Monday, October 5, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, October 5, 1998
Volume 3, Number 19


1)  Swarthmore hosts two academic tournaments

2)  Student council election results

3)  World news roundup

4)  Campus events


1)  Football loses exciting contest

2)  Men’s and women’s cross-country place fourth

3)  Men’s tennis sweeps tournament

4)  Varsity scoreboard

5)  Intramural scoreboard

6)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Variable cloudiness. Drizzle or light rain possible. Low to mid 60s.
        Take the capri pants out of the closet and trot them over to the

Tonight:  Clearing. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.
       It might actually be colder outside than inside McCabe tonight.

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 60s.
       “Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies, do I see.”



1)  Swarthmore hosts two academic tournaments

This weekend, both College Bowl and the Amos J. Peaslee Debate Society
hosted tournaments on campus. The Debate Society hosted thirty teams from
eight colleges in its first annual Novice Invitational Tournament. Most
teams arrived on Friday and debated three rounds before a party at Paces.
The visiting debaters slept overnight in students’ rooms, and Dana and
Wharton lounges. From 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, they debated several
more rounds. A Princeton team won the competition.  The Swarthmore team of
John Dolan ’01 and Karla Gilbride ’02 placed second. Swarthmore students
Allan Friedman ’02 and Lenny Sharlet ’02 placed seventh, with David Kamin
’02 and Lenette Lu ’02 placing ninth. Dolan, Gilbride, and Friedman also
placed individually, second, seventh, and tenth respectively.

College Bowl’s tournament, SNEWT II: Grandson of QOTC, was held on Sunday.
Sixteen teams from ten schools were entered in the tournament, limited to
first-years and sophomores. The teams competed in two brackets, with both
Swarthmore teams placing second in their respective brackets. University of
South Carolina won the tournament. Josh Miller ’00 said, “I think our
outlook is really good for the year, because we have several strong
returning players as well as some excellent first-years and new players.”
The Swarthmore College Bowl team was Undergraduate National Champions last

2)  Student council election results

David Ellis    26
Selma Hassan   103
*Cathryn Polinsky  173
Emily Sigalow    41
David Thomas    32
Abstain    90
Blank     14

[Write-Ins– Matthew Trakimas 4; Tim Bragg 1]
Total    484

Ashley DeMello  104
Darby Kopp    97
*William Williams, III 166
Abstain   116
Blank     11
Total    494

Amber Adamson    86
*Jason Caldwell  172
Aaron Carlisle   53
Rebecca Paul    83
Daniel Simkin    78
Josh Tropp    87
Joel Weber    81
*Abstain   126
Blank    244
Total         1010


2)  World news roundup


The House Judiciary Committee will meet today to discuss impeachment
proceedings against President Bill Clinton. Independent Counsel Kenneth
Starr’s report raised several charges, including perjury and obstruction of
justice, which will be reviewed. If the meetings are swift, the entire
House of Representatives could vote and decide whether to begin a formal
impeachment investigation as early as Friday. Although Democrats have
proposed a plan forcing the investigation to end by the beginning of
December, the Judiciary Committee is expected to adopt a Republican plan
with no set completion date.


A report delivered today to the United Nations Security Council may support
air strikes against Yugoslavia. If violence in the region of Kosovo
continues, NATO will probably begin attacks soon. Serbia took evasive
action by moving troops from the area and also forming a temporary
government in an attempt to decrease fighting.  Yugoslavian air forces are
preparing to defend against NATO strikes.


Communists in the Italian government withdrew their support for Prime
Minister Romano Prodi yesterday. The move could force Prodi out of
office… Preliminary voting counts indicate that Brazilian President
Fernando Enrique Cardoso has been re-elected.


3)  Campus events


Diversity Coalition: Dialogues
Mertz 2nd Lounge, 8:30 p.m.

All Women Over Lunch
PACES, 12:15 p.m.

Japanese Language Table
Sharples Room 6, lunch

Biology Lecture
Kirby, 2:00 p.m.

IC Lecture
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Swing Practice
Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie: “They Live”
Kirby, 10:15 p.m.



1)  Football loses in exciting finish

Football lost in an exciting game to Ursinus on Saturday, 21-13. Donovan
Goodly ’02 led the Garnet scoring two touchdowns and rushing 21 times for a
total of 100 yards. Brian Bell ’99 caught 9 passes and returned 3 kickoffs
earning a career-high of 208 all-purpose yards. Scott Murray ’01 completed
15 of 28 passes for a career-best of 171 yards.


2)  Men’s and women’s cross-country place fourth

At the Tidewater Fall Classic at Salisbury State on Saturday, the men’s and
women’s cross-country teams both finished in fourth place. Marc Jeuland ’01
led the Garnet Tide with a 21st place finish and Joko Agunloye ’01 led the
women’s team with an 8th place finish. Agunloye broke the school record
with a time of 18:43.


3)  Men’s tennis sweeps Eastern Rolex Championship

Swarthmore hosted the ITA Eastern Championships yesterday. Greg Emkey ’99
won the singles tournament and teamed with Peter Schilla ’01 to win the
doubles tournament. They will travel to Memphis for Nationals on October


4)  Varsity scoreboard

Field hockey:   Swarthmore 2, Dickinson 1
       Holly Baker ’99 scored both goals; Donna Griffin ’99 assisted both.
Women’s soccer:   Dickinson 3, Swarthmore 1
       Sarah Jay ’01 scored the Tide’s lone goal.
Men’s soccer:   Dickinson 6, Swarthmore 0


5)  Intramural scoreboard


Faculty/Staff – 3, The I-20’s – 3
Javee’s – 6, Springfield Isotopes – 0
FC Bonobo – 7, Willets Refugee All-Stars – 0
Mertz & The Mafia – 1, The Latin Lovers – 0


The Swingers – 2, Indeterminate Cleavage – 0
Mertz Marauders – 2,  Al’s Home Team – 0


6)  Today and tomorrow’s events


Volleyball travels to Wilmington.


Field Hockey Plays Washington at 4:00 p.m.


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