Friday, November 19, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, November 19, 1999
Volume 4, Number 45


1) Student Art Association beats SCCS for Sharples 3

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) World sports roundup


Today:  Mostly sunny and mild. Highs in the low to mid 60s.
    I love taking professor’s quotes completely out of context.  They’re so
much funnier that way.

Tonight: Clear early…becoming partly cloudy later. Lows in the low 40s.
    “She-Ra never got to kick as much ass as He-Man did.” –Prof. Timothy

Saturday: Increasing cloudiness. Highs in the lower 60s.
    “The nice thing about being a heroin addict is that you either have no
problems or one big one.”– Prof. Richie Schuldenfrei

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy. Lows in the low to mid 40s.
   And so, Adonis was killed by a wild whore.  I mean boar, boar, boar! —
Prof. Rosaria Munson


1)  Student Art Association beats out SCCS for Sharples 3

    After two rounds of voting, the final count has come in for the
transformation of Sharples 3. The Student Art Association’s proposal to create
an all-campus art space beat out the Computing Society’s proposal of a 24-hour
technology lab, 461 votes to 383, with five write-ins.  Brandon Silverman,
president of the SAA, was happy about the win, yet voiced concern for the
SCCS.  “The important thing right now is to find an safe place for the SCCS
servers.  They are not in a secure place right now.”  SCCS staff member and
system administrator Chris Fanjul says that the SCCS is “bummed, but hopeful.
We have two ideas right now of other places we could move to.”

    The SAA has many plans for Sharples 3.  Silverman said the group hoped to
make the first floor lounge an all-campus, non-exclusive hang-out and study
space.  Unfortunately, the building would not be open 24 hours; however, the
SAA plans to have Sharples 3 completely redone and open to the public by next
semester so that the space is a viable, if not round-the-clock, option for
meeting people, studying, and of course, working on art projects.  “We want to
make it fun,” said Silverman.  The upstairs room will hold a darkroom, while
the basement will contain storage space for campus groups, production space
artists, and, at some point, a kiln.  The refurnishing of Sharples 3 will
include nice couches and rugs, which, hoped Silverman, will inspire the same
respect for surroundings as Parrish Parlours–thus, staying nice throughout
coming years.

     During the campaign, there were rumors of high tension between the two
groups. Silverman responded, “I want to dispell any ideas of tension or
aggressiveness.  We campaigned so much because we both really believed in what
we were doing.  Both groups really respected each other’s proposal.”  Fanjul
agreed, yet had some reservations about the final days of the campaign.  “I
a little disappointed at how political it all became,” he noted.  “It started
to be about marketing and not about the issues.  However, [the SCCS] really
liked the SAA’s idea–we thought this campus should have both.”

3) World news roundup

The House passed a $390 billion budget bill yesterday. The 296-135 vote sends
the bill to the Senate, which could approve it by the end of the week and send
it to the president for his signature. …At least nine students at Texas A&M
University were killed yesterday and 25 others were hurt in the collapse of a
40-foot-high pile of logs that was to have been set afire on Thanksgiving eve
before the school’s annual football showdown with rival University of Texas;
the making of such a bonfire is a century old tradition.  Dozens of students
were said to have been standing on the bonfire logs at the time they
collapsed.  Moral:  Well, that was a stupid school tradition. …Scientists
have discovered an ancient coastline 550 feet below the surface of the Black
Sea, providing dramatic new evidence of a sudden, catastrophic flood around
7,500 years ago – the possible source of the Old Testament story of Noah.
…G.O.P. Presidential hopeful George W. Bush has come out with his foreign
policy platform: “new internationalism”. His plan rejects isolationists and
wishes to emulate the “speak softly and carry a big stick” style of Theodore
Roosevelt. …China’s liberal intellectuals are welcoming a deal for Beijing’s
entry into the World Trade Organization, hoping it will encourage real
political reforms. …The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that
billionaire Bill Gates, spotted at a Vegas nightclub after a computer trade
show, is a terrible dancer. …The Irish Republican Army pledged today to open
negotiations with a disarmament commission, the first step toward eventually
surrendering its weapons in support of Northern Ireland’s peace accord. …

4) Campus events


Gallery Talk by Students for the Mystical Arts of Tibet Exhibition
LPAC List Gallery, 12:00 noon

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

Rotaract Club Meeting
Parrish CRC, 1:00 p.m.

Ham Radio class
Hicks 208, 4:00 p.m.

“Famous Last Words” Lecture by Gil Rose, Classics
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.

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

Film Showing: “American Pie”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

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

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 226, 8:00 p.m.


Orchestra 2001
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “The Cutting Edge”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

A Capella Concert: Mixed Company hosts the Pittsburgh Pendulums
Friends Meeting House, 8:00 p.m.

Meredith Monk’s “Magic Frequencies”
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
8:00 p.m.


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

Directing 2 Night of Scenes
Frear Theatre, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

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

Mock Trial Meeting
Kohlberg 201, 7:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Chorus presents the Faure Requiem
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Life Drawing Workshop
Beardsley 3rd floor studio, 8:00 p.m.

Group Meditation
Bond 2nd floor, 9:00 p.m.

Russian Movie Series
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.


1) World sports roundup

People magazine has named Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson the sexiest wrestler and
Ricky Williams the sexiest athlete in their November “Sexiest Man Alive”
…Goalkeeper Kasey Keller of the United States pulled down Moroccan forward
Salahaddine Bassir in the 26th minute and midfielder Mustapha Hadji, the
African player of the year, converted a penalty kick to give Morocco a 2-1 win
in an exhibition soccer match yesterday. …Neil Walker of the United States
set a world record in the men’s 50 metres backstroke with a time of 24.12
seconds on Thursday at the FINA World Cup meet. …

Quote of the day: “One should hate very little, because it’s extremely
fatiguing.  One should despise much,
forgive often, and never forget.”
–Sarah Bernhardt

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