Monday, October 21, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, October 21, 2002
Volume 7, Number 31

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Today’s issue:


1) Photo Blitz pix to be displayed in Parrish, calendar

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Fall break coverage: Field hockey downs Goucher 3-1 on Oct. 15

2) Complete fall break results

3) Upcoming contests


Today: Cloudy early, then becoming mostly sunny. High near 60.
I heard a funny swooshing-crashing noise last night.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low around 41.
It was the sound of the last few moments of fall break slipping away.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. High about 57.
Followed by the sound of 1500 students groaning and hitting the books
that’ve been idle all week.

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hausman

Summary:  This week Swarthmore will be entrenched in a cool, dry pattern.
High temperatures will be around 60 today (Monday) and Tuesday and probably
only in the 50’s for the rest of the week.  Low temperatures will be in the
30’s and 40’s, possibly giving Swarthmore a chance for the first frost of
the season.  For a more up to date forecast (with fancy graphics!) click on
this link:

Here is the forecast as of Sunday night:
Monday. Early morning clouds. Then becoming mostly sunny. Highs near 60.
North winds 10 mph.
Monday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Light north winds.
Tuesday. Partly sunny. Highs around 60.
Tuesday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.
Wednesday. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Wednesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
Thursday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.
Friday. Partly cloudy. A chance of showers at night. Lows in the upper 30s
and highs in the mid 50s.
Saturday. A chance of showers into the afternoon. Then becoming partly
cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s and highs in the upper 50s.
Sunday. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s and highs in the upper 50s.

Computer models indicate that this week’s stretch of below normal
temperatures is likely to continue next week.

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for October 21: Hi 64 Low 47
Record High: 87
Record Low: 28
Interested in learning more about Philadelphia’s climate? Visit:

Those of you who long for snow or cold, check out this forecast for
northwestern Wisconsin:

It may be of interest to note that in much of northern Wisconsin and
Minnesota low temperatures last week were colder than any temperature
recorded last winter in Philadelphia.  Last winter in Philadelphia the
coldest it got was 19 degrees.  Last week the temperature in International
Falls, Minnesota fell to 11 degrees!


Lunch: Meatball sandwich, crinkle cut fries, vegan meatball sandwich,
cauliflower au gratin, green beans, vegetarian blend, pizza bar, cookies

Dinner: Roast top round of beef, red bliss potatoes, chick pea saute, Greek
pasta, asparagus, baby carrots, Indian bar, ice cream bar


1) Photo Blitz pix to be displayed in Parrish, calendar

by Jeremy Schifeling, Co-Managing Editor
with reporting by Alexis Reedy, News Editor

The Publication Office’s recent Photo Blitz contest produced a number of
stunning images of the campus; so many, in fact, that the College calendar,
for which the photos were to be used, could not begin to contain them. As a
result, all of the entered pictures will be displayed outside the
Admissions Office for the rest of this month, to be enjoyed by the entire
campus community.

Meanwhile, the 14 winning pictures are currently being printed in the
calendar, which will be distributed to seniors, alumni, parents, and
friends of the school next month. An additional 11 shots will be placed in
the December issue of the Alumni Bulletin, according to Bulletin editor
Jeff Lott.

The contest seems to have been a success on all accounts. Not only has it
cost the Publications Office no more than a professional photographer,
thanks in part to donations from Fuji Film USA and the Ritz Camera Centers
Inc., but it has also energized a sizeable portion of the campus. A good
quarter of the student body participated in the project, using up some 360
single-use cameras and rolls of film to produce over 6,000 pictures.

Furthermore, the photographic results have been superb, making the
decisions of the contest judges quite difficult. Professor of Art Brian
Meunier, freelance photographer Steven Goldblatt ’67, and Publications
staffers all spent a great deal of time deliberating over the winners.

Also, Lott notes that the images offer a glimpse into the collective
student mindset: “Swarthmore students value–above all other aspects of
their experience at Swarthmore–their fellow students. The people they
meet, the friendships they form, and the things they learn from each other
are easily as valuable as the classroom experience.

“The beauty of Swarthmore’s campus–its lawns, gardens, paths, and private
spaces–is more than a mere backdrop for their education,” said Lott of the
students’ other visual preoccupation. “Whether reading on Parrish Beach,
chatting on a garden bench, or exploring the fog-shrouded campus in the
middle of the night, students appreciate the natural setting of the College.

“Taking pictures for the Photo Blitz may even have increased their
awareness of how beautiful Swarthmore can be,” said Lott.

