Friday, April 28, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 28, 2000
Volume 4, Number 123


1) Spring Fling events

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Variable cloudiness. Chance showers, windy. Highs in the mid 60s.
     Last day of classes today!

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers toward morning. Lows in the mid to
upper 40s.
    And it is Spring Fling Weekend…

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid
to upper 50s.
    Please guys, don’t sit at home this weekend and do work.

Sunday:  Fair. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
    Stop complaining, give the papers a rest, and have some fun.


1)  Spring Fling events


Barbecue and music provided by DJs
Parrish Beach, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Parrish Beach (rain location Sharples), 8:00 p.m. to midnight

Upper Tarble, midnight to 2:00 a.m.


Margaritaville Barbecue
DU Frat House, 5:00 p.m.

Margaritaville Party
DU Frat House, 10:00 to 2:00 a.m.

Thirteen O’Clock (Goth Party)
Paces, 10:00 to 2:00 a.m.


Willets Carnival (food and live music)
Willets Courtyard (rain location Mephistos), 2:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Crum Bonfire with S’mores
Crumhenge, 8:00 p.m.


OGS Final Show
Fragrance Garden (rain location Olde Club), 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.


2) World news roundup

New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced yesterday that he has prostate
cancer; he is not sure what effects, if any, this may have on his bid for the
Senate against First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton….  Two infants born with
life-threatening immune system disorders that had required them to live inside
protective sterile “bubbles” are healthy and living normal lives almost a year
after being treated with an experimental genetic therapy, doctors reported
yesterday.  If they remain healthy, they could go down in history as the first
to have been cured by gene therapy…. Astronomers have obtained the first
detailed images of the universe as it was nearly 15 billion years ago, which
give us a vision of our universe in its embryonic stages.  Among the
information gathered is data that supports the theory that space is “flat”
rather than “curved”….  The euro plunged to a new low against the dollar
yesterday after the European Central Bank raised interest rates, a move that
normally makes currencies go up.


3) Campus events

Information Session with Arborex
Kohlberg 226, 2:00 p.m.

“The Mood of Spring: Recitation and Song in the Traditional Chinese Style” by
Sujane Wu
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Rose Tattoo Cafe
Olde Club, 9:00 p.m.


Directing III Night of Scenes
LPAC Frear Ensemble Theatre,

“Silk Strings: the Qin in Chinese Music and Culture”
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Amphitheatre, 7:00 p.m.

“Bach’s St. John Passion” by the SC Chorus
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.


Directing III Night of Scenes
LPAC Frear Ensemble Theatre,

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

Information Session with Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs
Kohlberg 202, 1:00 p.m.

“An Ecumenical Conversation on Interpreting St. John’s Gospel and Bach’s St.
John Passion”
Lang Concert Hall, 2:00 p.m.

Mostly Waltz
Upper Tarble, 3:00 p.m.

Ampitheatre, 3:00 p.m.

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

“Bach’s St. John Passion” by the SC Chorus
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

In yesterday’s NHL action, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia
2-0, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils 2 to 1….
Protesters against the construction of a temporary stadium on Australia’s
Beach for Olympic beach volleyball buried themselves in sand Thursday and
to block work scheduled to start next week. The Olympic Coordination Authority
plans to build a 10,000-seat stadium on the beach, starting May 1. A large
of the beach would be closed to the public for six months during construction
and competition in the Sept. 15-Oct. 1 Olympics.


2) This weekend’s contests

Baseball vs. Ursinus College, 3:00 p.m.
Track Team at Penn for the Penn Relays

M. Lacrosse vs. Haverford College, 1:30 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for today.


Quote of the day: “I think my cerebellum just fused.”  –Calvin, from Bill
Watterson’s _Calvin and Hobbes_


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