Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-05-161
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s iD Partly cloudy, cooling today. Chance of isolated afternoon thundershowers. High today 80 to 90 and Saturday 75 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Vol. 34 No. 54 Weber State College May 16, 1975 Blacks, Ch firry jmr nTn-yyTnyH)p- y -w f -., . - v v. DETERMINED FACES: Henry Domlnguez, President of LEU, Cindy Morris, President of ITC and Forest Crawford, President of BSU, gathered their groups together Tuesday to plan ways of counter acting Executive Council's Decision to cut ethnic funding for school year 75- V'-- l - ,-f -4 - '"',r-: fcy Stephen MaHow HAPPY HOOKER: Now that warm weather has arrived construction on campus is going full speed ahead. icanos, Indians complain ; Not given satisfactory funding for I emphasis weeks, $200 token ? si . I" comments by Tom Eckhardt News Editor Charging that the Executive Council represents only one group on campus, minority students met Wednesday to discuss the problem of their budget cuts. The three minority groups, Black Scholars United, Los Estudiantes Unidos and Intertribal Council were each budgeted $200 for their emphasis weeks next year. The groups are complaining that it is impossible to run a week's worth of activities on $200. Referring to the ASWSC as the "Anglo Students of Weber State College", Jess Veasey, BSU advisor, said that they were offered a token, but they are deserving of adequate funding from the Executive Council. "We are part of Weber State College, we pay fees at Weber State College," said Veasey. - New Meeting He went on to say that a meeting was scheduled for Thursday afternoon with the Executive Council to discuss the allocations. The groups advisors plus three student representatives from each group were to be at the meeting. Veasey said that one problem in dealing with the ASWSC is that the Council changes the rules for getting money so often that he cannot keep up with them. "It's like institutional racism. First they tell you that you need a bachelors degree, then they say you need a masters degree, then they tell you to get a doctorate. There's no end to it." While some angry words were spoken about the Executive Council, much of it was directed at the outgoing Financial vice president, Jeff Flamm. It was Flamm, working on the Finance Committee, who recommended that the clubs get no direct appropriation. Instead, a $5000 fund for ASWSC Clubs would be set up and each club would be able to request money Black Leader, Veasey from the fund as they plan activities next year. $200 limit There was to be a $200 limit per activity for clubs requesting money. Besides the minority students, several Executive Council members have expressed disapproval of Flamm's budget recommendations. Jeff Fee, Indian advisor, brought up the charge that the Executive Council had cancelled the Indian Emphasis Week. According to Fee, the Indians were budgeted $900 for this year's activities. They wanted to use all of the money for the emphasis week, but that was not how it was budgeted last spring. Transfer funds When the Indian group came before this year's Council to request a transfer of funds from one part of their budget into the emphasis week, they were told that it would not be allowed. The reasoning was that the group was supposed to spend the money throughout the year, not all in one week. Fee went on to say that the main event of the week was to have been a dance featuring the Indian band X-it. The proceeds from the dance were to have gone to help set up health care programs for the Menomonie tribe. The tribe has the worst health problems of any Index Reactions to the Mayaguez p. Si Weber goes to the nationals p. 12 Art show closed down i $3,000 for Leadership Indian tribe in America. The profit from the dance, however, could not be used like this since the ASWSC Fiscal Policy states that profit from an ASWSC-funded event must go back to the Associated Students. Fee said that the band does not just play music, but performs a cultural exchange between Indian and American cultures. He said the band is well known across the country and people from as far away as Montana and ' Canada were planning on coming to see the performance. Council representation "What is needed," said Fee, "is to get some officers into the Council to represent us." One of several white students attending the meeting said that there are students on campus who are willing to support the minority students on this issue and on getting better representation on the Council next year. Late in the meeting, Student-body President Rex Frasier and vice presidents Jeff Hoskins and Neil West came in to answer some questions posed by the students. In discussing the cancelling of Indian Emphasis Week, West and Fee said that a misunderstanding about the fees and travel expenses for the band may have led to the refusal to grant a transfer of funds. p. 5i p. 2'
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-05-16, Vol. 34, No. 54|
|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.|