Tuesday, February 5, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 5, 2002
Volume 6, Number 72

Check out the new Culture Corner feature!!! Then, let us
know what you
think at daily@swarthmore.edu

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1) Athletes voice concerns at public ARC meeting

2) WSRN kicks off new season with fresh face

3) College bowl places in top 5 at GW

4) Culture Corner: Langston Hughes

5) World news roundup

6) Campus events


1) Men’s basketball wins thrilla’ against Phila.

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Bright and sunny. High around 37.
With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I’ve suddenly realized
just how
romantic this campus is.

Tonight: Clear. Low around 27.
After all, what better way to share love than a slow walk
through the Crum
or a secret kiss under the willow tree?

Tomorrow: Sun, sun, sun. Highs in the mid 40s.
And that’s to say nothing of the erotic possibilities of the
condiment bar.
Think about it…


Lunch: Moo goo gai pan, jasmine rice, vegetable moogoo gai
pan, eggplant
casserole, baby lima beans, mixed vegetables, Mexican bar

Dinner: Boneless center cut pork chops with chutney, roasted
red bliss
potatoes, three bean casserole, broccoli-mushroom bake, vegetable
pizza bar


1) Athletes voice concerns at public ARC

by Pat Quinn
Gazette Sportswriter

Last night’s fireside chat with the Athletics Review Committee
met with
partial success, despite a low non-athlete turnout. Though
the purpose of
the meeting was, according to discussion leader and ARC member
Jeremy Slezak
’02, to have a “back and forth dialogue” between
student athletes and
non-athletes about the possible stigmas of being or not being
an athlete, it
still provided an open forum for athletes to express their
worries and
complaints about Swarthmore College policy towards athletes.

The meeting, which was moderated by Student Council Co-President
non-athlete Matt Rubin ’04, allowed discussion leaders Slezak,
Katie Tarr
’02, and Eunice Kim ’05 to ask questions of those present
and answer their
queries in turn.

A prime concern expressed during the meeting was the scheduling
that go along with being an athlete at Swat. Tarr, who has
vowed to get
dinner hours at Sharples extended past 7:15 “before [she]
shared with the athletes a desire for cafeteria hours more
suitable to the
needs of athletes. Also, athletes in attendance noted that
the usual
4:00-5:30 starting time of lectures by non-Swarthmore professors
speakers coincided directly with the usual time of athletic
virtually prohibiting athletes from attending these events.

Though only six of the approximately 30 attending students
were professed
non-athletes, Jeremy Slezak still felt that the meeting was
successful. He
said that hopefully, the next open ARC meeting will provide
“more of a
balanced discussion.”


2) WSRN kicks off new season with fresh

by Jeremy Schifeling
Sports Editor

Following a fall semester which was plagued by an early resignation
squabbles with the Student Budget Committee, WSRN is ready
to begin the
spring with a new look that combines the best of the past
with some novel

While the station’s board is currently being restructured
and revisions of
the WSRN charter are underway, the most exciting news of the
spring can be
heard each weekday morning on “Weather You Like it or
Not,” a new weather
update program featuring Josh Hausman ’05. However, the station’s
new look
is not just for early-risers. Sunday evenings will now feature
an extensive
block of talk and radio theater programming, while classical
and opera
junkies can get their fix on lazy Tuesday mornings. And of
course, anything
and everything in between has a home on the new schedule,
which launched

With over 120 DJ’s manning the airwaves during a given week,
WSRN will
certainly not be suffering from a lack of musical diversity
this spring.
Also significant, according to station programming director
Sydney Beveridge
’03, is that many of the disc spinners are new to the station,
enhancing its
fresh attitude towards the new semester.

