Wednesday, April 23, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Volume 7, Number 128

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1) Student Council discusses new ID cards, co-presidential debate

2) Housing Roundup: Day Two

3) Swarthmore police news

4) World news roundup

5) Campus events


1) Baseball smashes Washington

2) Softball wins one, loses one against Haverford

3) McDaniel barely edges out women’s lacrosse

4) Upcoming contests


Today: Sunny and gusty with a high of 56.
This is the first day of “Ride the Tide to Swat.”

Tonight: Clear skies, low of 38.
I don’t like that name for a couple reasons. One, it doesn’t roll off the
tongue as smoothly as “Spec Weekend.”

Tomorrow: Sunny again, high in the mid 60s and lows in the 40s.
Second, it puts me in mind of a certain joke from the movie “Clueless”
concerning a crimson tide….


Lunch: chicken croquettes, mashed potatoes, homestyle tofu, peanut noodle,
peas and onions, California blend, bagle bar, pecan pie

Dinner: grilled flank steak, steak fries, pasta with sauce, Greek eggplant
with feta, asparagus, corn, pasta bar, bundt cake


1) Student Council discusses new ID cards, co-presidential

by Evelyn Khoo
Living and Arts Editor

The highlight of this week’s Student Council meeting was the array of new ID
card prototypes that were ready for inspection. The council mulled over
three or four designs and finally decided on one, which had a garnet
background, a picture of the Scott amphitheater on the left, the bar code
printed (not a sticker) on the bottom ‘Swarthmore College’ emblazoned
vertically along the right edge and a color photograph on the right. Look
out for a picture of the new ID card prototype in the Gazette tomorrow!

Council members agreed that they would prefer the bar code to be printed
directly onto the card, since this was the main reason that the cards got so
shabby after constant swiping.

However, some issues were raised concerning library loans with the new bar
code format, since the sticker bar codes which are currently in use are
issued from McCabe. Student Council will continue to look into finalising
getting the new ID cards out to the student body. It is tentatively
scheduled to be ready for the class of 2007 but definitely for the class of

Another important item on the agenda was the new co-presidential debate
between the three candidates running for position of Student Council
Co-president in the coming election. The candidates running for co-president
are Robert Berman ’04, Rebecca Davis ’05 and Emiliano Rodriguez ’05. The
debate, which will be conducted ‘town hall’ style, with the candidates
fielding questions from the audience, will be conducted in Sharples at
5.30pm today.


2) Housing Roundup: Day Two

The rising junior housing lottery concluded last night with some surprising
developments, again collected by our very own Dean of Housing Myrt Westphal.

* 25 rising juniors were placed on the wait-list for singles next year at
the end of the lottery.  The number would actually have been larger had it
not been for the fact that many of their classmates opted for one-room
doubles in Mertz, Wharton, Strath Haven, DanaWell, and Parrish rather than
deal with the uncertainty of the wait-list.

* This result contrasts with last year’s experience, in which all juniors
who desired singles got them in the lottery – as did a few rising

* Westphal attributed the outcome partially to a decline in the number of
students planning to study abroad next fall – down by about 25 compared to
last year.  Other factors may have played a role as well.

* Nevertheless, Westphal expects that all students on the waiting-list will
receive a single, although some may have to wait into the summer to find out
their room assignment.  These assignments will be made as students finalize
their housing plans for next year and the College arrives at a final number
for exchange and transfer student housing units required.

* In the meantime, rising sophomores getting ready for their housing lottery
should expect a wait-list at the end of the lottery, as is usual for the
sophomores.  However, Westphal wished to assure them in advance that all who
desire campus housing will receive it as soon as the size of the Class of
2007 stabilizes.

Click here for a link to yesterday’s Housing Roundup:


3) Swarthmore police news

On April 19 at 2:05 a.m. Officer Stilwell observed a vehicle speeding on
Yale Avenue. The operater, upon being pulled over, was noted to have
bloodshot eyes and slurred speech as well as smelling of intoxicants. He was
arrested for driving under the influence.


