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May 13, 2010
                        The Stanford Daily                                       An Independent Publication
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Volume 237
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Issue 59

 Re-evaluating undergrad education
   Town hall continues discussion
    of non-major requirements
               By TROY YANG                        were enriched by their experiences in Intro-
                STAFF WRITER                       duction to the Humanities (IHUM) and the
                                                   Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR).
    Some 50 students and faculty met at the        Others pushed for making drastic changes to
Bechtel International Center on Wednesday          the general education curriculum by either re-
evening to discuss a University effort to re-      ducing or completely eliminating IHUM and
shape the undergraduate general education          other general education requirements.
curriculum. This meeting, arranged by com-             “The balance is between giving a little bit
mittee members of the Study of Undergradu-         of guidance and giving students freedom to
ate Education at Stanford (SUES) and mod-          move,” said Julie Kennedy, a senior lecturer in
erated by Jim Campbell, a history professor        Earth Systems and a member of the SUES
and co-chair of SUES,served as an opportuni-       committee. “This is important and this is
ty for faculty to listen to and assess student     something we can think about, not just broad-
perspectives regarding general education re-       ly for four years, but most pressingly for fresh-
quirements and the greater educational goals       man year.”
of the University.                                     There was also lively discussion about
    Recognizing the drastic changes that Stan-     bridging the perceived social-intellectual di-
ford has undergone in the last decade, the ad-     vide between “fuzzies” and “techies.” The 19
ministration is making an effort to reassess the   members of the SUES committee, who come
makeup of a Stanford education, something          from a variety of departments and intellectual
that has not been done comprehensively since       backgrounds, were especially interested in
the 1993-1994 academic year.                       making Stanford a more interdisciplinary and
    Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ‘82 and          integrated school that trained students who
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education           could function as productive citizens.
John Bravman ‘79 M.S.‘81 Ph.D.‘85 rolled out           “A lot of the key issues around interdisci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer
the study in February.                             plinary studies at Stanford and what it means
    On Wednesday, study co-chair Harry             to be an educated citizen were brought up           History professor Jim Campbell moderates a town hall discussion with students, faculty and staff on Wednesday evening to begin discussions
Elam, a drama professor, said general educa-       tonight and I’m glad that happened,” said           of a projected re-evaluation of Stanford’s undergraduate education requirements, a process that started at the beginning of winter quarter.
tion requirements are a focal point of SUES.       Theo Gibbs ‘11 after the meeting had conclud-
    “What we’re really trying to do is think       ed. “I definitely think it’s time for reform. I     when you do your introductory classes, you          will be dedicated to more sustained and fo-         work.”
about the rationale — what general educa-          think there’s still a culture of division [be-      get stuck in this rabbit hole, and you forget       cused discussions about general education re-          “I don’t want to speculate on what we will
tion requirements are there and what general       tween techies and fuzzies] and I don’t think        why you’re here at Stanford; you forget the         quirement details, Campbell said.                   change or won’t change because I truly don’t
education requirements are supposed to do,”        that’s productive.”                                 bigger picture,”said Nishant Jacob ‘13.“I think        “We talked to the ASSU last quarter and          know,”he added.“If all goes well,we will com-
said Elam in his opening address to the stu-           Committee members asked students how            it’s refreshing to be reminded again what I’m       this quarter we’ve been seeing students every       plete our work in the summer of 2011 and
dents. “What is most important to us is your       they felt this gap could be bridged.Several stu-    truly here for.”                                    Wednesday night at their dorms,” Elam said.         bring a report to the Faculty Senate in the fall
perspective on where general education is at       dents responded by emphasizing the impor-               The discussion last night was one of a series   “I’m guessing at the end of this quarter we’ll      of 2011, which will most likely include some
Stanford.”                                         tance of the Education for Citizenship re-          of talks held by the SUES committee, which          have talked to at least 200 students directly . .   suggestions for changes.”
    Student responses were diverse, with some      quirements.                                         has been spending winter and spring quarters        . we also have questions on the sophomore
upperclassmen saying, in retrospect, that they         “The reason I came here tonight is because      in discussion with students. Next year, SUES        and senior surveys directly related to our          Contact Troy Yang at

LOCAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ACADEMICS

City looks                                                                                                                                                                                                             Berkeley’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Haas shifts
to landfills                                                                                                                                                                                                           curriculum
Palo Alto City Council approves new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          By CASSANDRA FELICIANO
contract with landfill gas energy firm                                                                                                                                                                                             STAFF WRITER

              By ADAM COLE                                                                                                                                                                                                 UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of
               STAFF WRITER                                                                                                                                                                                            Business launched its newly re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       designed MBA curriculum last
   As oil companies search for untapped                                                                                                                                                                                week. The overhaul, the first since
reservoirs and engineers struggle to develop                                                                                                                                                                           2006, has drawn from a number of
cheaper renewable energy, usable natural                                                                                                                                                                               influences, including peer institu-
gas seeps daily from the world’s landfills.                                                                                                                                                                            tions such as Stanford.
Now, after a heavily debated decision by the                                                                                                                                                                               According to Dean Richard
Palo Alto City Council, landfill gas from                                                                                                                                                                              Lyons, Haas administrators looked
Bay Area facilities could power local homes.                                                                                                                                                                           at Harvard’s publicized overview of
   In a 5-4 vote last Monday, the council ap-                                                                                                                                                                          similar redevelopments in business
proved two contracts with Ameresco, a                                                                                                                                                                                  school curricula in other institutions
company that plans to generate electricity                                                                                                                                                                             over the last five years.
using gas produced during the breakdown                                                                                                                                                                                    While examining Stanford’s
of refuse in landfills. Deep wells in the hills                                                                                                                                                                        MBA program, Lyons was particu-
of waste will literally vacuum up the gas and                                                                                                                                                                          larly excited by its international ex-
send it to an internal combustion engine.                                                                                                                                                                              perience requirement, which includ-
   “It’s important to use the methane be-                                                                                                                                         MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer        ed study-abroad, service learning
cause otherwise it will enter the atmosphere         Students, role-playing as sperm cells, race through a sex-ed obstacle course past various contraceptive “traps” to be the first to reach and                      trips with non-profits and immer-
and contribute to global warming,” said civil        fertilize the egg. The race was one of many activities and games at the school’s first Student Wellness Fair on Wednesday afternoon.                              sion experiences. Haas’ restructur-
and environmental engineering Prof. Craig                                                                                                                                                                              ing worked to incorporate a similar
Criddle Ph.D.‘89, who studies green energy.
   He explained that methane acts as a
                                                    HEALTH                                                                                                                                                             component in its new curriculum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Being good in the global ele-

                                                    Student Wellness Fair is first of its kind on campus
greenhouse gas 24 times more powerful                                                                                                                                                                                  ment has sort of become what, in the
than carbon dioxide.                                                                                                                                                                                                   jargon, people call a high-speed fac-
   “This is a low-hanging fruit of climate                                                                                                                                                                             tor,” he said. “It’s something you’ve
change mitigation,”he said.“But globally,90                                                                                                                                                                            got to do if you want to play.”
percent of landfills do not capture their gas.”                                                                                                                                                                            Incorporating this international
   Landfills in the United States are re-                        By KABIR SAWHNEY                         ucation obstacle course set up behind the Sex-       course’s creation, Steven Crane ‘11, a SHPRC            component is part of Haas’ vision to
quired by law to carefully monitor and limit                          DESK EDITOR                         ual Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC)              volunteer, said,“We asked ourselves,‘How are            produce “path-bending, innovative
gas emissions, according to Michael Carroll,                                                              table. Two participants at a time wearing            we going to get people to engage with some-             leaders,” through refocusing its core
a senior engineer at a San Joaquin landfill            The BeWell program’s student outreach              “sperm hats” raced through a kite-shaped             thing?’”                                                curriculum on critical and analytical
where Ameresco will harvest some of its gas.        campaign took its next steps on Wednesday             “vagina” made out of PVC pipe before pop-               “It sort of emulates what happens in na-             thinking and building it from the
In the San Joaquin Valley, captured gas is          with the first Student Wellness Fair, held in         ping a condom with oil-based lube and heading        ture,” he added.                                        business school’s culture, norms and
currently disposed of through combustion.           White Plaza.                                          over small hurdles labeled with the names of            “It’s a creative way to let people know the          values. Its fruition is based on the
This process, called “flaring,” reduces green-         The fair’s activities and games served as the      different contraceptives.                            facts with sexual health,” Cardona said.“There          collaborative efforts of faculty, stu-
house gas impact by 90 percent and smog by          event’s main draw.A dunk tank was one of the             They then had to go through garbage cans          can be large differences between students in            dents and alumni of the school.
92 percent, but produces no energy.                 biggest attractions, featuring several members        labeled as Fallopian tubes before throwing           knowledge about sexual health.”                             While the full impact of this tran-
                                                    of the football team and ASSU President An-           beanbags into a hole to “fertilize the egg” and         Other activities included sumo-suit                  sition remains to be seen, as the cur-
                                                    gelina Cardona ‘11.                                   win the race.
           Please see GAS, page 5                      Another prominent fixture was a sexual ed-            Describing the process that led to the                        Please see FAIR, page 3                            Please see GSB, page 5

