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The Stanford Daily An Independent Publication
www.stanforddaily.com Volume 237
February 19, 2010 Issue 14
What does a win over No. 6
Rice this weekend mean for the
No. 25 Stanford baseball team?
I The Card is going to take the
College World Series by storm.
I Not much, the season will have
I Nothing, a victory would just be
I When is football season?
To vote, please visit www.stanforddaily.com Oregon by 44 points
By NATE ADAMS and
Poll Result TOM TAYLOR
Do you support the inclusion of
transgender surgery coverage for There aren’t many better ways
that Stanford could have started its
students in Vaden’s new Cardinal Care? final homestand of the regular sea- (9-15, 1-12 Pac-10)
Yes, I support its coverage. son. The No. 2 Cardinal cruised past Maples Pavilion 7 P.M.
Oregon last night, routing the na-
(54%, 132 Votes) tion’s second-best scoring team in an COVERAGE:
offensive showcase of its own.All five RADIO:
Stanford starters posted double-fig-
No, it should not be covered.
ure point totals as the Cardinal KZSU 90.1 FM (kzsu.stanford.edu)
(39%, 94 Votes) downed the Ducks, 104-60. Junior
guard Jeanette Pohlen led both teams
with 26 points in the win, which gives
(7%, 18 Votes)
Stanford the chance to clinch at least
a share of its 10th consecutive confer- ARIZONA STATE
ence title on Saturday. 2/16 Tempe, Ariz.
“Our team really came out in- COVERAGE:
spired and worked very hard,” said
Stanford head coach Tara Van- TV FSN, CSN Bay Area
40 60 80 100
MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer Derveer.“This is a great team win for
us, and we’re playing well at the right
RADIO KZSU 90.1 FM
In what would soon turn into a fre- NOTES: After dominating Oregon for its 46th
netic,fast-paced contest,the Cardinal straight win, No. 2 Stanford will look to stay
(24-1, 14-0 Pac-10) set the tempo undefeated in the Pac-10 on Saturday night
against Oregon State. The Cardinal will
early with an energetic, moving of-
fense. Pohlen got the ball off the tip to look to senior center Jayne Appel and junior
begin the game, and the guard was guard Jeanette Pohlen to drive the offense
after leading the team in scoring with 26
quick to get Stanford’s offense rolling
against the Ducks (16-9, 7-6). Less points each against the Ducks.
than a minute in, she sank a wide-
open three after a quick flurry of Car- the Cardinal was 3-6 on threes and 1-
dinal passes to put Stanford on the 4 on two-pointers. The team finished
OREGON STATE board with the game’s first points.
She would add another two a mo-
the half shooting 9-for-18 from long
(12-13, 6-7 Pac-10) ment later, and went on to score 12 The Cardinal’s other position
Corvallis, Ore. 12 P.M. points in less than 10 minutes. players would soon pick things up,
Alum remembered Stanford employed a pass-heavy however, driving to the basket and
COVERAGE: offensive scheme early on, with scoring from the paint. Senior center
after tragic accident TV: FSN
Pohlen and the other guards doing
most of the scoring. Peppering the
Jayne Appel scored her first points
with 11:33 remaining to make it 20-9,
RADIO: XTRA Sports 860, basket from the perimeter, redshirt and two minutes later junior forward
By TYLER BROWN and IVY
KZSU 90.1 FM (kzsu.stanford.edu) senior guard Rosalyn Gold-Onwude Kayla Pedersen would force a Duck
NGUYEN and redshirt junior guard JJ Hones timeout as she made it 28-15 with a
Doug Bourn ‘73 spent only four
years at Stanford as an undergradu-
Stanford gets first Pac-10 road win UP NEXT
continued to establish Stanford’s
early dominance from beyond the
driving layup. Appel electrified the
arc.Just four minutes into the contest, Please see WBBALL, page 7
ate, but his impact in and near the
Stanford community resounded
By WYNDAM MAKOWSKY
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
into the game and none scored.
Sophomore forward Andrew Zim-
today as friends and students remem- 2/16 Maples Pavilion
mermann and freshman guard
bered the alumnus who was killed Gabriel Harris saw their first action COVERAGE:
It’s better late than never.
yesterday when his twin-engine plane since returning from injury,and red-
Or, rather, better sooner than RADIO XTRA Sports 860,
crashed into an East Palo Alto neigh- shirt junior guard Da’Veed Dildy
later. KZSU 90.1 FM
borhood. added further support. But the ef-
It may have taken until mid-Feb-
Bourn, 56, a senior electrical engi-
ruary against the last place team in fort began and ended with the start- (kzsu.stanford.edu)
neer at the San Carlos-based Tesla ing five.
the conference, but Stanford’s first
Motors, and two other Tesla engi- Sophomore forward Jack Trotter halftime talking about what we
road victory was an impressive one,
neers — senior interactive electron- dropped 14 points on 6-9 shooting needed to do to win. Our guys were
as the Cardinal downed Oregon 72-
ics manager Brian Finn and electrical to tie his career high.Classmate and able to build a lead and kind of hold
65 on Thursday.
engineer Andrew Ingram — died point guard Jarrett Mann finished on.”
“It’s been tough,but I knew with
Wednesday morning when the plane with seven points, but he led the Oregon did fight back to bring
this team we have the perseverance
Bourn piloted clipped a transmission team in rebounds with six (along the deficit to within four with just
to get over the hump. I knew it was
tower just after takeoff from the Palo with Fields), and had a team-high over a minute left to play,but expert
just a matter of time before we did
Alto Airport and crashed near homes five assists. Senior guard Drew foul shooting from Fields and
that,” said senior forward Landry
and cars on an East Palo Alto Street. Shiller added four three-pointers. Green prevented any further incur-
Bourn’s twin-engine Cessna 310R “It’s nice to see the balanced at- sion on Stanford’s lead.
The score made the game seem
clipped three power lines before tack,” said Stanford head coach Green in particular hit all 10 of
closer than it actually was — Stan-
crashing.The three men were headed Johnny Dawkins. his foul shots,as Stanford excelled in
ford (12-14,6-8 Pac-10) utilized a 14-
for Hawthorne Municipal Airport Shiller was especially important an area that has hounded it in the
0 run in the second half to create a
south of Los Angeles, twelve miles in the first half,when he nailed three past — the team was a combined
16-point lead with nine minutes to
from the proposed site for Tesla’s of his buckets from beyond the arc. 19-of-23 from the line, after shoot-
play and the Ducks (12-13,4-9),who
Southern California plant. All of them came at points where ing just 11-of-24 in their prior con-
failed to establish much of a rhythm
A pilot licensed to fly single and the Ducks were threatening,only to test, a loss to Washington.
throughout the night, could not es-
multi-engine aircraft, Bourn had held have Shiller push the Stanford lead “It was definitely an adjustment
cape the hole.
a pilot’s license since 1974, according a little further. after last game,” Green said.
In the process, the Cardinal
to the San Jose Mercury News. Dur- “We knew he was a shooter, but Both the foul shooting and the
reached a season milestone that was
ing his free time,Bourn,a licensed fly- we just got lost,’’ said Oregon’s E.J. win were notable because of their
a long time coming — the team had
ing instructor, also taught others how Singler. location — McArthur Court, also
lost its first 10 road games. Stanford
to fly. While Singler was fairly morose known as The Pit, is one of the most
had near misses thrice before in
Stanford Graduate School of over his team’s performance,he was intimidating opposing arenas in the
Business student Emily Ma ‘04 one of the Ducks’ leaders on the conference.
Fields keyed the Cardinal attack,
M.B.A. ‘10, who worked with Bourn night — he put up 15 points and “It felt great to get the win here,”
leading Stanford in scoring with 21
when he worked at engineering con- eight rebounds, while teammate Je- Fields said. “I think they have the
points on 50 percent shooting, but it
sulting firm IDEO, remembered him remy Jacob led the squad with 19 toughest fans in the Pac-10.”
wasn’t until sophomore shooting
Thursday. points. But Oregon made a number Stanford’s victory pushes the
guard Jeremy Green began to con-
“[People like Doug] are so far and of costly mistakes, particularly dur- Ducks even further into last place
tribute that Stanford was able to
few between — how do you find ing Stanford’s major second-half and gives the Cardinal a season
truly assert itself. Green chipped in
them?” Ma said. run, when Malcolm Armstead com- sweep of Oregon and the team’s
18 points of his own, all of which
The two continued to work to- mitted three of his game-high four first win at The Pit since 2006.With a
came in the second half and six of
gether after IDEO as mentors in Palo turnovers. win over Oregon State on Saturday,
which came during the Cardinal’s
Alto to Castilleja School’s robotics “We just weren’t focused,” Sin- the Cardinal can ingrain itself in the
team. gler said. “The turnovers were up middle of the Pac-10 with just three
While Fields and Green were the ZACK HOBERG/The Stanford Daily
“He was a gem. He was a diamond high instead of down low, and we conference games to play, all of
motor for the Cardinal offense, as is Stanford reigned supreme on both ends of the floor last night. All five of the
in the rough, and he’s gone,” Ma said. couldn’t get back.’’ which will be played at home.
the norm, they also received signifi-
cant help from the rest of Stanford’s “I thought during that run our The importance of Stanford’s Cardinal’s starters scored in double digits, and its defense throttled the nation’s
Please see BOURN, page 2 starters, all of whom played at least guys really locked in defensively,” second-best scoring team for a mere 60 points. The Card will look to clinch a
32 minutes. Only three reserves got Dawkins said.“We had come out of Please see MBBALL, page 8 share of the Pac-10 title tomorrow night at home against Oregon State.
Index News/2 • Features/3 • Opinions/4 • Sports/6 • Classifieds/7 Recycle Me
2 N Friday, February 19, 2010 The Stanford Daily
Sachs addresses poverty
Global development pioneer conveys optimistic, yet serious message
By ZOE RICHARDS instability” throughout the world that suffer from “We don’t have the institutions yet to address [criti-
SENIOR STAFF WRITER hunger and poverty — critical drivers of powerlessness cal development problems],” he said. “These are prob-
that can yield to paths of arrested development.The dry lems that the market cannot solve.”
Crowds stirred with both passion and concern in lands of Africa, the Middle East and central Asia, he He instead suggested funding research at universi-
Memorial Auditorium Thursday night as Columbia pro- said, are at “the leading edge of catastrophe on the ties to develop innovative technologies and recom-
fessor, development economist and public figure in for- planet.” mended a global taxation system that uses greenhouse
eign aid policy debates Jeffrey Sachs posed to the audi- The food sector, Sachs suggested, is “the number one gas levies to fund global aid projects.
ence a staggering challenge: to bring an end to global driver” of the dire circumstances felt in impoverished Sachs drew from criticism about American military
poverty. regions already hit hard by climate change. expenditure and the lack of will to supply developing
Bringing an end to poverty is “the defining challenge Sachs warned that these challenges will only be nations with the foreign aid required to help lift them
of our time,” Sachs said Thursday. exacerbated with continued population boom, especial- out of poverty.
He suggested that many global problems stem from ly in Africa, in the next forty years. “Our capacity to cooperate globally is pretty slim
the core problem of an unsustainable planet and that According to Sachs, two major challenges right now indeed,” he said.
answers to war and peace might be addressed by tack- are vital resource depletion and environmental degra- Sachs remained resolute, however, about the critical
ling sustainable development. For Sachs, these global dation. He suggested that both of these problems are role that he believes young people today will play in
challenges can be tackled by achieving material very much interrelated and require creative and designing a path to success.
progress while nursing a healthier, sustainable planet. dynamic solutions. “I want our universities to see themselves as global
“We categorize [terrorist] crises as Al Qaeda; we “Designing a path to sustainable development takes problem solvers and not simply observers,” he said. “I
characterize those crises as Islamic extremism,” Sachs us beyond the normal — the normal of how our social believe that in the end we can achieve success in a WYATT ROY/The Stanford Daily
said. “We talk about political or military solutions to institutions work,” Sachs said. He suggested that the human and a values point of view.” Columbia professor Jeffrey Sachs spoke about ending
these crises . . . I find it tragically misdiagnosed.” solutions to sustainable development cannot be global poverty on Thursday in Memorial Auditorium and
Sachs identified “a stretch of about 10,000 miles of answered with conventional or simple answers. Contact Zoe Richards at email@example.com. challenged the audience to become “problem solvers.”
HEALTH NEWS BRIEFS
New health coverage Steven Chu,Van Jones
to speak here spring
gets mixed reviews quarter
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF
By JULIA BROWNELL the University and the Cardinal Care
SENIOR STAFF WRITER program, allows Stanford to offer the U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven
dependent care option again for the Chu, a former Stanford physics pro-
Students with spouses and chil- first time in four years. fessor, is set to visit campus Mar. 8 to
dren here are returning mixed Many graduate students with speak on “issues facing global ener-
reviews of the new University- dependents have dealt with the lack gy,” ASSU executives said Thursday.
offered dependent health care cover- of a Stanford option by either buying Van Jones, a former advisor in the
age — the first since 2006 — independent insurance plans, buying White House Council on
announced by Vaden Health Center public insurance through the Healthy Environmental Quality, is also set to
officials last week. Families program or going without visit campus on Apr. 17 as part of a
Starting in September, Stanford altogether. This has especially been spring sustainability push student
will offer an option for students to an issue for international students government leaders described at last
buy dependent health care coverage and dependents with preexisting con- night’s “State of the Association”
for their families at a rate of $202 a ditions. event.
month for a spouse, $103 a month for “An extremely large number of To a roomful of students at
one child or $386 a month for a graduate students have been on wel- Tresidder Oak Lounge on Thursday,
spouse and multiple children. fare,” Osborne said. “Stanford has, in executives David Gobaud, a cotermi-
The optional health care coverage effect, relied on the state.” nal student in computer science, and
has not been available since 2006, After 2006, Stanford offered some Andy Parker ‘11 offered a recap of
and the lack of an affordable plan hit help to students in finding independ- their and their team’s work this year,
many students with children and ent plans, but for the large part they including the planned visits by Chu
spouses hard. were on their own. and Jones and a host of other initia-
Some graduate students, including “Getting coverage has been a tives ranging from disability access to
members of the Graduate Student nightmare. We make too much to JIN ZHU/The Stanford Daily putting printers in Old Union.
