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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 A Publication of the Newspeak Association Volume No. 66, Issue 3

Front Page
-Cleaning up snow: DPW gets to work
-Students gain new opportunity to stay informed
-Lecture series Engineers the future
-President's IQP Awards given out

News
-Police Log
-Off Campus News
-When family turns on TV, VCR or computer, AOL Time Warner is there
-Italian doctor says he plans human clone within next year
-Science has gone too far, says manifesto by world-religions expert
-Jokes and poems: E-mail brings more politics into the workplace

Opinions
-Are you really YOU?: When do you know you are 'gay'?
-WPI students join in protests:"Justice" in DC
-So long WPI, and thanks for all the degrees
-Anger over Ashcroft
-The Little Things
-Visions
-The Pit
-Philler

Arts & Entertainment
-Scots on the Rocks
-The Blunder of Anime Editing
-WPI gaming gets due attention
-What's Happening

Announcements
-Club Corner
-Crimson Clipboard

Sports
-Men's swim team deserves more credit
-Score Board
-Upcoming Contests

Club Corner


Newman Club

We had a great Pre-Super Bowl Party last Friday night. Brian Wozniak and Mike Bernard, both of Sig Ep and football team fame were the cooks and servers of our pasta. They were so good that it was voted to have them come back and present another Video and Pasta night. The amazing part of the evening was how well they cleaned up the kitchen after cooking the meal.

So we say to them " thanks guys". Our next big social event will be our Annual Valentine Party, which will be on Friday night, Feb.15th

Our agenda committee will be meeting on Friday evening, Feb.2nd, to set the agenda for our next Executive Board meeting is Wednesday, February 7th at 9:00 PM in the Religious Center. Our Graduate Seminar will be meeting on Friday, Feb.2nd and Friday, Feb. 16th. The time and place of these two seminar is 12:00 (noon) at the Religious Center. Our Faith and Discussion Group is meeting every Wednesday night at 8:00 PM in the Religious Center.

We are in the midst of planning our Appalachia in Worcester Project, which will take place on March 12th this year. More information on this project will be forthcoming in future editions of Tech News. Also Fr. S's famous suppers are back up running again with one schedule for this coming Wednesday night. So watch your mailbox for your invitation. The suppers are not bad, gang. Do not forget our Sunday Mass is at 11:30 AM every Sunday morning in Alden Memorial Chapel.


SGA

At our last meeting, Janet Richardson, Dean of Student Life, spoke to the SGA and informed us of her goal to aid the student body as best she can. She listened as SGA senators expressed concerns about the English speaking faculties of many of the teaching assistants and the dwindling amount of classroom space on campus. The SGA would like to thank Janet for this meeting and we hope the student body will talk to her as well if they have anything. If you're interested, just stop by the Student Life offices during their office hours.

The Committee on Student life Issues would like to announce that Red Cab is now offering a $1 discount to all WPI students. Just show your student ID to take advantage of this special offer. Also, after much effort, movie tickets to Showcase Cinemas North are now available at the SGA office for $6. However, times for purchasing have not yet been set. Everyone should be very grateful to Samantha O'Connor, who personally oversaw the creation of this fantastic new service. Also, the Committee on Public Relations has nearly completed the SGA Bulletin Board. Be sure to check it frequently for updates on information concerning the Worcester Consortium, national and local politics, the environment, and SGA events. To see what we do and how we work, come to our meetings held every Tuesday at 6 PM in the Lower Wedge.


BiLaGa

We are still off to a great start this semester, with all our meetings well-attended, including our bi-weekly movie night this past Monday which was a lot of fun for everyone who came. We will be having our two regular meetings this week, a social lunch in Gompeis on Tuesday from noon to one o'clock, and our business meeting on Thursday at 8PM in Morgan C. Mark your calendars, because next Monday we are having our movie night starting at 7PM in Founders. We will be watching What Makes a Family, which recently aired on Lifetime, and Anatomy of a Hate Crime: the Matthew Shepard Story, recently aired on MTV. We are also starting up a new program this Tuesday evening from 7PM-9PM. It is open to all GLBTQ people who want to talk about what's on their mind in a supportive and confidential atmosphere. If you are interested in the support session or have any other questions or comments, contact us at bilaga@wpi.edu.


ACM

ACM has been having an exciting term. Last Thursday we were entertained with an eye-opening presentation on "The Software Engineer as Artist and Detective" given by Professor Mike Ciaraldi. Additional faculty-student meetings will happen throughout the semester.

The next general meeting will be Thursday, February 1, at 6PM in Kaven 116. Topics will include the tshirt contest, ACM Chinese Food night, more hardware giveaways, IEEE rivalry details, and donuts. There will also be a presentation by Slashdot.org's Hemos on February 8 at 6PM in Pearrault Hall. We are ACM...we have skillz


Justice

Haven't you heard of us? Although we've been active since September, we're now a recognized organization at WPI. Justice seeks to increase awareness and involvement toward goals of social, political, economic, and environmental justice. This student-run group strives to encourage members to become active participants in issues relevant to life not only on WPIs campus, but also in issues of local, national, and global significance. Our activities are run by consensus, and a member participates only in the events he/she chooses. The weekly meetings serve as opportunities to become educated, organized, and mobilized. Please come to the weekly meetings on Mondays at 8:30pm in Fuller 3rd Floor Lounge.

This past week, our meeting covered the following issues: the story of the G.W. Bush protests, bulletin board space, upcoming Students Against Sweatshops conference, guest professors who want to speak this term; G. Heaton and R. Gottlieb. We'll be showing the movie "Baraka" with the Environmental Club Thurs Feb 15th 5:00-8:00. Don't forget! February is Black History Month. We'll be showing Malcom X and offering info on the racially biased death penalty, the prison system, and drug convictions. Email justice@wpi.edu to subscribe to our mailing list!


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