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 The Stanford Daily
 An Independent Publication
THURSDAYVolume 242
July 26, 2012Issue 4
SUMMER WEEKLY EDITION
News 2
 New Stanford research into HIV  drug brings a cure one step closer
Opinions 7
 Remembering the theater shootingvictims in Aurora, Colo.
Intermission14
 Stanford Summer Theater roots for the middle- class man in ‘Curse of the Starving Class’
 The Stanford Daily
 
By KYLIE JUE
DAILY INTERN
Stanford Chemistry ProfessorPaul Wender partnered withUCLA Professor Jerry Zack topublish their most recent break-through toward eradicating theHIV virus: the synthesis of a set of compounds that successfully tack-le the latent, or dormant, virus forthe first time.The research, published in theJuly 15 issue of Nature Chemistry,discusses the creation of syntheticcompounds, or bryologs, that canmore effectively activate the dor-mant HIV virus. Currently, anAIDS patient undergoing highlyactive antiretroviral therapy(HAART) can reduce the activevirus to undetectable levels, butthe latent virus remains hidden incertain cells.“And the current therapeuticscannot touch that [latent] virus,”said Jerry Zack, co-director of theUCLA AIDS Center. “But if theindividual goes off the medica-tions, this latent [virus] rekindlesinfection, and the disease pro-gresses again.”There are many HIV drugs onthe market now, but Wender be-lieves that the key to eradicatingAIDS is actually in the latentvirus. Current antiretrovirals cantarget only the active virus, and itis the latent virus that is the sourceof continuing infection. If it isflushed out of the system throughbryologs, the rest of the virus canbe taken care of with medication
By RAVALI REDDY 
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Several students and resident as-sistants (RAs) disagree with theUniversity’s newest alcohol policy,which bans the storage and con-sumption of hard alcohol during theSummer Session, regardless of age.Two administrators have confirmedthat there are no plans to implementthis policy during the academicschool year.Despite administrators’ claimsthat the new policy will lead to a saferenvironment for students to live in,there is fear the policy is doing theexact opposite.Several RAs who spoke on thecondition of anonymity told TheDaily they believe that the new poli-cy is leading to the demise of Stan-ford’s unofficial “open-door” policy,in which house staff members en-courage students to leave their doors
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Human rights ‘both fluidand constant,’ says Milani
By RACHEL BEYDA 
DAILY INTERN
“The concept of humanrights is both fluid and con-stant,” author and Iran expertAbbas Milani explained toaround 200 people in Braun Au-ditorium on July 24 as part of the Stanford Summer HumanRights Program.Milani is the author of tenbooks on Iran, including “ATale of Two Cities: A PersianMemoir” and a biography of Mohammad Reza ShahPahlavi, the last shah of Iran. Heis also the director of IranianStudies at Stanford and a co-founder of the Iran DemocracyProject.According to Milani, there isincreasing global understandingthat certain rights are “inalien-able to every human being.”However, the Iranian govern-ment continues to breachhuman rights by picking onlycertain rights to defend insteadof supporting human rights intheir entirety.“Can you beat women andsay ‘this is my culture’?” Milaniasked.The current Iranian Consti-tution states that women, Jewsand Christians are worth onlyhalf of a man. It also provides noright of privacy and allows peo-ple to be arrested arbitrarily.The result is the most execu-tions per capita of any country,ahead of even China.“As a Chinese [citizen], Mi-lani’s explanations made me re-consider the human rights in myown country,” said audiencemember Jason Mao.According to Milani, theIranian Revolution of 1979 hasmade even Iranians realize thathuman rights go beyond politi-cal rights; the idea of humanrights as a Western concept, heargues, was concocted by“racists in the West and despotsin the East.”“The complexity of our timeis that we have realized the con-tingency of our beliefs. Truthshave become relative,” Milanisaid.
 Professor Wender pushesbounds of HIV research
RESEARCH
New research mayhelp eradicate HIV 
STUDENT LIFE
Students react poorly tosummer alcohol policy
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Professor and author Abbas Milani speaks at Braun Auditorium onJuly 24 as part of the Stanford Summer Human Rights Program.
