Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-04-031
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nr m lAJ 1 Reporter refuses to leave "I don't know just what you people think you're doing, but if you don't think that the public has a right to know why these Senators have been absent, then you're out of your minds." This statement was made by Signpost News Editor Dave Midget after the student Senate voted last Thursday to go into closed session to discuss Senators' absences. Continuing Midget said "And furthermore, if you think that I am leaving this room, you are just as crazy." Following these statements, three Senators (Gary Carter, Becky Sparkman and Brent Johns) walked out of the meeting, refusing as Carter put it, "to participate in a closed meeting." Their actions resulted in the loss of a quorum needed to conduct ew o N open at WSC All students wishing to run for studentbody offices during the coming school year are required to pick up their respective petitions from the studentbody secretary, have them signed, and return them by Friday at 5 p.m. Any students wishing to obtain copies of the election by-laws may do so when they pick up their petitions from the secretary. The upcoming primary elections will be held April 13, with final elections April 20. Students are reminded that the new constitutional rules concerning the election and the requirements for students seeking offices will be in effect for the election. The old constitution, no longer in effect, required students seeking office to be undergraduates having at least 110 quarter hours of college credit at the time of candidacy and be in attendance at least one full year. It also required students to maintain at least a 2.5 cum-mulative grade point preceeding the time of candidacy. The new constitution however, makes no provisions regarding enators business and the meeting was adjourned.The debate stemmed from Senate Bill 35-72 passed in March 1972. The bill reads in Section 2, Paragraph A that "A Senator who has three unexcused absences. . . must appear before the Senate to justify his apparent neglect." Continuing in Paragraph C, the bill reads that "the Senate shall hold these meetings in closed session." The Senate, in attempting to work around the bill voted on three different motions. Johns first moved that the Senate delete the section of the bill calling for a closed meeting. In debating the motion, Sen. Randy Scott claimed that to delete a part of the bill would con- those seeking offices and states only that the officers be elected before the last six weeks of spring quarter. The offices involved in this year's election, under the new constitution included the . president and six vice presidents: academic, activities, communications, public relations, financial and student services. Fran Wheeler, studentbody president, expressed a desire that students "become involved in the election process, either by actively campaigning or by supporting the election process. " Wheeler expressed concern over last year's elections in which one of the five officers had ran as an unopposed candidate. Said Wheeler, "If qualified students are running for each office, the studentbody has a viable choice of candidates to choose from. "Some of the major considerations involved in the coming election," continued Wheeler, were the "relationships with the administration, decisions involving the events center, and the spending of some $85,000 allotted to studentgovernment." ffices close stitute an amendment to the statute and since the Senate was not following correct amendment procedure, the motion was unconstitutional.The motion was then voted on and passed by a vote of six in favor (Gary Carter, Brent Johns, Becky Sparkman, Judy Richards, Paul Or ton and Bob Adams) to five against (Jerry Fisher, Randy Scott, Dave Wilcox, Farrell Woods and Steve Stoker). Scott then moved to delete the entire Senate Bill 35-72. This motion failed by a vote of four in favor (Randy Scott, Farrell Woods, Dave Wilcox and Steve Stoker) to seven opposed (Becky Sparkman, Brent Johns, Jerry Fisher, Gary Carter, Judy Richards, Bob Adams and Paul Orton). Next Johns moved to table the compliance with the bill. This motion also failed with five Greeks receive week's emphasis During April 2-6, fraternities and sororities of Weber State College are going to celebrate their week by honoring the Greek. Various activities are planned throughout the week, such as breakfasts in the Skyroom, mud bowls, service projects to help the blind, concluded by a stomp on Friday. Steve Davies, president of In-terfraternal Council and fellow officers planned Greek Week activities with the goal in mind to acculterate ideas from the Greek people. At the end of the week after most of the activities have ended, plaques will be presented at a special awards stomp featuring "Spectrum", in which all students of WSC are invited to attend.Categories for plaques will include Outstanding Man and Woman Greek, Outstanding-Greek Scholar, and the outstanding Fraternities and Sororities that solicited Greek Week the most. Activities planned begin with Monday mornings breakfast in the Skyroom which will begin at 7 a.m. At noon, a "mud bowl" will be held on the intramural field, the following Wednesday, Coors beer cans will be collected and given to the Jackson Distributing Company for monies and in turn the money will be donated to a blind school. session voting in favor (Judy Richards, Bob Adams, Gary Carter, Brent Johns and Becky Sparkman) and six voting no (Randy Scott, Jerry Fisher, Dave Wilcox, Paul Orton, Farrell Woods and Steve Stoker) . r - - STUDENTS UNDER the direction of Sheri Ille of the Health and Recreation Department at Weber State College will present the Orchesis Dance Concert this Friday and Saturday in the Fine Arts Auditorium. All dances were developed by the students themselves. (Photos by Fred Barta) t I 31F After this last motion failed, Scott moved to go into closed session. This motion was passed by a majority vote and Midget's statements and the walkout followed. dm L t i I i -it '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-04-03, Vol. 32, No. 42|
|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.|