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For the Stanford Prison Forum,inmates are  classmates
Stanford baseball downs SantaClara 8-4 in a midweek affair 
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Recycle Me
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The Stanford Daily
U.N.’s Luckstresses dutto protect
Forum re-examines  judicial process
Last night at El Centro Chicano, theOffice of Judicial Affairs and the ASSUco-hosted a forum to garner studentopinions and perspectives on the Uni-versity judicial process. The eventbrought together staff from the Office of Judicial Affairs, ASSU Senators, mem-bers of the Executive Cabinet, studentswith a personal connection to the judi-cial process and other interested parties.A review of Stanford’s Judicial Charterof 1997 has been “long overdue,” saidASSU President Angelina Cardona ‘11.Thirteen years after the creation of the Ju-dicial Charter, the Internal Review Panelis currently working on an extensive eval-uation of the procedures and functionsthat are put into action when a student isaccused of violating the FundamentalStandard, the Honor Code or any otherstudent conduct policy.The panel consistsof faculty,staff and four students includingCardona.Student input plays a central role inthis overhaul of Judicial Affairs,said ChrisGriffith, associate vice provost for Stu-dent Affairs and Dean of Student Life.“Your voice is critical to the process,”Griffith said,addressing the audience.Last night’s forum featured presenta-tions from all four subcommittees of theInternal Review Panel:the Honor Code,the Standard of Proof, Best Practicesand the Fundamental Standard.The sec-ond half of the forum gave students theopportunity to express their own opin-ions in small groups led by members of each of the four subcommittees.“One of the biggest concerns is just thespeed of the [judicial] process,”said ASSUSenator Stewart Macgregor Dennis ‘13.According to Griffith,the process usu-ally takes around five months because ju-dicial panels are not held during the firstweek of the quarter, dead week or finalsweek. Cases initiated spring quarter areoften not resolved until fall quarter of thefollowing academic year.Morris Graves, associate dean of Stu-dent Life, argued that, if the judicialprocess takes longer than three weeks,students do not learn from the judicialprocess and focus instead on their frustra-tion with bureaucratic red tape.A top pri-ority is to come up with new ways to short-en the process.
Speaker cites Libya ascase for int’l action
Edward Luck, Assistant Secretary-General of theUnited Nations, gave a lecture on “the responsibility toprotect”at Stanford Law School yesterday.This politicalnorm adopted by the United Nations in 2005 gives theSecurity Council the right to take action against countriesthat violate certain rights of their people.Luck’s lecture,“Stopping Atrocity Crimes:‘The Re-sponsibility to Protect’ Five Years On,” touched on thebasic principles behind the concept,its wider acceptanceby national governments and its significance in prevent-ing future massacres.The norm gives the Security Council the right to takeaction when it is clear that genocide,ethnic cleansing,warcrimes and crimes against humanity are committed in acountry.Luck touched on the significance of last Saturday’s Unit-ed Nations resolution against Libya.It included econom-ic sanctions and stressed that states could use the respon-sibility to protect as justification for military force.“It’s pretty striking that despite  or maybe even be-cause  of the composition of the Council now, that itwas able to have unanimity,Luck said of the resolution.He added that including the incitement of thesecrimes would also be seen as cause for concern. In the1994 Rwandan genocide,Hutus characterized their rivalTutsis as cockroaches.According to Luck,there are par-allels to Rwanda in Libya’s current unrest.“Unfortunately,one of the things that got us very wor-ried about Qadhafi is he called his political opponents theother day cockroaches,” he said of the Libyan leader.“Now maybe he doesn’t know the connection,but I’m alittle worried that he does know the connection, andmaybe some of his listeners may know the connection.”There is now a greater acceptance of the responsibili-ty to protect in the international community.With India,South Africa and Brazil currently on the 15-member Se-curity Council, new powers are having a say. Luck saidthese countries want to be seen as playing a constructiverole.Now he argues that individual countries must stressthe issue to their own people.“What the Security Council needs is a good politicalpush from their parliaments,from their journalists,fromtheir publics to say ‘these things matter and they matterin a way they didn’t matter before,and they actually re-
