Tuesday, September 29, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, September 29, 1998
Volume 3, Number 16


1)  SAC establishes new rules, decides to organize more parties

2)  World news roundup


1)  Women’s rugby falls to Shippensburg

2)  Warmothers qualify for regionals

3)  Intramural scoreboard

4)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:    Sunny. High of 76.
 If nothing else, be glad Monday’s over.

Tonight:  Increasing cloudiness. Low in mid 40s.

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy. High of 75.


1)  SAC establishes new rules, decides to organize more parties

On Sunday, Sept. 27th, the Social Affairs Committee had an extra meeting,
where the Committee elected its new Treasurer and Secretary, and set new
rules for meetings and member’s conduct. Due to concern over the poor
format of recent party proposals, SAC enacted new procedures for campus
groups that want to get funded through SAC for social events. Groups
wishing funding now need to submit at least 12 type-written copies of their
proposal, no later than noon on the Tuesday of the week of the event. All
proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the week
of the meeting.

SAC coordinator Brian Bell said he wished groups would seek other means of
funding before applying to SAC for help, so that SAC, with its weekly
budget of only about $800, can fund as many good events as possible.

In addition, Committee members agreed to work in pairs to organize two SAC
parties per month. In the past only a few of these non-alcoholic events
happened per semester — all-campus study breaks, barbecues, and a formal.
But this semester SAC hopes to increase its presence on campus.

A potential problem with this plan is that funding for these SAC events
would come from the weekly $800 that is traditionally allocated to campus
organizations throwing their own parties. Because of this, some students
are not very enthusiastic. “SAC isn’t allowed to have any alcohol at its
events,” commented one junior, “and with its own parties taking priority
over events organized by other campus groups, it’ll be a lot harder to
throw a good party with good [alcoholic] drinks.” Some students expect many
more alcohol serving parties to require a cover charge at the door. “SAC is
supposed to provide funding so that anyone can play a role in planning the
campus social life. They are not supposed to be running it themselves,”
said Ben Fritz ’99. But others disagreed, saying that SAC study breaks are
a great alternative to the usual party scene, where few non-alcoholic
beverages are ever provided.


2)  World news roundup


Middle East peace negotiations advanced yesterday after Yasser Arafat and
Benjamin Netanyahu met in Washington, marking the first significant
progress in 18 months. Israel agreed to release an additional 13% of West
Bank land; 27% had previously been conceded to Palestinian Authority. Three
percent of the land will be set aside for nature reserves. Israel also
emphasized security issues, citing concerns over terrorist activity.
Negotiations are scheduled to continue in Washington throughout this week;
both parties told news sources that there are further issues to be resolved.


Serbian Premier Milo Marjanovic announced yesterday that ethnic Albanian
separatists had been defeated in the province of Kosovo, allowing him to
withdraw special police forces. The announcement came after NATO threatened
to begin air strikes; the United Nations had previously demanded the
withdrawal of Serbian forces, as well as the safe return of Albanian
refugees. At least 275,000 people have fled Kosovo since February.
Marjanovic’s statement followed Serbian attacks on strongholds of the
Kosovo Liberation Army, which has pledged to continue its resistance.


Hurricane Georges hit states along the Gulf Coast yesterday at a wind speed
of 172 mph; no deaths or injuries were reported, despite substantial
property damage… The US has joined resources with the International
Monetary Fund in assembling a loan package of over $30 billion, intended to
revive the Brazilian economy, which is suffering from repercussions of the
Asian financial crisis… Germany’s Social Democrats, victorious in recent
elections, announced yesterday that they plan to form an alliance with the
environmentalist Green Party… At least 40 Israeli Arab protestors were
reported hurt following clashes with Israeli police; the protestors had
staged a sit-in on land recently claimed for government use… The Russian
government announced yesterday that it had paid long-overdue salaries to
its armed forces.


4)  Campus events

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)
Bond, 6:30 p.m.

Ballroom Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

SCLP Summer Program Presentation and Plans for the Future
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.



1)  Women’s rugby falls to Shippensburg

Despite a valiant effort and several injuries, Shippensburg beat the
women’s rugby team 15-0 Saturday.


2)  Warmothers qualify for regionals

Women’s ultimate frisbee qualified for regionals in this weekend’s
sectionals tournament.  Scores were:

Swarthmore – 13, UPenn – 8
Swarthmore – 11, Haverford – 7
Catshit – 13, Swarthmore – 1
Swarthmore – 13, Yugo Girls – 0
Princeton – 12, Swarthmore – 10
Swarthmore – 13, Yugo Girls – 2
Penn State – 13, Swarthmore – 5


3)  Intramural scoreboard

Worthless – 5, Mertz & The Mafia – 0
Faculty/Staff – 9, The Latin Lovers – 2
I-20’s – 5, FC Bonobo – 0
Willets Refuge All-Stars – 2, The Springfield Isotopes – 1


4)  Today and tomorrow’s events


Women’s soccer travels to Gettysburg at 4:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer visits Widener at 4:00 p.m.


No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.


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