Looking back: Fall of 1999
Men’s soccer starts 6-0
The defending Division II men’s soccer team extended number 5 winning streak to 19 games after a pair of victories against Bentley and Central, putting their season win total at 6-0. During the game against Central, team captain, Assaf Dagai set a new school record with his 49th career assist. Despite the winning record, coach Tom Lang said, “We’ve been inconsistent in our overall quality of the game. We’ve made some mistakes that haven’t hurt us yet.”
• Southern students and staff discussed gun control as the issue loomed over the nation. There were only two incidents, one in 1998 and two in 1996 with possession of guns on campus.
• An empty space in the student center became Cardio Connection, which opened its doors at the beginning of the semester with their motto was “Burning fat, getting fit, having fun,” with the goal of helping students stay in shape.
• Southern opened a new Women’s Center located on the garden level of Schwartz Hall. Rosalyn Amenta, director of the Women’s center, said she hopes it will become “the parlor of Southern.”
• A new traffic light was installed on Wintergreen Avenue after a student was hit by a car while walking back to his dorm.
• Southern students and staff spoke about the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty after the UN refused to ratify it. The U.S Senate voted 51-48. The treaty would have ensured an end to global proliferation and assured the United States nuclear superiority.
• Southern appointed a new Dean of Student Affairs, Richard Farricielli. He said he would like to revamp the Greek system, expand Southern’s daycare center, teach students leadership skills and get students more involved in the university.
• North Campus Marketplace, a campus store that provided food and supplies for college life, opened. Students in North Campus said its opening was an advantage to them because they could use the money from their meal plan.
• A white supremist, Frank Meeink, lectured students about his evolution from a former skinhead into an advocate for human rights. His experience behind bars taught him respect and to tolerate individuals he used to view as inferior.