You are on page 1of 8



Baseball holds off BYU in midweek game




Mostly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy 62 50 65 50

T Stanford Daily The

WEDNESDAY April 25, 2012

An Independent Publication

Volume 241 Issue 46

Rove and Gibbs debate future of politics

Rob Reich moderates face-off between Republican strategist and former Obama press secretary

The dueling messages of the 2012 presidential election arrived in full force Tuesday afternoon in a packed Memorial Auditorium as Republican strategist Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Obama, debated which party is best prepared to lead the United States through challenges ahead. Fundamentally, we have some huge issues to tackle in this country, Gibbs said during a moment that broke from the events partisan tone. The only way were going to get solutions to really big problems is that were going to have to work together, and were going to have to compromise. The event, co-hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the ASSU Speakers Bureau, was moderated by Political Science Professor Robert Reich. In their opening remarks, Rove and Gibbs largely advanced their party platforms. Rove focused on the United States deteriorating financial situation, arguing that the Obama administration has been ineffective in confronting issues from sluggish economic growth to high unemployment. We have an entitlement problem, Rove said. Were running out of time, and weve wasted the last three years in making no changes . . . that would keep these great safety nets in place. By contrast, Gibbs emphasized issues of economic and social inequality, arguing the elec-

CHRIS SEEWALD/The Stanford Daily

Karl Rove (left) and Robert Gibbs debated which political party is best prepared to lead the United States through the next four years. Political Science Professor Rob Reich, who moderated the highly-anticipated event, asked Rove and Gibbs questions submitted by Stanford students prior to the event.
tion will hinge upon the values this country was founded upon that hard work and responsibility pay off. When prompted to state the strongest case that could be made by the other partys presidential nominee, both speakers demurred, stating that the arguments being deployed by the other campaign fail to stand up against accumulated evidence. Gibbs cited Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romneys claim to offer superior management of the economy, and Rove noted Obamas desire to continue the work of his first term. The argument [for Obama] isnt credible after weve watched the last three years, Rove said. Im not sure how connected hes been with that path and how willing he is to defend it. In assessing electoral strategies for November, Rove and Gibbs concurred that the election

will likely be decided by a small margin, with the race potentially coming down to a handful of battleground states. This election is going to be even closer [than 2008], Gibbs said. Weve been preparing for this race to be closer than the last one from the very beginning. Both speakers emphasized differences in the electoral map this election cycle due to demographic shifts and post-census redistribution of electoral votes. The pair noted a gain of voters in strongly conservative states while others, such as Virginia, have drifted to the left. That doesnt mean that the past is a guarantee of future performance, Rove added, cautioning against reliance on demographic shifts. Change is always there. The debate became more heated when Reich asked about the failure of both parties to reach out to Hispanic voters, despite the growing and increasingly critical Latino swing vote. Rove noted that the failure to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform can be assigned to both parties, but he highlighted a lack of effort on the subject by Obama, who promised to undertake serious reform both as a candidate and as president. Were going to need to do this as a country, Rove said. The only way to do it is to get someone who is in their heart committed to making America a welcoming and inclusive country. This president had his

Please see DEBATE, page 2



International admits steady for Class of 16

By ROSS THORBURN Of those admitted to the Stanford Class of 2016, 8.9 percent are international students, according to Director of Admissions Bob Patterson. While the statistic hovers around the roughly 9 percent it stood at for last years admitted class, the percentage still remains smaller than that at peer institutions. International students make up 10 percent of those accepted to the Class of 2016 at Harvard University, 9.3 percent at Dartmouth University and 12.2 percent at Princeton University. Stanford defines international applicants as those who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents. This year, the largest country of origin for students outside the U.S. was the United Kingdom, followed by China, Canada and South Korea. Despite the fact that Stanford is currently lagging behind other universities in the percentage of international students admitted, Patterson partially attributed this years record-breaking number of applications 36,631, a 6.7 percent increase from the 34,348 students who applied for the Class of 2015 to a rise in applicants from other countries. We received a record-breaking number of applications this year and are unsure if the trend will continue or if our numbers will remain flat, Patterson wrote in an email to The Daily. However, given Stanfords increased involvement in global outreach, we may see applicants from parts of the world that historically have not applied. At the end of March, the University opened a research and education center at Chinas Peking University. This center, which will host 10 of Stanfords programs, is expected to raise the Universitys publicity and profile throughout China. We do anticipate additional applicants from China in future years, Patterson said.

Privacy concerns for Google eyewear

By RONEIL RUMBURG Professors at Stanfords Human-Computer Interaction Group said that a recently announced Google concept, codenamed Project Glass, could give consumers access to a technology previously restricted to scientists. Professors Scott Klemmer and Terry Winograd warned, however, that privacy concerns linger over the concept, which aims to bring heads-up display (HUD) technology to the masses via a set of glasses. These glasses would include a microphone, a small display over the right eye and a camera that examines the users surroundings. Its been possible to buy a glasses-mounted heads-up display for over 20 years, and pioneers at MITs Wearable Computing Group . . . have worn heads-up displays every day for a long time, KlemNICK SALAZAR/The Stanford Daily

Please see GOOGLE, page 5

Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo spoke Tuesday, in an event sponsored by the Graduate School of Business as part of its View from the Top speaker series about the essential role of leadership in business.



Ferrari chairman addresses GSB

MCT The Ferrari chairman made the comment during the latest event in the Graduate School of Businesss (GSB) View from the Top speaker series. During the talk, held in Cemex Auditorium, Montezemolo gave an overview of his guiding leadership principles, arguing that leaders are most successful if they have passion, vision and demands. You must be creative, look ahead, be the first client of your product, Montezemolo said. He added that a company must be able to integrate a brands history with its future trendsetting design. Montezemolo, introduced as a former racing driver, worked as an assis-

Sophomores benefit from research grants


Industry leader talks Silicon Valley, leadership techniques

According to Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the Italian car manufacturer has much in common with Silicon Valley companies, including product exclusivity and priority of design and details. Still, Montezemolo told the Stanford community Tuesday that a recent meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook had him thinking about his company in a new way. I learned about two things yesterday: simplicity and passion for the work, Montezemolo said of the meeting.

Twenty-one students this year received the Chappell Lougee Scholarship for summer research, with a few more awards yet to be finalized, according to Christina Mesa, an Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) academic director and the scholarships coordinator. The recipient group currently includes only three male students. UAR will fund the winners projects in the humanities, creative arts and qualitative sciences. The scholarships are restricted to sophomores and were established in 1987 to honor History Professor Carolyn Chappell Lougees work as dean of undergraduate studies from 1982 to 1987. While almost the same number of students applied for the Chappell Lougee Scholarship this year as last, there was a record number of students who began and did not complete the application process this year, Mesa said in an email to The Daily. One of the major changes with the application

Please see ADMITS, page 2

Please see FERRARI, page 2

Please see CHAPPELL, page 5

Index Features/3 Opinions/4 Sports/6 Classifieds/7

Recycle Me

2 N Wednesday, April 25, 2012 STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Stanford Daily

ADMIT Senate debates use of leftover funds


Continued from front page

However, obstacles remain for students in developing countries who wish to apply to Stanford. In contrast with the need-blind admissions policy for domestic applicants, Patterson explained that Stanford has a limited amount of financial aid dollars available for international students. We do not maintain a needblind financial aid policy because we do not have enough financial aid dollars to support such a program, Patterson said. We generally have a small percentage of international students on financial aid. The University accepted 2,427 students to be members of the Class of 2016, only 6.6 percent of this years admit pool, besting last years 7.1 percent admission rate. In December, 755 students were

