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Volume 238A
July 1, 2010
SUMMER EDITION Issue 1

News 2 Opinions 5 Features 8 Entertainment 10


Russian President Dmitri Medvedev McDonald on the real Camp Stanford; Campus Snooper sets out to capture the An estimated 150,000 concertgoers attend
tours Silicon Valley, visits the Farm Cima on morality and branding sights and sounds of a Stanford summer the Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles
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Elizabeth Titus
Medvedev seeks to learn from He also stressed the need to protect President and Editor in Chief
intellectual property rights and en-
Silicon Valley’s successes able all Russians to access broad- Mary Liz McCurdy
Business Manager and
band Internet. Chief Operating Officer
By JOSHUA FALK “We would like to make sure that
STAFF WRITER talented people get all the possibili- Claire Slattery
ties to tap their full potential,” he Vice President of Sales
Russian President Dmitri said.
Medvedev visited the Silicon Valley Medvedev also acknowledged Jane LePham
with a goal to develop an innograd, a Russia’s constantly developing polit-
mecca for tech industry modeled ical system.
Theodore Glasser
after the Valley, in the Moscow sub- “We are ready to further improve
urbs. Following visits to Twitter, our political system,” he said, “but of
Apple and Cisco, Medvedev present- course we are going to do it by our- Michael Londgren
ed a 10-point plan to boost Russia’s selves, without any mentoring from
tech industry in Dinkelspiel Audito- the outside world.” Robert Michitarian
rium on Wednesday, June 23. “My task, as the president, is to
“Russia must become one of the raise the authority of the court to the Shelley Gao
leaders of innovative development,” extent possible and create a reliable
Medvedev said. and trustworthy judicial system,” he
Having met with Steve Jobs at added.
Apple headquarters earlier that day Medvedev also stressed that capi- EDITORIAL STAFF
in Cupertino, where he received a tal must reach the right people in
yet-to-be-released iPhone 4, the order for the tech industry to flourish Elizabeth Titus
tech-savvy Russian president chose in Russia. Editor in Chief
eic@stanforddaily.com
to read his speech notes off an Apple “In Russia, we have money —
iPad instead of paper. and, in a number of cases, big money Eric Messinger
“What I managed to see yesterday — but we don’t have Silicon Valley,” Summer Managing Editor
night and today is inspiring,” Medvedev said. messinger@stanford.edu
Medvedev said. “It is not by chance I Medvedev gave the speech in
came here. I wanted to see with my Russian, but simultaneous English Jane LePham
own eyes the origin of success.” translation was available. Many at- News Editor
VIVIAN WONG/Staff Photographer In his speech, Medvedev ac- tendees chose to ask the president jlepham@stanford.edu
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev outlined a 10-step plan to boost Russia’s tech knowledged the need to provide questions in Russian.
Nate Adams
industry during his address to the Stanford community at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. grants for scholars and researchers. In response to an audience mem-
Sports Editor
ber’s question, Medvedev said it was nbadams@stanford.edu
unlikely that Russia and Georgia
could repair their relations while Marisa Landicho

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Etchemendy invited former Secre- Entertainment Editor

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taries of State George Shultz and
Condoleezza Rice to the stage, Vivian Wong
where the secretaries presented Photo Editor
Medvedev with a gift from the vtwong@stanford.edu
Hoover Archives.

with Former McKinsey


“I am inspired by what I saw here Wyndam Makowsky
in Silicon Valley and California and Opinions Editor
Stanford,” Medvedev said.
“I am sort of jealous of all of you Ivy Nguyen
Copy Editor
here because you have an opportuni-

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MONEY

Board moves against


use of conflict minerals
By MARISA LANDICHO Coalition (STAND) first proposed
FEATURES EDITOR the initiative — the first of its kind to
be passed by any major university —
The Stanford Board of Trustees to the administration in February. It
moved to uphold the University’s was then approved by APIR-L in a 7-
commitment to socially conscious in- 0 vote on April 23 before being sent
vestment at its meeting on June 9-10. to the Board of Trustees. Hume
The proposal in question, which was would not comment on whether the
unanimously approved by the Advi- board voted unanimously.
sory Panel on Investment Responsi- STAND worked with APIR-L to
bility & Licensing (APIR-L) in April, draft the final resolution’s language,
encourages shareholder companies to according to outgoing STAND pres-
avoid using conflict minerals and con- ident Angie McPhaul ‘10.
flict mineral derivatives. “This is a movement that’s grow-
The guidelines state that the Uni- ing, and Stanford is making an early
versity will approve shareholder res- statement,” she said. “It’s significant
olutions that ask companies to report because we’re so close to Silicon Val-
the minerals used in supply chains. ley.”
The conflict minerals, such as tanta- STAND is now working with
lite, tin and tungsten, are used in groups at Yale, Harvard and George-
many common electronics. Armed town to pass similar initiatives and
groups in Congo have financed their encourage more academic research
campaigns through the sale of these on the subject. McPhaul expects the
minerals. Stanford resolution to “come into
“The proxy voting guideline is play” in the fall.
very narrowly drawn and broadly “It was very clear that the students
supportive of efforts by leading tech- at STAND had done a lot of work on
nology and electronics companies to this,” Hume said, praising their “dili-
address the problem of conflict min- gent research.”
erals in their supply chain,” said
Leslie Hume, the chair of the Board Ellen Huet and Jane LePham con-
of Trustees. tributed to this report.
While students have been work-
ing on this move since September, Contact Marisa Landicho at Landicho
Stanford’s Student Anti-Genocide @stanford.edu.

UNIVERSITY

Hennessy describes long-


term education challenges
By ERIC MESSINGER wider negative effects than those
SENIOR MANAGING EDITOR faced by institutions like Stanford.
“Should that happen, not only
In the final Faculty Senate meet- would it damage the research lead-
ing of the 2009-10 academic year, ership we have had in U.S. universi-
University President John Hen- ties, but also in the long term, it will
nessy outlined a series of long-term damage economic growth in this
challenges for Stanford and other country and put us into a spiral that
research universities. He focused on will be quite unfortunate.”
interactions with the federal govern- The impact of the federal regula-
ment, economic pressures on fami- tion on Stanford, Hennessy said, will
lies and institutions, and the process also be a vital issue. He adopted a
of integrating Stanford with an in- critical tone toward discussions of
ternationalized world. eliminating or countering all conflict
Hennessy opened by discussing of interest in research, stating that to
the role of the federal government do so would rob Stanford and other
in the funding of research, noting institutions of some positive bene-
how integral that support was for fits of collaboration with industry
Stanford’s activities. and reduce the impact of research
“Higher education in this coun- on the marketplace. Hennessy said
try has been fortunate since the end he preferred allowing for some
of the Second World War to get a “managed conflict situations.”
great deal of support for its research “I am, by the way, for full and
mission from the federal govern- completely open transparency,”
ment,” he said. “It’s been a mission Hennessy added. “I am for careful
that has shown a particularly en- monitoring of conflicts that we
lightened and largely bipartisan sup- know occur.”
port from both sides of the aisle over Hennessy also displayed skepti-
the years. And obviously the U.S. cism toward proposed federal regu-
leads in many fields of research di- lations of university endowments
rectly because of this support.” and accreditations, framing the
If and when decreases occur in issue as both a challenge to Stanford
the United States’ discretionary and the wider health of American
spending to reduce the country’s higher education. He noted, too,
long-term deficits, Hennessy said he that forcing a higher rate of endow-
believed that “there will be more ment payout could backfire.
pressure on higher education than “Obviously we have had the fi-
ever” to protect and preserve re-
search funding. He also warned of Please see HENNESSY, page 9

THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010 THE STANFORD DAILY ! SUMMER EDITION ! 3


