Monday, March 18, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, March 18, 2002
Volume 6, Number 96

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1) 2002-2003 RA appointments announced

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Akpan selected Division III Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

2) Spring break results

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Steady rain in the morning with showers in the afternoon. High near
OK, can someone tell me what the deal is?

Tonight: Cloudy with occasional showers. Low near 40.
I’m pretty sure that when I left for spring break, it was 70 degrees and
sunny, but when I got back yesterday, it was snowing.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with possible showers. High near 52.
Right, I think it’s time for another break while this whole mess gets
sorted out.


Lunch: Ravioli with marinara sauce, crusty foccacia, tempeh stir fry with
broccoli and red bell peppers, spinach, zucchini, seafood bar, cookies

Dinner: Paella with shrimp, sausage, and chicken; basmati rice; Mexican
lasagna; El’s black beans; baby carrots; cauliflower; burger bar; ice cream


1) 2002-2003 RA appointments announced

The Resident Assistant Selection Committee has announced its appointments
for the next school year.

LL – Olivia Gruber ’03
1st – Kristina Alayan ’03
2nd – Edwin Nam ’04
3rd – Alyssa Bell ’03

LL – Sachin Kale ’04
1st – Jonathan Rosa ’03
2nd – Blair Cochran ’03
3rd – Mara Gustafson ’03

Mary Lyons:
LL – James Maiolo ’04
1st – David January ’03
2nd – Susan Christensen ’03
3rd – Kathleen Melville ’04

1st N – Christopher Milla ’03
1st S – Ayanna Butler ’03
2nd N – Claudia Sell ’04
2nd S – Collin Peng-Sue ’03
3rd N – Christopher Keary ’03
3rd S – Renee Willemsen-Goode ’03

Jessica Lee ’03

Parrish West:
3rd – Gerrit Hall ’04
4th – Neil Cavanaugh ’03

Parrish East:
2nd – Betsy Jenkins ’03
3rd – Tanya Chotibut ’03
4th – Sarah Donovan ’04

Parrish North:
Kirstin Bass ’03

1st – Gabriel Hankins ’03
2nd – Amelia Hoover ’03
3rd – Karly Ford ’03

Daniel Consiglio ’03

Wharton West:
1st – Brandyn White ’03
2nd – Michael Spiegel ’03
3rd – Jennifer Jarson ’03

Wharton Central:
1st – Ingrid Kaszas ’03
2nd – Patty Park ’03
3rd – Heather Fleharty ’03

Wharton East:
1st – Cyndi Leger ’03
2nd – Nicolle Gorby ’03
3rd – Mike Morse ’03

LL – Catherine Salussolia ’04
1st N – Shannon McGrael ’03
1st S – Jared Passmore ’04
2nd N – Sean Brandveen ’03
2nd S – Surbhi Gupta ’04
3rd N – Marie Niemczyk ’04
3rd S – Andrew Steel ’04

Naa Aku Addo ’04

I-J – Adrienne Fowler ’03
K-L – Sanya Carley ’03
M-N – Jesse Taylor ’03

Alternate Appointments:
Njideka Akunyili ’04
Felicia Carter ’03
Carolynn Laurenza ’03
Christopher Morello ’03
Benjamin Schak ’03
Tara Trout ’04
Lindsay VanSciver ’03


2) World news roundup

* At least five people were killed and more than 40 injured when a group of

male attackers threw grenades into the Protestant International Church in
Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday morning. Four of the five dead have been
confirmed as American Barbara Green, her 17-year-old daughter Kristen
Wormsley, a Pakistani national, and an Afghan. The fifth victim has not yet

been identified. Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf and U.S. president
George W. Bush have both condemned the attack and called for a manhunt to
track down the attackers.

* Tipper Gore announced yesterday that she will not run for the office of
U.S. Senator from Tennessee, stating that she feels “it is not right for

me, right now.” Gore’s announcement comes on the heels of Republican
Senator Fred Thompson’s declaration last week that he will not run for
reelection. Republicans Ed Bryant and former governor Lamar Alexander have
announced their candidacy for the seat, while the Democrats in
consideration include Representatives Harold Ford Jr., John Tanner, and Bob


* It’s National Spam Week in Great Britain, as the country celebrates the
65-year anniversary of the processed ham and pork luncheon meat. J.C.
Hormel’s “spiced ham” originated in 1937 in Austin, Minnesota, which
since been renamed Spamtown. Hormel Foods has produced over six billion
cans of Spam in 111 countries over the last 65 years, during which period
the meat was used for rations in World War Two and incorporated into a
famous Monty Python sketch. Among the planned festivities for National Spam

Week are “Spam Glam nights” at British universities’ dining halls.