Senators held a marathon, twoand-a-half hour meeting that largely consisted of debates regarding the allocation of several thousand dollars in left-over funds from various Senate discretionary accounts. With $5,700 remaining in Health and Wellness Committee Discretionary Funds, $600 in Traditions Fund, and $1130 in General Discretionary spending, the senators, who are hoping to have their last meeting before transition next week, debated how to allocate the money. Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee, Taylor Winfield 13 requested $6000 for three new initiatives designed to promote students happiness and wellbeing. Her proposal included the ini-

tiation of undead or live week preceding quarterly exams, which may incorporate movie night, star watching, dance and yoga classes, massage chairs, and bring-a-petto-class day; the development of a website that merges resources from all campus institutions addressing different aspects of student health and wellbeing; and the establishment of a fall-quarter course focused on positive wellbeing exercises and best practices. Co-Directors of the Undergraduate Product Design Student Association also came in requesting $4500 from the ASSU discretionary fund to purchase materials for student artists to create original art for the Frost Revival Concert on May 19. They argued that the initiative would not only promote student art on campus, but would also establish precedent for displaying art at Frost

Amphitheater events. The senators also considered the possibility of an ASSU transition retreat, which Rafael Vasquez guess would cost, at most, $1000. We dont want to set up the next Senate for failure, appropriations chair Brianna Pang 13 said, warning the senate against spending all of their discretionary accounts. The funds are designed to last through this fiscal year, which lasts until the end of July. Laufer also expressed concern that giving a VSO discretionary funding might set a dangerous precendent. Im a little concerned that were giving this group preference, Laufer said, I do think we should at least be mindful that were allowing a VSO to spend money out of the discretionary

Obstacles remain for students who wish to apply from developing countries.
admitted through Stanfords early action program, while 1,672 students received offers of admission via email Friday, March 30. The Office of Undergraduate Admission has invited accepted students to visit the campus this weekend to participate in the Universitys Admit Weekend from Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29. Contact Ross Thorburn at rosst@

Please see ASSU, page 7


Continued from front page

chance, Rove added, and he blew it. Rove received significant audience applause when he advocated for legislation similar to the DREAM Act to be undertaken at a state level, stating, We need to find a way to resolve this in a fair way that respects our laws and acts in our interests. Gibbs argued for further bipartisan efforts, asserting that an increasingly conservative Republican Party has complicated attempts to accomplish reform. We have a fundamental problem in that the people that stood with George W. Bush in trying to fix this broken system . . . arent there anymore, Gibbs said. Its an issue thats tough on both parties, and people are going to have to get out of their party mindset. You need both parties to do it, Rove said, but that requires presidential leadership. Addressing the increasingly hostile and partisan atmosphere in Washington, Rove and Gibbs in

turn critiqued the other party for excessive partisanship and unwillingness to make tough political choices, calling for less emotionally charged rhetoric amongst legislators. We have to have a more honest and reasonable and rational debate than simply apply a label to dismiss someone elses concerns, Rove said. Noting the increased influence of corporate entities, Gibbs argued that the previously established model of opt-in public financing is desperately obsolete and in need of reform. Obama, despite previous assertions, rejected more than $84 million of public financing in 2008 in order to avoid spending limits. This is an issue that after this election should be at the forefront of the legislative calendar, Gibbs said. Weve seen the impact of unlimited corporate donations just in deciding the Republican nomination. Rove argued that a double standard is emerging regarding super PACs, noting Obamas recent embrace of a super PAC intended to support his reelection efforts. Roves own super PAC, American Crossroads, has raised proach to its every aspect, from its employees to the international market. Integrating new technology is a given, he said, and innovation cannot stop with a single innovative process or product. Montezemolo advised the audience to be curious, but also wary, of technology. Technology should only be granted to those who can use it, he said. Regarding the companys past focus on a male market, Montezemolo explained that Ferrari has experienced an increase in female influence. Ferrari now offers extensive personalization for its clients, and buyers can choose from a selection of colors and materials. This tailoring process, Montezemolo said, was created primarily for women. Although women only purchased approximately 1 percent of all Ferraris a few years ago, women now comprise approximately 10 percent of Ferrari buyers in the United States and 20 percent in Beijing. Montezemolo also touched on Ferraris approach to sustainability and the environment. He said Beijing will see Ferraris first model with an integrated kinetic energy recovery system, which will reduce the vehicles emissions by 40 percent. He also spoke about Ferraris headquarters in Maranello, which he said are completely off the grid and meet all of their energy de-

$100 million for the 2012 elections over the past 15 months and has been the subject of sustained criticism from the left. Were going to take what the Democrats have been doing and turn it back on them, Rove observed, and suddenly its a problem. When asked about the allegedly growing sentiment that American political institutions have shown themselves to be incapable of addressing ongoing challenges facing the nation, Gibbs said the Republican Party should bear the blame for the lack of legislative progress. Were not dealing with the Republican Party of only a few years ago, Gibbs asserted. If we did . . . wed get a hell of a lot done. Rove cited efforts undertaken by both parties to address prominent issues and declined to assign blame completely to either party. The system does need some work, but it doesnt need replacement, Rove said. This is about people failing to live up to responsibilities within the system. Contact Marshall Watkins at mands through renewable resources. We have trees inside the factory. Not on the campus inside the building, Montezemolo said, noting several other innovative aspects of the headquarters, such as bikes for employees and architecture that emphasizes natural lighting. Ferrari also plans to develop a performance hybrid in the next few years, although it plans to steer away from the idea of an entirely electric vehicle, Montezemolo said. When asked to explain why he does not see an electric Ferrari in the cards, Montezemolo grinned. Its a little hard to run 600 horsepower on electricity, he said. Contact Amanda McNary at


Continued from front page

tant for the companys founder Enzo Ferrari in the 1970s. Two decades later, Montezemolo found himself taking over as Ferraris chairman, with the job of rejuvenating the Ferrari corporations supremacy as both a racing team and global brand. According to Montezemolo, leaders and workers must all be willing to embrace change and new opportunities. You must give your workers the best conditions to succeed . . . have clear goals, clear priorities [and] the possibility to grow up, Montezemolo said, emphasizing the need to seek internal growth within a company. Montezemolo noted that an industry leader, such as Ferrari in the automotive world, must both make confident decisions and take bold risks in order to stay on top. Later, he commented that some of these risks might result in failure, but even the risk of failure is a risk worth taking. Echoing Stanfords enthusiasm for innovation, he repeatedly emphasized his belief in innovation 360 degrees. According to Montezemolo, a company must be willing to be innovative with its ap-

The Stanford Daily

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 N 3


Courtesy of Godfrey DiGiorgi

Hidden between Tresidder Union and Lomita Drive are the quiet and serene Kingscote Gardens home to a four-story apartment building and an intimate garden with two ponds.

