Wednesday, September 8, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Volume 9, Number 8

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Today’s issue:


1) Essie Mae’s changes policies and adds items for new

2) Construction Notes: New dorm work continues on pace
to finish by end
of fall break

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Field hockey scores five to top Gators

2) Upcoming contests


Today: Thunderstorms. High 78.
One of the great things about working for the Daily Gazette is that it
allows me to procrastinate…

Tonight: Showers. Low 72.
It’s still “work,” so if I work on it instead of my reading, I don’t
feel too guilty.

Tomorrow: Thunderstorms, windy. High 80.
The same cannot be said for watching “The Karate Kid,” unfortunately.


Lunch: Chicken croquettes, mashed potatoes, peanut noodles, home style
tofu, peas and onions, California blend, bagel bar, pecan squares

Dinner: Flank steak, steak fries, pasta with broccoli rabe, Greek
eggplant with feta, asparagus, corn, pasta bar, bundt cake


1) Essie Mae’s changes policies and adds items for new

by Lauren Janowitz
Gazette Reporter

Students dining at Essie Mae’s this semester might have noticed some
changed rules, most notably that they are not allowed to have backpacks
or consume any food inside the service area.  This is just one of
the many changes that Dining Services has made to Essie Mae’s, Kohlberg
Coffee Bar, and the Science Center snack bar.

The “no backpack” and “no eating inside” policies have actually been
around for years, but are being strongly enforced this year. According
to Dining Services’ Scott Tutton, theft has been a large problem over
the years, with students either slipping items into pockets or
backpacks, or simply eating items in line and not paying for them.
“We’re trying to address the issue head-on and prevent it as best we
can,” he said, “I’d much prefer that than having to raise prices to
compensate for it.  For the most part, the students have been very
cooperative and pleasant about the new policies, and we really
appreciate that!”

There is some good news for those tired of waiting outside Essie Mae’s
on the weekend: Essie Mae’s now opens and accepts meal equivalency at
6:30 on Saturday and Sunday rather than at 7:00. The 7:00 p.m. opening
still remains for weeknights.

Students may also have heard of the new “lottery” being run by Dining
Services. For each purchase made at Essie Mae’s, Kohlberg Coffee Bar,
or the Science Center snack bar, using either cash or meal equivalency,
you are entered into a drawing to win your money back. According to
Tutton, “The new contests and specials are simply for fun, and a small
“thank you” to the students.  And we’ve only just begun! 
More specials and contests will be coming all year!”

There have also been many smaller, less noticeable changes made
regarding all three facilities. The email addresses “snack” and
“coffee” have been created for comments, bagel toasters have been added
to both the snack and coffee bar, and the $0.35 charge for the plastic
“to-go” containers has been eliminated. Furthermore, numerous products
have been added, including ice cream bars, applesauce, Olde
Philadelphia sodas, and half gallons of iced tea.

2) Construction Notes: New dorm work continues on pace
to finish by end
of fall break

The scattered pieces of work left before the New Dorm will be complete
are advancing as planned and will likely be finished by the end of fall
break, according to Stuart Hain, Director of Facilities. Six lofts
still need to have motorized shades installed, a number of rooms lack
closet doors, and the first floor lounge is incomplete.

The installation of the shades is the most disruptive activity
remaining, and will likely involve moving students’ furniture and using
temporary scaffolding. Hain noted that the schedule for the
installations will be planned with the students and may occur while
many students are off campus for the break.

The ceiling of the lounge is scheduled to arrive by the 30th of
September, and will take roughly two weeks to put up. After it is
completed, all of the inside elements can be finished.

Landscaping work is scheduled to begin in late September. The storm
water runoff system between the dorm and the train station will be done
by late September or early October. All of the larger plants planned
for the area are tagged at a nursery in New Jersey, and will be
transplanted either in the fall or spring, depending on the
characteristics of the plant and the season in which the transfer will
be most successful.

–compiled by Greg Leiserson


3) World news roundup

* The death toll for US troops in Iraq passed the 1,000 mark yesterday
as four soldiers died, three while fighting in Sadr City in Baghdad and
one from wounds received in a bombing Monday. 756 soldiers have died in
combat and 647 have died since President Bush declared an end to major
combat operations on May 1, 2003. As reported by CNN, 1,129 coalition
troops representing 15 different nations have died in Iraq. Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged the mounting death toll, but
commented that “it should be noted that the civilized world passed the
thousandth casualty mark a long time ago….Hundreds were killed in
Russia last week. And this week, of course, on September 11, 2004, we
remember the 3,000 citizens of dozens of countries who were killed on
September 11 in 2001.”

