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The Stanford Daily, Jan. 28, 2011

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After a series split at No.11Hawaii last weekend,the men’svolleyball team is back on the roadto continue Mountain PacificSports Federation play against No.13 Cal State Northridge (2-5,1-3MPSF) tonight.The No.2 Cardinal(5-1,4-1) will go on to face No.5Long Beach State (4-3,3-1) tomor-row.“Both teams are ranked in thetop 15,so it won’t be easy,”saidStanford head coach John Kosty.“Long Beach has a very experi-enced setter that runs a balancedand fast offense,and althoughCSUN lost a lot of players to grad-uation,they still have a strong at-tack on the outside and good sizein the middle.”The Matadors are coming off aloss in their home opener to UC-Santa Barbara,but they have al-ready faced five teams ranked inthe national top five,including awin on the road against then-No.3Pepperdine.Northridge junior setter MattStork passed the 3,400-assist markin his last match against UCLA,but he had his consecutive startstreak end at 70 matches after suf-fering an injury against the Bruins.Stork is questionable for the matchtonight,meaning backup setterJeff Baxter would run the offenseagainst the Cardinal.However,the match likely rests
Card falls to Ducks,losing streak at four 
Card looking to bounce back on trip to top-15 foes
The Stanford men’s basketballteam failed to break out of an offen-sive slump on Thursday night,losing just its second home game of theyear,67-59,to Oregon.The loss wasthe Cardinal’s fourth in a row andmarked the seventh consecutivegame that the team failed to eclipsethe 60-point mark.
1/27, Maples Pavilion
Stanford (10-9,3-5 Pac-10) wasovercome by the feisty full-courtpress of the Ducks’ defensive unit,turning the ball over 17 times on thegame.Coupled with 6-for-19 shoot-ing from three-point range and61.9-percent free-throw shooting,the Cardinal was unable to comeaway with a much-needed victory.“I don’t think we played particu-larly well,”Stanford head coachJohnny Dawkins said.“We turnedthe ball over too many times.”For Oregon,the victory markedthe first time in 25 years that theDucks (10-10,3-5) won in the con-fines of Maples Pavilion.Oregonhead coach Dana Altman was re-lieved to put that streak into the his-tory books.“We needed that,”Altman said.“That was a big one for us.It’s some-thing that we finally got out of theway.”Freshman forward Dwight Pow-ell led the way for Stanford with 14points on 6-for-8 shooting from thefield.He and classmate AnthonyBrown,who netted 11 points on thenight,were the lone bright spots fora seemingly dysfunctional offensivesquad.“Dwight gave us some energy,”Dawkins said.“I thought he re-bounded and scored the ball well.He was aggressive,he was attack-ing.”Junior guard Jeremy Green,whoentered the game as the Card’sleading scorer at 14.7 points pergame,continued to struggle fromthe floor,hitting just three of his 10attempts en route to a disappoint-ing 13-point performance.“I thought Jeremy’s shots for themost part were good,Dawkinssaid.“When you’re getting lookslike that,it’s also a function of,you’re going to have periods andtimes of games where it doesn’t gofor you how you want it to.”Noticeably underutilized in thegame was redshirt junior JoshOwens.The star forward had astring of strong performances lead-ing up to Thursday’s matchup,butrecorded just 23 minutes on thenight.He finished with four pointson just three shot attempts.Dawkins credited the Duck de-fense with denying ball-entry to hisbest low-post presence.“We couldn’t get it inside,”Dawkins said.“We want him to get
The No.4 Stanford women’sbasketball team had a good dayduck hunting on Thursday night,polishing off Oregon,91-56,and ex-tending its winning streak to 11games.The Cardinal (17-2,8-0 Pac-10)dominated all facets of the game,and the Ducks (12-7,3-5) had atremendous amount of troublestopping the Ogwumike sisters.Freshman forward Chiney Ogwu-mike tied a career high with 18points and 12 rebounds,while jun-ior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumikehad 16 points and eight rebounds.
1/27, Eugene, Ore.
