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Afro-American
July 30, 2009
Johns Hopkins University President Pushes for Clean Slate with East Baltimore Residents
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on President Ronald Daniels’ meeting with community leaders in East Baltimore.

BBC News
July 31, 2009
Fewer divorces during recession
Johns Hopkins angle: An audio interview with Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist in the Krieger School.

Wall Street Journal
August 3, 2009
What’s Different About the Obama Foreign Policy?
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed piece was written by Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Parade Magazine
August 2, 2009
New Ways To Stop Crime
Johns Hopkins angle: A profile of Washington, D.C., police chief Cathy L. Lanier, who earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
August 2, 2009
For Patients: Questions to Ask About a Clinical Trial
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Steven Goodman, professor of oncology in the division of biostatistics of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

USA Today
August 2, 2009
Tweeting, texting render avid users 'present yet absent'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Patricia Wallace, head of online programs at the Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
August 3, 2009
Going extra mile for local food
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Leo Horrigan, program officer for the Farming for the Future program at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Baltimore Sun
August 3, 2009
Ocean City declares war on salvia
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Matthew W. Johnson, assistant professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2009
Professionalism and calm at the eye of the storm
Johns Hopkins angle: A violent night in Baltimore related to the city's drug trade brought many victims to the emergency room at nearby Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the swinging doors are marked with a sign: "Stop Shooting, Start Living." Nurse Cindy Barber and other staffers are quoted.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2009
New neighborhood rising
Johns Hopkins angle: As 88 acres of housing, a school and open space take shape, a new community grows north of the hospital.

New York Times
August 2, 2009
Strangers in the Land
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review is written by Fouad Ajami of the School of Advanced International Studies.

MSNBC.com
August 3, 2009
Search questions often wacky and weird
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Patricia Wallace, psychologist and senior director of information technology at the Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Magazine
August 2009
Street Outreach 
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Daniel Webster, associate director for research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence.

SouthernLedger.com
August 3, 2009
ARE YOUNG SMOKERS MORE LIKELY TO LITTER AND USE ILLEGAL DRUGS?
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes Shenghan Lai, an associate research professor of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Reuters
August 3, 2009
Circumcision helps protect men, not women from AIDS
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire service story quotes Maria Wawer of the School of Public Health.

AllAfrica.com
August 3, 2009
Uganda: Sex Alert - 'Cut' Or Not, Men Spread HIV At Same Rate
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Maria Wawer of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Louisville Courier-Journal
August 3, 2009
Corner stores see mixed results with healthy foods
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Joel Gittelsohn, director of the Hopkins Healthy Stores Project.

HealthDay
August 3, 2009
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes Jared P. Reis, who began his study while at Johns Hopkins University.

The Public Record
August 1, 2009
Panetta’s Pathetic Attempt to Get Lawmakers to Ignore CIA Crimes
Johns Hopkins angle: Written by Melvin A. Goodman, an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
August 3, 2009
D.C. Area Schools Not Cutting Class
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions JHU's National Center for Summer Learning.

Maryland Daily Record
August 3, 2009
Top court rebuffs Cresmont challengers
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that neighbors of an apartment house near the Homewood campus lost the latest round in their challenge to the development in the state’s highest court.

Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)
August 3, 2009
Researchers: Low IQ linked to pollution
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story includes comments from Patrick Breysse, an environmental health specialist in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 3, 2009
BRAIN POWER: Academy lets gifted use heads 
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article quotes Matt Bowden, a spokesman for JHU’s  Center for Talented Youth.

KeysNews.com (Florida)
August 3, 2009
Florida should make dropping out harder
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial refers to a report released by the “Everyone Graduates” project at JHU.

Greenwich Times (Connecticut)
July 31, 2009
GBS' 64th season to open with "Joy"
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the upcoming Greater Bridgeport Symphony season, conducted by Gustav Meier, mentions that Meier heads the graduate conducting program at JHU’s Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
August 1, 2009
Baltimore County woman wins $250,000 Mega Millions drawing
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Marialou Anobas, who works with the elderly at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, will keep her job - and keep playing the lottery.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 3, 2009
People On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Donald Small has been selected to head the pediatric oncology division of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Nashua Telegraph (N.H.)
August 2, 2009
Nashua native takes on new role in Washington, D.C.
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Danielle Germain earned a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2009
Local coaches lauded for leadership skills
Johns Hopkins angle: Alumnus Donald Davis played football and studied sociology.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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USA Today
August 3, 2009
College students are flocking to sustainability degrees, careers
With an increased interest in the environment and growth in the "green collar" job sector, colleges and universities are beginning to incorporate sustainability into their programs.

Boston Globe
August 3, 2009
In step with tradition: Campus tours thriving
Despite the troubled economy, the cost of travel, and the growth of online virtual visits, the New England college tour not only endures, but thrives - with some schools even showing an increase in visits.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 3, 2009
An Unsexy Way for Colleges to Save Money: Shop Smarter
Most colleges don't take full advantage of purchasing cooperatives, don't fully exploit e-commerce opportunities, and don't track what they are buying and from whom. They also don't do a very good job of concentrating 80 percent of their spending with 20 percent of their suppliers, a common industry tactic that helps companies exploit their buying clout.

Reuters
August 2, 2009
IRS sets probe on college endowments: report
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is canvassing 400 randomly selected colleges and universities about compensation practices for in-house and third-party endowment managers, as well as a series of related taxation issues.

New York Times
July 31, 2009
Alumni Use Old School Ties to Find Work
Alumni are using old school ties to make new career connections.

New York Times
July 31, 2009
The New Director of the Ivy League Seeks to Strike an Old Balance
Robin Harris, who became executive director of the Ivy League on July 1, wants the athletes and their teams to be known for more than their smarts.

Boston Globe
August 1, 2009
Dear old ‘Hahvahd’ is much more than a name
Harvard University has sought for decades to protect and profit from its good name, one of the most recognizable brands in the world.  Now it is also claiming the rights to a growing number of common phrases.  No one begrudges Harvard for seeking to safeguard its name.  But some Harvardians are puzzled by how, exactly, a college can claim domain over everyday language.

Baltimore Sun
August 1, 2009
Md. universities tightening belts
System to cut 175 jobs, reduce budget $37.8 million.

Washington Post
August 2, 2009
The First Big Test: Watching Expenses
The bill to outfit a freshman can run to thousands of dollars if you're not careful, financial advisers say. As recession losses have whittled down college funds and as part-time jobs have become more elusive, families are finding creative ways to stretch each dollar.

Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2009
California's higher education system could face decline
The state's budget cuts to the three-tiered system -- UC, Cal State and community colleges -- may threaten the system's world-class reputation and the future of a generation of students.

Associated Press
July 31, 2009
New GI Bill sending veterans to school this fall
The Post-9/11 GI Bill rolled out just in time for the fall semester for veterans of the recent wars. Reminiscent of the GI education benefits signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt two weeks after D-Day in 1944, the measure is aimed at transforming the lives of a new generation of veterans.

Wall Street Journal – Law Blog
August 3, 2009
Mad Grad! Woman Sues School Over Unemployment
In the current economic climate, it seems it was just a matter of time until we saw a lawsuit like this one pop up.

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