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The Faculty Senate discussed revisions to un-dergraduate breath requirements at its Thursdaymeeting, with professors disagreeing over thenumber of courses a student should be requiredto take under the proposed new system.Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82, currentlyacting president due to University President JohnHennessy’s ongoing sabbatical, opened the meet-ing by emphasizing the success of Admit Week-end 2012.Based on preliminary results from the Officeof Undergraduate Admission, this year’s yield —the percentage of admitted students committedto Stanford — will be around 73.4 percent, an in-crease of approximately 3.4 percent from lastyear, Etchemendy said.Etchemendy subsequently addressed the de-parture of Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby, whowill leave Stanford at the end of the academicyear to become commissioner of the Big 12 ath-letics conference. Etchemendy said that Bowls-
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This is the third in a four-part seriesexploring crisis response and mental health resources on campus.
Roughly 3,000 undergraduateand graduate students utilize Coun-seling and Psychological Services(CAPS) or receive off-campus treat-ment each year, according to CAPSdirector Ron Albucher. CAPS hasexperienced growth in student useconsistently over the last five years.Student experiences- — bothpositive and negative shed lighton the organization. Satisfactionwith CAPS services differs widelyamong students.The Daily examined the re-sources offered by CAPS and TheBridge Peer Counseling Center andundertook an informal survey of stu-dent experience.
Increased usage
Both CAPS and The Bridge PeerCounseling Center have experi-enced increases in student usage inrecent years. Both organizations citerelationship issues, depression andstress as the primary factors thatbring students in.Albucher, who said CAPS seesabout 2,200 unique students peryear, or 14 percent of the campuspopulation, said that an additionalsix to seven percent of campus seekstreatment outside of CAPS, accord-ing to self-reported data.CAPS has seen an influx of fund-ing and personnel since Vice Provostfor Student Affairs Greg Boardmaninitiated a Mental Health and WellBeing task force in 2008, following astring of student suicides. Since 2008,CAPS has hired the equivalent of nine full time employees who arepsychotherapists, psychologists andcase managers rounding out aworkforce of roughly 40 people.In that time, Albucher said, theUniversity has gone from having lessthan the recommended ratio of onecounselor per 1,500 students to hav-ing about twice the recommendednumber of specialists.As CAPS reports a steady in-crease in the number of students uti-lizing its services, The Bridge PeerCounseling Center says it has alsoexperienced an increase in traffic.The Bridge — which offers 24/7counseling by phone — has roughly30 staff counselors and four live-incounselors at Rogers House, which isopen for drop-in counsels from 9
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Examining mentalhealth resources
 Bestselling author says spirituality and empathy at the heart of social movements
Love key tochange, saysWilliamson
FacSen talks breadth requirements
Compoundaids strokerecovery 
Speaking to a predominantly female audi-ence Thursday night at Cemex Auditorium,best-selling author Marianne Williamson pro-posed that the only way society can change itscourse from inevitable doom is to employ loveas an agent of social transformation.Williamson, a founder of The Peace Al-liance, a grass-roots organization that led acampaign for the U.S. Congress to establish aDepartment of Peace, directly addressed thecommon rejection of spiritual values in modernsociety by offering a historically grounded ar-gument revolving around figures such as Mar-tin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi.“Many may say that this love stuff is naive,Williamson said. “What I’m here to propose toyou tonight is that anybody who thinks that anykind of traditional political and social activismat this point in our history, devoid of a spirituallove component, is enough to turn this titanicaround — they’re naive.Williamson urged humanity to follow theexamples of spiritual figures such as Buddha,Moses and Jesus. She said that all people mustperceive the ongoing human suffering in ourworld today and use love to act upon it.“We talk about success all the time — howto have success and how to make money, how toaddress all the economic issues of our planet meanwhile we have one billion people who liveon a quarter or less a day,” she said. “We have17,000 children who die of hunger everyday inthis planet. Take a moment and let that pene-trate your heart. The obscenity of it, the im-morality of it, the absurdity.”Addressing the primary demographic of theaudience, Williamson asked women of Americato “eradicate unnecessary suffering from theplanet by acting as mothers to their children.”“We must empower the women and educatethe children,” she said.Williamson added that modern-day politicsis missing the point, arguing that to change theworld, we must instead realize that “in each of our lives we go through an Armageddon — thesadness, the divorce, the loss of someone
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 Admins, students speak about CAPS,Bridge Peer Counseling Center 
FRIDAY Volume 241
May 4, 2012Issue 53
Courtesy of Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service
Economics Professor Caroline Hoxby, center, argued in favor of the Study of Undergaduate Educationat Stanford (SUES) report recommendation to mandate two classes in four breadth areas.
