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SOCC stages rally
Precourt Center grants three research awards
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center awarded three grants this year to investigate the reduction of energy use in buildings. The grants, worth $400,000 each, were awarded to a Stanford economist and teams in the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Business. Mechanical engineering professor Gianluca Iaccarino and civil engineering professor Martin Fischer won the grant for their computer model, which aims to predict energy use in buildings.They plan to test their model in the Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy (Y2E2) building,which is designed to be one of the greenest buildings on campus. Civil engineering professor Raymond Levitt and Erica Plambeck, a professor at the Graduate School of Business, are looking at ways to help the construction industry adopt energy-efficient innovations. Despite the recent increase in energy-saving technologies, few have been used in the building industry. Matthew Harding, an assistant professor of economics, intends to study how financial incentives can encourage individuals to conserve energy.
— Ivy Nguyen
Senate hears “Opposition to ROTC”bill
With advisory question looming, Senate takes action on ROTC
By KATE ABBOTT
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The Students of Color Coalition (SOCC) held a rally last night in the Old Union courtyard. Tiq Chapa ‘10, above, worked the crowd with Alryl Koroma ‘11 and former ASSU Vice President Kelsei Wharton ‘12 in the background.
Steinman receives lifetime achievement award
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF Neurology professor Lawrence Steinman won the 2011 Multiple Sclerosis International Federation Charcot Award,a biennial award that honors lifetime achievement in multiple sclerosis research. Steinman earned recognition for transferring knowledge from molecular analysis to licensed therapy. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease that damages the myelin sheath around the axons of the brain and spinal cord, making it difficult for the axons to conduct signals.While some treatments exist, the prognosis is difficult to predict and much remains unknown about the disease. Steinman’s research studies the mechanisms of the disease’s relapse and remission by identifying and characterizing genes that regulate in-
SOCC explains candidate endorsement process
By BILLY GALLAGHER
During ASSU elections season, many campus groups endorse candidates in order to sway voters. In recent years, none of these endorsing groups have been as successful or active as the Students of Color Coalition (SOCC). Last year, 10 out of 12 SOCC-endorsed candidates were elected to the 12th Undergraduate Senate.The last two years that SOCC supported an executive slate, Cardona/Wharton in 2010 and Avula/Jones in 2007, that slate was victorious. Candidates, current and former ASSU Senators and Executives and the SOCC leadership sat down with The Daily to shed light on the process behind the SOCC endorsement. The Coalition SOCC is a coalition of six groups: the Asian American Students’ Association (AASA), the Black Student Union (BSU),Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), the Muslim Student Awareness Network (MSAN), the National Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People (NAACP) and the Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO). “The coalition of SOCC was created to have a unifying political voice for all six of these groups,” said Yvorn AswadThomas ‘11, BSU co-president. Aswad-Thomas said the six groups collaborate informally throughout the year and are almost exclusively formally active as SOCC during the ASSU elections season. Aswad-Thomas and SOCC Liaison Tiq Chapa ‘10 were both SOCC-endorsed candidates elected to the 10th Undergraduate Senate.Chapa explained that the subgroups send a total of 30 leaders to SOCC for the elections decisions. With 15 endorsed candidates this year, SOCC could potentially sweep the Senate. SOCC has endorsed incumbent Rafael Vazquez ‘12, Brianna Pang ‘13, Samar Alqatari ‘14, Dan Ashton ‘14, Ian Chan ‘14, Shawn Dye ‘14, Lily Fu ‘14, Nate Garcia ‘14, Alex Kindel ‘14, Karl Kumodzi ‘14, JR Lesansee ‘14,Anna NtiAsare ‘14, Janani Ramachandran ‘14, Byron Shorty ‘14 and Tara Trujillo ‘14.
The Undergraduate Senate passed a resolution Tuesday opposing the discriminatory policies of ROTC in an effort to educate the student body. After reaching the required number of eight senators to have quorum, the Undergraduate Senate started its meeting several minutes late, with Senators Ben Jensen ‘12 and Carolyn Simmons ‘13 joining the meeting from their study abroad locations via Skype. Before the ROTC discussion, all funding bills for the evening were passed, and Publications Board Director Alice Nam ‘11 and assistant director Zachary Warma ‘11 discussed plans to create a publications media center on the second floor of the Nitery for use by all campus publications next year. Nam also put a bill on previous notice to redefine the role of the Publications Board director for next year, which will be debated for next week. “We want to rethink how publications are funded on campus since a lot of them seeking out special fees,” Warma, a former Daily staff member, said. “We would like for our publications to have the best papers, the best layouts possible and we sit on a significant amount of money to do that. “The Publications Board wants to expand its institutional presence,teach classes and be the driving force for a more vibrant publications culture on campus,” he added. Nam also addressed the pending petition to bring a case to the Constitutional Council against the appointment of Warma to the Publications Board, which has yet to be accepted. “I don’t see how I’m able to do my job currently because I’m supposed to propose a funding bill that The Claw is a part of, so it needs to be proposed by a different director,”Nam,who is the editor in chief of literary magazine The Claw, said. “This bill would help fix that.” The main discussion of the night centered on a bill proposed by Senator Robin Perani ‘13 and Senate Associate Alex Kindal ‘14, titled “Resolution in Opposition to the Return of ROTC to Stanford University.” Kindal was not present for the proceeding discussion about the bill. The original bill, which was later replaced, cited an obligation to protect the interests of all students, including transgender students, but voiced support for current ROTC cadets who participate in off-campus programs. It therefore opposed the return of ROTC in accordance with the University’s nondiscrimination policy. Debate over the bill lasted for almost three hours as Senators discussed the language, the technicalities of the nondiscrimination policy and the intent behind passing such a resolution. Members representing the LGBT community and Stanford Students for Queer Liberation (SSQL) were present as part of the open forum. Perani said that she felt it was the duty of the ASSU to protect minority groups’ rights, and therefore take a firm stance on the ROTC issue.
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ASSU Executive slates spar at Tuesday’s CoHo debate
By KABIR SAWHNEY
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All three ASSU Executive slates participated in a debate yesterday evening at the CoHo. Pictured above are candidates Michael Cruz ‘12, Alex Hertz ‘13, Stewart Macgregor-Dennis ‘13 and Joe Vasquez ‘11.
