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October 21, 2010 Issue 25

Breaking Down Borders


Recession effects
may linger in S.F.
New distress survey makes use of current economic data
By SAMANTHA McGIRR
DESK EDITOR
CalWORKs and Food Stamps
A “distress index” developed jointly by the Stanford 7000
Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality and New 6146
America Media and released in September reveals the 6000
worsening economic state of San Francisco’s most vulnera-
ble residents and may shed light on where improvement in 5000 4660
public policy can provide the most help.
According to the report, entitled “Measuring Economic 4000
4016
LUIS AGUILAR/The Stanford Daily Distress in San Francisco,” “since December 2007 (the first
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual ‘80 delivers a talk in the Payne Distinguished Lecture series at official month of the great recession), economic distress in
San Francisco has increased a full 100 percent.” 3000
Bechtel Conference Center on Wednesday. He was nominated to his post by President Obama in 2009. 2599
The index was based on 11 indicators of economic hard-
ship, including CalWORKS enrollment, CalWORKS 2000
STUDENT LIFE NEWS BRIEFS homeless-assistance requests, bankruptcies, food-stamp ap-
plications, food-pantry visits, MediCal enrollment, Healthy 1000

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San Francisco enrollment, foreclosures, unemployment and
County Adult Assistance Program participation.
Obama to fundraise in Palo According to Chris Wimer, the lead researcher on the
0
CalWorks Enrollment Food Stamp Applications
project and the associate director of the center, the new dis-
Alto today tress index is meant to address the limited scope of current

are choosing
Dot-Com Burst Great Recession
poverty statistics,such as those released annually by the U.S.
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF Census Bureau,that rely primarily on factors such as income Courtesy of “Measuring Economic Distress in San Francisco”
and size of family.
President Obama’s motorcade is scheduled to skim “The official poverty stats are really flawed,” he said. — the recession, as felt by the most vulnerable amongst us,

civic service
past the Stanford campus this evening as Obama returns “They don’t take into account the cost of living,all the things is getting worse.”
to the Bay Area today for two Democratic fundraisers. that people need to spend money on now in terms of food, While 10 measures showed upward trends, indicating in-
According to the White House, Obama will land in clothing,shelter.These indicators are built around [a] basket creased need for social service, CalWORKS enrollment has
San Francisco at 3 p.m., after which he will head to the of resources that people use now to make ends meet.” decreased in this “Great Recession.” These trends, Wimer
Palo Alto home of Marissa Mayer ‘97 M.S. ‘99, a vice Additionally, Wimer says, current poverty statistics are said, might reveal the relative efficacy of various social pro-
president at Google.There, he will attend a $30,000-per- published a year after their collection, further limiting their grams and help communities determine where to direct re-
Postgraduate public service person fundraiser for 50 Democrats,according to media
reports.
usefulness.
“Right now we only know numbers for 2009,” he said.“It
sources.
“The index can determine which services are working
rising in popularity, prestige The fundraiser was originally to take place at Mayer’s
apartment in the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco,
won’t be until fall 2011 that we know the numbers for 2010.”
All data in the index are up to date through June 2010,
and which aren’t,” Wimer said. “The food pantry, for exam-
ple, is doing a great job to ramp up services. CalWORKS is
but it was moved earlier this week for unknown reasons. with plans to update the index as data become available.The not showing as much of an increase, maybe because that
One reason floated by media outlets is the Major San Francisco-based news site The Public Press published program isn’t being as responsive to underlying indication
By SARAH JACOBSEN League Baseball’s National League Championship Se- an early version of the index in June, when it was titled the of need.”
ries,which is expected bring 40,000 San Francisco Giants “Misery Index.”Executive Director Michael Stoll notes that The Distress Index project, underwritten by the San
While many Stanford students dream of landing a fans to the city for Game 5 against the Philadelphia the trends revealed by the index suggest fundamental errors Francisco Foundation and the Wallace Alexander Ger-
job at a Fortune 500 company or top consulting firm, a Phillies. with the methods that policymakers use to track poverty. bode Foundation, further reveals that current distress is 76
growing number are pursuing public service options Obama later will head to Atherton, where he will “Ten of the 11 markers changed in the same direction,” percent higher than the average level of distress during the
after graduation. In recent years, postgraduate service Stoll said.“The Obama administration declared that the re-
programs, such as Teach For America and Ameri- Please see OBAMA, page 4 cession ended last year,but this measure argues the opposite Please see DISTRESS, page 7
Corps, have witnessed a surge in applications from
Stanford.
As Jim Murray, the Postgraduate Public Service
Program director at the Haas Center, puts it, “I think HEALTH
that we have leaders who want to make change, and

