Monday, September 20, 2004

The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, September 20, 2004
Volume 9, Number 16


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Student council election forces run-off

2) Co/Motion to reopen McCabe’s Daily Grind coffee bar

3) Swat debate takes fourth at weekend tournament

4) World news roundup

5) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Volleyball victorious in Garnet Classic

2) Men’s soccer tames Devils in double OT thriller

3) Women’s soccer opens conference season with win

4) Field hockey earns split at Seven Sisters

5) Reiss takes it all at Swat Invite

6) Men’s frisbee travels to Turkey Swamp

7) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Sunny.  High of 71.
Sometimes I start to question whether my work here at Swat is really
going to help me out in the future.

Tonight: Mostly clear.  Low of 54.
I mean, what kind of job requires knowing about the convergance of
power series? And that’s only the beginning.

Tomorrow: Mainly sunny.  Highs in the low 80s.
Then I realize that there are highly paid professionals out there whose
job is to decide whether it’s party cloudy or mostly clear and I can go
back to my philosophy with peace of mind.

SHARPLES MENU

Sharples menus were not available in time for publication.

NEWS REPORT

1) Co/Motion to reopen McCabe’s Daily Grind coffee bar

by Greg Leiserson
Managing Editor

Seeking new ways to raise the funds necessary for the operation of the
one-week Co/Motion summer program, student members of Co/Motion will be
reopening the Daily Grind coffee bar in McCabe Library from 9:00 p.m.
to 12:00 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights. The student run coffee
bar was closed for good at the end of the last academic year due to the
program’s continued inability to break even. In the past discretionary
funds from the library had been used to support the program’s budgetary
shortfalls.

According to Co/Motion coordinator Sarah Langer ’07, the new
incarnation of the Daily Grind under Co/Motion will be “staffed
entirely by volunteer workers, which will cut the cost of running the
place markedly. So, unlike the former
Daily Grind, we’ll hopefully make money instead of losing it.” The
Grind will be selling coffee, tea, and “tantalizing homemade goods”
such as cookies, brownies, and muffins. Vegan options will also be
available.

In the past, one frequent reason cited for the poor business at the
Grind was the fact that students can not use points to purchase items
as they can at the Kohlberg and Science Center coffee bars.
Unfortunately, under Co/Motion this will remain the case, as they will
be accepting only cash. But with lower costs, it is likely that this
will not be an insurmountable hurdle for the dedicated members of
Co/Motion. The Grind maintains the advantage of remaining open
significantly later than either of the other two coffee bars which are
administered by Dining Services.

While Co/Motion derived much of its original funding from the
Swarthmore Foundation and Summer of Service Internship grants, after
the original season they have been forced to find other means of
funding. Last year, commented Langer, “we managed to raise the money
through donut sales.” The Daily Grind concept arose as a result of
discussions “looking for a more regular means to rais[e] the money.”

Co/Motion is a program consisting of a one-week summer camp combined
with monthly meetings during the school year for 10-13 year old
daughters, nieces, and granddaughters of faculty and staff at
Swarthmore College. As Langer describes it, “we run typical camp
activities like swimming and capture-the-flag as well as having math
[and] science projects in hopes of keeping the girls interested in and
excited about math. Additionally, we have discussions about puberty,
sex education, and diversity….Our goal is to serve as mentors for
these middle-school girls and to give them an all-female space to enjoy
themselves and the company of each other.”

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2) Student Council election forces run-off

With the margin of error of 43 votes in last week’s election for
Educational Policy Representative exceeding the 18 vote gap between the
top two candidates, the Student Council constitution requires a run-off
election which will be held this coming week. Hunter Bandy ’07 and
Caitlin Hildebrand ’05 will be the candidates appearing in the run-off
contest. Results for the original election are:

Caitlin Hildebrand: 219
Hunter Bandy: 201
Rasa Petrauskaite: 146
Michael Cohen: 54
Alexander Ginsberg: 33
Brian Park: 7
Bryan Lantz: 1
No Preference: 47
None of the Above: 23

Total # of Votes: 731
# of recorded votes: 688
Margin of Error: 43

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3) Swat debate takes fourth at weekend tournament

In weekend debate action at Haverford, Sonya Hoo and Aviva Aron-Dine
finished as the 4th place team with Aron-Dine placing 7th and Hoo 11th
individually. Michael Pollack and Sam Asarnow took first among novice
teams, with Asarnow coming in as the 4th place novice speaker
individually. Julie Baker came in at first place among all novice
speakers for the tournament.

Thanks to Maria Macia for providing the results.

*****

4) World news roundup

*In Beijing on Sunday, Chinese President Hu Jintao replaced Jiang Zemin
as the country’s chief military officer. Following that transfer of
power, which replaced earlier moves in 2002 and 2003 when he became the
head of the Communist party and then president, Mr. Jintao is now the
most powerful man in China. It was the first orderly transfer of power
in Communist Party history.

*US officials said on Sunday that Iran is helping Shiite insurgents in
Iraq. Military and intelligence analysts believe that money, arms and
even people are flowing across the border in order to aid the Iraqi
fighters. They are also worried that Iran is starting to provide social
services, like schools and hospitals, in Iraq-thus seeking to supplant
the Iraqi government’s role in providing these types of services.
However, Secretary of State Colin Powell said that he was unsure about
the extent of this support. On the same day, Iran rejected a call by
the United Nations nuclear monitoring program to freeze all its uranium
enrichment programs.

