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Daily archive Feb 22, 2000

Good Grief

By Akino Irene YamashitaGuest Columnist I still remember where I was when I learned of the news. It was the day before Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 13, 2000.

The life, times and characters of Mr. Schulz

By Suzannah Skolnik-Smith When Charles Schulz died just a few hours before his last Peanuts comic strip was scheduled to appear in Sunday newspapers on Feb. 11, it almost seemed he had written it that way. The 77-year-old cartoonist, whose life was so imbued with his strip that it seems he could not live without...

online books: they’re cheap, fast and cool …. why (not)?

By Heather Lazusky With college life there are a few “definites” for students as they return and settle into the new semester. One, it is assumed, is the bookshop scene the first week of classes, in which each student will need to stand in at least one huge line to purchase textbooks while at least...

Bi-College Crime Blotter

By Bryn Mawr College

Amtrak plans improvements in Pennsylvania service

By Matt Sharp According to a recent press release, Amtrak’s line from Philadelphia to Harrisburg is slated for $140 million worth of improvements over the next five years.

Haverford rendered powerless for more than an hour during storm

By A power outage struck Haverford last Sunday night, lasting from approximately 9:05 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. It affected the entire campus, including dorms and academic buildings. PECO Energy, the school’s electricity supplier, has not returned requests from the Bi-Co News requests for further information.

SGA allocates funds for Speaker’s Committee

By Christine McCluskey A one-time cost of $15,630.00 has been included in Bryn Mawr’s Self-Government Association’s spring budget for the new Speaker’s Committee. Jane Yoo ’01, Treasurer of SGA, said that because of a budget surplus of over $75,000 from last semester, she was able to give that sum of money to the fledgling Speaker’s...

Conference on nonviolence comes to HC

By Joseph Badtke-Berkow Two years after launching an initiative called “A Season for Nonviolence” from Haverford, Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will return to the college this Friday to open a two-day dialogue that will deal with major areas of violence, nonviolence and conflict resolution.

Pirates plunder wealth of humor at HC’s Plenary

By Matt Sharp While the votes for the Plenary resolution were being counted, a group stormed in, dressed in pirate garb and brandishing swords and a Jolly Roger.

Bush leads convincingly in South Carolina Republican primary

By Ariel Hansen With a lead of 11 percentage points, Texas governor George W. Bush gained a commanding advantage over Arizona senator John McCain in the South Carolina Republican primary held last Saturday.

Lone resolution ratified at Haverford’s Spring Plenary

By Matt Sharp Haverford’s 2000 Spring Plenary ran smoothly and, for the most part, uninterrupted. Students passed both of the items on the agenda, one resolution and the Honor Code.

Russian graduate program faces challenges

By Christine McCluskey The President’s Office at Bryn Mawr has released a report suggesting the termination of the Russian graduate program for financial reasons. The termination would go into effect at the end of the 2000-2001 school year.