Tuesday, March 4, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Volume 7, Number 97

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1) Spring budgeting concluded this weekend

2) Swarthmore wins statewide recycling competition

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Women’s basketball earns ECAC berth

2) Upcoming contests


Today: Mix of sun and clouds with light wind. High of 42.
According to my calendar, there’s just four days left until Spring Break.

Tonight: Cloudy with showers late. Low of 38.
And when I take my glasses off, it even looks like Break starts today.

Tomorrow: Occasional rain. Highs in the low 50s.
See ya on the beach, perfect-vision suckers!!!


Lunch: Moo goo gai pan, jasmine rice, vegetable moo goo gai pan, eggplant
casserole, baby lima beans, mixed vegetables, Mexican bar, rice krispy

Dinner: Roasted pork loins, yams and apples, three bean casserole,
broccoli-mushroom bake, vegetable blend, pizza bar, rocky road brownies


1) Spring budgeting concluded this weekend

by Pei Pei Liu
Co-Managing Editor

The second session of spring budgeting met in the WRC this past Saturday,
with the Student Budget Committee convening Sunday to finalize the budget.

“This year was easier than last,” said SBC Manager Jeff Traczynski ’04.
Whereas last year found the SBC some $20,000 over budget, Traczynski
explained that this year “we found ourselves right around the budget. The
requests did not exceed our assets by as much as last year.”

Among the changes taking place this year, the community service groups
formerly budgeted under CIVIC were budgeted individually, per the
dissolution of CIVIC as an umbrella organization last semester
“I think
it went very smoothly,” said Traczynski. “We budgeted them independently, so
they were held to the same standards by the same people.”

SBC also decided to standardize the funds for groups’ special dinners, such
as SAO’s annual “East of Sharples” dinner and the various Sharples Takeovers
sponsored by groups throughout the year. Each group will now be limited to
$500 per year to spend on these events.

The funds allocated to pay club sport coaches were also standardized. The
President’s Office is currently helping SBC support club sports, and
“Student Council is working with Bob Williams of Athletics to try to secure
that money again [for the 2003/2004 year],” explained Traczynski. “So we
were able to budget the club sports assuming that that money would be coming

Overall, though, Traczynski noted that the budgeting process was far
smoother this year, with only five groups appealing their budgets. Further,
only three groups are appealing out of dissatisfaction with their budgets;
the other two, according to Traczynski, chose to appeal simply to clarify
and specify their proposals for certain funds, to avoid having to return to
SBC next year to apply for supplemental funds.

SBC will hear the appeals on March 23, and any group can appeal again to
Student Council on March 25, when the Council gives the final approval for
all the budgets.


2) Swarthmore wins statewide recycling competition

Over the weekend, Swarthmore received top honors from the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection in the 2002 RUSH to Recycle
Challenge. Nineteen PA schools participated in the contest.

Averaging 56.11 pounds of recyclables collected per student, Swat finished
first in that category for existing programs, and third in the category of
increase over baseline in an existing program, recording a 136 percent

The award included $1,500 from the DEP to be used for Swat’s on-campus
recycling program. Associate professor of engineering E. Carr Everbach,
director of grounds Jeff Jabco, and members of Earthlust accepted the award
at the ceremony.

In a press release to the Office of News and Information, Everbach said, “At
Swarthmore we hope to make recycling a way of life among our students. This
competition builds the kind of team spirit to make sure the recycling habit


3) World news roundup

* Officials in the Bush administration announced plans on Monday to protest
the North Korean interception of a US surveillance plane over international
waters last weekend. The means by which the complaint will be made have not
yet been finalized, but one method under consideration is to bring up the
matter with the North Korean delegates to the United Nations. Military
officials said that four North Korean MiGs tailed the American plane for
approximately twenty minutes while the plane was in international airspace
about 150 miles off the Korean coast.

* UN officials announced on Monday that Iraq has now destroyed a total of 16
Al-Samoud 2 missiles at its military facility in Al Taji. Iraqi workers
began destroying the missiles on Sunday meeting the deadline set by chief
weapons inspector Hans Blix. Presidential scientific adviser General Amer
Al-Saadi said that the destruction of the missiles was part of Iraq’s
“proactive cooperation” with UN officials, according to CNN.com.

* Stocks plummeted and the lira fell almost five percent in Turkey after the
parliament voted not to accept a $15 billion dollar offer by the US
government to station over 60,000 troops in the country in the event of war
with Iraq. Turkey is facing a financial crisis and has large outstanding
payments due to the International Monetary Fund which many had thought would
compel the parliament to accept the offer.

* Mario Caligiuri, mayor of the town of Soveria Mannelli in southern Italy,
has offered Saddam Hussein and his family exile to avoid a possible war.
Caligiuri said that the town would soon make a formal offer to the Iraqi
embassy in Rome. “We have already organized round-the-clock security for
[Hussein and his family], namely our three local policemen,” Caligiuri
announced according to Reuters.


4) Campus events

Faculty Lecture: Kofi Anyidoho
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 4:00 p.m.

German Film Series
Kohlberg 328, 7:00 p.m.

Aikido Practice
Lamb-Miller Field House, 7:00 p.m.

Tango Dance Lessons
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

Good Schools PA Meeting
Parrish Parlors – West, 10:00 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
CRC – Parrish 2nd, 10:30 p.m.

All-Campus Study Break – TOMORROW @ 10pm in Parrish Parlors
Hosted by ENIE, Swarthmore’s Spanish Language Publication

Food includes: Home-made cakes, Home-made cookies, Crackers and Cheeses,
Nachos with Hot Cheese, Guacamole, and Salsa, Fruits, Hot Chocolate,
Sparkling Cider, Juices, and more….

Stop by Parrish at 10 and have some tasty treats!



1) Women’s basketball earns ECAC berth

Though they had their dreams of an NCAA tourney bid dashed by Johns Hopkins
last week, the women’s basketball got another shot at postseason glory
yesterday when they were named the fourth-seed in the ECAC Division III
Women’s Southern Basketball Championship.  As a result, the Garnet will play
host to #5 Alvernia tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m.  A victory in that contest
would propel the squad to a semifinal matchup against top-seeded Moravian on

This is the second straight year that the Garnet will have competed in the
ECAC, having made it to the semifinals in 2002.


2) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Women’s basketball hosts Alvernia – ECAC First Round, 7:00 p.m.



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