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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 Volume 26, Issue 24 Opinion Is BYU right to enforce strict housing laws? 6 Scene Media has been blurring fact and fiction in modern film. 9 Sports The Utah Jazz picked up their seventh straight win. 12 Marketplace! 8 mmmmmmmmm Tnio n Tin i : !? i i I 1 v ' 1 j i a I1 lis 1 1 a a a I; I it it I ii i i t; i it t it i. i; i if i i 1 s i; '"mmsimmmmmmmmm Game Duck UVSC's star point guard Kellyann Duckworth, who has led the Wolverines to the top record in the SWAG with steady play, was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Month. See page 9 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmsm Officials raise 25-mph speed limit on 1200 West LIMIT ADDITION The 25-mph speed limit has been scrapped in lieu of a new. higher limit. By Mark Hendry Staff Reporter "Do you know why I pulled you over?" These words have formed a common phrase along 1200 West since the new road was completed last spring. The smooth surface and wide gentle curve has enticed drivers to exceed the posted 25-mph speed limit, incurring the wrath of UVSC's police officers entrusted to enforce the laws. According to Val Peterson, associate vice president of college relations, UVSC knew that the speed limit would probably be raised when the new road was completed, but time was needed to evaluate the situation. A traffic study was commissioned to evaluate the problem. It began on Nov. 5 and ended Nov. 7. Within the 48-hour time frame, 4,113 vehicles passed through on 1200 West. Of those 4,113, nearly 91 percent were exceeding the posted 25 mph speed limit, some in excess of 70 mph. At the end of the survey, the . statistics showed that 50 percent of vehicles were under 35 mph with the average speed at 34.3 mph. This information helped to determine the new speed limit at 35 mph. According to UVSC Police Chief Lonnie Fisher, the new speed limit brings with it some concerns about pedestrian traffic in the Orem residential area adjoining the UVSC campus. "The speed limit is still 25 mph in the neighborhood just north of campus, and we are going to have people come out of this short stretch of 35 mph into the neighborhood where there are children and other pedestrians," said Fisher. In addition to his concerns, Fisher expressed caution. 1200 West between the roundabout and north College Drive is the only place on campus that the speed limit is 35 mph the rest of campus is still 25 mph. The higher speed limit will cut down the margin of leniency the police department will be able to, and has been, extending to the motorists along 1200 west. SPEED LIMiT 35 nialiiwiia mm UVSC to refine its current mission statement ON A MISSION UVSC is looking to revamp its mission statement in order to gain approval for a new Integrated Studies degree. By John-Bernhard Editor in chief Utah Valley State College has been attempting for three months to gain approval of its Integrated Studies degree from the Utah state Board of Regents and it will take a revamping of the school's mission statement to gain the new degree. UVSC's current mission statement has been in place since it was ratified and approved by the Board of Regents in 1993. When UVSC shed it's community college label and became a "state college", the mission statement was refined to incorporate a comprehensive, two- pronged emphasis. Rather than merely serving as a community college that offered vocational, technical and cultural courses, UVSC began offering limited four-year baccalaureate degrees. The school now offers five four-year degrees, and plans for a sixth degree "77?5 mission statement is the most important document, the most important statement an institution makes. There is nothing more fundamental to this college than n1iaf our mission statement says. " - Kerry Romesburg, UVSC President Integrated Studies, a comprehensive degree that would stress the importance of a becoming knowledgeable in a variety of educational emphases ran into a road block in December when members of the administrative educational board raised questions and concerns over the proposed degree. One of the biggest concerns was UVSC's inability to support the degree with a capable staff, ample financing and spacious facilities. At the Regents' December meeting, Regents Evelyn Lee and Aileen Clyde tried inciting a motion to have UVSC's Integrated Studies degree indefinitely shelved in essence, they motioned to have UVSC's proposed degree rejected. According to a memo from UVSC's MISSION CONTINUED ON PG. 4 t - I I y r- iAW Ml JF11HI ttr m - - '4 ; " i i i t i - . - i Uioraas' Sore s late So serap housing plan Ben JonesThe College Times OUTHOUSE: BYU tried to enforce strict new housing regulations on non-BYU students living in local apartments. HOUSE ARREST BYU attempted to extend its totalitarian housing policies to force non-BYU students in BYU-approved housing to take LDS religion classes. By Kellie Englehardt Executive News Editor Brigham Young University