Monday, March 25, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, March 25, 2002
Volume 6, Number 101

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Today’s issue:


1) Sager commences with unique focus

2) PACES menu for this week

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Women’s lax crushes Vassar, Tournament cancelled

2) Track places second at Swat Invitational

3) Women’s tennis is 2-for-2 over weekend

4) Men’s tennis falls to Mary Washington

5) Gettysburg defeats men’s lacrosse

6) Softball falls to Western Maryland

7) Women’s rugby defeats College of New Jersey

8) World sports roundup

9) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Cloudy with showers late. High around 45.
Isn’t it funny how it always comes around to be Monday so fast?

Tonight: Periods of light rain. Low near 40.
I feel like there’s some kind of weird time warp over the weekend.

Tomorrow: Morning showers, steady rain and windy in the afternoon. High
around 55.
Or maybe it’s just the effects of watching that never-ending Oscar
broadcast last night.


Lunch: Chicken fingers, French fries, Asian pasta, Tuscan bean bake, corn,

carrots, nacho bar

Dinner: Chicken with spinach and feta, basmati rice, tempeh with hoisin
sauce, stuffed peppers, peas and carrots, vegetable blend, Cajun bar, ice
cream bar


1) Sager commences with unique focus

by Jeremy Schifeling
Section Editor

The annual Sager Symposium begins today with a new sponsor, as well as a
novel theme.

The week-long conference, which will be hosted by COLORS, a new group for
queer and questioning students of color, will examine the intersection of
race and sexuality in our society.

Additionally, this is the first time that the Symposium will be entirely
student-run, since a Sager Committee failed to materialize this year.
Nelson Flores ’03, one of the event’s organizers, attributes this to the
fact that many of the queer faculty, who traditionally are well-represented

on the Committee, are on leave this year.

Nevertheless, the Symposium appears to be stronger than ever this year,
featuring an entire week of events, rather than just a few days as is
usually done.

Keith Boykin will open the conference tonight with a keynote address,
examining the convergence of race and sexual identity in America. Mr.
Boykin, who served as a liaison to the minority press for President
Clinton, has written extensively on the topic, including the
critically-acclaimed “One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America.”

Flores says that the complex subject of race and sexuality is especially
pertinent at Swat “because the support groups on campus are designed to

deal with single issues and the intersections of these issues are often
ignored.” Thus, the conference “is designed to break free of single-issue

politics” and explore the overlap of multiple identities.

This theme will also be brought out at a number of events throughout the
week, including a discussion panel made up of local queers of color and a
coffeehouse featuring D’lo, a Sri Lankan lesbian spoken word artist.

And of course, the week will culminate in the renowned Sager party on
Saturday evening. This year’s gala, hosted by SQU, is entitled “A Midsummer

Night’s Dream.”

However, Flores wished to remind students that the party should not
overshadow the Symposium.

“While the party is certainly also fun and a nice way to let loose after
stressful week, we feel strongly that it is not, nor should it be, the most

important aspect of the week,” he said.

Beyond that, Flores sought to extend an invitation to Sager to all members

of the Swarthmore community.

“We hope you all come out to support us and come with an open mind.
Hopefully this week will be an awesome educational experience for all of us.”


Sager Schedule of Events

“From Plantation to Abomination: Sex, Lies, and Race in America”
Keynote Address by Keith Boykin
Monday – LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Queer and of Color Discussion Panel
Tuesday – Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

SQU Meeting (closed)
Wednesday – IC Center, 10:00 p.m.

COLORS Coffeehouse
Thursday – BCC, 7:00 p.m.

QSA Meeting (open)
Thursday – IC Center, 10:00 p.m.

Film: “Don’t Tell Anyone”
Friday – IC Center, 7:30 p.m.

Sager Party
Saturday – Olde Club and WRC, 10:00 p.m.

COLORS Meeting (open)
Sunday – IC Center, 4:00 p.m.


2) PACES menu for this week


Apple, walnut and goat cheese salad
Eggs benedicte


Garlic herb spread with sun dried tomatoes, roasted cauliflower soup, lasagna
with eggplant and greens, lentil salad with roasted peppers and veggies


SUNDAY: Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, carrot cake
MONDAY: Pecan cake with chocolate fudge frosting
TUESDAY: Rhubarb lemon roll cake, chocolate almond meringue cake with
chocolate frosting
WEDNESDAY: Blueberry bread pudding with caramel sauce, key lime pie


