Tuesday, September 15, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, September 15, 1998
Volume 3, Number 6


On Friday, September 11, the Gazette reported that the cost for a parking
permit in the lot on Myers Avenue was $10 per month.  The price has
actually increased this year to $20 per month.


1)  Diversity Workshops well-received in second year

2)  World news roundup

3)  50th Annual Emmy Awards Results

4)  Campus events


1)  Women’s tennis victorious over Kutztown

2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:      Partly cloudy.  High of 92.
 Take some sunscreen with you today…just because there are clouds
 doesn’t mean you won’t get burned.

Tonight:    Chance of showers or thunderstorms.  Low in 50s.
 Are you red?  Go run around in the rain.

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny.  High of 83.


1)  Diversity Workshops well-received in second year

For the second year, first-year students went to a mandatory Diversity
Workshop soon after classes started. Each workshop lasted about two hours,
and was facilitated by a trained Swarthmore student. During orientation,
the Diversity Workshop planners also produced a play for the new students,
which dealt with such issues as self-segregation at Sharples Dining Hall.
Afterwards, first-years were broken up into smaller groups to discuss some
of the topics raised in the play. These sessions were facilitated by
students, though staff from the Dean’s office did take part in the discussion.

The Diversity Workshops were established so that new students could be
gotten thinking about diversity issues from the start, and have a chance to
discuss these issues with each other. Tina Gourd ’99, one of the two
coordinators, said, “Before we organized these workshops, diversity
training was not part of freshman orientation.” Overall, the first-year
students seemed to feel very positive about the play. Karina Kacala ’02
said, “It really made me think about issues.” The first-year students who
spoke to us felt less consistently positive about the workshop. Some felt
that the workshops were interesting and educational, while others felt that
they could have been just as effective and half as long.

In general, students from the class of 2002 seemed to feel much better
about their Diversity Workshop activities than students from the class of
2001. Most sophomore students who spoke to us objected to an activity in
last year’s workshops where students were repeatedly separated into
different demographic groups. That activity was cut from this year’s
Diversity Workshops. Also, this was the first year that the play was
produced. With the generally positive reception for the workshops this
year, it is very likely that they will be put on again next year.


2)  World news roundup


The Albanian government regained control yesterday from opposition forces,
who had seized the capitol city of Tirana in an uprising on Monday.
Violence had escalated after guards opened fire on a crowd of several
thousand mourners, who had gathered for the funeral of three assassinated
Democratic Party members. Prime Minister Fatos Nano was forced into hiding
as opposition members seized tanks, parliament buildings, and state
television studios. The violence on both sides was condemned by world
leaders, who fear the incident may inflame forces in the nearby Serbian
province of Kosovo.


Federal investigators arrested ten people Saturday on charges of spying for
the Cuban government. Spy operations allegedly focused on the US Southern
Command, which controls forces in Latin America and the Caribbean, and on
Cuban exile groups in Florida.  The Cuban government denied any knowledge
of espionage. The eight men and two women were brought before court on
Monday and ordered held without bail.


George Wallace, the former segregationist governor of Arkansas and
unsuccessful presidential candidate, is dead at 79 years old… Iraq may
refuse to permit weapons inspections in retaliation for the suspension of
UN trade sanction reviews… In his first cabinet meeting, Russia’s new
Prime Minister, Yevgeny Primakov, vowed to continue market reforms… Hutu
forces attacked Tutsi headquarters at Goma, a border
town of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


3) 50th Annual Emmy Awards Results

Outstanding comedy series: “Frasier” (NBC)
Outstanding drama series: “The Practice” (ABC)
Outstanding actor in a comedy series: Kelsey Grammar, “Frasier”
Outstanding actress in a comedy series: Helen Hunt, “Mad About You”
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: David Hyde Pierce, “Frasier”
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Lisa Kudrow, “Friends”
Outstanding actor in a drama series: Andre Braugher, “Homicide: Life on the
Outstanding actress in a drama series: Christine Lahti, “Chicago Hope”
Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Gordon Clapp, “NYPD Blue”
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: Camryn Manheim, “The


4) Campus events

CP&P Job Search 101
Kohlberg 16, 7:00 p.m.

Black Studies: “Family Across the Sea”
Kohlberg 228, 7:00 p.m.

College Democrats: “Wag the Dog”
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Movie: “Hello My Friend”, by Samantha Johnson ’00
Followed by Discussion with Filmmaker
Kohlberg 116, 8:00 p.m.



1)  Women’s tennis victorious over Kutztown

Women’s tennis is now up to 1-1 after beating Kutztown 8-1 yesterday
afternoon.  In singles, Jen Pao ’01 and Laura Brown ’00 both won 6-0, 6-0.


2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Volleyball visits Franklin & Marshall at 7:00 p.m.


Field hockey visits Franklin & Marshall at 4:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer visits Millersville at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s soccer hosts Ursinus at 4:00 p.m.


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