Study gives a new meaning to ‘viral’technology


they see public service as a way to do that.”
Murray estimates 100 to 120 Stanford students go
on to complete postgraduate service each year, either
through the Haas Center or external programs.
Today’s millennial generation — those born after
1982 — grew up with public service as part of their
most basic education. More than 80 percent of current By VIVIAN SHEN countertops.
high school students perform community service, ac- Yann Meunier of the Stanford School of Medi-
cording to Morley Winograd and Michael Hais in their With the onset of flu season comes a new way cine Health Improvement Program added general
book “Millenial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and to transfer illnesses — prized electronic devices, tips to reduce the spread of pathogens.
the Future of American Politics.”As a result, students including iPhones, Blackberrys and similar gadg- “It is easiest to catch diseases in public places,”
are endowed with a more conscientious and informed ets. he said. “There are people coughing and sneezing
worldview and are choosing to give back to their com- A recent study co-authored by Stanford Uni- at concerts, conferences and sports events. Trans-
munities through public service, some say. versity graduate student Timothy Julian found that mission of germs is within 6 feet, so stay away from
Lisa Hoffman, the Teach for America (TFA) on- about 20 to 30 percent of viruses are transferred sick people.”
campus recruiting director, noted the competitiveness from the glass, like that of touch-screen interfaces, He also added that general precautions include
of the program. In 2009, TFA received 35,178 applica- to fingers.This adds just one more way for students “washing hands, covering coughs with elbows,
tions and had a 15 percent acceptance rate, she said. to catch the flu or other diseases. wearing warm clothing [viruses are easier to catch
Postgraduate fellowships through the Haas Center “Our research study originally looked at how when weakened from the cold], eating well, sleep-
have also noted an increase in applications, according well viruses transfer,” Julian said, “because we ing well and having basically a sound lifestyle.”
to Murray, who said postgraduate service offers real don’t know how important different modes of If students are already sick, “stay home for 24
life, entry-level experience in sectors that may other- transfer are for communicable infectious diseases hours after the fever has subsided and then go
wise be difficult to break in to. It can also better define like influenza, the common cold and gastrointesti- back to work or classes,” Meunier suggests.“If you
students’ interests and how they could best use a grad- nal diseases.” can, have a separate bedroom or bathroom, stay in
uate degree,if they choose to go on to graduate school. Julian said diseases like influenza are passed bed, and get a lot of fluid because the body loses
Finally, postgraduate service often makes an applicant through surfaces and airborne particles, but they water and salt.Don’t share food or dishes with oth-
more attractive to graduate schools. didn’t know how well surfaces transferred these ers. Viruses can stay alive for hours outside the
Murray also said service careers have become in- diseases.All results were from lab-based data; vol- body.”
creasingly attractive due to the professionalization of unteers seeded their hands with bacteria phage He notes that studies have shown the virus still
the non-profit and public service sectors. With in- virus, then touched glass surfaces. The amount of alive after 17 days. Julian agrees.
creased funding, many nonprofits offer competitive virus left on the fingertips or transferred to the “My personal recommendations if you’re al-
salaries, especially compared to companies that have glass represented the transferability of the virus. ready sick are to stay home until you feel better,
had to cut back due to the economic recession. As he discovered, glass is a very effective because it’s better to stay than get others sick,” he
Christine O’Connell ‘08 said she chose TFA in fomite, or object capable of transferring infectious said.
order to address the issue of educational inequity. She agents.The germs from the glass touch-screens get In regard to touch-screens specifically, it never
served as a high school biology teacher at a charter onto fingers or other body parts, which in turn even occurred to some students that they could be
school in Brooklyn and will continue her passion for poses serious health risks, as there is a high proba- potential vehicles for spreading germs.
serving underserved students by completing her doc- bility that these viruses go directly to the nose and “I’ve never thought about it,” says Brianna
torate in ecology at the University of Minnesota and mouth, the most direct pathways to infection. Griffin ‘11, “but I don’t like it when sick people
becoming a professor. The practical implications of his study extend to touch any of my stuff. I am fully in favor of Lysol-
Of her experience with TFA, O’Connell said, “I many commonly used surfaces and items, includ- ing.”
never once wished I hadn’t done it.” ing touch-screen devices.If someone coughs on his Julian couldn’t agree more.
Hoffman estimates that, after TFA, about one- or her hand and then borrows a phone,the chances “If you have to go out, make sure you’re wash-
third of teachers stay in education, one-third go on to of transferring that disease increase exponentially. ing your hands and wash surfaces. If you’re specif-
ANDREW STILES/The Stanford Daily
work with non-profits and related fields, and the re- This danger is not reserved specifically to touch- ically concerned about devices,use screen replace-
Two students look at an iPhone. According to a recent study, about 20 screens; glass was simply used as a proxy in the ex- ments or alcohol wipes.”
to 30 percent of all pathogens are transferred from glass such as that periment, and the results could potentially be ex-
Please see SERVICE, page 7 found on touchscreen devices. tended to doorknobs, toilet flush handles and Contact Vivian Shen at vshen@stanford.edu.

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FEATURES
John Wayne’s Condi on
YOUTUBE
masculine identity crisis?
By MOLLY K.VORWERCK So, what does Stanford have to think about this tioned. “What are
Catch up with Reyna Garcia,
the student behind the 2009 video that got
new branch of study? they trying to re-
According to intended feminist-studies major habilitate?” thousands of hits

I
magine this: John Wayne lying on a psycholo- Miranda Mammen ‘14, “feminist studies, women’s Sommer an-
gist’s couch,lamenting the loss of his manhood. studies and gender studies across the country are ticipates that
Clint Eastwood fervently writing to Dear doing a really good job of tackling what it means to gender depart- ANASTASIA YEE/
By BILLY GALLAGHER

