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NO TIME FOR REST
CARD ROLLS ON AFTER TAXING WIN OVER USC
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Last week, the Stanford football team emerged victorious from the most dramatic, nerve-wracking game of the college football season. Next week, the No. 4 Cardinal will welcome No. 8 Oregon to the Farm for a game that will likely decide who wins the Pac-12 North Division. This week, Stanford (8-0, 6-0 Pac-12) takes on lowly Oregon State (2-6, 2-3). But when you’re deep in the hunt for the national championship, nobody wearing cardinal and white is going to overlook the Beavers. They just consider it the eye of the hurricane. “We know there’s an elephant in the room. You can’t just say, ‘Don’t worry about the rest of the games,’” said sophomore linebacker AJ Tarpley. “We know that [Oregon] is a big game if we can win this game, and so we treat it like every other game. The only way that game will mean something next week is if we take care of business this week, so the only thing on our mind this week is Oregon State.” Of course, overlooking anyone at this point would be unwise for the Cardinal, but the Beavers have a unique history of defeating highly ranked conference opponents in the last few years. Oregon State has pulled off three major upsets that changed the national title picture in the last five years by beating No. 3 USC, 33-31 in 2006, No. 2 Cal in Berkeley in 2007 and then No. 1 USC, 27-21 in 2008. In addition to all the history of big-time upsets, quarterback Andrew Luck recalled the Cardinal’s last trip to Corvallis in 2009, a 38-28 Beaver victory, when talking about the challenges of playing in Reser Stadium. “Definitely no fond memories. They’re a very well coached, tough team, and coupled with a great at-
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Stanford GSB recieves $100 million gift
Endowment to fund institute seeking to alleviate poverty
By BRENDAN O’BYRNE
Postseason no longer a reality
By TORSTEIN HOSET
and UCLA at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium this weekend. Pac-12 leader and No. 8 UCLA (12-4-1, 7-0-0 Pac-12) comes to Stanford on Sunday with a perfect conference record, needing only one point to clinch the conference title, while No. 20 San Diego State (104-2, 4-3-0), which went down 3-0 at home to second-placed Washington last weekend, needs a win on Friday to remain in contention for an NCAA Tournament berth. The Cardinal’s very marginal postseason aspirations were put to a definite rest two weekends ago as it came up short and failed to make chances pay off against Oregon State and Washington. But while pessimists might say that there’s nothing left to play for and that the season is effectively over, head coach Bret Simon still finds motivation going into the closing stages of the season. “I think it’s two-fold: We really want to reward the seniors and make sure that they have an opportunity to finish off strong and leave with an impression that they’ve helped the program along,” Simon said. “In addition to that, we’re always looking to the future. We want to give the younger guys confidence going forward and make them realize that they can beat stronger teams.” Junior defender Hunter Gorskie underlined that the team’s pride and self-respect is paramount in building locker room spirit going into the weekend’s games. “We play for pride, for the fans,” he said. “We want to put on a good performance for them.The attitude of the guys is that there’s always something left to play for.” When asked if the possibility of sabotaging their visitors’ postseason chances adds incentive for the players, Gorskie’s eyes lit up. “It definitely does. We have a good record against them at home, and we want to keep it that way,” Gorskie said, referring to Stanford’s impressive four-game winning streak at home against the Bruins. The Cardinal also beat the Aztecs at Cagan Stadium last season in a 1-0 thriller. The Cardinal will be looking to over-
Coming off a bye week after a somewhat disappointing road trip to the Pacific Northwest, the Cardinal looks to wrap up its home season in style as it hosts San Diego State
The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) has received a $100 million dollar gift and a promise of $50 million dollars in matching funds if others donate to start a new initiative aimed at alleviating global poverty. The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SIIDE), pronounced and known informally as “SEED,” was funded by a gift from Robert “Bob” King ’60 and his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” King. The institute will have three main areas of focus: research the major problems facing the developing world and creating solutions; educating both Stanford students and local business leaders in developing countries about in business skills and problem solving and providing on-the-ground support to entrepreneurs in developing countries through advice, training and technical support. SEED is set to host its
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Junior defender Hunter Gorskie said that despite the Cardinal’s inability to make the postseason this year, the squad still hopes to play an entertaining set of matches this weekend.
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Occupy movement at Stanford
Cops, students and faculty all involved in movement
By MARSHALL WATKINS The spread of the “Occupy” movement to the West Coast — which included a heavily publicized police crackdown on protesters in Oakland last Tuesday — has involved both Stanford students and law enforcement officers from the Palo Alto Police Department (PD) and the Stanford Department of Public Safety. Stanford Police in Oakland Stanford sheriffs and Palo Alto PD officers were dispatched to Oakland last Tuesday in response to a “mutual aid”request from Oakland PD to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, which asked police departments within the county for spare personnel.Oakland PD had requested assistance with crowd control in response to growing protests. Police attempts to evict protesters from their camp in an Oakland city plaza on Tuesday, Oct. 25 resulted in sustained confrontations with the use of riot gear and less-than-lethal ammunition. According to city officials, 85 arrests were made and at least one protester, Marine veteran Scott Olsen, was critically injured. William Larson, spokesman for the Stanford Department of Public Safety (DPS), said that five sheriffs — a sergeant and four deputies — were dispatched to the incident. Palo Alto PD sent 10 officers trained in crowd control and tactics, two lieutenants and a staffed Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC), according to Sgt. Kara Apple of the Palo Alto PD. The city chief of police authorized the deployment from Palo Alto. Approximately 100 officers were dispatched from Santa Clara County as a whole on the Oct. 25. At no point since then have Palo Alto PD officers been dispatched again to Bay Area “Occupy” protests,Apple said. Protesters at Occupy Oakland threw “rocks,bottles and other objects”at Palo Alto PD officers, according to Apple, and Oakland PD reported officers being physically assaulted by protesters.No officers from Palo Alto PD were injured in the altercations. Palo Alto PD does not arm officers with rubber bullets,but officers deployed “pepper ball” ammunition — less-thanlethal rounds loaded with pepper spray — against protesters. Apple said that “officers deployed CS gas under Oakland PD direction after coming under projectile fire” from protesters as well. Apple added that the CS gas canisters were administered “correctly” without
Shaping foreign policy
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Stanford professor Jeremy Weinstein spoke about working for the Obama administration and helping to advise its foreign policy efforts.
