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Today Tomorrow SPORTS/5 SPORTS/5 THIS TIME IT COUNTS BACK IN NORCAL Women’s tennis hosts Hawai’i after a 5-2 exhibition Men’s volleyball returns from tough trip for two AM Showers Partly Sunny 57 47 59 45 win in Kona in the November Bay Area matches WEDNESDAY February 24, 2010 a The Stanford Daily An Independent Publication www.stanforddaily.com Volume 237 Issue 17 DAILY POLL Mid-way through the year, what do you think about Stanford Dining going trayless? Yichao Wang remembered The loss of a Ph.D. student called “a heavy blow for everyone” II don't mind going trayless, it helps conserve water. By ELIZABETH ROSEN Wang, an exchange researcher from leagues at the laboratory, though he had only I I mind going trayless, I’d rather CONTRIBUTING WRITER Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in been at Stanford for about two months — and use a tray for my food. Singapore, had researched since January the in the lab since just January — when the acci- The death of Yichao Wang, a visiting use of membranes in removing trace organic dent occurred. I I don’t care. Chinese doctoral student, of complications contaminants from recycled water. According One of Wang’s peers, another doctoral stu- after a bicycling accident on Feb. 3 has both to Reinhard, Wang was well into his work, and dent in the Reinhard group who asked for To vote, please visit www.stanforddaily.com saddened Stanford community members and his loss represents a very serious setback for anonymity while mourning, told The Daily in spurred many to take action to heighten bike researchers at NTU. an e-mail, “People liked how smiling and out- Professor Chuyang Tang Ph.D. ‘07, Wang’s going he was. Yichao was [a] very cheerful, Poll Result safety awareness on campus. “It’s a heavy blow for everyone here, adviser at NTU, encouraged Wang to come to always smiling, energetic person. He was very Do you feel that it’s important to because even though he was here only for a Stanford to learn laboratory techniques to intelligent and hard working, thirsty for knowl- very short time, everybody knew him,” said Dr. bring back to Singapore. edge.” wear a helmet while biking? Martin Reinhard, Wang’s local host in the “He fulfilled a very important function, The question of bike safety on campus has Yes, but I don't wear one while on campus department of civil and environmental engi- namely to connect different countries, universi- also come under scrutiny in light of the accident. Courtesy of Dan Cao neering. “He was not just an observer — he ties and laboratories,” Reinhard said. “We Wang was not wearing a helmet on Feb. 3. Visiting Chinese doctoral student Yichao Wang (52%, 69 Votes) interacted quite strongly with people and had depend on people who are willing to go out, Reinhard noted that from the perspective of from Singapore passed away on Friday due to his own ideas.” meet other people, exchange and interact with a relatively newly arrived international student, A memorial service is set for Saturday at 11 people elsewhere.” injuries sustained in a bike accident on Feb. 3 at Yes, I wear one whenever I bike a.m. in Mountain View. His loss also came as a great blow to his col- Please see WANG, page 2 the intersection of Palm Drive and Museum Way. (40%, 53 Votes) WORLD & NATION STUDENT GOV’T No Dining Halls remain trayless mid-year (8%, 11 Votes) Alums team up to create Gov.salaries global health nonprofit questioned NEWS BRIEFS held by Google two years ago, which FACE AIDS co-founder Nobel laureate Spence starts Global Health Corps 0 20 40 60 80 100 focused on how to engage young people in the fight against global AIDS. “From our time at the summit and by senators to leave Farm for NYU our work with FACE AIDS, what Senator Alex Katz ‘12 By BRIANNA PANG was clear is that we needed a way to By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF STAFF WRITER empower the talented young people who badly want to use their skills to calls pay “contradictory” Michael Spence, the former dean After co-founding FACE AIDS in build better health systems around of the Graduate School of Business, 2005, Jonny Dorsey ‘09 sought to fur- the world,” Dorsey said. By ZOE RICHARDS Nobel laureate in economics and ther expose young people to careers GHC works in a variety of loca- SENIOR STAFF WRITER Philip H. Knight professor emeritus, in global health. Now on a mission tions, both domestic and internation- will leave Stanford to join New York for global health equity, Dorsey, al. Internationally, fellows can be Amid questions about the ASSU University’s Stern School of Business Dave Ryan ‘07 and Katie Bollbach placed in Rwanda, Malawi and finances at Tuesday’s Undergraduate faculty on Sept. 1. ‘09 have teamed up with Barbara Tanzania, while domestically, fellows Senate meeting, Senator Alex Katz According to a statement from Bush, daughter of former president can be placed in Newark, N.J. or ‘12 proposed to do away with many NYU President John Sexton on the George W. Bush, to found the non- Boston, Mass. of the ASSU’s salaried positions, Stern School of Business Web site,“an profit Global Health Corps (GHC), The two main organizations that suggesting that salaries for many economist of his reputation only joins now in its first full year of operation. the GHC has partnered with are ASSU staffers and elected officials an institution where he knows that Inspired by City Year and Teach Partners in Health and the Clinton is indulgent, if not hypocritical. there is a robust intellectual environ- for America, Global Health Corps Health Access Initiative. “There’s an enormous amount of ment and he will have colleagues of engages people 30 years old and Once placed with an organization, money being wasted,” said Katz, the this highest caliber.” younger to use their skills to over- fellows are then matched with a part- chair of the Administration & Rules Sexton said Stern’s decision to join come today’s global health chal- ner. In foreign countries, Americans Committee and a member of the the NYU faculty reflects a success lenges. For 13 months, fellows partner are matched with a local fellow, and Appropriations Committee. there in faculty building and “devel- with an existing nonprofit health vice versa. Each pair consists of one “I believe it’s enormously contra- opment as a global network universi- organization to better the conditions international fellow and one in-coun- dictory to pay the majority of us in ty.” of the community around them. try fellow, and updates of their the room . . . it undermines our abil- Spence, 66, won the Nobel Prize in According to Dorsey, the program progress are posted through blogs at ity to fairly do this process, and I economics in 2001 for analysis of mar- is aimed at improving the pipeline to fellows.ghcorps.org. JESSICA POPISH/The Stanford Daily think it undermines our legitimacy kets with asymmetric information, global health careers. The founding So far, the tone of the blogs con- Libby Burch ‘13 grabs a meal without a tray. Midway through the school year, in the eyes of the student body,” he team was initially united by their dining halls continue to emphasize eating trayless. “I think it definitely helps cut said. Please see SPENCE, page 2 interests at the AIDS2031 Summit Please see HEALTH, page 2 down on people overeating or wasting food,” said Bobby Pinero ‘10. Katz said he has identified $34,000 that the ASSU could save if it eliminated a number of salaries and made cuts to other line items in CARDINAL READY FOR PAC-10S its budget. Katz suggested that the WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING dollars saved could be put toward additional programming. The proposal would eliminate 2/13 Cal W 167-131 the salaries of all committee chair positions except Appropriations and By KABIR SAWHNEY UP NEXT would preserve the salaries of other work-intensive positions, including DESK EDITOR LONG BEACH STATE, the ASSU president and vice presi- dent, the Senate chair and the After yet another undefeated dual- meet season, the Stanford women’s swim- UC-SAN DIEGO Senate secretary. Stipends for execu- tive cabinet positions would be cut ming and diving team will begin competi- 2/24-2/27 Long Beach, Calif. across the board, allotting only tion today at the Pac-10 Championships in $2,000 for the chief of staff job. Long Beach, Calif. The Cardinal (9-0, 5-0 GAME NOTES: The Stanford women’s swimming and div- Although Katz’s