rom every point in the garden, you can see it in its entirety. Small stone steps overlook two quiet ponds spanned by a little bridge, framed and sheltered by evergreens, hedges and tulip trees. It is sparse and miniature in scope, with enough bench space for only two people tucked underneath the greenery. Looking down the grassy hill from the bench, one can see a slightly old-fashioned apartment building, Kingscote Gardens. Its occupants mostly graduate students sporadically trickle out of the building, but for the most part, the whole area remains hidden from campus life. Despite its location at the heart of campus, between Tresidder Union and Lomita Drive, very few people have heard of the place, and it barely features in literature about Stanfords history and architecture. The unassuming building, tall hedges and concave curve of the garden successfully hide Kingscote from the masses of students pouring out of the nearby campus hotspots. The dull roar of passing cars is barely perceptible over the sound of the fountain. Psychologically, people might feel uncomfortable coming here, because it looks like a very intimate space, something too private, in which they might feel too vulnerable, said Robert Harrison, professor of Italian literature. Harrison himself didnt start paying attention to Kingscote until he started writing his book, Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition. Since then, however, he has frequented the garden and adopted, in his own words, this little nook of Stanford. There is a guarded but also inviting element [to the garden], Harrison said. Commenting on a pair of ducks that frequents the ponds, he noted that the garden invites life into it. And despite the gardens sense

of enclosure, in his book Harrison characterizes its boundaries as porous, even promiscuous. While no public or University records are available to identify the gardens designer, the origin of the building is clear. In 1915, Sarah Howard, widow of Stanford Political Science Professor Burt Howard, approached University President Ray Lyman Wilbur with a proposal to develop an apartment to house visiting professors. In 1917, a year after Wilbur approved the proposal, Kingscote Gardens opened its doors to guests. For 80 years, the Howard Holding Company owned and managed the property until the Howard family lease expired in the mid-1990s and the property was returned to the University. While the gardens have, for the most part, remained unchanged since their construction, their quiet presence served as the backdrop for significant moments in history. The students who live at Kingscote today rent rooms once occupied by visitors from across the world accomplished professors, high-ranking politicians and famous novelists. Charles Beardsley wrote his 1974 novel The Apartments during his stay at Kingscote Gardens. The novels fictitious Kumquat Gardens bear a resemblance to Kingscote, but Beardsley denied any connection. The once secretive presence of important figures speaks to the mystique of Kingscote. Despite its humble appearance, its list of former guests is surprising and impressive. Romanian diplomat George I. Duca, who was instrumental in determining Romanias role in World War II, split his time at Stanford between the apartments and the classroom, where he taught history and political science courses. According to a 1987 Daily article (A place in the sun, April 22, 1987), Duca was the favorite guest of the manager of Kingscote Gardens at the time.

Bruce Bliven, former editor of The New Republic, spent his last years living quietly at Kingscote, after a career that took him on adventures exposing military prisons and meeting secretly with underground groups in Cuba. [The garden] seems like a bit of an asylum away from politics, Harrison said. For a figure such as Alexander Kerensky, the secluded yet inviting nature of the complex provided a perfect haven from a tumultuous political career. Kerensky came to the forefront of the Russian Revolution when he headed the provisional government established between the February and October revolutions of 1917. He was a very capable politician and sensed opportunities better than other politicians, said Amir Weiner, associate professor of history. As a moderate socialist, Kerensky pushed for many social reforms and made significant progress in establishing universal suffrage and the abolishment of censorship. However, according to Weiner, the consensus of historians is that from the outset, the circumstances conflicted with his centrist and socially progressive views and set up the failure of his government. This was why, after leaving Russia, he eventually found his way to Palo Alto. He had to deal with tremendous pressure from both left and right, Weiner said. The problem was that there was no time or patience. After his stance on a number of issues left him without a power base, Kerensky fled for his life as the radical Bolsheviks took power. Kerensky came to Stanford in 1955 to consult the Hoover Archives to help him write his memoirs. He soon settled into a room on the upper floor of Kingscote. While completing his memoirs, he taught classes based on his political experience. In many ways, Kerenskys personality seems incongruous with the unassuming nature of Kingscote. He had a sense of flamboyance which

was good for a time of revolution but also made him a bit too much of an egomaniac, Weiner said. This personality carried over to his days at Stanford. He was very confident as always, a ladies man who liked good company and enjoyed a good Russian gathering, Weiner said. Nevertheless, the inconspicuous peace of Kingscote is a fitting conclusion to Kerenskys volatile life, reflecting his retreat from the political scene. In 1941, Kerensky gave many supportive speeches for the Russian [war] cause, but by this time he [was] a nobody, Weiner said. His relevance to the political arena having diminished, he frequented these quiet gardens in the last years of his life. Harrison speculated that the gardens perhaps served a deeper, ideological role for figures such as Kerensky. According to Czech writer Karel Capek, there is a natural connection between the democratic political form and gardens, Harrison said. Gardens, he continued, need to be tended to by people in the same way that citizens are caretakers of a democratic state. Such a garden as Kingscote would have provided a poetic backdrop to Kerenskys ideals of achieving social change through moderate and democratic means. One can perhaps imagine such a person in this recess, contemplating his ideology around the shaded ponds. The garden seems to be engineered to act as a sanctuary for these illustrious figures. The shade and serene environment serve as perfect contrast to the violent fervor of historical change and revolution. There is a remoteness created by the shape of the garden, Harrison said. It dampens the excessive presence of what is beyond its boundaries. Contact Justine Zhang at justinez@


Keeping the CoHo

NATALIE CHENG/ The Stanford Daily

ocated in the heart of campus, nestled between The Treehouse and Union Square cafeteria, the Coffee House (CoHo) has become a popular landmark at Stanford. Embellished with cartoons of famous Stanford graduates, the dimly lit eatery hosts a variety of events, from musical performances to storytelling nights. Behind the bustle of the CoHo however, lies a tumultuous past. In the summer of 1966, the precursor to the CoHo, the ASSU Coffee House (ASSUCH) opened in the old International Center, filling the need for a student social location. The coffee house met the need for a student gathering place with more privacy and atmosphere than the Union, a Daily editorial argued (The Coffee House, Oct. 4, 1966). However, this gathering place faced

Please see COHO, page 7

4 N Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The Stanford Daily

Google Apps transition flawed, confusing

Established 1892 Board of Directors Margaret Rawson President and Editor in Chief Anna Schuessler Chief Operating Officer Sam Svoboda Vice President of Advertising Theodore L. Glasser Michael Londgren Robert Michitarian Nate Adams Tenzin Seldon Rich Jaroslovsky

Managing Editors Brendan OByrne Deputy Editor Kurt Chirbas & Billy Gallagher Managing Editors of News Jack Blanchat Managing Editor of Sports Marwa Farag Managing Editor of Features Sasha Arijanto Managing Editor of Intermission Mehmet Inonu Managing Editor of Photography Amanda Ach Columns Editor Willa Brock Head Copy Editor Serenity Nguyen Head Graphics Editor Alex Alifimoff Web and Multimedia Editor Nate Adams Multimedia Director MollyVorwerck & Zach Zimmerman Staff Development

