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Do you think installing locks
Trustees to evaluate investment guidelines
on shower rooms will prevent
further peeping incidents? University to hear student panel recommendation in June
By AIMEE MILES ing guideline that would compel Stanford to read. ics that are made from minerals sold by armed
CONTRIBUTING WRITER support shareholder resolutions encouraging “Basically, it’s a very mainstream issue and rebel groups in the country’s lawless eastern
To vote, please visit www.stanforddaily.com greater transparency and more careful ac- concern, and there’s broad consensus that region.
Stanford’s Advisory Panel on Investment counting from electronics companies in trac- there’s a big problem here that institutional Debilitating rape has become common-
Responsibility & Licensing (APIR-L) has ing the supply lines of minerals used in their investors such as Stanford need to address and place there, and an estimated 5.4 million peo-
Poll Result approved a proposal by Stanford’s Student products, according to Mark Landesmann, the companies that make products containing ple have been killed in the past 15 years, ac-
Anti-Genocide Coalition (STAND) that, if who serves on the APIR-L’s human rights sub- conflict minerals need to address,” Landes- cording to the Enough Project, an anti-geno-
What do you think of Palo Alto’s ban supported by the board of trustees, would committee. mann said. cide advocacy group.
on polystyrene food containers? lead the University to acknowledge the po- “We recommend that the University vote STAND first approached the administra- The Congo’s “conflict minerals,” which in-
tential impact of its investments on the cur- in favor of well-written and reasonable share- tion with its “conflict-free” initiative in Febru- clude tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, are key
A step in the right direction rent crisis in the Democratic Republic of the holder resolutions that ask companies for re- ary. The group expressed its concern over a ingredients in cell phones, personal comput-
Congo. ports on their policies and efforts regarding growing body of evidence showing that con- ers, portable music players and an array of
29 (50%) On April 23, the APIR-L voted unani- their avoidance of conflict minerals and con- sumers and investors indirectly fuel ongoing
mously in favor of recommending a proxy vot- flict mineral derivatives,”APIR-L’s statement violence in the Congo by purchasing electron- Please see STAND, page 3
Unnecessary; polystyrene containers
are cheap and convenient 14 (24%)
SPEAKERS & EVENTS Living Wages Campaign
Polywhat? 10 (17%)
Undecided; will this make a big
difference? 5 (9%)
Total Voters: 58
NEWS BRIEFS “I Don’t Know to CEO”
Granada shower room attracts women in business
locks reactivated after By ALEX YU
peeper Last Saturday, Stanford Women
in Business sponsored the confer-
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF ence “I Don’t Know to CEO: Trans-
forming Passion into Action,” bring-
In response to a peeping tom incident ing about 100 students to Annen-
last Sunday, Student Housing “reactivat- berg Auditorium.
ed” locks to the women’s shower rooms Speakers and panelists included
in both the Granada and Eucalipto representatives and leaders from
dorms in West Lagunita. many companies, including Louis
According to Executive Director of Vuitton, Tesla and KAI Pharmaceu-
Student Housing Rodger Whitney,“lock- ticals. They deliberated on a variety
able hardware” already existed on the of topics, ranging from technology in
doors leading to the shower rooms and business to marketing strategies.
was reactivated due to residents’ request Larry Chiang, the CEO of Duck9
following reports that an intruder tried to and author of “What They Don’t
peep under a divider while a resident was Teach You at Stanford Business
showering. School,” kicked off the conference
“Residents of Granada and Eucalipto with his own vision for the event by
are now the only ones able to enter these emphasizing, “I want this [confer-
rooms, using their room keys,” Whitney ence] to be on your path to becom-
said in an e-mail to The Daily.“We do not ing a CEO.”
typically lock bathroom doors, because Anna Khan ‘10, a co-president of
students find it to be a significant incon- SWIB, followed Chiang’s remarks.
venience, and because the buildings “The real meaning of CEO is the
themselves are locked 24 hours a day.” brainchild of this conference,” Khan
Whitney said in situations like Grana- said. “Learn how all these speakers
da’s, it is “most effective to focus on edu- zeroed in on a specific spark and
cation,reminding students and staff to be how they made it a bigger fire.”
aware of strangers in their residences Ruth DeGolia, the keynote
and to be careful about not allowing ‘tail- speaker and CEO of Mercado Glob-
gaters’ to follow them into the building.” al, described the dichotomy between
Some residents speculated, however, men and women in the business
that the intruder last week entered world, exhorting women to take on Students involved with the Stanford Living Wages campaign hosted a rally outside of El Centro Chicano on Friday. The rally was organized to inform
Granada through an unlocked breeze- self-promoting stances in their own
members of the Stanford community about the current living wages policy that applies to all Stanford service workers and its potential issues.
way on the second floor of the building. lives.
In Lagunita dorms, the showers are “Men are more comfortable pro-
separate from the bathrooms, and ac- moting themselves than [women]
are,” DeGolia said. “I encourage all
cording to Whitney, hardware for the
men’s shower rooms will be installed as of you to recognize that you are WORLD & NATION
well.There are not currently plans to lock worth supporting.”
Stanford reacts to Arizona immigration law
any other restrooms on campus. Conference participant Jennifer
Shower peeping incidents were re- Simons ‘10 talked about the per-
ported in both Robinson and Branner ceived advantage businessmen have
earlier this year. over businesswomen, suggesting
that women carry the burden of si-
multaneously caring for their fami-
— Kate Abbott
lies while fostering their careers. MEChA members, professor voice Americans, as well as the trust between police
and our communities that is so crucial to keep-
the Arizona law enforcement, critics of S.B.
1070 do not see how racial profiling can be
“It’s assumed men will be more
ing us safe.” avoided.
Haskell is ASSU execs’ successful,” Simons said. “There’s
the idea that women have to choose
opposition to new restrictions The law, known as S.B. 1070, requires immi- “The Arizona law essentially says that if
between family and career.” grants to carry legal documents and allows the someone looks like [they] might be here with-
chief of staff From his experiences at the con- By MARIANNE LeVINE police to detain people suspected of being in
the United States illegally.The law is set to take
out authorization, then police are obligated to
ask for proof of legal residency . . . the law is in-
ference, Josh Chan ‘11 praised the
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF female speakers who have over- Some members of the Stanford community effect by August. credibly vague,” Jimenez wrote in an e-mail to
come the obstacles that DeGolia be- are voicing protest against the Arizona immi- S.B. 1070 is causing significant backlash The Daily.
John Haskell ‘12 has been named the lieves businesswomen face. gration law, called the strictest in the United around the country. Arizona is the first state to “Police are likely to rely on race and possibly
ASSU executive chief of staff. “There are a lot of exceptions,” States, signed April 23 by Governor Jan Brew- require immigrants to present identification class cues, which are poor indicators of legal sta-
Executives Angelina Cardona ‘11 and Chan noted. “When you go to a con- er. papers to confirm their legal presence in the tus and, more importantly, it amounts to racial
Kelsei Wharton ‘12, elected last month to ference like this, you see the females On campus, the chat list of MEChA, a Chi- United States if questioned by the police. Ac- profiling,” he added.
