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HEALING HAITI LAST-SECOND LOSS
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February 8, 2010
The Stanford Daily An Independent Publication
www.stanforddaily.com Volume 237
Do you think that the Stanford
administration does enough to
prevent sexual assault on campus?
The biggest party
I don't know
Marathon raises money for Haiti, AIDS
To vote, please visit www.stanforddaily.com By ALYSSA AHLUWALIA This year, marathon organizers said, Partners
in Health will choose where to direct the funds
Poll Result More than 1,000 students and community — likely toward Haiti.
How do you view Judicial Affairs? members — and at least one Teletubby — are “Usually our donations go specifically
Important: it safeguards the Honor Code putting up their feet today after dancing for this toward comprehensive health care reforms in
and Fundamental Standard. weekend’s 24-hour Stanford Dance Marathon. Rwanda,” said Gino Mazzoti ‘10, Dance
(44%, 23 Votes) Dancers, “moralers,” hackers and observers Marathon’s communications director.“This year
gathered in the Arrillaga Alumni Center Friday we are leaving allocation of funds up to PIH’s
and Saturday for the sixth annual event; togeth- discretion; the money we donate will go to the
Not very important: it's ineffective. er, with matching funds from FACE AIDS, they places that need it most at present . . . that could
(21%, 11 Votes) raised about $178,000 for HIV/AIDS philan- mean that PIH uses our money to aid relief in
thropy. Haiti in light of the recent disaster.”
Advertised through the year as campus’ The remaining 10 percent of Dance DYLAN PLOFKER/Staff Photographer
Somewhat important: I would never cheat.
(19%, 10 Votes) “biggest and longest party,” the fundraiser also Marathon’s proceeds will go to a San Francisco Stanford students and community members danced for 24 hours straight on Saturday and Sunday
featured the second annual 24-hour Stanford non-profit organization, Bay Area Young to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti and local charities promoting HIV/AIDS awareness.
Hack-a-thon, where computer science students Positives, to aid efforts to raise awareness of
What's Judicial Affairs? gear their programming knowledge toward spe- HIV/AIDS in local communities and provide One coding project this year involved work “I’m here because it’s an exciting event, and it’s
(16%, 8 Votes) cific public service projects. services to local 14- to 25-year-olds living with with the organization Sirum and aims to reduce great to see such a huge percent of our campus
Funds raised during the 24-hour period are the virus. medical waste by facilitating the movement of taking part in the worldwide issue.”
set to benefit Partners in Health, a four-year Hack-a-thon also contributed to the service excess medical supplies from rich hospitals to Clay Ramel ‘12, a community relations exec-
beneficiary, and Bay Area Young Positives. atmosphere surrounding the weekend.The proj- free clinics. utive for Dance Marathon, put the night into
Dancers agreed raise a minimum of $192 ect, now in its second year, has grown substan- Hackers and dancers were joined throughout perspective.
each ahead of the marathon; the proceeds are tially from its inaugural event. the night by high-energy moralers: students who “I think people keep dancing because they
FACULTY & STAFF matched by FACE AIDS, a non-profit founded According to organizer Sam King ‘12 in an e- sign up to dance for three hours at a time to feel empowered when surrounded by a lot of
by Stanford students with which the event has mail to The Daily, 2010 saw about 70 hackers, up boost spirits. other people that care about the prevention of
Janitor partnered since 2008.
Partners in Health will receive 90 percent of
the money raised by Dance Marathon partici-
from 30 in 2008.
“The event as a whole is a way for people to
be a part of a community engaged in public serv-
About 19 Stanford student music and dance
groups and occasional curious observers
stopped by to show support their dancing
HIV/AIDS,” Ramel said.“It really speaks to the
idea of solidarity, as overused as that word is. As
a community we’re banding together.”
pants, organizers said. The non-profit organiza- ice . . . the dancers do this through fundraising, friends.
rehired post tion addresses health-related needs of communi-
ties in Haiti, Rwanda, Russia, Peru and Boston.
and the hackers do this through coding,” King
“It’s wonderful to see all the energy out on
the dance floor,” said moraler Dylan Kim ‘12.
Contact Alyssa Ahluwalia at aahluw13@stanford.
By AMY JULIA HARRIS
DESK EDITOR Greeks target
HEROICS sexual violence
When Karina Reyes walked into
Terman Engineering Building at 11 p.m.
on Jan. 18 to clean, she was gearing up
0 20 40 60 80 100
for a normal night of work, no different
than any other of her two years working By ELIZABETH ROSEN
for ABM Industries as a janitor at By NATE ADAMS CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Stanford. DESK EDITOR
Reyes was vacuuming and disposing Across campus, one topic of discussion is by turns broadcasted and
of trash in the laboratories when her cell The No. 2 Cardinal women’s basketball team added quieted:“forcible sexual offenses,” including rape — of which 10 cases
phone’s battery ran out, so she decided some security to its lead in the conference standings last were reported to Stanford police in 2008.
to charge it in one Terman’s basement night, dominating USC by a score of 77-39. Despite some ASSU and some student groups champion anti-assault campaigns
offices, plugging it into the computer of early troubles, Stanford took control of the game near the periodically; freshmen hear words of warning at “Real World:
Lee Merrick,an information technology end of the first half and Stanford” annually.
manager in the Office of Research had four players with 2/7 vs. USC W 77-39 But in many sectors of campus, including housed Greek life, some
Administration. double-digit point totals, say that sexual assault cases — nine of them in student residences in
She left to continue her work; 2008 — go unmentioned.
Terman’s recently installed video sur-
led by junior forward
Kayla Pedersen’s 18.
UP NEXT This quarter, a group call-
Forcible Sexual Offenses Reported to SDPS
veillance system captured Reyes’ stop Things got off to a ing itself Fraternity Men
on tape. slow start, with both WASHINGTON Against Violence believes it
Twenty minutes later, two campus teams struggling to find (9-12, 4-7 Pac-10) can change that discussion. 9
security officers arrived at Terman to
Number of Offenses
the basket in the game’s The numbers “seem 8
investigate a case of potential data steal- opening minutes. The 2/12 Seattle, Wash. 7 P .M. low,” said Phil Nova ‘10, a 7
ing; the following day, Reyes was sus- Trojans (13-9, 7-4 Pac- COVERAGE: chairperson of the group 6
pended for three days from her job. and a member of Theta 5
10) were 1-6 from the
field until redshirt soph- RADIO KZSU 90.1 FM
Later that week, she was fired. 4
Delta Chi fraternity, “which
Now, Reyes is back into the job: on omore guard Stefanie (kzsu.stanford.edu) is part of the skepticism that 2
Feb.4,ABM settled the dispute with her Gilbreath stole a ball at a lot of people have. They 1
and a union representative and rehired half court and broke GAME NOTES: The No.2 Cardinal looks to say that there have only 0
her, but not before the events on the away for a layup to continue its conference dominance against been 10 sexual assaults, to 2006 2007 2008
night of Jan.18 kicked off a labor dispute make it 4-2 at 16:05. Washington. Led by Jayne Appel, who which I respond,‘How many Reported Offenses in Dorms
case that rocked the campus chat lists became Stanford’s career rebounding leader is acceptable to you?’”
Stanford (21-1, 11-0) had last game, the team has not lost a confer- Total Reported Offenses
and had student activists up in arms. a hard time as well, ence game all season and, with yesterday’s Leaders of the men’s
Stanford Labor Action Coalition BRIAN HOWALD/The Stanford Daily
going 1-10 from the field win over USC, has won 42 consecutive group,new to the Greek sys-
(SLAC) took up Reyes’ case, as they until senior center Jayne games in Maples Pavilion. tem here, says it wants to remind the Stanford community that sexual
have done in other labor disputes here Appel knocked down a assault and relationship abuse are still a threat to students, especially
since 1998. shot from the top of the key, a somewhat unusual place for women.
According to Dan Weismann, a PhD the six-foot-four center to square up. With the basket, the Each of the men involved had his own reasons for getting involved.
in physics and spokesperson for the score was tied at just 4-4 after five minutes of play. Philippe de Koning ‘10, a member of Sigma Nu, said he has felt strong-
activist group, ABM gave two reasons The Cardinal then went on a brief run, including a fast ly about the issue of violence against women since he learned about
for firing Reyes.The first: that by charg- MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer break layup by redshirt senior guard Rosalyn Gold- the issue as a resident assistant (RA) for freshmen. Duncan Fisher ‘12
ing her cell phone Reyes had “used” the Onwude to make it 8-4 at 13:38. Pedersen followed that with of Sigma Alpha Epsilon said he gained an appreciation for the female
computer, violating a company policy. Senior center Jayne Appel takes a tough shot over Kari LaPlante
a nothing-but-net three-pointer from straight out, electrify- perspective after getting together with his girlfriend last spring.
