Monday, November 29, 2004

The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, November 29, 2004
Volume 9, Number 59


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Student Council election results

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Gustafson’s 35 not enough as Garnet fall to Neumann

2) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mixed sun and clouds. High of 52.
One of the great things about the holidays is the crazy relative stories that you can tell your friends afterwards.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the 30s.
For example, my uncle (Republican) got so angry at my dad (Democrat) while cooking that he threw fistfuls of stuffing at him.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. High in the low 50s.
Sure it sounds ridiculous, and I could just be making it up. But it was the holidays. Such things happen.

SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Meatball sandwich, crinkle fries, veganball sandwich, cauliflower au gratin, green beans, vegetarian blend, pizza bar, cookies

Dinner: Roasted pork loin, sweet potato whip, garbanzo bean casserole, butternut squash and sage orzo, baby carrots, asparagus, taco bar, ice cream bar

NEWS REPORT

1) Student Council election results

Tom Evnen, Win Chia, Sarah Hobbs, Joella Fink, Emily Nolte, and Ethan Ucker will join the returning members of Student Council next semester as a result of the elections that concluded last week. With 1005 students voting, turnout significantly exceeded recent years’ fall balloting. Complete results are reproduced below as provided by Student Council.
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Check out the Gazette’s coverage of the increased campaigning that led to the high turnout at:
http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/org/daily/archive/fall_2004/20041123.html#n1

Co-President
*Tom Evnen ’07 378
Matt Meltzer ’06 339
No Preference 175
None of the Above 112
Ben Camp 1

Campus Life Representative
Alexander Ginsberg ’08 160
David Moore ’06 102
Kyle White ’08 23
*Win Chia ’06 342
Etan Cohen ’07 228
Rasa Petrauskaite ’08 80
No Preference 48
None of the Above 20
Ben Camp 1
John Tuthill 1

Secretary
*Sarah Hobbs ’06 321
Adam Wallwork ’07 193
Jonathan Ference ’07 244
No Preference 170
None of the Above 75
Ben Camp 1
Taku Chakravarti 1

Campus Relations Representative
*Joella Fink ’07 722
No Preference 196
None of the Above 85
Ben Camp 1
Stephen St. Vincent 1

Student Events Advisor
Dan Sartori ’08 40
Zsaleh Harivandi ’07 192
*Emily Nolte ’07 288
Jaime Cardenas ’07 87
Lizzy Vogel ’07 156
Ben Mendelson ’08 98
No Preference 97
None of the Above 45
Ben Camp 1
Rachel Shorey 1

Appointments Chair
Alex Leader-Smith ’06 184
*Ethan Ucker ’07 462
Eric Cooperman ’07 167
No Preference 121
None of the Above 70
Ben Camp 1

The margin of error was 21.

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2) World news roundup

* During the seventh straight day of protests in Ukraine on Sunday, the political rival of newly elected president Viktor Yanukovych urged his supporters to resist violence. The protesters have accused the new president of electoral fraud, an accusation backed by the United States and Canada. Viktor Yuschenko, the opposition leader who lost to Yanukovych in last week’s election, called for the continuation of “peaceful protests…I call on you not to take any radical steps.”

* 25 people were reported dead on Sunday as a result of an explosion in a mine in central China. More than 140 other miners remained trapped within the mine, with a wall of smoke blocking rescue efforts. About 127 miners, mainly those working close to the entrance, escaped in the moments after the blast. Chinese President Hu Jintao urged rescuers to employ “all effective measures” in order to save the trapped people. The Chinese government has previously come under criticism for failing to enforce safety measures in the mines.

* On Sunday, Iran backed off their demand that they be allowed to operate uranium enrichment equipment. Such equipment could be used for either energy purposes or for the making of nuclear bombs. While Iran insists that it solely intends to find new sources of energy, the US and the EU fear that Iran wants to make a bomb. The Iranian decision to back off their demand that they be allowed to have the equipment means that a November 15th agreement between Iran and the EU over nuclear activity is likely to be salvaged. It also means that the International Atomic Energy Association is less likely to pass a resolution critical of Iran’s nuclear activity. If they do pass a critical resolution, the US will have more reason to bring Iran before the UN security council. A US state department official counseled continued caution on Sunday warning that “We’ve seen this kind of commitment from
Iran before. We’ll be looking to see whether they stick with what they agree to do.”