ASSU’s top posts, chose Haskell from who have broken that mold.” cano and Latino student organization, has been cording to the law, failure to carry these papers Jimenez said a belief that immigrants take
among 10 applicants to manage their Luisa Russell ‘12 found the con- active, with members promoting awareness of could lead to a misdemeanor charge. an undue share of public resources was partly
cabinet of students tasked with carrying ference’s emphasis on technology the law, and sociology Prof. Tomas Jimenez “The forcing of people to identify them- behind the law.
out the work of the pair’s wide-ranging helpful because of its relation to her wrote an op-ed in Thursday’s Los Angeles selves begs the question, ‘Are we truly free in “There is a sense among many people that
campaign platform. own studies in materials science and Times in the wake of the law’s passage on com- this nation?’” said Aracely Mondragon ‘13, the immigrants are not only taking jobs, but also
Haskell, a prospective Urban Studies engineering. prehensive immigration reform. co-chair of MEChA. Mondragon is also in- sucking up resources that are funded with tax-
Nationally, President Obama has criticized volved in the Stanford Immigration Rights Pro-
the new law, saying it threatened “to undermine ject.
Please see HASKELL, page 3 Please see SWIB, page 3 basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Although Brewer said the public must trust Please see ARIZONA, page 3
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2 N Monday, May 3, 2010 The Stanford Daily
By ZOE LEAVITT high. Past the Dish, we took a sharp miles and were arriving at our first first rattlesnake — curled up under a
STAFF WRITER left turn off the path into the fields, bathroom stop.The Sag wagon (Sup- bush, we could still see the lump in its
trekking through tall grasses. Talk of plies And Gear) carted a few hikers belly from its last meal. I envied that
xistential questions have a butterfly biology, poison ivy versus home at that point, before we set off snake.
way of flowing through the poison oak and species extinction for Jasper Ridge. The third thing I learned — com-
brain when you wake up at filled the air. The second thing I learned on the fortable shoes may not feel so com-
5:30 a.m. on a moonlit Sat- The first thing I learned from the Walk — Stanford owns a heck of a fortable after 12 miles through mud
urday morning. Questions Walk — Stanford supports a heck of lot of land. Most students only ever and up hills. The last mile and a half
like, “What path has my life taken to a lot of cows. More cows than any see a small fraction. Our walk to before lunch, my toes were crying
this moment?” and “Why am I biking university should know what to do Jasper Ridge took us through Webb out for mercy.
across campus on three hours with. We walked past their dour Ranch, a private farm on land that Finally, 12.6 miles in, we arrived at
sleep?” stares on our way out of the Dish Stanford owns but has leased out for Jasper Ridge’s Leslie Shao-ming Sun
The answer? Walk The Farm. area, through a tunnel under the 280 years. Then, of course, there’s Jasper Field Station, where bagged lunches
This ambitious annual event, now freeway. Soon, we approached a mas- Ridge itself.A stunning 1,189 acres of were waiting for us. Bill Lane himself
in its fourth year, takes a select group sive, ridged grass hill — the dam for rolling hills and waving grasses, the made an appearance, decked out in a
of undergraduates, biologists, profes- Felt Reservoir, a body of water on Ridge is closed to visitors except on Navajo print jacket, bright red shirt,
sors and others on a 21-mile walk Stanford land. Upon our approach, a organized tours. cowboy hat and turquoise neckband.
around the perimeter of Stanford massive hare raced in front of us and However, the Ridge may not look At the ripe age of 91, he was quite the
land. Led by Jon Christensen and across the entire dam. Flocks of birds the same for much longer. Scott personality, pulling me in to kiss me
David Kennedy ‘63, co-director and scattered. The cows relaxing around Loarie, a post-doctoral fellow in on the cheek when I introduced my-
executive director of the Bill Lane the water’s edge showed little emo- global ecology, described the harm self as a Daily reporter.
Center for the American West, re- tion. global warming inflicts on native but- “The West is the ideal laboratory
spectively, the route meanders from We stopped at Felt Reservoir, terfly populations. While areas of for this kind of study because of the
Y2E2, around Lake Lag, past the where we learned about how climate Jasper Ridge were once teeming with diversity and geography of the 13
Dish and under route 280, through change would push snowmelt earlier butterflies, as temperatures began to Western states,” Lane said.
Jasper Ridge, around SLAC, down and earlier, depleting the water re- rise, group after group has gone ex- The group, from undergraduates
Sand Hill Road and finally loops sources for later in the season. It tinct. One species of butterfly has enrolled in Christensen’s class to
back around the Quad. seems that Stanford’s penchant for died out from Jasper Ridge entirely, Pulitzer Prize winning historians, re-
This year’s walk focused on cli- palm trees apparently has a cost: and the nearest population now re- ceived a first-hand illustration of
mate change; at various stops over one million gallons of water per sides near San Jose. Loarie told us to changes taking place throughout the
throughout the walk, Stanford scien- day are used up for irrigation around reshape our thinking about global American West and the world —
tists met with the group for short campus. Though Stanford uses only warming from degrees per year into and perhaps the Walk, for some pay-
talks about environmental shifts. By about one percent of the area’s kilometers per degree: As tempera- ing close attention, helped encour-
exploring the outer reaches of cam- water, the school is currently turning tures rise, how far will animal popu- age a new generation to come up
pus, Walk the Farm aims to use Stan- its focus toward increased efficiency lations have to migrate to reach cli- with innovative climate change solu-
ford as a microcosm of the American and reuse methods. mates in which they can still survive? tions.
West to display the changes climate By 8:30 a.m., a time when I’m nor- The answer, often, is too far in too
change has wrought on the environ- mally turning over to avoid the sun in short a time. Contact Zoe Leavitt at zleavitt@stan-
ment. my eyes, we had already hiked six We moved on. I encountered my ford.edu.
After signing a rather intimidat-
ing waiver form, the group of 43 set
off from Y2E2 shortly after 6 a.m.
The light of the day was just begin-
ning to shine, and an “if these people
can do it, I certainly can do it” senti-
ment seemed common among the
younger set of walkers.
After rounding Lake Lag, we en-
tered the Dish by Narnia and started
up the hill, with a short introductory
talk by Christensen. With less than a
mile under our belts, spirits were
Stanford Conference on Early Stone Tools and
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8:30 AM — Building 50
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The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance
9 AM — Clubhouse Ballroom, Old Union Complex
Southeast Asia Forum, Democratization and Re- Shawn Abbott, the director dents as though they are legal Danny Gould ‘13, Liu’s room-
gional Identity in Southeast Asia, with speaker of admissions, wrote in an e- adults. mate, felt that age does matter
mail to The Daily that, while the “We have an expectation and expressed concerns that
Juliet Pietsch University does receive “sever- that every student who lives younger students lack a level of
12 PM — Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall, al” applications from students with us in the dorms is offered social experience and maturity.
