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DISMAY IN THE DESERT
Stanford falls just short of upsetting No. 7 Arizona, loses 73-66 on the road
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Overseas Seminar apps fall
BOSP summer program adds seminars in second year back
By JOSEE SMITH
The Bing Overseas Studies Program’s (BOSP) Overseas Seminars component received fewer applications this year than last year despite offering three more programs. According to BOSP Director Ramon Saldivar, 344 students applied to the eight programs in Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, India, Israel, Madagascar, Palau and Cardiff, Wales. Around 15 students were accepted to each of the eight programs, for a total of approximately 120 students. Last year, by contrast, there were five overseas seminars, with a total of 460 applicants. Saldivar downplayed the significance of the decline, emphasizing the limited value of only two years of data. “Fluctuations always happen,” Saldivar said. “If that trend continues for the next four or five years, then we’ll start thinking about what it means. But the most important thing about the seminars is that we are only offering a very small number and we continue to be hugely oversubscribed. The total number of applications greatly exceeds the number of spots we have available.” Saldivar refused to give a breakdown of application numbers for each specific seminar. The waitlist for each seminar also includes 15 students, so that BOSP can make sure that they fill each of the programs to capacity. “We have no specific goal about the number of students we want to apply,” Saldivar said. “We want to make sure that we meet student interest. It also provides information for me to give to my superiors when making budget requests and whatnot that the demand of these programs exceeds what we can offer. It can strengthen my case for wanting to offer more of these seminars.” Saldivar expressed optimism about the support the seminars have received from students and faculty. “Every indication — from student evaluations, faculty responses, any review body like the SUES (Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford) [report] — continues to point to the overseas seminars as being really successful,” Saldivar said. “That is a given. The next question is, how many more can we do? At this point, it is based on funding, in a broad sense. It is also based on how many we can afford to do given the size of this office, given faculty interest.” Biology professor Susan McConnell, who will teach a summer seminar in Costa Rica on conservation photography, said she was happy about the increase in the number of seminars offered this year and was pleased with the number of applicants she received. Even while the summer seminars continue to enjoy generally strong
Amid increasing concerns about mental health awareness on campus and growing student usage of Stanford’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), subcommittees of the University’s newly established Mental Health and Well-Being Advisory Board will present a set of ideas and findings produced this academic year to a board meeting later this month. The board, co-chaired by CAPS director Ron Albucher and Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs Sally Dickson, was created last spring in response to the recommendations of a 2008 report on campus mental health. The board consists of 24 members — including students, faculty and staff — with a range of backgrounds and experience in mental health, and has met twice since its formation. Albucher framed the approaching board meeting as a means of synthesizing the work of the board’s five subcommittees, which have addressed topics ranging from current issues and trends in mental health to student relationships and how those affect mental well-being. “The goal of the upcoming meeting that we’re having is to kind of being to pull all of that together, look for areas of overlap, simplify things and then figure out our next steps,”
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The above graphic’s red bar represents the number of total visits to CAPS. The blue bar represents phone visits. The green bar repMICHAEL LIU/The Stanford Daily resents total unique visitors. The University’s new Mental Health and Well-Being Advisory Board will bring together a range of suggestions regarding addressing Albucher said. According to Alejandro Mar- aspects of mental health on campus at a meeting later this month.
tinez, senior associate director for consultation and liaison at CAPS, challenges surrounding mental health are more prominent around week five of the quarter as academic stress accumulates, prompting further examination by the board’s subcommittees. Ultimately, however, the board will focus on the entirety of campus mental health issues, according to Dickson. “We look at some of the experiences that Stanford students bring to campus and we look at what new stressors are created while being here,” Dickson said. “It’s something we have to be on top of at all times and this advisory board is an example of our effort to do that.” The subcommittees’ reports will come at a time when interest in and awareness about mental health on campus has become increasingly widespread, according to University administrators. “One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in the past year is the amount of interest and commitment that students have in the area of mental health,” Martinez said. Martinez cited a surge in enrolment in EDUC 193P: Peer Counseling at the Bridge, a class that he teaches through the Bridge Peer Counseling Center and that instructs students on the basics of counseling and mental health, as evidence of that increased interest among students. Seventy-nine students are currently enrolled in the class, compared to 46 last quarter.
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Raking in the recruits
Five players sure to make a difference for the Cardinal in 2013
6-foot-5, 220-pound QB from Leesburg, Va. • ESPN 300 recruit, four-star rating by ESPN, Rivals • Listed as third best pro-style QB by PrepStar
6-foot-3, 193-pound WR from Oxnard, Calif. • ESPN 300 recruit, consensus four-star rating • Hauled in 50 receptions for 935 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior
6-foo-4, 245-pound TE from San Ramon, Calif. • ESPN 300 recruit, four-star rating by ESPN • Listed as a top-25 player at both TE and DE positions by Scout
Peter Kalambayi 6-foot-3, 240-pound OLB from Matthews, N.C.