That said,the Ducks weren’table to stop any of Stanford’s stars.Senior guard Jeanette Pohlen had17 points and six assists,senior for-ward Kayla Pedersen added herfourth double-double of the seasonwith 11 points and 14 rebounds,and junior forward Sarah Boothe con-tributed 16 more off the bench.The Cardinal’s success waslargely driven by the Ducks’ inabil-ity to make shots,as Oregon misseda whopping 57 attempts.The Cardi-nal,in turn,pulled down a season-high 62 rebounds.Stanford held Oregon to 56points (its season low) thanks totough defense,forcing the ice-coldDucks to take a huge number of long-distance shots.When the finalstats were tallied,Oregon shot just25 percent,including a miserable 3-for-32 from three-point range.Guard Nia Jackson paced theDucks with 21 points and forwardAmanda Johnson had 15,but thescoring dropped off significantlyafter that,with only one other play-er scoring more than four points.Stanford started the scoring andnever trailed,rushing out to a 19-1lead halfway through the first half,buoyed by five early points fromPohlen.Jackson then did her best tobring the Ducks back from thebrink by herself,fearlessly cuttingto the basket over and over again,able to finish off her dribble andadd 13 points for Oregon over thelast 10 minutes of the first half.Jackson helped the Ducks fightback to just 10 down with only two
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Kappa Sig facesnationals in Vegas
About 20 Kappa Sigma mem-bers are set to travel to Las Vegasthis weekend to meet with the fra-ternity’s national Supreme Execu-tive Committee (SEC) to addressallegations of misconduct that ledto the chapter being put on suspen-sion by the University last October.Mitchell Wilson,Kappa Sigmaexecutive national director,calledthis weekend’s planned meeting adisciplinary hearing in which thecommittee,comprised of five mem-bers of the board of directors,fivesupport staff and volunteer offi-cers,will review allegations that thechapter violated the Kappa Sigmacode of conduct.“Kappa Sigma members willhave the opportunity to come inand make their statements,”Wilsonsaid.“The board can ask themquestions and,if allegations aretrue,decide what will be doneabout it.”Wilson said it is “more than like-ly”that the committee will make adecision regarding the allegationsthat day.Harris Brown ‘11,former KappaSigma president,said it was likelythe chapter would know the resultsof the SEC appearance “shortly”after the discussion,but said thepossible outcomes of the decision“span a wide spectrum.He de-clined to say what consequencesthe group might face.Wilson said the committeewould evaluate a presentation by
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Stanford continued to rollthrough its Pac-10 schedule with aconvincing 91-56 win over Oregonon Thursday night in MatthewKnight Arena in Eugene. The Cardi-nal will head to Corvallis to play theBeavers, who have yet to win agame in the conference this season- their last win game on Dec. 21against Eastern Washington. Ore-gon State lost at home to Cal onThursday night, 60-47.
FRIDAY Volume 238
January 28, 2011Issue 68
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Nnemkadi Ogwumike, above, was her usual dominant self in Oregonlast night. The junior forward from Cypress, Texas, posted 16 points andeight rebounds in the Cardinal’s victory over the Ducks. With 16.8points per game, she’s currently the team’s leading scorer.
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Though the season is young, Brad Lawson, left, has done plenty to distinguish himself. The junior outsidehitter leads the team with 81 kills, averaging 4.05 per set. That mark puts him at fourth in the MPSF.
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Despite tenuous market,Stanford law grads find jobs
FIRE paints freespeech red on Farm
In its annual report on campusfree-speech policies,the Founda-tion of Individual Rights in Educa-tion (FIRE) ranked Stanford as a“red-light”school on the grounds of “serious and substantial restrictionon freedom of speech.”The report,which ranks 390 uni-versities according to their on-cam-pus freedoms,put 67 percent of alluniversities into the red-light cate-gory,with 27 percent receiving ayellow light and 3 percent receivinga green light.Another 3 percentwent unranked.For the third year in a row,trends show that universities are be-coming more free and tolerant,ac-cording to the organization,which says its mission is to“defend and sustainindividual rights atAmerica’s col-leges and univer-sities.”Stanford re-ceived a red-lightranking because,FIRE said,theUniversity re-quired visitorsenter a SUNet IDand password toview its speech pol-icy on the use of White Plaza.The rank-ing organization handed two otheruniversities red-light rankings forthe same reason.The New York-based nonprofit decries such ac-tions as deceptive,claiming theydeny “prospective students and par-ents the ability to weigh this crucialinformation.”FIRE’s report included a screen-shot from Stanford’s old StudentActivities and Leadership (SAL)website requiring login informa-tion.In June 2010,the organizationfound the site password-protected,said Samantha Harris,director of speech-code research for FIRE.But Vice Provost for Student Af-fairs Greg Boardman noted in an e-mail to The Daily that Stanford’sWhite Plaza usage policy is,in fact,accessible to the public without anypassword-requirements.SnehalNaik,associate director of SAL,added that though Stanford haschanged some of its websites’ de-signs since last year,the policy hasalways been public.