Tuesday, October 31, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Volume 5, Number 33

Visit the Daily Gazette web site at http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/org/daily


1) Plans for new, better signs discussed at fireside chat
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events


1) World sports roundup
2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid and upper 50s.
Ahem, a seasonal haiku:
Ghosts don’t worry me.

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
Midterms are way scarier.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs near 60.
Happy Halloween!!!


Lunch: Moo goo gai pan, jasmine rice, *vegetable moo goo gai pan, eggplant casserole, baby lima beans, mixed vegetables
**Mexican bar

Dinner: Boneless center cut pork chops with chutney, roasted red bliss potatoes, *three bean casserole, broccoli-mushroom bake vegetable blend
**Pizza bar


1) Plans for new, better signs discussed at fireside chat

Monday night’s Fireside Chat with Larry Schall convened in Parrish Parlours to discuss a plan for introducing better signage to the Swarthmore campus. The improvements will take place in several phases.

The goal of the first phase will be to show visitors where to park and how to reach their destination. A set of road signs will direct drivers to one of the several college parking lots. The two college entrance signs will be replaced, and two additional signs will be added, one at the corner of Chester Road and Route 320, the other at the corner of Fairview Road and Chester Road.

The committee has chosen place large campus directories at each parking lot so that visitors can find their destination. This evades having to clutter the campus with pedestrian signs, which they are worried will detract from the beauty of the campus.

Later on they wish to add unobtrusive labels to each building, possibility including a short description. This will enable visitors to identify buildings without relying on the “admissions map” that appears in the College Bulletin.

They are also talking about improving the directional signs that point drivers to their destinations within the campus. All signs will have a common design and feature the college symbol. The project will be expensive because the committee wants to purchase high quality signs. This way they will demand respect, last longer, and keep up the aesthetics of the campus.

– Eric Levy

2) World news roundup

Israel retaliated for the killing of two of its citizens with a missile attack on offices of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement. At least 45 Palestinians were wounded in the attack.

President Clinton signed into law a $310 billion defense bill that provides upgrades in living standards for military personnel, but it lacks the hate crimes provisions that he had hoped to enact. The bill was $4.5 billion more than Clinton requested and $12.6 billion above this fiscal year’s spending.

Marijuana use among college students rose 22 percent between 1993 and 1999, according to a study released this week by the Harvard School of Public Health. The study showed that marijuana use was highest at colleges in the Northeast and lowest in Southern colleges. It was also highest at colleges classified as “very competitive,” and lowest at those considered “not competitive.”

3) Campus events

Silent Vigil for Peace in the Middle East
Parrish Beach, 12:00 p.m.

Masterclass in Dance and Drumming from Sri Lanka
LPAC Troy Dance Lab, 3:00 p.m.

Movie: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
Kohlberg 226, 7:00 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Practice
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Italian Movie
Kohlberg 330, 8:00 p.m.

SQU Small Group Discussion: Talking about Coming Out…
SQU Room, 9 p.m.

Ballroom Dance
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.


1) World sports roundup

Chilly temperatures did not deter thousands of New Yorkers from lining the streets of Manhattan Monday for the Yankee’s parade in celebration of their third consecutive World Series championship. Many in the crowd were children who appeared to heeding Mayor Giuliani’s advice that the parade would be “a learning experience,” as high school attendance was down 9%. Manager Joe Torre called this year’s team, “maybe the best team of all time.” …The undefeated Oklahoma Sooners claimed the top spot in the Bowl Championship Series rankings following their 31-14 victory over ex-#1 Nebraska on Saturday. Virginia Tech and Florida State are 2nd and 3rd, respectively. …The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Bob Brenly as manager yesterday. Brenly, who is an ex-catcher, most recently announced baseball on FOX. He replaces Buck Showalter.

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


There are no contests scheduled for today.


Field hockey hosts Frostburg St., 2:00 p.m.


“I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.” – Hillary Clinton


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