With the ASSU general election a few days away, voters got a final chance to see all three slates running for ASSU Executive in a debate last night at the CoHo.The debate was co-sponsored by The Stanford Daily,The Stanford Review and Stanford in Government and moderated by Daily Deputy Editor Kate Abbott ‘12 and Review Editor-in-Chief Autumn Carter ‘11. Questions came from the moderators themselves and from voters who submitted queries in advance. All three slates — Cruz/MacgregorDennis, Seldon/Vasquez and Hertz/Coggeshall — repeated many of the points published in their platforms throughout the campaign. In their opening statement,Tenzin Seldon ‘12 and Joe Vasquez ‘11 came out with their two main initiatives: “bridging the gap” between various communities on campus and a fresh focus on mental health among the student body. On the opposing side,Michael Cruz ‘12 and Stewart Macgregor-Dennis ‘13 emphasized the theme of their campaign, “Stanford
2.0,” and discussed their desire to partner with student groups and bring an entrepreneurial mindset to the ASSU. Alex Hertz ‘13 and Sam Coggeshall ‘12, running as the Stanford Chaparral-backed slate, talked about the need for a more physically healthy student body. The debate then moved to questions, where substantive differences emerged between the Seldon/Vasquez and Cruz/Macgregor-Dennis slates. Both campaigns, however, struck similar notes at the beginning of the debate when they explained what they believed was the most pressing issue facing Stanford students. “If there was one issue we could tackle, I think we would tackle this issue of connectiveness and community at Stanford,”Cruz said.“It seems like a lot of students have this ‘Stanford Duck Syndrome’ that all of us have heard about, this idea that wellness isn’t here at Stanford.” “Joe and I also believe that the most important issue concerning our student body right now is mental health and well-
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student representatives, we listen to all sides of the issue,” Seldon said. “There’s a large contingent of the student body population on both sides of the issue,” Vasquez added. “By taking a very partisan approach and choosing one side of the issue, you’re potentially marginalizing and just creating an even bigger divide.” The debate concluded after each slate was allowed to give a closing statement. In their final words, Cruz/Macgregor-Dennis promoted the bridging of the ASSU with entrepreneurship and public service,while Seldon/Vasquez explained their passion and commitment to achieve the goals delineated in their platform. After a final burst of campaigning, the polls for the ASSU election will open on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. and close on Friday at 11:59 p.m.Voters can cast their ballots at ballot.stanford.edu. Results for all races will be announced on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the CoHo. Contact Kabir Sawhney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ness,” Seldon said. “It is still heavily stigmatized on this campus.” Seldon detailed several initiatives she planned to enact around mental health if elected, including a push for changes to resident assistant (RA) training,expanded utilization of existing mental health resources and more courses on the topic of “happiness.” Two of the most contentious issues at the debate were each slate’s stance on the ROTC advisory question and their plans to effectively communicate and engage with the general student population. With respect to student engagement, Seldon and Vasquez both emphasized making personal connections with as many students as possible via dorm meetings, office hours and regular meetings with student group leaders. Macgregor-Dennis’ approach was starkly different; he detailed plans
for the Executive to connect to students using technology, including a fully revamped ASSU website and an iPhone app. The two slates clashed sharply on the ROTC advisory question. Cruz and Macgregor-Dennis aligned themselves with the “Campaign to Abstain,” a movement to influence students to vote abstain on the referendum. “It really comes down to the fact that there’s a marginalized community and a discriminated-against community,” Macgregor-Dennis said.“Really, if we’re voting on these civil-rights issues, then we’re voting on civil-rights issues for both the marginalized and the discriminated against. We stand up for both these communities and that’s why we’re fully in support of the abstain campaign.” Seldon and Vasquez declined to take a position on the issue, saying they believe the role of the Executive is to allow space for all viewpoints to be heard. “We have to make sure that, as
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flammation in the brain, and developing new therapies that modulate the immune system. The prize comes with a cash award of $2,500 and will be presented in Amsterdam at the annual European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.
— Ivy Nguyen
Hillel appoints new executive director
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF Hillel announced Monday the appointment of Rabbi Serena Eisenberg as its executive director. Eisenberg follows in the footsteps of Adina Danzig Epelman, who left last year after a decade of service on the Farm.
From 2005 to 2007, Eisenberg served as executive director of Hillel at Brown University, where she further developed the school’s cultural programs and increased participation in Birthright Israel. She also was a fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute from 2008 to 2009. “We are thrilled to have Serena Eisenberg’s leadership to take Hillel at Stanford into the future,” wrote Jim Heeger, president of the Hillel Board of Directors,in a press release. “Her Hillel experience at a major university, track record of success in developing programming and funding and deep appreciation of engaging college students in meaningful exploration of Jewish life and identity will be a great asset.” “Hillel at Stanford is known as an outstanding organization, and I am honored to be joining its diverse Jewish student body,skilled professionals and impressive alumni and parent network,” Eisenberg wrote in a press release.
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SOCC has given its support to Michael Cruz ‘12 and Stewart Macgregor-Dennis ‘13 for Executive. SOCC is also asking the members of its communities to vote to abstain on Measure A. “We only pick students that will be effective SOCC Senators,” AswadThomas said.“There is no ideal magic number.Had it been the case this year that we only found five candidates to have what it takes to represent the issues that our communities care about, then we would have only picked five.” “That number really reflects who we have faith in,” he said. The SOCC Interview Process This year, about 30 of 41 Undergraduate Senate candidates applied for SOCC endorsement.Chapa said a majority of candidates apply for SOCC endorsement in a typical year. Candidates who wish to be considered for endorsement were asked to fill out an application by Feb. 26 at midnight. The application asked for basic information as well as questions about candidates’ past involvement in communities of color. It also sought information on how candidates intended to remain aware of issues affecting communities of color and
goals that the candidates would try to accomplish to address these issues. Candidates were interviewed the week of March 1 by a mix of SOCC leadership at the community centers. “They want to know what we want to accomplish during the next year and how we can work with community centers,”said Namir Shah ‘14,a current candidate for Undergraduate Senate. “And obviously they want to make sure that our interests align with theirs and that we will be effective representatives of them.” This idea was demonstrated during SOCC interviews when potential endorsees were asked how they would vote on important issues.Miles Seiver ‘14, another candidate, said he was asked whether he would vote yes for a Muslim community center. Some hot button issues on campus, such as Measure A, were not discussed during the interviews. Aswad-Thomas said all six groups of SOCC have an equal say in choosing candidates to endorse;rather than having a formal voting process SOCC leaders deliberate until they reach a consensus. Most candidates were notified on the last day of spring break,March 27, if they did or did not receive the endorsement. Rocking the Vote Chapa stressed SOCC’s connection to a large community of people as their most useful campaign tool.
“We think talking to people is the most effective way to campaign,” he said. According to Chapa,“other coalitions are able to buy Facebook ads and banners” whereas SOCC is not. However, he believes that this is not the most effective strategy for candidates. “A lot of candidates are stressed moneywise so when we say investment we mean time and energy and people,” he said. SOCC holds events for its endorsed candidates to meet members of their communities and helps candidates by putting up fliers. Shelley Gao ‘11, who chaired the 10th Undergraduate Senate after being SOCC-endorsed and served on the 11th Undergraduate Senate after not receiving the SOCC endorsement for her reelection campaign, said the most important thing SOCC does is getting its community members to vote in vast numbers.Gao currently serves on The Daily’s Board of Directors. “They do a very targeted method,” Gao said. “They know who they represent and they know that their constituency really believes in SOCC’s endorsements. They send out emails to community lists like Diaspora and say,‘Well these are our endorsed candidates, they support our values and our agenda and you should just vote down the line for them.’ And it really works.”
Gao pointed out that the combination of SOCC galvanizing its community members to vote and many other students not voting or take the process seriously contributes to SOCC’s success in elections. Meetings after Elections Gao said one or two days after the elections results were announced for the 10th Undergraduate Senate,the SOCC leadership ran a meeting with the newly elected SOCC Senators discussing strategies to get them into leadership positions like the Senate chair, Senate deputy chair and Appropriations committee chair. Will Seaton ‘13, a current Senator, noted that SOCC Senators capitalized on their majority to capture many of the leadership positions. Seaton is also a Daily staff writer. Chapa stressed education to SOCC candidates and Senators as the most important objective, never forcing them to vote one way. “We’ve never said, ‘There’s this question.You have to vote this way,’” Chapa said. Gao noted that she thinks it’s very natural for any interest group to put its people in leadership positions. A Solution? While Gao believes that SOCC is a “legitimate group,”she sees the need for other interest groups representing various student viewpoints.