SPEAKERS & EVENTS
Panel analyzes Muslims in entertainment
By KURT CHIRBAS
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While Hollywood has backed away from some of the more negative depictions of Islam in recent years, the industry has not replaced these stereotypical Muslim characters with more accurate portrayals, according to Camille Alick, program director of Muslims on Screen and Television (MOST). “So the flat terrorist that you would’ve seen 10 years ago, they’ve stepped back,” Alick said. “In fact, there was a research study done recently that said most of [the terrorists] being depicted now are white, home-grown terrorists, but we still need more authentic and diverse depictions [of Muslims].” This comment was made Thursday at a panel discussion about how Islam is represented in wide range of media platforms, including film, television and print journalism. The event was the first in a series called “We the People: Islam and U.S. Politics” which the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is hosting throughout the 20112012 academic year.The American Studies Project also co-sponsored the night’s talk. Vincent Barletta, the event’s moderator and a professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures, said the series was especially important given that 2012 will be an election year. He said he hoped the series would give the audience information and a chance for reflection before
they voted next November. Michael Wolfe, co-founder of Unity Productions Foundations, said that the “misleading and sometimes inflammatory stories” about Islam are primarily being generated by a “small number of anti-Muslim muckrakers financed by large entities behind the scenes.” He said Internet bloggers and AM radio broadcasters will often create negative Muslim stories that are then picked up by major cable news stations.He cited the recent Koran burning in Florida and the debate over a mosque near Ground Zero as two stories started by bloggers that did not merit attention by the national press. “I think it’s about defeating [President] Barack Obama by implicating him in something that is ‘un-American,’” Wolfe said, referring to the fact that many online bloggers have claimed Obama is a Muslim despite the fact Obama has publicly stated he is a member of the United Church of Christ. “And if you can link Islam to something that is un-American, then you got your argument right there.” Wolfe said that he did see hope for more accurate Muslim depictions, especially in television. “There was no Daily Show in the 1950s,” he said. “There was no Colbert Report. There was no PBS either.” As a result of these shows, he said Americans have developed “pretty good crap detectors.” Alick agreed, showing clips from CBS’s The
Good Wife, one of the shows she said had been making advancements in representing Muslims. According to Alick,television had a great capacity to change people’s perception of the world. “Everyone knows this is fiction.This is not reality,” she said. “But these shows get 20 million viewers a week, and they watch television and believe what they see, even if it’s a fictional story.” She said a lot of work is currently focused on getting positive depictions of Muslims in video games, noting that it is a $40 billion a year industry.According to Alick, there’s very little diversity of any kind in video games because they are primarily both consumed and designed by “35year-old white males.” Wolfe said he is currently collaborating with Umair Khan — who previously developed a game for Facebook called SecretBuilders — on a medieval adventure game that takes place during a Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. He said Facebook and other mobile platforms are helping to level the playing field. Joel Brinkley, professor in communication who has reported extensively abroad, spoke about the portrayals of Muslims in print journalism. He said journalists are told never to impose their own values on other cultures when they are reporting,but that this can often become complicated.
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SPEAKERS & EVENTS
Technology not the only key to edu reform,says Kim
Content and empowering students critical to success
By BRENDAN O’BYRNE
Sun exposure affects vitamin D levels in light-skinned people more,study finds
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF Avoiding sun exposure may result in a vitamin D deficiency for light-skinned people,according to a study published by Stanford researchers on Thursday. Interestingly, applying sunscreen did not affect test participants’ vitamin D levels, though researchers speculate this was a result of poor or sparse application. Though sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer, this study adds to the debate over how to
Paul Kim, assistant dean and chief technology officer at the School of Education, emphasized that technology is not a complete solution to improving education in developing countries in a filled Wallenberg Theater on Thursday evening. The event was part of the Liberation Technology series put on by the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. Kim’s presentation focused on the significant number of under-educated children in the world, noting that more than 67 million children are out of school and many more are going to schools of very poor quality. Kim discussed how to best utilize technology to improve global education. “A lot of people think delivery and display means learning,” Kim said.“And that’s a huge problem.” Kim was recently part of a panel that evaluated the effectiveness of the distribution of more than 450,000 laptops in Uruguay. The panel found that only 25 percent of the students brought their laptops to school, a figure Kim blames on a lack of engagement. “Many of these projects focus on unit cost. They talk about how many units have been deployed . . . We need to focus on new areas, to find a way to cause and
support self-initiated learning.” “Innovation and technology will not be centered around a piece of technology,” Kim said, suggesting instead that educational reformers should focus on content and promoting self-initiated learning. This point was particularly resonant given Stanford’s connection with Silicon Valley. Kim was sure to make it clear that technology is only part of the solution, and educational reform must be comprehensive. Many of the programs that have had success bypassed teachers entirely, going straight to children and giving them mobile learning devices. “I tell them aliens gave me the devices, and I don’t know anything about these devices. So don’t ask me any questions,” Kim said. This tactic drastically decreased the learning curve, and students figured out the devices much more quickly than teacher-training programs. This tactic also helped avoid problems like a lack of power or electricity. By hooking up these devices to cheap bicycles, Kim managed to create an “80dollar moving school,” with a 20-minute bike ride fully charging the mobile device. Despite these efforts however, some areas simply don’t have the resources to fund things like science experiments. “Ninety percent of children today will not have experiments in their classrooms,” Kim said. To try to solve this problem, Kim helped developed a Re-
best balance avoiding excess sun exposure and maintaining healthy amounts of vitamin D. “It’s not as simple as telling everyone to wear sunscreen,” said dermatologist Eleni Linos, M.D. Ph.D. in a press release. “We may instead need to begin tailoring our recommendations to the skin tones and lifestyles of individual patients.” Vitamin D production is triggered by the absorption of ultraviolet rays in sunlight,and a lack of the vitamin has been linked to weak bones, rickets and possibly cancer. Experts predict that 30 to 40 percent of people in the United States are vitamin D deficient,according to the University statement. The research surveyed data from self-reported tendencies, such as how often a person enters the sun and how often they wear sunscreen. The study found that while sun exposure did not affect vitamin
