Return to Swarthmore in the News 2001

Clippings collected May 17, 2001

Published by the Office of News and Information

Note: This is a double issue.

Associated Press

HEADLINE: College Grads Get E-Mail For Life

May 4, 2001; Friday

LENGTH: 774 words




Graduate from college these days and chances are you'll get more than a diploma. Hundreds of schools now offer lifetime e-mail addresses for alums. Get an ''alum.'' address if you've graduated from Swarthmore College. The University of Pennsylvania offers '','' while California's Harvey Mudd College gives out '''' addresses to graduates.

Schools will be stuffing campus mailboxes in the coming weeks informing graduating seniors of this increasingly popular perk. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a full-page ad in its ''Technology Review'' magazine this month. ...

Note: This Associated Press article appeared in dozens of newspapers, including the Bradenton Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Cincinnati Post, Vancouver (Wash) Columbian, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Toledo Blade, Detroit News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Charleston Gazette, Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), and Wichita Eagle.



Chronicle of Higher Education

Headline: 'Swarthmouth' and Other College Choices

May 18, 2001



Year after year, most high-school counselors see their students apply to roughly the same small group of colleges. Those groups vary from high school to high school, of course, and they vary within a high school if the current seniors have lived in several states during their school careers, or if their relatives have attended a broad range of colleges. Nonetheless, the same institutions continue to attract most of the applications. At a time when information about colleges is more easily available than ever before, and when colleges are spending more money to get that information to students, why should that be so?

Even before young people begin to think seriously about which colleges they might want to attend, they absorb information about various institutions from the ambient atmosphere. That information coalesces in interesting ways -- as in the case of one ninth grader I know, who recently announced that her favorite college is "Swarthmouth."




The New York Times

HEADLINE: Sarah Lawrence: Still Innovative, Still Cash-Poor

May 6, 2001, Sunday, Late Edition - Final

SECTION: Section 14WC; Page 1; Column 1; Westchester Weekly Desk

LENGTH: 2379 words





A recent visitor to the school's 40-acre campus here just over the border from Bronxville gathered much evidence of the sort that prompted the editors of the current Fiske Guide to Colleges to declare, "The students and faculty at Sarah Lawrence College believe that there aren't any rules, and if they do exist they are made to be broken." That spirit has long imbued the 1,000-student college, and has remained through its transformation from a women's college to a co-ed school in 1968 -- a transformation that has been less successful than at other former single-sex schools.

But something else has lingered too -- a serious shortage of money. Sarah Lawrence has been strapped for cash ever since its founding in 1926 by William Van Duzer Lawrence (he named the school after his wife, Sarah).


Today, the school rests uneasily on an endowment of only $46.4 million. That sounds like a lot, but is small change compared with competitors like Williams ($1.3 billion) and Swarthmore ($963 million).


"Despite being under-resourced, Sarah Lawrence is an exceedingly high performance school," he said. "It has going for it a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, and there isn't another school in the 1,000 we represent that does as well. The closest are Amherst and Swarthmore, both of which have an 8 to 1 ratio. Most others have a 10 or 12 to 1 ratio."



CBS Marketwatch

Headline: Fundraiser to Help Local Girl Scouts and YMCA Run Day Camp in Nepal

4/17/2001 1:09:00 PM

By PR Newswire


PHILADELPHIA, Apr 17, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fourteen area girls, ages 15-18, including eight Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania, are giving up part of their summer to operate a day camp for 200 children in Kathmandu, Nepal. A fundraiser to support the girls will be held on April 26, 2001, at the Mayor's Reception Room at City Hall in Philadelphia from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Hosted by Mayor John F. Street, the evening will be filled with experiences from the Nepalese culture as well as remarks from the Nepalese Ambassador to the United Nations, His Excellency Murani Raj Sharma. Other festivities will include Nepalese-style cuisine and dancing. Raj Kapoor, a Nepalese professional dancer from New York City, has taught the girls Nepalese folk dancing. A performance by the Girl Scouts and Nepalese students from Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr colleges will take place during the evening. ...



Scripps Howard News Service


HEADLINE: Payday loans proliferate

May 08, 2001, Tuesday


LENGTH: 879 words

SOURCE: Scripps Howard News Service




A new Florida law limiting people to one $500 loan at a time and capping transaction fees at a flat 10 percent rate is only the latest state reform, backed partly by military muscle. "It's not just Florida but California, Texas, Washington state, the Carolinas, Georgia - wherever there's a steady paycheck a lender can attach when family illness, car repairs or other emergency leaves too much month at the end of the money," said Adm. Jerry Johnson, head of the Navy-Marine Relief Society.