Council, which pushed for the new qualify for Medi-Cal, and . . . it took The executives’ cabinet members
coverage, called last week’s several months, pounds of paper and Rachel Lindee ‘12 performs a tree stunt in White Plaza Thursday night. She is one of several hopefuls
for disabilities and accessible educa-
announcement a victory. hours of phone calls to get my chil- contending for the coveted title of the Tree, the symbol of the LSJUMB. tion are nearly ready to roll out a
“This is, along with the huge dren enrolled in Healthy Families,” clearinghouse Web site for disability
undergraduate financial aid package wrote Alanna Nelson, the wife of bio- resources at Stanford, and hope to
of last year, is one of the best things engineering graduate student Geoff name the campus’ most “disability-
Stanford has done for students in the Nelson, in an e-mail to the Daily. RESEARCH friendly” dorms ahead of the spring
past five years,” said Eric Osborne, a Some students faced high premi-
Stanford pair warns of Quadrophobia
housing draw, they reported yester-
third-year law student and co-chair ums for independent plans for spous- day.
of the GSC. es, especially those who did not qual- In Haiti efforts, the executives
“In Escondido Village, there are ify for public insurance. The premi- highlighted the more than $300,000
over 400 children living there . . . ums for independent insurance hit raised for earthquake relief last
study, “Quadrophobia: Strategic Rounding of EPS,”
those people would really benefit
from being able to sign up for a
graduate students especially hard, as
they generally receive only small
Law professor, GSB student author based on research and analysis they have conducted since
month in partnership with 25 other
the summer of 2007.
dependent plan,” said Hanna Popick,
a graduate student in psychology
“When we lost the insurance, I new business study The two analyzed annual and quarterly filings for
John Pearson, the director of
Bechtel International Center, will
who chairs the GSC insurance com- had to go to Healthy Families [for my 22,460 companies from 1980 to 2006 and found statistical-
answer students’ questions on immi-
mittee. daughter],” said Adam Beberg, a By JOANNA XU ly significant infrequent appearances of the number four
gration at a Feb. 22 town hall meet-
The coverage will be offered as computer science graduate student. in the tenth-of-a-cent decimal place of reported EPS fig-
SENIOR STAFF WRITER ing.
part of the changes to Stanford’s “I was lucky that my wife was ures.
The undergraduate health and
health care system for the upcoming healthy, so we could get her onto Lending insight on potential management manipula- “Changing the EPS number by .1 cent from .4 to .5 will
wellness team said campus would be
academic year. Vaden officials say Kaiser. It was $300 a month.” tion of earnings reports, a new study by Stanford change the reported EPS figure by one cent,” Malenko
dotted spring quarter with sexual
that through the new provider, The old plan entered a so-called researchers suggests that some companies may slightly explained.
assault prevention posters, part of
Health Net for California, the plan “death spiral” due to few enrolled tweak their reported earnings per share (EPS) — and Through statistical analysis, Grundfest and Malenko
their year-long campaign against sex-
will be more cost-effective plan for patients, most of whom had very high that companies that engage in such adjustments are more found that there were very few fours in the hundredth
Stanford dependents than its earlier medical expenses and could not get likely to be charged with accounting violations. place of unrounded EPS data — a phenomenon they
After releasing a technology
iteration. care elsewhere.This in turn drove the Stanford Law School professor Joseph Grundfest and dubbed “quadrophobia” and a strong indication that firm
needs survey to students last month,
This move, along with limiting Nadya Malenko, a doctorate candidate at the Stanford technology cabinet members said
enrollment and adding subsidies by Please see HEALTH, page 5 Graduate School of Business (GSB), co-authored the Please see QUAD, page 5 they are looking into the possibility
of putting printers and projection
screens into Old Union work rooms.
ing the electric Tesla Roadster, the Sharpied on the side,” said Zbrozek, dents to help mentor the team. robotics team. [There are not] a lot The annual “State of the
company’s first offering to the bur- who worked in the battery pack The night before Wednesday’s of men who can do that well,” Ma Association” event was Webcast live
geoning electric vehicle market. department adjacent to Bourn’s crash, Bourn worked with the girls to said. “You could probably count on Thursday.
Continued from front page Sasha Zbrozek ‘10 met Bourn power electronics module (PEM) finish their robot ahead of a Feb. 23 them on one hand, and he was the — Elizabeth Titus
while interning at the company’s San unit. “He just seemed like a really contest deadline until they urged best.”
Carlos labs in the summer of 2007. nice guy — but very ‘get things him to go home to rest before his Mentored at GSB
‘Efficient’ at Tesla, Says Stanford
“He contributed a large amount
of the stuff at the Tesla EE labs. And
done’ oriented, very efficient.”
Bourn was one of the early mem-
early flight, according to Gatorbotics
faculty advisor Dana Mourad.
Bourn also informally mentored
many Stanford graduates. Recently,
Bourn managed many labs and
projects during his five years as an
so if you walked around, you’d
notice bins of parts or chairs or
bers of Tesla’s electrical engineering
team. One of his first and most sig-
“He just did it because he
enjoyed seeing the girls build these
he invited students from the
Graduate School of Business to tour speaks at GSB
electrical engineer at Tesla; he sautering irons or any number of nificant projects at Tesla was the things and enjoy learning and having Tesla to enhance their study on elec-
played a significant role in develop- tools that all had ‘Doug Bourn’ PEM, a combined power inverter fun doing engineering,” said Farrokh tric cars in the U.S. and China, Ma By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF
that switches an alternating current Billimoria, whose daughter, Sherri, is said.
to direct current and serves as a bat- the Gatorbotics’ captain. “We come to Stanford and we In a rare public appearance,
tery charger behind the Tesla Those who worked with Bourn in talk about living a life of conse- Condoleezza Rice spoke about effec-
Roadster’s electric powertrain. Gatorbotics remembered an “amaz- quence and we study it from all tive leadership and her role in steer-
“I think the biggest effect is a ingly compassionate,” “absurdly sides, but nobody lived a life of con- ing America’s foreign policy under
giant demoralizer, not so much any smart” man. sequence as much as Doug did.” the Bush administration in front of
particular change in the thinking of Sherri Billimoria, a senior at Bourn’s family and friends are an overflowing audience at the
the company,” Zbrozek said. “I can Castilleja, credits Bourn with help- planning a memorial service in his Graduate School of Business’ Bishop
imagine that the feel, if you will, out ing her realize her love of engineer- honor set for next week, Ma said. Auditorium Thursday.
at Tesla’s going to be pretty quiet ing. She believes an award dedicated to The 66th Secretary of State and
and subdued for some time.” “If you asked him about a sensor, women in science and engineering former Stanford provost was the
Loved Science Education he’d give you all the nitty gritty about would be the best tribute to Bourn’s third speaker in the GSB’s 2010 stu-
To relieve the stress of the early how it worked and exactly anything memory. dent-run speaker series called “View
days of Tesla, in 2004 Bourn joined a you ever wanted to know,” she said. “There are a lot of people within from the Top.”
team of local engineers to help men- “He makes science interesting; he the Stanford community who know Rice’s 25-minute talk, followed by
tor the then-new Gatorbotics, the loved to share what he knows and Doug, who benefitted from Doug’s a 40-minute question and answer
competitive robot buliding team at explains things. He was good at it.” mentorship and friendship,” Ma said. period, charted her leadership mind-
Castilleja School, an all-girls college The more than two dozen “He loved teaching and he loved set during her tenure as George W.
preparatory school in Palo Alto. Gatorbotics alumnas who have gone sharing. I hope that there’s some way Bush’s first-term national security
As the team’s mentor, Bourn on to study science and engineering we can carry on those values.” advisor and, from 2005 to 2009, as
donated his engineering know-how, at schools such as Princeton, Rice — Elizabeth Titus and Devin U.S. Secretary of State.
time and money, students there said, and Stanford are testaments to Banerjee contributed to this report. In a departure from the political
Courtesy of Emily Ma fireworks that sometimes character-
often donating tools and equipment Bourn’s impact on the girls, Ma said.
Doug Bourn is shown fixing a gar-tooth sensor with a student at the Castilleja to help the girls remain within their “It’s very hard to find role mod- Contact Tyler Brown at tbbrown@ ize Rice’s public appearances, the
School. Bourn, along with other local engineers, helped mentor the budget. Bourn also recruited els, especially if you go into some- stanford.edu and Ivy Nguyen at ikn-
Gatorbotics, a competitive robot-building team at the school. Stanford engineering graduate stu- thing like an all-girls high school firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see BRIEFS, page 5
The Stanford Daily Friday, February 19, 2010 N 3
A PACIFIC ALLIANCE
SJEC promotes cross-cultural learning and friendship
By AMY LANCTOT “There were many essays and interviews,” of, ‘Just leave me alone.’ We tend to value our
she explained. “It started with 20 initial appli- freedom more, have a more individualist atti-
cants and at the end, there were only six or tude, doing what you want to do, not what’s
t took an 11-hour plane ride, extensive seven of us.” best for everyone.”
English lessons and a series of rigorous Cheryl Miyake ‘13, Isomura’s first host, He also found the workplace hierarchy
interviews for 15 Japanese exchange stu- became interested in SJEC because “at in Japan gratingly different from the U.S.,
dents to finally set foot on The Farm. But Stanford it seems like there are many interna- telling the story of how he asked his
on Feb. 5, the smiling batch of exchange tional students from China, but no Japanese mentor from his summer internship for
students were greeted by their Stanford hosts students.” As a Japanese-American student a letter of recommendation.
for a month-long campus stay. herself, she jumped at the chance to interact “He explained to me how that was
45 Stanford students in the Stanford with contemporaries from Japan and share going to be difficult,” he said. “It turns
Japanese Exchange Club (SJEC), a 59 year-old Stanford culture with them. Miyake and Xian out that what makes a good letter of rec-
program designed to encourage cross-cultural Shan ‘13, other host students, also have big ommendation in Japan is how important
friendship, welcomed their Japanese guests plans for their guests. the person is who wrote it; he thought he
from Doshisha University, Kyoto University “We should totally go fountain hopping!” was going to have to go to the vice presi-
and the Keio University in Tokyo. Josh Koplin Miyake said excitedly, deaf to Shan’s protests dent. It’s very hierarchical — you don’t
‘10, the leader of the six decades old, student- about the less-than-ideal weather. leave the office until the person above you
run program, says the goal of the exchange is to But fountain hopping wasn’t the only new has left.”
“promote cultural understanding between the thing that Japanese exchange students were Socially, many of the exchange students
U.S. and Japan.” exposed to — for many, there was a degree of found Stanford a drastic departure from
Each of the 15 Japanese students stays with culture shock in everyday and classroom inter- the social scene in Japan. Ruryko
three separate hosts for a 10-day interval. actions on campus. Mitsuishi, a freshman from Doshisa
Living in the dorms, attending classes and “In Japanese classes the students are too shy University, went to Theta Delta’s
hanging out with their hosts, the Japanese stu- to put their hand up,” Isomura said. “There are Avatar-themed party with her
dents get a real taste of Stanford life. 300 people in the lecture hall and one professor Stanford host and found the experi-
“We start planning for the students’ arrival talking; he doesn’t even notice we are existing.” ence extremely different than home
in the fall,” said sophomore Hwee Lee, one of Isomura attended a Stanford humanities life.
the 12 core officers handling the logistics of the lecture the day she arrived, and the differences “There are no parties like that in
program. “The schedule is pretty fixed because in class dynamics were immense. Japan,” she said. “We usually do
the program’s been going on for so long.” “There were 20 people, and everyone put karaoke on the weekend.”
The program’s history and prestige, both at their hand up, argued, asked questions to each But despite the cultural differ-
Stanford and Japan, was a major draw for many other,” she recalled. “The students were doing ences, the Japanese students
participants. the work, not the professor. The professor were committed to making the
“I’ve wanted to study in the U.S. for a long called the students by name, too.” most of their SJEC stay.
time,” said Rena Isomura, a freshman from Charlie Dunn ‘11, who went on the Bing “In Japan, we just learn
Keio University. “I planned on taking a year Overseas program in Kyoto, said he under- English,” said Isomura. “I
abroad here, but when I saw the poster on a stands the cultural gap between Japanese and want to learn something
campus billboard, I knew I had to apply to this American norms. through English.”
program.” “In Japan, everyone’s looking to serve you MARTHA THIERRY/MCT
She recalled the rigorous application — in a restaurant or even just ordinary peo- Contact Amy Lanctot at
process for the SJEC program. ple,” Dunn said.“In America, the feeling is kind email@example.com.
By STEPHANIE LIOU
ELOQUENCE OR ELITISM?
Clark. While he has preached that
students should “never write a word
complicated vocabulary in written
text, and considered overly verbose
say that in real life.”