STUDENT LIFE
Old Unionfinals errorexplained
By ANNA QIN
DAILY INTERN
During finals week of springquarter, Old Union hosted Digi-tal Media Academy (DMA), atechnology camp for high schoolstudents, rather than accommo-dating Stanford students hopingto study for exams. All roomswere closed to students from June8 to June 15, and Stanford stu-dents were unable to access OldUnion to study.According to Jeanette Smith-Laws, director of operations andstudent unions, accommodatingoutside requests for the use of OldUnion is not usual for operationsduring the school year. Summerprograms and camps that startearly are usually deferred to otherbuildings.“Summer conference pro-grams always start after Com-mencement,” she said. “Because[DMA] started earlier, it shouldhave been scheduled at TresidderUnion.” In response to DMA’splacement in Old Union, which isagainst what is considered stan-dard policy, Smith-Laws ex-plained that “it was a hiccup, aglitch in the date, and it will nothappen again in the future.”However, Stanford adminis-tration does not have direct con-trol over room reservations madein Old Union spaces. Reserva-tions for meeting rooms in theOld Union are ultimately coordi-nated through the ASSU roomreservation system, which theASSU Executive manages. Any-one with a Stanford ID can re-
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Margaret Rawson
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Caroline Caselli
Vice President of Sales
Dan AshtonTheodore GlasserRich JaroslovskyMichael LondgrenBob MichitarianBrendan O’Byrne
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Editor in Chief 
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Joseph Beyda
Summer Managing Editor 
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Ed Ngai & Molly Vorwerck 
 News Editors
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George Chen
Sports Editor 
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Andrea Hinton
Intermission Editor 
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Mehmet Inonu
Photo Editor 
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Lorena Rincon-Cruz
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TREE TWEETS:
People you should follow on Twitter 
Sports Studs
Nicole Gibbs ’14
@GibbsyyyyWTA player, 2012 NCAA singles,doubles champ376 followers, 782 tweetsThat awkward moment when you re-alize you’ve been watching theweather channel for the past 20 min#outofit (7/16/12)Days in the life of a tennis star.
Mark Madsen ’00
@madsen_mark Stanford asst. basketball coach. Lak-ers, T-Wolves, two-time All-AmericanOchoCinco (NFL player)said he?sgoing to ?live with a fan?for 3 weekswhile he gets used to his newcity?cool? strange? great market-ing?(8/10/12)18,208 followers, 408 tweetsTweets occasionally, mostly business
Kerri Walsh ’00
@kerrileewalshTwo-time Olympic gold, four-yearfirst-team All-American, 1999 Na-tional Player of the Year21,320 followers, 2,003 tweets“Trying times are not the times tostop trying. - Ray Owen” a reminderfor us all (6/26/12)Lots of photos of her kids
Tiger Woods
@TigerWoods14-time major championship win-ning golferOn Twitter? Every 1.7 seconds. RT:@Randyinvegas How often do youget offers from people to help youwith your golf game? (4/17/12)2,487,639 followers, 259 tweetsAn Oscar speech in 140-characterchunks: lots of thank-yous and acouple bad jokes
Michelle Wie ’12
@themichellewieStar golferLooking forward to my snuggle-festwith my lola bear this rainy after-noon (5/14/12)86,811 followers, 1,929 tweetsCommentary on sports and cooking
Nneka Ogwumike ’12
@Nnemkadi30L.A. Sparks forward, 2012 WNBADraft #1 overall pick #PLL (7/10/12)9,932 followers, 3,158 tweetsBlowin’ up your timeline
Famous and Powerful
Condoleezza Rice
@CondoleezzaRiceFmr. National Security Advisor andSecretary of StateCongratulations to Stanford’s AndrewLuck being selected #1! Go Colts!(4/16/12)30,045 followers, 167 tweetsThe ultimate campus celebrity
Ben Savage ’04
@BenSavageCory from “Boy Meets World”A cute girl at the gym just caught mesinging along to Fergie’s “Big GirlsDon’t Cry”... Whoops.#Im-GonnaMissYouLikeAChildMissesTheir-Blanket(7/23/12)131,527 followers, 1,276 tweetsJokester, self-described Zac Efron fan
Joel Stein ’93
@thejoelsteinL.A. Times, TIME ColumnistEvery Bastille Day I think the samesad thought: I have never stormedanything. (7/14/12)974,476 followers, 1,902 tweetsCalls himself a “self-promoting whore”
Rachel Maddow ’94
@maddowMSNBC’s most-watched primetimeanchorHer arm is really never going to getbetter if she keeps doing this: [linksvideo to British MP Anne Marie Mor-ris’s gesticulations in the House of Commons while one of her arms is ina sling] (7/12/12)2,165,547 followers, 1,628 tweetsJournalist by day, bartender by night
Campus Celebrities
Stewart Macgregor-Dennis ’13
@macgregordennisEntrepreneur, former ASSU vicepresidentBeen studying for finals and listeningto a montage of Muhammad Ali onrepeat for the last nine hours.(3/18/12)62,864 followers, 780 tweetsKeeping us updated on how to findsuccess
Feross Aboukhadijeh ’12
@FreeTheFerossComputer whiz, built YouTube InstantType “Illuminati” backwards in yourbrowser, followed by .com! zOMGEVERYONE IT’S A CONSPIRACY!!!1(7/15/12)3,988 followers, 5,795 tweetsLots of current affairs links
Rob Reich
@robreichAssociate professor of political sci-enceOn being confused with Fmr. Scy. of Labor: ?better ?the other Rob Reich?than ?the Rob Reich you’ve neverheard of? (5/25/12)2,259 followers, 1,828 tweetsThe intersection of sports, politicsand NGOs
Ralph Nguyen ’12
@ralphamale YouTube celebrityShowering with Vibrams on: goodidea in theory, terrible in practice :((10/3/10)1,512 followers, 463 tweetsMusings from the man who brought youMemeChu

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