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2 N Thursday, May 13, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Stanford Daily

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                May             13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Academic Agora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               11:30 AM — Old Union Courtyard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               How I Read the Bible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               12 PM — CIRCLE Common Room - 3rd Floor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Old Union

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2010 Academic Council Address:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Part One:John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Building auditorium. Walk along Serra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mall with President Hennessy. Part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Two:Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3:30 PM —

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Honoring Lives, Remembering Losses:An In-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               terfaith Grief Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4 PM— The CIRCLE, Sanctuary, Old Union, 3rd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stanford-USGS Fellowship 25th Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Symposium and Reception
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4 PM — Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Res-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ORC Scholarship Info Session:Graduate Study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in the UK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4 PM — Bechtel International Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Symbolic Systems Forum - Joshua Knobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4:15 PM — 380-380C

                                                                                                                                                                              LISA A. FRASIER /The Orlando Sentinel/MCT        Iran-Iraq War on screen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6 PM — Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “How I Write” Conversation with Victor L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6:30 PM — Roble Hall Theater

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Reading & Signing with Giovanni Tempesta,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               author of “Waters, muddy and clear”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6:30 PM — Stanford Bookstore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Trouble the Water (film)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               7 PM — Annenberg Auditorium

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stanford Softball vs. Oregon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               7 PM — Smith Family Stadium

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Shakespeare’s “Troilus & Cressida”
    By STEPHANIE SARA CHONG                          riculum in computer science, physics and ex-                “We don’t place too extensive an emphasis         age of 13 or 14, OHS provides pre-teens and                 8 PM — Roble Studio Theater
                STAFF WRITER                         pository writing. Among EPGY’s most well                on particular definitions or models of gifted-        teenagers with the academic resources to live
                                                     known programs are its residential summer               ness in admissions,” wrote Jeffrey Scarbor-           at home until a college-appropriate age.                    For a posting of your organization’s
                                                     program and the OHS.                                    ough ‘99, assistant headmaster of the OHS, in            “What we try to do — and largely succeed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               event, contact Andrew Martin at advertis-
              igh school senior Eugenia                  The OHS has expanded at great speeds                an email to The Daily. “Rather, we attend to          at — is making it so that it’s not necessary for  
              O’Kelly routinely wears her pa-        since its founding in 2006.To date, it offers full-     demonstrated abilities and potential, as well as      our students to go to college before the age of             For other events, please visit
              jamas to class. Not because no         time and part-time courses in a wide scope of           factors such as motivation and intellectual cu-       17,” said Jovana Knezevic, EPGY’s writing,        
              one cares, but because no one          subjects — from “fuzzy” to “techie” — and at            riosity.These characteristics can be particular-                                                                  tevents/index.shtml
              can tell.                              a range of levels — from high school to uni-            ly important at the OHS, with respect to both
   “As long as you’re wearing a shirt that           versity.                                                the online environment and to the intensity of                    Please see EPGY page 5
looks like it could be a regular t-shirt, then           The online component of the OHS de-                 the program.”
they can’t really tell,” O’Kelly said of partici-
                                                                                                                                                                        “It’s really hard to balance a
                                                     pends on a software program known as Saba                   EPGY can be seen as something of an out-
pating in an online classroom. “Or, you could        Centre. As described on the OHS website, the            reach program for precocious students. In
wear a coat over your pajamas, if they really do     software “provides space for instructional              using the resources of Stanford University, the
look like pajamas.”                                  slides, a whiteboard that both instructor and           OHS provides young students a chance to
   O’Kelly is one of 220 students currently en-
rolled in Stanford’s Education Program for
Gifted Youth Online High School (EPGY
                                                     students use, application sharing capabilities
                                                     for group use of subject-appropriate software,
                                                     as well as text chat.”
                                                                                                             take academically challenging classes that
                                                                                                             local high schools do not otherwise offer.
                                                                                                                 “When they take a course from us, they can
                                                                                                                                                                      normal social life with an online
OHS). Using real-time video-conferencing,
the high school brings together gifted seventh
through 12th grade students from around the
world into a single, virtual classroom.
                                                         Saba Centre also allows students to raise
                                                     their hands, say yes or no, laugh and applaud.
                                                         To determine whether applicants are “gift-
                                                     ed” enough to belong to this selective online
                                                                                                             do it in a way that suits their talents,”explained
                                                                                                             Rick Sommer, managing director of EPGY.
                                                                                                             “A lot of the kids in our program are ones who
                                                                                                             learn quickly, who in a traditional math class
                                                                                                                                                                                   social life.”
   EPGY first started as a research project in
the 1980s, when it received a grant to develop
                                                     high school, the OHS looks at test scores and
                                                     academic records. Admissions officers also
                                                                                                             might be bored. In our program, they go at a
                                                                                                             pace that suits their abilities.”
                                                                                                                                                                                     — MAYA LEWIS ‘13,
computer-aided instruction in calculus. By the
late 1990s, EPGY had developed a full cur-
                                                     consider students’ personal attributes, such as
                                                     determination to succeed.
                                                                                                                 While it is not uncommon for gifted youth
                                                                                                             to decide to enroll in college at the adolescent
                                                                                                                                                                          former student in EPGY’s online high school

             By JENNY THAI                          which courses honors students must take, in-           ily indicate that there is no competition in the         Writing a thesis
          CONTRIBUTING WRITER                       terdepartmental honors programs are much               application process. Some honors programs,          is intensive and ex-
                                                    more flexible. One such program is the honors          such as CISAC and international relations, are      tensive and de-

