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r INSIDE oThe Kip . Volume 64 Issue 58 By Tanna Barry editor in chief The Signpost Higher education's budget for the fiscal year 2003 still has about $35 million in unmet needs despite talk of changing policy to find more money. "Our budget has been done with no new money added," Sen. Lyle Hillyard said. "We've talked about some ways to raise money, and I think that higher education will have to do some of these things." Plans included capping enrollment and having students pay more for remedial classes, but the only thing the Higher Education Appropriations subcommittee knows for sure is that they plan to have a tier-one tuition increase WSU students move back into dorms By Casey Cummings campus affairs editor The Signpost When most people think about the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games they think about the athletes, the scandal and Ross the intern from the "Tonight Show," but Weber State University freshman Aubrie Hicks thinks about being forced to move. "This sucks. This is hideous. I'm so mad," said Hicks as she carried a computer screen to her room. "I had to move all my stuff out and back in. It has been a real pain." Hicks is one of more than 250 students who had to vacate their rooms to make space for Salt Lake Organizing Committee volunteers, curlers and security officers. According to Housing Services Coordinator Amanda Sloots, the multiple moves occurred without problems. "Everyone was really gracious and nice, and our students were awesome during the moving process. We couldn't have done it without them," she said. She also said that the Olympic-guests were well behaved, and the only problems they had were caused by m i scorn municat ion. "Some people got frustrated because they weren't used to university housing rules, but other than that we didn't have any problems." Stoots said. "Everyone was really friendly." Sloots said that many Olvmpic guests left presents for the students v. hose rooms they used. The gilts included Olv mpic calendars, pictures of then) at events, pins, letters and Hags. "We especiallv had a lot of little Canadian Hags." she said. According to Stoots. the most stressful part of the moves was Irving to get the students out in time to gel the rooms readv for the Olvmpic guests to move in. They only had a few davs to do it all. wsusignpost.com of 3 percent across the board. The legislatures continued meeting until the day before opening ceremonies for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games and started back up Monday. Legislators have little time before lawmaking concludes at midnight March 6. The annual session, which is normally 33 working days, is just 22 days this year. The repre HXXXX3 , i'M ! sentatives of the Higher Education subcommittee presented their budget to the Executive Appropriations Committee Feb. 6. Even though the subcommittee "We had a lot of students that complained about it before, but when we were actually moving out we didn't have any complaints. We appreciate that more than they can imagine' Amanda Stoots housing services coordinator "The move out after the Olympics went very smoothly," Stoots said. "We had all the boxes back in plenty of time for students to move back in." Most students began moving back on Monday after 5 p.m. "We had a lot of students that complained about it before, but when we were actually moving out we didn't have any complaints. We appreciate that more than they can imagine," Stoots said. WSU sophomore Deanne Petersen seemed to be taking the move all in stride. "I didn't really care. It's a pain to mov e, but it's not that big of a deal." she said. "It has also been very well organied." As organied as it niav have been. Hicks said she is still upset that she vv as forced to mov e out. 1 licks works near WSU campus but slaved in Lav ton during the Olvmpic break. 1 hat required her 10 commute back and forth. "It's just ridiculous." she said, "and mv room is dirty. The left 11 dirty." ou can v.ic ) ivpnnvr Casey Cummings In ft.?h-,""(S T 'i i 's I f Wednesday, February 27, 2002 did not devise ways to raise money for this fiscal year, they decided that the Board of Regents should look into some of the options. Rep. Gordon Snow said a better system for tuition, especially with regard to repeat courses, needs to be instituted. Snow proposed that if a students receive a C or higher in a course, they would have to pay 100 percent of the tuition to repeat the course. He asked the Board of Regents to find a policy that would do something to this effect.Boyd Garriott, a fiscal ana t ii lyst for the legislature, said that having a policy like this would discourage excessive course taking for See Budget page 3 : vFS fS, . i Hi - 4 ,- ' b - """"" ' !L Ogden-area businesses were hit or miss as far as increased sales during the Olympics. Olympic business boom and bust By Devon Crus news editor The Signpost For some Ogden businesses, the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games party spirit could be felt through booming business. For others, il w as a bust. Many local establishments felt the impact of the Salt Lake Games on their business one way or another. For some it tailed to he the time of record-breaking business and prospentv they wereevpecting. Hill Webster, manager of Webbv's Mountain Bar & Grill, described his expcU.UK n of how Look inside for more Olympic coverage in the special section. Davis Campus By Tanna Barry editor in chief The Signpost The first building of Weber State University's new Davis Campus has been named a top priority for con-' struction projects authorized in the fiscal year 2003. The Legislature's Capital Facilities Committee approved' list of 1 8 projects totaling $297 million. WSU's first building on the Davis Campus, worth $20.5 million, was No. 5 on the construction priority list. "We're very pleased by this," said WSU President Paul H. Thompson. "Essentially, what they did is to say their first priority was the buildings that received funding last year. After that, they will begin to list other buildings." rt ' - i ' -V'-: X " it l Y J t'. . business was supposed to have been affected by the Olympics in one word, "slammed." "Everyone w as saying it would be huge numbers of people and be ready for an aw esome influx," Webster said. "I think it scared Utah." Because he expected twice as many patrons as usual, business was disappointing for Webster. I le was not the only one w ho said he felt let dow n by the actual number of patrons brought in bv the Games. "We anticipated huge en iwds." said Kvle DeCorso. Brew ski's manager. Like Webhv's. while business did increase, it was nowhere near a"' secures support The first building of the Davis Campus was one of four projects approved last year that Gov. Mike Leavitt canceled due to revenue problems. "The committee took the four buildings that were funded last year and put them right at the top," Thompson said. "Whether we're No. 2 or No. 5 doesn't make a big difference in my view." This decision was made Feb. 6 when WSU was on its Olympic break. However, since then, the budget outlook has taken a turn for the worse. The legislature spent its time before the break cutting, pasting and authoring use of cash reserves to fix a $202 million shortfall, but updated revenue estimates have exposed another $54 million budget deficit. See Davis page 3 : 1$ DeCorso's expectations. He said he noticed the majority of his business came from the National Guard, which was brought in to help with security during the Olympics. Those participating in or helping to keep the Olympics sale helped raise business a! other establishments as well. I lie Necrel .Vr-v ice and the FBI were daily patrons at Webhy's. ( 'ache. I .ouan and lhcr securiU agenc ics also lrciiicnled. said Webster. ( ne of the problems common I c lied hv establish me i lis. re- Si Boom ,.U'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-02-27, Vol. 64, No. 58|
|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.|