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Volume 238
November 2, 2010
Issue 33
Science-engineering quad
uses French material
Those abroad experience unique
aspect of French culture, travel
Students studying in Paris with the Bing Overseas
Lutetian limestone, a high-quality,
cream-gray stone extracted from quar-
ries in the Oise region of France, is the
primary facing material in a dozen new
JULIA TURAN/The Stanford Daily
ing Quad,and,most recently,the Lokey
Stem Cell Building that was dedicated
Marloes Sijsermans ’11 writes, “Vote for Boxer to take a strong stance against genocide” in White Plaza on Monday. Campus
groups organized the chalking event on Monday to encourage students to voice their motives for voting in Tuesday’s election.
The new constructions mark a shift
away from the tan walls and red-tiled
roofs that defined early Stanford archi-
tecture.Sandstone gave the Main Quad
and Memorial Church their distinctive
ish missions. Now, lutetian limestone,
touch, has become the modern face of
Stanford’s cutting-edge research facili-
Lutetian limestone has long been a
hallmark of classical Parisian architec-
Students prepare for Tuesday’s
elections with campus efforts
“Every item on the ballot is going to be
a complex issue,” SSS co-president Molly
Today is Election Day, and for many
student activist groups at Stanford who
have spent the past weeks participating in
campaigns and organizing voter-aware-
ness efforts,it’s the moment of truth.
Students for a Sustainable Stanford
(SSS), an organization on campus focused
on environmental issues, has been phone
banking twice a week in preparation for
the election since the beginning of Sep-
The group teamed up with CREDO
Action, a company co-founded by Stan-
ford lecturer Michael Kieschnick,to speak
out against Proposition 23,which if passed
would suspend pollution control laws until
cent for four quarters. A week ago, the
group also started campaigning against
Proposition 26, which would require fees
to be subject to the same two-thirds major-
ity requirement in legislature as taxes are.
With the end of the election cycle in
sight, SSS decided to increase its efforts,
holding a four-hour phone-bank each day
since last Friday. Over the course of the
season, the group has shifted its strategy
from educating people about Proposition
23 to reminding people to vote,said Hanni
Hanson ‘13, co-leader of the climate
change subgroup of SSS.
In addition to the phone banks,SSS has
held rallies at Valero gas stations, whose
parent company has been a supporter of
Proposition 23, and created an electronic
voter guide,which gives recommendations
on Propositions 21, 23, 25 and 26 on the
basis of their environmental impacts.
Studies Program this fall are getting an authentic taste of
more than escargot and creme brulee as they live and
work in the midst of strikes that have been disrupting the
country since Oct.12.
As many as 3.5 million French workers took to the
streets this month to protest proposed pension reforms.
As President Nicolas Sarkozy attempts to negotiate be-
tween his people and his Parliament, Stanford students
studying abroad in Paris are maneuvering their own lives
around the chaos
throughout the
Yet students
said their every-
day commutes
have not been af-
fected as much as
one might expect.
“I have noticed
that the Metro is a
bit more crowded
in the mornings
and afternoons,
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ture.In the last decade it has seen resur-
gence in popularity, attracting attention
from architects outside of Western Eu-
rope and taking its place as the material
inform voters on the environmental con-
cerns of these propositions.The purpose is
not necessarily to demand a vote in one
way or another, but to show the repercus-
sions of any given bill.”
Alok Vain-Menon ‘13, who leads Stan-
ford Students for Queer Liberation,a gay-
rights organization on campus, participat-
end Michael Jordan and eBay founder
Pierre Omidyar are among those who
ed in phone banks for a different cause this
election cycle.
On Oct. 14 and Oct. 24, Vain-Menon
held phone banks in conjunction with
Equality California, a statewide gay rights
but nothing to re-
ally complain about,” said Fabiola Camacho ‘12 in an e-
mail toThe Daily.
Students have, however, noted that parts of the city
have become unsafe. For the first few days of strikes,
protests affected the area around Institut Superieur d’-
Electronique de Paris, or ISEP, where Stanford students
its aesthetics. In many senses, the lime-
stone is structurally superior to sand-
stone, which degrades over time and
“The high quality of the stone is at-
tributed to its hardness (durability as a
Stanford in Government (SIG), a non-
in Paris study.It is located near the major railway station
Montparnasse,which makes it a center for protestors.
“The first day of protests, someone threw a firework
right at me as I was walking past the protest — it explod-
ed about a meter away from me,” wrote Max Markham
‘12 in an e-mail toThe Daily.
Please see ELECTION,page 3
Please see PARIS, page 2
tency in range (color and texture),”
mail to The Daily. “The fossils that are
Indeed,some layers of the limestone
contain “coquillages,” ancient fossils of
former inhabitants of a shallow sea that
covered northern France 45 million
years ago.While Parisian builders in the
Please see STONE,page 3
Thanks to a new effort to bring politics and
public health together in an accessible way,
voters on Tuesday will now be able to receive
influenza vaccines and cast their votes in one
convenient trip. School of Medicine faculty
and students have been working with local
government officials to provide free or low-
cost vaccines at two polling stations in Palo
Alto and San Jose.
“What’s unique about this is people can
vote and not get a vaccine or they can get a vac-
cine and not vote,” said Walter Newman ‘74,
clinical faculty advisor to the student-initiated
program.“But we obviously encourage both.”
So-called “Vote and Vax” programs have
previously been successful in other locations,
but this particular initiative is the first to come
to the BayArea as well as the first to be led by
a medical school.
Newman has led an influenza vaccination
program for the past 10 years. He first men-
tioned the idea of offering those vaccines at
voting booths to two of his medical students
during the 2008 presidential election season.
At that point, it was too late in the season to
start a local effort, but they quickly started
preparing for the next voting cycle.
“We’ve really been ramping up for two
years getting ready for Stanford Vote and Vax
on Election Day,”Newman said.
By setting up vaccine clinics at these con-
venient locations,Stanford faculty and medical
students hope to reach sections of the local
population that they might not be able to help
Please see FLU,page 3


Groups fight‘geekfactor’topromote bike helmets




tice better bicycle-safety habits while biking around campus. Parking & Transportation Ser- vices (P&TS) launched its first bike safety dorm

challenge on Oct. 26 in an effort to encourage students to pledge to follow the rules of the road and wear a helmet. The dorm with the highest percentage of participants in the challenge will win a bus charter toTahoe. “This is the first time we’ve done this chal- lenge,”said Brodie Hamilton,director of P&TS,


gaged in this.” To participate in the challenge,students take educational quizzes online and pledge to wear helmets when biking. The challenge will run through the end of fall quarter and the winner will be announced on Jan.5.In an effort to mon- itor these bike safety efforts,“Sprocket Man,” a P&TS character championing bike safety, will conduct random spot checks. The challenge is one of Stanford’s most re-


most re- centattemptstomakebikesafetyahigherprior- CAROLINE MARKS/ The Stanford Daily ity among students.

