Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-06-291
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VOLUME 54, ISSUE 2 Tuesday , June 29, 1993 Lollapalooza wows Ogden. See page 6. (Oine c v Signpost r WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH . y J h J Too much fun? STEVE CONUN THE SIGNPOST A grinning fan of 'Alice in Chains,' is carried away from the stage by security at Lollapalooza. He was one of many carried hand-over-hand to the front of the crowd by the packed spectators. WSU professor writes, teaches about gangs By SHAY FARR SIGNPOST assistant news editor Professor Kay Gillespie is a familiar face in the fields of criminology and sociology. Gillespie has been involved with many aspects of it, from teaching the subject at Weber State University to being a member of the Utah State Board of Pardons. Gillespie was a director for a juvenile corrections facility prior to being a member of the Board of Pardons. "It is no fun to work in the system and not share your knowledge and experiences with others. That is why I chose to teach," Gillespie said. Gillespie teaches many classes at WSU that deal with social difficulties and the criminal aspects. "I teach a social problems class that is essentially a critical thinking class. The first half of the class deals with life and death. We deal with issues such as abortion, capital punishment, etc," Gillespie said. "The last half of the class deals with sexual issues, gang issues and other pertinent social issues," he said. He also teaches a class on prisons and correctional facilities. Students get to see the facilities that they learn about in textbooks. Gillespie has taken groups to Australia, Tasmania, Russia and many other places in the United States. "WejustvisitedTasmaniainMarch. The students get to experience the old penal colonies that existed and in some places still exist," Gillespie said. A few of the prisons that are visited in (See Gillespie page 3) Black senator s appointment raises questions By MARK FORSBERG SIGNPOST managing editor Members of Weber State University's black community are up in arms over the appointment of Larry Mosley, a transfer student from Salt Lake Community College, to the position of black student senator. Mosley was appointed by Julie Batchelor,chairwomanof thestu-dent senate, to serveon next year's senate as a representative of WSU's black community. He was selected over Monique Gillespie, who has served on Black Scholars United (BSU) for three years, much of that time spent as an executive officer. She was also indorsed by BSU, an organization of 80 blackstudents, staff and faculty. Students attending Monday's senate meeting, including Gillespie, Dennis Hannah, standing in for the BSU president, and Raycine Brown, black students counselor, urged that he not be ratified. They expressed concerns over Mosley's status as a new student and his inexperience with the minority situation specific to WSU's campus. A delay on the ratification was approved. However, Batchelor said this was not due to the concerns voiced in the meeting but because Mosley's records had not arrived from a school he had previously attended. Batchelor said Mosley's ratification would be put before the senate in next month's meeting. If passed, Mosley will be the new senator. She said she selected Mosley because he was active at SLCC as executive vice-president. He also attended Utah Intercollegiate Assembly, and was familiar with the legislative process.Many senators expressed concerns in the meeting because Gillespie didn't run for office in spite of repeated articles in The Signpost and advertisements run by ASWSU that asked for applicants for the black senate seat. Brown, the black students counselor, said she felt the student senate would not reconsider the appointment in next month's meeting."'It's a power thing. He's going to be ratified just to make it happen," she said. Brown said she had wanted to communicate two points to the student senate in Monday's meeting: that Gillespie didn't apply for elections because of problems in BSU from last year's elections, and that she felt Gillespie was more qualified than Mosley because of her experience with BSU andminoritystudentson thecam-pus.Brown said Gillespie didn't run for office because of the turmoil caused by last year's elections in theorganization. Instead, BSU decided to endorse Gillespie as a candidate and allow her to be appointed to the senate seat. This is the reason no students applied for the senate position, she said. Brown said she spoke to Ba tchelor abou t this directly a f ter the elections. She predicted another rift in BSU, this time the result of Mosley's appointment. Somestu-dents will support Mosley, she (See Mosley page 3) ASWSU trims budget By JEFF HANEY SIGNPOST editor in chief After scaling back their budget $49,301, the ASWSU Student Senate passed a $363,500 budget Monday in a senate meeting. Last year, the student sen-ateestimated anexpense budget for the following school year,totalling$412,801. However, the executive council, headed by Brett Chugg, student body president, was forced to cut almost $50,000 from that list to meet the budget set by the Student Fee Allocation Committee (SFAC). Julie Batchelor, academic vice president, said that the executive council sat down with Judy Hurst, the operations director, to make the budget fi t the allocation given by the committee. (See Budget page 3) ODAY'S yisws JVEWS The Student Issues Hotline: ASWSU makes an effort to listen. See Page 3. g PORTS A critical look at Jordan's commercial hype. See Page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-06-29, Vol. 54, No. 2|
|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.|