Friday, March 26, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, March 26, 1999
Volume 3, Number 98

NEWS IN BRIEF

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

2) SWILCON: The events

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Baseball ups record with another victory

2) Intramural scoreboard

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny, late cloudiness. Highs near 50.
       Some may think that the balmy weather we’ve been having lately is a sign
of spring.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Possible cold showers. Lows in the 30s.
       In some far-off locations, perhaps so.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs in the 40s.
       However, this is Pennsylvania.

Sunday: Chance of early rain. Highs in the mid 50s.
       Who’s ready for another round of sledding?

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NEWS IN BRIEF

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

Yesterday we brought you Part I of our in depth look at the true key aspects of
individuality in our possible future Swatties, the admitted Class of ’03: their
names.  While the analysis of students’ first names was striking, it pales in
comparison to what was unearthed about their surnames.

There are 7 people with the last name of Brown. Following that, Johnson,
Nguyen, Kim, Smith, Robinson, and Jenkins each represent 5 individuals in the
class. Williams, and Lee were common also, counting 4 each. The letters S and R
are the most popular beginnings for surnames.  Robin Mamlet, Dean of
Admissions, reflected on this last aspect saying, “That would explain why it
took me so long to sign the admit letters in that part of the alphabet.”

She went on to confess that her investigative tendencies got the better of her,
and she looked at the Fall 1998 Telephone Directory of Swarthmore Students to
find any noteworthy patterns.  It is possible to conclude, she reports, when
looking at the most popular surnames of current Swatties, that the admissions
office is very likely up to nefarious no-good, and has up its sleeve the aim of
altering the very heart of the College.

In the Fall ’98 Directory Brown is not the most popular name: There are only 3
Brown’s, though there is also a Browne. (It is worth noting that the surname of
the husband of the Dean of Admissions is also “Brown,” though none of the
newly-admitted Brown’s is a relation.) Far more popular in the current student
body is Lee, with 14, plus 2 Li’s; followed by 6 Johnson’s plus a
Johnson-Piett, and then 6 each of Harris, Kim, Murray, and Smith. There are 5
Jones’, Thomas’, and Williams’, and 4 King’s, Miller’s, Thompson’s, and Wong’s.
There are also 3 Kramer’s plus 1 Kremer; 3 Brown’s plus 1 Browne.  

Arousing much suspicion were the three 3 Bloom’s plus 1 Blume uncovered.

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2) SWILCON: The events.

FRIDAY

Meet the Guests
Trotter 203, 6:00 p.m.

Registration
Trotter 301, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Art Show and Dealers
Trotter 303, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Reading by Donna Jo Napoli
Trotter 203, 7:15 p.m.

Reading by Greg Frost
Trotter 203, 8:00 p.m.

Open Storytelling
Trotter 203, 8:45 p.m.

“Speculative Fiction as a New Mythology” Panel
Trotter 203, 10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY

Registration
Trotter 301, 10:00 a.m.

Art Show and Dealers
Trotter 303, 1:00 a.m.

“Science Fiction vs. Fantasy”
Trotter 203, 11:00 a.m.

“The Short Story in Science Fiction”
Trotter 203, 1:00 p.m.

Reading by Gardner Dozois
Trotter 203, 2:00 p.m.

Reading by Susan Caspar
Trotter 203, 2:40 p.m.

Reading by Judith Berman
Trotter 203, 3:20 p.m.

“The Scientist in Science Fiction”
Trotter 203, 4:00 p.m.

“When Science Catches Up with Science Fiction” Panel
Trotter 203, 4:00 p.m.