proposal is only Pac-10) will head south not only as the ing team will begin its postseason today as it starts com- suggested for next year’s budget, petition in the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, some senators have suggested insti- sole undefeated team in the conference, Calif. The Card went undefeated in its dual-meet season but also as one of the top-ranked teams in tutionalizing the changes by drafting and shares the national No. 1 ranking with Georgia. The the country. It currently shares the No. 1 team will be looking for a different result from last year’s a bill to amend the bylaws. ranking with Georgia. conference championships, when it finished third to Cal According to Senator Zachary Stanford will look to bring its first con- and Arizona. Johnson ‘10, salary cuts could help ference team championship since 2005 the Senate organize a sort of “buffer back to the Farm. In the course of its cur- fund” to provide backup to class rent season, the Cardinal has defeated its said. “We’re still the underdogs.” cabinets when it comes to funding toughest conference opponents by deci- Indeed, recent history would seem to campus traditions. sive margins. It scored a 173-125 win over validate Maurer’s view. Last year, the Card “Not having funding for No. 4 Arizona (8-2, 4-2) and a 167-131 vic- finished third in the conference tourna- Mausoleum and Full Moon on the tory over No. 5 California (5-2, 3-2). It also ment, behind Cal and Arizona, and the Quad is completely ridiculous,” added a 179-119 win over No. 9 USC (11- Golden Bears went on to win the national Johnson said, alluding to the chal- 2, 4-2) in Los Angeles. championship. However, Stanford defeat- lenges junior class officers faced ear- Despite the Cardinal’s recent success, ed both teams in dual meets last year. lier this year to piece together funds Stanford head coach Lea Maurer believes In order to bring home the Pac-10 for the Mausoleum Party. that her squad is not entering the tourna- championship, Stanford will look to sever- “I think one of the primary things Stanford Daily File Photo ment as the favorite to win. al key events to score the majority of its we can do as senators is to maintain The women’s swimming and diving team is heading down to Long Beach today for the Pac-10 “[The No. 1 ranking] is a dual-meet the campus traditions,” Johnson championships. Despite sharing the national No. 1 ranking, though, the Card expects a tough test. ranking, not a championship ranking,” she Please see SWIM, page 6 Please see SALARIES, page 2 Index Opinions/3 • Sports/5 • Classifieds/6 Recycle Me 2 N Wednesday, February 24, 2010 The Stanford Daily HEALTH SPENCE corporations, including Tanzania. Applying the skills Google. However, funding learned from his science, Language for the good of all • Language for the good of all • Language for the good of all • Language for the good of all • Language for the good of all • Language for the good of all challenges may pose a technology and society Continued from front page problem due to the economy. degree, Paterson said he now Continued from front page “Many people realize that incorporates his love of data the only way we can take on and science with his interest in veys that the program has been successful, these massive global health global health and social jus- sharing it with Professor Joseph with positive experiences reported from the challenges is by fully capi- tice to improve the supply Stiglitz of Columbia University and fellows on the GHC Web site. talizing on the passion, chain of important medi- Professor George Akerlof of UC- 24 Dorsey cited one successful example of a skills and energy of our cines from capital cities to Berkeley. pair of fellows who were working on supply generation,” Dorsey said. rural health centers. He is also the chairman of the chain management. In six months, they man- “That said, the economy “I wanted to be transi- Commission on Growth and aged to develop a computer-based system is pretty rough, and we do tioning from being just use- Development, a consultant for Feb for monitoring the entire drug supply in the need more support.” ful for the sake of being use- Pacific Investment Management Central Medical Store in Zanzibar, Fellows are trained by ful to being meaningful,” Company in Newport Beach, an Tanzania. Previously, the paper-based sys- the Stanford University Paterson said. advisor at Oak Hill Investment tem led to stock-outs, inconsistent treatment Center for Health Policy for two Barry is optimistic that Management in Menlo Park and a and preventable deaths. weeks in the summer, with the first the organization will grow and con- senior fellow at the Hoover “[One of the fellows] never thought he’d summer training program BECCA DEL MONTE/ tribute even more to the global Institution. use his degree to do this service, but now he launched last July. The course- The Stanford Daily health care access movement. Spence earned a B.A. degree is committed to making a meaningful impact serving his fellow citizens,” Dorsey said. work consists of language, cul- ture and leadership courses. “Over the next several years, as the corps grows and its alumni take from Princeton University in 1966, a B.A.-M.A. degree from Oxford Cardinal Calendar Currently, the program is in its first year, with an inaugural class of 22 fellows selected out of an applicant pool of more 1,200 peo- Fellows come from a wide range of aca- leadership positions throughout their demic backgrounds, including architecture, respective countries, it will play a big role in design, and computer science, according to driving resources and creating innovative University in 1968 on a Rhodes scholarship and a Ph.D. from Harvard in economics in 1972. sponsored by the ple. Dorsey notes that program will be expanding to support 36 fellowships in years professor of medicine and director of the programs in the global health field,” Barry Global Health Programs in medicine said. —Christine McFadden NATIONAL LANGUAGE to come. The GHC is funded through donations Michele Barry, who is an advisor for GHC. GHC Fellow Andrew Paterson ‘06 is now Contact Brianna Pang at bkpang@ SERVICE CORPS from private individuals, foundations and working with the Access Health Initiative in stanford.edu. Corrections WANG with the car, he was thrown from his bike strained family, hundreds of donors had In “Visiting Ph.D. student dies onto the road, landing 128 feet away. given more than $45,000 as of Feb. 22, the following bike accident” (Feb. 22), “People who are here only for the short date of the most recent posting. The Daily incorrectly printed that term seem to me especially vulnerable, in a Dan Cao Ph.D. ‘05, now a postdoctoral Sujie Qin was a member of the Continued from front page Singapore-Stanford Partnership. sense,” Reinhard said. “I think we will have student at the Stanford School of Medicine to pay better attention to equipping people, department of pediatrics and genetics, Qin is a post-doctoral fellow in the the widespread lack of helmet-wearing on making sure they have safety gear.” stepped in after the accident to assist Wang’s Reinhard research group in the campus could lead to less safe biking prac- “Something like that,” he added, “should family as a translator and public liaison. Civil and Environmental tices. If not wearing a helmet on campus never happen.” Cao said a public memorial service is set Engineering department. Both appears to be the norm, he suggested, newly The accident has been a reality check for for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Qin and Professor Reinhard knew arrived international students might adopt Wang’s peers, who purchased a spare bike Chapel on Castro Street in Mountain View. Wang, who was visiting from the the same habits. helmet for the laboratory in response to the She said Wang’s father will speak and that Singapore university that is part of Wang, who lived in downtown Palo Alto, accident, in case someone forgets his or hers Chinese consulate officials from San the program. Information Session: had been commuting between his home and at home, according to the same doctoral stu- Francisco will attend. Stanford twice daily for two weeks at the dent. “He made the most out of his time avail- National Language Service Corps (NLSC) time of the accident. “We feel such an accident could have able here,” Reinhard said of Wang, “and it In “Community mourns loss of