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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 39 Monday, Jan. 11, 1993 OThe The Wildcats topped the Portland Pilots adding to their impressive winning streak of 9 straight games played at home. See Page 10. N JL W I ... . V ' t 1 5 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH Changing The Beat r i DANIELLE MABEY7HE SIGNPOST RECORDS, POSTERS AND PAPERS are remnants of the soon-to-be demolished residency of KWCR. The campus radio station was recently booted out of Annex 3 and into a trailer located east of Promontory Towers. ASWSU president fights for semesters By LAURIE M.WIRTH Editor in chief of The Signpost While spring cleaning and revamping old ASWSU files for the beginning of a new school year, a "thick file of information" from 1985 resurfaced. The file addressed the feasibility of Utah universities switching from a quarter to a semester system. Included in the file was a bill unanimously passed by the Utah Intercollegiate Assembly opposing a statewide conversion to semesters. Melinda Roylance, ASWSU president, had been looking for a bi 11 to present to the U I A, and after reading through the semester vs. quarter file, was sold on the change. "If nothing else, this bill would crea tea lot of controversy at UIA," she said. But instead of a debate, UIA members overwhelmingly supported Roylance's bill which proposed switching all state universities and colleges to a semester system. In fact, UIA ranked it as the third most significant issue facing students.. Bob Smith, vice president of academic affairs, said he is surprised at the UIA action because the assembly was vocally against the change in 1985. "We're watching what's happening at (Utah State University and the University of Utah)," Smithsaid. AlthoughUIA passed Roylance's bill, the action is not representative of an institution, he said. In December, Utah State University's faculty senate approved it by one vote, converting from quarters to semesters. But a recent telephone survey of USU faculty (97 percent responded) revealed 60 percent were in favor of quarters, whereas 40 percent preferred semesters. Meanwhile, the U's faculty senate is considering the calendar change. Currently, Utah Valley CommunityCollegeis theonly Utah public institution on a semester system. If both U of U and USU switched to semester system, Weber State University likely would be forced to change, Smith said. At the end of January, a bill will be presented to ASWSU to vote in favor or against switching from quarters to semesters. If the bill passes student senate, it will then be sent to faculty senate for their approval. In order to be implemented, the bill would have to pass the sta te Board of Regents, WSU's ad-ministration, Board of Trustees, President Paul Thompson and Smith. Smith said the weight of the decision would be determined among thestudent body and opinions of the facul ty. Academic, eco-nomical and practical arguments would beta kenintoconsideration as well, he said. Tom Burton, chair of faculty senate, said he didn't think the faculty would favor revamping the curriculum, especially since a year and a half ago the General Education requirements were completely revised. In the mid-1980s all Utah institutions were asked to evaluate the idea of switching from quarters to semesters. System-wide, 60 percent of the students and faculty recommended a quarter system, compared to' 40 percent (See SEMESTERS page 2) Hospital will tow illegally stationed cars McKay-Dee to execute parking policy By MARK LUKES Staff writer of The Signpost Because of the growing parking problem at Weber State University, some students have resorted to parking in the lots across the street at McKay-Dee Hospital.However, as more students park there, the hospital is faced with a problem of its own, and as of last Thursday, has taken action to resolve the situation. "We have people strategically located in the buildings to watch for students who are parking over here. We try to catch them before they get over to the school, bu t someti mes we ca n' t a nd thei r car has to be towed," said John Dennis, director of engineering and security of McKay-Dee Hospital. Towing students' cars began last Tuesday with two cars towed. Approximately 16 other cars were not towed because Anything I can do to save these kids some hassle and a little money I will, but I still have to tow their cars away." -John Dennis they could not be confirmed as student vehicles. Jan. 6 another two cars were towed with even more unconfirmed possibilities."We hired two more guards whose only jobs will be to watch for cars that are not supposed to be in our lots. After the addition of them, we think we will get every car that is supposed to be at the campus," Dennis said. Students who try to park over at the hospital will have to pay $50 or more to get it out of impound. "Anything I can do to save these kids some hassle and a little money I will, but I still have to tow their cars away," Dennis said. Last quarter the school and McKay-Dee attempted to implement policies that would discourage people from parking at the hospital. But after experiencing a low success rate, the hospital resorted to towing parking offenders. WSU students aren't the only ones being towed, however. Many employees who park out of the designated area will either get tickets for first offenses or be towed. Employees also can get tickets if they don't have the proper parking passes. Dennis said the hospital was pressed to enforce this policy due to the traffic that flows through the parking lots every day. 'There just isn't enough room for all of the employees and WSU students and still be able to get sick people and their families into the hospital safely,"he said. ODAY'S News Despite a 39 percent increase in operating costs, ASWSU has put recycling measures into effect. See Page 3 ARTS Husband and wife duo pair to make beautiful music at faculty recital Jan. 16. See Page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-01-11, Vol. 53, No. 39|
|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.|