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3) Campus events

Film Studies evening screenings: “Festen” and “Girl Power”
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

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

Fetter Chamber Music Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

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

Earthlust meeting
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.

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

Feminist Majority meeting
Kohlberg 226, 10:00 p.m.

Swil movie: “Secret of Nimh”
Science Center 101, 10:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Gustafson’s 35 not enough as Garnet fall to Neumann

by Andrew Quinton
Gazette Reporter

Matt Gustafson ’05 scored 35 points for his second straight 35+ point game, but once again it was not enough as the men’s basketball team fell to Neumann, 80-74 in overtime. With the loss, Swarthmore falls to 1-3 on the season.

Swarthmore got off to a fast start and led 18-6 after Spencer Gray ’08 went backdoor on his defender, received a nice pass from Gustafson, and laid the ball in with 12:24 remaining in the half. This forced a Neumann timeout. The lead grew to 22-9 a minute later when Gustafson missed a three-pointer but followed his shot, grabbed the rebound, and laid it in. Gustafson came out of the game with 9:44 remaining having scored 17 of the team’s 24 points. He hit two three-pointers, came up with another three-point play by drawing a foul on a layup, and was firmly in control of the game.

With Gustafson on the bench, the Knights fought back, scoring 12 straight points to tie the game at 24 with 5:35 remaining in the half. Derahn Patrick led the charge, hitting 3 straight three-pointers. Gustafson stopped the run with a pair of three throws, but Patrick came right back to retie the game at 26. Later, with Jeff Maxim ’07 and Ian McCormick ’08 both in foul trouble, Arthur Chalmers ’05 came into the game and promptly fed Dillon McGrew ’07 for his second three-pointer of the half to make it 29-26. Gustafson showed off his all-around game by stuffing a Knights player just before the end of the half, and the Garnet led at halftime, 34-31.

The Knights wasted no time in pulling ahead in the second half. Ronnie Fields hit a three-pointer just 30 seconds in to make it 36-36, and Randy Maultsby stole the ball from Gustafson and cruised down the court for a layup to give the Knights their first lead at 38-36 with 18:33 left to play. Neither team was able to build a sizable lead during the rest of the half. Matt Kurman ’08 hit a deep three-pointer to give the Garnet a 42-41 lead, but Patrick came right back with a bucket to make it 43-42 in favor of the Knights. McCormick then came off the bench to hit McGrew with a crosscourt pass for a 12-footer and followed that up by blocking a Knight shot and then grabbing the ensuing rebound. Swarthmore led 47-43 at this point, but Curtis Bryant came up with 5 straight points to erase the Swarthmore advantage. It was 58-57, Swarthmore, when Bryant scored 5 more to give the Knights a
4-point edge. With the score 62-62, Chris Casey ’07 fouled Andre Wright on a rebound, and Wright promptly nailed two foul shots for a 64-62 lead. But with just 11 seconds remaining, Gustafson received the ball in the high post and hit a turnaround jumper to tie the game at 64, forcing overtime.

The Garnet managed to score 10 points in the 5-minute overtime period, but never led because the Knights were red-hot. A Maultsby free throw and a Wright bucket made it 67-64 before Gustafson came back with a bucket to cut the lead to one. But Maultsby then scored 5 straight to give the Knights a 6-point lead. Swarthmore rallied once again to tie the game behind three-pointers by McGrew and Kurman. But with only 20 seconds to play, Maultsby hit a short pullup jumper to give the Knights a 76-74. Gustafson was unable to hit from long range with 8 seconds left, and the Knights ended up winning by a final score of 80-74.

Gustafson grabbed 14 rebounds, leading the team, to go with his 35 points on 14-27 shooting. He also led the team with 3 assists and 2 steals, though his 11 turnovers did not help matters. McGrew added a career-high 17 points and Maxim had 6 rebounds. Patrick came off the bench to lead the Knights with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Swarthmore returns to the court on Tuesday night at 8:00 at Philadelphia Biblical.

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2) Upcoming contests

Today:
There are no contests scheduled for today.

Tomorrow:
Women’s Basketball at Ursinus, 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Philadelphia Biblical, 8:00 p.m.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.”
–David Friedman

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