Today Tomorrow FEATURES/2 SPORTS/6 DATE AUCTION STROKE OF FORTUNE Athletic groups sing and dance Women’s golf takes home tournament title Partly Sunny Partly Sunny 69 48 68 47 to raise funds for charity by one stroke over Cal WEDNESDAY February 17, 2010 The Stanford Daily An Independent Publication www.stanforddaily.com Volume 237 Issue 12 DAILY POLL Do you support the inclusion of transgender surgery coverage for students in Vaden’s new Cardinal Care? Admins explain tuition increase Yes, I support its coverage. Details regarding the new $50,576 cost of undergraduate education for 2010-11 No, it should not be covered. Indifferent By ROBERT TOEWS effect of the current state of the economy on Some of the additional revenue from these MBA students and continuing medical stu- STAFF WRITER students’ and families’ wallets. increases could help fund salary increases for dents, to a 5.8 percent increase in law school To vote, please visit www.stanforddaily.com “In deciding upon a figure for this year, we the University’s faculty and staff. The money tuition. The Stanford Board of Trustees’ were mindful of the recent economic crisis will also help cover the University’s ever- For undergraduates and their families, in Poll Result announcement last week of an increase in the cost of attendance for the 2010-11 academic and the effect that it has had on household budgets,” said Tim Warner, the vice provost increasing operating costs, according to Warner. particular, attention immediately turned from the cost of attendance to financial aid. What does last night’s win mean for year marks an attempt by the University to for budget and auxiliaries management. “We “One thing that is important to keep in “One of the things that makes this tuition the Stanford men’s basketball team? find a difficult balance between its stated rev- are trying to balance the twin objectives of, on mind is that revenue from tuition represents increase more manageable for families is the enue needs and the concerns of students and the one hand, keeping Stanford competitive, the school’s main source of unrestricted financial aid program that we have in place Nothing, the Pac-10 is just awful families weathering a trying economic cli- but, on the other hand, recognizing that a income, which is really critical because it gives here at Stanford, which we feel is very com- mate. tuition increase does affect families and stu- us the most flexibility in terms of the projects petitive,” Warner said. (54%, 44 Votes) Last week, the board voted to approve a dents.” that we can fund,” Warner said. “We use it to The board stated that the amount of 3.5 percent increase in total undergraduate Leslie Hume, chair of the board of support pretty much all aspects of operating money dedicated to undergraduate financial charges — tuition, room and board — for the trustees, also emphasized moderation in her the University, as well as the fact that we hope aid would increase proportionally to the Stanford can only win at home 2010-11 academic year. The increase will initial announcement, saying that the to increase salary for our faculty and staff tuition increase. In a news release, trustees (24%, 20 Votes) bring the total annual cost of a Stanford University was “mindful of the economic next year, which is something we were not said the University “expects to provide an undergraduate education to $50,576. hardships facing many Stanford students and able to do last year.” equal amount” of financial aid as this year, While the cost of attendance will reach a their families.” These revenues will not come only from when about 50 percent of undergraduates We have a basketball team? historic high, this is the lowest that the annu- “We have tried both to moderate tuition the undergraduate population. Trustees received approximately $112 million in aid. (17%, 14 Votes) al tuition increase has been in over 30 years, a and to ensure generous financial aid for those approved increases in graduate tuition as Administrators thus confirmed that the fact that board members and administrators most in need,” Hume said following the well, ranging from a 3.5 percent increase in attribute to their attempt to alleviate the board’s Feb. 8-9 meeting. tuition for general graduate students, entering Please see TUITION, page 3 Stanford is a contender again (5%, 4 Votes) HEALTH FEATURES PRESENTS Perspectives WORLD & NATION Researchers THE WILD LIFE For conservationist George Schaller, it’s all animals, all the time on coverage of call for North By ADAM COLE CONTRIBUTING WRITER Jhumki Basu ‘98, who passed away in 2008 after a long fight with breast cancer. Basu trans surgery Korea policy was a New York University professor who Students react to inclusion of G eorge Schaller has locked eyes fiercely promoted high-quality science edu- with tigers, babysat lions and cation for under-privileged students. sex reassignment crossed paths with gun-wielding Schaller, currently the senior conserva- Former CIA analyst gives militias from Rwanda to tionist with the Wildlife Conservation operations in Cardinal Care Afghanistan, all in an effort to Society, knows the importance of an early nuclear diplomacy opinion protect the world’s most engaging and most threatened animals. introduction to science. Seventy-seven, gray- haired and lean, Schaller still speaks with a By BRIANNA PANG STAFF WRITER “I went into this whole business because I hint of childhood excitement about conser- By PHILIPPE DE KONING enjoy watching animals, but you learn very vation. With the addition next year of transgen- quickly that you have a moral obligation to “Like most naturalists, I started out as a der surgery coverage to Cardinal Care, Stanford University researchers Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons kid interested in the outdoors,” he said. 0 20 40 60 80 100 protect what you study,” he said. Stanford’s student health plan, some stu- issued a call last week to the Over the past five decades, Schaller has Schaller’s work has taken him to remote dents say there are quality-of-life improve- Obama administration for a new policy toward nuclear diplomacy with North Korea in “Activating a done research in 23 countries, written 19 books and helped establish reserves that “You learn corners of the globe where gumption is a prerequisite for research. He has donned layer after woolly layer to follow hairy ments on the horizon for transgender stu- dents here. cover an area almost as big as Spain. Some international students, who next North Korea Policy,” an article pub- lished in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Traveling with his wife and two sons, Schaller has studied snow leopards, pandas, gorillas, very quickly that antelopes across the frozen Tibetan plateau and driven for hours in a Land Rover to year are required to buy into Cardinal Care, are expressing frustration with the plan, tigers, lions and antelopes — all species track down lion scat in the Serengeti. whose transgender coverage they say they Robert Carlin, a former top North Korea analyst at the CIA whose numbers are dwindling. “Conservation is basically ethics, spiritual you have a moral “Scientific papers all sound very neat and tidy,” Schaller said, “but I spend as much won’t need. By and large, however, many students and the State Department, and time picking vehicles out of mud as doing John Lewis, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, authored value, beauty,” Schaller said. “It’s not hard science per se, but it must be based on hard science.” obligation to protect science.” “If there’s a rock star in field biology, have welcomed the change. “It is fantastic that Stanford is leading the world in trans rights and equality by making the article. George Schaller’s the guy,” added Alan The plea comes just as North Korea has signaled a willingness to Today at 7 p.m. in Bishop Auditorium, the veteran conservationist will share some of his memories and photos with the Stanford what you study.” Launer, a research associate with the Stanford Center for Conservation Biology. sure that trans students at Stanford are well supported in the student health care plan,” said ASSU executives David Gobaud, a discuss its nuclear weapons pro- community and high school students from “He’ll go out in the middle of nowhere for coterminal student, and Andy Parker ‘11 in a gram with envoys from China, the the Bay Area. — GEORGE SCHALLER, months, even years, just to get important statement. United States and the United The presentation, titled “Science and The decision to cover transgender surgery Nations. Carlin’s and Lewis’s piece Adventure,” is the first in a series honoring senior conservationist Please see SCHALLER, page 2 invites the Obama administration to shift away from a hard-line strat- Please see SURGERY, page 3 egy toward Pyongyang and use the current period of relative calm to STUDENT GOV’T pursue a strategy of engagement. Senators debate SSD Last year, North Korea defied the international community by launching its first nuclear test since 2006, sparking an international out- stipends for officers cry and jeopardizing the already fragile international nonprolifera- tion framework. North Korea is currently estimated to have between six and 10 plutonium- based nuclear weapons. North Korea also heightened By ZOE RICHARDS However, as this year’s Senate tightens tension with the United States SENIOR STAFF WRITER its financial belt, many remain skeptical — when it sentenced two American if not firmly