The Stanford Daily

Incorporated 1973 Tonights Desk Editors Mary Ann TomanMiller News Editor Erika Alvero Koski Features Editor Caroline Caselli Sports Editor Nick Salazar Photo Editor Matt Olson Copy Editor

n April 17, certain Stanford undergraduates were offered the opportunity to be among the first to transition their University IT services email, calendar, contacts, etc. to Google Apps. By July 13, the current Zimbra service will be retired, to be wholly replaced by Googles offering. The history of this transition is somewhat ironic. Yahoos Zimbra itself supplanted Oracle Webmail in 2008, beating out bids from Microsofts Outlook / Exchange and Googles Gmail for the Stanford contract. Four years later, Gmail has emerged victorious. Like any transition, we do not expect the change to be seamless. Any students or staff who access their Stanford email through an email client on a smartphone or desktop application like Thunderbird or Alpine will need to manually reconfigure their settings. Likewise, any filters or email signatures set up in Zimbra will need to be manually reimplemented in Gmail. These one-time costs are to be expected with any IT transition of this magnitude, and Google Apps will likely deliver tangible benefits for the University. Googles vast infrastructure will offer better uptime while reducing costs; Vanderbilt University reportedly saved $750,000 in its transition to Google Apps. However, other aspects of the transition are troubling. As currently published, after a user enables and first logs into her Google Apps account, she is presented with a Google-branded page with a large, boldfaced I accept. Continue to my account button next to a diminutive cancel button.This I accept button binds the user to Googles terms of service and privacy policy for Additional Services, such as Google Search, that fall outside

the scope of Stanfords agreement. If a user finds these terms distasteful, she must know in advance to click cancel and file a HelpSU ticket just to migrate her account. These directions were buried in a lengthy email to students and staff and they appear nowhere on the page, meaning most users will just blindly click through. The specific terms of service and privacy policy are the oft-criticized agreements released this March. The new policy allows Google to share user data across more than 60 of Googles services, making it impossible for users to control how their data is used amongst unrelated products in Googles vast universe of online services. Stanfords agreement with Google only covers core services like Gmail and Calendar; Googles regular consumer agreements cover the rest of the services provided to users, and the signup page actively encourages users to sign a momentous agreement without understanding the implications of the agreement. Essentially, the design of the migration process encourages users to agree to a set of contentious terms with Google that have nothing to do with University email or calendar. And if you dont like Googles controversial terms, youre punished by being denied access to your Stanford email until your HelpSU ticket is processed. This is deceitful and wholly unacceptable for a service as critical as official University email. The Editorial Board is disappointed that Stanford IT Services is seemingly disinterested in ensuring respectful business practices by its official partners, and the Board calls upon Stanford to clean up this poorly implemented migration process.

Contacting The Daily: Section editors can be reached at (650) 721-5815 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5803, and the Classified Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5801 during normal business hours. Send letters to the editor to, op-eds to and photos or videos to Op-eds are capped at 700 words and letters are capped at 500 words.


The importance of staying afloat

Unsigned editorials in the space above represent the views of the editorial board of The Stanford Daily and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Daily staff. The editorial board consists of five Stanford students led by a chairman and uninvolved in other sections of the paper. Any signed columns in the editorial space represent the views of their authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the entire editorial board. To contact the editorial board chair, e-mail To submit an oped, limited to 700 words, e-mail To submit a letter to the editor, limited to 500 words, e-mail All are published at the discretion of the editor.


To the profros

ith Admit Weekend beginning tomorrow, perhaps it is proper for me to wax poetic a little about the school I love. Stanford University is an amazing place. Were 8,000-some acres, embraced by a bubble of sunshine, camaraderie and talent. The world is different here, in one of the most privileged zip codes in the most privileged country in the world. We sit in our seminar rooms, asked by the Nobel Laureate standing before us to help her tackle the problem she wrote about last week. We live among Olympians, Mensa members and number one overall draft picks. We call Pulitzer Prize winners by their first names. When you walk onto campus this weekend, you will surely feel the embrace of the famous Stanford bubble. Strangers will cheer for you. People will throw free stuff your way. The Band will start playing in front of MemAud, and you will be escorted away for a weekend full of programming that is supposed to show you what its like to be a Stanford student. Life in the bubble will seem perfect. And for many, it is. But no matter what your parents and college counselors and all your rejected peers may think, Stanford isnt perfect, at least not for everyone. First, I should start off by saying that it does rain at Stanford (as it should tomorrow, if the meteorologists are to be trusted). There will be a few full weeks of rain per year and if youre from a rainy city like me and expected yearround tanning weather, temper those temperature expectations. Second, know that the culture you will experience this weekend

Edward Ngai

ProFros should know why our campus culture sets us apart from other comparable schools.
is probably a small part of the Stanford community. People being hosted in FloMo will probably have a different experience from someone living in Burbank (and its, what, five fuzzies?) for example. Just because your room host isnt a part of something doesnt mean its not here for you. In fact, it probably is, and the fact that some dont know of its existence is a testament to how busy and how involved students are at this school. Third, know that Stanford might not be for you. Ive only

ay is National Water Safety Month. In preparation for this cultural milestone, I thought I would share my own story about why it is a good idea to be careful around large bodies of water. Before I moved into my freshman dorm, my first association at Stanford was with the Lavender Lollipops. We were a group of eight freshmen-to-be and two older leaders participating in SPOT, the program that offers pre-orientation camping and service trips. My fellow Lollipops were a fun group of people, and our camping trip was a great experience. As an aside, it should be noted that our group name was assigned, not chosen. The Lollipops went backpacking in the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe. It is a beautiful area, featuring alpine forests and meadows, hidden lakes and streams and mountains that are sometimes capped with snow. Our first day on the trail was an easy one. The hike was uphill but was less than two miles, and by lunchtime we had reached our camping spot on the shore of a small lake. After lunch, we explored the lake. When a lake is within a certain size range and this one was vigorous young people will always feel challenged to swim across it. Its very hard to make an accurate estimate from memory, but the lake was perhaps 300 yards across. Sure enough, we Lollipops decided to make a crossing, setting

our sights on the sun-drenched boulders on the far shore. Most of the group got into the water together, but I lagged behind because I had scraped my leg on a rock and was putting on a bandage at the campsite. When I went down to the shore, the rest of the group was almost at the other side of the lake. I decided to swim as fast as I could to catch up. Seconds after plunging into the cold water, I was swimming freestyle with all the strength I had. Going full steam was a stupid idea for a number of reasons. First, I had just had a big lunch. Second, I had not done serious exercise in months, except for a handful of touch football games. In high school, I played baseball in the spring, relaxed in the summer and then whipped myself into shape for soccer in the fall and winter. This being the end of summer, my fitness was at my yearly low. (Confession: worried about not being assigned to a physically challenging trip if I told the truth, I wrote on the SPOT application form that I was jogging several times a week and playing tennis.) Third, the water was extremely cold, as it had been formed by snowmelt. If youre not used to it, cold water can exhaust you in a hurry as your body struggles to stay warm. Obviously, sprinting tires you out a lot faster than an easy pace. Sure enough, I ran out of gas about halfway across the lake. My crawl collapsed into a dog paddle as I desperately propelled myself

Jeff Mandell
forward, suddenly realizing the danger I was in. I tried to stop for a rest, but I was breathing so hard and tiring so quickly that I could barely float. I had never been in a direct struggle for survival. Part of me was expecting a surge of adrenaline, a burst of strength reserved for when it really counts. None came, so I just had to keep paddling, trying not to panic as my body sank lower into the water. Once I knew I was going to make it, I grew calmer, and it became laughable how weak I was. Luckily, the place where I crawled ashore was a good distance away from where the other Lollipops were relaxing in the sun. After all, its pretty embarrassing to be the guy who almost drowns when everyone else crosses the lake easily. As crazy as it sounds, my overconfidence nearly killed me. I had been a great swimmer my whole life, and I had routinely won races in P.E. classes. But that didnt matter when I was alone in that alpine lake. In retrospect, the week before starting college was an excellent time to be reminded that it is ultimately up to me to keep myself safe, healthy and afloat. Questions, comments, suggestions, anonymous tip-offs? Contact Jeff at