*The cable channel HBO dominated the Emmy Awards Sunday night. “Angels
in America”, “Sex and the City”, and the “Sopranos” all won several
awards each during the ceremony. HBO even started the night off well,
with 124 nominations, nearly double the number (65) NBC received.

*****

5) Campus events

Applying to Law School Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

Career Services “Big Bang” Workshop
Science Center 101, 5:00 p.m.

Educational Resources Group Information Session
Bond, 7:00 p.m.

Film Studies Screening: Written on the Wind
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Bowl
Kohlberg 202, 7:00 p.m.

SATO Meeting
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.

Earthlust Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 8:30 p.m.

Sproul Observatory Open House
Sproul Observatory, 9:00 p.m.

Swing Dance Club Class
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

Feminist Majority Meeting
Kohlberg 226, 9:30 p.m.

Swil Movie: Treasure Planet
Science Center 101, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Volleyball victorious in Garnet Classic

by Alex Glick
Sports Editor

The women’s volleyball team won the second annual Garnet Classic this
past Saturday with wins in all three of their matches.  Erica
George ’07 was named MVP of the tournament as she made the
All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive year.  With the
victories, the Garnet propel to 5-7 on the season.

Swarthmore earned a 3-0 sweep over Cabrini College to start off the
tourney. The home team defeated their opponents 30-14, 30-7, 30-20 for
the match win. Vanessa Wells ’08 earned 17 kills while George had 15 of
her own.  Patrice Berry ’06 picked up 19 blocks in the Garnet
win.  Natalie Dunphy ’05 continued to help her team out with an
overall solid effort and also led the team with 5 aces.

The Garnet later faced Kean University in the afternoon, also coming
away 3-0 winners by earning the 30-24, 30-28, 30-21 victories. 
Emily Conlon ’06 had 5 aces.  Berry, Dunphy, and George played
well defensively, combining for 45 digs.

Swarthmore faced the Alvernia Crusaders in the Garnet Classic
championship and emerged the 3-1 victors (30-23, 30-14, 23-30,
30-25).  The Garnet played very aggressively during the first game
and were very accurate with their spikes, making it very difficult for
the Crusaders to get to the ball. Swarthmore combined their hard hits
with several soft and well-placed sets over the net to score and earn
the eventual game victory.

The Garnet simply ran away with the second game.  A seven point
run helped to seal the victory, with George serving during this
time.  The Garnet were not able to get into as good a rhythm
during the third game.  Swat hit many balls out of bounds and
didn’t get the ball over the net on a few occasions during serves.

The Garnet Tide picked up the pace during the fourth game, but Alvernia
was much more aggressive as well at the beginning.  Swarthmore’s
teamwork was much improved this game.  Although they were down at
one point in the game, they used a 6 point run by Karen Berk ’08 to
take a 22-20 lead.  The Crusaders tied it up, but the Garnet were
able to come back with the help of two huge spikes by Dunphy. 
Swarthmore won the match point off of an ace by Stephanie Koskowich ’07.

The team returns to action on Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. conference match
at Washington.

*****

2) Men’s soccer tames Devils in double OT thriller

The Swarthmore men’s soccer team kicked off Centennial Confernce play
by defeating Dickinson College 1-0 on Sunday.  Andrew Terker ’06
made the most of his first appearance of the season by scoring the
winning goal with only 45 seconds remaining in the second and final
overtime period, assisted by Michael Bonesteel ’08.  The match was
hard fought by both sides, with the Garnet controlling play throughout
and outshooting Dickinson 24-14.  Both teams had several scoring
chances, but goalies Nate Shupe ’05 (6 saves) and Aaron Stemplewicz (14
saves) held their ground.  Swarthmore remains undefeated at 4-0
and 1-0 in Centennial Conference play.  They play next on Tuesday
night at 7:00, at home versus Scranton.

*****

3) Women’s soccer opens conference season with win

The women’s soccer team defeated Franklin & Marshall 1-0 this
weekend in an overtime victory of their own.  Lauren Kett ’05
scored for Swarthmore off of a Sarah Hobbs ’06 assist.  The team
will return to action on Saturday at Gettysburg for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

*****

4) Field hockey earns split at Seven Sisters

The field hockey team earned a victory in one out of two games this
weekend in the Seven Sisters Tournament held at Vassar College. 
The Smith Pioneers defeated Swarthmore 1-0 in overtime.  The
second game went into double overtime, with the Garnet coming out on
top 3-2 against Haverford.  Joanna Hess ’05,  Heidi
Fieselmann ’06, and Neema Patel ’07 all scored for Swarthmore. 
The Garnet, now 5-1 overall this season, will host Gettysburg at 1:00
p.m. this Saturday

*****

5) Reiss takes it all at Swat Invite

Jon Reiss ’07 won the Flight A singles championship this weekend at the
Swarthmore Invitational, including a 6-1, 6-4 win over his opponent in
the finals

*****

6) Men’s Frisbee makes trip to Turkey Swamp

The men’s frisbee team attended a sectional tournament in Turkey Swamp,
NJ this weekend.  Two teams competed in the event, with the A team
posting a 1-4 record and Team X fighting hard but finishing at
0-4.  The A team’s lone victory came over Franklin and Marshall.

*****

7) Upcoming contests

Today:
There are no contests scheduled for today.

Tomorrow:
Golf at Holy Family, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer hosts Scranton, 7:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

*****

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I’m not very politically involved … I mean, if you say you’re a
Democrat, that’ll turn off Republicans, and that’s half of your fan
base.”
–Lindsay Lohan on the upcoming election.

***** 

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