opposed — to the proposed journalists to 12 years in prison last With special fees petitioning season on SSD budget. year, though the journalists were its way, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate eventually released after a visit last night considered the projected Student Slow Move Toward Elimination of from former President Clinton in Services Division (SSD) budget, which will Stipends? August. move SSD to special fees for the first time “We don’t just hand out money for For Carlin, as well as for Lewis, this year. A number of senators expressed director stipends,” said Alex Katz ‘12, the who has visited North Korea more clear opposition to the allotted stipends, chair of the Administration and Rules com- than 15 times since 1986, any recent suggesting that SSD officers ought not be mittee. The Senate typically does not sup- tensions should not drive policy paid through the special fee at all. port officer stipends for special fees groups, determinations. SSD envelopes the ASSU Shuttle he added. Katz was particularly opposed to “Washington appears to be suf- Service, the Green Store, the Wellness the more than $10,000 spent on director’s fering from severe amnesia,” Carlin Room, the Tutoring for Community pro- salaries, which represents nearly 30 percent said in an interview with The Daily. gram and Technology Consulting Services. of the budget right now. Paradoxically, he said, a successful According to ASSU Vice President Many senators agreed with Katz’s call Andy Parker ‘11, who presented the budg- toward “eliminating, not trimming,” officer CHRIS HOLVE/The Stanford Daily et, last year’s Senate approved stipends for The ASSU argues over the Student Services Division (SSD) budget and questions the legitimacy of Please see NUCLEAR, page 3 nearly “twice as much” for SSD officers. Please see ASSU, page 3 director’s salaries for VSOs, citing compensation for a “substantial” workload at yesterday’s meeting. Index Features/2 • Opinions/4 • Sports/6 • Classifieds/7 Recycle Me 2 N Wednesday, February 17, 2010 The Stanford Daily FEATURES Bidding pride adieu Feb 17 Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future:Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China 11 AM — Cantor Arts Center Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service with Imposition of Ashes 12 PM — Memorial Church EESS Winter 09-10 Seminar Series:Oliver Chadwick UC-Santa Barbara 12:15 PM — Y2E2 Room 111 Music Department’s Noon Concert Series:Flute students of Melody Holmes-Schaefle 12:15 PM — Campbell Recital Hall Women’s Tennis vs. Boise State 1:30 PM — Stanford, CA New Approaches for Ocean Conservation - Mike Sutton 2:30 PM — Y2E2 Room 299 The Energy Seminar 4:15 PM — 420-40 “China’s One Child Policy and Its Looming Demographic Crisis,” presented by Feng Wang of the University of California-Irvine for the Morrison Institute Winter Colloquium 4:15 PM — Herrin T-175 Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture - Rashmi Sinha and Jonathan Boutelle, SlideShare 4:30 PM — Skilling Auditorium CHRIS HOLVE/The Stanford Daily African American Arts Winter Lecture Series:Huey Copeland 5 PM — Cummings Art Building, AR2 Athletes sing, dance and strip down for charity From Greystone Quarry to Stone River:A History of Stanford Sandstone 5:15 PM — 200-2 George Schaller:A Naturalist in the World’s By KATE ABBOTT cer. This year’s goal was to improve upon nade by one of the football players. $87 to make up the difference and meet the Wilderness DESK EDITOR last year’s fundraising and make an Routines ranged from the men’s golf $5000 goal. 7 PM — Bishop Auditorium, Graduate School of unprecedented $5,000 — all in roughly team telling dirty jokes about Tiger Woods “I’m super stoked,” Hill said. “We raised Business “F ive, Six, Seven, Eight!” yelled a three hours. to both gymnastics teams performing $2000 last year and this year really pushed “We’ve started raising a lot more money stunts on stage — and at least three teams the limits. The venue was packed, and we Careers in Philanthropy girl to her teammate, who went 7 PM — CDC 1st Floor Conference Room shooting into the air. The cheer over the years,” said coordinator Corinne sang along to 90s hit “Bye Bye Bye.” raised [the] goal, which was absurd. squad, a mass of red t-shirts and white hair Smith ‘11, who planned Date Auction from The charity event did experience a brief “What this does for Camp Kesem is MAAN Up:Men Speak Out Against Violence ribbons, was practicing a routine they had behind the scenes. “There was a lot more somber note after the ninth act when awesome,” she added. participation from different teams, and Quarles reminded the audience that the All of the money raised is distributed Against Women run through at least a thousand times in the 7 PM — CoHo last month in preparation for Nationals — we’re also trying to get people outside of goal of $5,000 was not close to being throughout different programs for the but, more immediately, for the Athlete the athletic department. Increasing reached. camp. Misha Dichter, piano Date Auction. involvement has been important in raising Following Quarles’ exclamation that “It’s a high goal and a lot to expect, and 8 PM — Dinkelspiel Auditorium The cheerleader fell with a small thud the money.” “we’re gonna make it rain up in here!” a I was nervous we weren’t going to get it, into the arms of several teammates, and the Cardinal Council, a group of athletes on football signed by coach Jim Harbaugh and but right at the end we pulled through,” An Evening of Traditional Neapolitan Music squad skipped off-stage and into the crowd campus that promotes student welfare, two sideline football tickets sold for $550, Smith said. 8 PM — Campbell Recital Hall as students filed into Cubberly Auditorium hosted the event. Smith said the date auc- the highest bid up to this point. Cheerleader Julia Wycliff ‘12 said that Tuesday night. tion “is a way for athletes to get involved in Entire teams were also up for grabs, while the atmosphere surrounding the The Clara Sumpf Yiddish Lecture Series - A picture of the women’s lacrosse team community service.” and their prizes included laser tagging Date Auction is typically a fun one, it was Naomi Seidman -”The Rise of the Jewish Novel flashed on the screen in front, signaling the “This is an awful lot of spandex,” one dates and pool parties. Many of the pur- still “scary to perform.” attendee whispered to a friend as the event chases seemed to be made by athletes on “It was a lot of fun, though, and I’m glad and the Sexual Transformation of Ashkenaz “ beginning of the evening’s festivities. It was Date Auction time. kicked off. other teams, while acts consisted mostly of we got to help out Camp Kesem,” she said. (in English) Teams sat together and planned their freshmen athletes performing pelvic “I’d say the general atmosphere is pretty 8 PM — Levinthal Hall - Stanford Humanities The annual Athlete Date Auction fea- bids for the evening, encouraging girls to thrusts and girls doing renditions of the goofy, and it was kind of fun to see a bunch Center tured 23 varsity and club teams who danced, pranced and showed more than a raise their hands for male athletes, many of “stanky leg.” of athletes let loose and dance around.” whom took their shirts off. Indeed, remov- Bids began at $50. In a record-breaking “Plus, the soccer team took their shirts For a posting of your organization’s event, little skin on stage to encourage bidding contact VP of Sales Mary Liz McCurdy at from the audience. ing clothes seemed to be a winning strate- bid, the men’s rowing team raised $600 fol- off . . . definitely the best moment of the email@example.com. The funds raised by the date auction gy in encouraging audience members to lowing a choreographed dance and chan- night,” Wycliff added. For other events, please visit https://newas- benefit Camp Kesem, a Stanford student- bid. To encourage larger contributions, co- neling of Napoleon Dynamite onstage. Co- su.stanford.edu/studentevents/index.shtml run summer camp provided free of charge host Austin Quarles ‘11 even promised “a host Kelly Hill ‘11, a redshirt sophomore Contact Kate Abbott kmabbott@stanford. to children whose parents suffer from can- kiss from Andrew Luck” following a sere- on the women’s rowing team, contributed edu. SCHALLER Continued from front page information on some organism.” “I have a very focused agenda, the human biology department, “I’ll tell them, ‘hey, you’ve got to All they need is a pair of binocu- At the end of the day, Schaller’s and that is to help with conserva- which sponsored the lecture. “I hope get involved,’” Schaller said. “It lars, a notebook and a pen. Anything list of essentials boils down to a few tion,” he said. “Countries realize that [Schaller will] trigger their doesn’t matter what profession else is extra. simple items: “a pair of binoculars, a that, so they tend to tolerate me.” imagination and inspire them to see you’re in. Whether lawyer or busi- notebook and a pen — anything else Schaller’s dedication to conserva- that conservation biology isn’t just a nessman, you can be involved in the Contact Adam Cole at is extra.” tion is fueled by his emotional con- word — it’s an exciting career.” environment.” firstname.lastname@example.org. Schaller’s use of these simple nection to nature. He recalled the tools has helped protect some previ- bittersweet experience of looking ously mysterious animals, yet he out over the diversity and abun- thinks some of his most