3rd floor, East wing younger than most, these appli- the same amount of resources “When people find out, they
“Why bother with Ancient Interpretation” by cations are put through the and services — we expect all look at [Liu] differently,” he
exact same admissions process students to be responsible for said. “16 is still child status. His
James Kugel as all other candidates, with no themselves and responsible to maturity level is that of a college
12 PM— Building 360- Conference Room By KABIR SAWHNEY me like I’m just another 18 year
old or 19 year old,”Liu said.“It’s differences in evaluation proce- others, regardless of their age,” student, but his life experience
just like I’m one of them.” dures. she said.“We will treat all of our is not that of a college student.”
Latin American Focus on International
According to data supplied “Their age isn’t an advan- students, regardless of age, simi- However, Gould did contin-
Investment Law ith Admit tage, nor is it a disadvantage,” he larly — there are no ‘special ue on to say that his roommate’s
12 PM — Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row Weekend just by the Registrar’s office, Liu is
just one of 54 freshmen aged 17 said. dorms’ that are assigned. Each age had not caused any academ-
concluded, While these applicants are student has his/her own prefer- ic difficulties and few social
Robert Sapolsky:Faith, Science, and the Mind Stanford stu- or younger who entered Stan-
ford this year, out of a total not given any special considera- ences or needs, and we work to ones throughout the year.
12 PM — Braun Auditorium, Mudd Hall dents can all re-
freshman class of 1,692 stu- tion in the academic evaluation honor those.” Another student, Brogan
member a time when they were process,Abbott said that his de- Golder also said that Stan- Miller ‘13, echoed Gould’s sen-
SLAC Colloquium:Anthropogenic Nitrogen:Too ProFros, itching to escape the dents. These numbers indicate
that about 3 percent of incom- partment strives to ensure that ford doesn’t want to play any timents, especially about life ex-
Much of a Good Thing? clutches of their parents and younger applicants are mature role in attaching a social or aca- perience.
4:15PM — SLAC Panofsky Auditiorium strike out into the world on their ing students were not legal
adults in September (though enough to handle living in Stan- demic “stigma” based on a stu- “Obviously, they’re intelli-
own, as adults, for the first time. ford’s residential system along- dent’s age. gent enough to be here,”he said.
Harry Camp Memorial Lecture by Tzvetan Yet, for a small number of there is no data on how many
have turned 18 since entering). side their older colleagues. Lena Potts ‘13, who started “But I feel that, in certain social
Todorov Stanford students each year, the “We require any admitted fall quarter at age 16, shared circumstances, they’re imma-
5 PM — Stanford Humanities Center “as adults” part doesn’t apply. Only one upperclassman
started in the fall younger than student who will be under 16 at Golder’s outlook. ture, and it’s not their fault.”
The select group that entered the time of entry to interview “I don’t think anyone would Still, Miller doesn’t mind too
Baseball vs. Santa Clara Stanford before turning 18 is an 18, suggesting that most under-
5:30 PM — Stanford, CA age students enter at 17 and turn with senior administrators, to have known unless I had told much.
invisible minority, difficult to ensure that the student is ready them,” Potts said. “I don’t think “They’re amazing people
identify by any conventional 18 at some point between the
Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz Jams means. start of their freshman and to be in a residential environ- anyone can really tell how old I and I love them to death,” he
7:30 PM — CoHo sophomore years. ment with older students,” he am. said.
For Frank Liu ‘13, who came said. “My friends have always
to Stanford fall quarter at age Perhaps contrary to expecta-
For a posting of your organization’s event, tions, official University policy In an e-mail to The Daily, been older than me,”she contin- Stephanie Chong contributed to
contact Andrew Martin at advertising@stan- 16, such anonymity is a good Deborah Golder, the dean of ued.“It’s not a social issue.” this story.
thing, both academically and so- does not differ in most respects
forddaily.com. residential education, elaborat- While Liu and Potts both
cially. when dealing with these stu-
For other events, please visit https://newas- ed further on why Stanford has consider themselves to be no Contact Kabir Sawhney at
su.stanford.edu/studentevents/index.shtml “Everyone here really treats dents.
chosen to treat underage stu- different than their older peers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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manding an explicit change in prac-
tice from firms that Stanford invests
in — and, in keeping with University
Continued from front page Continued from front page policy, would only require Stanford
to support other shareholders’ reso-
lutions regarding conflict-free invest-
major from Philadelphia, said he met other appliances. The rebel groups ments, rather than draft its own, Lan-
Wharton playing basketball and Car- who control their distribution earn desmann explained.
dona in the Stanford Democrats’ en- an estimated $180 million a year “Stanford has made it clear that
dorsement interviews for ASSU ex- from the mineral trade, the Enough it’s not an activist on social issues,
ecutives this spring. Haskell is the Project has said. other than its primary mission of ed-
vice president of the Democrats The APIR-L’s final 7-0 vote in ucation and research,” he said. On
group; he is also an officer in Stu- favor of STAND’s proposal came de- the other hand, he added, “it has to
dents Taking on Poverty. spite initial objections from panelists attend to its own social responsibility
Cardona said Haskell “demon- who were wary of demonstrating the as an investor . . . that’s very loudly
strated a talent for being able to see University’s partiality to a specific heard and deeply felt in Fortune 500
the big vision” of her agenda, which cause and from those who feared a corporate boards.”
she and Wharton promised would dearth of research on the subject, Newman said STAND was not
draw attention to issues of sexual as- Landesmann said. asking for Stanford to push for more
sault, mental health and student The panel’s support sets a new intensive measures because the in-
group funding. precedent in institutional recogni- frastructure for tracing mineral sup-
The executives and Haskell spent tion of conflict minerals as a viable, ply lines hasn’t been fully developed
much of the weekend interviewing pressing issue, said Mia Newman ‘12, yet.
some 56 applicants for 14 cabinet po- the advocacy director for STAND. “We’re not asking for anything
sitions. Cardona said the chief of staff “This is an opportunity for a uni- harsher, because there’s not a capa-
is expected to devise a way to keep versity to be at the forefront of this bility in the industry right now,” she
those students on task throughout issue,” Newman said. said.“We’re okay with small steps.”
the next 11 months of their term. To his knowledge, Landesmann Members of the APIR-L will
Former ASSU President David added, “this is the first time any present the resolution to a subcom-
Gobaud, a coterminal student in major university has taken any ac- mittee of the board of trustees at the
computer science, kept a cabinet of tion about this issue. It’s rare for board’s meeting in June, where the
21 students. He made his co-chief of Stanford to act alone and break the board will decide whether or not to
staff, Andy Parker ‘11, vice president silence.” support the measure.
after former V.P. Jay de la Torre ‘10 But even if the measure is ap-
resigned in November. proved by the board of trustees, it Contact Aimee Miles at pandorah@
Cardona said Haskell’s salary is would steer several paces clear of de- stanford.edu.
yet to be set. They expect to fill cabi-
net posts by Friday.
