Thursday, March 22, 2001

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Thursday, March 22, 2001
Volume 5, Number 100


1) Sager Symposium to be held this weekend
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events


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


Today: Cloudy and windy with rain. High 43.
Yesterday was the kind of day that made me question why I didn’t choose to go to a college in the desert.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 34.
I mean, sure, deserts have their problems, what with the sand storms and mysterious bandits and all…

Tomorrow: A mix of sun and clouds. High 56.
But you’ve got to love those crazy mirages. ‘Cuz the one thing I’ve learned from Swat is that there’s nothing better than being wrong.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: For those who are curious, we had a recent switch in weathercasting personalities. Until further notice, any and all comments on the quality of the humor of our weather should be directed to


Lunch: Chicken and dumplings, buttered noodles, *baked tofu, pierogies, broccoli, cauliflower
**Asian bar

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetable lasagna, *Suzies’ sieten, vegetable blend, cut green beans
**Antipasto bar


1) Sager Symposium to be held this weekend

The Sager Symposium in Queer Studies and Activism will be taking place this Saturday, examining the history of queer activism in the Philadelphia area.

Beginning with a brunch at 11 AM in the Intercultural Center (Brunch tickets are $10. Please RSVP to Pieter Judson at before Saturday.), the Symposium will move into LPAC Cinema at 1 PM, where keynote speaker Marc Stein, Professor of History at York University, will give a talk entitled “The Queering of Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay History.”

Mr. Stein is the author of “City of Brotherly and Sisterly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972.”

Following the keynote, a panel will discuss issues surrounding queer community building in Philadelphia over the last three decades. The panel includes the following speakers: Kelli Dunham, Philadelphia Dyke March Collective and Vice Pres. Sister Space Delaware Valley; Gloria Casarez, Executive Director of Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative and Philadelphia Dyke March Collective, Jeff Maskovsky, Montclair State University, and Elizabeth Terry, Regional Coordinator Keeping Women Healthy.

2) World news roundup

The US expelled 50 Russians from the country yesterday, allegedly in retaliation for their government’s theft of documents through FBI agent Robert Hanssen. However, fewer than a dozen of the Russians are considered to have connections to the Hanssen case. The suspected spies, all under the employ of the Russian government, have been given varying amounts of time to leave.

The defunct Russian space station Mir’s fall to earth appears to be on a collision course with an international fishing fleet in the South Pacific. Though the 27 ships are moving away from the expected impact zone, they will not be able to escape the zone completely by the time the Mir crashes to earth at 1 AM EST on Friday. It has been predicted that while most of the station will burn up on re-entry, 1500 pieces of debris will make it through the atmosphere, leaving the fleet with a slight risk of being hit.

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in a 5-4 decision that employees cannot take their employers to court in job-related disputes if the employer offers arbitration. Though arbitration has often proven a succesful and efficient alternative to lawsuits, workers’ rights advocates criticized the ruling as stripping employees of their Constitutional protections. The case involved Circuit City and a gay employee who wanted to sue for harassment at work.

3) Campus events

“Expanding Spaces and Shifting Senses: Women’s Visiting Rituals in the Arabian Gulf”
by Dr. Sharon Nagy, DePaul University
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 4:00 p.m.

“Fiction, Mimesis, and Make-Believe”
by John Zeimbekis, University of Pennsylvania
Trotter 203, 4:15 p.m.

Film: “Fiddler on the Roof”
Kohlberg 226, 7:30 p.m.

Film: “Making of Babies”
Trotter 203, 7:30 p.m.

Dialogues Discussion Group
Mephistos Lounge – Willets, 10:30 p.m.


1) Athletic contests postponed

The women’s lacrosse game at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and the baseball contest against the University of the Sciences were both cancelled yesterday due to the inclimate weather. Neither competition has been rescheduled as of yet.

2) World sports roundup

Rick Pitino was named head coach of the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team yesterday. Pitino, who a national title with Kentucky, had recently resigned from the head coaching spot of the Boston Celtics.

Bobby Knight is expected to take over the reins of Texas Tech’s men’s basketball team Friday. The controversial coach, who was fired by Indiana for his tirades and abuse of players, is already facing opposition at Tech, where 100 of the school’s 900 faculty members have signed a petition against his hiring.

Meanwhile, at Knight’s old school, Mike Davis signed a $400,000/year deal to coach the Hoosiers. Davis had been the interim head coach following Knight’s dismissal, and had led the team to a 21-3 record and the NCAA Tournament this past season.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Softball at Neumann, 4:00 p.m.


Women’s tennis at Bryn Mawr, 3:30 p.m.


“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown


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