No news for Chi Theta Chi NOT okay

mously important to us. So why havent we heard any news? Chi Theta Chis Alumni Board has been negotiating with the University since early February. This has entailed closed-door meetings with lawyers present.A single resident, one of our two house managers, was permitted to attend initial meetings (and has taken on myriad responsibilities besides). Shes dog-tired from dealing with this, and were all tired of waiting for answers. Its evident that the Board is working tremendously hard to reach a resolution as soon as possible. We residents have seen projects directed by the Board and house managers unfold around us. Some of these developments were quite happy to carry out. Others

Please see NGAI, page 5

he decision to bring Chi Theta Chi under University jurisdiction matters a lot to us residents the underpinning of our culture, the elemental independence that obligates true responsibility to the house and to each other, has been denied. To what extent and for how long? No, Im really asking. 76. The number of days since Stanford University administrators informed the Alumni Board of Chi Theta Chi that our lease would not be renewed for the upcoming year. 72. The number of days since any official contact has been made between these administrators and the current residents of the house. Clearly, the future of our home our ability to operate our house as adults versus the degree to which we will be swaddled in bureaucratic splints is enor-

Please see OP-ED, page 5

The Stanford Daily

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 N 5

Mesa noted that Chappell Lougee applicants, regardless of their success, are almost twice as likely to be awarded a student grant in subsequent years. We think this is because the process of writing a proposal, engaging with faculty and reflecting on the objectives and design of their project ideas are really valuable experiences, she said. Initially, studying the Olympics in London was a popular subject area among applicants, but in the end, only one student will be doing research on the Olympics. Three student researchers will be headed to Paris. Helen Anderson 14 is one of them. I think its pretty unbelievable that Stanford is funding me to go to Paris and work on my novel, Anderson said. It doesnt feel like real life. I am incredibly grateful to have this kind of support for a project that still seems huge and daunting to me. Usually writing is something I do on the side, something I have to make time for amid the craziness of everything else, she added. Having an entire summer to devote to my writing is, I think, going to be invaluable to my development as a writer. Katherine Loosley 14 is another Chappell Lougee recipient this year. Loosely will be going to Gansu, China, where she will interview elementary school principals who participated in largescale, randomized controlled trials in which they were given monetary incentives for successfully treating anemia at their schools. My goal will be to gain an understanding of how the principals processed and internalized the monetary incentives that cannot be captured by quantitative measures, Loosley said. By understanding how principals process, internalize and respond to incentives, future researchers will be better equipped to design cost-effective development programs that potentially achieve even higher outcomes. Loosley offered advice to prospective scholars. Start early, she said. The best proposals are developed over time, so give yourself plenty of time. Also, if you are short for ideas, talk with professors, and you are sure to come up with something. This was actually an outcome we hoped for helping students develop project ideas and find ways to realize them often leads them to other funding sources, if the projects themselves are not appropriate for the Chappell Lougee, Mesa said. It feels pretty great to witness the process of one of these research or art ideas as it comes to life, even if it does not end up being funded by the Chappell Lougee Scholarship. Contact Catherine Zaw at czaw

Continued from front page
process was the change of the deadline from December to February. After much discussion, we decided to experiment with giving students more time to prepare the application, most significantly over the winter break, Mesa said. In addition to the later deadline, we also gave more students an opportunity to revise and resubmit their proposals some with minimal revisions, and others with more substantial recommendations for changes. We want potential research projects to get the feedback and revision they deserve, she added. Mesa said that these changes have been an improvement for the students, who could focus on fall quarter final exams rather than worry about completing the Chappell Lougee application by December. Among the students who were not awarded scholarships, many found other opportunities, did not submit complete applications or decided not to make substantial revisions, Mesa said. She said that 65 to 70 students that she met who began applications were directed to other funding sources or found internships and other opportunities.


Continued from page 4

been here 25 weeks, so I still know little about a school that is far too complex to experience fully, even in four years. But I can reflect a little on my experience here so far and urge you to think carefully about your decision to come here. People are very happy and busy here. Which is to say, people seem happy and busy here. This weekends all-smiles attitude isnt just a show thats really the way we are year round. But with that come challenges that you will inevitably confront should you decide to matriculate here; when you are feeling down, you will feel low. And you might feel alone, though you will surely not be, because everyones happiness is so pervasive and oppressive that many feel guilty, or wrong, for being sad. Thats the foundation of the sociological condition which bears our name the Stanford Duck Syndrome which tells of the average Stanford student: blithely gliding on the surface, paddling furiously for traction underneath. Finally, know why Stanford culture sets us apart from other comparable schools. Youll find out early in your first year that Stanford is a lot less rigid, a lot less institutionalized, than a lot of

other places. Itll seem like were all outside-the-box thinkers looking for the next big thing. Start-up this. Entrepreneurship that. Changing the way we interact with our world, all while getting rich or saving hungry children. Its a culture that can be overwhelming, especially if your idea of college is a broad-based time of learning for knowledges sake. In truth, as I look back upon my first year at Stanford I often wonder what it would be like at some of the other schools I was considering. Stanford was an anomaly in my application; I applied mostly to small, liberal arts colleges where everyone knew everyone elses name, where a rigorous humanities base was not scapegoated but something to be advertised, where the community worried less about advancing the world and more about cultivating their own gardens. Stanford is not a perfect fit for everyone. It certainly isnt for me. But that should not take away from how remarkable this school is. Know that there are few places like this in the world. But also know that it cant possibly be perfect for everyone, and that youre not alone if, despite the smiles, screams and suffocating happiness of everyone around, you dont quite feel at home here yet. Still, come to Stanford! But if you want to talk more, email Ed at


Continued from front page

mer said. He added, though, that prior to Googles concept HUD glasses, the displays have been really clunky and needed a computer and a large battery pack in order to function. For the first time, Google has created a HUD in a compelling and integrated package, Klemmer said. The augmented reality eyewear would give users the ability to put on a pair of glasses and have laid out in front of them on a heads-up display everything from emails or location-aware maps to a summary of the tasks they have scheduled for the day. Paul Benigeri 14 said he is interested in using the glasses but

wary of their possible effects on his ability to synthesize information. Google pitches the glasses as giving students the ability to look up a word they dont understand when reading in a foreign language and compose text by talking to the glasses. If I have all the information I could ever want constantly available to me, I would never remember any of it, Benigeri said. So although these glasses could give me any information I need, if I never learn and internalize any of it, I may have a hard time thinking about it or building upon it in the future. According to Stanford professors, many privacy implications go along with widespread use of Googles glasses, specifically related to the camera and microphone built into the glasses. Winograd wrote in an email to The Daily of some concerns over giving people the ability to incon-

spicuously record others. If it gets used for always-on video recording, that [could] add a lot to privacy issues about being photographed (and even worse, voice-recorded), Winograd said. Winograd also noted that products such as miniature video cameras already exist to enable such activities, and added that the inclusion of this ability in Googles product isnt all that that different from whats already available. He added that privacy concerns could become more pervasive if standard-used glasses had recording capabilities. Google is widely expected to release the glasses by the end of the year at a price point between $250 and $600, but the company has yet to give any official indication. Contact Roneil Rumburg at