 ALISA ROYER/The Stanford Daily
Marianne Williamson, founder of The Peace Alliance, spoke at Cemex AuditoriumThursday, calling for people to use love to help resolve human suffering in the world.
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Researchers at the Stanford Schoolof Medicine have identified a new mo-lecular compound that could revolu-tionize the treatment of strokes in hu-mans, for the first time offering the abil-ity to enhance recovery after a strokehas taken place.Stroke-afflicted mice treated with amolecule called LM22A-4, which helpsto stimulate the growth of new neurons,exhibited accelerated and more exten-sive recovery.Current stroke-treatment practicesfocus on limiting initial damage to thebrain by breaking up the clots thatcaused the stroke.“Since there are about 800,000strokes each year in the United Statesand stroke is a leading cause of seriouslong-term disability, any treatment thatimproves recovery from stroke wouldsignificantly help a large number of people,” wrote Marion Buckwalter,professor of neurology and the paper’ssenior author, in an email to The Daily.Buckwalter and her team tested thecompound’s effects by first training agroup of mice to perform basic physicaltasks, such as walking across a horizon-tal ladder. After surgically inducingstrokes and testing the mice’s speedand agility, researchers treated theequally impaired groups with a placeboor the drug starting three days after thestroke.“We followed their recovery usingtests of gait and speed and found thatthe drug improved both limb-swingspeed (the speed at which they movedthe limb weakened by the stroke) andgait accuracy,” Buckwalter wrote.Buckwalter emphasized the break-through’s significance, noting that thecompound could have an equivalent ef-fect on human subjects.LM22A-4 mimics a protein called
 School of Medicine researchers saytreatment could be first of its kind
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by’s post will likely be filled on aninterim basis while the Universityconducts a search for a permanentreplacement.“Bob has done a fantastic jobhere — and we’re very sorry tosee him go — but this is an excit-ing opportunity for him,”Etchemendy said.The Senate then heard a reportby the Committee on Undergrad-uate Standards and Policy (C-USP) on proposed revisions to ac-ademic breadth requirements. C-USP chair Judith Goldstein deliv-ered the report.Goldstein critiqued the exist-ing breadth requirements, whichtotal 12 courses, including the In-troduction to the Humanities(IHUM) program and the Pro-gram in Writing and Rhetoric(PWR). In particular, she high-lighted students’ current ability todouble count courses between the“Disciplinary Breadth” and the“Education for Citizenship” Gen-eral Education Requirements(GERs).“This has created an odd and,at times, insidious incentive forstudents to get around ourbreadth requirements,” Goldsteinsaid.The original Study of Under-graduate Education at Stanford(SUES) report, which was first de-livered to the Faculty Senate atthe end of January, recommendedthe implementation of seven newinterdisciplinary breadth require-ments based on skills that weredeemed essential to students: aes-thetic and interpretive inquiry, so-cial inquiry, scientific analysis, for-mal and quantitative reasoning,engaging difference, moral andethical reasoning and creative ex-pression.Under this proposal, studentswould be obligated to take twocourses in four of the breadthareas and one course in each of the remaining three.The C-USP report, however,chose to abandon the double re-quirements in all but one breadthrequirement.Goldstein expressed a desire toemphasize student choice withinthe new system and said she isconcerned that weighting somerequirements more heavily mightdistort the undergraduate aca-demic experience.“We don’t have to worry thatour students aren’t being broadlyeducated,” Goldstein said, citingstatistics demonstrating thebreadth of study pursued by non-humanities majors even as upper-classmen.Mechanical Engineering Pro-fessor Chris Edwards and Eco-nomics Professor Caroline Hoxbyproposed an amendment to the C-USP proposal to return to theSUES report’s recommendationsfor differently weighted require-ments.“There is a reason for havingmore than one [course per re-quirement], and it has to do withthe choice we can offer students,”Edwards said.“We want students to bethoughtful about the choicesthey’re making and for them to beable to choose two courses thatwork together to satisfy the learn-ing goals in this area,” Hoxbyadded.Edwards, who served as thechair of the SUES subcommitteeon breadth, argued that the SUESreport aimed to spread require-ments across the undergraduateexperience and engage studentsto a greater extent, rather than re-duce overall requirements.“We want breadth to comple-ment the major,” Edwards said.“It’s about being smart, and it’sabout being intentional.”Edwards emphasized the rela-tively light nature of current un-dergraduate academic require-ments at Stanford by comparingoverall course load to peer institu-tions such as Yale, Harvard andPrinceton. After adjusting otheruniversities’ requirements to ac-commodate the quarter system,Stanford’s requirements remainsignificantly less onerous, he said.