Tuesday, April 9, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 9, 2002
Volume 6, Number 112

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1) Dining Services to offer new 17-meal plan

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Women’s lax obliterates Cedar Crest, Tarr named Conference

2) World sports roundup

3) Upcoming contests


Today: Windy with showers. High near 70.
I am not a big fan of Daylight Savings Time.

Tonight: Periods of rain. Low around 54.
I mean, if anything, college students need more nighttime hours.

Tomorrow: Early rain with partial clearing. High near 67.
Let’s stage a rally–it’s our civic duty to set this new standard of equity

among all comparable institutions.


Lunch: Moo goo gai pan, jasmine rice, vegetable moo goo 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 blend,
pizza bar


1) Dining Services to offer new 17-meal plan

by Jeremy Schifeling
Gazette Section Editor

Starting next semester, students will have the option of selecting a new
17-meal plan from amongst those offered by Dining Services. As opposed to
the current 20-meal option (with no points) and 14-meal plan (with 125
points), the new alternative will include 17 meals per week and 65 points.

The plan was created in response to a proposal by Student Council members
Ryan Budish ’04 and Ed Stehlik ’05. Budish explained the background behind
the Council’s suggestion:

“Choices are always good. Until the 14-meal plan was created about five

years ago, everyone was on the 20-meal plan. Since that time there have
been no substantial changes made to the choices students have. I wanted
students to have another choice.”

Additionally, it had come to the Council’s attention that many students
were unhappy with the 20-meal plan’s lack of flexibility, but were also
unable to sacrifice six meals a week to access the diversity of options
offered through the 14-meal arrangement.

Thus, Budish and Stehlik approached Lary Schall, VP for Facilities and
Service, and asked for a third plan that would cater to students who fell
between the two extremes. In particular, the SC members were considering
the situation of student-athletes, who, due to their unique schedules,
often eat breakfast a few times a week, but not enough to get maximum usage

out of either existing plan.

After examining the financial impact of a new meal plan on the Services’
bottom line, Schall arrived at 17 meals and 65 points as the optimal
arrangement that would allow for a distinct alternative without going over
the allotted budget.

Budish was pleased with the result, noting that “65 points could purchase

breakfast at Tarble or Kohlberg for $2.50, twice a week. I think that’s
fair, given that with 17 meals you can still have breakfast at Sharples a
few days a week.”

He also was cautiously optimistic that, based on the response to the new
plan, a fourth dining option could be offered in the near future, catering
to students who use fewer than 14 meals per week or those who need all 20
meals but still want some flexibility.

In the meantime, the 17-meal plan will be officially launched later this
month when Dining Services sends out its traditional email about dining
choices for the upcoming semester–except this time, with three choices
instead of two.


2) World news roundup

* The New York Times set a new record yesterday by winning seven of the 14

Pulitzer Prizes awarded for journalism. The 86th annual awards, which were
announced at Columbia University, lauded in particular the newspaper’s
September 11 coverage. Six of the seven prizes they received went to
articles on terrorism and the war in Afghanistan. They also won the most
prestigious award, Public Service, for their section called “A Nation
Challenged,” which they published regularly after the attacks. The Wall

Street Journal won the prize for breaking news for reporting “under
difficult circumstances” when their offices were destroyed in the WTC
collapse and they had to work from a makeshift location in New Jersey.