important dance of the African Serengeti with work is in education. his wife. “Training nationals in their own “[I had] an emotional, even prim- country — that’s the most lasting itive response to seeing all this beau- thing you could do,” Schaller said. ty and all that wildlife, but still [felt] “Long after I’m gone, there will still the guilt of knowing what human be this work being done.” beings have done,” he said. Schaller’s efforts have landed Even as he tirelessly pursues his him in the Democratic Republic of work, Schaller worries about the Congo during its independence level of environmental concern in struggle, China in the aftermath of America. This is, in part, what brings the Cultural Revolution and, in him to Stanford today. Among his recent years, the mountains of audience will be high school stu- Afghanistan. dents from Redwood City, San Jose “Conservation is, in the end, poli- and East Palo Alto, some from the tics,” Schaller said. But the biolo- same schools Jhumki Basu was gist’s singularity of purpose has involved with while at Stanford. helped him navigate these troubled “I hope they are inspired,” said regions. Robyn Duby, an administrator in The Stanford Daily Wednesday, February 17, 2010 N 3 NEWS BRIEFS SURGERY NUCLEAR Community Resources Center stu- strengthen the foundations for a dent staff member, pointed out that process that could meet their Continued from front page “We do not the change allows transgender stu- dents to live more comfortably in general. Continued from front page respective needs. Why wouldn’t we want a deal of this kind again?” He and Lewis further argue that Twitter picks Stanford aimed to provide adequate medical treatment for students with gender anticipate a “There are still many ways in which transgender students face dis- crimination here,” he said. “For 1994 agreement that took signifi- cant steps toward a non-nuclear the current shape of sanctions is not accomplishing much to advance the goal of a non-nuclear North Korea. alum as CFO identity disorder, according to Ira Friedman, the director of Vaden Health Center at Stanford. large number of example, changing one’s registered name is an extremely cumbersome process, and students have reported North Korea is being used by Washington as a justification for a hard-line policy demanding noth- “We’re not trying to say the sanctions policy should be com- pletely altered,” Carlin said. “It By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF Graduate School of Business Friedman said he does not expect the coverage option to be widely used. surgeries.” different names appearing on the diploma and the Cardinal Careers recruiting Web site.” ing less than total denuclearization. Carlin highlighted the period from 1994 to 2000 as one of suc- should be refined as the diplomatic process starts to gain traction.” “Given how China has ramped alumnus Ali Rowghani ‘02, former CFO and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at Pixar “We do not anticipate a large For some international students, cessful talks between the United up its trade with North Korea, what Animation Studios, has been select- number of surgeries,” Friedman however, the addition of transgen- States and North Korea: the North can we really expect sanctions to ed by Twitter, Inc. as the company’s wrote in an e-mail to The Daily. DR. IRA FRIEDMAN, der surgery coverage raises cost con- Koreans agreed to discontinue the accomplish?” Carlin added. new chief financial officer. “Having this benefit opens the plan cerns as it coincides with a new construction of two large nuclear Carlin suspects that the According to the San Francisco to additional expenses, but for the Director of Vaden requirement that all foreign students reactors and decrease their produc- Americans did not design any gen- Chronicle, Twitter, Inc., in the search plan as a whole we do not anticipate buy into Cardinal Care next year. tion of the fissile material used in uine “exit strategy” for sanctions, to “generate an income stream more that the impact will be very costly.” patients,” she said. “Most students in my community nuclear weapons. which could be employed as the commensurate with its popularity,” He said the decision to cover Obedin-Maliver said that trans- (Chinese community) find Cardinal Early last decade, however, the North Koreans move closer to the hired Rowghani in an act that “could transgender surgical treatments was gender health care challenges can be Care super expensive and complete- North Koreans were accused by the American position. be key to Twitter’s financial future.” made after students and staff articu- many: doctors may refuse to treat a ly unnecessary as things that would Bush administration of violating the Although the U.S. envoy to Twitter previously signed $25 mil- lated the transgender community’s transgender person due to fear, never be helpful to most of us, such 1994 Agreed Framework, resulting North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, lion in Internet search deals with needs and concerns. transphobia or inexperience, and as transgender surgery, are now cov- in North Korea’s departure from has started to hold informal talks Microsoft and Google, yielding a According to Juno Obedin- without proper insurance, health ered,” wrote Crystal Yin, a first-year the agreement. Carlin claims that with the North Koreans, Lewis and profit. The Chronicle noted that Maliver, a fifth-year medical student care costs for transgender people graduate student in management the extreme focus Washington Carlin warned that this move will Twitter officials have dropped hints and co-founder of the Stanford can skyrocket. science and engineering, in an e-mail places on the failure of this agree- ultimately be fruitless unless of introducing a form of advertising LGBT Medical Education Research “Denying care to transgender to The Daily. ment is an oversimplification that Washington adjusts its rigid stance for the coming year, although this is Group, the move is a statement individuals is inappropriate and dis- Across the bay, UC-Berkeley hinders the Obama administration toward the country. still unconfirmed. toward tolerance and acceptance of respects their diagnosed condition,” instated services for transgender in its ability to craft a coherent and “All we have done in the past Rowghani, a Fulbright scholar the transgender community. Obedin-Maliver said.” By covering members in their Student Health realistic policy for the eventual year is give[n] the North Koreans who began at Pixar in 2001, is sched- “By providing this surgery, this care, we can make sure it’s done Insurance Plan in August 2009. denuclearization of North Korea. free reign,” Carlin said. uled to join Twitter’s headquarters in they’re saying that they’re willing to in a quality way that avoids compli- “The Agreed Framework was San Francisco in March. think about and create a welcoming cations in the future.” Contact Brianna Pang at bkpang@ successful in many ways,” Carlin Contact Philippe de Koning at environment for transgender Charles Syms ‘11, an LGBT stanford.edu. said. “Both sides learned to email@example.com. — Christine McFadden TUITION ASSU budget last year. “[SSD’s budget] SSD to seek 15 percent student VSOs and one that removed a from them in order to deny services would actually be keeping with that approval without soliciting Senate clause from the joint by-laws which if they so chose. trend,” he said. support at all. would allow VSOs access to SUNet Elections commissioners Quinn Continued from front page Continued from front page According to Parker, the original “It’s like there’s no good faith — ID numbers. The clause was deleted Slack ‘11 and Cotis Mitchell ‘12 vision for SSD was to cover it with [SSD] should come to the Senate,” to align the body with student pri- announced that polling stations are the reserve funding for up to a year Zietsman added. vacy concerns raised by the scheduled to be set up at major din- financial aid program put in place salaries. and then move it to special fees for Parker defended the decision by University. ing halls, including Wilbur, Stern and in 2008 — which covers tuition, “That’s why they’re called volun- funding this year. However, in its acknowledging that the SSD budget Minh Dan Vuong ‘11, the finan- Lagunita, for the spring election. room and board for students whose tary student organizations,” added current form, this goal may be easi- sidesteps the funding policies put in cial officer for Alternative Spring They will also consider the possibili- families earn less than $60,000 and Anton Zietsman ‘12, chair of the er said than done. place by Appropriations and, as a Break, appeared on the Senate floor ty of holding polling outside of covers tuition for students whose Appropriations committee, saying “This is going to be a very con- result, suggested that it would not during open forum to encourage the Green Library and areas more fre- families earn less than $100,000 — that in the budget’s current form, he tentious issue among special fees make sense to seek Senate Senate to think carefully about quently visited by upperclassmen. will continue. would not support its approval. FOs [financial officers], and as a approval. future measures to secure VSOs Senator Zachary Johnson ‘10 The board’s decision was based “[The stipends are] not reasonable special fees FO, I’d be pretty With an eruption of questions more control to grant or deny serv- said he has begun drafting legisla- in part on