                  ith a little more than a month    track at the Center for International Security         competitive in that they have a set quota on        mands over a
                  left,most students are already    and Cooperation (CISAC), which is unique in            how many honors students they will accept           year-long com-
                  dreading finals and looking       that it is both interdisciplinary and interde-         each year.                                          mitment.The tan-
                  longingly to the end of the       partmental, so majors ranging from manage-                 “We typically take about 12 students,” said     gible aspect of 15
                  school year. But many juniors     ment science and engineering to human biolo-           Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, deputy director of the        months worth of
and seniors have more than just their immedi-       gy to public policy are encouraged to apply.           Center on Democracy, Development and the            effort is a thesis
ate classes and summer plans to consider —              “We look for diversity in our honors pro-          Rule of Law (CDDRL), which is a relatively          that can range from
they are frantically working to start or wrap up    gram at CISAC,” said Stephen Stedman, a po-            new concentration track within the IR major.        15 pages (for natural sci-
their capstone research projects.                   litical science professor and a senior fellow at       “Although our program is only about four            ence programs) to over 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CRIS BAUTISTA/
   It’s honors thesis season.                       CISAC.“We love majors from engineering, bi-            years old, the number of spots for honors is        pages (for some ambitious humani-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Stanford Daily
   Although the honors programs vary across         ology, physics, econ. First of all, what the com-      usually full.”                                      ties and social sciences students).To pre-
departments, all share the common aspect of         mittee looks for is a real commitment to inter-            Other honors programs, like that of the bi-     pare for that process many departments offer
being one of the most intellectually rigorous       nal security,which we gauge by seeing whether          ology department, do not cap the number of          an honors seminar class which juniors pursuing
experiences that a Stanford undergraduate           or not the student has taken certain prerequi-         students accepted into the honors program.          honors can take in winter or spring quarter.          analy-
can undertake.                                      sites in that particular area.”                        The competition instead lies elsewhere, specif-          “The juniors honors seminar really helps you     sis of the labor market for suicide bombers in
   The path of honors is not for the indecisive.        Planning and pacing is a critical component        ically the selection of faculty members that one    get oriented with the thesis process,”said Kropp,     Palestine.“Spending a whole year on it can be
Significant preparation and time must be in-        even in the early stages of the honors process;        chooses to work with.                               who is majoring in economics. His honors thesis       kind of scary.”
vested prior to starting the honors process. For    for many departments, applications are due                 “It takes longer than they want to, to find a   will investigate gender trends in a school pro-           Yet despite the challenge, students like
most departments, particularly the natural sci-     late winter quarter or early spring quarter.           lab,”Mason said.“Some students are surprised        gram implemented in the 90s that helped allevi-       Kropp are feeling the pay-offs.
ences, students must not only clear the neces-          “You’ll need an advisor, recommendation            by how long it can take, and how many e-mails       ate poverty in Bangladesh. “The goal of that              “Writing my thesis has been one of the
sary GPA and coursework requirements be-            letters, a synthesis of what topic you’re inter-       they’ll have to send.A student who wants to do      class is to have a prospectus,so by the end of win-   most useful things I’ve done here at Stanford,”
fore declaring honors,but have already started      ested in researching, a resume, all of these ma-       research pretty much can, but the amount of         ter quarter of my junior year,I had an intro,a lit-   Kropp said. “Reading other people’s research
on research early.                                  terials,” said Shannon Tori Anderson ‘11, who          time and effort needed to set it up can be frus-    erature review, a tentative methodology and a         is helpful but knowing how to write a literature
   “Students need to have a 3.0 GPA in the          is majoring in political science. Anderson is          trating.”                                           pretty good bibliography of sources. That class       review and learning how to read a lot of mate-
major so that they qualify numerically,” said       part of CISAC’s honors program and her pro-                In other situations, finding and establishing   really set me on the right course.”                   rial and condensing it is really helpful . . . these
Jennifer Mason, the undergraduate student           posed honors thesis topic will be an evaluation        communication with a faculty advisor can be              Honors students also agree that passion in       skills will be helpful in the long run, whereas
services officer for the biology department.        of America’s airline security policies post-9/11.      fortuitously effortless.                            one’s research topic is critical to making the        you don’t learn as much from doing problem
“However, they also usually join labs [at the]          Stedman and Mason both said that the                   “I got to know my advisor personally dur-       most of the honors experience.                        sets.
end of sophomore year or early junior year to       number of applications for most honors pro-            ing my work at Sierra Camp,” said Garner                 “You have to be in love with your topic,”            “It’s definitely worth it,” he added.
work on research projects.”                         grams has remained fairly constant within the          Kropp ‘10.“So I was lucky in that I got to know     said Miriam Marks ‘11,who is majoring in pub-
   While most departments are fairly rigid in       last five years. However, this doesn’t necessar-       him mostly in a non-academic setting.”              lic policy. Her honors thesis topic will be an        Contact Jenny Thai at
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Graduate council debriefs post-formal
       By BRIANNA PANG                   but was beaten by someone else in          dents representing them?” Chu said.        programming co-chairs, Grad For-
           STAFF WRITER                  the same department, they would not            “To me, engineering is one big, in-    mal this weekend was a success, with
                                         be elected unless they won enough          tegrated school,” he added.                only one transport to the emergency
   Discussion over an election regu-     at-large votes.                                Adam Beberg, a doctoral student        room due to “excessive alcohol con-
lation of the Graduate Student               Defending his position, Satija pre-    in computer science, believed the          sumption.” Additionally, the student
Council (GSC) engineering district       pared a PowerPoint presentation to         rule should remain in effect since it      lost his jacket, he said.
spots arose during Wednesday             explain his stance, even though the        allows for all engineering depart-            “There was plenty of puking on
evening’s brief council meeting.         rule did not exclude candidates in         ments to have a chance at a voice.         the bus, but we didn’t get charged for
Council members also elected new         this year’s election. Satija argued in         “There are a vast number of elec-      any of it, so it’s okay,” Satija said.
co-equipment masters.                    favor of a model similar to the cur-       trical engineers,” he said. “[Without         ASSU Vice President Kelsei
   Coining the regulation “the sepa-     rent humanities and sciences district      the rule,] they can essentially dwarf      Wharton ‘12 reported that the execu-
rate department rule,” GSC member        positions, which he said works more        the other departments.”                    tive cabinet members have been an-
Addy Satija, a graduate student in       effectively to diversify its representa-       “It’s a good rule,so we should leave   nounced. The newly chosen chairs
electrical engineering and energy re-    tive voice.                                it alone,” Beberg added. “It’s hard for    will be meeting the GSC later this
sources engineering, proposed an             “This rule doesn’t actually            the rule to actually bump someone off      month.
amendment for its repeal.                achieve actual better representa-          the GSC anyway. We should let the             Two co-equipment masters were
   The rule, currently in effect, re-    tion,” Satija said. “By design, fewer      other departments in engineering           approved on Wednesday evening: Ze
quires that the two allotted GSC en-     engineers can qualify for the coun-        have their representation.”                Yuan, a graduate student in electrical
gineering spots must be filled by stu-   cil,” he added.                                Satija said the rule had affected      engineering, and Di Wang, a gradu-
dents from different engineering dis-        Council member Tao Chu, a grad-        election results at least once in the      ate student in international policy
ciplines. Satija was concerned that in   uate student in electrical engineer-       past few years. He explained that the      studies. Council members also ap-
certain instances, candidates could      ing, agreed, questioning whether or        rule had prevented two aeronautics         proved $535 for the Stanford India
be barred from a council position de-    not the average engineering student        and astronautics graduate students         Association and $410 for the Associ-
spite winning a qualifying number of     would even mind having a represen-         from being elected in 2006.                ation of Chinese Students and Schol-
votes simply because of their depart-    tative from another engineering de-            Voting on the amendment will be        ars at Stanford.
mental affiliation. For example, if a    partment.                                  pushed back for later weeks to allow
candidate received enough district           “How do we know that people            for further debate.                        Contact Brianna Pang at bkpang@
votes to win an overall GSC position     don’t want electrical engineering stu-         According to Satija, one of the

                                         passport is designed to reward those           A number of other groups with          and wellness fair . . . I used to see
                                         who are already active and incen-          ties to wellness — such as SHPRC,          small groups in White Plaza. We
                                         tivize other students to become more       Stanford Dining, Stanford Peace of         thought, why don’t we combine ef-
Continued from front page                involved in wellness.                      Mind and the physical recreation de-       forts and do a big thing instead of
                                             The passport program will be fully     partment — had set up tables at the        small events?”
                                         implemented at the start of fall quar-     fair.                                          Bowen said that the goals of the
wrestling, a bean-bag toss and free      ter, she said.                                 While Wednesday’s fair was the         fair mirror the general goals of Be-
massages next to the Claw. Jamba             Donnovan Yisrael ‘89,a health ed-      first of its kind, HPS hopes to contin-    Well: to “get active, eat well and un-
Juice set up a table to hand out free    ucator for Health Promotion Ser-           ue holding similar fairs in the future.    wind.”
smoothie samples and coupons, and        vices (HPS), said the group is looking         “We want to make it an annual              “We want to celebrate ways in
BeWell also gave away water bottles      to promote the idea that “you can          thing,” said Jarreau Bowen, the coor-      which we are living well,”Bowen said.
and t-shirts. Students who participat-   have fun when talking about health.”       dinator of the Peer Health Education
ed in two or more activities were eli-       “We’re emphasizing balance —           (PHE) program. “The PHEs have              Kabir Sawhney at ksawhney@stan-
gible to enter a raffle drawing.         you can have fun and still take care of    been talking for years about a health
   For fair organizers and wellness      yourself,” Yisrael said. “We need to
proponents on campus, the fair was       take away the idea that health is all
also an opportunity to combine the       hard work. If you make health fun,
efforts of various wellness organiza-
tions on campus.
   “A lot of groups do things on their
                                         people will do it.”
                                             HPS and BeWell primarily fund-
                                         ed the event, with additional support
                                                                                       Oh SNAPS!
own; we wanted to bring them to-         coming from the Wellness Room,
gether, and support students doing       SHPRC and Stanford Dining.
what they already do,” said Jennifer         Cardona also discussed the Well-
Sexton, one of the BeWell cam-           ness Room’s role in the fair from her
paign’s coordinators.“We’re now at a     perspective as one of the room’s
point where we want to include stu-      founders.
dents.”                                      “The Wellness Room is a hub and
   Sexton said the fair acted as Be-     a central point of communication on
Well’s launching point for its student   campus,” she said. “The fact that [the
passport wellness program. Similar       room] helped sponsor the event is in
to the incentive program already in      line with what I envisioned the
place for University employees, the      room’s role to be.”