Continued from page 4

are to comply with the Universitys modus operandi, one that tends to exceed code stipulations and extend into purely aesthetic preference. We also know the managers had to fight to preserve, in the upcoming year, the 11 staff positions that we value and that have been historically respected. Furthermore, weve seen heightened University presence in our home. Despite official assurance that the takeover would not have an impact on our day-today co-op experience, it has thus far proved taxing and intrusive. A crowd of University officials conducted a full house walkthrough during finals week of winter quarter. In the first week back after break, that same crowd inspected each and every one of our personal rooms. Dont forget, Stanford owns the land, but our rooms are part of the physical house that is property of the Alumni Board. Despite everything we see in progress, we have yet to hear our prospects. Time isnt on our side, and we fear the University knows this all too well. We were notified of the Universitys decision to cancel our lease during winter quarter midterms with zero warning. Now theyve pushed back an important meeting, and further delayed while their lawyer is on vacation. The entire process has been postponed by nearly a month, without explanation. This leaves our present community with only weeks to secure the lease, while its members face the

tumult of exams, theses deadlines, and graduation. What will happen if the University continues to simultaneously stall and encroach? The few sophomores in the house, like myself, plan on fighting through until the end. But where will we be when no ones left who knew Chi Theta Chi in all its self-governed glory? The lack of communication with residents about any sort of timeline or plan is quite simply unacceptable. Life safety is the only remaining reported problem the administration has with our home. However, this term remains to be defined in any goaloriented way, considering that weve passed our most recent county fire and kitchen inspections, and completed other proactive improvements. If our health were truly in the interest of the University, they would not leave us in such oblivion. We residents and our Alumni Board will do whatever we can to preserve our home. We have our hearts in this; the administration should, too. The ultimate decisionmakers are the Vice Provosts of Student Affairs and Residential & Dining Enterprises. Their titles demand a level of responsibility to and respect for students that we have yet to observe. This process is financially wasteful and emotionally damaging. Were it more transparent, we might be less anxious. But while we linger in the dark, I, along with my fellow residents, can see no reason why the University should continue to drag its heels in coming to a resolution.
LAURA MCMARTIN 14 Chi Theta Chi resident

6 N Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The Stanford Daily


Stat on the Back

After dropping its first midweek decision of the year against San Jose State a week ago, the No. 9 Stanford baseball team bounced back at Sunken Diamond last night, piling on 10 runs against BYU and surviving a sevenspot from the Cougars in the top of the eighth to win 10-9. The Cardinal (26-10, 8-7 Pac-12) got five RBI from sophomore rightfielder Austin Wilson and drew six walks four of them on full counts to score at least eight runs for the fourth straight game and dominate the Cougars (17-15, 6-3 WCC) for the first seven

innings. But BYU made a game of it late, and Stanford needed a crucial defensive play by substitute first baseman Danny Diekroeger in the top of the ninth to secure the win. Weve never seen BYU before, we really had no scouting report, so we kind of had to go out there, see some pitches and swing the bat, Wilson said. It shows our team adversity, and how you never stop battling. Redshirt sophomore lefthander Garrett Hughes and junior righthander Sahil Bloom combined for six three-hit innings, allowing just one run and facing just four batters over the minimum. Stanfords strength was in its youth on Tuesday, with sophomore second baseman

IAN GARCIA-DOTY/The Stanford Daily

Sophomore Austin Wilson had five RBI, including one home run, for Stanford on Tuesday evening in its win over BYU. The Card carries a four-game win streak into this weekends series at UCLA.

Brett Michael Doran and freshman catcher Wayne Taylor making their sixth starts of the season and coming up with clutch at-bats. Diekroeger also impressed in his fourth straight game as the Cardinals designated hitter, getting on base often and coming around to score twice making it six runs for the sophomore over that stretch. I think thats one of the big things thats fueled our bats lately, just the guys that are getting a chance to play who didnt get to play earlier in the year, Diekroeger said. That kind of was our motto at the beginning of the year, that anyone can be the lead guy. Cooling down a bit was freshman third baseman Alex Blandino named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Player of the Week after hitting four homers and tallying 11 RBI over his last four games who stayed off the basepaths but added what would turn out to be the winning run in the bottom of the eighth on a sac fly. Junior third baseman Stephen Piscotty went just 1-for-4 and gave up two runs as a reliever, but he had another solid game in left field nonetheless, making an incredible sliding catch up against the bullpen in the top of the seventh. Stanford jumped on BYU in the second after sophomore righty Aaron Miller walked the bases loaded with no outs. A Wilson single made it 2-0 and Taylor was hit by a pitch, forcing Miller from the game, before Doran singled home two more runs. Junior centerfielder Tyler Gaffney quickly tacked on another tally with a sac fly. Meanwhile, Hughes cruised through the first three innings, allowing just one hit and striking out three Cougar batters. A line drive homer by Wilson to lead off the bottom of the fourth extended the Stanford lead to six, as the sophomore tied a career high with his fifth homer of the season. This weekend I was getting beat a lot with the fastball, so I made an adjustment with my hands, Wilson said. As you can see today, I was driving the ball very well and hit the home run. Taylor didnt give Cougar righty Marc Oslund any time to collect his thoughts, launching the next pitch off the left-field wall for his first career triple. Doran brought Taylor home on a sac fly, and the Cardinal led 7-0. Wilson singled home two more runs in the fifth before BYU could do any damage, however the Cougars quickly got two straight hits to lead off the top of the sixth and eventually brought around their first run of the evening. Any time you get that kind of lead, you can get too comfortable, Diekroeger said. We could feel them creeping up on us, and its just one of those things where you cant let that happen. The Cougars made it 9-5 in the eighth off freshman righty David Schmidt, who yielded a leadoff double to senior shortstop Austin Hall before Hall came home on a Jaycob Brugman single. Schmidt loaded the bases and allowed a first-pitch RBI single but remained in the game, giving up two more runs on the next at-bat before being yanked in favor of Piscotty. The one-out rally did not end, however, with sophomore second baseman Adam Law launching Piscottys second pitch off the glove of sophomore Brian Ragira, who had moved to left in Piscottys absence, to double home another run. Senior centerfielder Stephen Wells followed with a two-run single to reduce Stanfords lead to just one, but Piscotty got out the next two batters to end the inning with the