“It becomes very unhealthy for our democratic process when you only have one very large group dominating elections and channeling people into the Senate or executive who will obviously be much more favorable to their agenda,” Gao said. Seaton acknowledged that SOCC “has been extremely effective in bringing out their constituents and in getting their people elected.” This, however, comes with its own complications. “For the ASSU and student government in general,it gets to the point where at times it almost feels like the SOCC leadership — two or three or four individuals — are kind of choosing the Senate for the next year,” Seaton said. “Some time in the next few years I think it would be very beneficial to ASSU and student government for the endorsement process to be analyzed,”he added.“Just in terms of considering the viability of the organization and making sure particular groups on campus don’t dominate the discussion too much.” ASSU Elections Commissioner Stephen Trusheim ‘13 said there are no current policies in place to regulate endorsements. Kate Abbott and Wyndam Makowsky contributed to this story. Contact Billy Gallagher at wmg2014 @stanford.edu.
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“Club Sports is one of Stanford’s largest student organizations, with over 1000 participating graduate and undergraduate students. Special Fees help our team cover basic operating costs such as equipment purchase, facilities rental, coach salaries and travel to tournaments. The funding we receive from Special Fees helps us keep our dues low, so that all students can continue to participate, and reduces the time and energy teams spend fundraising, allowing athletes to focus on their sport.”
— Kate Johnson, M.S. ‘11, President and Financial Officer
“Speakers Bureau brings Stanford a wide variety of well-known speakers. We do this in two important ways. First, we help pay to bring a number of “big speakers” to campus. Recent big names include Adam Savage, Matisyahu, Common, and James Franco, and events with the creators of College Humor, Perez Hilton, and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt are currently in the works. Second, we provide financial assistance and event planning guidance to other VSOs. All VSOs can apply for cosponsorship funding, up to $1500 per year.”
— Stephanie Nicholson, ‘13, Financial Officer
“SCN representatives use Special Fees funding to bring the best of music and entertainment to the Stanford community as can be done within the given budget. The events we plan are therefore mainly for the students, and we do not usually charge the students to attend concerts. The Stanford Concert Network has allowed students to enjoy a rich variety of concerts throughout the decades that it has been in existence.”
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“The ASSU Legal Counseling Office provides confidential legal advice and consultation to Stanford students, their spouses and domestic partners. The ASSU LCO is devoted to educating students so that they are informed of their rights and can cope with legal problems. Special fees fund these services.” — Heather Kirton, Office Coordinator
“For under a dime a day, the Stanford community has access to unparalleled news coverage reporting on Stanford specific issues. Given the challenging times print media faces, The Stanford Daily needs students to subsidize a fraction of our expensive daily printing costs (we cover the remaining 85% of total operating costs). We are relying on students more than ever to support The Daily because we are the only student group that provides a 5-day a week news service.”
— Mary Liz McCurdy, ‘09, C.O.O.
“KZSU provides 20+ hours per day of music, sports, and public affairs programming for the Stanford community. We need solid funding mainly to cover our equipment costs, a part-time Chief Engineer, and the travel expenses of our student broadcast teams as they cover the home and away games of up to eight different Stanford sports.”
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“ASB runs between 15 to 17 spring break service-learning trips each year, catering to over 300 students, making it one of the largest community service organizations on campus. We are maintaining our current level of special fees funding to ensure that all qualified applicants, regardless of their income level, can participate in the ASB program in the coming year.”
— Shaan Chugh, ‘14, Financial Officer
“The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band performs nearly 197 times each year - our request allows us to play at athletics, on-campus events, charity events, and to represent Stanford as a whole. A significant portion of our special fees budget may go to building a Segway for every band member - we like to show up to charity fundraisers in style. Whatever's left will go toward equipment repair, duct tape, and inflatable instruments for the hordes of freshmen we expect the football team to recruit for us.” — Ben Lasley, B.A. ‘09, M.S. ’11, Manager
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hat do hibernating bears and space travel have in common? The answer begins in the frigid Arctic with two intrepid Stanford biologists with a penchant for bears. Sleeping bears, to be exact. Biologists Dennis Grahn and Craig Heller, along with their co-workers, staked out in the Arctic to observe the hibernation patterns of bears.What they found could upend the way we think about human sleep and its possibilities. Hibernation — the ability of animals like bears to sleep through the winter while lowering their body temperature and metabolism to avoid the need for food intake — isn’t a novel idea for scientists, yet surprisingly few indepth hibernation studies have been conducted because of the lack of appropriate technology that can allow researchers to observe their subjects. Grahn described the crude former approach as one in which “somebody snuck up on a hibernating bear” and took a reading with
a thermometer. Not now. Grahn, along with biology professor Craig Heller and Brian Barnes, Director of the Institute of Arctic Biology in Alaska, set out to improve upon this old-school research technique by applying recent advancements in telemetry technology to further our knowledge on bears and the details of their hibernation.They published their findings in “Hibernation in Black Bears: Independence of Metabolic Suppression from Body Temperature.” Grahn and Heller had previous experience studying smaller animals’ hibernation patterns. Building off of Barnes’ access to bears through his work with the Institute of Arctic Biology and a shared interest in studying what constitutes hibernation in a bear, a group of six intrigued researchers initiated a study in Fairbanks,Alaska, utilizing the latest technology. “We certainly were the first people to use [new telemetry technology] on hibernation in small animals, and, so out of that, questions about bears came up,” Grahn said. Each experiment lasted six months and studied two black bears at a time. The bears were set up in large crates made to look and feel as comfortable as their dens would be in
the wild to allow for a normal hibernation. The bears were embedded with transmitters that sent radio signals through antennae in the walls of the bears’ hibernation crates. Each bear was equipped through surgery with an electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure brain waves, electrocardiograph (EKG) to measure heart rate and devices for measuring body temperature. Through their previous work, Barnes and Grahn knew that the body temperatures of small hibernators drop to the temperature of their surrounding environment and back up again in cycles while the animal is asleep.When body temperatures cool, the animals experience a reduction in metabolic rate. However during this fluctuation, the hibernators do not experience REM sleep. However, the results of these past experiments did not coincide with the researchers’ recent bear study.Bears,unlike other hibernators, do not lower their temperature as much as would be expected given how drastically their metabolism decreases. As it turns out,Bears actually shiver to keep their body temperatures from dropping too low while they experience both REM and nonREM sleep.Analysis of bears’ brain activity re-