* The first defense witness testified in the trial of former Yugoslav
President Slobodan Milosevic on Tuesday in The Hague. Smilja Avramov, a
former law professor at Belgrade University who taught Milosevic while
he was a law student described him as “a moderate” and “an
intellectual.” In fact, Avramov broke from Milosevic in the 1990s
“because he was too accommodating to the international community
seeking to end fighting between Serbs, Muslims and Croats,” according
to Milosevic is charged with 66 counts of genocide, crimes
against humanity, and war crimes. Tuesday marked the first day of court
proceedings following a decision last week ruling that Milosevic was
unfit to defend himself. He has been assigned two British lawyers,
Gillian Higgins and Steven Kay who will run his defense.

* A Thurston County (WA) judge ruled on Thursday that the state’s ban
on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. A judge in King County had
ruled similarly in a separate case last month. The courts will likely
be combined into one case to appear before the state Supreme Court in
the near future. In his decision, Superior Court Judge Richard Hicks
wrote “[w]hat fails strict scrutiny here is a government-approved civil
contract for one class of the community not given to another class of
the community….Democracy means people with different values living
together as one people. What can reconcile our differences is the
feeling that with these differences we are still one people. This is
the democracy of conscience.”

* Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings continued his record-breaking streak
entering the new season of broadcasts with victories on both Monday and
Tuesday evenings. He had won 38 straight games before the show went
into reruns in late July. Roughly a year ago, Jeopardy! rules were
changed so that each day’s winner could come back an unlimited number
of times; prior to that champions had been limited to five games. As of
Tuesday evening Jennings had won a total of $1,353,461 on Jeopardy!
according to the Associated Press.


4) Campus events

Hosting Perspective Students Mandatory Informational Meeting
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Volunteering at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: An
Informational Meeting
Science Center 101, 8:00 p.m.

SAC Party Study Break
Science Center Commons, 8:00 p.m.

Tai Chi class
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

Viva Film Society Screening
Science Center 101, 9:00 p.m.

SHIP Study Break
Kohlberg Coffee Bar, 9:30 p.m.

SCDC Informational Meeting
SCCS Media Lounge, 10:00 p.m.



1) Field hockey scores five to top Gators

by Alex Glick
Sports Editor

The field hockey team remained undefeated after yesterday’s 5-3 victory
over the Gators from Notre Dame (MD).  The win, in which 5
different players scored, propelled the Garnet Tide’s record to 3-0 on
the season.

Most of the scoring in the game came in the action-packed first half.
Swarthmore struck first with a goal from Chelsea Ferrell ’05 (assist by
Joanna Hess ’05). The Gators soon countered with two goals of the lead
with 14:13 left in the half.

Swarthmore stayed on the offensive and earned a penalty stroke less
than two minutes later.  Katherine Athanasiades ’05 scored on the
stroke to tie the game.  Neema Patel ’07 and Emily Szydlowski ’05
also scored in the half.  Notre Dame was only able to counter with
one goal as the half ended with a score of 4-3.

Senior Julia Lindenberg added a goal of her own in the second half to
secure the win for Swarthmore.  The Garnet played aggressively the
entire game, making their opponents defend their side of the field for
the majority of the time. Karen Lorang ’07 continued to impress fans
with 12 saves in the game.

After the game, Lindenberg remarked, “Our offense is amazing this year.
Everybody looks better than last year, and our new formation rocks!”
Lindenberg was referring to the team’s movement of an additional player
to the offensive line.

Jessica Larson ’06 added, “I’m proud of our team.  We’re on a
great winning streak.  We’ve been playing well together, and I
hope it continues throughout the season.”

The Garnet hope to continue their winning ways on Monday, September 13
when they host Gwynedd Mercy at 5:00 p.m.on Clothier Field.  The
team will also host the Alumni game at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday.


2) Upcoming contests

Men’s Soccer at Moravian, 5:00 p.m.

There are no contest scheduled for tomorrow.



“Much madness is divinest sense to a discerning eye; much sense the
starkest madness.”
— Emily Dickinson


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