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Entrepreneurship class set for winter
By ALLY ARRIETA “The Startup Workshop: Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Venture Capital” is a course which will be featured for the first time this winter quarter.The course, which is currently accepting applications, will bring in 10 prominent investors from Silicon Valley to serve as guest lecturers and is currently offered through the Department of Management Science and Engineering and the School of Engineering. Ernestine Fu ’13 spearheaded the course, working with faculty to design the curriculum and inviting business leaders to participate. Forbes Magazine featured Fu, an associate at San Francisco venture capital firm Alsop Louie Partners, on one of its August covers. “I have realized that there are several startup essentials that are often never discussed at school,” Fu said.“I personally discovered this untold story when I began working at the venture capital firm Alsop Louie Partners in March of this past year. Not every student is provided with the opportunity to work at a venture capital firm or startup while attending school, and I want to share the invaluable lessons I have acquired with other students.” Seeing that there was no class at Stanford to give students the opportunity to learn about the cycle of a startup, Fu met with Bill Coleman, a partner at Alsop Louie Partners, David Hornik, a partner at August Capital and Tom Kosnik, a professor in School of Engineering, to organize the course.James Plummer,dean of the School of Engineering, also played an important role in designing the course and will be leading the first class. “This course proceeds through the stages of
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said that part of the power of the movement was its diversity. “The range of demographics [among the protesters] was amazing,”Walter said. Tensions rose sharply at the campsite on Thursday night as reports and photographs of police staging in riot gear trickled through the camp. Protest organizers had separated those who would be willing to risk police arrest from those who would not. Walter said that “it was clear what measures people would take” in the event of a police raid. A large contingent of the protestors was “absolutely”ready to contest possession of the campsite with riot police, according to Walter. “We had our masks on and vinegar to combat tear gas,” he said. However the police decided not to raid the camp that night,which was the same night that several mayoral candidates and city supervisors visited the campsite. Stanford’s role in the Occupy movement The ASSU sponsored an open forum on Thursday night to discuss Stanford’s role in the Occupy movement.This roundtable occurred in the wake of a walkout staged by Harvard economics students in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. The meeting, which occurred on Thursday night and had about 40 people in attendance,consisted of undergraduates, graduates and faculty members. Approximately half of the assembled group had attended at least one Occupy protest, with many having protested during the Occupy Oakland’s takeover of the city port on Nov. 2. The group discussed future events at which the group could protest and develop the Occupy Stanford movethis often means that only negative stories are told about Muslims in the news. “What you are describing is a neurological fact:Neurologists reckon that it takes 14 positive impressions to wipe out one negative impression,” Wolf said. “If, as Brinkley says, we are involved, in print journalism and journalism in general, in not writing about the planes that fly but only writing about the one that went down . . . then from my point of view, entertainment can be a kind of counterbalance to that.” Contact Kurt Chirbas at kchirbas @stanford.edu.
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malfunction and had been thrown into areas away from protesters and flammable objects. Palo Alto PD CS gas canisters are manually deployed and designed to burn internally,emitting smoke without any explosion. Students protest On Thursday,Oct.27,several Stanford students attended the Occupy San Francisco protests in anticipation of a rumored police raid on the protesters’ campsite. Matt Walter ’14 said that he saw at least four other undergraduates, in addition to a few recent alumni,in attendance at the event. This was the second time Walter had visited the Occupy San Francisco campsite. “The country is headed for a change in wealth distribution and corporate responsibility,”Walter said. He noted that the protests offered a “once in a generation opportunity to participate.” While the first time he had attended the protests had been the result of a friend’s encouragement,Walter expressed his interest in going back to a Bay Area Occupy protest in the future. Walter described a “carnival-like atmosphere” at the Occupy campsites, with bands playing throughout the night in the midst of 40 to 50 tents. However, he added that there was also “a lot of sitting around and waiting.” Despite the general discontent with the status quo among the protesters, he noted a “good amount of thrill seekers” embracing the occasion to protest. Nevertheless, Walter
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Paramedics tended to the injuries of an Occupy Oakland protester who was struck by a car at the intersection of 11th Street and Broadway during a demonstration on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Oakland, Calif. Stanford students and police officers have attended many of the Occupy movements in the Bay Area.
ment. Motivations for the Stanford protestors varied significantly, with individuals expressing their discontent with wealth inequality, corruption in government and business, social issues, government spending priorities and incidents — such as the Oakland PD crackdowns — that endanger “people’s right to be safe in their own city from those who purport to protect them.”Members highlighted the need to highlight social issues in the communities surrounding the “Stanford bubble” and make the Stanford community aware of ongoing injustices. The group also sought to explore how the University fit into the debate,noting the need to tailor the Occupy movement’s message and methods to a Stanford community more closely linked to the “1 percent” than other locations targeted by Occupy protests.They also sought to establish a set of objectives for the Occupy Stanford movement unique to the Kim said during the conclusion of his presentation. During the Q&A, Kim was asked how he deals with resistance from teachers or institutions. “I don’t talk to teachers, I go straight to the children,” Kim responded. When teachers see that children are learning, are excited about learning, then the teachers get on board and support these technologies. In a small rural village in India, Kim met with community leaders who simply ordered him not to teach their children, fearing if they became educated they would leave and the agricultural University’s situation. While the Occupy movement only arrived on campus with the walkout staged on Nov. 2, group members expressed their appreciation for a movement that offered an umbrella and practical template for addressing global issues and which, for them,“has already touched Stanford in a very real way.” Contact Marshall Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. foundation of the village’s economy would crumble. “When that happens, there’s nothing I can do,” Kim said. Alexander Atallah ’14 thought Kim had interesting ideas about technology, and especially thought empowering students was a good idea. “I strongly believe that education should be improved by giving students more ownership of what they do in school,” Atallah said. “And he seemed to be very forward looking about that aspect.” Contact Brendan O’Byrne at email@example.com.