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                                                                                       Students perform outside of Sigma Nu on Wednesday evening as part of Sigma Nu Arts Poetry Slam, an annual event hosted by Sigma Nu fraternity that
                                                                                       features student performers from various styles and genres including spoken word, comedy, music and dance.
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                    A DVENTURES                       IN   A CADEMIA                                                                                                   The Stanford Daily
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better than others. For me, some elements of
proteins come back in a flash, while im-                                         Danny                      Theodore L. Glasser                         Managing Editor of Features              Nikhil Joshi
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     This question is at the heart of an ongoing
area of controversy in higher education re-               As higher education                                                                           Editorial Board Chair
search. Student learning outcomes vary
widely across classes and even universities,
yet there are few accountability measures
                                                       receives another round of                             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
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taken by schools to ensure that graduates are
learning at the appropriate level.Even if such               scrutiny in the
data is collected, it is rarely distributed, pre-
venting comparative research between insti-
tutions that might lead to better education
                                                      coming years,this country                                                          A LTERNATIVE L IVING ...W ITHOUT                                                THE        N AKED
                                                               must resist
                                                                                                           Defeating Irrationality For Sustainability
     As colleges across the country face in-
creased scrutiny in state budgets and in front
of Congress, it is imperative that we carefully
evaluate proposals designed to increase ac-
                                                              attempts to
countability of academia to ensure that they
                                                         damage a system that
do not harm the strengths of our university                                                                        umans are irrational. This is some-                                                                        weeks, I have talked to various people impas-
system.                                                                                                            thing I have known and even liked                                                                          sioned by the need for environmental
     One of the last major reforms proposed
came from Former Education Secretary
                                                                 works.                                            about the human condition; our irra-
                                                                                                          tionality makes life unpredictable, and there                                           Samantha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              change, and who are working to change the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              way institutions work. Students for a Sustain-
Margaret Spellings, who proposed a new sys-
tem of accreditation of higher education to
                                                                                                          are things about others and even ourselves
                                                                                                          that evade logical explanation. This can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Toh                         able Stanford, for example, is petitioning to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              widen our GER options to include one on
address the student outcomes issue.                   ate standardized curriculums and nationwide         fascinating; irrationality adds an uncertainty                                                                      sustainability. Stanford Student Enterprises
     For those unfamiliar with higher educa-          exit examinations. For example, a properly-         to our lives that can be charming. It can, how-                                                                     is trying to collect discarded items at the end
tion governance, accreditation is the primary         designed science curriculum allows profes-          ever, also lead us to developing destructive                                                                        of the year, putting them together in a rum-
means of regulating universities in the Unit-         sors to bring new research into lecture with-       habits, where we become irrationally com-                the time of Jesus,Terry’s bear-like look of se-            mage sale for next year’s students. The Stan-
ed States, and organizations like the Western         out fear of under-preparing students for po-        fortable doing things that hurt us - and the             riousness would have glowed to the rhythmic                ford Farm Project is trying to promote local
Association of Schools and Colleges (Stan-            tential standardized tests. Further troubling       habit defies the logical need to change these            strains of a lute.                                         food growing on the Stanford campus and
ford’s accrediting association) perform re-           would be the erosion of unique and com-             destructive tendencies.                                     “Something,” Terry continued, “has to                   raise awareness about food production.
views of campus academics to ensure that              pelling interdisciplinary programs like Stan-           This phenomenon manifests itself in so               give.”                                                         What makes me feel even more hopeful is
universities are meeting basic standards to           ford’s Human Biology and Symbolic Systems           many ways - from people comparing them-                     And it is true. The existence of environ-               the fact that environmental consciousness
offer degrees.                                        majors due to a focus on pure disciplines.          selves unhealthily to others to people                   mental destruction makes me angry about                    can be mobilized into action outside these
     Unfortunately, accreditation often ig-              To be fair, learning outcomes tests would        dwelling on problems without being able to               how we as consumers act irresponsibly. De-                 environmental-themed organizations. Last
nores student learning outcomes. In re-               most likely focus on basic skills like reading      approach them positively. While irrational               spite all rational indicators than we should               weekend, refreshing Facebook in a fit of
sponse, Spellings and her Commission on the           and freshman composition. And I under-              emotional responses are common all around                increase conservation, we cannot. Certainly,               rabid procrastination, I received a message
Future of Higher Education wanted to re-              stand that not every university in America          us,I would like to discuss today a far-reaching          so much of the problem is systemic. Look at                informing me that Theta Delt was using recy-
place this system with national, unified stan-        has the same standards as America’s top             irrationality that I believe is overlooked al-           the United States, for example: the failure                clable cups for their Friday party. In that sec-
dards with a testing component similar to No          schools. If these are problems, I would direct      beit important - our irrational approach to              that is its public transport system, the spread-           ond, my heart swelled with pride — not only
Child Left Behind. Such a system would have           attention to the primary and secondary              the environment.There is so much we do that              out nature of cities, the built-in consumer cul-           was there going to be a party named after a
provided comparative data from all accredit-          schools as the location that needs assistance       adds to environmental destruction, from                  ture. From these discrete pieces of evidence,              fake dinosaur on campus, it was going to be a
ed schools in the country, allowing easy com-         and not higher education.                           using red plastic cups to leaving the light on           one can understand how environmental ex-                   party more ecological than most.
parison between peer programs.                           Government obviously needs to end the            when we leave a room.The green movement                  ploitation becomes a necessity, and how de-                    The few changes I witness around me
     The plan failed spectacularly, and the           predatory practices of some institutions            still represents a minority viewpoint, and I             veloping environmental consciousness be-                   make me feel motivated to change my own
Obama Administration will almost certainly            highlighted in the Frontline documentary.           question constantly why it remains that way              comes difficult.                                           behavior patterns. I recycle more, eat less
not revive this proposal. However, the de-            But government also needs to stay away              when the risks are so significant.                          Personally, I despair at these systemic                 meat and shop less.This, however, is far from
bate remains: how much independence                   from implementing rules or laws that stran-             I recently spoke with someone named                  problems. They suggest that a top-down                     a conclusion; I am just beginning to open a
should universities have in administering             gle American higher education under even            Terry, a tall, bear-like man whom I shared a             change is necessary, and emphasize the pow-                can of worms, and learning about shifting in-
their educational programs?                           more regulation. Universities remain one of         house with last year. In a game where we                 erlessness of individual impact.It causes us to            dividual action to a group- or system-level
     Complicating this question is the recent         the most innovative and dynamic of Ameri-           took turns asking one another random ques-               think of the short-term, insurmountable dif-               change to better the environmental state.
increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges. In a       can enterprises, and it is the free market and      tions, I happened to ask, “Terry, what is your           ficulties of confronting the environmental                 How can one fix global myopia when it
Frontline documentary entitled “College,              competition of higher education that ensures        favorite kind of pizza and do you feel respon-           problem. In the short-run, these difficulties              comes to environmental action? How can we
Inc.” released last week, the reporter targets        that these schools continually strive for the       sible for the environment?”                              are high while the costs are low. What we                  make people act more rationally and respon-
for-profit colleges for predatory admissions          best standards - not the lowest common de-              Non-sequiturs aside,Terry said something             lack, however, is the ability to look rationally           sibly? These are questions that I am just be-
practices and for failing to provide adequate         nominator.                                          of infinite wisdom.                                      into the long-run, where net outcomes are                  ginning to muddle through, and wondering if
training to graduates. As noted on the pro-              Schools must do their part though to                 “The way the world is, things will not keep          bound to be terrible for most of the world if              you could answer.
gram, the University of Phoenix - the largest         prove to their students and to the taxpayers        working for long,” Terry said, ignoring my               we do not change our current habits.
for-profit college - receives more than 80%           that fund them (either directly or through          question about the pizza. He furrowed his                   Individuals bonding together, however,                   Basically, Sam would love to hear your opin-
of its funding from the federal government in         federal research grants) that they are provid-      brow. Had this been a film about old sages in            can begin to change a system. In the past few              ion. Email her at
the form of loans and grants from the GI Bill.        ing the services they are claiming. More com-
Many of these organizations are also accred-          parative student learning outcomes data is
ited like traditional universities such as Stan-      not controversial, and such data should be re-
ford and the University of Michigan.                  leased as a commitment to accountability.
     This heightened scrutiny leads back to the          As higher education receives another
Bush-era proposal of nationwide testing, and          round of scrutiny in the coming years, this
there is presumably a strong argument to be           country must resist attempts to damage a sys-
made for it. But just as NCLB straight-jack-          tem that works at a fundamental level. Most
eted primary and secondary schools, a similar         schools get it - let’s not punish them with a
program for higher education would dimin-             one-size-fits-all policy aimed at solving vari-
ish innovation, lower standards due to the in-        ations in learning outcomes.
tense pressure to graduate students and en-
danger the quality of undergraduate pro-              Danny Crichton is an accredited Lag Late Nite
grams in America.                                     eater. Have something to say? Send him a Tri-
     Higher education is the last place to cre-       Combo to