POLICE BLOTTER
By JANE LEPHAM " At 12:10 a.m., an unknown indi-
NEWS EDITOR vidual left a backpack contain-
ing personal items at Lake La-
This report covers a selection gunita.
of incidents from May 30 to June " Also at 12:10 a.m., 10 juveniles
26, as recorded in the Stanford were in violation of an SCCO
Department of Public Safety Bul- curfew ordinance. One juvenile
letin. was in possession of less than
A series of bike thefts and 28.5 grams of marijuana, one
medical emergencies occurred was in possession of an alco-
during this period. Bike thefts oc- holic beverage, and one had a
curred at the Mitchell Earth Sci- fake ID. Nine parents were
ences Building, Florence Moore called in.
Hall, Crothers Memorial Hall, " Between 12:30 a.m. and 12:40
Treat House, Munger, Stern Hall, a.m., an unknown suspect cut a
the Cummings Art Building, Sand window screen to the victim’s
Hill Field, the Clark Center, room at 717 Dolores, and stole
Y2E2, Escondido Village, the a laptop and camera. The sus-
Gates Computer Science Build- pect also entered two other un-
ing and the Rains Complex. locked rooms and stole addi-
tional items.
SUNDAY, MAY 30 " Between 2:20 a.m. and 3:15
" At 4:30 p.m., the victim ob- a.m., an unknown suspect
served an unknown suspect broke a glass door at the Kappa
masturbating in the Math Li- Sigma house and activated a
brary in Bldg. 380. fire alarm.
" Between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 at the Theta Delta Chi house,
" Between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., an unknown suspect entered
an unknown suspect stole the the victim’s dormitory and stole
victims’ property from an unat- a laptop.
tended common room in the " At 5:55 a.m. at 1035 Campus
Medical Modular. Other prop- Drive, one arrestee was trans-
erty belonging to the victims ported to the San Jose main jail
was found abandoned around and booked for violating parole
Stanford, Atherton and Menlo and prowling. The second ar-
Park. restee was cited and released
for prowling and possessing
THURSDAY, JUNE 3 burglary tools.
" At 12 a.m. at 116 Jenkins Court, " At 5 p.m., an unknown suspect
police responded to a report of entered the Black Community
individual self-harm. However, Services Center and stole four
the individual did not meet the apple iMac computers.
elements of a 72-hour W&I
hold. SUNDAY, JUNE 13
MICHAEL LIU/Staff Photographer " At 7 p.m. at the Peterson Labo- " Between 6:57 p.m. and 7 p.m. at
COMMENCEMENT 2010: Speaker Susan Rice ‘86, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, addressed the ratory, the victim reported that Bldg. 200, an unknown suspect
Class of 2010, urging graduates to effect positive change in the world. Rice was a Truman and Rhodes scholar. she had received approximately kissed the victim on the fore-
13 e-mails in the past two head and bare shoulder, ran a
months from an individual who hand over her lower back and
SPEAKERS & EVENTS had described special interest in fondled her buttocks. The sus-

Rice recalls Stanford years,


her and her artwork. pect is still at large.
" Between 5:45 p.m. on June 2
and 4:30 p.m. on June 3, an un- MONDAY, JUNE 14
known suspect entered the un- " Between 12 a.m. on June 13 and

calls for students to serve


locked door of Bldg. 380, 12 a.m. on June 14, an unknown
climbed over a locked cubicle suspect created a small fire in
and stole a computer monitor. the Cowell Cluster Courtyard.
There was no damage to any
FRIDAY, JUNE 4 property or structures.
" In an incident that occurred on
Highlights global poverty as a moral tion had a cell phone,” Rice said. “Twenty-four hour news
was in its infancy.”
May 21, but was reported on
June 4, an unknown suspect
TUESDAY, JUNE 15
" At 5:50 a.m., a vehicle caught
“The face of America has changed too,” she added.
issue and national security challenge Rice urged graduates to take an active role in effecting
used the victim’s access card to
purchase products online from
fire from the contents located
inside the Fac Ops office at
positive change. a retailer based out of the Unit- Bonair Siding. The Palo Alto
By JOSHUA FALK “Things get better because we make them better, and ed Kingdom. Fire Department arrived on the
STAFF WRITER things go wrong when we get too comfortable,” she said. " Between 8:30 p.m. and 8:45 scene to extinguish the fire.
“If you want change, you have to make it. If we want p.m. at the Rains Complex, the " At 11 a.m. outside of Bob, an in-
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice ‘86 progress, we have to drive it.” suspect and the victim were en- dividual was cited and released
recalled her time as a Stanford student and urged gradu- Rice said that global poverty was “not only one of the gaged in a verbal altercation. for being a minor in possession
ates to take an active role in bettering the world during her great moral challenges of all time, but also one of the great- The suspect pushed the victim, of alcohol.
address at the 119th Commencement on Sunday, June 13 est national security challenges of our time.” but no injuries resulted for ei- " Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.,
at Stanford Stadium. She also focused on one memory of giving an old base- ther party. an unknown suspect stole the
“Susan Rice has been breaking boundaries and surpris- ball cap to an impoverished boy in Angola. " At 7 p.m. at 551 Sonoma Ter- victim’s sofa, which he had left
ing people her entire life,” said University President John “That little boy’s future is tied to ours,” she said. “We race, a large branch from a tree on the second floor of Crothers
Hennessy in his introduction. must shape the world that he deserves.” on the individual’s property fell Memorial Hall in a common
“Stanford has had an enormous impact on my life,” Rice Rice urged students to better their world by joining the on the reporting party’s vehicle. area.
said, stating that the Farm taught her focus and discipline. Peace Corps and Teach for America, and to work to end Both parties came to a civil and " At 12:30 p.m., a vehicle theft oc-
“Once you’ve learned to study on the grass with mus- child labor, forced marriages and human trafficking. environmental resolution. curred outside of Maples Pavil-
cled men throwing a Frisbee over your head, you can ac- “Graduating from Stanford is great, but it’s just the be- ion. The next day, on June 16,
complish almost anything,” she said. ginning,” she said. SATURDAY, JUNE 12 the victim found his vehicle
“Hold onto this jubilant moment and cherish your Rice said that as a senior at Stanford, her goal was to be- " At 12 a.m., a non-injury hit- parked on El Camino, south of
memories of this extraordinary place,” she added. “The come a U.S. senator. and-run, vehicle-vs.-vehicle Galvez Street.
warmth and security of Stanford can sustain you . . . as you “I’ve not followed a preordained path,” she said. collision occurred at the corner
enter a world changing at a furious pace.” “Rather, I’ve tried to push myself, stretch myself.” of Palm Oval and Palm Oval
Rice surveyed many of the global changes that have Family and rewards beyond financial success were also, East. Please see BLOTTER, page 9
taken place since she graduated from Stanford 24 years ago.
“In 1986, only 0.2 percent of the United States popula- Please see RICE, page 9

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OPINIONS
T HIS C OLUMN S ENT FROM MY I P HONE

Stanford: Now an Actual Summer Camp Peter


McDonald

W
ith the intersession period officially though. As a teenager I would have loved to off of anything my canteens could ever come
over for almost two weeks now, have gone to Stanford for camp. The closest I up with. Just imagine the woodworking possi-
Stanford has decreed that summer ever approached a university setting was bilities given the resources of the product
has officially started (the solstice and the start
of the quarter happened to fall on the same
day this year), and it don’t take long to notice
Shawnee State University in Portsmouth,
Ohio, where we stayed in cabins that had the
setup of a Motel 6 and listened to the same
design lab. One stay at almost any of these
camps would assuredly have provided me with
three scrapbooks of Memories That Will Last
Of course, Memories That
that summer@Stanford looks a little bit differ-
ent than the academic year. In an oddly fitting
twist of fate, the World’s Perpetual Summer
Toby Keith album on repeat (it was already in
the player and nobody had brought any other
music). Instead, these ungrateful snots get to
a Lifetime and reason to actually tear up upon
hearing “Good Riddance.”
Of course, Memories That Will Last a
Will Last a Lifetime don’t
Camp goes literal; Stanford transmogrifies
into an actual summer camp all season long,
hole up in our beautiful old row houses, filled
with history that they know nothing about
Lifetime don’t come for free, and that’s never
truer than it is here. A sojourn to some of come for free, and that’s
and it never gets boring to watch that happen. because Housing scrubs away any trace of stu- these camp websites left me with a sticker
Even after three years of RF kids and punk
14-year-old skaters wiping out on the steps of
dent presence. Even in their faux-pristine state
though, places like Kairos and Phi Psi are way
shock I hadn’t felt in three years. Camp is
always expensive, but most don’t cost $4,700 never truer than it is here.
Old Union, it’s still weird to see children on cooler buildings than any that I’ve ever seen at for three weeks. I’m pretty sure that’s more
this campus, much less large groups of them.
Children on this campus always seem like
camp.
Yessiree, they might not realize it, but these
than the camp I went to where Bruce Willis
sent all three of his kids. It’s not just money A sojurn to some of these
they’re walking around in oversize grown-up campers are living pretty high off the hog, or that turns camp into a transaction: camps are
clothes, which is ironic considering how this
place is built for the bicycle. No matter though,
large clump of tofu shaped into a hog depend-
ing on your dietary preferences, because
also another form of college app resume-
building. All their websites sell the skills you
camp websites left me
busloads of ‘em keep coming week in and Stanford Dining is far more accommodating will learn at their camp as much as, if not
week out. They all carry that delightfully
teenage blend of smugness and confusion,
than any mess hall. The sports camp kids are
getting tips from all those Director’s Cup-win-
more, than the experiences, which makes
sense because “I’m not just spending $4700 on
with sticker shock
crystallized in the contemptuous yelling of ning athletes in some of the best facilities in a three week long babysitter; I’m investing it in
“Cool scooter! Can I ride it?” in my direction the world. The nerd camp kids get to learn my children’s future,” or some other authori-
as I zip by them, all while in the process of about video game design in the computer sci- tative parental reason like that. At these After all, camp’s supposed to fun, and when
being escorted to yet another organized activ- ence Mecca, and my friends that are EPGY camps, kids are supposed be learning about they’re not yelling at me on my scooter, they
ity. Their internal issues are all on display. counselors are some of the brightest people I global issues, professional-level computer pro- usually look like they’re having it.
They become the opposite of the Stanford know. There’s significantly less urine in Avery grams, and sound basketball fundamentals,
duck, which I guess would be a hummingbird. than there is in the average swimmin’ hole, and sometimes they even get graded. Best not Similarly nostalgic? Commiserate at petermc@
Not that I’m not somewhat jealous of them and Tres Ex and Jamba Juice beat the pants to mention all this to the campers though. stanford.edu.

