Monday, September 29, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, September 29, 1997
Volume 2, Number 21

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  Collection speaker discusses nationwide workers’ survey

2)  SC sends BC proposal for morning shuttle route

3)  World news roundup

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  The weekend’s results

2)  Football team falls to Gettysburg

3)  Field hockey players take home the trophies

4)  Men’s, women’s cross-country teams finish second in six-way meet

5)  Women’s Ultimate likely to reach regionals

6)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:     Morning clouds, becoming mostly sunny. High around 75.
          Nice shoes might be a mistake; there’s still some mud out there.
Tonight:   Scattered clouds. Low near 55.
          Monday Night Football!!! Oh yeah, I’m at Swat. Never mind.
Tuesday:   Slightly overcast, light winds. High close to 75.

NEWS REPORT

1)  Collection speaker discusses nationwide workers’ survey

Joel Rogers, a Wisconsin professor who founded the New Party, presented the
results of a nationwide survey on whether workers want greater
representation in the workplace Friday at Collection.

The survey, which Rogers and a colleague conducted in 1994 and 1995, found
that one-third of the workers surveyed were dissatisfied with their jobs
and that 30% felt labor relations were “pretty poor” in their places of
work.

Of those surveyed, 55% felt more participation and representation at work
was important, while only 28% felt they had “a lot of influence” on the
structure and organization of their workplaces, said Rogers, a professor of
law, political science and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Audience reactions varied. Leal Beck ’99 said that Rogers “seemed to do a
very thorough study. He was a dynamic speaker and did a good job keeping
the audience involved.” But Sanford DeVoe ’00 said that Rogers gave a
“token” speech. “I saw him speak at a labor convention in Boston last
year,” DeVoe said, “and he was really inspiring. Here he wasn’t that
inspiring.”

Echoing DeVoe’s sentiments, Carew Kraft ’99 said that Rogers’ “rapid-fire
… delivery was kind of alienating to some members of the audience who
weren’t familiar with typical labor topics and typical ways of approaching
labor issues.”

Rogers’ talk was the second in a series of lectures on labor issues
sponsored by the Student Labor Action Group and the Cooper Foundation.

*****

2)  SC sends BC proposal for morning shuttle route

Plans for a morning shuttle to off-campus residence halls moved forward
Sunday night, with Student Council deciding to send Budget Committee a
proposal for funding the project.

Under the proposal, a van will leave Mary Lyon dormitory every 20 minutes
from 8 to 10 a.m. weekdays, stop at Palmer, Pittenger and Roberts
dormitories, then head to Parrish Hall before returning to ML.

If BC approves the plan, SC will start the service during the first week
after fall break and continue it until the end of the semester on a trial
basis. In January, SC will evaluate the program and decide whether to keep
it as is, make changes, or drop it entirely.

SC has estimated the cost of paying shuttle drivers at $500 for the
half-semester trial period. SC also decided to pay BC Treasurer Vincent
Jones ’98 an hourly wage, up to a total of $100 during the trial period, to
coordinate the program.

Jones said he would try to call a special session of BC to consider the
proposal before Sunday’s regular meeting.

In other business, Elections Chair Laura Barandes ’99 said there are two
candidates to fill the seat of Trang Pham ’00, who resigned Sept. 7 as CRC
coordinator. Imran Posner ’00 and Jared Solomon ’01 will face off in
elections Oct. 6 to 8.

*****

3)  World news roundup

PROSPECTS GOOD FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS, OFFICIALS SAY

The Middle East peace talks will likely resume soon, Israeli and
Palestinian officials and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said
Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Palestinians’
recent crackdown on suspected terrorists would lead to resumption of the
talks, which have been stalled for six months. A spokesman for Palestinian
leader Yasser Arafat said he welcomed the announcement, and the ambassador
to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, said a meeting today between
Israeli and Palestinian officials and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
could re-start the negotiations.