the fact that several peer and not justified,” he added. pissed,” Katz said. about SSD as a protectorate of a ices for students who requested tion to create a buffer fund to institutions — notably, Princeton While Parker suggested that the Parker suggested that SSD will number of organizations that ought refunds from their group. address future funding challenges and Cornell — have announced “substantial” workload for these not follow the most common route to be running independently, the “My concern is they’re just strik- for student events, such as the fund- comparable increases for the 2010- positions was reason enough to pay to funding by first seeking Senate budget discussion was tabled for ing it, but are they going to put in a ing crunch faced by the junior class 11 school year. officers, Katz remained uncon- approval and then garnering an further discussion until next week. new system?” Vuong said after the cabinet with Mausoleum Party earli- Undergraduate tuition will vinced. additional 10 percent approval vote meeting. er this year. increase to $38,700 from $37,380; “I believe small stipends are from students. Instead, SSD’s peti- Previous Notice Bills Passed The Senate has suggested that it Tommy Tobin ‘10 has been rec- room costs to $6,700 from $6,411; appropriate,” Parker said in an tion will directly solicit 15 percent Tuesday’s meeting saw the pass- will work to find an alternate system ommended by the Nominations and meal plans to $5,176 from interview with The Daily. He noted approval from the student body for ing of all its funding bills, along with to ID numbers, perhaps drafting leg- Commission for the Board of $5,052. two other organizations — FLiCKS the budget increase. an assortment of other legislative islation that would allow access sim- Judicial Affairs for spring quarter. and the Speakers Bureau — which Brian Wanyoike ‘12, chair of the bills, including several that dealt ply to SUNet IDs so that VSOs Contact Robert Toews at rtoews@ are both on special fees and also Advocacy committee, warned that it directly with alleviating special fees would have a list of compiled names Contact Zoe Richards at iamzoe@ stanford.edu. provided officer stipends in their would be “absolutely ridiculous” for pressure for both students and of those who requested refunds stanford.edu. 4 N Wednesday, February 17, 2010 The Stanford Daily OPINIONS EDITORIAL The Stanford Daily Established 1892 AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Incorporated 1973 As costs rise,student groups Board of Directors Kamil Dada President and Editor in Chief Managing Editors Eric Messinger Senior Managing Editor Danny Crichton Columns Editor Tonight’s Desk Editors Christine McFadden News Editor must tighten their belts Jason Shen Chief Operating Officer Mary Liz McCurdy Vice President of Advertising Elizabeth Titus Managing Editor of News Jacob Jaffe Managing Editor of Sports Jane LePham Head Copy Editor Becca del Monte Sam Svoboda Sports Editor Amy Julia Harris Sports Editor Head Graphics Editor W ith a 3.5 percent increase approved Board envisions student groups cutting back Glenn Frankel Amy Julia Harris Alex Yu by University trustees last week, on include “social” budgets that too often re- Managing Editor of Features Nikhil Joshi Photo Editor Theodore L. Glasser Strategy Director the cost of attending Stanford for sult in meals at expensive restaurants, par- Annika Heinle Stephanie Weber the 2010-2011 school year will, for the first ties and special events that seem to serve no Michael Londgren Managing Editor of Intermission Wyndam Makowsky Copy Editor time, exceed $50,000. Such increases are, of real purpose besides affording some stu- Bob Michitarian Multimedia Editor Masaru Oka course, periodically necessary and can cer- dents unnecessary luxury at the expense of Jane LePham Managing Editor of Photography Kamil Dada tainly be expected in a time of budget cuts the University. The Editorial Board fails to and widespread economic downturn. But see the purpose of expenditures that do not Andrew Valencia Web Developer these expectations do not change the added contribute directly to a group’s purpose, and Editorial Board Chair pressure and worry associated with the extra hopes that they will be rooted out. bills. After all, a 3.5 percent increase Rather than taking issue with any partic- 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 amounts to more than $1,500 extra each ular group, or venting our personal anec- Classified Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5801 during normal business hours. Send letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org, op-eds to year, which is by no means an insignificant dotes about “wasteful” spending, we would email@example.com and photos or videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. amount to most families. instead like to offer a courteous reminder to Given these stakes, the Editorial Board student groups that the funds at your dispos- would like to remind students to take seri- al represent a cost to all those attending this ously their own role in fiscal responsibility University. The bureaucratic infrastructure — management of student group budgets. to check spending simply does not have the We feel that the overwhelming tendency power to consider the value of each dollar is for student groups to increase their budg- spent. That is a responsibility unique to stu- ets by trying to approve as much spending as dent groups themselves, and one we hope possible. And as many of us who have that they begin to take more seriously in the worked with student groups know, more current climate. spending can usually be justified than is ac- Thus, we hope groups continue to judi- tually needed. ciously budget when planning events and The passion that goes into planning all projects. When deciding on an expenditure, the uses for that money should not be at- ask yourself what it contributes to your- tacked — we think it necessary that each selves, to Stanford and to the audience your student group should view their own pur- group aims to affect. We ask for this caution pose as worthwhile. We also think, however, because we understand the reality that stu- that a lot of the success of student groups dent groups do not pay for the frivolity of hinges less on the extra funds at the margins dollars spent in waste. Instead, when costs of than some might realize. attendance rise, we all are forced to pay the Examples of spending the Editorial bill. Unsigned editorials in the space above represent the views of The Stanford Daily's editorial board and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Daily staff. The editorial board is comprised of six Stanford students, led by a chair. To contact the editorial board for an issue to be considered, or to submit an op-ed, please e-mail email@example.com. G ET IT R IGHT A Cold Dose of Reality, Courtesy of Professor Phil Jones J umping on the climate change bandwag- on would be a convenient course to take. The temptation is sometimes over- whelming.After all, scientists have reached a Erica “consensus,” Stanford professors speak with one mind and Stanford students are down- Morgan right evangelical when it comes to the global warming gospel. I could join the sustainabili- S TRANGELY C HARMING ty community (hooray solidarity), receive re- Treemendous Scientists search funding from the federal government fused Freedom of Information requests for (assuming my results supports the political crucial data behind the theory of man-made platforms of the powers that be) and drive a climate change. Colleagues speculate that Prius (the name is so similar to “pious”). I Jones misplaced the data. The aforemen- W could nod knowingly as all weather phenom- tioned e-mails indicate that it may have been hile here at Stanford scientists down the hall to the X-Ray room, and asked ena are attributed to human evils and shake intentionally eliminated. In any case, Jones clearly stride at the top of the social for a picture of his handiwork, to confirm my head sadly at the ignorance of cynics. Cli- conceded to BBC News on February 13 that strata, the public face of modern sci- that the catheter had indeed gone into his mate change skeptics are an ostracized lot at “there is some truth” to the suggestion by his ence is often painted as dry and repetitive, heart. While the stunt cost him his job, he the moment: they stand in the way of the colleagues that he has not kept an accurate and conducted by nebbish,bespectacled men eventually won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Med- greater good, naively question accepted par- paper trail of the data behind the infamous and women in windowless labs. This is a Jack icine and has since saved countless lives. adigms and, more generally, hate the planet. I hockey stick graph. He has also confirmed tragedy, as it conceals how truly exciting and Cackler Barry Marshall and Robin Warren were could distance myself from this motley crew that there has been no statistically significant wonderful the world of modern science can doctors in Australia who were studying gas- and experience the self-righteous glory of the warming in the past 15 years, and that tem- be. While it is easy to get lost in a world rac- tric ulcers. As the stomach is filled with hy- earnest makeshift climatologist out to make peratures may well have been warmer in the ing for grant funding, IRB approvals and re- drochloric acid, it was long thought to be her mark in this