vealed that they remain aware of their surroundings throughout the hibernation period. “The really interesting thing was the indication that they have a biochemical suppression of metabolism apart from the temperature effect,” Heller said of the findings.“So their temperature only goes down a few degrees but their metabolism goes down by 75 percent, and you can explain that just from the cooling off of the tissues.” These discoveries about how bears hibernate could potentially be applied to advance human surgical practices, care for stroke or heart attack victims and even space travel, according to Heller. “If you want to go to Mars,you might as well sleep more,” he said. Although many of the potential applications are far from being realized and data analysis still stands to be completed on the hibernation studies, the researchers are determined to continue gleaning new knowledge from their research. However, for Heller, the critical aspect of the experiment was the fact that the subjects “weren’t golden bears.” Contact Kelsey Geiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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espite the ever-present Stanford bubble, we are lucky and privileged to have the opportunity to encounter an abundance of cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds.There is a diversity of beliefs and values that each student has to offer, but too often we have encountered the problem of voicing these passions.This is where “Stanford 2.0” comes in. We believe that we all have opinions and experiences to share and that the issues that face each community or student organization cannot be adequately solved without an empowered student body and a responsive student government. By creating an intersection of experience and engagement, we hope to build a more unified and aware Stanford community.We are Michael Cruz ‘12 and Stewart Macgregor-Dennis ‘13 and we are excited to be running for ASSU Executive. Right now, as we write this piece from our secret headquarters, we are surrounded by other students who are as invested in community issues as we are. With our campaign theme of “Stanford 2.0”, we hope to not only empower and engage all Stanford students in voicing their needs, but also foster a more open and forthcoming ASSU, one that measures results and is consistently searching for better ways to fulfill student needs.We are currently endorsed by PASU, SOCC, Stanford Club Sports, Stanford Dems and the Queer Coalition, endorsements that speak volumes about our commitment to addressing and responding to a diverse set of student issues. Here is a taste of our platform, which will give you a better sense of the projects we intend to tackle. A more complete platform can be found at: stanford2.com: Empowerment Career: Provide consistent student and career development support from freshman year-onward, regardless of your major. Health: Create a centralized website specifically for health and wellness, providing information and directing students to the appropriate health resources. Queer issues: Empower the queer community through gender-and-queer-sensitive facilities and gender-neutral housing. We also firmly believe that it is unacceptable to ask the student body to vote on the civil rights of a minority, and we support the campaign to vote “abstain” on ROTC. Diversity:Advocate restoration of all community center professional staff to full-time employment,and create a database system for student groups and community centers to enhance communication between alumni, current students, and the greater Stanford community. Student Life Housing: Create the position of a Diversity Peer Educator as part of dorm staff, who will be trained in diversity and queer issues, working to foster a feeling of safe and open space for all Stanford students. Dining: Make dining options more student-friendly through healthier late-nite options and effective responses to student feedback. Technology:Take advantage of technology in order to streamline Stanford event planning, rework Stanford websites such as Zim-
e have had the opportunity to enmesh ourselves within the fabric that is Stanford — to learn the nuances, values and uniqueness of the individuals of our community.As such, it is our goal to make the single the collective, to give every individual the opportunity to develop their leadership potential while enhancing their ability to see beyond barriers and to gain a sense of agency within the general Stanford community. We are Tenzin Seldon ‘12 and Joe Vasquez ‘11 and we are looking to be your next ASSU Executives. We have been actively involved in the Stanford community both inside the ASSU and out and are looking to bring a new level of inclusion, relevance and excitement to student involvement. We are running to make a difference in a real way, to bring diverse and rich communities together and to work on issues facing every Stanford student. Our vision centers around enacting concrete change, working alongside the administration and students like you. Stanford is our home and we believe we must work together to make a real, tangible difference. As such, the four major themes of our platform are: Promoting Mental Health and Well-being: We plan to engage students in dialogue with resources such as Vaden, CAPS and The Bridge about how to improve wellness on campus; leverage our visibility as ASSU Execs to create more classes on campus addressing issues of mental health; incorporate workshops in dorms and support for increased salary for Peer Health Educator (PHE); advocate for support, safet, and wellness in the Greek community. Diversity and Tolerance: We deeply care and are committed to issues and promotion of diversity, equality and tolerance on campus. We will provide the necessary support and space for community centers to raise awareness on specific issues by supporting the Diversity Advisory Board. We will initiate campaigns to raise awareness of the Acts of Intolerance Protocol and will engage with administration and promote greater dialogue with Stanford police and the larger community. Advising and Student Life: We will increase the opportunities for mentorship and interaction between the graduate and undergraduate student population by working closely with the Graduate Student Council; strengthen advising by working with UAR and administrators and make the transition to Stanford accessible and personal for everyone, including firstgeneration, low-income students; provide more career support and guidance through working with the Cardinal Careers and Career Development Center. Transparency and Accessibility: We envision an ASSU that works alongside the general Stanford community, one that actively reaches out to those it aims to serve. We promise to initiate and launch agendas that are important to the larger Stanford population and create avenues to
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t must have been one of those I’m-about-as-pleased-as-a-wetcat days when I threw my broken umbrella on the ground, took off my awkwardly muddy pants and booked a ticket to Sweden. Scandinavia in the winter is cold, snowy and dark, however I couldn’t resist free lodging and a chance to practice my Swedish. The whole week before I debated whether or not I should even go. It was kind of like the time I found an amazing quads-length orange, pink and magenta knit angora hipster sweater online — the epitome of a bad-purchasing choice. The sweater and my trip were both huge mistakes, financially and just in general, but I legitimized. I could work on the plane and wear my sweater in Sweden! I fell asleep as soon as I was underway, in blissful absence of my roommate’s loud nocturnal typing. Before I knew it I was at the Arlanda airport, clacking my way across the hardwood floors and uttering dumb phrases in Norwegian to the beautiful Swedish immigration official. She smiled and said good morning to me in English, which I counted as at least a partial win. Luckily, all Scandinavian languages are very closely related, so if you know one, you can kind of communicate in the other two. Not that it matters though, because everyone speaks English. I took the high-speed train into the city and watched the falling snow against aspen trees. It was the cheapest choice, and I was quite pleased that I qualified for the under-25-child fare. I cursed the developed world because the WiFi wasn’t working and thought to myself, I wonder how I will meet my friend at the train station. Back in my Boy Scouting days — no joke, Wilderness Survival merit badge — we were taught to stay put in one place when lost in the woods. Surely this applied at the train station. I pawed once or twice at the odd Swedish telephone, but after swiping my credit card in a few places, I decided that I had none of the appropriate coins. I have a bad record with foreign payphones. Luckily I arrived on time, unlike when I planned to meet up with a friend at Platform 9 3/4 on a jaunt to London earlier this year. Eventually I was found. I packed light, so my friend and I did a bit of exploring of old Stockholm. Seeing the bridges, statues, architecture was all well and good. I wasn’t in the museum-ing type of mood, so I instead posed in front of particularly precarious historical figures. I was quite impressed with a swan, duck and goose smorgasbord — as in they were being fed in the park and I took pictures — quite cultural. The Grand Hotel, Royal Palace and several churches are all
The sweater and my trip were both huge mistakes,financially and just in general, but I legitimized.
