $5,000 in property from social science Nevada-Las Vegas, scholarship students would register for the maximum number of credit hours possible under their scholarships and then drop classes, receiving refunds on money never paid in. Allen reported that UNLV said the paperwork and bureaucratic trouble involved in preventing this "cheating" would be overwhelming.UNLV officials reported to Allen that administrating the proposal was more administrative work than the current plateau system. UNLV had had a plateau system similar to the one WSC now has, before changing to the linear system. Allen indicated that the bottom line on the decision should be to determine what the educational mission of the college is perceived as being. "If we desire the college to be a part-time institution which serves the community, then the change is the best alternative. However, if we desire that The Social Science building was the victim of a burglary Sunday, which resulted in the loss of more than $5,000 in property, Lee Cassity, chief of campus police said yesterday. The burglaries took place in seven rooms in all sections of the building. "The rooms were locked and all the windows were closed. There was no sign of any forced entry," Cassity said. Last Wednesday, a purse containing a master key to the building was stolen from the office of Linda Mickleson, secretary to the dean of Continuing Education. All items in the purse were recovered, except for the key. When asked if the missing key was used to gain entrance into the building during the robbery, Cassity said, "It is purely coincidence at this point. 1 doubt we can say this is anything more than circumstantial evidence." The thefts were discovered at approximately 8:50 a.m. Monday morning when social science professors and staff began their daily activities, police reports said. Among the missing items are a video recorder valued at $2,408 and a color camera valued at $1,097. Other stolen property includes calculators, clocks, tape recorders, stereo equipment and four swords. Cassity also said a $400 leather attache case was broken into and destroyed beyond repair. Campus police officer Kip lngersoll said he recovered two fingerprints, which may lead to the identification of the burglers. Veterans to receive checks despite budget Veterans attending Weber State College will still receive their VA checks despite a bankrupt federal budget, said a VA spokesman Monday. Though the 1,300 WSC veterans will receive their Dec. 1 educational benefit checks, the Regional Veteran Affairs Office in Salt Lake City closed down yesterday due to lack of funds, said David Phillips, VA public relations officer.Whether the veterans would get their checks or not was unknown until a Monday decision was handed down to the regional office by the Central VA Office in Washington, Phillips said. Even though the Salt Lake City Regional VA Office will close down, the Weber State VA office in the administration building will remain open, said Marvin J. Peterson, Weber College Veterans coordinator. "We are not funded by the VA." said Peterson, "we are funded almost totally by the college." There still remains a chance that veterans might not receive the Dec. 31 checks, said Phillips. He said he believes the checks will come through, but "I guess it all depends on what President Reagan wants to do with the budget." he said. the college be considered as a full-time institution for higher learning, then the current system is best equipped to meet this goal," Allen said. Allen finally recommended that Weber State should remain with the current system but should look for alternatives to avoid problems such as ghost registration . He suggested options such as a three-quarter schedule to facilitate advance planning on student schedules, more timely distribution of schedules, more accurate course descriptions in the catalog and perhaps retention of the adddrop fee. The Senate has taken Allen's recommendation under consideration and will meet in a special session Wednesday at 7 a.m. in the ASWSC Senate chambers to draw up a resolution on the matter. The actual voting on the issue will take place Monday morning at the regular Senate meeting. Both meetings are open for student input. Rash of thefts in library reported by campus police A "rash of thefts" in the Stewart Library resulted in the loss of more than $300 in books and materials last week, according to Campus Police Chief Lee Cassity. Cassity said that more than six thefts were reported between November 14 and 16. In two of the cases, a female suspect distracted the victim by having them assist her in reaching a book, while a male accomplice took the un-watched belongings and fled, according to campus police officer Kip lngersoll. Both Cassity and lngersoll doubted all the thefts were related to the same suspects. "These crimes are not usually organized, but rather a case of opportunity. Students abandon their belongings and when they return, they are gone," Cassity said. In many of the cases, the book bags, brief cases and purses are recovered, but the belongings are gone. Cassity said many of the empty packs are found in dumpsters or garbage cans around the library. The library was staked out by campus police Sunday, but there was no sign of the suspects, lngersoll said. Cassity said the best way to keep from being a victim is to keep your belongings in plain sight and avoid leaving them for even brief periods of time JSlllll Inside Bell Tower p. 2 Letters p. 4 Faculty Art Show . .p. 10 Weber's triple overtime thriller featured in special sports section on football '81. pages 5 through 8.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-11-24, Vol. 42, No. 19|
|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.|