WDCSA Newsletter – January 2002

Update (original January 2002 newsletter follows)

Men’s Basketball

#11 ranked Stanford (9-3) takes on Oregon (11-4)
Saturday 6 PM EST January 12.  We are experimenting with having a Maryland, DC, and VA
viewing location.  Be sure to wear clothing to identify yourself as a "Stanfordite". Go CARDINALS


Willie and Reeds,  4901 Fairmont Ave. (corner of Norfolk St.) in downtown
Bethesda [301-951-1100], 22 TVs. 
By Metro: Exit Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line. After a long and a short
escalator, turn left on Old Georgetown Road. Walk 3 short blocks and turn right
on Fairmont. Willie and Reeds is on the left at the end of the block. 
certain that Willie and Reeds can bring in the Stanford game – call Saturday
morning to be sure.


Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 South 23rd Street, Arlington [703-521-8215],
Driving directions from D.C.: Come over 14th Street Bridge, and come south on
Route 1.  Make a right at 23rd (gas station on corner) before turnoff to
Airport.  The sports bar is in the second block on your right. 
By Metro: Exit Crystal City Metro (18th Street) and walk under underpass to
and left to 23rd, and right on 23rd.


Grand Slam Sports Bar in the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW, Washington, DC
Directions by METRO: Exit at Metro Center and go through the Washington Center
Exit. In the Washington Center follow directions to the Grand Hyatt and head for
the Grand Slam Bar.  ***Not certain that Grand Slam can bring in the
game – call Saturday morning to be sure.

Football Coach Named

On Wednesday, January 9, Stanford named 45-year-old Buddy Teevens as head football coach to
replace Tyrone Willingham who has taken the Notre Dame job.  For the last 3
years, Teevens was one of Steve Spurrier’s offensive coaches at Florida. 
Teevens played football at Dartmouth where he later coached.

Washington DC Stanford Association Newsletter
January 2002 Newsletter

Calendar of Events click to take you to that part of the newsletter)

Jan. 17, Thurs.. Arab-Western luncheon and
discussion at Kuwait Information Center
Jan. 20, Sun. Book Club discussion of
Jan. 21, Mon. Drama Group discussion – The Weir 
Jan. 25, Fri. Ivy Singles at the Washington Club
Jan. 28, Mon. CEO of Capitol One at SIW
Feb. 2, Sat. Drama Group performance – The Weir
Mar. 16, Sat "Think Again DC"
Jun. 30, Sun. West Side Story at Wolf Trap
Aug. 10-18 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Sept. 1, Sun. Some Like it Hot with Tony
Curtis at Wolf Trap

Arab-Western Relations luncheon discussion
Thursday, January 17
12:30 – 2 p.m., Free; RSVP Required

Join members of the Stanford family and their guests for a luncheon of
traditional Lebanese food hosted by the Kuwait Information Office at the
Watergate (2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 404).  The luncheon will begin
promptly at 12:30, to be followed by a lecture/discussion with Dr. Shafeeq
Ghabra, Director of the Kuwait Information Office.  The focus of the
discussion will be on how the defeat of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan
will affect politics in the Arab world and relations with the West.

Dr. Ghabra has participated in interviews and debates on American and
international broadcasts, including CBS TV and radio, CNN, National Public
Radio, Fox News, and others.  He has lectured at prominent American
universities such as Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Columbia, as well as at The
Commonwealth Club, World Affairs Councils, The 92nd Street "Y," The
Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, and other civic

Dr. Ghabra is a full Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University. 
From 1996 to 1999 he was the editor-in-chief of Kuwait’s refereed Journal of The
Social Sciences, and he writes weekly columns on political affairs for Kuwait’s
daily Al Ra’y Al A’am, Lebanon’s daily Al Nahar, and the U.A.E.’s
Al Bayan.

Dr. Ghabra has been a visiting professor of Political Science at The College of
William and Mary and a visiting scholar at George Mason University’s Institute
of Conflict Analysis and Resolution.  His Palestinians in Kuwait: The
Family and the Politics of Survival
, was named by Choice as Outstanding Academic
Book of 1989.  His latest volume (1997) is entitled Israel and the Arabs:
From the Conflict of Issues to the Peace of Interests

Through the generosity of the Kuwait Information Office, there is no charge for
this event.  Send your name and those of any guests to Bill Pegram, 815
South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202 or via email to
dcstanalum@aol.com so that
we have an accurate number of attendees by Tuesday morning, January 15. 
Questions? Call Bill at (703) 486-0952.

The nearest Metro is Foggy Bottom (Orange and Blue line), about a 10-minute
walk.  There is metered street parking and garage parking at the Watergate. 
For security reasons, you may be asked to display a valid picture ID in the
lobby of the Watergate prior to the event.

CEO of Capitol One
Monday, January 28
6:30 p.m.

