Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-10-011
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j T v Vol. 34 No. 2 s Founds presem Several proposals are being considered by the administration and campus planning of Weber State College to replace the married student housing which is currently being torn down. However, monies usually received for such projects are not being offered by the federal government now, said Karl Wood, director of housing. At the current interest rates for loans, the college cannot afford to build any units, without making the cost excessive to students, he continued. Those proposals considered, WSC urges staff raises A recommendation has been sent to the Utah State legislature for faculty and staff raises, according to James R. Foulger, business vice president of Weber State College. Foulger said that the faculty recommended a raise to the administration, which the administration accepted as a valid request. This request was taken to Institutional Council last Wednesday and they approved the budget submitted, which included the wage hikes. The request was then sent to the Board of Regents for their recommendations. This move will lead to consideration by the legislature which meets in a regular session around January 10. Foulger said that he had met with Blair W. Low, head of the salary committee and the staff organization. He said the proposal for the raises was well received. Foulger stated that the administration was a strong advocate in favor of the raises and added, "We are battling for them." He said that the faculty of WSC are underpaid in comparison with similar institutions and with the rise in the cost of living, it would mean sizable adjustments in the wages. The salary raises, if approved would go into effect during the 75-76 school year. However, Foulger added, "The raises hinge on whether or not the legislature gives the college the appropriation. We need something tangible to work with before we can give any raises." October should money be made available, include converting Wasatch Hall into apartments, building a permanent complex near the present dorms and a mobile home park, which, according to Karl Wood, director of housing is the most feasible. Two sites Two separate sites are under consideration for the park. One site would hold a total of 52 units. The land under consideration is presently not owned by the college but probably could be acquired. Each unit would cost $17,000 if put on this property. That cost would include the home, at approximately $6,900, skirting, landscaping, fencing, sprinkling system, concrete pads and roads to and within the park. Weber State owns the property that is being considered as the other site for the park. Because of this, each unit would cost $16,000 however the park would contain only 28 units. Mobile home The mobile home itself, would be a 12 X 60, two bedroom home. The extras included in each home would be furniture, cooler, skirting and stairs. Each unit would also include an outside storage shed and residents would have the use of a central building, providing laundry facilities, a meeting room and maintenance storage areas. The possibility of a permanent structure, although part of the study released on Aug. 1, is actually 3-4 times the amount per unit that a mobile home park would be. Wood said that the cost for such a structure would actually be over $2 million after inflation. 50 units If built, the permanent structure would house 50 units at the cost of $45,225 per unit. It would be located to the southwest of the campus. The third proposal, involves the conversion of Wasatch Hall into apartments. With this proposal, individual wings, or whole floors could be rented to singles if necessary. However it would take one and a half rooms for every apartment converted. Wood stated that any of these possibilities seemed pretty remote, with the economy the way it is and the lack of government funding. He added that the college did recognize the need for the housing, however. 1, 1974 housing piroblemm V i - V' ' - i I -" , , i l i ! . I ? Jj I i. I ;' )i Li ALL THAT IS left of married Weber's married seems to be a inn I ' y . ' - a i I , 111 , Ogden.Utah 84403 I t student housing are these remnants of past occupants. New housing for remote possibility. (Photo by John Shupe) Fair and clear weather expected today, as a high pressure system lingers. - W .'X -- 'A t V r- f -1 ?! y.'- r, p kow? sJb t?j&& '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-10-01, Vol. 34, No. 2|
|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.|