— Elizabeth Titus
ARIZONA “It [the law]
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amounts to racial
payer dollars. Now, those are both
dubious claims, but perception can
be reality, especially when people
are hurting economically,” Jimenez
said. — TOMAS JIMENEZ,
Another student said undocu-
mented immigrants help American Sociology Prof.
“Any reason given for any strict pus to raise awareness about the law.
immigration law is based on fallacy,” At the vigil, students from a variety
said MEChA member Tadeo Me- of backgrounds hoped to exchange ALEX YU/Staff Photographer
lean ‘13. “The people benefiting their thoughts and experiences with A Approximately100 students attended “I Don’t Know to CEO” last Saturday, hosted by Stanford Women in Business.
from illegal immigration are always immigration issues. The conference featured representatives from Louis Vuitton and Tesla, and Duck9 CEO Larry Chiang spoke as well.
big corporations and sectors of the “This is everyone’s issue,” said
economy which are not strictly regu- Mondragon, who helped organize
lated: agriculture and construction.” the vigil.“It is not specific to any one
Jimenez said the law will have a group, since immigrants come from In addition to utilizing the con- Khan hoped the conference’s
difficult time “[being] moved from all over the world.” ference as a forum for networking, various speakers’ perspectives
paper to reality.” Russell also enjoyed hearing from a would encourage young women to
MEChA was set to hold a vigil on Contact Marianne LeVine at mlevine2 Continued from front page diverse group of speakers with overcome societal barriers prevent-
Sunday night in White Plaza on cam- @stanford.edu. varying backgrounds and experi- ing success in the business world.
ences. “Don’t be a part of the statistic,”
“I have always found entrepre- She appreciated “being able to Khan told attendees. “Always push
neurship very interesting,” Russell see the different perspectives,” she yourself to the limit.”
said.“This particular event had a little said. “It’s really important to see
more of a technology interest. That’s how [the speakers] built themselves Contact Alex Yu at alexyu@stanford.
one of the reasons why I came.” up from the ground.” edu.
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hatever feelings some students not an environmental literacy requirement.” Strategy Director
Annika Heinle Stephanie Weber
might have toward IHUM or the The proposal goes on to aptly frame this Michael Londgren
Managing Editor of Intermission Copy Editor
University’s General Education “tool” as a conception of inter-temporal as- Bob Michitarian Multimedia Editor
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posal submitted by Students for a Sustain- these classes just makes sense. If a course on
able Stanford (SSS) to add a sustainability “The Ethics of Environmental Choices” does
option to the Education for Citizenship re- not contribute to good citizenship in this day
quirement. and age, then what does?
The Editorial Board applauds SSS for co- Including these types of classes as GERs
ordinating this effort and urges the Universi- will legitimize their value while increasing in-
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the Editorial Board has commented exten- ing interest in sustainability would benefit
sively on the importance of sustainability in from taking a sustainability course, but can-
the past, the Board also supports this propos- not spare the units for a course unrelated to
al because of the purposeful precision with their major or other requirements. Increas-
which it was created. ing access to these classes might be the most
Firstly, the decision to include sustainabil- important thing environmentally-interested
ity as an optional method of fulfilling the Cit- students can accomplish. The Earth systems
izenship requirement is much less intrusive majors that graduate from Stanford will
than establishing a required component of work to make a sustainable impact through
the GER solely for sustainability — students their careers in business and government.
who would rather not enroll in a course on But if the public policy majors, the engineers,
sustainability are free to choose from the doctors, lawyers and businesspeople can in-
other options available to fulfill the Citizen- corporate these concerns into their mindsets,
ship requirement. As one of five options in then the reach of these classes will extend
the Citizenship category, the addition of sus- much further.
tainability to the list would be a boon for stu- Combating climate change, resource
dents interested in the field, while the rest of shortages and the global equity challenges of
the student body would be under no obliga- the 21st century will require an environmen-
tion to choose sustainability over any of the tally knowledgeable citizenry, not just a mi-
other options. nority of dedicated specialists. We hope that
The authors of the proposal explicitly ad- Stanford continues to do everything in its
dress related concerns, stating, “We seek to power to make that need a reality, starting
build an intellectual tool, rather than a be- with the addition of sustainability to the Ed-
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U NFA SHIONABLE N ONSENSE
generous observer might call my
room a rat’s nest. However, I think
most rats consider it beneath them to
keep a pair of avocadoes and an assortment
of books by Nietzsche in their nests. Emily THE GAO REPORT
Less generous observers might re-
mind me that “cleanliness is next to godli-
ness.”This is an insidious lie, and hardly even
clever. Who takes in the world, looks at the
vast array of messes — animal, plant, amoe-
Advising: An Individual’s Responsibility
boid — and proclaims, with a grand gesture,
the insight that some great God made the ast week, I compared the need to ex- first meeting could lead to a long and fruitful
world, and filled it with strife, combat, contra-
diction and, above all, crazy cat ladies and I,like everyone,have pand resources for students interested
in attaining advanced degrees in non-
mentorship experience. For others, it did not
last beyond that day. I belonged to the latter
hoarders, but nonetheless, clearly deigned to professional schools to the perpetual imper- category. Sure, sometimes things work out
give his creation, mostly, an overwhelming ative for pre-major advising reform.After re- Shelley and other times they do not. Cultivating
sense of organization? Indeed, as time rolls ceiving some responses to my column, it ap- Gao mentorships can certainly be interpreted as a
on, it seems the only rule is increasing en-
tropy and heat leaking out of all of our me-
found myself with too pears that the University has adopted struc-
tural improvements for the Class of 2012 and
process of experimentation.
However, the steep gradation of
chanical processes. 2013. satisfaction reported in pre-major advising
So, if God subscribes to any princi- The changes look fine.We complain suggests that not all faculty approach fresh-
ple, it isn’t cleanliness. Frankly, he probably
has more important things to do than fuss
many opportunities and about advising all the time. But, seriously,
how much reform can the University realisti-
sophomores. Activities like the Sophomore
Symposium and Majors Night are designed
men advising with the same degree of com-
mitment. Personality fit, temperament and
about the alphabetization of planet Earth. cally implement, anyway? I argue that the to help students research different interests worldview, in addition to intellectual inter-
And, moreover, if the world was developed current framework is adequate. Only two or hone in to their specific interests. Third, ests, do play a significant role in forming and
with divine OCD, I imagine all the elements
would be stacked in separate rows, neatly not enough time. things matter: encouraging more tenure
track faculty to participate and care about
the University has taken steps to strengthen
the pre-major advisers system, where faculty
sustaining advising relationships, but it is also
the mindset of approaching these interac-
filed away and useless for breathing, repro- pre-major advising and making students un- and staff volunteer to serve as advisers for tions that is instrumental. Freshmen tend to
ducing and generally shuffling about from derstand that advising is ultimately their re- eight freshmen. Additional faculty members take these interactions very seriously.
