Friday, February 1, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, February 1, 2002
Volume 6, Number 70

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Photo of the day:


1) Weekend roundup

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Lady Tide continue to dominate with win
over Bryn Mawr

2) Men’s basketball falls to Washington College

3) World sports roundup

4) This weekend’s contests


Today: Windy with scattered showers. High around 69.
Hey, tomorrow’s date is 02/02/02.

Tonight: Cloudy and windy. Low around 32.
It’s also Groundhog Day, and you know what that means.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High around 42.
If it feels like we’re re-living one bad day over and over
again, there’ll
be six more weeks of winter.

Super Bowl Sunday: Partly cloudy. High around 38. (New Orleans:
Rain, high
near 60)
Get out your overcoats and snow boots, folks.


Lunch: Tortellini, lattice cut French fries, Cajun black
beans, spinach,
corn, wrap bar

Dinner: Veal parmesan, pasta, eggplant parmesan, greens and
white bean
saute, zucchini italiano, broccoli, potato bar


1) Weekend roundup

by Sanggee Kim
Gazette News Reporter

Friday’s PPR Jazz Jam has its roots deep in history. The
function was
started in 1968, when three Swarthmore students left one of
the weekend’s
parties to find that a) their outfits were soaked in spilled
beer, b) their
only food was a 3 week old bag of chips, and c) they couldn’t
hear properly
for 3 days. Thus, the Jazz Party was born. The function has
attracted a varied crowd, prepared to sip sparkling cider
and eat tasty
hors d’oeuvres after pulling the little black dresses or pants
from the
backs of their closets. After a one year hiatus, the Jazz
Party (renamed
the Jazz Jam) returns to Palmer Lounge Friday night from 8:00-11:00
PPR is delighted to welcome the fantastic all-jazz a cappella
group Oscar
and Emily and an unparalleled campus all-star jazz band organized
by Aaron
Goldman ’03. During set breaks, Palmer’s new keyboard will
be open to any
improvisers. For those dreading a cold, wet walk, the dorm
shuttle departs
from the Rose Garden every 10 minutes. Says Palmer RA Mara
Gotcsik ’02,
“It’s just a great feeling to know that we’re carrying
on such a wonderful
PPR tradition. I mean, I thought that the PPRBQ and Iron Chef
PPR were
pretty huge, but this is going to be amazing.”

Also happening on Friday:
“Two Photon Imaging and Spectroscopy.” The Physics
and Astronomy
Department is holding a colloquium sponsoring Keith Berland
from Emory
University in Dupont 133 at 4 p.m.

Spanish candidate for the Modern Languages department, William
Worden, will
be giving a talk “From Novel to Myth: Aspects of Don
Quixote” in Kohlberg
330 at 4:15 p.m.

“Rediscovering Jane Addams” will introduce a series
of biographers and
scholars discussing Addams’ impact on American democracy,
social policy,
and international peace efforts. Author and political philosopher
Bethke Elshtain from the University of Chicago will deliver
the keynote
address in the Scheuer Room at 7:30 p.m. The conference is
free and open to
the public and will be held over the span of Friday and Saturday.

Movie Committee presents “Rush Hour 2,” featuring
Jackie Chan and Chris
Tucker, in LPAC Cinema at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

“Rediscovering Jane Addams.” Four group sessions
will be held today: “U.S.
Social Policy,” “Jane Addams Resources Roundtable,”
“Internationalism and
Peace,” and “Biography of Jane Addams.” For
more information, contact

Movie Committee presents “Ghost World,” featuring
Thora Birch, Scarlett
Johansson, and Steve Buscemi, in LPAC Cinema at 7:30 and 10:00

Vertigo-go will perform in Mephistos at 8:00 p.m. Go support
classmates as they go through another round of laughs to kick
off the semester.

DU party on Saturday night, 10:00-2:00. Though it’s a bit
early, the theme
is Valentine’s Day, according to the brothers. Ben Morgan
says, “We just
want people to get drunk and have fun.” Well, here’s
to the first frat
party of the semester.

Orchestra 2001 with James Freeman, conductor, will present
“Voices of the
Earth,” at 7:30 p.m. in Lang Concert Hall. The concert
feature George
Crumb’s “Ancient Voices of Children,” a multi-media
production, with
Barbara Ann Martin, soprano, and Gustav Mahler-Arnold Schoenberg’s
Lied von der Erde” with Suzanne DuPlantis, mezzo-soprano,
and Stuart Neill,


2) World news roundup

* President Bush delivered a stern warning to nations harboring
or developing weapons of mass destruction yesterday, demanding
that they
“get their house in order” or face American justice.Although
he did not
explicitly mention Iran, Iraq, or North Korea in his speech,
his comments
appeared to be an elaboration of his State of the Union address,
in which
he labeled those countries an “axis of evil.”The
three states had
vigorously defended themselves after the address, rejecting
Bush’s claims
of terrorist activity.

* The White House revealed yesterday that former Enron Chairman
Kenneth Lay
provided President Bush’s personnel director with a list of
for appointments to a federal energy commission last spring.Two
of the
eight people on the list were subsequently appointed to the
creating even more questions about the failed energy giant’s
with the government.The White House defended the incident,
saying that many
private firms made recommendations for the same positions.