The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is a At 9:30 p.m. that day, he failed to yield to Stanford alum” on Feb. 19, The national initiative, bringing together multilingual happened to any one of us,” the student said. would’ve been a very successful stay.” Daily incorrectly printed Ms. people, like you, for the greater good of our coun- a Honda Civic at the intersection of Palm According to the Chinese Mutual Aid Mourad’s first name as Dana. Her try. On Wednesday, March 3rd the NLSC will con- Drive and Museum Way, according to International Network Web site, where Contact Elizabeth Rosen at ejrosen@stan- duct an information session at 2pm in the Career California Highway Patrol officers. Colliding donations poured in for Wang’s financially ford.edu. first name is Dorris. Development Center, 1st Floor Conference Room and participate in a career fair from 5-8pm at Tresidder Memorial Union. Join us! SALARIES Several senators agreed that the biodegradable cups, then to “re-charge” in management science and engineering www.nlscorps.org/standford umbrella organization of SSD ought to be students to pay for those cups to use for and a 2007 University of Pennsylvania Wednesday March 3, 2 PM— Career Development Center, dismantled, and its smaller parts should events. alum, would also serve as Stanford 1st Floor Conference Room Continued from front page be handled within the general fee. Looking more broadly at the special Student Enterprises CEO after Matt “I really don’t see the Wellness Room fees process, Zietsman proposed a “three- McLaughlin ‘08 completes his two-year petering out and dying because it goes to part plan” to reforming what he suggested term at the end of June. Featured Events: added. the general fee,” said Anton Zietsman ‘12, is a crucial challenge in the funding McLaughlin said he is convinced that The Student Services Division (SSD) chair of the Appropriations Committee. process — that “the majority of financial Bhandari, who has worked with Citigroup Fourth Annual IT Security Entrepreneurs also came under further scrutiny at “If these groups are successful, they will officers aren’t prepared.” and American Express, has the potential Forum:”Bridging the Gaps” in our Nation’s Cyber Tuesday’s meeting, when several senators thrive as general fee groups.” By providing comprehensive transi- to transform the financial landscape of Security:Connecting Leadership, Innovation and Policy” again probed ASSU Vice President Andy Some senators also agreed that fewer tion documents to future appropriations the organization. Entitled “Bridging the Gaps” in our Nation’s Cyber Parker ‘10 about the SSD and the possibil- paid positions ought to be offered, sug- committees as well as education and “We are going to focus on a lot of ren- Security:Connecting Leadership, Innovation and ity of it going onto the special fees ballot. gesting that in the case of small ventures, greater incentives for financial officers, ovations . . . aligned with the twenty-sec- Policy,” the forum gives a heightened voice to entre- After significant opposition during last only select and marginal stipends should Zietsman said he hopes to address some ond century that we have going on at preneurs developing innovative cyber solutions. The week’s meeting to what some senators felt be provided. of these challenges. Stanford. We’re going to get real techno- forum connects them with prominent government, were indulgent salaries, Parker returned The Green Store, which was previous- He suggested a monetary prize to pro- logical,” Bhadari said. industry and venture capital leaders who specialize to the floor with more modest stipends for ly allocated a spending budget of $6,000, vide an incentive for financial officers for The Senate confirmed the in cyber security. Various panels will address cyber SSD directors, cutting each of them in rose eyebrows as senators begin consider- the title of best financial officer voted on Nominations Commission’s winter nomi- security market trends, needs and opportunities to half. ing the financial sustainability of the ven- by the Appropriations Committee at the nees and has held off on approval of any access these markets. The one-day event costs The Senate pushed back harder still ture, which does not break even. end of each term. additional funding bills until next week, $595. For information and to register, visit yesterday by suggesting that SSD should Zachary Warma ‘11, chair of the Meanwhile, the ASSU is set to hire a when it will vote on a bulk of bills at once. www.security-innovation.org. be put on the general fee, rather than spe- Wednesday March 17, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM— Francis C. Student Life, Housing & Education new financial manager, Raj Bhandari, Arrillaga Alumni Center cial fees, as last year’s executive originally Committee, took issue with charging stu- pending Senate confirmation next week. Contact Zoë Richards at iamzoe@ planned. dents via special fees to subsidize If approved, Bhandari, a graduate student stanford.edu. Cardinal Calendar for Wednesday February 24, 2010 Medtech Career Fair 12 PM — Tresidder Student Union E-Week:”Startup 101” Job Fair 12 PM — Tresidder Student Union Jayashri Srikantiah, Stanford Law Professor Talk:Immigration Law 12 PM — Old Union - 216 What Matters to Me & Why featuring Deborah Golder 12 PM — Common Room in the CIRCLE - 3rd Floor Old Union Women’s Tennis vs. Hawaii 1:30 PM — Stanford, CA ORC Scholarship Information Session 4 PM — Bechtel International Center, Dining Room Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture - Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford - Steve Case 4:30 PM — Hewlett 200 E-Week:Building a Revolution:Lessons in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership 4:30 PM — Hewlett 200 Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century:Introducing School of Education Undergraduate Programs. RSVP at email@example.com 5:30 PM — Center for Education Research at Stanford (CERAS), Rm. 100B E-Week:Entrepreneurship Mixer 6 PM — GSB, South Building, Lower Arbuckle Lounge E-Week:Ladies Who’ve Launched:A Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel 6:30 PM — Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center Nuru International:Find Out How to End Extreme Poverty 7 PM — CoHo Former White House Negotiator Will Tiao:Hollywood’s Take on Taiwan (Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries) 7 PM — 420-041 The Grace Lee Project:Film Screen 7 PM — Okada - Lounge Nonprofit Leadership:Planning Your Career in Nonprofits 7 PM — CDC 1st Floor Conference Room Men’s Volleyball vs. UC Santa Cruz 7 PM — Maples Pavilion George Lakoff:Why You Can’t Understand 21st-Century Politics with an 18th-Century Brain 7:30 PM — Cubberley Auditorium For a posting of your organization’s event, contact VP of Sales Mary Liz McCurdy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other events, please visit https://newassu.stanford.edu/studentevents/index.shtml The Stanford Daily Wednesday, February 24, 2010 N 3 OPINIONS EDITORIAL The Stanford Daily Established 1892 AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Incorporated 1973 ASSU Senate fails to engage Board of Directors Kamil Dada President and Editor in Chief Managing Editors Eric Messinger Senior Managing Editor Danny Crichton Columns Editor Tonight’s Desk Editors Christine McFadden News Editor the student body Jason Shen Chief Operating Officer Mary Liz McCurdy Vice President of Advertising Elizabeth Titus Managing Editor of News Jacob Jaffe Managing Editor of Sports Jane LePham Head Copy Editor Becca del Monte Sam Svoboda Sports Editor Jin Zhu Photo Editor Head Graphics Editor Glenn Frankel Amy Julia Harris A Stephanie Weber s the University campaign season be- tution. Managing Editor of Features Nikhil Joshi Copy Editor gins, many prospective candidates are These missing minutes appear to be an ex- Theodore L. Glasser Strategy Director Annika Heinle Becca del Monte currently educating themselves on the tension of a greater shortcoming of this ASSU Michael Londgren Managing Editor of Intermission Wyndam Makowsky Graphics Editor issues that are important to the Stanford com- Senate — that its members continually neg- Bob Michitarian Masaru Oka Multimedia Editor munity. Candidates introducing themselves lect to really engage the student body.As such, and asking questions of students will soon fre- the Senate — which holds considerable Jane LePham