                        L ETTER             TO THE            E DITOR
Dear Editor,                                          tions where a contractor’s employees are
                                                      represented under a collective bargaining
    The Editorial Board’s piece on May 6,             agreement. It would be inappropriate for
2010 about Stanford’s living wage policy con-         Stanford to interfere with the rights of union-
tained factual errors and misrepresents how           ized employees to negotiate a contract with
the living wage policy is applied.                    another employer. Imposing the living wage
    Perhaps the most egregious error is the           policy on a previously negotiated agreement
lack of understanding about who is actually           would be inconsistent with our respect for
making a living wage here on campus. Your             the collective bargaining process.
editorial says that “the living wage should be            These are reasonable and necessary ex-
granted to all university workers for whom a          ceptions to the living wage policy. More de-
living wage was promised”. This has hap-              tails on the policy can be found at
pened — ALL of the more than 12,000 em-     
ployees paid directly by Stanford plus thou-          olicy_notes/living_wage_benefit_guide.html
sands of temporary and casual employees                   The editorial also criticized the Universi-
earn more than the living wage. You also ref-         ty for not imposing its living wage policy on
erence the need for an enforcement mecha-             other companies such as the Stanford Hospi-
nism. We have this in place as well. The Inter-       tal, tenants like Hewlett Packard that lease
nal Audit department regularly audits con-            space at the research park, or companies like
tractors covered by the living wage policy to         Subway who are vendors on campus. These
ensure compliance. When we are informed of            are separate corporations from Stanford. It
a failure to pay the living wage, we promptly         would be unprecedented and legally unsup-
investigate and take corrective action.               portable for the University to unilaterally
    The living wage policy applies to regular         impose its living wage policy on separate
employees of contractors who provide serv-            legal entities that have a landlord tenant re-
ices to the university, including services at         lationship with the university.
SLAC. There are only two exceptions to this               To my knowledge, we continue to be the

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    1.The living wage applies to contracts that       that has a living wage policy. Stanford has
have an aggregate value of $100,000 or more.
There are hundreds of contracts put in place
                                                      taken a leadership position in instituting this
                                                      policy,which is consistent with our long histo-
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                                          be done,” he said.                        willing to pay for it, Carroll said.
                                             Carroll said the electricity pro-
                                          duction does release slightly more
                                                                                       According to Schmid, landfill gas
                                                                                    energy is currently the cheapest op-
                                                                                                                             Execs name 12 cabinet
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bubble Boy
Continued from front page                 nitrous oxides than flaring. Nitrous      tion for expanding Palo Alto’s alter-
                                          oxides are important components of        native energy portfolio.
                                          smog.                                        “As a leading city we want to be            members
    “With the landfill-gas-to-energy         Mayor Pat Burt and council             out there grabbing the best deals,”
project, we’re using a fuel that is al-   member Karen Holman had other             Schmid said.                                    By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF
ready being collected, and we’re glad     trepidations.                                With the contribution of landfill
it can be used as energy,” Carroll           “Environmentally, I was con-           gas, Palo Alto is expected to receive        The ASSU executives have named
said.                                     cerned that the particular landfills      28 percent of its energy from “green”    the members of their cabinet, a group
    Based on the amount collected         involved do not have the best prac-       sources. The city hopes to reach 33      of students tasked next year with car-
each day, he predicted the wasted gas     tices,” Burt said.                        percent by 2015. But Burt says there     rying out the campaign promises of
could consistently power around              San Joaquin Valley landfills still     are better ways to reach this goal.      student body President Angelina Car-
4,000 homes.                              accept some recyclable and com-              “I want to see us put a greater       dona ‘11 and Vice President Kelsei
    Several council members said the      postable materials. Carroll said most     portion of our effort into reducing      Wharton ‘12.
newly approved commitment posed           of these items are removed before         the purchase of polluting energy as          The executives on Wednesday
a financial and environmental risk to     they even reach the landfill, but         opposed to buying more green ener-       named 12 cabinet members, a smaller
the city. Council member Greg             more rigorous sorting is not econom-      gy,” Burt said. “We will always use a    group than the 21-person team of for-
Schmid worried that the council em-       ically feasible.                          combination of increased renew-          mer President David Gobaud, a
braced this opportunity without fully        “San Joaquin Valley waste man-         ables and increased efficiency. The      coterminal student in computer sci-
investigating the potential indirect      agement is funded almost entirely by      question is how best to strike that      ence.
environmental impacts of the              our clients, so every decision is an      balance.”                                    John Haskell ‘12, chosen last
process.                                  economic decision,” Carroll said.                                                  month, is set to lead the group as chief
    “It appeared to me as a non-sci-      The landfill gas project is only possi-   Contact    Adam        Cole        at    of staff.
entist that more research needed to       ble because towns like Palo Alto are                       Several ASSU insiders are among
                                                                                                                             the cabinet members, including Ryan
                                                                                                                             Peacock, a doctoral student in chemi-
                                                                                                                             cal engineering who ran for executive

                                          the changes made at their fellow          Mike Hochleutner, executive direc-       with Jonathan Bakke last month and
                                          universities is not at all uncommon,      tor of the GSB’s Center for Leader-      came in second to Cardona and
                                          said officials at Stanford’s GSB.         ship Development and Research,           Wharton. A former member of the
                                              “Universities are primarily inter-    because many students felt that the      Graduate Student Council, Peacock
Continued from front page                                                                                                    was named the chair of graduate stu-
                                          ested in creating the most effective      first MBA year had a disproportion-
                                          learning experience possible, and         ate amount of requirements com-          dent issues.
riculum has yet to be completely          often share ideas to build upon and       pared to the second year, the total          Elise Geithner ‘13, who ran on a
rolled out, the redirection of Haas’      improve curricula,” wrote GSB             graduation requirements were in-         four-person slate for sophomore class
cultural aspirations was already          Dean Garth Saloner MA ‘81 MS ‘82          creased and students were afforded       president that also came in second,
manifested in the admission process       Ph.D. ‘82 in an e-mail to The Daily.      more choice in their coursework.         was nominated as chair of campus or-
before the May 3 curriculum an-               Stanford’s GSB launched its           This factor, along with smaller class    ganizing.
nouncement.                               most recent curriculum update in          sizes, meant that more instructors           Viviana Arcia ‘13 was an ASSU
   “The hope, of course, is that it im-   2007, and while its development           were needed.                             Undergraduate Senate associate this
proves the match,” Lyons said.            process did consider some of the              But these challenges were will-      year;she is set to join next year’s exec-
“People for whom Berkeley Haas is         same elements in place at other in-       ingly accepted by GSB officials.         utive cabinet as the chair of women’s
not the right fit will learn much         stitutions, curriculum developers at          “The demands on the schools’ in-     issues.
                                                                                                                                 Warner Sallman ‘11 was a class                                                                                      ADAM COLE/The Stanford Daily
early on. We wanted to make sure          Stanford ultimately decided to go a       frastructure [have] increased,”
that we got that fit correctly, that      different route.                          Kumar said. “[But] we believe we         president as a sophomore; he was                                       MFA student Jeremiah Barber rolls his way to the Thomas Welton Gallery as part
people that should be selecting to-           “We always keep an eye on             can actually pull this off. We believe   nominated as the executives’ social                                    of a performance art piece on Wednesday evening. His bubble was
ward us were [doing so] and if oth-       what’s happening at other schools,”       that this is a cost worth bearing be-    chair.                                                                 constructed of branches and clear plastic, and his journey took almost two
ers should select toward some other       said Sunil Kumar, a professor and         cause it provides a much better edu-         Among the other nominees is                                        hours.
school, that they do that as well.”       the senior associate dean for aca-        cational experience for our stu-         Theo Gibbs ‘11, the outgoing presi-
   He added that this change could        demic affairs at the GSB. “[But] in       dents.”                                  dent of Students for a Sustainable
be responsible for the 10 percent in-     the end, the task force, while it was         Although there are aspects of        Stanford, who was named the sustain-
                                                                                                                             ability chair.