troubled world. medieval warming period than they are peat trials, the simple fact is that science has much too harsh an environment for any bac- Why then, do I not pursue the prescribed today. landed people on the moon, enabled instant teria to survive. Despite substantial evidence path? Because I am simply not convinced. I do not blindly deny the possibility of man- made climate change nor presume to claim BBC Interview: Q: “Do you agree that from 1995 to the communication around the globe and cured countless diseases, all of which would have seemed absurd a hundred years ago. Every No matter what you that bacteria, particularly Helicobacter py- lori, were indeed the cause of ulcers, the sci- entific community was reticent to modify expertise in climatology. I maintain a healthy dose of skepticism that seems prudent in present there has been no statistical- ly significant global warming?” so often, there comes along a scientist who throws caution to the winds and discovers are passionate their accepted principle that nothing could survive in HCl. Growing frustrated, Marshall light of the unprecedented changes being Jones: “Yes, but only just.” something really cool not just through clever decided to prove them wrong the easiest way suggested and implemented in our lives. The “better safe than sorry” argument is a fa- Q: “Do you agree that natural influ- ences could have contributed signifi- reasoning, but also through sheer brazen au- dacity.Today I would like to take a step back about,never be he knew, by chugging a beaker of H. pylori. Unlike Phipps or Forssman, who were hop- vorite of the uninformed climate change lem- ming, but it holds no water. How can educat- ed, intelligent individuals possibly accept cantly to the global warming ob- served from 1975-1998?” Jones: “This area is slightly outside my area to celebrate some of the true badasses in sci- ence history. Edward Jenner was a surgeon from afraid to be bold. ing their daring adventures would surprising- ly end safely, Marshall’s goal from the outset was to get sick in order to prove that bacteria that line of reasoning? When our futures are to be impacted by potential legislation we should demand accuracy and honesty from of expertise.” Q: “How confident are you that warm- ing has taken place and that humans Berkeley, England (don’t worry, not that Berkeley), who developed the concept of vaccination. Jenner theorized that cow pox Sometimes it is the were the source of the ulcers. Dangerous? Yes. Outrageous? Certainly. But effective? Absolutely. His work revolutionized the sci- scientists, politicians and the media. Not fifty years ago, dire warnings of global cooling filled the papers. More recently, proclama- are mainly responsible?” Jones: “I’m 100 percent confident that the climate has warmed . . . there’s evi- (a non-lethal relative of small pox) exposure helped generate immunity to small pox after noticing with local farmers that milkmaids craziest ideas we entific community’s understanding of bacte- ria and aided countless people who have now used antibiotics to cure stomach ulcers. For tions that ethanol would save us all from for- eign oil dependency ran rampant. Is it so im- dence that most of the warming since the 1950s is due to human activity.” tended not to get small pox. Incidentally, the term vaccine is derived from the latin word learn from the their work, Marshall and Warren received the 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine. possible that the scientific “certainties” of vacca for cow, bearing homage to Jenner’s in- I have two real points here.The first is that today may undergo radical changes fifty years from now? So . . . there is no statistically significant evidence that the climate has warmed in the genuity. The real hero of the story, however, is an eight-year-old boy named James most. science is very exciting. While the pursuit of enlightenment is enough to fascinate me, it is Maybe we should ask Professor Phil past 15 years, Jones has admitted that he is no Phipps, who Jenner tested his theory on in good to know that there is science out there Jones, former Director of the Climate Re- expert in natural sources of climate change 1796. Somehow, vaccination being an undis- every bit as riveting as the latest Hollywood search Unit at the University of East Anglia. and yet he claims with 100 percent conviction covered and certainly not well understood Werner Forssmann was a German sur- blockbuster. The larger point is that while In November, Phil Jones became the focal that man-made warming is scientifically de- concept, Jenner convinced both the boy and geon who was looking for a method to access “conventional” science is usually a great point of the so-called “Climategate” scandal fensible. I find this highly suspect. his mother that it was a good idea to a) infect the heart to deliver drugs locally, rather than method toward lighting the lamp of knowl- when e-mails surfaced suggesting the modifi- Perhaps there is warming. Perhaps it is him intentionally with cow pox b) expose throughout the body. He had worked in urol- edge, sometimes bold determination, backed cation of climate data, the withholding of in- manmade. But when one of the figureheads him to attenuated small pox and c) hope for ogy and had the bright idea that a urinary by carefully reasoned scientific insight, can formation and the inaccuracy of testing of the movement is forced to eat his words the best. Having given more than a couple catheter could be modified to be threaded to be tremendously effective. I am not advocat- equipment.At the time, Jones desperately at- and admit faulty record-keeping and re- tours to Stanford parents, I am not sure how the bloodstream eventually reaching the ing that each of you run down to Herrin to tempted to rationalize the e-mails, which search practices, I think the issue bears fur- many of you reading this would have been al- heart, a process now known as cardiac pound a flask of your favorite bacteria, but I mention “tricks” to “hide the decline,” be- ther scrutiny. Stifling the productive capacity lowed to volunteer for this experiment at age catheterization. After being told it was in- do have one request. No matter what you are moan the “travesty” that “we can’t account of our nation with carbon caps and pouring eight. Nevertheless, the test was a success, credibly dangerous, he decided the only per- passionate about, never be afraid to be bold. for the lack of warming at the moment” and federal money into clean energy research and vaccination spread rapidly throughout son he could ethically test out the procedure Sometimes it is the craziest ideas we learn advise to “delete as appropriate.” Phil stood may not be the best policy in the current eco- the world. It is arguable that because a young on was himself. Read the next sentence care- the most from. by the IPCC and his data and boldly de- nomic crisis. Food for thought. James Phipps volunteered his life to science fully. After his assistant tried to stop him, he clared: “the facts speak for themselves.” on little more than a hunch, more lives have tied her to a table, anesthetized his arm, cut Be Tree. Jack’s still offering cookies for any However, it seems that the facts may not The truth is inconvenient, isn’t it? Emorgan1 been saved than have been saved by any open, and threaded a catheter through his mistakes you find, and you can reach him at get a chance to voice their opinions. Jones re- @stanford.edu other single action in history. veins into his heart. He proceeded to walk firstname.lastname@example.org. The Stanford Daily Wednesday, February 17, 2010 N 5 6 N Wednesday, February 17, 2010 The Stanford Daily SPORTS T WO HIT MILE’S Wyndam Makowsky Between the lines MILESTONE Card D’s new look Marpole-Bird and Ferris run sub-four minute miles By ANARGHYA VARDHANA men were juniors Elliott Heath and Jake Riley in 2010? T SENIOR STAFF WRITER in the 3,000 meters, and sophomore Geoffrey Tabor in the shot put. Heath and Riley finished he early weeks of February The Stanford men’s and women’s track and with times of 8:01.74 and 8:02.73 respectively, belong to recruiting in the field team had a spectacular weekend in Seat- while Tabor finished second in his event with a college football world, and tle, Wash. at the Husky Classic, posting multi- mark of 58-5.25.Tabor’s mark was also third on accordingly, major Stanford ple provisional and automatic standards. As the all-time Stanford list. news has been overlooked. the NCAA National Championship draws “Our team will definitely try to continue to With the hiring of former Baltimore closer and closer, the pressure is on for these build on these great performances as we now Ravens linebackers coach Vic Fangio times, especially the automatic marks, as they enter the championship part of the season,” as the Cardinal’s new defensive coor- guarantee the athlete a spot at nationals. Heath said. “It was really special to watch dinator,head coach Jim Harbaugh has Leading the way for the Cardinal was an in- Dylan, Justin and JT all compete so well this indicated that Stanford will begin im- credible performance by the distance running weekend and to see some of the results from plementing parts of a 3-4 package. duo of senior Justin Marpole-Bird and sopho- all the hard work they have been putting in.” It will not be a full transition, at more Dylan Ferris. Marpole-Bird and Ferris Leading the way for the women was junior least initially,but it does show a shift in both achieved