Managing Editor of Photography Kamil Dada quent communal spaces on campus such as power over student groups and campus poli- Andrew Valencia Web Developer dining halls and White Plaza. A year ago, the cies — now appears irrelevant in the eyes of Editorial Board Chair current ASSU Senate made similar connec- many members of the Stanford community. tions with the student body, convincing the When an ASSU senator claimed that no one 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 community that they would engage and inter- would read the Senate’s minutes if they were Classified Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5801 during normal business hours. Send letters to the editor to email@example.com, op-eds to act with us in order to better suit our needs. published, they made this point all the more firstname.lastname@example.org and photos or videos to email@example.com. Unfortunately, the Editorial Board feels that clear.If the Senate feels that no one is interest- this Senate has failed in this respect, epito- ed in the minutes it takes, then it should do mized by the recent discovery that the Senate something to engage the student body. has not posted its committee meeting minutes The ASSU Executive has set a brilliant ex- to the ASSU Web site for the better part of this ample in this respect, initiating dialogue with year. the community through town hall meetings, The Editorial Board will admit that we listening series and open communication. It is appreciate the candor with which senators a shame that the ASSU Web site is used al- responded to the charge that they had ig- most exclusively by the Executives — the nored their constitutional responsibility to Senate page on the site is mostly empty except post minutes online for the Stanford commu- for brief descriptions of the senators, which nity. At least one senator even stated on contain statements such as,“I expect to spend record that he did not know that the Senate plenty of energy towards outreach and com- was responsible for posting the minutes. munication with the student body to bring you While an honest response, we find it hard to more of what you want.” In fact, over half of believe that no one in the Senate found it im- the senators listed some variation of “increase portant to make this information available. student involvement” with the ASSU as one We find it easier to believe that these minutes of their top priorities for the year, with such were not taken at all, or the quality was so specific goals as creating “One Minute bad that they were not worth sharing. Even Youtube Meeting Summaries.” Well, the ship so, we urge the Senate to publish these old minutes in accordance with the ASSU consti- Please see EDITORIAL, page 4 Unsigned editorials in the space above represent the views of The Stanford Daily's editorial board and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Daily staff. The editorial board is comprised of six Stanford students, led by a chair. To contact the editorial board for an issue to be considered, or to submit an op-ed, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. G ET IT R IGHT Poetry Time, Acrostic Ode to America “A merica the Beautiful” — the land of hope and strength. Erica Morgan A beacon to behold and often lauded at great length. But lately patriotic praise has seemed oddly estranged, R: S TRANGELY C HARMING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR And in its place has grown distaste for fea- Resourceful, using what we have, Receptive tures once acclaimed. New Faces in the Battle and Robust. Acknowledging our vim and verve has fallen We’re Raised to be Responsible and do that Dear Editor, out of vogue, which we must. We have diverse Religions, we Respond to Thank you to Yanran Lu for her article Against Cancer As now it’s only mockingly we speak of in ‘Opinions’ last Friday, “‘She Consent- “going rogue.” those in need, We’re Righteous and Respectful; we Revere ed!’ - the Blowjob Scenario Part I.” Thus this week I find myself indignantly com- the U.S. creed. I’m grateful because I’ve been “that pelled Receptive to a foreign voice, Responsive guy.” In my first real relationship, with my when Required, first real girlfriend, back in high school, I To venerate the virtues that Americans have was aggressive. I was manipulative. I was M held. We’re Rapid in Reactions, self-Reliant, odern medicine has made incredible selfish. I knew boundaries, but got so A: Rarely mired. advances, more than doubling wrapped up in sex that in the moment, I Abundantly Ambitious and Amazingly I: Insistent and persistent, we Intrepidly pursue human life expectancy from that of our early hominid ancestors. The world of didn’t care. I wheedled and begged and blamed and made promises to get what I Adept, medical research still faces many challenges, wanted. We Approbate diversity and differences Ac- The Independent lifestyles that we value however, and perhaps none is as universal as Jack This was sweet little me, the kind, tal- cept. through-and-through. the fight against cancer. Cackler ented, Stanford-bound kid who was pro- Cancer describes the unmoderated cell feminist, was best friends with more girls Americans Applaud our own Audacity and Industrious adventurous Americans Invent growth of any region in the body and is gen- nerve, than guys, and who picketed and protested Inspired Innovations that the cynics can’t erally the result of prolonged genetic muta- for women’s rights and for support of rape Awarding our Achievements with the honor prevent. tion. Sadly, while there are precautions that and sexual assault victims. they deserve. Inherent Ingenuity Incorporated still can reduce cancer risk, given a long enough And then I read about myself in a pam- lifespan, most people will eventually be af- We seldom suffer Apathy; we’re Active and Adroit, Into our daily lives In which we Implement free will. fected by cancer in some form. The fight against cancer is a cause that everyone, re- The world of medical phlet on abusive relationships. But that didn’t make me stop. I got into a cycle of plying my girlfriend for pleasure, Avoidant of strong government, Alarmed just at the thought. C: gardless of nationality, socioeconomic status, race, gender and age can rally behind, and research still faces many and then beating myself up and apologiz- ing to her and buying her presents and M: Compassion is a Common Cause; we’re modern medicine is leading the charge. Called by Charity telling her I loved her, and then letting my While much of modern cancer screening and conscience again slip out of my brain and A “Melting pot” of Mixing Mores, America To aid and love and Care for those less fortu- treatment has remained the same for the last back down to my crotch. Rinse. Wash. Re- emerged From Motivated Migrants, who with com- nate than we. few decades, there are some emerging tech- nologies that could radically enhance our challenges [...] and per- peat. For the 18 months she and I were to- gether. We’re Competent and Confident, Competi- ability to manage this disease in the years to mon goals converged. tive and droll, After leaving her and high school be- come. hind, it took me another year and a half of And when we find we’re hindered in a Mean- ingless debate, Creative, Contemplative, Curious and in Control. Cancer detection and treatment has been documented since at least 1500 B.C.E., when haps none is as universal painfully living with myself to muster the courage to apologize to her. We Move with haste to Mitigate Myopia and We Can’t resist a Challenge, but we Can Col- Egyptian physicians described surgical treat- Today, even with her and I being on ment of tumors of the breast through cauter- hate. America Maintains “Mystique” and ought laborate, To overcome adversity and Compromise Create. ization. While Hippocrates theorized that as the fight against cancer. good terms, and with my much greater knowledge of who I am, and with my won- bloodletting and proper diet could ward off derful current relationship in which I try to A: not be contrite, cancer, most early treatment methods were give my girlfriend a mile whenever she But fiercely proud of progress and of Mili- limited to surgical excision of observed, ex- gives me an inch, I’m still dealing with hor- tary Might. Ambitious and self-driven, we will push our- ternal tumors. radiation therapy was born. Modern rible guilt about that evil little part of my E: selves to Act, The advent of modern microscopy led to chemotherapy emerged as an accidental dis- mind. With Ardor and Agility, Ability and tact. several major discoveries, including the abil- covery following a mustard gas attack during I’m grateful to Yanran for reminding Explosive — we accomplish goals with En- ity to accurately perform a biopsy, which World War II in 1943, when doctors noticed me of my boundaries. This sexual aggres- ergy and zeal, Amazing in so many ways, perhaps it’s time greatly improved tumor excision success. In we should that the white blood cells of soldiers were se- sion is in a gray zone that’s far from sexual Eager and Excited for a challenge’s appeal. 