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iveber state Volume 31, Number 36 Weber State College, Ogden, Utah 84403 Tuesday, February 29, 1972 4 Pages mbudsfiiein flaxes Bieacd I00E1 ofl This must be the year for revamping all organization. According to Ombudsman Chairman, Brad Q. Post, Ombudsman has initiated a probe into the operation of the WSC Bookstore as a result of several signed complaints to the bookstore's operations, procedures and policies. The investigation is now 5 weeks old. Heading the team to collect data on the bookstore are Darrel Taylor, Dick Shay and Kerris Koplin. "Ombudsman met early in February to decide if it would be appropriate to start a student resistance movement concerning the bookstore," said Mr. Post. Further he said the scheduled resistance was to be held March 13-31. On February 23, the Executive Cabinet discussed the bookstore issue with Post and Dick Shay and decided it would be best for all concerned if preparations for the possible scheduled resistance were delayed until Friday March 3. "In the meantime it was requested by Executive Cabinet," said Mr. Post, "that the Ombudsman present the suggested book store policy implementations to the Executive Cabinet in the hope that the suggested implementations might be put in force through negotiation with the Ombudsman, Executive Cabinet and the WSC administration."The implementations referred to calls for maximum and minimum Constitutional amendments soon to be The Associated Students of Weber State College Student Senate Tenth Legislature Is making changes In the constitution. Presently Article VI reads: - ARTICLE VI Legislative Branch Section 1. The Legislative Branch shall consist of the Senate. The membership shall be as follows: (a) The Legislative Vice President, who shall be the President and Speaker of the Senate. (b) One Senator from each academic school. (c) The AMS and AWS presidents. (d) The four class presidents. (e) One Senator from the Residence Hall Council. (g) Two Senators at Large elected by the entire student-body.(h) The advisor who will be the Coordinator of Student Government who shall serve without vote. (i) One faculty member appointed by the Academic Council, ex-officio capacity with voice but without vote. (j) Dean of Students, ex-officio capacity with voice but without vote. Section 2. The organization and function of the Senate shall be as follows: (a) To create and fill such offices and to make such rules as it deems necessary for the Senate's operation. (b) To meet at least once a month. Special meetings may be called by the Speaker and the Senate or a petition signed by a majority of the membership of the Senate. (c) A majority of the Senate shall constitute a quorum. (d) Senate meetings shall be open to all members of the Associated Students. (e) To require reports from the Executive Cabinet and any or all cher agencies of the Associated by Jeannie Students; to investigate, adopt resolutions, and perform all normal legislative functions on matters within the jurisdiction of the Associated Students. (f) The Speaker of the Senate shall serve without voice and shall vote only in case of a tie. (g) The Senate shall be governed by modified Robert's Rules of Order. (h) To appropriate the budget among the campus organizations subsidized by the Associated Students with recommendations from the Executive Cabinet. (i) The Senate shall have the power to override the President's veto with two-thirds majority vote. The amendments to Article VI are as follows: ARTICLE VI Section 1. The Legislative Branch shall consist of the Senate. The membership shall be as follows: a. The legislative Vice President, who shall be the President and Speaker of the Senate. b. Fifteen academic Senators chosen proportionately, according to the number of full-time majors in each academic department with 1 to 3 of the seats being alloted forSenators-at-large, rather than specific academic areas. 1. Reapportionment will be carried out annually by an Ad Hoc Committee of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate according to the Fall Quarter enrollment. 2. Apportionment will be based on proximity to equal representative of number of majors with each school receiving at least one senator. 3. The final proposal of the Ad Hoc Committee on apportionment must be approved by the Senate prior to the end of Winter Quarter. 4. Each Senator will be a major from his academic area and chosen by students from the respective area which he represents. c. The Coordinator of Student Government, who shall be the advisor, and who shall serve with voice only. Young mark-up and mark-down prices for book sells and book buy back, a channeling of profit percentage to ASWSC, the formulation of a WSC Bookstore Governance Board and a list of duties for that board, and employment of WSC students in the bookstore. Mr. Post said that a 13 point suggestion list was submitted to Dr. James Foulger, Financial Vice president of WSC and to members of the Executive Cabinet on February 24. Negotiations concerning this list are hoped to begin immediately said Post. "The Executive Cabinet in a commitment of Ombudsman," said Post, "stated that if negotiations concerning this matter had not led to a satisfactory agreement by March 3 the Ombudsman may go ahead with plans to activate a student resistance drive. However, we (Ombudsman) are willing to negotiate over any part of the matter." "Personally," said Brad, "I am hopeful that negotiations will reach a satisfactory settlement by March 3. Ombudsman contends that the bookstore should be a student consumer service first and a business concern second. At the present time Ombudsman is not at all happy with the present merchandising system employed by the bookstore. This includes profits made on buy back and re-sale on used books. As a final note the Ombudsman chairman said "Our (Ombudsman) data shows that the bookstore netted $72,000 last year." d. One faculty member