*****

3) World news roundup

ANOTHER ROUGH NIGHT FOR SERBIA, SUSPENSE FOR DR. KEVORKIAN

Cruise missiles and warplanes streaked across the sky over Serbia for the
second straight night Thursday as NATO continued to try to force Slobodan
Milosevic and the Yugoslav government into agreement with its peace plan for
the Kosovo province. Serbian forces have stepped up their offensive against
ethnic Albanians in the meantime, burning villages and firing shells into
Albania itself. The United States Defense Secretary William Cohen stated that
more attacks could come at any time, and also denied claims by Yugoslavia that
three NATO warplanes had been shot down. Russia, vehemently opposed to the
airstrikes, drafted a United Nations resolution to end the attacks, while
protesters in Moscow pelted the American embassy there with ink and eggs. … A
Pontiac, Michigan, jury will continue to deliberate on Friday about whether to
convict Dr. Jack Kevorkian of first-degree murder for the November assisted
suicide of Thomas Youk. At that time, Kevorkian had videotaped the process and
challenged prosecutors to take him to court. Jurists also have the option of
convicting Kevorkian on second-degree murder or involuntary manslaughter. …
Similar Republican plans for next year’s federal budget were passed through
each house of Congress Thursday, highlighting allocation of surplus into Social
Security and a large tax cut.

4) Campus events

FRIDAY

“Supplementing Normalcy and Otherness: Queer Asian American Men and
Anti-Oppressive Education”
by Kevin Kumashiro, U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Kohlberg 115, 1:00 p.m.

Forum and Video on Mumia abu Jamal
Kohlberg 226, 3:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Movie: “Ever After”
DuPont 161, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.

“Retrato de Las Dos Fridas: Portrait of the Two Fridas”
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Dead Dog Cafe
ML Dead Dog Cafe, 8:00 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Harvard Discussion
Bond 2nd floor worship room, 2:00 p.m.

“Retrato de Las Dos Fridas: Portrait of Two Fridas”
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 4:00 p.m.

Movie: “St. Elmo’s Fire”
DuPont 161, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.

“Trans-Liberation: The Basis for Unity” by Leslie Feinberg
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Film Festival, Asian Pacific Awareness Month
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Scottish Spring Ball
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY

Scott Associates Spring Festival
LPAC Cinema, 3:00 p.m.

CommonSpeaking Writing Workshop for Women
Kohlberg 116, 4:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Chamber Choir and
the Swarthmore College Early Music Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Chamber Orchestra
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Dialogues
Mertz 2nd floor lounge, 8:30 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: “Schindler’s List”
ML Lounge, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE
Note: results from the women’s tennis match against Western Maryland and the
softball match against Allentown are unavailable.

1) Baseball ups record with another victory

Proving that early disappointments don’t have to predict an entire season, the
baseball team earned another victory yesterday, winning 7-6 over the Neumann
Knights. Joe Aleffi ’00 had two runs in the game, which was not a centennial
conference matchup. The team is now 4-7.

*****

2) Intramural scoreboard

IM INDOOR SOCCER SEMI-FINALS:

Joelie I – 8
FC Merkwurdiger – 2

*****

3) World sports roundup

Brian Watts and Bob Estes share the lead at four-under 68 at the Player’s
Championship in Florida. …Cal Ripken Sr., who spent 36 years in the baseball
business as a player, manager and coach died Thursday of Llung cancer at the
age of 63.  His son, Ripken Jr., left the Orioles Tuesday to be by his father’s
side. …The New York Mets signed free-agent pitcher Orel Hershiser to a
one-year, $2 million contract. …Tennessee’s Chamique Holdsclaw, became the
first person ever to repeat as The Associated Press player of the year in
women’s basketball.  Carolyn Peck was selected coach of the year in only her
second season.

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4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Men’s volleyball visits Haverford at 7:00 pm.

TOMORROW
Men’s tennis hosts Amherst at 11:00 a.m.
Track and field hosts the Swarthmore Five-Way Challenge at 12:00 noon
Women’s rugby visits Vassar at 1:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse hosts Scranton at 1:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Western Maryland at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis hosts Ursinus at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse attends the Seven Sisters Tournament at Bryn Mawr (all
weekend)

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