rocks to oceans to bodies. Most life relies not sponsibility. have been recruited and any staff that serve ProFros were asking me about reading lists
just on this disorganization, but even dirti- tell ourselves. For the socially inept, i.e. me, From an official source in Under- in that role now are required to have an ad- and syllabi for classes during Admit Week-
ness and contamination. Sterility, of course, the appropriate way to say this is, “I decided graduate Advising and Research (UAR), vanced degree. Among all these reforms, it is end last week, even before they were en-
demands the termination of life. Cleanliness, not to spend time on this.” In fact, like the fat three major alterations have occurred since pre-major advising that matters most. Al- rolled at Stanford.
then, earns neither the sanction of God nor kid at recess, I straight up cut that activity my freshman year. Starting with the Class of though we have a terrific group of profes- Looking back, my path has not fol-
primitive life. If it is good, it is on exclusively from the team, and/or put it so low on my list 2012, an Academic Director is assigned to sional staff, their primary role should be to lowed my initial four year plan at all. Perhaps
human terms, methinks. of priorities that I de facto made it impossible each residence. The intent is for these Acad- connect students to the faculty. Nothing can that is a good thing.An organic evolution and
This, anyways, is what I tell myself, that I would make time for it. It’s not like emic Directors to remain a resource for stu- replace interaction with actual scholars in a sometimes even accidental discovery of our
when surrounded by stacks of old biology God-on-high, taking a break from avoiding dents until major declaration in sophomore field. interests may be a more rewarding journey.
exams, semi-washed glasses and receipts for organizing creation with supplies from the year. Undoubtedly, they serve a useful role in There is not much the University For those students who are left rather disillu-
the books I bought for IHUM. But really, the Container Store, floated down and stole time addressing a broad spectrum of academic is- can do in terms of encouraging faculty to sioned with their assigned adviser, there are
truth of the matter is that cleaning is just not from a select few of his favorite great apes. In sues in the preliminary stages of one’s Stan- serve as pre-major advisers. After the Vice numerous opportunities along the Stanford
a priority of mine. I, like everyone, have fact, a little known but actually true fact is ford career, ranging from illuminating aca- Provost for Undergraduate Education’s trajectory to find faculty mentors.Whether it
found myself with too many opportunities that each person has 24 hours a day. demic opportunities on campus and helping (VPUE) cut in honoraria for pre-major fac- is through working as a research assistant or
and not enough time. And, like everyone, Everyone has the time, but makes with course sequencing to providing support ulty advising during the budget crisis last taking seminars, the potential to cultivate ex-
conscious or not, I perform the rationalizing their own priorities. It’s not that it’s wrong to for freshmen adapting to college life. year, faculty will now have even less incen- cellent advising relationships is definitely
calculus everyday, and estimate the utility of rank school over relationships, or term pa- In this academic year alone, I have tive to invest their time in freshman advising. possible.
one option relative to another. Perhaps I can pers over reading “Infinite Jest.” Indeed, I’d been told that 4,601 individual undergradu- This will exacerbate the concern that incom- Ultimately, the burden for cultivat-
spend my free hour between class and meet- say it’s just prudent to put working towards ates have met with UAR advisers, which in- ing students receive poorly matched advis- ing faculty advisers lies with the individual
ing reading, or spending time with friends, or your career aspirations over spending time clude Academic Directors and staff in Sweet ers. students. The University certainly can do
watching “The Hills.” I embrace one choice, feeding ducks and watching “The Daily Hall and the Athletic Academic Resource The first interaction almost all Stan- more to increase tenure track faculty partici-
and discard the others. I only share with a se- Show.” But it’s not that we don’t have time Center. Clearly, these advisers play a tremen- ford students have with faculty is during a 20 pation. But, Stanford already offers a good
lect few other perpetually disgruntled com- for the latter — it’s that we chose not to dously useful role in undergraduate educa- minute meeting with their adviser during framework, and most importantly, a collec-
rades, though, the opinion that there’s really make time for the latter. And that’s why I tion. I have found them to be wonderfully New Student Orientation. I recall my nerv- tion of some of the world’s most brilliant
no such thing as “I Don’t Have Time.” have old magazines, wrinkled clothes and av- caring individuals, adept at strategic plan- ous excitement manifested in over-prepara- scholars. It is up to the student to adopt a
“I Don’t Have Time,” a statement ocadoes riddled across my room. ning. They are particularly helpful in sooth- tion for that meeting two years ago.After re- proactive approach in his or her intellectual
which also goes under the alias “I’m Too ing my doubts and devising how to best ap- viewing the Stanford Bulletin and going development.
Busy,” is what socially apt people say when Emily does prioritize reading her inbox, even if proach faculty with my plans. through my major requirements, I printed
they determine not to spend time on various it’s just as cluttered as the rest of her life. Join in Second, attention has been devoted out a discussion agenda and a carefully con- Shelley Gao ‘11 writes weekly about campus is-
“good” uses of time. It’s also a white lie we at email@example.com. to enhancing academic programming for structed four year plan. For some, this very sues. Contact Shelley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stanford Daily Monday, May 3, 2010 N 5
MATADOR REVENGE Daniel
On My Mind
By CAROLINE CASELLI
DESK EDITOR MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
5/1 vs. Northridge W 3-0
Chants of “This is our house!”
filled Maples Pavilion as the No. 1
Stanford men’s volleyball team put
away the final points to clinch the UP NEXT
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
(MPSF) Tournament title on Satur- OHIO STATE
With a win over No. 3 seed Cal (22-7)
5/6 Maples Pavilion
State Northridge (23-9), the Card
(22-6) won its first MPSF Tourna- 8:00 P.M. f there is one thing young jour-
ment since 1997. In addition, Stan- nalists are told, it is to not let
ford became the first MPSF team to COVERAGE:
emotions infiltrate your cover-
win both the regular season and TV ESPNU age or writing.Today,I am break-
postseason tournament since Pep- ing the cardinal (no pun intend-
perdine in 2005. RADIO KZSU 90.1 FM (kzsu.stan-
ed) rule of journalism.