Payday loans were unknown a decade ago, but 10 years of deregulation has seen them explode across the financial landscape: Today 13,000 payday loan offices nationwide extend small, short-term loans, usually at triple-digit interest rates. Because the business is so lucrative, investment analysts predict the number will swell to 25,000 offices doing $45 billion in business by 2002.


Absent federal action, said Swarthmore College economist John Caskey, a student of payday lending, "It's unclear states can regulate payday lending on their own, for all the attempts to crack down."



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

HEADLINE: Cannas add tropical flair

May 6, 2001 Sunday ALL EDITIONS


LENGTH: 911 words

BYLINE: MARTY ROSS Universal Press Syndicate


Tropical plants have been changing the palette and character of summer gardens in every climate lately. Lush, leafy canna lilies, rising above ranks of predictable petunias and marigolds, are leading the charge.


The broad, pointed leaves unfurl in graceful, sweeping gestures around the leaf stalks. Red, yellow, orange or pink flowers, sometimes charmingly spotted, shoot up from their leafy tops. Hummingbirds love these flowers.

"Cannas are big and bold and easy to grow," says Claire Sawyers, director of the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, just outside Philadelphia. The college arboretum is designed to provide ideas for home gardeners, and last summer tropical cannas of every stripe were prominently featured among nearly 100 containers planted with terrific combinations of annual plants.



The Orange County Register


HEADLINE: Soka U.: Old school it's not

May 3, 2001, Thursday


LENGTH: 945 words

BYLINE: By MARLA JO FISHER , The Orange County Register


ALISO VIEJO There are no assigned parking spaces. Professors don't have titles of rank, like assistant and associate. Everyone eats in the same dining room.

When Soka University of America opens its doors to students for the first time this fall, the county's newest liberal-arts college will be an experiment in equality. It's all part of the university's Buddhist philosophy, which emphasizes a humanistic respect for all life. And it's a far cry from the way that most American universities are run.


For Nicole Chu, who waited until the last minute to choose which college to attend this fall, Soka wasn't an easy choice. After all, being admitted to Ivy League colleges like Brown University and Swarthmore, and prestigious public schools like UCLA and UC Berkeley can create a paralyzing welter of choices for an 18-year-old. Ultimately, though, the Culver City resident said she chose Soka.

"It's a risk I'm taking,'' Chu said. I loved Brown and Swarthmore, because they have so many talented, creative and smart people. But I thought I could help create that at Soka. It is a place that is special and different.'' ...



The Post-Standard
(Syracuse, NY)



Section: News - Page A14

By Aaron Gifford, Staff writer


Many highly ranked schools on U.S. News & World Report's top 50 list of national liberal arts colleges scrapped Greek houses or never had them. "The research is pretty clear that the brighter kids looking at colleges are not interested in fraternities," said George Dehne of the higher education consulting firm GDA Integrated Services. "... It's taking a small community and tearing it into smaller pieces, and that's really what bothers the high-ability kids."

No. 1 Amherst College and No. 6 Middlebury College phased out Greek organizations in the 1980s. Williams College, ranked third on the list, abolished fraternities in 1962.


By the numbers

U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the top 20 national liberal arts colleges:

1. Amherst College (Mass.)

2. Swarthmore College (Pa.) ...






The Post-Standard
(Syracuse, NY)



Page A1 - Section: News

By Aaron Gifford Staff writer


The Princeton Review this year ranked Colgate University No. 14 among the nation's best colleges for "lots of hard liquor," and reported that fraternities and sororities dominate the social scene. University trustees want to alter that reputation and quickly. By the time students return to campus after summer break, they may find the university has big plans for Fraternity Row and the century-plus old Greek system.


Shain said some of his colleagues would also like to see the university's Division I sports programs eliminated. Without top-tier athletics or a Greek system, he said, Colgate would appear to have more in common with schools higher up on the list. "They would like this to be Swarthmore or Oberlin," Shain said. "It's not the right of the faculty to decide who they're going to teach. We have a unique niche. The faculty doesn't seem to be taking that into consideration."



The Arizona Daily Star

Headline: Don't worry, Mom Despite slowing economy, we won't skimp on your Mother's Day bouquet


Page D1 - Section: BUSINESS

By Jeannine Relly


"People still don't see soft goods like flowers and clothes as significant purchases. It's part of people's tradition to celebrate Mother's Day. They see it as a necessity." Sarah Scheuer National Retail Federation Consumers hesitated this month before plunking down big bucks for washing machines, living room furniture and automobiles, retail industry experts say. But their reluctance isn't expected to affect sales of Mother's Day bouquets.

