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lianoiiixilllM V'wy LJ Weber State College Vol. 47 No. 14 Friday, November 7, 1986 . - " IZZL Regents define and restrict Susan M. Fishburn News Editor Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of articles that outlines the proposed Master Plan, its possible effects on higher education, and possible alternative considerations. Members of the Board of Regents met with Weber State College administrators, faculty and community members to discuss the Regent's master plan for higher education Wednesday, Nov. 4, on the Weber State College campus. The plan responds to the short-term budget cuts and the long term reality of drastic enrollment increases in the future. "Utah's two-to-one birth rate puts us in a very special situation," Wayne Owens, congressman and member of the Board of Regents said. Projections suggest that by the year 2000, there will be a 60 percent increase in college-age students. That contrasts sharply with a national decline of 9 percent. The final plan is the product of eight individual reports. The Regents stressed that there is still time for input before publication. "The notion of planning must be dynamic and continual. It is final only in a point in time. The master plan must change with change," Owens said. The four major goals of the plan are to preserve quality, provide for access, maintain diversity and foster economic development. Of particular concern to participants at the meeting was the "role and mission" of Weber State College. All institutions of higher education have been defined in the plan. Utah State and the University of Utah are mandated to fill the role of research institutions, and community colleges are to provide two-year programs. Two-year colleges are precluded from becoming four-year institutions and four-year colleges are restrained from becoming universities.Students rally Susan M. Fishburn ) News Editor C .... Students met Thursday, Nov. 6 to plan for a demonstration that will be held at the Utah State Capitol Building Nov. 24. Plans include recruiting interested students, faculty and others, as well as organizational considerations such as parking and transportation for the more than 10,000 expected participants.The demonstration is planned to focus attention on the reality of the situation in higher education today. "We want this to be a very positive thing, ' ' Kevin Bell, non-traditional student senator said. The group hopes to launch an information campaign that will ensure that every participant in the demonstration will know what the issues are. (see RALLY on page 3 On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the Ogden Standard-Examiner article headlined the decision: "WSC won't grow into a university if plan adopted." In that report, WSC president Stephen D. Nadauld said, "We've pretty much realized that without resources, all we could become is a totally mediocre university, whereas as a teaching college, we can continue to excel. As a teaching institution, WSC will not be funded for research. Faculty members are still expected to do research and publish, however. "I'm sick and tired of hearing that we're a teaching institution. It doesn't mean you do one (teach) and not the other (research)," Donald K. Sharpes, professor in the school of education, said. (see REGENTS on page 3) 2 4 V 1 VVT ' i V . WINTER IS HERE: These students find themselves students are now finding themselves getting out their surrounded by yesturday's precipitation. Weber rubber boots. (Signpost photo: Darwin Shaw) Inside... Wildcats on the prowl for Grizzlies see page 9 Library plans Improvements see page 2 Alzheimers: fear of aging see page 2 Letters to the editor see page 5 Quotation puzzle see page 7 Sportsmanship An American way of life? see page 7 U.S. accused of illegal actions . A . 1 T T O . . Stephanie Mencimer Assistant News Editor "U.S. Foreign Policy in Central America" was the subject of Thursday's Issues Forum. A panel discussion was presented by Dr. Henry Ibarguen (history deptart-ment), Dr. Lee Walser (foreign language), Dr. D. Ebstein from the University of Utah political science department, and Ken Shinkausky, spokesman from the conservative organization Causa. Dr. Ibarguen discussed the effects of President Reagan's policies in Central America on Latin America as a whole. Ibarguen feels that Reagan is causing a deterioration of relations between the democratic Latin American countries and the U.S. Even these democratic countries resent the fact that the U.S. is preventing self-determination of nations."War is peace" is the definition Ibarguen gave Reagan's logic, and '.ie said that continued escalation of involvement in Central America will result in the use of American troops. He also questioned whether it is the U.S. who is exporting terrorism, rather than Nicaragua, by supporting the upheaval of the popular Sandinista government." " .. Accusing the U.S. government of turning away from law and principles of the Constitution, Dr. Epstein said the U.S. has ignored international law and violated treaties allowing for nonintervention of the U.S. in Latin American states. He also said the American public is being lied to about the situation in Central America. Epstein called the U.S. government hypocritical for condemning the USSR for involvement in Afghanistan while the U.S. is waging war in Central America. Students who doubted the fact that Nicaraguan contras are being trained by the CIA were offered a paperback copy of the training manual now available to the public. Causa spokesman Ken Shinkausky disputed the points made by the panelists. He cited statistics of the people killed through Communist expansionism compared to the nui .oer killed bvAmerican-backed Nicaragua n con- Perspective, he said, makes the situation appear more realistic. Shinkausky brought up th? Monroe Doctrine as justification foi American involvement in Central Ame;ica. Suspension of civil liberties and the totalitarian state now present in Cuba were examples he used to support his claims.' Dr. walser spoke irom the viewpoint of a Latin American. He questioned whether the American government was looking for the best interests of the people in Nicaragua. From the views expressed in Latin American literature, Walser said there is growing hatred for the U.S. in Latin America. The Latin American countries wish to be free to set up governments tailored to their own needs, regardless of political ideology. American capitalism, Walser said, does not always work in Latin countries. He defined freedom as being able to put food on the table and to have proper health care. Capitalism does not always provide these things, he said. Capitalism may increase the middle class, but the overall effects do not merit the violence caused by attempting to instill capitalism in some third world countries. The only documented cases of an improved plight of the poor man, Walser said, is in Cuba and Nicaragua, where the literacy rate and standard of living have gone up. As the end drew near, the floor was opened for discussion. Students asked questions about fraudulent elections, freedom of the press, and the future of Central America.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-11-07, Vol. 47, No. 14|
|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.|