“It validates us as the true winner ford.edu) I am currently sitting in Denver In-
of the toughest conference in colle- ternational Airport waiting for an of-
giate athletics,” said senior setter GAME NOTES: Fresh off winning the MPSF fensively delayed flight back to the
Kawika Shoji. “There are no ques- Tournament this weekend, the No. 1 seed Stanford area, and I am pissed off. In
tions as to who the best MPSF team Cardinal will play its NCAA semifinal match my rage, I have found inspiration for
was this year.” against No. 4 seed Ohio State on Thursday my column: the things in sports that I
But the Card’s final obstacle was at home. Stanford is 13-1 at Maples and hate, and I’m not just looking at you,
not an easy one — the Matadors last faced Ohio State in 2009, winning in Cal.
were the only MPSF team that Stan- three close games. Stanford last won the I’ll start with the NBA, because it is
ford had not yet beaten this season, NCAA national championship in 1997, a very easy target.
falling first in January and again in against Ohio State. I hate the NBA playoffs.I hate them
April. This time, however, proved to not because I dislike basketball or be-
be a different story. cause I don’t think there are great play-
“We were just really confident asserted Stanford’s offense.A smart-
ly placed Kawika Shoji serve fell un- ers on the court and drama in every se-
this time, whereas last time our of- ries. I hate the NBA playoffs because
fense wasn’t as smooth, and we touched in the center of the court to
win the set, 30-24. they take FOREVER.
weren’t playing very confidently,” The NBA playoffs are a multi-
said junior outside hitter Spencer “We never panicked,” Kawika
Shoji commented on Northridge’s faceted problem. As I’ve previously
McLachlin. “It also helps that we written, there are too many teams
were at home with 1,000 screaming strong mid-game surge. “They start-
ed making plays, and we just had to (more than half the league in fact) in
fans in costume.” the playoffs, and every series is seven
“Not only did we just execute the settle down again.We did a good job
of being resilient.” games.
game plan more effectively,” Kawika It is no coincidence that the leagues
Shoji added, “we are just overall a “It was a real testament to our de-
termination,” McLachlin agreed. (NFL and MLB) that have fewer teams
much different, a much better team and fewer games in the playoffs get
now than when we played them last.” “After losing such a big lead, most
teams would have lost that game, but higher ratings for those games. Nor is it
From the first point, Stanford hard to believe that the NBA was more
came out swinging. McLachlin — we persevered and finished strong.”
The second set was the closest of popular back in the 1990s prior to the
aided by strong blocking from soph- lockout,when the first round was a five-
omore middle blocker Gus Ellis, the evening, and points went back
and forth to the end. Ellis was a game series, not seven.
sophomore outside hitter Brad Law- To make things worse,the teams are
son and senior opposite Evan major presence at the net from the
start, killing two quick sets in the afforded far too many days off.Take the
Romero — went on a 10-serve run Milwaukee Bucks-Atlanta Hawks
to give the Card a 14-2 lead. middle, followed by a deafening solo
block several plays later. first-round series. Yesterday they
But Northridge provided a strong played Game 7, 15 days after playing
response to Stanford’s dominant Again, Stanford struggled in the
middle of the game, with an illegal Game 1.That is more than two days per
start. Bolstered by numerous Cardi- game.That is more days off than NHL
nal hitting errors, the Matadors went back row attack, followed by a ball
hit wide to the right, a missed serve players get between playoff games,and
on their own nine-point run,bringing I think you would have to really stretch
the score within two at 20-18. But and a Northridge kill on an over-
passed ball. The Matadors were up KABIR SAWHNEY/The Stanford Daily to find an argument that basketball
when the momentum appeared to be takes a more physical toll on the body
in the Matadors’ hands, powerful Sophomore Gus Ellis’s blocks shut down the Matador offense from the first point, giving the No. 1 Cardinal a solid than hockey.
swings from Lawson and Romero re- Please see MPSF, page 6 lead against No. 3 Cal State Northridge in a Stanford-dominated three-match victory for the MPSF Tournament title. While I’m on the topic of the NBA,
how about teams run an offense for
once, or teams play actual team de-
With all the athletes in the NBA,I’m
not saying that the prevalent one-on-
one game isn’t entertaining, because
oftentimes it is, but it isn’t good basket-
ball.Too often,players loaf back on de-
fense, never show up on help-side de-
Huskies sweep fense and rely on teammates to beat
defenders off the dribble.NBA basket-
ball, in a sense, is a shell of the game
Stanford in Seattle
played in college, which is full of intri-
cate offenses (John Calipari-coached
teams aside) and defensive-minded
By DANIEL BOHM teams. Plus, there isn’t a need to play
SENIOR STAFF WRITER music during game play to get the
By KABIR SAWHNEY crowd involved.
No. 18 Stanford’s (21-17, 10-8) DESK EDITOR Ok, enough ragging on the NBA; it
schizophrenic baseball season con- isn’t all I hate.
tinued this weekend with a sweep at Though it snapped a seven-game losing streak in the middle I also hate lukewarm fans. Yes, I’m
the hands of Washington (24-19, 8-7) of last week against San Jose State, the Stanford softball team looking at you, USC football fans. Re-
in Seattle. continued to struggle against Pac-10 competition. Over the member when the Coliseum was half
Coming off two consecutive weekend, it dropped two of three games to No. 7 Arizona State empty for home games before Pete
sweeps of Pac-10 Conference oppo- (39-11, 8-7 Pac-10). The No. 14 Cardinal (32-14, 5-10) has now Carroll? Me too. I also remember
nents, the Cardinal looked poised to lost its last three conference series, including sweeps at the vividly how quickly you all cleared out
make a bid for a conference title. But hands of Arizona and UCLA. of the stadium when Stanford pounded
the Huskies, who by all indications “We still have to execute a few things,” said head coach John you 55-21 this year.
appeared to be a lesser opponent, Rittman.“We have to get a few timely hits and eliminate some Not only are those fans of the fair-
sent the Cardinal home with three base running mistakes . . . against this competition, you almost weather variety, I’m not even sure they
losses, including a heartbreaking 15- have to play perfect.” root for USC elsewhere. I am not from
inning loss on Sunday. The first game of the series was a pitcher’s duel, matching
Surprisingly, Stanford’s bats, junior pitcher Ashley Chinn against ASU’s Hillary Bach,the ace Please see BOHM, page 6
which had been hot against OSU and of the Sun Devils’ staff.Though Chinn pitched well, limiting the
Cal the last two weeks, went ice cold
Sun Devils to three runs on nine hits, Bach was the better of the
this weekend. The team only scored two — she gave up just one hit to the Cardinal, despite control
six runs in the three losses. problems that saw her walk four batters and hit three more with
These deficiencies in hitting pitches.
spoiled good pitching performances, “Bach’s a really good pitcher,” said senior left fielder Alissa Olympian
especially by sophomore Brett Haber.“She does a really good job of changing planes and spot-
Mooneyham on Friday and the trio ting the corners really well. I think we could have made adjust- Rachael Flatt joins
of junior Alex Pracher and sopho- ments a little bit better and a little quicker.”