Prices in the floral retail market are about the same as they were last Mother's Day - an average of $45 per purchase, said Claire Ortloff, a spokeswoman with the Arizona State Florists Association.


"Some don't file Mother's Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving under ordinary rules of prudent spending," said cultural historian Timothy Burke, an associate professor at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. "It defines who we are. It defines our relationships."



The Nation

Headline: WAGE WARS


Page 8

By John Nichols


WAGE WARS The Harvard Living Wage Campaign sit-in has focused national attention on the burgeoning movement to pass ordinances that lift pay rates for public and nonprofit workers above the poverty level. More than sixty local governments and school boards--from Ypsilanti, Michigan, to New York City--have enacted living-wage ordinances, according to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). Miami Beach; Ann Arbor; Missoula, Montana; and Rochester, New York, have passed municipal living-wage provisions this year, as has the Richmond, Virginia, school board.


Some college-based campaigns, such as the one at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, have already succeeded, while major efforts continue not just at Harvard but at other schools such as Swarthmore, where the Swarthmore Living Wage and Democracy Campaign got a boost from folk singer Si Kahn when he appeared on campus.




The Weekly Standard

HEADLINE: To Live and Die in Dixie; Strom Thurmond and the transformation of southern politics

May 14, 2001


LENGTH: 1276 words

BYLINE: BY RICK VALELLY; Rick Valelly is a professor of political science at Swarthmore College.


The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South 1932-1968 by Kari Frederickson Univ. of North Carolina Press, 336 pp., $ 18.95

In The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South 1932-1968, Kari Frederickson, a University of Alabama historian, offers a lively and perceptive account of the last important case when a dissident party faction played a desperate card once it had failed at the nominating convention -- bolting and running on its own ticket: the 1948 revolt of the Dixiecrats, led by South Carolina's governor, Strom Thurmond. ...



The Philadelphia Inquirer

HEADLINE: Schools can teach but not preach religion, educators are told

May 10, 2001, Thursday


LENGTH: 1368 words

BYLINE: By Jim Remsen


BRYN MAWR, Pa. _ You can't preach it but you can teach it. A panel of scholars had that simple message for secondary-school teachers and curriculum planners convened here on a recent weekend: Though you cannot promote religion, the courts give you the green light to teach your students about religion's impact on history and society. And to teach it often and in depth.


Swarthmore College professor James Kurth, a member of the concluding panel, encouraged that effort _ which he called "breaking out of the tyranny of the textbook." He said he does it with his own political-science classes, and he offered some tips on how to do it with nuance. Present religious thought as an "alternative interpretation" of material, Kurth said. For instance, he said, when delving into economic theory, he has had his students read a papal encyclical on the topic. Similarly, teaching about faith-based "conceptions of sacrifice and service held by different ethnic groups" has enhanced certain sociology and politics lessons, he said. "It's easy but superficial to teach about a religion in secular terms, about its rise and fall, its competition with other groups," Kurth said. "Getting the voices inside, the primary sources, is the hard part."




The Charleston Gazette


HEADLINE: Teach, but don't preach religion, educators told

May 11, 2001, Friday

SECTION: News; Pg. P1D

LENGTH: 1185 words

BYLINE: Jim Remsen Knight Ridder Newspapers



Swarthmore College professor James Kurth, a member of the concluding panel, encouraged that effort - which he called "breaking out of the tyranny of the textbook." ...





HEADLINE: Student Activism, Corporate Reform.

May 1, 2001

SECTION: No. 3, Vol. 16; Pg. 57 ; ISSN: 0887-9982

LENGTH: 1141 words

BYLINE: Valderrama, Alisa


In this world of haves and have-nots, the university has always been an epicenter of dialogue, a place for shoulds and should-nots. Still, the university is not a place removed from the world. We are talking about money. Last fall, members of the Student Alliance to Reform Corporations (STARC) converged at Yale University to discuss a strategic plan for corporate reform that would begin with the universities we attend. If our universities are going to invest and thereby become part-owners in socially irresponsible corporations and if, as students, we benefit from the profits of our university's investments in the form of financial aid or new buildings, we need to assume responsibility for the other implications of those investments.


Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Brown, Cornell, Swarthmore, and Tufts are among the many schools with active committees empowered to review investment decisions based on socially responsible investment principles.