Most of the accused are aware
“My style of conversation
comes from years of gifted educa-
“One of my favorite words is
‘lexiphanicist’ — someone who
or phrase you wouldn’t use in con- writers less intelligent because of that “using big words” could poten- tion, personal exploration of clas- uses big words to show off,” said
onsequently, the afore- versation,” some tend to blur these their diction. tially be problematic, but find it dif- sic literature and a vigorous Maia Peirce ‘13. “It’s awesome
mentioned juxtaposition lines, to the chagrin of friends and “It seems possible that other ficult to separate academic writing curiosity about language begin- because you kind of can’t use it
presents an irrefutable peers. dimensions such as liking, sociability from everyday speech when they ning when I read the dictionary as without being one.”
manifestation of the inherent Daniel Oppenheimer, a former or trustworthiness could be impact- devote so much conscious effort to a kid,” he said. “I like people who say big words
dichotomy of insert-another-really- Stanford student and professor who ed as well,” Oppenheimer conclud- the former. Brady also pointed out an oft- because they make me laugh,”
long-word-here in a post-9/11 currently teaches at Princeton, con- ed. “Students everywhere I have “What I say sounds like it should overlooked benefit of having a wide added Ruby Lee ‘13.
world.” ducted a study while on the Farm to ever taught underestimate the be written down,” explained Jamie vocabulary. Rachel Liaw ‘11 probably had the
Admit it. At some point during investigate what he called importance of being clear and con- Ray ‘13. “But it is just weird when “When I learned Spanish, I found most interesting take on appropriate
one’s academic career, probably at “Consequences of Erudite cise.” spoken.” it facile to understand many words vernacular.
an ungodly hour closer to sunrise Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of And when it comes to speech, A few brave souls, however, because I could recognize their “I personally think that every-
than sunset, almost every Stanford Necessity: Problems with Using these negative effects seem to be embrace lexiphanicism — the use of English conjugates, even if the word one should revert back to Jane
student has conjured up a sentence Long Words Needlessly.” His magnified. excessively learned and bombastic was not a common part of modern Austen-era speech,” she said.
— or two pages — like the one research produced very interesting “I say that people who use the terminology — both in and out of American vernacular,” he explained “That’s how I’m going to reject all
above. Many have been caught in results. phrase ‘incredibly problematic’ class. misusing the word “conjugates” my suitors!”
the act of integrating complex “A majority of undergraduates ought to insert their name as the “I find no problem with my use when he meant “cognates.”
vocabulary into everyday speech. admit to deliberately increasing the subject of the sentence!” joked of a diverse lexicon,” said Taylor Other students have a more light- Contact Stephanie Liou at sevenine@
But why — is this just another part complexity of their vocabulary so as Justin Lee ‘13. Brady ‘13. “But, only if you don’t hearted take on the subject. stanford.edu.
of the intellectual atmosphere of to give the impression of intelli- “At Stanford, you don’t get cool pause on a word to emphasize it,
life on the Farm? gence,” the study revealed. points for trying to look smart,” because that indicates that you care
“Most students write as if they However, Oppenheimer found that added Chanh Nguyen ‘11. whether or not people find your
are trying to be pedantic, as if they such “needless complexity” leads to Lee and Nguyen are part of a vocabulary impressive, and that’s
wanted to sound like stuffy academ- negative evaluations. large group of students who tend to pretentious bull . . . “
ics or old fogies — I am astonished Stanford students and professors frown upon what they view as pre- Brady attributes his speech and
at the lengths they go to!” exclaimed alike expressed frustration when tentiousness, and will actively point writing habits to nature rather than
psychology professor Herbert they encountered unnecessarily out that “you’re just not supposed to conscious intention.
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The Virginia Republican party took out a Water vapor levels in the atmosphere have Editorial Board Chair
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Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) even twit- timore since 1870 have occurred in the last
tered that it is “going to keep snowing in seven weeks.
D.C. until Al Gore cries ‘uncle.’” These weather events, in their harsh con-
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), one of the firmation of climate change predictions,
most ardent skeptics to climate change, should actually be sounding alarms about
took the gleeful scorn even farther, having the urgent need for the Senate to pass a
his staffers build an igloo on Capitol Hill comprehensive climate bill. But instead, the
with a sign reading “Al Gore’s New Home.” outright duplicity of elected officials look-
These publicity stunts have likely suc- ing to score quick political points has led
ceeded in driving public perception on the them to flaunt the exact opposite interpre-
issue into further chaos. The salience of tation in the faces of the American people.
pointing out winter weather while it afflicts Their claims, making no attempt to rest
millions of Americans cannot be understat- on science, are extremely clever in their
ed. As these congressmen point out, how cynicism. Sarcastic jabs that do not even at-
can we worry about global warming when tempt to start a serious dialogue offer no
there is so much snow? real opportunity for rebuttal.
The problem, however, is that their rea- Unfortunately, politicians like Inhofe
soning is completely wrong. and DeMint count on the American people
These appeals to reject global warming to pay attention just long enough to laugh
science on the basis of this snowstorm come at their witticisms and internalize the intu-
out of unscientific and unfounded logic. itive contradiction between intense snow-
Not only does this snowstorm not actually storms and global warming.Without the sci-
disprove the science, but it actually con- ence on their side, opponents to climate leg-
firms the predictions of climate models. islation have made it clear that they will use
Contrary to what the uninformed might any justification necessary to prevent leg-
think, “global warming,” or rather climate islative action on the issue. Poking fun at
change, can lead to extreme conditions on global warming science in the midst of a
both ends of the spectrum. In short, the hot snowstorm might seem like fun and games,
places get hotter, the dry places get drier but with the Senate’s climate bill hanging in
and snowy areas see more snow than ever. the balance, the stakes of public opinion are
The weather event in question actually real and they are enormous. On this issue,
lies perfectly within the expected trends of like so many others, the American people
climate science. In fact, the U.S. Global deserve to hear the truth.
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S ENSE AND N ONSENSE
“The Dogmatic Instinct”
ost of us tend to assume we have a
special claim on the truth. Call it our
dogmatic instinct. Particularly in a M IDNIGHT F RYER
university setting, it seems almost common-
place to find two parties standing in opposi-
tion, one claiming to know the truth while the
other insists on an incompatible piece of wis-
Bagchi “She Consented!”—
the Blowjob Scenario Part I
This attitude has some good conse-
quences. It encourages us to argue with pas-
sion, exposing others to the strongest ap-
peals. It gives us the comfort of viewing be- views of our solar system, from Creationism “Freshman year, I hooked up with a guy. ble” for taking care of “it.” Last but not least,
liefs as grounded and worthy of pursuit. It to Evolutionary Theory, from ancient medi- Five minutes in, he asked me if I wanted to he makes “reasonable” demands by asking
can direct our lives in ways that have mean- cine to modern medical practices, the human give him a blowjob. Stunned, I said no. He her to take smaller steps such as “just putting
ing to us. But our dogmatic instinct also leads population seems to be constantly denounc- asked, ‘why not?’ I glided uncomfortably, not her mouth on it” or “just five seconds,” so she
ing the beliefs of the past. And our fallibility wanting to ‘ruin’ the moment, ‘Because . . . I would be “unreasonable” if she refuses.
to an instinctual intolerance of the views of
others, an intolerance that prevents us from is further highlighted in the present contin- don’t want to?’ ‘Come on!’ ‘No,’ Shaking my Yanran As a result of these tactics, the girl feels
listening properly. We already know that the gencies that shape our beliefs.A person from head, trying to play it off and still be cute, ‘I Lu compelled by the situation. She does not
opposition’s train of thought leads to their rural America is more likely to favor gun don’t want to.’ ‘Ah, come on! Look at him [the want to be disagreeable. She does not know
calamity, so why hop on for a ride? rights; a woman is more likely to support penis], this is all your fault! You gotta do what she should do; she does not want to
I have been thinking about these issues Hillary Clinton’s campaign. something about it!’ ‘No . . . .’ ‘Why not? think of herself as a “victim” or to blame him
ever since I read William James’s essay, “The The contingencies of our beliefs and our Come on!’ I felt very uncomfortable, but did- as an “offender” because he is otherwise a
Will to Believe,” a couple weeks ago. In it, history of mistakes should encourage us to n’t want to flip on him . . . because . . . well . . . “nice guy” . . . a “Stanford Man” . . . and bad
James distinguishes between two ways of un- think and speak less dogmatically, to eagerly at least he asked nicely . . . right? And he is things do not happen at Stanford . . .
derstanding the pursuit of truth: the empiri-
cist way and the absolutist way. The empiri-
pursue the strongest arguments on the other
side and listen to dissenters with an open
cute, and he is a friend, and this is Stanford
and this cannot be one of those situations . . .
“Freshman year,I hooked She feels cornered, accepts the situation
to be the norm, and considers “giving
cist way is to view truth as something we can mind. This is hard work. The dogmatic in- I mean that is so far away . . . only in books blowjobs”to be something that is expected of
attain but cannot know we have attained.
This view, notably prevailing in the physical
stinct is well ingrained. Being open to justifi-
cations for prohibiting same-sex marriage,
and workshops, right? ‘Come on! Just five
seconds!’ ‘No . . . .’ ‘Just five seconds! Come
up with a guy.Five minutes her. Although she does not want to get more
physically intimate with this partner and con-
sciences, helps us overcome our instinctively using torture in interrogations, allowing on! Put your mouth on it! Wet it!’ He persist- front his genitals, she questions herself and
assuming attitudes and be more hesitant to
assert the finality of our conclusions. It ren-
abortions, discontinuing foreign aid, legaliz-
ing prostitution and a whole host of other
ed with a smirk on his face, waving his penis
at me . . . ” in,he asked me if wanted feels that there is no other option because of
the persistence. She is to “blame” for his
ders the latest discoverer a little less smug. passion-filled issues can wear on our moral erection. Other girls probably have to do the
instincts in different ways. Just considering ome guys do not seem to get that when same in similar situations.The only way to re-
The absolutist way, by contrast, views
truth as something we can attain and can opposing arguments feels like a betrayal on a girl says no, she is not being an Asian to give him a blowjob. solve the matter is to appease him, to put her
know we have attained. This view is more the heart. So what are we to do? guest at the dinner table trying to be po- mouth on his penis for “just” five seconds, but
commonplace, pervading our public forums As I see it, we have two options: tran- lite and only have what is offered after the he will probably ask for more . . . but this will
and inner thoughts. We may not express it, scending or suppressing the dogmatic in-
stinct. We can transcend it by adopting the
third time asking. She is genuinely disinter-
ested. It could be that she is not really turned
Stunned,I said no.He not end until he gets off. And if she flips on
him and walks out of the door, she is going to
but our language suggests our assumption of
infallibility (that is, up to the moment we empiricist way of understanding the pursuit on (then maybe the guy should try harder to be “aggressive,”“angry,”“unreasonable,” the
change our minds).
The most obvious examples of this atti-
of truth. Once we purge ourselves of a feeling
of absolute certainty about our beliefs, chal-
please her first) or simply that she does not
feel comfortable. One should respect her de-
asked,‘why not?’I glided “slut he hooked up with” or the “bitch who
gave him blue balls” . . . so the only way to
tude occur where debate is most heated: in lenging and improving them becomes much cision no matter what. However, the audi- get out of the situation is to do the deed un-
the realms of politics, faith and personal rela-
tions. Last year, a friend told me and two oth-
easier. But maybe this is an impossible task.
Maybe the dogmatic instinct is too funda-
ence might be tempted to ask, if she is so un-
comfortable, why does she not walk out?
uncomfortably,not willingly . . .
Consequently, the guy manages to get
ers at a dinner table that she had never been mental to our natures for us to ever throw it Why does she go through with it? Why is she what he wants from a sexual situation
in the habit of believing other people are
plainly wrong, but when it came to gay mar-
out. If this is the case, then knowledge of our
fallibility should teach us to suppress our as-
in the situation in the first place? It is her
fault that she is not standing up for herself . . wanting to ‘ruin’the through various tactics of guilt and coercion.
I hope to have shed some light on why girls
riage, those who oppose it are completely suming attitudes, to fight against our dogma- . And quickly we blame the girl’s involve- give blowjobs or have sex or get into sexual
tism. This does not mean we should not ment or passivity in the situation. Suddenly situations they do not want to be in. I implore
and plainly wrong. In a somewhat ironic
twist, the two others at the table said they op- argue for our beliefs or campaign with pas- the one at fault is the girl, and the guy vanish- moment...” you to ask yourselves: is this ok? What does it
posed gay marriage, one because his faith sion in defense of them, but it does mean we es from the equation. mean to “consent”? Is it consent if it is silent?
obliged him and the other because she be- should question them all the while. It will be The guy could even argue that he has Is it consent if he asks a second time? How
lieved the definition of marriage is a union a constant battle of head versus heart, and it done nothing wrong, that he has not “co- about the third? The nth?
between man and woman. In remembering will never get easy. But why should that stop erced” her into doing anything she does not it harder for the girl to refuse his requests.
this exchange, I wonder, what is the best way us? want to do, that he has not used physical vio- Secondly, he is firm in his demand and never Let Yanran know your answers to these ques-
to understand disagreement in a diverse lence. He has “merely” persisted verbally.Yet backs down even though the girl refuses him tions, how you feel about the issue, what “sexu-
world? Aysha is fighting her dogmatic instinct, and what he has done is enough to pressure a pas- again and again.Thirdly, he perpetuates guilt al assault/abuse” means, or if this scenario
The history of ideas is largely a history of maybe you can help! Send her your comments sive girl into doing something she does not by framing it to be the girl’s fault that he has qualifies these “labels” at yanran@
mistakes. From geocentric to heliocentric at firstname.lastname@example.org. want to do. Firstly, his tone is friendly, making a “boner” and therefore, the girl is “responsi- stanford.edu.
