Monday, August 30, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, August 30, 2004
Volume 9, Number 1

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1) Swat summer news roundup

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly cloudy with possible thunderstorms late in the day. High
of 84.
I know what classes I’m taking and when they meet (and have since last

Tonight: Rain likely overnight with a low of 72.
Yet I’ve managed to maintain a state of blissful ignorance as far as
knowing where they are, despite being on campus for a week already.

Tomorrow: Possible morning showers. High in the low 80s.
I guess in a few short hours the denial will have to come to an end —
but not before my alarm goes off in the morning.


Lunch: Ravioli with marinara sauce, crusty foccacia, tempeh stir fry
with broccoli and red bell peppers, spinach, zucchini, seafood bar,

Dinner: Paella with shrimp sausage and chicken, basmati rice, Mexican
lasagna, El’s black beans, baby carrots, cauliflower, burger bar, ice
cream bar


1) Swat summer news roundup

compiled by Jonathan Ference
News Editor

Associate Dean for Student Life Tedd Goundie leaves Swarthmore after
twenty years to become Dean of Students at Bates College, Assistant
Dean Myrt Westphal assumes his duties… Construction begins on Parrish
Hall, hiding former Admissions Office behind temporary walls;
Admissions moves to Whittier Place for the present…”Frodo” and
“Gollum”, robots designed by a team of Swarthmore students and
professors, claim first place at American Association for Artificial
Intelligence competition…New Dorm remains nameless, but opens on
time, complete with air conditioned halls; work on lounges still
scheduled to be completed in the coming months…Much loved Dining
Services worker Andre Singleton, known for his friendly demeanor and
for always having a kind word for a student having a bad day, passes
away…ITS upgrades servers, plans to institute “three strike” policy
for illegal network file sharing…College welcomes 365 freshmen to
campus in beautiful but hot and humid weather…Orientation Week
culminates with students voluntarily cramming themselves into LPAC
Cinema for annual screening of “The Graduate”…


2) World news roundup

* A car bomb exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, outside the
offices of an America-based company. The company, DynCorp, was in
Afghanistan to provide security services. Two Americans died in the
blast, and the Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera reported that the Taliban
has taken responsibility for the explosion. American officials have
warned in recent weeks that the Taliban and other extremist groups
would try to attack American targets in the weeks leading up to
Afghanistan’s presidential elections.

* In New York on Sunday, massive protests greeted the Republican party
as it arrived in the city for its convention. The hundreds of thousands
of protesters made up the single largest protest of any political
convention. Throughout the city, many different protests were occurring
at the same time, but the largest one was organized by the umbrella
group United for Peace and Justice. Over 200 people were arrested by
the end of the day on Sunday.

* The Olympics ended on Sunday, as the athletes marched into the
stadium during the closing ceremonies in Athens, Greece. More than
10,000 athletes from 200 countries competed, and the US alone won a
total of 103 medals. The games came at a huge financial cost to Greece,
and many were concerned about the use of performance-enhancing drugs by
athletes. But Dr. James Rogge, the president of the International
Olympic Committee said “These have been unforgettable dream games.”


3) Campus events

SWIL Movie: Dogma
Sci 101, 10:00 p.m.



1) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.



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–Ambrose Bierce


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