Monday, November 24, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, November 24, 1997
Volume 2, Number 55


1)  SAC sets funding policies

2)  College Bowl wins big at Princeton tournament

3)  World news roundup


1)  Garnet eclipsed in Equinox Classic

2)  Scoreboard

3)  Intramural scoreboard

4)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:    Chance of snow early, then sunny. High of 40.
           It’s going to be very windy, so tighten that hat.
Tonight:  Clear and cold. Low around 25.
           Don’t even think about taking the hat off yet.
Tuesday:  Mostly nice, still windy. High near 45.


1)  SAC sets funding policies

Social Affairs Committee member Lindsay Herron ’00 presented a list of SAC
procedures and guidelines for funding events at a Student Council meeting
Sunday night. SC members generally found them acceptable. “These look
fine,” said Council member Naomi Michlin ’98.

The procedures include rules governing how decisions will be made and how
meetings will be run. They mandate that the first half-hour of every SAC
meeting be open to the public.

The guidelines outline the responsibilities of SAC members and the general
logic of SAC funding. They also specify what kinds of events SAC will
and will not fund and how much money may be allocated for various aspects
of a party, such as food and decorations.

Herron said that the guidelines and procedures will be made available to
the student body soon, either by an all-campus e-mail or by posting them on
SAC’s bulletin board.

In other news, SC decided to hold elections Dec. 6 through 8. Elections
Chair Laura Barandes ’99 said paper ballots will be used because “the
Computing Center does not have the personnel to run electronic ballots.”
Information about open positions and deadlines will be available soon, and
platforms will be published in the Dec. 5 edition of The Phoenix.


2)  College Bowl wins big at Princeton tournament

The College Bowl team took home its first tournament title ever Saturday,
winning 13 games and losing one on the way to victory in the Princeton
University Buzzer Fest.

Swarthmore’s squad, composed of Fred Bush ’98, Jessica Harbour ’99, Ed
Cohn ’99, and Josh Miller ’00, out-buzzed many strong teams, including
University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Pittsburgh and Penn. Swarthmore
twice defeated Cornell, which is considered one of the best College Bowl
teams in the country and was favored to win the tournament. The squad lost
a squeaker to Dartmouth on the last question of 20.

“This was a great way to end the semester,” Cohn said. “We had only
advanced to finals once before this year, but we’ve done it four times
this semester, this time ending in a victory.” Miller added, “The victory
was especially satisfying not only because it was our first, but because
it was such a team effort.”

College Bowl is looking forward to participating in five or six
tournaments next semester, as well as to possible invitations to national
events, team members said.


3)  World news roundup


Turnout approached 70 percent despite bad weather as Bosnian Serbs went to
the polls Saturday and Sunday to choose between hard-line nationalists and
supporters of the Dayton peace accords in parliamentary elections. The
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is supervising
the election, said it could be two weeks before all ballots — including
some from refugees living abroad — are counted. Western-backed President
Biljana Plavsic is fighting to wrest control of the legislature from
supporters of former leader Radovan Karadzic, who has been indicted on war
crimes charges.


Justice Department investigators will recommend that Attorney General Janet
Reno not seek an independent counsel to investigate the fund-raising
activities of President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, senior
department officials said on condition of anonymity. The officials said
investigators had decided Clinton and Gore had not violated a 19th-century
law against seeking campaign contributions on government property by
telephoning donors from the White House. They said Reno was likely to
accept the recommendation, but she could wait until next week to announce
her decision.


Australian rock star Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, died
Saturday in a Sydney hotel; local media reported that he had hanged
himself, but authorities refused to say how he died. … Canada’s postal
workers have been on strike since Wednesday in an effort to win higher
wages and more job security; catalog firms are scrambling to find
alternatives for shipping holiday orders.



1)  Garnet eclipsed in Equinox Classic

The men’s basketball team lost the season’s first two games, falling to
Washington and Lee and to Vassar in the weekend’s Equinox Classic.

Washington and Lee defeated Swarthmore 50-48.  J.T. Haskins ’00 had tied
the game with 18 seconds remaining, but the Generals put two free throws
through the hoop with six seconds remaining, securing a victory. Haskins
scored 18 points, while Michael Schall ’99 scored 10 and Tim Schofield ’99
scored eight.

Vassar defeated the Garnet 50-46. Schofield scored 15 points. Haskins was
named to the all-tournament team.


2)  Scoreboard

Men’s swimming: Swarthmore 137, Drew 71.
Women’s swimming: Swarthmore 119, Drew 86.
Wrestling: Princeton 34, Swarthmore 10. Columbia 46, Swarthmore 3.
          Montclair 30, Swarthmore 6.


3)  Intramural scoreboard

Non-comp basketball
BA Barakus 42, Los Lobos 26
The Skinny awkward Tools 32, IC Loves Basketball 24
Al Roker defeats Mertzkrieg by forfeit
Hultgren’s Team defeats Mertzkrieg by forfeit
BA Barakus defeats the Skinny Awkward Tools by forfeit

Competitive basketball
Broken Language 36, No Code 18
Amar’s Army 51, Has-Beens 47
Broken Language 42, Amar’s Army 40

Indoor soccer
Joelie & the Pussycats 4, Willets Hoodlums 2
Mink’s Marauders defeated Jimmy Z’s 24/7 BBQ by forfeit
The Fab Faculty/Stupendous Staff 6, Devil’s Princesses 2
The Fab Faculty/Stupendous Staff defeated Jimmy Z’s 24/7 BBQ by forfeit
Joelie & the Pussycats defeated the Devil Princesses by forfeit
Mink’s Marauders 20, Willets Hoodlums 4

Outdoor soccer:
Scarlet Begoina won the tournament with a 5-2 victory over the I-20’s

Turkey Trot:
Sarah Jay ’01 and Rachel Sullivan ’99 placed first and second in the 16-25 age
group with times of 24:17 and 26:01.

The Loogies 2, All Their Worth 0
Hikers & Bikers 2, Bob the Legend II 0
The Secret Ninjas 2, Pacific Rim 1


4)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Men’s basketball travels to Gwynedd Mercy for a 7:30 p.m. game.
Women’s basketball travels to Johns Hopkins for a 7 p.m. game.
Both swimming teams travel to Widener for a 6:30 p.m. meet.


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