• ESPN 300 recruit, four-star rating by ESPN, Rivals, Scout • Listed as seventh best OLB in the nation by Rivals
6-foot-2, 240-pound ILB from Pixley, Calif. • Four-star rating by Scout • Recorded 19 tackles for loss and forced two fumbles as a senior
CARD INKS NEW CLASS
By GEORGE CHEN
Clad in a black polo shirt, Stanford football head coach David Shaw walked into Kissick Auditorium of the Arrillaga Family Sports Center, prepared to address the media on National Signing Day. Two imposing, silver awards flanked the two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year as he took a seat at the conference
table. To his left, the towering Pac-12 Championship trophy loomed. To his right, the smaller Rose Bowl trophy gleamed. “Can everybody see okay?” Shaw jokingly asked. “I know we have a lot of stuff on the table.” He might’ve been kidding, but his quip reflected the seemingly relaxed atmosphere surrounding the program. On a day of the year that is generally long-awaited and drama-filled
across the country, tension found no place on The Farm. After all, the Cardinal had just welcomed its official 2013 recruiting class, as 12 promising high school recruits from eight different states signed their Letters of Intent with Stanford. “When you look at our 2013 class, you will see size. You will see athleticism. You will see
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50 YEARS ON THE AIR
KZSU engineer reflects on half a century of student-run radio
BY LAN ANH LE
here is a small door on the west side of Memorial Auditorium that leads down to a basement full of amplifiers, transmitters and shelves full of records, tapes and CDs. On top of the doorway resides a drawing of a red heart, whose caption reads “KZSU Stanford, 90.1 FM.” KZSU, Stanford’s student-run radio station, has served the Farm since 1947 and is home to a mix of students, faculty, alumni and
community members almost as eclectic as the music it broadcasts over the airwaves. Although many station members come and go over the quarters, a select few stick around for years, or even decades. One of them is Mark Lawrence ’67, chief engineer of KZSU for 40 years and counting. In the engineering lair at the back of the station, Lawrence sits at his desk among myriad colorful wires, soldering tools and brightly lit screens. On his wall there are pictures of his family, Coca Cola ads, a card with a Robert Frost poem and a certificate of appreciation that the KZSU team gave him to commemorate his 40th year of service. However, Lawrence might get a new wall
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Mark Lawrence, KZSU chief engineer, has worked at the station since 1963. He cited his love for the technical side of broadcasting as one of the reasons behind his long career.
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When the call from the White House came in late December, Lucy Shapiro wasn’t quite sure how to react. “When someone gets on the phone and tells you that the President of the United States is awarding you the highest honor that they give in science and technology, and that is also for outstanding service to your nation, it’s quite a thrill,” Shapiro, professor of developmental biology at the School of Medicine, said. Less than two months later, Shapiro flew to Washington, D.C. for an awards ceremony honoring her as one of 12 National Medal of Science recipients. The annual award recognizes outstanding work by scientists, inventors and engineers, and was also awarded to Sidney Drell, professor emeritus at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory “It was simply awesome,” Shapiro said of receiving her medal from President Barack Obama on Feb. 1. Drell agreed, who said that learning he would receive the award was like a “Christmas surprise.” “I am a great admirer of President Obama,” he said. “To get in a chance for a few words was a great thrill.” Though the award recognizes researchers for their overall contributions to their scientific field, the specific contributions of each scientist are listed on their award citations. Drell’s recognized his “application of science to inform national policies in security and intelligence” as well as his work as an advisor to the government. Drell’s work focuses on reducing the risk of nuclear weapons deployment, with his principal accomplishment being a set of steps — developed in conjunction with Hoover fellow and former Secretary of State George Schultz — to minimize the threat of nuclear weapons internationally, including giving more power to nonproliferation treaties and creating a more transparent and cooperative means of nuclear weapon verification. “We can count the number of warheads the Russians have on their long range systems, and they can count the number on ours, so you can verify compliance,” Drell said. “That’s a technical challenge and a political cooperation challenge.” While Drell recognized the difficulties of eliminating nuclear weapons on a global scale, he expressed confidence that, with the correct measures, it may eventually become feasible. “The vision of zero [nuclear weapons] is a powerful one, but one has to develop the technological and political cooperation so the countries of the world will agree that it’s a goal,” Drell said. Shapiro was given the award for her work with the genetic circuitry of bacterial cells, which her citation describes as a “pioneering discovery.” Shapiro collaborated with Harley McAdams, a professor of developmental biology at the School of Medicine. Shapiro and McAdams’ research led to the discovery that bacterial cells work on a three-dimensional grid, which enables cells to track specific regulatory proteins to distinct cell poles during cell division. As specific regulatory proteins go to different cell poles, cell differentiation is initiated. Shapiro’s other research interests include studying globally emerging infectious disease, and she has become a spokesperson for policy makers on a local and national level. Shapiro is also the founder of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, which uses boron chemistry in the development of new antibiotics and antifungal drugs.
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Professors Sidney Drell and Lucy Shapiro sit on either side of Hoover fellow George Schultz after receiving the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony on Feb. 1.
“It’s a very exciting time in biology, because biology now is the physics, chemistry and engineering of the living world,” she said. “It’s a time of just incredible revolutions in our understanding of how the living world works. And of course, this has tremendous implications for controlling disease and understanding pathogens.” At the ceremony, Obama praised the award recipients for their contributions to scientific fields. “I am proud to honor these inspiring American innovators,” he said in prepared remarks. “They represent the ingenuity and imagination that has long made this nation great, and they remind us of the enormous impact a few good ideas can have when these creative qualities are unleashed in an entrepreneurial environment.” Other recipients were recognized for contributions in electrochemistry, marine science, extragalactic astronomy, supersymmetry mathematics, digital communications, lithium ion battery research, borane chemistry and interdisciplinary efforts. Contact Nithya Vijayakumar at email@example.com.
GSC quickly approves ARP
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interest, other BOSP programs have struggled to attract applicants. Five BOSP spring quarter programs — Beijing, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid and Santiago — are still accepting applications, with interested students being asked to contact the program as soon as possible. Saldivar said that the low interest level of interest in those programs is not that unusual and that BOSP regularly accepts students after the application deadline. On Monday, BOSP also announced the return of the Community Health in Oaxaca Program for Spring/Summer 2013. According to the BOSP website, this service-
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) voted unanimously to approve the Alternative Review Process (ARP), Stanford’s revised judicial procedure for sexual assault and harassment cases, at its Feb. 6 meeting. The ASSU Undergraduate Senate approved the revised ARP on Tuesday night, and — following the GSC’s ratification of the policy — the Faculty Senate is expected to vote on the ARP at its March meeting. While a version of the ARP has been in place for over a year following an emergency decision by President John Hen-
nessy, ratification by the Faculty Senate and Hennessy would make the ARP official Stanford policy. GSC Co-Chair Michael Shaw Ph.D. ’13 introduced the final version of the ARP to the GSC and offered to answer questions from GSC members about the document before voting. However, all 13 voting members present at the meeting passed the ARP with little discussion. Shaw expressed satisfaction that both the GSC and the Senate had unanimously approved the ARP .