“We’re allowing more freedomthan any of our other peer institu-tions,” Hoxby said. “Because oursystem isn’t departmentallybased, it also allows more flexibil-ity.”Faculty discussion of the C-USP proposal, and of the amend-ment, revolved around the impactof revised requirements on theUniversity’s reputation, as well ason undergraduate students.“Outside perceptions of Stan-ford are important,” said RichardSaller, dean of the School of Hu-manities and Sciences. “I worrythat the C-USP amendment willonly contribute to the reputationthat Stanford has [of being mostlyscience-oriented].”Joseph Lipsick, professor of pathology, expressed concern thatthe amendment’s restoration of more extensive requirements mayprompt resentment among under-graduates.“There are certain things weneed for a liberal education andcertain things we want for our stu-dents as they exit Stanford,” coun-tered Vice Provost for Under-graduate Education Harry Elam.“If we limit [the requirements],are we fulfilling all the things wewant them to be as they enter theworld?”“The notion that we’ve dra-matically extended the footprint[of requirements] is not correct,”said James Campbell, co-chair of the SUES committee. “I’d be re-luctant to see it shrunk further.”Dan DeLong ’13, ASSU Un-dergraduate Senate representa-tive, expressed the importance of soliciting student feedback on thevarious proposals.“The success of either proposallargely hinges on how ViceProvost Elam and his office areable to create a program that al-lows students to easily identifycourses they want to engage in,”DeLong said.The Senate will return to thesubject at its next meeting on May17.
Contact Marshall Watkins at mt-watkins@stanford.edu.
Continued from front page
Friday, May 4, 2012
 The Stanford Daily
This report covers a selectionof incidents from April 21 throughApril 29 as recorded in the Stan-ford Department of Public Safetybulletin.
A male was cited and releasedfor giving false information anda false ID to a peace officer atthe lacrosse field at 3:55 p.m.
A camera was stolen at the His-tory Corner between 2 p.m. and4:45 p.m.
An assault occurred nearTresidder between 11:40 p.m.and 11:55 p.m. involving twosuspects and two victims.
An iPhone was stolen fromSigma Nu along with some cashbetween 10 a.m. and 11:45 p.m.In a separate incident, a laptopwas also reported stolen fromSigma Nu between 11 p.m. andmidnight.
A male was transported to theSan Jose Main Jail and bookedfor being publicly intoxicatednear Tresidder at approximate-ly 2 a.m.
A female was transported tothe San Jose Main Jail andbooked for being publicly in-toxicated near Governor’s Cor-ner at 3:10 a.m.
Somebody was cited and re-leased for trespassing and giv-ing false information to a peaceofficer at 10:50 a.m. in the Es-condido IV high-rise.
A bike was stolen outsideRobinson between midnightand 5 p.m.
Somebody was transported tothe San Jose Main Jail andbooked for trespassing inTresidder at 5:25 p.m.
A bike was stolen from outsideBuilding 530 between 1:30 p.m.and 3:30 p.m.
A bike was stolen from outsidethe Clark Center between 8:30a.m. and 5 p.m.
Somebody was transported tothe San Jose Main Jail andbooked for trespassing and re-sisting arrest at the ArrillagaAlumni Center between 11a.m. and 3:50 p.m.
A bike was stolen from near theintersection of Panama Malland Lasuen mall between 9:15a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
A female was transported tothe San Jose Main Jail andbooked for driving under theinfluence near the intersectionof Bowdoin Street and CampusDrive East at 2 a.m.55 p.m. near the intersection of Campus Drive and AlvaradoRow.
No incidents were reported.
A bike seat was stolen from abike parked near Meyer Li-brary between 4 p.m. on April27 and 5 p.m. on April 29.
Passing the test
 ALISA ROYER/The Stanford Daily
The Stanford community was invited to see the senior project of drama major Patrick Kelly ’12, a one-act playcalled “This is Not a Test,” Thursday night. The play, about the threat of nuclear warfare, plays again tonight.
loved.”According to Williamson,everyone must make a choice be-tween darkness and light at somepoint in their lives. She said bychoosing light, we can harnessenergy in order to change theworld.“Find peace in your heart; thechoice is yours,” she offered.The individual choice of everyperson to choose light,Williamson claimed, is the mostpowerful agent of social and po-litical change.“The majority has never beenthe factor that turns the worldaround,” Williamson said. “Socialchanges are always establishedby a small group of people con-sidered outrageous radicals sim-ply because they are on a higherlevel of consciousness.After describing the regularlife of an American who “wakesup, reads the news, sees the atroc-ities, adds caffeine and rushes outinto the world,” Williamson in-sisted that everyone serves some-body.“If you do not give up yourmind to the higher love, which isthe center of the universe, it willbe hatred,” Williamson said.“You’re going to have to servesomebody.”The Women’s CommunityCenter sponsored the talk, whichwas also co-sponsored by theClayman Institute for GenderResearch, The Office for Reli-gious Life and iTHRIVE.
