Friday, April 21, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 21, 2000
Volume 4, Number 119


1) Mellon and Natural Science Fellowship Winners

2) Listing of Worthstock events

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs
in the low to mid 60s.
    Last night was Parrish Light-up Night.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with evening showers and thunderstorms; scattered
showers after midnight. Lows in the low 50s.
    All the windows in Parrish were supposed to be illuminated so that
    photographers could get some good calendar pictures.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, chance of a showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the
upper 50s.

Sunday:  Chance of morning showers…then partial clearing and breezy. Lows
in the low 40s, highs in the upper 50s.
    Does anyone else see the humor in a “Light-up Night” on 4/20?


1) Mellon and Natural Science Fellowship winners

Mellon Fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation, have been awarded to the following Swatties:

Emily Manetta, ’00 (Linguistics)
Benjamin Rutter ’97 (Philosophy)
Linsey Wolter ’00 (Linguistics)

The Mellon Fellowship is designed “to help exceptionally promising students
prepare for
careers of teaching and scholarship in humanistic studies” and “to
contribute thereby to the continuing of teaching and research of the
highest order in American colleges and universities.”

The following Swatties have won Natural Science Fellowships:

The following have won National Science Fellowships
for the current year:

Michaael Lim Yong Peng Anderson ’99 (Economics)
Tamara Jane Brenner ’98, (Genetics)
Alla Brukman, ’00 (Genetics)
Seth Budick ’98 (Evolution)
Daniel Kraut ’00 (Biochemisty)
Jacob Krich ’00 (Physics)
Maria Krisch ’99 (Chemistry)
Susannah McCandless ’98 (Geography, Physics)
Tara Schubert ’98 (Evolution)
Anne Tischler ’99 (Microbiology)

NSF states: “The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of
the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the
United States and to reinforce its diversity…. NSF Fellows contribute
significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in
science, mathematics, and engineering.”


2) Listing of Worthstock events

12:00-1:00: D:Alek
1:30-2:30: The Need
3:00-4:00: Le Tigre
4:30-5:30: Illyah Kuryahkin
6:00-7:00: Bootsie Barnes Trio
7:30-8:30: William Hooker Trio


3) World news roundup

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the Columbine shootings.  
Presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore both spoke about what
they would do as president to ensure against future shootings; Bush
advocated character education in schools, while Gore spoke for greater gun
control….  For the first time, scientists have discovered a four-chambered
dinosaur heart, giving the best evidence yet that some dinosaurs may have
been warm-blooded….  Cubans are perplexed over the United States
government’s inability to force Elian’s family to release him, finding the
U.S. policies and president weak and inefficient.  One woman told the
Washington Post, “The father is there, and he has rights, but they have no
principles. The authorities in the United States defecate and urinate on
their own laws.”….  France, a country well-known for its ambivalence to
the infiltration of American culture, has experienced destructive raids on
several McDonald’s restaurants, and yesterday a McDonald’s bombing left one
worker dead….  Massimo D’Alema resigned as Italy’s prime minister
yesterday, after serving for 18-months.  In the Phillipines, Muslim
extremists claimed to have beheaded two of 29 hostages because the
government has ignored their demands, which include securing the release of
suspected terrorists from jails in the United States.  Abu Ahmad, spokesman
for the group Abu Sayyaf, said it would execute more captives for every
“negative statement” from Philippine President Joseph Estrada or the police.


4) Campus events

Senior Speak Off

Kirby Lecture Hall, 1:00 p.m.

Lecture: “Tiananmen Revisited: Assessing the Impact of 1989 Chinese Student
Democracy Movement” by Wang Dan
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Ruach Passover Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:00 p.m.

International Dinner
Upper Tarble, 6:00 p.m.

Wagner Fest
Kohlberg 116, 7:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “L.A. Story”
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.

Early Music Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Inca Son: Andean Music and Dance
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Night of Scenes
Mephistos, 9:00 p.m.

Edie Carey, folksinger
Paces, 9:00 p.m.

International Club party
Olde Club, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


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

Worth Courtyard, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wagner Fest
Kohlberg 116, 1:00 p.m.

Ruach Passover Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “An Ideal Husband”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Senior Recital, Josh Bess, Baritone
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Night of Scenes
Mephistos, 9:00 p.m.

Trashy Delights: Liz Nickrenz ’99 live
Paces, 9:00 p.m.


Easter Celebration
Friends Meeting House, 4:00 p.m.

Ruach Passover Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

On Thursday, the New Jersey Devils completed their four-game sweep of the
Florida Panthers and Pavel Bure with a 4-1 victory in Sunrise, Fla., while
in Philadelphia the Flyers eliminated the Buffalo Sabres and Dominik Hasek
with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference
quarterfinal series….  With her first marathon victory in Boston on
Monday, Catherine Ndereba not only surprised herself but caught the
attention of Kenyan Olympic team officials, who are seriously considering
her for their third women’s marathon slot. She recorded a personal best time
of two hours, 26 minutes and 11 seconds at the Boston Marathon….  


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Women’s Rugby vs. Princeton, 11:00 a.m.
Baseball vs. Dickinson College, 12:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Franklin and Marshall, 1:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for today.


Quote of the day: “If it is your time love will track you down like a cruise
missile. If you say ‘No! I don’t want it right now,’ that’s when you’ll get
it for sure. Love will make a way out of no way. Love is an exploding cigar
which we willingly smoke.” — Lynda Barry


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