Friday, April 23, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 23, 1999
Volume 3, Number 118


1) Student Council election results

2) Housing situation not as bleak as originally suspected

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

4) Weekend world news
    New discoveries in Littleton, Colorado
    The latest in Kosovo
    Protect your PC
    Fire in Everglades finally contained

5) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly cloudy, rain, maybe thunderstorm. High in the mid 60s.
 Ahh…we can finally stop talking about the housing lottery!

Tonight: Clearing and chilly. Low in the upper 30s to low 40s.
 Bad rooms, waiting lists…it’s all in the past now.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny and brisk. High around 60.
 Forget about all that stress and have some fun.

Sunday: Fair. Low 40 to 45. High in the upper 60s.
 It’s the weekend!


1) Student Council election results

711 names checked off – 713 ballots counted. Not everyone voted in each
election so there is a discrepancy between the number of ballots and the
totals for each position.

BOM Observer
Matt Schwartz 309
Brandon Silverman 289
Abstain 107

College Budget Committee
Marvin Barron 389
Abstain 194

Council on Educational Policy
Louisa Whitfield-Smith 383
Abstain 290

Curriculum Committee
Aurelio Perez 316
Abstain 352

College Planning Committee
Nick Attanasio 477
Abstain 199

Adam Kahn 372
Abstain 281

Appointments Chair
Kwabena Adu 352
Jon Bartner 78
Tsong Lin 78
Dave Thomas 137
Abstain 71


2) Housing situation not as bleak as originally suspected

The rising sophomore housing lottery resulted in 30 people on the waiting
list for rooms, much less than the predicted 60 or so.  Currently, Strath
Haven is all men; no women have picked into it, although a triple remains
unclaimed.  Surprisingly, the first rooms taken Thursday night were in Dana
and ML.  The doubles in Mertz and the one in Wharton left a little later.

Dean Myrt Westphal said that her plans for taking care of the waiting list
will start with waiting for the Class of ’03 to matriculate.  Once a number
is known for the size of the class, then some of the rooms put aside can be
given to sophomores on the waiting list.  The aim is to try and allocate
the freshmen evenly to the RAs.  Currently, 16 freshmen are assigned to
each RA in Willets, 10 in Danawell.  Therefore, rooms in Willets are more
likely to become avavilable to those on the waiting list.


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

Sarah Cross. “Comorbidity of Aggression and Depression in Children: A
Comparison of Hostile Attributional Bias and Explanatory Style.” Psychology.

Gabi Kruks-Wisner. “Gender, Poverty and Political Participation in
Nicaragua.” Sociology & Anthropology.

Jeremy Peterson. “Novel Ideas in National Parks.” Bio-Anthropology.

David Reese. “Illusions of Hope: The Politics of Welfare Reform in
Philadelphia.” Sociology & Anthroplogy

Yuhki Tajima. “Neural Network Economic Modeling.” Physics.

Miho Tsujii. “Sex work in Japan.” Sociology & Anthroplogy.

Rich Vezina. “Youth Violence in Rural American Communities.” Sociology &
Anthropology and Education.

Amit Bouri. “Politics of the International Red Cross.” Sociology &

Nicole Breazeale. “Standards Based Education Reform.” Education and
Political Science.

Ben Fritz. “American Politics and the Media.” Political Science and

Walter Luh. Physics. Rachel Sullivan. “ International Population Policy.”
Sociology & Anthropology.

Lis Swim. “African Spirituality in the Literature of Paule Marshall and
Maryse Conde.” Comparative Literature.


4) Weekend world news


Police combing Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, found two
bombs made from propane tanks in the school’s kitchen area on Thursday. The
discovery led to questions of whether the two gunmen, both senior students
who committed suicide after Tuesday’s slaughter, had accomplices who helped
get the explosives into the building. A note left by the gunmen before the
shooting was also found Thursday, though officals would not comment on its


According to Russian envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin, Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic agreed to a United Nations-guided “international presence” in
Kosovo during talks on Thursday. Western leaders reacted cautiously to the
news, which did not specify details about a possible force, including
whether it would be military in nature. Earlier in the day, NATO missiles
hit Milosevic’s mansion in Belgrade, prompting an angry response from
Yugoslav officials who called the attack an assassination attempt. NATO
officials said the building was a command post and thus a legitimate
target. Early Friday morning, the Serbian state television’s headquarters
building was struck, abruptly ending its broadcast.