“How to Make It in America”: The TV Show
HBO and Marky Mark Want You and Your StanShakes go comedic with “Merry Wives of Windsor”...page 2
Is “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” just a knock off Harry Potter?...page 3 FRIDAY
Hipster Friends to Watch Intermission checks out Stanford Drama’s much anticipated “RENT”...page 4
“Vagina Monologues” speaks out againts violence against women...page 5 02.19.10
How to Make It in America,” in the way that girls who wear the life every middle to upper
Remote Nomad checks out HBO’s attempt to go hipster...page 6
HBO’s latest love letter to leggings have pants: Ben (white) class college student wants, so
“ New York City, begins with a is a failed artist for the new gener- we’re giving it to you 24 minutes
series of snapshots that reminds ation (think jeans and skate- at a time.” I can already tell that stanford’s weekly guide to campus culture
me of a high school photography boards), and Cam (not white) is the show, like “Bored to Death,” VO LU M E 237 . ISSUE 03
project. You have your requisite his determined business partner. will suffer from its model of
a publication of the stanford daily
photos of homeless people, graffi- Cam gets involved in risky busi- episodic adventures toward the
ti and your friends putting on ness deals, and Ben bemoans the general goal of “making it.” I can
their hipster best in the hopes of loss of his girlfriend. tell because the characters in the
convincing your photo teacher I’m perpetually frustrat- pilot are intentionally forgettable,
that you are urban and tortured. ed by shows where you can see with the notable exceptions of
The pilot, though brief, resembles the artifices of development spin- Cam and his uncle, played by that
a patchwork quilt of filmic narra- ning and whirring with every shot guy from VH1’s “I Love the
tive and character cliches more — think about the vampire gim- Decades” who pauses too much.
than an original HBO show. And mick of “The Vampire Diaries,” Comparisons to
what makes it worse is that HBO any Fox reality show and increas- “Entourage” have been the most
seems to think that by throwing ingly HBO programming (“How prominent feature of early criti-
some modern music — Samaire to Make It,” “Bored to Death”). cism of this show, as Mark
Armstrong and Kid Cudi — and The New York setting, the attrac- Wahlberg is one of the executive
funky outfits at me, I’ll be tive and diverse “bro” pair, the producers. I agree that “Make It”
entranced into watching. False. artist’s life, the inability to move will follow the “Entourage” the-
Brief summary of the on from an ex — all against a matic and narrative emphases on
show that has plot and characters SoHo backdrop — scream “this is finding adventure and resisting
the Man. Paradoxically, my
favorite part of the pilot came
when we see Ben working at
Barney’s on 5th Avenue. You can
take the girl out of the East Coast,
but you can’t take the East Coast
out of the girl.
Jezebel.com has pub-
lished a couple of articles in the
wake of the “How to Make It”
premiere about HBO’s lack of
While on paper the comparison
to Showtime, with “United States
of Tara,” “Weeds,” “Nurse Jackie” anyway? Apparently not the cur- “RENT” vibe either: two guy
and “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” rent actors, who barely bother to friends/new age artists living
is striking, I would argue that this act in the pilot. It could be that poorly, going to art events, trying
is less problematic for the net- their performances are lost to make money and having sex . .
work than the comparison of among the short scenes, the . but not contracting AIDS. This
content. HBO’s TV shows fail to Polaroid montages, the music and is a Marky-Mark comedy drama,
pop and commit to compelling the city scans; it could also be that after all.
setups in the way that Showtime the script is a joke.
does and even HBO films do. “How to Make It” is — l i z S TA R K PHOTO COURTESY STANFORD DRAMA
Jezebel dismisses women on “True essentially a less funny, creative, contact liz: estark12@stan- MANAGING EDITOR
Blood” and “Big Love” as “buried” well-constructed and musical ver-
ford.edu 02/19/10 Annika Heinle
in ensemble casts, but I would sion of “Flight of the Conchords.”
argue that the model of an The pilot is also like every high LAYOUT EDITOR No Day but
ensemble cast and the admitted school reunion episode of every
gimmicks of vampires and BONE TO PICK? Rutger Rosenborg
sitcom, because a former class-
polygamy create juicier female mate of Ben’s, now successful, rec- COPY EDITOR
roles than the pigeonholed ognizes Ben working retail and Jane LePham
antifeminist counterparts so often tells his Russian girlfriend how Today to See
found on TV. And who would great Ben was in high school (get- DESK EDITOR
want to play one of these boring ting a sense of the cliche Cameron Sokolik
characters in “How to Make It” ambiance?). I couldn’t shake the well then, e-mail us!
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Rent at Stanford
525,600 Minutes in the Making
he buzz has been heavy ever comparisons to Stanford’s produc- unfolds through the use of song,
since Stanford Drama made tion. However, the Stanford drama and for that, plenty of raw talent is
the announcement last fall. department puts on a thoroughly required.
It’s finally here: Professor Harry enjoyable show with capable per- Chris Kucharczyk ‘11 plays
Elam Jr. directs the Tony Award- formances and high production Mark, the filmmaker at the heart of
winning “RENT.” The drama quality. the musical’s narrative, with a
department’s first musical in The sheer popularity of refreshingly natural ease. Maureen,
decades plays at Roble Studio “RENT,” with a devoted fanbase of performer and diva extraordinaire,
Theater for the next two weekends. self-proclaimed “Rent-heads,” enters on a roaring motorcycle —
Based off of Biacomo Puccini’s makes it a tricky musical to pull off. and Brittany Vasquez ‘11 backs up
opera “La Boheme,” Jonathan Its iconic nature speaks for itself: her loud entrance with strong
Larson’s musical chronicles a year in this past fall quarter, director Elam vocals to match. Her rendition of
the life of seven friends living the and Stanford Drama received “Over the Moon” is feisty, with
disappearing Bohemian lifestyle of unprecedented interest, with over appropriate amounts of sass and
New York’s East Village under the 100 students auditioning for 18 vitriol. Surprisingly, Ronnie Tisdale
shadow of the AIDS epidemic. parts. ‘10 brings minor character Benny to
With the recent memory of the The final main cast is solid life, giving depth to the friend-
“RENT” national tour in San overall, peppered with several bril- turned-landlord.
Francisco earlier in the school year, liant performances. Much like an Sophomore Bronwyn Reed’s
one may be tempted to draw unjust opera, most of the story of “RENT” sweet and sultry Mimi comes alive
in “Out Tonight,” and her vocal
abilities are put to good use in the
haunting ballad “Without You.”
While senior Luke Taylor’s Roger
can be pitchy at times, his portrayal
of the laid back rocker with an
undercurrent of torment is spot-on.
He and costar Reed endow Roger
and Mimi with a flirtatious and
believable chemistry. Cameron
Drake ‘10, Jamie Cornejo ‘10 and
Anjarae Washington ‘09 all put in
fine vocal performances as Collins,
Angel and Joanne, respectively.
While certain small numbers
are lacking in dynamism, serving as
plot progression rather than show-
stoppers, the strength of the pro-
duction lies within scenes that make
use of the entire cast. The ensemble
is vocally fantastic, and their chem-
istry with one another is evident in
“Santa Fe” and especially in the
groovy, anthemic “La Vie Boheme.”
The second act is marked with the
most powerful pieces, including a
brilliant staging of the church scene.
In the intimate Roble Studio
Theater, one is guaranteed an up-
close experience of the tensions and
unfiltered emotions swirling PHOTOS COURTESY STANFORD DRAMA
onstage. The orchestra, moved from
pit to the stage itself, grants audi-
ences full access to Larson’s power-
ful and thrilling rock score.
The technical crew does a spec-
tacular job with set and lighting
design. The graffitied walls, lone
metal staircase and small tables
retain the minimalist feel of the
original Broadway production while
creating an enclosed New York set-
ting accessible to those new to the
show. The lighting, from the strik-
ing colors to an impressive back-
drop of Christmas lights, seamlessly
enhances the onstage drama.
The musical takes a while to
find its footing, but by the end of
the first act, the audience will be
incredibly charmed by these charac-
ters, and emotionally invested for
the darker second act. The latter
half takes off strong and never lets
up in intensity until the last tri-
Elam successfully restages
“RENT” and makes the gritty rock-
opera relatable to the Stanford stu-
dent audience. “When you think of
college and Stanford, the world of
these students is filled with that
sense of temporality; so much of
being here is about what you’re
going to do next,” writes director
Elam. “Time flies before their eyes.
‘RENT’ encourages us all to think
about the day and the now.”
In 1996, “RENT” opened in
Broadway theaters to buzz and con-
troversy about its mature content
— homosexuality, drugs and the
threat of HIV are all prominent in
the lives of the characters. While
dark themes do pervade the musi-
cal, this Stanford production works
in a way that reminds us that
Jonathan Larson’s “RENT” is, ulti-
mately, a celebration of life.
Tickets are sold out for all perform-
ances. Names may be placed on a
wait-list in line outside the theater
one hour before performances. For
more details, visit the Stanford
Drama Web site at http://www.stan-
— nina DUONG
Public private parts: Student performance of “The
Vagina Monologues” celebrates female anatomy
hat could be better than a which raises awareness about vio- would more appropriately be titled favorite was “the Shakira moan,”
play that uses the word lence against women, a cast of 14 “The Vulva Monologues” for femi- though I imagine the “Stanford vir-
“vagina” at least 100 female-identified Stanford students nist reasons I won’t go into in this gin moan” will garner many laughs
times? will be performing “The Vagina review — consists of a series of as well. This hilarious “moan-
Nothing. Monologues” this weekend. “The monologues written by feminist ologue,” which might seem too
In celebration of V-Week, Vagina Monologues” — which playwright Eve Ensler based on her frank or vulgar for some audiences,
interviews with more than 200 exemplifies what is so great about
women about their views on sex, Ensler’s play. In the play’s world of
relationships and violence against gynocentric monologues, there is
women. This year, 10 percent of the no shame in talking about women’s
proceeds of the Stanford perform- bodies and sexual pleasure. Though
ance will benefit an organization an inherently patriarchal societal
dedicated to preventing rape of force might tell us to shudder at the
women and girls in the Democratic thought of vaginas and orgasms
Republic of Congo. and clitorises and menstruation,
I was lucky enough to sit this show confronts that pudendum
in on part of the dress rehearsal for panic and reminds the audience
this weekend’s show. The small, that female sexuality is most defi-
stark Roble dance studio was filled nitely not something to fear, but
with the echoes of women’s voices rather something to celebrate. As
telling tales of their relationships one actor implores the crowd to
with their vaginas. Because one of join her in a chant of “cunt, cunt,
the requirements for performing cunt,” you feel the power that is
“The Vagina Monologues” is that “The Vagina Monologues.”
none of the actors can be male- Vagina, vagina, vagina,
identified, Studio 57 is occupied by vagina, vagina. Can you say it with-
15 women, none of whom look out giggling? No. So go see the
remotely fazed by talk of masturba- show.
tion or uncomfortable tampons. For
them, unlike for the rest of the “The Vagina Monologues” is playing
world, “vagina” is not a dirty word. Saturday, Feb. 20 (8 p.m.) and
From one actor comparing Sunday, Feb. 21 (2 p.m., 8 p.m.) in
a gynecologist to Nancy Drew to the Annenberg Auditorium
another describing a rape in the for- (Cummings Art Building). Tickets
mer Soviet Union, this play is com- are $10 for Stanford students, $12 for
posed of vignettes both playful and everyone else. You can purchase tick-
profound. The poetry and prose of ets in White Plaza; a portion of the
these monologues tells a story that proceeds from ticket sales go to the V-
manages to capture a wide range of Day 2010 Spotlight on Women of
the female experience. Sex, rape, Democratic Republic of Congo.
love, menstruation, mutilation,
masturbation, nicknames, anatomy,
— holly FETTER
gender bashing, childbirth and
orgasms — the play has it all. contact holly: hfetter@stan-
Though I only saw a few ford.edu
monologues (all of which were
extremely impressive), the highlight
had to be senior Kit Garton’s rendi-
tion of “The Woman Who Loved to
Make Vaginas Happy,” during which
she imitates a myriad of different
orgasmic moans. My personal
PHOTOS COURTESY RALPH NGUYEN
friday february 19 2010
High-Fives for Merry Wives This weekend, the Nitery is FOB-ulous
tor Geeta Persad in what she likes ance (assuming you get there spoken to the audience in the young Asian American man stands sternly in front perceptions of what it means to be an American.
to describe as the “‘Leave it to early enough for a front row seat), manner you would expect with of a blackboard. “F-O-B. Fresh Off the Boat. FOB.” Hwang is an alumnus of Stanford University,
Beaver’ days of 1950s middle but it also creates a sort of inti- regular staging. The choice of So begins his diatribe against recent Chinese immi- graduating with a B.A. in English in 1979. In fact, “FOB”
America.” The theme works well macy with the audience. The staging also works particularly grants to the United States. “Clumsy, ugly, greasy,” he spits was originally produced in 1978 in Junipero House (now
for housing the play. The costum- actors take it one step further by well for the venue. Although the out. “Loud, stupid, four-eyed.” Okada) by founding members of the AATP. Hwang’s
ing and props are fun. Actors don directly engaging with audience main lounge of Toyon is gor- Thursday through Saturday at the Nitery, the “FOB” went on to premier on Off-Broadway and win an
period attire and hang out in din- members. Characters can be geous, it is not the ideal setting Stanford Asian American Theater Project (AATP) presents Obie Award.