3) World news roundup

* Last night’s 74th Academy Awards ceremony was the stage for a number of
historic firsts. An emotional Halle Berry became the first African-American

woman to win a best actress Oscar for her role in the racial drama
“Monster’s Ball.” A few minutes later, Denzel Washington became the
black man in nearly 40 years to win the award for best actor as he was
honored for his portrayal of a corrupt cop in “Training Day.” Earlier
the evening, Washington had presented an honorary Oscar to Sidney Poitier,
who was the first, and until last night, only African-American to receive
an Academy Award for best actor. He won the award in 1963 for his
performance in “Lilies of the Field.” Child star Ron Howard also won
first Academy Award for his direction of “A Beautiful Mind,” a movie
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his struggle with
schizophrenia. The film picked up three other Oscars, including best
picture, best supporting actress (Jennifer Connelly), and best adapted
screenplay. British actor Jim Broadbent was named best supporting actor for

his portrayal of the husband of novelist and Alzheimer’s disease sufferer
Iris Murdoch in “Iris,” and “No Man’s Land,” a movie depicting
the horrors
of the Bosnian war, won for best foreign language film. The screen
adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic “The Lord of the Rings: The

Fellowship of the Ring,” which was nominated for a record-tying 13 awards,

had to settle for just four, in visual effects, original score,
cinematography, and make-up. Finally, in the first year that the Academy
included a category for best feature-length animated film, the new award
went to “Shrek,” a computer-animated tale about an ogre produced by

Dreamworks. The film beat out “Jimmy Neutron” and “Monsters,

* Vice President Dick Cheney, who recently returned from a diplomatic
mission in the Middle East, said yesterday that he has no immediate plans
to return to the region to meet with Palestinian president Yasser Arafat
and will not do so until Arafat makes more progress towards implementing
the cease-fire agreement proposed last year by CIA director George Tenet.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat responded that the Palestinian
Authority wants to see the Tenet plan take effect “as soon as possible
because we’re paying the heaviest price of all.” In the meantime, Israeli

and Palestinian officials met with U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni in hopes of
negotiating a cease-fire, but talks ended Sunday without an agreement being

reached. According to Israeli defense sources, the biggest point of
contention has been the Israeli request for more proof that the
Palestinians will take steps to curtail terrorism. Talks with Zinni are
scheduled to continue today.

* The FBI has agreed to let family members of the 44 passengers killed on
United Airlines flight 93 hear the cockpit recording of the flight’s final
minutes before it crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11. The
decision to allow a single listening sessiontentatively set for April
18came in the wake of intense family lobbying of federal investigators, who

had initially refused to release the tape because it is evidence in an
ongoing criminal investigation. So far the only charge in the case has been

brought against Zacarias Moussaoui, a Frenchman of Moroccan descent who has

been accused of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. That case is being
prosecuted in Alexandria, Virginia. In other news related to the September
11 attacks, recovery crews searching in the area of the World Trade
Center’s South Tower found the remains of 12 more victims over the weekend,

including at least one New York City firefighter.


4) Campus events

“The Role of Independent Film in Indian Cinema”
Lecture by K. Hariharan, director
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

“The DNA Damage Checkpoint: For When You Leave Your Sunscreen At Home”
Justine Amy Melo, Cell/Genetic Candidate
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

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

“From Plantation to Abomination: Sex, Lies and Race in America”
Sager Keynote Address by Keith Boykin
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Classical Jewish Texts: Ruth
Beit Midrash, Lodge 5, 7:30 p.m.

“Growth in the Roman Imperial Economy”
Richard Saller, Provost and Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service
Professor of History and Classics at University of Chicago
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

American Sign Language Class Film: “Beyond Silence”
Kohlberg 116, 8:30 p.m.

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

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

Swing Dance
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie Night: “A Matter of Life and Death”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 27
Small Craft Warnings Submission Deadline (extended)

Students, Faculty, & Staff, e-mail your poetry & prose to
as a Word attachment and in the body of the
e-mail AND campus mail a hard copy to Jessica Pulver ’02. Contact Amalle
Dublon ’04 about art submissions.


Mondays @ McCabe Workshop: Internet Searching Techniques

Develop good search strategies and learn how to search the web like you
have never searched it before!

Monday, April 1
11:30-12:30 p.m.
McCabe Library, Level IV, computer classroom
RSVP to Pam Harris or reply to



1) Women’s lax crushes Vassar, Tournament cancelled

Despite the cancellation of the Seven Sisters Tournament, scheduled for
this past weekend, the women’s lacrosse team competed against Vassar on
Sunday, soundly defeating the Brewers, 14-4. Katie Tarr ’02 led the Garnet
with five goals and two assists, while Mavis Biss ’02 and Mariam Levy ’02
added three goals apiece. Jenn Hart ’03 was solid between the pipes,
recording ten saves in the win. The team is now 2-0 on the young season.


2) Track places second at Swat Invitational

Both Kwaku Ntoso ’03 and Imo Akpan ’02 won three events at this Saturday’s

Swarthmore Track & Field Invitational to lead the men’s and women’s teams

to second-place finishes.