R
Abby, asking for a cure to his manly insecuri- be a man and conventional constructions of mas- ments across the The Stanford Daily
ties. Sylvester Stallone perusing a bookstore, culinity. I think it’s a misconception that they only country will be be- eyna Garcia ‘11 walks into Roble Library wearing shorts and
searching for “How To Retain Masculinity for Dum- study women, because the study of women’s roles mused by this idea of a “Beat Cal” shirt. At quick glance, she looks just like any
mies.” Silly, huh? necessarily includes men.” male studies because other student. You would never guess that in April 2009, she
Not so fast,say some scholars.A new branch of ac- “My biggest problem with the male studies phe- “it’s odd to hear that filmed a video of Condoleezza Rice that got more than
ademia,male studies,has reached professors at Wag- nomenon . . . is that it’s an explicitly anti-feminist men are the victims” 360,000 hits and 3,000 comments on YouTube.
ner College, Rutgers University and McGill Univer- platform,”she continued.“The creators of male stud- and that very few aca- The video captures on film a student reception for political science
sity in recent months, a movement that argues that ies have argued that the presence of feminist and demic institutions, if Prof. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state.As a group of
feminist studies has threatened the stability of the gender studies is harmful to them, which is really any,will welcome it as a legitimate protestors demonstrated outside Roble Hall, the location of the
contemporary male identity, one which might not be ridiculous.” field of study. event, Garcia videotaped Rice defending the use of interrogation tech-
as secure as those of Dirty Harry or Rambo. Mark Diaz ‘14, an intended psychology and lin- On the question of whether Stanford niques under the Bush administration.
On the Facebook page for the Foundation for guistics double major, “understands the idea” of will create a home for male studies, Som- Garcia admits she never expected the video to skyrocket in popular-
Male Studies, the up-and-coming academic group male studies,“but if you were to look at the big scope mer laughed. “No, [it’s] certainly not welcome. ity as it did.
spearheading this movement,articles abound justify- of things,you could say that everything you learn has The idea that men are oppressed in society is ab- “At first I just thought I would e-mail it to the dorm list because some
ing the need to address this supposed crisis.One such been taught with a bias towards men, so I think it’s surd.” people missed the event and were kind of wondering what went on,”
article involves the decreasing ratio of men to fair for feminism to try and balance the scale.” While most male studies critics on the Stanford Garcia said. “I just kind of e-mailed it out to the dorm and to TYT [The
women attending four-year colleges and universities, History Prof. Matthew Sommer considers the campus believe that the movement is largely irrele- Young Turks] too because I follow them.”
and another addresses the statistic that women “for male studies movement “very much part of a kind of vant, some students feel otherwise. Soon after posting the video on YouTube, Garcia received e-mails
the first time ever”make up the majority of the work- anxious backlash against feminism. “If there were to be a male-studies class, then it and phone calls from major news networks.
force due to layoffs associated with the economic re- “It seems to me that some scholars, mostly men, needs to approach its studies in the same way that “A lot of them just wanted the original footage, but some wanted in-
cession. seem very insecure and defensive about feminism,” feminists approach theirs,”Alisa Parrett ‘13 suggest- teresting quotes or more information about the event or more about me
In a recent New York Times article, male-studies Sommer said.“They seem to think that men are vic- ed. Male studies “shouldn’t try to side-step feminism or more about the people asking questions,” she said.“There was a NBC
proponent and resident scholar at the American En- tims.” in the name of being politically correct. It shouldn’t story that I was on. I was on TYT, The Young Turks. They were the ones
terprise Institute Christina Hoff Sommers says that That Sommer, as well as many other feminist be cowering in a corner trying to be nice to feminists.” that originally posted to Huffington Post, which is where they picked up
“male-averse attitudes are widespread in the United studies and history professors at Stanford, was only So, back to the beginning: is it really so preposter- the story. Once it got on Huffington Post it really exploded.”
States” due in part to feminist studies and the fact nominally familiar with the male studies movement ous to find John Wayne on the psychologist’s couch? At the time, Garcia’s video was the most well-documented instance
that masculinity has become a social taboo. may be indicative of the movement’s limited media “There are good parts and there are bad parts to of Rice engaging students in back-and-forth conversation on controver-
While the foundation cites its underlying goal as exposure and its irrelevance to the broader academ- feminism,” said Angela Torres ‘13. “And if you pres- sial topics. It was also Rice’s first publicized response at Stanford to in-
studying “the male as male,” one cannot ignore its ic community.In fact,Sommer’s familiarity extended ent it unbiased, then, you know, guys can make their terrogation techniques used during the Bush presidency.
rather apparent anti-feminism. Even its brothers to only a few articles he had read to prepare for his decision.” Luckily for viewers, Garcia believes she managed to get the most in-
within academia are refusing to take part in this pro- interview with The Daily. Maybe man’s favorite gunslinger shouldn’t cancel teresting part of the night on video.
gram. For instance, The Men’s Studies Association, Despite his minimal exposure to the movement, that appointment just yet. “I was there for most of the reception,” Garcia said. “She was just
established in 1991 to promote the scholarship of Sommer argues that these academics “don’t confess making the rounds with the students. [Taking the video] was just kind of
masculinity, denied an invitation to speak at an April to being anti-feminist.” Contact Molly K. Vorwerck at mvorwerc@stanford.
conference for the Foundation at Wagner College. “But what are they trying to defend?” he ques- edu. Please see YOUTUBE, page 3
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Continued from page 2 such as Condoleezza Rice and other
important heads of states or former
heads of states on campus,” she
impromptu and everyone had their said. By ANNA SCHUESSLER has come up in the discussion is that it their final decisions.
cameras because we were there tak- CONTRIBUTING WRITER is making certain student groups feel “There are two philosophical con-
ing pictures. Everyone was invited excluded.” cerns: what is your body’s commit-
to bring their cameras for pictures.” On Wednesday the Graduate Stu- Howe clarified the basis for the ment to free speech and free associa-
Rice and Garcia have not spoken dent Council (GSC) discussed its posi- rules, saying that Stanford’s status as tion? If you do restrict funding, it
since the YouTube video gained na- tion as a facilitator of freedom of a 501(c)(3) organization restricts should be content-neutral across all
tional attention. speech on the Stanford campus. In re- funds coming directly from the Uni- activities because you might be
When asked for a comment for sponse to a questions raised about reli- versity from supporting candidates abridging someone’s speech,” said
this story, staff in Rice’s office gious-event funding, the council invit- running for office. Howe.
replied that they were too busy be- ed Nanci Howe of Student Activities “We cannot support partisan and Some council members expressed
cause of her book tour. and Leadership to speak about the political activities,” said Howe. “‘Par- reservations about writing a bylaw in-
Garcia expressed interest in con- University’s relationship with the by- tisan’ is narrowly defined by some- tended to be passed down from year
versing one-on-one with Rice in the laws regarding religious and political one running for office.We cannot en- to year. Addy Satija, a fourth-year
future, particularly on the decisions funding.GSC funding committee chair dorse or fund candidates, and cannot graduate student in electrical engi-
Rice made while in office. Krystal St. Julien clarified the guide- put the University in a position of neering, hoped to protect the tran-
“I would definitely want to per- lines the group has been using in the funding candidates. That is against sient nature of each council.
haps press on the torture issue and past year to make funding decisions. tax law.” “I would think it would be useful
why she is so adamant about sticking “Right now we cannot fund reli- Howe could not be sure of the ori- to keep [the bylaw] standing at least
to the position of waterboarding not gious and political events with the gins of the funding bylaws regarding for a year,” Satija said.
being torture,” Garcia said. strict exception that they are educa- religious events, but she encouraged Ultimately, councilmembers came
Although she has received sup- tional and open to everybody,” St. the GSC to think about the values
portive feedback from friends, fami- CAROLINE MARKS/The Stanford Daily Julien said. “One of the things that they were planning to uphold with Please see FUNDING, page 7
ly and even strangers, Garcia ac-
knowledged that not all the respons-
es to her YouTube video have been
positive.
“Anonymous people on
YouTube send hateful e-mails every
once in a while,” she said. “Often
they go on very personal attacks to-
wards me or the other students who
were asking the questions, and that
was the hardest thing to deal with at
first. But I realized I don’t need to
worry about what they think about
me, especially since I don’t know
them . . . I still get some hate mail
even today from random people on
YouTube.”
Garcia hopes that the very real
possibility of negative backlash will
not discourage other professors or
people of Rice’s stature from dis-
cussing contentious issues with stu-
dents.
“I mean, people like Dr. Rice,
they’re public figures . . . that’s kind
of the response her staff gave after
the event,” Garcia said. “They know
that what they say is subject to re-
sponse. I would hope that that would-
n’t make them nervous.”
Garcia, a Los Angeles native, will
graduate this spring to an undecided
future. Currently in the process of
applying to jobs and graduate
schools, she likes to think that the
Rice incident won’t dampen her
prospects.
“I would hope it wouldn’t really
affect anyone’s opinion of me,” she
said. “I don’t know. I don’t think
anyone would want to take the time
to Google me. That seems kind of
random.”
In any case, Garcia has taken
away an important lesson from the
Rice-YouTube experience: students
have every right to engage in open
dialogue with visiting speakers.
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hat’s your favorite sound? No, not Theodore L. Glasser Chelsea Ma Zack Hoberg
the sizzle of bacon; not something Managing Editor of Features Giancarlo Daniele Photo Editor
Michael Londgren Web Projects Editor
associated with another sense or ex- Marisa Landicho Helen Anderson
perience. The sound you like most in the
world, purely for its aesthetic appeal.
Lucas Will Bob Michitarian
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Jane LePham Vivian Wong Staff Development
It’s not a question asked very frequently.
We have favorite colors, probably a favorite
Johnson Shelley Gao Managing Editor of Photography
flavor, but not very often is there a sound Zachary Warma
that causes you to stop and just listen. The Editorial Board Chair
sonic sense is cultivated in our society in
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You probably had a favorite song in mind, forego HD video just because of storage
and I’m not suggesting we neglect our brain’s constraints? Luckily, as computer capacity
microphones. In the same way we enjoy a expands, we’ll be more able to have quantity
meal or a landscape painting, when several el- and quality. T HIS C OLUMN I S I RONIC
ements of a sense are assembled together, Interestingly, we aren’t trained to manip-
they make a pleasing product. But do you ulate recorded sound the same way we are
have a particular tempo or pitch you prefer
above others? And how often do you take the
time, between classes, homework and activi-
ties, to really listen to the world around you?
with other media. Text editing is second na-
ture, simple cropping and toying with photos
is easy, and even middle school kids can pull
out a video camera and make silly cops-and-
It’s a Jungle Out There
Technology has given us amazing control robbers home videos. But it’s usually only

