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The Pacific-10 Conference Cham-pion Stanford women’s basketballteam is headed to St.Louis this week-end for its second consecutive appear-ance in the NCAA Tournament’s FinalFour.The Cardinal will square off against undefeated Connecticut insemifinal play on Sunday evening,where a win would send them to Tues-day’s championship game against ei-ther Louisville or Oklahoma,and givethe Cardinal a shot at its third nationaltitle.Stanford and UConn are both en-tering familiar territory,having lastplayed each other in the 2008 semifi-nals.The No.2 Cardinal (34-4,17-1Pac-10) emerged victorious in thatmeeting,defeating the Huskies 82-73before losing to Tennessee in the finals.Stanford boasts an all-time record of 5-3 against UConn,including a 2-1record in tournament play.This year’s Connecticut team (37-0,16-0 Big East) is only two wins awayfrom its program’s sixth national titleand undoubtedly poses the biggestchallenge Stanford has faced all sea-son.The Huskies,led by Geno Auriem-ma in his 24th season as head coach,entered the tournament as the topoverall seed and have been ranked No.1 in both national polls all season.Theyremain undefeated since losing to theCardinal a year ago,and perhaps moreimpressively,have not won by less than10 points over that span.The Huskiesboast two Wade Trophy finalists ontheir roster,Maya Moore and ReneeMontgomery;each is averaging nearly20 points per game.The Huskies arewidely favored to defeat Stanford inSunday’s rematch.Despite the national media’s exten-sive and favorable coverage of UConn,the Cardinal remains un-daunted by the highly touted zero inConnecticut’s loss column.Stanfordhead coach Tara VanDerveer empha-sized that the outcome of Sunday’sgame depends not on past statistics orwhat is said about the teams in ques-tion,but on what actually unfolds onthe court.“UConn gets a lot of press and at-tention,but they still need to come outand play,”she said.“They still travel,they still foulthere’s so much hy-perbole [surrounding them].Let’s justplay the game.Let’s roll it out and seewhat we’ve got.”While it always helps to look on thepositive side of things regardless of thesituation,Stanford has some very realreasons to be optimistic.One is its re-cent stretch of great play;indeed,al-though UConn has effectively coastedfrom win to win for an entire season,the Cardinal enters Sunday’s game rid-ing a no-smaller wave of momentum.Stanford is fresh off both tournamentand regular-season conference cham-pionships,and currently owns a 20-game winning streak that dates back toJan.18.The Cardinal extended itsdominant play into the NCAA Tour-nament,winning three of its four tour-nament contests by over 20 points.No Cardinal player has felt this mo-mentum more than junior center JayneAppel,who bested Candice Wiggins’‘08 school record for points in a gamewhen she scored 46 against Iowa Stateon Monday.Appel,a Wade Trophy fi-nalist herself,was honored as the Pac-10 Player of the Week four times thisseason and is a member of the Associ-ated Press All-American SecondTeam.Her recent string of particularlydominant performances has lent Stan-ford at least a measure of hope goinginto its game against the undefeatedHuskies.Appel agreed with VanDerveerthat the aura surrounding UConnmeans nothing compared with whatactually takes place during their game.“Last year,[UConn was] ‘sup-posed’ to win it as well,”she recalled.“It’s important to not be intimidatedthey’re going to make some shots,so are we.They’re going to make somerebounds,so are we.That’s why youplay the game:to see who wins.It allhappens on the court.”
Cardinal just two wins away from national title
No.2 Stanford ready to battle Beavers 
The second-ranked Stanford softball team willtravel north this weekend to take on conference ri-vals Oregon State and Oregon.The Cardinal will first travel to Corvallis to facethe Beavers on Friday before leaving for Eugeneand a pair of games against the Ducks on Saturdayand Sunday.Stanford is one of the hottest teams in the coun-try,having risen through the ranks by winning 31 of its last 32 games.Just this past weekend,the Cardi-nal pulled off a pair of upsets against then-No.2Washington.After suffering just its second loss of the seasonto open the weekend against UCLA,Stanford re-bounded by riding the right arm of senior pitcherMissy Penna to the two wins over Washington.In the two games combined,Penna pitched 18innings without allowing a run,while striking out21.For her performance,Penna was named USASoftball Player of the Week for the second time of her career.In addition she was named Pac-10Pitcher of the Week for the fourth time this season.Penna has been a rock for the Cardinal since ar-riving on the Farm.This season has been her bestthus far,as she is 21-2 with a miniscule 0.75 ERA.She has also amassed a whooping 193 strikeoutsthis year.