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ity among students. “TheUniversityhashadanumberofongoing efforts,” Hamilton said, citing NSO outreach, bike safety classes, dorm road shows and White Plaza bike registration. “But trying to get students to wear helmets has been a real challenge,”he said. “Sothisideacameupoverhereanditfeltlike,

‘Well, if we get the dorms involved and provide


terestedinwinning,thatmaybewecouldgetalot of people involved,’”he said. According to Hamilton, there are approxi-


A significant number of bikers are students, many of whom do not wear helmets. “Ithinkwearingahelmetisimportantbutnot enough people do it,” said Ganesh Raj Ku- maraguru ‘13, a participant in the bike safety dorm challenge.“I feel like a lot of people want to do it but don’t because it looks funny.” Hamilton agreed, citing a common reason students give for not wearing helmets. “Part of it is the geek factor,”Hamilton said.

petition that the new safety chal- lenge will foster might help to mitigate students’ reserva- tions about wearing hel- mets. “If everyone was wearing a helmet youwouldn’tfeelso geeky,” he said. “Let’s get every- onewearingahelmet and it would be a much safer environment for every- body.”

Simmons said. Kumaraguru agreed that the


ed him to start wearing a helmet.


rious consequences of particu- larly bad bike accidents. “Why not protect the most importantassetthatyouhave . your brain?”Hamilton said. “Kids are spending a lot of money to come to school at Stanford and you don’t want

to lose it all in one accident.” Citing places with especially high traffic like the “circle of death” at the southeast corner of the Main Quad, Simmons also emphasized the

importanceofbikesafetyforanyoneontheroad — not just bikers.

“When you’re biking it’s not only about your safety but its also about everyone else’s safety,”


dangering yourself but also other bikers, other




ty efforts pointed out that the risks of not wear-



Undergraduate Senate’s Student Life, Housing and Education Committee, is working with the

group to promote better bike safety on campus as well. “Most of the senators have personal stories

who has got-

orativeeffortandmotivationofinter-dormcom- ten in a serious crash or been in an accident,”

ButHamiltonhopesthatthedialogue,collab- and most of us know someone





The Supreme Court announced Mon- day it will review a lawsuit between the University and biotechnology firm Roche


ing interpretations of the Bayh-Dole Act, a 1980 intellectual property law, by decid-

ing whether a university’s right to patents that arise from federally funded research can be terminated by the researcher throughaseparateagreement withathird party. The case stemmed from a licensing dispute between the University and Roche over the ownership of patents used in the company’s HIV test kits. School of Medicine professor Mark Holodniy developed the technology be- hind the kits.As a researcher at the Uni- versity,patents from his work would nor- mally be automatically assigned to Stan- ford.But because of a contract Holodniy

Please see ROCHE,page 3

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W ith his comfortable

ebony pullover and

his silver hair, James

Campbell Ph.D. ‘89

looks the part of a

typicalmodernacademic.Turnsouthe transcends the ordinary professor — he is one of Stanford University’s gems. ( ) “Jim’s a chill dude,” said Lantana resident Lauren Gokey‘13. “He’s really friendly, inviting and relatable,”Helena Cross‘13 said. In addition to serving with his wife as a Lantana resident fellow, Camp- bell — director of the Research Insti- tute for Comparative Studies and Race and Ethnicity, co-chair of the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) committee, history professorandfamilyman — hashada long career of research and teaching that has taken him far and wide, from his humble roots in Morrison, Ill., to Yale,Stanford,SouthAfrica and back to the Farm again. Campbell commented on the fact that he developed a passion for African-American race relations de- spite growing up in a small town in the Midwest with a sparseAfrican-Amer- ican population. “I often pondered that myself,” Campbell said, describing two pri- mary influences.The first,he said,was growing up in the 1960s. “Issues of race entered my con- sciousnessthroughtelevision,mostly,” he said, recalling the assassination of MartinLutherKingJr.andtheriotsof


Campbell recalled landing in De- troit in the winter of 1960 and seeing the physical damage that resulted from the social conflict. “Istillhaveanimageinmymindof

seeing square miles of city blocks that had been burned out,”he said.


ment and inquiries about what it meanstobeanAmericanbecamepart of Campbell’s consciousness despite his growing up in what he described as a rural, “white world.” Issues of race

became part of his identity.


terest in race relations as a child when hewenttoalocalbookstorethathada display table with books about race andAfrican-American history. “I remember reading‘TheAutobi- ography of Malcolm X’ when I was 10


in my classes now,I read as a kid.” Campbell began to see African- American history as essential to the discussion of what it means to be American. He saw the stories of African-Americans as part of the cul- ture and history of everyAmerican. Although Campbell studied histo- ry atYale as an undergraduate,he did- n’t specialize in African-American historyuntilhewasagraduatestudent at Stanford. “Coming out of the 1970s,African- American history and the study of slavery was really one of the most ex- citing fields in U.S.history,”he said. The African Methodist Episcopal Church, or AME Church, which es- tablished missions in South Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, became the subject of Campbell’s dis- sertation and first book. Campbell made his first trip to South Africa doing research on the topic. HedescribedlivinginSouthAfrica as“transforming.” “For one thing, I met my wife there,” he said. “She was, at the time, also doing a graduate degree in South African history. But also, it was an ex- traordinarilydynamicandchallenging time.” In particular, the end of apartheid and the South African government’s self-declared state of emergency left an impression on Campbell. There was a fair amount of vio- lence, he said, but also a lot of hope that this “crusty, reactionary racial

it was a time

regime was

where history felt relevant.” While in South Africa, Campbell developed a deeper awareness of po- litical power and race.When he came back to the United States, he found that his experience in South Africa conditioned him to look at the United

in South Africa conditioned him to look at the United C o u r t e

Courtesy of James Campbell

States differently. “South Africa offers a very stark example of the ways in which political power is deployed to establish and perpetuate racial advantage,” he said. “And I think much the same thing is

true in the United States;but for a va- rietyofreasonsitismuchharderforus to see.” “In a way South Africa is a sort of Braille version of a racialized econo- my, a version that even the blind can see,”he added. In the classroom, Campbell uses South Africa as a case study to help students better understand United States history, the economy and the United States’ relations with the rest of the world. After Campbell finished his doc-


ern,Brown andWits University in Jo- hannesburg.Two years ago, he got an

offer to come back to the Farm,which he said he was delighted to accept. Campbell said he embraced the fact that he “teaches in a department


leagues were the people who 20 years ago were my teachers.” Beyond the classroom, Campbell

contributes to University life in other ways. This year, he and his wife took positions as resident fellows in Lan- tana. Like many other Stanford par- ents, Campbell and his wife recently became empty nesters. “The youngest of our three chil- dren went off to school,”he said,“and


ford students.” Although Campbell has devoted much of his life to his passion for race relations andAfrican-American stud- ies,his role as a resident fellow reflects an outside interest in promoting the well-being of his students. “It’sfunnywhenyou’reaprofessor how much you don’t know about what’s actually going on in your uni- versity,”he said.“It’s interesting to see at least one more facet about what Stanford students’ lives are like.”






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ed as many flights and trains out of Paris have been cancelled. This caused some scheduling issues in the students’ Bing trip to Savoie, as the students’ departing train was changed at the last minute. On their return, they found themselves crammed into an already overfull train,but most did not seem to mind. “Despite those changes, the trip was still amazing,” Camacho said. “AndyesterdaywewenttotheOpera and due to the strikes there was no set.We still got to see the opera with- out it, and it was still amazing but we were missing the set.” StrikesareafixtureofFrenchcivic and political life, prompting much of the public to take a nonchalant atti- tude toward the disturbances. Stan- ford students are following suit.