On the men’s side, Ntoso was victorious in the 110m and 400m hurdles, and
helped the 4×100 relay team (which included Matt Williams ’04, Kier
Wachterhauser ’04 and Jason Perini ’05) win their event. Additionally, Rob
Melick ’03 captured the shot-put crown, while Lang Reynolds ’05 and Garrett

Ash ’05 took the 1500m and 5000m races, respectively.

For the women, Akpan, who was named the Division III Indoor Track and Field

Athlete of the Year earlier this month, won the 100m and 200m events and
aided the victorious 4×400 relay squad. Claire Hoverman ’03, who also
competed in that relay, won the 3000m and Jessica Rickabaugh ’02 was best
in the high jump.

It was the first outdoor event of the season for both teams. Ursinus
finished first in each competition.


3) Women’s tennis is 2-for-2 over weekend

The women’s tennis team faced and defeated two squads over the past weekend.

On Friday, they narrowly knocked off Franklin & Marshall, 5-4. Anjani Reddy

’04, Kristina Pao ’04 and Katherine Voll ’04 won their singles matches
while the teams of Reddy & Pao and Voll and Sarah Fritsch ’04 were
victorious in doubles play.

Then, on Saturday, the Garnet had an easier time with Gettysburg, beating
them 6-3. Reddy, Pao, Voll, Megan Speare ’05, and Katherine Berry ’05 all
won in singles, and Voll and Fritsch were again victorious in their doubles


With the twin victories, the team’s record improves to 2-5 in the spring,
with a 2-1 Centennial Conference tally.


4) Men’s tennis falls to Mary Washington

After taking seven of their past eight matches, the men’s tennis team was
unable to overcome Mary Washington on Saturday, dropping the match, 6-1.
Justin Singer ’03 was the only Garnet racqueteer to triumph officially on
the afternoon, taking his second singles match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. While the
doubles teams of Frank Visciano ’04 & John Thomas ’02 and Jayson Yost ’03
Singer also won, their matches did not count towards the final tally. The
team’s spring record now stands at 7-3.


5) Gettysburg defeats men’s lacrosse

The Gettysburg Bullets stifled the usually-potent offense of the men’s
lacrosse team on Saturday, beating the Garnet 16-4. Blake Atkins ’02, Tim
Chryssikos ’05, Joe DeSimone ’04, and John Murphy ’03 each notched a goal
in the contest, but that was it for the squad. The team is now 4-4 on the


6) Softball falls to Western Maryland

The softball team was blown out in both ends of a double-header against
Western Maryland on Saturday, dropping the contests 10-0 and 22-1. After
getting shut-out in the first game, Mary Mintel ’05 slugged a homer in the
second contest to prevent the double goose-egg. Unfortunately, it was not
enough for the Garnet, who fall to 0-10 on the season.


7) Women’s rugby defeats College of New Jersey

Results from the Saturday match against the College of New Jersey:

A-side: 8-7, Swarthmore
scorers: Maya Peterson and Sarah Nusser

B-side: 27-5, Swarthmore
scorers: Aja Peters-Mason, Laura Louison, Jen Holzer, Liana Lum, and
Katie Harper


8) World sports roundup

* The Final Four slate is now set, with Maryland and Kansas joining Indiana

and Oklahoma in the fray, thanks to victories in their regional
championship games on Sunday. Maryland defeated Connecticut, 90-82, to
claim a Final Four bid for the second time in as many years. Meanwhile, in
the Midwest region, Kansas routed Oregon, 104-86. As a result, the Terps
will take on the Jayhawks next Saturday, while the Hoosiers will go against

the Sooners in the other national semifinal.

* Craig Perks, ranked #203 in the world, won The Players Championship
yesterday with two amazing chip-ins over the final three holes. Perks beat
Stephen Ames by two strokes, but needed an eagle chip-in on the 16th and
then a par-saving chip from the deep rough on the final hole to claim
victory. He will collect $1,080,000 for his triumph at the richest
tournament on the PGA Tour.

* Sometimes even Michael Jordan misses. MJ, still recovering from knee
surgery, could not connect on a last-second shot Sunday that would have
given his Wizards a much-need victory over the Raptors. Instead, Toronto
beat Washington 92-91 and the Wizards’ playoff chances look all the more
uncertain. The same fate was dealt to Chris Webber in Sacramento as his
buzzer-beater also failed to drop, allowing the Lakers to escape with a
97-96 over the Kings in the always-hostile Arco Arena.


9) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Baseball hosts Washington, 3:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Goldey Beacom, 3:15 p.m.



“This moment is so much bigger than me. It’s for every nameless, faceless

woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been
–Best Actress Oscar winner Halle Berry

“I’ve been chasing Sidney [Poitier] for 40 years, and now that I finally

get this, they give it to him the same night. I’ll always be chasing you,
Sidney, and there’s nothing I would rather do, sir.”
–Best Actor Oscar winner Denzel Washington

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