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“That for me is really significant,” Martinez said. “It indicates to me an increased attention to the issue of psychological well being, but most importantly an interest on the part of students to want to help and make a difference.” Students on the board not only indicated this interest to make a difference in mental health but also a commitment in discussing these issues, such as the case with Chris Herries ’15 on the resources and communications subcommittee. Student members of the board framed their participation as an opportunity not only to make a difference in mental health but also to simply prompt further discussion of the issues at hand. “I have a personal history of mental illness and so does my family and that’s sort of my personal motivation,” said Herries, a member of the resources and communications subcommittee. “But
mostly I’m just interested in the health and happiness of the people around me.” Herries, who is a Daily staffer, said the communications subcommittee is currently working on compiling a single directory of resources that students can go to for all mental health needs. Rising CAPS usage As the University devotes increased attention to issues surrounding mental health, the number of students utilizing the CAPS has risen steadily in recent years, from 11,560 CAPS visits in 20082009 to 14,681 in 2011-12. Albucher framed the increased usage of the counseling service as partially a vindication of University efforts to increase mental health awareness and reduce associated stigmas. He also attributed the increase to increases in CAPS staffing and a more proactive mentality among CAPS staff. “It’s hard to separate all of these different components out but we know that we’re similar to being in the top tier of schools,” Albucher said.
Even with this progress, the board is still hard at work at finding solutions to the continuing stigma surrounding mental health issues. Despite the progress made, however, Albucher acknowledged that there is still work to be done on how the University approaches issues of mental health. “I know there’s been some concern on campus about how the university communicates around theses issues,” Albucher said. “The University tries to walk this tightrope around health promotion, transparency, legal restriction and student privacy and is really struggling with this in trying to find a way to be more open and transparent and at the same time protecting student rights.” Albucher also acknowledged the changing nature of mental health challenges as potentially impeding the University’s search for lasting solutions. “It’s not a static thing,” Albucher said. “Mental health and well-being challenges are going to change over time.” Contact Brittany Torrez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
learning program will provide students with the opportunity of working in southern Mexico, shadowing health care providers in clinics and hospitals and working with other agencies to meet community-identified needs. “It gives us an opportunity to try out a different pedagogical method and a different duration, linking it with a course on campus and following up with an overseas experience,” Saldivar said. “We are targeting groups of students on campus who wouldn’t be thinking that they would be able to go abroad and spend time in an overseas experience.” Saldivar added that, although the topic is community health in southern Mexico, the subject is being interpreted broadly. “It’s not just medical issues, but broad social and
community issues that constitute well-being. We are looking for students interested in health care and medical science, but also in all aspects of social sciences and humanities,” Saldivar said. “There is room for thinking about culture, language and the arts as part of the construction of a community in good health. We hope to look at it that way over the next two years.” Students can apply to the program on the BOSP website by Feb. 17. “As long as we continue having students interested in the programs, we will work hard to make the space for students to be a part of them,” Saldivar said. “The summer seminars are a signpost of the way we should be moving in the future.” Contact Josee Smith at email@example.com.
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Tight ends could make impact early
NEW ‘TRUE CENTER’ A TRUE FIT
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By SAM FISHER
ecruiting analysis is an inherently hypocritical business. In a good year, we write about all these highly ranked players that will change our team’s future; in a bad year, we just complain that recruiting rankings are worthless anyway. There’s a whole lot of truth to both perspectives. Yes, Stanford’s fifth-ranked class of 2012 has already made an impact, and yes, the Cardinal’s 50th-ranked class of 2008 drastically changed the complexion of the Stanford football program. (I see you, Mr. Luck.) This year’s class probably falls somewhere between those two extremes. Due to the return of several fifth-year seniors, only 12 players will join the Cardinal this offseason — compared with 22 a year ago — which makes for the sixth-smallest class in the nation, according to Rivals. Since the crop of incoming freshmen is so small, the class was ranked as low as 64th in the nation (and no higher than 39th) on Signing Day. For the very near future, the tiny class is actually a great thing for Stanford fans. Who wouldn’t rather have a redshirt senior over a freshman during the 2013 season? But when these incoming freshmen are seniors in four years, there’s going to be a whole lot of pressure on the Cardinal’s next group of recruits (which should be much larger than this one) to step up. It’s quite possible that Stanford will lose three starting linemen, Barry Sanders and Kevin Hogan on offense alone during a single offseason, leaving behind just the 12 seniors as Stanford’s elder statesmen. Junior leadership could very well define the 2016 season. By then, college football will have a playoff and the Pac-12 might not be 12 any longer. I don’t know about you, but I can’t quite think that far ahead. So who in the class of 2013 is poised to make an impact early in their career, say, next season? Of course, the temptation is to look to the highest-rated recruits: quarterback Ryan Burns, linebacker Peter Kalambayi and wide receiver Francis Owusu. Each earned four stars from Rivals, which, for reference, is better than current Stanford three-star starters Hogan and safety Jordan Richards. Don’t expect to see Burns in 2013. It took the skillful Hogan a year and a half to master enough of Stanford’s complex playbook to earn playing time and even Luck was benched as a freshman. Even though he has a chance to eventually unseat a fellow Virginian in Hogan as Stanford’s starter, Burns will probably be behind older passers Josh Nunes, Dallas Lloyd and Evan Crower for 2013 unless the coaching staff decides to go back on what has worked so well in the past. It might also take some time for Kalambayi, who is rated even higher than Burns, to break into the rotation. The last Stanford recruit at Kalambayi’s position to play frequently as a freshman was James Vaughters, who even as a sophomore last year seemed to fade to the back of the Cardinal’s inside linebacker rotation at the end of 2012. Stanford’s front seven is still stacked, and Scout.com had speed listed one of Kalambayi’s areas for improvement — a dangerous fault in a conference that boasts Oregon, Arizona, Washington State and other spread attacks. Owusu, on the other hand, could be an impact player instantly. The Cardinal lost five of its top six passcatchers in the offseason and hasn’t been solid at wide receiver since 2010. Given Owusu’s pedigree — his brother, Chris, starred as a Stanford kick returner and receiver from 2008-11 and got to play as a freshman — Cardinal fans could see him on Saturdays pretty soon. And since Stanford lost out on other big-name receivers such as Devon Allen and Jordan Cunningham this recruiting season, the pressure will be on Owusu right away. Meanwhile, three-star recruits Eric Cotton, Austin Hooper and Greg Taboada will be locked in an intriguing competition at tight end, which is suddenly the least experienced position on Stanford’s roster. It’s a tough position for a freshman to play in the Cardinal’s physical offense — the feat was accomplished by neither Jim Dray, Coby Fleener, Zach Ertz nor Levine Toilolo. But the new tight ends fit well in Stanford’s system, much like
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Junior guard Aaron Bright (2) had 16 points in Stanford’s upset bid at No. 7 Arizona on Wednesday night, but the Cardinal struggled defensively and the Wildcats clawed back to win at home.
