Thursday, April 11, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 11, 1997
Volume 1, Number 50


1)  Women’s Conference comes to Swarthmore this weekend

2)  Rock for Choice Benefit on Saturday


1)  Yesterday’s results:  women’s lacrosse, women’s tennis, baseball

2)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests


1)  Women’s Conference comes to Swarthmore this weekend

On Saturday, the first annual Women’s Conference will convene at
Swarthmore.  Alumnae will be returning to campus to be on panels to discuss
their experience in their chosen fields, revealing how being a woman has
made their experience unique, how Swarthmore prepared them for that
experience, and what advice they would give to current students interested
in those fields. The three panel sessions will include the fields of
medicine, the arts, academic graduate programs, writing, engineering,
psychology, journalism, and education.

Evelina Shmuckler ’97 and Chris Rose ’97 are co-coordinators of this year’s
conference.  Shmuckler hopes “that the conference will be the site of the
beginning of some sort of women’s community at Swarthmore, a community that
stretches from this year’s first-years to women who graduated thirty-forty
years ago.”

The idea for the event originated in the belief that not enough career
networking is done here at Swarthmore.  By bringing back various alumnae to
dispense advice, Shmuckler and Rose hope to foster a relationship, and
maybe even a correspondence, between current students and the veteran

Shmuckler also stressed that ” though this is a women’s conference, men are
encouraged to come to all the events.”  For a schedule of events look in
this week’s edition of the Swarthmore College Weekly News.  The Conference
is sponsored by the President’s Office, Career Planning and Placement,
Alumni Relations, the Warren Moon Fund (English Dept.), Gender Education
Office, Women’s Resource Center,
Dean’s Office, Pre-Med Office, Women of Color, Department of Psychology and


2) Rock for Choice Benefit on Saturday

Swarthmore’s second annual Rock for Choice concert/extravaganza will be
held Saturday evening from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Olde Club.  The concert
will include a mini film festival, three bands : Pee Shy, The Friggs, and
The Others, and DJ Michele Sainte, who works for Philly’s Konkrete Jungle
and WPRB in New Jersey.

The benefit show, which was founded by the all-female rock band L7, music
journalist Sue Cummings, and the Feminist Majority Foundation, supports
safe and legal abortion.  Concert attendees can register to vote and sign
petitions in favor of a woman’s right to get an abortion.  Proceeds from
the concert go to the Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Clinic
Defense Project and the Feminist Majority’s Abortion Rights work.

Rock for choice is sponsored by an extension of the Swarthmore Feminist
Majority group.



1)  Yesterday’s results

Swarthmore 11, Dickinson 8
The Red Devils came into yesterday’s game without a win in the conference,
and were consequently pumped to conquer the 6-1 Garnet.  Dickinson shot out
to a 3-0 lead, but Swarthmore rallied to a one-goal (4-5) deficit by the
half, and a three-goal win.  Lia Ernst ’97 had four goals and one assist to
lead the Garnet.  Swarthmore remains unbeaten in the conference.

College of New Jersey 9, Swarthmore 0
The Garnet’s record falls to 2-10 overall with this non-conference loss.

Moravian 20, Swarthmore 6
The Garnet’s struggles continue. Jeremy Bonder ’97 had his second four-hit
game of the week and raised his season average to a stunning .465.
Lead-off hitter Joe Aleffi ’00 reached base five times on two hits, two
hit-by-pitches, and an error. He also scored two runs.  Jose Villavicencio
’99 drove in two runs on sacrifice flies.


2)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests

Baseball seeks revenge at Franklin & Marshall in a 3:30 p.m. contest.
Softball hosts Allentown at 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (12 April)
The baseball team hosts Western Maryland at 12 p.m. for a doubleheader.
Softball also plays two games, at Franklin & Marshall at 1 p.m.
The men’s lacrosse team travels to Dickinson to face the Red Devils in a 1
p.m. contest.
Women’s lacrosse hosts Gettysburg in a 2 p.m. game.
The track and field team plays host to Johns Hopkins at 11 a.m.
Members of the track and field team will compete in the Millersville
Decathalon and Heptathlon over the weekend.
Women’s tennis travels to Dickinson for a 1 p.m. match.
Men’s ultimate plays the first day of the Princeton Tournament.
Men’s rugby travels to Millersville.
Women’s rugby takes on Bryn Mawr and American on DuPont field at 11 a.m.
Men’s volleyball goes to Ursinus for a 2 p.m. match.

SUNDAY (13 April)
Men’s ultimate plays the second day of the Princeton Tournament.
Track and field has the second day of the Millersville Decathlon and Heptathlon.


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