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Precautions taken as swine flu fears grow
Group meets to plan and prepare response

With fears of swine flu rising — the World Health Organization has voted to raise its global pandemic flu alert level — Stanford is taking precautionary steps to meet any possible threat. In response to the outbreak, which has drawn heavy attention from both the media and public health officials, members of Stanford’s Infectious Disease Working Group (IDWG) met over the weekend to take steps to address the situation.

“We were concerned about the rapid emergence of the swine flu situation and what response measures to recommend for the University,” said Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, in an email to The Daily. Friedman emphasized that the rapid pace of the outbreak, combined with a number of unanswered questions surrounding the disease, both encouraged the meeting and posed a significant problem. “One difficult feature currently is how fast the situation is emerging and how much uncertainty there is at this point about the virus and the disease it is causing,” Friedman said. Associate Vice Provost for Environmental Health and Safety Larry Gibbs, also a member of IDWG, expressed confidence in the University’s readiness. “Stanford takes emergency planning very

seriously,” he said. “We have had for a number of years an active, University-wide emergency plan that can be applied to these situations.” The IDWG came up with an initial set of responses that the members hope will increase preparedness, focusing upon informing the Stanford community of the most relevant news. “At this stage of the situation, communication and education are the key measures, through Web sites, flyers in residences and emails,” Friedman said. “We have reviewed our response plans to make sure that all areas . . . were ready for their response roles.” Gibbs reiterated that communication is crucial, especially as the outbreak is overlapping with the period when symptoms of more typical flu are expected. “The key is to communicate to individuals,” Gibbs said. “We have to see if people

have flu-like symptoms, they’re not just having the flu, as we’re at the tail end of influenza season.” Gibbs added that those treating any reported patients have been instructed to inquire carefully about recent travel to affected areas. If the need arises to address a suspected case of swine flu on the campus, Gibbs explained that the response would escalate as necessary through a number of possible responses. “Our contingency planning includes isolation and social distancing,” Gibbs said. “Currently,” he added, “our plan is to inform people.” Gibbs acknowledged, however, that the University environment would pose significant problems, ones the IDWG hoped to overcome. “We have a large residential population in

fairly close living quarters,” Gibbs said. “That’s always a challenge.” “But if a student shows symptoms, we do have action plans for that,” Gibbs added. International travel has also undergone scrutiny, given the swine flu’s apparent origins in Mexico and the quick path of its spread. Friedman noted that the University “has decided to recommend that students not travel to Mexico,” which he referred to as “the most affected area.” Gibbs added that the situation outside of the campus is being closely monitored. “We’re tracking what’s going on in the rest of the world,” Gibbs said. Gibbs and Friedman are the co-founders of the IDWG, which began in 2003 in response to elevated public concern surrounding the worldwide spread of SARS. In

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Conviction in Stanford suicide case
Colorado doctor gets jail for illegal medical practice

Condoleezza Rice dines with students at Roble; protests outside


Budgets cut in three depts.

Colorado doctor Christian Hageseth was sentenced to nine months in a Colorado prison last week after prescribing Prozac to John McKay, a Stanford student who committed suicide in 2005. When Hageseth approved McKay’s online application for the drug fluoxetine, a tangled web of legal issues, violations and criminal prosecution ensued, only to be resolved four years later. McKay, following his freshman year at Stanford, submitted an online application requesting medication for what he described as adult attention deficit disorder (ADD), as well as “moderate” depression. However, McKay claimed to be not suicidal. “My son John clearly made an error in judgment when, in retrospect, he was attempting to simultaneously hide and deal with a serious medical problem (depression) while in a vulnerable state of mind,” said McKay’s father and former Stanford Structural Biology Professor David McKay. Hageseth, working in Colorado, prescribed and shipped Prozac to John McKay, despite working under a restricted license and having never personally examined the student himself. McKay argued that contrary to Hageseth’s public claim that he was licensed to write prescription renewals, Hageseth’s restricted license limited him to administrative duties in clinical trials and specifically forbade him from writing prescriptions. “At the time Christian Hageseth began writing Internet prescriptions, it is clear that he understood he was not licensed to do so,” McKay continued. “[He knew] that his restricted Colorado medical license was ‘restricted to research activities related to clinical trials of medications . . . ‘ and that he ‘ . . . may not prescribe medications nor may he authorize prescription orders.’” Ninety capsules of the drug were shipped to John, who resided in Menlo Park. Prozac carries the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-mandated “black box” warning of “increased risks of suicidal thinking and behavior, known as suicidiality, in young adults . . . during initial treatment (generally the first one or two months).”

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Roble residents selected through a lottery won the opportunity to dine with Rice. At the dinner, Rice shared stories from her time as Secretary of State. Earlier this year, she dined with students at FroSoCo.

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Students protested outside of Roble while Rice dined with students, brandishing signs that read “no war criminals!” and “prosecute torturers.”

Budget cuts affecting the Stanford Alumni Association, the Development Office and the Division of Land, Buildings & Real Estate were announced last week, and administrators are now dealing with the ramifications of 49 layoffs and decreased funding for the three divisions. Provost John Etchemendy expressed regret at the layoffs in an email to The Daily, saying that they were unavoidable. “In all cases, of course, I am extremely sad about the loyal staff who have been laid off in the process,” Etchemendy said.“These are all wonderful people who have contributed a huge amount to the University. It’s tragic when the University is forced to lay off people like that. I wish it could be avoided.” Though he noted that expectations for the divisions would change due to their now smaller budget cuts, Etchemendy is hopeful that they will still continue to serve the University well. “Do I think the development office will continue to fundraise adequately?” the Provost asked. “We have the best development office, and the most loyal alumni in the country, so I am confident that they will continue to perform well. I feel equally confident about the Alumni Association and Land, Buildings and Real Estate.” According to Martin Shell, vice president for development, the Office of Development is taking strong steps to cut costs beyond last week’s layoffs. The division is shifting publications from print to online, and scaling back on events. Because of the toll that the recession has taken on the University endowment — Stanford CFO Randy Livingston has estimated that the value of the endowment will be down 30 percent by the end of this fiscal year — the work of the development office is more important than ever. “Our donors want to help Stanford make it through this rough patch, and they are interested in helping where they can make the most difference,” Shell said. “For example, we are receiving questions about how gifts can help in sustaining our enhanced financial aid program for undergraduates. Donors also want to ensure that we maintain some of the newer programs established over the past few years.” While Shell acknowledged that he has seen donations slow since

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Fraiche payment glitch resolved

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Students who frequented the new Fraiche location in Tresidder Union last quarter were disappointed to find at the beginning of spring that the yogurt shop no longer accepts meal plan Cardinal dollars. The change, which led to rumors of an intentional modification by Stanford Dining because of Fraiche’s popularity, was actually the result of a winter-quarter computer glitch, according to Michael Gratz, executive director of Hospitality & Auxiliaries for Residential & Dining Enterprises. Gratz, who oversees Stanford Dining’s retail cafes, explained the issue in an email to The Daily.

“Shortly after Fraiche opened [at the end of January], the Stanford Meal Plan Office was informed that the computer programming of the register was accepting meal plan dollars instead of purchased Cardinal Dollars,” he said. “This was an oversight in the programming and resulted in the cash register system accepting meal plan dollars. This computer glitch was fixed over spring break and announced at the Fraiche store to all students.” Gratz added that Fraiche does, however, still accept purchased Cardinal dollars, which can be added to a student’s account separately from the meal plan. Still, the loss of meal plan acceptance has left many confused over the change, and some still hoping that they can use their meal plan dollars again at Fraiche.