NO. 7 CATS ESCAPE CARD
By DAVID PEREZ
For just over 35 minutes, Stanford was the best men’s basketball team in the Pac-12. But No. 7 Arizona put the Cardinal in its place by closing out a 73-66 battle at a packed McKale Memorial Center — one of the toughest arenas to visit in college basketball — on Wednesday night.
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Stanford led for the entire first half, and had the lead as late as the 4:44 mark in a back-andforth second half. Arizona came out flat and the Card capitalized early on the Wildcats complacen-
cy. In the end, though, Arizona’s senior guard Mark Lyons and senior forward Solomon Hill were just too good. Lyons, who at times seemed like Arizona’s only viable offensive option, finished with a season high 25 points while going 3-for-6 from the three point line to secure the Wildcats lead in the end. Hill finished with 23 points, while no other Wildcat recorded more than eight points. “Their seniors really stepped up,” said Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins. “Lyons and Hill made a big difference in the end there.” Stanford did all it could to win, and after absorbing blow after blow from the Wildcats at its own stadium, the Cardinal looked poised to pull off its biggest upset in the Johnny Dawkins era. Led by junior forward Dwight Powell’s 24
At 10 a.m. Wednesday morning — with just a fax to Stanford’s football office — new football signee Thomas Oser’s path to Stanford was finally complete. In an academic sense, Oser seemed destined to end up at Stanford for a long time. For anyone with questions about Oser’s qualifications to be a Stanford student, look no further than the two schools Oser has attended over the last six years. Oser comes to Stanford from HarvardWestlake, an elite prep school in Southern California that is known for sending many of its alumni to every incoming Stanford class. But don’t let Oser’s time in sunny Los Angeles fool you — he’s an East coast kid whose New Jersey roots play a large role in his identity. I first encountered Thomas Oser five years ago, during my sophomore year of high school and Oser’s first year on The Pingry School’s middle-school football team. I didn’t know much about him, but every time I wandered over to middleschool football practice from our highschool team’s warm-ups, I noticed Oser as the baby-faced, smiling kid with an infectious personality who was by far the biggest on the field. Over the next two years, Oser became a familiar face. He kept growing — currently he is listed at 6-foot-5, 275 pounds — and we started to see that Oser could potentially become a very good football player. This was the cause of a lot of local anxiety. Pingry is a prestigious school academically, but in sports besides soccer, many of the brightest middle-school stars leave for more promising athletic programs. In no sport is that more evident than football; the middle school team is consistently one of the best in its conference, but the high school team has just two playoff appearances since 2006 — this past fall and 2009, my senior year. But Oser was ready to buck that trend. He was focused on academics, the good relationship with his class and a chance to help put Pingry on the map. However, late in his eighth-grade year, Oser found out his family was moving to Los Angeles. “It was really strange,” Oser said. “We didn’t find out we were moving until April. I had to do the application process for high school later than everyone else.” Oser chose Harvard-Westlake to maintain the level of academics he had grown accustomed to. The level of competition on the football field, however, was a
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Stanford hits the beach
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By CHRISSY JONES
The Stanford women’s tennis team makes its first trek this weekend to southern California to compete in a double-header against No. 49 University of San Diego (1-1) and No. 33 Pepperdine (0-2). The No. 5 Cardinal (1-0) is fresh off its season opener victory over UC-Davis last Thursday. It was an easy win for Stanford, who dropped just one singles match on court six. Senior captain Natalie Dillon lost a hard-fought battle to UC-Davis’ Melissa Kobayakawa in a tiebreaker 10-8 — she led the tiebreak 8-3 before Kobayakawa rallied. “I had a lot of great moments,” she said, “but I need to focus on finishing the match out and converting break points.” Though a clear leader on the roster, Dillon has experienced only one full year of competition in the main singles lineup. “I’m working on improving my mental game and competing consistently,” said Dillon. “It’ll be an emphasis of mine this weekend as well as this season more generally.” Along with Stacey Tan, Dillon is one of the only two seniors on the squad. The pair are the only players who were a part of the 2010 NCAA championship team. As a captain and a walk-on, Dillon’s experience can help guide Stanford towards another title. “I can serve as an example of what needs to be done in order to win that title at the end of the year,” Dillon said. “Coming as a walk-on, my leadership is more marked by hard work and effort than anything else.” The Cardinal will continue to work towards that goal and Dillon will continue to demonstrate that
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Senior Natalie Dillon (above) was the only women’s tennis player to lose a singles match in Stanford’s season-opening win against UC-Davis, but said she is improving the mental aspects of her game as the team prepares to go on the road this weekend for the first time.