“It’s never been password pro-tected through WebAuth before,”Naik said.“The website may lookdifferent,but it’s always been opento the public.”Boardman said he agrees withFIRE that prospective students andparents should be able to read Stan-ford’s policies before decidingwhether or not to attend,and thathe would follow up this issue withFIRE to resolve their conflicting ac-counts.Harris said now that the site isnot password-protected,she planson reviewing the ranking.Last year,Stanford would havereceived a yellow-light ranking if not for the password issue.ThoughHarris said she can’t formally up-grade Stanford’s ranking until shereviews all of the University’s po-lices,she is “hopeful”that she willbe able to upgrade the Farm’s rank-ing at some point.FIRE gave the green light toStanford’s policies regarding sexualharassment and network and web-site terms of use.It gave the yellowlight to policies regarding the Actsof Intolerance Protocol and theFundamental Standard.The Acts of Intolerance rankingwas because of the University’s pol-icy language regarding intolerantbehavior,which the group called
Duke profdiscusses roleofsports at universities
Duke professor Charles Clotfel-ter spoke Thursday at the School of Education about the role of big ath-letics at American universities.During the talk,presented by theCenter for Education Policy Analy-sis (CEPA),Clotfelter raised fun-damental questions about highereducation and the role of athleticsat institutions like Stanford.“What are the aims of the greatinstitutions we revere?”askedClotfelter,an economics,publicpolicy and law professor.Despite routinely being ignoredby scholars as a subject of inquiry,“sports is a big deal,Clotfeltersaid.“The universities are beingbashful about their big-timesports.”In his research,Clotfelter citedthat of 52 schools with top athleticsprograms and mission statements,only 10 percent mention athletics intheir statements.The question,Clotfelter said,iswhether universities should add en-tertainment to their official goals of research,teaching and service.“These scholars are acting likethey’re in a parallel universe,”hesaid of faculty who ignore the pro-found effects,negative and positive,of their schools’ athletic traditions.Clotfelter listed four factorsoften touted in favor of intercolle-giate athletics:life lessons for stu-
Friday,January 28,2011
 The Stanford Daily
In spite of a still-slumping econo-my and amid indications that law isbecoming a riskier career choice fi-nancially,Stanford Law School stu-dents are continuing to have successlanding competitive jobs after gradu-ation,according to administrators.As the number of law degreesgranted nationwide continues to riseup 11 percent from a decade agotens of thousands of legal jobshave vanished amid significant cut-backs at firms,according to a reportby The New York Times this monththat drew wide attention.The result is an oversupply of lawyers,thousands of whom are un-able to find jobs in the legal profes-sion.Many of these people,saddledwith hundreds of thousands of dollarsof debt from student loans,find them-selves forced to work for low pay in jobs for which they are overqualifiedbabysitting and waitressing,for ex-ample.It seems,though,that these trendshave been much less pronounced atStanford,whose status as a top-tierlaw school has allowed its graduatesto continue finding success in the jobmarket.Stanford currently ranksthird in the nation in the U.S.News &World Report law school rankings,behind only Yale and Harvard.“Every graduate of Stanford LawSchool has a good chance of landing a job at a firm or in a practice area thathe or she wants,said Larry Kramer,Stanford Law School dean.The statistics seem to support thispoint.In the class of 2009,virtuallyevery graduating student was em-ployed within nine months of gradua-tion.A majority of them152 out o172were working either at lawfirms or in judicial clerkships,accord-ing to school spokeswoman JudithRomero.Those positions are general-ly considered to be the most sought-after positions for new J.D.graduates.The 2009 figures compare favorablyto years before the economy col-lapsed,suggesting that Stanford LawSchool graduates’ job prospects in-deed remain positive in spite of theeconomic downturn.Current law students echoed thesesentiments.“I think it makes a difference whatlaw school you went to,”said MarisaDiaz J.D.‘13.Diaz,who is interested in public-interest law,hopes to make use of thelaw school’s Loan Repayment Assis-tance Program (LRAP),a programoffering financial help to recentlygraduated law students pursuing pub-lic-interest careers.Furthermore,shehopes that in her chosen field,she willbe “able to compete better because of the name”of Stanford Law.In response to suggestions that thelegal profession may be becomingless lucrative,students and adminis-trators pointed to the cyclical natureof the economy.“I feel that the claim that lawschool is a financially risky choice is alittle short-sighted,”said Nikola Mi-lanovic ‘11,who is currently applyingto law schools and plans to pursue acareer in law.“The decline in legal jobs is just reflective of current eco-nomic belt-tightening,and probablynot an indicator that the sector will beless hospitable in the long run.”