Meal plan Cardinal collars and purchased Cardinal dollars
While many students confuse the two types of Cardinal dollars themselves, Gratz explained that the difference is important toward understanding why Fraiche can no longer accept meal plan dollars. Purchased Cardinal dollars can be used at all Dining locations, as well as Fraiche; the dollars function like actual money and can be directed as necessary, based on their use. On the other hand, meal plan dollars come from money that is already in the Stanford system, coming from the board bill students pay each quarter. Fraiche, however, is not a Stanford-owned location — nor is it a franchised location, like Subway — and is instead

under contract between Hospitality & Auxiliaries and Fraiche owners Patama Roj and Jessica Gilmartin. The dollars must remain within the Stanford system to ensure Dining’s revenue and to prevent meal plan prices from increasing dramatically, according to Gratz. “The majority of students would validate the importance of keeping room and board rate increases low and understand that Fraiche can only accept Cardinal dollars purchased outside of the Student Dining program because

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An in-depth look at the history of the student organization

and the

Set on Stanford, big tuition and all
ProFros already thinking about classes,majors after Admit Weekend

Students line up at the post office to cast their ballots on the last day of ASSU elections over 30 years ago. The ASSU has since redirected its focus to address broader campus issues.



Board of Athletic Control established, shifting focus of ASSU
Oct. 20, 1891

Sept. 28, 1942

Ed Stamm, President of ASSU, explains ASSU goals during WWII in issue of the Daily

David Gobaud ‘08 M.S. ’10 and Jay de la Torre ‘10 are elected as ASSU Executives
1998 1947

ASSU created

ASSU oversees Institute of International Relations

ASSU President Emily Andrus ‘98 expresses wish to divert attention from bickering over politics













Constitution rewritten and cardinal becomes official color




Janet McClanahan ‘44 becomes first female ASSU President

A 27-year tradition of four member Council of Presidents starts

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President Jonny Dorsey ‘09 and VP Fagan Harris ’09 address more pressing student concerns



he Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections are over, and the freshly elected candidates must now perform their duties. David Gobaud ‘08, M.S. ‘10 and Jay de la Torre ‘10 are transitioning into their roles as ASSU Executives, just as the organization is channeling its efforts into a wider range of topics. “[The ASSU has changed] from an organization that has focused primarily on student [and] campus life issues, and has expanded its scope and influence to tackle broader campus and community issues,” said Vice Provost Greg Boardman. The elected individuals are part of an historical association, and the history of ASSU, while relatively unknown, is rich and full of interesting factoids about Stanford life. The Early Years The ASSU was organized on Oct. 20, 1891, and all registered students were members. “The ASSU works to represent the interests, needs and perspectives of Stanford students,” said Maggie Kimball, the University historian. The early committees of the ASSU included Constitution and Bylaws, School Colors, University Yell,Cooperative Association,Bulletin Board and College Paper. According to Kimball, the Constitution was substantially rewritten in 1893-1894 for greater accountability, which was initially lacking. In fact, it is a relatively unknown fact that the color “cardinal” was chosen by the ASSU. “[The color selection] was kind of important because they were originally looking at white and gold,” Kimball said. “It was the ASSU that made official the precise shade of cardinal red from among many swatches in 1893.” One of the most important responsibilities of the original ASSU, according to its Web site, was managing athletic teams and events. “After all the Directors Cup we’ve won, I’m sure the original ASSU would be proud,” de la Torre said. The group was in charge of hiring coaches, managing the teams and handling gate receipts. They used the income from the yearly Big Game, for example, to help fund other teams and activities for the entire year. A Feb. 15, 1900 expense report from The Daily Palo Alto describes how the ASSU spent its money. In Dec. 1899, for example, the ASSU spent $10,627.38 on things like the Thanksgiving show, tennis net repairs and band expenses using profits from football, tennis and basketball events. However, the early ASSU was constantly on the verge of bankruptcy. According to the ASSU Web site, financial difficulties hindered the organization from having notable effects on the University. As a result, its responsibilities shifted. In 1917, the Board of Athletic Control, a de facto athletics department, was established, alleviating ASSU of the burden of athletic events. World War II and Beyond “While the present war has put a more serious emphasis on our work, it has also made us more unified and spirited,” said Ed Stamm ‘43, MBA ‘47, then-president of the ASSU, in the Sept. 28, 1942 issue of The Daily. “Many campus activities are planned for the next year, and we are all looking forward to a fine school year.” Indeed, this trend of progressivism continued as America’s entry into World War II changed the face of Stanford in the 1940s. Female leaders

arose and took the charge as the population of males on campus decreased. Janet McClanahan ‘44, for example, became the ASSU’s first female president. In fact, Peter Bing ‘55 was elected President of the ASSU in 1954 and his Vice President was Dianne Goldman ‘55 — now Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. Moreover, as the war ended, so did the dominance of a particular culture on campus. Underrepresented populations, such as African Americans, became more visible on campus as the country became deeply divided on the issue of racial equality. Many highly publicized acts of civil disobedience occurred during the late ‘50s and early ‘60s on campus. “The ASSU’s responsiveness to such changes can be seen through its willingness to correct past wrongs, as it did when it overturned its earlier decision to use an Indian caricature as the school’s mascot,” the ASSU Web site states. The organization also got more international as a result of American involvement in foreign wars. According to Kimball, the ASSU oversaw the Institute of International Relations, formed in 1947 by merging the Stanford Overseas Information Service and other international groups on campus. The ASSU also oversaw the Speakers Bureau and the Elections Review Board. “The Speakers Bureau that the ASSU oversaw has really brought in some amazing speakers,” Kimball noted. The ‘70s and ‘80s In the ‘70s and ‘80s, the student organization boomed because of the elevation of awareness both on campus and across the nation. This burst in student organization activity initiated the diversity of groups seen today. Leadership within the organization followed a different format a few decades ago. “In 1969, a tradition that lasted 27 years was instituted where students elected a four-member Council of Presidents to run student government,” Kimball said. This format would exist until 1996, giving way to the present slate format, when William K. Shen ‘98 was elected solo ASSU president. During the Council-era, the leaders of the ASSU were often divided over the issue of service versus advocacy.While proponents of advocacy supported using the ASSU to represent student voice in decisions made by the administration, proponents of service felt that the group should simply provide resources to students, according to the ASSU Web site. The evolution of the ASSU since the 1970s has led to the implementation of both styles of leadership in order to improve the organization’s effectiveness. The Last 15 Years Changes may have been made to the internal organizational structure of the ASSU, but student sentiment about the ASSU has not changed much in the past 15 years. Every April before ASSU elections, the candidates seeking office change, but the complaints do not. Students typically gripe that the ASSU is not responsive to the needs of the student body and suffers from organizational issues that render it slow and unproductive. “Until people started to write campaign petitions, I had never really heard of any major actions taken by the ASSU, and I don’t think the majority of the freshmen here know how the