Second:that Stanford requested that she against USC on Sunday afternoon. Appel’s 13 rebounds in the Michael Flynn ‘10 of Theta Delta Chi said a member of his family has
ing the crowd and forcing USC to use its first timeout.
be fired. game pushed her past Nicole Powell as Stanford’s career experienced relationship abuse.
Weissman said ABM later said rebounds leader, with 1,153 rebounds. Please see WBBALL, page 6 How the group will accomplish anything in the Greek community,
Stanford did not request that Reyes be however, seems it will take some time.
fired. De Koning explained that groundwork for an anti-violence pro-
A spokesperson for ABM did not
immediately return a request for com-
STUDENT LIFE gram in fraternities began last winter. Former ASSU Vice President
Jay de la Torre ‘10, who would go on to make sexual assault prevention
ment last week.
Tom Sheehan, a professor of reli-
gious studies and chairman of the
Faculty Coalition of Labor Rights at
One campus Zipcar recalled part of his ASSU executive campaign, and others helped develop
Today, the group has at least one representative in each of
Stanford’s seven housed fraternities except Phi Psi; the group meets
Stanford, said Reyes’s case was distinct By KATE ABBOTT ly offers 29 cars, including 10 Priuses, to weekly. Each coordinator has or will be trained for the in-house posi-
from other labor issues with which DESK EDITOR Stanford’s 1,200-plus subscribers. tion, Nova said.
SLAC has been involved because Reyes “There are 30 different makes and They hope to host a charity softball tournament to benefit a
had admittedly made a “stupid mistake” Following Toyota’s announcement to models in the Zipcar fleet, so Zipsters women’s shelter in Palo Alto, to develop an online true and false quiz
by plugging in her phone to Merrick’s recall several of its models, including the [Zipcar users] will have other vehicle for students about dating violence and to hold discussion panels inside
computer. latest generation of Priuses, due to poten- model options to choose from while fraternity houses. But their goals don’t come without challenges.
Though SLAC’s list of grievances tial problems with the brake system, Toyota resolves the vehicle issues related “Most people I’ve come across aren’t willing to say it’s a problem
against ABM is long,“in this case,Karina rental company Zipcar has pulled several to safety recalls,” wrote company at Stanford,” said Sam Gould ‘11, Kappa Sigma’s coordinator for the
Reyes actually did commit a real foolish cars out of its reservation system across spokesperson Nancy Scott in an e-mail to WYATT ROY/The Stanford Daily group. “They think we live in this perfect bubble where nothing like
offense by charging her cell phone the country — including one vehicle at The Daily. this happens.”
through the computers,” Sheehan said. One Toyota Matrix Stanford Zipcar on
Stanford. According to an e-mail sent to regis- “There’s a small, small minority of guys who are actually perpetrat-
“The danger’s that she might be down- campus will be affected by the compa- ing these crimes,”Nova added,“but the majority sees this going on and
Of the five percent of the fleet impact- tered Zipcar users, only the Toyota
loading sensitive data.” ed, one car on Stanford’s campus — a ny's recall. The Matrix (pictured) will not say to themselves,‘It’s not something I’m directly doing, so it’s not my
Toyota Matrix — is affected, a Zipcar be available for reservations until the
Please see JANITOR, page 2 spokesperson said Friday. Zipcar current- Please see ZIPCAR, page 2 acceleration pedal issue is resolved. Please see FMAV, page 2
Index Features/2 • Opinions/4 • Sports/5 • Classifieds/6 Recycle Me
2 N Monday, February 8, 2010 The Stanford Daily
Rightfully impatient, the team soon real-
ized their utility was dwindling with each pass-
“Every moment we weren’t there, we
A I T I
knew there was somebody we could have
saved,” said Gardner, who been on vacation in
Lake Tahoe when he received Norris’ e-mail.
By late Saturday evening, the physicians
and nurses, unable to wait any longer, piled
their supplies into rented vans. After a 10-
hour ride, the group arrived at the Haitian
border Sunday morning. With the sun rising,
after making their way through the Haitian
mainland to the coast, team members finally
STANFORD HOSPITAL laid eyes on the devastated capital, the streets
filled with debris and human bodies.
SENDS EIGHT TO PATCH UP “Hands were reaching up everywhere,”
Norris said. “Everyone was trying to get help
A BROKEN NATION for their loved ones.”
With the aid of Haitian police, the convoy Courtesy of Stanford Emergency Medicine
what the call would be about. arrived safely at the University Hospital com-
“We looked at each other,” Auerbach said. pound in Port-au-Prince. Auerbach estimated Nurse Jonathan Gardner oversees a very young patient, who was saved from the earth-
“I asked him,‘We’re going someplace, right?’” that upon their arrival, the compound was quake aftermath. Gardner was part of an eight-person team including four Stanford doc-
IMC had requested that Norris put togeth- holding between 750 and 800 patients and tors and four nurses that traveled to Haiti to provide aid and medical support.
er a medical team to assist in the relief efforts their families. Due to the structural instability
in Haiti. Dr. Ian Brown and Dr. Anil Menon, of the building, which made it vulnerable to pace,” said Menon, who survived on two we couldn’t communicate with each other,
two emergency medicine physicians present aftershocks, and the sheer crowding of the Power Bars for his first three days in Haiti. that was his way of saying he didn’t want me
at the meeting, volunteered immediately. complex, workers began setting up tents out- Although a 6.0 earthquake the morning to go.”
Norris then sent out an e-mail asking for nurs- side. of Jan. 20 caused some disorganization, med- Gardner echoed McAdoo’s respect for the
es. Three Stanford Hospital nurses, Gaby Splitting up to assess the severity of vic- ical staff transitioned relatively smoothly Haitian people, saying they demonstrated a
McAdoo, Heather Tilson and Julie Rachioppi, tims’ injuries, the team began an arduous task from critical to primary care over the next strength and resilience uncommon in these
Courtesy of Stanford Emergency Medicine as well as one traveling nurse, Jonathan of treating what seemed like an endless week and a half, with Auerbach appointed types of disasters.
This smiling girl, a survivor of the 7.0 earth- Gardner, answered the request. amount of patients. Auerbach and Gardner lead physician at the compound. Over that “[The Haitians] had no unreal expecta-
In the two days between the call and their worked in an area known as “The Forest,” a time period, each member of the team tions of people doing anything for them,” he
quake, was one of the few bright spots on Friday departure, the eight-person team could central courtyard where hundreds of patients forged connections with the people that they said. “They were extremely grateful for any
the Stanford Hospital team’s two-week stay only imagine the devastation that awaited lay beneath tarps and trees waiting for care. worked with. Stanford nurse Gaby McAdoo care they received instead of feeling like it
in Haiti. The team returned home from the them. News reports estimated that over The first two days on-site, the team prac- formed an especially strong bond with a five- was owed to them.”
decimated island nation on Jan. 29. 200,000 had perished from the natural disas- ticed nonstop clinical medicine, treating year-old Haitian boy named Monley, who The Stanford team remained in Haiti for
ter, with another 300,000 injured. Over a quar- amputations, fractures, facial injuries and had been trapped under rubble next to his approximately two weeks, flying out on the
ter of a million homes had been leveled by the burns alongside teams from Canada, deceased father for eight days before he was morning of Jan. 29 after handing over the
By SAMANTHA MCGIRR quake, which had its epicenter about 16 miles Nicaragua and Switzerland. Physicians oper- rescued. Monley also lost his mother and his reins to Haitian physicians. Though they
from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. ated on cots and gurneys, while nurses and brothers in the disaster, making him the only accomplished much during their stay, the
or Dr. Bob Norris and his team, the “I don’t think any of us really knew what other staff circulated outside, dispensing med- survivor of the quake from his immediate team members realized the work has only
term “call of duty” took on new we were going to face,” said Menon, who had ication and narcotics from fanny packs. family. begun.
meaning the morning of Jan. 13. Less also worked in the field in Afghanistan. “It’s Because medical staff were required to Though McAdoo was technically “We wanted to do what was right and
than 24 hours after a 7.0 magnitude one thing to watch the news and it’s another leave the compound at nightfall because of Monley’s nurse for only a few days, she con- empower other people,” Auerbach said. “The
earthquake rocked Haiti, Norris, the thing to see bodies and smell infection.” “security reasons,” the Stanford physicians tinued to visit and interact with him through a earthquake created an entire generation of
chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine With $18,000 worth of medical supplies in and nurses slept in a conference room at a French translator. When it came time for the amputees, people who will need prosthetics,
at Stanford, was leading a departmental meet- tow, the team traveled for three days, depart- nearby hotel, averaging three to four hours of team to leave, IMC psychologists gave therapy, plastic surgery. There’s infectious dis-
ing when he received a phone call. It was a ing from San Francisco International Airport sleep nightly and having little time for nour- Monley a family of four mice, hoping they ease and homelessness. We weren’t so much
colleague from the Washington, D.C.-based and stopping in Santo Domingo in the ishment. Auerbach recalled a point where he would help him cope with the loss of his fam- rebuilding a medical infrastructure as creating
International Medical Core (IMC). Dominican Republic. They waited in Santo was so dehydrated he had to receive nine ily and nurse. one.”