1863 Rudolf Virchow correctly deduced that verely depleted. Doctors theorized that respect, but it seems isn’t quite rape and Step back and so Appreciate the Assets and cancer was not only made up of malignant chemical agents could be used to combat isn’t quite assault. It’s something that’s Earnestly Enthused to seek and open Every the good. cells, but could spread from cell to cell, and in tumor cells like white blood cells, and so from door, easy to dismiss,and it’s also something that To some, this may seem cheesy or at any rate 1890, David von Hansemann demonstrated a terrible wartime barbarity, chemotherapy can eat away at you, as you wrestle with Engaging in the Ever-present urge to go Ex- contrived. that cancer cells had abnormal amounts of was born. A large portion of modern cancer what’s right and what’s wrong. plore. chromatin, predicting a genetic abnormality. treatment relies on surgical excision, radio- It’s absolutely something that takes But I assure the feelings pure from which it is Wilhelm Rontgen invented the X-ray in therapy and chemotherapy. Elastic — we can stretch ourselves to meet derived. more than book smarts to deal with.To the 1895, which greatly aided in tumor detection, There are several methods of cancer men of Stanford, who have the immense the End desired, particularly for internal tumors. It was fur- Ecstatic we Express ourselves with fervor Taking a break from conservative commen- ther discovered as early as 1899 that X-rays thus inspired. tary: email@example.com. could kill tumors as well, and thus, modern Please see CACKLER, page 4 Please see LETTERS, page 4 4 N Wednesday, February 24, 2010 The Stanford Daily EDITORIAL criticism of their procedure and poli- the Senate, it is needlessly difficult for cies. Yesterday, the Senate Appropri- the The Daily or the Editorial Board ations Committee finally addressed to exercise more rigorous oversight Continued from page 3 complaints against their handling of when the Senate fails in its constitu- special fees funding through an op-ed tional duty to make their minutes in The Daily. The previous day, one public. The senators suggest that we may have sailed on this Senate keep- senator went so far as to rebuke the try harder at our job, when they can- ing its promises, but we hope that the Editorial Board for our opinion on not even meet the responsibilities of next Senate will learn from this one’s campaign finance reform, stating that theirs. mistakes and make more of an effort we entered the debate late, made fac- As the current Senate prepares to towards engaging students. tual errors and suggested that The end its term and welcome some fresh In the past few weeks, several sen- Daily should “exercise more rigorous blood into the campus political cli- ators have been defensive against oversight” in the future. In terms of mate, the Editorial Board hopes that the future senators will make trans- parency and engagement with the CACKLER ing lockjaw, mature only around public top priorities.Among the most tumor cells, and by altering the important qualities that the Stanford clostridia genes to secrete anti-can- community should seek in candidates Continued from page 3 cer agents, the Dutch researchers this year is technological literacy, so were able to use them to selectively that next year, the senators can actu- destroy just the cancer cells, leaving ally update their Web site so students treatment currently being re- healthy cells intact.This technique is have a better idea of what is going on. searched that could hold great particularly effective as convention- promise for the future. John Kanzius al chemotherapy can be ineffective was not a cancer researcher, but in oxygen-depleted cells. This tech- LETTERS rather a radio operator and engineer nique is expected to enter early clin- who developed non-Hodgkin’s lym- ical trials shortly. phoma. Spurred on by his own dis- Stanford has led the way in the ease, Kanzius built on his knowledge field of stem cell research since its Continued from page 3 of radio waves to develop a system advent, most notably by first isolat- that specifically targets cancer cells, ing human stem cells in 1991. Stem allowing healthy cells to survive. cell research has been intimately burden of hormones that can take One of the perils of all three tied with cancer research from the over the kindest mind like Mr. Hyde aforementioned procedures is that it beginning, and soon after, a method to Dr. Jekyll, remember that know- is very hard to make them specific: to treat cancer was developed in ing yourself is more important than while they can be successful in re- which, after cancerous cells were de- knowing anything you could learn in moving the cancer, they can also stroyed, healthy stem cells were a Stanford classroom. have strong adverse effects on sur- transplanted into a patient’s bone Love, Write rounding tissue. Kanzius developed marrow to help regrow new cells. ROBIN THOMAS ‘12 a procedure that localized gold The Stanford Cancer Center, and nanoparticles to a tumor site, and particularly, the Ludwig Center for Dear Editor, then selectively heated just the gold Cancer Stem Cell Research and As a resident of Stanford West nanoparticles using radio waves, Medicine, is currently investigating who drives and cycles across Cam- to us. causing the surrounding tumor site methods to identify cancer stem pus I am daily involved in near colli- to die, but sparing healthy tissue.The cells, and thus ways to combat cancer sions with students on bikes. In the system was successfully tested in at the source. face of the recent tragedy I am at a 2005, and human testing may begin Unlike polio or small pox, which complete and total loss to explain soon. While Kanzius sadly died fol- can be remedied with a single vac- why Stanford does not make the lowing chemotherapy last year, his cine, cancer encompasses a host of wearing of helmets compulsory. The ingenuity lives on and may one day conditions that kill almost 8 million conformist cool factor would look save many more from his fate. The pursuit of treatment contin- ues. In 2007, researchers at Maas- people a year.There are a number of promising new techniques being de- veloped that could aid in the fight after itself once every one does it, particularly if helmets integrate cell phone and rear vision mirror. It SUBMIT PHOTOS OR VIDEOS. tricht University in the Netherlands against cancer in the coming years would cost the University nothing. The cost to each student is only turned to an unlikely ally to battle cancer: bacteria. Using the knowl- and help to bring that number down. 