O H ! S WEET N UTHIN ’

Selling Your Soul Roseann


Cima

I
t’s becoming increasingly obvious that run- his lack of political action on Prop 8 by claim- American Apparel ads pull off their uber
ning a political campaign in this country is ing not to care about marriage. To him, minimalist style by relying on provocative con-
essentially the same as running an advertis- inequality is just another strike against an tent. The photos are of pretty young men and
ing agency. For those of you who don’t watch institution that was already too bourgeois to women in flashy colors, pin-up poses and
“Mad Men,” advertising is all about branding. bother with. For this person, the NMB should revealing clothing. The text, while sparse, is It’s enough to make me gag.
You don’t sell your product directly — you be a challenge to turn that indifference into a chock-full of brand names and buzzwords. It’s It’s not just because they’re young.
use a brand to imply the things you can use to political statement. If he doesn’t boycott mar- catchy, it’s smart and it’s all very attention- Imagine if there were similar posters in the
sell it: respect, glamour, love. While advertis- riage, he must care about it. He intends some- grabbing. Brand AA sells on sex and wit, and 1960s with photos of middle-aged white
ers have to worry about the veracity of their day to get married, presumably to the person their ads have more than enough of both to fill Americans, faces stone-like, fists raised and
explicit promises, it’s comparably easy to just of his choice. And why shouldn’t everyone a billboard without the bells and whistles of a quoted about their painful decision not to
slap a brand, symbolizing whatever they want, have that freedom? People like him might be serifated font. play on segregated tennis courts. The gravity
onto their product. Or their grassroots move- an ochre v-neck-wearing silent majority. The National Marriage Boycott is trying to of a boycott isn’t held by the boycotters. The
ment. If it’s successful enough, there’s not Targeting hipsters in an attempt to corner use the same formula for sincerity instead of whole point is that the sacrifice is negligible
much stopping them from sticking it to other them out of their fashionable apathy, (not sex. No wonder they’re coming off vapid. The when compared to the severity of the real
things. Brand Obama has sold more t-shirts, unlike AA itself did when it gave out free photos are of young people in poses that I can struggle, and what stands to be gained. If
novelty beers and commemorative mint tins “Legalize Gay” shirts last year), seems like a only assume are supposed to look profound. A enough straight couples opt for civil unions
than Alf sold pogs. smart move on NMB’s part. young man on a flat background with a firm over marriages that this becomes the norm,
So it’s not surprising that the National But why did an improbable number of mouth, soft eyes and a hand clasped before his then, culturally, NMB will have the equality
Marriage Boycott (NMB) fliers in bathroom these NMB fliers end up crumpled and foot- chest. Two glossy lovers in front of the it’s fighting for. It’s more likely that the trend
stalls across campus look strikingly like printed on my co-op’s bathroom floor? I high- Conservatory of Flowers, glaring into the sun- itself would be enough to push legislation for-
American Apparel ads: color portraits on a ly doubt that the good hippies of Synergy set. The text is quotations: “Why I boycott,” in ward. But for this to happen the brand needs
white background, black text at the bottom House were offended by marriage equality. the form of sweeping statements about “love,” to come across as not just another way to pad
and a staggered, all-caps logo along the side, This is a community that celebrates the com- “equality” and “struggle.” There is no chal- resumes and coddle consciences. The only
adjusted to fit. And it’s all in Helvetica, the ing of spring with a big, naked, beet juice-cov- lenge here, and nothing surprising. Just way to gain legitimacy is to demonstrate per-
font so hip they made a movie about it. ered dance around a Maypole. I think those teenagers with expensive cameras taking spective. To consciously affect progress, they
In some ways, this makes a lot of sense. It’s fliers were taken down because of what the themselves very seriously. Boys without girl- need to know where they stand.
a youth movement, and what do kids like more brand implied, which has disturbing implica- friends, who eat ramen for breakfast and
than American Apparel? The stereotypical tions for the movement if it doesn’t revise its spend their weekdays playing Call of Duty, are Dig American Apparel? Sound off at rcima@
AA customer is disaffected enough to excuse campaign. boycotting marriage in a heroic act of sacrifice? stanford.edu.

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THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010 THE STANFORD DAILY ! SUMMER EDITION ! 5