within walking distance. Skating in the park was pleasant, and to top it all off there was a U.S. space exhibit in the mall. At lunchtime, we ventured to an all-you-can-eat sushi place.As it was also the cheapest lunch option, I was a bit worried. I was hungry and wasn’t about to offend my host, but let’s just say that some of my sushi connoisseur friends would have been disappointed. As my host was quite excited about sharing this secret sushi place, it became my immediate favorite food. I love this sushi! On the note of food though, one cannot leave Sweden without trying Swedish meatballs. A serious concern for those traveling to Scandinavia is that alcoholic beverages are ridiculously expensive due to high taxes. It’s perfectly legal to bring from home as long as it’s within the country-specific limits — for Sweden it’s 1 liter of spirits or 2 liters of wine. I received a king’s welcome when I unwrapped a bottle of Svedka — ironically much cheaper in the U.S. This was soon supplanted with Red Bulls, chips and biler, a Swedish candy akin to Swedish Fish, except shaped like cars. I’m fairly certain you can buy them at Ikea (but I’m not really allowed to go there since my Norwegian family wouldn’t approve). It was truly a feast fit for a coterm! Nightlife in Stockholm is superb, however as with everything in that city, get ready to spend your money. To say I was partying with Swedish
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Closing the Citizen-Soldier Gulf
OTC’s absence from this campus has removed a critical mode of discourse between the military and the civilian population it serves. As the daughter of an Air Force officer, I grew up entirely behind the gates of U.S. military installations.The schools I attended were filled almost exclusively with fellow military dependents. College marked my first experience living off base and being surrounded primarily by civilians. I was struck that while I understood the nuances of civilian life, my civilian counterparts had virtually no notion of what life in the military entails. Worse, they seemed almost proud of their ignorance. The gap between the military and civilian populations has been growing further apart in recent decades. Though we are currently prosecuting two wars, only 1 per-
cent of Americans is directly affected. The Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Michael Mullen, recently warned of the danger of this increasing gulf between the military and the civilians they serve to protect. The implications of this gulf could prove to be detrimental not only to civil-military relations, but to the foreign policy decisions of the United States. For citizens and politicians to truly understand the cost of war, they must be intimately aware of the sacrifices we ask our military to make. By the same token, a military should be intimately tied to the society it serves to remain keenly aware of the values and freedoms they are asked to make sacrifices for. Our Founding Fathers feared the potential dangers of having a large standing army as a threat to liberty; instead, they placed emphasis on the formation of militias
for the very reason that they were so closely knitted to their home communities. Not only should the military be closely tied to the community it serves, but it is strongest when it is a reflection of that community. Thucydides once contended that “the society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” His observation is no less relevant in his ancient Greek republic than our American one.The military should be a reflection of the society it serves, and this should apply to the academic community no less than any other part of the general public. Just as the concept of the citizen-soldier serves to sustain civic engagement and ensure political accountability, the idea of the war-
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Miss Fit - The frustrations of sustaining a healthy lifestyle on a college campus
Please see BARTZ, page 5
am not a physiology or nutrition expert, nor am I an “athlete.” I would like to begin with this disclaimer to dispel any notion that I am attempting to market myself as such. I am simply your average twenty-something female who developed a passion for health and a penchant for clean eating. My adventures in the fitness world have been hindered by obstacles ranging from my own ignorance to misinformation, from prejudices to dining hall inflexibilities and from social pressures to the strains of college life. I emerge from these roadblocks at a high level of personal
physical condition with the expectation of continuing to improve my health and athleticism.As I become conscious of the extreme importance of fitness in sustaining a happy and (somewhat) sane college life I’m compelled to share a few insights that may be useful to my nonathlete peers seeking fitness information. This week’s tidbit is: Common roadblocks to achieving fitness goals in the college setting. 1. Apathy Exercise and diet did not feature prominently in my thoughts during the high school/college transition. I’m sure there were some fitness afi-
cionados among the throngs of freshmen, but those of us not on a Stanford sports roster likely had little concern with healthy dining options and navigating athletic facilities. We were busy being bombarded with hundreds of new faces, classes, a cappella groups, parties and profound late-night bonding sessions. Who in her right mind leaps out of bed for a jaunt around campus loop before that 9 a.m. Spanish class after a Wednesday night spent chugging wine and gorging on delicious cheeses?
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pop stars may be a bit of an exaggeration, however I was told at least twice that I had just met so-and-so, a Eurovision hopeful from last year. Not to mention the fact that the pre-party was primarily my friend’s colleagues from the local strip club. And yes, we danced to Abba. Upon my return, my plan for blonde hair got vetoed, but I at least picked up some sweet hair wax for my new do — the perfect match for the ultimate hipster sweater. Johnny wants to know what your favorite Abba song is. Let him know at email@example.com.
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bra, and create an iASSU app to enable greater student-ASSU communication and participation. Living: Create a Life Skills class that addresses financial literacy, laptop maintenance, cooking skills, and other essential areas. Advocacy Sexual Health: Lower the heightened Standard of Proof to allow for “clear and convincing” or “preponderance of evidence” instead of “beyond a reasonable doubt. Disabilities: Work with campus organizations and the administration to create a map of gender-neutral and accessible bathrooms/ dorms in order to improve the Disability Draw. Grads: Increase flexibility of health insurance options for graduate students. Women: Work with ResEd, WoCo and other administrators to create a “sexual violence monitor” training program for organizations that throw large party-type events.
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hear public opinion during Executive and Senate meetings. These are just some of the higher-level ideas that we are looking to enact. Don’t hesitate to shoot us an email and invite us to coffee or dinner. We would love to hear about what’s important to you or even just to chat. Our broad level of experience and strong track record does not even come close to underscoring the level of commitment and dedication we have for our position and serving you. Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Student Engagement Green: Institutionalize Green Events Consulting for student events and incentivize attendance at certified “Green” events with an ASSU Event Point system. Service: Work to unify efforts among public service sub-communities, and collaborate with campus entrepreneurship groups to emphasize social entrepreneurship and service. Arts: Create a centralized forum for the performing arts community to list auditions, performances, and events as well as facilitate communication between different performance groups. Greek: Increase ASSU engagement with the IFC, ISC, MGC, and AAFSA, and work to find storage space for non-housed fraternities and sororities. This is merely a brief glimpse of what we hope to accomplish in the coming year with your help, and while these issues may seem separate and discrete, remember that they come together and define the Stanford community as a whole. We want to hear what you think, so feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working together and building Stanford 2.0 with you. who glides to class to get extra cardio in. I have personally become known in Stern dining as the weird “chicken-girl,” because I always request that the chef grill plain, unmarinated chicken for me (I don’t want oil and sugar). There are detractors quick to label consistent exercise as “compulsive” and conscious eating as “restrictive.” Of course disordered eating and distorted body image are serious issues and quite prevalent at Stanford. However, being labeled as a “compulsive over-exerciser” merely because I’m not a Stanford-sanctioned athlete is disturbing and ridiculous. 4. Ignorance (and inability to set goals) This was one of my most significant roadblocks after I overcame the apathy factor and decided to get in shape. There is a vast world of misinformation and a burdensome quantity of good information too. Navigating the sea of fad diets, trendy workout programs, blogs, supplements, protein powders, personal trainers and stylish, overpriced spandex can be daunting and
o vote abstain is to have a nuanced opinion, to have an understanding of the implications of the vote this Thursday and Friday and to know that this vote has the greatest effect on not one, but two marginalized communities who deserve greater voice than they are being afforded. It is not a stance on ROTC and in fact brings together both sides. As ASSU Chief of Staff, I am leading the Vote Abstain campaign because I believe it is important that as a Stanford community, we can do a better job, create a better forum and allow for a better outlet for those most affected by the ensuing decision to be made by those administrators charged with listening to student input. Let us stand together in voting abstain so that we do not trivialize the small groups of people, whether they be pro or anti ROTC, into one singular vote but rather afford them an equally powerful voice within the appropriate forums. Let us as a student body not be wrapped up in a statistic or reduced to a number in a poll, but bring the diverse complex opinions we have to the Faculty Senate and give that legitimate voice. The ROTC situation is complicated because there are two very small and equally marginalized subsets on campus that are a part of this vote. I will be the first person to admit that the intricacies of whether it should be back on campus are numerous and at times, both sides very convincing. I try to put myself in other people’s shoes as much as possible before making a judgment, and in this, it is no different. I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I wonder what I would think if ROTC did not permit people from my city from participating. What if I as well as my Philly peers were so explicitly affected by this program and then we as a student body voted on whether it should come back? I think it is safe to assume that I am going to lose that vote and my voice is not going to have the magnitude that it deserves discouraging. It has taken years of floundering to locate what I consider reliable sources of information about exercise and nutrition. On a related note, a common challenge to reaching health goals is defining those goals in the first place. Do you want to excel in a particular area? Become a better runner, cyclist, etc.? Do you want to gain muscle? Lose fat? Tone? Without setting realistic and well-defined goals, it will be impossible to sort out the good information from the bad. 5. Misconceptions and overgeneralizations This is an enormous category, and I mention it here for the purpose of dispelling some of the most common health/fitness misconceptions. A) Fit does not mean skinny. Getting into shape does not necessarily mean losing weight. I have spent the past six months attempting to gain five pounds of lean muscle, and it was much more physically demanding than periods of my life when I’ve attempted to lose weight. B) Crash diets do not work. Rather, they are not sustainable.