Information Today

HEADLINE: ISI Launches ShopISI, Provides Web of Science Data to Oberlin Group

March 1, 2000

SECTION: No. 3, Vol. 17; Pg. 35 ; ISSN: 8755-6286

LENGTH: 590 words


The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has announced the release of ShopISI, the company's e-commerce online store. In other news from ISI, the company announced that members in the Oberlin Group Library Consortium have signed an agreement in which ISI will provide access to the bibliographic data in the three ISI Citation Databases via the Web of Science.


Oberlin Group Colleges

The agreement with the Oberlin Group Library Consortium covers Internet access for 12 colleges to the Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index for varied years of coverage.

Colleges participating in the 3-year agreement include Carleton College, Claremont Colleges Libraries, Colgate University, Depauw University, Lafayette College, Middlebury College, Smith College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, Wesleyan University, Reed College, and Willamette University. Other participating consortium members have the option to enter the agreement at any time.



Monthly Review

HEADLINE: Subversion and Scholarship; Review; book review; book review

February 1, 2000

SECTION: No. 9, Vol. 51; Pg. 49 ; ISSN: 0027-0520

LENGTH: 3052 words

BYLINE: Engler, Robert


The Cold War and the University: Toward an Intellectual History of the Postwar Years (New York: The New Press, 1997), 260 pp., $ 25.

As the title suggests, this book is a collection of the reflections of well-known scholars on the ways in which their careers and institutions (as well as teaching and research directions in their disciplines) were affected by the postwar political climate in the United States. The contributions are uneven, but the cumulative accounts shed piercing light on the impact of the Cold War.

Yale labor historian David Montgomery recalls an idyllic undergraduate life at Swarthmore in the years immediately following the Second World War. War, peace, and the big issues of political economy were freely debated, as were alternative paths for basic social change. A decade later, after a stint as a machinist, he found universities joining in the celebration of the American century and heralding productivity as the key to global development. But along with other contributors, he saw also that the bottom-up social criticism triggered by the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements was invigorating the campus and the nation. ...



The Tampa Tribune

April 30, 2001

Section: SPECIAL

Page: 6



MIRIAM BLANCHE GREENLEES, daughter of Nancy and William Greenlees, Odessa. Plans to attend Oberlin College, Swarthmore College, or New College at the University of South Florida. Accomplishments: WMNF radio volunteer, marching and concert band section leader and secretary, New College Heritage Scholar, Tri-M music honor society, Girl Scouts.




Lexington Herald-Leader



May 2, 2001

Section: Bluegrass Communities

Edition: Final - Page: 15

By Leanna Mcguire, Herald-Leader Staff Writer


A Lexington native has been named a recipient of the Watson Fellowship, a prestigious award which funds a year of independent study and travel abroad.

Swarthmore College student Kevin S. O'Neil, son of Richard and Antoinette O'Neil, is one of only 60 college seniors in the country to receive this honor. A 1997 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, O'Neil is majoring in economics at Swarthmore.

Also a volunteer firefighter with the Swarthmore, Pa., fire department, he plans to spend his fellowship studying firefighting communities in the Philippines, New Zealand and Chile.



The Morning Call


May 6, 2001, Sunday FIRST EDITION


LENGTH: 1364 words





AGE: 18 , HOMETOWN: Upper Macungie Township, SCHOOL: Parkland High School, YEAR: Senior, RANK: 3 out of 526 students, COURSE LEVEL: Advanced Placement, ACADEMIC HISTORY: Jewish Day School, K-8; Springhouse Junior High School; Parkland High School.

COLLEGE IN FALL: Undecided. Accepted at Georgetown, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Swarthmore. Waiting to hear from Cornell, Brown and Yale.

ACTIVITIES: Co-captain of the debate team; vice president of the grassroots environmental club; volunteer Spanish teacher to fifth-graders after school; National Honor Society; National Merit Commended Scholar; Pennsylvania Governors School for International Studies last summer at University of Pittsburgh; volunteer for Ed O'Brien's congressional campaign. Studied Hebrew at the Jewish Day School for nine years. ...





The Irish Times


HEADLINE: Presbyterian Notes

May 5, 2001


LENGTH: 653 words


The Rev Katharine Meyer has finished her term of service at the Abbey Presbyterian Church, Parnell Square, Dublin.

Ms Meyer's earlier years were spent in the US. She is a graduate of Swarthmore and Yale. After an assistantship in Belmont, Belfast, she was inducted eight years ago as community minister for Abbey and part-time chaplain to Trinity College, Dublin City University and the Dublin Institute of Technology. ...