SPORTS
Utah and
Colorado Cardinal sports earns
join Pac-10 16th Directors’ Cup
By JACOB JAFFE
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Historic changes take place in For the 16th consecutive year,
Cardinal’s athletic conference Stanford ended its athletic cam-
paign as the best sports program in
the country by winning the
By CLAUDIA PRECIADO Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.
STAFF WRITER The National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics
Johnathan Moore/The Stanford Daily
After the original consideration of (NACDA) joined with USA
expanding the Pac-10 to 16 teams, the While the Pac-10 conference has yet to announce an official change to its Today to create the Directors’ Cup
conference will officially expand to 12 name, it may be that Stanford’s top athletes will soon be hoisting a different award in 1993-1994 in order to File Photo/The Stanford Daily
with the addition of Utah and banner - “Pac-North,” “Pac-12” or another name entirely. reward the school with the best Under the guidance of director Bob
Colorado. intercollegiate athletics program. Bowlsby, center above, Stanford
The original expansion was department would drop and affect volleyball (women). In 2008, Learfield Sports became
rumored to include Texas, Texas scholarships. While most Pac-10 schools have a the official sponsor of the award, turned in another solid year across
A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, “Most of our endowment is dedicat- minimum of 15 varsity teams (Stanford which has grown to give awards for its 35 varsity sports, earning an
Oklahoma State and Colorado; howev- ed endowment, that is, was put in place having the most with 35), Colorado will Division II, Division III and unprecedented 16th consecutive
er, with the realignment of Missouri to specifically for a football scholarship or not be expected to add any varsity NAIA. Directors’ Cup in the process.
the Big 10 and Colorado to the Pac-10, a field hockey scholarship or a women’s teams in order to compete in the con- Points are awarded to teams
the remaining 10 schools will stay with basketball scholarship, and so those ference. based on each team’s finish in the men’s sports and the 10 women’s
the Big 12, at least for this year. proceeds are going to continue to come “In the Pac-10, schools are known final tournament or standings for sports that are tabulated in the
Senior Athletic Assistant Director in,” Bowlsby said. for a broad-based sports, with some the respective sport. The school’s rankings,” Bowlsby said. “And so
Jim Young said the University “fully “I think it’s a fair question to ask even playing in the Mountain Pacific total is calculated by summing we have the luxury of throwing out
supports the inclusion of Colorado and whether or not people will look at that Sports Conference, so undoubtedly, it scores from the 10 best men’s some of the sports that are lower
Utah into the Pac-10 Conference,” cit- as a good place to put their money, but would be a sport-by-sport scenario,” teams and 10 best women’s teams. scoring or where we don’t score at
ing the move’s strengthening of the our fans and alumni are terrific sup- Scott said about the future of particular After finishing second to the all. Having a lot of sports certainly
conference. porters and I think they’re going to help sports that do not exactly match up with University of North Carolina in the is an advantage.”
On June 10, Colorado accepted the in any way they can,” he continued. the current infrastructure of the confer- inaugural Directors’ Cup stand- The Cardinal had another suc-
Pac-10’s invitation, becoming the first The next item on the conference’s ence. ings, Stanford has gone on to win cessful year across all sports, lead-
team since 1978 to join the organiza- agenda is to decide on the scheduling Utah joins with 18 varsity sports. For the award every year since. In ing to another runaway Directors’
tion. and division of the Pac-12. The division the men, the Utes play baseball, basket- recent years, the Cardinal’s wins Cup victory. Stanford was led by its
Larry Scott, the Pac-10 commission- of the 12 schools has yet to be deter- ball, football, golf, skiing, swimming & have been substantial. In 2007-08, three national championship
er, commented on the decision to invite mined. Some have speculated about a diving and tennis. Women’s sports Stanford defeated second-place teams: men’s volleyball, women’s
Colorado during a media teleconfer- north-south split with Stanford, include basketball, cross country, gym- UCLA by 279 points. In 2008-09, tennis and women’s lightweight
ence. California, Oregon, Oregon State, nastics, skiing, soccer, softball, swim- Stanford won by 270.75 points over rowing. However, lightweight row-
“We have been looking at Colorado Washington and Washington State ming & diving, tennis, track & field and North Carolina, its closest competi- ing is not an NCAA sport, so it did
for quite some time,” he said. “We have forming the “Pac-12 North” and USC, volleyball. tor. For a point of reference, this not count for the Directors’ Cup.
been through a pretty exhaustive and UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah While many of Stanford’s teams will gap was about the same as the gap Men’s volleyball and women’s ten-
deliberate process and it was clear to us and Colorado forming the “Pac-12 not be facing Colorado and Utah solely between second and 15th place. nis helped continue Stanford’s
that in any scenario we were going to South.” because not all the schools have the “We don’t really have much of a national record of consecutive
consider for expansion Colorado was a As of now, officials say they have appropriate sports programs, the strategy as it pertains to the years with an NCAA title, which
great fit.” not determined the specifics of the divi- University’s major sports will be affect- Directors’ Cup,” said Athletics now sits at 34.
On June 17, Utah became the 12th sion. The alignment of the split, howev- ed by the new additions. Director Bob Bowlsby. “It’s really Along with these champi-
and final member to join the confer- er, could entirely change the nature of “I think it challenges basketball sort of a sum of the parts. And onships, Stanford received great
ence. Utah joins the Pac-10 from the the conference and the traditional rival- scheduling a little bit,” Bowlsby said. every one of our sports is trying to contributions from a number of
Mountain West Conference. ries among particular schools. “We’re pretty unlikely to play twenty- compete at the highest level they sports. The Cardinal placed second
The most pressing matter for finaliz- “ I think we’d probably both be two league games in basketball. We’ve possibly can. And at the end of the in five women’s sports — soccer,
ing the Pac-10 expansion, and perhaps excited if Cal and Stanford were play- had a long history in men’s and year we’ve been fortunate to have basketball, swimming, water polo
its main motivation, involved media ing for the conference championship, women’s basketball of playing a full it add up to Directors’ Cup cham- and synchronized swimming — as
contracts. In 2011, new media contracts [and] we’d probably be okay with it double round robin, and I don’t know pionships.” well as men’s gymnastics.
will be drawn between the conference regardless of how often we played that that’s reasonable at this point.” Following comfortable wins in In total, nine Stanford sports
and its various entertainment networks. them. It’s highly likely that Stanford “Colorado is a relatively small pro- each of the past few years, this were ranked No. 1 in the nation at
“Almost all conference expansion is and Cal would end up being in the same gram in terms of the number of sports, year’s Cardinal program set a new some point in the year, and 20 of
driven by television and media in gen- division if we went to divisions, but and so that doesn’t change too much for standard. Stanford’s current total the 35 teams finished in the top 10
eral and the ability to turn those align- those are things you have to work us,” Bowlsby added. “In the case of of 1508.5 is the highest total for any nationally. Florida finished second
ments into dollars for the member insti- through,” Bowlsby said. Utah they have a relatively broad pro- Division-I program in the 17-year with a school-record 14 top-10
tutions,” said Bob Bowlsby, Stanford’s Though next year’s schedules do gram and have had some success in a history of the Directors’ Cup. The teams.
director of athletics. “And so I’d say demonstrate some matchups between wide variety of areas, so I think it helps scores are not yet final because “I think we’re always faced with
that this one was driven as much by that original Pac-10 schools and the newly us in some sports.” baseball’s points have yet to be discussions about quality versus
as any other factor.” added members, “the intention is that The expansion has undoubtedly added from the College World quantity,” Bowlsby said. “But
According to Bowlsby, the Pac-10 [the integration] would start in 2012, for increased the conference’s options in Series. Those final scores will be we’ve been able to maintain high
has two options in regards to media all sports at the same time,” Scott said. negotiating media contracts and possi- released today. However, the order quality with a very broad-based
contracts: They can sell their rights to However, recent information from the bly in determining conference champi- of the top three teams will not program and I’d expect to do that
networks such as ESPN, or the Pac-10 Pac-10 suggests a possibility for integra- onships, yet planning and consultation change in the final standings, and in the future as well.”
can create a conference network. Both tion to begin in 2011 for Utah and 2012 in regard to financing and scheduling no team’s point total will drop. The The Cardinal’s breadth of quali-
are viable options, which are projected for Colorado. remains underway. University of Florida came in a dis- ty shone on the individual side as
to increase funding by about two- or Colorado joins the conference with tant second to Stanford, scoring well. Sophomore Bradley Klahn
three-fold, according to Bowlsby. 11 varsity teams: basketball (men and Eric Messinger contributed to this 1237.25 points without baseball’s won the singles title in men’s ten-
For Stanford, the significantly women), cross-country (women), foot- report. points. Virginia placed third with nis, and the women’s doubles
increased funding should create budget ball, golf (men and women), skiing 1189.25, followed by UCLA at crown went to junior Hilary Barte
relief and offset concern that the (men), soccer (women), tennis Contact Claudia Preciado at cprecia- 1034 and Texas A&M at 1020.75.
endowment support to the athletics (women), track and field (women) and do@stanford.edu. “We score in more than the 10 Please see CUP, page 12

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Broken hearts for England,
new hope for U.S. Soccer
By TOM TAYLOR It seems ironic now that I wrote a
column last quarter vainly trying to con-