because I am so explicitly affected by the measure. My voice and my Philadelphian peers are such a small minority on campus, and yet we are very much a part [SV1]of the diversity that makes up Stanford. Ultimately, it is my hope that people would understand that I deserve to be heard in the forum of the Faculty Senate and not referred to as part of a statistic. By abstaining, I personally believe it is about making sure that each person has an equally powerful voice with those making the decision. This poll is the measure of the climate of the student body. They will point to this poll, if given legitimacy, as the barometer of what Stanford students think, trivializing and ultimately, stripping us of the power to explain our opinions. The minority voice should be able to sit on equal ground as the majority opinion, whether it is those often marginalized in the ROTC or those discriminated against in the transgender community.That way, you can go to the faculty senate and have a big voice as opposed to one vote where minorities who are most affected by the decision have disproportionate impact. Discriminating on either side of the issue is not fair to those communities that are affected and marginalized. I am abstaining because I want to see those specific individuals not be reduced to a singular vote when proportionally they are by far the most effected subset of the population. I am not voting on ROTC; I am voting abstain because I fully understand what it means to use my voice effectively and fully understand what this ballot measure means. I implore that you, as a Stanford voter, protect the diversity of opinions we as a student body encapsulate. Vote abstain this Thursday and Friday.
JOHN HASKELL ‘12 ASSU Chief of Staff [SV1]”part,” not “a part”
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2. Time (lack of time, that is) Nowadays, I begin every day with a run and end each day with a weight-lifting session. Oftentimes when my workout program comes up in conversation, I receive the reaction: “I wish I had the time to work out like you do.” I hate to burst the bubble, but the time to work out doesn’t just “happen.” I am no less busy with academics, extracurricular shenanigans and social engagements than your typical Stanford girl.You have to create the time to exercise and find a way to shove it into your tight schedule. This is difficult—not impossible. 3. Negative Stereotypes These stereotypes come in many flavors. Nobody wants to be known as the “gym rat” who gazes admiringly at his biceps in the Arrillaga mirrors. Everyone always has a snide laugh at “rollerblade woman”
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rior-scholar serves to provide enlightened military leadership and protect the core values of the population. ROTC enables future officers to learn in a hybrid militarycivilian environment, where they can study military doctrine while engaging in the civilian academic world. ROTC has been a vital component of creating a more educated and more professional military, which ultimately benefits the society it serves. A society should demand that its military leaders be the best and the brightest, but it must also allow them the opportunity to obtain such education. By denying ROTC’s right to exist at Stanford, opponents are turning a blind eye to the reality of global politics; they ignore the fact that the military will not cease to be a defining social force so long as violent conflict exists in the world. In actuality, opponents are promulgating a viewpoint completely antithetical to the values of a university education. Intolerance, xenophobia and isolationism have no place in academia, and yet these are the defining characteristics of those who seek to keep ROTC out of Stanford.The pervasive ignorance of this viewpoint does only harm to the state of civil-military relations and the prevalence of this viewpoint is detrimental for our society as a whole. Shouldn’t we ensure that our future military officers are as well educated as possible so that we may all benefit from enlightened military leadership in the future? As a society, we could ask for nothing more than to have educated warrior-scholars fighting to guarantee our rights. The wind of freedom does indeed blow here at Stanford, but let us never forget who secured this freedom.
REBECCA YOUNG, M.A.‘11
Maybe you can drop ten pounds with the latest fad on the market, but you’ll gain that and more when you stop. Making a healthy diet a lifestyle choice is the only realistic way to achieve a strong, fit homeostasis. C) Achieving fitness goals requires a plan and a strategy. It is unbelievably frustrating to watch the people in the gym who wander randomly from machine to machine, pumping out a few ineffectual reps and leave thinking they’ve achieved something. Don’t be afraid to ask for information and instruction! There are plenty of resources, especially at the Stanford gyms. If you’re going to take the time to go to the gym, make sure you’re not wasting it.
ERICA MORGAN ‘11
Erica will be sharing these insights in a sequence of three columns. Look for the next column with suggestions for overcoming common roadblocks and tips for navigating the dining halls and college gyms! Email her at email@example.com.
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Senior pitcher Danny Sandbrink (2-0), above, went four shutout innings to get the win versus San Jose State. Sandbrink used a pitch he calls the “funk,” which is a variation of a sinker, to keep Spartan hitters off balance. He did not allow a hit and only surrendered one walk in Stanford’s 5-2 victory.
UP NEXT USC
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4/8 Los Angeles, Calif. 6 P .M. GAME NOTES: Coming off of a series win at Washington State to kick off conference play, the Stanford baseball team will look to continue its strong play when it travels to USC to play a struggling Trojan squad. USC has lost two in a row and eight of its last 10 games.
Four Cardinal pitchers combine on four-hitter
By MICHAEL LAZARUS
Two games after piling on 22 runs against Washington State, the No. 11 Stanford baseball team proved it can win with its arms too, holding San Jose State to two runs on four hits Tuesday night en route to a 5-2 victory. On a beautiful night at Sunken Diamond — a pleasant change from snowy Washington — senior starter Danny Sandbrink paced the Cardinal (14-7, 2-1 Pac-10), tossing four no-hit innings and striking out two. The Spartans (19-9) did not reach
base until a leadoff walk in the fourth and didn’t record their first hit until the sixth.
BASEBALL SAN JOSE STATE STANFORD 4/5, Irvine, Calif.
With his patented “funk” pitch — a sinker with unpredictable movement — dancing all over the strike zone, Sandbrink never let San Jose State get comfortable at the plate. “They handle the bats well, but I just kept the ball low and they got themselves out,” Sandbrink said.