No. 5 Cardcrushes Pacific
The Stanford men’s volleyball team hopes its recent momen-tum will carry over this weekend,when it takes on two top-10teams in its final road trip of the season.The No.5 Cardinal (17-8,10-6 Mountain Pacific Sports Feder-ation) easily dispatched MPSF bottom-dweller Pacific on Tues-day,30-22,30-23,30-18.The win was the Cardinal’s ninth in its last10 matches and its sixth straight victory in league play.“Our team is starting to get on a roll,”said junior opposite EvanRomero,who was recently named MPSF Player of the Week aftertotaling 36 kills in the Cardinal’s two matches last week.“It’s excit-ing because not only are we gaining momentum,but we are alsolearning new things every day.Put those two together and ourteam is just getting better and better.”Pacific,which has lost 31 consecutive MPSF matches,is theonly team in the 12-team MPSF that is not ranked among the na-tion’s top 15 teams,and it showed immediately.Stanford scoredfive of the first six points in the match and never looked back,trail-ing for only three points all match.The Cardinal used a balanced attack to defeat the Tigers,as sixplayers tallied at least five kills,led by sophomore outside hitterSpencer McLachlin with 12,freshman outside hitter Brad Lawsonwith 11 and Romero with 10.Though the Cardinal was out-blocked by three,Stanford dominated in nearly every other statis-tical category.The key to the victory for the Cardinal was hitting,as Stanford had 21 more kills than Pacific in the same number of attempts,leading to a hitting percentage of .427 compared to only
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The second-seeded Stanford womenwill take on their sport’s top dog on Sunday,when they face UConn in the Final Four roundof the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies havenot lost a game yet this season, and it hasn’teven been close. Connecticut has won by atleast 10 points in each of its games this sea-son. Stanford was the last team to defeatUConn in the semifinal round of the NCAATournament last year. The Cardinal is comingoff of a dominant, 74-53 win over Iowa Statein which junior Jayne Appel scored a team-record 46 points. AGUSTINRAMIREZ/The Stanford Daily
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The No. 2 Stanford women will taketo the road and head north for Oregon toface off against a pair of Pac-10 rivals thisweekend. The Cardinal will look to build onits two-game winning streak, having recentlyupended Washington in a pair of shut-outvictories after losing 7-4 to UCLA last Fridayat home. Stanford is entering the heart of itsconference schedule, and will play 18 of itsremaining 20 games against Pac-10 foesheading into the NCAA Regionals, whichopen on May 15.
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FRIDAY Volume 235
 April 3,2009Issue 29
 The Stanford Daily
 An Independent Publication
New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller speaks inKresge; Daily staff, alumni celebrate new building
 The Stanford Daily
Friday,April 3,2009
 The Stanford Daily
New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller talks about his visions for print journalism
New York Times Executive Editorand Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Keller hasseen the best of times and the worst of times in the newspaper industry.Thursday,he shared his insight andopinions on the current state of print journalism,as well as his visions for itsfuture,in front of an audience of Stanford alums and students at KresgeAuditorium.The talk was the first of a series of events for the dedication of the newLorry I.Lokey Stanford Daily Building.Lokey ‘49,whose $2 million donationfunded much of the construction of thenew facility,was present for the speech,as were some 200 former and currentDaily staffers.Keller discussed the dire situationfacing the print newspaper industry,which he saw as the result of both theemergence of online news sources andthe economic downturn.As representa-tive examples,he cited the Los AngelesTimes news staff,which is half of what itonce was,and his own staff’s five per-cent pay cut for the rest of this year.Inlight of the current situation,he quippedthat the ceremonies surrounding thebuilding dedication might feel like “aribbon cutting at a new Pontiac dealer-ship.”Still,the editor was guardedly opti-mistic about the future,both of hisnewspaper and of the industry as awhole.While acknowledging the increasingnumber of people who read newsonline,Keller argued that Web reader-ship far from belittles that of establishedprint sources,such as The New YorkTimes.Furthermore,he maintainedthere is still an enormous profit oppor-tunity for traditional newspaper jour-nalism,simply because of the quality of news content available through suchorganizations when compared to theironline-only counterparts.“[The Internet] has yet to become asignificant indigenous source of thekind of high-quality reporting that Ihave been talking about,”Keller said.“Wikipedia,for instance,does not havereporters stationed in Baghdad orBeijing,following stories up at theirsource.”The lecture was followed by a Q&Aconversation moderated by PhilTaubman,a former New York Timeseditor and a former Stanford Daily edi-tor in chief.