Research studies HIVprevention in Ukraine
The most effective way to combat thespread of HIV spread by intravenous drug useis a combined program of drug substitutionand anti-retroviral therapy for those alreadyinfected, according to a study conducted byStanford University and the Veteran AffairsPalo Alto Health Care System.The project, funded by the National Insti-tute on Drug Abuse,the Department of Veter-ans Affairs and a Gabilan Stanford GraduateFellowship,studied ways to combat the spreadof HIV in Ukraine.The findings were releasedin the March issue of PLoS-Medicine.Ukraine has the highest prevalence of HIVin Eastern Europe.Approximately half of drugusers in the country are HIV-infected,and thedisease is spreading into the broader popula-tion.Through computer modeling, the authorsof the study examined data such as the rate of HIV transmission and the outcomes of treat-ment and prevention efforts in the country.Using this information, they made assump-tions about what would happen if current drugusers received methadone as a substitution totheir intravenous drugs.Without these proposed interventions, theresearchers calculated that 67.2 percent of drug users would be infected with HIV in thenext 20 years.They predicted that if just 25 per-cent of drug users received methadone,the fig-ure for HIV infection could be lowered to 53.1percent.Recently, the government of Ukraine en-
WEDNESDAY Volume 239
March 2, 2011 Issue 24
Senate assesses elections,role ofsolicitors general
After a postponed start due to theJudicial Affairs town hall Tuesday,the ASSU Undergraduate Senatepassed legislation defining the role of the ASSU solicitors general and dis-cussed elections progress.The Senators also heard fromMikhail Mamonov,head of the Inter-national Relations Department forthe Federal Agency on Youth Affairsof the Russian Federation. ASSUExecutive Angelina Cardona ‘11 in-troduced Mamonov and referred toher experience traveling to Russia inNovember as part of a conference forinternational student leaders.Mamonov presented on Seliger,an international youth camp,and dis-cussed potential areas of collabora-tion and interest for Stanford stu-dents.Students attending Seliger canfocus in four areas:civil and social de-velopment, innovation and enter-prise, world politics and mass mediaand public relations.Mamonov touched on mutualcriticisms Russian and Americanpolitics, but stressed the program’spotential to bridge these differencesand form bonds between young lead-ers,especially in terms of innovationand new technology.The Senate also passed legislationTuesday that outlined the role of theASSU solicitors general in advisingand representing students in consti-tutional cases. When the solicitorsgeneral previously presented the bill,the Constitutional Council ex-pressed disappointment that the billcommented on the role of the Consti-tutional Council.The Senate encour-aged collaboration between the twobodies, and both returned last nightwith pieces of legislation reflectingcompromise.After presenting the legislation,Adam Adler ‘12 transitioned fromhis role as a solicitor general to a rep-resentative for the Flipside publica-tion,encouraging senators to sign thegroup’s controversial special fees pe-tition requesting funds for a segwayto increase campus presence.When Daniel Khalessi ‘13 joking-ly said he would sign it under the con-dition that Adler run for Senate,Adler responded that he would findcontinued attendance at all of themeetings difficult.
Mamonov presented Seligeryouth camp to senators
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If I Had a Hammer
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Tree candidate Trevor Kalkus ‘14 takes the idea of making a smash quite literally as he lies on a bed of nails and a cinderblock isbroken on his chest. This year’s crop of Tree candidates also includes Cliff Owl ‘13, Akiko Kozato ‘13 and Michael Samuels ‘11.
Monkey Business
IAN GARCIA-DOTY/The Stanford Daily
At last night’s lecture in Dinkelspiel, behavioral biologistFrans B.M. de Waal spoke about empathy amongprimates.De Waal is a professor of psychology at Emory.
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Punch Drunk
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Stanford’s Spiked Punchline stand-up comedy group hosted an openmic event last night at the CoHo. Drew Karimlou ‘11, above, was oneof several comics who strove to win laughs from the audience.
dorsed a new law promoting thissame substitution therapy and nee-dle exchanges for drug users.Though the study looked specifical-ly at Ukraine’s population, its con-clusion can also be applied through-out Eastern Europe and CentralAsia, regions that have the highestrates of HIV transmission in the en-tire world.
