Tuesday, September 14, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Volume 4, Number 2


1) Results of computing center surveys

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Womens rugby opens season with decisive win

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Cloudy, with scattered thunderstorms. High in the low 80s.
For freshmen, its Safer Sex Workshop time, and the lucky ones even get to see the video.

Tonight: Rain. Low in the mid 60s.
But let’s be honest.

Tomorrow: Rainy. High in the upper 70s.
We don’t need a Safer Sex Workshop. What we need is a Sex Workshop, so we can learn how to get some at all.


1) Results of computing center surveys

Class of ’03:
Students without computer–16%
Of those with a computer:

Of those with a PC:
  Windows 98–86%
  Windows 95–12%
  Windows NT–2%

Class of ’02:
Students without computer–18%
Of those with a computer:
Of those with a PC:
  Windows 98– 57%
  Windows 95–38%  
  Windows NT–1%
  Unspecified OS–4%

The increased number of PCs on campus has led to the hiring of more PC dorm consultants and, in general, a more PC-friendly atmosphere at Swarthmore. If the trend continues, many feel that the college will have to start thinking about providing more public area PC’s in areas such as McCabe and Beardsley.
— jh


2) World news roundup

Thousands along Florida and Georgia coasts evacuate for Category 5 hurricane. …Israeli and Palestinian negotiators try to reach permanent peace accord. …Another quake strikes Turkey. …U.N. is closing its compound in East Timor. … Suspected bomb kills at least 73 people in Moscow. … Trump considers running for president under Reform Party.


3) Campus events

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Dupont 139, 4:00 p.m.

Law School Panel
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Fencing Practice
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Organizational Meeting for Swarthmore Mock Trial
Kohlberg 226, 9:00 p.m.

Visitor Night at Sproul Observatory
Sproul Observatory, 9:00 p.m.

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



1) Women’s rugby opens season with a decisive win

Swarthmore crushed Salisbury State 31-0 in the team’s season opener Saturday. Noelle Goodin ’00 and Alexa Miller ’00 each scored, Rhiana Swartz ’00 had a hat trick and a conversion, and Nancy Craig ’01 had 2 conversions. B-side also battled well in its game, ending up with a 0-0 tie.


2) World sports roundup

Williams sisters capture doubles crown at U.S. Open. …McGwire leaves game after straining groin. …Former UCLA football players charged in handicapped parking scam. …NFL to meet with expansionist bidders, will announce decision in October. …Injuries shake Jets’ confidence.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Field hockey hosts Franklin and Marshall at 4:30 p.m.

Men’s soccer hosts Albright College at 4:00 p.m.


Quote of the day: “If you would succeed in life, you must be solemn, solemn as an ass. All great monuments are build over solemn asses.” Thomas Corwin


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