Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-031
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 57 Wednesday, March 3, 1993 AYING Do I i Ji' v1 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH A Signpost SPECIAL SECTION INSIDE i 7 $ i it DANIELLE MABEYTHE SIGNPOST Clutter The Bell tower is a stark contrast to a pile of cardboard boxes, papers and wood crates that was discovered outside the Shepherd Union Building Tuesday morning . All early registration privileges tor students may be discontinued Recommendations by student faculty senate By MARK FORSBERG SIGNPOST government affairs editor Everyone may lose their early registration privileges if recommendations by the student senate and a subcommittee of the faculty senate are approved. Veterans, athletes, honor students, incoming freshmen, workstudy students and representatives of the school, like the debate team and the student senate, have been recommended to lose their early registration privileges, according to a draft of a proposal from a subcommittee of the faculty senate. Physically challenged or students limited in class options will register during senior registration. The draft was made after checking with various colleges on the campus, said Jeni Critchlow, chair of the student senate. . Critchlow said she was surprised the subcommittee had cut so many groups from early registration. Student senate recommended veterans, work-study students, new freshmen, offseason athletes and high school students attending classes not be allowed to register early. They recommended physically challenged, representatives of the school and in-season athletes to retain their early registration privileges. The recommendations were made at the request of the Registra tion Subcommi t-tee, which wanted student input on early registration. Not everyone is happy with the recom mendations, like John Vickroy, coordinator of the veteran's affairs office. He said Weber State University is one of three educational institutions that belong to the Serviceman's Opportunity in College (SOC) contract with the federal government. The contract doesn't have specific guidelines, he said, but it mandates the school will make it possible to ensure veterans the opportunity to complete their education. In return, the school receives federal funds for each veteran enrolled. "If we're not able to give vets their education in a timely manner they'll go elsewhere for their education," Vickroy said. After 80 credit hours, veterans are required to declare a major and take classes pertaining to it or they will lose their federal grants, he said. Without early registration, some of WSU's 1,500 veterans may lose their funding because they can't get the right classes. Some may go to other institutions, taking money from the school and the community."If they don't get their classes they get kicked out, and if we lose vets we lose grants," he said. In 1975 the faculty senate voted to allow early registration for veterans in re-' sponse to the SOC contract, and some of the faculty senate are still on campus, he said. "I feel like they are reneging on our agreement," he said. Critchlow said the recommendations, if approved, wouldn't go into effect until next year. Michelangelo virus threatens computers Computers could be infected, lose files if used on Michelangelo's birthday 66 By MICHELLE NICOLSON Signpost news editor Anyone with an IBM compatible computer needs to be extra cautious this Saturday. The Michelangelo virus is threatening computers on Michelangelo's birthday March 6. If the virus is activated, all computer files will be erased. The virus comes from infected disks, said MariAnne Bolender, information systems programmer with Weber State University's computing services. "The best thing to do is not to turnonyour computer," Bolender said. The virus can only be activated on March 6. Last year, the creator of the Michelangelo virus transferred it to several commercial disks. Tlie best thing to do is not to turn on your computer. - MariAnne Bolender, WSU information systems programmer Anyone who has used disks that are not certified as virus-free is at risk, Bolender said. Virus scanning packages are available, she said. Computing services can help faculty and staff on campus with any problems they experience. The university's VAX system will not be affected by the virus, Bolender said. However, if the VAX is accessed through a PC computer, the PC may be at risk. Apple Macintosh computers are not affected by the virus, she said. The Michelangelo virus occurred last year at the same time and brought a lot of concern to the public. The creator of the virus designed it to activate only on the famous artist's birthday, Bolender said. Bolender is aware of only one virus that has affected WSU's computer system. Computers can be protected by: 1. Using the virus scan and cleanup procedure, which is available on WeberLynx. 2. Using any anti-virus program which has specific instructions to eradicate the Michelangelo virus. 3. Do not use the computer on March 6. Michelangelo checks the computer's system clock and only works when it is on March 6. To check the date stamp on a computer to make sure it is correct, type "date" at the C: prompt and press (Return) e.g., C:DATE (Return). DOS displays thedate, (e.g., Fri 2-26-1993) and allows the user to enter the correct date. Enter the correct date if necessary, otherwise press (Return). H1 ODAY'S -1 TEWS -A ABTS The Siberian Ballet Dance Company to perform on stage March 5. See page 6. g PORTS Lady 'Cats grab first home game win of the year. See page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-03-03, Vol. 53, 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.|