Dr. Paul Auerbach, Stanford physician and Domingo for a half a day for a scheduled liters of fluid through an IV before he could “Monley grabbed the tail of the mom
the former chief of the ER Division, saw flight that never materialized — with planes continue working. mouse and the tail of the boy mouse and tied Contact Samantha McGirr at smcgirr@stan-
Norris on the phone and immediately knew working overtime to ship in needed aid. “We started a marathon at a sprinting them together,” McAdoo said. “Even though ford.edu.
Dancing the night
of student performing groups stay awake and active for 24 hours? Dance Marathon definitely made an ers, dancers and staff to put on the
throughout the marathon — five a A pillow fight, of course, set to impression on its participants, from best Dance Marathon yet,” concluded
cappella groups, dance performances Pink’s pump-up single “So What,” late night drop-in dancers to hardcore a tired Lia Bonamassa ‘10, one of the
and lessons for anyone whose feet seemed like just the thing to boost 24-hour marathoners to the dedicated DM directors. “See you next year!”
weren’t yet protesting too loudly, and adrenaline enough to make it through organizers behind it all.
(and day) away even an appearance by Wushu martial
arts, whose flips, flying kicks and
sword-wielding channeled Bruce Lee.
The period between 10 p.m. and 1
the next six-and-a-half hours.
Unfortunately, a number of dancers
attempted to use these pillows for
more traditional purposes; napping
“We’re so honored to have worked
with all these fantastic directors, hack-
Contact Elizabeth Rosen at ejrosen@
a.m. has earned a reputation for being incidents increased exponentially in
By ELIZABETH ROSEN to work in 3-hour shifts throughout the highest energy shift of the event. that hour.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER the event as dance floor motivators — It’s the time when hundreds of stu- The final six hours of Dance
they put aside the slowly growing dents who’ve exhausted their party- Marathon were some of the most
hopping options flood the dance floor simultaneously painful and exhilarat-
arly Saturday afternoon, soreness in the dancers’ feet and
Dance Marathon first- pushed ahead. to support their friends and elevate ing. As the sky slowly lightened to a
timers and veterans alike One dedicated 24-hour moraler, the mood for three intense (and intox- delicate periwinkle and a hearty,
arrived at the Arrillaga Elise Geithner ‘13, mentioned that icated) hours of celebration. quick-energy breakfast of bagels and
Alumni center. The new- she’d brought practically an entire Conversely, the following wee pastries arrived, all perception of time
comers were entirely unsure of what wardrobe in preparation for a night of hours of the morning were arguably and the past day seemed to vanish.
to expect from the coming 24 hours of costume changes. the hardest, as dancers struggled to “Wait, that was yesterday?” mar-
the now-infamous around-the-clock At 5 p.m. the first (and only) maintain enthusiasm in spite of throb- veled one student in the breakfast
music and madness charity event. Dance Marathon casualty occurred bing feet and knotted calves. These line, astonished at the thought of hav-
Dancers in all kinds of attire, from during a game of limbo, which broke were the hours when the coat check ing been on the dance floor for over
pragmatic marathoners in track shorts out under an impromptu limbo stick. room, initially a spot for quiet conver- 20 hours at that point.
and sneakers to more creative individ- Four rounds in to the proceedings, sation and IHUM reading, became a Their feet hurt as badly as they
uals in tutus and multi-colored span- Kimmy Scheible ‘13, having just made slumber party — at one point nine never had over the course of the past
dex, had begun to crowd the lobby in it through an impossibly low level, dancers were asleep on their back- day and night, and sugar crashes
anticipation of the 1 p.m. start time. ended up on the floor with a dislocat- packs — despite the anti-sitting rules. abounded, but they forced their ener-
The energy filling the lobby was a ed knee. She didn’t know how low she This was also the time when a strange gy levels up for the home stretch of
combination of nearly tangible adren- could go. Stoic, high-spirited and still and wonderful phenomenon DM 2010. Even so, the exhaustion —
aline-fueled elation and equally pal- sporting her tiara, Scheible was occurred. For all those dancers who’ve even in those with a strong will to con-
pable apprehension at the thought of removed from the marathon on a been going at it like Energizer bun- ceal it — was evident.
dancing — or at the very least, stand- stretcher and was unable to return to nies for the past 12 hours, the once- They entered the home stretch: the
ing — for a full 24 hours. the dance floor. Her comrades new faces of the hardcore, 24-hour final half hour,the final fundraising total
One continually cited motivation though, progressed in her memory. dancers started to become familiar. — over $174,000 for beneficiary
for the full-day energy expenditure As the evening went on, tired With all the rollercoaster-ing blood Partners In Health — and a rousing
was solidarity with the beneficiaries of dancers began to filter out of the sugar levels, diminishing numbers of rendition of Europe’s “The Final
Dance Marathon’s proceeds, primari- room and fresh-faced, energetic late- dancers on the floor, our ever-encour- Countdown.”They celebrated the finale
ly AIDS patients in developing comers arrived to replace them on the aging moralers decided that 5:30 am at 1 p.m.on the dot to the LSJUMB,the
nations as well as Haitian victims of floor. In an attempt to relax and was the perfect time to bring in the big Tree and the Dollies cheering them on
the recent earthquake. inspire the slowly fading dancers, DM guns: pillows.Why on earth would you with “All Right Now.”
“I don’t know how I’m going to do organizers brought in a huge variety give pillows to people attempting to From their soles to their souls,
this,” one girl nervously told her
friends. “But it’s for charity, right?”
The music coming from the direc-
tion of the dance floor grew suddenly
louder, and they could hear the
pounding of dozens of maniacal
“moralers” drum-rolling on the floor
to announce the commencement of
the sixth annual Dance Marathon.
Suddenly, the doors to McCaw Hall
flew open and the many ranks of
dancers stampeded onto the dance
floor, yelling, laughing and busting
some serious moves.
In those first hours, they rocked,
grooved and boogied down to tracks
from across the decades, courtesy of
The Beatles and Lady Gaga.
Motivated by the cause and the
enthusiasm of flamboyantly-dressed
“moralers” — students who signed up
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cessful petition in terms of getting a lot pus forcible assault only and only those statistic might actually rise before the Gonzalez said. “But that’s what
of signatures quickly,”Weissman said. cases reported to either campus securi- number of assaults goes down . . . I we’re working on.”
Dave Mitchell ‘09, a SLAC alumnus ty or the police,”Dauber wrote in com- would consider that a good thing. I “Right now we want to ease into it
Continued from front page and contributor to the petition drive, Continued from front page ments to the board. “They exclude think more need to be reported.” — let [our brothers] know that we’re
said distribution involved signing people forcible rapes off campus. They In the meantime, Pedro Gonzalez here, let them know what we’re trying
up in White Plaza, gathering online sig- exclude forcible rapes that are not ‘11 of SAE said the group has to do,”Fisher added.“We don’t want to
Sheehan said that heightened securi- natures and having Reyes’ coworkers problem.’” reported to the police. There may be received varying reactions from the just come in and force everyone to
ty had been added to Terman fairly push for an “on the ground” effort. Five Then, there’s the issue of underre- non-forcible assaults that violate Greek community. change the way they live and talk and
recently amid growing faculty concerns other night-shift janitors helped pass out porting. University rules but are not included “No one’s said anything negative joke.”
that people were breaking into the the petition by foot. “I think at Stanford, there’s a lot of as well.” about it, but there are mixed feel-
offices to steal data. Terman is open Sheehan also approached Merrick social pressure to not report” sexual One possible result of the fraternity ings in the sense that some guys Contact Elizabeth Rosen at ejrosen@
around to the clock to students and fac- to write a letter to Gonzalez, Reyes’s assault, Nova said. men’s effort, Nova said, “is that that take it less seriously than others,” stanford.edu.
