Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-05-111
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ivober state Volume 30, Number 50 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, May 11, 1971 D J GirfGEIG StudbGltS VJGErt t cuff purse strings 0 erthletfc dept. In the Montana State University newspaper The Exponent dated April 30, 1971, an article titled "Ahead of Our Times" appeared. A portion of that article is reprinted below. Recent actions by the students at the University of Montana and Montana State University would indicate they are ahead of the administration and board of regents in their feelings about priorities. What the students are saying, in their votes to reduce student appropriations for avrsity athletics is this - let's cut down on the rah, rah, and spend our limited funds on an education. University of Montana students voted quite decisively, 1,656 to 389 to cut by 12 percent the amount they would pay into the athletic budget. A similar action was taken in Bozeman by MSU students. For those who may not be aware, students at the University ; ; 0, :Q q r y " ( if" --i r-' i I V yf New officers of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers discuss plans for their upcoming annual spring picnic. They are L-R Dick Burnside, chairman; Mike Bell, 1st vice chairman; Brent Hess, secretary; Forrest Day, 2nd vice chairman; Lowell Johnson, treasurer; and Kent Robertson, facuty advisor. Weber's chapter of SME is presently the largest student organization of its type in the United States. System schools are required to pay what amounts to an activity fee. It goes for a number of things, including the athletic budget. The card that goes with fee payment is good for admission to the various events. Another way of saying it is the student pays whether he goes or not or even if he cares if the activity exists. Many do attend. It is also true many do not. They all pay. Montana students may be in the forefront of a movement in which students would gain control of their own activity funds. In fact, UM students voted for that principle at the same time they cut their contribution to the athletic budget. Another article in The Exponent dated April 23, 1971 stated: During the ASUM elections the athletic budget became a hot issue when it was learned that U of M coach Jack Swarthout had . compiled and distributed to athletes a list of candidates he favored who were supporting the athletic budget. Swarthout was quoted in the Kaimin as saying, "In order for athletics to continue at its present level, pro-sports candidates must be elected." Only one of the 11 people recommended by Swarthout was elected. In a poll that was taken at MSU prior to the voting 19.1 percent favored the proposed $110,000 budget, 13 percent were in favor of the $106,000 athletic budget, 36.9 percent favored a reduction of the current budget and 31 percent wanted no funds at all. Their are two kinds of "athletic supporters" some Montana students seemed to be tired of both. UPIRG petitions t - 'V - ' n I k X viA'-7 i7w FRAN WIKSTROM and DAN HUNTER are the first students at Weber State to sign the UPIRG petition which will be circulated among the student body starting Monday, May 17. There will be meetings held in Room 336 of the U.B. Thursday, May 13 at 12:00 noon and at 1:00 p.m. to organize the circulation of the petition. Those interested in helping, PLEASE COME. BYU gets new pres. Dr. Oaks A native of Provo, Utah, Dr. Dallin H. Oaks, 38, Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, was named as the new president of the Brigham Young University. Dr. Oaks' appointment was approved by the BYU Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which operates the 25,000-student-body institution of higher learning. The new president was later introduced to the faculty and studentbody of his alma mater at the weekly devotional at 10 a.m. in the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse. Appointment of the new president ended the activities of a Church-appointed search committee to select a successor to Dr. Ernest L. Wilkinson whose resignation was announced on March 9, by the First Presidency. Dr. Oaks comes into his new position with a wide experience in the legal profession, as an educator and as an administrator. In addition to his teaching activities at the Chicago University he is also the executive director of the American Bar Foundation which is the legal research affiliate of the American Bar Association. Dr. Oaks was born in Provo on Aug. 12, 1932, a son of the late Dr. Lloyd E. Oaks and Stella H. Oaks. The new president is a graduate of the B.Y. High School in 1950 and graduated from BYU in 1954 with high honors receiving his B.A. degree in the field of accounting and economics. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1957, graduating cum laude, second in a class of 86, receiving the Order of the Coif. He began a legal career as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the United States, Earl Warren. In 1958 he entered private law practice. Ten years ago he became associate professor of law at the Chicago University, and was associate dean from May, 1962, to January 1963, serving as Acting Dean during the last three months of this period. He spent the summer of 1964 prosecuting criminal cases as an Assistant States Attorney of Cook County. For the summer of 1968 he was Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. From 1964 to the present he has been Professor of Law at Chicago University. From January through June, 1970 he was on leave of absence to serve as legal and research advisor to the Bill of Rights Committee of the Illinois Constitutional Convention and to carry out a study of the exclusionary rule for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration of the United States Department of Justice. i I ";.!'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1971-05-11, Vol. 30, No. 50|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; 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 College|
|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.|