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over the sound we listen to. Audio recording musicians that start fiddling around with tanford is one of the most diverse college and environmentalist lifestyle to you.
has developed to a point where digital en- Garage Band. I suppose we don’t edit sound campuses on the planet. We have stu- Hipsters (scientific name is too obscure):
coding provides us with microscopic resolu- very often because it’s not our main form of dents here from countries you’ve never These are more difficult to spot in the wild, so
even heard of. Seriously, my roommate dur- feel fortunate if you run across one.Your best
tion and massive storage capacity. With en-
tire music libraries in our pockets, we are no
storing and communicating information. It
takes time to listen to a speech when you ing freshman and sophomore years was from Shane bet to see one may be wine and cheese nights
longer restricted to a concert hall for a could more quickly read it. So we usually
couple the sound with a video, or we multi-
Bahrain. Do you think I could actually point
that out on a map before I walked into Mirlo
Savitsky at Kairos. You can identify hipsters by their
extremely ratty clothing.This is just a camou-
world-class performance of a Beethoven
symphony. Nor must we sit in our living task and listen while we work. 304 two years ago? Hell no. flage technique! Their clothing most likely
room with a turntable piping tunes through But when we treat sound as a supplement It’s not just our international student seg- was purchased at Urban Outfitters or some
cabinet-sized speakers. But when we take to our other senses, we don’t devote our en- ment that embodies this remarkable diversi- overpriced secondhand shop in San Francisco
music out of those quiet environments, the tire attention to it. Unless you’re a musician ty. In fact, our entire student population ex- Sorority girls are the female equivalent of for hundreds of dollars. Feel free to get a clos-
noisy world intrudes upon the fidelity of the or an audiophile, it’s easy to neglect a whole hibits a wider variety of creatures than you’d bros. You can spot them sporting the same er look.Their oversized headphones general-
sound. universe of experience. Taking time to pick see in The Lion King. Heading out into the neon tank tops as bros, but always with a ly blast incomprehensible music, giving you
For example, when you’re in a car, listen- out the clarinet countermelody in a piece, ap- jungle of Stanford will allow you to see dif- Longchamp bag in tow. While bros tend to the element of surprise. Most of their time is
ing to an iPod or the radio, the highway noise preciating the particular “chnk!” of a car ferent types of people all existing together. It congregate in the Bromuda Triangle, you’ll spent scouring the blogosphere for new
masks all subtleties.That’s why pop and rock door closing, or marveling at the rasp of a can be confusing and even overwhelming at find sorority girls in the Cowell Cluster.There bands to listen to in order to impress others.
are always mixed to be forte, because you radio host’s voice are just more delicious rea- first, so here’s a little scientific guide to help are only three relevant species of sorority They’ll want to tell you about it, so don’t mis-
would never hear the soft bits. It’s the same sons to be alive. you pick out some of the most prevalent girls — Thetas, Pi Phis and Tri Delts. They interpret this behavior as aggression. Simply
on a plane or commuting on a metro — we On campus, there is a contingent of peo- species of students here in the wild of the have houses and thus greater status in their tell the hipster that you’re attending a Katy
wear headphones in an attempt to drown out ple who obsess over sound.We’re finally get- Farm: ecosystem here at Stanford. Kappas also are Perry concert tonight,and he will scamper off.
the hum of the vehicle (and the tedium). ting a concert hall with good acoustics, and Bros (bromo erectus): If you want to spot plentiful on campus, but their lack of a true Nerds (homo solitarius): This species is
Campus life has its examples too: speakers any music class (especially at CCRMA) will some bros in the wild, your best bet is to head habitat in the Cowell Cluster has caused them known for its horrific mutation: they are gen-
cranked up over voices at loud parties, wear- focus your ears more than before, not to to the area around Theta Delt, Kappa Sig and to develop an affinity for alcohol as a social erally techies or pre-meds. Stanford scientists
ing earbuds as you go to class, etc. mention the kid down the hall with expen- SAE — an area I like to refer to as the “Bro- adaptation to combat their inferiority com- are still confused as to how they evolved. Re-
In these kinds of settings, not only are the sive speakers and headphones. But for peo- muda Triangle.”To confirm that you’ve spot- plex. Beware. gardless, as a result of their mutation, they
dynamics of music for naught, but so is the ple in general, if you’ve ever savored a bite of ted a bro, check his clothing choice. He is al- Hippies (homo immundus):Some may tell spend much of their time locked away in their
spectral variety. Certain frequencies get lost, your favorite food or gazed for minutes at an most guaranteed to be wearing a tank top you that Columbae is the “social justice” rooms in Manz or GovCo.They are generally
like when the car engine’s low rumble domi- impressive sunset, then I recommend tuning from one of the sororities on campus — most theme house on campus, but it just exists to harmless, but their lack of human contact
nates a bass line.We still sing along at the top into your ears’ acuity.Take a breath from the likely to show off his Theta or Pi Phi girl- distract you from the real hippies on campus. often makes them skittish. The only time you
of our lungs to a song at a party, but if that’s Stanford schedule for a moment and listen to friend. Bros are also likely to be legacy stu- We’ve placed them in their very own quaran- will run into this species is on their way to
the main way we listen, we lose a depth of the Farm. It’ll make the music better. dents or have at least one parent who is the tine zone — Synergy. It’s on a secluded hill- class in Gates, Hewlett or Mudd.
complexity in the sonic experience. CEO of a Fortune 500 company. If you would top far away from the rest of campus. You There you have it, my friends.You will en-
Even if we listened in quiet areas, the Listen to the sound of typing, for example, if like to attempt to get an up-close look at a could think of it as a “Jurassic Park” for hip- counter all of these species during your time
quality of our recordings hasn’t been opti- you want to e-mail Lucas at lucaswj@stan- bro (don’t worry: they’re harmless), try offer- pies. These people can be identified by their here at Stanford. Stay safe and happy spot-
mal recently. Algorithms compress sound ford.edu. ing him a can of Keystone Light. Please note: complete disregard for basic human norms, ting!
members of Sigma Nu desire the moniker including but not limited to showering, cloth-
“bro,” but end up looking more like Quinn ing and the consumption of meat. Don’t ap- Want a personal guide for your next Stanford
L ETTERS TO THE E DITOR from Dexter than anything else.
Sorority Girls (homo blairwaldorficus):
proach too close. Otherwise, the hippies will
mercilessly expound the benefits of a vegan
safari? Then e-mail Shane at savitsky@stan-
ford.edu.

