Friday, April 18, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 18, 1997
Volume 1, Number 55

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  Senior class auction a success

2)  Two Swarthmore students win prestigious awards

3)  English literature poetry contest prizes announced

4)  Students of color produce an original play for Parent’s Weekend

5) Weekend party plans

SPORTS IN BRIEF

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

2)  Tonight’s and the weekend’s contests

Weather Forecast

Today:       Remember yesterday?
Tonight:    Rain letting up, but skies remain cloudy.  Low around 40.
                “Borrow” your parents’ umbrella if you go out.
Extended weekend forecast:
Saturday:   Cloudy in the morning, then partly sunny. High around 60.
Sunday:      Morning showers likely, becoming nicer in the afternoon.

CORRECTION

An article in Wednesday’s edition did not correctly describe two aspects of
Curriculum Committee’s decision to change grading of Senior Honors Study.
The article said the committee voted unanimously to give grades of H, HH
and HHH for Senior Honors Study; in fact, it was a consensus decision. The
article also said the committee considered giving grades of A to Honors
students who do not earn high or highest honors. The committee actually
considered giving grades of A- to such students, but ultimately settled on
the H/HH/HHH plan, which must still be approved by the faculty as a whole.

NEWS REPORT

1)  Senior class auction a success

Last night amidst the trays and silverware of Sharples, the Senior class
officers raised a total of $1045.76 by auctioning off various donated and
salvaged items.  Some of the more popular purchases included a dinner for
12 people catered by Deans Bob Gross and Robin Mamlet, a core sample from
Kohlberg Hall, a futon, Larry Westphal’s LAMY pen, and abandoned bicycles.

Jen Hayoun ’97, who fought off other bidders to win the chance to purchase
the student publication Spike’s Canadian flag and President Al Bloom’s
personal copy of “Culture Shock! Canada” commented, “I am glad I got a
keepsake from one of the funniest April Fool’s I can remember.”

The most expensive buy of the night came with a $150 bid on Deans Gross’
and Mamlet’s catered meal for 12 people.  The only other triple digit sale
was for a futon which Leah Gotcsik bought for $135.

Senior class officer Duleesha Kulasooriya mentioned that since last night’s
fundraiser was such a success another auction might be held in the near
future.  This time however, seniors would be selling their keepsakes to the
underclassmen.

*****

2)  Two Swarthmore students win prestigious awards

Jessica Fisher ’98 and Chris Mazingo ’97 both won awards to continue their
studies at the graduate level.

Fisher, an English honors major with a minor in art history, received a
Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship, which was awarded to 17 students
nationally.  The scholarship provides $2,000 upon graduation from an
undergraduate institution and then a stipend of $15,000 for each of two
years in a graduate school.  Fisher’s main goal is to earn a Ph.D. and
teach English and creative writing at the university level.

Mazingo, an economics major, won a 1997 National Science Foundation
Graduate Fellowship Award, which covers full-tuition payment for the first
three years of graduate study, as well as a stipend of $15,000 a year.  He
received one of the 16 fellowships awarded for economics.  Mazingo plans on
pursuing a Ph.D. in economics, with specialties in the sub-fields of law
and economics, econometrics, labor economics, and the economics of
education at M.I.T.

*****

3) English literature poetry contest prizes announced

Last night poet Kimiko Hahn, who judged the entries, announced the winners
of the Lois Morrell Prize and the John Russel Hayes Poetry Prize.  Jessica
Fisher ’98 and Jennifer Shook ’97 jointly won the Morrel Prize for their
submissions of original poetry.  Kevin Kish ’98 received the Hayes Poetry
Prize for his English translation of an Italian text.

Hahn expressed her admiration for all three of the winners’ work.  She
commented that Kish’s translations had a particular “confidence of tone.”
She also noted that both Fisher’s and Shook’s poetry was exceptionally
constructed.

*****

4)  Students of color produce an original play for Parent’s Weekend

The original play, “Wearin’ the American Masks,” will be one of the events
parents can enjoy during Parents’ Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday. It is
directed, produced, and performed by Swarthmore students of color and will
be held this Saturday in Olde club at 2 p.m.

“Wearin’ the American Masks” began as an idea of Zenzile Stokely-White ’00.
She explains that she felt there was a need to create more events for
parents of color.    So, she began the project in January and sought to
“incorporate all the students of color” throughout the creative process.

After countless hours of planning and rehearsal time, the final product
will feature original poems by Stokely-White, Kia Hayes ’00, Kim Foote ’00,
Chy Spain ’00, and many others, as well as poetry by various notable
writers. Poetry will be interspersed with songs and dance movements.  The
montage of artistic pieces hopes to address issues about African-American
heritage, Black-Hispanic identity, Asian stereotypes, queer persons of
color, and American popular culture.

The play is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center with strong support
provided by Linda Echols, the SASS advisor.

*****

5) Weekend party plans

The Social Affairs Committee is funding numerous parties this weekend, SAC
members said. The events are:

*a Goth party Saturday night in Paces;
*a party organized by the Ultimate Team, Saturday night in the Mary Lyons
Breakfast
Room;
*a Toga party Saturday night at the Delta Upsilon house.

All SAC-funded events are free and open to the entire student body.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Yesterday’s results

WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Rowan 9, Swarthmore 7
The Garnet scored six straight goals to finish the game strong but shy of a
victory. Alicia Googins ’00 led the team with three goals. Lia Ernst ’97
added two goals. Holly Baker ’99 had her 18-game scoring streak ended.

WOMEN’S TENNIS
Franklin & Marshall 9, Swarthmore 0
The Garnet fall to 2-7 in the Centennial Conference, 3-12 overall.

*****

2)  Tonight’s and the weekend’s contests

TODAY
The baseball team hosts Muhlenberg in a 3:30 p.m. contest.

SATURDAY (19 April)
Baseball boards the bus for Gettysburg for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse will host Gettysburg in a 1:30 p.m. showdown.
The women’s lacrosse team travels to Franklin & Marshall, 1 p.m. start.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams compete at the Widener Invite.
Men’s tennis hits the road to face SUNY-Binghamton in a 1 p.m. match.

*****

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