Monday, May 1, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, May 1, 2000
Volume 4, Number 125

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) McCollege Tour comes to Swarthmore

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Tarr leads women’s lax to victory

2) Men’s lacrosse defeats Haverford

3) Baseball sweeps ‘Ford in doubleheader

4) Softball splits double dip with Haverford

5) Women’s tennis finishes second in conference

6) World sports roundup

7) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER REPORT

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s.
    It’s May Day! Let’s break out the maypole!

Tonight: Rain likely. Lows near 55.
    It’s reading week!

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, windy. Highs around 70.
    Mayday! Mayday!

NEWS REPORT

1) McCollege Tour comes to Swarthmore

The McCollege Tour, a traveling package of two video documentaries
about the current state of higher education, is making its next stop
Monday at 3:00 p.m. in LPAC cinema. Filmmaker Kyle Henry will present both
his own film, “University Inc.,” and Laura Dunn’s “The Subtext of a Yale
Education,” and facilitate a discussion after the screening.

The documentaries have been touring colleges around the country for the
past several months, challenging students to form their own opinions about
the economic and moral considerations now guiding the decision-making at
many institutions. Each film confronts the commercialization of education
but examines the consequences from different perspectives.

Henry’s “University Inc.” (54 minutes) investigates the decision of
nation’s largest public university, the University of Texas-Austin, to
close a repertory film program as a paradigm for interrogating the effect
of
corporate ideologies on colleges.            

Dunn’s “The Subtext of a Yale Education” (31 minutes) chronicles a
year of custodial labor strikes at Yale, one of the wealthiest
universities in the fourth poorest city in the country. Examining the
responsibilities of a university to its workers and to the surrounding
community, Dunn uses the style of a personal essay to juxtapose voices
from Yale’s administration, student population and staff in a dialogue
that suggests more questions than
answers.

Henry hopes that the film will “encourage on-campus discussion across
faculty-staff-student-community boundaries.” In addition to the films, he
will provide relevant articles and web sites for active Swatties who might
want to further investigate the issue.
       
This stop on the McCollege Tour is co-sponsored by the Swarthmore
Progressive Action Committee, Solidaridad, Empty the Shelters, the Forum
for Free Speech, and Conscious Consumers.  

-k.x.

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2) World news roundup

In Ho Chi Minh City – formerly Saigon – Vietnam celebrated its victory
over the world’s No. 1 superpower 25 years ago with an unwarlike parade
Sunday and hopes it can battle its way out of poverty. Architects of that
victory over the United States and its South Vietnamese allies saluted as
thousands of soldiers, students, women in flowing ao dais – the
traditional tunic and trousers – and barefooted mountain tribespeople
filed past on the grounds of the Reunification Palace. …Sandy Thurman,
director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, said AIDS has
become such an epidemic that, in years to come, it threatens to
destabilize nations and the economies of whole continents. …Despite
their disagreement on campaign finance reform, John McCain is expected to
endorse George W. Bush in his campaign for the presidency. …At least
three tornadoes touched down Sunday in west Texas, flattening a cotton
gin, barns, several businesses and mobile homes. …In a much-awaited
success, gene therapy restored normal immune system functioning to two
babies born with a rare, lethal immune disease often referred to as
“bubble-boy disease.” …MP3.com plans to continue operating as usual
while appealing a judge’s decision that it is infringing the copyrights of
the nation’s major record companies.

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3) Campus events

McCollege Tour, Film Screening: “University, Inc.” and “The Subtext of
Yale Education.” Discussion led by Kyle Henry.
LPAC Cinema, 3:00 p.m.

“Bird Impacts on Windows: Ecology versus Architecture”
by Dr. Daniel Klem, Muhlenberg State University
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

All Campus Folk Sing-Along
Friends Meeting House, 7:30 p.m.

“Echoes from the Holocaust” by Mira Kimmelman
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

Spring A Cappella Jamboree
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie: “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Tarr leads women’s lax to victory

The women’s lacrosse team won a thriller Saturday, taking three overtimes
to defeat Western Maryland 13-12. The team’s record is now 10-6,
5-4. Katie Tarr ’02 scored a season-high eight goals, including the last
five for the Garnet, one tying the game 10-10 with four seconds left in
regulation to force the first overtime. Tarr ended the game with 22
seconds left in sudden death to give Swarthmore the victory.

*****

2) Men’s lacrosse defeats Haverford

With a 19-14 victory, the men’s lacrosse team claimed bragging rights over
‘Ford Saturday. John Murphy ’03 recorded a career-high nine points, as he
scored four goals and assisted five others. Mark Dingfield ’01 scored five
goals, while Adam Dickinson ’00 added four. Patrick Friel ’03 and Than
Court ’03 each chipped in three goals and three assists, as the Garnet
defeated Haverford for the first time since 1990, bringing their record to
8-5, 2-4.

*****

3) Baseball sweeps ‘Ford in doubleheader

The baseball team finished their season in style, sweeping a doubleheader
against rival Haverford Saturday. Swat won the first game 8-3 as Steve
Farneth ’00 pitched his last game for the Garnet, giving up seven hits,
three runs and striking out seven. Carlo Fitti ’00 hit a three-run home
run, and Josh Lindsey ’01 went 3-4. George Rosenbaum ’00 went 3-4 with two
doubles and an rbi. In the second game, Fitti took the mound, pitching a
gem as he gave up only two hits to give Swat a 7-1 win. Joe Aleffi ’00
went 3-4 with 4 rbi while Lindsey hit a 2-run homer. Scott Kushner ’02
went 2-4 with 2 runs scored. Baseball finishes the season with a record of
8-20, 4-13.

*****

4) Softball splits double dip with Haverford

The softball team won the first game at Haverford 5-1 as Lindsay VanSciver
’03 scattered four hits while striking out four. Pam Lavallee ’03 went
3-4, and Deirdre Downey ’01 went 2-4 with an rbi. In the nightcap, the
Garnet fell 7-4 despite a two-run home run by Heather Marandola
’01. Lavallee went 2-4 with a two-run double. The team finished the season
strong to bring their final record to 5-22, 3-13.

*****

5) Women’s tennis finishes second in conference

Several members of the women’s tennis team competed in the Centennial
Conference Championships this weekend.  In singles, Katherine Voll ’03 and
Laura Brown ’00 lost in the first round.  Jamie Flather ’00 made her
way to the quaterfinals before falling to the eventual champion.  In
doubles, the duo of Jen Pao ’01 and Laura Swerdlow ’02 had a disapointing
finish with the silver medal in the doubles competition.  Up in both sets
in the championship match, they were unable to close out the match and
fell 4-6, 4-6.  The team finished second in the conference with a 9-1
record, 9-5 record overall.    

*****

6) World sports roundup

The Knicks finished up their first round playoff series with the Raptors,
defeating Toronto 87-80 Sunday to sweep, setting up a second-round reunion
with rival Miami. In other playoff action, Portland and L.A. were both
prevented from sweeping by desperate Minnesota and Sacramento teams. …At
the close of perhaps the most “offensive” month in baseball history,
pitchers took center stage, as four pitchers who have won a total of 11 Cy
Young awards took the hill. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens,
and Tom Glavine gave up a total of three runs between them
Sunday. …Robert Allenby won the Shell Houston Open over Craig Stadler on
the fourth playoff hole.

*****

7) Today’s contests

TODAY
Golf vs. Haverford and Widener, 1:00 p.m.

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