ers instead of pubs. Everything found leaping in and out of chairs for a play. The production and “FOB” by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Founded by Hwang himself, the Asian American
about the play screams 1950s — in certain scenes as they attempt crew did an amazing job trans- Hwang ‘79. Theater Project (AATP) is a student group that promotes
including the music chosen for to hide from others or win over forming the space into something “FOB” is an exploration of conflicting subdivi- Asian American talent in the performing arts and strives to
scene transitions, arguably the the audience to support their own that works as well, if not better, sions within the Asian community as they existed in 1980. feature Asian Americans in positive, non-stereotypical
best parts of the play. The upbeat opinions. than a regular theater. Tensions arise between an American-born young man of roles. In the past, the AATP has brought plays such as
tunes of Elvis Presley and other Even with this active Of course, the best part Chinese descent and a newly-landed immigrant, fresh off “R&L,” “Forgetting Tiburon” and “Cowboy vs. Samurai” to
tanford Shakespeare famous 1950s icons keep the engagement, theater in the round of StanShakes and this perform- works with French inflection, and the boat (FOB) from China. The Chinese immigrant meets the Stanford campus.
to stage. The back-and-forth between the play’s reality and
Company (StanShakes for action moving and the audience is moderately difficult to work ance overall is the company itself. Alex Connolly ‘10, who sports a two Asian American students in Los Angeles, where he is After the matinee performance of “FOB” on
elements of Chinese myth, while an innovative and dra-
short) opens their winter entertained between scenes. It with. However, the players work The actors never cease to amaze Scottish accent. told that in order to assimilate into American culture, he Saturday, the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni
matic technique, appears clumsy at times and does not
quarter production this weekend might also be the reason that the well in this mode. Actors rarely, if me with their uncanny ability to “The Merry Wives of must strip himself of his “Chinese” characteristics. What Club (SAPAAC) will host an alumni panel featuring play-
play out to its full potential.
with “The Merry Wives of play never seems to drag (the ever, have their back to the audi- bring Shakespeare to life in a Windsor” will be playing Feb. 17- begins as a comical clash of East and West values develops wright Hwang himself. In the one-hour session, he and
However, one cannot deny that “FOB” is a
Windsor.” The play is one of show runs just over two hours ence, and asides are still directly modern age. In fact, for some, 21 at 8 p.m. in Toyon’s main into a complex tapestry of Chinese and Western theater as original “FOB” cast and crew members Hope Nakamura
thought-provoking play. Although the piece was written in
Shakespeare’s most famous and with a 15-minute intermission their talent might even be daunt- lounge. There will be a special late major characters embody figures from traditional Chinese ‘82 and Nancy Takahashi Hatamiya ‘81 will take a look
the late ‘70s, topics of immigration and assimilation are
farcical comedies, poking fun at about three quarters of the way ing. Julia Meltzer ‘10 was a special show Friday, Feb.19 at 10:30. mythology. back to the beginnings of Asian American theater at
still all too pertinent in today’s political climate. By the
domestic everyday life. The story through). highlight, playing Mistress Admission is free for all persons, This year’s AATP production of “FOB” is an Stanford. The panel will be followed by a reception in the
time the characters in “FOB” reach an uneasy truce, the
follows one John Falstaff as he One of the most surpris- Quickly, a servant who is always and seats can be reserved online at ambitious undertaking, perhaps too much so. Director A3C Ballroom, where students can meet the panelists and
audience will be left to their own devices to evaluate their
tries to woo two small town wives ing things for me was the choice engaging herself in other people’s the Web site Holly Bliss Rogers ‘10 does a commendable job; the staging browse through a historical display of 30 years of Asian
in an effort to acquire their of staging for the play. “The plots. Another highlight was Mary http://shakespeare.stanford.edu. and lighting consistently underscores the tension of the American theater.
money. In typical Shakespearian Merry Wives of Windsor” is being Beth Corbett ‘12, who played an scenes. Hwang’s weighty dialogue occasionally comes off as
fashion, there are subplots of performed in the round. There is energetic hostess always eager to — laura MALKIEWICH stilted, and the actors have a bit of trouble making 1980s For showtimes and ticket reservations, visit
lovers, quarrels and mischievous no raised stage, and seating con- help move the plot, bottle of contact laura: slang sound natural. James Xie ‘10 is strong presence in the http://bit.ly/fob2010.
servants. And of course, the play tinues in 360 degrees around the whiskey in hand. The play also play, portraying the foreigner’s plight with earnestness and
isn’t over until someone gets mar- performance area. Not only does exhibits some impressive accent a subtle comedy. As the American-born Chinese, Alex — nina DUONG
ried. this seating ensure that everyone work from the company, includ- Chen ‘12 has moments of brilliance, such as his mono-
PHOTOS COURTESY contact nina: email@example.com
The play is set by direc- gets a good view of the perform- STANSHAKES ing Francisco Maravilla ‘11, who logue on the inevitable Americanization of the FOB.
Rounding out the small cast is Joohee Ahn ‘11 as the sweet
Gorilla Manor: Wild, Yet Sophisticated and conflicted Grace.
Certain aspects of Hwang’s play do prove difficult
PHOTOS COURTESY AATP
ore than 1,100 miles Ironically, though, there’s ligently crafted album, in which and Andy Hahm. “Oh, to see it cute songs about pixilated video-
removed from the
confines of Seattle, the City of
little that’s still local or native
about them. While they’ve built a
cult following at home, the band
Local Natives exploit their youth-
ful exuberance and freshness to
the business to engineer a simple,
with my own eyes”, they chant,
backed by yearning wails and a
building accompaniment of gui-
chat with exes over Skype —
“Cubism Dreams” — and the
folksy clapping gimmicks of
Percy Jackson and Deja vu
Angels isn’t exactly an indie cra- has found most of its success tars that eventually breaks out “Stranger Things,” but there is no uggle = Demigod. The is returned by the rapidly tor and producer of the first two rather slow and unimaginative,
dle. L.A. is more Dim Mak than overseas. They recorded in the into raw, energetic strumming. “Oh” moment when you finally Camp for Half-Bloods approaching summer solstice. Harry Potter movies, Chris but toward the end there are some
Sub Pop, more sunshine than UK, and after removing them- The opening tracks lay get what Local Natives is all = Hogwarts. Grover = Thus, Percy gets whisked away to Columbus, and the similarities are great moments with water graph-
rain, more clubs than quaint, little selves from the initial local suc- the foundation for the band’s two about. Ron. Annabeth = Hermione. a school for half-bloods like him- palpable. If you have seen Harry ics.
coffee shops. For the most part, it cess they have come back only on singles, which rip the best ele- The closet thing to this is Percy Jackson = Harry Potter? As self (sound familiar yet?) so that Potter and you are familiar with In total, I would recom-
is the complete antithesis to the occasion to please their home fans ments of Arcade Fire and mash “Airplanes,” a simple fusion of I exited the theater and walked he can train and prove his inno- American mainstream theater, mend that you save money and
Emerald City. with random smatterings of them into two unique tracks. kick-drum and piano interplay, alongside the comments of my cence to Zeus. Along the way, then you will likely find yourself rent it later. In my opinion, the
But generalizations often shows. Backed by a group of strings, the which provide the backing from fellow moviegoers, I realized that Percy encounters mythological 10 steps ahead of Percy and the Harry Potter deja vu and the lack
have their small contradictions. Despite this, the decision band launches into the garage- some stunning vocals. The band’s I was not alone in these observa- monsters and gains two sidekicks, gang at all times. of imagination are just not worth
For the most part, Local to fly the coop has paid dividends rock-influenced “Camera Talk,” a sheer energy and exhilaration are tions. Is “Percy Jackson & The Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) and To just go for the bullet it. Ultimately, it’s your decision,
Natives, a Silverlake-based quin- — bookings at the PHOTOS COURTESY FRENCHKISS RECORDS song that reminisces palpable, bursting through the Olympians: The Lightning Thief ” Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), points: the plot — entirely pre- but if you see the film and you
tet, has been one such inconsis- Coachella, Bonnaroo and about the lost memories record and forcing you to tap just another Harry Potter movie who also becomes Percy’s love dictable. I enjoyed the Greek find yourself saying “Gee ma, that
tency — a pleasant indie blip that Sasquatch Music Festivals captured on film. “Sun your feet and sing while you find dressed in Greek mythology? interest — surprise, surprise. mythology (I have a penchant for was a lot like Harry Potter,” don’t
has emerged out of the Southern are all a tribute to the Hands,” on the other some place to hide your smile. It’s To summarize, Percy Who stole the lightning ancient civilizations), but I think say I never told you so.
California scene. Establishing a band’s growing influence. hand, is a much more this energy that drives the record, Jackson, played by Logan Lerman, bolt? Can Percy hone his water they could’ve taken it further with
dedicated following within their What perfect timing too. complex contribution, a characteristic that will endear is your typical troubled teenager and battle skills, find the lightning the graphics — great, minus the — e l s a PA R R A
hometown, the band caters to Emerging from the same with vocal rounds that the band to its fans and force its until he finds out what everyone bolt, kill all the monsters, traverse monsters (they were all brown, contact elsa:
those looking to find an alterna- creative vein as the likes build into the shouted harshest critics to acquiesce that else around him seems to know: the continental United States and splotchy and slimy) — and the
tive to the frenetic pace of L.A. of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly chant of “And when I can there is, indeed, something special Percy is the half-blood son of return the bolt to Zeus in just ten dialogue — not special, but what
nightlife. Local Natives are a step Bear, the band released feel with my sun hands, I here. Poseidon (Kevin McKidd), God of days? Well, you will have to get do you expect? Also, it was obvi-
back — a reversion for those will- their first full album, Gorilla yet diverse 13-song LP. First up promise not to lose her again”. the Sea. Percy’s royal lineage is yourself to the nearest movie the- ous that Grover, Percy’s protector,
ing to just sit back and listen to Manor, on Tuesday to a music on the album is “Wide Eyes,” a If any criticism can be — ryan MAC revealed after being blamed for ater to find out, but in the mean- was intended to be the funny the vital stats. A SCAL
Per c y Jackson and the Olympians:
the idyllic offerings of layered world hungry for flannel-clad, percussion-driven track, which leveled at the album, it’s that stealing the almighty lightning time, if it weren’t for the graphics, sidekick, and although I chuckled
vocal harmonies, delicate string bearded males with the ability to immediately bolts into the two- Gorilla Manor lacks any-overarch- bolt from Zeus (Sean Bean), who I would have given this movie a once or twice, the jokes got old; PG
arrangements and soft-spoken turn up the acoustic soul. part harmonies — a staple of the ing theme — or single defining threatens to wage a war that much lower score. Percy Jackson and the action scenes were just A teen finds out he is a descendant
of the Gods and sets out to fight PHOTOS COURTESY
guitars. Gorilla Manor is an intel- album — of singers Taylor Rice hit, for that matter. Sure there are would destroy the earth unless it comes to us from the same direc- decent. Most fight scenes were other Gods.
20TH CENTURY FOX
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The Stanford Daily Friday, February 19, 2010 N 5
By ELLEN HUET
ions of a couch in the lower lounge of Kimball Hall. Fac. Sen. focuses on adaptation
SUNDAY, FEB. 14 By ERIC MESSINGER Policy Research (SIEPR), the research university. I think we have
This report covers a selection of incidents reported I At 12:20 a.m., two students between Theta Delta SENIOR MANAGING EDITOR Freeman Spogli Institute for the best chance to get it right
from Feb. 10 to Feb. 16 as recorded in the Stanford Chi and BOB were cited and released for being International Studies (FSI), the because I think we’re very self-con-
Police Department Public Bulletin. minors in possession of alcohol, and criticized for Change and adaptation challenge Woods Institute for the Environment scious about trying to get that right.”
During this period, two unlocked bikes were stolen not picking a destination. even top universities, and Stanford is and the Precourt Institute for Jeffrey Koseff, co-director of the
from the Law School quadrangle and from Larkin. I Between 1:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. an unknown sus- no exception. Energy. Woods Institute for the
Three locked bikes were stolen from Kimball, Jerry pect vandalized a vehicle parked outside Florence That was the message at Lynn Orr, the director of Environment, noted that the energy
and Parking Structure No. 17 near Stock Farm Road. Moore Hall by throwing a rock through the rear Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Precourt, described how, in the 1980s, behind interdisciplinary research
window, cracking the windshield and denting the where focus was on an increasingly interest in energy issues and policy often reverberates back to influence
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 trunk. prominent set of institutions on cam- trailed off so significantly that departments.
I Between 6:10 and 6:30 p.m., an unknown suspect I At 2:30 a.m., an arrestee was transported from pus that could be the key to pushing Stanford had no institute dedicated “I can think of at least three or
entered a dorm room at Enchanted Broccoli Forest Mayfield Drive and Campus Drive to the Main Jail the University forward in its research to its study. He said that the birth of four examples where departments
and stole a laptop computer. Two suspects were and booked for assault with force likely to cause and scholarship — and in raising its Precourt in early 2009 represented a have been transformed, resuscitated,
seen prior to the theft. great bodily harm. The juvenile was cited and real-world impact. second chance. revived, invigorated, by the existence
released. There were five witnesses. Alongside traditional University “Our job now is not to waste the of these interdisciplinary initiatives,”
THURSDAY, FEB. 11 I Between 6:50 a.m. and 8:35 a.m., an unknown sus- institutions that define Stanford’s next twenty years the way we’ve he said.