crease in the number of students          cognizant of what happened at             the new curriculum that still need to                                                                                                                     net chat during her first two years. In
who accepted their offer of admis-        other schools, more or less went          be settled, students and faculty are,        Tenzin Seldon ‘12 was named chair
                                                                                                                             of diversity, tolerance and equality;                                                                            her senior year, she decided to regain
sion.                                     their own way. [Curricula] come out       by and large, satisfied with the                                                                                                                          a “normal social life”and reach out to
   Although top-tier business             different because they are trying to      change.                                  Taylor Winfield ‘13, chair of health
                                                                                                                             and wellness; Amanda Mener ‘12,                                     Continued from page 2                        her extracurricular music groups.
schools such as Haas and Stanford’s       achieve different goals and are               “While I wouldn’t go so far as to                                                                                                                         “It’s really hard to balance a nor-
Graduate School of Business               being done by organizations with          say that we’ve achieved what we in-      chair of student life, academics and
                                                                                                                             cost of living; Demetric Sanders ‘10,                                                                            mal social life with an online social
(GSB) are often in competition by         different capabilities.”                  tended to, we are definitely in the                                                                          development and marketing commu-             life,” Lewis said, matter-of-factly. “I
nature of their high ranking, busi-           Implementing the larger host of       direction going there,” Kumar said.      chair of marketing and design;
                                                                                                                             Neveen Mahmoud ‘11, chair of serv-                                  nications associate. “In our curricu-        don’t think I know anybody who was
ness schools have a history of draw-      moving parts in the current curricu-                                                                                                                   lum,they have university-level courses       able to successfully be active both on-
ing from each others’ curriculum          lum continues to be a struggle for        Contact Cassandra Feliciano at ccfeli-   ice; Taylor Savage ‘13, chair of tech-
                                                                                                                             nology; and Vivian Wong ‘12, chair of                               in a variety of subjects, so it’s unlikely   line and locally — people either
changes. Haas’ decision to review         the GSB. For example, according to                                                                                             that they’re going to exhaust their ed-      chose one or the other.”
                                                                                                                             disabilities and accessible education.
                                                                                                                                 The cabinet members are subject                                 ucational resources before it is time            O’Kelly took advantage of the
                                                                                                                             to legislative confirmation.                                        for them age-wise to go to college.”         OHS’s intrinsic flexibility in the on-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The OHS’s system worked for              line format. Although the school
                                                                                                                                                                             — Elizabeth Titus
                                                                                                                                                                                                 O’Kelly, who chose to enroll in the          boasts a number of rigid require-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 program after exhausting her high            ments — including a core sequence
                                                                                                                                                                                                 school’s most advanced English class-        based on Stanford’s Introduction to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 es.Looking for a challenge,she imme-         the Humanities (IHUM) program —
                                                                                                                                  American Heart Association Tributes
                                                                                                                                                                                                 diately jumped into the OHS’s AP             O’Kelly was able to design her own
                                                                                                                                                                                                 English course. O’Kelly looks back           curriculum.When she submitted a 70-

                                                                                                                                  Celebrate                                                      on the experience as both frightening
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and rewarding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              page proposal to develop an educa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tional software program, the OHS

                                                                                                                                                                                                     “For the first three months, I           provided her with class credit and fac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 thought I was either going to die or         ulty advisors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 drop out,” O’Kelly recalled. “It was             Of course, not all OHS students
                                                                                                                                                                                                 very intense. There were a lot of            follow the path of O’Kelly,who won a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 nights when I was crying myself to           national competition for her project
                                                                                                                                                                                                 sleep. I thought I was going to be a         and now has a patent pending. But
                                                                                                                                                                                                 complete failure. [But] after a couple       the opportunities are undoubtedly
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of months, you just kind of get into         there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the swing of things, and suddenly                “All that the school offers you isn’t
                                                                                                                                            Mark special events in                               things start making sense.”                  going to be handed to you,” O’Kelly
                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The thought of 15-page papers           admitted. “I think you can get a lot
                                                                                                                                   the life of a friend, relative or                             isn’t daunting anymore,” she added.          out of the school, but you actually
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Similar to O’Kelly, Maya Lewis’s         have to go look for it.”
                                                                                                                                         colleague—and continue                                  ‘13 transition to the OHS’s online for-          O’Kelly will graduate from the
                                                                                                                                            the fight against heart                               mat was a difficult one. It took her         OHS in June — the school holds a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 about a year before she felt complete-       formal ceremony on Stanford’s cam-
                                                                                                                                      disease—with an American                                   ly acclimated. A native of Texas,            pus — and matriculate into Stanford
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lewis had only ever attended local           in the fall. She will join the five stu-
                                                                                                                                        Heart Association Tribute.                               schools. She learned about the OHS           dents from the OHS’s first graduating
                                                                                                                                                                                                 from her dad, who, according to              class who currently attend Stanford.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lewis, “read about it in a local news-           As one of those five students,
                                                                                                                                    For more information please                                  paper while waiting for my grandma           Lewis has no regrets about attending
                                                                                                                                  call 1-800-AHA-USA-1 or visit us                               in a beauty salon.”                          OHS. It certainly helped prepare her
                                                                                                                                    online at                                      Lewis eventually thrived in the          for Stanford’s academic rigor.But she
                                                                                                                                                                                                 program, procuring the positions of          is nonetheless happy to be back in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 student body president and editor of         social atmosphere, where she has ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the newspaper — all of which took            cess to friends and fun.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 place over the Internet.                         “It’s nice being around people
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Still the lack of in-person interac-     again.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 tion was the main disadvantage of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 program, Lewis said. She made                Contact Stephanie Sara Chong at ss-
                                                                                                                             ©2008, American Heart Association. 1/08CB0243                       friends almost exclusively via Inter-
6 N Thursday, May 13, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                           The Stanford Daily

                                                          BACK IN NCAAs
                     Dishing the Rock

                                              Women’s lacrosse to compete in NCAA Tournament for second time in school history and first since 2006
 Don’t close                                            By CHRIS JUHNKE                       Last year, after a win against No. 3 Penn in its    urday at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, the Cardinal        round. With an NCAA Tournament berth on

  the book
                                                           DESK EDITOR                        regular season finale, the team had its hopes       has made it to the NCAA Tournament. In the           the line, both teams came out swinging, and
                                                                                              dashed by being left out of the tournament,         first round, it will face No. 5 seed James Madi-     UMass was able to jump out to an early 4-2
                                               Redemption was sweet for the Stanford          but this year the Cardinal was able to play its     son, champions of the Colonial Athletic Asso-        lead in the first NCAA women’s lacrosse play-
                                            women’s lacrosse team as it advanced to the       way into the tournament.                            ciation and one of the top teams in the nation.      off game ever played in California.