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“There’s an aphorism we use to describe what we do as journalists: We don’t write about the planes that don’t crash,” he said. “We write about the things that are unusual.” “As much as we try not to judge other countries based on our own values, what’s news to me is always going to be different between what is news to the people in the country I cover,” Brinkley said. Wolfe, however, commented that
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motely Operated Science Experiment (ROSE) program, which allows students to access a Stanford laboratory through the Internet. Students in these areas can conduct experiments in real-time, which would otherwise be unavailable to them. “In order to make any educational technology successful you have to understand the ecosystem, not just a piece of technology,”
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he ASSU recently announced that it is offering $10 checks to the first 250 Stanford students who submit tickets from Stanford’s football game at USC last Saturday. This policy, publicly hinted at in an Oct. 18 post on a Senator’s Facebook page but otherwise not widely advertised until after the game, is advertised as a way to “help defray the cost of the ticket” from the game. Though many students drove to Los Angeles to attend the thrilling triple-overtime game, the premise of these subsidies and their execution is questionable. The justification for gestures like the USC game subsidy tends to rest on ASSU support for building student community in the form of attendance at and participation in University sporting events. Students are able to celebrate school spirit, lend moral support to the competing team and have a generally enjoyable time. Given that football games are popular outings, as evidenced by massive student demand for tickets, the ASSU’s promotion of attendance at football games is understandable. If the combined cost of ticket and transportation to a football game is to be subsidized, there are certainly better ways to go about it. Presumably, the goal of such ticket subsidies is to encourage students to attend the event without having to worry about any financial hurdles. However, what is in effect a surprise subsidy handed out after a game defeats this purpose completely. Students only qualify for the subsidy ex post if they had already decided to attend the game. Essentially, the subsidy only benefitted those students
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who already possessed the financial resources necessary to finance the costs of the ticket and travel to Los Angeles. If the goal of these ticket subsidies is to level the playing field for students choosing to attend a game based upon the cost of doing so, then only ticket subsidies well publicized before the game make sense. Indeed, such subsidies are typically available through dormitory and house funds. Staff members may elect to draw subsidies from these pools and,as in the case of the Crothers Memorial dormitory, coordinate transportation to the site of the game as well as purchase residents’ tickets for a smaller fee. Of course, dormitory funds are not always used according to the wishes of residents. While every student is required to contribute towards dormitory funds, the decisions to devote funds to one activity over another can never be made by complete consensus. Thus students who have no desire to go to football games might pay for their fellow residents’ ticket subsidies. Accordingly, we acknowledge the advantage of direct ticket subsidies for students,but not for their residences.The ASSU needs to do a better job of publicizing such efforts before games, not after, when some students may have already chosen not to attend a game because of its high cost. We suggest the ASSU award individual ticket subsidies, to be used at any Stanford sporting event, before these events have taken place. This approach would better serve the ASSU’s goal of encouraging athletic attendance and do so in a way that is fair to fans of every sport.
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met Makana in August 2005,where an old lava flow meets the ocean in a series of ledges and tide pools on Kauai, one of the Hawaiian Islands. He was a “local” of about my age who got his name (Hawaiian for “gift”) from the old volcano that formed the backdrop of our introduction.He was-
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campaign was won in large part by a one-word platform: “change.” That is not to say Obama’s campaign was baseless, but it appealed to voters on a basic level. It lured voters with the aesthetic of progress, but not progress itself. I have a great deal of respect for the one Republican campaign that I feel, in my limited interaction with news media, continues to press its cause on substantive levels: that of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Romney talks in concrete terms about changing the way America’s entitlement systems work — a highly unpopular topic. When confronted by folksiness in debates, he is insistently boring.The truth is, policy questions should have boring responses. Yet every candidate insists on couching everything in the nondescript terminology of folksiness. They’re either attempting to be very appealing, or so accessible that the line between communication and entertainment is blurred. I, personally, would prefer a shamelessly boring campaign of very expected haircuts, so long as that lack of vibrancy allowed the important specificities to shine through. Our politics are far too superficial.We need something better if we are going to actually improve our country. We have an electorate that is continually impassioned but ignorant of the substance of issues — something we cannot afford in the 21st century. I hope there is some way the cycle can be broken. Spencer would love to know your thoughts on 2012, so email him at email@example.com.
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belief in the conservative media and electorate. The tactics that are appealing to journalists and voters are the cheapest kind.Talk about smalltown Main Street and vague cliches of patriotism are swaying hearts and minds instead of promises and policies. The talk is of frustration and the battle to take back Washington, not what doing so would achieve. Perhaps this was born out of a desire to be more accessible,but it has come to the point where substance is gradually being eliminated. The contest of proving who is most truly American has reached a point where any serious display of intellectual vigor is a serious image problem. But it has become stylish to be a joke, at least to discerning eyes, and electorally unadvisable to be a serious candidate. A real question: How can one be an intellectual conservative in America? Even outside of the presidential race, most prominent Republicans become so by advocating policies very few people here at Stanford would endorse (think Peter King). There is no viable third-party option and there seems to be no realistic way to stop this simplifying trend, considering what appeals to the electorate. If I am to believe that all of this rhetoric will be transformed into reason after candidates are elected, I still have a problem. I cannot be convinced that it is wise to entrust someone with so much power who is so suggestible or, alternatively, so manipulative of his or her constituency. Either motivation seems unsuitable of POTUS. The problem isn’t localized to the Republican Party. Last year’s
he field of Republican candidates for president makes many intellectual conservatives uncomfortable. Of the four Republican frontrunners, three are either woefully underqualified or proposing unrealistic policies and radically weighty social goals. Texas Governor Rick Perry is a radical of extremely marginal substance, so much so that he is trying to avoid presidential debates. (He said, “I’m a doer, not a talker,” in a recent campaign ad. Incidentally talking is part of the whole president gig.) Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appears to be far more of a personality than a politician and is obviously pandering, just like Perry, to the electorate with simple, folksy rhetoric without intellectual backing. Former businessman Herman Cain is attempting to play off running a pizza company as valid experiential credentials for the highest office in our nation. It’s very difficult to imagine any of these people could be elected after the scrutiny of a national campaign, even if the opposition were much weaker than the dynamic Obama. It’s even harder to think about a realistic scenario where any of the three could pilot the United States through the economic and diplomatic complexities of the upcoming ’10s with any more subtlety than a sledgehammer. Though that seems a widely known fact, they are still very popular. I cannot help but ask why. The widespread lack of confidence in these three, who have at one time or another sped to the front of the polls, reflects a lack of
