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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-




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    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            alicem@stanford.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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
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                                       EDITORIAL                                                                                                                                   The Stanford Daily
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ASSU Senate fails to engage                                                                                             Board of Directors

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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 eic@stanforddaily.com, op-eds to
act with us in order to better suit our needs.             published, they made this point all the more                  editorial@stanforddaily.com and photos or videos to multimedia@stanforddaily.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


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                                      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: emorgan1@stanford.edu.                               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.
                                          One day, maybe through the efforts       about 40 dollars and the benefit is          SEND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TO EIC@STANFORDDAILY.COM
edge that tumor cells generally have      of many of you reading this, we will     immeasurable — saving another
low access to oxygen, Dr. Jan Theys       prevail.                                 life, avoiding another head injury             AND SEND OP-EDS TO EDITORIAL@STANFORDDAILY.COM,
engineered Clostridium novyi, an                                                   and sparing an innocent car driver a
anaerobic bacteria of the same            For a more human side of cancer, visit   terrible and life-long burden.
genus as tetanus and botulism, to         kesem.stanford.edu. Camp Kesem
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help selectively destroy tumor cells.     makes Jack’s day: cackler@stanford.                          ANNIE GODFREY,
Dr. Theys’ clostridia, far from caus-     edu.                                                        CAMPUS RESIDENT
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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




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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 mlazarus@stanford.edu.


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.




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