I
vince people that draws (aka ties) are an
t’s over. A manager too stub- important and even exciting part of
born to get the best from a team world sport.
of overpaid celebrities, a worthy England’s draws against the U.S.
performance from the U.S.A. and Algeria almost sent us home, while
that denied us top spot in our the Americans’ similar results against us
group and, ultimately, a criminally bad and Slovenia launched it into a position
ruling from a linesman that stopped our where passage to the next round was
miraculous revival dead have yet again within its grasp, and ultimately made
extinguished the hopes and dreams of a the difference that rightly secured it top
once proud nation. spot from group C. Though the loss
The morning after England’s exit against Ghana in the next game ended
from the World Cup at the hands of a a potential run to the semifinals, this was
youthfully exciting German team, most the first time the U.S. had ever won its
of the flags were already gone. The few group and was an important step for
St. George’s Crosses that still hung for- what is increasingly becoming a success-
lornly in the breathless morning sun- ful and consistent country at the inter-
shine, too bright and cheerful for a national level.
national day of mourning, were a bitter While fans in the U.S. should feel
reminder of what could have been. proud of their players, in England there
That ultimate sign of national unity, is a very different mood. An inquest will
flying the flag, has never sat comfortably now be held, and fans are already call-
in modern-day England. Perhaps it ing for the head of our manager, Fabio
speaks too strongly of an empire lost, or Capello. Entering the tournament
simply of those who are too fervent in ranked among the favorites and in a
their patriotism — those with xenopho- group that, on paper at least, was easily
bic and racist political views. While mil- winnable, we put in our worst-ever per-
lions across the globe will happily paint formance in the finals. It is actually
themselves green to celebrate St. some consolation to have been beaten
Patrick’s Day, few in England even by a giant like Germany when the min-
know where in the calendar St. now-like Slovenia came uncomfortably
George’s Day falls. Fewer still mark its close to knocking us out.
passage. After all of this, it’s hard not to won-
But one thing can still bring out our der if maybe I’m wrong.
national colors and make our hearts The U.S. brought more fans than
beat in unison: sport, and above all, anyone else to the World Cup, put in a
football. solid performance, and I suspect that
Some will say, “It’s only a game.” those who got caught up in the excite-
There is no phrase more offensive or ment, though disappointed now, will get
insulting that I could use in this column, over the loss far quicker than my own
whether censored or not. Football is not countrymen.
a game, it is far more important than American soccer fans can enjoy
that. watching their team in a way English
Games are something you enjoy. football fans can’t comprehend, and
Being an English football fan is not an their players can play with freedom, not
enjoyable experience. We have an abu- overburdened with an expectation that
sive relationship with the beautiful inevitably crushes them flat.
sport. Each time it seems she could not Perhaps it’s America that really
hurt us any worse she drags us back in “gets” football.
and cuts us deeper.
The shadow of 1966, the last and Tom Taylor is picking up his marbles
only time we won the World Cup, and waiting for 2014. You can sympa-
looms ever darker and the frustration thize with him at tom.taylor@stan-
and pressure get worse and worse with ford.edu.
each passing year. I don’t know if any-
one, anywhere, can really empathize
with what it means to be English.
England invented football, has SPORTS BRIEFS
arguably the best (and most popular)
league in the World and lives and
breathes the game. Our team always Alissa Haber dominates
includes players that are world-class for
their clubs, and our managers are gen-
for Team USA
erally, at club-level at least, some of the Stanford alumna Alissa Haber
best. gave the U.S. national softball team
I know there are big American an enormous boost over the past
sports teams that have had long periods week, helping them to go undefeat-
of failure, but even their struggles pale ed in pool play at the ISF XII
in comparison. Canada, maybe, can Women’s World Softball
understand more than most, having Championship. After last night’s
endured 46 years of Olympic failure in opening game of the medal round,
its own sport of ice hockey, but even the Newark, Calif. native is leading
then it had already won the title six her team with a .700 batting average,
times, and since 2002 has added two 14 hits and seven doubles over their
more golds to that. first eight games, in which they’ve
As a student in the USA, I often outscored their opponents 84-6.
complain of the lack of interest or In last night’s 16-1 victory over
understanding by Americans of the Canada, she garnered her 17th, 18th
world’s most popular game. I am back and 19th RBIs to set the record for
home right now so I don’t know how most runs batted in during the
the World Cup has gone down in the World Championships. The U.S.A.
States, or whether people have really is now 9-0 against Canada in cham-
got behind their team and whether the pionship play.
highs and lows of the tournament have
made national headlines. Please see BRIEFS, page 12

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FEATURES
CAMPUS SNOOPER
Snippets overheard at Stanford
By MARISA LANDICHO Two girls stand perplexed before the
FEATURES EDITOR dining hall tray return:
Girl 1: “So, there’s compost and
Overheard on the stadium bleach- landfill . . . “
ers: Girl 2: “Where does, like, trash go?”
Student 1: “Whoa. How did you get Girl 3 walks up, dumps her plate and
here?” silverware into landfill bin and walks
Student 2: “I walked.” away.
Student 1, very confused: “But . . .
how did you get past the gate?”
Student 2: “I said I was a student and A certain Russian President visits
they waved me in.” Twitter’s offices before speaking on
He shows his ticket stub. campus:
Student 1: “How’d you get that tick- @KremlinRussia_E “Hello every-
et?!?” one! I’m on Twitter, and this is my
Student 2: “VIP.” first tweet.”

A boy’s first attempt at flirting: A couple rides out of the Bike Shop
Boy: “I don’t do drugs!” after renting bikes:
Uninterested girl, while texting: “No Woman, as she crashes into a two-
way.” foot-high stone wall outside Tresid-
Boy: “I’m a Korean, I don’t do der: “These are hand brakes. I’m not
drugs.” used to that.”
Man: “That was your hands.”

Girl 1: “Where’s the bookstore?”


Girl 2, pointing toward Tresidder Resident tries the indirect approach
Express: “That had books in it.” in an email to his RA:
The two walk in. Boy: “What happens if we have the
pleasure of throwing up on campus,
specifically in our dorm room? Is
A monk enjoys a Subway footlong there a procedure to remove the
while completing a sudoku outside specimen from the carpet?”
Fraiche, 2:20 p.m.
Contact Marisa Landicho at landicho VIVIAN WONG/Staff Photographer
@stanford.edu. Girl 1: “Where’s the bookstore?” Girl 2, pointing toward Tresidder Express: “That had books in it.” The two walk in.

NEWS BRIEFS

put forth by SUES, something Elam considers a and served as director of the IHUM program. According to John Pearson, director of the
Elam to replace Bravman priority. Bechtel International Center, Stanford students’
“I look forward to helping VPUE become the — Ellen Huet success in recent years is due to the quality of ed-
as vice provost for locus for a vibrant and exciting reexamination of
undergraduate education at Stanford,” Elam told
ucation the University offers, the support that
Stanford faculty provide and the exceptional
undergraduate education the Stanford Report. “I am eager to explore how
we can make a liberal education even more central Fulbright Program awards
quality of applications.
“When you pull all of this together, students
to our mission as we continue to create an under- have all the information, they are very good at re-
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF graduate experience that is distinctive to Stan-
ford.”
fellowships to 24 Stanford search and they have a very good network to draw
upon — they’re also getting really good support
Harry J. Elam Jr., a drama professor and cur- SUES’ recommendations are scheduled to be from the faculty and their advisors,” Pearson said,
rent senior associate vice provost for undergradu- delivered in 2011. students and alumni adding that the opportunity for undergrads to
ate education (VPUE), will be succeeding John Since 2008, when VPUE faced drastic changes pursue independent studies also helped students
Bravman ‘79 M.S. ‘81 Ph.D. ‘85 as the new vice in order to reduce budgets, the Vice Provost’s of- prepare better applications.
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF
provost for undergraduate education today. fice has greatly restructured several programs, in- Stanford’s 2010-11 Fulbright Scholars include
Provost John Etchemendy announced the change cluding putting a hiatus on overseas seminars and 10 graduating seniors, two graduating master’s
This year, 24 Stanford students and alums were
on June 15. reorganizing staff in other departments. students, five doctoral candidates and seven
awarded scholarships by the Fulbright U.S. Stu-
Elam, who has been part of the University’s fac- The search committee to find a replacement for alumni. The Stanford students and alumni will
dent Program for the 2010-11 academic year.
ulty for 20 years, has won six teaching awards and Bravman solicited input from faculty, staff and stu- travel to 17 countries, including Ecuador, India,
The Fulbright Program was originally created
has been working in VPUE with Bravman since dents, and spent over a month before naming his Japan, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa.
in 1946 by Congress to promote a mutual under-
2007. He is also the co-chair of the Study of Under- successor after Bravman announced his plans to
standing between foreign countries. Sponsored Stanford University’s 2010-11 Fulbright scholars:
graduate Education at Stanford (SUES), which is leave on April 12.
by the Department of State, the program awards
a University-wide evaluation of non-major re- Elam’s academic specialties lie in African- Brian Brege (Ph.D. candidate in history), Philippe
approximately 1,500 grants to American students
quirements for undergrads, such as GERs, IHUM American and Chicano theater, and he is the au- de Koning ‘10 (B.A. in international relations),
each year, and is designed to provide these stu-
and PWR — the first study of its kind since 1994. thor of six books. Before coming to Stanford in Lauren Finzer ‘09 (B.A. in human biology),
dents with the funding and opportunity to gain in-
As vice provost, Elam’s responsibilities will in- 1990, Elam received degrees from Harvard Col- Amanda Gelender ‘10 (B.A. in drama and politi-
ternational experience in one of the 155 countries
clude oversight of the University’s 6,500 under- lege and UC-Berkeley, and served on the faculty of cal science), Kathryn Hymes (M.S. in computa-
where the program is offered. Each participant
graduate students and various undergrad pro- the University of Maryland-College Park. At Stan-
will study overseas for nine months to a year, re-
grams, including implementation of new changes ford, he has also chaired the drama department
searching and exploring a self-designed project. Please see FULBRIGHT, page 9