n’t in college, but had a good job as a caddy at an upscale golf course, where Bill Clinton had tipped one of his buddies well the day before. In the afternoons, he and his friends came to this spot — still called “The Queen’s Bath” decades after the days of Hawaii’s royal rulers — to “talk story” and swap tales with an endless stream of tourists.They smile and joke,even as we talk about local crises in health care, drug abuse and housing prices driven so high by outside demand that local sons and daughters don’t know how they’ll afford a place to live. As we chatted, one young man abruptly dove off a 20-foot cliff into the turquoise water below. He swam rapidly across the cove in pursuit of an enormous green sea turtle — perhaps 5 feet in length — which glided just out of his reach for several meters before turning gracefully on a flipper and rapidly outdistancing him. Giving up on the chase, he climbed out of the water and back up to the ledge with a smile on his face. He’d been playing this game with that particular turtle for several years, he explained. “One day, I will catch him, but for now the old man likes to joke with me.” His friends only laughed. I saw the process repeated several times that day. The turtle was never caught,and I had little fear for it.Elsewhere, green sea turtles (which are listed as an endangered species) are crowded,chased,encircled and petted by dozens of eager snorkellers. I was no less guilty, having pursued more than my fair share as a child. There was something different about how these young men saw that turtle, though.It was a companion,perhaps a friend, another living, feeling being with whom they shared an increasingly fragile world. Hawaii is a state under siege. About 70 million years ago, a hot spot at the ocean’s floor began to build the islands one by one. They broke the surface as active volcanoes, spewing ash and lava to create a platform of bare rock for the first seeds of life.These seeds were few and far between: They had to survive a 2,500mile trip from the closest continent across an unforgiving Pacific Ocean and then carve a niche for themselves on the most unforgiving of surfaces. As millennia went by, soil formed and lush tropical rainforests, swamps and coral reefs emerged. Isolated from the mainland, the few species that arrived could evolve and diversify into dozens of new
forms, unhindered by the predators or competitors they’d left behind on their continental homes. A thousand “ancestral colonists” gave rise to thousands of plants and insects, a striking diversity of birds (including an array of honeycreepers that rival Darwin’s finches) and one lone mammal: the Hawaiian bat. Most of these species (including 89 percent of the native plants) are endemic (found only in Hawaii) and some are confined to a single island. Even the slightest damage to their miniscule habitats could mean extinction. Threats, of course, abound. There are the usual suspects: habitat loss to agriculture,industry and the latest resort, damage from overuse, death by over-hunting. Perhaps the most significant problem today, however, is species invasion. Transported to Hawaii from all over the planet,these foreigners take advantage of sheltered and defenseless natives to thrive within weakened ecosystems. The very icons of the islands — coconut palms, pineapple, sugar cane, pigs roasted at luaus, flowers for leis — are all introduced.Tropical forests have been uprooted by wild boars, the eggs of native birds have been devoured by rats and mongoose, and countless tourists have been swarmed by newly introduced mosquitoes. Today, while we may understand the risk of invasion far better, we are more likely than ever to invite it. Our globalized world has created numerous vectors for transplantation: ships and airplanes bear cargo and hitchhikers between previously unconnected areas.Yet living without the trappings of modern life seems unthinkable: who can turn down papayas in December, or cheap Halloween costumes manufactured overseas? But maybe Makana, his friends, and their laughter at the edge of the sea hold a deeper lesson for all of us. There are some things more important than globalization, efficiency and dollars. There are the things we respect, the lifestyles we love and a world we can’t afford to lose.The silhouette of a sea turtle, the sweet song of a honeycreeper — the gifts of the islands. Holly welcomes reader feedback,commentary, island stories and critical review of turtle behavior at hollyvm @stanford.edu.
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DONATION |Bob and Dottie King fund new institute CLASS
first research forum in March 2012. Bob and Dottie King have hosted Stanford international students for more than 50 years, an experience they say inspired this gift. Xiangmin Cui ’97 was one such international student. Cui introduced Mr. King, a Silicon Valley angel investor, to his friend Eric Xu. With the help of a seed investment from King, Xu went on to co-found the Chinese search engine “Baidu,” which now posts revenue upwards of $1 billion and is the sixth most visited site on the Internet. Another student who stayed with the Kings, Zimbabwe native Andreata Muforo ’09, invited fellow Stanford students who took part in a global study trip to Africa for dinner at the King’s house. “We heard how those first-hand experiences compelled some of the MBAs to return for internships in Africa,” said Dorothy King in a press release. “We saw the direct connection between the learning experience and the motivation to make change.” “This initiative is an enormous opportunity for Stanford students, faculty and on-the-ground entrepreneurs to collaborate on the design and incubation of new enterprises and solutions,” said Garth Saloner, dean of the GSB, in a press release. Hau Lee, a GSB professor who will serve as the director of the institute, hopes that the program will help foster that attitude and provide a way for Stanford students to engage in business that also promotes social good. “[SEED] will help create training, materials, curriculum and designs to educate aspiring entrepreneurs in these developing countries,” Lee said in an interview with The Daily. Through supporting and interacting with entrepreneurs in developing countries, Lee hopes that students matriculate with a desire to make money in ways that promote public good. While SEED’s resources will primarily be available to students at the GSB, it will also be available to Ph.D. students in any department,as well as graduate students in various departments. The institute will seek to fund and support student projects designed to improve the developing world, and will encourage graduate
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growth and challenges experienced by startups,” Fu said. “Although there is no set formula for building a successful company, basic principles and general patterns are manifested in the most successful startups.” The course will give a small group of 20 students an inside look at customer value equations, board management, market strategy, company culture and hyper growth. Among the venture capitalists volunteering as guest lecturers are Bill Draper, one of the West Coast’s first venture capitalists; Ann Winblad, one of the first female venture capitalists in Silicon Valley;David Sze ’93,an investor of Facebook, Digg, Oodle, LinkedIn and Pandora and Howard Hartenbaum, the founding investor of Skype. In addition, experienced entrepreneurs such as Mark Leslie, the founding CEO of Veritas Software and Evan Williams, creator of two of the Internet’s top 10 websites, Blogger.com and Twitter.com, will be sharing their insights with students. “We want them to be able to interact with each other and the experienced folks who are there,” said Coleman, a member of the teaching team. “So they can get a better understanding of how a team addresses the challenges that they will face whether they decide to become entrepreneurs or start small businesses.” To make this material available to other students and budding entrepreneurs, Stanford Technology Venture Program’s ECorner and Stanford’s iTunes channel will feature the series online. Organizations like Silicon Valley Bank and Cooley LLP have also stepped in to support the course. “A lot of really great ideas for companies are coming out of undergraduates now, and this will give them a great basis of understanding and contact,” Coleman said. “If you think about it, with only 20 students, they will be able to really interact with the best and most experienced leaders in the valley.” More than 100 students have already applied for the course. Contact Ally Arrieta at aarrieta@ stanford.edu.