“No one here stops taking the metro or makes drastic changes to their daily routines just because a few people have decided to stage a protest,” said Jasmine Rodriguez ’12 in an e-mail to The Daily. “They just continue about their normal business like nothing happened. That’s the same attitude that I have taken to- wards these recent events.” Students have also been surprised by the efficiency with which the coun- try runs despite the strikes. “I remember there was a strike in NYC (where I’m from) one winter during my high school exams school was cancelled,people didn’t go to work, it was crazy,” Markham said. “In Paris, people just shrug it off and continue along in their daily routines. It’s like second nature to them.” The commonality of these strikes doesnot,however,implythattheyare accepted or approved by the entire population.Two of three students in- terviewed noted that their host fami- lies are opposed to the strikes.

“They would also rather pretend that they are not even happening,” Rodriguezsaidofthemembersofher host family.“Both of them are not in favor of the strikes and they don’t ex- actly have a positive opinion about those taking part in them.” Despite the complications they


sight into a common aspect of French life. Students and professors alike agree that the viewpoint provided by traveling to Paris during the strikes has been unique. “Students have witnessed some- thing completely new to them, which has clearly intrigued them and led to some interesting discussions, includ- ing in my class on French Politics,” said Patrick Chamorel, professor of political science, in an e-mail to The Daily.“In that sense,it is an enriching experience culturally and one they are unlikely to forget.”

Contact Ellora Israni at ellora@stan-

forget.” Contact Ellora Israni at ellora@stan- Courtesy of Anneka Gerhardt Stanford students studying

Courtesy of Anneka Gerhardt

Stanford students studying abroad in Paris reported that the strikes have made subways more crowded.


FormerStanfordgraduatestudentElif Batumanwins prestigiouswritingaward



E lif Batuman Ph.D ‘07 and nine other young authors received the 2010 Whiting Writers’ Awards late last month at the Morgan Li-

brary & Museum in New York City. The awards, currently set at $50,000 each, have been given annu- ally by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foun- dation to exceptionally gifted writers who show promise in their early writ- ing careers. The 250-person crowd included Whiting foundation members, pub- lishing colleagues, award recipients’ editors, family and friends. The keynote speaker was Peter Matthiessen, an award-winning writer,who has written more than 30 books, including “The Snow Leop- ard” and “Shadow Country,” both of which won National Book Awards.

Batuman’s winning book, “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Team,” published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is a collection of mem- oirs drawn from experiences during her years as a Stanford graduate stu- dent. Described as “an antic romp through literary academia,” Batu- man’s work was praised for its liter- ary wit and distinctive humor. “She doesn’t take herself too seri- ously, but she takes her enterprise completely seriously, even while re- maining funny about it,” wrote the Whiting selection committee in a press release. “She is sly, charming and erudite. Who would have be-

lieved the lives of contemporary graduate students could match the models of Dostoevsky andTolstoy in obsessiveness, wanderlust and belief in the power of literature to trans- form the world?” Making connections across works of literature is nothing new for Batu- man. Even in her earliest years of writing, Batuman has enjoyed ex- ploring multiple works and seeking to find the hidden links among them. “I learned to write when I was five,” Batuman said. “I’ve always liked to write.When I was little,I had this project to tie up all of the fairy tales together. You know how there always seems to be a witch in every story? I wondered,‘What if the fairy tales’ witches were all the same witch? I like the idea that everything might be connected and is one big story.” Batuman,during her undergradu- ate studies at Harvard,initially wrote fiction,but her writing interests shift- ed to nonfiction, particularly mem- oirs.She has published articles inThe NewYorker,Harper’s Magazine and n+1. Batuman sees literature of all genres as possessing the power to re- veal things about the world. “The world is a mysterious place,” Batuman said. “We need books to provide some sense of quest for meaning.” “The Possessed”is based on Batu- man’s miscellaneous “ridiculous ex- periences” along her journey in aca- demia.Many of these consist of com- parative literature conferences and funded research in pursuits such as the murder investigation of Russian author Leo Tolstoy.

“I have a tendency to create my own job,” Batuman said. “One sum- mer, I had gone over to Moscow. They initially didn’t want me, but I went over there anyway and invent- ed [the job].” Another zany episode of literary academia that Batuman highlighted in “The Possessed” was her un- planned immersion in Uzbek culture in 2002. “It was a two-month-long sum- mer program in Samarkand, Uzbek- istan,” she said. “I thought I was going to teach Uzbek but it turned out I wasn’t eligible for the Stanford teaching position there. I had gotten the grant money already and could- n’t return it. So I ended up going and when I got there, I was the only stu- dent. Four hours every day, one-on- one tutoring in Uzbek culture and history. It was really strange and touching at the same time.” It is Batuman’s strange adven- tures where she draws inspiration from for her own writing, which brings forth absurd events in a curi- ous blend of creative solemnity. “Some people see my book as an academic absurdity,” she said. “I find that ridiculousness human and likable,”she added.“My mood is solidarity in the face of adversity.You share this observation that some- thing is absurd and then it’s comfort- ing — it makes you feel less alone.” Batuman looks forward to work- ing on her next book. In the coming year, she will be a writer in residence at Koc University in Istanbul.

Contact Jenny Thai at jthai1@stan-

coming year, she will be a writer in residence at Koc University in Istanbul. Contact Jenny

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“This will be the first time that


munity,”saidVote andVax coordina- tor and medical student ShahAli.Ali was one of Newman’s original stu- dents who became interested in the Vote andVax program. “We vaccinate at the free clinics,” Ali said. “But this is us going and meeting with all sorts of people and vaccinating them,hopefully.” Ali also said that this type of pro- gram “has a track record,” reporting that research has shown that about 30 percent of people vaccinated by Vote and Vax at the voting booth were not vaccinated the previous year. Because the effort is new this year,those involved aren’t sure what to expect on Election Day. Accord- ing to Newman,each polling location

will be equipped with 350 vaccina- tions, which will be distributed until the stations run out. “We have no idea how it’s going to be received,how many people will show up, but whatever happens we’re going to have a good time,” said Ali, who was especially im- pressed by the cooperative effort made by the Stanford Medical School and local Santa Clara County officials and departments. “For me what was most interest- ing was the collaborative nature of this program,”Ali said.“We worked hand in hand with local govern- ment.” The “Vote and Vax” initiative is a result of cooperation between the Stanford School of Medicine faculty, medical students, the Santa Clara County Health Department, the Santa Clara County Registrar ofVot- ers and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

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the stone, opting for those with a more uniform quality,a modern sense of aes-

thetics favors the speckled patterns that thefossilscreate. The limestone originates from only one source in the Saint Maximin Quar- ry,30 miles north of Paris,and Stanford has reserved its own section in Saint Maximinforfutureuse. “We have reserved a section of the quarry to ensure that we have color and


ty for future use,”Lenox said.“We typi- cally review a mockup of the stone pan- els for each building. Stone is a natural material and often has variations even withinthesamesectionofaquarry,sowe review mockups to establish an accept- able range of color and texture for each specificbuilding.” Lenox makes personal visits to the site to oversee the selection and cutting process to ensure consistency and pre- venterrors. Lenox thinks the new material has


“Most people we have talked to are


and elegant material that helps provide

a consistent architectural character for



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In“‘Blackout in a can’ sparks con- cerns” (Oct. 25), The Daily reported in an accompanying graphic that one can of Four Loko had the equivalent alcohol content of three beers. The

story stated it held the alcohol con- tentoffourbeers.AcanofFourLoko

is 12 percent alcohol by volume in a

23.5 ounce can,putting it at about 4.7 beers per can of Four Loko,assuming beer is 5 percent alcohol by volume.

