Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-121
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KJ U Day! Tuesday, February 12, 1985 Senate Approves Free Hours Weber state college Vol. 45 No.ai by Betty Edmonson Staff Reporter ASWSC senators voted yesterday to approve a proposal to create two free hours a week, beginning fall quarter, during which almost no classes would be scheduled. ; One of these hours would be used by ASWSC for various activities, including' convocations, and the second hour would be used for academic-oriented activities, said Craig Jacob-son, ASWSC academic vice-president. The proposal now goes to the Faculty Senate for consideration. ; , The idea of campus free hours has 'Subway Vigilante' the support of the college administration. The free hours would provide opportunities for more out-of-class learning experiences for students, foster interpersonal relationships and increase a feeling of loyalty to the college, according to Jacobson. He said many students come to the campus for their classes and then leave immediately, taking little or no part in activities which might benefit them and serve to integrate them more fully into campus life. He believes if meaningful activities were convenient and well publicized, more students would participate-this is the purpose of the free hours. see "Approves" on page 5. HeroOutlaw-Opinions Differ by Colleen Mewing Editor-in-Chief Is Bernard Goetz a hero, outlaw, both, neither or none of the above? This is not a trick question - it's a ques- tion that has no easy answer. A debate was held yesterday discussing whether Bernard Goetz, known as the 'subway vigilante,' is a hero or an outlaw. Taking sides during the philosophy forum were Dr. J.C. Glid-den, WSC professor of philosophy, who feels that Goetz is a hero, and his opponent Dr. L.G. Bingham, WSC professor of corrections and law enforce ment, who believes that Goetz is an outlaw. On Dec. 22, 1984, Bernard Goetz was approached by four persons in New York. They asked him for a match, for a cigarette and for $5. Goetz, mugged once before, reached into his pocket, supposedly to give them the money-instead, a gun was produced and Goetz aimed it at the four, shooting two in the back and paralyzing one from the waist down. Is Goetz a hero or an outlaw? Each professor presented his arguments in a 10-minute time limit and was allowed two minutes for rebuttal. see "Differ" on page 2. - : W M 3 ,' F Julie Hollopeter, wife of WSC student early start. The Allen Hollopeter, is getting her future basketball action Wildcat fan (or possible player) off to an Events Center. 1 im Jensen tnesscd last weekend in the Dee three of them w Average GPA For Athletes Not Far Off From Other Students FALL QUARTER CPA SPORT Uii-ll.nK li.i.k (...II Unnis lt.isk,tl.ill ..ll.vl,.,ll Ml M.,1. S...iK Ml W l.il. . Ml I m.ilr S...it- Ml M I .m.il.-s by Rae Dawn Olbert Managing Editor The stereotype of athletes being big, dumb jocks does not hold true here at Weber State, according to Athletic Director Gary Crompton. "They are students first, athletes second," he said, explaining that one of the Athletic Department's concerns is seeing the athletes get good grades toward graduation. He said NCAA requirements concerning academics is more stringent now than in past years and WSC athletes have always maintained an average to above-average GPA. Crompton said there is a competition between the teams to get the best team GPA. When grades come out, he acknowledges the teams and coaches of those teams with the better GPA's in staff meetings. Joyce Rich, who has computed eligibility for the Athletic Department for 19 years, agrees with Crompton. She feels WSC athletes are no different academically than other students. Rich said people don't realize that "sports is a three-quarter acitivity," students must practice andor perform all year long. She said, while they are not allowed to have jobs while attending school, athletes go to school all day, practice all afternoon, and by night time, they are tired and still have homework to do. When you're competitive, there is no off-time if you're going to be successful," said Crompton. Crompton said he feels uncomfortable with the lower GPA requirement for athletes. Athletes must maintain a 2.0 minimum GPA, while all other students on activity scholarships must maintain a 2.5 minimum. "Two-point-five is too high for kids on activity scholarships," said Crompton. He said the minimum GPA requirement should be 2.0 for all students on an activity scholarship. "A 2.0 is all that is required by the school to graduate . . ." these kids are not on academic scholarships, he said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-02-12, Vol. 45, No. 31|
|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.|