Monday, February 4, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, February 4, 2002
Volume 6, Number 71

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Photo of the day:


1) ARC and SC to host dialogue on campus sports

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Men’s and women’s basketball fall to Franklin
and Marshall

2) Swimming falls to Gettysburg at home

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Cloudy and windy with flurries in the afternoon. High
around 43.
Around ten o’clock last night, a minor earthquake was registered
in New

Tonight: Cloudy but clearing late. Low around 22.
Experts concluded that it was caused by thousands of people
jumping up and down and screaming their heads off.

Tomorrow: Sunny with clouds late. High around 40.
The aftershocks are expected to continue indefinitely, as
are the makeshift
moshpits in Quincy Market, the naked tree-climbers on Newbury
Street, and
the general state of euphoria. GO PATS!


Lunch: Chicken nuggets, curly fries, cancun wheat salad,
baked penne with
mushrooms, corn, spinach, cheese steak bar

Dinner: Seafood stew, peasant potatoes, spicy peanut noodle,
Indian style
chick peas, broccoli, cauliflower, picnic bar, ice cream bar


1) ARC and SC to host dialogue on campus
sports culture

by Jeremy Schifeling
Sports Editor

The Athletics Review Committee and the Student Council are
co-sponsoring a
fireside chat this evening, to discuss the culture and image
of athletics
at Swat.

The students-only event will feature “open student-to-student
about athletes’ roles on campus as part of the community,
athlete-non-athlete relations are good, and if things could
be changed,”
according to ARC member Jeremy Slezak ’02.

Other topics include the relationship between athletics and
academics and
the health of Swat sports in the aftermath of last year’s
Board of Managers

The students presenting the discussion are encouraging both
athletes and
non-athletes alike to attend, so as to bring out a diverse
mix of opinions.

The chat, to be facilitated by SC Co-President Matt Rubin
’03, will begin
at 8:00 p.m. in Parrish Parlours.


2) World news roundup

* A powerful earthquake rocked central Turkey yesterday,
killing more than
40 people and leaving at least 150 injured. While not as strong
as the pair
of seismic disasters that killed thousands in 1999, seismologists
that this quake measured about 6.0 in magnitude. Areas up
to 200 miles away
from the epicenter at Sultandagi, a small town 125 miles south
of the
capital, felt the tremors. Public Works Minister Abdulkadir
commented, “Because today is Sunday and shops are closed,
a huge disaster
was avoided.”

* In an opinion piece for the New York Times on Sunday, Yassir
forcefully denounced the actions of militant Palestinian groups.
He wrote,
“These groups do not represent the Palestinian people
or their legitimate
aspirations for freedom. They are terrorist organizations,
and I am
determined to put an end to their activities.” In a parallel
action of
peacemaking, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon continued
ceasefire talks
that began last week. While some leaders applaud the movements
as evidence
that the two leaders are serious about ending 16 months of
critics allege that both actions are simply efforts to improve

* New York health care officials, concerned by the dropping
rates of blood
donation since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, are
petitioning the
federal government to postpone or perhaps abandon a new policy
that would
further decrease blood donations. Currently, the FDA plans
to put this
policy into effect in the spring to exclude people who may
have contracted
mad-cow disease in Europe from giving blood. Although there
have been no
documented cases of the transmission of the disease through
transfusions, the agency argues that it is better to err on
the side of
caution. New York, which imports approximately one to four
pints of blood
from Europe, would be one of the metropolitan areas hardest
hit by this

* The Simpsons, the long-running and much-quoted animation
series that is
popular among adolescents and adults alike, is being recognized
as more
than simple entertainment. Dr. Kris Jozajtis, a Scottish academic
Stirling University, claims that the Simpsons “are in
many ways a source of
moral orientation, even on the big issues such as the meaning
of life and
where we come from… They seem to be anxious about these
sort of questions
and they worry about what is a good and moral way to live.”
While some
Christian fundamentalist groups have criticized the show,
Jozajtis believes
the popular cartoon can be a tool to help religious teachers
address and
discuss morality.