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Dorothy and Robert King, ‘60 M.B.A., offered $100 million to create opportunities to assist the Stanford Graduate School of Business in alleviating poverty in the developing world through research and education.
students in different departments to take advantage of SEED’s resources. This multi-school interaction is one of the reasons Lee says this initiative rivals similar programs at sister institutions.With SEED’s “huge, significant” endowment, Lee said that other schools within Stanford, such as the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Engineering, would be enthusiastic about partnering with the GSB on projects. SEED will not directly fund any foreign businesses and will not operate as a venture capital firm, but instead will fund student trips and projects that seek to improve economic conditions in developing countries. “Students who have the heart will not be limited by capacity or because the course requires funding,” Lee said. The program will also allow students to go abroad and get first-hand experience tackling problems in the developing world. With faculty support, undergraduates will be able to take advantage of these resources by applying for funding or support for student-created projects. However, Lee said that SEED would not replace any undergraduate department’s requirements or responsibilities. In addition to Lee, who will serve as the overall director of the program and the head of the research arm, Jesper Sørensen, a professor and director of the Center for Social Innovation at the GSB, will lead the education and dissemination portions of the institute. Jim Patell and Bill Meehan, both professors at the GSB, will head up the on-theground activity and help provide support to startups and NGOs in developing countries. Contact Brendan O’Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By MILES BENNETT-SMITH
UPS AND DOWNS
Cardinal on both squads — freshman Patrick Rodgers solidified his spot as the team’s No. 1 with his fourth consecutive top-10 finish at the Gifford, while Sally Watson and Kristina Wong both were in the hunt in Hawaii and finished in the top-10. But there were just as many issues of consistency for Stanford. Coming into the Gifford, held right down the road at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif., the men’s team was ranked third in the country behind No. 2 Oregon and No. 1 Texas. But the Card struggled from the outset, turning in a first-round 371 that left the team in eighth place, a whopping 26 strokes behind USC for the lead. Coach Conrad Ray attributed some of that deficit to the disadvantage the Cardinal had in starting play on the back nine holes of the course, which Ray said were tougher to ease into. “Conditions were pretty tough all week, the rough was thick and the greens were fast,” he said.“And we didn’t have our best stuff. Playing six guys and counting five scores, we battled that fourth and fifth spot a little bit and the fifth score all week was a little bit high. But hats off to USC for taking command.” The Trojans came out firing at pins from the first tee, shooting a first-round 345 led by senior Steve Lim’s 66. But even with their low scores, they faced some serious competition from UCLA and sophomore star Patrick Cantlay. Last year’s Division I Player of the Year and a First Team All-American shot a first-round 63 to pace the field. From there, it was pretty much a two-man (and two-team) race with Lim and Cantlay outpacing Oregon’s Eugene Wong slightly. Lim proved to be slightly more consistent, taking the title after three rounds in the 60s. Rodgers and sophomore Cameron Wilson, who shot a final-round 69 to tie for 13th at the Gifford, have both played very well in the fall. And junior Andrew Yun has been right up there with Rodgers in several events, needing to finish with better closing rounds to move up the leaderboard. But as Ray pointed out, the team has yet to find a solid back-end to the lineup, and while it has not been due to poor play by any one player, the cumulative effort hasn’t been quite up to the level Ray expects from one of the favorites to win the Pac-12 title. “The team results have been kind of a mixed bag,” Ray said. “The win [in September at the Fighting Illini Invitational] in Chicago was one of more impressive victories I’ve had as a coach here. Now, obviously the last couple weeks have been a little off-par, and we want more contribution from the fourth and fifth spots. But that’s the beauty of team golf — we just need a couple of guys to step up.” The women’s team faces many of the same problems, although signs of improvement were everywhere in Hawaii. Stanford finished at 19over par, 34 strokes behind UCLA, but juniors Kristina Wong and Sally Watson finished in the top seven and the Cardinal did not even have the services of freshman Mariko Tumangan, who has emerged as one of the top players on the team. If Watson, who won the first tournament of the season at the Washington State Cougar Cup, Wong and Tumangan can continue to perform at a high level, Stanford will have a chance to compete for the conference crown. But it won’t be easy — the No. 1 Bruins women’s team is even more formidable than its male counterpart and features four players inside the top 15 individually. But both Stanford teams will have to wait to make their moves on the course, as the Cardinal takes a break from competition until tournament play for both squads resumes in February. Contact Miles Bennett-Smith at email@example.com.
The men and women’s golf teams both finished up their fall seasons this week, with the women placing third at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational on Wednesday while the men came home in sixth place at the Gifford Collegiate Golf Championship earlier in the day. There were plenty of bright spots for the
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A first-team All-Pac-10 selection his sophomore season, senior David Chung is trying to help bolster a Cardinal golf squad that has had trouble scoring well at its back end as of late.
RAMPED UP SENIOR NIGHT
Rivalry game ‘bittersweet’
By JOSEPH BEYDA
After an early-season draw at Maryland, little has gone wrong for the No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team, which has recorded 16 straight wins, posted a cumulative score of 49-6 and won a third consecutive conference title since that scoreless tie back in late August. But despite being in prime position for yet another run deep into the NCAA Tournament, the Cardinal (18-0-1, 10-0-0 Pac-12) still has one more item on its agenda this weekend: the annual rivalry matchup with No. 23 California. The Bears (12-5-2, 5-3-2) would love to play spoiler on Senior Night at Cagan Stadium and hand the senior class of midfielder Teresa Noyola, forward Lindsay Taylor, defender Camille Levin and midfielder Kristy Zurmuhlen just their second regularseason loss in four years on the Farm. Cal can also move up from fifth to fourth in the Pac-12 standings with a win and a Washington State loss to close the season. To best the Bears, Stanford can’t be content with what it’s already accomplished this season, a trap the
Cardinal seemed to be falling into at Oregon last Sunday after clinching the Pac-12 just two days beforehand. But after expressing disappointment in the energy level after a 2-0 win over the Ducks, head coach Paul Ratcliffe has noticed a marked improvement this week. “Practice has been excellent,” Ratcliffe said. “The team’s training hard and they’re doing well.” On paper, the squad shouldn’t have much trouble beating Cal if the Cardinal is at its best. Stanford’s top five scorers — Taylor (16 goals), Noyola (8), freshman forward Chioma Ubogagu (8), junior forward Marjani Hing-Glover (6) and sophomore forward Sydney Payne (5) — have netted more goals combined than Cal (41) this season, and Cardinal goalkeepers have allowed half as many tallies as the Bears have. Of course, the rivalry factor can always make a difference, but Stanford is approaching this showdown as business as usual. “It’s always fun getting up for a rivalry game,” Hing-Glover said. “It’s great when you can have good competition and stuff, but I don’t think we’re going to do anything differently. It’ll be another great game in front of a great crowd, and we’re looking forward to it.” After facing Cal, the Cardinal will have about a week to prepare for its
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Junior forward Marjani Hing-Glover, fourth on the squad in goals, and her teammates can close the regular season on a high note tomorrow against Cal on Senior Night.