Computer security experts have warned that a computer virus that can wipe
out a PC’s hard drive is set to strike this Monday. The CIH 1.2 virus,
which is designed to go off yearly on April 26, can infect Windows 95 and
Windows 98 files but can be found by updated anti-virus software.


Florida forestry officials said Thursday that the largest wildfire burning
through the Everglades was finally contained after burning some 170,000
acres this past week.


5) Campus events


Engineering Ethics Panel Discussion
Scheuer Room, 2:00 p.m.

Senior Art Exhibit Opening, featuring Nikyia Rogers, Photographs, and Erin
Kay Fulkerson, Paintings
List Gallery, 4:00 p.m.

Outdoor Carnival
Kohlberg-DuPont Lawn, 4:00 p.m.

“Respect, Safety, and Unity: The Rally of 1998
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:30 p.m.

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

Syn(thesis) ’99
Kohlberg 228, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: “White Men Can’t Jump”
DuPont 161, 7:30

Friday Night Worship
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Senior Recital: Sara Kramer, oboe
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

“The Water Hen”
Frear Ensemble Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Dead Dog Evening Cafe, Open Mike at 10:30 p.m.
Dead Dog Cafe, 8:00 p.m.

Movie: “White Men Can’t Jump”
DuPont 161, 7:00, 10:00 p.m.

Earthlust All-Campus Party to Celebrate Earth Week
Sharples Patio, 10:00 p.m.


Arbor Day Celebration
Cherry Border, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“The Water Hen”
Frear Ensemble Theatre, 2:00 p.m.

International Dinner
Parrish Beach, 4:00 p.m.

Luc Besson Double Feature
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: “Antz”
DuPont 161, 7:30, 10:00 p.m.

Senior Recital: Erin Denney, oboe
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

International Cultural Evening
Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Grease”
Trotter 303, 8:00 p.m.


Yom Ha’atzmaut Israeli Dancing and Food Extravaganza
Upper Tarble, 1:00 p.m.

SCCS Computer History Seminar: Tom’s Brief History of the Personal Computer
or Why You Hate Your PC
Trotter 203, 2:00 p.m.

Gamelan Concert, Thomas Whitman, director
Amphitheatre, 3:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd Floor Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

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

Marian McPartland, Jazz Pianist, in concert with Orchestra 2001
Pearson-Hall Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

All Campus Sing-Along: Your Choice from “Rise Up Singing” with the editors
Annie Patterson and Peter Blood
Friends Meeting House Meeting Room, 7:30 p.m.

Group Meditation (all Faiths welcome)
Bond Common Worship Room, 2nd floor, 9:00 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: “Citizen Kane”
Mary Lyons Lounge, 10:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup


The Miami Heat have taken a one-game lead over the Orlando Magic in the
race for the best record in the Eastern Conference by beating them 75-70
Thursday night.  Heat center Alonzo Mourning pointed out “This is a very
significant win.” …Despite missing captain Eric Lindros, the Flyers
nevertheless skated to a 3-0 win over Toronto to take a 1-0 lead in their
Eastern Conference playoff matchup. …Houston forward Scottie Pippen was
arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, after speeding through a
red light.  Pippen claims he was not intoxicated.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

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

Baseball visits Gettysburg for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Softball visits Gettysburg for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse hosts Western Maryland at 1:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse hosts Gettysburg at 1:30 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse holds their alumni game at 2:30 p.m.
Track and field participates in the Dickinson Invitational
Men’s ultimate plays in the PA Sectionals at Haverford
Women’s rugby plays at the West Chester Tournament all weekend


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