Monday, March 20, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, March 20, 2000
Volume 4, Number 95

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) New Book Exchange Program Sponsored by BCC

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Sherer swims to All-American honors

2) Women’s lax trounces Notre Dame…

3) Softball drops doubleheader

4) World sports roundup

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the low 50s.
    This, from an Arab news report…

Tonight: Chance of rain late. Lows just under 40.
    “We are unable to announce the weather. We depend on weather reports from
the airport, which is closed, due to weather. Whether we will be able to give
you a weather report tomorrow will depend on the weather.”

Tomorrow: Cloudy, light rain likely. Highs in the upper 40s.
    I’m speechless.

NEWS REPORT

1) New Book Exchange Program Sponsored by BCC

Beginning in the fall semester of 2000, the Black Cultural Center plans to
offer an alternate library program through which students can borrow textbooks
and class notes which other students no longer need. While the program will be
open to all students, Tumpale Mwaungulu, ’02, the student coordinator of the
program, says that it is geared primarily towards people who don’t have enough
money to buy all of the books for their classes. In addition, by providing
class notes, the program will give students an idea of what to expect
professors to cover.

Mwaungulu acknowledges that the required readings for all classes taught at
Swarthmore are already available at no charge from the reserve desk at McCabe
and states that “this program is not being run in competition with the reserve
desk but rather as an alternative source for students who can’t get a hold of
what they need when they need it.” Eventually, the BCC hopes that their
collection will contain books and notes on all subjects being taught at the
college.

In order to build up this collection, however, the BCC must rely on the
donations of students. The program organizers therefore encourage everyone to
help out their fellow students by donating any books that they aren’t currently
using or any notes from classes in which they received a B or higher. Students
should bring their donations to Bonnie Lytle in the BCC office and let her know
the subject and class in which they used the material they are donating and how
long they wish to donate it for. Students may donate material for either a
semester or a year, and the BCC plans to begin loaning these materials out to
students next semester.

-k.g.

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2) World news roundup

Police believe as many as 470 might have died in the fire at a chapel in
southwestern Uganda, where a mysterious religious cult called the Movement for
the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God lived. It is unclear whether
this was a mass suicide, a mass murder, or what the cult’s beliefs were.
…Just one day after his party’s humiliating election defeat, Taiwan President
Lee Teng-hui promised to step down as protesters stormed the Nationalist
Party’s headquarters. …Three Bloomsberg University students were killed
Sunday when a fire erupted in the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house just
outside the eastern Pennsylvania campus. …An audience of hospital patients in
New Zealand applauded magician Ron Watson when he collapsed and died just
minutes into his act, thinking it was part of the show. Only his wife knew what
was happening, and she tried to get up to help him despite being partially
paralyzed.

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3) Campus events

All Women Over Lunch
PACES, 12:15 p.m.

Faculty Lecture by Rosaria Munson, Associate Professor of Classics
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Economics Department Lecture by Professor Clive Bell
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

“The Historical Reliability of the Gospels”
by Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament Studies, Eastern Baptist
Theological Seminary
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

SWIL Movie: Miracle Mile
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Sherer swims to All-American honors

At the NCAA Division III championships this weekend, Ted Sherer ’01 finished
seventh in the 200 Breaststroke, earning All-American honors. He finished the
race in a school-record time of 58.51 seconds.

*****

2) Women’s lax trounces Notre Dame…

…of Maryland. But still, an impressive 18-6 victory brings the team’s record
to 2-0 on the season. Kim Cariello ’02 scored a career-high five goals, while
Katie Tarr ’02 added four. Elizabeth Brainard ’03 scored a goal and assisted
two others, while Kristen English ’01 scored one and assisted another and
Miriam Levy ’02 scored two goals and had one assist. Jane Kendall ’00 turned
away 11 shots on goal, and Jennifer Hart ’03 had nine saves in 16 minutes of
play.

*****

3) Softball drops doubleheader

The softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader to Allentown over the
weekend. In the first game, the Garnet took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first
as Stephanie Wojtkowski ’02 scored on a wild pitch, but it would be their only
run of the game, losing 9-1. Wojtkowski went 1-2 for the game, Heather Doyle
’03 was 2-4, and Heather Marandola ’01 went 3-3. In the second game, Allentown
jumped out to an early lead and Swat didn’t answer until Marandola scored in
the fifth inning. But it was too late, as the Garnet fell 5-1 in the nightcap.
Wojtkowski went 2-3 in the second game, and Amy White ’00 was 2-3. The team’s
record is 0-7.

*****

4) World sports roundup

Ok, let’s spare the dramatics and cut to the chase – the sweet sixteen. In the
West, we’re left with Wisconsin (8) vs. LSU (4) and Purdue (6) vs. Gonzaga
(10). In the Midwest, it’s down to Michigan St. (1) vs. Syracuse (4) and UCLA
(6) vs. Iowa St. (2). In the East, we have Duke (1) vs. Florida (5) and
Oklahoma St. (3) vs. Seton Hall (10). Finally, in the South we’re left with
North Carolina (8) vs. Tennessee (4) and Miami (Fla.) (6) vs. Tulsa (7).
…Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, there’s some big-time soccer going on in
England. Leeds United defeated Wimbledon 4-1 as Eirik Bakke scored twice in the
first half. Arsenal pulled off a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, while Everton
fell 2-0 to Newcastle United. …Looking ahead to the Masters, Tiger Woods
added another win to his resume, taking a four-shot victory over Davis Love III
at the Bay Hill Invitational.

*****

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Golf vs. University of the Sciences (USP), 1:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Baseball at Neumann, 3:15 p.m.
Women’s tennis vs. Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse at Villa Julie, 4:00 p.m.

*****
Quote of the day: “I’ve read about foreign policy and studied — I know the
number of continents.” — George Wallace, 1968 presidential campaign

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