 Stanford ranks low in free-speech report
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In his Thursday afternoon presentation, Duke professor Charles Clotfel-ter claimed that many faculty and administrators ignore the large im-pacts that athletics inevitably have on their respective institutions.
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“Every graduate of Stanford Law School has a good chance of landing a jobat a firm or in a practice area that he or she wants,” said Larry Kramer, Stan-ford Law School dean.
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Friday,January 28,2011
Charity Fashion Show leaves Stanford forSan Francisco
Charity Fashion Show (CFS) an-nounced today that it will hold its an-nual fashion show at San Francisco’sFort Mason Center,not Stanford,inApril.CFS producer Thom Scher ‘11said CFS is intent on maintainingsome connections to Stanford,butsaid the organization is no longer anofficial student group and technical-ly is no longer associated with theUniversity.Stanford students willstill organize the event and hope tocall upon Stanford communitymembers as both attendees andmodels as it has in years past,he said.Last spring,CFS faced a deficitafter its event and could not make adonation to its charitable recipient,Kiva.The group encouraged individ-ual donations instead.Scher hopesthat this year,given the new locationand new fundraising freedom thatcomes with no longer being a stu-dent group,CFS will raise morefunds for its yet unnamed charityand avoid last year’s situation.Fundraising guidelines andevent planning at Stanford makehosting a large,sponsor-driven eventsuch as CFS “sort of a challenge,”Scher said,who was a Student Activ-ities and Leadership peer advisor asof fall 2010.As a student group,we werebound by guidelines,”he added,say-ing the situation made it hard to cap-italize on sponsorships and made theprocess “financially difficult.”
 — Ellen Huet 
oom 001 of the William F.Durand Building in theEngineering Quad,theSpace and Systems De-velopment Laboratory(SSDL),is clustered with a varietyof tools and machinery.At the en-trance,there is a shelf lined withrovers that once moved across theQuad in search of water on an extra-terrestrial planet.On one of theshelves,there is a black and whitephotograph of The Stanford Daily’sphotography team in 1981.The wallsare covered with satellite images,and flow charts and formulas aresprawled across whiteboards.Sitting behind his desk is AndrewKalman ‘85,professor of aeronau-tics and astronautics,typing away onhis computer.“I have been playing catch-upwith my schedule for,like,10 yearsnow,”he said.In 1981,when Kalman was an un-dergraduate at Stanford studyingelectrical engineering,he was anavid biker,frequently visited theDish and photographed for TheDaily.While he was on the Farm,hediscovered the mechanical engi-neering shop and spent most of histime working there,indulging in hispassion for design.
Breaking and Mending
While he was working on his doc-torate in electrical engineering atthe University of Florida,Kalmanstarted working as a junior engineerat Stanford Research Systems,acompany started by Stanford gradu-ate students.He later left to start an-other company,Euphonics,with afew friends.The company grew to bea dominant pro audio-mixing con-sole company in the United States.However,he also left Euphonics in1994,not entirely satisfied becausehe was not a musician at heart.He went on to found Pumpkin in1995,which,initially meant to be adata acquisition company,soon be-came a real-time operating systemcompany.In 1998,Kalman returned toStanford,where he learned aboutsmall satellite activities.He startedteaching and doing research at theUniversity,later becoming a con-sulting professor in aeronautics andastronautics.In line with Kalman’sinterest in small satellites,Pumpkinlaunched the CubeSat kit,a smallsatellite that was built to go intoLow Earth Orbit (LEO) missions.Around 2008,he became the di-rector of SSDL,where he focusedon ensuring that students have thechance to gain real hands-on experi-ence.“I think it’s critical that studentsgo beyond writing up a proposal anddoing some analysis in MATLAB...to actually building the real thingand iterating upon that,”he said.Kalman said his best learning ex-periences are often not his successes.“I learn by doing and by makingmistakes,”he said.“I’ve brokenmany machine tools.I’ve screwed upparts when I was making them...but by doing so,it’s made me a betterengineer.”Over the course of his engineer-ing career,Kalman found that he be-came better at looking at ways hecould improve his own performance.“I think as a student you have tobe more than a little bit receptive tocriticism,”he said.“I think at thisstage in most young peoples’ lives,everyone thinks they know every-thing.”Kalman said two important waysof coping with failure are to keep try-ing and to seek help from teammateswho have more expertise.Progress “doesn’t happenovernight,he said.“You’ve got towork on that and work on that andwork on that.”Looking to the future,Kalmansaid having a diversified skill setmight be a key factor in differentiat-ing engineers.Kalman himself is adigital and analog electronic engi-neer,an embedded coder and alsoworks on PCB board layout and me-chanical design.“I try to be as multidimensionalas I can,and I’ve developed thoseskill sets over 25,30 years at thispoint,”he said.Kalman noted that one of thebest parts of his job at Stanford is theopportunity to interact with stu-dents.“The students at Stanford noware way smarter than they werewhen I was here.I don’t think Icould get in anymore,he said,laughing.