Its all in the details

esterday I watched one of the most intense games Ive ever seen. It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish and made me nervous innumerable times throughout.There was as much drama in this game as any game I can remember. And yes, it was a soccer game. In fact, it was a soccer game that finished in a tie. And I know most people, even most sports fans, in America would simply stop right there and just complain about how boring soccer is. Ive heard it all: its too slow, there arent enough goals, the players flop all the time, nothing happens, its not American enough. And there is some truth to that. Compared to a sport like football, where people crash into each other on every play, slight nicks of the heel in soccer seem less interesting. Compared to basketball, where players score every 20 or 30 seconds, the hour-long goal droughts in soccer can appear boring. If you can get past that, though, and really watch the intricacies of the game, you can see why billions of people are captivated by soccer. Yesterdays Champions League semifinal between Barcelona and Chelsea was a perfect example of everything soccer can give you. There were high stakes: the winner gets to advance to the final of the most important club tournament in the world. There were talented players: Barcelonas Lionel Messi is the best player in the world and one of the best to ever play the game, and his team is basically a worldwide all-star team, while Chelsea is one of the richest and most talented clubs in the world as well. There was an incredible atmosphere: even soccer haters have to acknowledge that the passion of fan bases for top soccer clubs is impressive. Heck, even soccer-challenged America can produce goosebumpinducing moments like the Portland Timbers fans singing the national anthem. The Barcelona fans were so raucous and formidable that they were seemingly able to get Turkish referee Cneyt akir to show a yellow card to Chelsea whenever they wanted. Accordingly, there was also controversy: Chelsea captain John Terry was shown a red card when he kneed Barcelonas Alexis Sanchez in the back away from the ball. akir did not even see the play and only gave the red after being alerted by his assistant and then seeing a magnificent flop from Sanchez.This came when the match was tied 1-1 on aggregate, and, combined with the Barcelona goal just six minutes

Please see BASEBALL, page 7

Please see JAFFE, page 7

Blandino earns national, conference honors
Freshman Alex Blandino, who burst onto the scene for the Stanford baseball starting lineup this week, received multiple accolades for the four home runs, 11 RBI and .563 batting average that he delivered last week, including national and conference player of the week awards. On Monday, Blandino was named the national player of the week by Collegiate Baseball as well as the Pac-12 Conferences Player of the Week. One day later, he was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Player of the Week and the primetime performer of the week by He kicked off his week with a two-run home run in last Tuesdays loss to San Jose State, followed by two more home runs and four RBI against Arizona State on Friday. On Sunday, he doubled, had an RBI single, stole a base and scored his eighth run of the week in another victory over the Sun Devils. The freshman has played in 20 games this season, primarily as designated hitter, although he started all four games last week at third base. In 64 at-bats, he has accumulated 23 RBI, six home runs and a .328 batting average.
Caroline Caselli

Win streak extended to four


After an up-and-down season filled with close wins and disap-

pointing losses, the Stanford womens lacrosse team honored its seniors with a 16-7 rout of Saint Marys last Sunday in its last conference game of the sea-

son. The win capped off an exciting weekend for the Cardinal, coming just two days after the team defeated rival California when senior Emilie Boeri scored

IAN GARCIA-DOTY/The Stanford Daily

Freshman Hannah Farr scored two goals in Stanfords 16-7 rout of Saint Marys last Sunday in its final game of the regular season. The victory came just two days after a last-second goal sealed a 9-8 win over Cal.

a game-winning goal in the final 24 seconds of regulation. The Cardinal (7-9, 5-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) clinched the No. 3 seed in the upcoming MPSF Tournament and will hope to use the momentum of its four-game winning streak to secure its eighth straight conference championship. Playing nothing like the team that was 39 and on the bubble of being shut out from the tournament just over a week ago, Stanford seems to have finally found its rhythm. The efforts of Boeri, who earned a hat trick in Fridays win against Cal (8-7, 4-3), and sophomore goalkeeper Lyndsey Muoz saved the day for Stanford. The Bears rallied to tie the score four times and outshot the Cardinal 30-23, but Muoz maintained her composure, making 11 saves. Stanford scored early to lead 3-0 within the first five minutes, a stark contrast to the early deficits that plagued the team earlier this season. After senior Catherine Swanson and Cal sophomore Amelia Burke scored one apiece, the Bears fought back with three unanswered goals to tie the game 4-4. From there, the contest bounced back and forth, but Stanford held a one-goal edge at

Please see LACROSSE, page 7

The Stanford Daily

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 N 7

though, as Messi hit the crossbar, and later the post, to keep Chelsea in front. The capper came in stoppage time when possibly the most maligned player in the world, Fernando Torres, broke past the Barcelona defense and stepped around Valdes to score the dagger. It was truly incredible. Soccer is not really a game of stats, but being a stats lover I have to point out the ridiculous nature of this semifinal. Over the two legs, Barcelona outshot Chelsea 46-12 and held possession 72 percent of the time. Chelsea only managed to get four shots on goal in three hours on the field, and one of them was a prayer from Chelseas own side of the field. It was enough, though, as the other three shots on target found the back of the net, leading the underdogs to an improbable 3-2 win and a trip to the final. I know soccer isnt for everyone. Some people cannot get past the different pace and the lack of scoring, and most wont give it a chance. But if you consider yourself a real sports fan, give soccer a shot. You might just find yourself captivated for good. Jacob Jaffe knows one thing for sure: he doesnt want to go back to that dark, ignorant world where he was without the beautiful game. Share your moments of soccer epiphany with him at and follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Jaffe. at Tresidder Union. In 1980, Coffee House Inc. was established as a subsidiary organization of the ASSU. Coffee House Inc. then won the bid for operation of the Coffee House, setting up a board of directors to run the organization. The board, which is comprised of 10 members from the student body, alumni, staff and faculty of the University, will be in charge of establishing short- and long-term goals for the Coffee House and will work to make sure that it fits into the Tresidder framework, reported The Daily (Butterfield to head Coffee House board, April 23, 1980). While the CoHo was destined for closure in September 2007 due to Old Union renovations, students demanded its return. It was re-opened in June 2008 as a collaborative effort between Ray Klein, also owner and manager of The Treehouse, and Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE). SSE was in charge of social events, in the hopes of making the CoHo more appealing to students. Throughout multiple closures and controversy, the CoHo has managed to keep its place on campus, aided by a supportive student body.
Erika Alvero Koski


Continued from page 6

later, appeared to seal the deal in favor of Barcelona.As the best club in the world and the reigning champion at home with a man advantage and the lead, Barcelona had the game in the bag. But thats why they play the game. Chelsea shocked Barcelona with a quick break right before halftime, and a perfect through-ball from Frank Lampard to Ramires left the latter in open space. Ramires calmly chipped the ball over Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes with incredible skill to give Chelsea the first away goal of the semi, which left the visitors clinging to an aggregate lead at halftime (the tiebreaker is away goals.) The second half was one of the most nerve-racking experiences Ive had in a long time. As a somewhat new follower of soccer, I have been a fan of Chelsea for the past few years, and my support was even stronger in this game given Chelseas underdog status. I could hardly breathe for the entire second half as Barcelona camped around the 18-yard box, threatening to score virtually every minute. Hope appeared lost when Messi, who had never scored against Chelsea, stepped up for a penalty kick in the second half. The soccer gods finally gave Chelsea a break,

Continued from page 6
the break after sophomore Annie Anton scored. After the half, sophomore Anna Kim restarted the scoring to push the lead to 7-5 within the first minute, but the advantage did not last long as Stanford found itself tied with the Bears yet again. However, the Cardinal defense prevented a hungry California team looking to send its seniors out with a win from taking over the lead. With the score held at 8-8 for over seven minutes after a goal from Boeri and two from California sophomore Paige Gasparino, it looked as if the match would head to overtime. Boeri, however, had other plans. After picking up a ground ball off a Cal turnover in the final half minute, she drove

down the field to sink the final shot and secure the 9-8 win. After spoiling the Golden Bears senior day, Stanford ensured that there would be no upset for its own seniors against Saint Marys (2-10, 0-5), rewarding Swanson, Emilie and Anna Boeri and Maria Fortino with a game that was clinched well before the final whistle. There was plenty of scoring to be had, with Newstrom, freshman Kyle Fraser and junior Carolyn Bradley each scoring three goals apiece. Kim and freshman Hannah Farr scored twice, and Anna Boeri, Swanson and freshman Meredith Kalinowski added one goal apiece. In a dominant performance, Stanford outshot the Gaels 33-17 and scored a whopping 11 goals in the first half. The team also won 15 of 24 draw controls and committed four fewer turnovers. The Cardinal is now 25-0 all time against Saint Marys.