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In spite of the hard times that have hit the newspaper industry, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller assured the Kresge crowd that there remains a need for print journalism in the current information era.
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 Volume 235 Editor in Chief Christian Torres presents a gift to Lorry I. Lokey. The new building’s naming donor, Lokey is a for-mer editor in chief himself; he is one of many alumni who made significant contributions toward The Daily’s new home.
Farm tohost ServiceSummit
Public service has been a theme forASSU Executives Jonny Dorsey ‘09 andFagan Harris ‘09,tracing all the way backto their campaign last spring.ThisSaturday,members of the Stanford com-munity will gather at the Y2E2 building forthe first Stanford Service Summit,which ismeant to be the culmination of Dorsey andHarris’ election promise.Comprised of a Service at StanfordShowcase,nine different focus area forumsand a variety of speakers,the Summit willfocus on discussing the role of public serv-ice as a part of the University’s mission andidentity.Currently,over 300 participantshave already signed up for the events.The original inspiration for the ServiceSummit came when ASSU PresidentJonny Dorsey ‘09 attended the ServiceNation Summit last summer in New York.Last fall,an assembled student team beganto plan an event that would realize thisvision.“The impetus for the Summit camefrom the ASSU Execs,but our role has pri-marily been to bring the different stake-holders together for a community conver-sation,”explained Anuraag Chigurupati‘09,one of the co-organizers of theSummit,in an email to The Daily.“The sin-gle biggest goal for the Summit is to gath-er the community together to develop aten-year vision for advancing public serv-ice at Stanford and a roadmap with specif-ic action steps for achieving the vision.”Organizers hope that participants willfind plenty of inspiration for public servicein the large number of planned events andpanels for Saturday.One event,the ServiceShowcase,will focus on service work donein academic departments,as well as by stu-dent organizations such as Stanford inGovernment and Students for aSustainable Stanford.“Hopefully,this particular showcasewill help enhance the roles of existing serv-ice [Voluntary Student Organizations] oncampus,because what these groups havebeen doing is not negligible,said Philippede Koning ‘10,the Summit’s student groupoutreach coordinator.Focus area forums will also take placethroughout the afternoon,addressingareas such as education,the environment,health and public interest law.Each panelwill have three to five speakers,drawingfrom students,local leaders,alumni andprofessionals in fields of public service.According to organizers,the keynoteaddress will be given by Steve Westly ‘78MBA ‘83,managing partner of The WestlyGroup and former California StateController.Video messages will also beplayed from the chair of the Board of Trustees,Leslie Hume Ph.D.‘79,andPresident John Hennessy.The day willconclude with a Fireside Chat with Dr.Larry Brilliant,Google’s Chief Philanthropy Evangelist.While the Summit’s goals are ambi-tious,organizers are optimistic of its long-term benefits,already developing plans forwhat is to come after the event.“We were very concerned with buildinga follow-up plan,to make sure that theenergy and vision that came out of theSummit didn’t fizzle the Monday after,”Chigurupati said.“We have decided todevelop an oversight body of students,fac-ulty,and staff to push the roadmap for-ward after the Summit.”Chigurupati stressed that the Summitwill not be a yearly event.Instead,its focusis to gather the community for a long-termvision.The Summit organizing team hopesto see a shift in the focus on public serviceat Stanford,such as with Branner’s recent-ly announced change to become a publicservice focus dorm.“Branner’s public service focus for nextyear is not directly connected to theSummit,although we’re obviously quiteexcited about it,said Chigurupati.“Branner RF Nancy Buffington was one of the core members of our Summit TaskForce.”As for this weekend’s event and its far-reaching influences,the Summit organizershave high hopes for its timeliness and last-ing impact.“We simultaneously have enormousnational challenges,a president who hasmade a call to service a large part of hismessage,and bipartisan support for thingslike the Serve America Act,”Chigurupatisaid.“I think you see that there couldn’t bea better time for the Stanford communityto come together to talk about service.”
