Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-03-111
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1992 VOLUME 52, ISSUE 54 Forrest Crawford becomes President's assistant for diversity p. 3 (HThe f'-') a WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UT sHPOST WSU Honors director running for congress Wants to run a "clean campaign" focusing on common issues rather than polarization By LAURIE M.WIRTH News editor of The Signpost Weber's Honors Program Director Ron Holt recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives. Holt, a Democrat, will run against six-term Republican incumbent Jim Hansen. Holt said he has an edge on Hansen because his whole approach is based on open dialogue instead of designating people and issues right- and left-wing. His goal is to bring the people together and become the "candidate in the middle." "Polarization makes it so that very little works in the country," Holt said. "Everyone blames everyone else. "I pledge to you that I'll tell the truth as I see it, and I won't just tread water. I will make waves in Utah and in Washing-.ton," he promised. Holt, a professor of anthropology, strategic studies, the Middle East and international relations, said he is a fiscal conservative, a defense moderate and a practical idealist. Holt said he will focus on education reform, passing a balanced budget amendment, equality in international trade, the rebuilding of America's infrastructure, roads, bridges and mass transit systems, limiting federal mandates that incur more state costs and affordable - . fc,., ...a Ron health care. "We need a renewed commitment to math and science education," Holt said at his announcement speech Friday at the Freeport Center in Clearfield. He chose the location to underscore that it is possible to convert military installations to civilian use. Research in technical areas must be pushed because year after year money put into research and development in the U.S. has decreased, he said. A critical factor for good jobs in America is to rebuild the manufacturing base, and in order to do that, more people must have access to a quality university education. "It's getting more difficult to get financial aid and more people are being excluded. The nation needs to back Holt he said. A voluntary exchange program would offer low and middle income students an education in return for three years of national service, he said. The service could be completed as part of their first three years in their chosen profession.The exchange is a good way to give something back to society, and gives everyone a chance to serve in a "national sense," Holt said. He would also like to see Pell Grant monies expanded. "I don't think the amount of money has been increased for 10, 15 or 20 (See HOLT page 5) higher education," y v v i :-..M . ? Spring Fever GROUNDS CREW MEMBER Bill Mlddleton gets the flower beds by the HPEC ready for warmer weather. : DANIELLE MABEY THE 3GNPOST Senate calls for accountability reports ASWSU SENATE: seven other pieces of legislation discussed. Registration to improve STAARS system undergoes needed change News editor of m signpost By LAURIE M.WIRTH By STEVE WUTHRICH and LORIN J. MAY Staff writers of The Signpost The school's computer registration system is undergoing changes that will make it more efficient and hopefully will eliminate some of the frustration students have had during registration. STAARS (Student Accounting and Reporting System) operates not only Touch-tel registration, but most other student services on campus, and is linked to every department on campus. It does so much that the multiple users can sometimes cause an information overload, said Dean , of Student Services Emil Hanson. "The people who use the STAARS system all the time love it ... even if it's not functioning like it should," Hanson said. "We couldn't do our jobs without it." During registration winter quarter, the STAARS was slower than expected, causing long lines and headaches. The computer system itself is good, Hanson said, but the university needs to fix problems which keep the system from reaching its full potential. "We hope to make the system better for the whole university," said Craige Hall, vice president for Facilities and Communication Services. (See STAARS page 5) The ASWSU Senate unanimously passed a bill requiring senators to report the status of implementing legislation to ASWSU within four weeks of passage.Legislation previously passed by senators has not been implemented or has been implemented incorrectly, and therefore has little meaning, the bill states. 'The legislation passed will come back to the senate so we know what is being done," said Tracy Tolman, non-traditional senator and sponsor of the bill. It is also so next year's senators will know what to do, and will give them a better idea of what legislation prior senators passed, she said . Centralized Tutoring Program The implementation of a centralized tutoring program and a tutoring hotline received a unanimous recommendation by ASWSU Senators Monday. The resolution will be presented to Vice President of Student Services Marie Kotter for support in implementing a hotline and centralizing the current tutoring program.Sponsorof thebill, International Student Senator Gudrun Schellhas, said the recommendation was made because of a low student tutor ratio. A centralized program and hotline would enable students to request certain subject areas. Currently, Weber's tutoring program does not receive student funding. Schellhas said there would not be any cost in centralizing the program because a learning center is already set up. The resolution affects how the tutoring program is run, not the location, Schellhas said. Changing the current program will improve the allocation of tutors and be more cost effective, according to the bill. Roll Call Vote A bill requiring a roll call voteon all main or principal motions of legislation which would be open to the public in ASWSU minutes, was postponed for further research. Michael McCleve, coordinator for student government, said the bill could potentially change the senate constitution. Speakingin favor of the bill, Tad Purser, business and economics senator said, "I'm going to want to know what senators are voting for." Yearly Reduction of STAARS Fees A resolution proposed by Purser recommended that the Senate continue to reduce the STAARS registration fee yearly, reducing next year's allocation to $2 or less. Four years ago, Weber's Student Senate approved a temporary S6 fee per student, per quarter for (See SENATE page 2) WEATHER Sunny days and clear nights through Thursday. Slow warming trend. Lows through Wednesday night upper 20s to lower 40s. Highs Wednesday 50s to mid-60s and mid-50s to lower 70s Thursday. NOTEBOOK This is our last issue of The Signpost Ms quarter. Our next issue will be out on the 30th of March. Enjoy spring break and finals.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1992-03-11, Vol. 52, No. 54|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|