Thursday, March 26, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, March 26, 1998
Volume 2, Number 104


1)  New student publications coordinators take over early

2)  World news roundup

3)  Today’s campus events


1)  Women’s softball fell to Washington College

2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:    Overcast, rain possible early. High near 65.
           Well, you still need to have an umbrella handy.
Tonight:  Slowly clearing. Low around 50.
           But the winter coat can be put away (at least for now).
Friday:   Partly sunny. High of 75.


1)  New student publications coordinators take over early

Nick Attanasio ’00 and Brendan Nyhan ’00 took over as student publications
coordinators on Thursday after Josh Kramer ’00 resigned from the position
on Tuesday. Budget Committee was already looking for a replacement since
Kramer’s appointment was scheduled to end this school year. Kramer said he
resigned because he found that the job took too much time, causing him to
be unable to perform at the academic level he would like to.

Unfortunately the student publications servers crashed late Tuesday night.
Kramer fixed them on Wednesday “because [he] felt like fixing them and [he]
was the only person who could do so.” The error was related to
reconfiguration done in the computing center over spring break. Due to the
changes the student publications computers were unable to reconnect to the
network after being restarted for maintenance. This was the cause of the
Wednesday Daily Gazette issue’s late delivery.

Kramer indicated that he will probably continue to provide technical
support for the student publications office. “I hope so … he certainly
knows more about it than anyone else,” Attanasio said.

BC’s hiring sub-committee had already identified Attanasio and Nyhan as the
top candidates for the position on Sunday. Vincent Jones ’98 rushed the
decision through the full committee allowing Attanasio and Nyhan to take
over as of Wednesday. Attanasio and Nyhan will work one semester each next
year since they are both going abroad.


2)  World news roundup


Argentina’s Senate voted unanimously to repeal two immunity laws protecting
the soldiers who carried out Argentina’s “Dirty War” during the 1976-1983
rule of General Pinochet. During this period, thousands of government
opponents and their family members “disappeared”. Hundreds of officers were
put on trial for kidnapping, torture, and murder in 1985, but pressure from
the Argentine military led to the Full Stop and Due Obedience laws of 1986
and 1987. The repeal of these two laws will not permit new trials for those
who were tried in 1985, however, and Argentine human rights campaigners say
they still want legislation which will apply retroactively so that those
responsible for the “Dirty War” can finally be brought to justice.


In the first known use of Oregon’s controversial Death with Dignity Act,
the group Compassion in Dying reported that a woman committed suicide
Tuesday night, after the group helped her find a doctor who would prescribe
her a fatal dose of barbiturates. The woman was in her 80’s, and had been
diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer.  The Death with Dignity Act, which
allows physicians to prescribe fatal doses of drugs to terminally ill
patients after a waiting period, has been the subject of a three-year court
battle. It has now been approved twice by Oregon voters.


Leaders of the European Union announced that 11 countries have reduced
their deficits and inflation rates sufficiently take part in a currency
union which will replace the franc, deutchmark, lira, and other national
currencies with the euro beginning January 1. … A 14 year old California
boy shot a gun at his school principal yesterday, and missed. … President
Clinton yesterday visited Rwanda, where he repeatedly said that the US did
not do as much as it should have done to stop the genocide of nearly a
million people in that country, beginning in 1994. … A clash between
government and opposition forces has left 21 people dead in Tajikistan, in
one of the worst clashes since a five-year civil war ended last summer. …
As of midnight, 9 couples in New York City were in their 16th hour of
kissing, in an attempt to establish a world record for the longest kiss and
win a prize trip to Paris.


3)  Today’s campus events

IC Alumni Lecture: “People of Color in an Alien Nation: the Dangerous
Intersection of Race and Immigration in America” by Victor Romero ’87
Intercultural Center, 12:30 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium: “Engineering Glycoforms on Proteins and Cells by
Chemoselective Ligation” by Carolyn R. Bertozzi, UC Berkeley
DuPont 139, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: What Does this Multicultural Stuff Have to Do with Me? by Tim
Sams, Director of the Black Cultural Center
Intercultural Center, 12:30 p.m.



1)  Women’s softball fell to Washington College

The women’s team lost to Washington College yesterday: 3-1 and 7-5 when it
hosted the Red Devils for a double header. Heather Marandola ’01 scored the
lone run in the first game. In the second game, Jean Quinn ’99 scored two
runs. Michelle Walsh ’98 was 4-7 from the plate and had three doubles. Dana
Lehman ’98 hit 3 RBI’s. Walsh commented “We just couldn’t put it together
to get a win.” The team will next be in action on Saturday when it hosts
Gettysburg in a double header.


2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s tennis hosts Western Maryland at 3:30 p.m.
Baseball hosts Richard Stockton at 3:30 p.m.
Volleyball hosts Philadelphia Bible College at 7:00 p.m.

Men’s tennis goes to Washington and Lee for a three-day tournament.


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