ulty with key-card access. supervisor. In the letter, Sheehan asked In a presentation to the Board of
Reyes — who said she is the sole that Reyes be transferred to cleaning a Judicial Affairs in December about
breadwinner for her mother, ill brother different corridor but requested that she changing the way the University’s
and sister in Mexico — approached her get her job back. Office of Judicial Affairs handles sexu-
tutor at Habla la Noche, the student- Under Stanford’s contractual agree- al assault cases, law Prof. Michele
worker English tutoring program, for ment with ABM, the University takes a Dauber also highlighted the issue of
help when she was first suspended from hands-off approach in dealing with underreporting.
her two-year job. Habla coordinator internal ABM affairs, allowing the sub- “These numbers represent an
Adriana Campos ‘11 then e-mailed the contractor to operate independently underestimate of University sexual
labor coalition. under the assumption that ABM will assault because they include on-cam-
The group released a petition on Jan. abide by the rules of its union, SEIU
25 demanding that Reyes be rehired Local 187, and other general labor laws.
with back pay and pressing for Stanford ABM settled the dispute with Reyes
to make it clear to ABM that the
University wanted Reyes to keep her
and her union representative and she
was rehired on Feb. 4 at the same wage
job. rate and benefits package effective
The petition eventually gained 1,650 before being laid off.She will be paid for Woman robbed near
Stanford-affiliated signatures before the five of the nine days she was out of
group sent it to Tom Cazale, an ABM work. Stanford Shopping
human resources representative; In an interview with The Daily,
Reyes’s direct supervisor, Jose Reyes expressed gratitude to SLAC and Center
Gonzales; and Sam Steinhardt, Stanford students for their help. Reyes
Stanford’s interim director of will officially thank students at a party By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF
Procurement. put on by SLAC, set for Thursday at
This was SLAC’s sixth campaign noon at El Centro Chicano. A 24-year-old woman was
using an online petition since 2007. robbed and punched several times
“This is the most petition-centered Contact Amy Julia Harris at harrisaj@ by another woman who
campaign we’ve done,and the most suc- stanford.edu. approached her Thursday around
9:30 p.m. near the Stanford
Shopping Center, according to Palo
ence; the “pedal” recall is due to Alto police.
potential sticking of the pedal while The suspect then fled toward
depressed. The faulty acceleration Stanford campus from the scene,
Continued from front page pedal is assumed to be the cause of at near Wells Fargo Bank at 600
least four accidents in the United Quarry Road, said a police depart-
States. ment spokesperson.
Matrix is currently of concern to the Registered Stanford Zipcar uses The victim called the police and
company. “Affected vehicles will not can still book Priuses online, but the described the suspect as an
be available for reservation until the Matrix is not an option. Scott did not approximately five-foot-six, 200-
situation has been resolved,” the e- say if and when the Matrix would be pound woman in her 20s. Officers
mail said, and any person with a reser- available for use again. who arrived at the scene attempt-
vation for a Matrix will be moved to a Jason Chua ‘11 uses Stanford ed a canine search, but the scent
different car. Zipcar at least a few times a month to was lost in the groves south of
“In the event of a 2010 Prius recall, pick up materials for class projects, but Quarry Road due to the rain.
we will act as we did with the 2009 and is not concerned about the recall. The victim reported that her
2010 Matrix recall and remove the “I noticed that [Zipcar] sent out an purse, which contained some cash
vehicles from the fleet to await a fix e-mail, and I figured that they’re and personal items, was stolen.
from Toyota,” Scott said. The 2010 aware of the situation and making She said the suspect punched
Prius model represents less than one sure that they’re covered, so we’re her about 10 times in the face
percent of the entire Zipcar fleet. covered also,” Chua said. before the suspect ran away.
Toyota is recalling several of its “I figure if something is wrong, The victim was taken to
vehicles manufactured over the last they’re going to deal with it before it Stanford Hospital for treatment at
few years as a result of two different becomes a problem for me,” he added. her request, but suffered no seri-
reported issues related to the acceler- ous injuries.
ator pedal. The first, a “floor mat Contact Kate Abbott at kmabbott@
entrapment,” is caused by interfer- stanford.edu. — Cristiana Giannini
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would like to respond to last Friday’s edi- the Daily’s critiques are off the mark. Go to
I torial (“Senate Blunders Special Fees
Bill”), but moreover the entire process
of special fees reform that the Senate has
the January 13 article, Senate moves on Spe-
cial Fees, the story about the meeting in
which the bill was previous noticed to the
Editorial Board Chair
undertaken this term. An unfortunate as- Senate and discussed for roughly 15 min- Contacting The Daily: Section editors can be reached at (650) 723-2555 from 3 to 10 p.m. The Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5803, and the
pect of ASSU’s drive to preserve campus utes. Tell me where the VSO Special Fees Classified Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5801 during normal business hours. Send letters to the editor to email@example.com, op-eds to
firstname.lastname@example.org and photos or videos to email@example.com.
life and protect students’ wallets has been budget bill is mentioned. I’ll save you the
the extraordinary amount of misinforma- hassle-it isn’t. How can the Senate be trans-
tion that has been circulated. I will be the parent when the institution charged with
first to admit the Special Fees system is ex- informing the campus fails in its mission?
tremely complex. That, however, is not an From misstating the need for previous
excuse to replace facts with fabrications. noticing funding bills (last Tuesday’s arti- THE GAO REPORT
First, to the bill in question that was cle), to the Edit Board claiming that there
passed on January 12th; unlike the dracon- are 1500 student organizations (nope) and
ian cap that “permits student groups to ask
only for an inflationary adjustment in their
budget” that the Daily conjured in a Feb. 2
that less than two percent of financial offi-
cers responded about these proposed
changes (60% of the 51 Special Fees groups
Shared Governance Sham at Stanford
article, the bill simply stipulates that any did respond), The Daily has not set the
t the Faculty Senate’s Feb. 4 meeting Admittedly, the task force on Under-
student group that wants to ask for more
money over its previous year’s budget must
come to us, the students, to petition to get
on the ballot. That’s it. When in previous
As a final note; I believe in the value of
transparency, and its necessity to support-
ing truly democratic governance. While I
A last Thursday, Provost John
Etchemendy announced the appoint-
ment of an 18-member task force to pursue a
graduate Education is at an early stage. No
doubt, it will be presented as a highly “inclu-
sive” and “collaborative” process. Over the
years student groups were able to jack up do personally wish that Financial Officers comprehensive review of Stanford’s under- next year or so, a series of town halls, open
their budgets 10% plus inflation by only had been given a few days more time on this graduate education. The Study of Under- Shelley forums, surveys and issue-driven “working
asking Aprops, now if VSOs want more of year’s Special Fees policies, I will vocifer- graduate Education at Stanford (SUES) has Gao groups” will manifest. These activities will
your money, then they have to petition. ously defend the work of the Appropria- the potential to fundamentally transform the imbue the findings legitimacy, justify their
This bill is part of our larger package of tions Committee, which has properly fol- intellectual experience at the Farm. implementation, and provide the ammuni-
reforms to address VSO budgetary respon- lowed all procedures and has even gone SUES seeks to re-examine and possibly tion to crush potential discontent. This pat-
sibility and slash the refund rate. And that above and beyond in their work. Accusa- redefine Stanford’s educational mission, and tern of decision-making happens at almost
is the thing- the bill is just a part of the tions of back-door secrecy are patently ab- provide recommendations regarding core imizing participation and ensuring accounta- every organization — small and large — in
process. The Edit Board correctly notes surd. All meetings are noted on the public academic components like IHUM, PWR, In- bility of the final outcome. the world.