s someone who’s lived in the Bay Area for his whole life, I recognize that there are certain things that we just aren’t supposed to know about out here. Snow plows? I thought those were only in movies. Ski goggles and mummy bags? I’ll rent them out if I ever spend a weekend in Yosemite. But ice hockey? Well,you’d be surprised. We do actually know a thing or two about the sport,even though it’s never feasible here in its original, outdoor state.Thanks to several expansion attempts (some of them failed), “The Great One’s” trade to the LA Kings and the rapid emergence of youth hockey on the West Coast,hockey has become much more of a mainstay in California than you might expect.We have more NHL teams out here (Sharks, Ducks and Kings) than any other state or province — and as many as all of Eastern Canada, for that matter. But the NCAA is another matter. Ignoring Alaska and Alaska-Anchorage (for obvious reasons), the westernmost school with a Division I men’s ice hockey team is the University of Denver.And when a quarter of the teams in the NHL — representing 16 combined Stanley Cup Final appearances — are located west of the Mile-High City, that doesn’t make much sense. Even for an athletics powerhouse like Stanford, travel logistics would make it nearly impossible to spontaneously start a varsity hockey team. So what would it take for a significant portion of the Pac-12 to start playing hockey? Less than you might think. Though college hockey has traditionally only flourished in the Midwest and on the East Coast, West Coast interest in the sport should not be downplayed. Six Pac-12 schools (the four California universities, Arizona State and Colorado) are located within 50 miles of an NHL arena.And don’t get me wrong — I’m talking to you, cross-country runners and golfers — but as one of the four major American sports, hockey is much more student-fan accessible than some of the sports that are common out west. Then comes the money issue. Club teams such as Stanford’s have to travel several miles to reach a practice facility, which is annoying to players but makes it downright impossible for much of a fan base to develop. On-campus facilities are a practical necessity. At least from Stanford’s perspective, the cost of building a hockey arena shouldn’t be all too discouraging. College hockey facilities are generally modest, often holding fewer than 5,000 spectators, and new arenas of that size can carry about a $30 million price tag. By comparison, Stanford shelled out $26 million to renovate Maples Pavilion seven years ago while still maintaining significant parts of the original structure. And money doesn’t even seem to be much of a barrier for cash-strapped public schools; the upcoming renovations to Husky Stadium will cost the University of Washington an estimated $250 million. Even once a facility is built, critics may point to the high operating costs of maintaining an ice surface, which requires large amounts of water as well as and electricity for constant cooling. Annual utilities costs can easily reach the low six figures for small hockey rinks as well as larger ones. But this still pales in comparison to the operating costs of college facilities in other sports. One Olympic-sized swimming pool can demand $250,000 a year to maintain. Avery Aquatic Center has two such pools to support a pair swimming teams and a synchro squad; one ice rink could plausibly be enough for both a men’s and a women’s hockey team. When it comes to revenue, college hockey brings in more in ticket sales than you might expect. While a 2010 NCAA report showed that men’s basketball and football are usually the only sports to make money at the college level,it also uncovered that men’s ice hockey teams lose an average of $356,000 a year. That’s quite a large sum, but still $250,000 cheaper than baseball — a sport of comparable popularity and even greater promi-
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each game, but even the patience of a saint must come to an end. “Typically, I give my teams a lot of freedom,” he said. “This team has had a little less success with that, so we’ve played a little bit more controlled, but we seem to be developing. The guys are playing better and better, so they’ll get more opportunities to make decisions of their own and maybe play a style that’s more attractive.” With little to lose, it seems like Simon will be fielding a more offensive lineup than has been the case earlier in the season. He emphasizes the importance of his midfield men being on top form, asserting their instrumental role in the offensive game, but also eyes the possibility of others getting more attacking roles. “[Sophomore midfielder] J.J. Koval and [junior midfielder] Dersu Abdolfathi have had a very good couple of weeks, and they’re going to be main stage in our midfield,” Simon said. “When they play well, the possession game works way more effectively . . . We’ve been putting more attacking players on the field at the same time in the last two or three games, and we’re giving our outside backs more freedom to go forward, so theoretically we should have a very offensive-minded team on the field.” The Cardinal was swept in two tight road games in Southern California in the beginning of October. Gorskie consolidates Simon’s assertion that the team will take a different approach to these games than was the case on the road.When asked whether he thinks the fact that the pressure is off allows for more room to experiment with the playing style, he reacted affirmatively. “Yeah, definitely, I would say so. Last time around we had the mindset that we were going to play compact and look for the counterattack,” Gorskie said. “This time it will be different.” Friday’s game against the Aztecs kicks off at 7 p.m., while Stanford will look to upset the Bruins on Sunday at 1 p.m. Contact Torstein Hoset at thoset91 @stanford.edu.
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come its scoring struggles, which have been all too apparent for most of the season — the total count shows just 13 goals in 15 games — by taking a more attacking approach this weekend. Simon has shown stoic faith in his team’s ability to score all season, maintaining that his team is creating chances and playing better and better with
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first postseason match, likely at home — barring a loss to the Bears and a sudden drop in the rankings, Stanford should be able to secure home-field advantage through the first four rounds of the tournament
for the fourth straight year. (The Cardinal also played exclusively at home in the 2007 postseason before falling in the third round to Connecticut.) Stanford may not lose very often, but being confronted with the reality of sudden death in the tournament doesn’t change Ratcliffe’s mindset. “For me, it’s always about performance,” he said. “I want to play
to the best of our ability and enjoy it, so I hope they go out there excited for the games and get after it.” For now, though, the squad still has its sights set on Cal and looks to receive continued contributions from a senior contingent that has scored eight goals over the last four games. “It’s kind of a bittersweet day because it’s the last regular-season game for the seniors,” Ratcliffe
said. “So I hope we send them off with a great memory, beating our rival.” Both teams will close out the regular season at 7 p.m. at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in front of what has already been announced as sellout, the fourth packed house for the Cardinal this year. Contact Joseph Beyda at jbeyda@ stanford.edu.