The WDCSA and Stanford Business School Alumni Association of
Washington/Baltimore are proud to present:

Rich Fairbank (Phi Beta Kappa) BA ’72, (Ford Scholar) MBA ’81
Chief Executive Officer, Capital One

"From Startup to Fortune 500: Lessons Learned Building Capital One"

Time:  6:30 p.m.
Place:  Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave. NW (Metro: Woodley
Cost: $15/person

Rich Fairbank has received extensive industry recognition including Worth‘s list
of the "50 Best CEOs", Future Banker‘s list of "influential
personalities in financial services", and Credit Card Management‘s
"Entrepreneur of the Year".

Under his founding and leadership, Capital One has grown from startup to a
Fortune 500 with over 40 million customers and $38 billion in managed loans. It
has changed the competitive landscape of its industry and has received numerous
awards and accolades, including "Issuer of the Year" by Credit Card
Business Week‘s "Top 50" performers in the S&P
500, Fortune‘s "100 Fastest Growing Companies", one of the "five
best of the nation’s largest 100 banking companies" by US Banker, Business
‘s "Web Smart 50", CIO 100 award for Customer Excellence, and
list of the 400 "Best Big Companies in America".

Please send check, payable to SBSAA, to Stanford GSB Alumni, P.O. Box 533, Glen
Echo, MD 20812.  For more information, email

Legg Mason Tennis
Sat., Aug. 10 – Sunday, Aug.  18

The WDCSA has bought 4 box seats (first 10 rows next to the court) to all
sessions of the tournament at 16th & Kennedy, NW.  The prices shown
below are approximately 25% lower than the price for single box seats and there
is no service charge.  Additionally, we expect to get one onsite parking
pass per session, which we will allocate by lottery should more than 1 person
purchase the 4 tickets for that session.

Per ticket price (4 tickets available for each session):
Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. $15
Sunday, August 11, 11 a.m. $15
Monday, August 12, 4 p.m. $26
Tuesday, August 13, 4 p.m. $30
Wednesday, August 14, 4 p.m. $34
Thursday, August 15, 4 p.m. $38
Friday, August 16, 1 p.m. $41
Friday, August 16, 7 p.m. $41
Saturday, August 17, 1 p.m. $45
Saturday, August 18, 7 p.m. $45
Sunday, August 18, 4 p.m. $53

Please email Bill Pegram at dcstanalum@aol.com or call him at
(703) 486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session.  Bill will tell
you whether we have seats for that day, and ask you to send in a check, payable
to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202. 
You may buy as many seats as you like, for as many sessions as you like.

WDCSA goes to Wolf Trap

The WDCSA has purchased 20 front orchestra tickets to each of two Wolf Trap

West Side Story

Sunday, June 30, 8 p.m.

Some Like it Hot
– with Tony Curtis
Sunday, September 1, 8 p.m.

There will be an optional pre-performance, bring-your-own Stanford picnic for

Tickets are $41, which represents a $4 discount.   Please send a
check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington,
VA 22202.  If you are ordering for more than one performance, please write
a separate check for each performance.  Tickets and information about the
pre-performance picnic will be mailed at least 3 weeks before the performance

DC Stanford Alumni Book Club

The next meeting of the group is on Sunday, January 20 to discuss Cosmicomics. 
Contact Marisa at mbfitzgerald@air.org for more information.

Modern Drama Discussion Group

The Weir Discussion , Monday, January 21, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Performance, Sat., Feb. 2, 3PM

The 6:30 dinner and 7:30-9:30 discussion with director Nick Olcott of Conor
McPherson’s Tony award-winning play The Weir (1997) will be at Delray Vietnamese
Garden, 4918 Del Ray Ave., 5 short blocks north of the Bethesda metro station
off Old Georgetown Rd.  Reservations are strongly encouraged at (202)
898-4825 or markgruenberg53@hotmail.com

The performance is at Round House Theatre, 12210 Bushey Dr., between Randolph
and Veirs Mill Roads, in Silver Spring.  Tickets are $17 and include a
group discount and a post-show discussion.  Mail your check (payable to
"Footlights") to Robin Larkin, 5403 Nibud Ct., Rockville, MD 
20852 (301-897-9314 & rlarkin@footlightsdc.org). 
You can pick up your
ticket in the lobby just before the performance.  Call (301) 897-9314 for
information about a lift to the theater or dinner after the performance. 
For more information see www.footlightsdc.org

Ivy Singles Social Club
Friday, January 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join alums from a number of schools in the beautiful white marble mansion that
Calvin Coolidge once used as a temporary White House.  This has been the
most popular event of this group the last two years with almost 200 attending
last year.  This year they will have a larger contiguous space with more
seating, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Place: The Washington Club, located at 15 Dupont Circle, NW Washington, DC.
Directions:  Dupont Circle metro, either exit, and look for the white
building between New Hampshire and P on the northeast part of the circle. 
Metro is recommended.  Street parking is difficult; paid parking is next
door on the side of Super Crown.
Cost: $20 by check (payable to The University of Chicago Club of DC with your
school noted on memo line) to Debby Prigal, 1625 Q St. NW #207, Washington, DC
20009 by Monday, January 21, 2002.  $25 for phone or email reservations, or
walk-ins. No exceptions.

Questions? dprigal@aol.com, (202) 265-3145, or