the remarkable feat of running Stephanie Marcy, who ran a provisional stan- doctrine from the first three years of the mile under four minutes for the first time, dard time of 16:19.72 in the 5,000 meters. The Harbaugh’s tenure, when the defense posting times of 3:58.76 and 3:58.90, respec- other provisional standard for the women operated out of a 4-3 base. tively. These times moved the pair into fifth came from junior Whitney Liehr in the triple What changes when your front and sixth on the all-time Stanford list. Both of jump. Liehr leapt a personal best indoor dis- seven goes from three linebackers and these blazing times were NCAA automatic tance of 41-8 .5, putting her fourth on the Stan- four linemen to the reverse? At the qualifying times for the two Stanford men, giv- ford all-time list. most basic level, your defensive line ing them a chance to compete at nationals for Also faring very well for the women were assumes more rush than pass respon- the first time. senior Griffin Matthew and freshman Carissa sibilities. The nose tackle, generally a “It was great to come off of a slight injury Levingston in the sprints. Matthew won the gargantuan individual, is charged with that had hampered some training and still meet title in the 60 meters, finishing with a time plugging two gaps, while the defensive break four minutes for the mile,” Marpole- of 7.46 seconds.The young Levingston quickly ends could be converted 4-3 tackles Bird said. followed her,placing second with a time of 7.47 who, in the 3-4, are not expected to get “This weekend was really big for a lot of us seconds. For Levingston, this time was a per- to the quarterback with the same fre- on the team,” Ferris added. “With two auto- sonal best. The sprinting duo finished in first quency as their 4-3 counterparts. This matics and two provisionals, the mile was a and second again in the 200 meters, with times theoretically frees up the linebackers great race.” of 24.14 and 24.24 seconds. — the backbone of the 3-4 is disguis- Also faring well in the mile was junior JT Next up for Stanford will be the MPSF ing the fourth pass rusher, who gener- Sullivan, who barely missed breaking the four Championships in two weeks in Seattle. The ally comes from the outside. The two minute mark, finishing with a time of 4:00.02, a MPSF is the Mountain Pacific Sports Federa- inside linebackers split coverage and provisional standard. Sophomore Miles Un- tion, the league in which the Cardinal com- rush responsibilities, and the strong terreiner also achieved a provisional time in petes for indoor track. The women will try to Stanford Daily File Photo safety is more free to move around in the mile, finishing with a time of 4:03.21. Dylan Ferris (far right) ran a mile in a time of 3:58.90, earning an NCAA automatic mark in the the box, although the duties of the de- Also earning provisional standards for the Please see TRACK, page 8 process. His teammate, Justin Marpole-Bird, also ran a sub-four minute mile this weekend. fensive backfield remain largely the same. GOLF FIRST AT HOME That’s the Reader’s Digest version. It can obviously be changed around MEN’S WRESTLING quite a bit, from the “okie” to “eagle” adaptations and more, and with Fan- 2/12, 2/14 Cal State Bakersfield, Arizona State W gio alternating between the 4-3 and 3- 4, it will surely take on even newer 24-13, L 24-13 looks. But that is not our charge, at least not until spring practice. Instead, By JENNY PETER STAFF WRITER ington at 20 shots above par.The team was trailing Cal (296) by eight strokes While Stanford has an intense ri- valry with the Golden Bears, the Card UP NEXT PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS it is to look at the Cardinal’s current roster and see what changes will have going into the second day of the tour- golfers have a good relationship with 2/26-2/27 Davis, Calif. to be made to create an effective 3-4 The No. 14 Stanford women’s golf nament, but the players immediately their fellow Bay Area golf team. front. team swung into the spring season of redeemed themselves on Sunday.The “It’s fun to see that both of us are GAME NOTES: After finishing its Pac-10 dual meets with a final conference record of 2-3- 1, Stanford will head to Davis on Feb. 26 to compete in the Pac-10 Championships. The Let’s start from the line and move its schedule and got first place at its Cardinal made up its eight-stroke continuing to improve our programs back, as there is some stability among Cardinal has high hopes for individual titles. Two wrestlers, sophomore Nick own 36-hole Peg Barnyard Invitation- deficit and pulled ahead of both and gaining notoriety on the national the starters. The 4-3 look is fairly set: Amuchastegui and junior Zack Giesen, are ranked first in the conference in their weight al on Saturday and Sunday. The Car- Washington and Cal with a 292, a 12- scene,” Burlison said. Chase Thomas and Tom Keiser at end, classes. Senior Jake Johnson and freshman Ryan Mango are also expected to go deep dinal played at the Stanford Golf stroke improvement from the first The competition also showed how Matt Masifilo and Sione Fua at tackle. into the tournament. Course and won by just one stroke day. small a margin of error there is in col- This shifts in the 3-4. Keiser would over No. 10 Cal, which was the high- “It was an amazing feeling know- legiate golf. likely retain his spot — he has excel- Card wrestlers est-ranked team in the tournament. ing that we bested Cal, especially be- “It’s funny, after 36 or 54 holes of lent size for an end but not the speed Other teams competing were Fresno cause this year they have such a fan- golf and with so many of us out there to be an outside linebacker. And, of State, Hawaii, Long Beach State, Ore- tastic team,” said sophomore Sydney playing,in the end it always does seem the remaining players at the position, gon, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Burlison. “They beat us in Washing- to come down to one or two strokes,” he stands as the best against the run, a Texas, UC-Davis and Washington. ton in the fall, but it just made our vic- Burlison said. “It’s times like these split weekend more crucial part of the 3-4 end’s Stanford shot an opening round of tory against them this weekend that that really motivate us to stay com- game.Unfortunately,Keiser’s top trait 304, tying for second place with Wash- much sweeter.” mitted to every shot out there, and to is his pass rushing ability, and that never give up, because at the end of stands to be fairly neutralized — he the day one swing could make all the may be the athlete most hurt by such a difference.” move. Sophomore Lila Barton agreed, The major issue with the switch to a adding, “Even over several rounds of By KABIR SAWHNEY grab a 7-6 lead at 1:12 and hung on 3-4 is that Stanford lacks a traditional golf, you can never take any shot for DESK EDITOR for a tough 48 seconds to preserve nose tackle. Think Terrence Cody. granted.” his lead and get the victory, despite There is no one on the Cardinal’s ros- After struggling with the first In its final home meet of the sea- a nearly-successful escape attempt ter that resembles him. The closest is round and shooting an 81 as an indi- son, Stanford wrestling scored its in the closing seconds. Mango’s Fua, who would likely be helped out vidual, Barton came back strong in first decisive victory over a Pac-10 record for the season is now 21-11. by someone like Terrence Stephens, the second round and shot a 71 to end opponent when it defeated visiting “I was down,so I knew I just had but even then, it would be surprising if up 10th in the tournament. She tied Cal State Bakersfield 23-14. The to stay composed and come back,” Stanford let the nose tackle assume with her freshman teammate Kristina Cardinal (10-8-1, 2-4-1 Pac-10) lost Mango said.“One takedown would the entirety of the two-gap responsi- Wong (78-74-152). only two matches to the Roadrun- get the match for me, so I just tried bilities.This would in turn move Masi- Improvements from the fall have ners (7-6, 2-5) and forfeited one to keep my composure and go out filo, who is a bit smaller, to defensive also paid off in the new spring season weight class (heavyweight) due to there relaxed.” end, which may be a beneficial move for freshman Sally Watson. Watson injury. When asked about holding off for him — he’s already stout against shot a 73 the first round and a 71 the After the forfeit to start the the last-second escape attempt, the run and is swift enough to handle a second round to tie for the individual meet, Stanford freshman Ryan Mango responded, “That’s an area position that requires slightly more title with Cal’s Joanne Lee (74-70- Mango took on Bakersfield’s Frank I’ve struggled in all year.The match versatility. 