Friday, April 7, 2000

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 7, 2000
Volume 4, Number 109


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Women’s lacrosse falls to College of New Jersey

2) Softball shut out by Albright

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Sunny, windy. Highs around 70.
   What a beautiful day.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 50.
    I think I’ll just lie out here on Parrish Beach in the sun…

Saturday: Cloudy, possible afternoon showers or thunderstorm.  Highs near 70.
    Hmm, a little wind doesn’t bother me…

Sunday:  Cloudy, chance of showers.  Highs in the upper 40s.  POSSIBLE SNOW!
    Snow?!?!  What is going on???


1) World news roundup

Juan Miguel Gonzalez, Elian’s father, arrived from Cuba yesterday in the
hopes to bring his little boy home….  Vietnam began work yesterday on an
ambitious project to build a 1,000-mile-long national highway along the Ho
Chi Minh Trail, the network of jungle roads that funneled Communist troops
and supplies to South Vietnam during the Vietnam War….  Alejandro Toledo,
a former shoeshine boy, could become Peru’s first Amerindian president in
their elections this weekend.  He is the favorite against incumbent
President Alberto Fujimori….  American Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt
and British historian David Irving are embroiled in a complex case involving
Irving’s right to publish his belief that the Holocaust did not happen.  
Irving, once a higly respected historian, has lost credibility among
scholars for his belief that Hitler was an over-worked leader who didn’t
know what his followers were doing, that the Diary of Anne Frank is as
fictional as Gone with the Wind, and that there was no industrial strength
extermination of the Jews.  He pointed out to courts yesterday that no one
has ever found a signed order from Hitler calling for the extermination of
Jews, stating “I have to remind you of a basic principle of English
law–that a man is innocent until he is proved guilty.”  Irving sued
Lipstadt for her published description of him as “one of the most dangerous
spokespersons for Holocaust denial,” saying that such accusations have cost
him his career.


2) Campus events

Hospitality Corner for Family Weekend
Parrish Parlor-East, 8:00 a.m.

Lecture:  “The Challenges of Indigenous Community Development in the Amazon:
A Case of the Shipibo-Conibo Peoples in the Amazonia of Peru” by Miguel
Hilario-Manenima, Tribal Leader from the Peruvian Rainforest
Kirby Lecture Hall, 12:30 p.m.

Family Weekend Event:  “Renovation and Experimentation” (Or “Sinks and
DuPont 190, 3:00 p.m.

Computer Science Education Seminar
Sproul 300, 4:00 p.m.

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

Film Showing: “Mad Max 2”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

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

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.

New York Chinese Cultural Center folk dance performance
LPAC Pearson-Hall Cinema, 8:00 p.m.

SASS Party

Mephistos, 10:00 p.m.


Hospitality Corner for Family Weekend
Parrish Parlor-East, 8:00 a.m.

Senior Recital: Catherine Montgomery, cello
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Mixed Company
Kohlberg Commons, 4:00 p.m.

Contra Dance
Upper Tarble, 7:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Dogma”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Orchestra
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.


Family Fun Run
Lamb-Miller Field House, 9:00 a.m.

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

Crum Regatta
Crum Meadow, 10:30 a.m.

Storytelling Workshop with Vered Hankin
Kohlberg 115, 1:00 p.m.

Bell Tower, 1:30 p.m.

“Multicultural Stories” by Vered Hankin
Scheuer Room, 3:00 p.m.

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

Swarthmore College Orchestra
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Senior Housing Lottery

Field House Tarble Pavilion, 9:00 p.m.



1) Women’s lacrosse falls to College of New Jersey

Women’s lacrosse fell 17 to 5 on Thursday in their game against the
University of New Jersey.  After a strong beginning and a tie of 3-3 midway
through the first half, the Lions jumped to a lead of 9-3 and kept it.  
Kristen English got 2 goals and one assist, while Katie Tarr scored 2 goals
as well.  Jane Kendall made 24 saves.  The Garnet is now 5 and 4 overall.


2) Softball shut out by Albright

Softball was shut out 9-0 by Albright yesterday.  Two hits were made, both
singles, by Stephanie Wotjowski and Lashanna Lawler.  The Garnet is now 2
and 13 for the season.


3) World sports roundup

The NFL draft is coming up, and top picks are expected to be Plaxico Burress
of Michigan State, LaVarr Arrington and Courtney Brown of Penn State, and
Thomas Jones of Virginia….  Georgia Tech is replacing basketball coach
Bobby Cremins with the relatively unknown Paul Hewitt, who will be GT’s
first black coach….  Cal Ripken is only days away from 3,000 hits.


3) The weekend’s contests

Baseball vs. Muhlenburg College, 3:30 p.m.
Golf vs. Widener, Delaware Valley and 1:00 p.m. u of sciences

Track and Field vs. Johns Hopkins, 11:00 a.m.
M. Lacrosse vs. Bates, 11:00 a.m.
W. Tennis vs. Dickinson, 1:00 p.m.
W. Lacrosse vs. Gettysburg, 1:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Western Maryland, 1:00 p.m.

M. Tennis vs. University of Rochester, 12:00 p.m.


Quote of the day: “Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra
and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath.
At night, the ice weasels come.”  –Matt Groening


Interested in reporting or writing for the Gazette?

Just want to tell us what you think?

Contact the Editorial Board at

Got a news or sports tip for us?

Editorial Board
    Jeff Heckelman
    Melanie Hirsch
    Claire Phillips-Thoryn

Staff Writers
    Karla Gilbride
    Jeremy Schifeling
    Kai Xu

Online Editor
    Lorrin Nelson

The Daily Gazette is published Monday through Friday by an independent group
Swarthmore College students. Technical support from the Swarthmore College
Computer Society is gratefully acknowledged.

To subscribe to the Gazette, free of charge, send e-mail to with the words “subscribe
daily” as the subject of your message. Use the words “unsubscribe daily” to
cancel a subscription.

Back issues are available on the World Wide Web at:

This concludes today’s report.

The Phoenix

Discover more from The Phoenix

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading