Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-04-171
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Tl fOJ n. Monday, April 17, 1995 Volume 58 Number 72 s ' Home sweet In one of only five home matches for the WSU men's and women's tennis teams, the Wildcats made the most of their home-court advantage and swept the visiting competition at the Pepsi Wildcat Invitational Friday and Saturday. Study suggests sexual harassment exists at WSU By Caralyn Arnett Signpost staff writer WeberState University realizes fewer incidents of sexual harassment than the national average, but the problem still exists. In a first-of-its-kind study on sexual harassment in the educational system, the American Association of University Women found that four out of five (81 percent) high school-age students had experienced some form of sexual harassment. Other studies cited by Barry Gomberg, WSU's affirmative ac Arts' funding war with By Kimberly Carroll Signpost arts editor Government responsibility is to "prov ide for the general welfare of the people" and as arguments heat up for the proposal to cut funding for the arts, that is just one of the issues being questioned. Delmont Oswald, the executive director of the Utah Humanities Council, said government should promote freedom of thought by showing its support for the arts in terms of funding. In Utah alone, these grants help support a variety of groups, such as home tionequal employment opportunity officer, said that an estimated 90 percent of da ting women had experienced sexual harassment.According to AAUW Education Foundation President Alice McKee, sexual harassment affects many people and changing that behavior is everyone's responsibility. "All of us must accept that responsibility and begin to create and maintain schools that are free of sexual harassment," McKee said. The number of sexual harassment complaints at WSU is not the Utah Symphony, the Utah Opera, Ballet West and the Shakespearean Festival, he said. These grants partly enable these groups to travel and perform for others by "sharing their intellectual and artistic abilities" throughout the state. These performances promote a "discussion of ideas" and without them, society will ultimately be hurt, Oswald said. He further added that if the government cuts funding for the arts, ticket prices, which the funds partially subsidize to keep within everyone's reach, will dramati They're finally done. No more flashy signs, no more "vote for me" ringing in the ears of Weber State University students. Candidates stopped campaigning last Friday at 1 p.m. and next year's studentbody officers RYAN SHUPEIHE SGNPOST representative of the national statistics, Gomberg said. Few incidents of harassment are reported formally. Most women just want the behavior to stop. At WSU from 1991-1994, 17 formal harassment complaints were filed. None of these complaints dealt with peer-to-peer or student-to-student sexual harassment, Gomberg said. In the same three-year period, 30 inquiries (informal complaints) were filed with only four of these being peer harassment, he said. Nationwide, nearly 80 percent of sexual harassment that occurs government cally increase and only the very elite will be able to afford them, he said. He also added that there is a proposal to cut funding for the Public Broadcasting Service. Oswald explained that if government funding gets cut, it will hurt the arts because there is not enough support in private money to prov ide adequate funding for programs. Arguments are being made that if indiv idual artists are left to get funding from private groups, the private groups will only fund a select few and will therefore only be funding things they deem to be worthwhile, Jacobs prevails in well-attended ASWSU election By David Hill Signpost campus affairs editor Lane Jacobs and senators were announced later that day at the Spring Party in the Shepherd Union Building. Lane Jacobs pulled off his race for ASWSU president by collecting 1,043 votes to the 971 of his opponent, Dave Harris. "I felt it was going to be close race and it was," Jacobs said. "I was happy with how Dave Harris ran his campaign. It was very clean and I hope to work more with him next year." Harris said he was "extremely grateful" to all of the people who supported him. "I really appreciated all those who helped me," Harris said. "I'm confident Lane will do a great job." Jacobssaid he plans to prepare for next year by putting his cabinet together and attending meetings, but said he would primarily finish See Election page 3 is pccr-to-peer. This type of harassment is four times as common as faculty-to-student harassment.Defining sexual harassment is not easily done because it relies on a definition that is supported by stereotypes, sexual myths, the intent of the harasser and the impact upon the victim. Jill Oliver, WSU's sex equity coordinator, said that sex-role stereotyping and sexual myths are two of the many factors that allow sexual harassment to occur. Such See Harassment page 3 intensifies Oswald said. "They (private funding organizations) turn down five to 10 proposals for every one they fund," Oswald said. He further added he believes there is "not enough private money to put up funds for these agencies." 1 le said he believes if funding is cut, it will ultimately "be very detrimental to society" because of all the groups that will be in jeopardy. Neila Seshachari, an Fnglish professor at Weber State Univer- Scc Arts page 10 Quick Takes , M ii II I , ' " .... -AM) A, fv : -' '''( ' , T- U ' . 1 j i i .1 1. i t f A&E Pauly Shore tips the scales of justice in Jury Duty. See page S News Full coverage and results of the ASWSU election. See page 6 Opinion Sexual harassment cases on campus prompt awareness. See page 4 Si"1' -- i ,r... L i -i .-- r . 17 J t - v : 'i Sports WSU sweeps its opponents at Wildcat Invitational. See page 12 Weather Monday Cv-v n....t!.. raiuy oiuuuy -jO bUSUS Tuesday 'J 'J Chance of rainsnow 40s20s Y ,.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-04-17, Vol. 58, No. 72|
|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.|