Thursday, November 20, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, November 20, 1997
Volume 2, Number 53


1)  Student art show winds up run

2)  World news roundup


1)  Intramural volleyball results

2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


      today’s sun is shy
tonight cold rain could catch you
     friday showers reign


1)  Student art show winds up run

The Student Art Association’s fall show, featuring everything from
classroom doodles collected by Wilson Kello ’98 to a set of
playing cards by Ashley Hill ’98, ends tonight. Paintings, etchings,
photography, prints, an installation, crafts and a metal structure round
out the collection.

Show organizer Jessica Smith ’98 said she’d accepted “most everything
that’s been submitted, so it’s not competitive.” While some works grew out
of studio art classes, the show is not sponsored by the art department.

In a manifesto posted on the wall outside the gallery, Michal Zadara ’99
calls for “art which is loud and big, art which takes place in the public
sphere, art which is at heart unnecessary or a mere nuisance. … In
short, a real and big invasive art.” Zadara also created a massive metal
sculpture in the hallway outside the show.

A reception featuring wine and an artistically arranged tray of food,
complete with plastic bugs, kicked off the exhibition on Saturday.

The show is in the Parrish 5th lounge, also known as the Griffin Gallery.
The lounge used to be student studio space, and the Student Art
Association continues to lobby the College to return it to that use
because there is no other student studio space on campus, Smith said.

The gallery will be open tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.


2)  World news roundup


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joined the foreign ministers of
Britain, France and Russia and a Chinese ambassador in Geneva at 2 a.m.
local time Thursday to discuss a Russian proposal for ending the dispute
between Iraq and the United Nations. Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny
Primakov said he had worked out a settlement with Iraqi envoy Tariq Aziz
but refused to release details. President Clinton said any deal must
include the return of Americans to U.N. weapons inspection teams, and he
dispatched 12 warplanes to join the 250 planes and 22 ships that the U.S.
has already stationed near Iraq.


An Iowa woman gave birth to three girls and four boys Wednesday, and
doctors said it was a “miracle” that all seven survived. The babies were
only the second set of septuplets known to be born alive. They were
delivered two months early by Caesarean section; a team of 40 medical
specialists helped with the procedure. Six of the septuplets were listed in
serious condition and one in critical condition, but doctors said that was
not unusual for infants born so early and that the newborns’ chances of
survival were good.


A car bomb exploded outside a movie studio in Hyderabad, India, on
Wednesday, killing 23 people who had gathered to kick off production of a
new film. … The airplane flown by singer John Denver may have run out of
gas when it crashed last month, the National Transportation Safety Board
said. … An elementary school in Colorado Springs, Colo., suspended a
6-year-old boy for half a day after he brought lemon drops to school and
shared them with a classmate; school officials said the school’s drug
policy bans all unknown substances and teachers weren’t familiar with the
candy, an organic brand that is sold only in health-food stores.



1)  Intramural volleyball results

Forgettaboutit Strikes Again 2, Over the Hill Gang 0
Secret Ninjas 2, Digging For All We’re Worth 0
Pacific Rim defeats Bob the Legend by forfeit


2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Men’s basketball hosts Washington and Lee in the first game of the Equinox
Classic at 8 p.m.
Intramural basketball and indoor soccer seasons begin.


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