Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Volume 9, Number 2


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Student registration attempts overwhelm ITS servers

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy with the possibility of morning showers. High of
83.
Lured to the Gazette with promises of fame and notoriety,

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low of 63.
I now sit here late at night and wonder to myself:

Tomorrow: Sun. High in the 80s.
Do I really want anybody to know who I am when I write the weather joke?

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Fried shrimp, french fries, stuffed cabbage, pierogies,
vegetable blend, corn, chef salad bar, cup cakes

Dinner: Chicken marsala, buttered noodles, polenta marinara, casbah
cous cous, spinach, peas and carrots, potato bar, cream pies

NEWS REPORT

1) Student registration attempts overwhelm ITS servers

Students attempting to register personal computers in order to connect
to the campus network for email and internet access were foiled by a
number of different error messages on Monday. In fact, for the first
time, many Mac users reported significant problems in the registration
process. Previously, there had been no software installation
requirements for students using Macs comparable to those in place for
Windows machines. According to an email sent to dorm techs late in the
day, the registration and scanning process overloaded an ITS server
resulting in significant delays. ITS staff members believed the system
to be functioning, but at a rate of only about two registrations per
minute. At that rate it would take over eight hours to register 1000
computers. More details will follow as soon as they are available.

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2) World news roundup

* The Republican convention opened on Monday in New York City’s Madison
Square Garden. Featured speakers on the first night of the convention
included former mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Senator John McCain
(R-Arizona). Earlier in the day, 2500 delegates to the convention
adopted the party platform which espoused such goals as the appointment
of judges who respect family values and making President Bush’s tax
cuts permanent.

* Two French hostages held in Iraq have appeared in a video urging the
French government to revoke a ban on the wearing of headscarves.
Al-Jazeera reported that the Iraqi militants holding the hostages
extended France’s deadline for revoking the ban after the 48-hour
deadline expired Monday. The ban on headscarves and other conspicuous
religious symbols is scheduled to take effect on Thursday.

* Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his militiamen on Monday
to suspend attacks on U.S. and allied forces. Instead, his aides said
that al-Sadr intends to pursue his goals by political means. The shift
in policy could mark the end of fighting since April between al-Sadr
and the US forces. Negotiations between the two sides continue.

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3) Campus events

Debate Demo Round
Sci 199, 8:00 p.m.

Living Wage Educational Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 8:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Upcoming contests

Today:
There are no contests scheduled for today.

Tomorrow:
Field Hockey hosts Widener, 4:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer hosts Neumann, 6:00 p.m.
Cross Country at Richard Stockton (Osprey Invitational), 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer hosts Cabrini, 8:00 p.m.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes
and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum
tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.”
–Popular Mechanics, March 1949

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Managing Editor: Greg Leiserson
News Editor: Jonathan Ference
Sports Editor: Alex Glick
Living and Arts Editor: Victoria Swisher
Features Editor: Alexis Reedy
World News Editor: Roxanne Yaghoubi
Photo/Graphics Editor: Charlie Buffie
Web/Tech Support: Ken Patton
Reporters: Anya Carrasco
Lauren Janowitz
Evelyn Khoo
Megan Mills
Maki Sato
Cara Tigue
Photographers: Kyle Khellaf
Anthony Orazio
World News Roundup: Roxanne Yaghoubi
Campus Sports: Alex Glick

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summaries are derived from information provided by the Swat Athletics
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