Thursday, September 18, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Volume 8, Number 14

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Today’s issue:


1) Conference on Kashmir to be held this weekend

2) Project Bandaloop: “Crossing: Tales of Gravity and Transformation”

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Women’s Soccer suffers a defeat to Richard Stockton

2) Men’s Soccer: Garnet romp home to a 7-0 victory

3) Volleyball: Garnet win 3-0 vs. Arcadia

4) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly cloudy and windy, high of 71.
The hurricane is coming for us…

Tonight: Rainy and windy, low of 66.
…and Martin Warner was nice enough to remind us about (Non-)Cancellation of

Tomorrow: Rainy and windy, high of 76.
Maybe I shouldn’t have done a hurricane/rain dance…


Lunch: Tortellini with rose sauce, foccacia, Indian-style chick peas, crinkle-cut
carrots, zucchini italiano, hoagie bar, lemon bar

Dinner: Salsa chicken, Spanish rice, vegetarian dumplings, eggplant parmesan,
Tex-Mex cauliflower, potato bar, ice cream bar


1) Conference on Kashmir to be held this weekend

by Roxanne Yaghoubi
World News Editor

In what many believe to be an historic occasion, representatives from all over
the country and the world will converge on Swarthmore’s campus this Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday to discuss peaceful resolutions to the Indian/Pakistani
conflict over Kashmir.

First conceived of during the 2002 freshman orientation by a group of Swarthmore
students interested in peace and justice issues, Dialogue for Peace Initiatives:
Kashmir is now supported by such luminaries as MIT professor Noam Chomsky, hip-hop
star Mos Def, and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Gerson Andres
Flores Perez.

Thirty to thirty-five colleges have already indicated that they will be attending,
with about 150-160 people total. The conference especially aims to reach those
students of the South Asian diaspora communities.

However, Swarthmore students of all backgrounds are also heartily encouraged
to attend, since as Bernadette Baird-Zairs ‘06 said, “This is an
incredible opportunity for Swarthmore students to listen, be heard and to carry
out their ideas about this conflict into action.” However, they must first
register, which they can do on the conference’s website,

Through panel discussions, trust-building workshops, a movie-showing, and even
a cultural evening, the conference hopes to furnish students with the tools
to do humanitarian and trust-building work. At the end, all conference participants
will sign a statement of common ground which would outline both the goals achieved
and initatives for further action.


2) Project Bandaloop: “Crossing: Tales of Gravity and

by Angelina Seah
Gazette Reporter

Come Saturday, September 20, Project Bandaloop will be presenting “Crossing:
Tales of Gravity and Transformation” at the Pearson Hall Theater in the
Lang Performing Arts Center. This piece was originally conceived as an eighteen-day
performance traverse of the Sierra Nevada from East to West to create site-specific
work, including a 1,200 foot vertical octet on Wildcat Point at the headwaters
of the Tuolumne River, and the LPAC performance marks its stage debut.

Besides the performance on Saturday, the company will be holding a four-day
residency on campus, which started yesterday. Five of the seven dancers coming
to Swarthmore will be teaching classes which include pilates and ballet. Sarah
Yardney, an arts administrator for Theater and Dance at the College, said, “The
residency is intended to give the Swarthmore community and dance students in
particular a chance to interact with Project Bandaloop company members and to
learn from them in a more intimate setting.” She also added that the aim
of the performance was to “share Project Bandaloop’s unique voice
and vision within the Swarthmore community.”

Project Bandaloop’s mission statement stresses that it “honors nature,
community, and the human spirit though dance.” Under the artistic direction
of Amelia Rudolph ’86, its performance pieces blend dance, sport, ritual,
and environmental awareness. The company has performed for almost half a million
people since 1996. For more information on the group, check out its website,

Freshman Waverly Lutz intends to attend Saturday’s performance. She professes
being intrigued by the company’s fusion of dance and sport. “Project
Bandaloop will be performing a piece with themes that are not typically explored
on the stage. This performance seems really different from the usual dance offerings
that we have on campus, and I’m looking forward to watching it,”
she said.


3) World news roundup

* Much to the dismay of several Islamic nations, the United States used its
veto against an important U.N. Security Council resolution Wednesday. The resolution
called for Israel to halt its plans to deport or assassinate Yasir Arafat. According
to Ambassador John D. Negroponte, the resolution was not backed in part because
it did not include a clear stance against terrorism. Eleven Council members
supported the resolution; Britain, Bulgaria, and Germany abstained. Critics
debate over how the U.S. will continue to mediate Middle Eastern conflicts after
this show of support for Israel.