Shedding Light on the


Constitutional Council
ship was refreshed last spring, not a single
case had been heard in years. NEWS
A quiet past, or even a drawn-out nomi-

OBAMA
nations process, shouldn’t — and won’t — cion of burglary and taking a vehicle without She came to Montgomery County in 1966
Dear Editor, impact the legitimacy of the Constitutional permission. and taught there for 20 years, first at Richard
The ASSU Constitutional Council is one Council. What this recent attention might Fernandez worked in a Stanford dining hall, Montgomery High School in Rockville, and
of those rare byproducts of our strange local do is ignite interest in what is probably the Brown told the Mercury News. from 1970 until her retirement in 1986 at Walt
democracy. Americans don’t forget that the single most important body in an organiza-
Continued from front page
The incident marks at least the second arrest Whitman High School in Bethesda. Her fields
U.S. Supreme Court exists, but in a universi- tion marked by a divided and political Sen- of a Stanford employee in the last month. On of instruction were economics, history and
ty with high turnover and a booming stu- ate. Our work won’t change: we will remain host a Democratic National Committee re- Sept. 26, Sgt. Chris Cohendet of the Depart- contemporary issues. In 1986, she was recog-
dent-government bureaucracy, it’s not unbe- as committed as ever to maintaining a fair, ception at the home of Steve Westly ‘78 MBA ment of Public Safety was arrested on suspicion nized as a distinguished teacher under the
lievable that the average Stanford student transparent mechanism for interpretation ‘83, the former state controller of California. of driving under the influence of alcohol. Presidential Scholars segment of the National
will have no clue what the Constitutional of the constitution and other foundational The purpose of the president’s visit to Merit Scholarship Program, and also received
Council is, let alone who’s on it. The judicial ASSU texts. But perhaps what we do will Northern California, according to a White — Devin Banerjee the University of Rochester’s Award for Ex-
body of the ASSU has a considerable influ- matter more to the Stanford community. House press release, is two-fold: to headline cellence in Secondary School Teaching.
ence: the right to interpret the ASSU consti- For that, we should all be thankful. events for the DNC and to campaign for Hendry was named teacher of the year at
tution. Yet a case almost never arrives to the
council’s docket.A glance at its recent histo- MATTHEW “MATEO”WILLMOTT ‘11
San Francisco district attorney Kamala
Harris, who is running to be the first woman
Obituary: Grace ‘Lyn’ Richard Montgomery High School for the ac-
ademic year 1970-1971 and best teacher at
ry shows that before the council’s member- Constitutional Council Member and first African-American attorney gener- Walt Whitman High School in 1976. She
al of California. Harris was an early and Hendry ‘41 served as chair of the Walt Whitman High
strong supporter of Obama’s bid for the School Faculty Council, county representa-
presidency. Grace “Lyn” (Kreps) Hendry ‘41, a long- tive in the Maryland State Teachers Associa-
Obama will spend the night in the Bay Area time resident of Bethesda and distinguished tion and on various other educational com-
OVERHEARD AT STANFORDDAILY.COM before leaving early Friday for Los Angeles. and highly regarded teacher who received nu-
merous awards for excellence while teaching,
mittees.
There, he will campaign for Democratic guber- Hendry was a 1941 graduate from Stanford
COMMENTS BY OUR READERS natorial candidate Jerry Brown, Democratic died on Oct.13.She was 89 years old and for the University. She received a California General
lieutenant governor candidate Gavin Newsom past 20 years resided at Heron Point in Secondary Certificate from UC-Los Angeles
and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) at various Chestertown, Md. in 1942 and an M.A. in education from Michi-
events, including at a rally at the University of Hendry was the teacher whom students re- gan State University in 1960.
On “Consulting firms recruit Stanford UCLA but we hate them more than we membered,who inspired them to think critical-
seniors,” Oct. 14: will ever hate you.” — Jon, Oct. 20 Southern California. Surviving family members include her de-
ly and challenge themselves. She was passion- voted husband of 62 years, Dr. James Hendry
“It is exciting to see Stanford gradu- “Ballroom dance is a good class. Don’t ate about teaching and saw public education as
ates having so many job options!” — be disrespecting it.” — john, Oct. 20 — Devin Banerjee of Chestertown, Md.; three daughters, Nancy
the cornerstone of a strong democracy. Many Hendry of Bethesda, Khati Hendry of Sum-
Jerry, Oct. 20
On “Zimmerman: Contact sports are
Dining employee students stayed in touch long after they gradu-
ated. In the words of one of them, “You were
merland, B.C. and Susan Manley of Bethesda;
five grandchildren,two brothers and two sisters.
On “Sawhney: USC now Stanford’s
biggest rival,” Oct. 20:
causing too many head injuries,” Oct. 19:
“I will gladly let my kid play football or
arrested for alleged the first teacher to open the wider world of
ideas to me.” When Georgetown University
“There’s something called the Axe.
And we have have lost it SEVEN of the
any other sport they chose to take up.You
seem so worried about injury due to foot- burglary asked students to name their most influential
high school teacher, they chose Hendry; in
1979, she was awarded the degree of Doctor of
Corrections
last eight years. Does that mean nothing ball, did you ever think about telling peo-
to you?” — ummm, Oct. 20 ple not to drive?” — Kimberly, Oct. 19 By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF Humane Letters (Hons.) by Georgetown Uni- In “Knight Management Center wins en-
“Your arguments also don’t make versity for excellence in the field of secondary- vironmental award” (Oct. 18), The Daily in-
sense. We are in the SAME CITY as — Join the conversation at stanforddaily.com. A Stanford Dining employee was arrested school teaching, and was one of the first sec- correctly reported that the Knight Manage-
on campus Tuesday on suspicion of burglarizing ondary-school teachers in the country to be so ment Center has already earned the LEED
a Palo Alto home earlier this month, the San recognized. Platinum certification. In fact, the building is
Jose Mercury News reported late Wednesday. Hendry began her teaching career in Sacra- on track to earn the certification but must

