Tuesday, January 29, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, January 29, 2002
Volume 6, Number 67

Our new email address: daily@swarthmore.edu
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1) Student Council meets, sets ambitious agenda
for semester

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Men’s basketball edged by Drew

2) Former lax coach selected to Hall of Fame

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High near 65.
Tuesdays are like the part of the roller-coaster just before
you reach the

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low around 468.
You can’t see what lies ahead, but the screams from the first
car give you a
glimpse into the dangers lurking on Wednesday.

Tomorrow: Scattered showers. Highs in the upper 50s.
Clickety-clak, clickety-clak. Here we go…


Lunch: Beef curry, basmati rice, broccoli-mushroom stir-fry,
spinach crepes,
corn, brussel sprouts, falafel bar

Dinner: Fresh fish, couscous, creamy bow tie pasta bake,
lentil stew,
broccoli, vegetable blend, chicken patty bar


1) Student Council meets, sets ambitious
agenda for semester

by Jeremy Schifeling
Sports Editor

Following its weekend brainstorming retreat, the Student
Council held its
first meeting of the semester last night and put forth a diverse
list of
objectives to accomplish this term.

Working from a list of dozens of ideas, the Council identified
a handful of
major initiatives, which included investigating the Athletic
commitment to supporting club sports and creating a Class/Professor
Evaluation system. Also on this short list were two financial
aid issues:
an examinations of how the College would handle aid offers
for students with
prior drug convictions, since the Bush administration has
pledged to enforce
a law restricting federal tuition assistance for such students,
as well as
pushing the College to adopt a need-blind admissions policy
international students.

Other top-priority matters ranged from a proposed revamping
of the Council’s
committee system to updates for group charters to reforms
in Dining Services
policy at both Sharples and Tarble.

The Council was also concerned about filling the vacant Secretary/Treasurer
position. Interested students are encouraged to apply by emailing
studentcouncil@swarthmore.edu. The deadline for nominations
is February 5th
at 5:00 p.m., and elections will be held February 12-14 in

In other SC news, the Council met with Student Activities
Coordinator Jenny
Yim. Yim discussed the difficulties trying to arrange a date
and location
for the large-scale event this semester. Nickel Creek, a bluegrass
band, is
slated to perform on campus this spring but the tentative
date of April 13th
coincides with Family Weekend and the Pearson-Hall Theatre
will not be
available that weekend. However, the members were adamant
that the concert
take place, regardless of the logistical difficulties. “I’d
rather see a
large-scale event happen than none happen at all,” said
Council co-chair
Liane Rice ’03.

Yim also sympathized with the Council’s desire to find office
space on
campus. While the Council and other student life groups such
as the Social
Affairs Committee (SAC) and the Student Budget Committee are
scheduled to
inherit the current Admissions area following the Parrish
renovations, those
renovations will not begin until at least 2004. In the meantime,
proposed that the Publications offices, which presently occupy
a wing of
Parrish 1st, be moved to Tarble and replaced by the student
organizations. Although the Council members acknowledged the
inherent in the switch, they were uniformly in favor of occupying
such a
space as it offers greater student accessibility – a theme
for this
semester’s Council.

The meeting was rounded out by an Earthlust presentation,
requesting SC
support for a proposal to shift the College’s energy source
to wind power,
and a report from the latest SAC meeting. According to Carmen
Barron ’05,
Students Event Advisor, the Screw-Your-Roommate Formal is
set for Saturday,
March 2nd, proving that even within the bold ideas of the
new Council, there
is room for tradition.


2) World news roundup

* Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s interim prime minister, spoke
in Washington
yesterday and called for more US military support as his country
tries to
rebuild after overthrowing the Taliban regime. Karzai, who
will be one of
President Bush’s guests at tonight’s State of the Union speech,
said that
Afghanistan would return to divisive in-fighting if a strong
peace-keeping force does not remain in the country during
the rebuilding
process. In another news out of Afghanistan Monday, an Army
crashed near Khost, an eastern city, apparently due to low
visibility. 14
of the 24 soldiers aboard were injured but there were no fatalities.

* An Ecuadorean airplane was reported missing yesterday,
lost in the fog of
the Andes Mountains while en route to Tulca, a city on the
Colombian border.
Attempts to locate a crash site were fruitless and nightfall
postponed the
search, which is scheduled to resume this morning. 92 passengers
onboard the TAME airlines plane, which may have crashed into
one of the
volcanos along the mountain range, according to the director
of Colombia’s
Civil Aviation authority.