For a slideshow of pictures from the Photo Blitz, click here:


2) World news roundup

* Virginia police yesterday revealed that a message with a telephone number
was left at the Ponderosa steakhouse in Ashland, where a 37-year-old man
was shot on Saturday in what could be the latest of the DC-area sniper
attacks. Police chief Charles Moose delivered a televised appeal to the
person who left the message, saying “We do want to talk to you, call us at
the number you provided.” Police have also said that they are treating the
shooting as a sniper attack until they learn otherwise. Surgeons have
removed the bullet from the unidentified shooting victim, currently in
critical condition, and have turned it over to investigators for ballistic

* Secretary of State Colin Powell announced yesterday that the U.S. will
introduce its new compromise Iraq resolution to the U.N. this week but
again stressed that Washington already has Congressional authority to take
military action against Saddam Hussein without U.N. backing. Powell said he
expects “strong support” for the resolution. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, Hussein
issued an amnesty for all political prisoners and many inmates serving time
for criminal convictions. The move is being seen as an effort to rally
national support for Hussein in the wake of his recent election victory

* U.S. officials declared yesterday that they view the 1994 arms pact with
North Korea as “nullified” and are now considering new economic sanctions
against the country. U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Robert
Graham called North Korea a greater threat than Iraq. North Korea recently
reported that it was working to produce enriched uranium, an ingredient for
nuclear weapons. In the 1994 agreement, North Korea pledged to freeze its
nuclear arms program in return for 500,000 tons of fuel oil and U.S. help
in building “light-water” nuclear power reactors.


3) Campus events

Queer Faculty/Staff panel
IC Big Room, 4:00 p.m.

Women in Science dinner
Sharples Room 4, 5:30 p.m.

Good Schools PA meeting
Mephistos, 9:00 p.m.

Student Council meeting
CRC, 10:00 p.m.

SWIL Movie Night: “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.



1) Fall break coverage: Field hockey downs Goucher 3-1 on Oct. 15

by Sarah Hilding
Gazette Sportswriter

With rainy weather and wet field conditions postponing a scrimmage against
West Chester and a game against conference foe Gettysburg, the Swarthmore
field hockey team had over a week to prepare for their October 15 match
against Goucher.

Their preparation paid off as the Garnet soundly defeated the Gophers, 3-1.
Swarthmore dominated the game offensively and defensively out shooting
Goucher 31-7 and earning 16 penalty corners to Goucher’s 5.

With less than a minute remaining in the first half, Chloe Lewis ’06
converted one of these corners to a goal off a Katharine Athanasiade ’05
assist. Goucher’s Emily Cobblestone tied the game 2:52 into the second
half, but Swarthmore answered with Emily Szydlowski’s unassisted goal with
21:83 remaining in regulation.

The Garnet kept the intensity high for the rest of the game, finishing when
Meg Woodworth ’03 scored the third and final goal from Heather Doyle ’03’s
assist on a penalty corner with no time left in regulation. On the
defensive end. goalie Kate Nelson-Lee ’03 recorded three saves for Swarthmore.


2) Complete fall break results

While many students were relaxing this past week, Swat athletes were hard
at work. In women’s cross country, Maria-Elena Young ’04 won the Seven
Sisters Championship with a time of 19:23.6, while Lauren Fety ’06 placed
seventh in 20:11.6. On Wednesday, Ele Forbes ’05 scored twice against Bay
Path, including the game-winning goal in overtime, to lead the women’s
soccer team to its ninth win of the season, the most in its 21-year history.

Below is the list of all results from fall break.

Saturday, October 12:
* Women’s XC placed third at Seven Sisters Championship
* Women’s soccer lost to Johns Hopkins, 1-0
* Field hockey game v. Gettysburg postponed until Thursday, October 31,
3:30 p.m.
* Men’s soccer match v. Gettysburg postponed

Sunday, October 13:
* Volleyball defeated St. Joseph, 3-1, to place seventh at Seven Sisters

Tuesday, October 15:
* Field hockey defeated Goucher, 3-1
* Men’s soccer lost to Tufts, 4-0

Wednesday, October 16:
* Women’s soccer defeated Bay Path, 3-2 in overtime
* Volleyball defeated Dickinson, 3-1

Thursday, October 17:
* Women’s soccer defeated by Mount Holyoke, 1-0

Saturday, October 19:
* Men’s cross country placed 11th at DeSales Invite
* Men’s soccer defeated by Franklin & Marshall, 1-0
* Volleyball defeated Goucher but lost to Alvernia and St. Mary’s to place
fourth at Alvernia Tournament

Sunday, October 20:
* Field hockey defeated by Chestnut Hill, 1-0 in double overtime


3) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Field hockey v. Muhlenberg, 4:00 p.m.



“Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.”
–John Benfield

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