So, with “shows ranging from eclectic to a showcase
of the legendary French
folk singer Joe Dassin,” Beveridge encourages all to
“tune into 91.5FM to
hear your fellow Swatties broadcast some brilliant, classy,
and quirky shows
for your aural pleasure. After all, “it makes a great
soundtrack to


Check out the new WSRN schedule at:


3) College bowl places in top 5 at GW

The College Bowl team travelled to George Washington University
this past
weekend to compete in the eighth annual Juan Carlos Viscerra

With a squad composed of Peter Austin ’02, Arcadia Falcone
’02, Jonah Volk
’03, Ascencion Duenas ’04 and Adrian Packel ’04, the team
finished 10-3,
good enough for 4th place, out of 21 competitors. Austin led
the team with
an average of 44 points were round, helping the contingent
to victories over
Duke and NYU.


4) Culture Corner: Langston Hughes

by Shavaugn Lewis
Gazette Sportswriter

In celebration of the diversity on Swarthmore’s campus, the
Gazette would
like to highlight an interesting fact about the various cultures
each week.
In recognition of Black History Month, February’s facts will
focus on
African Americans and their achievements over the years. If
you have an
interesting fact about a culture feel free to write in and
share. We hope
that by sharing these little-known facts we will increase
knowledge of other
cultures, and in turn promote unity amongst all members of
the Swat

February 1, 1902: Poet Langston Hughes is born in Joplin,

James Langston Hughes was one of America’s most prolific
poets and dedicated
much of his work to stressing the importance of pride in oneself
to Blacks.
Showing his poetic grace early on, Hughes was elected Class
Poet in 8th
grade; however, his father deterred Hughes from writing because
he felt
there was no future in it. After high school he studied engineering
Columbia University but dropped out (despite having a B+ average)
to pursue
poetry. His first poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”,
was published in
1924, and he went on to write sixteen books of poems, two
novels, three
collections of short stories, four volumes of “editorial”
and “documentary”
fiction, twenty plays, children’s poetry, musicals and operas,
autobiographies, a dozen radio and television scripts, dozens
of magazine
articles, and edit seven anthologies. He received a B.A. from
College in Pennsylvania and was later awarded an honorary
Litt. D. He died
of cancer in May of 1967 and his residence in Harlem-20 E
127th Street-has
been given landmark status by the NY City Preservation Commission.


5) World news roundup

* Facing the ongoing collapse of the Enron Energy Corporation,
company CEO Kenneth Lay resigned from his position on Enron’s
board of
directors on Monday – a step which marks his final dissociation
from the
company. The separation, however, is tempered by U.S. Senator
resolution to issue a subpoena obliging Lay to appear before
congressional committes investigating the circumstances of
Enron’s demise.
The decision to subpoena him was reached just hours after
Lay failed to
appear at a scheduled Senate hearing Monday morning.

* President Bush presented a proposition for the 2003 budget
that would
restructure the nation’s fiscal priorities. The 2.1 trillion
budget unveiled
on Monday would greatly increase funding for the military
and for homeland
security, providing $369 billion for military spending, as
well as $10
billion for the war in Afghanistan. The rest of the budget,
however, would
not benefit from such a boost, growing only by 2%. Bush’s
plan would mark a
return to deficits after four years of surpluses, with a deficit
for 2003 of
$106 billion.

* The FBI has entered the manhunt for missing Wall Street
Journal reporter
Daniel Pearl. However, the Bureau has no new leads on the
case, which has
taken a series of bizarre turns over the last week. The news
of the FBI
investigation follows a weekend in which The National Movement
for the
Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty, the group claiming to
have kidnapped
Pearl, alleged that they had killed the journalist, but a
body first
identified as Pearl’s, turned out to be that of another man.
Pearl appears
to have been investigating Taliban leaders who had gone into
hiding in
Pakistan when he was captured.

* Owensboro, Kentucky resident Mark Tatum knows firsthand
just how unusual a
form the miracles of science can take. After a rare fungal
infection invaded
his sinuses two years ago, doctors were forced to remove his
eyes, nose,
cheekbones, upperjaw, and teeth in order to prevent the fungus
spreading to his brain. After four surgeries, surgeons managed
reconstruct his features, using skin and tissue from his leg
to form the
roof of his mouth. Bone from his leg and a titanium bridgework
were the
structure for his new prosthetic “face” held in
place by magnets.


