Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Volume 8, Number 127

Write to us! daily@swarthmore.edu
Photo of the day: http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/org/daily/photo.html
Today’s issue: http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/org/daily/


1) Junior housing lottery roundup

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Golf finishes second

2) Upcoming contests


Today: Sunny. High of 72.

Yesterday’s high of 84 inspired the following visions:

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low of 64.

Flip flops, bikini tops, short shorts, Frisbee, Parrish Beach,
courtyard barbeques…

Tomorrow: Sunny. High of 72.

Forget watching the “The Real World: Swarthmore”! With weather like
this, specs will wanna be living the good (weather) life too.


Lunch: beef stew, cornbread, broccoli-mushroom stir-fry, spinach
crepes, corn, brussel sprouts, falafel bar, jewish apple cake

Dinner: fresh fish, cous cous, creamy bow tie pasta bake, lentil stew,
broccoli, vegetable blend, patty grilla bar, blondies


1) Junior housing lottery roundup

by Anya Carrasco

Gazette Reporter

Thanks to Assistant Dean and Director of Residential Life Myrt Westphal
for providing the Gazette with the information below following the
rising junior and senior housing lotteries.

* There are 32 rising juniors in one-room doubles, mostly in Wharton
and the new dorm. Many students picked these rooms happily even when
they had single room choices but several paired up at the end rather
than take a single they really didn’t want or go on the B wait list.
(As noted in the lottery rules, if you skip your number when you could
pick, the school does not guarantee housing.)

* Some rising juniors are thinking about their options—to get on the
wait list for singles or try and create a group for some of the
triples, quads and quints that remain.

* About six to eight singles remained in ML lower level and some
students would rather go on an uncertain B wait list than sign up for
such singles.

* Mertz closed first, in part because there were no one-room doubles
available this year—they are all going to incoming frosh.

* Worth closed second.

* There are no more male spaces in Parrish.

* The majority of open rooms are in Willets, ML and Pitt but there is a
scattering of rooms around campus.

* Three rooms remain in the new dorm, but there will be several
sophomores, in part because of the blocking.

A list of assigned rooms will appear at or before noon today.


2) World news roundup

* The Supreme Court is set to hear a landmark case today to decide
whether the writ of habeas corpus extends outside the United States.
The ruling would apply to detainees currently being held in Guantanamo
Bay, many of whom have ties with the Taliban or al Qaeda terrorists.
The president deemed the non-citizens as “enemy combatants,” and as
such they have not been permitted court hearings to attempt to prove
their innocence. Although in previous cases the government has tried
prisoners before a military tribunal with lawyers defending them, so
far none of the Guantanamo detainees have been permitted even an
opportunity with a tribunal. According to MSNBC, New York University
Law School professor David Golove said, “The Supreme Court has felt
comfortable as long as they (military detainees) are in an alternative
system,” such as the military tribunal system. Under the circumstances,
however, “this is a case the government could lose because the
government has done something here they’ve never done before,” said

* Yesterday an Amtrak train crashed into a stationary Long Island Rail
Road commuter train in New York’s Penn Station during the morning rush
hour. While no passengers were onboard the Amtrak train, the accident
caused minor injuries to 130 people on the Long Island train. According
to CNN, Amtrak representative Dan Stessel said, “We have received no
report of injuries to our crew members and won’t know the cause of the
collision for some time.” Emergency crews used stretchers to evacuate
over a dozen passengers, although most people were treated on the scene
and were allowed to leave after a paramedic examination.

