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Volume 27, Issue 15 The Zen man comstn "4 7t.. Hp'o the nrn'mnol nhormo r,, Opinion LPS General Conference benefits all A6 Life! Haunted Forest a real fright B2 Sports Keith Lobdcll does the hockey talk B5 Marketplace B8 and he rides a pale horse ... and cnange will tollow with him. New revelations on the envi ronment from t.hp rrpat Poor Warrior, Gary Snyder. it , jr rapists J fU5 lUal fit! I ci Slate Utile! rails for eleeloro off rtsprfs BOARD STIFF Since the board of regent's creation in 1969, it's been an appointed board. AFT Utah now says it's time for an elected board. h aval ah gholdston & Jodi Dreher In the wake of a bumpy summer between the Board of Regents and the largest union of teachers in the state, the American Federation of Teachers is now taking steps to change the way regents in Utah are chosen. Regents, who oversee the nine colleges and universities in Utah, are currently a governor-appointed board, but AFT members have drafted a proposal that would require the board to be elected public officials. AFT-Utah members are perhaps attempting a backlash directed at regents in opposition to the swift action taken in the summer concerning collective bargaining issues at Salt Lake Community College. But according to Paul Henderson, executive director of AFT-Utah, the concerns at hand are much deeper than that. Henderson feels that overall, regents should be attempting better communication with teachers and the public. Henderson also places blame on the regents for not properly representing or addressing all the needs of higher education. In a recent speech to union members, Henderson said. "Regents rule over higher education in this state and recently, in their arrogance, have deprived educators of a voice in what happens in the arena in which they dedicate the majority of their time and talent." Henderson and the AFT are also disgruntled at how, "in our democratic, capitalistic, highly technological advanced society, vestiges of the Dark Ages can be seen in the process employed in running higher education in Utah." AFT has been unable to find a sponsor for the bill so far, but is confident that support can be found from the public and even college students in the state. Prominent Utah Valley State College professor, Elaine Englehardt is opposed to the idea, stating that she doesn't know that "we improve things by elections. ..I've seen failure on both ends." Englehardt is joined in her opposition by Utah governor Mike Leavitt. who feels that there is nothing to be gained by electing regents, citing Legislature clashes and campaign problems. "We've found over time that they tend to become very low-profi'e campaigns." Leavitt is also concerned that these campaigns would bring up political issues not necessarily relevant to the position of regents. The issue of changing from an appointed board to an elected one was first broached during the gubernatorial race in 1992. The system of choosing regents was criticized by several candidates but never saw any serious action. As it is now, regents are appointed by the governor for a period of six years and SEE REGENTS CONTINUED ON PG. A3 Regent representation in the state of Utah Numbers indicate the 2 amount ol members from that city Logan 0 Morgan Ve . (l Salt Lake City Sandy Springville & Cedar City 1Sxii LTJfi Sum Boi a o Pejfirs wets') t Students may get laptops IN YOUR LAP Gov. Mike Leavitt would like to provide students with laptop computers for enrolling in distance learning classes. by Joseph Stone News Reporter tudents could soon have a computer in their laps if Governor Mike Leavitt and students continue asking "why not?" with a vision of the future in mind. A few weeks ago Governor Leavitt said, "If the student is willing to take one or two computer courses per term and not take up the classroom space, maybe the university would be willing to partner with them." Considering the total cost for a new classroom to be built with desks and blackboards, bathrooms and parking, a cheaper alternative would be computers. In order for a student to be given a computer on lone, the student would agree to take part of his or her classes through distance learning. Lucille Stoddard, Vice President of Academic Affairs said, "I would at least like to see our institution buy laptop computers and make them available for students to check out from the library." Students who are serious about UVSC taking swift response on this issue can help the UVSC faculty be more aware of the need for laptop computers. Students can take action by writing President Romesburg and the Editor in Chief of The College Times, to help educate the community to support students. "Making sure that students have access to a computer is crucial, but I believe that we, the administration, are making assumptions that most students have access to a computer," Stoddard said. Students can e-mail their responses to The College Times Editor in Chief, Kellie Englehardt at opinionthecollegetimes.com or e-mail President Romesburg at romesbkeuvsc.edu. Li Lj v i vy l J L J ; J f 1 P Ur1 J J D J J l) are closing tM gap l;fos feAi;: and scteaee achievemeal tmL $23 pr2 A4 Clinton signs higher education bill Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) College students could save an average of $700 