4) World news roundup

* An estimated 1 million Shiite muslims, many of them bleeding from
self-inflicted wounds, marched to the holy city of Karbala in southern Iraq
on Tuesday. The once-annual pilgrimage had been very restricted during
Hussein’s reign. Though Hussein is Sunni, 60% of Iraqis are Shiite, and so
Hussein restricted the pilgrimage as a way to restrain political protest.
Neighboring Iran, whose population is more than 90% Shiite, did not see its
citizens participate since that country’s borders with Iraq are still

* In a surprising turn-around from its previous resistance to the Iraq war,
France announced on Tuesday that it would support the US move to end
sanctions against Iraq. In particular, France urged that the US end civilian
sanctions, while still maintaining an arms embargo. However there still
remain deep divisions in the UN security council as to what exactly the
future of Iraq should look like.

* Seeking to calm financial markets, President Bush announced on Tuesday
that he would once again nominate Alan Greenspan. This would be Greenspan’s
fifth term as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. However the
announcement came 14 months before the end of Greenspan’s term, and on the
same day as the chief underwent prostate surgery.


5) Campus events

Dana Lyons ’83: “History of the environmental movement and activism during
war time”
Martin, Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture by David Bayer ’77: “Syzgies and Graph Colorings”
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture by Professor Michael Sells
“The Infinity of Love in Thirteenth Century Christian and Islamic Mysticism”
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.

Student Council co-presidential candidate debate
Sharples, 5:30 p.m.

French Film Festival: Amelie
Kohlberg 328, 7:00 p.m.

Film: Shoah (part 1 of 2)
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

Peace Initiatives: Artist discussion and slide show
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

Anomalous Picture Show: Mystery Science Theater 3000
Trotter 203, 7:30 p.m.

Concert: Dana Lyons ’83
Olde Club, 8:00 p.m.

Julie Stoffer, Former Cast Member of MTV’s The Real World
Haverford College, Founders Great Hall, 9:00 p.m.

Julie Stoffer, Former Cast Member of MTV’s The Real World
Wednesday, April 23rd at 9pm in Founders Great Hall

As part of Haverford’s first-ever Disabilities Awareness Week, we are proud
to present Julie Stoffer, former cast member of the MTV show, The Real
World. Her lecture is entitled “Growing up with Learning Differences” and
she will discuss her time on Real World New Orleans as well as her childhood
experiences with a learning disability. Ms. Stoffer is best known for her
role as a Mormon on the Real World, and has also been featured in many
prestigious publications including People Magazine, Newsweek and USA Today.
Furthermore, she has been a special guest on televisions programs such as
The View and Larry King Live. Ms. Stoffer will speak for approximately one
hour, which will be followed with a Q&A session and a meet-and-greet
autograph session afterward.

Thursday, April 24th:

Califone and Brokeback
-Goodhart Hall Common Room, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
-free for Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore students
-$8 at the door, all others.

Requests for directions to the venue, and general questions, can be sent
or call 610.526.7604



1) Baseball smashes Washington

With Matt Goldstein ’04 pitching a complete game, giving up only five hits,
and going four for four at the plate, the Garnet tide beat Washington 12 to
3. Goldstein had three RBIs in this Centennial victory.


2) Softball wins one, loses one against Haverford

After dropping the first game 2-0 against the Fords, the Garnet rose to a
6-3 victory. MK Vallianos hit a two run single in the nightcap, helping lead
the Tide to win.


3) McDaniel barely edges out women’s lacrosse

This exciting game was decided in the final 25 seconds when McDaniel scored
its 10th point against Swat’s 9. Jackie Kahn helped the Garnet with five
goals and one assist. Sam Usslan had 22 saves and Heidi Fieselmann, Niamh
Shortt, and Jamie Larsen also scored goals.


4) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Baseball hosts Ursinus, 4:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Baptist Bible (DH), 3:30 p.m.
Track at Penn Relays, 4:55 p.m.



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