 on LeBron
                                            NCAA Tournament with a win over the Uni-             A rule change that gave the MPSF Tourna-             The Cardinal looked liked it belonged in            However, Stanford wasn’t going to let its
                                            versity of Massachusetts at home in the           ment champion a berth to the NCAA play-in           just its second NCAA Tournament appear-              chance at the NCAA Tournament slip away so
                                            NCAA play-in game just one year after being       game allowed Stanford to control its own fate       ance all-time, the first coming in 2006 when
                                            snubbed by the selection committee.               and now, after a 15-12 win over UMass on Sat-       Stanford lost to Northwestern in the first                      Please see WLAX, page 8

                   ith three of the four
                   NBA conference
                   semifinals decided
                   by a sweep, all eyes
                   were on the Celtics-
Cavaliers series on Tuesday night,
where the two elite clubs were set for
battle in Cleveland to break a 2-2 series
tie. At the time, the series was marred
by a collection of blowouts and under-
achieving team performances. When
one side looked dominant and poised
to take a commanding lead, it would
immediately falter in the next game.
From a team basketball perspective,
the series was pretty dreadful.
    However, the matchup still brought
all the intrigue and excitement as ex-
pected,thanks to monster performanc-
es by Cavs forward LeBron James (21
points in the first quarter of Game 3)
and Boston guard Rajon Rondo (a 29-
point, 18-rebound and 13-assist triple-
double in Game 4).Hype was still pres-
ent,and I knew that it was just a matter
of time before two juggernauts began
to play like two juggernauts.
    With the series knotted, there was
no way that the reigning MVP and the
2008 NBA Champions would allow the
game to get out of hand in either direc-
tion. Neither team was accustomed to
blowouts, and neither was known for
throwing in the towel before the final
buzzer sounded.As Game 5 — the cru-
cial tiebreaker — rolled around Tues-
day night, I was thinking the game
would come down to the final posses-
sion.What did I get?
    One of the worst performances of
James’ career, leading to the worst
home loss in Cleveland history by a
score of 120-88.
    Talk on Wednesday morning sur-
rounded LeBron. James finished the
game hitting just three of his 14 at-
tempts from the field while turning the
ball over three times along the way.
Shaquille O’Neal — his 38-year-old                                                                                                                                                                                        MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer
                                            Redshirt junior Lauren Schmidt, the two-time MPSF Player of the Year, led the Stanford women’s lacrosse team with three goals and an assist in the Cardinal’s 15-12 victory over Massachusetts in
 Please see ZIMMERMAN, page 7               the NCAA play-in game. With the win, Stanford advanced to the NCAA Tournament for only the second time in school history. The Cardinal’s first test will be against No. 5 seed James Madison.

       FINISHING STRONG                                                                                                                                          Bigger influence:
                                                                                                                                                                                    HEAD TO HEAD:

                                                                                                     Softball looks to end skid
                                                                                                     in season’s final series                                   passion or money?
                                                                                                                 By KABIR SAWHNEY
                                                                                                                      DESK EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                            Justin Marpole-Bird                             Tom Taylor

                                                                                                                                                            Money drives                                    Sports are about fans
                                                                                                         With the regular season coming to a close,
                                                                                                     the Stanford softball team will try to use its re-
                                                                                                     maining games to build momentum for the

                                                                                                                                                            modern sports                                   and their passion
                                                                                                     postseason. The No. 17 Cardinal (33-17, 5-13
                                                                                                     Pac-10) has one conference series left — a
                                                                                                     three-game showdown at home against Ore-

                                                                                                                                                            F                                               F
                                                                                                         After a strong start to the season, Stanford
                                                                                                                                                                       orty years ago,athletes were con-                irst and foremost, sport is about
                                                                                                     has played poorly, going 3-12 in its last 15
                                                                                                                                                                       sidered amateurs. For the most                   passion. It’s about standing side-
                                                                                                     games, with two of those wins coming against
                                                                                                                                                                       part, they eschewed endorse-                     by-side with your fellow fans,
                                                                                                     weaker, nonconference opponents. Arizona,
                                                                                                                                                                       ment contracts from major shoe                   about singing and chanting until
                                                                                                     UCLA and Washington have all swept the
                                                                                                                                                                       manufacturers and other sport-                   your voice gives out, about living
                                                                                                                                                            ing companies. The Amateur Athletic             and dying on the outcome of the game being
                                                                                                         The No. 1 Huskies (43-5, 15-3 Pac-10) dealt
                                                                                                                                                            Union in the United States, the Amateur         played out in front of you.
                                                                                                     Stanford a couple of tough losses last week-
                                                                                                                                                            Athletic Association in Great Britain and           It’s about wearing your team’s colors as
                                                                                                     end, with two of the three games decided by
                                                                                                                                                            similar organizations in other countries        you walk out to defend the honor of those
                                                                                                     slim, one-run margins.
                                                                                                                                                            watched every penny that changed hands in       cheering you on, about how deep those col-
                                                                                                         The series victory secured the conference
                                                                                                                                                            a hawkish manner that would put the             ors run, coursing through your veins.
                                                                                                     title for Washington.
                                                                                                                                                            NCAA’s auditors to shame. Many a talent-            In the capitalist society where we live,
                                                                                                         “We have to bounce back,” said head coach
                                                                                                                                                            ed and capable athlete went without mak-        money seems all-powerful, but as the old
                                                                                                     John Rittman. “We could have won two of
                                                                                                                                                            ing any reasonable amount of money in           adage goes, “money can’t buy happiness.”
                                                                                                     those games.”
                                                                                                                                                            sport for the dream of competing in events      And it cannot buy passion.
                                                                                                         Stanford’s last chance to improve its for-
                                                                                                                                                            that required retention of one’s amateur            Since the advent of truly professional
                                                                                                     tunes will come this weekend against the No.
                                                                                                                                                            status, such as the Olympic Games, the          sports,many teams have been bewitched by
                                                                                                     20 Ducks (33-16, 8-10). Like Stanford, Oregon
                                                                                                                                                            World Cup and Grand Slam Tennis Cham-           the lure of untold riches,but you do not need
                                                                                                     had a hot start to its conference season but has
                                                                                                                                                            pionships.                                      to look far to find parables of the danger of
                                                                                                     fizzled out somewhat since. It has lost its last
                                                                                                                                                                Now,more and more leagues and sports        this attraction.The recent financial collapse
                                                                                                     four series, against Washington,Arizona State,
                                                                                                                                                            have made the move toward professional-         has again shown us that the greedy goal of
                                                                                                     UCLA and Arizona. However, the Ducks
                                                                                                                                                            ism.Sports management emerged as a pro-         simply amassing money for the sake of
                                                                                                     managed to salvage a win in each one of those
                                                                                                                                                            fession in the late 1970s and early 1980s,      money can be an incredibly destructive
                                                                                                     series, except against the Bruins.
                                                                                                                                                            and major amateur championships began           human trait.
                                                                                                         Oregon currently sits in fifth place in the
                                                                                                                                                            to admit more and more professionals to             Bankers became entirely divested from
                                                                                                     Pac-10, a game behind the Sun Devils. Stan-
                                                                                                                                                            compete.As might be anticipated,a greater       those they were borrowing money from,
                                                                                                     ford is seventh in the standings, out of the cel-
                                                                                                                                                            number of sportsmen and women began to          and those they were lending money to. In-
                                                                                                     lar by just a game over Oregon State.
                                                                                                                                                            leave the amateur ranks in an attempt to        stead of helping nurture growing businesses
                                                                                                         “Oregon is a much improved team,”
                                                                                                                                                            keep up with focused, single-minded pro-        and providing financial help to consumers
                                                                                                     Rittman said. “They have four good pitchers
                                                                                                                                                            fessionals. With the exception of student-      while taking a modest cut, they began to
                                                                                                     they can go to,so it’s going to be a challenge for
                                                                                                                                                            athletes in the collegiate leagues such as      chase nothing but their own personal ambi-
                                                                                                     us. We have to bring our ‘A’ game to win this
                                                                                                                                                            the NCAA and NAIA, most serious ath-            tions. It was clear that making quick gains
                                                                      BRYAN LIN/The Stanford Daily                                                          letes are of the professional nature (receiv-   and paying themselves ungodly bonuses
                                                                                                         The Ducks’ pitching staff is one of the
The No. 17 Stanford softball team has struggled recently, losing 12 of its past 15 games.
The Cardinal will look to break that streak this weekend when it takes on No. 20 Oregon.                     Please see SOFTBALL, page 8                           Please see MONEY, page 7                       Please see PASSION, page 7
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                                                                                                                                                                                   play.When you have three bad games           ments yesterday morning by asking,
                                                                                                                                                                                   in seven years, it’s easy to point them      “is it just me, or doesn’t it feel like
                                                                                                                                       Continued from page 6                       out.” Good lord. There’s no denying          there is a 25-percent chance that Fri-
                                                                                                                                                                                   that he believes he is “The Chosen           day morning they all will be talking
                                                                                                                                                                                   One,” and NBA fans, including my-            about LeBron’s performance as one
                                                                                                                                       center — outshined him despite run-         self,have every right to hate him for it.    of the greatest in history?”
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fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle.                                                                                                                                              thing for success and the prizes it could    stand this is obvious. In football, there
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$20,000 plus all expenses. If you have                                                                                                                                             bring, it is the little guy, the fan whose   are many examples of teams commit-
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                                                          Kid’s Items, Tools, Electronics, & Much    Continued from page 6                       out in the cold as the grandiose plans       ing their fans to relocate to a new city,
1-800-264-8828                                                                              More!                                                                                  crumble to nothing.                          the Oakland/LA Raiders being one.
                                                                                                                                                                                       The real team is not the suits in the        Over here,this concept seems an ac-
                                                                                                                                       was more important than anything            boardroom, or the players out on the         cepted business model, but back home
                                                                                                                                       else. Not the economy, not the compa-       field,it is the fans.The people who show     it drives fear into the heart of every real
                                                                                                                                       nies they worked for, and certainly not     up come rain or shine, who don’t come        fan.The thought of Americans owning
                                                                                                                                       the honest, hard-working folk who           for the prawn sandwiches and hospital-       English teams is one of our greatest
                                                                                                                                       turned to them for loans and to respon-     ity, who don’t come because they are         fears, not because of latent xenopho-
                                                                                                                                       sibly invest their savings.                 paid to,and who will be there long after     bia, but because of the concern that
                                                                                                                                           The same is true in sport. When         the glory days are gone.                     they know nothing about, and care
                                                                                                                                       money men spend big and risk every-             That owners often do not under-          nothing for, the teams they invest in.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Manchester United, one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                biggest soccer teams in the world, has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for several years been owned by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glazer family. Somehow they were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                able to buy the club by leveraging its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                worth against a loan,and then this loan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                was moved onto the team itself. Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Glazers owe nothing while the club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is in the red with phenomenal debts of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                over 700 million pounds (1 billion dol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It is unthinkable that such a big club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                could go bankrupt,but it is not unheard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of. Smaller teams have been relegated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for financial irregularities, and others
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                have closed their gates for the last time,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                destroying whole communities of fans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On the other side of the scale is FC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Barcelona. This team could also put
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                forward a case for being the biggest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                club in the world,but unlike others,it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                owned and run by the fans. It is a rich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and successful team, but it is this with-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                out needing to be all consumed by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                quest for money. Instead of cashing in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on lucrative shirt sponsorships,it sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the UNICEF logo,and donates 1.5 mil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lion euros (1.9 million dollars) a year to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the charity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    While it is indisputable that money
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is an integral part of a large, modern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sports team, what this highlights is that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                spending huge is neither a secret to suc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cess nor a requirement.Teams need to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                be run responsibly and need to know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that their greatest asset is not the mil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lions in the bank, nor the size of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                stadiums or the overhyped,overvalued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and overpaid “stars” who take the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It is the passion and devotion of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                real fans.