Contact Ellen Huet at ehuet@stanford.edu.
Public service is key for ASSU hopefuls
While typical candidates for student gov-ernment malign sitting office holders,this gen-eration of ASSU hopefuls is almost idolatrousof their predecessors.Current ExecutivesJonny Dorsey ‘09 and Fagan Harris ‘09 haveinspired not only imitators and humorous par-odies,but also a bevy of determined studentspledging to tackle “serious issues.”Beginning with their initial campaign,thetwo current Executives have attempted totransform student government from a resumebooster to an effective organization,accordingto Harris.They began with an attack on theperception of a trivial and petty ASSU.“The whole reason we decided to run is wefelt the ASSU had the ability,capacity andresponsibility to work on more serious issueson campus,Dorsey said.“We don’t thinkwe’re hot shit,but we do think we’ve succeed-ed in changing the tone of the ASSU.”A crop of young candidates seems to be inagreement.Citing the example of Dorsey andHarris,many students have enthusiasticallyembraced student government.A record 60 students initially announcedtheir intention to run for UndergraduateSenate,nearly twice the amount as last year.The candidate list is full of students who for-merly served the Dorsey-Harris executivecabinet in some unelected capacity.Six of the 2008-2009 Executive Fellows,freshmen who shadowed executive cabinetmembers,are currently running for eithersophomore class president or for undergradu-ate senate.The two main executive candidates wereeven part of the Dorsey-Harris cabinet them-selves.As the ASSU Executive OperationsManager,David Gobaud ‘08 M.S.‘10,runningwith Jay de la Torre ‘10,was the technical advi-sor for the ASSU and created the online stu-dent events calendar.His competition is ASSU ExecutiveCabinet Cost of Living co-Chair BennettHauser ‘10,who is partnered with MattSprague ‘10,director of ASSU Capital Group.Hauser and Sprague were motivated torun after seeing how student governmentworks from the inside.Both were complimen-tary of Dorsey and Harris,and plan on adopt-ing and expanding the current executive pro-grams for promoting mental health,publicservice and sustainability.“I think every exec brings a unique focus,aunique flavor,Sprague said.“[Dorsey andHarris] left big shoes to fit,and they set atremendous example for the next execs.”Gobaud similarly admired the changeswrought by the current executives.If elected,he vowed to continue and increase the num-ber of town halls,a forum utilized by Dorseyand Harris throughout winter quarter.Not to be outdone,the last executive slateof John Lyman ‘11 and Garrett Werner ‘10made their connection to the public servicegurus Dorsey and Harris perfectly clear.Their
Daily dedicates its new home
Thursday’s dedication ceremoniesfor the opening of the Lorry I.LokeyStanford Daily Building broughttogether generations of past and pres-ent newspaper staffers,who shared incelebrating a new home for TheStanford Daily.The $3.75 million building project,almost 20 years in the making,was fund-ed by over 500 individuals,with numer-ous alumni,including Lorry I.Lokey‘49,a former editor in chief and thefounder of Business Wire.To many whohave been involved in the publication,the Lokey Building is the culminationof almost 20 years’ work,and representsa new era for The Daily.“I’ve raised money for it [the newbuilding],but you don’t know what it’sreally like until you see it,said HarryPress ‘39,a former Daily editor in chief.“Seeing this new building really thrillsme.”Those speaking at the dedicationevent included Lokey,as well as ProvostJohn Etchemendy Ph.D.‘82,ViceProvost of Student Affairs GregBoardman and The Daily’s current edi-tor in chief,Christian Torres ‘09.Etchemendy remarked that this par-ticular dedication was one that embod-ied Stanford’s embrace of student
Farm receiveswater award