ASSU proceeds or what change they have actually implemented,” said Lilly Sath ‘12. “I’d like to see the ASSU become a more transparent organization and an active part of Stanford undergraduate life.” On Feb. 12, 1998, Emily Andrus ‘98, then-president of the ASSU, acknowledged in an address that Stanford students wanted the ASSU to spend more time working toward its goals and less time bickering over politics. In previous years, disagreements between the Executive and Senate divisions of the ASSU had gridlocked any major progress in addressing student concerns. Similarly, in 2001, it appeared that the ASSU was as familiar as ever with policy stalls and wrangling over proposed bills.The ASSU did not make front page headlines in The Daily for the entire month of February, and even when it did in subsequent months, it was only because of minor bills that affected the special fees request process for student groups, or election rules that did little to inspire student interest. Consequently, in the 2001 ASSU elections, all candidates agreed that the ASSU was largely absent from everyday life and needed to be more sensitive to issues that were important to students. Candidates Brad Wolfe ‘02 and Ganesh Shankar ‘02 drew attention to the isolation and fragmentation of campus life, and remarked that the ASSU needed to be more active in bringing various types of student groups and communities together on campus. The ASSU has since been responsive,some say. “In recent memory, the ASSU had been, at least in my opinion, primarily a student social life organization, throwing events like Mausoleum Party and Block Party, and providing the ASSU Airport Shuttle,” de la Torre said. Other candidates demanded that the ASSU open up and reach out to more students, and increase awareness of administrative policy and progress on campus. Another major change has been the addition of the Graduate Student Council. According to Director of Student Activities Nanci Howe, prior to this split there was one Senate comprised of both graduate and undergraduate students. “Graduate students initiated the change to two separate deliberative bodies so that they could focus more directly on issues of importance to graduate students,” Howe said. Since its inception, the Graduate Student Council has been a strong and active body, working to promote graduate issues and programs on campus. Today, the ASSU is attempting to address these concerns that seem to have been embedded in its history. Current ASSU members cite Jonny Dorsey ‘09 and Fagan Harris ‘09, the previous ASSU president and vice president, as instrumental to this shift. “Jonny Dorsey and Fagan Harris focused on issues like campus health, sustainability, diversity and advocacy among other things,” Gobaud said. Gobaud mentioned examples like the ASSU shuttle, which helps students get to the airport for winter break as evidence of Dorsey and Harris’ success in broadening the scope of the ASSU. Harris expressed hope that these changes will change the face of the ASSU in the future. “It’s the perception of the ASSU as ineffectual that led Jonny [Dorsey] and I to run for office,” he said. “I think gradually, these perceptions that ‘the ASSU does nothing’ can be overcome, provided that administrations of the future work to dispel them.” Contact Vineet Singal at vineet24@stanford.edu and Sijia Wang at sijiaw@stanford.edu.

t’s decision time for the Class of 2013. Stanford rolled out the cardinal carpet for the Class of 2013 during Admit Weekend 2009, but until their May 1 commitment deadline, the decision is in the ProFros’ hands. With the failing economy on everyone’s minds, the administration made a concerted effort to underscore its commitment to financial aid for families during Admit Weekend, but for many ProFros, the economy, while an underlying concern, was not the primary basis for their college decisions. Scott Thao, a ProFro from Fresno, CA has decided unequivocally on accepting Stanford. The economy was little more than a footnote for Thao, who was happy with the financial aid package Stanford provided. His decision was based on Stanford’s unique atmosphere. “The people are ISAAC GATENO/The Stanford Daily amazing and there’s so much to do!” he Eager ProFros check in for Admit Weekend last Thursday. said. “You have Many were set on attending Stanford, despite a number of every small little financial troubles stemming from the recession. niche, and there are tons of people who actually putting this into perspective and share the same interests.” Thao was attracted to Stanford for its I guess, if I could, I would love to take wide range of academic opportunities, care of them, because they’ve really and the academic expos reaffirmed his made so many sacrifices for me,” she commitment to explore all that Stanford added. While the economy failed to distract has to offer. “Academically, I kind of wanted to students from the smorgasbord of culturplay around a little bit. I’m almost 100 al, academic and student expos and percent sure that I want to dorm in workshops, administrators did their best to underscore Stanford’s commitment to SLE,” he said. Thao does admit, however, that his its financial aid programs. Karen Cooper, director of Financial parents are pressuring him to pursue a financially-viable career path, but that’s Aid, fielded questions regarding financial not stopping him from following his pas- aid from parents and students during Admit Weekend, and noted that sions. “I don’t know what I want to major in Stanford’s aid package is definitely a yet, but I’m being obligated by my par- determining factor in many students’ ents to choose a major that’s amazing, decisions this year. “The one thing that has felt different because an annual income is apparently all that matters to them, but not really to this year is for me to emphasize the fact me,” he explained. “Happiness is one that the undergraduate financial aid prothing as well, and it’s a major contribu- gram is one of the core values of the tion. I don’t know what I want to major University and we’ve actually increased in yet, but I’m almost sure that I want to the budget despite budget cuts in other double minor in visual arts and creative areas,” she said in an interview with The Daily. writing, which are two of my passions.” In terms of scholarship funds, $102 Like Thao, Kapil Yedidi, a ProFro from the Sacramento area, said that million was earmarked for the 2008-09 financially, Stanford’s price tag is a con- budget, and $110 million is slated for next year’s Financial Aid program. cern, but not a major problem. “And if it turns out that we need more “It’s kind of a struggle, I guess, but the financial aid definitely helps,” Yedidi than that because family needs were greater than anticipated, then we will do said. But the economy was not on the fore- our best to find resources to meet those front of Yedidi’s mind during Admit additional needs,” Cooper said. Stanford’s generous financial aid has Weekend. Prior to Admit Weekend, Yedidi’s academic trajectory was fairly cushioned many from the shock of the well defined. He was initially drawn to economic crisis, but for some families, it Stanford for its computer science pro- still isn’t enough. “I met a few students who were struggram, but after touring the academic gling over Stanford versus their state expos, he saw his horizons expanding. “I was thinking a lot about doing school because of the lower cost of computer science before I came here, but attending the other school,” Dean of over the academic expos, I saw STS Freshman Julie Lythcott-Haims ‘89 [Science,Technology, and Society], which wrote in an email to The Daily.“I also ran has a lot more of what I want, which is into a few parents who said their ProFro needed to convince them to pay for liberal arts. I’m thinking about that.” Yedidi, too, is feeling the heat from his Stanford, but I hear this sort of thing every year and didn’t observe a marked parents. “My parents want me to do some- increase in such attitudes this year.” Shawn Abbott, director of Admission, thing that makes decent money, I guess, like engineering, or computer science,” agreed, conceding that the economy will he said. “But because I’m interested in undoubtedly have some impact. “Many of our financial aid officers those things to begin with, they’ve never remarked that the families they met with pressured me to become a doctor. “They would probably not want me this year were incredibly appreciative of to do something like Spanish or some- the packages they have received — more so than in previous years,” he wrote in an thing,” he conceded. Schu Yi Zhou, a 2013 admit from email to The Daily. “Of course, there are Boston, MA based her decision to come plenty of families appealing their packages, but in general, families have been to Stanford primarily on academics. “I decided more on academics, I must appreciative of what we have been able say,” she said. “Before I was deciding to offer thus far.” However, Abbott admitted that between a few schools, and I just don’t think the focus on undergraduate educa- despite the aid, Stanford is not cheap. “There is no question that the price tion is comparable to that of Stanford. So I really appreciate that and everything tag of a Stanford education will involve that I’m going to go through, I really look some level of sacrifice for any family.” Still, ProFros like Brandon Skerda forward to it.” Admit Weekend provided Zhou with from Denver, CO, are willing to bear the the opportunity to indulge her many aca- cost, viewing Stanford’s opportunities as demic interests, and like many of her fel- unparalleled. “When Stanford offers all of these low ProFros, the academic expos were a amazing opportunities, it’s just hard to place of realization for her. “I found out here that I’m a complete turn down,” he said. fuzzy and I want to do classics and philosophy,” she said. “I don’t know if I’m Contact Amy Harris at harrisaj@stanford. going to change my mind, maybe I will, edu.

