Monday, April 21, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, April 21, 1997
Volume 1, Number 56


1)  Student Council backs SQU effort in a letter to Westphal

2)  Papazian flooding hassles SCCS

3)  Yanda ’96 wins Fulbright Grant to study in Brazil


1)  The weekend’s results:  women’s rugby, men’s and women’s ultimate,
men’s and women’s lacrosse, track and field, baseball, men’s volleyball

2)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Sunny, increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. High around 60.
      Flannel shirts will do the trick.
Tonight: Cloudy, good chance of rain.  Low of 45.
      Break out the rain gear again.
Tuesday: Dreary, more rain likely. High around 60.


1)  Student Council backs SQU effort in a letter to Westphal

On Thursday members of Student Council penned a letter to Director of
Residential Life Myrt Westphal supporting the efforts of the Swarthmore
Queer Union (SQU) to include a mechanism for queer/queer-friendly
identification on the freshman housing questionnaire. SQU has recently
undertaken a campaign to include a question on the form that would allow
Westphal to consider a freshman’s identity as queer or queer-friendly in
assigning him or her a roommate.

Although the form and exact wording of the proposed question is still under
construction, Council expressed its general sentiment that “the motivation
behind this effort is important in encouraging the acknowledgment of queer
identity as a key component of friendships, living arrangements, and

Council encouraged the Administration to see the request “not as one for a
special privilege,” but as a practical means to “help prevent queer
students from encountering hostile living situations.”


2)  Papazian flooding hassles SCCS

According to a Swarthmore College Computing Society message broadcast to
Condor users, vandalism in Papazian sub-basement has incapacitated one of
two main SCCS computers and forced SCCS’s Web server to shut down. As a
result of the vandalism, Papazian rooms 4 and 5 were flooded.

SCCS does not predict any problems with Condor accounts, but encourages
users to contact them at staff@sccs if they experience any difficulties. In
addition, they ask that anyone with information about the circumstances of
the Papazian flooding please contact them and Public Safety.


3)  Yanda ’96 wins Fulbright Grant to study in Brazil

Katharine Yanda ’96 of Sante Fe, NM has won a Fulbright Grant to study
women in Brazil, announced Gil Stott on Friday. Her project, which is
called “Creating an Infrastructure: Women in Popular Community
Organizations in Urban Working Class Brazil,” will begin in September and
continue for nine months. Yanda graduated from Swarthmore with a degree in
Sociology and Anthropology and wrote a thesis on women’s health care.

Yanda spent the fall of ’96 working with women immigrants in Albuquerque,
NM, supported by a Swarthmore Foundation Grant. During the summer before
her junior year, Yanda also received a Foundation Grant, that time to
perform social service in El Salvador.

While at Swarthmore, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the
Women’s Resource Center, a volunteer for the homeless in Philadelphia, and
an after-school tutor in Chester. She was also Co-Editor of CommonSpeaking
and a contributor to The Phoenix.



1)  The weekend’s results

West Chester Tournament
  Swarthmore 15 Shippensburg 0
  Swarthmore 50 West Chester B side 0
  Swarthmore 10 West Chester 0
  Swarthmore 5 U. of North Carolina 0
  Swarthmore 5 U. of Delaware 0
The women ruggers won the tournament and shut out all of their opponents.
All were playing very well, there were no injuries or substitutions.
Forward captain, Hanan Hussein ’97 was selected as MVP for the tournament.
Jen Philpott ’97 played an amazing tournament including scoring 2 tries in
the West Chester game on Sunday.  Meghan Brennan ’00 scored for the first
time on Saturday, as did Kira Cochran-Bond ’00 on Sunday.  The women
ruggers, still undefeated, are now 10-0-1.

Conference Championship Tournament
  Swarthmore 13, Johns Hopkins 2
  Swarthmore 13, Drexel 4
  Penn. State 13, Swarthmore 9
  Swarthmore 13, Bucknell 5
  Swarthmore 13, UPenn. 8
  Swarthmore 15, Haverford 9
Relishing the opportunity to play in front of a home crowd, the Earthworms
rose to a 3-1 performance on Saturday, partied hard in ML Saturday night,
and were all business again on Sunday.  In both elimination rounds,
Swarthmore broke open close games in the second half, winning an especially
spirited championship game over the Fords.  While the taste of victory over
conference rivals this weekend is sweet, the Worms are already looking
ahead to next weekend’s Sectional Championship tournament at Princeton.

  Swarthmore 11, Bucknell 2
  Swarthmore 9, Penn State 7
  Swarthmore 9, Drew 4
  U. of Penn 10, Swarthmore 4
Swarthmore’s co-hosted tournament, which was held at Haverford on Saturday,
was a success despite the rough weather conditions.  The most exciting game
proved to be against Penn State, who had eliminated Swarthmore from their
last tournament. Penn State had the lead at half (6-4), but through great
defense like Gabi Kruks-Wisner’s ’99 layout block and the scoring success
of Lena Lowenthal ’97, Swarthmore eventually triumphed.  Laura Fanucchi ’00
was outstanding at her first frisbee tournament connecting with the disc
numerous times in the end zone.  Gena Merliss ’97 and Delila Leber ’98 were
fierce in zone defense, a strategy necessitated by the windy weather.

  Swarthmore 17, Franklin and Marshall 6
The Garnet scored six goals in the last seven minutes of the first half to
give Swarthmore a 13-4 lead going into half-time.  Betsy Rosenbaum ’98 led
the team with four goals.  The Garnet are 9-3 overall and 5-1 in the
Centennial Conference.

  Gettysburg 17, Swarthmore 1
Pat Donaghy ’97 scored the first goal of the game to give the Garnet a 1-0
lead.  Swarthmore couldn’t hold on, and drop to 0-5 in the conference.

Only a handful of athletes went to the Widener Invite this Saturday, the
third meet of the week for the Garnet.  The un-scored meet gave Swarthmore
a chance to catch their breath before Penn Relays this coming week.  The
4x200m relay team of Mason Tootell ’99, Amber Thompson ’97, Walid Gellad
’97, and Eric Pakurar ’97 set a new school record of 1:32.5, breaking the
old record by 3 seconds.  Fred Gerson ’99 had a good race in the 1500m run,
as did Liam O’Neill in the 800m dash.  Desiree Peterkin ’00 took part in
the long jump, and Shoshannah Pearlman ran the 3000m run.

  Swarthmore 7, Gettysburg 2
  Gettysburg 8, Swarthmore 5
  Muhlenberg 29, Swarthmore 3
Steve Farneth ’00 ended the Garnet’s nine-game losing streak and earned his
first career win in game one, striking out five and walking none in seven
innings’ work. Joe Aleffi ’00 set an NCAA record for hit-by-pitch in a game
with four.  Pat Straub ’97 and Carlo Fitti ’00 each had two hits against

The Garnet played three games against each of the teams in their
round-robin pool Saturday (Baptist Bible, York, Rutgers-Camden).  They
ended up 1-8 on the day, taking their lone game off Rutgers-Camden.


2)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests

Baseball hosts the College of New Jersey at 3:30 p.m.

TUESDAY (22 April)
Golf plays Lafayette, Fordham, and Hofstra at 1 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse travels to Bryn Mawr for a 4 p.m. game.
Men’s tennis plays at Haverford in a 3 p.m. match.
Baseball is home against Ursinus in a 3:30 p.m. game.


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