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am a kitchen manager for a house on campus, and almost every week I head over to Safeway to buy my residents various foodstuffs. This Safeway run is relatively minor, often just to purchase the few products that Costco does not provide — sometimes I will get Bagel Bites, sometimes Triscuits, but every time I will pick up a few boxes of tea. I have a Safeway Club Card, which not only saves me money but also gives me a coupon after almost every purchase. Almost invariably, my coupons are for tea. A couple months ago, I started ramping up my Google searches for anything related to skiing. As an avid skier, I check weather reports, watch YouTube videos of professional skiers, and occasionally scan the online marketplace for gear. Starting two weeks ago, I noticed that the number of ski-related advertisements I was getting skyrocketed. On websites completely unrelated to skiing — the Daily website, for instance — I was being told about some new ski boot or the amount of snow Mt. Bachelor has received this season. It is no secret that data on users is collected from social networking profiles, online searches, credit cards or rewards cards, magazine subscriptions and more. Often this data is used for profit, whether it is leveraged by the collector or sold to other companies. What these firms do with the data is generally kept secret, although you can bet that many of the coupons you receive and advertisements you see online can be traced in some way back to your consumption history. Many people expound on the benefits of data collection; in my case, I certainly would rather get coupons for tea than dish soap, and I would rather see ads for ski resorts than tax services. Others try to reason away the costs of privacy loss by stating that “if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide.” Yet we never know when we may want to keep certain information private. There is the case of how Target knew a teenager in Minnesota was pregnant before her family did; this teenager likely purchased some combination of supplements, lotions and other products that pregnant women buy. As a result, Target sent her a coupon book filled with coupons for diapers, formula, and other baby items. Her father happened upon this coupon book and, after questioning his daughter, learned she was pregnant. In this case, not only was information that many would consider private discovered and exploited by profit-seeking third parties, but it was shared prematurely with those close to the user. Who knows when you may be exposed for something that, while not illegal or immoral, you would rather have kept private? For another scenario, it is not hard to imagine a future where
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insurance companies are armed with knowledge of an individual’s consumption habits — how many cigarettes or hamburgers he buys a week, for instance — and can leverage this information to their advantage (your disadvantage). Perhaps this is already occurring. Arkansas-based Acxiom Corporation has detailed profiles — up to about 1,500 data points — for roughly two-thirds of the US population and analyzes over 50 trillion data transactions per year. Acxiom then processes this information, placing users into one of 70 consumer types, and sells its findings to interested corporations. In 2012, Acxiom had revenue of 1.2 billion dollars. Are we powerless to respond to this? For five dollars and a few weeks’ waiting time, we can see our personal files that Acxiom keeps in stock; we can also opt out of their data pool entirely, although this process requires providing them with more information. Another increasingly popular option is to make purchases, especially sensitive ones, using cash. Perhaps government can play a role. Although many people associate “Big Brother” with a government entity, in this case the corporate sector is the enemy and government could become our ally. Congress passed the Fair Credit Report Act, for instance, which allowed consumers to view their credit reports for free. Perhaps they could require corporations like Acxiom to share their information with consumers more readily, or could regulate what information can be collected and acted upon. If the data collection sector remains largely unregulated and out of the public consciousness, there is no telling what’s next. Think someone is watching you? Email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“We really crossed all the t’s and dotted all the i’s this time, and got everyone on board,” Shaw said. “It’s a testament to that that we got unanimous votes from both the associations.” Shaw cited the GSC’s collaboration with the Senate and the Board of
Judicial Affairs (BJA) to address issues with the original version of the ARP as other positive aspects of the process. “We’re glad that it was a conscientious, successful process,” Shaw said. “Over the whole year, people put in tremendous time and effort in the ASSU, GSC and BJA. Everyone has done their best to make this a successful operation.” According to Shaw, the Faculty Senate should approve the ARP with little
controversy. “We’ve been in communication with the Senate, and we know they’ll have it on the agenda this spring,” Shaw said. “We’re pretty sure we’re all on the same page, and we know we’ve addressed many of the concerns that Stanford community members had. I fully expect the Faculty Senate to pass it.” Contact Justine Moore at jmoore firstname.lastname@example.org
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decoration soon — this is Lawrence’s 50th year with the station. During his college years, Lawrence served as a member of KZSU’s engineering department and he has worked as an engineer at the station ever since he graduated in 1967 with a major in electrical engineering. In his time at KZSU, Lawrence witnessed many of the transitions that the station has gone through over the years, from the annual change in leadership, to the bureaucratic hoops the station had to jump through to get their FM broadcasting license in 1964. Lawrence was even involved in the process of setting up the station’s FM transmitter at the Dish. Despite his many years of service, Lawrence’s passion and curiosity for the technology at the station is as steadfast as ever. “You would think that as the station’s longest [tenured] staffer, [Lawrence] would not be as enthusiastic about radio equipment as he is,” said Sophia Vo ’14, KZSU’s general manager. “That’s not the case. Every time I run into him, he’s tinkering with new technology, dusting off our vinyl record players or checking the emergency alert system.” Known around the station for always being tapped into his smart phone, Lawrence talked enthusiastically about his fascination with technology, including GPS and computer chips. “I’ve always been interested in building things,” Lawrence said. “According to my mom, I helped her rewire a pair of desk lamps when I was five.” His love for technical things eventually led him to obtaining his first radio license as a sixth-grader and building a significant amount of radio equipment on his own in high school. “So when I came to Stanford, electrical engineering was the obvious major,” he said. Lawrence valued the hands-on experience of his undergraduate education as an electrical engineering major. “I liked the practical side of EE a lot, more than the theoretical side of it,” he said. “I struggled with some of the theory classes, but I aced the labs.” While some of his classmates had never gotten their hands on a soldering iron before, Lawrence was already adept at registering practical details and working with technical equipment. He joined KZSU as a freshman volunteer, deciding that — although he was involved in other student clubs, including the Amateur Radio Club — he preferred actively building things to discussing them. “My job at KZSU was perfect for that,” he said. “I could spend all of my time building radio equipment.” Among his other duties at KZSU, Mark helps repair equipment ranging from signal generators to distortion analyzers, replaces delicate needles on turntables and builds most of the equipment in the station’s three studios. His duties, however, extend far beyond engineering. When, in the middle of his interview, a DJ manning Studio A shouted across the station: “Mark, there’s a burning smell,” Lawrence paused the session and rushed to where he was needed. “To do this job, electronic knowledge is less important than general handyman skills,” he said after the crisis was averted. “I install new stuff and fix old stuff.” Still, working with students is Lawrence’s favorite aspect of the job. He has worked alongside students that have gone onto impressive careers in the broadcast industry, including former news director Pete Williams ’74, an NBC News correspondent, and David Flemming ’98 ’98, an announcer for the San Francisco Giants. According to Lawrence, however, the age difference between him and the largely student staff can sometimes be challenging, particularly when leadership of the station changes every year. “The general manager, who is a student, is selected by the advisory board and serves for a year,” he said. “Technically, I call this person my ‘boss’, although they are an undergrad about 20 years old, and I’ve been working here for 50 years.” Adam Pearson ’12, last year’s general manager, echoed this sentiment. “When someone who’s the age of your grandparent is reporting to you, it is a challenging dynamic and conflict,” he said. Both agreed, however, that a good working relationship was not hard to establish due to a mutual passion for college radio. “Mark is engrained in the station culture, as he’s been there for so long,” Pearson said. Moreover, not many students who work at KZSU are interested in the technical side of the radio. “Do you call the electrical company to thank them that the lights are on?” Lawrence said. “You only think about your electrical company when something is not working.” Nevertheless, Lawrence is thankful for the support and appreciation he has received from Pearson, Vo and many of the other staff members, whom he considers dear friends. Most importantly, however, Lawrence is most grateful for the opportunity to tinker with technology. “I don’t do this job for love,” he said. “I do it because I like to build things.” Contact Lan Anh Le at email@example.com.