I At 2 p.m., a non-injury, hit-and-run, vehicle vs. vehi- pect smashed the front passenger window of a vehi- perceived strengths and carry out its wasted the last twenty years,” Orr He described the scholarship evo-
cle collision occurred at the intersection of Museum cle parked outside Stanford Stadium and stole a core activities, the Farm also has 15 said. “This is so important to the way lutions that turned the study of
Way and Palm Drive. wallet and a dozen red roses. What a lucky lady. independent centers, laboratories that the world operates in the future petroleum engineering into energy
I Also in the same parking lot between 6:20 a.m. and and institutes; they do not operate that we need to be playing in all the resource engineering, increased the
FRIDAY, FEB. 12 8:05 a.m., an unknown suspect forced entry into a within any of the traditional schools parts of it. And we do have a lot to sustainability emphasis in civil &
I At 3:15 a.m., two suspects in Crothers Hall were locked vehicle by breaking a window. The suspect like Law, Medicine or Humanities & contribute.” environmental engineering and
involved in a domestic dispute with each other. Both stole a fog machine. Sciences. FSI Director Coit Blacker said encouraged materials science and
had visible injuries but denied any physical con- I Between 8 a.m. on Feb. 12 and 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, Addressing the Faculty Senate that the search for solutions, even if engineering’s “huge alternative ener-
frontation. an unknown suspect smashed the front passenger Thursday, faculty and administrators relying on the exploration of interdis- gy focus.”
I Between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., an unknown suspect window of a vehicle parked outside the Track emphasized the role that these small- ciplinary measures, rested on tradi- William Newsome, a neurobiolo-
broke the window of a locked vehicle parked House and stole an iPod and charger. er, specialized organizations play in tional scholarship and the gy professor and director of the Bio-
behind Jordan Quad and stole the stereo faceplate. bringing Stanford’s resources to bear University’s established strengths. X program’s “NeuroVentures” proj-
I Between 9:15 a.m. and 5:55 p.m., an unknown sus- MONDAY, FEB. 15 on formulating policy and solving “I would start with something that ect, also described how the discipline
pect broke a window of a vehicle parked at I Between 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 15, real-world problems — and on Lynn Orr said: you cannot have of neuroscience emerged out of the
Mayfield Avenue and Campus Drive and stole a an unknown suspect threw raw eggs on several spurring on advances within the tra- excellence in these places unless we kind of interdisciplinary research
stereo. parked vehicles in the open carport at Pearce Mitchell ditional scholarly disciplines. have robust strength within the disci- now emphasized at the independent
I At 8:20 p.m., a man at Maples Pavilion was observed Place. No cars were damaged. Vice Provost and Dean of plines,” Blacker said. “So it cannot be institutions.
at the men’s volleyball game unbuttoning his pants I East Palo Alto police officers recovered a laptop com- Research Ann Arvin said that an either-or. It’s no accident that the In comparison to the expansive-
and placing his jacket over his lap. puter during a juvenile probation search. The laptop Stanford’s set of research organiza- quality of the work that goes on at ness of other speakers, Arvin had a
I At 11:15 p.m., a student was cited and released on had been taken from the University system support tions give the University an uncom- FSI, which I think is quite high, is a more conservative outlook, stressing
Mayfield Avenue for being a minor in possession of office on Porter Drive. mon resource with many benefits. function of the fact that we have real- the independent institutions’ crucial
alcohol. “At least as far as I know, this is a ly good faculty, really good graduate strengths but saying that they
I At 11:25 p.m., a student was arrested at the TUESDAY, FEB. 16 fairly unusual structure, not common students and remarkable undergrad- remained firmly secondary to tradi-
Graduate Community Center for public intoxica- I At 12:05 a.m. in Escondido Village, two parties were to our peer institutions, beginning to uates, who keep us honest.” tional schools and departments.
tion and was transported to the Main Jail. involved in a verbal altercation with each other. No be perhaps imitated,” Arvin said. Blacker also emphasized the key “I don’t personally think we’re at
physical violence was reported. “We see many of the funding effect the institutes have on the a tipping point, because I think we
SATURDAY, FEB. 13 I Between 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 10 a.m. on Feb. 16, agencies very interested in going in momentum of research. see the vast majority of faculty effort
I Between 11:40 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 1:45 a.m. on Feb. an unknown suspect stole an unattended purse from this direction and we, I think, as a “My own view is moving for- going on in their departments, in
13, six students received citations: two for public a locked room in Old Union. result of this history, have been pret- ward, we have to balance . . . their disciplines,” Arvin said. “This is
intoxication, two for being minors in possession of I A vehicle was stolen from the Stock Farm parking ty well poised to take advantage of between work that must take place something that is . . . layered on. I
alcohol and two for creating a public nuisance by lot near the intersection of Oak Road and Welch those opportunities,” she added. within the disciplines and that that believe it gives us an awful lot of flex-
public urination. All six citations took place at Casa Road at 4:40 p.m. Of Stanford’s independent can’t take place within one because ibility, agility, to do new things.”
Italiana. Now that’s what we like to call efficiency. I Between 4 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 16, an research organizations, four are insti- the problems are so vast,” Blacker
I Between 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m., an unknown suspect unknown suspect tried unsuccessfully to steal a tutes with a specific focus on policy: said. “That I think is the challenge Contact Eric Messinger at messinger
entered an unlocked dorm room in Otero and stole LED television from an unlocked second-floor con- the Stanford Institute for Economic that is confronting the American @stanford.edu.
several personal items. ference room in the sociology building.
I At 8 p.m., a student found a clear plastic bag con-
taining an unknown white powder under the cush- Contact Ellen Huet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
need it or not.” being able to access Stanford
The benefits of the plan, however, Hospitals and Palo Alto Medical
are not the same as Cardinal Care. Foundation services,” Olcott said in
Continued from page 2 Students expressed differing opinions an e-mail.
on the quality of benefits for the Friedman, however, argued that
price, with some, including Nelson, the plan is good for students.
premiums too high for the plan to be calling the plan’s benefits lacking. “One, its simple enrollment,” he
sustainable; the option was discontin- “The plan itself is expensive and said. “Two, no one will be excluded
ued. terrible,” Nelson said. “The lifetime because of their medical condition.
In order to keep the premiums benefit is abominably low, the premi- Three, there will be no exclusion
affordable, the new plan will limit ums are expensive and literally only a because of pre-existing conditions.
enrollment: students will have only few dollars cheaper than the open Four, there will be security in know-
one opportunity either in September market, which is ridiculous for a ing you will be able to get coverage
or at the beginning of their studies to group plan[.] The co-pays are still without going through an application
enroll their dependents, excepting a fairly high, and there’s a deductible process and worrying.”
qualifying event like birth or mar- and coinsurance on top of it all.” Kimberly Washington, a sopho-
riage. This way, the patient pool will Others felt that the benefits beat more undergraduate and mother of
be more constant, and students will out the competition at similar prices. one, says that she will buy the new
not jump on and off just when they Peter Olcott, a graduate student in plan because it will make paperwork
need coverage, said Ira Friedman, the bioengineering, said he will use the much easier and it will make financial
director of Vaden Health Center, who plan because of the better benefits at aid coverage more straightforward.
announced the new plan last week. a lower price. “It’s just more convenient . . . I
“[The plan] puts limitations on “[There is a] significant increase in was hoping they would do this even-
open enrollment to keep the num- coverage at a lower monthly pay- tually,” she said.
ber of people more stable,” ment, elimination of a high
Friedman said. “Dependents can’t deductible, 100 percent coverage (not Contact Julia Brownell at juliabr@stan-
go off and on based on whether they 30 percent), reasonable co-pays while ford.edu.
“One of our results is that analyst application of the study may be for
coverage is a good determinant of regulators and audit firms.
quadrophobia,” Malenko said. “The Both co-authors cautioned
Continued from page 2 behavior is more pronounced among against using “quadrophobia” as a
companies that are covered by ana- determinant or predictor of individ-
lysts, and when a company gains ana- ual companies’ characteristics, as a
managers tend to round up figures. lyst coverage, the behavior is more company may have historically
“In the past, people had tested for pronounced than before.” exhibited the tendency simply out of
rounding behavior, not specifically “It’s likely that one of the incen- chance rather than managers’ active
for quadrophobia,” Grundfest said. tives is to beat analyst forecasts,” she manipulation of EPS reporting.
“What we did was analytically a little added. “Quadrophobia should be one of
different: we looked at the number Furthermore, Grundfest and many factors to consider,” Grundfest
four, rather than a clusters of num- Malenko found a strong correlation said. “Statistically, it is very hard to
bers, and we found patterns that had between companies that exhibited use quadrophobia as a measure of
not yet been appreciated in the liter- quadrophobia to incidence of restate- the likelihood that one individual
ature.” ments, class action securities fraud lit- company will get into trouble.”
In addition to pinpointing the igation and Security and Exchange “Instead, the study and its conclu-
prevalence of “quadrophobia,” the Commission enforcement actions sions would be better used as a
study also looked at characteristics of alleging accounting violations. descriptor of a pool of companies,”
companies that exhibited These findings contribute to exist- he said.
quadrophobic behavior in order to ing studies on potential management
determine potential causes of the manipulation of reported earnings Contact Joanna Xu at joannaxu@stan-
phenomenon. data, though the most immediate ford.edu.
of sectarian violence in Iraq, the elec- Lee works in the Graduate School
tion of Hamas in Pakistan and the of Business as the Thoma Professor of
threat of a nuclear Iran — she said Operations, Information and
Continued from page 2 that on most days, “it was just paper- Technology. His work focuses on
clips, not nuclear war.” information sharing as well as global
After her speech, Rice fielded logistics system design, inventory
recap of her experiences in questions from GSB students about planning and manufacturing design.
Washington was warmly met by the what the United States’ commitment He has also co-founded several soft-
audience yesterday. should be in Iraq to her decision to ware companies, including NON-
“First and foremost, in challenging forego a classical piano career — and STOP Solutions, DemandTec and
times the thing to do is to stay focused ended her talk before a standing ova- SignalDemand. Lee is currently a co-
on what’s important, not what’s tion from the crowd. director of the Global Supply Chain
urgent,” Rice said, underscoring a — Amy Julia Harris Management Forum.
major theme of her talk: that today’s Miller is the co-director of the
headlines and history’s judgment are Stanford Photonics Research Center
rarely the same. That principle —
being perpetually cognizant of a long-
Two Stanford and is the W. M. Keck Foundation
Professor of Electrical Engineering.
term foreign policy picture — was
Rice’s personal mantra during her professors receive The NAE cited his work in the discov-
ery of Quantum Confined Stark
time in Washington. Effect, an effect that telecommunica-
“If you were in a position of engineering honor tions equipment uses to flicker laser
authority, every day after September light. He has published more than 230
11 was September 12,” Rice said, By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF technical papers and a textbook; he
explaining the post-9/11 crisis mode currently holds 69 patents.
of Washington politics. But keeping a Stanford professors Hau Lee and Other notable engineers elected
level head during that high-intensity David A. B. Miller were among 68 Thursday include William New, Jr. of
time was essential to effective govern- new members elected to the National Palo Alto’s Novent Group, Mark
ing, she said. “Everything is always a Academy of Engineering on Richard Pinto of Applied Materials
crisis.” Thursday. Six UC-Berkeley faculty Inc. in Santa Clara and Michael Duke,
But she said her time in the Bush members joined Lee and Miller in president and CEO of Wal-Mart.
administration wasn’t without inci- receiving the prestigious engineering
dent — the period saw an escalation honor. — Zach Zimmerman
6 N Friday, February 19, 2010 Cardinal Today The Stanford Daily
BASEBALL OPENS SEASON WITH RICE
By LAUREN TAYLOR third meeting between the two teams in
CONTRIBUTING WRITER the history of the Farm’s baseball pro- BASEBALL
gram. Their last matchup came in the
The 2009 season was an uncharacter-
istic down year for the Stanford baseball
2003 College World Series, when the
Owls beat the Ryan Garko-and Carlos
team, which finished in the bottom half
of the Pac-10 Conference and spent the
Quentin-led Stanford team to claim
Rice’s first and only national title. But RICE (0-0, 0-0 C-USA)
end of June on the Farm instead of in Stanford has won seven of its last eight 2/19 Sunken Diamond 5:30 P.M.
Omaha. As a baseball program that has opening series since 2002. If the Cardi- COVERAGE:
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team it used to be and regain Stanford of factors, and according to junior start- season at home this weekend against national power
baseball’s tremendous reputation. ing catcher Zach Jones, entering the Rice, which is currently ranked at No. 6 in the nation.
With this weekend’s three-game season with a different mindset than The Cardinal starts at No. 25 in the rankings after
home-opening series against No.4 Rice, past years might be the key. posting a 30-25 record last year. It will play the Owls
the No. 25 Card has no time to waste. “Last year we had such high expec- three times this weekend, with Saturday and Sunday’s
Head coach Mark Marquess arranged a tations, and we thought we were going games both starting at 1 p.m.
brutal nonleague schedule in order to to do better than we actually did,” Jones
prepare his team for the difficult Pac-10 said. “Now we’re coming into this sea- freshman class in the past 10 to 15
matchups later in the season, in addi- son as the underdog. We have a lot of years.” Bay Area native Kenny
tion to potential postseason play. By good talent and good players, so we just Diekroeger in particular, a second-
facing Rice at Sunken Diamond this have to keep our heads on straight.” round draft pick by the Florida Marlins,
weekend and traveling to No. 2 Texas Junior starting left fielder Kellen Ki- chose to remain on the Farm before
next weekend, Stanford enters its first ilsgaard agrees, also anticipating a dif- making his major league debut and is
two series with confidence and excite- ferent outcome from last year’s season expected to have an enormous impact
ment, as well as a touch of apprehen- and noting that the name of the game in the infield.
sion. this season will be confidence. “Kenny can do it all. He is an out-
“There is no substitute for playing “Last year was a down year, but this standing player with good speed and
teams like these,” Marquess said.“If we year we’re ready to get out there,” Kiils- power,” Marquess said. Diekroeger will
have a weakness, it’s going to become gaard said. “We’ll show everyone that play third base this weekend against
obvious. So if we can keep our heads we’re going to put together a great line- Rice, and he will be joined in the start-
above water and play well against these up and turn some heads.” ing lineup by a fellow freshman, center
two teams, it will get us ready for Pac-10 And a crucial component of this fielder Jake Stewart. Mark Appel,
play. If it doesn’t kill us, it will make us great lineup will likely be Stanford’s Stephen Piscotty and Eric Smith are
Stanford Daily File Photo stronger.” stellar freshman class, which was also freshmen that are likely to be in the
Stanford will play a three-game series at Sunken Diamond this weekend against No. 6 Rice. The Cardinal will Rice is a relatively unknown entity ranked second nationally, and accord-
start lefthander Brett Mooneyham, righthander Jordan Pries and righthander Scott Snodgress against the Owls. to the Cardinal, as this will be only the ing to Marquess is the Cardinal’s “best Please see BASEBALL, page 7
WOMEN’S TENNIS CRUSHES BOISE
By WILL SEATON The freshmen tandem of Mallory Burdette two of the more convincing victories on the with her.We mesh pretty well because she has
On My Mind
STAFF WRITER and Stacey Tan were close behind with an 8-3 day and took full advantage of her playing a good, hard-hitting groundstroke game,
victory, and all gathered to watch the No. 1 time. which just makes my life so much easier at the
match. The Broncos’ Lauren Megale and Pi- “I just played solid,” Yen said. “A little net.”
