Thursday, March 25, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, March 25, 1999
Volume 3, Number 97

FROM THE EDITOR: Sorry about yesterday, folks.  Server malfunction – we’ll try
not to allow any more 3:00 p.m. arrivals in the future.  Thanks for your


1) What you really want to know about the Class of ’03 (Part I)

2) Allspice update: CS system to return

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Men’s lacrosse defeats Goucher

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny.  Highs in the low 50’s.
Why isn’t it spring yet?

Tonight: Clear and chilly.  Lows in the low 30’s.
What happened to our savior, global warming?

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny.  High around 50.
I guess it can’t start getting warm till our heaters start working.


1) What you really want to know about the Class of ’03 (Part I)

We’ve already given you the stats that’ll show up in the books, but now it’s time
to delve into stuff that really matters: their names.  We asked, and Megan Smith
from the Admissions Office crunched the numbers for us, so here goes:

Laura was the most popular female name, with 14. If one goes by phonetics alone,
however, Kaa-thee-rin might have won this spot — there are 8 Katherines, 4 Kathryns,
and 2 Catherines (not to mention 2 Kates, and also 1 Cathy). Other strong contingents
include Elizabeth and Jennifer, with each name shared by 12 students in the admitted
class. Five women share the name Allison.

For men, Michael was shared by a staggering 19 members of the accepted class.
Daniel (14) and Matthew (11) follow. Other popular male names are Andrew, Benjamin,
Christopher, David, Daniel, James, and Jonathan. All told, more individuals’ first
names begin with ‘J’ than with any other letter — 111 of them.

This data is, of course, generated from the list of accepted students, as field has
yet to be narrowed down to those students who will have chosen Swarthmore.  So don’t
be surprised when you don’t see all 19 Michaels in the Cygnet.

COMING TOMORROW – Part II: The last names.


2) Allspice update: CS system to return

Computer Science system administrators have been working virtually non-stop to restore
files on the allspice server, and they are hoping for a full return of services by
Thursday morning.  The server, as well as its dozen or so clients, were shut down
earlier this week as a result of multiple break-ins, resulting in the need for a
complete overhaul of the system.

All accounts have been frozen, and all students taking CS21 or CS35 right now will
be able to regain access to their accounts in class tomorrow or Friday. But any other
students will need to contact a CS sysadmin in order to regain access to their accounts.
There will be staff in the Sun Lab Thursday from 3:00-10:00 p.m. so that students can
come to reopen their accounts.  Students are advised to bring their student ID to regain


3) World news roundup


Serbia has refused to sign a peace treaty for Kosovo, and NATO has followed through
with weeks of threats to attack.  Wednesday night saw dozens of NATO cruise missles
light up the Yugoslavian sky, accompanied with fighter planes and stealth bombers.
President Bill Clinton addressed the nation hours after the onset of the attack, saying,
“We act to prevent a wider war.”  He went on to say that the attack was necessary to,
“defuse a powder keg” that has engulfed Europe in war before. “We act to protect
thousands of innocent people in Kosovo from a mounting military offensive,” said Clinton.

Meanwhile, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, enraged by NATO’s aerial blitz against
Yugoslavia, prepared immediate consultation with his aides and ministers on Thursday.
His next mission is to decide on Russia’s next response to what he called the NATO’s
“naked aggression.”  On the warfront, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that two B-2
bombers made their combat debut in the Yugoslav attack, dropping satellite-guided,
2,000-pound (900-kilogram) bombs on targets in the NATO attack code-named Operation
Allied Force.


4) Campus events

Admissions Postcard Campaign
Parrish Parlor – West, 9:00 a.m.

Environmental Services Meeting
Scheuer Room, 10:30 a.m.

Dean’s Area Meeting and Brown Bag Lunch
PACES, 12:00 p.m.

“Meandering Through the Culture Wars: Some Empirical Explorations”
by Paul DiMaggio ’71, Princeton University.
Kohlberg 115, 4:00 p.m.

“Adolescent Risk Taking as Drama and Narrative” by Cynthia Lightfoot.
Scheuer Room, 4:00 p.m.

“Beyond the Alef-Bet: A Course in Prayer Book Hebrew.”
Bond Common Worship Room, 2nd floor, 4:00 p.m.

“Automatic Morphology: A Computer Program That Analyzes Word Structure”
by John Goldsmith, University of Chicago.
Trotter 203, 4:15 p.m.

“Grapes, Vines, and Wine-Making”
by Jacques Boulanger of The Wine Messenger
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

“Kant, Infanticide, and Finding Oneself”
by Jennifer Uleman ’87
Papazian 324, 4:15 p.m.

Student Chamber Music Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Michael Lowenthal Speaks
Kohlberg 116, 7:00 p.m.

Carol Leigh aka Scarlot Harlot: activist, artist, educator, feminist, prostitute.
Chase auditorium, Haverford College, 7:30 p.m.

“Retrato De Las Dos Fridas: Portrait of the Two Fridas”
Theatre Performance on Frida Kahlo by Theatre Studies Majors Amber Frank, Sue
Andrews, and Andrea Meller.
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

ML 1st floor lounge, 8:00 p.m.

Diversity Coalition Meeting
Trotter 203, 9:00 p.m.

Roberts 1st floor lounge, 9:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30pm

Group Meditation (All Faiths Welcome)
Bond Common Worship Room, 2nd floor, 9:30 p.m.

Russian Movie Series
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

SASS Movie Night
Kohlberg 115, 10:15 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)
ML Lounge, 11:00 p.m.



1) Men’s lacrosse defeats Goucher

The Goucher Gophers fell to the Garnet men’s lacrosse team by a score of 12-11
yesterday. High scorers for Swarthmore included Adam Dickinson ’00 (5 goals), Mark
Dingfield ’01 (3), and Mike Lloyd ’01 & Blake Atkins ’02 (2 each). The men’s record
rises to 2-4.


2) World sports roundup


Mookie Blaylock hit a running jumper in the lane with 1.9 seconds left to give his
Atlanta Hawks a 103-102 win over the Indiana Pacers. …The Suns beat the Lakers
106-101, handing L.A. its first loss with Dennis Rodman in the lineup. …Jason Bender
broke Michael Jordan’s game record of 30 points in the McDonald’s All-American Game.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s tennis visits Western Maryland at 3:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Allentown at 3:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Neumann at 3:15 p.m.
Men’s Volleyball visits Philly Textile at 7:30 pm

Men’s Volleyball visits Haverford at 7:00 pm.


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