* In a manner similar to that of King George V’s funeral 66 years ago, the

Queen Mother’s four grandsons, Charles, Andrew, Edward, and David Linley,
held a silent vigil, taking up places with bowed heads at the four corners
of the purple catafalque bearing her coffin in Westminster Hall yesterday.
The Queen Mother’s funeral procession will take place this morning from
Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey. She will be buried beside the body
of her late husband, King George VI, and the ashes of her daughter,
Princess Margaret. Members of the public wishing to mourn their beloved
Queen Mum waited 48 hours to claim vantage spots for the best view of the

* Iraq has halted all oil exports for a month-long suspension in protest of

the Israeli invasion of Palestinian territories. As of 6:00 a.m. EDT,
Turkish pipeline company reported that Iraq had indeed stopped pumping.
Traders said that shipments to the Gulf were also on hold. The suspension
has seen an immediate rise in oil prices, showing an increase of $1.01 to
$27.00 a barrel, a six-month high when trade in London closed. Iraq
announced that the suspension will only be released when all Israeli troops

withdraw from Palestinian territories. This move has come during Iraq’s
search for diplomatic support from Arab neighbors in case of a possible
military attack by the U.S.


3) Campus events

Name reading for Holocaust Memorial Day
Parrish Porch, 9:00 a.m.

Lecture by David M. Lampton, followed by reception
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Animal Rights Coalition meeting
Trotter 303, 7:00 p.m.

Watson information meeting for juniors
Parrish Parlors – East, 7:00 p.m.

“Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan: Stories and images

you won’t get on the 6 o’clock news” by Neesha Mirchandi
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

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

Arboretum Lecture: David Culp and Joanna Reed
LPAC Cinema and Lobby, 7:30 p.m.

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

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1) Women’s lax obliterates Cedar Crest, Tarr named Conference

Scoring five goals for the second game in a row, Katie Tarr ’02 led the
Garnet to a dominating 17-4 win over Cedar Crest on Monday. Even before her

scoring rampage however, Tarr was selected as the Centennial Conference
Player of the Week for her history-making performance last week.

Tarr’s five-goal display was supplemented by hat-tricks from both Jackie
Kahn ’04 and Kim Cariello ’02. Additionally, Jenn Hart ’03 was solid in
net, making 10 saves in the lopsided victory. With the win the squad’s
record improves to an even 4-4 overall.

Meanwhile, Tarr, who became the Conference’s all-time leading scorer with
four goals in an April 4th overtime loss to Widener, was lauded for a week
that featured 13 scores in five games, including a five-goal, four-assist
performance against Dickinson on Saturday.


2) World sports roundup

* Major League Baseball featured its very own Tale of Two Cities yesterday:

in New York, the Yankees crushed Toronto 16-3, getting serious offensive
firepower from Robin Ventura (six RBI) and Alfonso Soriano (a career-high
five hits), as well as solid pitching from born-again Yankee David Wells.
It was their sixth straight win of the young season–they have not faltered

since losing their Opening Day contest at Baltimore. Meanwhile, in Detroit,

just the opposite: Tigers manager Phil Garner was fired after an 0-6 start
to the season and a dismal 145-185 career record with the team. GM Randy
Smith was also given the boot with Luis Pujols, a bench coach, taking over
for Garner on an interim basis. It was the fastest firing of a coach who
started the season in all of recorded baseball history.

* Once the NBA’s highly-succesful “Bad Boys,” the Detroit Pistons
fell on
hard times in the ’90s. However, with a 105-99 victory over the Hawks
yesterday, the Pistons appear to be back, clinching their first Central
Division championship in 12 years. Jerry Stackhouse led Detroit to the
significant win with 18 points and 12 assists while Yugoslav rookie Zeljko
Rebraca posted career highs of 18 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks.

* In the ever-bizarre world of tennis Monday, Anne Kremer beat Jennifer
Hopkins in the in the opening round of the Bausch & Lomb Championship
despite playing on a court that was incorrectly laid-out! After the match,
which Kremer won 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, it was discovered that the service court
backline was drawn three feet too close to the net. Suspicion arose after
Kremer and Hopkins combined for 29 double faults during the match. However,

even with the flawed court, WTA officials at the tournament allowed the
result to stand.


3) Upcoming contests

Softball at Muhlenberg, 3:00 pm
Women’s tennis hosts Haverford, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball hosts Muhlenberg, 3:45 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse hosts Chestnut Hill, 4:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.



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