In “Campus celebrates ‘tradi- tions’” (Nov. 1), due to an editing error, The Daily misspelled the name of Marie Caligiuri, a junior class president.


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signed,ownership isn’t so clear.


ford, Holodniy worked at Cetus, an early biotechnology firm where poly- merase chain reactions (PCR) were first developed. As a condition of his employment, he signed an agreement that assigned the rights to inventions

derived from PCR to Cetus,which has


damental technology behind Holod- niy’s HIV-detection process is PCR. Stanford argues that the Bayh- Dole Act negates any act Holodniy

tookthatmightassignownershipofhis invention to Cetus, making Stanford the whole owner of the disputed patents. Roche contends that nothing in the act permits Stanford to void the agreement between Holodniy and Cetus,arguing that the University and Roche hold dual ownership over the patents. Arguments for the case, Board of TrusteesoftheLelandStanfordJunior University v. Roche Molecular Sys-


ing months and a ruling is expected by the first half of next year.

—Tyler Brown




The Graduate Community Center (GCC)ishostingtheonlypollingplace


tions. The GCC, located between Cam- pus Drive and Running Farm Lane, is set to run a polling place in its Havana Room.RegisteredSantaClaraCounty voters can vote in person tomorrow, and vote-by-mail voters in the county can drop off their ballots in person. Nixon Elementary School, near Raimundo Way, is also holding a polling location in the school’s music room. Find a complete list of Santa Clara County polling locations at All California polling places are open between 7 a.m.and 8 p.m.

— Ellen Huet


Panel discusses new financial reform



A panel of experts convened yes- terday afternoon to discuss the Dodd-FrankWall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act), enacted in July 2010.The Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative of the

Stanford Law School (SLS) and the Stanford Graduate School of Busi- ness (GSB),convened the panel. Panelists included Neel Kashkari, managing director at bond house PIMCO,former assistant secretary of the Treasury and the first TARP chief; business professor Darrell Duffie and law professor Joseph Grundfest. When asked to grade the Dodd- Frank on a scale of one to 10, with 10 most effective, Duffie and Grundfest granted the bill an “in- complete” while Kashkari rated the bill a three.All three agreed that the legislation fails to address certain important issues. “‘Too big to fail’ is insufficiently addressed,” Kashkari said. The act “doesn’t attempt to address Fannie and Freddie, and at 2,500 pages, it’s only about 2,300 pages too long.” The Dodd-Frank Act attempts to address the problem of “too big to

fail” — the idea that certain financial institutions were so huge and systemi- cally important that the government could not let them fail — by giving the government receivership authority. “However, you have to separate a normal crisis from an extraordinary crisis,” Kashkari said.“In an extraor- dinary crisis, where the entire system is at risk, these tools can’t work, be- cause if you wind down one institu-


tutions.” Duffie, an expert on derivatives and the financial system, credited the Dodd-Frank Act for improve- ments in the safety and competi- tion/market efficiency of derivatives

transactions, the main problems of which occurred in the over-the- counter (OTC) market.

The press has probably overdone it in terms of reporting on the size of the role that derivatives actually played in the financial crisis, Duffie said. Nonetheless, the Dodd-Frank Act made headway in requiring standard derivatives to be cleared on ex- changes and to be guaranteed by clearinghouses; a new classification of derivatives exchanges,called Swap Execution Facilities, was also created for smaller order books. “Such infrastructure improve- ments provide the greatest promise of improving financial regulation,” Duffie said. The panel also discussed the issue of corporate governance and its role in the financial crisis. While all three panelists agreed that failures in cor- porate governance were not the main

cause of the financial crisis, they dis- agreed on the magnitude of its contri- bution. Grundfest argued that greater contributors to the crisis were infor- mation failure and the collective fail- ure on the regulatory side in terms of risk analysis and management. “The government of the U.S.A. in the banking sector and in the securi- ties sector had all the necessary au- thority and data to prevent this crisis from happening,” Grundfest said. “But OTS [Office of Thrift Supervi-


did not understand the im-

plicationsofthedataithadaccessto.” Kashkari, however, argued that “it’s very hard to be the one wise per- son in a sea of fools,” and it may be unrealistic to expect anyone to be wise in advance. In response to a further question that it is the responsibility of regula- tors to anticipate asset bubbles by “[taking] away the punch bowl right when the party gets going,”Kashkari responded that every regulator lives in a political world and cannot be prescient. “You can’t legislate wisdom,” Kashkari added.

Contact Joanna Xu at joannaxu@stan-

added. Contact Joanna Xu at joannaxu@stan- SPEAKERS & EVENTS Kinley discusses finance, human rights


Kinley discusses finance, human rights


David Kinley, chair of human rights law at the University of Syd-


consultants, human rights activists and students in his talk Monday morning entitled,“Principle,Pragma- tism or Prostitution? Speaking Human Rights to Global Finance.” He focused on the possibility of establishing a relationship of equal reciprocity between global finance and human rights. “The whole thing is very murky,” he said.“To use Dick Cheney’s terms, of course in a different sense, we are working in the shadows.” Kinley emphasized that construc- tion of a global economy and finance will act as an engine to push for greater attention to human rights within the sphere of the worldwide economy. “A global economy and finances is not an end, but rather a means to a better life for as many individuals as possible,”he said. Yet Kinley said that so far, global finance and human rights efforts have not been as cooperative as they should be,and sometimes seem to di- rectly oppose each other. Kinley analyzed three major con- cepts: the composition of the global economy and its relationship with human rights, the attitudes of both sides and, ultimately, the effort to make a connection between both camps. The global economy consists of two parts: a real, tangible economy, including such things as foreign and direct investment and taxation that normal citizens are fairly familiar with, and a surreal economy, which

are fairly familiar with, and a surreal economy, which JIN ZHU/Staff Photographer David Kinley, above, discusses

JIN ZHU/Staff Photographer

David Kinley, above, discusses the relationship between human rights and global finance with an audience on Monday. The CDDRL’s Program on Human Rights put on the talk.

consists of such things as derivatives and remittances, which everyday citi- zens are less aware of,Kinley said.He described the real economy as hinged and the surreal as unhinged. Kinley stressed the importance of taking action in redistributing funds to benefit the population at large and in doing so, advocating for human rights and a better understanding of the surreal economy. Kinley also discussed the attitudes between global finance and human rights. At its extreme, the attitude of global finance is that human rights is- sues are for the state, and because corporations are private,they are not accountable for the rest of the popu-

lation. Kinley said that in order for human rights ideals to be achieved in cooperation with global finance, this attitude needs to change. He said global finance is still largely discon- nected from reality and from the gen- eral population. The human rights camp, at its extreme, holds the atti- tude that commerce is inherently bad.According to Kinley,though,this view is unrealistic, as there cannot be pure evil in the economy and pure good in human rights. Kinley’s final point was about making a connection between these two stances. “The need to augment leadership is an issue of engaging global finance and human rights,” Kinley said. “Here,political leadership is key.Po- litical leadership will push the pri- vate sector leadership, causing there to be less lip service and more real service.” “I expected the talk to be all about corporate responsibility,” said Masako Ichichara, a Stanford stu- dent’s spouse and a volunteer with a human rights program. “But it was news to me that Kinley’s point of view extends beyond the corporate economy toshareholders andoutside things.” Linda Kimball,manager of invest- ment responsibility at the University, asked how discussion might change perceptions of aid and finances in a global setting. “How can we get everyone to rec- ognize philanthropy as a good thing but furthermore to realize that equity is key?”she asked.

