Thursday, May 1, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Thursday, May 1, 2003
Volume 7, Number 134


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Spring Fling promises more fun than ever

2) Student Council election results

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Morning showers. High of 79.
I can’t believe this is the last week of classes

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low of 59.
I can’t believe this is the second-to-last weather joke of the year

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High of 76.
I can’t believe this is the punchline to today’s weather joke (perhaps a
little time off will be a good thing after all…)

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Chicken and dumplings, buttered noodles, baked tofu, pierogies,
broccoli, cauliflower, asian bar, angel food cake

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetable lasagna, seitan
stroganoff, vegetable blend, caesar salad bar, ice cream bar

NEWS REPORT

1) Spring Fling promises more fun than ever

by Sanggee Kim – News Reporter
additional reporting by Jeremy Schifeling and Christine Shin

Classes are over (almost), and the advent of Spring Fling is upon us.
Promised by SAC to be bigger and better than ever, this year’s schedule of
events offers lots of fun activities for everyone. Tonight, the deans are
giving away free ice cream scooped by SAC members in Kohlberg coffee bar
from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in a multitude of flavors and toppings.

On Friday, the Willets Canrival will be taking place from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.
Re-live your childhood in front of Willets with a a Sumo Wrestling Pit, a
Water-Bounce Castle, as well as plenty of popcorn, cotton candy, and snow
cones. Student Council is also sponsoring Movie Night on the Beach and the
SC Party in Paces. The planned movies for this year are “Aladdin” and “The
Big Lebowski” (in case of rain, they will be shown in the Fieldhouse.) The
movies should start around 8 and go until midnight. The Student Council
Paces party will start when the movie ends around midnight and go until 3am!

Saturday, get your groove on at the Worthstock festival from 1:00 to 8:00
pm featuring Student African drumming, Gary Lucas, Corey Harris, Frank
Bambara y Sus Salseros, and the King Django Roost and Culture Band at Olde
Club. Alternatively, unwind before finals and participate in debauchery at
the Margaritaville BBQ from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Later that night, DU will be
hosting its annual Margaritaville party from 10pm to 2am.

Sunday night, head over to LPAC and laugh all your stress away with
Vertigo-go and guest comedian Tim Homayoon.

You might still wonder, why should I go to these events? Ryan Budish ’04
says, “We’re really excited about the entire weekend that has been planned.
There are a lot of things for students with a diversity of interests, so
hopefully everyone can find something they’ll enjoy that will take the edge
off a stressful time of year. Besides, how are you going to get any work
done in McCabe if there is a movie showing on the Beach?”

Added Anna Morgan ’04, “”It’s fun! Finals don’t start until THURSDAY, so
you can definitely come out on the weekend before. Plus, you will remember
the fun you had during the Fling for much much longer than you will ever
remember the orgo you were studying.”

Spring Fling activities are funded by Student Council, SAC, the Office of
Student Activities, the President’s Office, and the Cooper Foundation.

*****

2) Student Council election results

Emiliano Rodriguez ’05, Wee Chua ’06, Charlie Sussman ’05, Nicole Brunda
’04, and Melinda Lee ’04 have been elected the new members of Student
Council. Rodriguez will serve as Co-President, while Chua, Sussman, and
Brunda will be the Campus Life, Financial Policy, and Educational Policy
Representatives, respectively, and Lee will fill the Student Groups Advisor
position. Full results are below, as provided by Student Council.

President:
Robert Berman 154
Emiliano Rodriguez 367 **
No Preference 100
None of the Above 43
Margin of Error 11

Campus Life Rep.:
Jenna Adelberg 180
Wee Chua 271 **
No Preference 172
None of the Above 42
Margin of Error 12

Financial Policy Rep.:
Charlie Sussman 360 **
No Preference 202
None of the Above 103
Margin of Error 11

Educational Policy Rep.:
Nicole Brunda 182 **
Dave Majumdar 150
Chris Rose 106
No Preference 184
None of the Above 42
Margin of Error 11

Student Groups Advisor:
Doru Gavril 93
Dave Gentry 138
Melinda Lee 208**
Christine Shin 93
Quincey Winston 45
No Preference 59
None of the Above 29
Margin of Error 12

653 students voted total.

*****

3) World news roundup

* Officials at the Pakistani Information Ministry announced yesterday that
Whalid ba Attash, also known as Tawfiq bin Attash or Khallad was arrested
Tuesday along with five other suspected members of the terrorist group Al
Qaeda in the city of Karachi. US authorities believe that Attash was the
mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole in October of 2000. A
Pakistani official who did not want to be named said that Attash and the
other people arrested were planning attacks on the US Consulate and other
government operations in Karachi. Authorities identified Attash as a Yemeni
national and said that during his arrest police found 150 kilograms of
explosives along with a large stash of guns and ammunition. President Bush
hailed the government of Pakistan for its efforts in the war on terror.

* The new Mideast peace plan drafted by the United Nations, US, European
Union and Russia met with immediate criticism after it was delivered to
Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday. While Palestinian officials
said they would accept the plan, Israeli officials called for more than 15
changes in the document and Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Mark Sofer
said, “It is crucial that we do not…talk peace by day and have Israelis
blown up by night.” Israelis have said that the plan should not be
implemented until terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens have ended.
Criticism is based in large part on the a common critique of plans for the
region: the steps asked of Israel are measurable and quantifiable while
those asked of Palestinians are subjective.

* Attempting to alleviate the effects of its decision to close karaoke
parlors, cinemas, and other entertainment venues as a result of the SARS
epidemic, the Chinese government has published a list of suggested books
for people who find themselves bored at home with nothing to do. The list
was topped by titles such as the “16th Party Congress Report”, “Socialism
with Chinese Characteristics”, and “A History of the Chinese Communist
Party.” The Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series were also on the
list, but near the bottom. According to Reuters, a statement released with
the list said “In the development of human history, people inevitably
encounter such disasters…We think this is just the time to catch up on
reading.”

*****

4) Campus events

Upward Bound Prospective Interviews
Sponsored by Upward Bound
Kohlberg 115, 4:00 p.m.

Art Department Picnic
Sponsored by the Department of Art
Outside Old Tarble, 4:30 p.m.

Post-Swat Plans for Astro/Physics Students
Sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dupont 133, 5:45 p.m.

Physics and Astronomy Clinic
Sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dupont 133, 7:00 p.m.

Goldwater Workshop for rising sophomores and juniors
Sponsored by the Deans’ Office
Parrish Parlour- East, 7:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Upcoming contests

Today:
There are no contests scheduled for today

Tomorrow:
Women’s Tennis NCAA Regional Championships at Washington & Lee
Men’s Tennis NCAA Regional Championships at Mary Washington
Track Centennial Conference Championships at Gettysburg

*****

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in
the milk.”
–Henry David Thoreau

*****
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