A beautiful day at Stanford ended with an-
other beautiful result for the No. 8 Stanford chittra Thongdach were able to keep each rusty, but you kind of expect that when you Singles proved to be trouble-free as well.
women’s tennis team (6-0) as it ran away from game close, but the experience of the No. 2 haven’t played a dual match.” Mallory Burdette whipped through her oppo-
No.35 Boise State (3-3) with a solid 7-0 showing. duo of Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette She attributes her doubles win to her part- nent 6-0, 6-1 to record the first singles victory.
It was all smiles during the doubles compe- was enough to bring the Cardinal pair to an 8- nership with Li, whom she has played with Older sister Lindsay Burdette clinched the
tition. Stanford’s No. 3 team of Veronica Li 3 victory. frequently in past years. victory by defeating Lauren Megale an even
and Jennifer Yen sprinted to an 8-0 finish to Yen, a junior, was out on the court for her “It wasn’t the prettiest of matches, but we
bring in the Cardinal’s first point of the day. first dual match of the season. She recorded got the work done,” Yen said. “It’s fun to play Please see WTENNIS, page 8
SOFTBALL upset of the nation’s top-ranked team of soph- MEN’S VOLLEYBALL medal
omores Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher. In
singles,Thacher,juniorAlex Clayton and senior
Richard Wire were the first three Cardinal men
to lose, securing the shutout loss. Klahn, fresh- Two top-5 ould you rather get a
bronze medal in the
Olympics in an
five in foes wait in
man Matt Kandath and junior Greg Hirshman event, or try a risky
were all losing at the time the match was move and have a
clinched. chance to end up with a silver?
“Texas is a good team, and they were defi-
Maybe a better person to answer
nitely more prepared than we were to play the that is Ho-Suk Lee, who secured a
match,”Klahn said.“We came out a little bit flat, South Korean sweep in the short-track
and they came out with a lot of energy and took 1,500-meter speed skating finals last
it to us.” Saturday with a move on the final lap.
In the consolation bracket,Stanford defeat- By CHRIS JUHNKE That is, until he tried an inside pass on
ed No.30 Fresno State and No.10 Kentucky., DESK EDITOR his teammate on the final turn, no
By DANIEL BOHM
Stanford hopes to continue its win streak more than 20 meters from the finish
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
today against Boise State, a much easier oppo- The No. 2 Stanford men’s volleyball team line. That pass resulted in him getting
nent than Texas or Kentucky.The Broncos are faces a tough challenge this weekend, as it tangled with his teammate and both of
The No. 11 Stanford softball team (4-1) will
3-2 on the season, with victories over Oregon, travels down to southern California to play them wiping out off the course and
play its first home games of the season this
Utah State andWeber State and losses toWash- its first matches away from home in nearly a slamming into the wall — which al-
weekend when it hosts the Stanford Nike Invi-
ington and Virginia Tech. month. lowed American Apolo Ohno (who
Still,Boise State is not a walkover team and After its impressive home wins over was in fourth right behind the three
The Cardinal will play five games during the
has played competitively against the Cardinal then-No. 3 UCLA and defending champion South Koreans) to capture the silver
round-robin tournament, including three
in the past,including a 5-1 victory over Stanford UC-Irvine, the Cardinal (7-3, 6-3 MPSF) and become the most decorated U.S.
against teams that participated in last year’s
in 2007. looks to continue its success on the road Winter Olympian ever. Lee’s desire to
“Their coach does a great job of getting against No. 4 Pepperdine and No. 3 USC. beat his teammate and get a little high-
This tournament should prove to be a good Stanford Daily File Photo them pumped up,”Klahn said. Both matches will be extremely important er on the podium resulted in a big fat
test for a young Cardinal squad still searching After a tough loss to Texas last weekend, On Saturday, Stanford faces a familiar foe: for the Card in maintaining momentum — “DQ” next to his name.
for its identity.
Stanford returns for a five-match the Golden Bears.Cal is 6-1 on the season,with and because they are against fellow Moun- Let’s break this one down for a sec-
Stanford begins the weekend having lost its
homestand. This weekend’s matchup with big wins over Hawaii and Fresno State.Its only tain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) op- ond. If you had watched the race or
last outing, the championship game of the Par-
loss on the season also came at the hands of the ponents. seen a video, you would have clearly
adise Softball Classic, to the University of Cal marks the start of Pac-10 play. Longhorns — a 4-0 sweep.
Hawaii last Saturday.The defeat came after the “Beating the historical powerhouse in seen that the three South Koreans
“It’s always a tough match, a tough fight UCLA and the defending champions in were going to go 1-2-3. Ohno had no
Cardinal won its first four games in Hawaii.
against Cal,” Wire said. “You can’t take them UCI was extremely important for our sea- place to make up his deficit as he
Leading the Cardinal offensively in Hawaii
lightly.They got good doubles and get inspired son,” said junior outside hitter Spencer would have not had enough time to get
were senior catcher Rosey Neill and freshman
for the rivalry matches.” McLachlin, who returned to action against in front of Lee before the finish line.So
shortstop Jenna Rich.
In what has become an increasingly annoy- UCLA after battling an injury. “Our wins there are the South Koreans, 1-2-3.
Neill leads the team with a .538 batting aver-
ing recurring theme for the Cardinal this sea- last weekend were huge, not just because Then Lee goes for the silver instead of
age, while Rich is hitting .444 and has blasted
son,weather will once again threaten the week- they were against talented teams, but be- the bronze. Can you blame him?
three home runs hitting in the third spot in the
end matches.The forecast calls for rain showers cause they were wins. In our league, first Everyone on that track wants to win.
this afternoon,continuing into early tomorrow place is separated from eighth place by two While he was with his fellow country-
Rich is excited about having the opportunity
morning. losses.” men at the front,the medals are award-
to contribute as a freshman to the Cardinal
Luckily for the Cardinal,it has become used The Card is currently at a high point in its ed on an individual basis. He, like al-
to the uncertainty of delays. season, having won its last four matches, in- most anyone out there, wanted the
“I’m just honored to be part of this team and
“It’s the same drill as before,” Klahn said. cluding a sweep over UCLA last Friday. In best possible finish that he could get.
I’m trying to contribute to the team anyway that
“We’ve been through this before,so I think the that match, sophomore outside hitter Brad So when he saw that sliver of an open-
I can,” she said.“I’m flattered.”
By MICHAEL LAZARUS guys should be relatively comfortable.” Lawson led the Cardinal, hitting .400 with ing, I am sure he thought “Oh crap . . .
In the circle Stanford has been using two
STAFF WRITER On the horizon loom No.4 UCLA and No. 15 kills. Combined with his performance in I can pass and get second . . . I got this.”
pitchers — junior Ashley Chinn and freshman
1 USC, the defending national champion.The the Irvine match on Saturday, where he con- How can you blame him for wanting
Teagan Gerhart — and will likely continue to
It feels good to be home. Southern California schools come to Stanford tributed 22 kills, Lawson’s efforts last week- the best for himself when he is in the
That is what the No.9 Stanford men’s tennis next weekend in what could be a serious wake- end earned him National Player of the heat of the moment and in the final lap
Last weekend Chinn started three games,
team is thinking after a tough road trip that de- up call for the Cardinal. Week honors. McLachlin contributed a total in the sport’s biggest race? If you had a
going 2-1 with a 2.47 ERA, while Gerhart went
livered the Cardinal its first loss of the season. While Stanford is doing its best not to look of 15 kills in his first two games back for the chance for silver instead of bronze,
2-0 with a 2.00 ERA.
Stanford returns to Taube Family Tennis past Boise and Cal this weekend,the players are Card and senior opposite Evan Romero wouldn’t you try for it, too?
Head coach John Rittman is pleased with his
Center to face Boise State today and Cal on Sat- well aware of the opponents they will be facing. added 27 more over the two-game stretch. Then there is Ohno, perhaps in a
pitchers, but also realizes that they have the po-
urday,the first two of five straight home games “We’re not looking just to win the matches However, more important than the individ- mini-panic that he had lost the lead,
tential to be better.
for Stanford.Though it signals the start of Pac- (against Boise and Cal),but also to improve and ual successes were the two wins for Stanford which he had held off and on through-
“I thought they pitched fairly well, though
10 play,the Cal match will not count toward the get ready for UCLA and USC,”Wire said. in the MPSF, where victories are not always out race up to this point. If you saw the
there are things they need to work on,” he said.
Cardinal’s conference record. Klahn is doing his best to try to focus on this easy to come by. race, you would know that two South
“They will make adjustments and improve.”
The Boise State match will be Stanford’s weekend. “One of the biggest differences was our Koreans powered past him with two
Stanford plays its first game of the tourna-
first action since last weekend’s National Team “Once Sunday rolls around, that’s when passing and offense,” McLachlin said, com- laps to go. He is in third and then the
ment today at 2:30 p.m.against the University of
Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. we’ll start preparing for them,”he said. paring the weekend matches with losses South Korean passes him in the back-
After defeating UNC-Wilmington and Okla- The match against Boise State is set to start earlier in the season. “When we pass the stretch of the final lap to move him
The Fighting Illini (5-0), who played in an
homa at Stanford to qualify,the Cardinal faced 1:30 p.m. today, and the match against Cal is ball, our offense is similar to that of the foot- back to fourth. It is the final turn and
NCAA Regional last season, enter the tourna-
No.8 Texas in the Round of 16. scheduled for 1 p.m.tomorrow. ball team — explosive. We have also been there is too much space in between
ment undefeated after sweeping through the
UNLV Sportco Kick-off Classic last weekend. In its first true test of the season, the Cardi- working on our middle attack.” him and the third place Lee. He didn’t
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some power in the lineup from grad- controversial. But it occurred 20 me- points per game,was held scoreless by away with the game, both teams
uated seniors and does not expect to ters from the end,from the end of four the persistent defense of Gold-On- began to use their bench players. At
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last year. Emphasis will therefore be preparation.Preparation for this exact “Ros’s defense was awesome. Lil- court had scored any points — five
placed on speed and defensive talent, night, skating the final lap when you ley is averaging 20 points a game,” for Oregon’s Lilley, and two for Stan-
mix at some point in the season. both of which can be expected from South Koreans beat him this time. No can feel the grooves of the engraving VanDerveer said.“I’m just here to tell ford’s freshman forward Joslyn Tin-
Sophomores will dominate the junior shortstop standout Jake Sch- medal. on the Olympic medal that is about to you that Ros is the Defensive Player kle.
mound this weekend,however,as the lander. Schlander was awarded Pac- Oh, but wait. Lee tries to pass and be placed around your neck. of the Year in the Pac-10. She takes Stanford snuck into triple digits on
projected starting pitching rotation 10 Defensive Player of the Year last takes his teammate with him. Ohno But those who don’t put it all to- pride in her defense and she sets the a Tinkle two-pointer with 5:30 re-
will be comprised of Brett Mooney- season, and according to Marquess, now sees daylight ahead of him and gether unfortunately do not get to feel tone. I thought Jeanette D’ed it up maining, making the score 101-52. It
ham, Jordan Pries and Scott he is “easily one of the best defensive crosses the line in second place while those grooves — those like Lee. pretty well,too.Jackson tore us up last was the first time Stanford had scored
Snodgress. All three had successful shortstops in college baseball.” the two Koreans are trying to pull So no,Apolo should not be wearing time we played.” more than 100 points since last facing
freshman years, and Marquess has Thus, Stanford is prepared for a themselves out of the padded wall that his medal in any sort of unworthy fash- Gold-Onwude made her presence Oregon, when the Cardinal won 100-
high expectations, especially for fresh 2010 season, armed with fresh- they dismantled. ion. He skated second-best that night felt on the offensive side as well,espe- 80.
