Friday, April 25, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, April 25, 2003
Volume 7, Number 130

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1) Final housing roundup

2) Weekend roundup

3) Paces menu for next week

4) World news roundup

5) Campus events


1) Akunyili, Golden, and Reynolds emerge victorious in McCabe Mile

2) Softball splits doubleheader with Baptist Bible, 4-9, 8-3

3) Baseball falls to Ursinus, 15-4

4) Upcoming contests


Today: Cloudy with possible showers in the afternoon. High of 63.
I’ve been sick for three days now and Swat has continued to provide for me
by assigning great quantities of work in order to improve my intellectual

Tonight: Cloudy with 70% chance of rain. Low of 49.
And, of course, it does that when I am healthy too.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with continued possibility of rain. High in the low
Kind of reminds me of that “to have and to hold, in sickness and in health”

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High in the mid 60s.
And I really don’t like where that is heading.


Lunch: Chicken with broccoli, jasmine rice, three bean casserole, eggplant
Creole, veggie blend, fortune cookies, wrap bar, lemon cake

Dinner: Friday’s favorite chicken picante, rice pilaf, tabouleh, lentil
stew, baby carrots, peas, pizza bar, cream pies


1) Final housing roundup

With the spring housing season coming to a close at the end of last night’s
rising sophomore lottery, Dean of Housing Myrt Westphal once again has the
scoop on the latest developments:

* As expected, the Class of 2006 found itself hardest hittest by this
year’s housing crunch, with more than 80 rising sophomores left on the
wait-list at the end of the evening. According to Dean Westphal, this list,
which comprises nearly a quarter of the class, is the longest in recent memory.

* Students on the wait-list will be offered housing as the incoming class
roster is narrowed, freeing up rooms across campus. Additionally, lounges
and other residential spaces may be called into duty to relieve the housing
crunch. On the bright side, as Westphal noted, all these students can look
forward to 1st or 2nd cohort housing during their next two years.

* The first room chosen in last night’s lottery was a Hallowell double and
the last was an ML double. Men picked the last five rooms in the lottery,
meaning that the wait-list started later for men (#955) than for women (#931).

* Finally, Westphal contacted the many rising juniors stuck on the singles
wait-list yesterday, assuring them that she expects to release about as
many singles over the next few months as there are students waiting to get
into them. She explained that the selection process would begin in May and
probably run through August, with each student being offered a choice of
rooms based on their preferences. Students will be able to accept a room
from amongst these choices or wait for the next batch without losing their
place on the list. Additionally, those students who choose to live
off-campus, even after accepting a wait-list room, can do so without
penalty until August 1st. Meanwhile, interested students can monitor the
progress of the list, which will be posted outside of Parrish 108.

For a recap of this past week’s other housing lotteries:

Rising Seniors:

Rising Juniors:


2) Weekend roundup

by Evelyn Khoo
Living & Arts Editor

Thanks to Spec Week, there are a ton of campus activities going on this
weekend. The Daily Gazette picks a few highlights but also includes some
off-campus events if you want to escape the madness:

On Friday afternoon head over to Lang’s Pearson-Hall Theatre to catch the
Spring Student Dance Concert at 4:30 pm. It will also be repeat Saturday
night at 8 pm. Later in the evening, stay on that side of campus to enjoy
the cultured sounds of the Swarthmore College Orchestra at their concert, 8
pm in Lang.

You know you want to party your socks off before the last week of classes
so celebrate with the International Club in Paces, 10 pm. Off-campus, you
might want to check out the ‘eerily funny’ indie pop rocker Steven Lynch at
Theater of Living Arts, 334 South Street at 11 pm. Tickets are going for

On Saturday, head behind the track field bleachers at noon to participate
in the Adobe Brickmaking Workshop: think kindergarten! It’ll be fun! And
for a good cause. The workshop will go on until 5 pm and also be held on
Sunday at the same time and same place.

If you’re in a more indoors mood, you might want to check out the new John
Cusack movie, ‘Identity’ which opens on Friday a ‘psychological variation’
of Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ with bits of existential
Sartre thrown in. If you’re a big indie fan you probably won’t want to miss
the Flaming Lips at the Electric Factory at 8:30 pm.

On Sunday, take advantage of the free admission to the Philadelphia Museum
of Art and stroll the hallowed halls of one of Philadelphia’s largest and
most beautiful museums. And just for kicks, you might want to make like
Rocky and run up those stairs!


3) Paces menu for next week

Sunday menu

appetizer: vegetable quesadillas
appetizer: brie and cranberry pastries
entree: cajun chicken pasta
soup: cream of mushroom soup

Monday through Wednesday menu

appetizer: black bean and rice salad
entree: shrimp etouffee (cajun stew)
entree: chili con carne
soup: eggplant, zucchini and sweet red pepper stew


Sunday: triple banana treat
Monday: blueberry custard, chocolate cake
Tuesday: pear walnut spice cake, bittersweet chocolate cake
Wednesday: LockStock golden pound cake, citrus aspic (light, sweet, tart jello)


4) World news roundup

* US forces in Iraq have detained Tariq Aziz. Aziz was the former deputy
prime minister of Iraq, and the second most visible governmental figure
after Hussein, particularly during the first Gulf War. The association
between the two figures stretched back to the 1950s when both were Baath
party activists. It is expected that Aziz will serve as a valuable source
of information as to the location of weapons of mass destruction. In
addition, President Bush announced Thursday that there was significant
evidence that Hussein was dead or wounded.