6) Campus events

“Autumn in the Himalayas: A Journey Through Bhutan”
with Rick Lewandowski, Director of Mt. Cuba Center
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 12:00 p.m.

Collection Lecture for Black History Month
LPAC Cinema, 1:00 p.m.

Empty the Shelters Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

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



1) Men’s basketball wins thrilla’ against

Looking the prospect of a nine-game losing streak squarely
in the eye, David
Pearce ’03 and Kyle Lewis ’02 didn’t blink, nailing clutch
treys to keep the
Garnet’s hopes alive. And finally, in the 2nd overtime period,
their nerves
of steel paid off, as Swat triumphed over Philadelphia Biblical,

An overtime, let alone a Swat victory seemed remote in the
final minutes of
the 4th quarter. However, down three with two seconds remaining
regulation, Pearce calmly drained a shot from behind the arc
to force OT.
Then, lightning struck twice when Lewis tied the score with
seven seconds on
the clock in the first extra period. And then, the threes
came in torrents
for the Garnet, as they buried their opposition with treys
in the 2nd OT to
seal the contest.

All in all, the Garnet were 14 of 34 from downtown, and an
even more
impressive 10 of 17 in the second half and the overtimes.
Lewis himself,
was 5 of 7 on threes, while enjoying a career night with a
personal-best 23
points, to go along with six assists, five boards, and three
steals. Matt
Gustafson ’05 notched 20 for the Garnet, and Pearce and Bayne
Heersink ’05
each chipped in ten.

While the thrilling victory only counts once in the win column,
it was a
huge triumph for a squad which had previously dropped eight
games. The win brings the team’s record to 5-16 overall.


2) World sports roundup

* The Minnesota Twins will, in all likelihood, be playing
in the upcoming
baseball season. Minnesota’s Supreme Court denied an appeal
to reverse the
November injunction that forced the team to honors its lease
on the
Metrodome through the 2002 season. The ruling, which will
hold barring an
unlikely intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court, essentially
put an end to
Major League Baseball’s plans to eliminate the Twins and the
Montreal Expos
this season.

* The New Jersey Nets routed the Sacramento Kings last night
117-83, thanks
in large part to a 25-8 run to open the third quarter after
leading by just
three points at half time. Keith Van Horn led the Nets with
25 points,
while Jason Kidd contributed 14 points, seven rebounds, and
seven assists.
Lucious Harris scored 17 points and Kenyon Martin added 15.
Chris Webber
scored 23 points to lead the Kings, who had been averaging
104.9 points per
game. Sacramento still holds the NBA’s best record at 36-11.
The Nets have
a record of 32-14 to lead the Eastern Conference.

* The Salt Lake City Olympic organizing team made its final
report to the
International Olympic Committee yesterday. Organization chief
Mitt Romney
reported that $861 million had been raised in domestic sponsorships
and $25
million through Olympic licenses, and that an estimated $40
endowment will be left over from the $1.3 billion operating
budget to
ensure the upkeep of the Salt Lake athletic venues and facilities
after the
Games are over. Romney asked in closing that the IOC not place
pressure and unrealistic demands on the 25,000 SLC volunteers.
The IOC in
turn praised Romney’s work in guiding the Salt Lake committee
reinstilling trust with the IOC in the wake of the million-dollar
concerning the city’s winning bid to host the Games.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Badminton hosts Albright, 7:30 p.m.


Women’s Basketball at Johns Hopkins, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Johns Hopkins, 8:00 p.m.



“See what will happen if you don’t stop biting your
–Will Rogers, to his niece on seeing the Venus de Milo

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Sports Editor: Jeremy Schifeling
Photo Editor: Casey Reed

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News Reporters: Mary Harrison
Evelyn Khoo
Sanggee Kim
Natacha Pascal
Kent Qian
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Chiara Ricciardone

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Shavaugn Lewis
Pat Quinn

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