Contact Zahra Taji at ztaji@stanford.edu.
“I learn by doing andby makingmistakes...but bydoing so,it’s made mea better engineer.”
Stanford,youre hired!
Eight Stanford undergraduateswill soon face off in a Stanford-pro-duced version of the TV show “TheApprentice,”competing in businesssituations for a final prize.The show is a collaboration be-tween the Stanford CardinalBroadcasting Network (SCBN)and the Stanford Pre-Business As-sociation (SPBA),the group of un-dergraduates who coined the idea.Following roughly the same for-mat as the popular NBC show,eachweek the teams will be introduced toa challenge,develop and execute abusiness plan and be judged on theirsuccess,said assistant producer andSPBA member Matt Ikeler ‘14.“This is a business-relatedshow,”said Michael Wheet ‘11,SCBN station manager.“One of thegoals is to give students the businessexperience in a competitive envi-ronment,to see what the real busi-ness world is like.”Before each competition,thetwo teams of four will have access toa team of advisers consisting of M.B.A.students from the GraduateSchool of Business,local entrepre-neurs and venture capitalists.Stanford’s “Apprentice”has al-ready gained the support of SiliconValley by procuring sponsorshipsfrom Bling Nation and Mohr Davi-dow Ventures.Mohr Davidow Ven-tures’ client base of angel investorswill help develop or participate inthe challenges,while Bling Nationwill help with transferring the fundsthat teams win in challenges.With contestants selected justlast week,the producers are still de-veloping three to five weeklongchallenges,the first of which is set tooccur during “EntrepreneurshipWeek”from Feb.23 to March 2,Ikeler said.Applicants were required to sub-mit a one-minute video showcasingtheir talents.In reviewing the appli-cations,SPBA was looking for peo-ple who had camera appeal,said ex-ecutive producer and SPBA boardmember Chase Harmon ‘13.“My friends came at me with avideo camera and said,‘You’regoing to do it,’”said applicant KevinShutzberg ‘14,who was eventuallychosen as a contestant for the“techie”team.Successful video applicants wereoffered interviews and evaluatedfor their ability to think outside thebox and be part of a team,Harmonsaid.The producers chose to focus ona team format.“Students can alignwith their self-designated side andsee how each side of the mindcomes to work and how differentapproaches come to be,Harmonsaid.While details of the grand prizehave yet to be determined,Harmonsaid the current $30,000 in accruedprize money might go to companiesto sponsor summer internships forthe winning team.Contestantscould also win prizes for each chal-lenge,such as golf outings or lunch-es with big Silicon Valley thinkers.Seven SPBA associates willbegin production in February.SCBN provided the necessaryequipment,crew and distributionand has given SPBA creative libertyin editing the footage,with no capon the number or length of episodes.Both organizations are opti-mistic that the first episode will pre-miere early spring quarter onSCBN’s Channel 5 and website.SPBA is working with MTVU to geta broadcasting deal.The association is confidentabout reaching “all members of Sil-icon Valley interested...by theamazing Stanford student potentialshowcased by the show,”Harmonsaid.
Contact Erin Inman at einman@ stanford.edu.
Courtesy of Kevin Hardekopf
Two teams of Stanford undergrads, techies v. fuzzies, will face off in the board room in Stanford’s rendition ofthe popular NBC TV show “The Apprentice,” which is set to air locally this spring.
“This is abusiness-related show.”
‘Apprentice’ spinoff  comes to Stanford TV 
vague.Though students may not beexpelled or officially punished forintolerant speech that doesn’t qual-ify as a hate crime,they may be dis-ciplined through educationalmeans if they fail to respect “order,morality,personal honor and therights of others,in the words of theUniversity’s Fundamental Stan-dard.The password-protected speechpolicy issue was the only red-lightranking Stanford received in the re-port,making an upgrade of statusseem likely.According to Harris,the review should be done by mid-day on Friday.
Contact Brendan O’Byrne at bobyrne@stanford.edu.
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