mores Brian Busick and Scott The top three hitters in ASU’s lineup — center fielder Les- Class of 2015
Snodgress on Sunday. ley Rogers, designated player Taylor Haro and shortstop Kate-
On Friday, Mooneyham did all he lyn Boyd — proved to be the toughest challenge for Chinn.The Stanford added an Olympian to
could to keep the Cardinal in the three hitters went a combined 4-9, with Rogers scoring twice its roster: Rachael Flatt, the reigning
game, going eight innings and strik- and Boyd driving in two runs. U.S. figure skating champion an-
ing out 13 Husky hitters while allow- Senior third baseman Shannon Koplitz was the only Stan- nounced that she will join the Class
ing just two earned runs on four hits ford batter to get a hit in the game. of 2015 via Twitter on April 30. Flatt,
and a season-low two walks. Saturday’s game was a stark reversal of fortune for both who placed seventh in Vancouver’s
Unfortunately, the Cardinal de- teams. Stanford won the game, 8-0, in a five inning game short- 2010 Olympic Winter Games, plans
fense let Mooneyham down, allow- ened by the run rule. to continue competing while in col-
ing two unearned runs on errors by Freshman pitcher Jenna Rich handily shut down the ASU lege.
junior shortstop Jake Schlander and lineup. Over five innings, she gave up just two hits and one walk According to Figure Skaters On-
junior first baseman Jonathan on an efficient 57 pitches. line, Flatt was debating between
Kaskow in the first inning. The Car- With the Sun Devils resting Bach, the Cardinal offense took Princeton and Stanford, but ulti-
dinal had three errors in the game, advantage of pitchers Sam Parlich and Megan Elliott. Parlich mately chose to take a year off and
and mustered just six hits in the 4-2 started the game, but only lasted 0.1 innings after giving up four enter Stanford in fall of 2011. The
loss. runs. 2012 U.S. Championships will be in
Stanford’s only runs came in the After that outburst, Stanford would not look back. Though nearby San Jose.
top of the fifth on a two-RBI double Elliott met with slightly more success, Stanford still managed to Flatt said she is considering bio-
by freshman left fielder Stephen Pis- get two runs in the second inning and then one each in the fourth mechanical engineering, medical
cotty, cutting the Husky lead to 3-2. BRYAN LIN/The Stanford Daily and fifth innings to run-rule the Sun Devils. Elliott pitched four school or orthopedics.
Freshman left fielder Stephen Piscotty’s double gave the only two Card runs in Friday’s disap-
Please see BASEBALL, page 6 pointing game against the Huskies. No. 18 Stanford was swept for all three games in Seattle. Please see SOFTBALL, page 6 — Marisa Landicho
6 N Monday, May 3, 2010 The Stanford Daily
striking out eight. STANFORD 3 WASHINGTON 4
Sunday’s game was the most ex- 5/2/10
citing of the three, a 15-inning 4-3 STANFORD
AB R H RBI
AB R H RBI
Continued from page 5 Continued from page 5 Washington victory. The teams were Gaffney rf 6 1 2 0 Pollard lf 5 1 0 0
in their 10th consecutive inning of Walsh 2b
scoreless baseball when pinch run- Kaskow 1b 4 1 0 1 Meehan pr 0 1 0 0
three at 15-12, their widest lead of Later in the inning, with the bases ner Sean Meehan scored on Guiliani pr/lf
the set. loaded and one out, Schlander lined Pracher’s wild pitch with two outs in Pries dh 0 0 0 0 Kizer c 2 0 1 0
But the Card’s resilience pre- out to third, and freshman third the bottom of the 15th. Ringo ph/dh
vailed yet again. A rare tip from baseman Kenny Diekroeger Pracher (6-3) had the longest out- Schlander ss 2 0 0 0 Russell ph 1 0 0 0
Lawson went down to tie the score at grounded out to end Stanford’s only ing of his career, going 7.2 in relief Smith ph/3b
23-23, and moments later, he pow- threat. and allowing just the one run on Busick p 0 0 0 0 Scott 1b 5 0 1 0
Snodgress p 0 0 0 0 Boyer rf 6 0 0 0
ered a kill through Northridge’s Mooneyham (1-5) took the loss three hits, along with five walks and Pracher p 0 0 0 0 Bentrott ss 6 0 0 0
blockers. On an even rarer play, sen- while Washington’s Forrest Snow (4- five strikeouts. Snow p 0 0 0 0
Clem p 0 0 0 0
ior middle blocker Garrett Werner 1) went 2.2 innings of hitless relief The Cardinal offense, which took Cimber p 0 0 0 0
stepped in to set up Romero for the for the win. a two run lead in the top of the first Totals 53 3 10 2 52 4 12 3
kill. After a briefly contested call, Stanford appeared star-struck at on two Washington fielding errors, R H E
Lawson’s deep back-row kill was Saturday’s game, playing under the was again led by Diekroeger, who Stanford
counted to end the set, 30-28. lights at Safeco Field, home of Major had his third consecutive multi-hit 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.
League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners, game, going 3-7. Despite his three E—Cherry (5); Bentrott (5). DP—Stanford 1; Washington 1. LOB—
Stanford 12; Washington 12. 2B—Walsh (11); Cherry (8); Lamb 2
and losing 9-1. hits, however, Diekroeger had a (12); Rankin (13); Brown (5). HBP—Piscotty. SH—Piscotty (3);
Sophomore pitcher Jordan Pries chance to give Stanford the lead in Schlander (4); Kizer (2).
SB—Diekroeger (1); Jones (9); Brown (7). CS—Smith (1).
(3-2) got hit around for the Cardinal, the top of the 12th with runners on
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO
while for the second consecutive first and third and one out, but he Stanford
day, the Stanford defense let its grounded into a fielder’s choice with Busick
pitcher down. The Cardinal made junior second baseman Colin Walsh Pracher L (6-3) 7.2 3 1 1 5 5
four errors, leading to three Husky being tagged out at home. Washington
Snow 4.1 3 3 1 2 5
runs. Stanford doesn’t have any time to Clem 5.2 4 0 0 1 2
Pries took the loss, going 4.1 in- rest, as it plays host to Santa Clara Cimber W (5-2) 5.0 3 0 0 1 0
Win—Cimber (5-2). Loss—Pracher (6-3). Save—None. WP—
nings and allowing six runs, only today and San Jose State tomorrow Pracher 2 (3). HBP—by Snow (Piscotty). Pitches/strikes: Busick
three earned, on five hits. at Sunken Diamond, before heading 66/41; Snodgress 37/21; Pracher 97/50; Snow 72/49; Clem 65/46;
Diekroeger was the offensive star on a nonconference road trip to Umpires—HP: David Rogers 1B: Travis Katzenmeier 3B: Kelly
for Stanford with three hits. Long Beach State next weekend. Gonzales
Andrew Kittredge (6-3) got the
Snodgress faced 1 batter in the 8th.
win for Washington, going 7.1 in- Contact Daniel Bohm at bohmd@ T—3:59 A—533
nings and allowing just one run and stanford.edu. — Compiled by Marisa Landicho
seems like an awful waste of a non-re-
junior outside hitter newable resource. But maybe that is After spending the entire layover fum-
the Stanford student in me coming ing and heatedly typing, Daniel Bohm
The third set was all Stanford. Continued from page 5 out. was deemed a threat by security and
Romero repeatedly killed balls Well, it’s almost time to board (fi- turned away at the gate. Get Daniel on
down the line, while Lawson took nally), so that will be all. Sorry for the the next flight home at bohmd@stan-
advantage of the cross court. Mid- Los Angeles,but I have been told that venom. ford.edu.