Stanford to open outpatient cancer center in San Jose
Stanford Hospitals & Clinics announced plans last week to build a new outpatient cancer center in San Jose. The center, which will be completed in 2014, will be Stanford healthcare system’s most comprehensive facility outpatient center other than of Palo Alto’s Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Redwood City’s Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, according to a release from the Stanford Hospital. “As an oncologist, I am excited about the opportunity to significantly expand patient access to Stanford’s cancer care and our nationally recognized quality programs,” Douglas W. Blayney ’72, medical director of the Stanford Cancer Center, said in a press release. The new center will occupy an existing fourstory, 70,000 square foot building at the intersection of State Route 85 and Los Gatos Boulevard. According to the press release, the facility will be staffed by a combination of physicians from Stanford and the local community. Patients will also benefit from the center’s Stanford affiliation in other ways including access to clinical trials, according to the statement. “We’re extremely pleased to be able to provide residents of the South Bay region with convenient access to Stanford’s leading edge, patient-centered care,” said President of Stanford Hospitals Amir Dan Rubin in the press release. “With more than 300 ongoing clinical trials in cancer and pioneering work underway in genomics to develop targeted therapies, Stanford is helping lead the fight against this challenging disease.”
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zona up 6, and the Cardinal never closed that final gap, losing its seventh straight game to the Wildcats. “I think we played well offensively tonight, but the lack of defense was what killed us. It doesn’t matter how well you play on offense if you have defensive lapses against a high-scoring team,” Powell said. “In the beginning of the game, we were getting stops. We were executing on offense and we were on point on defense. In the second half, we didn’t make out as well, and whenever you have defensive lapses like that things go south.” The Card now looks to redeem itself at Arizona State 4 p.m. Saturday. The Sun Devils are currently ranked third in the Pac-12, while Stanford sits at seventh. A win over Arizona State could help the Card relocate its path to the NCAA tournament. Contact David Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org
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points and 10 rebounds, four Stanford players finished in double digits scoring. Powell and junior forward Josh Huestis (10 points, 10 rebounds) both finished with double-doubles. Powell recorded 18 of his points in the second half alone, keeping a win within Stanford’s grasp late in the game. “Even though tonight was a loss, we came out and showed we can hang with anyone in the country,” Huestis said. “We let things down in the last couple of minutes and that’s where we lost it.” Sophomore point guard Aaron Bright, who, for much of the game seemed to be the only response to Lyons, had one of his most efficient shooting nights to date, scoring 16 points on 6-11 from the floor and 4-7 from downtown. Hitting a pair of threes
to start the game, Bright helped Stanford go on a 10-0 run early on. Stanford knew that its only chance of scoring against a tight wildcat defense was to hit early and often from outside. Unfortunately, the Card struggled for the rest of the first half finishing 8-27. With three and a half minutes left in the game, Lyons slipped behind a giddy Stanford defense for a layup to put Arizona up 58-54. The basket marked a 9-0 Wildcat run, and the crowd was fully behind the Pac-12’s first place team as Arizona stormed down both ends of the court determined to avoid an upset. On the next possession, Bright knocked down a three from the corner, and Stanford was once again within a point. With a silenced arena, the upset seemed as likely as ever. Then sophomore guard Chasson Randle was called for an offensive foul, Hill made a jumper to put Ari-
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big jump. Back at Pingry, Oser was the biggest player on the field. As a freshman at Harvard-Westlake, he wasn’t so lucky. “I got my butt kicked the first week and all year,” Oser said. “The game was much faster than I was used to.” But Oser wasn’t as far over his head as one might expect. He became one of three players in his grade to make varsity, earning his first playing time midway through the season. By the time his sophomore year rolled around, Oser felt that he had the experience to make a big jump. As it turned out, Oser’s coaches agreed. Though he was just a sophomore, they started him at left tackle, the offensive line’s most prominent position. After a successful campaign, Oser came into his junior year expecting to continue in his starting role on the left side of the line. However, with Harvard-Westlake’s center out with an injury, Oser’s coach asked him to try taking a few snaps. Soon Oser moved to center, and hasn’t left since. At first, Oser was a bit disappointed to make the move. Historically, the left tackle position is the where the most dominant player on the line plays. In the NFL,
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protecting the right-handed quarterback’s blind side is a valued service. On average, starting left tackles are the second-highest paid players behind starting quarterbacks. But once Oser started getting into the action at center, everything changed. Oser grew to love the “closecombat” situations on the interior of the offensive line. “I’m right in the thick of it,” Oser said. Oser would find out very soon that college coaches liked the move as much as he did. One day during his junior year, Oser got a surprise visit from Stanford offensive line coach Mike Bloomgren — recently named the Cardinal’s offensive coordinator — who invited him to the team’s summer prospect camp. “I went up there and played my butt off,” Oser said of the camp, and head coach David Shaw was so impressed with Oser’s play that he offered Oser a scholarship. At the end of a recruiting process that saw Oregon and Vanderbilt join Stanford as the favorites, Oser decided to accept Shaw’s offer and join the defending Rose Bowl champions for 2013. “Stanford was always a prospect of mine. It’s a school I’ve been interested in since even before football became a reality,” Oser said. “Coming out of Pingry and coming out of HarvardWestlake, you’re looking to go to one of the top schools
