Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-02-281
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i INSIDE oThe Faculty and staff create gallery of art work, See page 6 corrm Volume 65 Issue 69 wsusignpost.com Friday, February 28,2003 r r 1 """ n, ! J J w ; If ; TO) sic J l, Network creates ongoing problems for students Printing, logon, profane emails create student upset By Suzie Clayton sr. news reporter The Signpost In the era of technology people have come to rely on computers for almost everything, from typing assignments to paying bills on the Internet. For some students this has been a problem. For the last two weeks computer labs all across campus have had problems printing. "I was in the library lab and couldn't print the assignment due at 9 a.m. the following morning," said Michael Steele, Weber State University senior. "I went from lab to lab looking for a printer that works. Finally, 1 found a professor who let me print my assignment on his computer whose printer isn't connected to the network." Students have had problems with logging on to the computers as well. Steele said that for a few days it would take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to logon. According to Ted McGrath, systems network manager, students should be able to logon without difficulty at this point. As for the printing problem, they aren't sure exactly what the problem is. "It kind of came out of the blue and whacked us," McGrath said. "About 10 days ago, it became unreliable and has affected the student labs. It's been very difficult to work with. Everything we've tried just hasn'-t worked." "It kind of came out of the blue and whacked us: About 10 days ago, it became unreliable and has affected the student labs. It's been very difficult to work with. Everything we've tried just hasn't worked." - Ted McGrath systemsnetwork manager Until the problem can be determined, the labs are going to set up what is called a "work around," which means the computers will print directly to the printer without going through the central printer manager program. It will take some time for the labs to get everything working because they have to go to each computer to set it up. "They have a whole lot of work to do to See Problems page 3 V r i a p 'ft x r. V """ 111 "". t?- Burning rubber Richard Noel crosses the finish line in 9.f9 seconds during a wheelchair race at the Bell Tower on Wednesday. The races were held to raise awareness on campus of what it is like to be in a wheelchair. Students like Noel, who does not use a wheelchair, were able to wheel around to get an idea of what it's like to be disabled. The winners of the race received a Weber State University T-shirt. Students with disabilities emphasis week finishes up today with the movie "I Spy" at 7 p.m. Although there are numerous parlung spaces and buildings with wheelchair accessibilty, it is often still difficult for the disabled to access many locations. Visiting scholar discusses practices of modern media By Jennifer Larson news editor The Signpost The last standing super power, the worth of ethics over the dollar and an everchanging industry were all topics of Thursday's Convocations. Orville Schell visited Weber State University students, faculty, staff and the local journalism community. Orville Schell, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California-Berkeley, visited WSU through the Dean W. and Carol W. Hurst Residency Program, as a visiting scholar. Throughout his lectures, Schell discussed the ever-changing media during the last 20 years, the ethics of journalism and the role journalists play in telling the truth. "It is a journalist's job to tell the truth," Schell said. He mainly spoke about media and its downfall to c o m m c r c i a I i s t i c d c m and and control over what the public hears versus what they should be informed about . Today's media conflicts between '.he imperative to make a pro! it and to do things w ell. Schell said . Although new -papers are a little less influenced by this attitude, the common ihouuhl behind the media is "w e don't care what is going on in the rest of the w orld ," Schell said. " 1 1' there is a country that needs to know what is going on around the world, we are it. We're the only superpower left." Schell said. "We are not being well fed by media ." Timolhv Row - e . W SI' student . NV. , v . A. i ; ' " if I Orville Schell, dean of the graduate school of journalism at UC-Berkeley, discusses changes in journalism. "If there is a country that needs to know what is going on around the world, we are it. We're the only superpower left." - Orville Schell clran of the graduate sc hool of journalism at UC-Bcrkelcy said he appi ci. iated .Nchcll's honesty when networks were owned by and agreed with his attitude toward network owners, magazines weie the nccc--:!y of iiifoiming owned by magazine owners, thcm-ehcs. publishing houses were owned by "It all comes down to the publishing house owners, not by individual :.. become an informed the demand ol the commercial citizen ." Row -e -aid Schell -...id tl.crc w as a d::v Sf Scholar p.ice '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-02-28, Vol. 65, No. 69|
|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.|