Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-02-061
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grade change The controversial grading change proposal was brought before the studentbody in an open meeting Wednesday by various members of the Executive Cabinet. Showing up for the meeting was a total of 38 persons including Cabinet members and faculty members. Don Hughes, Speaker of the Senate, spoke briefly at the beginning of the meeting and presented a few ideas of what the basics of the proposal are. According to Hughes "The ultimate goal of the change will be an achievement based education. U I 1 L 3 1 lLL onderson featured in fac convocation Jack Anderson will be featured at the convocation Thursday in the Fine Arts Auditorium of Weber State College at noon. Anderson pens the syndicated column, The Washington Merry-Go-Round. Newspapers nationwide, carry his column in which he reveals information; sometimes right, sometimes wrong or in which he discusses various topics. Evidence he revealed, has led to the conviction of three congressmen, accused of taking kickbacks. He was also the first to bring out information about the ITT affair and the Pakistan Jack Anderson papers, and knew the facts about Bobby Baker before the one time senate aid was the subject of a congressional investigation. His statements made during the presidential campaign, about Sen. Thomas Eagleton being involved with a drunken driving charge proved to be false, however. Anderson, who has been compared to Ralph Nader, by Life Magazine, describes himself as a muckraker, but insists his object is not sensationalism but reform. He started his journalistic career at the age of 12, working for the Murray Eagle in Salt Lake City as a reporter. By the time he was 18, he was working the city desk of the Salt Lake Tribune. Later, during World War II, he worked for the Army newspaper, I l : ,.."-" ' I ' J" I if 1 i r , ' ' i , 1 1 )i And although we realize that this proposal won't do everything we do believe that the student will feel the benefits both now and years from now." "Presently if a student fails a course, the failure goes on his record permanently. With the change, however, if a student fails nothing will appear on his transcript. The only grades which will appear will be A, B, C, and Credit." Continuing Hughes explained that "The punishment for a D or E would be no credit for the class." One student brought up the question, "Will this change in Stars and Stripes, while stationed in Shanghai China. He joined Drew Pearson's staff in 1947, and took over theMerry-Go-Round when Pearson died in 1967. Les Whitten, one of Anderson's legmen-reporters was arrested last week by the FBI with material stolen from the Bureau of Indian Affairs during the recent Indian sit-ins. Whitten claimed he was helping to return the material to the proper authorities. Anderson is expected to comment on the arrest and his series of newspaper articles concerning bureaucratic fumblings in dealing with the American Indians. board seeks new editor application for ws signpost Applications for theeditor-in-chief position of the Weber State College Signpost are now available from the student-body secretary located in the Student Activity Center of the Union Building or in the Communications Department. The position is open to all qualified students, who must submit applications by Feb. 26, after which, the Publications Board will review the applications and interview the prospective applicants before making a final decision. The person chosen for the editor-in-chief position will take charge of the Signpost at the beginning of Spring Quarter and will be paid monthly salary and a tuition scholarship."This position is certainly one of the most important on the campus and at the same time valuable as a learning experience," said ASWSC Executive Vice President Ken Burrow, who is also chairman of the Publication Board. Previous membership on the Signpost staff is not a prerequisite nor does one have to be majoring in journalism. draws debate grading procedure affect graduate school applicants?" Fran Wheeler, President of Associated Students of Weber State College, replied, "We have received information from various other schools who have gone to this type of grading or something similar. These schools have concluded that this change makes no difference in the acceptance or rejection of their applicants." Another student questioned how this change will affect our image as Harrison High or as an institution which is impossible to flunk out of. Hughes replied, "Which is more tr. . ' " ' ' ' i K - -4 V t 4 I "AMERICA HURRAH," three one-act plays start tonight in 'america hurrah' starts "America Hurrah," a production comprising three one-act plays, starts today and will run through Saturday in the Cellar Theatre. Produced by Robert Macek, the plays attempt to display the pseudodynamic American way of life. Players in the Jean Claude Van Itallie drama include David Dabling, Nancy Kokas, Allan Lykins, Don Shanks, Sharon Smith, Kathy Solem, Paula Woods and George Yourns. The first play "Interview." concerns the withering of human relations by showing how our oc important - a historical representation or a high level of comprehension?"Furthering this Hughes said "Under this change a student would be more concerned with learning at his own rate than he would be with flunking a course and blowing his grade point average." This "self-pace" drew criticism when a student claimed that "this self-pace will be damaging to a student when he gets out into the world and discovers that everything isn't self-paced." Another student answered this claim by saying,"It seems to me :l fx - t cupations call for desensitized robots rather than human beings with genuine feelings. Second is the play "TV," which emphasizes the banality of popular television by contrasting its atrenous triteness with the blank indifference of those employed to watch and rate the programs. "Motel," the finalle of the trio, focuses on the distructiveness of the average American male and female in the states of excitement, inebriation and lust. Tickets for the play, will cost $1.50 tonight and tomorrow night. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights the tickets will be $2. that a businessman would rather have a person take a little longer to do a job and do it right than for someone to do a job twice as fast but wrong." Various suggestions were made by the students and faculty members present. The major alternatives were: including the number of times a student has taken a course on his transcript; making it a student option whether or not to make this change retro-active; to use a sliding numerical scale (3.2, 2.5, 4.0) instead of merely A,B,C, and Credit; and to give half -grades (B-, C-, D) along with the regular A,B,C,D, andE. 4r - , the FAC Cellar Theatre. tonight The plays will be presented to Weber State College students and faculty at half price with activity cards. Plays will commence at 8 p.m. and in a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.The masks used in the play "Motel" were designed by Terry Asia and fashioned by Mary Ann Cappelle. Material used for the masks include tin cans, aluminum foil, solastic. which is a plastic-like material used to shape the masks into recognizeable shapes. Crumpled newspaper gives the masks basic facial features and painting adds to the complete mask.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-02-06, Vol. 32, No. 30|
|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.|