but it’s something that I definitely want to fall back on.” Zhou felt that all the emphasis on financial success she received from her family was less a testament to the financial crisis than to the culture in which she grew up. “I don’t think it’s as much about the economy as it is about culture,” she said. “I definitely think that my parents do want me to become successful and do measure parts of success in money, but they say that I should make enough to take care of myself and if I have some left over, that I should take care of them, too.” “Now that I’m leaving for college, I’m

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Reconfigure meal plans to include Fraiche
tudents returned to Stanford this quarter to an unpleasant surprise: Fraiche, the frozen yogurt shop that opened winter quarter in Tresidder, which students flocked to in hoards, was no longer accepting meal plan Cardinal Dollars. In light of the cafe’s tremendous popularity, it is little wonder that students were angered by the change and quickly questioned Stanford Dining’s motives. As The Daily reports today, it seems Fraiche was never supposed to accept the meal plan Cardinal Dollars that come automatically with meal plans of 10 or 14 meals a week, but only separately purchased Cardinal Dollars. In addition, the mix-up was perpetuated due to a glitch in the Stanford Dining computer system. When Dining noticed the glitch at the end of a billing period, they went about fixing it, which took more than two weeks. While the glitch has been fixed and Fraiche is no longer accepting meal points, overwhelming student response is a good indication of the many improvements Stanford Dining should consider. At the very least, Stanford Dining should analyze the computer system it uses for managing its services. Even after Dining officials noticed the unexpected Cardinal Dollar payouts to Fraiche, it still took more than two weeks to rectify the problem. While yogurt-loving students enjoyed the continued period during which their meal points were still accepted, this lengthy process also meant that students became all the more accustomed to being able to use meal points at Fraiche and were consequently even more upset when the privilege was revoked a couple of weeks later. Furthermore, Stanford Dining should have communicated more clearly to the Stanford public so that a Daily investigation was not required in order to simply understand what happened. Fraiche management is unwilling to discuss the changes with students, and Dining failed to facilitate any kind of dialogue with the student body at large, leading to misinterpretation and accusation. But ultimately, the situation illustrates a larger problem with Stanford Dining’s point-based system. When considering how popular the on-campus Fraiche destination became and how upset students were when it stopped accepting meal points, it becomes clear that Stanford Dining meal-plan options are not satisfying all students and without authentic competition — particularly venues that are open for late night snacking, ever popular with students — the services are not even honestly striving to compete with Fraiche, Treehouse or the Coho, and thus do not have large incentives to improve. Stanford Dining points out that allowing Fraiche into the meal plan Cardinal Dollar club would mean allowing all the proceeds from Fraiche sales to leave their system, ultimately requiring Dining to increase meal plan costs for all, even those not appetized by fat-free natural fresh yogurt. But Dining could introduce further options that still allow students to use their meal points at Fraiche, while returning some revenue back. For example, Fraiche could charge 1.5 or 2 times in meal plan Cardinal Points what they charge for cash or credit payments, giving Fraiche the regular-price revenue and Stanford Dining the premium. While this would mean that some revenue would still leave Stanford (and students would have to spend a lot of money for a cup of frozen yogurt), this compromise would provide a way for students to keep using their dollars at Fraiche if they are willing to pay the higher prices. It would also limit Stanford’s payout and provide useful feedback to Dining by illustrating just how many students are willing to pay a premium to eat somewhere besides Late Nite or the Axe & Palm.

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robably the most shocking thing about my trip to Kenya for a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) workshop on the role of the “sustainability generation” was the customs guy at JFK who asked me whether I was old enough to fly alone. Either that or the fact that a Starbucks in the Dubai airport sells SQUARE DONUTS. Those are, however, somewhat beside the point, though I guess that depends what the point is. Which actually leads me to my first point: conversations are very difficult absent clear definitions. At UNEP, we heard a lot of rhetoric about things like “sustainable development” and “leadership,” and I was left feeling emptied of meaning after a while. Even after assuming th thee definition of “sustainable” is “something that can continue indefinitely,” what is sustainable development? Can it exist? I’d argue, especially after this week, that it depends heavily on what you define as development. Developing economically forever? Forget it. Developing human well-being forever? More possible.See what I mean? “Leadership” presents similar problems. Whether someone is considered a good leader heavily depends on what they’re supposed to be leading. In the case of a grassroots effort, a good leader is probably someone who is able to connect with people, to make them feel valued, to ensure that their human dignity is protected and to nurture more — many more — similar types of leaders. In the case of a military action, a good leader is probably someone who maintains extreme levels of authority and respect, and is able to compel people to effective action. So for the second point of the day: climate change mitigation is a very tricky thing to try

to lead, largely because the climate gives no points for effort. What I mean by this is that even if we could mobilize the entire global community to take some action in the name of preserving the climate, no matter how good the intentions are, and no matter how hard people work, if the actions taken do not physically prevent the release of greenhouse gases, they’re worthless from a mitigation perspective. We could mobilize massive campaigns to use electric cars in the American South, for example. People could spend significant effort, time and money to move to an all-electric vehicle fleet. It would be a huge social accomplishment requiring vast amounts of grassroots leadership. There’s one problem: we forgot that the American South gets most of its electricity from coal, and so on balance, we’re actually worse off climatologically and otherwise than we would have been if we’d stayed with conventional gasoline vehicles. So you see that grassroots leadership and efforts are really only effective if there’s something good for the grass to take root in. We need both the community leaders and the somewhat dictatorial leaders who make sure infrastructure is in place, who make sure that there is a final expert opinion levied somewhere — an edict that may or may not agree with public opinion. Someone’s got to enact the top-down policies that will make sure the grassroots efforts mobilize people in the right direction. We spent last Thursday at the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, where we held a debate addressing the following topic: “Europe and North America have caused climate change — so why should Africans have to do anything about it?” I admit that I took issue with the question’s phrasing, especially given that it was

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posed by Australians and no American had the chance to speak. But I was very moved by the ensuing conversation. During the debate, the Bush administration’s . . . shall we say, inertia . . . on the issue was brought up, as was the volume of greenhouse gases produced by the United States. Afterward, one of the Kenyan students went out of his way to point out that individual American states and people have made serious efforts to take action in the absence of a federal movement. From him, the point was far more powerful than it would have been from me, and it reminded me once again that the amazing power of individuals is waiting to be harnessed and directed by good physical and political infrastructure. Grassroots organizers and dictators are going to have to work together on this one. Americans, remember that the world is watching. We are criticized for not ratifying Kyoto by countries who have exceeded their Kyoto limits more than we have; we are mocked for high per capita emissions by people whose personal emissions likely, ahem, exceed the averages for their countries. And the criticisms are not unmerited — we have a long way to go as a country. But it speaks to the power of individual action that it isn’t always just Americans defending the small things we have done right. Grass, get ready to take root. But make sure you’re rooting in good soil. At Mach 0.83 over the Persian Gulf, calling this column “Kenya Handle It?” seemed like a good idea. Fortunately, Emily landed. Email her at gruberte@stanford.edu to discuss the impact of her column titles on her dignity.