Write to us.
Jose Luis Fernandez, 20, was on probation mento and San Francisco, Calif. In 1946, she wait until the building is finished.
for another burglary when he allegedly stole went to Beijing to help reopen the Peking
several items and a Volkswagen from a couple’s American School after the war with Japan In “Stanford Dining hires staff nutrition-
Palo Alto home on Oct. 8. Fernandez is also a ended.She remained there to teach until evac- ist” (Oct. 20), The Daily incorrectly reported
suspect in a similar burglary on July 3, Lt. San- uated in early 1949,when Beijing was captured that Vaden Health Center’s nutritionist, Vi-
SUBMIT PHOTOS OR VIDEOS. dra Brown of the Palo Alto Police Department
told the Mercury News.
by communist forces. Hendry also taught in
the American School in Saigon from 1957 to
vian Crisman, works full-time. In fact, she is
employed half-time.
SEND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TO EIC@STANFORDDAILY.COM The Mercury News reported that Fernandez 1959, and was headmistress of the Dacca
was arrested without incident by Palo Alto po- American School from 1963 to 1964 in what In “Brokaw to moderate Stanford round-
SEND OP-EDS TO OPINIONS@STANFORDDAILY.COM lice with assistance from the Stanford Depart- was then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. She table on longevity” (Oct. 20), The Daily in-
ment of Public Safety and the Santa Clara taught in the junior high school in East Lans- correctly reported that the roundtable is
SEND PHOTOS/VIDEOS TO MULTIMEDIA@STANFORDDAILY.COM County Department of Probation. He was ing, Mich. from 1960 to 1962 and again from happening on both Saturday and Sunday.
booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspi- 1964 to 1966. The event is only on Saturday.
The Stanford Daily Thursday, October 21, 2010 ! 5

SPORTS
BACK TO THE DESERT
Tom Taylor

Fixing soccer
Unbeaten Card heads to Arizona for first time in America:
since ‘07, puts conference lead on the line part 2 of2

L
By SAM SVOBODA
SENIOR STAFF WRITER ast Friday, I wrote an article
WOMEN’S SOCCER arguing that the future of soc-
cer may well lie in the hands
The No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer
team travels to Arizona this weekend 10/17 vs. WASHINGTON of the United States, not be-
to take on Arizona and Arizona State, cause of its great interest in
heading off on what could be the W 2-1 the sport,but rather because of its apa-
team’s final trip out of California until thy. Soccer wants to be big here, and so
the College Cup. the average American sports fan could
After this weekend, the Card will UP NEXT wield serious influence on the game.
only have three Pac-10 matches left — I also drew up a short list of the
a trip across the Bay to Berkeley and ARIZONA STATE major problems with soccer from as
much of an American viewpoint as I
games against the Oregon schools at
home. Given its current ranking, Stan- (8-3-1, 2-1 Pac-10) could.Now I want to analyze these and
ford will likely be playing at home for 10/22 Tempe, Ariz. propose some solutions that could not
the first four rounds of the NCAA 7 P.M. just boost the sport’s popularity here,
Tournament (if the team advances to but would also be seen as a positive
all of those rounds) before the Final GAME NOTES: Stanford will embark on its final step elsewhere.
Four takes place in Cary, N.C. trip away from the Bay Area this weekend, Low scoring and ties
But first the Cardinal must survive heading to the desert to face the Arizona There is no way to change the fun-
the trip to the desert, which begins Fri- schools. First up for the top-ranked Cardinal damental rules of soccer to increase
day night in Tempe against Arizona are the Sun Devils of Arizona State, currently the number of goals scored without
State. ASU comes into the match with in third place in the Pac-10 standings. changing what is a tried-and-true (and
a record of 8-3-2 (2-1-0 Pac-10),but has hugely successful) format overseas,not
not been on a great run of late. After to mention alienating billions of fans.
starting the season at an impressive 6-0- The Cardinal did just that last year, Similarly, there is no good way to elim-
1, the team has gone 2-3-1 since. winning relatively comfortably against inate ties, as FIFA’s failed experiments
The Sun Devils do have a bit of mo- both of the Arizona schools when they with golden and silver goals have
mentum now,however,and thanks to a visited the Farm — Stanford beat Ari- shown.
good conference start they are still in zona State 3-1 behind goals from Mari- Even if American fans can’t get
third place in the Pac-10. ASU split its ah Nogueira, Courtney Verloo and used to these aspects of the game,there
games in Washington two weeks ago, Morgan Redman, and then clinched a might still be an answer. Youth devel-
beating Washington State,1-0, but los- share of the Pac-10 title by beating Ari- opment in the United States could
ing to Washington by the same score. zona 4-0.Kelley O’Hara tied the school concentrate on developing ball skills
Last weekend the Sun Devils hosted record for points in a single season dur- and playing a fast, attacking game.The
in-state rival Arizona and came away ing that game, and the Card also got combination of better offense with in-
with a 2-1 victory. An upset over Stan- goals from Nogueira, Christen Press evitably weaker defense would make
ford would prove them to be legitimate and Teresa Noyola. tied games more rare and lead to more
contenders in the conference. While O’Hara has since graduated, goals scored.
Arizona, meanwhile, is looking to every other player who scored for Stan- Cheats and bad referees
gain respect after a rough start to the ford that weekend is still on the team. Compared to pretty much every
season.The Wildcats are 4-8-2 and sit at In fact,Press has been breaking records other professional sport, soccer has
the bottom of the Pac-10 standings, of her own,as she has claimed the Stan- lagged behind in using technology to
with a 0-3-0 conference record. Aside ford career points and goals marks this help referees and to catch cheaters.
from last weekend’s loss to Arizona year.The forward is in incredible form, This is partly because the game has few
State,they also lost a close 1-0 match to and going into this weekend has 18 natural pauses in which to refer to
Washington State, but were trounced goals on the season and has scored in video evidence, but that is no real ex-
by Washington 4-1.They will play their nine consecutive matches. cuse.
first conference game at home on Fri- Not that the streak crosses her mind Goal-line technology would be a
day against Cal before hosting Stan- during the game, though. start. Everyone has seen disallowed
ford on Sunday at noon. “I don’t think about it . . . when I’m goals that clearly crossed the line,and I
Although these are not the most playing,”Press said.“I just have been in can even think of goals that went
high-profile matches on Stanford’s front of the goal so many times this year nowhere near the line. It is easy to vili-
schedule,the Card is still prepared for a [and] I’ve had so many good chances,it’s fy referees for these mistakes,but if we
challenge in the desert. just about finding a way to persevere don’t use technology to make their
“Both [Arizona and Arizona State] and get one in.I think,‘I’ve got to get one lives easier, even the best will still get it
are tough teams,” said Stanford head [of the chances],at least,in,’ not ‘I’ve got wrong occasionally.
coach Paul Ratcliffe.“We’ll have to re- to score this game [for the streak].’” SIMON WARBY/The Stanford Daily Video evidence would also be a
ally show up and give good effort to get Senior Christen Press, above, has been a huge asset for the Cardinal this season. The forward from Palos Verdes vital tool in catching cheaters. It’s not
the wins.” Please see WSOCCER, page 7 Estates, Calif. recently became Stanford’s all-time leader in points and goals, and has scored in nine straight games. possible to stop a game in the middle of
play to check the footage,but there are
still ways to integrate it. Reviewing the