that the rising refund rate is tied to both in- Senate list, which in my time at Stanford I troductory Seminars, and GERs. Underlying This concept of liberalizing governance I guess I should not be so shocked. Two
creased fees and greater number of re- have never once heard The Daily refer to as the charge for the commission announced by emerged in the 1960s. It was affirmed in a years ago as a freshman, a tenured faculty
quests. They subsequently run off the cliff not public enough. For the first time ever, co-authors Etchemendy and Vice Provost for document entitled, “Statement on Govern- member, veteran of “university service” and
by asserting that “the bill that does accom- this Appropriations committee has held Undergraduate Education John Bravman is ment of Colleges and Universities,” issued by academic politics responded to my wide-
plish its purported aim”, a similar claim weekly public office hours for financial of- the need to best prepare students for active the American Association of University Pro- eyed enthusiasm about propelling change
made by that extremely fallacious petition ficers. The vilification Anton and others citizenship in a world of “growing social, po- fessors, the American Council on Education, with an amused glance of pity. As an Under-
circulated by the Alternative Spring Break have received is misguided and simply litical, economic and ecological intercon- and the Association of Governing Boards of graduate Senator, I read enlightening reflec-
Financial Officer. Really? The bill is meant wrong. I will not deny there is still more we nectedness.” Universities and Colleges. tions by student representatives on universi-
to force VSOs, when desiring to tax stu- can do, both in terms of publicity and re- The task force is composed of twelve fac- It is understandable that not all con- ty committees lamenting their powerless-
dents more, to make their case to us. Stu- forms. But I hope the Daily and thus the stu- ulty members from various disciplines, four stituencies should be given an equal say in ness. In fact, some found the most useful part
dent Groups are not getting budgets dent body is adequately versed before rush- administrators and two students. Wait. Was every aspect of university policymaking. For of their experience was studying the tech-
capped, they are not being restricted from ing to judgments not entirely based on facts. there a public and widely advertised applica- example, professors with expertise in their niques used by Committee Chairs to control
money; they simply need to petition if they tion inviting undergraduates to serve on this fields are certainly more authoritative the agenda, and adroitly steer discussion to-
desire substantial budget increases. ZACHARY WARMA ‘11,
taskforce? sources at determining major requirements. wards predetermined outcomes.
In regards to the lack of “transparency,” ASSU Senator
So, who selected them? Why were they se- However, by paying $50,000 a year each in Perhaps the root of the problem does not
lected? What are their qualifications? These their university bill, students have earned a lie with the institution. Indeed, why change
questions do not center on the effectiveness right in shaping issues related to academic when you can get away with the status quo?
of the student representatives, but rather and campus life on the Farm. The student The real cause may lie with a largely apathet-
concerns the undemocratic and opaque voice cannot be discounted. More important- ic and disengaged student body. Exerting an
process involved in their appointment. Nor- influence in university policymaking does
U NFASHIONABLE N ONSENSE mally, the student-run ASSU Nominations
ly, transparency in selecting the student rep-
resentation is crucial. not appear high in the priority list for already
Commission is called upon to select students Passion for an issue does not singularly over-committed students. However, it is im-
for committees through an application and warrant a place on committees that address perative to recognize that we are important
Title: Sincerely Yours interview process. It would appear that such
a democratic method was bypassed here.
Requiring student representation on uni-
important matters in academic and campus
life. A peer-to-peer selection process is criti-
cal to selecting students who are interested in
stakeholders at this University and we
should demand more to shape our Stanford
education and that of future generations of
ome of you may be aware of a neat little
S feature the good people designing email
programs came up with a few years ago
to help you save time. It’s called a signature,
versity committees is founded upon the con-
cept of shared governance at institutions of
higher education. Shared governance pro-
vides different stakeholders a way to have
the issues and are capable of offering dissent-
ing opinions in an often-intimidating setting
consisting of senior faculty and university
staff. This quality is inevitably jeopardized in
Shelley Gao ‘11 writes weekly on University
policies and campus issues. Perhaps some
and it saves a good 0.5 seconds per email. It’s Emily their voice heard in the decision-making situations where administrators are responsi- things will never change. Disagree? Contact
not unlike the rubber stamps people once Hulme process yet achieves a balance between max- ble for selecting the student representatives. Shelley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
used when they didn’t have time to sign all
their letters. Or so I’m told.
At lesser institutions, perhaps students
use this to attach their name to the end of an
email.But,here,a name is simply not enough. your resume. There are, so far, no rules for LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Standing alone, a name is a slippery thing, so what exactly should go beneath your name.
undefined. It’s only a step away from ab- My suggestion? Actual biography. Not your
stracting your entire life into a number. statistics. Take mine as an example: I thoroughly appreciate the new and re- if you don’t remember your co-conquerers volumes of Accolades of Alcohol and Mov-
A horrible specter it would be, to only Before: Emily Hulme, Stanford Universi- freshing viewpoint presented on Friday name? Or wake up and don’t remember any- ing Violations to Be Remembered. But those
refer to yourself by a name, unqualified by ty, Class of 2011, B.A.S. Candidate, Daily about the bright side of sex at Stanford. thing but walking down the row towards the are accomplishments to be considered an-
any title or description. But, never fear — Columnist, Amateur Playwright, Art Affair Thank you for enlightening our campus as to party with your friends? Or may have lost other day.
sensing that one line,two lines,six lines,might Attendee, Sigma Chi Enthusiast. the sex solution to our problems. Feeling your wallet and car keys in the process? Your
not be sufficient space for a venerable Stan- After: E. Hulme, A Kindred Soul, To All down and unaccomplished? Need to boost name is forever engraved in the Sexed Stan- Sincerely Changed by your Sex-ed,
ford student — the prescient beings that Who Might Study, at Stanford and also, a your weekend productivity? Or maybe you fordian history, which is kept right next to the ASHLEY ARTMANN ‘12
drafted this feature knew well enough to per- Sparkling Water Connoisseur, Who Has just want to make unkempt in the a.m. a new
mit us to include various and sundry facts More Info Available on her Twitter, and fashion statement? GET LAID. Not only
about ourselves. No longer must the signed Never Uses Awkward Smileys in Texts. this, but you will be distinguished among
name stand alone; it is accompanied by a ret- Naturally, to get your point across, I think your red-eyed, sexless peers for your victori-
inue of qualifications. it is rather imperative to retain the structure ous triumph.
Not to mention, it’s simply a matter of free of the antiquated form. It has a certain poet- Taking away the shame in “walk of
expression. ic quality. Indeed, it may very well be that shame” really puts the truth about sex out
However, I must don my advisory hat (it’s Greek lyric originally derives from these there. Not only is it “calorie-free and guilt-
felt). I think we have exploited this feature fragmentary biographies. I think you will find free”, but also it’s a great workout. Sounds
beyond the bounds of reason, sense, or even this a form of narrative that just pulses with like we’ve got a new fad diet on our hands!
sensibility.We’ve taken it not just too far, but life. Experiment, and watch as your very Better call BeWell and start a campus-wide
altogether in the wrong direction. Some peo- essence bubbles up through the disjointed campaign.The worst repercussions of sex re-
ple — you know who you are — publish only phrases which tell your story better than any ally are the sometimes loss of clothing (and
a slightly abbreviated version of their resume list of titles ever could. subsequent wearing of the American Flag,
as a signature. Here’s the deal: 99.99 percent Again, it’s all about the freedom of ex- who knew it was multifunctional!) and deal-
of people you will be emailing do not care pression. ing with the intense jealousy your friends will
that you were a “Dance Marathon Partici- Armed with one of these signatures, exhibit. Wait, these aren’t repercussions, just
pant, 2007” or a member of the rock climbing maybe your professor won’t know that you laughable moments and points of pride. Sex
club. In fact, they will probably think you are are an Exec for any given organization or a has no consequences! I wish we could have
sort of ridiculous for including all this crap Hum Bio major. In exchange, he’ll know you all known this earlier. But then that would
about yourself. Take this from one who are either 1) stupid or 2) a hilarious maverick undermine the privilege of being in the Stan-
knows: as a card-carrying member of the Bay who enjoys sparkling water. But, I would not ford Having-Sex minority. Let’s not let
Area Sons of Norway and a Dance spend too many nights tossing and turning everyone in on this message too soon.