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ust as a USC student fiendishly hoards their excessive inheritance (and a brief shout out to Matt Gillespie’s ass-kicking column about Up Shit Creek), so, too, do I lust after anthologies of quotations.A particular gem is an out-of-date “Dictionary of Quotations,” compiled and edited by Bergen Evans. Under the title of “TAX(ES)” falls two well-known lines out of American judicial history. From the powerful Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, “The power to tax involves the power to destroy.”And from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” Other than explicit procrastination on my part, I was drawn to the “Dictionary of Quotations” recently after reading up on the new $167 quarterly Vaden Health Center fee. Applied to all undergraduates currently on campus (so all you BOSP, SIW and Hopkins folks luck out), all enrolled graduates and a potpourri of other groups such as high school students in summer sessions and visiting researchers, the fee covers Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and primary medical services from Vaden. Not covered by the fee are pharmacy prescriptions, physical therapy and immunization services, among others. You see Stanford, I can be slightly informative at times! I am pretty confident that there is general agreement on campus that our physical and mental health services fill an invaluable role on a campus filled with over-worked kooks, and that these resources do not receive enough funding as is. Provost John Etchemendy, a man who has taken more flack this year than most administrators get in a lifetime, summed up such thoughts in a now-publicized message defending the fee in light of massive hits to the endowment, which provides a large portion of the funding for our health services. And

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though I am not one to defend the University, Vaden provided a thorough Web site explaining the intricacies of the fee (http://vaden.stanford.edu/fees/). However, a variety of problems remain. Firstly, a large portion of the student body was informed of the fee, not in an official email from Etchemendy or Vaden higherups, but rather an internal email written by Greg Boardman that was circulated on a variety of student lists (thank you, kibbitzmeans-chat!). The fact that neither student body — graduate nor undergraduate — was even given a fair warning about the potential increase is simply a continued testament to the sheer disconnect between administrators and students, as well as the total absence of student input or oversight on this campus. Another tremendous issue is the disproportionate effect of the fee on graduate students. Let’s be terribly frank, undergrads: a great many of us will not feel the impact on our wallets. Hell, if The Daily had not covered the topic, and kibbitz and other lists had not sent around a flurry of messages, I doubt many of us undergraduates would have even known about the fee. For those who serve as our TAs, punchlines for awkward sexual jokes and the supposed menaces around Meyer at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, it is an entirely different story altogether. Grad students can be in school all four quarters, and as covered by an excellent San Jose Mercury News article two weeks ago, receive a stipend (roughly

$28,700) that will not cover the expected total costs of graduate expenses for the coming year. I believe firmly that Stanford is the premier institution for undergraduate education in this country, but when you start outpricing graduate students (literally some of the smartest people in the whole world), then you are in deep shit. And so we return to my book of quotations. On one hand, the funds collected by the fee are incredibly important in providing basic services to our entire student body. Vaden is terribly slow with regard to appointment making, but the center is necessary for the continued success of the University. The fee is going to pay for our shred of “civilization,” though if swine flu comes and wipes us all out, then this is probably a moot point. At the same time, the fee is putting our grad students under undue financial duress, which threatens to harm the Farm in a variety of ways. The University promotes the claim that it strives to make a Stanford education affordable for all, and for folks pursuing doctorates, masters or advanced degrees, such a notion becomes increasingly hollow, which leaves Marshall’s words of taxation’s “power to destroy” ringing in our ears. Or swine flu simply owns the lot of us. The undergraduate population gets shafted a whole bunch (talking to you, Office of Risk Management and Stanford Dining!), but we need to take a strong stand in support of this school’s grad students by either subsidizing or reducing the financial burden on the old farts in EV, Rains and the couches of Meyer at 4 a.m. Zack would love to discuss well-known tax rebellions, obscure quotes and student life issues with any single History grads over Italian food this weekend . . . so long as you don’t have swine flu. Interested and non-contaminated? Email Zack at zwarma@stanford.edu.

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Senior center fielder Joey August slides back to first during Stanford’s seven-run eighth inning. The Cardinal outscored San Francisco 9-0 in the seventh and eighth innings en route to a 12-4 victory at Sunken Diamond.

Cardinal scores final nine runs in rout of San Francisco

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There’s just something about weekdays for Cardinal baseball. Buoyed by nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings and six errors committed by the San Francisco Dons,Stanford (19-18,8-10 Pac-10),walked away with its ninth straight weekday victory on Monday night after a 12-4 decision at Sunken Diamond. Despite the six errors that the Dons committed on the night, the Cardinal still made the plays it had to. Sophomore second baseman Colin Walsh changed the complexion of the game with a two-RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, scoring sophomores catcher Ben Clowe and shortstop Jake Schlander. The clutch double gave Stanford a 5-4 lead and all the momentum it would need going into the eighth. “The turning point of the game was Walsh’s hit,” head coach Mark Marquess said.“That was a big hit by Walsh.” The eighth inning was as successful for the Cardinal as it was catastrophic for the Dons. San Francisco committed four errors in the inning alone, allowing Stanford to continue its rally — seven Cardinal players scored. The inning was highlighted by third baseman Adam Gaylord, who hit a 3-run double to break the game open, giving Stanford a 10-4 lead. “It’s good to see balls fall in,” Gaylord said. “Beyond that, those errors . . . I think that we have one of the nicer fields out there so I don’t know what happened with [San Francisco]. I’d like to think that we took advantage of it.” Gaylord finished with four RBIs on the day, a careerhigh for the junior. It was one play,however,which was probably the most emblematic of the disastrous eighth inning suffered by the Dons.With two outs, the bases loaded and the Cardi-

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nal already up 12-4, Stanford catcher Zach Jones hit a pop-up in foul territory that would normally be a routine play. But it just wasn’t a routine kind of night for the Dons: the San Francisco pitcher, catcher and first baseman all collided into each other, with the ball just falling out of the reach of Dons’ first baseman Stephen Yarrow. Though Jones fouled out a few pitchers later to the end the inning, it was a play that pretty much summed up the night for San Francisco. Marquess was particularly baffled by the Dons’ fielding. “I really don’t know what it is,” he said. “Just one of those things.They’re a better team than that.” The Cardinal sent eight pitchers to the mound for the night, but it was senior right-hander Max Fearnow who earned the victory. Fearnow went three solid innings without surrendering a hit or a run to the Dons, opening up the opportunity for Walsh to come through with his seventh-inning double. Despite the eight-run cushion, sophomore closer Drew Storen was still called into the game in the ninth; he had little trouble, retiring the Dons

Please see BASEBALL, page 5

While most of the talk of University budget cuts has been focused in academic departments and student life, the other side of Stanford — its athletics — is proving no exception to the dire financial situation. Since early 2009, the rumor mill of the Cardinal sports world has been churning out stories about possible cuts within the department, including the potential for elimination of entire varsity teams. The sports that are not endowed are presumed to be on the short list for probable cuts, and the No. 9 Stanford fencing team is one of them.The speculative plan, as interpreted by members of the fencing team, would be for a switch from a varsity squad to a club team. “We all understand the economic situation,” freshman fencer Kevin Mo said. “We know that everyone has to make sacrifices, but we don’t think that turning varsity fencing into club fencing is a necessary move.” “On a personal level, the opportunity to train with the other individuals on the team and to learn from the Stanford coaches has been one of the most valuable experiences I have had during college,” junior sabre Chris Lowman added. “I care ultimately for my individual teammates, but the team itself — the ability for it to represent Stanford’s talent, interact with other schools in the NCAA and develop with new and driven teammates — is something that can only function while fencing remains a varsity sport.” In recent days, some of the ambiguity over fencing’s status has been cleared. According to Save Stanford Fencing, a committee formed on April 16 to help prevent the abolition of the program, fencing cohead coach Lisa Milgram met with Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby to discuss the situation. Members of the program were hopeful that the University would allow for the team to self-finance, simply generating enough funds to cover operating costs. However, Bowlsby informed Milgram that the program could continue through the 2009-2010 season only if it was able to raise enough funds to cover both operating costs and the cre-

