Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-04-231
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VOLUME 50.ISSUE 75 MONDAY. APRIL 23. 1990 i n. s THE OST L 1 1 WEBER STATE COLLEGE v a QUINN JACOBSEN THE SIGNPOST THE FREEDOM WALL,' erected by WSC's chapter of Amnesty International, was part of last week's National Undergraduate Social Science Conference . The wall protested the violation of human rights world-wide. Last week's conference, sponsored by WSC. is one of only three social science conferences In the United States designed specifically for the undergraduate. to By J.P. Nielson News editor of The Sgnpost Campus Student body President Lane Alvey says he'll veto a retroactive proposal that would prevent any student who "has teaching andor administrative affiliation with WSC" rrom running lor an elected position in student government, proposal and one other resolution pasEhd by the student senate last quarter will be voted on in a special election tenatively set for Wednesday, April 25, according to Melvin Feller, physically challenged senator and sponsor of both issues. Resolution 90-54, which tightens up the specifications of who can or cannot be an elected member of ASWSC, and Resolution 90-27 which would specify that each student donate one dollar per quarter, to be used in a matching fund program with the money going to the Stewart library. Resolution 90-54 is a controversial bill which passed the senate earlier this spring, only to be challenged in ASWSC supreme court. The supreme court ruled that "all changes in general eligibility requirements should comply with the amendment process outlined in Article IX of the constitution." Feller re-introduced the resolution, calling for a special election to amend the constitution. The resolution, titled "Let The Students Decide" would revise the ASWSC constitution to read "... an elected officer must be one who has no teaching andor administrative affiliation with the college." The resolution defines teaching "as one who has the power of awarding grades for credit to WSC students. This also includes creditno credit system." Administrative is defined "as one who is contractually re-numerated by the college. This does not include work study students or hourly wage employees." Alvey said he had no problem with the resolution but had reservations about i affecting students who were elected thist year. "If this resolution (Let The Students Decide) passesin the special election, and if it is written retro-actively, I will veto it," Alvey said. The original challenge in the supreme court was initiated by William Vicars. He is a student who also teaches two sign language classes on campus. This bill would prohibit anyone in his situation from serving as a ASWSC elected official. Vicars is the physically challenged senator-elect. When Feller introduced the current resolution, Vicars began circulating a letter to the editor which states "We the undersigned students of Weber State College are opposed to the changes to the ASWSC Constitution which are proposed in Resolution 90-54. We feel this resolution inappropriately seeks to take away the rights of students to participate in student government. We feel the senate should not support resolutions which limit free participation in the democratic elections process. It is our decision that qualified full time, fee paying students should have the opportunity to run for and if elected hold office. We do not feel there is jusification to exclude full time, fee paying students from holding office." The letter is signed by approximately 175 students including Doug Peterson; ASWSC president-elect, Jenny Hurst; academic vice president-elect, Ari Hunsaker; arts and humanities senator-elect, Terry Rosaro; hispanic senator, and Guy Watkins; technology senator. Vicars gave a copy of the letter to each (See VETO page 7) r ii iff i' i it i., Zri.-.ii- au.a..,,.,,...-1..'.l,.Hftf,,ni,t...Mfllllu. , .. . ....ttfag. ...
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-04-23, Vol. 50, No. 75|
|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.|