 Ivy Nguyen
Potential revival forOverseas Seminarsin 2012
The Bing Overseas Seminarsprogram is “highly likely”to start upagain in the summer of 2012,accord-ing to Irene Kennedy, executive di-rector of the Bing Overseas StudiesProgram (BOSP). BOSP is in theprocess of finding funding for theprogram and planned locationswhere the seminars could potential-ly held.The program’s potential returnhinges on BOSP’s ability to find fi-nancial support for the seminars,Kennedy said.These seminars wereput on hold in the summer of 2010due to university-wide budgetcrunches during the economic crisis.The seminars were three-week long,intensive courses taught in the sum-mer months in an overseas location.Previous courses took place inGreece,Thailand and India, amongmany other countries.BOSP cut these seminars be-cause it was the “easiest and most vi-able way” to meet budget, said for-mer BOSP director, NormanNaimark.At its height,BOSP supported 10seminars with 150 students.It is notclear how large the program will beshould it return next summer.
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Wells to leave Farmfor University ofUtah
Linda Wells M.B.A. ‘93, execu-tive director of the GSB’s Center forEntrepreneurial Studies, will leaveStanford for the University of Utah.Wells, who has served her currentposition for more than 10 years,willassume the role of director of theMBA program and the SorensonCenter for Discovery and Innova-tion on May 1,2011.At the Center for Entrepreneur-ial Studies, Wells helped build theprogram from its initiation, helpingcreate and implement courses andprograms and counseled aspiringentrepreneurs at the GSB.She com-muted from her home in Park City,Utah to Stanford during this period.Before coming to the Farm,Wellswas the director of product manage-ment at Informed Access Systemsand a project engineer for Dupont.The announcement of her moveto the University of Utah’s DavidEccles School of Business receivedpositive feedback.“This is a tremendous win, notonly for the school and the studentswe serve,but also for Utah’s dynam-ic entrepreneurial community,”Tay-lor Randall, David Eccles Schooldean,said in a press release.
 Ivy Nguyen
Biology professornamed LeopoldLeadership Fellow 
Liz Hadly, professor of biology,was named a Leopold LeadershipFellow this week.Hadly is one of 20environmental researchers honoredin 2011.The Leopold Leadership Pro-gram, based at the Woods Institutefor the Environment, was foundedin 1998 to help scientists share theirknowledge with policymakers. Theprogram’s fellows receive intensivecommunications training to helpthem convey information to journal-ists,politicians,business leaders andcommunities about sustainabilityand the environment. Training in-volves practice media interviewsand meetings with policymakers inWashington,D.C.Hadly’s research examines ani-mals’ responses to climactic changeusing genetic, morphological andgeochemical analyses.Other fellowsengaged in a wide variety of sub-jects, ranging from ecology to eco-nomics.“These twenty outstanding re-searchers are change agents en-gaged in cutting-edge research,”Pam Sturner, executive director of the Leopold Leadership Program,wrote in a press release. “Throughour program, they will gain newskills and connections to help themtranslate their knowledge into ac-tion at the regional,national and in-ternational level.”The Leopold Leadership Pro-gram is funded by the David and Lu-cile Packard Foundation.
