Thursday, January 23, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, January 23, 1997
Volume 1, Number 1

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) College remembers King, but without a day off

2) Harvey resigns from Student Council

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Wednesday’s results

2) Thursday’s lineup

3) Women’s hoops extend winning streak to three games

4) Frosh provisionally qualifies for Nationals in high jump

5) Men’s basketball downs Mules, ending four-game skid

6) Winter vacation summaries

NEWS REPORT

1) College remembers King, but without a day off
By Tony Sturm
The Phoenix

For millions of Americans, Monday’s observance of Martin Luther King Day
brought a vacation from work or school. But as on Labor Day last fall,
Swarthmore students had to celebrate the holiday in an entirely different
way: They returned from vacation to begin a new semester.

On Monday evening, over 200 people filled the Friends’ Meeting House to
remember the life and work of the late civil rights leader. The event
included a speech by Philadelphia pastor Paul Washington and a
performance by the Chester Boys Choir, directed by John Alston, assistant
professor of music.

Washington gave a biography of King, focusing on aspects of King’s life
that are not commonly known. He told how King loved football, how King
got the name “Tweedy” because he loved tweed suits, and how King was
nicknamed “Loverboy” because of the way women fell for him. Washington
also told how King chose to attend law school instead of becoming a
priest, and how King adopted Mohandas Gandhi’s philosophy of
non-violence.

Swarthmore’s observances of Martin Luther King Day will continue Friday
at 1 p.m., when Eugene Lang ’38, chairman emeritus of the Board of
Managers and founder of the I Have a Dream program, will speak at an
all-campus collection in the Lang Performing Arts Center.

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2) Harvey resigns from Student Council
By Sam Schulhofer-Wohl
Staff Writer

Long-time Student Council member Seth Harvey ’97 is calling it quits.

Harvey said he’s resigning because “a lack of cohesion in student
government” has kept him from achieving his goals. “Right now Student
Council needs to scale back its scope,” he said. “We’ve grabbed a large
plate, and it’s come off as a discombobulated effort. I saw that my plan,
my hope, my expectation was not going to be met by the end of the year,
so it was time to leave.”

Harvey added that discord between students and administrators stymied his
efforts as student representative to the Council on Educational Policy.
“The administration is generally acting in the interest of students,” he
said. “But at times … the student perspective is marginalized. There
hasn’t been enough compromise, especially on the side of the
administration.”

Harvey has served on CEP since September. He also served as SC
member-at-large in spring 1995, and in the fall of that year was
appointments chair and co-coordinator.

Harvey’s resignation will take effect once a special election is held to
replace him. According to Elections Chair Josh Kramer ’00, voting will
likely occur Feb. 17 through Feb. 19.

A miscommunication kept Harvey’s position off the ballot in December’s
regular election. On Nov. 24, Harvey told Edgar Lee ’98 and Sean Barney
’98, then SC co-coordinators, that he planned to resign. But other
Council members didn’t learn Harvey was resigning until Dec. 6. At that
point, SC member Josh Alloy ’98, who organized the December election,
decided it was too late to put Harvey’s position on the ballot.

Students will also pick an appointments chair in February’s balloting. No
one ran for the seat in December, so Council is trying again to fill it.
Meanwhile, SC members say, the appointments committee will function
without an official leader.

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SPORTS REPORT

1) Wednesday’s results

SWIMMING
Men: Johns Hopkins 119, Swarthmore 75
Women: Johns Hopkins 118, Swarthmore 87
Both teams fall to 6-3 overall but remain 2-0 in the Centennial
Conference.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Swarthmore 68, Muhlenberg 55

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2) Thursday’s lineup

Women’s Basketball hosts Ursinus in a 7:30 contest.

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3) Women’s hoops extend winning streak to three games

Women’s basketball has improved to 5-6 (2-3 Centennial Conference) after
three straight wins, including two against conference opponents Bryn Mawr
and Dickinson. Holly Barton’s 17 points propelled the Garnet to a
convincing 58-48 defeat of Rosemont on Tuesday. Lisl Cochran-Bond ’97,
who averages 13.5 points per game, is seventh in the conference in
overall scoring. Pia Houseal ’97 is fifth in rebounding at 9.1 per game.
The Garnet will face three of the top four teams in the conference next
week, giving them a chance to make waves in the playoff picture.

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4) Frosh provisionally qualifies for Nationals in high jump

Steve Dawson ’00 high jumped 6 feet 8.5 inches to beat off all
competitors in the Haverford Open last Saturday. The mark provisionally
qualifies him for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Meet to be
held Mar. 7-8 in Oshkosh, Wis. Notably, Dawson defeated Ryan Bobko of
Johns Hopkins University, last year’s Centennial Conference champion in
the indoor high jump.

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5) Men’s basketball downs Mules, ending four-game skid

Men’s basketball last night improved to 7-8 overall, 2-3 in the
Centennial Conference, with a 68-55 victory over Muhlenberg. Ben Schall
’97 led the Garnet with a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds in notching
his fourth double-double of the season. Colin Convey ’97 added 17 points
and six assists. The Garnet dominated much of the game and maintained or
improved on their 11 point halftime lead throughout the second half.
Muhlenberg led the East Division with a 9-4 (2-1) record before tonight’s
loss.

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6) Winter vacation summaries

TRACK AND FIELD
The track and field team came back early from break to run the Yale
Invitational on the 11th of January. The men’s distance medley relay of
Phil Jones ’99, Eric Pakurar ’97, Graham Lucks ’98, and Wyn Strodtbeck
’98 placed third overall, missing second place by 0.06 seconds. The
Haverford Open last Saturday closed out a week of winter break workouts
for the Garnet.

WRESTLING
The wrestling team increased their numbers over break. Students returning
from study abroad and new recruits from the football team are filling
formerly-vacant weight classes. Two home tourneys over break included
Division I teams such as Duke University, and Swat placings were
relatively poor. Adrian Wilson ’99, however, earned a spotless 5-0 record
in the team tourney at 134 pounds, and went 1-1 in the individual
tournament until injury forced him to sit out. The team’s conference
opener takes place at home this weekend against Mulhenberg, Gettysburg,
and Johns Hopkins University.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Gettysburg 74, Swarthmore 53
Swarthmore 58, Bryn Mawr 36
Pia Houseal led the Garnet with 14 points. Swarthmore 77, Dickinson 63
Lisl Cochran-Bond led the Garnet with 26 points. Swarthmore 58, Rosemont
48
Holly Barton led the Garnet with 17 points.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Pomona-Pitzer 61, Swarthmore 56
Colin Convey ’97 led the Garnet with 15 points in a losing effort. The
Garnet blew a 17-point lead midway through the second half. Swarthmore
78, Occidental 70
A.J. Shanley ’97 scored 26 points and made five steals to lead the
Garnet’s come-from-behind victory.
Franklin & Marshall 85, Swarthmore 65
J.J. Purdy ’99 led the Garnet with 15 points and connected on all three
of his three-point attempts. Ben Schall ’97 notched a double- double with
14 points and 11 rebounds.
Drew 77, Swarthmore 69
Colin Convey ’97 led the team with 14 points and dished out four assists.

Washington 59, Swarthmore 58
The Garnet blew a seven-point halftime lead in a heartbreaking loss. The
team shot a miserable 54 percent (13-24) from the free throw line.
Ursinus 55, Swarthmore 51
Aaron Bond ’97 scored 14 points on five-of-eight shooting and grabbed
nine rebounds. The Garnet again struggled at the free throw line (56
percent).

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The Daily Gazette
Board of Editors
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