* CNN released a video of Osama bin Laden yesterday, in which
the accused
terrorist leader claimed that the “battle has moved inside
America,” but
seemed to deny responsibility for the Sept. 11 attacks.Bin
Laden also would
not claim involvement with the anthrax mailings that followed,
saying they
were instead a “punishment from God.” The video
was made in October by the
Al-Jazeera network, but was never shown because it wasn’t
newsworthy. The Arabic-language channel condemned CNN for
running their
interview, claiming that it was stolen and cutting off ties
with the
American station.


3) Campus events

“Two Photon Imaging and Spectroscopy”
Keith Berland, Professor of Physics, Emory University
Dupont 133, 4:00 p.m.

“From Novel to Myth: Aspects of Don Quixote”
Modern Languages candidate William Worden
Kohlberg 330, 4:15 p.m.

Shabbat services and dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Anime Club film showing
Kohlberg 330, 7:00 p.m.

“Rediscovering Jane Addams”
Keynote Address by Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

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

Film: “Rush Hour 2”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 116, 8:00 p.m.

PPR Jazz Jam
Palmer Lounge, 9:00 p.m.

Film: “Ghost World”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Mephistos, 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Orchestra 2001: “Voices of the Earth”
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Higher Ground meeting
Kohlberg 115, 9:00 p.m.



1) Lady Tide continue to dominate with win
over Bryn Mawr

by Shavaugn Lewis
Gazette Sportswriter

The women’s basketball team continued its dominance in the
Conference with a59-26 win over Bryn Mawr Thursday night.
Controlling the
ball from the tip-off, the Lady Tide scored more than20 points
before Bryn
Mawr scored its first two.

Caitlin Ryland ’02 opened the scoring for Swat in the first
two minutes and
ended the half with eight points and seven rebounds.The Lady
Tide continued
their dominance on the court with several steals from sophomore
Robinsonand strong play from Heather Kile ’02.Kile ended the
first half
with 11 points and caused Bryn Mawr’s defense many problems
as she drove to
the basket.

Halftime entertainment included a 5-on-5 game with the Swarthmore
Girls’ Basketball team.Coached by Swat alum Heather Marandola
’01, the
young athletes showed that you are never too young to awe
the crowd with
skill and determination.

Swat began the second half with the same great ball movement
that led to
their dominance in the first half. Freshman Kristen Lee had
two steals and
Swat’s pressure defense caused the Mawrters to turn the ball
over twice on
shot clock violations.Swat’s defense also held the Mawrters
to 13 points in
the second half while its offense continued to awe the crowd
with plays
such as Ryland’s left-handed lay-up coming out of a spin.

Coach Adrienne Shibles said that the team put out a “great
effort” and that
the win gave them “confidence for the next games”
before the playoffs. The
Lady Tide are in action again on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at
Franklin and
Marshall.A win there would improve their overall record to
10-1 in the


2) Men’s basketball falls to Washington

The men’s basketball team was defeated by Washington College
86-75, despite leading 46-36 at halftime. Matt Gustafson ’05
led all
scorers with 23 points, also pulling down eight rebounds.
Chris Loeffler
’04 chipped in 20 points and seven rebounds. The team’s record
now stands
at 4-15 overall, 1-7 in the Centennial Conference.


3) World sports roundup

* The Kentucky Wildcats were placed on three years’ probation
yesterday by
the NCAA for more than three dozen football recruiting violations.
1998 to 2000, Claude Bassett, Kentucky’s former recruiting
allegedly spent more than $7,000 on gifts to high school coaches
players. Bassett has in effect been banned from working at
any NCAA school
for the next eight years. Former head coach Hal Mumme, charged
with failure
to monitor Bassett’s activities despite being warned, resigned
February. The Wildcats will be banned from a bowl game next
season and will
forfeit 19 scholarships over the three years. They can sign
only 16, 18,
and 22 recruits (out of a possible 25) for each of the next
three seasons
and are allowed a total of 80 players on scholarship, under
the 85-player

* The International Olympic Committee will begin a weeklong
series of
meetings today in Salt Lake City under their new president,
Jacques Rogge
of Belgium, who succeeded Juan Antonio Samaranch last July.
While the IOC
will be focusing largely on administrative business rather
than the
upcoming Games, last-minute security preparations are still
in full force.
Meanwhile, no Afghani athletes will be competing at Salt Lake
City, but IOC
officials are planning to visit the country in March to help
rebuild a
national athletic program. Afghanistan has been barred from
joining the IOC
since before the 2000 Sydney Games because of the Taliban’s
rules against
female athletes.

* Michael Jordan hit an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer last
night to give the
Washington Wizards a 93-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Jordan has a
history of making critical shots against Cleveland in the
past, once
knocking Cleveland out of the 1989 playoffs with one crucial
Game 5 shot.
Jordan finished the night with 26 points, while Chris Whitney
added 20
points for the Wizards. Wesley Person scored 21 points and
Andre Miller had
15 points and 12 assists for the Cavaliers.


4) This weekend’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Badminton at Bryn Athyn for PAIAW Tournament, 9:00 a.m.
Indoor track and field at Ursinus, 10:00 a.m.
Men’s and women’s swimming versus Gettysburg, 2:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball at Franklin and Marshall, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball at Franklin and Marshall, 4:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.



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are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent
that get
all the publicity. But then, we elected them.”

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