Tuesday, April 17th, 2001

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001
Volume 5, Number 118


1) Korobkin, Lange win prestigious scholarships
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events


1) Golf defeats University of the Sciences
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Cloudy with occasional showers. High 50.
 Inspired by a case of the late-night munchies, I was struck with the following culinary brainstorm:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Low 36.
Why doesn’t Sharples serve Ramen? After all, it certainly meets the criteria.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s.
Cheap. Tasty. Nutritionally Insignificant. Check, check, and… check.


Lunch: Beef stew, cornbread, *broccoli-mushroom stir-fry, spinach crepes, corn, brussel sprouts
**Falafel bar

Dinner: Fresh fish, couscous, bow tie pasta, *mushroom medley with spinach, broccoli, vegetable blend
**Chicken patty bar


1) Korobkin, Lange win prestigious scholarships

Daniel Korobkin ’02 won the Truman Scholarship for “strong leadership potential, and interest in a career in public service.” The scholarship provides a stipend of $3,000 toward the senior year of an undergraduate program, with an additional $27,000 for graduate studies.

“The Truman Scholarship program is a great way to encourage students to dedicate their studies and careers, or some portion of them, to serving their communities or the public interest. The hope is that thousands of students will pursue some sort of public work because of the ideals this scholarship represents,” said Korobkin, an Honors Philosophy major with a Public Policy minor who also expressed gratitude to political science professor Cindy Halpern and associate dean Gil Stott for their help in preparing his application.

Korobkin plans to put the scholarship money toward law school, where he aims to study public interest law.

Karen Lange ’02 won the Goldwater Scholarship “on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,164 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by colleges and universities nation-wide.” The award provides up to $7,500 per year toward undergraduate expenses. Lange is an Honors Mathematics and Statistics major whose recent research in matrix theory at William and Mary was honored with the scholarship.

“I really appreciate all the people who helped me with the application, especially [mathematics professor] Cheryl Grood and the Committee on Fellowships and Prizes. I’m very excited and thankful for the award; it’s always nice to get some recognition of your work, as well as financial help with your studies,” she said.

– Pei Pei Liu

2) World news roundup

Judges for a Navy court of inquiry recommended yesterday that Cmdr. Scott Waddle, head officer of the US sub which collided with a Japanese fishing vessel in February, not be subjected to a court-martial. Instead, Waddle will appear before a non-criminal hearing later this week, to determine his culpability in the incident and an appropriate punishment. While the verdict of that hearing could cost Waddle his job, he has already announced plans to retire from the Navy.

The MV Etireno, a Nigerian ship suspected of transporting child slaves from Benin to Gabon, was seized by international agents in Cotonou, Benin yesterday but was found to be carrying only 139 passengers, none of whom were slaves. Officials who had been tracking the slave trade between the countries suspect that the Etireno became mixed up with another ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Many of the passengers of the ship, however, were illegal immigrants seeking refuge in Gabon, which led the ship to be turned away by authorities there.

The 2001 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded yesterday, with David Auburn taking the drama award for his play “Proof,” and Michael Chabon winning the fiction prize for “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.” Meanwhile, David Levering Lewis became the first author to win two Pulitzers for one series of work, earning the biography award for the second volume of his W.E.B. DuBois biography. In journalism, two awards were presented for work relating to the Elian Gonzalez saga, with the breaking news prize going to the Miami Herlad and best breaking news photography to the Associated Press for its acclaimed picture of a US agent confronting Elian and a relative.

3) Campus events

Fiction Workshop Reading
Kohlberg 226, 7:00 p.m.

“Integrative Education in the Middle Grades: The Watershed and Soundings Programs”
by Mark Springer, Middle School Teacher at Radnor Middle School
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

“United States Poverty in a Cross-National Context”
by Tim Smeeding, Maxwell Professor of Public Policy, Syracuse University.
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

College Democrats Meeting: Elections
Parrish Parlor – East, 8:00 p.m.

Science Center Update
Kohlberg Coffee Bar, 8:30 p.m.

Argentine Tango Lesson
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.


1) Golf defeats University of the Sciences

The golf team won their second match of the season yesterday with a 349-422 victory over University of the Sciences at Rolling Green. James Dolan ’02 was a medalist with a team-best 79. Meanwhile, Doug Kneeland ’02, Ben Rhee ’04, and Jeff Heckelman ’02 all produced excellent rounds, shooting 86, 88, and 96, respectively. The team’s record now stands at 2-1.

2) World sports roundup

The Toronto Maple Leafs took a commanding 3-0 lead in their first round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators last night when Cory Cross scored 2:16 into overtime to give the Leafs a 3-2 victory. Meanwhile, the Penguins beat Washington 3-0 to gain a 2-1 series edge, while Buffalo fell to the Flyers at home in a 3-2 loss.

The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 4-1 yesterday afternoon behind the strong pitching of Frank Castillo. Castillo threw six shutout innings to help the Sox take three of four games against their rivals in this first series of the season.

South Korea’s Lee Bong-ju snapped a 10-year Kenyan winning streak by taking the Boston Marathon yesterday in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 43 seconds. He was the first South Korean to win the race in 51 years. On the women’s side, Catherine Ndereba of Kenya was victorious for the second straight year, finishing in time of 2:23:53.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Women’s lacrosse at Muhlenberg, 7:00 p.m.
Baseball at F&M, 3:30 p.m.
Softball at Gettysburg, 3:00 p.m.


Men’s lacrosse at Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Haverford, 3:30 p.m.


“All my life I’ve wanted to be somebody. But I see now I should have been more specific.” – Jane Wagner


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