ation of an endowment.The endowment will likely require much more than the previous goal of a quarter of a million dollars for operating costs. “In a meeting that lasted over an hour and had parents [of fencers] from as far away as New York, [Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development] Jeff Shilling was extremely helpful in outlining for the committee what we need to accomplish,” said Melody Lowman, chair of Save Stanford Fencing and mother of Chris Lowman. “He will be supporting us as we raise 100 percent of the budget for the academic year for 2009-2010 and go on to raise an endowment to support the on-going existence of fencing at Stanford.” “We need to raise $250,000 for the operating expense of 20092010,” she added. “We are working on the endowment figure.” The athletic department did not return inquiries by The Daily for comment on the issue, but several members associated with Stanford fencing confirmed this information. When asked if Save Stanford Fencing was confident that this amount could be raised, Melody Lowman was hesitant, but optimistic. “We are hopeful,” she said. “In this economy, one cannot be confident of much of anything. We are hopeful and deeply committed to [George Pogosov, co-head coach], Lisa and the team.” “The financial crisis calls for the athletic department to cut some of the teams and make expenditures more efficient,” said freshman fencer Suraya Omar. “We understand that, but there is no cost to actually keeping the team varsity. It would cost the University very little to keep us.We were completely selffunded for 15 years.” This is, in fact, the central argument for the fencing team. For the 15 years leading up to the 2007-2008 season, the squad was entirely selffinanced.Although the fencing program is currently funded by the University, coaches and athletes alike are willing to revert back to the years of self-sustenance. Nonetheless, there is no doubt among those involved that the athletic department will attempt to

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The newly formed Stanford hurling team celebrates its victory over Cal. The team hopes to bring the sport of hurling to colleges across the nation and popularize it in the U.S.

aving broken ground in countless fields of achievement over the centuries, Stanford recently pioneered yet another national first while reliving a classic tradition. The Stanford hurling team continued the beloved Cardinal tradition of beating Cal when it became the first-ever California Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association champions after winning the inaugural collegiate hurling series in American history. Hurling, an ancient Irish sport that had languished in America over the past century, found a following in FloMo last spring. Sophomores Sam Svoboda and Ben Arevalo and senior John Mulrow organized a small but dedicat-

ed Stanford hurling team, gathering friends who had never heard of the sport and teaching them to love it.This spring, after a year of practice, recruiting new members, teaching players the game from scratch and explaining to puzzled friends that no, it’s not curling, the team saw its progress come to fruition.After losing to Cal by one point in an exhibition game in February, Stanford came back to dominate a twogame series on April 18, winning the first match 16-10 and the second match 27-14. After February’s exhibition game, the first two collegiate teams in the country had planned to hold a three-game series to determine an inaugural season champion. However, when Cal canceled the second game due to lack of players, Stanford reduced the series to a two-

errick Rose was named NBA Rookie of the Year last week. Congratulations to him — the young Chicago Bull was certainly deserving of the award.Among the people he beat out were OJ Mayo of Memphis and Brook Lopez of New Jersey, who placed second and third, respectively — and both of them had stellar seasons. Lopez, the former Stanford standout who led the Cardinal to the Sweet 16 last year, finished the year averaging 13 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. He improved as the season progressed, was putting up close to 15 points and 10 rebounds per contest by the end of the year, and did it all even though he was frequently the third, if not fourth, option on the Nets. In the process, he established himself as one of the three best young centers in the league. It was a season of affirmation for Lopez after he inexplicably fell to the tenth pick in the draft despite being projected as high as third (insert Michael Crabtree reference here — it was a coin flip between a Lopez and a NFL Draft column).The word in June was that Lopez fell because he was not fluid enough to be successful against athletic NBA big men. I wonder how many scouts still feel that way. It was, and remains, a curious comment. Did they watch his play against Marquette in last year’s NCAA second round, when he put the Cardinal on his back and hit a game winning shot that is simply impossible to make if you’re a stiff? Did they not watch throughout his entire Stanford career, as he displayed a combination of defensive and offensive prowess that is rarely seen at the collegiate level? It’s no secret that scouts tend to overanalyze, and the fact that Lopez couldn’t do a 1080 reverse windmill apparently hurt him,even though he was one of the most NBA-ready players in the draft. But, no worries, Lopez found himself in a good situation in New Jersey, and succeeded accordingly. Yet this idea that he was somehow ill-prepared for the league persisted and, as he continued to play well,became one of the memes of the NBA season: “Look at the kid in New Jersey — who could have seen that coming?!” From Hoops Hype to ESPN, fans and writers were bewildered by his triumphs. The Worldwide Leader’s David Thorpe said, “Not even the Nets expected Lopez to be this good this quickly. He is a threat on both sides of the ball, able to play slow but excellent in early-offense schemes, and a willing screener and rebounder.” Let’s check ourselves here. In a conference that, in Lopez’s sophomore season, had a vast number of prolific big men, he was top-five in rebounding, scoring and blocks. He made improvements in nearly all aspects of his game between his first and second years on the Farm, and showed little indication that he was maxing out. Furthermore, there was rarely a question of Lopez’s effort or

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Please see COLUMN, page 5

Card still can’t solve Trojans

When the No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo team lost to No. 1 USC in its final regular season game, ruining the Cardinal’s perfect conference record, Stanford set its sights on an eventual rematch in the MPSF Tournament championship game. The Cardinal got the rematch it was hoping for, just not the result it wanted, losing 6-5 to the Trojans in the title game on Sunday. Unlike in its previous loss, Stanford jumped out to an early lead. Four minutes into the game, junior Kelly Eaton scored to put the Cardinal on the board, and senior Kira Hillman immediately followed with a goal of her own. Hillman scored once more at the end of the period to open Stanford’s lead to 3-0. “We played well in all phases of defense and on our power play for most of [Sunday’s] game,” said head coach John Tanner. “That’s what allowed us to get off to a better start.”

Stanford traded goals with the Trojans in the second quarter to enter halftime with a 4-1 advantage. The Trojans reenergized themselves during the break and took control in the third period. The USC defense denied Stanford any scoring opportunities, while Michelle Stein scored twice to cut the deficit to 4-3. Senior Lauren Silver scored with five minutes to play in the game to end a 15-minute Stanford scoreless streak and give the Cardinal a little breathing room. Two goals proved not to be enough, however. USC scored on a 6-on-5 power-play and again on a penalty shot to tie the game at 5-5. With just under two minutes to play, Stanford had a golden opportunity to grab a late lead, but could not score off a USC ejection. The Trojans scored with 47 seconds left to take their first and only lead of the game. The Cardinal could not convert on its final possession and watched as USC held onto the ball to secure the

championship victory. “We game shifted in the third quarter when we were called for a slew of offensive and exclusion fouls,” Tanner said. “Just the same, we had a two goal lead down the stretch and made some poor decisions.” Stanford advanced to the championship after an 11-10 overtime victory over UCLA on Saturday and a 13-6 thrashing of San Diego State on Friday. Against the Bruins, Stanford found itself in a usual position — trailing. Down 3-2 at the end of the first period and 5-4 at halftime, the Cardinal rallied late, as Hillman and Silver scored to momentarily tie the game at 9-9. Stanford could not hold onto the lead, though, as UCLA scored on a penalty shot with four minutes to play. With a little more than two minutes left, junior Alex Koran scored to tie the game at 10-10, where it would stay through the end of regulation.

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Stanford had an early three-point lead over No. 1 USC in the MPSF Tournament championship game, but could not hold the lead and eventually fell 65. The Cardinal hopes to get an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament.