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SOFTBALL|Card faces Oregon in last series WLAX                                                                                      Continued from page 6                       With the win, the Cardinal
                                                                                                                                                                                 advanced to the NCAA
                                                                                                                                    easily. The Cardinal came roaring
team’s strengths.Unlike many teams,
which rely on a single, dominant           SOFTBALL                                        no definite timetable for her return.
                                                                                           She did enter the Washington series      back to take an 11-8 lead into half-
pitcher, Oregon uses two starters in                                                       as a pinch runner, indicating that her   time and never relinquished it. In the
tandem — Jessica Moore and Sam             5/9 at Washington L 1-0 (8)                     return to the circle may be immi-        second half, the teams traded goals,

                                                                                                                                                                                Tournament and merely
Skillingstad. Moore has an ERA of                                                          nent.                                    with each scoring four, resulting in a
                                                                                                                                    final score of 15-12 in favor of the
1.64 and a 14-10 record, while
Skillingstad has posted a 2.60 ERA
                                           UP NEXT                                             Rittman, though, will continue to
                                                                                           exercise caution.                        Cardinal.
                                                                                                                                        UMass’s Merritt Cosgrove had a
and an 11-5 record.
                                           OREGON                                              “We’d like to have her back as

                                                                                                                                                                                had to wait until the next
   Overall, the Oregon staff has a                                                         healthy as possible for the postsea-     hat trick in the first half for the Min-
team ERA of 2.22, slightly better                                                          son,” he said.                           utewomen, which contributed to
                                           (33-16, 8-10 Pac-10)                                                                     their early lead. However, she re-
than Stanford’s combined ERA of                                                                On the offensive side, Stanford
2.57.                                      5/13       Smith Family Stadium                 will have to improve on its perform-     ceived two yellow cards, forcing her
                                                      7P.M.                                                                         to leave the game early.
                                                                                                                                                                                  day to find out who its
   Neither Duck starter should pro-                                                        ance from last weekend in order to
                                                                                                                                        Junior Sarah Flynn led Stanford
vide a similar challenge to last week-     COVERAGE:                                       have a shot at taking down Oregon.
                                                                                                                                    in the match, scoring five goals on
end, when the Card faced off against                                                       The Cardinal lineup has performed
Danielle Lawrie, arguably the best         RADIO KZSU 90.1 FM (kzsu.stan-                  abysmally over the team’s slump —        only seven shots for an impressive
                                                                                                                                    shooting percentage of 71 percent.
                                                                                                                                                                                   opponent would be.
college pitcher in the country.                                                            it only scored one run in three games
   Offensively, Oregon is led by                                                           against the Huskies, and it scored       Fellow junior and MPSF Player of
right fielder Sam Pappas, who is hit-      GAME NOTES: No. 17 Stanford looks to finish     only two runs in the team’s two loss-    the Year Lauren Schmidt also had an
ting .407 with 46 RBIs and 11 home         the season strong as it takes on No. 20 Ore-    es to the Sun Devils.                    impressive outing, scoring three
runs on the year. Left fielder Allie       gon. The Cardinal has gone 3-12 in its last         While senior left fielder Alissa     goals and an assist in the winning ef-
Burger, the leadoff hitter, should         15 games after going 16-2 in its previous       Haber has been performing well,          fort. In goal,Annie Read played well
also pose a challenge to Stanford —        18. This series with the Ducks marks the last   maintaining a .437 batting average,      for the Card, turning in a six-save
she is hitting .400 for the season with    three games of the regular season, as the       the rest of the lineup has not fol-      performance that supported the im-         in 2007 and 2008, with James Madi-      season. Monica Zabel has 31 assists
24 RBIs.                                   NCAA Regionals begin next week.                 lowed suit. Collectively, the Cardinal   pressive offensive effort by Stan-         son taking both of the hard-fought      on the year for James Madison, while
   Stanford’s pitching staff has been                                                      is hitting just .292.                    ford.                                      contests by one goal. In the midst of   goalie Kelly Morgan has a 6.78 goals-
the team’s strength over the past few                                                          “We’re getting ourselves oppor-          With the win, the Cardinal ad-         a great year for the program, James     against average and has recorded
weeks, and the Cardinal will look to      two starts against the Huskies and               tunities, but we’re not getting timely   vanced to the NCAA Tournament              Madison only has two losses all sea-    115 saves this year.
continue that success against the         combined with freshman Jenna Rich                hits,” Rittman said. “We need to         and merely had to wait until the next      son,road games to No.13 Loyola and          The match begins at 10 a.m. PST
Ducks. Junior pitcher Ashley Chinn,       to hold Arizona State to just six runs           work on continuing to hit pitches in     day to find out who its opponent           No. 1 Maryland. Stanford will have      on Saturday at James Madison in
Stanford’s likely starter for all three   in three games two weeks ago.                    the zone.”                               would be. That opponent turned out         to overcome even more history, as       Harrisonburg, Va. The winner of the
games this weekend, does not have             Also notable for Stanford’s pitch-               Stanford will play Oregon at Smith   to be No. 7 James Madison, who             James Madison is 5-0 in NCAA first-     game faces the winner of the match
flattering stats — she owns an 8-8        ing is the return of freshman Teagan             Family Stadium today through Satur-      earned the fifth seed in the tourna-       round games at home.                    between Georgetown and Syracuse
record and a 2.97 ERA for the sea-        Gerhart, who emerged as the Card’s               day.Today’s game starts at 7 p.m.        ment and drew the unseeded Cardi-             Leading the Dukes on offense are     in the NCAA quarterfinals.
son. However, she has shown flashes       ace prior to an injury a month ago.                                                       nal in the first round.                    Kim Griffin, who leads the team with
of brilliance in her last two series.     According to Rittman, Gerhart’s                  Contact Kabir Sawhney at ksawhney            The Cardinal has faced the Dukes       60 points, and Mary Kate Lomady,        Contact Chris Juhnke at cjuhnke@
Chinn gave up just three runs in her      status is currently up in the air, with                           on two previous occasions recently,        who has a team-high 44 goals on the

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