 Ivy Nguyen
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“Sitting here listening to the re-quests, people can say some ridicu-lous things sometimes,”Adler said.Cardona motioned to end the de-bate during open forum.Constitutional Council memberMateo Wilmott ‘11 voiced his disap-pointment in the discussion.“We’re sitting here spending timetalking about segways...[when] it’san honor to have someone here ask-ing questions about Americandemocracy,”he said,referring to Ma-monov.Elections Commissioner StephenTrusheim ‘13 briefed the Senate onelections progress, reporting that thedeadline for candidates’ declarationsof intent to run for Graduate StudentCouncil (GSC) members will bepushed to the last day of the quarter,asGSC candidates do not have to peti-tion and only three have declared in-tent so far.Trusheim also raised the issuethat currently no slate is running forjunior class president,the perceivedobstacle being the tradition of goingabroad during junior year.Currently,the junior year slate ispermitted to be five people,with therequirement that four be active eachquarter.Trusheim will present legis-lation next week to change these re-quirements, most likely increasingthe number of people allowed on aslate.During committee reports, theStudent Life, Education and Hous-ing Committee highlighted theirbike safety event tomorrow andThursday in Lagunita and Stern din-ing, respectively. The event will in-clude free bike lights, discountedhelmets, bike safety tips and freebike servicing on the spot.At the end of the meeting,RafaelVazquez raised his concern that onlytwo upperclassmen are running toserve on the Senate next year.“I think there’s a really big prob-lem with that,”Vazquez said,hopingto encourage future dialogue abouthow to encourage older students toengage with the ASSU.Next week’s Senate meeting,thelast of the quarter, will be replacedby the Joint Legislative Meeting at 6p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.The Sen-ate passed several motions by ASSUVice President Michael Cruz ‘12 yes-terday to amend the joint rules of order for the meeting,most notablygranting undergraduate studentsfull speaking rights and permittingopen dialogue with members of theadministration.Following the changes,the Senatewill be able to consider legislationnext week and will discuss bills toconfirm Nominations Commissionrepresentatives,to reform the Nomi-nations Commission by-laws and toamend the rules of order of the Con-stitutional Council.The Senate passed all fundingbills of the evening.
Contact Margaret Rawson at marawson@stanford.edu.
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late to our national interest,’” hesaid.On China,Luck said the Chinesewant to be seen as following globalnorms. This circumstance, coupledwith the fact that Libya’s own Unit-ed Nations representative publiclyurged the world to act,factored intoChina’s decision to vote with the restof the Security Council on the vio-lence in Libya.Lonjezo Hamisi, a third-year doc-toral student in political science, isoptimistic that Rwandan-style geno-cide will be avoided thanks to theforce that can accompany this politi-cal norm.“I think it’s a good thing for theworld,” he said. “It can only be agood thing for the world that nowthere’s this normative developmentof the rejection of crimes against hu-manity. In other words, the interna-tional community is making a state-ment against impunity.”Luck’s talk was sponsored by theCrothers Global Citizenship Dorm,the Stanford International Law So-ciety and other groups.
Contact Anthony Vasquez at vasquez2@stanford.edu.
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ASSU Senator Juany Torres ‘13said “it’s up to the student to speakup” in instances of cheating andplagiarism. But she quickly addedthat “it’s often difficult for them todo that.”In fact,faculty members tend toreport far more cases of cheating orplagiarism than do students. Thestudent-led Educational OutreachCommittee hopes to address thisissue by working to better educatethe student body about the HonorCode via t-shirt campaigns.According to Theo Gibbs ‘11,another important issue is the un-willingness of victims of sexual ha-rassment and assault to come for-ward in the judicial process.Victimsare less likely to come forward be-cause University standards in thisarea are too stringent.“There’s a very strong argumentfor lowering standard of proof from ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’to ‘clear and convincing’ or ‘pre-ponderance of evidence’ in termsof cases of sexual assault or harass-ment,Gibbs said.Stanford is only one of fourschools with this particular stan-dard; most schools use more re-laxed standards like “preponder-ance of evidence” and “clear andconvincing evidence.”Last night’s event was well re-ceived by members of the audi-ence.“I’m glad we did this,” said Stu-dent Life Assistant Dean JamieHogan, who is chairing the reviewprocess.“The conversations I heardwere all thought-provoking.”Cardona pointed out that whilethe student input forum was an af-fective avenue for some students toexpress their opinions, there areother options available for thosewho wish to remain anonymous.The Internal Review Panel wel-comes phone calls, e-mails and let-ters from concerned students.These will all play an importantpart in the panel’s final recommen-dations to President John Hen-nessy and Vice Provost GregBoardman at the end of the year.
Contact Janelle Wolak at jwolak@stan-ford.edu.