* A video showing US Army Pfc. Keith Matthew Maupin, 20, surrounded by
armed military men aired last Friday. Maupin was missing since April
9th and family spokesman Carl Cottrell told reporters, “Since Friday,
we have waited with heartfelt patience for additional news regarding
Matt.” He said the family was slightly relieved to see Maupin looking
“strong,” however the masked gunmen did have a “chilling” effect on the
worried family members. Contrell commented, “Each time it’s aired on
TV, it brings the same reactions as viewed for the first time.” On the
tape, the kidnappers say that they want to trade Maupin for some
prisoners held in the US. Cottrell said of the US military, “They are
doing everything in their power, I’m sure, to bring Matt home.” The
Maupin family got a phone call from an Army first class Jessica Lynch,
who was a rescued prisoner of war in the earlier stages of the war.
Cottrell said, “Jessica and her family conveyed their compassion for
our family’s situation and then shared a tender moment with us in
prayer.” He said that people’s support has helped the family cope with
their pain and anxiety about Maupin’s situation.


3) Campus events

Albertson Lecture in Medieval Studies

SCI 101, 4:15 p.m.

Classics Lecture by Catherine Conybeare: “Possibilities of the
Dialogue: Augustine at Cassiciacum”

Trotter 301, 4:30 p.m.

Talk by Lisa Totten: PCBs in the Swarthmore area

Kohlberg 116, 4:30 PM

Writing in Politics Talk by Josh Gottheimer

Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.

Career Services Information Session: The Grassroots Campaign

Bond, 5:00 p.m.

Watson Fellowship Information Session

Parrish Parlours, 7:00 p.m.

Workshops and Talks with Christian Hansen

IC, 4:30 p.m.

Earthlust Movie and Discussion: Environmental Justice in Chester and A
Civil Action

LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Film Screening: Ali Zoula, Prince de la Rue

SCI 101, 8:15 p.m.



1) Golf finishes second

Swat golf outshot Goldey Beacom and Haverford, but couldn’t swing past
LaSalle in the last home match of the season.

Ed Goldstein ’07’s 78 was a career low, and Zach Moody ’07 swung his
fourth 79 of the season. Mike Cullinan ’06 earned 80 and Eric Zwick ’07
carded an 84 for a total of 321.


2) Upcoming contests


Softball at Haverford, 3:30 p.m. (DH)

Baseball hosts Keystone, 3:30 p.m.

Women’s Tennis hosts Haverford, 4:00 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse hosts F&M, 5:00 p.m.


Men’s Tennis hosts Haverford, 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse hosts Muhlenberg, 4:00 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse hosts Rosemont, 7:00 p.m.

Baseball at Muhlenberg, 3:30 p.m. (rescheduled)

Women’s Tennis at Johns Hopkins, TBA



“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make
them all yourself.”

–Martin Vanbee


Interested in reporting or writing for the Gazette?
Got a news or sports tip for us?
Just want to tell us what you think?

Contact the staff at daily@swarthmore.edu

Communications Editor: Megan Mills
Features Editor Alexis Reedy
Living & Arts Editor: Jonathan Ference
News Editor: Greg Leiserson
Sports Editor: Alex Glick
Photo/Graphics Editor: Charlie Buffie
News Reporters: Anya Carrasco
Lauren Janowitz
Sanggee Kim
Brendan Moriarty
Ken Patton
Maki Sato
Angelina Seah
Victoria Swisher
Siyuan Xie
Sports Writers: Sarah Hilding
Holice Kil
Cara Tigue
Photographers: Kyle Khellaf
Robbie Hart
Nicole Oberfoell
Anthony Orazio
World News Roundup: Maki Sato
Campus Sports: Megan Mills
Webmasters: Charlie Buffie
Greg Leiserson
Weathercaster: Josh Hausman

The Daily Gazette is published Monday through Friday by an
independent group of Swarthmore College students. The Daily Gazette Web
Site is updated regularly, as news happens. Technical support from the
Swarthmore College Computer Society is gratefully acknowledged.

Our world news roundup is compiled daily, using a variety of
most notably the Associated Press (
Reuters (www.reuters.com), CNN (www.cnn.com), and The New York Times (www.nytimes.com). Our campus sports
summaries are derived from information provided by the Swat Athletics
Department (http://www.swarthmore.edu/athletics/).

To subscribe to the Gazette, free of charge, or to cancel a
subscription, go to our subscriptions page on the web at

Back issues are available on the web at:

This concludes today’s report.

The Phoenix