Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-03-011
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The rock has been found. See page 2 Friday, March 1, 1985 Weber State College Vol. 45 No.36 WSC Budget Approved After Many Revisions by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor The Utah legislature has approved WSC's budget for the 1985-86 school year. However, explained President Rodney H. Brady, the final budget proposal was first sent to the Board of Regents, who made cuts, and then sent to the legislature's management committee, who made further cuts from the budget before sending it to the legislature for approval. Dr. Jerald Storey, vice president for business affairs, said it was "very disappointing" that the original budget proposal wasn't passed. "It's not what we needed" for salary increases and such, he said. Storey said each state agency received a five percent increase for salary adjustments, and Weber State received additional funds to help salaries "catch-up to the market," but the additional monies is not enough. He explained that even though the legislature awarded a specific amount for a specific use, the college has flexibility in deciding how much to use in each area. One example is the $44,000 one-time supplement awarded to non-instructional equipment. Storey said they don't have to use the entire amount for this purpose; it can be spread out to cover other programs as well. Storey explained that instructional equipment (awarded a one-time $360,000 supplement this year) is material used by the students in lab or class. Non-instructional equipment is material used by non-students, such as office material used by administrative secretaries, material used in the physical plant, and others. Other areas receiving budget increases include administrative data processing, current expenditures, new space and travel, said Storey. DUI Roadblocks Roadblocks Unconstitutional, Say Area Attorneys Editor's Note: This is the final in a three-part series dealing with the constitutionality of DUI roadblocks. In this installment, area attorneys present their viewpoint. by Pam Stoker News Editor Its midnight, Friday. The Hometown Police have set up a roadblock on Mainstreet. The Johnson family is coming home from the movies; Sam R. is driving home from a party; John Q. is driving ' to Cheyenne for an early appointment; Tom B. is starting the long drive home from the bar and Sue J. is on her way to work at the hospital. Mr. Johnson slows down for the flashing lights, wondering if there has been an accident. He is annoyed when he discovers it's a roadblock. He grudgingly hands over his license and registration but lets the officers know he is upset. Sam R. is feeling a pleseant glow from the party he just left. He doesn't drink often and tonight he stuck to his three-drink limit. The flashing lights attract his attention and he pulls over, a little surprised at the number of police present. As the officer leans down, he detects the odor of alcohol and asks Sam to pull onto the shoulder of the road. He asks Sam for his license and registration. He then reads to Sam the information pertaining to him from the DUI Summons and Citation. A police van with all the necessary equipment to test for alcohol or drugs is parked nearby. John Q. is angry. Already late for his appointment in Cheyenne, he pulls over. When asked for his license and registration, he mildly protests, knowing any display of anger will cost him more time. Tom B. left the bar unable to stand up without aid. The flashing lights confuse him and he knocks over a stanchion as he attempts to pull his truck behind John Q. The officers detect a very strong odor of alcohol and the eyelight test makes them suspicious of drug usage. He is told to pull over and is read his rights. Sue J. had read about the roadblock in her local newspaper. She knew it might take place on her route to work so she gave herself a few extra minutes to get there. She handed the officer her license and registration without comment.Three of the five were sent on their way. Two remained in custody. Of the two, Sam showed the least amount of alcohol in his blood test. Tom not only N.v "Hmiilblocks" on iii.iy 3 X V ? - r; 4 v r U r I. , V-t. ;. T.f m yu ;j r f7T J "'J : : A. . More lhan 600 people slopped by the Hair Fair yesterday for a free haircut and style. Cosmotology students completed six to eight haircuts each, with hairstyles Signpost pholoMallhew Brown ranging from a little off the top to a full Mohawk. The Cosmotology Department sponsored the Hair Fair to promote the campus awareness program. Report Cards To Carry ACG? by Loretta Park Staff Reporter Upon receiving your report card, have you ever wondered how you did in comparison to the rest of the class? According to Diane M. Kawamura, assistant professor of radiological sciences, students may not have to wonder any longer. Kawamura, chair of the faculty senate admissions and standards committee, said the average class grade (ACG) may be printed on student report cards next fall. The faculty senate is considering a proposal to list the ACG on student's report cards. Kawamura said advantages to printing the ACG on report cards include: " . . . faculty would receive fewer requests from students to change their grades, and students who want to know how they ranked in each class would have the information readily available to them." However, printing the ACG on report cards would require new report card forms, and, according to Kawamura, WSC's computer system does not presently have the capabilities to compute the ACG. She said the computer should be able to compute the ACG by fall of 1985. "The major reason for implementing the ACG at Weber is to give students the advantage of having immediate evaluation of how well they did compared to other students in a particular class," said Kawamura. The University of Utah began printing the ACG on student's report cards in 1977. According to Ron Paterson, registrar at the university, the ACG is used to determine if a student qualifies for honors at graduation. Paterson said one reason the ACG was implemented was to try and curb grade inflation. The ACG was helpful in this respect, he said. Another reason for the ACG was to compare the difficulty of the College of Sciences material to other college's material. Paterson said some of the questions remain unanswered. The faculty senate at WSC has tabled the proposal until they receive more feedback from students as to whether they want the ACG and also more information from other institutions currently using the ACG.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-03-01, Vol. 45, No. 36|
|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.|