“The funk was working well.” Stanford wasted little time getting on the board offensively. Sophomore center fielder Tyler Gaffney led off the home half of the first with a walk and came around to score on back-to-back singles by sophomore shortstop Kenny Diekroeger and freshman first baseman Brian Ragira.The single by Diekroeger extended his hit streak to 15 games. The Cardinal then extended its lead in the second. After another perfect inning by Sandbrink, the Cardinal exploded for four runs,
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TROJANS, ANTEATERS BESTED BY POLO
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The top-ranked Stanford women’s water polo team finished its Southern California road trip unscathed, taking two tough contests over No. 13 UC-Irvine and No. 3 USC. Stanford (20-0, 5-0 MPSF) won 13-4 and 9-8, respectively. After solid wins against No. 15 UC-Davis and No. 4 UCLA last weekend, the Cardinal had another match against USC (15-4, 3-2), which defeated Stanford in the 2010 NCAA National Championship game by one goal. Stanford has not lost since that game, entering the rematch with 18 straight victories, including two wins against the Trojans this season.
overtime.” The nine Cardinal goals were scored by a variety of players. Sophomore two-meter Annika Dries and freshmen driver Kim Krueger each tallied a pair. Junior two-meter Melissa Seidemann, junior drivers Pallavi Menon and Cassie Churnside, and freshmen drivers Kelsey Suggs and Garton notched a goal apiece. “We use more players than other teams,” Tanner said. “This weekend we got impressive contributions from everyone on the roster, often in areas outside their pri-
mary role.” The Cardinal’s diversified offensive attack was complimented by excellent goalie play, as senior Amber Oland had nine stops. Even after an emotional victory, Stanford looked sharp the following day against the Anteaters (14-8).The Cardinal jumped out to an 8-2 halftime lead with sophomore Kate Baldoni in the cage. Baldoni finished the 13-4 rout with eleven saves. “Amber and Kate have split
UP NEXT HAWAII
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GAME NOTES: With just three games remaining on its schedule, top-ranked Stanford has an undefeated season well in its sights. Hawaii is coming to town trying to spoil Stanford’s perfection. The Warriors lost their last match against Cal, 7-6.
hough my colleague Jacob Jaffe has explored the many, many failings of the Capital One Cup in the past, I feel like it’s a good time to revisit the issue now that the winter sports season is winding down and the big spring sports — led by baseball and softball — are in full swing. With a few winter sports left to be counted, Stanford is holding its own in the standings, at third in the women’s competition and fourth in the men’s (and that doesn’t count the results of the recent women’s NCAA Tournament). So it appears that the Capital One Cup has completed at least one of its stated missions:prevent Stanford from winning every year by splitting up men’s and women’s sports and creating a tier system to award more points to sports on the basis of “popularity” (i.e. ones arbitrarily chosen by the Cup’s organizers).The other goal — to award schools for being good at football and basketball — seems to be working fairly well, as the two teams atop the men’s standings are Auburn and Connecticut. Having seen the results roll in so far, I can see flaws in the Capital One Cup — most obviously, is its egregious bias in favor of the big revenue sports.Aside from its top finish in football, the Auburn men only have one other top10 finish (sixth place at the swimming and diving championships), while UConn has only its basketball title to speak of. On the women’s side of things,Cal is in the lead,but its position is fairly warranted: the Golden Bears won the swimming title and finished second in volleyball. Yet the most important failing that I see in the Capital One Cup is its division into men’s and women’s sports.An award that purports to reward overall athletic excellence should do just that, without any conditions.I see no reason to separate out the men’s and women’s programs, since the exploits of male and female athletes should not merit separate awards.It also hurts programs like Stanford’s,whose strength has traditionally lain in its women’s teams. With that said,I believe that the Directors’ Cup — which Stanford has won 16 consecutive years — has some flaws of its own which could use correcting.For those of you who are unfamiliar, Stanford has won the award every year buts its first, but the Cardinal’s strength comes from more than one source.Of course,Stanford has exemplary programs top to bottom,but a large reason for our Directors’ Cup dominance is the sheer size of our athletic program. Stanford fields 31 varsity athletic teams, easily one of the largest programs in the country. Looking down the final Directors’ Cup standings from last season, it is clear that Stanford’s size gives it an unmistakable edge.Second-place Florida has 21 varsity pro-
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Lightweight rowing takes San Diego Crew Classic crown
Stanford’s “A” lightweight crew team took home the Vitamin Water Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic last weekend with a time of 6:41.70. The Cardinal’s “B” boat finished third at 6:59.84. The Stanford men’s crew team finished second in the Copley Cup and the Sharp Cabrillo Cup, also at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Cardinal’s top Eight won its heat in the Copley Cup then finished just 2.75 seconds behind defending National Champion Cal in the final. Stanford’s second Eight won its heat in the Sharp Cabrillo Cup and finished with a time of 6:12.32, in the final, 7.62 seconds behind Cal yet again. The women’s crew team finished second in two competitions over the weekend: the Jessop-Whittier Cup and the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Cup, third in the Laurel V. Korholz Cup and fourth in the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup. Stanford’s top boat raced in the Jessop-Whittier Cup and finished 2.63 seconds behind USC after winning its heat.
— Daniel Bohm
WOMEN’S WATER POLO STANFORD 13 UC IRVINE 4 4/3, Irvine, Calif.
Stanford fell behind early in this matchup, down 4-1 after a quarter of play. Junior driver Nadia Dan scored half of the USC goals in the first quarter. Even with the three-goal deficit on the road, Stanford came surging back and went on a 4-0 run to capture the lead. The two squads went into final period of regulation in a 5-5 deadlock. Stanford held a 7-5 advantage in the fourth quarter, but USC battled back to force overtime. In the second overtime period, sophomore driver Jillian Garton launched skip-shot bar-in that sealed the deal. “We were in disarray on defense in the first quarter, and we played poorly at both ends the last few minutes of the game,” said head coach John Tanner. “But we were organized on defense and had quality possessions in the
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Junior driver Pallavi Menon, above right, scored one of Stanford’s goals in the Cardinal’s victory over defending national champion USC last weekend. Stanford’s 9-8 overtime victory was the Cardinal’s third win over the defending champions this season. The Cardinal also breezed to a 13-4 win over UC-Irvine last weekend.
