Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-02-121
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LA. Student policies for 'event center' still undetermined by Melinda Sowery staff report Weber State President Joseph L. Bishop told Executive Council Wednesday that the policies dealing with student use of the forthcoming Special Events Center would not be formulated until more of the bids for the building are in. He told the council that it would probably be August before any policy is formulated because of deadlines faced by the college. He said that keeping on schedule with the plans was very important because everyday the plans fall behind, means that the college is losing money. Another issue Bishop discussed was the dorm problem and what direction it seemed to be taking. He said that an actual decision would not be made by Institutional Council until the month after next on the freshman residency requirement. He said, "I'd like to point out that I'll be only second guessing the council, but they will probably either abolish the residency requirement or liberalize the waver policy." Learning Center "He continued, saying that he thought the main issue wasn't the residency requirement but making the dorms the best place to live. Bishop brought up the possibility of creating a satellite learning center for the dorms at some future date. He said that the learning center would make it possible for dorm students to study at the dorm rather than going over to the library. Ken Lowe, student services vice president, asked about Bishop getting information from the students in the dorms. He pointed out that good student input was necessary in order that he (Bishop) know what's going on. To that, Bishop replied that he had been over to the dorms six times, a couple of these times, he said were at mealtime. Lowe also inquired about possible funding for a health center. Bishop said that funding would be kept at a minimal level because, "we couldn't hope to duplicate the hospital." He said that he learned no one was turned away from the hospital last year that went over there from the college. He also said that he had talked with hospital administrators who assured him that they were prepared for an emergency should the college have one. Emergency Fund When asked about how some students would pay for the treatment, Bishop stated that most of the students are taken care of by their parents health plan. Brent Johns, academic vice president, asked about using an excess of monies now in the health center fund to "set up an emergency fund." He said that this money plus a minimal charge from the students could take care of students not covered by a health plan. Bishop said that the Northwest Accrediation Association asked five years ago about the health center. He said that should they ask about the adequency of the present facilities, "we can point across the street.". Bishop commended the lobby committee who recently entertained the Utah legislature at a luncheon. He said, "what I heard was that our group did the best job and was the most professional." A problem brought before President Bishop was the possibility of combining the campus car pool with the student-body's. Motor Pool Although Bishop said that because of an incident several years ago with a student driving an institution vehicle, the Institutional Council would not approve it. However, Read Hellewell, studentbody president, pointed out that it was an administration problem on paper either way. Johns then commented that the students were running their motor pool at a loss and that the students were having trouble with the scheduling of cars, as two groups want the same cars for the same dates this month. Bishop said he could solve that particular problem by Monday but that the long range proposal must go through Institutional Council. Also the possibility of having dead hour during convocation was discussed. Bishop said he liked the idea and had tryed to get it passed before. However, lab classes had been scheduled for the noon hour. He also pointed out that many of the students didn't want it either. In other council business, Alan Hall, director of the Alumni Association discussed the H. Aldous Dixon award for the professor of the year. After much discussion it was decided that a committee should be formed to handle the criteria for judging; possibly making the contest reach out into the community. This committee would be made up of two students, two faculty members and two alumni members. Any student who would like to work on this committee can pick up an application from Mary Jelinik in the student government center. M KAY - Dl.. HOSPITAL CI S THE McKAY-DEE HOSPITAL was President Joseph Bishop's reference when questioned about the Student Health Center during an Executive Council session. Bishop met with the council to discuss the direction the administration is taking in current projects. (Photo by Fred Barta) U.S.-Europe alliance falters as trade agreements fizzle UPI The Middle East War closed with the United States sending arms to Israel and its West European allies backing the Arabs. Washington proclaimed its "disgust" with Europe and the Europeans, in turn, refused to endorse the concept of transatlantic Feb. 14 last chance for class withdrawals Deadlines for withdrawal from classes at Weber State College is February 14. The registrar's office located in the Administration building requires that students wishing to drop from winter quarter classes go down to the registrar's office by Friday to see that the class is dropped from his official registration. A "W" will then appear on his transcript for all classes dropped. If withdrawal from class was made before the third week of the quarter no record will appear on transcript. After 60 percent of the quarter has elapsed the "W" is no longer available to students. Up until this year, classes could be dropped until the last two weeks in the quarter, but new grading proposal was finalized last spring quarter. Under this new grading proposal, the only grades that may be recorded on a transcript are a,b,c,d,e,i,w,nc and cr. The previous grading system was reviewed by Weber State College's Academic board last year and judged the grades such as wf and uw were "punitive." Also, under this proposal the "I" does not retain the same noted connotation as it has in past. I's are given for "incomplete" when students are unable to do class work because of legitimate reasons. jj II II ? " I i 1 1 ri n ; i s i II I i I M 'I II II i.-, i ri i it. i " P1TAL CENTER JsT " !.t "iH "partnership." Thus ended 1973, the "Year of Europe," in which the United States and the Europeans were to have revived their alliance, reformed their economic ties and pointed themselves into a new era of cooperation lasting until 1! I - III WW' ' ' . : fa IS . ' U ; I Si IS 11 1 M i: it it t ix it i n VC Z , Vf-4'" the twenty-first century. Didn't happen It did not happen that way. Instead, as 1974 began, it was clear that only the most skillful and patient diplomacy could close the gaps of money, defense, trade, and detente, that are driving the United States ever farther apart from its oldest friends and allies. Even so, there's no real feeling of urgency. Rather, many scholars and official feel that the stumbling alliance is in no shape at the moment to revive itself, let alone cope with a real crisis. And some believe the oil drought just might provide that crisis. Weathervane A good weathervane, all agree, will be President Nixon's travel plans. Nixon was to have come in 1973 but, with Watergate and the disarray in the alliance, he never made it. If relations can be patched up, he is expected to attend the twenty-fifthanniversary celebrations in April of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels and may go to other European capitals besides. If things go badly, that party probably will be held in Washington and will be a somber affair. Europe and America are each other's best customer and talks were to have opened last Autumn on liberalizing trade. But Nixon's trade bill stalled in Congress because of an amendment which would curtail trade with Russia. The Europeans refuse to open talks until the U.S. government has a Congressional mandate to negotiate.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-02-12, Vol. 33, No. 31|
|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.|