* The General Accounting Office, which conducts investigations
for Congress,
is contemplating a lawsuit against the White House to force
Vice President
Cheney to turn over records of his meetings with Enron officials.
and President Bush have resisted past efforts to claim this
citing their need to conduct private meetings on policy. In
this case,
Congress is suspicious that Enron’s hand in dictating energy
policy may be
linked to the company’s recent failure. The Justice Department
is also
launching an investigation into Enron, as well as the company’s
firm, Arthur Andersen.


3) Campus events

“An Introduction to Sexual Selection”
by Animal Behavior Candidate Manuel Leal, Union College
LPAC Cinema, 11:30 a.m.

“Local Garden Transformed”
Informal Lunch Lecture with Garden Designer, Tom Borkowski
and Freelance
Garden Writer Adam Levine.
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 12:00 p.m.

“An Integrative Study of the Evolution of Visual Signals:
From Predator-Prey
Interactions to Social Communication”
by Animal Behavior Candidate Manuel Leal, Union College
Kirby Lecture Hall – Martin, 4:15 p.m.

Common Security Issues in the Unix Operating System
Sproul 300, 4:30 p.m.

Animal Rights Coalition Meeting
Trotter 303, 7:00 p.m.

” ‘Friendship is a virtue or involves virtue’ : Philia
in Aristotle’s
Nicomachean Ethics “
Annual Helen F. North Lecture by Alexander Nehamas, Professor
of Philosophy
and Comparative Literature at Princeton University
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 8:00 p.m.

Argentine Tango Lesson
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

Empty the Shelters Meeting,
Kohlberg 115, 9:00 p.m.



1) Men’s basketball edged by Drew

The men’s basketball team just missed a victory over Drew
in a
non-Conference contest yesterday, falling 60-57 despite leading
31-30 at
halftime. Matt Gustafson ’05 led both teams in scoring with
18 points. He
also had 5 rebounds. Kyle Lewis ’02 contributed 10 points,
8 rebounds, and 5
assists for the Garnet, but missed a 3-point attempt at the
buzzer. The
team’s record now stands at 4-14.


2) Former lax coach selected to Hall of

Jim Noyes, a men’s lacrosse coach at Swarthmore for parts
of four decades,
has been named to the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Noyes began as an assistant coach in the ’60s and took over
the helm in
1978. As the head coach, he led his squad to three Middle
Conference championships as well as three top ten Division
III rankings.
For his efforts, he was named MAC Coach of the Year twice,
finishing his
tenure in 1985 with a 61-40 record.

The coach would come back to lead the the Garnet again in
1992 and ’93, and
would serve on the Board of Managers from 1990 to 2001.

Noyes will be inducted into the Hall on Feb. 9th, in a ceremony
held in


3) World sports roundup

* The New Jersey Devils filed coach Larry Robinson yesterday,
replacing him
with former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Kevin Constantine. General
manager Lou
Lamoriello expressed confidence in Constantine’s ability,
unlike the
easygoing Robinson, to discipline the players who are “underachieving.”
Devils are currently in ninth place in the NHL’s Eastern Conference
with a
record of 21-20-7-3. Constantine makes his coaching debut
today when the
Devils visit the New York Islanders.

* New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has promised
to announce his
starting quarterback for next week’s Super Bowl at the conclusion
Wednesday’s practice, after skillfully evading the question
in a press
conference yesterday. In Sunday’s AFC championship game, starting
quarterback Tom Brady left the game in the second quarter
with an ankle
injury and veteran Drew Bledsoe stepped in to lead the Pats
to a 24-17
victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Belichick did say that
Brady had
sprained his ankle but would have been healthy enough to continue
playing in
the game. He also said that, to his knowledge, Brady had not
had an MRI.

* U.S. bobsledder Pavle Jovanovic has been suspended from
competing at the
Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City this February after testing
positive for
steroids at a drug test at the Olympic Trials on December
29. The U.S.
Anti-Doping Agency said that the length of the suspension
would be
determined later this week, but that it would run through
the Olympics.
Jovanovic, 25, is the brakeman for World Cup leader Todd Hayes
in both the
two-man and four-man bobsled events. Jovanovic will reportedly
appeal the


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s basketball at Washington College, 7:00 p.m.

Women’s swimming hosts Bryn Mawr, 7:00 p.m.
Badminton at Bryn Athyn, 7:30 p.m.



“Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.”

–John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy, 1981-1987

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