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CAMPUS RESIDENT The Stanford Daily Wednesday, February 24, 2010 N 5 SPORTS Wyndam Makowsky Tennis welcomes Rainbow Wahine Between the lines Combine By WILL SEATON WOMEN’S TENNIS looms for CONTRIBUTING WRITER The No.11 Stanford women’s tennis team (6- 2/17 Boise State W 7-0 0) is one match away from Pac-10 dual play, but Gerhart before it gets there, it must take down the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine (1-6) in a match rescheduled from a month ago.With good luck, the rain predicted for Wednesday will hold off UP NEXT HAWAI’I 2/24 Taube Tennis Center T long enough to allow play to occur. he NFL season is year- With the most recent ITA rankings out,Stan- GAME NOTES: Women’s tennis will look to continue its round, even if the games ford fell three spots from No. 8 to No. 11, based blistering home form as it hosts Hawai’i on the Farm only last for five months. entirely off the play of other teams participating tonight. The Card swept both Sacramento State and Case in point: the Combine at the ITA National Indoor Championships. Boise State in its first two matches in its current three begins today, just two weeks However, five Stanford players were ranked in match homestand, and is hoping to build even more after the Super Bowl. Draft hopefuls, the top 70 individually. While the women say momentum before it travels down to Los Angeles this start your engines. they do not closely follow the rankings, they do weekend to take on UCLA and USC. One of those prospects,of course,is pay attention to where they stand. Toby Gerhart, and there will be few “It isn’t critical, but it legitimizes us,” said Stanford Daily File Photo players with more at stake in Indi- head coach Lele Forood. “That is how I would breaking losses. These include three losses by anapolis than him. put it. It’s important for us to know that we’ve the score of 4-3 against Nevada, Loyola Mary- Stanford women’s tennis begins its conference season soon, but first must take care of visiting A refresher course: the Combine is done well enough for all those people to be indi- mount and San Diego State.The Hawaii women Hawai’i today. The Cardinal has swept both of its previous two matches at home. a scouting catch-all, where all of the vidually ranked.” could easily be sitting on a winning record if top seniors and declared underclass- Stanford has run through its competition so those matches had gone the other way. at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles spots, but have record in total and a 5-1 dual match record. Her men descend on Lucas Oil Stadium far and seeks to continue its dominance going “They probably won’t be as tough of a match played nowhere else since then. McVeigh, ab- one loss came in a 10-point tiebreaker in the for a few days of skills workouts, posi- into league play. With four shutouts on the sea- as the schools this weekend, but every day is a sent from the exhibition, has returned to the third set against TCU’s Katariina Tuohimaa 5-7, tion drills, measurements and inter- son, wins have been commanding against an different day,”McVeigh said.“Schools will bring lineup after a bout of tonsillitis to play both sin- 7-6 (4), 10-5.At this pace, she stands to equal or views. Players are quite literally dis- early schedule that includes four ranked teams. their best against us simply because we’re Stan- gles and doubles. surpass her sister Lindsay Burdette — senior sected — tested for speed, agility, “It’s been going really well,” said junior Car- ford, and they can do that.” “I’m all better,” she said.“It was only five or captain this year — in overall record for her hops, strength, intelligence, decision- olyn McVeigh. “We’ve played a lot of top Stanford and Hawaii met in a fall exhibition six days, so it could have been worse. I got the freshman year. Unfortunately, neither will like- making and so on. It has become a schools, not top 10, but our trip to Texas was re- that helped both teams define their starting line- full practice in [Monday], hit a bit over the ly be able to match eldest sister Erin’s 43-7 massive media event in recent years, ally key to realize how good we are as a team up. The Cardinal prevailed 5-2, sweeping the weekend on the ball machines, and it was nice freshman record from 2001-02. with NFL Network providing wall-to- and to finally put all our hard work in practice doubles before losing at the No. 3 and No. 6 sin- being back out there on the court.” “Mallory’s been phenomenal so far,”Forood wall coverage. With everyone on a into match play.” gles spots. Several major lineup changes have The freshmen have had a major impact on said.“She’s done really well, [she’s] an extreme- level playing field, the relative com- Hawaii has had a totally different season. Its occurred since then. Freshmen Mallory Bur- the team since their entrance into the starting ly spirited competitor. If Mallory flirts with parisons are easy to make. one win came over Cal State Fullerton 6-1, but dette and Stacey Tan have solidified their hold lineup. Mallory Burdette, ranked 24th in the na- Some teams disregard much of the the Rainbow Wahine suffered several heart- on the No.2 doubles spot,and the two switch off tion in the most recent polls, has amassed a 17-3 Please see TENNIS, page 6 song and dance because it, for the most part, disregards what actually GYMNASTICS MEN’S VOLLEYBALL happens on the field. One NFL execu- tive told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that his draft board was 90 per- cent set because “guys go to the scout- ing Combine and they change their grade on a player based on things that No letting up after have nothing to do with playing foot- EARNS SECOND ball. I’m convinced if you took the stopwatches away from a lot of these guys, most of ‘em would not be able to tell you whether they liked a player or not.” Which, for the most part, seems road tests apt.We all go nuts when a player runs By JENNY PETER horse and No. 1 nationally-ranked a mid-4.3 40-yard dash. Instanta- STAFF WRITER Gentry flashed the highest score of By CHRIS JUHNKE neously, they seem to jump up the big the night with a 15.45 on rings. DESK EDITOR boards, which is why unproven The No. 4 Stanford men’s gym- Standout high bar routines came prospects like Darrius Heyward-Bey, nastics team placed second with a from Dixon’s 14.8 and redshirt soph- Following a grueling weekend in for instance, wind up in the top 10 of team total of 354.7 at the Pacific omore Abhinav Ramani’s 14.4. southern California, the Cardinal April’s draft. Coast Classic in Oakland last Satur- On the parallel bars, redshirt men’s volleyball team returns to the But there are exceptions to the day. The meet is considered one of freshman Cameron Foreman and Bay Area for two matches this week. rule, which brings us back to Gerhart. the premier gymnastics competi- redshirt junior Nick Noone hit solid Stanford (8-4, 7-4 MPSF) faced Everyone knew Heyward-Bey was tions in the U.S. and serves as a plat- routines for a 14.4 and 14.3 to help two top-five teams last weekend, fast; it was simply a matter of precisely form to support men’s collegiate Stanford pull ahead of the other falling to No. 4 Pepperdine (7-4, 7-3) quantifying it. But with Stanford’s athletic programs. The competition NCAA teams. Another highlight of on Friday before taking down No. 3 star, no one seems to have much of a featured the defending national the meet was Hughes’ clean parallel USC (8-5, 6-4) on Saturday.The Car- read on his speed, which has subse- champion Cardinal against Cal, bar set that produced a 14.1. dinal played well on offense in both quently led to a giant question mark Iowa, Arizona State and Washing- Stanford is known for its high matches, hitting a season-high .495 next to his draft status. He is projected ton, along with the Japanese Colle- scores from its No. 3 nationally- as a team against Pepperdine and a anywhere from the second to the fifth giate All-Star Team, who won the ranked vault group,and this meet was respectable .346 against USC, but round, with the ever-present caveat of meet with a 358.8. Cal came in third no exception. Junior Alex Buscaglia played significantly better overall “let’s see how he runs in Indy.” with a 349.45. procured a 16.05 with his half twist against the Trojans, recording 59 digs The rest of his game is fairly well Japan’s top gymnasts, excluding entry onto the vault and one-and-a- to only 14 against Pepperdine. known. He’s a superior athlete with national team members, competed half twists off (Yurchenko half on “A big reason for the difference otherworldly intangibles. His patience at the event for the international rudi off is the technical name for it). in the results of this past weekend and brute force are upper echelon, competition and cultural experi- Penev also did well for a 15.95. All- was our defense, particularly block- and his agility and lateral movement ence. The team has close ties with arounders Gentry and Dixon scored ing and digging,” said sophomore are impressive for a man his size. Stanford since its coach, Mutsumi a 15.9 and 15.7,respectively,to aid the outside hitter Brad Lawson, who led Watch five minutes of tape, and all of Harada, a Japanese Olympian in Cardinal in scoring the highest event the Card in kills against USC. this is wildly apparent. But then 2000, was previously an assistant score of the night. The match against USC was a sta- there’s the speed issue. Because most coach at the Farm. The team will continue to assess tistical gold mine for the Card, with of his runs were bruising takes that Juniors Tim Gentry and