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Darius Wodziak scored one goal and one point and Mulrow and Svoboda scored one point each. Besides being proud of its victory, the Stanford hurling team is thinking larger than the scoreboard. As exciting as the Cal-Stanford rivalry is, a league with only two teams makes for a tedious future. So the Stanford hurlers have set out to help form teams at other schools across the west coast, and teams are already in the works at USC, UCLA and the University of Washington.Paul Bayly and Eamonn Gormley of the San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association have helped students form the CCGAA, California Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association, which will organize further collegiate games. The CCGAA league formation has helped further invigorate hurling fans throughout the Bay Area and beyond. According to Arevalo, the team has been receiving emails from fans in Ireland congratulating them for their efforts. The Stanford team was recently featured in articles on IrishAbroad.com and in the Irish Times, one of Ireland’s largest newspapers. Many Irish hurlers who have watched the sport lose value in America see the CCGAA as a new opportunity. “Colleges like Cal and Stanford have a lot more brand recognition with the American public, and they have rivalries pre-established in other sports,” said Eamonn Gormley, SFGAA’s public relations officer. “A game between Naomh Padraig and Na Fianna doesn’t mean anything to the average viewer, but Cal versus Stanford means something and gives spectators a team to support.” By breaking out of the Irish bubble, the new collegiate hurling teams hope to continue to spark new interest throughout America. And as the CCGAA league grows, its members hope that many more college students will discover the sport, and bring more fans along with them. “I have never doubted the selling power of hurling,” Gormley said. “It’s a game that has the potential to stand toe-to-toe with the big four American sports and still achieve popularity. College hurling will be the engine that drives this.” If the immigration of a sport into the mainstream seems impossible, just look at lacrosse, which is now making its way over to the west coast. While hurlers may lose their Irish accents, the game will keep its spirit, and maybe soon, over 3,000 years after the game’s conception, the Stanford hurlers will introduce a new nation to an ancient sport. Contact Zoe Leavitt at zleavitt@stanford.edu.

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game aggregate. Both teams improved rapidly since the exhibition game,as many people who had never held a hurley — or stick — before joining the college team, scored goals in the championship. “The later game was a lot more refined,” Arevalo said. “Berkeley had a lot of breakaways that we’d just take the ball and reverse the momentum, put them on their heels.” For Stanford, staff member Eoin Buckley scored one goal and five points, senior Chris Sater scored two goals and one point, senior Marty Casey scored two goals, sophomore

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in order. Monday’s win kept up the Cardinal’s trend of success on weekdays. Stanford has not lost a weekday game since the third week of March. “We’ve just been coming out fired up [on the weekdays],” Gaylord said. “Obviously this weekend was a tough loss [to Arizona], so the only thing you really can do is come back during the week and play your guts out.” Stanford will look to carry the momentum from the seventh and eighth innings into Wednesday’s bout with Sacramento State at Sunken Diamond.After that,the Cardinal will go on the road this weekend to face Washington State, the second place team in the Pac-10. Contact Jack Salisbury jack24@stanford.edu.
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dedication to the intricacies of the game. So on his end, he had the tools necessary for success. Then, examine his situation in New Jersey. With an ever-improving Devin Harris and a still-dangerouswhen-he-feels-like-it Vince Carter around him, Lopez did not have to be “the man” immediately in East Rutherford. Furthermore, there is a vacuum of good centers in the Eastern Conference, with just a few players (see: Howard, Dwight) established as premier fives. With effective teammates and professional — but not stellar — competition at his position, it was hardly inconceivable that he could have such a fine rookie season. Should it have been expected?

Absolutely, at least to some degree. It was hardly a question that he would contribute substantially out of the gate. He did more than that, and looks like a budding star — in that way, perhaps it was a bit unexpected. But by reading your favorite sports Web site, you’d think that he was some small prospect from a school in Andorra that picked up basketball last week,when in fact he’s been highly touted since the womb. It is a maddening storyline,and yet it persists. But ask the Sixth Man if they thought Lopez could contribute immediately in the pros. Homerism aside, their expectations would be more accurate than the teams who passed him by, and the media members who stand shocked at his early success. Wyndam Makowsky is one of the four people who watch New Jersey Nets games. Join him at makowsky@stanford.edu.


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Neither team scored in the first overtime period, but Koran once again came up big for the Cardinal in the second overtime period. With the game still tied, Koran scored the game-winner with 2:05 left in the game. Silver led all Stanford scorers with three goals, while freshman Melissa Seidemann scored twice. The Cardinal could not have asked for a better opening-round performance than the one it turned against San Diego State. Stanford jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Freshman Alyssa Lo paced the Cardinal with two first-period goals, while freshman Pallavi Menon, junior Kelly Eaton, sophomore Kim Krueger, Silver and Seidemann each tacked on a goal as well. The story of the game, though, was Koran. The southern California native started her tournament off on a good note with four goals on the day. “Alex scored some terrific goals on Friday and Saturday to help get us to the championship game,” Tanner said. By failing to win its conference

tournament, Stanford has put its future in someone else’s hands. The Cardinal will wait and hope for an at-large bid to the 2009 National Collegiate Championship, scheduled for the weekend of May 8 in College Park, Md. Contact Michael Lazarus mlazarus@stanford.edu. at

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preserve the rich traditions of all of Cardinal sports, including fencing. Milgram spoke highly of Bowlsby and supported him during the rough financial times. “In his 35 years of being an athletic director, he has never cut a sport in his life,” she said. “He doesn’t want to, nobody wants to.” The fencing program, given its specified requirements for continuation, may be more fortunate than other teams still buried in the ambiguity of the fiscal situation. With little time left on the academic calendar, however, further news is likely forthcoming in the next few weeks. Contact Zach Zimmerman at zachz@stanford.edu.

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reduction of printed materials and the elimination of certain in-person components of an alumni continuing studies program. The Association, which serves some 202,000 alumni worldwide, is funded by three sources: the general fund, a lifetime membership fund invested in the endowment and several businesses such as Stanford Sierra Camp. According to Wolf, these sources are under “tremendous pressure.” Despite cuts, he said that alumni are still confident in the University’s leadership. “Stanford’s alumni have tremendous faith in the president and the provost,” Wolf said. “All the indications I’ve had in discussions . . . suggest that they’re actually very comfortable that we’re looking at these things strategically and responding appropriately.” According to Etchemendy, the timing of this round of cuts has no significance. “All units were notified of their overall general funds allocations at the same time, but units needed different amounts of preparation and planning before they could announce their final decisions,” he said. “There is no significance to the fact that one school or administrative unit might complete this process sooner or later than another.” Nikhil Joshi and Eric Messinger contributed to this report. Contact Elizabeth Titus at etitus@stanford.edu.