* American officials said on Thursday that Iranian-trained agents have been
repeatedly crossing over into Southern Iraq. The American government
believes that once Iranians arrive in Iraq, they have been trying to
promote the rise of Shiite clerics and interests to fill the void left by
Hussein. While the US strongly warned Iran against doing so, Iran
vehemently denied any such action by its agents.

* The CEO of American Airlines quit his position on Thursday. The airline
is in the midst of a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy crisis. Meanwhile the
flight attendant union remained split on whether they would swallow a
cost-cutting package. The problems that American Airlines have been facing
are symptomatic of the industry as a whole, which has been badly hurt by
the travel downturn following the 9/11 attacks and the outbreak of SARS.


5) Campus events


Swarthmore Public Library Book Sale
Swarthmore Public Library, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Physics Department Senior Thesis Talks by Roban Kramer, Stephanie Tonnesen,
and Rabi Whitaker
Dupont 133, 4:30 p.m.

Spring Student Dance Concert
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 4:30 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Sponsored by Ruach
Memorial Hall – Bond, 5:30 p.m.

Ourstory Distro Party
Parrish Parlors, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: “But I’m a Cheerleader”
Sponsored by SQU
Intercultural Center, 7:30 p.m.

Movie: “The Pianist”
Kirby, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Large Group/Friday Night Worship
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

“Krapp’s Last Tape” and “The War in Heaven: Angel’s Monologue” directed by
Kate Nelson-Lee ’03
Frear Ensemble Theatre – LPAC, 8:00 p.m.

Movie: “Y Tu Mama Tambien”
Sponsored by the International Club
SCCS Lounge, 8:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Orchestra Spring Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

International Club Party
Paces, 10:00 p.m.

Performances by The Pirates, Circulatory System, and Lilys
Olde Club, 10:00 p.m.


Swarthmore Public Library Book Sale Half Price Day
Swarthmore Public Library, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Adobe Brickmaking Workshop
Behind the Mullan Center, 12:00 p.m.

Joint Senior Recital featuring compositions by Laura Bonem and David January
Lang Concert Hall, 4:00 p.m.

SWAP dinner
Sharples Room 6, 6:00 p.m.

Movie: “The Pianist”
Kirby, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

Annual Walpurgisnacht celebration
Sponsored by SWIL
Location TBA, 8:00 p.m.

“Krapp’s Last Tape” and “The War in Heaven: Angel’s Monologue” directed by
Kate Nelson-Lee ’03
Frear Ensemble Theatre – LPAC, 8:00 p.m.

Senior Recital: Oliver Hsu, cello
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Spring Student Dance Concert
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 8:00 p.m.

Vertigo-go Spring Show
Mephistos, 8:00 p.m.


Breakfast and Meeting for Worship
Friends Meeting House, 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Mass
Memorial Hall – Bond, 11:00 a.m.

Adobe Brickmaking Workshop
Behind the Mullan Center, 12:00 p.m.

“Krapp’s Last Tape” and “The War in Heaven: Angel’s Monologue” directed by
Kate Nelson-Lee ’03
Frear Ensemble Theatre – LPAC, 2:00 p.m.

Music In Bond
Memorial Hall – Bond, 2:00 p.m.

Young Friends Meeting for Worship
Bond Common Worship Room, 5:00 p.m.

Study with a SAM
Trotter 303 & 201, 7:00 p.m.

Network for New Music
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.



1) Akunyili, Golden and Reynolds emerge victorious in McCabe

The basement of McCabe was packed with students and specs alike last night
for the running of the annual McCabe Mile. Junior Njideka Akunyili took
first among women and Sophomores James Golden and Lang Reynolds crossed the
finish simultaneously to pace the men.


2) Softball splits doubleheader with Baptist Bible, 4-9, 8-3

Detailed results were unavailable at the time of publication.


3) Baseball falls to Ursinus, 15-4

Detailed results were unavailable at the time of publication.


4) Upcoming contests

Women’s Tennis at Centennial Championships, Haverford, 9:00 a.m.
Golf at Centennial Championships, Berlin, MD, 11:30 a.m.
Baseball at Ursinus, 3:30 p.m.
Track at Penn Relays, 5:15 p.m.

Golf at Centennial Championships, Berlin, MD, 11:30 a.m.
Women’s Tennis at Centennial Championships, Haverford, 9:00 a.m.
Track at TCNJ, 11:00 a.m.
Baseball hosts Haverford (DH), 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse hosts Haverford, 1:00 p.m.
Softball hosts McDaniel (DH), 1:00 p.m.



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