Friday, May 4, 2001

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Friday, May 4, 2001
Volume 5, Number 131


1) Gazette wraps up ninth semester
2) Senior sale this weekend
3) World news roundup
4) Campus events


1) Badminton competes at Nationals
2) World sports roundup
3) This weekend’s contests


Today: A mix of clouds and sun. High 89.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Low 60.
Have you heard the rumor going round?

Saturday: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms ending late. Highs in the mid 70s
Today’s the last day of classes!

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 70.
Pass it on.


Lunch: Fried shrimp, french fries, *creole cabbage, broccoli, mushroom casserole, vegetable blend, corn
**Fajita bar

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetarian lasagna, *hawaiian beans, Italian green beans, baby lima beans
**Caesar bar


1) Gazette wraps up ninth semester

This is the last issue of the Daily Gazette for this semester. Make sure to check out web site, however, for updates over the next month and beyond. If something’s going on at Swarthmore, we’ll let you know, one way or another. That web site again is

Also, to all you graduating seniors out there: keep your Gazette subscription! Alumni account for one of the largest shares of our readership, and many recent alums tell us it’s a great way to keep in touch with Swarthmore after leaving. If you know already what your next permanent e-mail address will be, let us know now and we’ll make the switch. Otherwise, you can do it yourself any time – just go to the web, at, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Last bit of business – the Gazette is always looking for new writers and editors. To you students out there, if this looks like something you might want to be a part of, join the party – there’s plenty of room. Contact us any time about opportunities within the Daily Gazette.

And to all our readers, thank you for your continued support, and have a great summer.

2) Senior sale this weekend

On Saturday, in the Breakfast Room in Mary Lyons, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. graduating seniors will be selling everything that won’t fit in that tiny New York apartment next year, and since they’re broke, it’ll all be really cheap.

If you’re looking for some furniture, CDs, bikes, computers, plants, books, clothes, or anything else, you’re likely to find it this Saturday.

3) World news roundup

The US was not re-elected to the U.N. Human Rights Commission yesterday, leaving it with no presence in the policy-making group for the first time in its 54-year history. Cuba, which had been censured by the US during previous human rights debates, claimed a diplomatic victory in arranging for America to receive insufficient support for re-election. Many political observers say the US was being punished for its hardline stances on past human rights issues, and for its singling out of individual nations, such as Cuba and China, as particularly flagrant rights abusers.

President Bush and Chinese officials waged a war of words yesterday, following Wednesday’s mistaken release of a Defense Department memo calling for the supension of Sino-American military relations. China began the verbal spat by accusing Bush of being “an egotist,” intent on reigniting the arms race to overcome his image as a “weak president.” Bush fired back, denouncing China’s religious intolerance in connection to its suppression of Falun Gong as a sign of “weakness.”

Ex-Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic was served with an arrest warrant Thursday by officers of the U.N. tribunal at The Hague, along with a list of war crimes charges. Milosevic is currently being held in the Central Prison in Belgrade, where he is awaiting trial by the Serbian courts. The Hague, however, has threatened to impose economic sanctions on Serbia if Milosevic and four members of his regime are not extradited to Netherlands to stand trial.

4) Campus events


Willets Carnival
Willets, 12:00 p.m.

Forum on Climate Change with Capstone Lecture
by Dr. Robert Giegengack, Chair of the Earth and Environmental Science, Department at the University of Pennsylvania
Dupont 190, 2:00 p.m.

Lecture by Darra Goldstein
Trotter 203, 4:15 p.m.

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

Shanti: A Short Concert of Compositions by Rishi Puri
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

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

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 116, 7:30 p.m.

Senior Dance Concert: Dances Choreographed and Performed by Members of the Class of 2001
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 8:00 p.m.

“Hoedown” Spring Formal
Dupont-Kohlberg Academic Quad, 8:00 p.m.

Movie Night on the Beach
Parrish Beach, 9:00 p.m.


Senior Sale
Graduating seniors will be selling furniture, CDs, bikes, computers, plants, books, clothing and more.
Mary Lyons Breakfast Room, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Worth Courtyard, 12:00 p.m.

Film: “Almost Famous”
DuPont 161, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

Directing III Final Night of Scenes
Frear Ensemble Theatre – LPAC, 8:00 p.m.


Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Directing III Final Night of Scenes
Frear Ensemble Theatre – LPAC, 2:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd Floor Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

All-Campus Sing Along
Led by Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, Editors of Rise Up Singing
Friends Meeting House, 7:30 p.m.

Orchestra 2001 Concert
James Freeman, conductor. A Collaborative concert with the Mendelssohn Club, Alan Harler, conductor.
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.


1) Badminton competes at Nationals

Last weekend the badminton team competed at the National tournament at Albright College. The doubles team of Siobhan Carty ’01 and Karen Lange ’02 made it to the quarter finals before losing to the team that eventually won. Carty also made it to the quarters in the singles, eventually losing to the winner of that tournament as well. Lange made it to the semi-finals of the consolation round of singles.

2) World sports roundup

The St. Louis Blues swept the Dallas Stars out of the Stanley Cup playoffs last night, with a 4-1 Game 4 victory. Gaalie Roman Turek, who once backed up Eddie Belfour for the Stars, came up big against his former team with 32 saves. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs tied their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the New Jersey Devils at two games apiece by virtue of a 3-1 win Thursday evening. The game was marred by a punishing elbow Leafs enforcer Tie Domi administered to Devils defenseman Scott Niedermayer with 7.4 seconds left, causing Niedermayer to be carried off the ice on a stretcher. Niedermayer was able to walk around after the game, however.

The Dallas Mavericks won the fifth and deciding game of their first round series against the Utah Jazz last night, 94-93. Michael Finley led his team to victory with 33 points and 6 assists, while Karl Malone posted 24 points and 10 boards in what may be his last game for the Jazz.

Chris Carter, wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, announced yesterday that he would retire after the coming NFL season. Carter, who has logged 14 seasons and 8 Pro Bowl selections, is number two in career receptions and touchdown catches, behind Jerry Rice.

3) This weekend’s contests


Track and field at Muhlenberg – Centennial Conference Championships


Track and field at Muhlenberg – Centennial Conference Championships, 10:00 a.m.
Men’s rugby vs. Swarthmore Alumni, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s rugby vs. Swarthmore Alumni, 3:00 p.m.


Men’s and women’s ultimate frisbee at Princeton – Metro-East Regionals Semifinals, 10:00 a.m.
Men’s lacrosse vs. Swarthmore Alumni, 1:30 p.m.
Track and field at Muhlenberg – Centennial Conference Championships


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