Contact Angelique Dakkak at angel-


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civic engagement, created a voter guide.The guide was composed of in- formation from the non-partisan website as well as from the state voter guide

site. “I know personally when I was filling out my mail-in ballot, I got to the proposition section, and there were a few that were really clear and

I knew exactly I felt about those,”

said SIG director Leah Karlins ‘11, “but there were a few others that I

didn’t really know anything about,

and I wasn’t sure where I stood, and

it wasn’t super easy to find resources

that would explain them in an objec- tive way.” “It was the kind of thing that was

very easy for us to take an hour or so and put together, but students other- wise may not have done on their own,” Karlins said.“We want people tofeelempoweredtomakeadecision that really encompasses their own views.” SIG also participated in a voter mobilization drive with materials it received from an organization called “Trick or Vote,” which uses Halloween as a motivation to re- mind people to vote. Last Thursday, 12 SIG members went around to residences to distrib- ute 500“Trick orVote”door hangers. “It may not seem as exciting as the election two years ago,” Karlins said, “but there’s a lot of important issues at stake, so we wanted to en- courage all students to go out and

vote.” Yesterday, a rally entitled “Why Vote,” run by Stanford Democrats, Students for Barbara Boxer and var-

ious LGBT groups, was held in White Plaza. Students were enticed by the promise of a slice of pizza to write down their personal reason for voting in chalk on the sidewalk. Responses included “I vote be- cause I can and my grandparents couldn’t,” “I vote for the DREAM Act,” and “I vote because I want a brighter future.” “A lot of times, when you turn on the news, everyone tells you why you should vote or what they think the important issues are,” said Stan- ford Democrats member Sarahi Constantine Padilla ‘11. “But they might not be important to you. Everyone has a stake in this elec- tion, so we want to give students the opportunity to say what’s at stake from them.”

Contact Kurt Chirbas at kchirbas@

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Barbara Boxer is the clear choice for U.S.Senate

T he editorial board’s belief that Bar- bara Boxer will do a better job serv- ing the people of California and this

nation in the U.S. Senate than Carly Fiori- na relies primarily on a review of key poli-

cy issues. On the economy, Sen. Boxer supported the Toxic Asset Relief Program and Re- covery Act that stabilized the economy and staved off a repeat of the Great De- pression. She wisely defends her vote by citing sound academic research from Princeton economist Alan Blinder and John McCain’s former chief economist, Mark Zandi. Blinder and Zandi estimate that these interventions saved 8.5 million jobs and prevented a 12 percent decline in GDP. Fiorina, however, has called these economic policies “a failure.” Instead, Fiorina has proposed an end- less array of tax cuts — extending all the Bush tax cuts, eliminating the estate tax, temporarily eliminating the payroll tax and eliminating the capital gains tax for small business — that would leave a stag- gering hole in federal budgets.While some short-term tax cuts might be wise to stimu- late the economy, Fiorina’s promises to rein in piling deficits and debts have been rendered utterly implausible by pledges not to raise any taxes or cut any money from the defense budget,which even polit- ical science professor Condoleezza Rice would not oppose reducing. The basic arithmetic of these contradicting sugges- tions does not add up. In fairness,Sen.Boxer has not indicated specific steps to curb long-term fiscal shortfalls, but she has at least refrained from painting herself into a corner with impossible promises. Thus, we hope she will join with the president in compromis- ing on structural tax and spending adjust- ments while continuing to make the criti- cal investments necessary to revitalize the economy in the short-term and lay the foundation for long-run growth. Fiorina

has given no indication that she will follow through on either of these priorities. On energy and climate, Sen. Boxer has followed the CIA and the U.S. military in calling climate change“one of the very im- portant national security issues we face” and boldly working to overhaul our na- tion’s energy policy, including co-author- ing important proposed legislation with Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. We are disappointed to report that Fiorina, how- ever,has said she is“not sure”about the re- ality of climate change and made a televi- sion commercial deriding worries about “the weather.” It does please us that both candidates support increased federal fund- ing for clean-energy research and develop- ment, but even in this area, Sen. Boxer has shown much greater commitment. Addi- tionally, Fiorina has opposed the will of Californians by supporting offshore oil drilling on the California coastline, even after the disastrous Gulf oil spill this sum- mer. Onimmigration,Fiorina has reasonably proposed improved visa and guest worker programs as well as heightened border se- curity, which the Obama administration is already working hard to impose, but con- sistently deflected questions on what to do with the undocumented immigrants al- ready in America. Sen. Boxer supports a path to legalization. On social issues, we prefer Sen. Boxer’s support for marriage equality and a wide variety of LGBT rights to Fiorina’s oppo- sition. Similarly, we reject Fiorina’s views on the Second Amendment that tend to border on extremism, including allowing suspected terrorists to buy assault weapons. On virtually every political issue the U.S. Senate will vote on in the next six years, Sen. Boxer will make better choices than her challenger. Thus, we urge you to fill out your ballot today and vote in favor of Sen. Boxer.

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Nanny Diary

R ecently, my car, which already chirps inexplicably whenever the engine is on, has been outfitted with a surpris-

ingly enormous car seat in the back, consid-

ering its passenger is so little.No,I am not ac- tually a parent,and no,I amnot going to com- plain about the state of my car for the entire column (though any offers to pimp my ride would not be unwelcome). The car seat has surprised my infrequent passengers,and as it turns out, joking, “I’m a mom!” is not good date fodder. Its presence, though, is neces- sary to my new life as a part-time nanny. I nanny for several reasons:One,the child is almostalwaysadorableandentertaining.Two,

I like to remind myself that the world is not

made entirely of people between the ages of 18 and 25.And three, the income supplement helps me make ends meet. The three lost evenings a week is sometimes hard to bear,es- pecially when midterms roll around or I want to go out for dinner with someone who is not approximately one-seventh my age, but I do often walk away with some great stories. Nanny-child and I started our relationship off poorly.The first time I went to pick him up from preschool, the sight of my face drove him into an immediate tantrum.I meekly ap- proached the screaming child,already acute- ly aware of the horrified looks the real moth- ers were giving me, while he resolutely de- manded things I could not give him, primari- ly his mother’s presence. My attempts at soothinghimbypromisinghimhis parents by bedtime were completely ignored, with the exception of making his demands more spe- cific with a screamed, “Now!” punctuating the end of each. Eventually, the daycare staff took pity on me and led us into a quiet room

where I could give nanny-child some water and continue to slowly calm him down.Twen- ty minutes of my best nurturing motions

later, I had finally calmed him down, only to have a well-meaning woman ask him,“Is that your mom?” remind him of his troubles and start him off again.It took me nearly an hour and a great deal of bribery to convince nanny-child to allow me to drive him to his house, and by the time we got there, we were both so tired that we just sat at the dining table, eyeing each other warily. Since that first day, nanny-child and I have gotten along much better, but his somewhat recent potty training campaign has proven a little difficult for us. One memorable night,

he sat in his high chair as I made dinner,alter-

natively watching TV and demanding up- dates on the food.He got quiet for a few min- utes, and then, mid-oven-reach, I heard him scream my name. I hustled over as he com- pleted his thought — “I peed!” — finding him in his high chair, dripping a little, and somehow I managed to maneuver him free while also holding a hot baking dish. His fa-

ther came home just as his son was running around without pants and I was mopping up the kitchen, still holding the baking dish. I meekly held up my food offering and then re- capped the situation, and thankfully, dad took care of matters from there without questioning my legitimacy as a provider of childcare.

