Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Volume 8, Number 8

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Today’s issue:


1) Student Council to host town hall forum on proposed changes
in student group charters

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly sunny. High of 76.
You know, sometimes I wish I were the Willets cat

Tonight: Clear. Low of 58.
No classes, no labs- just wander around campus all day exploring bushes and
musing about tuna

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High of 79.
That does it- I’m changing my major to Interpretation Theory


Lunch: Italian stromboli, french fries, cheese and vegetable stromboli, butternut
squash and sage orzo, broccoli, wing bar, lemon squares

Dinner: Turkey London broil, mushroom rice, lentil stew, pasta with sauce,
corn on the cob, whole green beans, pasta bar, apple crisp


1) Student Council to host town hall forum on proposed changes
in student group charters

by Greg Leiserson
Co-Campus News Editor

Student Council representatives will be hosting a town hall style forum to
discuss a proposal to change student group charters on Tuesday September 23rd
at 10 p.m. on Parrish steps. Students will have a chance to voice their opinions
on the proposal. The changes may affect the spring budgeting for student groups.
In case of rain the meeting will move inside Parrish. More details, including
a copy of the proposal, will follow as soon as they are available.


2) World news roundup

*Two suicide bombings occurred only hours apart in Israel on Tuesday. The
first, located at a bus stop near Tel Aviv, killed seven and wounded
fifteen. Meanwhile the second, which happened outside of a popular cafe in
West Jerusalem, killed at least six people. Militant group Hamas has claimed

responsibility for both incidents, which are the first to occur after the
Israeli army began a series of targeted attacks against Hamas leaders in mid-


*A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that negligent security procedures could

have contributed to the September 11 attacks. The ruling allows victims and

victims’ families to sue airlines, aircraft makers, and the builders of the

World Trade Center for damages. Industry representatives had been trying to

get the suits dismissed, arguing that their responsibilities were limited to

protecting passengers and not those located inside the Trade Center or the

*Republican gubernatorial candidate Peter Ueberroth pulled out of the
California recall race on Tuesday, after the latest polls showed his support

in the single digits. Ueberroth has not yet endorsed any of the other 135
candidates, but he says he will do so after meeting with other Republicans
and even Democrats to determine which best answers the question “How will

you keep jobs in this state?”

*During a four hour hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Pentagon officials

told Congress that American forces were struggling to meet the need in Iraq.

The hearing came at the same time as the Army was announcing that the tours

of 20,000 Army Reserve and National Guard troop members would be extended to

as long as a year. The crisis in numbers has come in large part because of
the failure to attract international peacekeepers, as well as the lack of
significant numbers of Iraqi nationals serving as security or military


3) Campus events

Candle-light Vigil and Walk, September 11th remembrance event
Friends Meeting House, 7pm

General Chemistry Workshop
Science Center 101, 7pm

Film Screening by Language Resource Center
Kohlberg 226, 8pm

Why-War? Meeting
Parrish Parlors, 8.30pm



1) Upcoming contests

Men’s Soccer hosts Moravian, 7:00 p.m.

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.



“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith


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