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once again ignited by a leadoff walk. Following a single from freshman designated hitter Brian Guymon, senior catcher Zach Jones brought home freshman right fielder Austin Wilson for the second run of the game with a sacrifice fly to left. Jones, who had been in a season-long slump before the Washington State series, now has 11 RBI in his last four games. Gaffney then kept the inning moving with a double, setting up senior left fielder Ben Clowe’s RBI groundout to short. Gaffney came around to score on an error by San Jose State, its first of three on the
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SAN JOSE STATE ab Hertler, C. dh 3 Martin, J. cf 4 Valdez, J. 2b 3 Carroll, M. ph 1 Reiling, M. pr 0 Stienstra, D. 1b 4 Natov, C. 3b 3 Christian, T. ph 1 Schulz, N. rf 4 Quiery, T. lf 2 Jenkins, K. ph/lf1 DiRocco, M. c 2 Borg, N. ss 3 Totals San Jose State Stanford r 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 h 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 STANFORD rbi ab 0 Gaffney, T. cf 2 1 Clowe, B. lf 4 Diekroeger, K. ss 4 0 Piscotty, S. 3b 4 0 Ragira, B. 1b 4 1 Kauppila, L. 2b 3 0 Wilson, A. rf 3 0 McArdle, D. dh 0 0 Guymon, B. ph/dh3 0 Ringo, J. ph 1 0 Jones, Z. c 3 0 0 r 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 h 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 rbi 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
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E—Valdez (7); Natov 2(4). LOB—San Jose State 4; Stanford 7. 2B—Gaffney (4); Piscotty (8). SF—Jones (1). SB—Hertler (8) Pitchers San Jose State Melero, J. L (1-1) Slaton, D. LeBaron, E. Stanford Sandbrink W (2-0) Vanegas, A. Snodgress, S. Reed, C. IP H R ER BB SO 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 5 2 2 0 2 2
3.0 5 5 3 3.0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 4.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
WP— Reed (3). Pitches/strikes: Melero 54/32; Slaton 43/29; LeBaron 33/18; Sandbrink 52/31; Vanegas 34/21; Snodgress 26/18; Reed 20/12. Umpires: HP: Jason Venson 1B: Greg Charles 3B:Bill Speck T—2:25. A—1,428 — Compiled by Daniel Bohm
night. Sophomore third baseman Stephen Piscotty capped the inning with a run-scoring double down the left field line. From there, it was all about the Cardinal pitchers. Sandbrink once again set down the Spartan offense in order in the third. After a walk to start the fourth, the only base runner Sandbrink allowed, the senior struck out Danny Stienstra, the Spartans’ leading hitter, to end his night. “Tonight we grabbed an early lead and that makes it a lot easier to pitch versus a zero-zero game,” Sandbrink said. “You can be much more aggressive on the mound.” Moving from a veteran to a rookie, head coach Mark Marquess handed the ball to A.J. Vanegas. The freshman quickly retired the side in the fifth, but ran into trouble in the sixth.After issuing the fourth leadoff walk of the game, Vanegas allowed a single and then a deep fly ball that set up a first and third situation. Vanegas got the grounder he was hoping for, but the ball was hit too slowly for Diekroeger and freshman second baseman Lonnie Kauppila to turn the double play, allowing San Jose State to score its first run of the night. Junior Scott Snodgress kept the Spartans’ bats at bay in the seventh and eighth, surrendering only one hit. Piscotty saved a would-be double with a backhand dive down the line at third. The Spartans managed to scratch across one more run against junior closer Chris Reed, but it was too little, too late. Reed struck out pinch hitter Tyler Christian for the final out of the ballgame. The win improves Stanford’s record to 6-0 in midweek games and extends its overall winning streak to three games. Next up for the Cardinal is a conference clash against USC in Los Angeles this weekend. Contact Michael Lazarus at mlazarus @stanford.edu. basketball tournament. Stanford would, of course, still have an excellent chance of winning the Directors’ Cup for every year from now until the apocalypse. However, its victory will be even stronger when our competition knows it doesn’t come from sheer size. Kabir Sawhney wants to tell you about the sheer size of his “program.” Find out what that means at ksawhney @stanford.edu.
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“[Transgender students] can’t serve openly, so ROTC will still violate the University nondiscrimination policy, and while DADT has been repealed, it has not been implemented yet,” she said. “The way we have ROTC now, people can be involved, just off campus. We are representing them by voicing our support for them off campus, but because the military discriminates against sexual orientation and not on any rational basis, we can’t allow it.” Both Warma and Senator Rebecca Sachs ‘13 expressed concerns with the bill as proposed. “I think having Stanford students participating in ROTC and being able to have a dialogue on campus adds a very positive value,” Warma said during open forum. “If the ASSU is supposed to represent all students, regardless of the size of the group, the ASSU has to hear all voices and that cuts both ways. I don’t think there’s a place, particularly with the election coming up, for you to be weighing in on this. There’s a chance for transgender students and their allies, and ROTC cadets and their allies to weigh in . . . but I don’t think this is something this body should be injecting itself into.” “The issue I see is that the student body is going to be voting this, if the student body has the opportunity to voice their opinion and their opinion should be held over ours . . . We should not speak for them when they have the opportu-
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grams, third-place Virginia has 25 and UCLA,coming in fourth,has 22 teams. Thus,the Cardinal has a bigger margin of error, since it can rely on a large number of programs (each of which is equally weighted) to inflate its place in the standings. Thus, the Directors’ Cup should implement a weighting system of its own,which ensures that programs are not punished simply for a relative lack of size. Unlike the Capital One Cup’s arbitrary weighting system, sports should be weighted in the Directors’ Cup by how many Division I programs exist in that sport. Being the best team out of almost 300 D-I men’s basketball programs should count more than winning in water polo, which is played almost exclusively on the West Coast. Stanford gets a good number of points from gymnastics, and though the Cardinal wins championships in the sport regularly, there aren’t as many men’s gymnastics teams in the country as there are teams that make the NCAA women’s
nity to speak for themselves,” Sachs said. SSQL co-president and Daily staffer Holly Fetter ‘13 said that she believed this was a way for the Senate to show that the “nondiscrimination policy has teeth.” “I have to wonder what Stanford’s values are if it wants to bring back an institution that discriminates blatantly against transgender students, and people disabled mentally and physically . . . that seems really flawed to me,” she said.“This is not about trans students versus military students; this is a basic issue of upholding the nondiscrimination policy.” Army ROTC cadet Jimmy Ruck ‘11 was also present to discuss his experience in the ROTC program, and clarified that transgender students would be able to participate in ROTC courses offered at Stanford. He also mentioned that discrimination within ROTC stems from federal policy. “The military is under the subordination of the civilian leadership of this country, it’s a federal issue more so than a Stanford issue,” Ruck said. After Senator Will Seaton ‘13 voiced discomfort with the bill as it currently stood, Senator Pat Bruny ‘13 suggested changing the language of the bill to specifically state opposition to the discrimination perpetuated by the ROTC program, and not against the program itself. During this debate, Fetter chided the Senate for not taking a stronger stance against ROTC. “[The revision] is another symbolic gesture where you can pass a bill that doesn’t say anything,” she said.“Be strong, be Senators, or else
this seems to be like a lot of political bullshit.” After Senate Chair Madeline Hawes ‘13 called for a recess, the remaining Senators drafted a new resolution with consultation from members of the open forum titled, “Resolution to Acknowledge and Oppose the Discriminatory Nature of ROTC’s Policies.” The new bill, which did not include the original support for off-campus ROTC programs, was passed unanimously by the nine senators present. “Students should know that what we’ve passed now, which is opposing the discriminatory policies of ROTC, is very different from what the students will be voting on Thursday and Friday, which is to support or oppose the return of ROTC,” Senator Khaled Alshawi ‘13 said. “In terms of support or not supporting the return of ROTC, the Senate is not taking a stance,” Bruny said following the vote. “We’re just saying we oppose the policies of the program that violate the nondiscrimination policy that the University has set forth.” Contact Kate Abbott at kmabbott@ stanford.edu.
This correction relates to an Apr. 5 article entitled “University rejects Kappa Sigma appeal.” In a memorandum, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Greg Boardman incorrectly stated that the current Kappa Sigma house is located at 1025 Campus Drive.In fact,the house is situated at 1035 Campus Drive.
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time and played well the last few weeks,” Tanner said. “All three of our goalies are competitive with and supportive of one another.” Stanford has only three regular season matches left before the MPSF Tournament. The team is scheduled to return home to play No. 5 Hawaii on Saturday. Contact Kevin Zhang at email@example.com.
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