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RICE “We believe a Stanford education
brings with it a responsibility to
make use of your knowledge and
Continued from page 4 make the world a better place for fu-
ture generations,” Hennessy said.
The University expected to award
for Rice, a vital part of life. 1,727 bachelor’s degrees, 2,109 mas-
“Comfort and economic security ter’s degrees and 1,016 doctoral de-
are good, but they’re not enough,” grees on Sunday, June 13, according
she said. “As you’re changing the to a statement released before the
world, never neglect family. There’s ceremony.
usually someone else who can do Rice holds a bachelor’s degree in
your job, but there’s no one else who history from Stanford. She was a
can be a loving child or a devoted Truman scholar and graduated with
parent.” Phi Beta Kappa honors before earn-
Attendees found Rice’s speech ing master’s and doctorate degrees in
both touching and motivational. international relations from Oxford
“I thought overall it was good,” on a Rhodes scholarship.
said Adam Grossman, who received The senior class presidents sug-
his Ph.D. in bioengineering. “She laid gest the Commencement speaker to
out a good challenge for everyone.” the University president and
“This speech just blew me away,” provost. This year’s Class of 2010
said Tunji Munabi ‘09. presidents were Aria Florant, Walter
“This is a day of celebration, and Foxworth, Dan Ha and Ansaf Ka-
you have certainly earned it,” Hen- reem.
nessy told graduates following Rice’s MICHAEL LIU/Staff Photographer
address. Contact Joshua Falk at jsfalk@stan- Members of the Class of 2010 participate in the Wacky Walk, saluting their childhoods and futures before receiving
He also echoed Rice’s call to service. ford.edu. their diplomas. President Hennessy called the walk “a storied part of Stanford lore that will never become antiquated.”

BLOTTER HENNESSY
residential street in the “faculty tered the victim’s unlocked class- bers of the House of Representa-
residential area.” room and stole several of her ac- tives in January, Hennessy also ar-
" In an incident that somehow oc- cess cards from her purse. The sus- gued for the benefits of educating
Continued from page 4 curred between 4 p.m. on Feb. 22 pect then made unauthorized pur- Continued from page 3 international students and collabo-
and 7:15 p.m. on June 22, an un- chases. rating with international re-
known suspect stole several items searchers, and the benefits he saw in
" Between 12:45 p.m. and 12:55 from a Sigma Alpha Epsilon room FRIDAY, JUNE 25 nancial tsunami here to clearly indi- the United States adopting a coop-
p.m., an unknown suspect entered that belonged to the three victims. " Between 1 p.m. and 6:20 p.m., an cate that conservative endowment erative and welcoming attitude.
the victim’s unlocked vehicle and unknown suspect stole cash from payouts probably are a good thing,” “I think we should still continue,
took several packages while the WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 the victim’s unattended wallet, Hennessy said. for as long as we can, to attract the
" Between 7 p.m. and 7:10 p.m., the which had been left on a couch in The costs of providing higher ed- best and brightest,” he said. “I’m in
victim was inside the Psychiatry
Academic & Clinic Building. reporting party and a coworker the house lobby of Slavianskii ucation to students, Hennessy said, the Tom Friedman school, which
were involved in a verbal alterca- Dom. will also prove a greater challenge in says you staple a green card to their
SATURDAY, JUNE 19 tion. The coworker followed the " Between 7:30 p.m. and 7:40 p.m., upcoming years. Turning first to the diploma. But not everybody in the
" At 1:15 p.m. at 80 Olmsted Road, reporting party for a few blocks two individuals, who are “in a dat- problems of families seeking to pay United States is ready to take that
an accidental fire was set in a dump- after work, in what police deemed ing relationship,” were involved in for a college education, Hennessy radical a position.”
ster. An individual believed he “a suspicious circumstance.” a verbal altercation at Escondido argued that current trends of rising “After all, we have only invested
" Between 5:30 p.m. and 5:35 p.m., IV Highrise-Quillen. tuition costs were in many cases not $100,000, $200,000 in this Ph.D.
might have accidentally thrown his
cigarette into the dumpster without an unknown suspect stole the vic- sustainable. who’s graduating, and we should
completely extinguishing it. tim’s unattended bag, which con- SATURDAY, JUNE 26 “For an institution like Stanford send them out of the country quick-
tained a laptop, cell phone and wal- " At 12:30 a.m., an unknown person that has such a large number of ap- ly? This seems silly to me,” he
TUESDAY, JUNE 22 let, from outside of Roble Gym. left 7.4 grams of marijuana in a Zi- plicants and an aggressive financial added.
" At 9:10 a.m. on the 600 block of ploc bag on a bench table at Lake aid program, for us it’s more about Hennessy also noted a potential
Valparaiso Street, the victim was THURSDAY, JUNE 24 Lagunita. the public perception, but the public avenue for increasing the size of the
" Between 12:05 p.m. and 1 p.m. at perception could come back to population educated by Stanford in
assaulted by an unknown male sus-
pect when he confronted the sus- the Escondido Elementary Contact Jane LePham at jlepham@ haunt us in lots of difficult ways,” the long term. While discussions of
pect about reckless driving on a School, an unknown suspect en- stanford.edu. Hennessy said. “We’ve managed to class size expansion at Stanford
maintain affordability by increasing stalled with the onset of the Univer-
financial aid, but that is not a solu- sity’s budget crisis, he pointed to in-
tion that all institutions can ternational opportunities to achieve

FULBRIGHT MEDVEDEV
Vallor (Ph.D. candidate in Japanese achieve.” similar results through cooperation
literature), Sarah Vick ‘10 (B.S. in Economic pressures will also or the introduction of a branch cam-
physics), Mark West (M.A. in educa- come to bear on public universities pus, perhaps in the Pacific Rim.
Continued from page 8 tion) Continued from page 2 in upcoming years through cuts to “Stanford has had a long rela-
— Jane LePham many state budgets, and Hennessy tionship with parts of the world
said that negative effects on institu- where it has actually helped build
tional & mathematical engineering), ernment, but about creating the at- tions like UC-Berkeley will have educational infrastructure, in Tai-
Sarah Ives (Ph.D. candidate in an- ASSU calls mosphere in the country.” wide detrimental effects. wan, in Korea and other places,” he
thropology), Melissa Jones ‘10 (B.A. “It was interesting to see an open “The U.S. will be poorer, Cali- said. “So there are a variety of differ-
in urban studies), Jillian Keenan ‘09
(M.A. in journalism; B.A. in English
emergency meeting dialogue,” said Andre Samsonov, a
Russian citizen who works in IT ser-
fornia will be poorer, the Bay Area
will be poorer, institutions like
ent roles we can think about playing
in that, going even so far as thinking
‘08), Karen Knee (Ph.D. candidate in vices in Seattle. “The atmosphere Stanford will be poorer if the long- about, would you someday consider
geological & environmental sci- By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF was good.” term health of a great public system a branch campus somewhere?”
ences), Lily Kornbluth ‘10 (B.A. in But outside the auditorium in like the UC system continues to be Hennessy added that he would
human biology), Amy Kwon (B.S. in The ASSU Undergraduate Senate White Plaza, the atmosphere was assailed and the quality of that insti- strongly resist any model where
biomechanical engineering, ‘10), Kim held an emergency online meeting on less cordial. A group of local Geor- tution goes down,” Hennessy said. such a campus was only a “store-
Liao (B.A. in modern thought & liter- Saturday, June 26 to approve a funds gians numbering in the twenties held “It will hurt all of us in the long front” with the Stanford name, say-
ature, ‘06), Jessie Liu ‘09 (B.A. in transfer for Stanford Friends of Tibet, a protest after the speech, displaying term.” ing “there is nobody who can pay
human biology), Ken Martinez (M.A. which otherwise would have had to wait Georgian flags and signs that read, While he noted that Stanford me nearly enough money for me to
in Russian area studies), Nimi Mastey until September to reimburse two of its “Abkhazia is Georgia” and “You are had a limited ability to alter the sit- think about doing that.”
‘10 (B.A. in human biology), Thomas guest speakers. not welcome here. Nor is your wor- uation beyond spreading aware- The June 10 meeting was the last
McFadden ‘08 (B.A. in human biolo- The Senate approved the transfer of ship.” ness, he added that “it’s critical to of the 42nd Faculty Senate, chaired
gy), Sarah Mummah ‘10 (B.A. in $1,875 to reimburse the speakers’ trav- Following his visit to Stanford remember that the vast majority of by electrical engineering professor
human biology), Andrew Plan ‘10 el expenses. and Silicon Valley, Medvedev flew people who get a college degree in Andrea Goldsmith. Medical profes-
(B.A. in human biology), Nikhil Sar- The Senate also confirmed, by an 8- to Washington to meet with Presi- this country get it in a public institu- sor David Spiegel will chair the 43rd
alkar (M.S. in mechanical engineer- 0 vote, Alex Katz ‘12 as the 2010-11 di- dent Obama before heading to tion, and we need to ensure that Senate, whose first meeting is set
ing), Samuel Stone ‘10 (B.A./B.S. in rector of the Publications Board and Canada for the G8 and G20 summits. they remain as vibrant and as great tentatively for Oct. 7.
international relations and mathe- Alice Nam ‘11 as assistant director. as they are.”
matics), Joanna Sturiano (Ph.D. can- Contact Joshua Falk at jsfalk@stan- Returning to a theme that he em- Contact Eric Messinger at messinger
didate in Japanese literature), Molly — Elizabeth Titus ford.edu. phasized in discussions with mem- @stanford.edu.