Marathon, non-participant, 2010, I asked my worrying about the former. Progress, as you The sheer victory of sex is almost too
friend who vaguely resembles Martha Stew- know, demands risk, and this is a risk well much for one to handle. Almost like passing
art what the proper etiquette was on includ- worth taking. One day, you can tell your on the Olympic torch, walking back from
ing such feats. She replied, curtly: “Just no. grandchildren about the time you walked up- your “conquest” disheveled is a majestic and
And pass the pastry bag, will you, dear?” hill both ways in the snow with no shoes to sit life-changing act. As a Sex-ed Laureate, you
Lest you think I’m out to kill all the fun, I down in front of the computer screen and are crowned among your peers and bask in
do not mean to suggest we should reduce the deleted the most boring possible account of the limelight of your victory. And it can last
number of lines of personal biography on our your life you could ever imagine and created more than fifteen minutes, this fame. Just
emails. This appendage is too important to a whole new version of yourself, more accu- make sure your choice of co-conquerer lives
excise. Like a malfunctioning liver, we should rate and more colorful, to show the world as far away on campus as possible. Then,
simply switch out the deficient style of email that you truly are more than just a tired for- you’ll not only get to strut by Green Library,
signatures for a flashier type. I simply and mula. you might make it by Old Union and Lake
boldly suggest changing the content.Truth be Lag too.
told, listing whatever clubs you are in and Emily would like to thank the illustrious Let’s face it: sex (and even bad sex) makes
what your major is does not do a great job of Samantha Penabad for inspiring this column. us feel wonderful. And those “Oh shit!” mo-
describing who you are. And, so far as I am Send other inspiring thoughts and/or SNL ments will be laughs by the next weekend
aware, this is not supposed to be the place for clips to email@example.com. when you’re out to conquer again.Who cares
The Stanford Daily Monday, February 8, 2010 N 5
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
Cardinal fall again in 2/6 vs. USC L 54-49
UP NEXT WASHINGTON STATE
success for Stanford
hard-fought loss to USC (15-8, 5-6 Pac-10) By CLAUDIA LOPEZ Kennedy,and Koran each shot a single
By WYNDAM MAKOWSKY 2/11 Maples Pavilion 7 P.M. CONTRIBUTING WRITER goal.Baldoni had a total of 10 saves.
At 4:30 p.m., the Cardinal played
SENIOR STAFF WRITER COVERAGE: The Cardinal swept the competi- No. 4 UC-Berkeley for the Stanford
As near misses reach pandemic status for the Car- RADIO XTRA SPORTS 860/KZSU 90.1 FM tion at its home tournament this week- Invitational Championship title. The
end. The No. 1 women’s water polo Cardinal started off the match more
dinal men’s basketball program,it is worth noting just (kzsu.stanford.edu) team started its tournament play Satur- slowly than in the other games this
how close Stanford is to relative success.
Consider: in Saturday’s 54-49 loss to USC (14-9, 6- day bright and early at 8:30 a.m.against weekend. After the first period, the
5 Pac-10) at the Galen Center, the Cardinal (10-13, 4- bound and, after he missed again,Vucevic was there No. 6 Michigan at the Avery Aquatic Bears led 1-0. However, by the end of
7) had no post presence on either side of the court,suf- for the third chance opportunity, putting the Trojans Center. Freshman two-meter Annika the second period,the Cardinal took a
fered through an awful game from sophomore sharp- up for good. It was a visually stunning sequence: a Dries started the Cardinal off with a small 4-3 lead.
shooter Jeremy Green,and had few meaningful offen- wall of white shirts preventing any Stanford players goal, one of five Stanford scored be- During the third quarter, Stanford
sive contributions outside of senior forward Landry from a shot at a rebound. fore the Wolverines could get on the showed why it is the top team in the na-
Fields,who had 27 points. “Offensive rebounding down the stretch was big board. By halftime, the Cardinal was tion as it scored five goals.
And while no one will mistake the Trojans for ti- for them,” said head coach Johnny Dawkins. “They leading 8-3 and stayed in control The fourth quarter solidified the
tans of eras past, the above does show that, even with had a chance to get a couple of putbacks that were throughout the second half as the win for Stanford as each team scored
a depleted roster made up largely of walk-ons, Stan- big.” game ended with a 12-5 victory for once. The final score was a victorious
ford can compete in a down Pac-10.Unfortunately for The game played out in USC’s favor from there. Stanford. 10-7, making the Cardinal women’s
the Cardinal,there is a large gap between winning and Green missed a jumper — he was 1-10 on the night — Sophomore two-meter Melissa water polo team the champion of the
doing just enough to lose.Although general expecta- and Johnson, who was 0-3 from the line until that DYLAN PLOFKER/Staff Photographer
Seidemann shot a whopping total of Stanford Invitational.
tions were low for this season,after a team shows signs point, made two foul shots to push the lead to 52-49. four goals throughout the match; “We haven’t won this tournament
Senior forward Landry Fields led the Card with 27 Dries skipped three into the net;soph- since 2003,”said head coach John Tan-
of life, moral victories begin to fade. Yet it is still sur- With seven seconds left, the Trojans immediately of the team’s 49 points against USC. Days after
prising that Stanford can compete with a conference fouled to prevent a three-point attempt, and, after omore driver Pallavi Menon scored ner after the match.
opponent,even when Fields accounts for 55 percent of Fields shanked his first attempt,the game was over. losing to UCLA by four, Stanford dropped a close two goals; senior driver Kelly Eaton, Overall, the coach seemed happy
the team’s production, no other player has more than That said,it is to the Cardinal’s credit that it was in five-point game to the Trojans, marking Stanford’s senior driver Kelsey Holshouser, and with this weekend’s performance with
six points to his name and the Cardinal is severely lack- a position to win to begin with. Stanford trailed 21-7 third loss by five points or less in conference play. senior two-meter Alex Koran each a few minor exceptions.
ing in entire parts of the sport. in the first half with Green on the bench because of had a single goal. Junior goalkeeper “We were inconsistent but good at
Take Stanford’s interior game, for instance. With foul trouble, and sophomore point guard Jarrett past 17 years. Amber Oland saved five shots and some critical times,”Tanner said.“[Sat-
sophomore Andrew Zimmermann still recovering Mann also sitting for an extended period of time.But Dawkins saw a silver lining. freshman goalkeeper Kate Baldoni urday] we really struggled and created
from injury, the Cardinal’s lack of ability in the paint the Cardinal proceeded to go on a 16-0 tear to take a “I thought our team played well in both [Satur- also recorded a save of her own. and scored some more difficult oppor-
has been startling,with no better example than Satur- two-point lead.Trotter’s two threes,the second giving day’s game and Thursday’s 77-73 loss to UCLA],” he Later on Saturday, the Cardinal tunities.We converted more efficiently
day’s contest. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 14 re- Stanford the advantage, were his first attempts and said. “We were competitive. We didn’t win either faced off against No. 2 USC. Like the [Sunday]. Our one-on-one defense is
bounds to lead the Trojans. He established himself at makes from beyond the arc this year. The furious game, but we were right in there. Under two minutes, morning match, Stanford started the too spotty.”
will — even sophomore Matei Daian, Stanford’s best comeback went almost until halftime, and USC’s we were in one-possession games.” game off strong with a 4-2 lead by the Although the defense could have
post defender,could do little to slow him down. early chances at pulling away were shot — the Tro- And so it is with the Stanford Cardinal: given the end of the first period. During the sec- executed better, the team as a whole
And when the Cardinal had the ball, the physical duo jans led by just one at the half. conditions, losses cannot be viewed entirely negative- ond and third periods, each team provided great competition for the
of Marcus Johnson and Leonard Washington prevent- And yet,straight out of the locker room,USC went ly,but the same problems continue to persist.And yet, scored three points, keeping the game other teams.
ed the visitors from gaining any traction down low. on another streak, opening up an eight-point lead on at least in the immediate future, they may be alleviat- close. As seen on Sunday morning,many
Sophomore forward Jack Trotter’s six points came on the back of Washington’s defensive and offensive ed. Zimmermann could return this week, providing In the final period, the Cardinal freshmen and new players were in the
three-pointers, classmates Daian and Elliot Bullock prowess. But once again, the Cardinal fought back to the team with a post threat, and the Cardinal returns outscored its opponent 3-2, giving pool,while by the end of the day more
were held scoreless and both Trotter and Bullock blew eventually open up a four-point advantage with under to Maples,where all of the team’s success has occurred Stanford the 10-7 victory. Eaton and upperclassmen were playing.Whether
routine lay-ups. The end result? USC had 10 blocks; eight minutes to play. this season. Seidemann each contributed four a more experienced player or a new
Stanford had two. USC had 32 points in the paint; “We had them on the ropes twice and they never Stanford sits in last place in the Pac-10, but just goals while Holshouser and junior player, each Cardinal woman con-
Stanford had 12. quit,” said USC head coach Kevin O’Neill.“We tried three games out of first.The Cardinal has shown it can driver Kim Krueger each skipped in a tributed to the championship.