FOREST FIRE DRIVES 1,000 CALIFORNIANS FROM HOMES

A wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California forced
about 1,000 residents to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least
20 homes. Winds carried the blaze across 5,500 acres around the towns of
Dobbins and Oregon House, about 40 miles north of Sacramento. Some people
were later allowed to return to the area, and California Department of
Forestry officials said they expected the fire would be contained by
Tuesday morning.

IN OTHER NEWS …

U.S. astronaut David Wolf moved into Russia’s Mir space station on Sunday,
replacing Michael Foale, who had spent four months aboard the rickety
craft. … Iraqi Health Minister Umid Medhat Mubarak told news
organizations that seven years of U.N. trade sanctions against his country
have led to the deaths of 1.2 million people for lack of medicines and
hospital supplies. … Educational Testing Service, which runs most
educational testing in the United States, including college and graduate
school admissions exams, has found evidence of widespread cheating in its
programs but has withheld that information from the public, The New York
Times reported Sunday.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  The weekend’s results

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCCER
The women’s soccer team lost 5-1 Saturday at Western Maryland. Betsy
Rosenbaum ’98 scored Swarthmore’s goal. The men lost 3-1, with Marcus Shin
’00 scoring the goal.

WOMEN’S RUGBY
The women’s rugby team lost 5-3 to the University of Pennsylvania on
Saturday. Beth Wiles ’98 scored Swarthmore’s three points on a penalty kick.

WOMEN’S TENNIS
In the Eastern Rolex Tournament held at the College of New Jersey this
weekend, Wendy Kemp ’99 and Jen Pao ’01 won first-round singles matches.
Pao and Rani Shankar ’98 won their first round of doubles.

VOLLEYBALL
The volleyball team’s game against Wilkes at Albright was canceled.

MEN’S ULTIMATE
The A team of men’s Ultimate players defeated the two college squads it
played at sectionals, beating the University of Pennsylvania 9-6 and
Eastern College 12-3, but lost to the three club teams it played. The B
team lost 15-0 to Penn State A, 15-3 to Mr. Fun, 15-6 to Carnegie Mellon
and 15-1 to Philadelphia Rage.

*****

2)  Football team falls to Gettysburg

The Garnet Tide scored 15 points on the home field Saturday, but Gettysburg
topped that with 64 points. Joe Aleffi ’00 scored a touchdown followed by a
two-point conversion by J.P. Harris ’99. Harris also scored a touchdown
followed by a one-point kick by Rob Castellucci ’01. The team is now 0-3
for the season.

*****

3)  Field hockey players take home the trophies

The field hockey team captured the Seven Sisters championship, beating
Wellesley College 4-1 on Sunday. The team trounced Mount Holyoke 8-0 and
Smith 7-1 on Saturday. Danielle Duffy ’98 was voted most valuable player of
the tournament, while Michelle Walsh ’98 and Donna Griffin ’99 were elected
to the all-tournament team.

*****

4)  Men’s, women’s cross-country teams finish second in six-way meet

On Saturday the men’s and women’s cross country teams finished second to
Bowdoin, beating out Allentown, Susquehanna, Muhlenberg, and Lebanon
Valley. The men were topped by Jeff Doyon ’00, who finished 12th, and Phil
Jones ’99, who finished 13th. The women lost to Bowdoin by a narrow margin
and were led by Joko Agunloye ’01, who won the race, Danielle Wall ’98, who
finished second, and Alissa Parmelee ’01, who finished eighth.

*****

5)  Women’s Ultimate likely to reach regionals

The women’s Ultimate team came in sixth at sectionals this weekend. On
Saturday, the team lost 11-4 to Sol and 9-4 to Masters of Philly, and beat
Penn State 11-0. On Sunday, Swarthmore took down University of Delaware
11-1 but lost to the Philly Peppers 11-1. Swarthmore also played Masters of
Philly and Sol again, winning 9-6 and losing 13-3, respectively. Swarthmore
was the third college team to place and will probably advance to regionals,
which will be this weekend.

*****

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
There are no games scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
Women’s soccer takes on Gettysburg in a 4 p.m. home game.
Volleyball travels to Muhlenburg for a 7 p.m. game

*****

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