Mooneyham and Pries, who are man talent, a solid pitching rotation The old “it’s never over ‘til it’s because he crossed the line second. cially at the end of the half.Just 90 sec- With the win — Stanford’s 43rd
planned to start Friday and Saturday and veterans eager to do some dam- over” adage rings loudly here. Some Other people couldn’t stay balanced onds apart from each other, the consecutive victory at home — the
games throughout the season. age to their Pac-10 rivals. First, how- argue that Ohno got lucky because of and crashed,tough luck for them.He is Queens, New York native downed a Cardinal has positioned itself to cap-
“Last year, the Pac-10 was more ever, the Card battles Rice.And with Lee’s questionably greedy move. He not undeserving. Yes, had it not been pair of threes from deep on the right ture its 10th consecutive regular sea-
of an offensive league, but this year the proper combination of individual skated fourth-best that night but is for that crash he wouldn’t have been side to help put the Cardinal up 59-27 son Pac-10 title,and is looking to be in
will be just the opposite,” Marquess efforts and overall team motivation, wearing a silver medal. on the podium. But the crash did hap- as the half expired. At the time, Stan- top form as the playoffs loom.
said. “Our conference has the best the Card could emerge from this But you have to cross the finish line pen. No one has ever won anything ford was outshooting the Ducks 54.8 Stanford will look to secure a
young pitchers of any conference in weekend with just the momentum it for the race to count.They say 13 and a without finishing a race or a game or percent to 28.2 percent. share of the Pac-10 title tomorrow
the country, and we will need needs for yet another demanding half laps for a reason because you are whatever.You have to finish the race if The Cardinal didn’t slow down in night at 7 p.m. against Oregon State.
Mooneyham and Pries to match the season of Stanford baseball. supposed to skate all of them, all 1,500 you want a shot at any color medal. the second half. Ogwumike immedi- The game, the last at Maples Pavilion
opposing pitchers. They were darn First pitch against Rice will be at meters. It’s the finish line that matters. Ohno did. Lee and his teammate did- ately got more involved as Stanford’s before the NCAA playoffs, is also the
good last year, and this year they 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Sunken Dia- Anything can happen in the race, and n’t. Enough said. offensive kept on the pressure, scor- Cardinal’s annual Senior Night.
should be even better.” mond. you are supposed to put it all together. ing 13 points in the first eight minutes
Along with pitching, Stanford’s The magnitude of the crash is great be- Danny Belch always says he got this. and drawing two fouls in the process. Contact Nate Adams at nbadams@
success against the Owls will be heav- Contact Lauren Taylor at ltaylor7@stan- cause of where it occurred — if it had Find out the secret to his success at Just six minutes into the half, Gold- stanford.edu and Tom Taylor at
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of competition that will be coming to
the Farm this weekend.
“Illinois is a very good team and
Continued from page 6 Continued from page 6 will be a test,” he said. “And Fresno
State and Nevada are two WAC
teams with dominating-type pitchers
By JACK DUANE plained. “You’re helping everybody out at the same to earn two more wins, and solidify most nine runs a game. that will be a challenge for us.”
CONTRIBUTING WRITER time.” its spot near the top of the confer- That offense is led by speedy sec- Stanford’s success or failure this
Ebersole began a jam-packed daily routine in the ence standings — the team is cur- ond baseman and leadoff hitter weekend will hinge — as it will all sea-
hris Ebersole speaks quietly and unexcitedly hope of one day playing for the Cardinal. He would ar- rently in second place. However, if Danielle Zymkowitz. She enters the son — in many ways on the play of
about finally making the Stanford basketball rive early to practice to set up the equipment and the it wants to do so, the Card will have weekend with a .563 batting average Rich and Gerhart, two freshmen.
team after spending two years as team manag- video camera. Then, during the three-hour practice, he to beat two high-quality squads in and is 4-4 on stolen bases. Rich thanks her older teammates
er. “It’s not that big of a difference from last would fill water bottles, move basketballs around, and Pepperdine and USC. In its second game on Friday, Stan- for helping her balance the rigors of
year,” said the senior. “Now I have a jersey assist the coaches. On Friday, the Cardinal will ford will square off with UC-River- being a Stanford student-athlete with
and I get to participate in all of the drills at practice.” After cleaning up, Ebersole would hop on his bike play the Waves of Pepperdine, who side (2-2).The Highlanders split a pair being successful on the field.
Don’t be fooled by Ebersole’s apparent indifference and head across the street to the Arrillaga Center for are coming off a strong weekend of game each with Boise State and the While Rich had a great weekend at
— being on the Stanford basketball team means a lot to Sports and Recreation, where he would play pickup bas- themselves and are currently in University of San Diego.They are led the plate last weekend, she struggled
him. ketball for hours on end. possession of a five-game win by the reigning Big West Player of the with the speed of the game in the field,
Ebersole has had his sights set on a roster spot ever “I’m a gym rat,” Ebersole admitted. “I don’t mind streak. Included in that streak are Week, sophomore Brittany Keener, making three errors. Nonetheless, she
since he set foot on The Farm as a freshman in 2006. He spending lots of time in the rec center.” wins over No. 1 Cal State North- who is hitting .500 with a .857 slugging understands that she needs to keep
cared enough to slog through the unrewarding burdens It seems natural to assume that Ebersole must have ridge and then-No. 2 USC. The percentage. working hard, and believes she will
of being the team manager. contemplated quitting at some point during his sopho- team is led in kills by freshman On Saturday the Cardinal will still find success.
Ebersole carried bundles of dirty laundry, filled end- more and junior years — all those hours working for the outside hitter Maurice Torres, who again play a pair of games, this time “The game of softball is based off
less Gatorade bottles with cold water, edited mundane team and playing pickup at Arrillaga without anything averages 4.45 a set, while junior against the University of Nevada and of failure,” Rich said. “What’s impor-
practice film, transported equipment and traveled on to show for it. setter Kasey Crider leads in assists. Sacramento State. tant is how you redeem yourself.”
the weekends to dim Pac-10 destinations like Pullman, What makes Chris Ebersole different is that he never “Both teams [this weekend] are Nevada had a disappointing open- Rittman, for his part, has confi-
Wash. and Corvallis, Ore. with the team. He did it all, did. big and physical,” McLachlin said. ing to its season, going 2-3 at the Ka- dence in Rich, and plans to continue
hoping that the light at the end of the tunnel, a roster “There were definitely times when I was over- “Pepperdine is very strong in the jikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. The playing her at shortstop, despite hav-
spot, would one day be his. whelmed. But I never wanted to quit,” Ebersole said. middle and on the right side, so we Wolfpack is expected to compete for ing last year’s starter, sophomore
Ebersole learned to be patient as a high school bas- “I’ve always prided myself on sticking through with will be focusing on slowing them the Western Athletic Conference title Ashley Hansen, playing second base
ketball player. what I start.” down.” this season. — a position he sees as being just as
His family moved to the west coast of France when Ebersole’s relentless perseverance also emerges in USC also fits the big and pow- Sacramento State (2-4) is led by important defensively.
Chris was a sophomore in high school. When he re- his academic decisions. He is majoring in economics with erful mold, and is led by junior op- sophomore infielder Desiree Beltran, How Rich and Hansen play this
turned to San Francisco for his junior year at Interna- a minor in East Asian languages. posite Murphy Troy, although the who is hitting .500,including a home run. weekend will have a huge impact on
tional High School, Ebersole was excited to play varsity Regarding his decision to learn Mandarin, Ebersole team’s talent is widespread. The The Cardinal closes out its tourna- Stanford’s performance in its home
basketball. said, “It’s been very challenging, but I’m glad that I’ve Trojans boast four starters averag- ment with a showdown against No. 17 opening series. All five games will
International head coach Carl Jacobs had other followed through with it.” ing over two kills per set and have Fresno State. The Bulldogs (6-0) take place at Smith Family Stadium,
plans. Ebersole’s steadfastness was finally rewarded when three players with over 100 kills on have only allowed four runs all sea- beginning with today’s matchup with
“He missed all of summer league, so I had never seen current head coach Johnny Dawkins offered him a spot the season. In addition, the Trojans son.They are led in the circle by junior Illinois.
him play,” Jacobs explained.“I decided to put him on the on this team this fall. are coming off a loss to Pepper- lefthander Morgan Melloh, who is 3-0
JV team and let him develop as a player.” “It was a dream come true,” Ebersole said. “At the dine, and will certainly be looking and has a 0.35 ERA. Contact Daniel Bohm at bohmd@stan-
“It was really hard,” Ebersole admitted. But instead of first practice, I was doing all of the drills with the guys. I to get back on track against Stan- Rittman is excited about the level ford.edu.
quitting, Ebersole, a skinny six-foot-two guard, commit- had a real practice jersey on.It was awesome to have that ford. The Cardinal will be looking
ted himself to becoming a better shooter and waited for feeling of really being part of the team.” to take control of the match and
his chance. Even though Ebersole is finally on the team, casual dictate the pace against both teams
“He outworked everybody that year,” Jacobs said. fans probably haven’t heard of him. as Stanford looks to extend its win-
“Chris was the first guy in the gym and the last one out.” You won’t find him in the official team picture on ning streak to six.
A year later, as a senior, Ebersole started every game GoStanford.com and he doesn’t have his name stitched “It all comes down to serving
and led the varsity team to the Northern California play- on the back of his jersey. and passing,” McLachlin said.
offs. Ebersole was just happy to make the team, so it was a “Whichever team wins the serving
“He became our go-to shooter,” Jacobs said. “It thrill when Dawkins inserted him into a game against and passing battle will win the
worked out perfectly.” Florida A&M during a 99-69 blowout victory. match.”
“I learned how to stay positive,” Ebersole said. “And “It was the first time I had played a game in front of Stanford has a chance to prove
I realized that if I worked hard, it will all work out.” fans in four years,” Ebersole recalled.“I was nervous, but itself this weekend as it plays its
Ebersole could have played Division III hoops after I got all the butterflies out quickly.” first road matches in some time
his successful senior year, but decided to attend Stan- Ebersole had two assists in only two minutes. Since against two very good teams. The
ford. then, he has entered four more games and added a re- Cardinal will need strong contri-
“As a local, I’ve always been a Stanford fan,” Eber- bound to his stat box. But the sharp shooter has yet to at- butions from all of its players to
sole said. “I went to basketball camp here as a kid and I tempt a shot in a game. ensure a successful road trip.
knew the campus pretty well. My plan was to walk on as Stanford plays at Oregon State on Saturday before they The Pepperdine match will take
a freshman.” return for a three-game home stretch to end the season. place tonight at 7 p.m. and the Car-
Ebersole was not fazed when he was turned away by Ebersole’s parents and his younger sister have been dinal will face off against USC in
Stanford’s then-head coach, Trent Johnson, as a fresh- living in France for the past year, but they will be flying Los Angeles at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
man. The team did not have any roster spots available back to watch the Cardinal play Arizona State, Arizona
for a walk-on and already had a team manager. and California at Maples Pavilion. Contact Chris Juhnke at cjuhnke@
Ebersole could have given up on his lofty basketball The Hollywood script would call for Ebersole to stanford.edu.
dreams and accepted life as a regular Stanford student. enter the game against Cal on Senior Day and knock
He didn’t. down a three-pointer in front of the home fans and his
“I just kept knocking on the door of the basketball of- parents.
fice asking if they had something for me to do,” Ebersole “If I get in, that’s great,” Ebersole said about Senior
recalled. Day against Cal on Feb. 6.“If not, I’ll be cheering for our
His patience was rewarded as a sophomore when guys from the bench.”
Johnson asked him to be the team manager. As manag- Either way, Stanford fans should stand up and ap-
er, Ebersole was allowed to participate in the occasional plaud. He’s waited long enough.
drill at practice.
“Being the manager is pretty hectic,” Ebersole ex- Contact Jack Duane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
play, 10-4 overall and has a 5-0 crowd,” she said.“Last year, we beat
record with Li in doubles. [UCLA] pretty soundly, 6-1 I think.
“[I] should be feeling well It’s always fun to shut up a home
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weekend,” McVeigh said. “[I] didn’t talking.”
get [my tonsils] removed, so recov- The Cardinal welcomes Hawaii
6-3, 6-3. Only Veronica Li was ery shouldn’t be too bad. Feeling a next Wednesday in a match moved
pushed in the end before finishing lot better actually and looking for- from January due to rain.
off Marlena Pietzuch 6-2, 7-5, but ward to being back out there on
even hers was a straight sets win. Wednesday!” Contact Will Seaton at wseaton@stan-
Mallory was very happy that Boise State dropped to 3-3 on the ford.edu.
things came together today for her year and has failed to record a win
win despite the hard work of her over a top 50 team.Their one ranked
studies. win came against No. 60 Colorado, 5-
“Things have been difficult with 2.Meanwhile,the Cardinal looks for-
classes and work that I have going ward in its preparation to its upcom-
on,” she said. “But I feel like out ing trip to Los Angeles to take on No.
there, on the court, everything is just 4 UCLA and Southern California.
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clicking. I’m feeling much more “I have my little calendar that I
comfortable in these dual matches.” write things down on and definitely first road win was not lost on Fields.
The one blemish on an otherwise [the L.A. matches] have stars beside But with so much left to be sorted,cel-
perfect day was the absence of jun- them,” Mallory Burdette said. ebrations will be fleeting.
ior Carolyn McVeigh. Sidelined by a “They’re pretty much our rivals and “This is big,” he said.“I’m going to
diagnosis of severe tonsillitis, she they’re usually pretty good teams, so treasure this for a night and then get
was unable to suit up for the match, it’s a test to see where we are.” ready for Oregon State.”
but will return for next week’s Similar to the Texas Longhorns The Cardinal will take on Oregon
match against Hawaii and will prac- team the Cardinal has already faced, State on Saturday at 12 p.m.in Corval-
tice this weekend. McVeigh is both L.A. schools always bring out a lis, Ore.
ranked No. 78 nationally and has good crowd. Yen is preparing for a
been a staple at the No. 5 spot for return to that kind of atmosphere. Contact Wyndam Makowsky at
Stanford. She is 5-0 in singles dual “The L.A. schools bring a email@example.com.