Friday, September 5, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, September 5, 2003
Volume 8, Number 5

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1) Weekend roundup

2) Faculty lecture schedule for 2003-2004

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly sunny! High near 80.
One week over, thirteen more to go…

Tonight: Clear! Low around 59.
Hmm–thirteen weeks is an awful lot…

Saturday: Mostly sunny! High near 79.
Let’s see…five more weeks till fall break!

Sunday: Really sunny! High in the low 80s.
Phew. That’s better.


Lunch: Tortellini di fiesoli, lattice-cut french fries, cajun black beans,
spinach, corn, wrap bar, cheesecake

Dinner: Chicken parmesan, pasta, eggplant parmesan, sweet and sour tofu, zucchini
italiano, broccoli, potato bar, fruit pies


1) Weekend roundup

by Evelyn Khoo
Living & Arts Editor

Non-frosh: You know, deep, deep down, that you’re glad to be back at Swat.
I mean, where else can you chill (literally!!) with your deans while chowing
down on ice cream, grind with your special someone at a Paces party, or simply
sit on
Parrish Beach, on a blanket, relaxing to the not-quite-so-melodious tones of
the Family Guy?

Frosh: It’s your first Swat weekend!! Drop all things academic (yes, it is
allowed. Sometimes.) and party! Your only worry this weekend will be which events
to hit first. And never fear, soon you’ll be traipsing the well-worn shortcuts
down to Olde Club and Paces like the rest of us. This is only the beginning!

On Friday, join in Welcome Weekend with the Deans’ Ice Cream Social on Parrish
Beach, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., then swing by Darren Carter’s comedy show on
the LPAC mainstage at 9:00 p.m. For more information on Carter’s act, check
out If you’re looking for off-campus fun, the Philadelphia
Fringe Festival presents “Cafeteria” at the Arden Theater on 40 North
2nd Street at 8:00 p.m. (also on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.).

On Saturday, get your groove on at Rhythm ‘n’ Motion auditions in the LPAC
Troy Dance Studio at 10:30 a.m., then chill on the Beach for “The Family
Guy” and “The Two Towers” at 8:30. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious,
squeeze into the Tweeter Center in Camden for a 7:30 Dave Matthews Band concert.

Stop by the Gazette booth at the Student Activities Fair on Sunday and get
a much-coveted Gazette sticker while checking out other great campus groups
and organizations. The Fair will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Parrish Beach or in
Upper Tarble if it rains. Afterward, you’ll still have time to check out the
last day of the “Eye of Mexico” exhibit at the Museum of Art on Ben
Franklin Parkway in Philly.


2) Faculty lecture schedule for 2003-2004

from Cathy Pescatore
Administrative Coordinator for the Provost

Below you will find the schedule of faculty lectures for this year and, in
some instances, the title of the lecture.

All lectures will begin at 4:30 in the Scheuer Room and will be proceeded
by a reception from 4-4:30 pm. All members of the Swarthmore college community–faculty,
staff, and students–are welcome at these lectures and I encourage you to attend.
These lectures have all been scheduled so as not to conflict with other lectures
of campus wide interest and I ask that you avoid scheduling other events at
these times. Thanks for your help with making it possible for these lectures
to be accessible to the entire community.

Monday September 8
Nat Anderson, Department of English and Chair of the Creative Writing Program
“Quiver: A Reading of New Poems”

Tuesday October 21
Edith Hall, Cornell Visiting Professor, Department of Classics
Title to be Announced

Monday November 3
Garikai Campbell, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Title to be Announced

Wednesday January 28
Tia Newhall, Department of Computer Science
Title to be Announced

Monday February 9
Art McGarity, Department of Engineering
Title to be Announced

Thursday March 4
Michael Cothren, Department of Art
“Liturgy, Legitimacy, Program: The Art Historian in the Virgin Chapel of
Beauvais Cathedral”

Tuesday March 23
Ed Kako, Department of Psychology
Title to be Announced

Wednesday April 21
Tom Hunter, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Tentative Title: “What is Mathematics?/What is Algebraic Geometry?”


3) World news roundup

* Miguel Estrada withdrew his nomination for the Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday. Judge Estrada had struggled for two
years to be confirmed by the Senate after first being nominated by President
Bush. Though Estrada had up to 55 votes in the Senate, 60 votes were needed
to break the Democratic-sponsored filibuster against him. House Majority Leader
Tom DeLay said that the judge was the victim of a “political hate crime,”
but Democrats continue to filibuster two other Bush judicial nominees: Priscilla
Owen of Texas and Alabama Attorney General William Pryor.

* The Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday that al-Qaeda may be
preparing to hijack airliners that pass over the United States while flying
between two international points. Flights originating in Canada would fit that
description, with a concern being that the U.S. does not have the power to require
security measures of airlines who are not American and whose flights do not
fly out of this country. However, the Department of Homeland Security also said
that it does not plan to raise the terror threat level in anticipation of the
September 11 anniversary.

* Researchers at Imperial College London announced Thursday that giving overweight
people an extra dose of the PYY3-36 hormone reduced appetite by a third. The
hormone had earlier been show to suppress appetite in lean people, but it was
worried that results would not be replicated for those who are overweight. The
hormone could have significant impact on helping the sixty percent of Americans
who are overweight.


4) Campus events


Information meeting for Media Services and LPAC jobs
Contact Susan Smythe (ssmythe1) with questions or more information
LPAC – Pearson-Hall Theatre, 1:00 p.m.

Watson Fellowship informational session
Scheuer Room, 1:00 p.m.

Deans’ Ice Cream Social
Parrish Beach, 3:30 p.m.

WRC Band and Barbecue
Women’s Resource Center, 6:00 p.m.

Dialogue for Peace Initiatives
Science Center 101, 8:00 p.m.

Comedian Darren Carter
LPAC – Pearson-Hall Theatre, 9:00 p.m.


Rhythm ‘n’ Motion auditions
LPAC Troy Dance Studio, 10:30 a.m.

Outdoor Movie: “Family Guy” vol. 1 and “LOTR: the Two Towers”
Parrish Beach, 8:30 p.m.


Swarthmore Meeting
Friends Meeting House, 9:30 a.m.

Student breakfast, meeting for worship, and fellowship
Friends Meeting House, 10:00 and 11:15 a.m.

Adult RE session: Language in Worship
Friends Meeting House, 11:45 a.m.

Student Activities Fair
Parrish Beach, 1:00 p.m.
(Rain location: Upper Tarble)

Daily Gazette Informational Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.



1) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Women’s Soccer at York College, 11:00 a.m.
Volleyball hosts Kings Point & William Patterson, 11:00 a.m.
Men’s Soccer at Johns Hopkins Tournament vs. Savannah Art & Design, 11:00
Field Hockey hosts Goucher, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis hosts Tim Berman Memorial, 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Tennis at Mary Washington Invitational, 9:00 a.m.

Men’s Tennis hosts Tim Berman Memorial, 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Tennis at Mary Washington Invitational, 9:00 a.m.



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