Asbury Park Press
(Neptune, NJ.)


May 2, 2001, Wednesday


LENGTH: 2460 words



MILDRED GEE HALL, 81, of Leisure Village West, MANCHESTER, died yesterday at home. She was a security analyst for Merrill Lynch on Wall Street in New York

City until 1950 then became a homemaker. She attended Packard Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn. She received a degree in economics in 1939 from Swarthmore College and attended graduate school at the New School for Social Research, New York City. She was active with environmental issues and local politics. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, and a member and past president of the Hunterdon Central School Board. She was active in the Island Trees Public Schools censorship case. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Hopewell before moving to Manchester two years ago.





HEADLINE: Yale Graduate School names Outstanding Faculty Mentors

May 14, 2001

LENGTH: 1310 words

DATELINE: New Haven, Conn.


For the second year in a row, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has selected faculty members to honor for their exemplary mentoring of graduate students. This year's winning faculty mentors are Daniel DiMaio, professor of genetics; John Mack Faragher, the Arthur Unobskey Professor of American History; and Joshua Gamson, professor of sociology.


Joshua Gamson, Professor of Sociology - Gamson joined the Yale faculty in 1993 after earning his Ph.D. from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1992 and his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1985. He studies the sociology of culture, mass media and communications, social movements and the sociology of sex and gender. One student wrote in his nominating letter, "I knew that when I came to Yale that I would have access to great books and great minds. I did not know how important it would be to have great teachers, mentors and friends. I have found Professor Gamson to be all of these things at once, and I believe that he made my graduate experience something for which I will always be grateful." ...



Lexington Herald-Leader


May 4, 2001

Section: City and Region

Edition: Final - Page: B3

By Don Edwards, Herald-Leader Columnist


This is a story of an accidental tourist. And talk about a race fan. He's been following the sport for 70 years and saw his first Kentucky Derby in 1939. His multi-colored sports jackets, his moustache and his trenchant, literary sports essays were on-air trademarks. Heywood Hale "Woody" Broun, 83, covered more than a dozen Kentucky Derby races for CBS and ABC sports, beginning in 1966.

This year, he came to Lexington to see the horses run in the spring meet at Keeneland Race Course. He fell, broke his right hip, had surgery and is in rehabilitation at Cardinal Hill Hospital. That's the same hospital he once helped raise money for by appearing on the facility's annual telethon.


There's a story in how Broun became a TV personality. First he was a writer and actor. His father, Heywood Broun, was a famous New York newspaper columnist, and his mother, Ruth Hale, was an early feminist who retained her single name after marriage. "Unfortunately, my father was a compulsive gambler," he said. "I had a telephone account with a bookie by the time I was a teen-ager. This later caused problems at Swarthmore, a small, Quaker college near Philadelphia, where I went to school. I would place bets for the other students."

After college and Army service in World War II, Broun became a newspaper baseball writer.



(New York, NY)

HEADLINE: Bohemian Rhapsody

May 6, 2001 Sunday ALL EDITIONS


LENGTH: 1276 words

BYLINE: By Jane Vandenburgh


RECOLLECTIONS OF MY LIFE AS A WOMAN: The New York Years, by Diane di Prima. Viking, 424 pp., $29.95.

'CERTAIN TIMES, certain epochs, live on in the imagination as more than they 'actually' were . . . times when the boundary between mythology and everyday life is blurred . . . This meeting of world and myth is where we all thought we were going." So writes Diane di Prima in her memoir of her mythic life as one of the original New York hipsters, singular among the Beats as perhaps the only woman whose work is still being read.


The granddaughter of immigrants, she was born in 1934 to educated, middle-class parents from an Italian-American family in Brooklyn. She came early to social activism by way of a beloved leftist grandfather, but characterizes her family as an Old World "tribe," cold, bigoted, insular, striving. When she announced she was dropping out of Swarthmore to write, both her mother and father brutally beat her. ...



(New York, NY)




LENGTH: 807 words



Trisha Lee Williams and Benjamin Hauch Hall were married March 10 at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church in Swarthmore, Pa. She is a law clerk with MacElree Harvey in West Chester, Pa., and is the daughter of John A. and Nancy L. Williams of Champion, Pa. The groom is the director of marketing for Lee, Burke and Malarkey, LLP in Radnor, Pa., and is the son of Robert L. and Charlotte H. Hall of Huntington. The bride received a bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College and is pursuing a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. The groom received a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College. The reception was held at the Concordville Inn in Concordville, Pa. They live in West Chester, Pa. ...



