By NATASHA WEASER
“Even if the direction is rightyou cannot reach the destinationovernight,” said Fu Jun, professorof political economy and execu-tive dean of the school of govern-ment at Beijing University, in atalk Monday on economic growthin China.Fu is currently president of theHarvard Alumni Association inBeijing, as well as a frequent com-mentator on CCTV News andspeaker at the World EconomicForum.Fu presented his talk, titled“China in the World Economy:Past, Present and Future,” at theHewlett Teaching Center to an au-dience of approximately 100 peo-ple.The talk was sponsored by theCenter for Sustainable Develop-ment and Global Competitive-ness (CSDGC).Underlying the hour and a half talk was a strong emphasis onwhat Fu called “institutional tech-nology.” He stressed that this termfocuses on human capital, in par-ticular the power of corporationsand educational institutions.On the topic of education, Fusaid he is optimistic about the in-crease in Chinese students study-ing abroad. He cautioned, howev-er, that the country needs “to fig-ure out and have confidence inmore investment in institutionaltechnology.”“China’s growth has been aphenomenon, but I would pro-pose that the past three decadeswe have learned about what I callhardware technology, and thenext stage for us is to learn aboutinstitutional technologies,” Fusaid.“Growth is a function of popu-lation and technology. This is asimple formula applicable global-ly,” Fu added.Despite his comments on theuniversality of this formula, Fupointed out that China has a“unique Chinese way” of growing,citing examples including specialeconomic zones and reforms inthe countryside that might notnecessarily be successful if insti-tuted elsewhere in the world.Drawing from economic his-tory and theory throughout histalk, Fu said, “If you look atChina 200 years ago, it had one-third of the total world popula-tion and was producing one-thirdof the total world GDP. We were
Opinions/4 •Sports/5 •Classifieds/6
Undergrad Senate votes today on process for sexual assault cases
By JULIA ENTHOVEN
The ASSU UndergraduateSenate will debate whether to ap-prove the Office of Judicial AffairsAlternative Review Process(ARP) for cases of sexual assault,relationship violence and stalkingat tonight’s meeting. The ARP, in-stituted in 2010, is facing its two-year review and requires approvalfrom the Undergraduate Senateand the Graduate Student Council(GSC) to continue.The ARP includes two signifi-cant changes: shifting the standardof proof from “beyond a reason-able doubt” to “preponderance of evidence,” meaning jury membersmust be 51 percent certain of guiltto convict, and shrinking reviewpanel juries from six members tofour. These changes have raisedconcerns that the current system of convicting based on a majority isnot sufficient, and both studentrepresentatives and alumni haverecommended moving to requir-ing unanimous agreement on re-view panels.The Office of Judicial Affairs(OJA) initiated the ARP as a pilotprogram in 2010 with the objectiveof making the judicial processmore accessible and less intimidat-ing for victims of sexual assault. Itsdevelopment was partially in re-sponse to OJA data indicating thatin the 13 years preceding 2010,there were 104 reports of sexualassault at Stanford, yet only 16 of those cases were reported to theJudicial Office and only three wentto hearing. In comparison, statis-tics from a two-year study from theNational Institute of Justice, citedin the 2011 Dear Colleague Letterfrom the Office for Civil Rights,predicted that over 650 female and200 male students at Stanford havebeen sexually assaulted, a numberfar higher than report and trialrates.“There was concern that the Ju-dicial Process was a deterrent tovictims of sexual assault, sexual ha-rassment, dating violence andstalking,” Jamie Pontius-Hogan,assistant dean of the Office of Judi-cial Affairs, said in an email to TheDaily.“It surprises me that Stanfordstudents would want to consent toa change in the rules that givesthem less rights in a University dis-ciplinary hearing,” said David Bar-ton, who has been a criminal lawattorney for 23 years and has de-fended Stanford students in judi-cial proceedings. “People . . . haveconfidence that the University willuse that power wisely and thatthey’ll never be on the wrong sideof it. And that’s a delusion.”Since the establishment of theARP, there have been 21 cases of sexual assault reported on campus,13 transferred to ARP and 12tried. Of the 12 hearings in the pasttwo years, 10 plaintiffs were foundresponsible, though one verdictwas reversed in appeal. Pontius-Hogan said that the OJA has notfound a higher proportion of stu-dents responsible since the burdenof proof was lowered to a prepon-derance of evidence standard; sheattributed the increase to the suc-cess of the ARP. The burden of proof was lowered midwaythrough the ARP trial period.“Of course they are going to getmore cases if they don’t have tohave the same level of certainty,”Barton said, “but people do getfalsely accused. If there is a pre-ponderance of evidence test, peo-ple will be falsely convicted, falselysuspended, falsely expelled. That’sthe cost of a system that appearsmore efficient.”
