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The Daily Gazette
Thursday, September 12, 2002
Volume 7, Number 9
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NEWS IN BRIEF
SPORTS IN BRIEF
Today: Sunny. High around 76.
With the Add/Drop deadline tomorrow, Swatties everywhere are facing the same
I be happy with what I have, or should I change my schedule and try for
Tonight: Clear night, perfect for stargazing – but wear a jacket! Low around 55.
Luckily, I possess the answer to all these problems, posed in the form of
“What would Martin Warner do?”
Tomorrow: Sun is fun. Highs in the low 80s.
TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU
Lunch: Chicken pot pie, homemade biscuits, baked pasta with spinach, vegetable
spinach, vegetable blend, fajita bar, cupcakes
Dinner: Beef stroganoff, buttered noodles, garden burgers, tofu creole,
blend, patty-grilla bar, cheesecake
by Megan Mills – Gazette News Reporter
with additional reporting by Roxanne Yaghoubi
Though life went on as usual for many members of the Swarthmore community,
2002 was, more than any other, a day to be with friends and loved ones. Whether
quietly together over lunch, participated in one of the campus-wide
support, or called their families long distance, students and faculty alike
found ways to
express the difficult emotions this anniversary brought.
Turnout was high for the morning vigil in the amphitheatre. A cool wind
among the stone benches as people trickled in, starting before 8:30 am. Some
stayed only a
moment, while some stayed past 9:00am, the designated conclusion. Many bowed
during the silence that was broken only at 8:45, when the Clothier bells were
commemorate the first terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Some found the gathering comforting, a pleasant contrast to the images broadcast
television and published in many of this week’s newspapers recalling the
tragedies of a year
ago. Others felt that the vigil was well-intentioned, but inadequate. David
Perez ’06, a
proud New Yorker who experienced firsthand the horror on 9/11, felt strongly
that he should
have been home with his family, instead of at Swat. Though the vigil was “nice,”
there was “no way the college could embody” the magnitude of the events
remembered. To him
the days activities recalled too much of September 12th, 2001. Perez added that
Swarthmore did “the best it could have done” to remember such a personal and
Overall, many felt that, in the words of librarian Barb Weir, the morning vigil
the “right thing to do.”
Starting at sunrise and continuing throughout the day, students perused
by members of different clubs expressing their commitment to peace. SPAC, the
Progressive Action Committee, and other groups sponsored the day long gathering
students could pick up “Wage Peace” pins, sign a pledge in favor of peace in
Iraq, or make a
peace flag to join a similar peace quilt that students made on October 11th,
purpose was not to protest any singular event, but instead, the general violence
both against and by the United States during the events surrounding September
the tables were often left unmanned, the large “Peace and Justice, Not Revenge”
reused from a previous antiwar march on Washington DC spoke silent volumes.
At 10:15 pm the culminating event of the day took place in between the peace
flags strung up
around the Parrish steps. Tearful eyes were common as students held candles in
Occasionally, someone stood and voiced opinions on myriad issues in this service
of the Quaker meeting that followed the attacks last year. By 11:30, most had
their candles and returned to their rooms, bringing the emotional day to a
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by Jeremy Schifeling
Gazette Section Editor
After several years away from Swat, one of the College’s most famous alums is
return to campus this October. Former presidential candidate Michael Dukakis
scheduled to deliver the 2002 Thomas B. McCabe Memorial lecture on October 3rd,
at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Dukakis, who is also known for his three terms as Governor of Massachusetts
70s and 80s, was selected to give the annual speech by a committee of McCabe
The decision was based on his alumni status, as well as his record as “a
public servant, an academic, and a good speaker,” according to Dan West, VP of
Develoment, and PR.
As part of the event, Dukakis will be delivering a speech entitled “The
Million and Counting.” He will follow his healthcare insurance talk by taking
from the audience, said West.
Maurice Eldridge ’61, VP of College and Community Relations, thinks that the
mark Dukakis’ first official campus visit since his 40th College reunion seven
However, Dukakis has remained busy in the meantime, teaching as a Distinguished
Northeastern University and serving as Vice Chair of the Amtrak Board of
* President Bush spent Sept. 11 in Washington, Shanksville, PA, and New York
commemorate the lives lost in last year’s terrorist attacks. Bush was guarded
by a large
security entourage everywhere he went, which included the placement of
missiles in DC, as intelligence officials warned of possible new attacks. The
vowed to continue the fight against terrorism, but did not mention Saddam
Hussein in any of
his speeches. He will address the UN regarding Iraq today, and is expected to
the entity take a more agressive stance against Iraq or face irrelevance in the
* New York City marked the anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony at “ground zero,”
the names of the terrorist attack’s victims were read by hundreds of friends,
members, and public figures. Meanwhile, in Shanskville, PA, where Flight 93
its hijackers were overthrown by passengers, the tragedy was remembered with a
toll and the release of doves into the air. And in Washington DC, where the
hit by a hijacked airplane one year ago, thousands of people attended an
ceremony right outside of the now-repaired military complex.
* Yasser Arafat’s cabinet resigned yesterday, allowing the Palestinian leader to
legislative confidence vote that he might not have been able to win. Instead,
appoint an interim cabinet that will function until new elections are held in
Arafat’s own Fatah party has become increasingly dissatisfied with his
particularly the departing cabinet, which he appointed in June over concerns
selections would not address rampant government corruption.
Latin American & Spanish Film Festival
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.
Living Wage Educational
Hicks Mural Room, 9:30 p.m.
by Pat Quinn
The men’s soccer team suffered a tough loss to the Baptist Bible Defenders in
yesterday, 4-3. Despite a goal and an assist each from Charlie Taylor ’06 and
Tesfaye ’03, the Garnet lost in double OT, ending their three-game winning
Swarthmore began the game well, keeping the ball in Defenders territory through
most of the
first half, though Baptist recorded a goal early when the Defenders’ Derek
Jacobs headed in
a rebound off goalie Nate Shupe ’05.
The Garnet passed well and had several breakaway opportunities but failed to
squad’s troubles continued when sophomore forward Marty Griffith jammed his
him on the disabled list for at least a week.
With five minutes to go in the half, Swarthmore advanced the ball and finally
put it into
the back of the net when Tesfaye, assisted by Taylor, volleyed over the Baptist
At halftime, the score remained tied, and Swat energetically took the field.
capitalized on offense, scoring two each. Tesfaye tapped a pass to Steve Pater
’05 in front
of the goal, and Pater lobbed in a goal to tie the score at 2-2. Then, with
7:14 to go, the
Defenders scored again off a questionable call by the referees.
Trailing by one and sensing that time was running out, Swarthmore once again
offensively. Charlie Taylor shot a rocket from way outside to tie the score and
game into overtime.
After a scoreless 10 minute overtime period, the game entered double overtime,
teams sensed the end was near. Unfortunately, when Shupe bobbled a shot,
recovered the ball and finished the game with a long shot.
Though the game ultimately ended in defeat, many Swarthmore players felt that it
ended otherwise. Griffith noted that this was a game that “we should have
won.” With just
a few offensive and defensive breakdowns turning the tide of the game to the
Swarthmore was disappointed by the loss.
Swarthmore next faces Lincoln University at home, Saturday at 2:00, with hopes
their 3-2 record.
Women’s Soccer at Bryn Mawr, 4:30
Volleyball hosts Arcadia, 7:00
There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It is fun being in the same decade with you.”
–Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a letter to Winston Churchill
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