on loan repayments under legislation President Clinton signed Wednesday to lock in interest rates at their lowest levels in 1 7 years. "Today with this lowering of the interest rates ... we can really say that every high school graduate in America, regardless of income, can afford to go to college," the president said. He enacted the rate cut part of a broader education bill that also pushes Pell Grants to their highest level ever in a White House ceremony steeped inself-congratulation by members of the Republican-led Congress who are eager as Election Day nears to boast of some achievement for the year. Three times, House and Senate committee chairmen invited their members to stand and be applauded in the East Room. Sen. Jim Jeffords, chairman of the Senate Labor and Human Resource Committee, promised by week's end to "begin to complete action," on a reading bill, charter schools' legislation, a Head Start reauthorization and vocational education reform. "From Head Start to higher education, the final product of our collective efforts is a record of accomplishment from which we all take greaf. satisfaction," said Jeffords,R-Vt. The bill signing coincided with a College Board report finding that college tuition and fees were up an average of 4 percent this year a faster growth than this year's 2 percent overall inflation. The new law is expected to save bor rowers an estimated $11. billion over five years by locking in for that period a new interest-rate formula, based on Treasury bill rates and added points, for student loans. The rate would be 7.46 percent down from more than 8 percent last year for graduates starting to repay their loans under the Direct Loan and Government-Guaranteed Loan, or FFEL, programs. Students who want to refinance existing loan payments must apply before Jan. 31. A typical student borrower at a four-year college, graduating with $13,000 in debt, would save about $700 over a standard 10-year repayment period, the White House said. The legislation also raises the maximum authorized amount for Pell Grants SE INTEREST RATES CONTINUED ON PG. A3 COMPUTERS m STUDENTS LAP IT UP Gov. Leavitt wants to encourage students to take more Internet classes by "working the technology into the price of tuition." Pictured are students in the computer lab. Many times students encounter long lines to be able to use the computers for research and term papers. f - -..o ; i &v " """""" if 4 t- ii A Havalah GholdstonVThe College Times College costs increase 4 percent by Robert Greene Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) The price of going to college rose an average 4 percent this academic year - a lesser increase than in previous years but still more than double inflation. Tuition and fees ranged from $66 higher at a public two-year college to $723 higher at a private, four-year college, according to figures released today by the College Board. For a public four-year institution, the 4 percent equaled $132, for average tuition and fees of $3,243. Tuition and fees had risen 5 percent the previous year and 6 percent each of three years before that. Because of an earlier round of double-digit growth, tuition at public four-year institutions has risen 50 percent in a decade. Family income rose only 1.5 percent. Financial aid has also grown, offsetting some of the increases, the College Board said in an accompanying report. But students are borrowing more and getting fewer grants. Neediest students are suffering most. "The share of family income required to pay college expenses has increased for all families in the 1980s and 1990s, but it has gone up the most for those at the low end of the economic scale," said Lawrence Gladieux, an analyst with the College Board, which represents colleges, universities and educational associations. Attending a public, four year college or university cost 62 percent of a low-income family's earnings and 1 7 percent of a middle-income family's earnings last year, the most recent year for which numbers were available. Sending a child to a private institution would have consumed 162 percent of a low-income family's earnings, compared with 44 percent of the earnings of a middle-income family and 4 percent of the earnings of a high-income fami- SE COSTS CONTINUED ON PG. A5 HIGHLIGHTS OF EDUCATiON GILL : A-ts-.-c-. ft jttw-suited i'lfs-IM f,j.Jt,!f..-,i :: ' :; STUD&TlOAXSLeas ;i ft fcrrisw ioars'ijfif julyl s;:: 20C3.3 mt gxZz fe- ? s; Pte 3Rd 3-.&J parte. Ifts "m.;-;: 1 would oe 7.46 percsfit powfttarn mors P: Spg-:;:: Wist fesi yw-r- M graduates : -; :: stelincstojar testis iisidar 8s C&slX-ssvnd ten mm& 3PPty: ;s IfcetofS Jasfc 31 A new isiiiance-tased1 tptza!km wii";i IM Cfeafed; wtlMti tm&mi ;, t-S.Kii CiirS-i.-ii k) MM Sfo-:M finals! J pr-c'.yr ? SeaSicimssa improve-- skcps to paresS and sfu-:;W PELL GRAKTS At.ftrues : W-yiS ij;vkki! 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Our society should be purged of the perverts who provide the media with pornographic material while pretending it has some redeeming social value under the public's right to know." Kenneth Start in a 1997 '60 Minutes' interview with Diane Sawyer.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 1998-10-14|
|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, 1998-10-14|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|