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ENTERTAINMENT

MICHAEL MEZZATESTA/The Stanford Daily


An estimated 150,000 concertgoers attended the Electric Daisy Carnival, an electronic music festival held in Los Angeles. Performers included Afrojack, Deadmau5 and Swedish House Mafia.

CONCERT REVIEW

THE WORLD NEEDS MORE ELECTRIC DAISIES

A
s we looked over the enormous bikini, with many wearing bright, fuzzy leg “Hide and Seek,” the crowd went wild as they
mass of people jumping on the
Coliseum floor, surrounded by
thousands in stadium seats with
warmers standard at raves and on go-go girls.
The men looked more toned down, opting to
wear white, with the occasional gas mask or
“If everybody knew sung along and danced to the familiar track.
As the sun began to set on Friday night, we
found ourselves camped out at the main stage

about this, there


LED lights and glow sticks flick- rave goggles. Most outfits, however, had one for the massive lineup to come. Australian
ering like a million fireflies, my sister said, “If thing in common — kandi, the childish pony house DJ Dirty South got the crowd ready for
everybody knew about this, there would be bead bracelets and necklaces traded at raves, the celebrity headliners, and his summer hit
world peace.” adorned everybody, some with a lone bracelet “Phazing” was the perfect start to a beautiful
Similar sentiments were echoed regularly
at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival, the mas-
around the wrist and many with rainbows of
color all the way up their arms.
would be world night. Power trio Swedish House Mafia was
up next on stage, and the excitement in the
sive electronic music festival held annually in Once Intermission made it inside the con- massive crowd was palpable. Comprised of
downtown Los Angeles. Taking place over
two beautiful days in June in USC’s
cert grounds, the five(!) stages made deciding
incredibly difficult. Looking for some shade,
peace” Swedish DJs Steve Angello, Sebastian
Ingrosso and Axwell, their house hit “One”
Exposition Park (with the main stage smack we stumbled upon AutoErotique’s set. They has earned them millions of fans and a covet-
in the center of the Coliseum), EDC is a neon were laying down some seriously dramatic — one attendee’s take on this year’s ed residency in Ibiza. From the dramatic
wonderland filled with glittering carnival bass and the small crowd was loving it, moving Electric Daisy Carnival in downtown introduction to the very end of the two-hour
rides, professional dancers dressed to the freely through the grass and enjoying the pre- Los Angeles set, the crowd did not stop moving. All the
nines and over 150,000 concert-goers — some lude to the rest of the event. Up next was a stops were pulled out as fireworks regularly
hardcore ravers and others just looking to more high-profile artist — DJ wonderboy exploded and the massive light screens daz-
dance. Afrojack — who has been blowing up in the night, there is no doubt that everybody wit- zled beyond belief. Dropping Daft Punk’s
Upon arriving at the packed gates, it did dance music world and was arguably the most nessed at least some of his musical talents dur- classic “One More Time,” everybody grooved
not seem to matter that the line was enormous featured act that EDC had to offer. Playing ing the weekend. Intermission caught both, to the beat until the now ubiquitous introduc-
— people-watching was entertaining enough. two massive sets on both Friday and Saturday, and Afrojack didn’t disappoint. Ending his
Girls were scantily clad in little more than a along with spinning the after-party on Friday Saturday set with his mix of Imogen Heap’s Please see DAISIES, page 11

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FOOD REVIEW
DAISIES
Continued from page 10

tion to “One” was seamlessly


Upscale Junnoon
serves up fun fare
woven in. From there on out, the
night got out of control.
After Swedish House Mafia left
the stage, the always-impressive and
legendary DJ Kaskade took to the
tables, proving why he is considered
one of the best in the world. His exit
from the stage was followed by the
moment almost everybody had
been waiting for. Innumerable
mockups of the sinister Mickey
Mouse heads that symbolize
Deadmau5 were worn throughout
the crowd. The audience waited
impatiently for the night’s biggest
celebrity. Once the relatively long
wait was over, the massively popu-
lar house DJ amazed with his LED
mouse head, light-up dais and
turntables and, most importantly,
his incredible music.
Saturday was no less amazing,
boasting acts like Dada Life, Courtesy of Junnoon Restaurant
Laidback Luke, Benny Benassi,

J
Above and Beyond and Armin van
Buuren. However, the definite unnoon, an upscale Indian fresh and it was a nice, light dish — a
standout of the day was German DJ restaurant in downtown Palo lot of times American Indian restau-
Boys Noize (who Intermission also Alto, recently opened a new rants can be infuriatingly heavy, but
raved about at this year’s EDT cocktail lounge and is con- the salad struck us as too experi-
MICHAEL MEZZATESTA/The Stanford Daily
Pop). Playing at Circuit Grounds ducting a renewed publicity mental. There’s a reason most salads
while Armin took the main stage, a effort to get local diners hooked on a aren’t made predominately with
shocking number of people turned place they may have overlooked peanut sprouts.
out to watch Boys Noize show why when it opened a few years ago, at Fortunately, the next two appe-
his star is on the rise so quickly. the peak of the recession. They invit- tizers were really, really good. My
Paying tribute to Michael Jackson ed me to come have dinner, so, with favorite was a unique, sort of
with a couple of well-placed tracks my faithful dining companion in tow, strange-looking plate of eggshell-
and spinning new material that I stopped by their hip, modern space thin semolina flour shells, stuffed
made 60,000 people go insane, Boys earlier this week. with chickpeas and tamarind chut-
Noize was a perfect end to a perfect Junnoon is one of those restau- ney. I didn’t know what to expect
weekend. rants that takes a cuisine most from this dish, since it’s not exactly
Regardless of whether or not Americans are familiar with in made from obvious ingredients, but
you are an electronic music expert greasy, take-out form and elevates it it was surprisingly a highlight of the
or somebody who just wants to — a pretty cool concept that has whole dinner. We also got fried
have a good time, Electric Daisy especially proliferated in Palo Alto. balls of spinach and chickpeas,
Carnival is not to be missed. The (There are more fancy-schmancy stuffed with warm, gooey goat
largest festival in America, with the pizza places near campus than are cheese and served alongside
most beautiful lights and incredible probably necessary.) Junnoon also tamarind chutney. The goat cheese
music, definitely feels like it could operates on the challenge of putting was a little too strong for my dining
solve most of the world’s problems. a modernized, a-geographic spin on companion, but I gobbled them
Peace, love, unity, respect indeed. the ancient, well-defined and highly down. Finally, we had a really
regional Indian cooking tradition. incredible halibut dish served with
— annika HEINLE So this definitely isn’t your typical neon green coconut curry sauce. The
contact annika: Indian restaurant — the menu steers fish was light and perfectly cooked. I
anheinle@stanford.edu MICHAEL MEZZATESTA/The Stanford Daily clear of curries and samosa, and the thought the sauce might overwhelm
few staple dishes available have the halibut, but it was exactly right.
been reformatted as sleeker, sexier By the time our waiter brought out
versions of what you might expect. cups of homemade chai and an
It would probably be an unnerving Indian-spiced molten chocolate cake
dining experience for the Indian (yum!), we were full and satisfied.
food purist, but for the average There were some things at
Stanford student, it’s a fun way to try Junnoon that we found lacking,
vaunted staple ingredients of though. We sat outside, which was a
California fine dining (goat cheese, nice idea but a bit loud since the
salmon, obscure vegetables) restaurant faces University Avenue.
slathered in less-common flavors The food came a little more slowly
like tamarind. than most Stanford students are
For our dinner, we had several probably accustomed to. The prices
small plates and split an entree. First are also steep; at about forty dollars
out, we had pork and chive a person, on a college student’s
dumplings, which apparently are miniscule budget dinner here would
from Eastern India but honestly probably be only for a special occa-
seemed to be on the menu more as a sion or a date you really, really liked.
concession to people who can’t tell However, it was a really fun alterna-
Indian and Chinese food apart. I tive to most “nice” restaurants
love dumplings, so it was kind of a around here, which can get frustrat-
disappointment that these were, ingly similar. The service was great,
well, pretty unexciting. But it was the atmosphere is really cool and we
nice that the filling was seasoned in ended up fighting over who got the
an unexpected, distinctly Indian last bites of the molten chocolate
way, which made them stand out cake.
slightly. We also got a peanut sprout
salad. The ingredients in the salad — evie DANFORTH
(peanut sprouts, oranges, julienned contact evie: edanforth@
MICHAEL MEZZATESTA/The Stanford Daily zucchini) were all obviously very stanford.edu

