Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-02-201
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VOLUME 51. NiW The Sign WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1991 3OS : WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Senate forced to fund STAARS after rescinding fee support Point of order moots on earlier decision By Joyce Zabriskie Senior reporter of The Sgnpost An emergency meeting was called by the ASWSU senate Friday to overturn the senate's Tuesday vote which rescinded senate support for the Student Accounting and Reporting System (STAARS). It was learned that people had already began registering for classes on Monday, one day before the senate's recision. According to Robert's Rules of Order, "a motion cannot be rescinded once action on that motion has taken place." "The action in question was in the printing of the new class schedules, including the $4 student fee," ASWSU Academic Vice President Jenny Hurst said. "People began registering Monday, before the recision, based on that action." 'Tuesday's recision was overturned because it was out of order," she said. The original senate decision will stand unless it is amended according to the rules of order. During a senate meeting, Jan 28, Dr. Emil O. Hanson had requested $118,000 in additional funding needed to maintain one part-time and two full-time computer programmers to accommodate the increased enrollment, plus to maintain and improve the STAARS service. STAARS runs the Touch-Tel registration system and helps students apply for transcripts and other administrative services. A $6 allocation fee, charged to the students for three years, was to be eliminated this year. The senate had voted to reduce the fee from $6 to $4 and to support the STAARS system for one more year. On Feb. 11 the senate voted to not support the fee, without realizing it was too late to rescind their support. Hurst said. "There is still opportunity for an amendment to set a date to rescind the fee." Physically challenged Senator Bill Vicars said he would like to have an annual report on the STAARS fee to know exactly how the money is being spent. "I support the fee just to get the bugs out of the system," Vicars said. pffff it- 'iltsHirigtUtt News 2 "Families Alive" brings community home to WSU j Signature o Opponents of drinking and driving getting organized Sports J Catfight leaves Bengals victorious in overtime ( V V' lust three more weeks JIM SAWDE Y THE SGNPOST FINALS ARE COMING, and the only good thing about finals Is that spring break comes right after they're over. As sophomore Lora Loder studies In the library she personifies the way many of us feel about school right now. Activist asks audience to change the world Dick Gregory says doing nothing is the worst thing we can do By Lorin May News editor of The Sgnpost "If there is a God, then what goes around comes around. And America, you'd better get ready," Dick Gregory told an over-capacity audience at Convocations Thursday. Gregory spoke on a number of topics tied to the theme that Americans need to stop being complacent, and become involved in some aspect of reforming our corrupt society. "How long do you just sit back, and don't challenge?" Gregory asked. "Money is not power; education is not power - information is power," he said. "There's never been a darkness that light can't wipe out." Gregory spoke in conjunction with WSU Black Emphasis Week and U.S. Black History Month. "It used to be Negro History Week, and now it's called Black (History) Month," Gregory joked. "But "How long do you just sit back, and don't challenge? ... There's never been a darkness that light can't wipe out." Dick Gregory you knew when they were getting ready to give up a month it would be February, with all them damn days missing." Most people remember him as a fat, chain-smoking comedian of the 1960s, yet Gregory has been in the forefront of social reform in more fields than probably anybody in recent memory. Still a very visible social activist (who's comedy career (See GREGORY page 3) A ' & w ,f ' if ' ' si 1 J MARK RANDALL THE SIGNPOST GREGORY ADDRESSED many current world Issues. Education teachers tout teaching technology $360,000 goes to development of educational hardware and software By Cynthia G. Freeman Staff wrrter of 7he Sgnpost WSU's School of Education recently received $230,000 from the state to develop educational programs which use computer technology. The money will be applied to an education technology center, a place for faculty and students to develop instructional teaching methods using computer technology. These programs will be coordinated with programs already being formed in area public schools. According to Richard Jones, dean of the School of Education, state educators, legislators and business people were concerned with the development of new reading and math programs in the public schools. They approached the legislature with the idea of using technology to further advance students' reading and math skills. Jones said the award was granted to Weber in conjunction with the Educational Technology Initiative passed by the state legislature last year. The initiative extended $15 million to. Utah schools for suchprograms. "My project is still in the planning stage," said Al Forsythe of Teacher Education. Forsythe, a faculty member involved in executing the programs, said none of the programs are actually completed yet. Jones agreed that the programs are not yet ready for use in public school systems, but the local sch'.xls are being made aware of the programs' progress. Some WSU faculty, however, are already using the programs in teaching so students will be prepared to take the programs into the school system when they graduate.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1991-02-20, Vol. 51, No. 57|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 University|
|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.|