appointed by the Academic Council who shall serve with voice only. e. The Dean of Students who shall serve with voice only. Section 2. The organization and function of the Senate shall be as follows: a. All student members of the Senate shall serve with voice and vote, except the Speaker of the Senate, who shall serve without voice and shall vote only in case of a tie. b. The Senate shall be governed by modified Robert's Rules of Order. c. A majority of the Senate shall consitute a quorum. d. The Senate shall meet at least once a month and meetings shall be open to all members of the Associated Students. e. Special meetings may be called by the Speaker of the Senate or by a petition signed by a majority of the membership of the Senate. f. The Senate shall have the right to create and fill such offices and to make such rules, as it deems necessary for the Senate's operation. g. The Senate may require reports from the Executive Cabinet and any or all other agencies of the Associated Students; to investigate, adopt resolutions, and perform all normal legislative functions on matters within the jursidiction of the Associated Students. h. The Senate will be responsible to appropriate the budget among the campus organizations subsidized by the Associated Students with recommendations from the Executive Cabinet. i. The Senate shall have the power to override the President's veto with two-thirds majority vote. Article VIII of the constitution concerns elections and reads: ARTICLE VIII Section 2. Elections shall be conducted under the following rules: (a) Candidates for Associated Student offices and for Senate booCisvocG membership shall be elected by secret ballot. These members, except for the freshmen class officers, shall be elected before the last six (6) weeks of the Spring Quarter. The Freshmen class officers shall be elected before the end of the first six (6) weeks of the Fall Quarter. (b) Members of the Student Senate representing councils of campus organizations shall be elected by the respective councils. Elections shall be held not later than May 15. (c) - All members of the Legislative, Executive, and judicial branches shall be in office not later than two (2) weeks after classes begin in the Fall Quarter, unless otherwise provided for in the Constitution. (d) Those voting for school senators shall vote only within the school in which they are enrolled with the exception of those students enrolled in Secondary Teachers Certification Program who may vote either in the School of Education or in the School of their respective academic majors. Section 3. Tenure of office shall be limited to a single year, June 1, to May 31. (a) The officers of the Associated Students, presidents of Associated Men and Women Students, and the class officers shall hold office from June 1, to May 31. (b) The remaining members of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches shall hold office from the time of their election or appointments until the close of the Spring Quarter, except that no term of office shall begin before June 1. (c) In case of vacancy, except of the President of the Associated Students who shall be succeeded by the Executive Vice President, vacancies shall be filled as follows: 1. Any office of the Executive Cabinet shall be filled within three (3) weeks by special election of appointment as deemed necessary by the Senate. 2. The Senate shall have the power to determine whether the vacancy of an office needs to be filled and shall fill the vacancy accordingly. Cats host big blue Tomorrow night's the night. The Big Blue from Utah State University are invading Ogden for a game with Weber's Wildcats. This will mark the first time a major school from Utah has played the Wildcats at home. Even though Weber has beaten the Aggies twice in the last two years both games were played in Logan. Win or lose the Wildcats and their fans are excited to play in and watch this first of a hopefully long series of good basektball games. The game, a sellout for the first time this season, has to be a high point for the sometimes, up, sometimes down Cats and as for their fans the mere fact that student tickets were sold out in a matter of hours attests to their enthusiasm. voted on 3. Any vacancy shall be filled by the procedure as prescribed for that office. Below is the amendment to Article VIII: ARTICLE VIII Section 2. Elections shall be conducted under the following rules: (a) Candidates for Associated Student officers and for Senate membership shall be elected by secret ballot. The ASWSC officers and one half of the Senators representing each school and one half of the Senators-At-Large, be elected before the last six (6) weeks of the Spring Quarter, with the remaining Senators to be elected between the seventh and ninth weeks of Fall Quarter. In case of an odd number of Senators from one school or an odd number of Senators-at-large, the extra Senators will be elected in the spring. (b) Those voting for school Senators shall vote only within the school in which they are enrolled with the exception of those students enrolled in Secondary Teachers Certification Program, who may vote either in the School of Education or in the School of their respective academic majors. (c) Elections shall be conducted according to the by-laws approved annually by the Senate. Section 3. Officers' Tenure shall be as follows: (a) Tenure for elected officers shall be limited to a single year; June 1 to May 31 or January 1 to December 31. (b) Appointed members of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches shall be appointed by the 2nd week in Fall Quarter, and shall hold office from the time of their appointment until May 31. (c) (To remain as it is in the present ASWSC Constitution.) ! In an upcoming election the studentbody will vote on these amendments.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1972-02-29, Vol. 31, No. 36|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|