The fun stories are always the disaster sto- ries, but really, my time spent with nanny- child is mostly pleasant. I masterfully use his bird obsession to bring a smile to his face and convince him to be well-behaved, promising

a Google image search of chickens if he

promising a Google image search of chickens if he Jade Wang His recent potty training campaign



His recent potty training campaign has proven a little difficult for us.

meets our agreement. He sings songs about me and flamingos on the car ride home, and he has come to demand my decadent maca- roni and cheese when I have no time to fuss over a bechamel. He remembers my car’s name and addresses it properly whenever he sees it.Occasionally,he still whines,but over- whelmingly,he is cute and happy and surpris- ingly emotionally affirming for a 3-year-old boy.

Know how to quickly remove and reinstall a car seat? E-mail Jade at


Halloween Costume Review

H alloween just passed, and most of the


memorate the occasion by dressing up

as a Na’vi or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Some view this as frivolous, but hey, it beats fighting the Nazis, which is what people our


are so not our generation’s problems.Instead, we have the much more important issues of debating whether or not a Sarah Palin cos- tume is still appropriate in 2010 (it’s not now, but give it two years and it will be again), or, God forbid,Napoleon Dynamite or Juno. Giventhegraveimportanceoftheseissues, I’ve compiled a handy list of what was big with costumes in this,the year 2010.

Vampires “True Blood,” “Twilight” and others have made vampires popular again, but rest as- sured, they are still terrible — or, if you’re re- ally into punnery, they suck (ha). Dressing as The Count says one thing to anyone you may encounter: “I’m pale and unimaginative. Ah, ah,ah,ah.”

“Jersey Shore” The MTV documentary series “Jersey Shore”accurately depicts all those stupid Ital- ians who have funny hair and yell a lot. And they have stupid nicknames for each other too.What a bunch of idiots they are!Also,the Snooki one is short, so if you want to mock short people — and let’s be honest, they’re kind of bringing it on themselves — she pres- ents an easy way to do that too.

“Mad Men” Youshouldprobablystayawayfromthis.It will only serve as an uncomfortable reminder that people regularly and remorselessly in- dulged their basest prejudices back then. For-

tunately,such stereotyping is no longer social-

ly acceptable in America.As such, it’s safer to

stick with the guido costumes.

Skanky Rabbit


derwear and rabbit ears) makes an appear-

derwear and rabbit ears) makes an appear- Carr Jordan There’s a fine line between nostalgic and



There’s a fine line between nostalgic and forgotten.

ance.Instead,I would suggest a few other less cliched options: skanky chef, skanky violinist, skanky optometrist, skanky lampshade, skanky farmer, skanky skunk, skanky judge, skanky hobo, skanky Helen Keller, skanky scuba diver, skanky Eskimo, skanky Hurri- cane Katrina, skanky candy bar (something

about the wrapper

),skanky bald eagle.

Nostalgia People always love dressing up as these, but there’s a fine line between nostalgic and forgotten. Explaining that you’re a represen- tative of “The Oregon Trail,” “Teenage Mu- tant NinjaTurtles,”“Power Rangers”or“Cap- tain Planet” may be easy, but if you come dressed as aVRTrooper,that might be a little too obscure. When in doubt, stick to Disney characters,

except Mickey Mouse, who is creepy, and Donald Duck, who doesn’t wear pants. He may be an anti-Semitic popsicle,but thatWalt Disney left behind a company that can churn out loveable characters like it’s going out of style,exceptLiloandStitch.NobodylikesLilo or Stitch for some reason.

Presidential Masks Presidential masks are good,but you know what’s better? Vice presidential masks. Why not show up to the party as SpiroAgnew,Dan Quayle or Hubert Horatio Humphrey? And let’sbehonest,ifyou’retakingcostumeadvice from a column in a college newspaper, you probably don’t have the stuff to handle the pressure that comes with being the number one guy anyway.

Couples Costumes It’s a well-known fact that the only couples that dress together on Halloween are the ones who are destined to fail. You’ve seen them. Theycomeassaltandpepperorpeanutbutter and jelly. Cumulus cloud and nimbus cloud, H2 and O. Bonnie and Clyde, Thelma and Louise.Sadist and masochist,happy girlfriend and whipped boyfriend. If you find yourself unwittingly dragged into one of these costume traps — ooh,bonus idea: one of Lindsay Lohan’s characters from “The ParentTrap”and the other one of Lind- say Lohan’s characters from “The Parent Trap”! — then you may as well dress up as Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley (or Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields, or Michael Jackson and basically anyone other than Bubbles the Chimp) because odds are your relationship isn’t built to last.

Concept Costume If your costume is so complex that you have an explanatory essay pinned to your chest,thenit’sprobablytooconfusing.Justput on a fucking lizard suit like the rest of us and get on with your life,you self-indulgent prick.

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The Stanford women’s lacrosse team had an impressive fall exhibition season, going a perfect 14-0. The Cardinal will now get ready for its regular season, which begins in mid-February.






In its final weekend of the fall, the Stan- ford women’s lacrosse team took home four more wins over Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) foes to com- plete an undefeated fall season. The four wins stretched the Cardinal’s record this fall to an unblemished 14-0, including 10 straight wins in the last two weekends away from the Farm. By knocking off California, UC-Davis and St. Mary’s twice, the Cardinal ended the fall on a high note. “We played well, rotated everybody through the lineups, and we executed our game plan,” said head coach Amy Bokker. “We felt a good sense of control all week- end.” Bokker said the weekend was a good one for her team to end the fall season,and highlighted the Card’s excellent offense. “We scored a ton of fast-break goals, so that was nice to see,” Bokker said.“We felt like we struggled with our draw controls in Pennsylvania,so that was something we re- ally focused on this weekend,and our tran- sition game was definitely one of the high- lights of the weekend.” The playday at UC-Davis on Saturday was the last time the Card would take to the field before the spring championship sea- son begins in February, so the team will have plenty of time to prepare for its home opener against Notre Dame on Feb. 13. Bokker says that the team is going to con- tinue to work hard to improve on last year’s 15-5 season during the winter break. During the offseason, NCAA rules stip- ulate that a team can have organized activ- ities for eight hours per week — and only two of those hours can be spent actually playing lacrosse. Bokker sees the break as an opportuni- ty to prepare physically and mentally in ways other than just practice. “We’ll continue with small group work until Thanksgiving,” Bokker said. “Some-