144). Lomas in the 125-pound weight was on the line, and I knew I had to With the line filled, Thomas would “She has done a great job this year class. The match was close through do it. It wasn’t that tough — it just go to outside linebacker, a potentially and is already a team leader, even as a the first two periods,and at the start came.” wonderful switch with many ques- freshman,” Barton said of her team- of the third period, the score was After the win at 125, the next tions. He’s already demonstrated that mate Watson. “I have a lot of respect tied 4-4. In the third period, Lomas three weight classes were split 2-1 in he is fast and can get after the quarter- for her game and for her as an individ- scored a quick reversal at 0:11 to favor of the Card. Redshirt junior back. But will his speed translate to ual.” take a 6-4 lead. However, Mango Justin Paulsen and redshirt senior the open field? Can he cover? Answer Junior Rebecca Durham also refused to give in, getting an escape fared well, shooting a 77 the first day to draw within one point at 0:38.He and a 70 in the final round to place proceeded to score a takedown and Please see WRESTLING, page 8 Please see MAKOWSKY, page 8 third, three strokes behind Watson and Lee. Canada’s Olympics underwhelming Though the Card did not host the tournament last year, this was Stan- ford’s third consecutive win at the In- I vitational after claiming first place in 2007 and 2008. It was also the team’s first victory of the year. ’ve never been to Canada be- fore, but if NBC has taught me Mike Lazarus Forgetting to announce the Latvian delegation or having k.d. lang’s mic go Next week, Stanford will continue anything, it consists only of pic- out during her rendition of “Hallelu- its upward climb as it heads to the Ari- turesque snow-capped moun- jah” would be one thing. But leaving zona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, tains, stunning waterfalls and have figured out how to throw a good Wayne Gretzky — your hero, your Ariz. those bears from the Coca-Cola com- one.Not even close. savior, your God — stranded on stage The Cardinal will tee off and play a mercials. Also thanks to NBC, I now How long have you been planning for nearly five minutes waiting for the long 36 holes on Monday that will know that Canada and America have the opening ceremonies? 12 months? fourth cauldron to rise out of the floor continue onto Tuesday for a final peacefully shared a long border for a 24 months? All that time you spent,all of BC Place (which never came) is sim- round of 18 holes. long time.And,contrary to popular be- that money you invested, all that ply unacceptable. At the 54-hole event the team will lief,Canada has produced famous peo- grandeur you had envisioned — all ru- It’s slightly karmic that the cere- prepare to go up against some serious ple. ined by a technical difficulty.You can- monies ended in a complete flop, con- competition in the Pac-10, always one So I guess Canada isn’t completely not mess up the opening ceremonies. sidering how much you over-hyped Stanford Daily File Photo of the strongest conferences in them.You tried claiming that three bil- worthless, but with all due respect, You just can’t. The Stanford women’s golf team won the Peg Barnyard tournament on its women’s golf.With its tough field, the Canada,your Olympics blow. And if you’re going to ruin some lion people watched the opening cere- home course over this past weekend. The Card beat out rival Cal, who fin- This is your third time hosting the part of the ceremony, choose any part ished in second place, by a single stroke. 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After three victories against lesser oppo- Hell, more than 20 percent of the nents, the Stanford men’s tennis team faced ad- world’s population doesn’t even have versity for the first time this year at the ITA Na- electricity. tional Team Indoor Championships in Char- Outside of the BC Place, your lottesville,Va. this weekend. weather could not be worse. Rain and Nine of the top 10 teams in the nation quali- fog is not good for snow sports.Did you fied for the prestigious tournament,which serves not learn anything from the Beijing as a barometer for the best teams in the country Stanford Daily File Photo Olympics? You can control the weath- and a preview of the NCAA Championships in er. Amidst fears that the city was too The Stanford women’s tennis team rolled over Sacramento State at home this past weekend, smoggy for athletes to compete in,Bei- May. winning 7-0. The Card, No. 8 in the nation, continues its home-stand this weekend. jing officials used cloud-seeding can- On Friday, No. 8 Texas blanked No. 9 Stan- ford 4-0 in the first round of the sixteen-team nons to cause a rainstorm a few days Women’s tennis crushes tournament. The Longhorns controlled the prior to the start of the games to wash match from start to finish. the air pollution away and prevent it For a team that has its sights set on an NCAA from raining during the games. title, it was a disappointing start to the weekend. You? You just sat idly by and Sacramento State “They came out very inspired,” said Stanford watched as Mother Nature continues head coach John Whitlinger. “I think they re- to wreak havoc with your games. membered losing to us at last year’s Indoors.” Even the indoor athletes are under Whitlinger refused to blame the loss on the pressure. Figure skaters are being fact that the match was played indoors, but he threatened for wearing fur. The fact did suggest that it can be difficult for players to By WILL SEATON in LA. Everyone played really well, and they that this is one of the biggest headlines adjust after months of outdoor tennis. CONTRIBUTING WRITER pushed us in doubles.” coming out of the games thus far is de- “Everything is controlled indoors,” he said. MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer Singles proved to be relatively straightfor- pressing.I don’t care about figure skat- “There’s no wind or sun. It definitely benefits Men’s tennis lost its first match to No. 8 Texas A dominant performance against No. 59 ward as well. Sophomore Veronica Li cruised ing. I don’t care about fur. And I cer- some styles more than others, but it’s still a ten- last weekend in the National Team Indoor Sacramento State (3-2) kicked off a three- through her match 6-1, 6-2 over Aileen Tsan to tainly don’t care about figure skaters nis court.” game home stand for the newly No. 8 Stanford record the first singles victory on the day for wearing fur. Yet whenever I tune into Championships, but bounced back to beat NBC or its affiliates, I still hear U.S. The Cardinal never recovered from a clean both Fresno State and Kentucky in the women’s tennis team (5-0) as it blanked the the Cardinal, and Barte recorded a convincing sweep in the doubles matches. Dimitar Kutro- Hornets 7-0 at Taube Tennis Stadium. 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 26 nationally ranked skater Johnny Weir talking about nut- vsky and Josh Zavala of Texas upset Stanford’s consolation bracket. February has been a good month for the Zheltova. Junior Carolyn McVeigh was pushed job anti-fur activists. Is there really No. 1 ranked doubles team of sophomores In the top doubles slot, Klahn and Thacher women’s team so far. Highlighted by a 5-0 start in her first set against Baca before winning 7-5, nothing else to talk about? Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher, 8-6. won their doubles match 8-4 against Brad Cox to the season, the team has also garnered some 6-2 to clinch the match at the No. 5 spot. And to top it off, an Olympian died “They’ll [Klahn and Thacher] admit that they and Eric Quigley.Wire and Clayton clinched the individual awards. Senior Lindsay Burdette “I’ve played [Zheltova] the last two years I during a practice run.A few rain drops could have played better,”Whitlinger said.“But doubles point with a breezy 8-1 victory over took home the Pac-10 Player of the Week title was here, and I don’t think she’s a huge fan of here and there and discussions about I’m not worried about those guys. They’re so Kentucky’s Alberto Gonzalez and Alex Lam- for the first week of the month after matches how our games match up,” Barte said. “She fur are not going to kill anyone, but ac- good.” bropoulos. against two Texas teams. likes to hit the ball really hard when it is in her tually killing someone? That’s the ulti- The singles slate was equally disappointing Whitlinger expressed excitement about Stan- Losing only nine games in two singles strike zone. Especially since I’m left handed, I mate no-no. for Stanford. Thacher, junior Alex Clayton and ford’s doubles teams, especially because of the matches, Burdette defeated No. 67 Kayla Dun- can get it out of her strike zone, so she doesn’t What are the Olympics supposed to senior Richard Wire lost their matches in recent play of the upperclassman tandem of can and a day later defeated No. 27 Krista like that very much.” be a celebration of,again? straight sets.Klahn,freshman Matt Kandath and Wire and Clayton. Damico. She is 9-4 overall, 5-0 in duals and is With the Hornets dispatched and the senior Greg Hirshman were also losing when the “If they can continue to do that,” he said,“I’ll currently on a four match winning streak. weather beginning to look better, Stanford Mike Lazarus is totally blaming match was suspended. feel really good about our doubles heading for- Teaming with junior Hilary Barte, she went 2-0 looks to welcome No. 35 Boise State to its Canada. Calm him down by sending After losing, Stanford was sent to the conso- ward.” over the weekend in doubles as well.The award home court. Boise State has a winning season Anne Murray songs to mlazarus@ lation bracket for the rest of the weekend. In the sixth singles slot, Hirshman played his was her first career Player of the Week title and so far at 3-2, and both losses have come against stanford.edu. “I was interested to see how our guys would best tennis of the weekend and made quick work the first for Stanford since last April. teams ranked in the top 50. The Broncos were bounce back after a loss like that,” Whitlinger of Graham Dyce, 6-1, 6-1. “I actually didn’t know about it until other blanked by No. 17 North Carolina at the ITA GOLF said. Thacher beat Cox 6-4, 6-4 to give Stanford a people told me,” Burdette said. “I think it’s an National Team Indoors before losing again at “No one was happy on Friday night,” Hirsh- 3-0 lead. opportunity to look back on what we’ve al- the same tournament to No. 46 DePaul, a man added.