Josh the aspects it needs to improve on three players — Lawson, senior op- rarely allowed him to demonstrate his Dixon had a consistent meet on all after each meet and will build upon posite Evan Romero and junior out- full motor, it’s hard to place him in a six events. Gentry placed second in- its performances each week as the side hitter Spencer McLachlin — particular group — most assume he’s dividually in the all-around with an men gear up for NCAA Nationals in recording double-digit kills. On the somewhere around a 4.6 back, but 88.5 while Dixon placed fifth. April. defense side of things, Lawson, sen- there’s no hard evidence, and just like “As a team, we put up a good “We show so much promise be- ior setter Kawika Shoji and sopho- his draft status,his projected time fluc- score with a mediocre competition,” cause we have so much depth in mul- more libero Erik Shoji all recorded tuates between 4.4 and 4.7. Dixon said. “We were consistent tiple lineups,” Dixon said. “This is double-digit digs, and the duo of Gerhart ran below a 4.5 in high with what we had shown in practice; something that we all take comfort sophomore middle blocker Gus school and is rumored to have run a however, that being said, there is still in; however, it keeps us all on our Ellis and senior middle blocker Gar- 4.43 at Stanford, both of which would a long way to go, and work to be toes and pushes us to be even better rett Werner combined for 16 blocks. be eye-opening times.A bruising back done.” than we were the week before.” The Cardinal hopes that its next that runs in that range is a rare com- “354.7 is a great team score for “Our routine hit percentage is two matches, against Division-III modity. But those are certainly opti- this point in the season,” Gentry going up, and our execution is get- UC-Santa Cruz on Wednesday and mistic, and the Combine is known for added. “We didn’t have the greatest ting better, as well,” Gentry added. Mountain Pacific Sports Federation humbling players who think they’re meet, but still put up a decent score, “We have a few minor things to (MPSF) opponent Pacific on Friday, faster than they are. and we will be looking to build on work out, but as long as we stick to will fit more into the USC mold. For- With so much uncertain, the stakes that score from here on out.” the training, we will be ready for the tunately for the Cardinal, neither of are fairly high. Run slow, and Ger- Highlights from the No. 2 nation- post season.” these opponents is quite as strong as hart’s draft status will drop and his po- ally-ranked floor team included The Cardinal men are gearing up the team’s competition last week, sition will (wrongly) come into ques- Dixon’s 14.8 and Gentry’s 14.85. for their next meet against No. 1 but that does not mean the team will tion — is he a fullback or a running Freshmen Eddie Penev is ranked Michigan at home in Burnham be complacent. back? Run quickly, and not only does Stanford Daily File Photo No. 2 nationally on floor and put up Pavilion on Saturday at 7 p.m. “One thing that should motivate the first round become a possibility, the team’s highest score at a 15.4. The Stanford men’s gymnastics team was the top scoring U.S. team at the us to stay focused for the upcoming but any queries about the correct spot Redshirt junior Lucas Hughes hit Contact Jenny Peter at jpeter12@stan- Pacific Coast Classic, scoring 356.7 points. The Card finished second matches is the fact that eight teams for him go out the window. his routine for a 14.45 on pommel ford.edu. overall, though, behind the Japanese Collegiate All-Star Team. in our league are within one loss of Of course, Gerhart has the benefit the top of the conference,” Lawson of most setting the bar fairly low, said.“At the outset of the season, we which means that even if he’s in the 4.5 promised that we would respect range, he’ll be in good shape. Plus, given his style, he may not need all 40 yards — his initial burst in the first 10 Stanford just like the Olympics every team, regardless [of] if they were a No. 1 powerhouse or a team vying for their first win in the MPSF F yards is a decent indicator of how he’ll — a goal that will also help us stay hit the hole at the next level. He’s been training in Irvine, Calif. or all of you who don’t know, the Olympic Village makes the Playboy Mansion look Mike Lazarus training sessions.When they finally have a few days to themselves,it is only natural that they are going to blow focused and on track this week.” Against both of its opponents this for the draft, particularly on his speed. like a SLE dorm on a Tuesday night. Com- off some “steam.” weekend, the Cardinal will need this He knows where he has to impress. bine two parts testosterone,one part compe- Where else do you see people pulling insane hours, focus to avoid an upset. While he has been coy about his cur- tition, one part internationalism and one provided 100,000 condoms to the athletes at the Vil- dedicating themselves to one small field, and abusing Although Santa Cruz plays in Di- rent times, he has said publicly that he part youth,and you’ll get some,umm,action. lage,or about 10 per Olympian. their bodies for some higher goal? How about Stan- vision-III, it is one of the top teams wants to “turn some heads” in Indi- The stories from past Olympic Villages are leg- In Vancouver, U.S. snowboarder Scotty Lago was ford students during finals week? in the division, ranked No. 2 in the anapolis. endary. In the 1988 Seoul Games, the night after the sent home from the Olympics due to the fallout from a Think about it.You’ve got three finals in three days. country as of last week.Additionally, Of course, speed is not the end all, swimming events had ended,the British Olympic As- photo of a girl biting into his gold medal placed conve- You park yourself in Green Library from sunrise to in an earlier match this season be- and Gerhart could impress (or fail) in sociation found so many used condoms on the roof of niently near a certain male body part. sunset,poring over your Math 51 book,learning every- tween the two teams, Santa Cruz other drills as well — he has never the British team’s housing unit,it sent out an order ban- You get the idea. thing there is to know about finding the null space of managed to take a set from the Card ning outdoor sex. Olympians put their lives on hold for years at a time. Please see MAKOWSKY, page 6 At the 2008 Games in Beijing, Olympic officials Early-morning workouts. Controlled diets. Grueling Please see LAZARUS, page 6 Please see VBALL, page 6 6 N Wednesday, February 24, 2010 The Stanford Daily SPORTS BRIEFS LAZARUS Think back to the first day of fresh- were its own nation, it would have more man year.You approach your freshman sent more athletes to the Beijing Games dorm, and all your RAs start cheering than 145 other countries. 12 leave Cardinal Football 2008 but lost the battle for place-kicker in 2009. The rest of the list includes wide receiver Marcus Continued from page 5 your name.Opening Ceremonies? Clearly,something about the Stanford Rance and linebacker Jonathan Frink, both of whom bat- Throughout your four years, Presi- experience lends itself nicely to the A dozen players have left the Stanford football pro- dent Hennessy, Vice Provost Bravman Olympic experience.The support,expec- gram, the Athletics Department confirmed late Tuesday tled persistent injuries throughout their careers, back-up long snapper Andrew Fowler, cornerbacks Marcus Turn- the matrix.You emerge for meals — nor- and Dean Julie constantly tell you how tations and dedication are ingrained into afternoon. mally nothing more than dining hall pizza great you are and how high the expecta- Stanford students. So is the familiarity of Among the notable departures are linebacker Nick er and Ryan Ballenger, fullback Liam McNally and wide receiver Brad Busby. and soft serve. You return to the library tions are for you. Constant media pres- living and competing with people of other Macaluso, offensive lineman Bert McBride and safety and dope yourself up with 5 Hour Ener- sure? nationalities — in my residence, I count- Sean Wiser. One player is still in limbo: offensive tackle Matt Kopa, who began the season as the Cardinal’s starting left gy and various other caffeine providers. You put your body through hell trying ed 13 different ethnicities. Macaluso started 16 games in his Cardinal career, in- Finally,after an all-nighter,you take your to finish a paper or study