Charlotte Observer

May 4, 2001

Section: METRO

Edition: ONE-THREE - Page: 4B

Column: Death Notices



Mr. Andrew Catterall Howat, 93, of Charlotte, N.C. died Thursday, May 3, 2001 at Mercy Hospital South.

He was born June 19, 1907 in Glascow, Scotland, son of the late James Howat and Isabelle Catterall Howat. Mr. Howat attended Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. He served as an Engineer with Westinghouse Corporation, working with the development of the American jet engine and nuclear powered turbines. He retired from the Naval Division of the U.S. Government as a Quality Control Engineer. A resident of Charlotte, N.C. since 1978, Mr. Howat was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. A lifelong mason, his hobby was collecting and restoring antique clocks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophia B. Howat, in 1991. ...



The Record
(Bergen County, NJ)




LENGTH: 428 words

BYLINE: J.P. PELZMAN, Staff Writer


Steve Jacobson was asked about the significance of his 400th lacrosse coaching victory. "It means I've been around for a long time,"he said, laughing. Obviously, it also means that he's been extremely successful.

Jacobson, the Ridgewood lacrosse coach, improved his overall record to 400-110 during 30 years of varsity coaching as the Maroons blanked West Morris-Mendham, 16-0, Monday.


Jacobson never played lacrosse until he attended Swarthmore (Pa.), where he played football. He said the football coaches encouraged the players to try out for the lacrosse team."I fell in love with the game," he said.

Jacobson graduated from Swarthmore in 1965. His first coaching job was at Fair Lawn, where he went 71-16 in five seasons. He then became the coach at Lehigh University, where he was working on a Master's degree. He posted an 8-3 record there, then began the program at Hunterdon Central High School. His record there was 41-6 over a

three-year span. ...





Roanoke Times & World News



May 13, 2001 Sunday Metro Edition


LENGTH: 899 words





W&L men advance in NCAAs

Washington and Lee beat Swarthmore 4-1 in the NCAA Division III Atlantic South Regional men's tennis tournament in Chestertown, Md. Roanoke Times & World News May 13, 2001 Sunday Metro Edition

The Generals (13-5), in the tournament for the first time in 10 years, will play host Washington College in Chestertown in the regional final today for a berth in the national championships in Greencastle, Ind. Swarthmore finished 8-6.



The Washington Post

HEADLINE: Australia's Adams Points Maryland Toward NCAA

Women's Lacrosse Title

May 10, 2001, Thursday, Final Edition


LENGTH: 779 words

BYLINE: Christian Swezey, Washington Post Staff Writer


The Adams family of Brighton, Australia, relies on the Internet for results of the Maryland women's lacrosse team. If they depended on their youngest daughter, Jen -- the starting midfielder for the six-time defending NCAA champion Terrapins -- they never would get the whole story. "Jen would never tell us if she played a good game or even if she broke a record," said Trish Adams, Jen's older sister and a former Terrapins player. "She always says, 'I played okay' or 'I played all right.' We have a dedicated grandpa who prints a copy of the information from the Internet. He has it at our house before we get a chance to speak with her."

Jen Adams usually plays better than okay. The two-time NCAA Division I player of the year needs two points to become the NCAA women's all-time leading scorer. Her 419 career points are one shy of the record set by Karen Emas (now Borbee) of the University of Delaware from 1981 to '84.


"A bunch of people have been giving me updates on how close she is to breaking the record," said Borbee, who is the women's lacrosse coach at Swarthmore. "I have met her once and seen her play a couple of times. She is just amazing. As a coach, I do not know how you would stop her, because she has so much natural talent."






HEADLINE: Marauder teams extend their seasons

May 4, 2001, Friday


LENGTH: 916 words

BYLINE: Earle Cornelius



'Franklin & Marshall's Rami Abdel-Misih lost in the semis of the Centennial Conference championships to Washington College's Peter Taylor. Abdel-Misih finished second in career singles victories behind his brother Sherif, who graduated in 1997. Abdel-Misih and Steve Emkey reached the CC doubles semis where they lost to Muhlenberg's Robby Richman and Brad Scheller.

Two F&M women's teams were doubles semifinalists. Alissa Leone and Pam Hillock lost to Swarthmore's Jen Pao and Laura Swerdlow while Jenny Smith and Jenny Dubow dropped an 8-2 decision to eventual champions Ne'ko Browder and Shoko Nakamura of Washington. ...