times we’ll do film study, but we’ll work on someoftheindividual skillslikeeight-meter shooting,draw controls,some of that stuff.” The fall season is the equivalent of Major League Baseball’s spring training or the NFL preseason — the games don’t count, but they do matter. Bokker simulta- neously praised her team for its excellent play and made sure to emphasize that the team will not rest on its laurels. “We want to put our best product out on the field, so I think it’s nice to say that we went undefeated,”Bokker said,“But we’re not results-driven during the fall; we’re about accomplishing our small goals. “The only time that scores were kept was Saturday at Penn, which was the three best opponents that we played,”she contin- ued. “That weekend showed we have the team speed to play an up-tempo game and dictate the pace. That puts us in a good place heading into the spring.” The spring will bring a schedule that fea- tures games against five opponents that fin- ished in the top 20 last season, including a road trip to Evanston, Ill., to end the regu- lar season against Northwestern,last year’s NCAA runner-up. Bokker said that the team’s travel schedule this fall put it in good condition to compete for an NCAA title. “It gave us a taste of what’s going on na- tionally and it gives our players a lot of con- fidence that they can compete with some of the best teams in the country,”Bokker said. “I’m hoping that confidence will carry over when we start to have those opponents here [at Stanford].” It’s a long time before the Card needs to worry about its next opponent, but the team and the coach already know how they are going to approach the season. “Our preseason focus is about us, we want to come out hard,” Bokker said. “We’ll focus in on the other teams as we get closer to the season.”

Contact Jack Blanchat at blanchat@stan-


Jack Blanchat at blanchat@stan- WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/30 at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE
Jack Blanchat at blanchat@stan- WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/30 at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE
Jack Blanchat at blanchat@stan- WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/30 at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE
Jack Blanchat at blanchat@stan- WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/30 at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE

10/30 at CAL W 3-0 WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/30 at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE (15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/30 at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE (15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/30 at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE (15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/30 at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE (15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5

(15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10)

at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE (15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium
at CAL W 3-0 UP NEXT OREGON STATE (15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium

11/5 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium

STATE (15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium 7 P.M. COVERAGE: TV FSC/FSN GAME NOTES:
STATE (15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium 7 P.M. COVERAGE: TV FSC/FSN GAME NOTES:

7 P.M.

(15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium 7 P.M. COVERAGE: TV FSC/FSN GAME NOTES: No.
(15-1-1, 6-0 Pac-10) 11/5 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium 7 P.M. COVERAGE: TV FSC/FSN GAME NOTES: No.


11/5 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium 7 P.M. COVERAGE: TV FSC/FSN GAME NOTES: No. 1 Stanford will

GAME NOTES: No. 1 Stanford will face one of

GAME NOTES: No. 1 Stanford will face one of

its toughest tests when No. 15 Oregon State

comes to the Farm on Friday. The Beavers

No. 15 Oregon State comes to the Farm on Friday. The Beavers have dropped only one
No. 15 Oregon State comes to the Farm on Friday. The Beavers have dropped only one

have dropped only one match all season and are undefeated in the Pac-10. Not only

is Stanford’s perfect season on the line Fri-

is Stanford’s perfect season on the line Fri-

day, but the two teams very well may be

playing for the Pac-10 title.

Cardinal crushes rival Cal



Stanford women’s soccer shut out unranked California on Saturday and returns home after three road games withthreevictoriestoitsname.TheNo. 1 Card (16-0-2, 7-0-0 Pac-10) also took down Pac-10 foes Arizona State and Arizona by identical 3-0 scores last weekend. Stanford’s victory over Cal


goals from senior forward Christen Press and one from junior forward LindsayTaylor. Forthemajorityofthegame,theball stayed at Stanford’s feet, and the first


a shot that Cal goalkeeper Emily Krugernarrowlydeflected,andtheball rolled outside for a corner.Sophomore defender Courtney Verloo stepped in totakethecornerforStanfordandsent the ball into the box,where the Cal de- fense attempted a clear. Junior mid- fielderTeresa Noyola was there for the settle and passed the ball off to Taylor,

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On Friday night at the Sullivan Aquatic Center in Santa Clara, Calif., the Stanford men’s water polo team romped its way to a com- manding 17-6 victory over the Santa Clara Broncos.

The No. 4 Cardinal, now 10-5 overall and 3-1 in the Mountain Pa- cific Sports Federation (MPSF), will return to competitive league play this Saturday against No. 8 Long Beach State. The game will take place at the Avery Aquatic Center, just the Cardinal’s second home game of the season.

The No.11 Broncos (17-10),who compete in theWesternWater Polo Association (WWPA), were thor- oughly blown out by the surging Cardinal. Stanford has now won its past three games, outscoring its op- ponents in that span by a combined score of 50-18, all against quality opponents.

by a combined score of 50-18, all against quality opponents. Stanford Daily File Photo As its

Stanford Daily File Photo

As its season winds down, the Stanford men’s water polo team is getting hot at the right time. The Cardinal squad beat up on Santa Clara 17-6 on Friday. Stanford has played well recently after an up-and-down early season.

The team peaked at the right time, with four vital league games remaining before the MPSF Tour- nament at Avery Aquatics Center. Friday’s win over the Broncos was an offensive onslaught, mainly courtesy of two of Stanford’s most prodigious scorers, senior utility Jeffrey Schwimer and junior driver Jacob Smith. Each scored four goals, paving the way for the Stan- ford blowout. Several other players con- tributed heavily to the offense, in- cluding sophomore driver Paul Rudolph, who scored three times. Sophomore two-meter Ryan Brown and senior driver Alex Puli- do scored twice each, and sopho- more drivers Tim Norton and Porter Kalibus added a goal apiece. To date, the bulk of Stanford’s scoring has come from experienced veterans,with talented younger play- ers starting to chip in and contribute. Santa Clara’s six goals were scored by Stephen Hobbs, James Case, Marcus Akerland, Joshua Luebke, Nick Poggetti and Patrick Weiss.These goals came too late for the Broncos, who had won nine of their past 10 games before their contest against Stanford. A tag-team in the net anchored the Stanford defense, a rare occur- rence for the Cardinal, which boasts one of the country’s top goalies in redshirt junior Brian Pin- gree. With the large lead, head coach John Vargas put redshirt freshman Hunter Ploch into the net for the second half. Both players performed ad- mirably in their critical role as stop- per, each recording four saves and letting in three goals. Stanford came out of the gate hot on Friday, overwhelming the Broncos from the beginning with three unanswered goals in the first period. This trend has become rather normal for a Cardinal squad that has gotten off to quick starts in several of its recent games. Stanford will need to be just as sharp in its final five games of the season, starting Saturday at home against Long Beach State.