The controversialshowerheads installedacross campus last yearmay finally be paying divi-dends,as the Silicon ValleyWater Conservation Awardsrecently recognized Stanford for its achievements inwater conservation.This is the first time the event hastaken place,debuting at De Anza College’s KirschCenter for Environmental Studies in Cupertino.Stanford was among the eleven local businesses,agen-cies,organizations and individuals to be awarded.Stanford,nominated in the “Large Organization”category,was commended for reducing its water usagefrom 2.7 to 2.3 million gallons per day over the pasteight years through its comprehensive water conserva-tion program.“Student Housing,with its 4.2 million square feet of buildings covering about one-third of the campus,overthe years has undertaken a number of measures tohelp the University conserve water,said ExecutiveDirector of Student Housing Rodger Whitney in anemail to The Daily.“These include simple things suchas installing flow restrictors on our faucets and chang-ing our landscape irrigation systems from domesticwater to lake water taken from various natural sourceson Stanford lands,as well as putting our landscape irri-gation on a soil moisture detection system rather thana traditional time-clock management system.”In the third consecutive year of a drought,California has found itself concerned with water con-servation.Recently,in response to the climate change,
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Univ. recognized for water conservation efforts Former and current staff  celebrate new building
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 The Stanford Daily
Friday,April 3,2009
This report covers a selection of crimes fromMarch 17 to March 23,as recorded in theStanford Police Bulletin.
At 1:30 p.m.at Memorial Hall andAuditorium,the first party was contacted bythe second party,who asked a series of per-sonal,intrusive questions.
At midnight,the arrestee was caught,takento the main jail and booked for trespassingin Cubberley Auditorium.The motives forsneaking into Cubberly remain an uttermystery.
Two arrestees were stopped at Campus Dr.and Alvarado at 1:15 a.m.They were bothtaken to the San Jose main jail and booked.One was cited for driving under the influence.The other was booked for possession of ecsta-sy,psilocybin and marijuana,as well as forbeing under the influence of hallucinogens.
At 7:50 p.m.the remnants of burning incensecaught fire in a garbage can at the ColumbaeCo-op.No damage occurred and the housingsupervisor was notified of the incident.
A reporting party stated that Thing 1 hasbeen making threats against Thing 2 inJordan Hall since Mar.14.
At 9:43 a.m.,a suspect was found to havebeen making harassing phone calls to victimsin the President’s office.
Between 12:30 and 8:30 a.m.,unknown sus-pects spray painted “650”and “YOUNGLIFE”on seven cars parked in the lot infront of the SAE house.
Between 3 p.m.on March 20 and noon onMarch 21,an unknown suspect entered anunlocked room at Chi Theta Chi and stolepower tools belonging to the victim.
At 10:10 p.m.,at the intersection of CampusDr.and Galvez Dr.,a suspect was stopped fora traffic violation,then cited and released forpossession of less than an ounce of marijuanain a vehicle,thus reminding us all to obeytraffic laws especially when carrying illegalsubstances in the car.
Between 5 p.m.on March 22 and 6 a.m.onMarch 23,three large patio umbrellas atTresidder Memorial Union were damaged byunknown suspects.
The driver of a truck struck a fire hydrantnear Vaden Health Center at 4 p.m.,floodinga portion of the parking lot and damagingone car.
Between 6 p.m.on Mar.19 and 7:30 a.m.Mar.23,an unknown suspect kicked in a garagedoor on Gerona Road and took tools andscrap metal.
Between 5:30 and 7 p.m.in the Wilbur park-ing lot,an unknown suspect pried open thewindow of a victim’s parked car and took aGPS unit and iPod.
Contact Ellen Huet at ehuet@stanford.edu

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