academically.” With starter Sam Schwartzstein’s eligibility ending after last season, Stanford’s center spot is open to competition. As a true freshman Oser is certainly a long shot, but he might be closer than many think. Many in the recruiting business have enjoyed referring to Oser as a “true-center.” Oser was in a rare position as a high-school center; most top offensive-line recruits are forced to play tackle in high-school due to a large talent gap, but Oser spent two years — with an estimated 700 shotgun snaps — in that center spot. That experience could give Oser a huge step up in his transition to the college game. Shaw certainly liked seeing his success as a high school center. At his press conference announcing Stanford football’s signing class yesterday, Shaw sung praise of Oser. “It’s a unique skill to be able to put the ball between your legs and be able to explode out and block somebody that’s in front of you,” he said. And now, almost four years after Oser’s move to California robbed me of a chance to be his teammate for a year, I have the opportunity to cover his first season as a member of Stanford football. I’m just glad he doesn’t get to block me. Contact Sam Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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last year’s defensive back recruits did. Though only one true freshman, Alex Carter, started in Stanford’s resurgent 2012 secondary, two others, Drew Madhu and Zach Hoffpauir, played in all 14 games — as three-star recruits, no less. Maybe Cotton, Hooper and Taboada will get a chance of their own in 2013. Overall, a sense of cautious optimism per-
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meates most analysis of this class. After years of recruiting so well, Stanford’s coaching staff has earned a lot of trust that it will bring in players that fit its system and will star on Saturdays, even if not on scouting reports. And besides, we all know recruiting rankings suck anyways. Joseph Beyda signed his letter of intent in the parking lot of the local Panda Express. For a photo of the moving ceremony, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @DailyJBeyda.
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Softball’s Jenna Rich named espnW Preseason All-American
Senior shortstop Jenna Rich was named to espnW’s All-American Second Team on the eve of Stanford’s season debut at the Kajikawa Classic today. A three-time AllPac-12 selection and two-time All-West Region First Team honoree, Rich led the Card in several offensive categories while playing second base last season. Her 66 RBI tied a Stanford single-season record and led the Pac-12 and ranked 12th nationally. And her career numbers continue to climb up the program’s all-time lists. She is currently fourth in slugging percentage (.595), fifth in home runs and RBI (33 and 162, respectively), seventh in batting average (.332) and 10th in runs scored (123). The Cardinal, ranked No. 21 in the preseason, will have little time to settle in as it opens the 2013 season against Bradley from Tempe, Ariz. today at 3 p.m. PST. Stanford will meet No. 2 Oklahoma and the reigning Collegiate Player of the Year in pitcher Keilani Ricketts tomorrow morning.
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work ethic this weekend when they face USD and Pepperdine. Stanford did not compete against USD last year, but easily topped Pepperdine with a 5-2 victory last February. The top of the lineup should consist of junior Nicole Gibbs on court one, followed by freshman and No. 2 Krista Hardebeck on court two, and junior Kristie Ahn on court three. Sophomore and No. 55 Ellen Tsay, Tan and Dillon will represent the Cardinal on courts four, five, and six. Doubles will be played with Gibbs and Ahn competing on court one, followed by Tan and Tsay on court two and Dillon and Hardebeck on court three. “Krista is a fantastic baseline player with powerful
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Football head coach David Shaw was able to praise his 2013 recruiting class for the first time on Wednesday after 12 players officially signed with the Cardinal. The class is one of the smallest in the nation but consists of athletes that fit Stanford’s physical system well.
toughness,” Shaw said. “We made it a point in this class to find tight ends and linebackers who can physically do what we need, and we’re excited about the guys we found.” As expected, with a small graduating senior class and fewer scholarships available to offer, this year’s signees did not top the historic 2012 recruiting class that included three five-star prospects and three of the top eight offensive line prospects in the nation. Despite the relatively small number of signees, the quality of the newest additions to the Cardinal family shouldn’t be overlooked. Ten of the 12 players were ranked in the nation’s top 25 at their positions by recruiting services, nine played in an All-America game and five were named PrepStar All-Americans. The 2013 Stanford class was ranked 16th in the nation based on average player rating — nine signees were rated four stars or higher and two were tabbed as five stars by at least one recruiting service. Five of the signees were also ESPN 300 recruits while three were members of the Scout 300 and Rivals 250. In keeping with an annual trend, the program once again hauled in big, physically imposing athletes. Tailor-made for the Cardinal’s smashmouth running game and aggressive, physical style of play on defense, the newly inked players average 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds.
Bright (Yorba Linda, Calif./Mater Dei HS) and Thomas Oser (Los Angeles, Calif./Harvard-Westlake School). Both Bright and Oser drew the attention of the Cardinal coaching staff during Stanford’s summer football camp, and their versatility will only add to the development of one of the nation’s top units up front. Bright, a PrepStar All-American, has played both tackle and guard, while Oser is the 11th center in the nation and can also switch to guard. “Offensively, we believe that we’ve added exciting firepower,” Shaw said. “Up front, we have added two physical, aggressive and versatile offensive linemen who fit our style and temperament of play.”