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ou might call it serendipity in the law library.Maggie Filler, LAW ‘12, was studying inStanford’s Law Library and thinking aboutthe California prison system when she cameacross a student study area that was “over-flowing with books about prisons.” Someone else wasstudying the same thing. The nametag on the pile of books read Sara Mayeux,a joint JD-American HistoryPhD candidate.“I thought, ‘Who is that Sara?’” Filler recalled withamusement.“We have to get together.”Filler had coffee with Mayeux and found that theyboth agreed about several controversial prison issues.Many conversations later,the idea for the Stanford PrisonForum was born.The Stanford Prison Forum is an interdisciplinary stu-dent-run workshop supported by a Student Projects forIntellectual Community Enhancement grant. Filler andMayeux hoped the workshop would provide a place forstudents interested in issues of incarceration to study thetopic in more depth.“We felt that although we had some classes at theLaw School, the regular coursework failed to capturethe systemic portion of prisons,Filler said.“For exam-ple,how [they] operate,not just through legal pass-ways,but in terms of the various other systems . . . that createthis massive system in the United States today,in Cali-fornia especially.The forum has been running a seminar at San Quentinprison since the beginning of the quarter.Every Sundayfrom 2 to 5 p.m.,10 Stanford students make the trek to theSan Quentin prison to take a class together with 20 in-mates who have earned associate degrees under thePrison University Project,a program that provides freehigher education to inmates at San Quentin.Eight graduate students and two undergraduatesare in the seminar as both teachers and learners.Theytake turns leading discussions and listening to theirpeers.Topics are mainly focused on getting a better feelof the prison system,but also include sessions on familylaws and parole policies to immigration and FranzKafka’s writing.Students said the classroom in the prison is very sim-ilar to what they experienced at Stanford.However,op-erating within a prison system brings a unique set of dif-ficulties.Students were required to go through a security clear-ance months before the class started.Recently,one classwas cut short because the inmates had to go back for ahead count.At another class,only one inmate showed upbecause of a prison fight.That one-on-one interaction with inmates was an eye-opening one for the Stanford students.At one class ses-sion, four Stanford students sat down with one SanQuentin prisoner and listened to him share how his expe-rience with severe violence and racism at a very young agedirectly affected his life.“It was really the only time in my life that I wouldhave that opportunity to sit down and really say‘tell me your story’,Filler said.“I feel itwas one teacher and four students.Hegave us a huge lesson that day and itwas just invaluable.”Filler felt the class provided herwith a knowledge base that shecould not get by reading casebooks.A particularly meaningful course for her was one aboutparole policies, where she learned about what was hap-pening “in terms of what the parole boards should consid-er as opposed to [what] they do consider.”Eugenia Maluf ‘11,one of the two undergraduates inthe forum,joined because of her interest in teaching.“I wanted to be a teacher,she said.“So somethingthat I can take away is that all the stories I heard frompeople in the class come down to their inability to accesseducation when they were younger,and that has active-ly contributed to where they are now.”Filler said that she hoped that the San Quentin par-ticipants realized through the program that people out-side the system still care about them.She noted that in-mates were deeply concerned with the absence of theirvoice and she wanted them “to come away with thesense that there are people . . . . who take their thoughtsand ideas seriously.“Mayeux emphasized the importance of inmate’sability to make their opinions about their circumstancesknown.“I think especially with prisons it’s so importantbecause they are literally locked up in cages,” shesaid, adding that the outside world might not haveany conception of how the inmates are actuallybeing treated.Both Filler and Mayeux plan to continue leading theforum,recruiting a new group of students who can offer adifferent perspective.They also plan to publish writingsabout life experiences from both Stanford and SanQuentin students as a way of expanding the classroom’sdialogue outside the prison.Maluf commented that engaging in an “honest dia-logue”with the inmates enables one to relate to them ashuman beings.“When you think about that,it really changes how you[deal] with the criminal system,she said.
Contact Yibai Shu at yibai@stanford.edu.
The Stanford Daily
Wednesday,March 2,2011
Courtesy of Stanford News Service
Students in the Stanford Prison Forum, a student-led workshop, are getting an up-close and personal learningexperience with inmates in San Quentin prison as part of a class they are taking this quarter.
oint learning
“It was really the only time in my lifethat I would have that opportunityto sit down and really say ‘tell meyour story’”
ANASTASIA YEE/The Stanford Daily

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