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FRIDAY
                             The Stanford Daily                                     An Independent Publication
                                                                                                           www.stanforddaily.com                                                                                                                  Volume 237
February 19, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Issue 14

     DAILY POLL
     What does a win over No. 6
     Rice this weekend mean for the
                                                                                                                                                                                   PURE
                                                                                                                                                                                DOMINATION
     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
          just begun.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Stanford demolishes
     I Nothing, a victory would just be
          a fluke
     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OREGON STATE
     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UP NEXT
     Indifferent.
         (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
     0       20
                    LOCAL
                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (kzsu.stanford.edu)


         Friends,
                                                                                                                                                                                time.”
                                                                                                                                                                                    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


         Family,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              against Oregon State. The Cardinal will




                                                   STREAK OVER
                                                                                                                                                                                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


          Praise
                                                                                                                                                                                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-




EAK OVER
          Bourn
                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             range.
                                                                                                                                             (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-
                                                                                                                                      ARIZONA STATE
  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-
                                                   Fields.
      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
                                                   conference play.
  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
                                                   big run.
  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
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NEWS
                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 iamzoe@stanford.edu.                    challenged the audience to become “problem solvers.”


HEALTH                                                                                                                                                                                                             NEWS BRIEFS
                                                                                      Tree-rific
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   American colleges.
                                                                                                                                                    the summer of 2007.
dependent plan,” said Hanna Popick,
a graduate student in psychology
                                          stipends.
                                              “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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ual violence.
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.

BOURN
                                          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
Student
                                              “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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Condoleezza Rice
   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        guyen@stanford.edu.                           Please see BRIEFS, page 5
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FEATURES
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




I
       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            alanctot@stanford.edu.




      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
       CONTRIBUTING WRITER
                                             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


“C
            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.



                                             Softball vs. Illinois                           When the Shooting Stops: Post-Conflict Health    Paper and Poetry, Fire and Waves:An evening
                                             2:30 PM —Stanford, CA                           in the Developing World                          with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra
                                                                                             10 AM — Annenberg Auditorium                     8 PM — Dinkelspiel Auditorium
                                             Softball vs. UC Riverside                       (Keynote/Panel), Building 200-002 (Panel), and
                                             4:45 PM — Stanford, CA                                                                           Purim Ball:Semi-Formal Dance with Food
                                                                                             Dohrmann Grove (Lunch/NGO Fair)
                                                                                                                                              8:30 PM — Koret Pavilion
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                                                                                                                                              Performing the Modern:The Politics of Culture
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                                             7 PM — Nitery, Old Union                                                                         and the Arts in Early 20th-Century China
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  Feb                                        Performing the Modern:The Politics of Culture
                                             and the Arts in Early 20th-Century China
                                             7:45 PM — Cubberley Auditorium
                                                                                             Men’s Tennis vs. Cal
                                                                                             1 PM — Stanford, CA
                                                                                                                                              University Public Worship
                                                                                                                                              10 AM — Memorial Church

                                                                                             Baseball vs. Rice                                Baseball vs. Rice
                                             The Complete Organ Works of Bach, Part IX       1 PM— Stanford, CA                               1 PM — Stanford, CA
                                             performed by Dr. Robert Huw Morgan
Labyrinth                                    8 PM — Memorial Church                          Softball vs. Sacramento State                    Jess Shenson Recital Series presents Melody
8 AM — Memorial Church                                                                       1:30 PM — Stanford, CA
                                                                                                                                              Moore
                                             SImps Middle-of-Quarter Show                                                                     2:30 PM — Campbell Recital Hall
Ethics@Noon:”Mass Incarceration and Its      8 PM — Pigott Theater                           Weekend Tours:Tracing the Past, Drawing the
Unintended Consequences for Children,                                                        Future:Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century       Softball vs. Fresno State
Communities, and Democracy”                  Sophomore Cafe Night                            China                                            3:45 PM — Stanford, CA
                                             8 PM — CoHo
12 PM — Building 110, 1st Floor seminar                                                      2 PM— Cantor Arts Center
                                                                                                                                              “The Men Who Stare at Goats” @ FLiCKS
A conversation (in Hebrew) with the author   SYZ Stoplight Party                             David Henry Hwang’s “FOB”                        8 PM — Mem Aud
                                             10 PM — Xanadu
Haim Be’er                                                                                   3 PM — Nitery, Old Union
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12 PM — 260-237                                                                                                                               9 PM — Memorial Church
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The Role of flow and mixing in determining
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                                                                                                                                              Speaker Jim Martin from International Justice
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                                                                                                                         Glenn Frankel                              Amy Harris                                                                          Jin Zhu
      everal politicians enjoyed a field day this          Change Research Program predicted in                                                                                                              Nikhil Joshi
                                                                                                                                                                    Managing Editor of Features                                                         Photo Editor
      past week, touting the epic snowstorms               2009 that in the northeast, “strong cold sea-                 Theodore L. Glasser                                                                 Strategy Director
      in the northeast as evidence against                 son storms are likely to become stronger                      Michael Londgren
                                                                                                                                                                    Annika Heinle                                                                       Kathleen Chaykowski
global warming. With the onslaught of bliz-                and more frequent.”                                                                                      Managing Editor of Intermission          Wyndam Makowsky                            Copy Editors
zards and knee-deep snow, the weather set                      The science, as meteorologist Jeff Mas-                   Wyndam Makowsky                                                                     Multimedia Editor
                                                                                                                                                                    Masaru Oka
the perfect stage for an assault on the credi-             ters explains it, is simple. Warmer air from                  Bob Michitarian                            Managing Editor of Photography           Kamil Dada
bility of climate change.                                  rising temperatures holds more moisture.                                                                 Andrew Valencia                          Web Developer
    The Virginia Republican party took out a               Water vapor levels in the atmosphere have                                                                Editorial Board Chair
mocking television ad evoking images of                    risen four percent since 1980, and when
the storm and inviting voters to call con-                 temperatures drop below freezing, that
gressmen who voted for the climate bill to                 moisture will unleash itself in intensified                   Contacting The Daily: Section editors can be reached at (650) 723-2555 from 3 to 10 p.m. The Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5803, and the
                                                                                                                         Classified Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5801 during normal business hours. Send letters to the editor to eic@stanforddaily.com, op-eds to
“tell them how much global warming you                     snowstorms. Surely enough, these predict-                     editorial@stanforddaily.com and photos or videos to multimedia@stanforddaily.com.
get this weekend. Maybe they’ll come help                  ed blizzards have increased in severity.
you shovel.”                                               Three of the 10 heaviest snowstorms in Bal-
    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”
M
          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-
                                                                                            Aysha
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
dom.
    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