No sequence was more telling than the one result- to blow it.” compete, and now, with conference play winding goal. Oland stopped seven shots “When you play four games in two
ing in a Vucevic putback with 21 seconds remaining. The teams traded blows until Vucevic’s fatal bas- down,it is time to finish. throughout the game. days, people are going to have differ-
The Cardinal led 49-48, and seemed to be in position ket, which kept the Cardinal winless on the road in On Sunday morning, the Cardinal ent energies,”Tanner said.
to get the ball back after senior guard Drew Shiller conference play and ensured that Stanford would Contact Wyndam Makowsky at makowsky@stanford. again started the day early at 8:30 a.m. Winning such a competitive tour-
blocked Johnson’s drive. But Johnson got his own re- suffer just its second four-game losing streak in the edu. against No. 7 San Jose State. During nament gave Tanner high expectations
the first half, the Cardinal only had a for the season.
two-point advantage at 7-5,but,during “The bar is set pretty high with our
the second half, Stanford dominated team,” he said.“The tradition of great
Daniel and stole a win from the Spartans. In play and great water polo expectations
are high, and I am sure we will be
Bohm the last two periods, the Cardinal
outscored the Spartans 8-1 en route to ranked No.1 again.”
a 15-6 win. Stanford benefitted from a The Cardinal played four games in
On My Mind well-spread offensive attack,with mul- two days against Michigan, USC, San
tiple players making offensive contri- Jose State University and UC-Berke-
butions. ley, winning each match. The next
Dries shot three goals; Krueger, match will be at the Avery Aquatic
The Assortment of players contributes to win
Menon and senior two-meter Jessica
Steffens each contributed two goals;
sophomore driver Cassie Churnside,
freshman driver Vee Denlevie, Eaton,
Center on Saturday at 10 a.m. against
Contact Claudia Lopez at cllopez@
American By CLAUDIA PRECIADO
Holshouser, freshman driver Victoria stanford.edu.
Holiday No. 5 Stanford men’s volleyball dominated UC-Santa Cruz 30-
23,29-31,30-22,30-18 on Friday night.
Sophomore setter Evan Barry started his first game of the sea-
could write an analytical break- son in place of senior Kawika Shoji after having played in four
down of the Super Bowl right now. games in 2009. In his season debut, Barry excelled with a career-
I could discuss the intricacies of high 58 assists.
how the Saints won the game by Last year, Barry started his first collegiate match versus Long
being sound in special teams and wear- Beach State and later had a previous career best against UC-Irvine
ing the Colts defense out by methodi- with 26 assists.He is currently expected to take over Shoji’s job after
cally working the ball down the field. graduation.
But that would be boring. Plus, if “It was great to finally get out there and set a full match.All of
you wanted a detailed analysis of the the guys who got in really stepped up to allow me to set the whole
Super Bowl, although it is sad, I highly match,” Barry said.“Although it wasn’t an MPSF match, our team
doubt this is where you would turn to really needed a win and so I think everyone is happy with that vic-
get it. So instead, I’d rather look at the tory.”
larger meaning of the Super Bowl in The Card played a hard-fought game that started with a quick
the context of American culture. attack in the first set. Barry instantly connected with sophomore
Is there anything more American outside hitter Brad Lawson and soon after found senior opposite
than Super Bowl Sunday? hitter Evan Romero and senior middle blocker Garrett Werner.
It combines an over-the-top specta- MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer Stanford controlled the tempo of the game as the team spread out
cle, which is emblematic of American Sophomore outside hitter Brad Lawson hammers a its attack.UC-Santa Cruz fell behind after the Card went on a five-
ZACK HOBERG/The Stanford Daily
exceptionalism, with a sense of group point run, increasing its lead to 22-18. A Jason Palacios kill finally
kill against the UC-Santa Cruz. Four Cardinal play- won the set for the Card at 30-23. Stanford used a balanced offensive attack to overwhelm the competition
camaraderie and tradition. Most every
family or group of friends has its ers recorded career highs in kills, while sophomore and win the Stanford Invitational. Senior Jessica Steffens scored two goals
unique way of celebrating the Super setter Evan Barry had a career-high 58 assists. Please see MVBALL, page 6 in the championship game against Cal, which the Cardinal won, 10-7.
Bowl, be it a special guacamole dip, a
series of prop bets, or just a backyard
I say they are celebrating for a rea-
Strong doubles play leads On the doubles side, Stanford record-
ed a near-perfect showing as Clayton and
Wire won 8-1, Kandath and Lin won 8-0
Card gain experience on Texas roadtrip
son,because for all intents and purpos-
es, the Super Bowl has become a na-
Card to victory over Hawaii and junior Greg Hirshman and freshman
Walker Kehrer won 8-2. By WILL SEATON
Once again, the weather impacted the CONTRIBUTING WRITER
In 1984, Joseph L. Price wrote in an match. Originally scheduled to begin at 1
By MIKE LAZARUS
article for Christian Century,“There is p.m., head coach John Whitlinger post- The No. 14 Stanford women’s tennis team (4-0) passed its
a remarkable sense in which the Super poned the starting time until 3 p.m. to first major test this season with flying colors as it took down No.
Bowl functions as a major religious fes- give the courts enough time to sufficient- 24 Texas Christian University (1-2) by a score of 6-1 on Friday,
When Stanford faced Hawaii over
tival for American culture, for the ly dry. followed by a 5-2 victory over No. 27 University of Texas (1-3)
Thanksgiving break, the Cardinal, play-
event signals a convergence of sports, “We thought we really weren’t going Saturday afternoon.
ing on the road for the first time and with-
politics and myth.” to play at all,” Clayton said. “Getting to Despite being the first ranked team Stanford played this
out its top-ranked player sophomore
While this was written 26 years ago, the courts and seeing that we were going year, TCU proved to be little challenge for the Cardinal. With
Bradley Klahn, still won easily, 7-0. On
his point has only become more valid to play was a little bit of shock.” a sweep of the doubles, Stanford earned the tiebreak point and
Saturday, playing in the friendly confines
as the years have passed. Still unsure of the forecast, the order proceeded to win the next three matches to clinch the day.
of the Taube Family Tennis Center with
Of the 90 million or so viewers of of the match was reversed, with the teams “I think we handled two pretty good teams well,” said head
Klahn back in the singles lineup, the re-
yesterday’s Super Bowl, many of them playing the singles matches before the coach Lele Forood. “We won the doubles both days and that
sult was vaguely familiar.
were football fans that cared deeply doubles. In collegiate tennis, a team was key.We swept against TCU and the singles were pretty well
The No. 9 Stanford men’s tennis team
about the Saints and the Colts, but just needs to win four points out of a possible contested both days.”
defeated the Hawaii Warriors, 6-1, to ex-
as many, if not more, were not. They seven to win the match. One point is Both freshmen appeared to struggle against TCU though,
tend its perfect record to 4-0 on the sea-
were watching to see the commercials, awarded for winning the doubles side, as Stacey Tan had to come back from a set down to defeat
son. It was the first match this season the
or the halftime show,or simply because and each of the six singles matches are Idunn Hertzberg 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5). Mallory Burdette suffered
Cardinal did not sweep.
it was what you do. also worth one point. Thus, a team can only her fourth loss on the season in a 5-7,7-6 (4),1-0 (10-5) loss
On the singles side, Klahn, junior
Price refers to the Super Bowl and clinch the match solely on singles. to Katariina Tuohimaa at the No.3 position.Both players expe-
Alex Clayton, and freshmen Denis Lin MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer
politics — and he is right that a game The rain, of course, did not come. The rienced some pre-match jitters as they adjusted to their first
and Matt Kandath all won in straight Sophomore Bradley Klahn prepares
that has zero intrinsic political influ- result? Three doubles matches that had dual match play on the road.
sets, while sophomore Ryan Thacher
ence can be used as an extraordinary
needed three sets to seal the victory. Se- no impact on the overall match. to hit a backhand in Stanford’s match “That match was a bit of getting adjusted to the place and
political tool. “It was definitely a little bit different against Hawaii. The Cardinal lost my opponent’s style of tennis,” Tan said. “We played indoors
nior Richard Wire was the lone Cardinal
player to lose, dropping in straight sets three total games in doubles match-
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large crowd cheering against me. It’s
hard because they pressure you while
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block it out.”
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Next up for Stanford is the
Round of 16 in the National Team middle blocker Charley Henrikson, into the third set.This time Stanford was proud of everyone for stepping up and gave them the confidence they need-
Indoor Championships, where and freshman outside hitter Myles relentless and never let the Banana playing well.” ed to play well in an important game
weather will not be a factor. The Muagututia stepped in.The three came Slugs see a lead. Though Santa Cruz’s In the fourth and final set, errors like this.”