East Coast gauntlet


game afterwards, it would be possible
WOMEN’S LACROSSE SPORTS BRIEFS to hand out red or yellow cards retro-
spectively, and even take back cards
10/16 vs. FRESNO STATE that were wrongly awarded.Though it

SAINT MARY’S, UC DAVIS 3-0 Stanford field would be impossible to reverse the ac-
tual result of the game, this would act
By JACK BLANCHAT Pennsylvania.
Stanford capped off last
and Virginia are no slouches ei-
ther, as both made last year’s hockey faces as a major deterrent for anyone inten-
tionally cheating, knowing their ac-
The Stanford women’s weekend’s playday by knocking NCAA Tournament as well. UP NEXT Pacific on Senior tions would never go completely un-
lacrosse team embarks on a off three Mountain Pacific Maryland took home the na- noticed.
championship challenge this
weekend, as the Card travels to
Sports Federation (MPSF) foes,
but the task gets elevated to a
tional title with a 13-11 victory over
Northwestern, which was ranked
MARYLAND, PENN, VIRGINIA Day Understanding the game
One consequence of using more
10/23 Philadelphia, Pa. technology at soccer games is that all
Philadelphia to take on three new level this weekend at No. 1 for most of the season.
top-10 teams this Saturday. Franklin Field, home of the The Northwestern-Maryland GAME NOTES: After powering through a trio of opponents Stanford will host Pacific this sorts of data could be amassed on what
While the Card will be missing Quakers. matchup in the title game was es- from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in their last Sunday in its final home game of happens during a game — length of
Homecoming, the reason is most The highlight of the weekend pecially significant for the Ter- playday, the Cardinal is headed to the East Coast to take the regular season before wrap- passes,speed of shots,distance run,etc.
definitely a good one, as it will will be when the Card takes on rapins, who were pining to knock on some much tougher opponents: All three of Stanford’s ping up conference play at Cali- The list is virtually endless,and all sorts
tangle with perennial power- Maryland, the defending nation- matches this Saturday are against top-10 teams. fornia next weekend and shifting of tables and charts could be drawn up
houses Maryland, Virginia and al champion. Of course, Penn Please see WLAX, page 7 its focus to the postseason. The to compare the performances of differ-
No. 19 Cardinal (9-5, 3-1 Nor- ent players and teams. Something like
Pac) is currently just one game the Hawk-Eye system used in tennis
behind NorPac-West leading and cricket would allow TV pundits to
California, and a win over Pacif- replay shots from any angle and make
ic (2-11, 0-3) could go a long way televised soccer more appealing to the
toward positioning it for a late average American sports fan.
run at the NorPac’s Western Di- Major League sports
vision regular season title. It is unlikely that any major foreign
Heading into the final stretch soccer teams will play regular season
of the season, Stanford looks to games in the United States any time
be in good form. The Cardinal soon, because the idea is hugely un-
has spent 17 consecutive weeks popular with fans and the governing
in the national rankings, a school bodies of the world game. But there
record. Goalkeeper Alexandra could still be a way to do this. Occa-
Moss has a lot to do with keep- sionally teams are forced to play
ing that stretch alive, and has games either behind closed doors or in
caught people’s attention re- neutral locations, and I can’t think of a
cently with her strong play — much more neutral location than the
the junior out of New York, N.Y. United States. Perhaps America could
was named the NorPac’s West even bid to host the Champions
Division defensive player of the League Final one year.
week after stopping eight shots The world’s best players could also
in two games on the road last be brought to these shores by creating
week. strong links between MLS teams and
The match will also mark the biggest clubs in Europe. Big teams
Stanford’s annual Senior Day often loan out talented young players
for 2010, featuring festivities so that they can gain vital match expe-
that will honor graduates-to-be rience, and U.S. teams could market
Heather Alcorn, Katherine themselves as feeder teams.This could
Donner, Jaimee Erickson, mean some of the brightest young tal-
Camille Gandhi, Katherine ent coming to play here for a year or
Swank and Xanthe Travlos. The two, and could perhaps bring the “sen-
ceremonies come amid the ior” players across now and then as
school-wide activities scheduled well.
for Homecoming this weekend. It is also worth considering structur-
Stanford’s match against Pa- ing the MLS more like soccer leagues
cific is scheduled for 1 p.m. this abroad rather than copying the major
SIMON WARBY/The Stanford Daily
Sunday at Varsity Turf. U.S. sports. Across Europe, each coun-
Sophomore Carloyn Bradley, the Cardinal player on the right above, scores a goal against UC-Davis last weekend. Stanford will need continued con-
tributions from the midfielder, along with the rest of the team, when it faces one of its toughest tests of the season this weekend. — Nate Adams Please see TAYLOR, page 7
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SERVICE WSOCCER WLAX