“But a loss at this point in the season The top two matches were tight battles.In the ready accomplished this year as a team and just minor upset. Their wins have come against un- can motivate you and force a little bit of intro- top spot, Klahn eventually fell to Quigley, 6-2, 7- feel good about the extra work. Obviously, I’m ranked Montana and Montana State and a Continued from page 6 spection.” 6.Clayton went to three sets with Alex Musialek, individually proud, but the most rewarding home-win over No. 60 Colorado. Hirshman pointed out that USC lost in the but the match was never finished because the part is that I feel like it’s helping the team out.” “I don’t think we’ve played them, at least quarterfinals of last year’s indoor champi- team’s win had already been clinched. The Cardinal swept the doubles point in the not since I’ve been here,” Barte said. “I know tournament will be a good a step- onships, but went on to win the NCAA title. It looked like Kentucky might stage a come- match against Sacramento State to open up a that their top doubles team and top few singles ping-stone toward the team’s end “No one remembers that USC lost in Char- back when Gonzalez defeated Stanford fresh- 1-0 lead that it never relinquished. Stanford’s are great. We’ll handle them, but it will be a goal of making it to Wilmington, N.C. lottesville, they remember the national title,” man Matt Kandath, 6-4, 7-5, and made the over- No. 1 duo of junior Hilary Barte and Lindsay good test. It’s just good to keep sharp.” for the NCAA Championships in Hirshman said.“We can win the national title.” all match score 3-2. Burdette defeated the Hornets’ Clarisse Baca These few weeks of matches have set a June. Stanford rebounded with its two most im- But the senior Wire came through in the and Katrina Zheltova 8-0 to start the day off pleasant pace for the team. With only one “It’s going to be a strong field, but pressive victories of the year against No.30 Fres- fourth singles spot with a victory and clinched well. match a week, the players are using the extra we’re really coming together as a no State on Saturday and No. 10 Kentucky on the match for the Cardinal, 4-2. With an 8-3 victory at the No. 2 spot and an time to catch up on all their activities outside of team and playing great,” Barton said. Sunday. Stanford finished the weekend with a 2-1 8-5 victory at No. 3, Stanford swept the doubles tennis. “We have the opportunity to go out The Cardinal swept the doubles matches record and with a better idea of what it needs to for the fourth time this season. The team’s one “I appreciate the break,” Barte said.“There and show people what we’re really against Fresno State and quickly clinched a 4-0 work on to become NCAA champion. doubles loss came against Texas, when fresh- is just a ton of work to do and something every made of.” victory. No Stanford player lost a set in the sin- “We’re only at mile eight or nine in the men Stacey Tan and Mallory Burdette lost 9-8 hour, but I’d rather have it that way than just be The team also hopes to achieve its gles matches. marathon,” Hirshman said. “What matters is (5) despite being ahead for most of the match. sitting around all day.” goal of being a unitary force on the Sunday’s match with Kentucky seemed like it where you are at mile 26.2.” “[The Hornets] were a lot better than The team plays Boise State today at 1:30 course next week. would be a tough one to win. Kentucky plays in- Stanford now has a busy weekend,with home they’ve been in past years,” Lindsay Burdette p.m. at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, looking “We’ve really come together as a door tennis regularly and defeated No.2 Virginia matches against Boise State on Friday and Cal said. “We all took care of business, but it was to remain undefeated in dual match play. team this year. Not just for this tour- the weekend before the National Indoors. on Saturday. great to get in another quality match against a nament, but in general,” Barton said. “We knew it was going to be a test,” quality opponent before we go down and play Contact Will Seaton at firstname.lastname@example.org. “We’ve pushed each other in work- Whitlinger admitted. Contact Jack Duane at email@example.com. outs and during practice and been re- ally motivated, as a team, toward winning.” MAKOWSKY missed the entirety of 2009 to injury. Very fast and instinctual,he could be a Contact Jenny Peter at jpeter12@stan- nice addition opposite of Thomas. ford.edu. Continued from page 6 As noted, the secondary should stay fairly similar to the current 4-3 look, but if one player will benefit, it TRACK affirmatively, and Thomas could would be Delano Howell. He would wreak havoc; respond negatively, and likely get more opportunities to play he becomes a situational guy. in the box, where has excelled thus far The rest of the linebacking corps is in his career. similarly up-in-the-air. Shayne Skov, Continued from page 6 There are even more shifts among who saw extended work on the out- the backups — Trent Murphy, for in- side in the 4-3,will likely move inward, stance, who was highly lauded as a once again win the conference title, a more natural spot for him given his scout team player throughout the while the men are looking to secure physicality. But what of the rest? year,would likely make the DE to LB a title as well. Chike Amajoyi, who has extensive move, much like Thomas. It is a shake “I look forward to the confer- starting experience,is better suited for up, to be sure, but when your defense ence championships and watching the inside. Top recruit Blake Lueders finishes the year ranked No. 90 in the our team continue to improve,” was described as a middle linebacker nation, a little change can be a good Marpole-Bird said. by Harbaugh — he factors into the thing. “Overall, we keep taking steps equation as well. forward to get ourselves ready for And as for the final outside spot, Only six and a half more months until MPSF and NCAAs,” Ferris added. the major wildcard is Alex Debniak, we see if Wyndam Makowsky’s pre- who was one of the most impressive dictions come true. Count down with Contact Anarghya Vardhana at vard- players in spring ball last year, but him at firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com. WYATT ROY/The Stanford Daily The wrestling team scored an important win over Cal State Bakersfield this weekend but was unable to defeat Arizona State. The Card will get a shot at redemption at the upcoming Pac-10 tournament. WRESTLING ing time. Devils proved to be too much for Stanford proceeded to win the Stanford,as they took the remaining next three weight classes to secure six matches after Kessler won at 197. Continued from page 6 the dual. However, freshman The Card suffered two close losses at Richard Kessler was unable to repli- 133 (Paulsen) and 149 (Parker) — cate his recent success in the meet’s losing both matches by one point. Tyler Parker won the 133- and 149- final match, falling to Riley Orozco The final score was 24-13 in favor of pound weight classes, respectively. 8-3. Arizona State. However, freshman Bret Baum- “We’re finally going out there With its dual-meet season now bach’s struggles continued at 141, healthy and wrestling like the team completed, the next challenge for where he was defeated 15-0 for a I know we can be,” Borrelli said. Stanford is the Pac-10 Champi- technical fall by Bakersfield’s Elijah “That was almost as happy as I’ve onships, which will be held in Davis, Nacita. been all year with our guys’ per- Calif. on Feb. 26-27. The Cardinal’s “Bret’s performance wasn’t formance. Everyone, top to bottom, best hope for victory lies with what we were looking for,” said went out and wrestled hard and did- Amuchastegui and redshirt junior head coach Jason Borrelli.“He’s re- n’t stop before the seven minutes Zack Giesen, who are both current- ally in a tough stretch here, and we was up. When you do that, good ly first in the conference in their have to get through it.” things happen.” weight classes — 165 pounds and The meet’s next close match The team then traveled to 184 pounds, respectively. came at 157 pounds, where redshirt Tempe, Ariz. to take on Arizona Borrelli believes that Stanford freshman Mike Kent and Bakers- State (9-7, 4-2) on Sunday. In the be- has a significant amount of momen- field’s Andrew Balch wrestled each ginning, it seemed as though the tum heading into Pac-10s — and be- other to a standstill. Through the Cardinal would be able to continue yond to the NCAA tournament. first two periods,the score was 1-0 in riding its momentum from Friday’s “Right now, the guys are starting Balch’s favor on an escape at 1:27 in match. The meet started at the 165- to get healthy,” Borrelli said. “Once the second period. In the third peri- pound weight class, and the Card you start to get healthy and you have od, Kent started down and scored a reeled off four straight victories, in- a win like that, it does a lot for your quick escape to tie it at 1-1. From cluding a major decision by redshirt confidence.” there, Kent survived a last-second sophomore Nick Amuchastegui at takedown attempt and won 2-1 165. 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