The fourth consecutive win improved the teams conference record to 5-2 and ensured the Cardinal a matchup against No. 2 seed Denver. While Stanford fell in its previous competition against the Pioneers, the Cardinal has been playing like a different team in its recent games. Since its last loss to Oregon on April 13, the team has outscored and outshot opponents 61-44 and 120-96, respectively. The offense, which previously struggled to get going until well into the second half, has been consistently strong from the first to the last whistle. As it prepares to host the upcoming tournament, it seems that the Stanford womens lacrosse team is finding its stride at the right time. Stanford will host No. 2 seed Denver in the MPSF Tournament semifinal at home on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Contact Sarah Maisel at sgmaisel

Continued from page 6
Cardinal still on top. Stanford responded by getting its first three batters on base, and Blandino gave Stanford some breathing room with a sac fly into center, making it 10-8. But BYU threatened, leading off with a single and a triple to climb to within a run yet again. With no outs and a runner still on third, senior designated hitter Alex Wolfe chopped to Diekroeger a lateinning defensive substitution who snagged it with a diving play and nailed what would have been the tying run on its way to the plate. It was his first defensive assist in two years on the Farm. Youve just got to be ready for

Youve just got to be ready for anything.

anything, Diekroeger said. I was playing in and the runner made a break to home, so I wasnt sure if he was going to go but he ended up going. Two straight strikeouts from Piscotty who earned his first career save and the Cardinal had escaped with the 10-9 win, carrying a four-game win streak into a crucial Pac-12 series at No. 11 UCLA this weekend. Were trying to come out Vasquez 12 noted that many of the senators were absentminded and disengaged during the discussions of the new budget and the Alternative Review Process revisions. Alon Elhanan 14 called the first action item, a bill proposing to reestablish uniforms for ASSU senators on the days of their meetings, a bad joke. Author Brianna Pang 13 withdrew the bill, which had garnered ridicule from Elections Commissioner Adam Adler 12 over email on Tuesday afternoon. Co-Director of the Publications Board Kate Abbot 12, who waited for more than an hour before she could give her five minute report, expressed frustration over the meetings duration. Its already been such a long meeting that we appreciate efficiency in letting you know what were doing, Abbot said in response to a sarcastic comment from Elhanan, If you have constructive and non-sarcastic comments on how to improve pub board and how to work together in the future, wed be happy to hear them. The senators passed a bill modifying the non-discrimination strong and do as best as we can against them, because we know were still contending in the Pac12, Diekroeger said. This is one of the teams youve got to beat. Stanford trails the Bruins by one and a half games in conference play, and the teams will open the series in Los Angeles on Friday at 6 p.m. Contact Joseph Beyda at jbeyda statement in the ASSU Bylaws, an issue which the senators had debated at length in their April 10 meeting. The bill, which Senator Alon Elhanan 14 said actually doesnt matter and Ben Laufer 12 called mainly symbolic, added gender identity, national origin, religious beliefs (or lack thereof), socioeconomic status and/or veteran status to the nondiscrimination clause. Previous Notice The senators began discussing changes made to the budget for the upcoming Undergraduate Senate and continued debate over revisions in the Alternative Review Process (ARP), which must be approved after a twoyear pilot program aimed at reducing barriers to reporting sexual assault. The current budgets proposal has eliminated the $3000 pay for the Senate Chair and the $1000 for Deputy Chair (among other stipends), instead choosing to grant $400 stipends for each senator. Vasquez, who authored several of the changes, had announced earlier in the meeting that he had decided to allocate the $500 remaining in his discretionary account as a grant for Treasurer Ian Chan 14, whose work for this years senate of securing reimbursements and subsidies, he said, has gone above and beyond the responsibilities of a senator. Although no one from the Board of Judicial Affairs and only one representative from the Graduate Student Council were present, the debate over the alternative review process(ARP) for sexual assault cases continued to be divisive. The law school professor [Dauber] really misled to the point where she even actually might have lied to us about what she said to us that civil cases do not need to be determined by unanimity, Laufer said of the last weeks joint meeting, where members of the GSC, BJA, and senate discussed revisions of the ARP, Ive been at least told...that civil cases actually do need to be confirmed by unanimity; sexual offenses would be considered a civil offense. The senate plans to approve the new budget and conclude the debate about ARP at their meeting next week. Contact Julia Enthoven at jjejje@


Continued from page 3

opposition from Associate Dean of Students Joel Smith, who feared that AS-SUCH could be used as a place for heavy drug trafficking. Smith suggested that coffee houses be placed instead in individual residences across campus. The Daily editorial, however, argued, with most graduate students and many undergraduates living off campus, it seems unwise to tie the concept to a living group. After negotiating with the ASSU to manage potential drug trafficking, the problem then became location. With limited space on campus for a coffee house, students protested that the University was de-prioritizing student issues. It is more important that the various departments have more space than that the students have a place where a much-needed type of learning and development might go on, wrote Tim Haight 66 Ph.D. 79 in a Daily editorial (Coffee house controversy stalled, Oct. 21, 1966). The controversy ended when the Coffee House found a home


Continued from page 2

when there is a very clear other system for [receiving funding]. He argued that the Undergraduate Product Design Student Association should request all of their funding from the general fees account, which has about $40,000 in it for the next six weeks, according to Pang. I understand the principal thing, but is there really a problem with just giving them the money? We have it, Nate Garcia 14 said in response to Laufers comment, This is just a very practical use. The senate decided to allocate all of their remaining Health and Wellness Committee Discretionary Funds to Winfields initiatives and, on a vote of 11-2, the $600 in Traditions Funding to the Product Design Association. They also approved the remaining $3900 of the VSOs request from General Fees. While all of the senators actively participated in discussion earlier in the night, both Ben Laufer 12 and Chair Rafael


$$ SPERM DONORS WANTED $$ Earn up to $1,200/month. Give the gift of family through California Cryobanks donor program. Apply online: ASIAN EGG DONOR NEEDED We are seeking a smart, intelligent, attractive, and healthy woman with athletic abilities If you would consider donating your eggs to an amazing happy couple,please 1-800-264-8828 Generous compensation for time and travel CA Health and Safety Code Section 125325: "Egg donation involves a screening process. Not all potential egg donors are selected. Not all selected egg donors receive the monetary amounts or compensation advertised. As with any medical procedure, there may be risks associated with human egg donation. Before an egg donor agrees to begin the egg donation process, and signs a legally binding contract, she is required to receive specific information on the

(650) 721-5803
www.stanforddaily. com/classifieds
known risks of egg donation. Consultation with your doctor prior to entering into a donor contract is advised." VW: 03/2012


$50K_funding for Internet Entrepreneurs/Hackers.

Seeking Summer Nanny-Menlo Park. 35 hours/week, TuesdayThursday. 2 easygoing children ages 4&6. Must have your own car for driving the children. Email:

8 N Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Stanford Daily