Contact Federico Becker at fbeck-er@stanford.edu.
Continued from front page
 The Stanford Daily
Friday, May 4, 2012
ith the 2012 Undergraduate Housing DrawMay 6 application deadline approaching, TheDaily took a closer look at the options Stan-ford offers to upperclassmen seeking on-campus housing. This list examines 25 of the total avail-able 2012-13 residence options.Draw number refers to the highest individual numberhoused in the residence for the 2011-12 academic year.Tier refers to the range of numbers accepted into the res-idence, where Draw numbers 1 to 1,000 are Tier 1, 1,001 to2,000 are Tier 2 and 2,001 to 3,000 are Tier 3. Draw groupscan have up to eight members.Data is based on 2011 Undergraduate Housing Drawstatistics, which were available through Stanford Housingfollowing 2011 draw results but have since been removed.For complete 2011 draw statistics, visit stanforddaily.com.
 — Marwa Farag and Marshall Watkins
Self-operated houses
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 532011 cutoff for individual: Men — 853. Women — 3322011 tier: One
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 322011 cutoff for individual: Men — 864. Women — 6712011 tier: One
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 342011 cutoff for individual: Men — N/A. Women — 1,9152011 tier: Two
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 492011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,610. Women — 1,8632011 tier: For groups of up to 3, two. For groups of 4+, one.
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 512011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,459. Women — 5392011 tier: Men — For groups of up to 3, two. For groups of 4+, one.Women — One.
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 502011 cutoff for individual: Men — 413. Women — 5402011 tier: One
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 292011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,547. Women — 6982011 tier: Men — Two. Women — One.
Cooperative houses
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 272011 cutoff for individual: Men — 417. Women — 1,8672011 tier: Men — One. Women — For groups of up to 2, two. Forgroups of 2 +, one.
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 462011 cutoff for individual: Men — 2,601. Women — 1,9432011 tier: Men — For groups of up to 6, three. For groups of 7 +, two.Women — Two
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 272011 cutoff for individual: Men — 639. Women — 5302011 tier: One
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 452011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,273. Women — 1,4562011 tier: For groups of up to 2, two. For groups of 3 +, one.
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 442011 cutoff for individual: Men — 811. Women — 7612011 tier: One
Language/cultural theme houses
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 382011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,144. Women — 3602011 tier: Men — For individual, two. For groups of 2+, one. Women— One.
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 282011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,547. Women — 8322011 tier: Men — For groups of up to 3, two. For groups of 4 +, one.Women — One.
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 432011 cutoff for individual: Men — 413. Women — 2102011 tier: One
Apartments and suites
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 2492011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,373. Women — 1,7492011 tier: Two
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 1862011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,996. Women — All2011 tier: Men — Two. Women — Three.
Co-ed residence halls
Class: Sophomore2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 1502011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,266. Women — 1,4282011 tier: Two
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 3582011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,832. Women — 1,9752011 tier: Two
Class: Four-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 1292011 cutoff for individual: Men — 2,185. Women — 2,032.2011 tier: Men — For individuals, three. For groups of 2+, two.Women — For groups of up to 2, three. For groups of 3+, two.
Class: Three-class, four-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 1152011 cutoff for individual: Men — 2,081. Women — All2011 tier: Men — For groups of up to two, three. For groups of 3+,two. Women — For groups of up to four, three. For groups of 5+, two.
Class: Three-class, four-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 2142011 cutoff for individual: All2011 tier: Three
Class: Three-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 3762011 cutoff for individual: Men — 1,971. Women — 2,7482011 tier: Men — Two. Women — Three.
Class: Two-class2012 Draw and pre-assignment space for upperclassmen: 702011 cutoff for individual: Men — 2,637. Women — 1,8212011 tier: Men — Three. Women — Two.
We are allreally close andit’s like a bigfamily.
Every person isalmost guaranteedto be able to findtheir place.
[It has a] certainvibe of freedomand spontaneity.

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