Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-09-271
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the X 1 111 J """' fc"J "" " q q 0 Mild Weather continuing through weekend. Highs near 80, lows near 50. Vol. 34 No. 1 Sept. 27, 1974 Ogden, Utah S4403 ;imllks proiroDpH sedl dies ' y a ' 1 I - x V ; U J- - I j -v V : i ; i - . - - - it.j v - - PROMONTORY TOWER (upper photo) is the scene of a recent changeover to coed living. Residents of that hall, Sandy Sweitzer, head resident, Dee Teeter president, along with Ross Torgerson and Darrel Woods work on the bulletin board, (photo by Dianne Sheldon) i h VT f ! - Mi ; ; S . A If 1ft Difficulties between the football team and the other residents of Promontory Tower has prompted the team to move to. the north wing of Wasatch Hall. The subsequent lack of space in Wasatch has made it necessary for some women to move into Promontory Tower, so that Promontory and Wasatch are now coed. The athletic department had been renting two floors of Promontory Tower specifically for use by the athletic teams. Last year, athletes on the second and third floors of Promontory began receiving notes that football coach Dick Gwinn described as obscene. He would not comment any further as to the contents of the notes. Gwinn felt that the atmosphere for the athletes in Promontory was deteriorating to the point that it "would not be conducive for the athletes to live there." He added that there had been no physical threats to the team. Summer decision The decision to make Wasatch Hall coed was made in early summer after several months of discussion according to Karl Wood, director of housing. The committee that made the decision was made up of Robert Ladd, director of special services, Dr. James Foulger, business vice president of WSC, Kay Evans, executive director of student life, and Wood. In late summer, when it became apparent that Wasatch Hall would be full and that there would not be room for more women in either of the on -campus apartment complexes, the committee decided that Promontory Tower would also be made coed. The final decision to go coed was made in August, according to Wood. The athletes live on two of the three floors on the north side of Wasatch Hall. The other floor of that wing is open to other men dormitory residents. Wasatch Hall will still enforce open and closed hours in the dormitory. Members of the opposite sex will be allowed on the floor from noon until midnight on weekdays, and noon until 2 a.m. on weekends. Locked doors The end doors on each floor will be locked each evening to ensure TWO STUDENTS share their views of the dorm situation while sitting in front of Wasatch Hall. The top two floors of the north wing have been rented to the athletic department for use by various teams, (photo by Dianne Sheldon) privacy for the girls according to Marie Beulher, head resident at Wasatch. She added that the students living in the dormitory will be issued keys to the doors so that they can come and go as they please. Because the athletic department rents the two floors provided for the athletes, it will be up to the individual coaches to make the rules for those floors, however, no men living in Wasatch will have keys to the women's side of the dormitory. Promontory Tower has not locked its doors in the past and the fact that girls are living there will not change this policy according to Head Resident, Sandy Sweitzer. The open house hours at Promontory will be the same as those at Wasatch and it will be up to the RAs to enforce the hours, according to Sweitzer. Sweitzer pointed out that the to .make Promontory coed "was not advertised." The girls who are living there were not notified about the change until after the decision was made. One of these women, a freshman, said that she was "kind of osgood nervous" but that she was curious to see what it would be like. Michael Lewis, one of the men who has lived in Promontory for several years said that with the girls on different floors, it was as if they weren't there at all. Cyd-ne Pease, 10th floor RA, said that the girls seem to be curious about the situation but that everyone seems to want to make a go of it. She added that she felt that the responsibility was on the students to make things work. At Wasatch most of the students, particularly the women pointed out that things were better than they thought they'd be. Make it work One girl, who is living in the dorms for her fifth year, said that she felt that "the guys seemed to want to make it work," and that it would be strange for them not to be there now. Myrna Harris, another woman who has been living in the dorms for several years said, that it is "a completely different atmosphere with it's negatives and positives ; but that the guys seem to want to be part of the dorm." Jimmy Watts, a basketball player living in Wasatch commented that it was "alright so far." James Tate, another basketball player living there summed up his feelings about Wasatch by saying, "It's decent." Several of the women at Wasatch complained about living on the south side of the dorm but Wood said that more women had requested to live on the south side and that the north wing had gang showers which he felt would be more appropriate for the men.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-09-27, Vol. 34, No. 1|
|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.|