Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-10-271
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Wednesday, October 27, 1993 t'7T d -r X Road work on Riverdale Road in front of Kar-Kwik can back traffic up a mile or more during rush hour. Although projects will end during winter, a variety of construction is planned for next year. Construction on the Wasatch Front Traffic woes: a look at the reasons why you can't get here from there Laurie Albrechtsen Signpost campus affairs editor Understanding is the key to easing ire over traffic jams to and from Weber State University, a state engineer said. Two main arteries to campus, Riverdale Road and Harrison Boulevard, are under traffic-slowing construction. At times, Highway 89 construction slows or stops traffic to and from Davis and Salt Lake Counties. "Through understanding the reason why, it defuses the tempers of some of the people," said Stan Nielsen, district con r Weber State By Jeff Haney Signpost editor in chief A resolution presented to the ASWSU Student Senate Monday placing the student body officers in opposition to the proposed name change won't be needed, said Helen James, chairwoman of the strategic task force. After an extensive study and multiple open hearings, James said the Strategic Planning Task Force recommended to President Paul H. Thompson to keep the name Weber State University. However, good things came out of the discussion to change to Weber University, James said. "People started talking about V struction engineer with the Utah Department of Transportation. He explained that $80 million worth of repairs is on the books for roads from Farmington to the northern Utah border. "It is your tax dollars at work," he said. Riverdale Road, going southwest from Ogden, is the second most traveled road in the state, excluding the interstates, with more than 40,000 motorists daily, Nielsen said. Six lanes are needed, but the right-of-way and snow removal will not allow that many at this time, he said. Businesses need access in the winter when snow removal is heavy, Nielsen said. University the positive things about Weber State," she said. "Students come here for quality programs, and faculty have come to the university, for what we are doing right. Weheard a lot of positive things." Changing the name to "Weber University" stemmed from a recommendation in a 1992 identity study of WSU by private New York consultants Downey, Weeks and Toomey. Social Sciences Senator Bryan Benard introduced a resolution opposing a name change because of "overwhelming student support for keeping the name Weber State University." "Whereas the Strategic Planning Committee wants student nt""'.1; 1 ir"''i t-'-f i--7 "Ha ROAD CLOSED -1 Construction has traffic in both directions down to one lane. At the intersection of 300 -West and Riverdale Road, the road bed will be replaced with 10-inches of concrete covered by asphalt so the road will hold up for years. Construction should be completed by the first part of November, Nielsen said. A new signal light will allow for protected left turns in both directions. The intersection of Riverdale Road and Interstate 84 will have a new light to direct truck traffic from 1-84 to southbound 1-15 while Highway 89 is under construction, Nielsen said. i u tel. r ' 4 - keeps traditional name input concerning the issue and. ..no student at the Strategic Planning Committee hearings spoke in favor of the name change. ..Therefore, let it be resolved that the ASWSU student senate, as the representative voice of WSU students, stands strongly opposed to changing the name of Weber State University to Weber University," the resolution said. It goes on to say, "Therefore, be it finally resolved that the ASWSU student senate offer this recommendation in favor of maintaining the name of Weber State University."Benard said that in a poll he conducted of random students in his constituency, 98 percent re '.rfS?- I JiLJ w. . , mmmmnmft J" ERIC JOHNSONTHE SIGNPOST Work on a stop light at Riverdale Road and 700 West in Riverdale is expected to take two or three weeks. Most will be done at non-peak times. Crews are working 12-hour days, seven days a week. Work will not be done during the night because of insufficient lighting and, according to state research, nearly 50 percent of drivers after midnight are intoxicated, Nielsen said. Construction on Highway 89 is a $12 million, two-year project involving the intersection of Mountain Road and See Roadspage 2 sponded in favor of keeping the present name. "The senate needs to make a stand on these issues," he said Monday. "I think that it is something the students need to take a stand on before the choice will be made for us. We need to jump on this now." Also, a resolution coming from the student body officers would be more substantial than from other students, he said. Benard said he hoped the administration and the Strategic Planning Task Force will listen to the suggestions offered by the student senate. See WSU page 2 A Volume 56 Number 20 Quick Takes A&E Scaled-down railroad gives visitors a tour of the West at Ogden's Union Station. See Page 7 News Veterans' senate seat still debated by WSU senate. See Page 3 C Features Time Out hits the right spot for Weber State University and business is booming. See Page 6 ! iVV V ' f "N Sports Markeith Ross rushed for 280 yards in Saturday's win. See Page 7 Weather Highs in the 50s. Lows in the 30s.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-10-27, Vol. 56, No. 20|
|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.|