3) Campus events

“A Sensitivity Analysis for Subverting Randomization
in Controlled Trials”
Sue Marcus, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology,
University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Kohlberg 330, 4:00 p.m.

“The Cross and the Tree; The Arch and the Cave: Art
and Theater as Tools of
Conversion in 16th Century Mexico”
Samuel Y. Edgerton, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art History,
Williams College.
LPAC Cinema, 4:15 p.m.

“The Moral Status of Children in Liberal Democracies”
Rob Reich, Stanford University, Political Science Democratic
Theory and
Practice Candidate
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Summerbridge information session
Bond Memorial Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Merck information session
Kohlberg 226, 7:00 p.m.

French Cinema Club: video showing
Kohlberg 302, 7:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat: campus sports culture
Parrish Parlours, 8:00 p.m.

SWIL Movie Night: “3×3 Eyes”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.



1) Men’s and women’s basketball fall to
Franklin and Marshall

Both basketball teams were defeated in their contests at
Franklin and
Marshall this weekend. The men fell 62-48, while the women’s
final score
was 62-44. Matt Gustafson ’05 led the men with 14 points,
and Chris
Loeffler ’04 added 11. The men’s record now stands at 4-16
overall, 1-8 in
the conference.

The Lady Tide were without Katie Robinson ’04 and managed
just 21% shooting
from the floor. Caitlin Ryland ’02 led the Garnet with 12
points, while
Heather Kile ’02 contributed nine points and 13 rebounds.
The women’s
overall records stands at 16-5. They are 9-2 in the conference.


2) Swimming falls to Gettysburg at home

The swim teams hosted Gettysburg on Saturday but fared little
better than
the basketball teams. The women’s nine-meet win streak came
to end with a
115-90 loss, while the men fell in a closer contest at 112-93.

Amy Auerbach ’02 and Erin Dwyer-Frazier ’04 were the only
winners for the
women. Auerbach claimed the 200 meter butterfly in 2:18.75,
Dwyer-Frazier won the 200 meter backstroke in 2:14.85.

For the men, David Whitehead ’03 and Mike Dudley ’03 were
double winners.
Whitehead won the 50 and the 100 meter freestyles (22.25 and
48.56), while
Dudley captured the 200 meter backstroke and breaststroke
(2:01.86 and
2:15.70). Mike Auerbach ’05 won the 200 meter freestyle in
1:48.51, and
John Lillvis ’03 captured the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.26.


3) World sports roundup

* The New England Patriots shocked the St. Louis Rams in
last night’s Super
Bowl XXXVI, 20-17. Adam Vinatieri won the game for the Pats
with a 48-yard
field goal as time expired, after quarterback Tom Brady drove
his team 53
yards downfield with less than 90 seconds remaining in regulation.The

heavily-favored Rams trailed much of the way after relinquishing
a 3-0 lead
on a second quarter Ty Law interception return for a touchdown.However,

down 17-3 in the 4th quarter, St. Louis scored 14 unanswered
points to claw
their way back and seemingly force overtime.That, of course,
was before
game MVP Brady led the winning drive and Vinatieri sealed
the victory with
a picture-perfect kick.

* Matt Gogel won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am yesterday,
coming from a
stroke down on the final hole to claim victory over Pat Perez.Gogel
the scenic 18th, while Perez hit his fourth shot into the
Pacific Ocean and
tallied a disastrous triple-bogey. It was a particularly sweet
moment for
Gogel, who had let a seven-stroke lead over Tiger Woods slip
away during
the last seven holes of the 2000 Pro-Am.

* Lennox Lewis says he will not take on Mike Tyson in their

previously-scheduled April 6 matchup but will instead look
for a new
opponent, with IBF challenger Chris Bird as the likely candidate.However,

the heavyweight champ would not rule out a future meeting
with Tyson,
saying “it would be disappointing not only for me but
for the public not to
see that match-up.”Tyson was denied a boxing license
by the Nevada Athletic
Commission this past Tuesday after brawling with Lewis at
a January news
conference to promote the fight.


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s basketball hosts Philadelphia Biblical University, 7:30

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.



“We shocked the world.”
–New England Patriots safety Lawyer Milloy

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