Wednesday, October 7, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, October 7, 1998
Volume 3, Number 21


1)  CQW tries new high-profile approach

2)  World news roundup

3)  Campus events


1)  Field hockey improves to 9-2

2)  Volleyball loses to Wilmington

3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High of 69.

Tonight: Cloudy. Chance of rain. Low in the mid-50s.

Tomorrow: Thunderstorms. High of 74.


1)  CQW tries new high-profile approach

The campus was flooded yesterday with posters, signs, and buttons worn by
students declaring their queer-friendliness. CQW, or Campus Queer Watch,
was organized by the Swarthmore Queer Union in response to a series of
vandalism incidents which occurred throughout September. It came as a
surprise to many students that the incidents had even occurred; several had
not been widely publicized or discussed until yesterday. This lack of
reaction was in sharp contrast to last year’s campus-wide condemnation of
vandalistic expression of homophobia.

According to SQU member Julie Russo ’00, this year SQU decided to change
its methods of implementing the same goal of “[creating] a show of support
on this campus that would send a message both to people who feel threatened
by the incidents and to the anonymous people who are  perpetrating them.”
Russo said SQU’s purpose was to enlighten without preaching. “We wanted to
do it without whining and/or trying to educate people, because we thought
everyone here is really sick of that. We wanted to have fun,” she said.


2)  World news roundup


Following a recommendation by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the United
Nations agreed yesterday to schedule the lifting of trade sanctions against
Iraq. The decision came after Iraq announced its refusal to cooperate with
UN weapons inspectors until the sanctions were reviewed. The UN intends to
confirm the destruction of banned weapons in Iraq before lifting the oil
embargo, which has existed since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Experts in
the United Nations Special Commission will check for ballistic, chemical,
biological, and nuclear weapons.


Millions of Russian workers will march in protest today, demanding the
resignation of President Boris Yeltsin. The workers blame the Russian
government for the $4.7 billion they are owed in unpaid wages. The protests
come at the wrong time for Yeltsin, who also faces pressure from political
groups supporting Serbia, with whom Russia has close ethnic ties. Foreign
Minister Igor Ivanov declared to news services that Russia will veto UN
airstrikes on Serbia. Members of NATO warn that they may sidestep the UN
Security Council in order to proceed with the strikes.


British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived yesterday in China, where he and
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji intend to discuss human rights, the global
economic crisis, and the current state of Hong Kong… Nigerian voters
began registering for elections Monday, marking an end to 15 years of
military rule… Wildfires are spreading through southern California, where
they have already consumed over 22,000 acres of land… Two people were
killed and 46 wounded yesterday when a bomb exploded in an open-air market
in Algeria.


3)  Campus events

IC Lunch Lecture: Fernando Chang-Muy
Intercultural Center, 12:30 p.m.

Diversity Coalition “Dialogues”
Danawell Trailer, 7:30 p.m.

Linguistics Lecture
Dr. Pedzisai Mashiri, University of Zimbabwe
Pearson 115, 4:15 p.m.

CP&P: Resume Writing Workshop
Kohlberg 116, 7:00 p.m.

Mark Manuscript Study
Trotter 215, 8:00 p.m.

Latin Dancing
Tarble All-Campus Space, 9:00 p.m.

Earthlust Weekly Environmental Meeting
Parrish Commons Conference Area, 10:00 p.m.

Film Society Showing
Dupont Lecture Hall, 9:30 p.m.

Two-Fisted Features: “The New Legend of Shaolin”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:30 p.m.



1)  Field hockey improves to 9-2

Swarthmore field hockey defeated Washington College 5-2 yesterday, despite
the fact that Washington is ranked #14 and the Garnet #18 in the Coaches’
Poll. Donna Griffin ’99 and Laura Hess ’99 both scored two goals and Becca
Stites ’00 put in one. The Tide improved to 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the


2)  Volleyball loses to Wilmington

Swarthmore fell to Wilmington yesterday, losing all three games: 15-13,
15-8, and 15-3.  This loss brings them to 0-8 for the season.


3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Women’s soccer travels to Washington College at 4:00 p.m.


Field hockey takes on Muhlenberg at 4:00 p.m.


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