* California state officials are looking to overturn the 9th Circuit Court
of Appeals’ postponement of the state’s recall election for Gov. Gray
Davis. The election, originally scheduled for October 7, was rescheduled for
March 2 because several counties had punch-card voting machines that did not
work properly. Officials stated that papers were filed on Wednesday asking the
appellate court to grant the Supreme Court the final say. The 9th Circuit Court
was responsive and reportedly indicated that it would reconsider the decision.

* A United States general reported Wednesday that eight men – six self-identified
as American and two self-identified as British – are being held prisoner
in Iraq under suspicion for association with guerrilla attacks against Americans
in Iraq. At this point, the prisoners are classified as “security detainees,”
rather than POWs or criminals. US officials have little insight into the true
nature of the prisoners’ backgrounds, but are confident that none of the
eight are as clearly American as was native Californian Taliban supporter John
Walker Lindh.


4) Campus events

Textbook BuyBack
College Bookstore, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Upward Bound Tutoring
Kohlberg 334, 4 p.m.

Muslim Students’ Association Meeting
Kohlberg 302, 4 p.m.

English Dept Film Viewing
LPAC 301, 6 p.m.

Carmen: Movie Screening for Spanish 1B
Kohlberg 330, 6 p.m.

“Activism in Academia” – workshop by Rudolfo Acuna
Intercultural Center, 4 p.m.

“Is Antonio Banderas Latino?” – lecture by Rudolfo Acuna
LPAC Cinema, 7 p.m.

Kohlberg 202, 7 p.m.



1) Women’s Soccer suffers a defeat to Richard Stockton

by Alex Glick
Gazette Reporter

The Swarthmore women’s soccer team (4-3) lost a hard fought game to the Richard
Stockton Ospreys (4-0) Wednesday 2-1 in overtime.

In the first half, neither team could keep control of the ball for a very long
time. Swarthmore was finally able to break away with the ball, and Natalie Negrey
’07 scored off of a Lauren Kett ’05 assist 20:02 into the game. It was Negrey’s
third goal of the season. The first half saw many remarkable saves by goalie
Catherine Salussolina ’04, who recorded a total of 9 saves for the game. One
ball, however, did pass Salussolina in the first half as the Ospreys scored
with 14:37 left.

With the score tied at 1-1 going into the second half, the pressure was on
for both the teams. Swarthmore played very well defensively, thwarting Stockton’s
chances of scoring. Stockton also played a solid defense and gave Swarthmore
very few opportunities even to shoot on their goal. Despite the defensive game,
both teams did come close to scoring on a number of opportunities.

With 4:24 left in the first overtime period, Richard Stockton found a hole
in the Garnet’s defense and scored to win the game 2-1. Throughout the game,
fans of both teams were riled up as they complained of what they believed to
be bad calls by the refreee. On a more positive note, Swarthmore continues to
put on a good showing as their only losses this year have been by solitary goals,
and two of these games went into overtime.

Swarthmore begins Centennial Conference play Tuesday, September 23 against
Franklin & Marshall on Clothier Field at 7:00 PM.


2) Men’s Soccer: Garnet romp home to a 7-0 victory

Nick Graham ’06 scored a hat-trick and Kirk Ellison ’05 added two
more as the Garnet recorded their biggest victory in almost a decade. On Wednesday
afternoon, the Garnet defeated Neumann 7-0 on Clothier Field to record an emphatic
and morale-boosting victory. The Garnet had fallen in the last four games but
always looked in control against Neumann.

Atsuro Wada ’06 and Steve Pater ’05 also scored for the Garnet.

The Garnet next play Dickinson on September 20 at 2:00 pm on Clothier Field.


3) Volleyball: Garnet win 3-0 vs. Arcadia

The Garnet topped the Knights 3-0, winning games 30-22, 30-25, 30-24 to improve
to 5-5 on the season.


4) Upcoming contests

No contests are scheduled for today.

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.



“Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.”


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Living & Arts Editor: Evelyn Khoo
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Mary Harrison
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Angelina Seah
Christine Shin
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Holice Kil
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