Tuesday February 4, 1997

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday February 4, 1997
Volume 1, Number 9


1) Danawell residents reimbursed for items lost during renovation


1) Bond named to weekly basketball honor roll

2)  Tonight’s and Wednesday’s contests


1) Danawell residents reimbursed for items lost during renovation

Hallowell and Dana residents have claimed about $300 as compensation
for the loss of the residents’ toiletries.  However, this rough estimate
may only be part of the final total; only three RAs from the six floors
affected (Hallowell and Dana 1 – 3) have submitted claims.

Alice Balbierer, Swat’s Facilities Manager, called the incident “a series

of errors” and attributed the unfortunate circumstance to a mix-up
the contractors hired to re-do the dorms and the housekeeping staff.
According to Balbierer, in what was “just one of those unfortunate
the contractors removed the items while installing new shelving in the
bathrooms and placed them in trash bags to keep them from getting marked
dust or paint. Housekeeping staff then mistook the bags for genuine trash

and threw away the students’ shampoos, soaps, toothbrushes and assorted
other items.

Joanna Perry ’00 who lost ten dollars worth of products takes a
philosophical view of the occurrence.  The Hallowell second resident
“It’s more important that the bathrooms got remodeled than that I lost my

stuff.”  Arun Mohan ’00, a Hallowell third floor resident,  says that he
found the mix-up to be an “inconvenience, but its okay because I’m being



1)  Bond named to weekly basketball honor roll

Center Aaron Bond ’97 was instrumental in the Garnet’s two victories this
week. Against Philadelphia Pharmacy, the 6’7″ senior hit six of his eight
shots for 12 points and grabbed 6 caroms. He then helped extend the
Garnet’s winning streak to four games in the win over Gettysburg. Bond
tallied a double-double (15 points, 14 rebounds) against the Bullets. For
the week he shot 65 percent (13-20) from the floor.


2)  Tonight’s and Wednesday’s contests

Badminton hosts Harcum Junior College at 7:30 p.m. in the Tarble

Home basketball triple-header against Haverford:  men’s JV game at 4
p.m., women’s varsity game at 6 p.m., men’s varsity game at 8 p.m.


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This concludes today’s report.

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