for a midterm. Is there a better place to prepare you cluding four last season, while McBride was a valued re- tackle. After a fractured foot sidelined him for practical- ly all of 2009, Kopa applied for a medical redshirt in an ef- final and hope for the best. Intense training? for the demands and temptations of the serve who saw extensive playing time in Stanford’s line- It’s the Nerd Olympics. Maybe,just maybe,Stanford channels Olympic Village than Stanford? men-heavy diesel package in 2009. Wiser, who tallied fort to get a sixth year of eligibility. Senior Assistant Ath- letic Director Jim Young said that “Kopa’s status is still No, I’m not expecting the roof of the inner Olympian in all of us.The idea Hell, even Vaden Health Center eight starts in 2008, was forced into a medical retirement. Wilbur Hall to be littered with used con- isn’t as far-fetched as you may think.Two hands out free condoms every quarter — Outside of Wiser, the Athletics Department would not under appeal with the NCAA.” Kopa, expected to com- pete for a starting spot if he returns healthy and is grant- doms come the last day of finals.This isn’t years ago in Beijing, current and former about 10 per student. disclose the reasons for the athletes’ departures. a state school,no matter how many nights Stanford athletes collected 25 Olympic Other players included cornerback Mark Mueller, ed another season, would be out of eligibility if the NCAA denies his request. you spend in Chi Theta Chi. medals. Mike Lazarus probably just set the who saw significant action on special teams, and Travis But it isn’t just during the last days of Stanford produced 48 Olympians in record for most condom references in a Golia, who was the Cardinal’s kickoff specialist early in — Wyndam Makowsky Finals Week where Stanford starts to re- all for the last Summer Games.For com- Daily sports column. Send congratula- semble the Olympics. parison, Israel had 43 total. If Stanford tions to firstname.lastname@example.org. SWIM VBALL course world record holder in both events. She also has the second fastest time in the country this year in the 200- Continued from front page yard backstroke — she won that event Continued from page 5 once before, in 2007. Stanford will also look to its diving points.Some of its strongest events this team to score points. The Cardinal’s before falling in four sets. year have been the short-distance top two divers, senior Carmen Stellar Pacific is also an opponent the freestyle races,at 50,100 and 200 yards. and junior Meg Hostage, have both Card may need to watch out for.The In the 50 free, senior Julia Smit and won conference championships in the Tigers are at the bottom of the sophomore Betsy Webb have the sec- past. Last year, Stellar won the plat- MPSF, not having won a conference ond and third fastest times in the na- form while Hostage won the 3-meter game all season, but in a conference tion, with times of 22.35 seconds and springboard in 2008. as talented and deep as the MPSF, 22.37 seconds, respectively. In the 100 Victories in these events alone will any team is a potential threat. Pacif- free, junior Kate Dwelley has the sec- not carry the Cardinal, so Maurer is ic is no exception, and just last week, ond fastest time in the country at 48.57 looking to score wins in some closely the Tigers took two sets from No. 3 seconds. contested events as well, specifically USC before falling in five. “Shockingly, the sprint freestyles the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. Last time the two teams met, are looking like strong events for Stan- “The war of the conference is going Stanford got a much-needed con- ford,”Maurer said.“We train a lot over to be the breaststrokes,” she said. ference win over the Tigers at distance, so [the swimmers] are per- The Cardinal’s top performer in Maples Pavilion in four sets. plexed by how that’s happening. But both events this year has been junior Romero and Lawson led the Cardi- that’s definitely one we’re looking re- Liz Smith, who will look to score up- nal with 17 kills each, while the ally good in.” sets against some of the conference’s Tigers were led by redshirt fresh- The Cardinal will look to two of its more established swimmers. man outside hitter Taylor Hughes senior leaders, Smit and classmate Even if it meets with success in and sophomore outside hitter Flori- Elaine Breeden, to power the team to Long Beach, the Cardinal’s focus re- an Gornick, who had 22 and 16 kills, a win. Both swimmers have competed mains on the season-ending NCAA respectively. Stanford will again be in the Olympics and are defending Tournament in March. fighting for a much-needed win NCAA champions. Breeden will look “The focus is getting as many peo- against the Tigers, as it looks to im- to score her second consecutive con- ple as possible to that meet,” Maurer prove on its current fifth-place posi- ference title in the 100-yard butterfly said. “If we race tough, the qualifying tion in the conference. and her fourth straight Pac-10 champi- times will come . . . We’re just looking Stanford’s game against UC- onship in the 200 fly. for more than last year, and our goal is Santa Cruz will take place at 7 p.m. “I’ve won a few events before, and always to get more people to score.” tonight in Maples Pavilion, while I think that would put me as a con- “NCAAs are definitely the focus of the game against Pacific will start at tender to win,” Breeden said. “But the season,” Breeden added. “Pac-10s 7 p.m. on Pacific’s campus in Stock- swimming is unpredictable — there are a lot of fun, and it’s great to win a ton. could be favorites, but it all comes Pac-10 championship,but NCAAs are down to who swims fastest on that one the focus, and winning there is the Contact Chris Juhnke at cjuhnke@ day. It doesn’t really matter who’s fa- goal.” stanford.edu. vored to win, just who swims the The Pac-10 Championships will fastest.” open competition today and run MAKOWSKY Smit will also look for her second through Saturday. straight title in her signature events, the 200- and 400-yard individual med- Contact Kabir Sawhney at ksawhney@ leys. Indeed, she is the current short- stanford.edu. Continued from page 5 trained full time for football, as he TENNIS and USC. While they don’t count for previously had to drop 15 pounds for conference standings, the matches baseball season. The full extent of will be a significant indicator of what he can do when practicing Continued from page 5 where the team is at this point in the around the clock is still unrealized for season. the general public. The three-cone, “We’re gonna have fun,” Forood for instance,which measures agility in Erin’s record . . . that would be a said. “We look forward to getting short bursts, could demonstrate his phenomenal season.” some conference matches in. Even surprising shiftiness. And then, of Fellow freshman Tan debuted on though they’re the non-counters, it’s course, there are the medical check- the ITA rankings at No. 54 and is always good to play the L.A. ups,where he’ll have to grade out well right behind Mallory at a total record schools.” to maintain his status — Yahoo’s of 15-4 total, 5-2 in dual play.The two Stanford plays Hawaii at home Jason Cole reported yesterday that have combined for a ranking of No. today at 1:30 p.m., and then will play Gerhart has “lingering injuries” from 37 in doubles and a 13-3 record over- at UCLA on Friday and USC on Sat- his collegiate career. all — 5-1 in dual play. urday. It will be a busy weekend for Ger- All this success is vital toward hart, but one in which a lot of ques- building momentum going into this Contact Will Seaton at wseaton@stan- tions will be answered. Still, the em- weekend’s matches against UCLA ford.edu. phasis will be on his straight-line speed — there is perhaps no one drill that is more important to a single player. Born to run or on a downbound train? Only Gerhart can provide the answer. Wyndam Makowsky once tried to dis- sect football players in a biology class. Teach him how to properly use the word “literally” at makowsky@stan- ford.edu. CLASSIFIEDS COMPUTERS Web Design & Software Development GET NOTICED Services available, plus more! You B Y THOUSANDS. have web ideas, we have web solu- tions. Contact Seg at (650) 575-7578 The Stanford Daily offers a cost-ef- for more information. fective way to reach the tens of thou- sands of people who read the Stan- ford Daily. 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