scrapped a controversial rule that would have required non-BYU students living in BYU-approved housing to be enrolled in LDS Institute classes. Last Thursday, BYU President Merrill J. Bateman announced that the new rule would be investigated further before implementation. No deadline has been set yet, but many students were not immediately affected by the policy because the lease they had lasted the entire academic year. According to a news release from BYU, Bateman changed his plans after hearing the concerns of the educational, religious and legal communities."We underestimated the human impact of this decision and have decided to take the policy under advisement until its impact has been fully reviewed," said Bateman. "BYU does not want to exclude those individuals who find this environment desirable," Bateman said. "But at the same time, BYU has to be cautious that it does not violate.federal housing regulations." The new policy was announced in December' and was to go into effect this month. This policy would have meant that non-member UVSC students who had no interest in attending Institute classes would be forced to vacate their living arrangeme It is estimated that about 8,000 UVSC live in off-campus housing, much of it BYU-approved. "Our intention has never been to establish a religious prerequisite in order to live in BYU approved housing, but rather to provide quality housing for our students," said Bateman. Single students at BYU not living with family can only live in apartments whose owners agree to enforce such guidelines as requiring men and women to live in separate buildings and prohibit drugs and alcohol on the premises. No overnight guests of the opposite sex are allowed on the premises. The off-campus housing program is designed to ensure its students live by the rules of the LDS church. Landlords who don't enforce the rules can lose their BYU-approved status. Restrictions like BYU's normally would be in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act, because of provisions with the federal Higher Education Act do allow private colleges to determine certain student HOUSING CONTINUED ON PG. 3 Ben JonesThe College Times SPEED, TOO: Qffi lis at UVSC recently raised the speed limit on College Drive by4e miles per hour to 35. Study finds that Swiss confined Jews in WWII CONFINEMENT CAMPS A study has discovered that the Swiss relegated Jews toprisoner-of-war camps during World War II. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jews who fled to neutral Switzerland during World War II were sometimes confined to camps ringed by barbed wire where they were monitored by armed guards and forced to work for little or no pay, according to a study being released today. "The Swiss were really sadistic. They wanted to hurt the Jews - to deliberately hurt the Jews," Alan Morris Schom, the American historian who wrote the study, told the Los Angeles Times from his home in France. The study commissioned by the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center follows more than a year of research, including the study of archival records recently declassified by the British Foreign Office. Schom concluded that there is no doubt that the camps - which held an estimated 22,500 men, women . and children by 1944 - were meant specifically for Jews. "These were really slave labor camps," Schom said. "On the whole, people were absolute prisoners. If they tried to leave their jobs, they could be handed back to the Gestapo." Linda Shepard, spokeswoman for the Swiss Federal Task Force in Bern, a government agency created to deal with allegations of Swiss misconduct during the war, had not seen the report. But when informed of its chief allegations, she flatly rejected them. "We have to underline that the Jews were not treated differently from other refugees," she said. "All able-bodied Swiss also had to do mandatory labor to help secure the survival of Switzerland during the war years." There were many Jews in the labor camps, she acknowledged, but she said that was because Jews were prevalent among those fleeing Nazi tyranny. "There were no prisoners," Shepherd said. "The refugees could leave the camps on weekends and hundreds were offered to pursue studies at Swiss universities." In a separate statement, the Swiss SWISS CONTINUED ON PG. 5 mail WEEKEND WEATHER 31 11 HIGH LOW Friday Clear skies. 28 9 HIGH LOW 24 rm HIGH LOW Saturday Sunday Continued dear skies, b itter cold at night Continued cold, increasing clouds. MSIDE Extermination Order Steve Carter examines population control extremists and thier outrageous philosophies in this week's edition of "Flotsam". Seepage 6 QUOTE OF THE WEEK Rep. J.C. Watts "For too long we have gotten by in a society that says the only thing right is to get by and the only thing wrong is to get caught"
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1998-01-14|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The College Times, 1998-01-14|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|