tions,human biology and public policy liers lost once in the regular season and Penn will steal the spotlight of
majors. and once in the ACC Tournament this weekend’s schedule, the Cardi-
According to political science pro- to the Terrapins, and Penn lost to nal will still have another playday on
Continued from front page fessor and co-director of Center on Continued from page 5 Continued from page 5 the Terps in the regular season and Sunday. After Saturday’s Penn
Philanthropy and Civic Society Rob in the quarterfinals of the NCAA scrimmages, the Card will move to
Reich M.A. ‘98 Ph.D. ‘98, students Tournament Malvern, Pa., for scrimmages against
maining teachers enter completely graduate with good intentions and a “That’s her job,”Ratcliffe added. off the Wildcats team that had cap- Virginia finished ranked No. 5 Drexel, St. Joseph’s and Temple. The
new professions. solid grip of world issues but are not al- He also noted that whoever is scor- tured every national championship last year and was bounced from the three Sunday opponents struggled
Catherine Aranda ‘10 is currently a ways sure how to translate ideals into ing is secondary to how the team is play- since 2005, a streak of five in a row. NCAA Tournament by North Car- last season, as the best record be-
Stanford Public Interest Network action. ing overall. The Wildcats had commandeered olina in the quarterfinals. The 17-7 longed to Drexel, who finished 10-7
(SPIN) fellow, working to coordinate “The Stanford student body is very “The team is supplying great passes the top spot in women’s lacrosse loss to the Heels was especially sur- overall. Temple notched a 7-10
family workshops for the early child- motivated, but what’s lacking is an to her to get the goals [and] to be a for- from the Terps, who also had an im- prising because the Cavaliers took record and St. Joe’s struggled to a 2-
hood literacy program JumpStart. array of courses that would help stu- ward you have to be a goal-scorer,” he pressive title streak of their own. down the Tar Heels 13-12 in over- 14 regular season. None of the three
Aranda was heavily involved with dents prepare for and be better service said. From 1995-2001, the Terps reeled time during the regular season. The made the NCAA Tournament.
public service throughout her under- providers,” Reich said. As for the road trip,Press is excited, off seven straight national champi- Cavaliers only had three regular The Philadelphia weekend will
graduate career, completing three For alumni like O’Connell, the but the senior refuses to believe that it onships, the third-longest streak of season losses last year, including be the Cardinal’s only trip away
summer fellowships through the Haas most effective learning came through will be the last time in her college career consecutive championships in any one to James Madison, who ended from California this fall, but the
Center and co-directing East Palo hands-on experience, where abstract that she will hit the road with her team- NCAA women’s sport. Stanford’s season in the NCAA venture will be a return home for
Alto Stanford Academy, a mentoring mission statements and theories of ed- mates. The Terps have had a tough test Tournament. many of the players on the Cardinal
program for middle school students. ucational equity were replaced by di- “It’s going to be fun . . . but we don’t in their fall schedule, having gone The Card’s final opponent, roster. Seventeen of 27 team mem-
She has tentative plans to enter busi- rect experience. like to think that it will be our last road on the road to face Virginia and Penn, finished the season ranked bers hail from the greater Philadel-
ness school after graduation but says “I loved teaching and I couldn’t trip,” she said.“We’ve got a bigger and battled with both Vanderbilt and No. 7 after it fell to Maryland in the phia metropolitan area, including
that, no matter what her career trajec- have done what I did without [TFA],” better road trip ahead of us at the end of Georgetown at home. quarterfinals of the NCAA Tourna- 11 players from Maryland.
tory, she wants to remain engaged in she said.“I support TFA’s big ideas,but the year.” Stanford, their latest challenge, will ment. The Quakers finished with a Next weekend, the Card will take
her community. they didn’t affect me from day to day.” Stanford will take on Arizona State be looking to exact revenge on the 12-3 regular season record, good a Halloween trip to UC-Davis for a
“I’ve always known that regardless Hoffman noted that students have on Friday at 7 p.m. in Tempe,Ariz., be- Terps, as Maryland beat the Card enough for the Ivy League regular playday. The Cardinal will play Cal,
of what I end up doing as a profession, increasingly adopted the mindset of,“I fore facing the Wildcats at 12 p.m. on 20-8 last year in College Park, Md. season title. Penn completed the St. Mary’s and UC-Davis in its last
public service is going to be a part of don’t want to work to work. I want my Sunday in Tucson,Ariz. While the Cardinal will be hop- Ivy double when it took home the series of intercollegiate games be-
my life no matter what,” she said. work to matter.” ing to get back at the Terrapins, the league’s tournament title with a 9-8 fore February.
Postgraduate fellows come from all Contact Sam Svoboda at ssvoboda@ Card’s other two opponents have victory over Dartmouth in the
majors, but Murray said that there are Contact Sarah Jacobsen at sarah92 stanford.edu. an even bigger bone to pick with championship game. Contact Jack Blanchat at blanchat@
a large number of international rela- @stanford.edu. the girls from Maryland. The Cava- And while Maryland, Virginia stanford.edu.

DISTRESS TAYLOR
called it a “provisional first step” and
expressed hope that similar indicators
could be collected in other counties
Continued from front page and subsets developed for individual Continued from page 5
cities. Such indexes, she says, make it
easier to gauge not only hardship but
dot-com bust of the early 2000s,and al- improvement. try has a hierarchy of smaller leagues
most double levels at the start of the “I would like to see the distress below the top one, and they are linked
Great Depression. index turned into a hope index,” she so that the best teams are promoted
Sandy Close,the executive director said.“It would be exciting if the indica- upward and the worst relegated down-
of New America Media, which co-de- tors showed improvement.” ward. The biggest advantage of this is
veloped the project, says the index has that it means everyone has a nearby
tremendous potential not only to en- Contact Samantha McGirr at home team,and that there is always the
able journalists to understand histori- smcgirr@stanford.edu chance that your team could eventual-
cal trends but also make sense of eco- ly make it to the very top of the pile.It’s
nomic facts and figures. a little like the American dream —
“We as reporters have a hard time anyone can start a team, and with
unpacking the economic data and get-
ting a real sense of what’s going on
around us,” she said.
FUNDING enough hard work that team can hit it
big.
College sports
Though the San Francisco project Continued from page 3 It may be tricky to find a compro-
made use of county data, since the city mise between young players attend-
is coterminous with the county, Close ing college or starting their profes-
to the conclusion that the decision sional career early, but it would be a
would be theirs to make. The GSC simple step for the NCAA to bring its
planned to discuss the matter at rules closer to professional rules. This
greater length at an open session di- means limiting the number of substi-
rectly following the meeting as well tutions to just three, playing with a
as at its upcoming retreat. normal clock where time is added for
“We can ask as many administra- stoppages rather than a running clock,
tors as we want,” said Jessica Tsai, and removing the golden goal rule.
council co-chair. “But in the end, we These might seem like minor changes,
have to make our own decision about but the advantage of consistent rules
our values.” is that fans of college soccer will be im-
mediately familiar with professional
Contact Anna Schuessler at soccer.
annas7@stanford.edu. Limited substitutions might re-
duce the number of people that can be
involved in any particular game, but it

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