Tuesday, April 15, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 15, 1997
Volume 1, Number 52


1)  Spec Weekend concludes

2)  World news roundup


1)  YesterdayÕs results: softball, golf

2)  Tonight’s and tomorrowÕs contests


Today: Sunny and nice once again, but not as windy.  High around 65.  
      Sweater day.
Tonight: Clouds moving in.  Low of 40.
      Walk softly.  Carry a big umbrella.
Wednesday:  Not too much sun.  High of 65.


1)  Spec Weekend concludes

Beginning Friday afternoon, prospective members of the class of 2001 arrived on campus to enjoy a weekend of panels, activities, and overall bonding.  The Admissions Office was expecting approximately 200 high school seniors and transfer students to attend, however  more arrived without giving the Admissions Office prior notice, placing the total number of specs slightly higher and requiring some hosts to house additional specs.

Minority students were invited two days earlier than the other admittees; some arrived as early as Friday afternoon. The rest of the specs arrived Sunday afternoon, swamping Parrish Parlors with prospective students (complimentary T-shirts in tow), their parents, and Swattie hosts alike.

The Admissions Office planned several events for the remainder of Sunday and Monday morning, including a bonfire Sunday night in Crum meadow and a barbeque lunch in the  Amphitheater yesterday.  Specs also enjoyed student/faculty panels, an a capella concert by Sixteen Feet, and the McCabe Mile on Sunday.  Monday morning was spent observing classes.  

The specs included some early decision admittees as well as many undecided students.  Swarthmore’s Spec Weekend coincided with Amherst’s and the University of Virginia’s open houses for admitted students, so some admittees were unable to attend.  


2) World news roundup


Making a strong move against sweatshop operations, President Clinton has sanctioned an apparel-industry code that sets minimum legal working conditions in the clothing business, including adherence to the nation-wide minimum wage and a maximum 60-hour work week. The law also lets manufacturers apply emblems indicating no sweatshop labor was used in producing their clothes. The move is not without its critics; the director of Harvard University’s trade union program said the new code gives “the good-housekeeping seal of approval to a kinder gentler sweatshop.”


Capt. Craig Button, the Air Force pilot who vanished nearly two weeks ago in his A-10 warplane, may have shut off an emergency beacon and secretly ejected from his aircraft, military officials said Monday. The Air Force has sent high-tech spy planes and mountaineers with metal detectors to search for Button and his plane in the Colorado Rockies, but so far has had little success. Button broke away from a three-plane formation during an April 2 training flight in Arizona. He flew in a straight line for over 100 miles before disappearing from radar. Air Force officials and Button’s family say they have no idea what might have happened; he is described as a model pilot.

The world news roundup is produced by Swarthmore Radio News, which airs
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and midnight on WSRN 91.5 FM.



1)  YesterdayÕs results

Allentown 8, Swarthmore 7
For the Garnet, Michelle Walsh Ô98 went 2-4 with triple, homerun, and two RBI. Jean Quinn Õ99 also had a solid day at the plate with a 3-4 performance that included a triple.

Drexel 345
Messiah 364
Franklin & Marshall 368
Swarthmore (no score)
The golf team was undermanned for its quad match.


2)  Tonight’s and tomorrowÕs contests

The womenÕs tennis team hosts Muhlenberg at 4 p.m.
The baseball team travels to Muhlenberg for a 3:30 p.m. contest.
WomenÕs lacrosse also travels to Muhlenberg for 4 p.m. game.
MenÕs volleyball hosts West Chester at 7:30 p.m. in the last home game of the season.

WEDNESDAY (16 April)
MenÕs lacrosse plays at Washington in a 3:30 p.m. game.
Softball has a double header at Ursinus, first game starting at 2:30 p.m.
Track and field hosts a dual meet against Bates at 4 p.m.


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