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the financial crisis began, he said that high volatility makes it impossible to present a clear picture of fundraising for the fiscal year. The Division of Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LRBE) is facing a situation similar to that of the Office of Development. Robert Reidy, vice president of LRBE, says the division’s budget was cut by $8.3 million, equivalent to 15 percent. According to Reidy, the cuts involved a salary freeze for all staff and a salary reduction for executive management ($1.5 million), reduc-

tions in planning, engineering studies, conference attendance and office equipment ($1.1 million), business process changes ($4.4 million) and staff reductions and layoffs ($1.3 million). “Our ability to realize efficiencies in a variety of business processes will be critical in the coming months and years,” he said.“We are encouraged by our initial steps.” The Alumni Association laid off 10 employees on Tuesday and faces an upcoming $2.7 million budget cut, according to Association President Howard Wolf. Three more employees left voluntarily, six took a time reduction and four vacant positions were eliminated. Wolf cited several additional costsaving measures that the Alumni Association will take, including the

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“He did so with no knowledge of, let alone diagnosis of, John,” McKay said of Hageseth’s shipment. “To blindly prescribe a dangerous drug to an adolescent is unacceptable.” Seven weeks later, on Aug. 2, 2005, McKay committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning after rolling up the windows in his car and pumping in emissions. Toxicology reports revealed that McKay had both alcohol and fluoxetine in his system. McKay’s family filed a complaint that October with the Medical Board of California. After an investigation, the board recommended criminal prosecution to the San Mateo County District Attorney. In June 2006, San Mateo prosecutors charged Hageseth with a felony count of practicing medicine without a license. According to McKay, Hageseth’s defense attorney, Carleton Briggs, did everything possible to halt the case from moving forward. Several issues were brought up, including jurisdiction and if California could try an individual who had been acting from out-ofstate. In an appellate court in California, it was unanimously ruled that the state did indeed have jurisdiction. Briggs filed an appeal to the California Supreme Court, but it was refused. Briggs then argued that Hageseth could not be extradited to California because he had never been in the state and was not fleeing justice there. Colorado, Hageseth’s residence, was uncooperative in extraditing him. However, in 2007, Hageseth was extradited from Nebraska due to a minor traffic violation, which sent him to California once Nebraskan law enforcement found that there was a warrant out for his arrest. Judge James Ellis of the County Superior Court sentenced Hageseth on April 17 to nine months in prison. Hageseth pleaded no contest and was convicted of practicing medicine illegally, but was neither charged with prescribing the wrong

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it is not owned or operated by Stanford,” Gratz wrote in his email to The Daily. “Given the current economic challenges, it is important to bring value to students by providing additional dining options in a fiscally responsible manner.” The executive director further noted that next year’s board increase is only 1.4 percent, which is low considering the rising costs of food. As for the meal plan dollars that were spent by students in the winter, Gratz said Stanford Dining honored the fact that there was a glitch and passed the appropriate revenue on to Fraiche. When asked why Fraiche was not made aware of the meal plan distinction beforehand, Gratz said that not allowing meal plan dollars “was not part of the business terms of our contract,” and Dining did not find it necessary to notify Fraiche about meal plan dollars given that the transaction system should have worked correctly. Current Fraiche employees and co-owner Jessica Gilmartin declined comment. A former Fraiche employee, however, who asked to remain anonymous for the sake of her relationship with her former employer, said the glitch was a source of considerable confusion among staff. “Suddenly, the cards stopped working one day,” the former employee said,“and we ended up just writing down everyone’s ID number.” A few days later, the employee came to work again and was told by her shift leader that Stanford Dining

“viewed [Fraiche] as a threat” and would no longer allow the establishment to accept students’ meal plans. In actuality, a monthly report from Dining’s transaction system — handled off-site by Infogenesis — revealed at the beginning of March that the store’s system had been functioning like regular Stanford Dining locations, at which meal plan dollars are deducted from first, followed by purchased Cardinal dollars. Once the problem was noted, it took a little over two weeks for Infogenesis to resolve. While the issue was eventually cleared up, the former employee said she did not understand why it wasn’t made clear to Fraiche staff earlier on.

Potential for meal plan changes
While the loss of meal plan acceptance at Fraiche has a reason, many students are still upset by the change and hope they can someday use meal plan dollars once again. “Because they stopped accepting [meal plan] Cardinal Dollars, I’m not going to go there as much,” said Lane Hartman ‘12. “That means I have to spend my own money on it . . . Fraiche costs roughly a meal at Subway.” Marie Baylon ‘12 questioned the Stanford Dining Cardinal dollar system and its relationship with independently owned businesses like Fraiche. “I think the Stanford Dining Cardinal dollar affiliation is really random,” she said.“Often, the tastiest and most popular places do not accept [meal plan] Cardinal dollars. Further, compared to other college campuses, Stanford’s lack of variety creates monopoly and diminishes competition. On a campus like ours, where accessibility to the areas

beyond campus can be difficult, providing students with a selection of delicious and affordable options should be a primary concern.” Employees at Fraiche, Dining and even ASSU President David Gobaud ‘08 M.S. ‘10 have all received complaints. “Every time I talk to people, they’re not happy,” Gobaud said of the Fraiche reaction. In response, Gobaud is starting a conversation with students and Stanford Dining about how the meal plan system can be restructured to allow students to use meal plan dollars at Fraiche and other campus locations that currently don’t accept them. According to Gobaud, one idea put forward was to put a 50 percent premium on Fraiche purchases using meal plan dollars. For example, a fivedollar yogurt at Fraiche would instead cost $7.50 in meal plan dollars, with five dollars going to Fraiche itself and $2.50 to Stanford Dining. “We’re interested in what students think about this, so we’d like for them to contact us and also give us further ideas,” Gobaud said. “We’ll then talk to Dining and see if it’s feasible.” When asked about starting a conversation with students about expanding the current meal plan system, Gratz was very open, but he emphasized the need for looking at the budget and assessing the potential impact on students’ bills if a change was made. “The question is not whether we want to do it — it’s what the financial impact would be if we did,” Gratz said. “At the end of the day, we want to bring value to the students,” he added. “We want to bring more choices, and

those choices can’t always be on the meal plan.” Fatima Wagdy and Ryan Mac contributed to this report. Contact Christian Torres christian.torres@stanford.edu.
Today’s Question:
Would you be willing to pay a premium to use meal plan dollars at Fraiche and other nonStanford dining locations? a) Yes, and a premium around 50 percent sounds appropriate. b) Maybe, but it really depends on the premium rate. c) No, I’m not paying even more for yogurt. d) I don’t care if Fraiche accepts meal plan dollars.


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its full complement, it consists of a broad collection of campus staff and administrators, including representatives from Vaden, Stanford Hospital, the School of Medicine, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of University Communications, Residential Dining & Enterprises and the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs. According to the Santa Clara Health Department, no cases of swine flu have been reported in Santa Clara County, where Stanford is located. Contact Eric Messinger at messinger @stanford.edu.

drug, nor held responsible for McKay’s death. Hageseth was additionally ordered to pay $4,200 to the California medical board for their initial investigation. This is one of the first cases dealing with the prescription of “telemedicine,” or ordering and prescribing drugs from the phone or over the Internet. What made this case complicated was the issuance of drugs over state lines, setting a precedent for doctors issuing prescriptions in states in which their medical license may not extend. In an interview with The Daily, Briggs argued that the conviction would have important ramifications for the future of telemedicine. “I think the better solution is for the federal government to regulate the practice of medicine across state lines,” he said. “What’s happening here is that the state of California is putting an end to telemedicine because now any doctor who is not licensed in all 50 states would be crazy to practice telemedicine. As a practical matter, you can’t be licensed in all 50 states.” Professor Robert Weisberg, the director of Stanford’s Criminal Justice Center, argued that the conviction confirms the point of jurisdiction law. “State criminal jurisdiction law is tricky in these cases where the crime is a communication across state lines, but this is a fair reading of jurisdictional principles,” he wrote in an email to The Daily. “Note that in theory, Colorado could have prosecuted him as well, and double jeopardy law would not prevent two separate states from punishing for the ‘same’ crime.” In the end, McKay was pleased with the strong precedent that the case set and hopes that in the future doctors will be more responsible when prescribing medication. “Individuals writing such prescriptions can now rethink whether the quick and easy money they make doing it is worth the risk of a felony conviction and the permanent loss of medical license in all states that would go along with it,” McKay said. Contact Christine McFadden at cnm714@stanford.edu.

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