3) Campus events

Poetry & Fiction Reading and Linguistics Talk with Clifford and Kathleen
Trotter 203, 4:00 p.m.

“ABC Transporters: From Membrane Transport to Genetic Disease”
Christian J. Ketchum, Cell / Genetic Candidate
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

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

Hebrew Bible Text Study: Love Relationships disturbing sex scenes in the
Book of Genesis
Lodge 5 Beit Midrash, 7:30 p.m.

Muslim Student Association prayer group
Parrish 370, 9:00 p.m.

Good Schools Pennsylvania meeting
Kohlberg 226, 9:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Progressive Action Committee meeting
Kohlberg 228, 9:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie Night: Five Million Years to Earth
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.


A. Edward Newton Library Prize
Awards of $500, $250, and $150 for the best undergraduate book collections
of 2002



1) Akpan selected Division III Indoor Track Athlete of the

Two weeks after earning six gold medals at the Centennial Conference
Championships, Imo Akpan ’02 outdid even that accomplishment by being named

the 2002 Division III Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

The award, chosen by the United States Track Coaches Association,
recognizes Akpan’s achievement across a number of events.The senior track
star is ranked amongst the top 50 Division III runners in four different
competitions, from the 55 meter dash to the long jump.

In addition to being selected for the honor, Akpan competed at the D3
Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at Ohio Northern University
during the first weekend of spring break.

She participated in two events, the 55 and 400 meter races, making it to
the finals of the latter by virtue of a 57.05 time in the prelims – a new
school record and a fitting conclusion to an illustrious career.


2) Spring break results

3/11 – Wesleyan – L, 10-5
3/14 – Drew – L, 9-0

Men’s lacrosse:
3/9 – Goucher – L, 10-7
3/13 – Drew – W, 8-4
3/16 – Wesleyan – W, 15-6

Women’s lacrosse:
Results not available at press time.

Men’s tennis:
3/11 – Sonoma – W, 7-2
3/12 – UC-Davis – L, 8-1

Women’s tennis:
3/9 – Emory – L, 6-0
3/10 – Methodist – L, 8-1
3/13 – Mary Washington – L, 7-2
3/14 – Salisbury State – L, 7-2


3) World sports roundup

* #8 UCLA took two overtimes to upset top-seed Cincinnati yesterday,
105-101, in the second round of the surprising NCAA Tournament. Dan
Gadzuric scored a career-high 26 points to lead the Bruins into the West
Regional semifinals. Perhaps even more shocking was 11th-seeded Southern
Illinois’ victory over #3 Georgia, 77-75. The Salukis did it in dramatic
fashion as well, overcoming a 19-point halftime deficit to reach the Sweet
16 – a place it has not been since the Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

* In the women’s tourney, #7 Drake defeated #2 Baylor, 76-72, on the
strength of some clutch free-throw shooting by Stephanie Schmitz. Schmitz
hit two shots from the stripe with seven seconds on the clock to seal the
upset and deliver her squad to the East semifinal. In the Midwest region,
however, seventh-seeded Notre Dame, last year’s champion, was blown out by
the second-ranked Volunteers from Tennessee, 89-50.

* 26-year-old Tiger Woods became the youngest player to record 30
tournament victories by winning the Bay Hill invitational yesterday.
Although Phil Mickelson took a one stroke lead into the last five holes, he

bogeyed four of them. Meanwhile, Tiger played flawlessly down the stretch
to earn his first win of the year. The victory also made him the first
golfer in PGA history to win three tournaments in three straight years,
having already completed the feat at Firestone and the Memorial Tournament.


4) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Baseball at Widener, 3:15 p.m.
Softball at Neumann, 4:00 p.m.



“We command all Satanic and demonic forces to cease their activities and

depart the town of Inglis.”
–Proclamation issued by Inglis, Florida mayor Carolyn Risher to ban Satan
from the town

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