Thursday, April 22, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 22, 1999
Volume 3, Number 117

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Syn(thesis) ’99: Tonight’s lectures

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Men’s lacrosse loses

2) Softball loses

3) Women’s tennis? Yup.

4) World sports roundup

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Should get sunny eventually.  Highs in the mid 70’s.
 With tonight’s lottery in mind, let’s take a little vote…

Tonight: Rain coming back, with thunderstorms.  Lows near 50.
 What should the school be doing with that big ol’ endowment?

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, rain likely.  Highs around 60.
 Think we could buy the Ville for a billion to house half the Class of ’02?

NEWS REPORT

1) Syn(thesis) ’99: Tonight’s lectures

Bob Griffin. “Plasmin-Dependent Activation of Factor X: The regulation of
blood clot formation.” Biology.

Jessica Harbour. “Chinese Nationalism and the 1905 Shanghai Mixed Court
Riot.” History.

Vanessa Jann-Jordan. “Research on Ecotourism in Indonesia.” Political
Science.

Carew Kraft. “ Dilemmas of Tourism in Post Modernity.” Sociology &
Anthropology and History.

Jenna Tiitsman. “An exploration of Buddhist doctrine’s and
poststructuralist feminism’s view of essentialist ontology as an illusory
construction that inevitably causes some form of suffering.” Religion and
Women’s Studies.

Michelle Wirth. “Factors Contributing to the Gender Difference in the
Incidence of Depression.” Psychobiology.

Anne Heidel. “The UN and Health Reconstruction in Mozambique.” Economics
and Public Policy.

Matt Howard. “Urban Hunger in America, Case Study: Philadelphia.” Religion.

Christopher Johnson. “Evaluating the Black Spanish Dialects of Coastal
Ecuador and the Caribbean.” Linguistics.

Desiree Joseph. “Using Solar Radiation for Water Disinfection.” Engineering.

Laureen Laglagaron. “Empowered Heroine or Economic Refugee? Consequences
of the Feminization of Labor Migration from the Philippines.”
Economics/Sociology & Anthropology/ Public Policy.

Toki Rehder. “New Penology and the California Criminal Justice System.”
Sociology & Anthropology.

*****

2) World news roundup

TRYING TO PICK UP THE PIECES IN LITTLETON…

Fifteen bodies were discovered in Columbine High School following
yesterday’s massacre, the two suspects among them.  Sixteen remain
hospitalized, 11 in serious or critical condition.  Police are
investigating evidence to determine whether the two young men had help in
planting the many bombs and other explosives, or whether they acted alone,
making several trips in preparation. In a letter, NRA President Charlton
Heston said that an upcoming gun show has been postponed, but added the
opinion that had other people at the school been armed, many lives could
have been saved. The school will remain closed through the rest of this
school year.

IN OTHER NEWS…

In reaction to the lack of success of efforts to reach a peace settlement
in Yugoslavia, Britain and France are pressuring the United States to send
ground forces into Kosovo. The White House reported that the US  is
prepared to review the possibility of using ground forces. …Jamaica is
bracing for more violent protests over extreme gas tax increases.  So far,
a gallon of gas has risen from an average of $1.55 to about $2.00.  Four
are dead and dozens injured as a result of these riots thus far.

*****

3) Campus events

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

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

Faculty Lecture by Lisa Meeden
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

“Publicity and Indifference: Sarajevo on Television”
by Thomas Keenan
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

“Ecological Resistance in America: Lessons from the Front Lines”
by Bron Taylor, University of Wisconsin, OshKosh
LPAC Cinema, 4:30 p.m.

Syn(thesis) ’99 (See above article)
Trotter 301, 7:00 p.m.

Spring Housing Lottery: Sophomores
Field House Lobby, 7:30 p.m.

“War and Television: A Screening and Forum on Media and Intervention in the
Balkans”
with Thomas Keenan and David Gelber
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

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

Preview Performance: “The Water Hen”
by S.I. Witkiewicz directed by Michal Zadara
LPAC Frear Ensemble Theatre 8:00 p.m.

Lecture by Shmuel Segrev, Israeli Journalist
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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: “Casablanca” (1939)
ML Lounge, 11:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Men’s lacrosse loses

Men’s lax fell to the Washington Shoremen 21-2 yesterday. Both Garnet goals
were made by Mark Dingfield ’01, with Blake Atkins ’02 contributing an
assist. The men’s record falls to 2-10, 0-4.

*****

2) Softball loses

Softball lost a doubleheader to Ursinus yesterday. The first game resulted
in a disappointing score of 8-0, but the team did slightly better in the
second game, which ended 9-4. The team now stands at 0-18, 0-10.

*****

3) Women’s tennis? Yup.

The women’s tennis team was on a roll until they got schooled by Haverford
yesterday in their last game of the regular season. The final score was
8-1; the sole Garnet winner was first singles player Jen Pao ’01. The team
is now 8-6, 7-3.

*****

4) World sports roundup

ROCKET SAILS INTO RECORD BOOKS, PUCKS PLAYOFFS UNDERWAY…

Roger Clemens won his 17th straight decision Wednesday night, tying the
American League record.  He pitched 7 1/3 innings of four-hit ball to lead
the Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers. Clemens hasn’t lost a game
since last May 29. The major league record for consecutive wins is 24, set
by Carl Hubbel in 1936-37. …In other baseball action, Jeff Bagwell hit
three home runs to lead the Astros over the Cubs, 10-3.  In baseball
inaction, Mark McGwire joined the ever-growing list of injured superstars,
but his is less severe, a mild hamstring strain that shouldn’t keep him out
more than a few days. …Steve Yzerman’s hat trick made the difference in
the Red Wings’ 5-3 series-opening win over the Mighty Ducks in theie
first-round playoff matchup. Meanwhile, Buffalo surprised Ottowa to take
game one of their first round series.

*****

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Track and field participates in the Penn Relays

TOMORROW
Golf participates in the Centennial Championships
Track and field participate in Penn Relays
Baseball hosts Muhlenberg at 3:00 p.m.

*****

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