Friday, March 6, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, March 6, 1998
Volume 2, Number 95


In Thursday’s Daily Gazette, we reported that published accounts did not
clarify whether two earlier acts of aggression adjudicated on campus were
premeditated or not. We have since received information suggesting that
one of these instances was neither premeditated, nor considered an assault,
and that a one-semester suspension, comparable to the sentence given to Lou
Basenese ’00, was decided upon for the other.

Also in Thursday’s Gazette, the name of former football coach Karl Miran
was misspelled.


1)  Six professors granted tenure

2)  This weekend’s movies

3)  World news roundup


1)  Spring break contests


Today:    Sunny, breezy. High of 50.
Tonight:  Clear. Low around freezing.

Extended Weekend Forecast

Oh, who really cares? It’s Spring Break!


1)  Six professors granted tenure

According to the Provost’s Office, six professors have been given tenure
and five more promoted to full professor after last weekend’s Board of
Managers meeting.

The following faculty members have been promoted to associate professor and
granted tenure:  John Alston (Music and Dance), Elizabeth Bolton (English
Literature), Sibelan Forrester (Modern Languages and Literatures), Carl
Grossman (Physics and Astronomy), Allen Kuharski (English Literature), and
Tamsin Lorraine (Philosophy).

The following professors have been promoted to full professor: Ann McNamee
(Music and Dance), Marjorie Murphy (History), Steven O’Connell (Economics),
Ann Renninger (Education), and Eva Travers (Education).

In addition, William Marshall of Theatre Studies was promoted to an
untenured associate professor position.


2)  This weekend’s movies

SWILcon, the Swarthmore science fiction convention, will be screening the
following films this weekend. All films are in Kohlberg.


Friday, March 6

5:00-6:00  Video Girl Ai 1-2
6:00-7:00  Fushigi Yuugi 1-2
7:00-8:00  Dragon Ball GT 1-2
8:00-9:30  Ghost in the Shell
9:30-11:30 Laputa: Castle in the Sky
11:30-2:00 Sailor Moon R

Saturday, March 7

10:00-11:30 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
11:30-1:15  Devil Hunter Yokho 1-3
1:15-3:00   Kiki’s Delivery Service (at 1:15, ws)
3:00-6:00   Megazone 23, Part 1-2
6:00-7:00   Video Girl Ai 3-4
7:00-8:00   Ranma 1/2: Nihao My Concubine
8:00-9:00   Sailor Moon S
9:00-10:45  Lupin III: “Zantetusus Sword is on Fire”
10:45-1:00  Nausicaa, Princess of the Valley of Wind
1:00-2:00   Five Star Stories

Sunday, March 8:

10:00-11:00 Video Girl Ai 5-6
11:00-12:00 Dragon Ball GT 3-4
12:00-1:00  Fushigi Yuugi 3-4
1:00-2:00   Sailor Moon Super S


Friday, March 6:

5:00-7:15   Krull
7:15-10:00  Independence Day
10:00-12:00 Men In Black
12:00-2:00  Austin Powers

Saturday, March 7:

10:00-1:15  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (BBC TV)
1:15-3:30   Willow
3:30-5:30   Sneakers
5:30-7:30   Blade Runner
7:30-10:00  Strange Days
10:00-12:15 The 5th Element
12:15-2:00  The Wizard of Speed and Time

Sunday, March 8

10:00-11:30 Tank Girl
11:30-1:00  Lathe of Heaven
1:00-3:00   Conan the Barbarian
3:00-5:00   The Prophecy


3)  World news roundup


In an assault on Prekaz, an Albanian nationalist village in Kosovo, Serbian
police forces killed 20 alleged guerrillas and discovered an arms cache and
makeshift operating theaters. The fighting in Prekaz raised the death toll
in clashes between Serbian police and ethnic Albanians to at least 50 since
the weekend. The raid came a day after Washington hinted it might take
military action against Yugoslavia if the struggle for independence by
Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority ignited a war. Serbian President Slobodan
Milosevic made clear he regarded the issue as a purely internal matter,
claiming that he was determined to wipe out Albanian “terrorism” in the


During the 13th day of a massive downtown power failure, city utility
Mercury Energy stated that it would be five to ten weeks before electricity
could be restored to Auckland. Some downtown blocks of Auckland, New
Zealand’s largest city, are completely without power, except for emergency
diesel generators which have kept hospitals, traffic lights and other vital
services running. The power outages began on February 20 as the last of
four underground power cables from the city’s hydroelectric plant failed in
the intense heat of the New Zealand summer.  Downtown businesses are irate,
losing an estimated $60 million a week as a result of decreased commuting.
Professional forecasting groups have estimated that the outages will cost
New Zealand about .3 percent of its GDP.


The largest party in Nepal’s parliament, the opposition United
Marxist-Leninist party, split in two on Thursday with half its MPs
following communist hard-liner Bam Dev Gautam, who was expelled from the
party after a power struggle with general-secretary Madhav KumarNepal. …
A group of about 250 black farmers protested at the Capitol Thursday,
stating that the Clinton administration is failing to address their claims
of discrimination over denials of loans and other benefits. … Police in
Elkhorn, Wisconsin now suspect suicide in the case of a man found in the
trunk of a car which ran into a 30,000-gallon propane tank and ignited a
dangerous blaze last Saturday.. … At the opening of a joint meeting of
Mexican and Cuban legislators Thursday, Mexico’s parliament emphasized the
need to re-integrate Cuba into the hemispheric community and called for an
end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. … A Phoenix man was arrested for
assault late Wednesday after pelting a motorcycle cop with jelly, glazed
and plain donoughts. …



1) Spring break contests

No contests are scheduled for today.

Men’s and women’s track and field at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Men’s tennis at North Carolina
Men’s and women’s ultimate at Florida and South Carolina
Men’s lacrosse at Virginia
Baseball at Fort Pierce, Florida
Softball at Fort Pierce, Florida
Women’s lacrosse at Panama City, Florida
Golf at Myrtle Beach, S.C.


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