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BRIEFS CUP
Junior Steve Ziegler tied for seventh
at even-par, while alumnus Dodge
Kemmer tied for 11th at two-over.
Continued from page 7 Continued from page 6
Incoming freshman
Two Cardinal men’s Ogwumike leads and senior Lindsay Burdette. Senior
volleyball seniors Americans to Under-18 Carly Janiga won a national title in
the uneven bars, while junior Ryan
receive postgraduate championship Lieberman and freshman Eddie
Stanford’s top women’s basket- Penev won national titles in the par-
scholarships ball recruit Chiney Ogwumike led allel bars and vault, respectively.
Stanford’s Kawika Shoji and the United States’ U18 team to the Seniors Kelley O’Hara, Kawika
Garrett Werner were awarded post- gold medal at the FIBA Americas Shoji and Julia Smit were named
graduate scholarships from the U18 Championship. National Player of the Year in
NCAA in recognition of their work Ogwumike, whose sister women’s soccer, men’s volleyball
File Photo/The Stanford Daily athletically and academically. Shoji Nnemkadi is an All-American at and women’s swimming, respective-
and Werner received two of the 174 Stanford, led the American team in ly.
For Nicholas Noone (left), Ryan Lieberman (right) and the rest of the total scholarships given by the points and rebounds during the five- Three Stanford coaches were
Cardinal gymnastics team, the summer is a chance to pursue other NCAA, of which only 87 go to men. game tournament. She scored 13.2 named National Coach of the Year
passions, advance their studies and prepare for the season ahead. Both Shoji and Werner were key points per game and grabbed 7.4 — Paul Ratcliffe for women’s soc-
starters on Stanford’s national rebounds per contest while shooting cer, John Kosty for men’s volleyball
MEN’S GYMNASTICS championship men’s volleyball 60.9 percent from the field. and Al Acosta for women’s light-
team, which completed its “Worst to The United States team cruised weight rowing.

Summer is no off-season First” journey with a resounding vic-


tory in the national championship
match in Maples Pavilion. Shoji was
to the tournament title, winning the
five games by an average margin of
55.8 points per game, capped by an
“We don’t build a lot of our
strategy around trying to win the
Directors’ Cup,” Bowlsby said, “but

for busy Stanford athletes


the National Player of the Year as a 81-38 win over Brazil in the champi- we certainly are glad to win it and
setter, while Werner was the start- onship game. we want each of our sports to
ing middle blocker and the winner Ogwumike was the No. 1 recruit achieve at a high level — and ulti-
of the Elite 88 Award for the highest in the nation this year and is expect- mately that results in the Cup.”
grade point average among NCAA ed to contribute immediately for a
By JESSICA YU mately 16 hours per week learning Tournament competitors. Stanford team looking to improve Eric Messinger contributed to this
CONTRIBUTING WRITER new skills and sequences for next Shoji is a political science major, on back-to-back Final Four appear- report.
winter’s gymnastics season. while Werner majored in chemical ances.
What happens to Stanford’s top And as though he ever has a engineering. Both will receive $7500 Contact Jacob Jaffe at jwjaffe@stan-
athletes when the academic year chance to miss his fellow gymnasts grants from the NCAA. — Jacob Jaffe and Nate Adams ford.edu.
comes to a close, the off-season is with all their team training
in full swing and dormmates and throughout the academic year and Bramlett wins
friends vacate the campus for two off-season, Ramani is rooming with
Northeast Amateur

CLASSIFIEDS
full months? three of them this summer in
They become year-round stu- Mountain View. Invitational
dents, stronger athletes and even One of those roommates is ris-
closer friends with the teammates ing senior Ryan Lieberman. The Cardinal senior Joseph Bramlett
they spend 20-plus hours a week 2010 NCAA parallel bars champi- led a group of five Stanford golfers
with in the gym and on the field. A on, Lieberman is spending his sum- in the top 11 of the Northeast
look at the lives of some Stanford mer even more immersed in Amateur Invitational in Rumford,
men’s gymnasts provides a glimpse NCAA life as a research assistant R.I. last weekend. Bramlett shot six- LANDSCAPING
at what’s happening with Cardinal for Roger Noll, an economics pro- under for the four-day tournament, G E T NOTICED BY THOUSANDS.
winning by two strokes over Brad DNC Concrete and Landscape. Stamp
athletes this week — and this sum- fessor. The research project? An Classified ads in the Daily gets
concrete, expose aggregate, founda-
mer. exploration of NCAA Division 1 Benjamin. results for less.
Stanford also received quality tion. Landscape lawn, sprinkler, flag-
A redshirt senior last year, team Coaching Salaries. (650) 721-5803. stone, paver, plock and retaining wall.
co-captain Greg Ter-Zakhariants Like Ramani and Ter- performances from junior Sihwan
www.stanforddaily.com/classifieds License number #PC805119. Call
had a busy start to his summer. Zakhariants, Lieberman spends Kim and freshman Andrew Yun,
Tulua at (408) 6398616.
After graduating in June with both much of his evening in the gym — who tied for fourth at one-under.
his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in four hours a day, to be exact. And
Russian, East European, and in his downtime, this national
Eurasian Studies, Ter-Zakhariants champion likes to produce music.
joined his fellow college graduates Perhaps a music career is next after
in a painstaking job search. Dozens gymnastics?
of applications and a handful of Two more men’s gymnastics
interviews later, Ter-Zakhariants roommates are rising senior Tim
recently landed a job with Gentry and rising redshirt junior
Professor Kathryn Shaw at Kyle Oi. Gentry, a two-time (and
Stanford’s Graduate School of current) national team member, is
Business, in which he will research spending his summer by adding to
teacher labor markets and pay his educational background with
practices across the United States. CS106A and AA190. And accord-
At the same time, Ter- ing to him, he is spending “a lot” of
Zakhariants still commits several hours in the gym.
hours a week to his beloved sport. Oi, like Gentry, is taking classes
While taking a break from person- this summer. His intellectual capac-
ally training on his favorite events ity is filled with CS106A and
as he heals a back injury that has Physics 28/29. As he comes back
nagged him since the 2008-2009 from a severe back injury, Oi also
season, Ter-Zakhariants coaches plans on training 15 hours a week
both his fellow teammates and this summer.
aspiring young gymnasts in a club And while five gymnasts and
program. But ever the diligent ath- their teammates are free of work,
lete, he also runs the Dish four school, and training obligations for
mornings a week to keep his body each other, they try to bond outside
in shape. the gym. Oi says there will be plen-
Ter-Zakhariants’ 2009-10 co- ty of barbecues and beach time
captain and rising redshirt senior throughout July and August, while
Abhinav Ramani is having an the others speak excitedly about
equally busy summer. From 9-5, he the team’s annual trip down to Los
attempts to save the world by Angeles for the Fish Fry — a week-
working as an R&D Engineer at a end of costumes, dancing, food and
medical device company called drinks hosted by former Stanford
NeoTract to redesign a product gymnast Eli Alcaraz, class of 2008.
that treats a condition known as
benign prostratic hyperplasia. Contact Jessica Yu at jsyu@stanford.
After work, he spends approxi- edu.

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