The Dear Colleague Letter
On April 12, 2011, six days afterhe received a letter from the Officeof Civil Rights, President Hen-nessy employed his authority tooverride the existing Judicial Af-fairs charter and ASSU Constitu-tion — both of which protect therights of the accused to face theiraccusers, be free from double jeop-ardy and remain innocent untilproven guilty beyond a reasonabledoubt — to revise the ARP andaccord it with the federal guide-lines.According to the Office of Judi-cial Affairs, Stanford was one of only two or three universities tostill use a burden of “beyond a rea-sonable doubt” in cases involvingsexual assault. Even so, concernsremain over the ARP guidelines.“Many of the Stanford sexualassault cases are cases that are veryambiguous and involve confusionand alcohol, and are cases that arevery hard to prove beyond a rea-sonable doubt standard,” Bartonsaid. “Most of the cases that arecharged with sexual assault on
Sophomore Nicole Gibbswins Pac-12 singles title
An Independent Publication
The Stanford Daily T
TUESDAY Volume 241
May 1, 2012Issue 50
Vote on Alternative Review Process nears
Disease affects one in 10 Asians and Pacific Islanders
Blue Shield reachesdeal with StanfordHospital and Clinics
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF
Blue Shield of California final-ized a three-year contract withStanford Hospital and Clinics thispast week for health maintenanceorganization (HMO) and pre-ferred provider organization(PPO) rates. Negotiations conclud-ed Thursday to meet a deadline justafter midnight on Friday morning,according to the San Jose MercuryNews.Had the two sides not reached adeal in time, Blue Shield memberswould have seen their insurancecoverage affected at Stanford Hos-pital and Clinics (SHC).In a statement, Randy Liv-ingston, Stanford vice president forbusiness affairs and chief financialofficer, said, “We’re very pleasedthat [Stanford] and Blue Shieldwere able to complete a new agree-ment in the nick of time, avertingpotential confusion and disruptionfor Stanford employees and post-docs with Blue Shield coveragewho receive services from StanfordHospitals and Clinics.”Terms of the deal were not re-
Studentsraise hep Bawareness
Terman park opening approaches
SPEAKERS & EVENTS
Beijing prof. addresses China’s global economy
By MATT BETTONVILLE
After six months of demolition, the site of theFrederick Emmons Terman Engineering Centeris starting to look like the park it is set to become.According to University officials, the park willopen later this month.The new open space will preserve the largefountain that previously faced the center of theTerman building. The fountain sits in a bowl-shaped recession that is almost fully landscapedwith sod and new trees for its opening.The University has not announced any specif-ic plans, but the park area is considered only tem-porary. According to the Stanford Report, onereason for leaving the recessed fountain was tostop the need for future excavation for the foun-dation of a building.Almost none of the demolished Terman build-ing is headed to the landfill. According to projectmanager Matthew Griffis, 99.6 percent of the ma-
Stanford used a “beyonda reasonable doubt” standard for cases of sexual assault and relationship abuse.
— Students and administratorsagreed to the most recent Judicial Char-ter; this included the “beyond a reason-able doubt” standard.
February 5, 2010
— The Daily re-ported that there is a “growing consensus. . . the process ‘does not benefit the vic-tim, nor help the accused to clear hisname, nor does it protect the Stanfordcommunity from predators.’”
April 14, 2010
— President Hen-nessy signed the Alternate MisconductReview Process, a plan developed by theBoard on Judicial Affairs, which elimi-nated the requirement that victims andsuspects attend the same hearings dur-ing a case.
April 3, 2011
— The Office for CivilRights urged universities to lower the stan-dard of proof in sexual assault and rela-tionship abuse cases from “beyond a rea-sonable doubt” to “preponderance of theevidence” or risk loss of federal funding.
April 12, 2011
— President Hen-nessy released an executive order tolower Stanford’s standard of proof from“beyond a reasonable doubt” to “prepon-derance of the evidence.”
June 30, 2011
— The Universityhired Angela Exson as its first assistantdean for sexual assault and relationshipabuse shortly after forming the Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship AbuseEducation & Response (SARA).
March 19, 2012
— 34 ASSU alum-ni signed a letter to student representa-tives urging them to delay placing a re-vised ASSU Constitution, which would in-clude the lowered standard of evidence,on the April ballot. The representativesagreed.
April 19, 2012
—The Board of Ju-dicial Affairs proposed to student repre-sentatives a reduction in the size of thepanel’s juries, from six to four, as wellthe continuation of requiring a simplemajority for convictions. Several stu-dent representatives advocated for aunanimous vote.
May 1, 2012
— The UndergraduateSenate will meet to vote on the proposedJudicial Charter.
May 2, 2012
— The Graduate Stu-dent Council will meet to vote on the pro-posed Judicial Charter.
Timeline of Judicial Affairs changes:
ROGER CHEN/The Stanford Daily
The park that will replace the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Center is beginning to take shapeafter months of demolition and clearing. The park is set to open on schedule later this month.
, page 2Please see
, page 2Please see
, page 2
By CATHERINE ZAW
Jade balloons tied to bikes allover campus Monday morningwere the first of many indicators of Hepatitis B Awareness Week. Fea-turing speakers and events all overcampus, the awareness week was or-ganized by Team HBV, an outreacharm of the Jade Ribbon Campaignled by the Asian Liver Center at theStanford School of Medicine.Hepatitis B affects one in 10Asians and Pacific Islanders, andone in four of those affected eventu-ally die of liver cancer, according toTeam HBV. The virus is also respon-sible for 80 percent of all liver cancercases. Team HBV is the primary stu-dent outreach group for hepatitis Band spans numerous colleges andhigh schools throughout the nation.Currently all Team HBV colle-giate chapters are gathering supportfor an online petition urging Presi-dent Obama to sustain the Centerfor Disease Control and Preven-tion’s funding for viral hepatitistreatment and to include viral hepa-titis in the Global Health Initiative.Since 2010, Team HBV has de-voted a week each year in May to in-crease campus awareness of hepati-tis B and liver cancer. Hepatitis BAwareness Week is a collection of educational outreach events thatfeature distinguished speakers, freefood and jade-colored memorabil-ia.“On Monday, our kickoff eventinvolved placing jade balloons andimportant hep B facts on bikesthroughout campus,” said Christo-pher Paiji ’13, president of TeamHBV. The next event, which willtake place Tuesday at 6 p.m. in theAsian American Activities Center(A3C) ballroom, will be “The Jade
, page 2Please see
, page 6