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o M i v -W MM -3 Friday, November 19, 1993 Volume 56 Number 30 A? Quick Takes 1 I If i I sir V - I J . ... ...... ' TROY ROPER MITHE SIGNPOST This untitled piece by Thabo Mzilikazi represents the struggle of blacks in Africa. Black S. African student works for diversity, humanity at WSU By Troy Roper III Signpost staff writer Human rights activist Thabo Mzilikazi, a Weber State University student from South Africa, will return to his country after graduation to help restructure its educational system.Mzilikazi said he will work for human rights while at WSU. He is a freshman on scholarship with a major in fine arts and a minor in political science. He was offered a South African student scholarship after he spoke to students and administration about recruiting more African students to WSU. Mzilikazi chose this campus over six other scholarship offers because he likes the small school community. WSU allowed him to be the big fish in a little pond, he said. "I chose fine arts because art is a medium of communi Committee By Laurie Albrechtsen Signpost campus affairs editor Following controversy regarding the legality of closing the final Student Fee Allocation Committee meeting in the spring, the committee voted for closure. The committee agreed to add another closed meeting in the spring in case they don't finish business in the first. The meeting in the spring will decide final recomendations of students fees. After making several amendments to the Student Fee Allocation policies and procedures manual, the committee raised two 3 " f 4 r"x ' ' s-J cation," he said. "It is a way to release emotions." Mzilikazi will use his degree to reintroduce art to his own culture. "Students need ways to redirect anger," he said. Art is the avenue of expression that Mzilikazi would like to integrate into the South African school system. Mzilikazi said without art, a person has "no sense of belonging."A political science minor will help him gain background in politics, which will help him to reform the educational system in South Africa, he said. Blacks are now allowed to go to white schools, he said, but white schools teach white superiority over blacks. He wants to change the educational system to prevent the breakdown of the black African value system. Mzilikazi said that liberation and education "will go hand and glove." The education of the nation needs to happen at the same time as the liberation and not after. He said that education is possible for Africa "we just need to closes meeting to public, press amendments, changed its name, then proceeded to close the work meetings. Student Tyson Hiatt said, "When funds are being discussed in public, they post the public hearing, the topic is discussed in depth and then the council goes back to the public meeting. The hearings on campus should be handled in the same way. They should be able to be present. They have an individual right to see what is being done. It is a public meeting."Brent Richardson, student health professions senator added, "A public meeting is public. Ex T-Hjpi ' 'Jaw- 2 '' get the ball rolling." While in Utah, Mzilikazi plans to volunteer his time to help enlarge the multicultural center. He volunteers time to Black Scholars United, and in doing so, plans to create an international coffee hour and other international cultural events. Mzilikazi said he will talk to administrators to form a group and acquire money and resources, if needed, for African students as they enroll. Right now there are fewer than 15 African students at WSU, he said. Tuesday at an Amnesty International meeting, he opened discussion on the confrontation between the African National Congress and the National Party (regime). Mzilikazi is a member of the African National Congress Youth League ( ANC YL), which has taken him around the nation speaking to students against apartheid. See Humanity page 2 perience is an excellent teacher." Hiatt added, "Why not keep the meetings open and see how it goes? It should be open if the only reason is for frankness." Marie Kotter, vice president of student services, said it is OPEN MEETING harder for people to be frank when a meeting is open. Judy Hurst, student government adviser, warned of the periods of frustration at some meet- Football may get the ax By Laurie Albrechtsen Signpost campus affairs editor Weber State University's football team was on the chopping block at Honors Issues Forum, Thursday, as President Paul Thompson explained the need to tighten finances. "We are under extreme financial pressure from many places. We need to cut in several areas. We are also getting pressure from many groups because of the discretionary funds used for foot-bail. There was $480,000 spent in 1990. That was to be decreased by $80,000 for five years until there was none being used eventually. This year we spent $320,000 for football," Thompson said. WSU currently spends about 15 percent of its budget on athletics, including $1 million for football each year, he said. Revenue from the football program in 1 992-93 was $168,000 from the gate, programs and radio. Average attendance was 4,800 and gate proceeds were $77,000. WSU also received $3.8 million in private donations. The Wildcat club raised an additional $170,000, although about a third of that went for football, he said. But the football program was subsidized $832,000 from discretionary funds, over and above its revenues, and the discretionary funds are running out, he said. The university needs to reduce the subsidy by $500,000. The university has less money to spend because of tax restrictions placed by the State Legislature, Thompson added. WSU is also facing NCAA gender equality restriction which require schools' athletic teams to reflect their gender distribution. This restriction may become a deciding factor if a team is chosen to replace football. Men's soccer was named as one alternative. ings. Often the frustrations are not expressed well when "you have to face the press." Richardson said, "The law has narrow loopholes, if we need loopholes then we are illegal. Two cases in 20 years is not enough. I feel that it is defined as a public meeting."Tim Kamenar, coordinator of See Closed page 2 5 - i -- - .' ; t V'. IX.'iMVA News The sitcom that wouldn't die: Barry Williams visits Weber State Convocations. See Page 3 A&E Egyptian Theater and Conference center rise from the dead in downtown Ogden. See Page 5 Opinion Vote to close final allocation meeting violates students' constitutional rights See Page 4 4 Ml 1 - Sports Wildcat basketball slam-dunks the Canadians at the Dee Events Center. See Page 7 Weather Cold, clear with chance of snow.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-11-19, Vol. 56, No. 30|
|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.|