As expected, the Cardinal’s latest recruiting plan focused on equipping a Kevin Hogan-led offense with a more diverse set of weapons. Seven signees — three tight ends, two offensive linemen, one wide receiver and one quarterback — play on offense. Stanford snagged a dynamic quarterbackwide receiver duo for the near future with the signings of quarterback Ryan Burns (Leesburg, Va./Stone Bridge High School) and wideout Francis Owusu (Oxnard, Calif./Oaks Christian School). “I chose Stanford because it’s the best school in the country,” Burns said. “It has top notch athletics and academics. The weather is perfect, and the people are even better.” Listed as the third best pro-style quarterback by PrepStar, Burns led his team to a 516 record and two high school state championship runner-up finishes. This past season, the PrepStar All-American tossed for a school-record 2,530 yards (21.1 yards per completion) and 28 touchdowns. Showing his dual-threat capabilities, Burns also rushed for 222 yards and touchdowns in his senior year. Brother of former Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu, who was one of Andrew Luck’s favorite targets on the outside, four-star recruit Francis Owusu stands at 6-foot-3 and is one of the top 20 wide receivers in the 2013 class, as ranked by both PrepStar and Rivals. Most notable among prospects who did not sign with the Cardinal is four-star wide receiver Jordan Cunningham (Fort Lauderdale, Fl./University School of Nova South), who turned down Stanford’s offer and instead opted to sign with Vanderbilt. “This season, Francis Owusu separated himself from just about any receiver on the West Coast,” Shaw said. But the signing of three new tight ends was arguably the Cardinal’s most important grab of the day. Austin Hooper (San Ramon, Calif./De La Salle HS), Greg Taboada (Atlanta, Ga./Marist HS) and Eric Cotton (Nampa, Idaho/Columbia HS) look to fill a huge void left by the departures of unanimous All-American tight end Zach Ertz and four-year veteran Levine Toilolo. Taboada, captain of the top high school team in the nation, played on both sides of the ball, while Hooper and Cotton’s athleticism could potentially allow them to be utilized in other positions should Shaw choose to experiment during training camp. Shaw stated that he didn’t see a tight end in the nation that was as good of a route runner in and out of the crouch as Cotton. “People have asked me the last few years, ‘Where do you find those tight ends?’” Shaw said. “We believe that we have three guys in this class who can be as productive in the running game and passing game as Coby Fleener, Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo were for us.” After landing highly touted offensive linemen Andrus Peat, Joshua Garnett and Kyle Murphy last year, the Cardinal has plenty of depth in the trenches going into the 2013-14 campaign. Nonetheless, Stanford bolstered its offensive line even further by inking David
With nine of the 11 starting defenders on the Rose Bowl team returning, the Cardinal managed to haul in four new linebackers and a signee who plays both cornerback and wide receiver. A consensus national top-10 linebacker, Peter Kalambayi (Matthews, N.C./Butler HS) was a USA Today first-team All-America selection and a finalist for the Butkus Award, which is given annually to the top linebacker at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Joining him will be Mike Tyler (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS), an outside linebacker who racked up 18 sacks this past season. The Cardinal already boasts a deep linebacker corps, but the additions of Kalambayi and Tyler should help out a squad that will be without star outside linebacker Chase Thomas next year. “Defensively, with the depth of young talent in the defensive backfield and the returning strength of our defensive line, we’ve added four linebackers in this class who can run and hit and play the aggressive style of defense for which Stanford has come to be known,” Shaw commented. “Each of these linebackers has unique abilities in pass rush and in coverage, and they will add to the strength and depth of our front seven.” Four-star recruits Kevin Palma (Pixley, Calif./Mission Oak HS) and Sean Barton (North Salt Lake, Utah/Woods Corss HS) round out the inside linebacker group. Palma, listed as the 10th best middle linebacker in the country, tallied 19 tackles for loss in his senior campaign and broke a school-record by recording eight of them in a single game. Amassing 200 tackles and 36 tackles for loss over the course of his high school career, Barton will enroll at Stanford in 2015 after his LDS church mission in Africa. “[Coach Shaw] cares about the players,” Barton said. “He always has your best intentions at heart, and he commands the team without having to scream constantly.” Taijuan Thomas (Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish HS) was an explosive playmaker at both the wide receiver and cornerback positions in high school. Having a body build similar to Drew Terrell’s, Thomas possesses the triple-threat label as a possible kickoff and punt returner. “Taijuan Thomas is one of those explosive athletes who could help us on offense, defense and special teams,” Shaw said. “We can’t wait for his playmaking ability to impact our team.”
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enjoying the experience but another is putting everything you have into it because that’s when you get the biggest returns.” This weekend will mark Stanford’s second opportunity playing together as a team. Dillon described how creating an identity is something the group has been discussing recently. “We are known to be really big hitters,” said Dilllon “but we also want to be known as players that grind on the court, all day and all night. We are taking that step in terms of fitness and practice.” The Cardinal will first take on USD in San Diego 12 p.m. Friday at the Hogan Tennis Center. The team will then travel up to Malibu on Saturday to face Pepperdine at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center at 1 p.m. Contact Chrissy Jones at email@example.com
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On New Year’s Day, an endless rain of cardinal and white confetti fell onto the field at the Rose Bowl Stadium as 40,000 Cardinal fans applauded Stanford’s first Rose Bowl win in over four decades. Players celebrated, Shaw gave a speech and MVPs were named. Half an hour later, the postgame conference was held in a much more subdued setting. Shaw talked about his players’ resolve that led them to the Rose Bowl victory and then spoke his last words of the historic 20122013 season. “We have a lot of guys coming back on both sides of the ball, all three phases, and we’ll hold ourselves to a higher standard,” he said. “But our standard is not just talking about winning games. Our standard is how we work, how we come together, how we practice and the attitude that we build before we ever play a football game. And that starts in a few weeks.” A few weeks have passed since then and with 12 new players added to its roster, Stanford’s pursuit of a national title has begun in earnest. Contact George Chen at gchen15@stanford. edu.
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