Cardinal will fly to Charlottesville, Continued from page 5 out powerfully against the Banana Justin Lam and Salvatore La Cavera troubled the Banana Slugs and kept The men’s volleyball team earned
Virg. on Wednesday and play No. 8 Slugs. Combined, they hit 17 kills. Un- were continual threats, sophomore junior middle blocker Max Halvorson its second victory of the week against
Texas Friday morning. fortunately, Santa Cruz met the Card’s libero Erik Shoji directed the defense serving to take an early 5-3 lead.Dobbs Santa Cruz,the first being against Pacif-
“We beat them last year second “I think the tempo was similar to attack and tied up the game at 26,27,28, with skill.The Card took the set by eight hit seven kills in the fourth set alone and ic on Wednesday, with many players
round, so it should definitely be a that of any other game. Everyone on and 29.Two attack errors lost the set for points,30-22. at one point helped secure a nine-point coming off the bench in the much-need-
good rematch,” Clayton said. our team who got [playing time] really the Card,31-29. “I think the most challenging part of lead over Santa Cruz.Dobbs ended the ed wins. Next weekend, the Card will
If Stanford wins, it will face ei- wanted to win,” Barry said. “I don’t “Santa Cruz definitely came out fir- the game was keeping a steady rhythm set with a service ace for the 30-18 win, face two MPSF opponents:UCLA,Fri-
ther USC or Fresno State on Satur- think that it was any less competitive ing,” Barry said. “They were not going going with all the substitutions we ending the match as well. day at Maples Pavilion, and UC-Irvine,
day in the quarterfinals. The cham- than most league games.” to fold just because we are the better- made. However, we did a really good “I think trust played a big part in Saturday at Burnham Pavilion. Both
pionship is at noon on Monday. The second set saw new players and ranked team so they made it a fun,com- job of managing it,” Barry said.“I think the win,” Barry said. “Everyone on matches will begin at 7 p.m.
a Santa Cruz comeback. Most signifi- petitive match.” we had 16 guys play,but not one of them our team trusted whoever was in at
Contact Mike Lazarus at mlazarus cantly, redshirt sophomore outside hit- The substitutions continued as jun- negatively changed the tempo of the the time and that really allowed them Contact Claudia Preciado at claudiap@
@stanford.edu. ter Garrett Dobbs, redshirt sophomore ior outside hitter Ian Connolly stepped game when they came in. I’m really to step up and make a difference. It stanford.edu.
terest. Politics should never become from ever hitting. ter of film production, the Super Bowl halftime show you. Jew or Muslim, Christian or
the story of sport, but, come Super Sports are great, but they cannot is the ultimate media event — and it is It is all part of creating the biggest, Hindu. The Super Bowl is America’s
Bowl time, interest groups know that prevent tragedy, fix dysfunction or re- America’s. most exceptional event possible — be- holiday.
Continued from page 5 this is the most watched event annual- build an economy. Ultimately, they Only here, a country built by the cause that is what America does.
ly in the U.S., so it is a great time to are games — maybe not just games, minds and muscles of immigrants, No matter your religious beliefs or Daniel Bohm was asked to do a Super
spread a message.That said, the open, but they are games. would we see it appropriate to co-opt level of observance, if you are Ameri- Bowl ad with Tim Tebow, but said no.
ESPN found it necessary to put an public debate over the Tebow com- The Super Bowl, however, is much, one of Britain’s finest bands for our can, the Super Bowl is a holiday for Ask him why at email@example.com
article about President Obama picking mercial is truly illustrative of the much more to America.
the Colts to win, but rooting for the American democracy at work. The United States is probably the
Saints on the front of its website the In addition to politics, Price refers most grandiose country in the world.
morning of the game. to the myth around the Super Bowl. Only here would it seem appropriate
More precisely,the battle for adver- What better example of that than this to spend close to $3 million on a 30-sec-
tising during the Super Bowl has be- year and the talk about the Saints win- ond advertisement as is done for the
come political, as CBS, somewhat con- ning the Super Bowl being good for Super Bowl. Only here would celebri-
troversially, allowed a commercial for New Orleans. ties such as Stevie Wonder, Charles
a pro-life group starring Tim Tebow to No one will argue that the city has Barkley, Ice Cube, LeBron James,
air during the game, but not a racy been depressed and the people beat Dwight Howard and Larry Bird all
commercial starring a homosexual for- down in the aftermath of Hurricane make appearances in those commer-
mer football player. Katrina, but if you read some of the cials.
Sports are normally a venue that articles in the lead up to the Super It’s America. It’s over the top and
transcends politics, allowing Democ- Bowl, it sounded as if a Saints’ victo- extravagant. Just like Times Square is
rats and Republicans to root for the ry would turn back the clock four and the center of New Year’s celebrations
same teams and share a common in- a half years and stop the hurricane worldwide, and Hollywood is the cen-
putting the Cardinal up 34-10 with the Gemelos said.“It’s unfortunate that we
and-one free throw. That came in the came down and got two losses,but at the
midst of a 26-9 run that lasted until 10:07 same time I’m very happy [to be back].”
Continued from front page of the half,when Stanford led 55-19. While Gemelos’s fellow Trojans and
As the half continued, Stanford her friends and family were certainly de-
began to make better shots, posting lighted to see her playing again,the Car-
64.5-percent accuracy in the second half dinal had a special source of inspiration
After going up 11-4 on the small out- after shooting 35.7 percent in the first. as well. Stanford’s 1989-1990 national
burst,though,the Cardinal continued to After the ten-minute mark,Stanford re- championship team, coached by Van-
struggle with its shooting accuracy.Stan- lied less on driving to the basket and Derveer, was honored following Sun-
ford’s shooting percentage sunk as low made 14 of its next 16 points from the day’s game and was on campus this
as 29 percent midway through the half, field on jump-shots. weekend to speak with the current Car-
while the Trojans finished at just 9.7 per- With about five minutes remaining dinal women.
cent,making only three field goals. and the win lookinag secure, Van- “There are some teams that say,‘Oh,
“I think we were just not as patient Derveer began to sub in her bench that was 20 years ago,that was then,’ but
as we needed to be,” said Stanford players. By that time, though, four of I really like how our team really em-
head coach Tara VanDerveer. “We Stanford’s starters had double-digit braced their message and listened,”
wanted to win this game very badly . . . point totals: Pedersen (18), Ogwu- VanDerveer said.“Obviously our teams
and I just felt people were pressing a mike (16), Appel (15), and Gold-On- are really different,but there are a lot of
little bit,missing free throws that we’ve wude (11). similarities with what we’re doing now
been making, missing O-boards and As USC continued to fade,one of its and what we did and what things will
making some turnovers that are un- players — redshirt junior Jacki Geme- work for us. The biggest thing that this
characteristic.” los — did not. The Stockton, Calif. na- team felt was just the pride that the ‘90
USC head coach Michael Cooper, tive, a high school teammate of Appel, team has in them.”
watching his team struggle even more had been plagued by knee injuries since With two wins over the Los Angeles
severely,had similar thoughts. being the nation’s top recruit in 2006. schools last weekend, the Cardinal has
“I don’t really think Stanford’s de- She played her first NCAA game only secured a season sweep over the confer-
fense was a big issue to us,we just missed three nights ago, against Cal, and was ence’s second- and third-place teams,
a lot of wide open shots,” Cooper said. her team’s points leader against the Car- owning a three-game cushion in the loss
“When you’re playing the second-best dinal with 13. column over the Bruins with only seven
team in the country, you’ve got to hit “I thought Jacki Gemelos played an regular season games remaining. Up
your shots.” excellent game for her second game next for the Cardinal is a road trip to the
The poor shooting meant plenty of back,” Cooper said. “Other than the Northwest, where it will take on Wash-
opportunities for rebounding,however, loss, it’s just a very happy moment for ington on Friday at 7 p.m.and Washing-
and the Cardinal was able to capitalize. me personally,and I’m quite sure for her ton State on Sunday at noon.
Pedersen,in particular,was raking in re- family, that she’s out on the court doing
bounds, picking up 10 in less than 11 the things she loves doing.” Contact Nate Adams at nbadams@stan-
minutes. She finished with 14 of her “It’s definitely been bittersweet,” ford.edu.
team’s eventual 59 rebounds. Appel,
meanwhile,picked up enough boards to
pass Nicole Powell’s mark of 1,143 to
become Stanford’s all-time rebounds
“I think it’s an honor to be up there,”
Appel said. “But I want a national
Stanford went on another short
burst before halftime,going 3-4 from the
field as Pedersen sunk a three from
straight out and followed it up with a
pair of successful free throws, which
helped send the Cardinal to the locker
room with a 29-10 lead. Pedersen
earned a double-double with 50 sec-
onds remaining in the half.
Stanford took off in the second half,
improving its accuracy and quickly ex-
tending its lead.Two and a half minutes
in,Gold-Onwude scored a crowd-pleas-
ing fast break layup that drew a foul,