Friday, September 17, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, September 17, 1999
Volume 4, Number 5


1) Parking Committee hands out spots despite mild controversy

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Football team to play Johns Hopkins

2) Field hockey team participating in tournament

3) Cross Country teams hosting Johns Hopkins

4) Women’s tennis traveling to Rochester


Today: Mostly sunny and windy, highs in the low to mid 70’s.
So Willets basement and the Lodges have flooded.

Tonight: Clear, lows in the 40’s.
Good thing McCabe, the fortress, remains unscathed by Floyd.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, highs in the mid 70’s.
I wouldn’t want to miss getting to do all that binder reading.

Sunday: Fair, lows around 50, highs in the low to mid 70’s.


1) Parking Committe hands out spots despite mild controversy

The Student Council’s Parking Committee has finally, as of this week, issued all 130 campus parking spaces to students. The resulting proportion includes 106 spots given to Seniors, 20 spots to Juniors, and 4 spots to Sophmores. Additionally, Council member Marvin Barron ’01, pointed out in Tuesday’s Council meeting that 2 of the spots given to Sophmores were based on medical need.

While the resolution of this issue provided much relief for members of the committee and the Council, it came only after some controversy regarding the model and timeline used to disperse spots. Many students complained that the parking situation should have been taken care of last spring so as to prevent confusion in the fall about who should bring cars to campus. A minority of students also questioned the process by which parking space applicants were selected. In response to this, Barron pointed out that the model was the same as it has been for many years with the major factors being, in order of importance: seniority, medical requirement, and available spots. However, he did mention that the Committee is looking into revising the current method for next year in hopes of increasing efficiency.


2)  World new roundup

Floyd hits Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia, and D.C.–public schools closed under the brunt of the storm….  The Miss America pagent is underway in Atlantic City…. Problems in East Timor–Clinton sends 200 U.S. troops to join the U.N. peace-keeping force, while hundreds of thousands of refugees starve.


3) Campus events


Reception for James Q. Wilson, Speaker, Cooper Lecture Series on Contemporary Liberalism
Trotter 215, 9:30 a.m.

Spanish Table
Sharples room 4, 12:30 p.m.

Collection: James Q. Wilson, “Liberalism and Morality”
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 1:00 p.m.

“Native American Conflicts and Recent History”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Arboretum Plant Sale
Rugby Field, 4:00 p.m.

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

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Waking Ned Devine”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Waking Ned Devine”
LPAC Cinema, 10:00 p.m.


Dupont 161, 8:00 a.m.

Arboretum Plant Sale
Rugby Field, 9:00 a.m.

Volleyball vs. Bryn Mawr, Gettysburg
Field House, 11:00 a.m.

Men’s Cross Country vs. Johns Hopkins
Rose Tree Park, 11:00 a.m.

Mexican Folkloric Dance Workshop
LPAC Boyer Dance Studio, 11:20 a.m.

Performance by Joan of Arc, Euphone, Frankin, and Atom and His Package
Olde Club, 2:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Johns Hopkins University
Athletic Field, 2:00 p.m.

Falun Gong Introductory Seminar
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Film showing: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Town Gong Sing-In of Handel’s Messiah
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Mexican Independence Day Celebration
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Film showing: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
LPAC Cinema, 10:00 p.m.


Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 10:30 a.m.

Falun Gong Introductory Seminar, Session 2
Bond Memorial Hall, 2:00 p.m.

Talk by Swat alums on the Business/Financial World
Trotter 301, 2:00 p.m.

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

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service
Bond Memorial Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Mental Health Support Group (new)
Trotter 301, 8:00 p.m.

Group Meditation (all faiths welcome)
Bond 2nd floor, 9:00 p.m.


1) Football team to play Johns Hopkins

Today the football team will be traveling to Maryland to play Johns Hopkins at 7:00 p.m.  In this season opening game, both teams begin at 1-0.


2) Field hockey team participating in tournament

The field hockey team will be traveling to Vassar College this Saturday to participate in the Seven Sister’s tournament, which lasts until Sunday.


3) Cross country team hosting Johns Hopkins

The men’s and women’s cross country team will be hosting Johns Hopkins on Saturday.  The running starts at 11:00 a.m.


4) Women’s tennis traveling to Rochester

On Saturday and Sunday, the women’s tennis team will be visiting Rochester College for an invitational tournament.

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