Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-05-051
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VOLUME 53, ISSUE 78 Wednesday, May 5, 1993 PRIME LAB O Th p : i : i 7? WMMMMM J Ui. .1 UL J l.MH- y mMMMMMMMRMMMMMMIWMMMHHMMMi ! ! No such luck TWO Weber State University students try their luck with the dice at "La Noche en Habana" Saturday night in the Gallery to kick off Hispanic Emphasis Week. Features for the week include a panel discussion, a Hispanic fair with traditional food, music, and dances and Thomas Gomez, president of the National Image Inc. will speak at Convocations. SFAC to close doors in final 'i By MARK FORSBERG Signpost news editor The Student Fee Allocation Committee (SFAC) Tuesday voted to close next year's final allocation meeting to the press and the public, despite protests from students attending the meeting.The SFAC, made of students, faculty and an administrative vice president, decided to close the final allocation meeting, in which $4.2 million in student fees is recommended. The decision was made after three other meetings debated the subject. Committee members were given three options by Melinda Roylance, student body president. They could leave the decision for next year's committee, give next year's committee some kind of recommendation or put WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, i hi an openclosed meeting into the policy and procedures of next year's committee. The SFAC opted for the third choice, basing the decision on its experience with thesystem. Committee members voted overwhelmingly in favor of closing the meeting. Tom Lakey, a student senator servi ng on the commi ttee, voiced the concerns of the committee on both sides of the issue. He said the reasons for closing the meeting included worries over increased spending due to lobbying on the part of the student fee recipient areas. Other concerns included fear that damage might be done to the student fee process by students and media who didn't understand the process. Other members of the committee said the educational value of the process ! 1 JJU would be devalued if the media and students were allowed to attend.Arguments in favor of opening the meeting included more real-life experience for students and senators on the committee. The possibility of "power groups" of associates who vote the same way on important issues was also discussed. Angela Montgomery, a student senator on the committee who was not at the meeting, sent the only vote in favor of an open meeting. "I can see why, in a way, the meeting should be closed," she said in an interview a f ter the meet-ing. "But I'm against it, obviously." She said her main concern was the educational purpose of the meeting. "This is a university and its purpose is to prepare students UTAH "a. A.B. RUSSELLWE SIGNPOST meeting for the work-force," she said. She saideducational opportunities available to students should beas close to real-world experiences as possible. Students attending the meeting also voiced concerns over a closed meeting. Jill Tooker, head of the Student Opinion Committee, said there was a possibility the closed meeting would alien-atestudents from the process. She said students might think all student government meetings are closed and decide they have no influence on decisions. SFAC members argued that by closing the meeting they might generate the interest of concerned students, who might make an effort to learn more about the system.SFAC members also discussed letters to the editor that appeared (See SFAC page 2) Gives clues to press in hopes of catching alleged rapist. For details, see page 3. Court to expand duties By ERIC MORROW SIGNPOST govt, affairs editor The ASWSU Supreme Court is hoping to build on its successes by expanding the its role. The required process to expand begins with the justices' writing their own duty descriptions. "ASWSU President Melinda Roylance has asked the court to define our role, and when we do, we could push for a greater role for the court on this campus," said justice Steve Petrick-Underwood.All justices agree that an increase in jurisdiction is an appropriate and logical advancement. "As a group, all of the justices are in unanimous agreement that we will explore our options regarding an increase in the court's role on campus," said Petrick-Underwood.The decision to expand is a direct result of the influence the court had this spring in judging ASWSU election appeals. "WSU definitely needs an arbitrating body to settle disputes surrounding the ASWSU constitution. We've had a lot of influence wi th regard to providing students with a forum to advance their complaints, especially during student elections," said Petrick-Underwood. One expansion of duty would be to have the court address a students' legal actions. (See Court page 2) HP ODAY'S EWS ARTS. Diana Ramos explains about the art of dance. See page 6. g PORTS WSU tennis team finishes season with wins. See page 10.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-05-05, Vol. 53, No. 78|
|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.|