Wednesday, September 24, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, September 24, 1997
Volume 2, Number 18


1)  Visiting professor adds to diversity of course offerings

2)  World news roundup


1)  Field hockey shuts out Drew, avenging last year’s loss

2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:     Mostly sunny, breezy in the morning. High around 65.
            Now turn your computer off and go play outside.
Tonight:   Increasing cloudiness. Good chance of late rain. Low of 50.
            Get back inside. Turn your computer back on. Tetris!!!
Thursday:  Rain probable. High near 65 again.


1)  Visiting professor adds to diversity of course offerings

For the first time ever, Swarthmore’s curriculum includes a class on
Asian-American history, taught by Adam McKeown, visiting assistant
professor of history.

Ken Saragosa, an instructor in the English Literature department, began
teaching courses centering on Asian-American topics last semester.

McKeown attributed the increased availability of Asian-American courses to
“pressure from students.” The Swarthmore Asian Organization, along with
Diversity Umbrella, the Hispanic Organization for Latin-American Awareness
and the Swarthmore African-American Student Society, has been pressing for
greater diversity in both the curriculum and the faculty.

According to Cecilia Tsu ’98 and Gil Barretto ’98, SAO co-presidents, the
group had “pushed for Asian courses that related to students. This goes
beyond traditional East Asian religion classes.” Previously, the scope of
the curriculum was “quite narrow,” Tsu said.

One tactic that received support from the administration was to “replace
professors on leave with temporary professors who would teach diverse
courses,” Barretto said. For example, McKeown is temporarily replacing
history Professor Lillian Li, who is on leave for the year. He teaches both
Li’s class, Chinese history, and the new course, Asian-American history.

“For the most part these courses are selected by non-Asian students,” Tsu
said. “They have value to the entire Swarthmore community.”


2)  World news roundup


During a four-hour massacre in a suburb of Algiers, attackers killed at
least 200 people and wounded 100 more, according to survivors and hospital
officials. The government reported far lower figures: 85 dead and 67 hurt.
The raid in Baraki, an eastern suburb of Algeria’s capital, was among the
deadliest since Islamic insurgents began trying to overthrow the government
in 1992. More than 60,000 people have died in the fighting since then. The
banned Islamic Salvation Front condemned Tuesday’s attack, for which no one
claimed responsibility.


Pro-British unionists met with representatives of the Irish Republican
Army’s political wing Tuesday for the first time in 75 years, but only to
demand that the republicans’ party, Sinn Fein, be expelled from the peace
process over the IRA’s refusal to surrender its weapons before negotiations
begin. David Trimble, chief of the Ulster Unionist Party, the main voice of
Northern Ireland’s Protestant majority, accused Sinn Fein’s leaders of
involvement in terrorist attacks. Sinn Fein head Gerry Adams denied the


A mob of Serbs threw stones and Molotov cocktails at NATO peacekeeping
troops Tuesday outside the northern Bosnian town of Doboj. … The Senate
Finance Committee opened hearings Tuesday on allegations that Internal
Revenue Service agents must meet collection quotas and that the IRS targets
those least able to fight back — especially small businesses and lower-
and middle-income taxpayers — for audits. … Shoichi Yokoi, the Japanese
soldier who hid in the jungles of Guam for 26 years rather than surrender
at the end of World War II, has died of a heart attack at age 82.



1)  Field hockey shuts out Drew, avenging last year’s loss

The field hockey team defeated Drew University, one of the few squads to
outscore the Garnet last year, in a 4-0 shutout at home Tuesday. Holly
Baker ’99 scored three goals and Lurah Hess ’99 scored one. Both Baker and
Hess have scored in every game this season. Kristen English ’01 and
Michelle Walsh ’98 each had two assists while goalies Jane Kendall ’00 and
Lauren Hopkins ’98 kept Drew from scoring. Swarthmore is now 7-0 for the


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s soccer travels to Stevens Tech for a 7 p.m. game.
Women’s soccer hosts Franklin and Marshall at 4 p.m. on Clothier Field.
Volleyball travels to Neumann for a 6 p.m. game.

Women’s tennis hosts West Chester at 4 p.m.


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