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nence to the American market — where Stanford teams have made a name for themselves nationally over the years. With several club teams already in existence amongst Pac-12 schools, building college hockey on the West Coast shouldn’t be written off so easily. It would take some time for Stanford to rise to the prominence we all take for granted, but the same can be said for any other sport which has been proposed for adoption time and time
again. (Apologies to Wyndam Makowsky, but men’s lacrosse loses $459,000 a year, on average.) While the Frozen Four isn’t in sight for the time being, Pac-12 teams would still get exposure through the conference’s new media network. And since the NCAA is at least 20 years behind the curve in terms of bringing hockey out west, why not go for it? It’s shot in the dark, but maybe it’ll be a shot on goal. Joseph Beyda can’t skate to save his life. I’m serious. As a young child he nearly died when he crashed into the limbo stick during an event at his local ice rink.To give him some skating tips (i.e. don’t do it), email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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D levels in African-American or Hispanic respondents, Caucasians who received less sunlight had significantly lower vitamin D levels. The study found that Caucasians who stayed in the shade and wore long sleeves were twice as likely to be vitamin D deficient as those who did not, causing Linos to emphasize the importance of vitamin D supplementation. One interesting finding was that sunscreen use, which blocks UV
rays and thus should decrease vitamin D production, had no effect on the users’ vitamin D levels. “This finding was both interesting and surprising,” Linos said in the same press statement. “People are probably not applying it often or thickly enough.” “Often, people use sunscreen when they anticipate getting a lot of sun exposure, unlike others who spend time in the shade in order to avoid the sun,” Linos said. The study was funded by a Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award,the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Dermatology.
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FOOTBALL|Stanford closes out road schedule against Beavers
mosphere, it’s always tough to go into Corvallis,” Luck said. “They put the beatdown on us last time we were up there, so we’re expecting a fight.” Another added challenge for the Cardinal will be dealing with the fatigue associated with the overtime win last week in Los Angeles, as well as the emotional highs that come after a big victory. “It’s onto the next play, onto the next game, we’ve got to take it day by day in order to achieve our goals,” said senior linebacker Chase Thomas. “Last game was real draining emotionally and physically, so we had an easy practice Monday to get everyone’s bodies feeling good and I feel like we’re doing a good job about that.” Between the lines, the biggest task for Stanford this week will fall to the defense, which was fried for a season-high 48 points against the Trojans. The Cardinal’s primary focus is on stopping the big plays that nearly cost it dearly last week, an issue that was triggered by the defense failing to sack the opposing quarterback for the first time all season. “[USC] had a good scheme for us, a bunch of three-step drops, and it’s hard to get pressure when they do three-step or slide protection or cut block,” Thomas said. “What it comes down to is doing better on first and second down so we can get into those third-and-longer situations with longer pass drops where it’s harder to protect for a longer time.We’ve got to play better on first and second down defense to unleash some of those play calls that we have called up for this team.” The task of stopping the Beaver offense should be a little less complicated than stopping the Trojan offense last weekend, especially because Oregon State — like most teams in the country — doesn’t boast a quarterback of Matt Barkley’s caliber. Instead, the Beavers have redshirt freshman Sean Mannion, who has subpar numbers despite throwing more than 40 passes per game. Mannion is more than capable of drafting an excellent performance — he threw four touchdowns to only one interception in a 44-21 win over Washington State — but he’s also capable of disaster, as eviLevine Toilolo, [senior tight end] Coby Fleener and [junior fullback] Ryan Hewitt can cover the slack.” Hamilton also pointed out that the Cardinal has played without one of its triumvirate of tight ends in several games this season already. “We’ll make whatever adjustments we have to make; that’s the nature of football,” he said.“Fleener went out against Arizona, and Levine went out against Colorado, so we now had to adjust, we’ll make whatever adjustments are necessary for us to have an opportunity to win.” In addition to the loss of Ertz, the Cardinal will also be without sophomore offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, who was injured against USC, as well as senior safety Delano Howell, who will likely be out of the lineup for the third week in a row with a hand injury. Senior wide receiver Chris Owusu, who sustained a massive hit to the head last week on the Cardinal’s final drive in regulation, will play. Now that it is caught deep in the swirl of the national title hunt, the Cardinal knows it can’t afford a letdown in Corvallis, especially when the drama could ratchet up considerably next week. Shaw said that’s exactly the way he wants it to be. “We’ve talked all year about building,” he said. “You win a big game, they only get bigger. You can’t win a big game and stop playing. I think our guys understand that.” Contact Jack Blanchat at blanchat@ stanford.edu.
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The Cardinal may have to rely more on its running game this weekend in light of an injury to junior tight end Zach Ertz (left). Third on the team in receptions, Ertz went out on the opening kickoff against USC and sent shockwaves through the Stanford playbook, but after a week of adjustments the Cardinal looks to pick up where it left off.
denced by his one-touchdown, four-interception game against Arizona State in a 35-20 loss. Thomas said Mannion’s youth, in contrast to Barkley’s experience, made the team “feel a little more confident” that it can bounce back after last week. “We knew Barkley last week; he’s a talented quarterback, and [Mannion] is a good player too,” Thomas said.“But when you watch the film, you can tell he still makes some of those young-guy mistakes, so we’ve got to take advantage of those mistakes when they’re present.” On the offensive side of the ball, the Cardinal will have to deal with the loss of redshirt sophomore tight end Zach Ertz, who injured his knee on the opening kickoff last week.The absence of Ertz, who has 308 yards receiving and three touchdowns this season, affects more than a quarter of the playbook, head coach David Shaw explained, especially because it hampers the Cardinal from using three tight ends at one time. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton wasn’t concerned that the loss of Ertz would stunt the nation’s third-highest scoring offense. “We played the entire game [against USC] without Zach Ertz, and our guys did an amazing job of adjusting with our personnel groupings,” Hamilton said. “I’m confident that [junior tight end]
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Sophomore linebacker AJ Tarpley (center) had a breakout game against USC, recording nine tackles and falling on the game-winning fumble in triple-overtime. His role has expanded dramatically on a battered Stanford defense.
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