Wednesday, April 22, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, April 22, 1998
Volume 2, Number 123


In Monday’s Daily Gazette, there were errors in the article “Swarthmore
offers merit scholarships in a move to compete.” First of all, according to
the College, the awards are not merit scholarships, but rather
“differential packaging” of financial aid; they do not involve any aid
beyond the student’s assessed need. The College meets full assessed need
for all students. Instead, as reported, the awards consist of a grant being
offered instead of the work-study or loan components of a financial aid

Second, the awards are not new, but are considered a modification and
expansion of the earlier Swarthmore Scholars program.

Finally, the expansion of the Scholars program was brought before the
Budget Committee, where students and faculty have representation, thus
giving them a chance to comment.

There will be an open discussion on this issue tonight, Thursday, April 23,
from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Parrish Parlors.


1)  Shakespeare’s Kings playing on campus

2)  World news roundup

3)  Campus events


1)  Men’s tennis puts beating on Haverford, ties Hood Trophy race

2)  Women’s tennis throttles Johns Hopkins

3)  Softball drops heartbreaker to Albright

4)  Schembs’ heroics can’t save baseball team

5)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:   Not too many clouds. Up to about 70.
           Frantic freshmen: rooms aren’t that great.
Tonight:  Getting cloudy, and dropping to 45.
           You can always pitch a tent in the Crum.
Thursday: Afternoon rain. Low 60’s.


1) Shakespeare’s Kings playing on campus

Shakespeare’s Kings– an original, single-play adaptation of
Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V –will be performed this
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 22-24, at 8pm each night on the
LPAC mainstage.

According to director and arranger Dan Gallant ’98, Kings is a truly epic
production by Swarthmore standards. In addition to involving a cast of
thirteen, the production involves “extended combat sequences, big
setpieces, nifty cross-dressing [Henry V and Hotspur, among others, played
by women; several women played by Jeff Levine], funny drunks,
execution-style murders, and road-tested, crowd-friendly blank
verse,” Gallant informed the Gazette.

The production also features Simon Harding ’99 as production designer, Michelle
Mizumori ’01 as stage manager, and Sara Schulman  ’99 and Drama Board as


2) World news roundup


Hundreds of people, including national leaders, came to a town hall near
Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday, for the funeral of a six month old.
Angelina Zwane was shot to death last week while being carried by a
cousin, after the children trespassed on the land of a drunken white
farmer. The incident has attracted considerable attention: several South
African political leaders spoke at the funeral, including Winnie
Madikizela-Mandela and a leader of the white-led National Party, Sam de
Beer. South African president Nelson Mandela earlier visited the scene of
the shooting, saying that it showed the continued role of racism in South


The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a white man convicted of murder in
Louisiana can seek to have his conviction overturned because black men
were systematically prevented from becoming grand jury foremen in that part
of the state. The court had previously ruled that people of any race could
challenge discrimination in the make-up of trial juries, and that blacks
could challenge discrimination in the make-up of grand juries, but that no
one could challenge racial discrimination in the choice of grand jury
foreman from the members of the grand jury because this choice would not
affect the composition of the grand jury. However, Louisiana is one of
five states in which the foreman of a grand jury is chosen separately by a
judge, and thus this ruling does not contradict the earlier rulings
concerning discrimination in grand jury foreman selection.


Chinese dissident Wang Dan headed to New York after doctors at a Detroit
hospital pronounced him healthy, saying that contact lenses would alleviate
his headaches–Wang’s family had feared he had a brain tumor.
… The US Senate rejected a bill amendment granting federal assistance
for school construction projects, while the bill itself, which would
expand tax-free education savings accounts, moved forward. … Delaware
enacted legislation requiring that convicted sex offenders be identified
as such on their drivers licenses. … A confused Mediterranean white
pelican has become a Norwegian celebrity after appearing in the town of
Trysil, more than a thousand miles north from its home.


3)  Campus events

Admissions Department Lunch
Bond, Memorial Hall, 11:30 am

Lecture: “Circle the Radio: Notes on Fieldwork in Kenya” by Susan Watkins
Kohlberg 228, 3:00 pm

Housing Lottery, class of ’01
Tarble Gym, 7:30 pm

Lecture: “Reformation Portraits and the Routines of Modern Belief” by
Joseph Koerner, professor of Fine Arts at Harvard
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 pm

Drama: “Shakespeare’s Kings”
LPAC, Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 pm

Earth Week Movie: “The State of the World”
Martin, Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 pm



1)  Men’s tennis puts beating on Haverford, ties Hood Trophy race

The Swarthmore men’s tennis team wasted little time in its dual match
against Haverford, easily blanking the visitors 7-0. The pounding began
with victories by all three doubles teams as Jon Temin ’00 and John Leary
’00 won 8-1, Roger Werner ’98 and Nick Slimack ’99 won 8-4, and Greg Emkey
’99 and Peter Schilla ’98 won 8-1. All of the singles matches were won in
straight sets by Werner, Slimack, Leary, Emkey, Schilla and Dennis Mook
’01. The real competition was among three unnamed Swarthmore players
trying to see who could win his match first. Two exhibition matches were
also held, with Swatties Ben Geller ’01 and Ben Keys ’01 beating their
opponents 8-0 and 8-5 respectively. The blowout tied the Hood Trophy race
at 6 points apiece.


2)  Women’s tennis throttles Johns Hopkins

The women’s tennis team traveled to Johns Hopkins Tuesday, beating the Blue
Jays 7-2. Winning in singles were Jen Pao ’01, Krista Hollis ’01, Wendy
Kemp ’99, Laura Brown ’00, and Jamie Flather ’00. The doubles teams of Pao
and Hollis and  Brown and Rani Shankar ’98 were also victorious. The Garnet
are 10-4 overall, 7-2 in Centennial action.


3) Softball drops heartbreaker to Albright

The softball team lost to visiting Albright 6-5 Tuesday afternoon. Dana
Lehman ’98 had 3 strikeouts and Michelle Walsh ’98 went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s
and a triple in the loss, while Diedre Downey ’01 was 1-2 with 1 RBI and a
run scored.


4)  Schembs’ heroics can’t save baseball team

Freshman Jay Schembs’ 2-run home run in the fifth put the Garnet up 4-3, but
the Garnet fell to Ursinus 8-6. Schembs was 2-4 on the day with 2 runs to
go with his 2 RBI’s. The Garnet are now 3-22 overall, 0-15 in the
Centennial Conference.


5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s lacrosse travels to Widener for a 4:00 p.m. game.
Women’s lacrosse hosts Bryn Mawr at 4:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis hosts Haverford at 4:00 p.m.

Men’s tennis hosts the College of New Jersey at 3:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Widener at 4:00 p.m. in its last home game.
Members of the track and field squad compete at the Penn Relays.


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