                                                                                                                      S
                                                           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 abagchi@stanford.edu.                                   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




                                                                                                                                                                                                    inside
      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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          intermission
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
                                                                             female-friendly programming.
                                                                             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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                                                                                                                                                                                                      intermission@stanforddaily.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rutger Rosenborg
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rent at Stanford
          intermission
                                                        525,600 Minutes in the Making
T
        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-
                                                                                   umphant chords.
                                                                                         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-
                                                                                   ford.edu/dept/drama/.
                                                                                                    — nina DUONG
                                                                                                      contact nina:
                                                                                               nduong@stanford.edu




  4         intermission
Public private parts: Student performance of “The
Vagina Monologues” celebrates female anatomy
                  W
                            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




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                                                                                                                                                                        5
                                                                                                                          friday february 19 2010
High-Fives for Merry Wives                                                                                                                                                                          This weekend, the Nitery is FOB-ulous
                                                                                                                                                                                                    A
                                       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
S
       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
                                                                                                                                                                   lmalkiew@stanford.edu
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: nduong@stanford.edu
          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
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            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
            cardigan-conducive
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                    M
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       eparra@stanford.edu
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
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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
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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
                                                                                                                                                                       rbmac@stanford.edu                                                                                                                                      Fantasy
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.
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                                                                                                                                                                                 UNIVESITY
                                                POLICE BLOTTER
                      By ELLEN HUET
                       STAFF WRITER
                                                                    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 ehuet@stanford.edu.

                                                                                                                           HEALTH
                                                                                                                                                                       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.




                                                                                                                           QUAD
                                                                                                                                                                           “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.




                                                                                                                           BRIEFS
                                                                                                                                                                       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



SPORTS
  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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UP NEXT
                                                                                                                                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:
                                                                                                                                appeared in 14 of the last 28 College          nal can continue this trend of early-sea-      RADIO KZSU 90.1 F
                                                                                                                                World Series and won more games than           son success, an upset is certainly possi-
                                                                                                                                any other Pac-10 club since 1999, this         ble.                                                 (kzsu.stanford.edu)
                                                                                                                                year’s squad hopes to revert back to the           This would be due to a combination         GAME NOTES: Stanford’s baseball team will begin its
                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Danny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Belch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ohno
    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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                deserves his
    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
Card faces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               W
                                                                                                               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-

Invitational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maybe a better person to answer


                                                                                                                                                                       SoCal
                                                                                                               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
tational.
                                                                                                                    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
NCAA Tournament.
                                                                                                                    “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.


                                                         CARDINAL
                                                                                                               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-

                                                         TAKES ON
                                                                                                               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.
Cardinal lineup.
                                                                                                               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

                                                         BOISE, CAL
                                                                                                               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-
team.
                                                                                                               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
this weekend.
                                                            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-
Illinois.
                                                        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
                                                        nal simply folded, losing 4-0. The Longhorns           Contact Mike Lazarus at mlazarus@                           This weekend, Stanford will be looking              get it. He didn’t have enough . . . the
Illinois boasts a powerful offense, averaging al-
                                                        swept the doubles lineup, including a stunning         stanford.edu.

        Please see SOFTBALL, page 8                                                                                                                                              Please see MVBALL, page 8                             Please see BELCH, page 7
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BASEBALL                                                                                BELCH
                                            strong middle defense. The team lost                                                     not have been nearly as dramatic and       Oregon’s offensive leader with 17.8              As Stanford continued to run
                                            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
Continued from page 6                       have the same home run numbers as                                                        years of sacrifice, intense training and   wude.                                        one point, only two players on the
                                                                                        Continued from page 6
                                            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
ily reliant upon base-running and           ford.edu.                                   occurred one lap into the race it would      dbelch1@stanford.edu.                      Onwude hit a two-point jump shot             tom.taylor@stanford.edu.
8 N Friday, February 19, 2010                                                                                      Cardinal Today                                                                                        The Stanford Daily

                                                MEN’S BASKETBALL


        EBERSOLE’S JOURNEY                                                                                                       MVBALL                                  SOFTBALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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




C
                                                                    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 jduane@stanford.edu.




WTENNIS
                                           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
Continued from page 6                      enough to start playing over [the]        crowd and let your tennis do the
                                           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


                                                                                     MBBALL
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             makowsky@stanford.edu.

				
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