way through the set, Northridge ap- there are a fair amount of fans of USC
peared defeated as Stanford contin- football that also root for UCLA bas-
ued to pound kills, serve aces and ketball. If that isn’t pathetic, I don’t
stuff ball after ball. An unsuspected know what is.
dump from Kawika Shoji fell to the Now I’m not saying Stanford is
ground, bringing the score to 28-16, any better. I remember the 1-11 sea-
BRYAN LIN/The Stanford Daily son, and I also remember the 12 other
followed by a Northridge overpass
Losing their third consecutive Pac-10 series, No. 14 Stanford lost pitching duels that was firmly rejected by Werner. fans at the games. Not to say this sea-
in the first and third games of the series against No. 7 Arizona State at home over A missed Northridge serve — just son’s attendance, despite the team’s
the weekend, though the Card did pull a decisive 8-0 win in Saturday’s game. long — concluded the set, and success, was that much better. Stan-
match, 30-17. ford still couldn’t fill its 50,000 seat
The team ran to the center of the stadium, which is very sad.
I’ll close this column out with the
games in the weekend doesn’t bode court, embracing to celebrate the vic-
well for the standings,” Haber said. tory. The match was followed by a one sport that I really can’t under-
“This is the best conference in the brief awards ceremony, in which the stand, nor bring myself to watch —
country . . . We’ll take it one game at a team received MPSF champion T- NASCAR.
Continued from page 5 I am well aware that it is more than
time and get ready for the postsea- shirts and a team trophy.The evening
son.” concluded with an enthusiastic rendi- just driving in an oval over and over
innings in total, giving up four runs Stanford will also benefit from the tion of “All Right Now” as the team and over again. That said, I don’t un-
and five hits to Stanford’s lineup. return of freshman pitcher Teagan ran through a long tunnel of cos- derstand the appeal,especially on TV.
Three Cardinal batters distin- Gerhart, who was the Cardinal’s ace tumed fans. Furthermore, I am no environ-
guished themselves in the game — prior to sustaining an injury three Romero led Stanford’s offense mentalist, but 50 cars driving 500
Rich,Haber and freshman designated weeks ago. Rittman said that there is with 19 kills, and Lawson added an- miles at 10 miles a gallon every race
player Alix Van Zandt. Rich went 3-3 no definite timetable for her return, other 15. Both middle blockers com-
with four RBIs and one run, Haber and that she is “day-to-day.” bined for 14 kills and only one error,
went 2-3 with a run scored and Van Gerhart did play in this weekend’s with Werner hitting .750 and Ellis hit-
Zandt went 2-3 with two RBIs. series, entering Sunday’s game as a ting .700. Kawika Shoji had 49 assists,
Sunday’s game was more similar to pinch runner. bringing his season total to 1,364.
the first game of the series. The low- Stanford’s next game is this Tues- For Northridge, 7-foot-2 senior
scoring affair was again decided by day at home against Santa Clara at 6 Jacek Ratajczak had 15 kills, the only
each team’s pitchers. Despite strong p.m. Its next conference series is this Matador with kills in the double dig-
efforts from Chinn and Rich, who weekend at No. 1 Washington. its. Senior middle blocker Kevin
combined to hold the ASU offense to McKniff contributed eight kills and
three runs, Stanford fell 3-2, losing Contact Kabir Sawhney at an ace,and sophomore opposite Tan-
both the game and the series. email@example.com. ner Nua added another seven kills.
Bach,in the circle again for the Sun Sophomore setter Matt Stork had 42
Devils, did not pitch as strongly as on ASU 3 STANFORD 2 assists and four digs.
Friday — she gave up seven hits and 5/2/10 With the win, Stanford received
two runs in seven innings pitched. She ASU
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the No. 1 seed in the four-team
seemed to have mastered her control, Rogers cf 4 0 2 0 Haber lf 3 0 2 1 NCAA Tournament, which will be
however, giving up just two walks and Boyd ss
played at Maples Pavilion this Thurs-
hitting one batter, and the perform- Ketchum pr 0 1 0 0 Rich ss/p 3 0 2 1 day and Saturday. Despite the loss,
ance was just good enough to give her Donnenwirth 3b 3
Urfer 1b 3
Cal State Northridge received the
team the win. Lockwood rf 2 0 1 1 Burns rf 3 0 0 0 only at-large berth, and will be the
Haber and Rich were once again Carlson lf
Van Zandt dp
tournament’s second seed. No. 3
the top two stars for Stanford’s of- Muenz ph/2b 0 0 0 0 Koutz 1b 1 0 0 0 Penn State (23-7) and No. 4 Ohio
Nulliner ph 1 0 0 0 Becerra 1b/2b 1 0 0 0
fense, going a combined 4-6 with one Haro dp 1 0 0 0 Hassman cf 3 1 0 0 State (22-7) round out the pool.
RBI. Afusia dp 2 0 0 0 Chinn p/dp 0 0 0 0 But despite the sweep of North-
Bach p 0 0 0 0
Stanford is now seventh in the Pac- Totals 25 3 7 3 26 2 7 2
ridge and recent postseason success,
10, only ahead of Oregon State. With R H E
the Cardinal still sees areas that can
just two conference series remaining, ASU 010 002 0 3 7 1 be worked on before the NCAA
the chances that the Cardinal can Stanford 000 110 0 2 7 0
E—Urfer (3). DP—ASU 2. LOB—ASU 4; Stanford 7. 2B—Rogers 2
fight its way back into contention (10); Castillo (7); Hansen; Rich; Van Zandt. HBP—Koplitz. SH— “There is always room to im-
seem slim at best. Lockwood (2); Muenz (1); Becerra. SF—Carlson (1). SB—Haber;
prove,” Kawika Shoji said.“We need
However, Rittman’s outlook re- to shore up some blocking assign-
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO
mains squarely focused on Stanford’s ASU ments and continue to eliminate hit-
next few games. Bach W (21-4)
7.0 7 2 2 2 1 ting errors. We are peaking though,
“We’re really not worried about Chinn L (7-6) 5.0 6 3 3 0 2 which is a great thing.”
positioning in the Pac-10,” he said. Rich 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 Next up for the Card is No.4 Ohio
Win—Bach (21-4). Loss—Chinn (7-6). Save—None. WP—Chinn.
“We are literally taking it one game at HBP—by Bach (Koplitz). Inherited runners/scored: Rich 2/2. State on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the
a time, trying to improve and control Pitches/strikes: Bach 112/65; Chinn 79/49; Rich 26/18. Chinn faced NCAA semifinals at Maples.
2 batters in the 6th.
the things that we can control in our Umpires—HP: Ken Buchmiller 1B: Smokey Edds 3B: Geri Magwire
program.” T—2:07 A—479 Contact Caroline Caselli at caselli@
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