Dishing the Rock

The Farm is too good to leave

A s the Stanford football community, we treat head coach Jim Har- baugh like our savior.He has become a national

icon,and,hate him or love him,he has completely revolutionized and trans- formed the way this nerddom is viewed by theAmerican public.


ated with several marquee coaching vacancies on both the collegiate and professional levels.The University has tried to pony up enough for a sizable

extension, but at just over $1.2 million

a year, Harbaugh’s annual income is

pennies compared to his associates at more esteemed programs. His job has been difficult; taking a bottom-feeder from irrelevance to the top 10 while battling infamous aca- demic standards and general apathy is no easy task.The student body has to bemotivatedwitharbitrary“points”to come to conference games, and alums would rather invest in the linear accel- erator than the offensive line.

Harbaugh has all the job security he needs.

AtdinnertheothernightinSeattle, afterStanforddismantledJakeLocker and the Washington Huskies in ar- guably its best game of the season,the conversation turned to Harbaugh’s chances of staying on the Farm after this season.A buddy of mine put Jim’s chances of leaving after this season at 80 percent.Eighty. All things considered, this might not be that outrageous of an estimate. We know that Harbaugh’s favorite players (and favorite humans), full- back Owen Marecic and quarterback Andrew Luck, are unlikely to be on next year’s squad. The loss of two of America’s best playmakers casts an undeniable shadow on next year’s sea- sonregardlessoftheimpactofthenew and returning talent. In addition, Har- baugh’s recent surge in national atten- tion has thrust him into the top tier of coaching talents and thus, into the top tier of coaching candidacy at major programs. We know he’s competitive. We know he has ties to Michigan, a pro- gram that would not hesitate to throw away incumbent coach Rich Ro-

driguezforashotatJim.Andweknow that, despite his public adoration, he’s not particularly high on the Palo Alto football environment. With all that said, my question is this:Why would anyone in his position want to leave this school? Let’s start with the basics. Har- baugh, as you’ve probably heard, left 11-1 San Diego to come to 1-11 Stan- ford. In three seasons, he took one of the worst teams in the nation,churned out eight wins and booked the Cardi- nal a bowl game for the first time since 2001.This season,at 7-1,Stanford now ranks among the nation’s elite and is a popular pick as the best one-loss team


the country. Simply put, in a profession devoid


job security,Harbaugh is set for life.

We could churn out four consecutive five-winseasonsandJimcouldreplace

practice with Pilates,and he would still have a job.Two straight losing seasons

at Michigan puts you on the hottest of

hot seats and, if fired, relegates you to coordinator positions for the rest of your career. Harbaugh gets to live comfortably

in one of the most desired areas in America, and his family has access to all that comes with the Stanford com- munity. More importantly, he can maintain his privacy,something that is unheard of in a Michigan-type school thatforceseveryounceofacoach’slife into the public eye. While I am undecided on whether I agree with the sums of money paid to


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ior forward Alex Morgan, the team’s


sons,Morgan has held the title of lead- ing scorer, and Cal had to do without her contributions in Saturday’s game while she played with the United States national team at the Confeder- ation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football World Cup

who put the ball in the back of the net fortheCardinal’sfirstgoalofthegame. As the rivals continued to face off, Stanford kept high pressure on the Golden Bears’ defense. Minutes after


omore defender Alina Garciamendez played for the Mexican national team in the sameWorld Cup qualifier. The second half of play varied


redshirt freshman defender Annie Case fired a throw-in to Press’s feet. Press pounded a shot across the net

slightly from the first,as the Card con-

intothebackrightcornertoraiseStan- tinued to pressure Cal’s defense with

ford’s goal count to two. At the end of the first half,the Car- dinal had outshot Cal 11-2,while Car- dinal freshman goalkeeper Emily Oliver didn’t need to get her hands on a single save.The Golden Bears were playing Saturday’s game without sen-


ence is always felt and valued by the team.

ly put their shots on goal, and Oliver made her only two saves of the game. EventhoughOliverdidn’tmakeawild


“Emily’s a very good goalkeeper,” said Stanford head coach Paul Rat- cliffe. “Whenever she’s asked, she makes big plays.” In the 87th minute, redshirt fresh- man goalkeeper Aly Gleason subbed in for Oliver. Gleason’s time on the field during Saturday’s game marked her first minutes of collegiate play. Just a few minutes before the goal- keeper substitution took place, Chris- ten Press scored the final goal of the game and her 21st of the season.Press is second in the Stanford record books ingoalsscoredinoneseason,asKelley O’Hara still holds the record at 26 goals. Using her speed, Press took ad- vantage of a breakaway and beat Kruger, putting the ball away in an open net in the 81st minute of play. Press had 10 shots in the game, fol- lowedbysixfromTaylor,whosegoalin the 19th minute was her ninth goal of

the season. Overall, Stanford took a total of 23 shots and held the Bears to only five, continuing its 3-0 shutout streak. “It was a dominating perform- ance.”Ratcliffe said.“The entire team played well. We had a good marking on the ball, great goals. It was a top- class performance.” The Cardinal will close regular sea- son play and defend its unbeaten sea- son when it faces both Oregon State and Oregon this weekend. Last sea- son, Stanford had a perfect record of 25-0 before losing 1-0 to North Caroli- na in the final of the NCAA Tourna- ment.



Sunday at Laird Q.Cagan Stadium.

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Junior forward Lindsay Taylor has been one of Stanford’s offensive leaders throughout her career. Saturday’s win over Cal was no different as Taylor notched the Cardinal’s first goal of the game. Taylor and the No. 1 Cardinal look to remain unbeaten when No. 15 Oregon State comes to town on Friday night.






















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coach of his stature, he deserves, as far as the precedent goes, at least two to three million dollars a year. However, his current seven-figure deal isn’t chump change, and although Stanford may be hesitant to shell out the neces-


ever absent they have been, should be willing to pick up the slack. (As a tangent, in relation to the grossly expensive projects that are constantly happening around campus, $15 million to keep the best thing that has ever happened to Stanford foot- ball is a worthwhile investment. The University and its alums are making a laughable mistake by keeping Har- baugh’s salary where it is. I have friends at home in Florida who didn’t know Stanford had a football team until this year. I would hope that the bill payers recognize the benefit of a strong football program and react ac- cordingly.) Maybe I’m being cautiously opti-

mistic. For all I know, Harbaugh and Luck have already made up their minds and have made reservations for the NFL.Maybe Michigan has al- ready picked out Jim’sAnnArbor es- tate and is waiting for Rodriguez’s in- evitable loss to Ohio State to formal- ly make the switch. But I have hope.Eighty percent is too high. My gut feeling, as foolish as it may be, is that Harbaugh fends off the hordes of potential suitors and sticks with Stanford. Many variables need to fall into place for this to hap- pen,but I believe they will. The Cardinal is Jim Harbaugh’s baby.Hehasdoneamiraculousjobof reviving one of the most pathetic and depressing programs in America. Stanford is finally developing a re- semblance to a football community and he sees it. It’s not all about the money — if it was, he would have taken $20 million from the Oakland Raiders and called it a day. But this isn’t Oakland. This is one of the greatest places on Earth. Jimis here for the long haul.

Zach Zimmerman took a big gulp of the Stanford Kool-Aid.Help him with

the long haul. Zach Zimmerman took a big gulp of the Stanford Kool-Aid.Help him with
the long haul. Zach Zimmerman took a big gulp of the Stanford Kool-Aid.Help him with
the long haul. Zach Zimmerman took a big gulp of the Stanford Kool-Aid.Help him with