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Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2009
Hopkins awarded $41 million in grants from stimulus funds
Johns Hopkins angle: The National Institutes of Health and the National Science
Foundation have awarded the Johns Hopkins University 119 research grants worth more than $41 million from money set aside in the federal stimulus package for medical and science research. Hopkins scientists from across the university's schools and departments submitted nearly 1,200 proposals for stimulus-funded projects.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 4, 2009
Johns Hopkins University awarded $41M in stimulus research grants
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University has won 119 scientific research grants worth more than $41 million due to the federal stimulus package.

FOX 5 (Washington, D.C.)
August 5, 2009
N. Korea Pardons Two U.S. Journalists
Johns Hopkins angle: Jae Ku, director of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, is
interviewed about the release of  two American journalists from North Korea.

Wall Street Journal
August 5, 2009
Nigeria's Amnesty Program Draws Criticism
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about attempts to quell rebellion in Nigeria with an
amnesty program quotes Peter Lewis, director of the Africa program at SAIS.

Newsweek.com
August 3, 2009
Money Talks
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about an Islamist rebellion in Nigeria quotes Peter Lewis,
director of the Africa program at SAIS.

USA Today
August 5, 2009
Korea trip may smooth relations
Johns Hopkins angle: Joel Wit, a former State Department official and visiting fellow at
Johns Hopkins University's U.S.-Korea Institute, is quoted in this piece.

UPI Asia
August 4, 2009
China-U.S. dialogue avoids confrontation
Johns Hopkins angle: Pieter Bottelier, professor of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins
School of Advanced International Studies, was quoted.

MSNBC
August 4, 2009
NBC Field Notes: PIONEERING ‘DOMINO TRANSPLANT’ DOCTOR CHANGES LIVES
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, J. Keith Melancon was part of a
pioneering team of doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore who conducted the first six-person kidney swap in April 2008.

The New York Observer
August 4, 2009
The Egghead Debutante
Johns Hopkins angle: Profile of Hadley Nagel who will be attending Johns Hopkins
University in the fall, as a Hodson Trust scholar, one of 20 in the freshman class.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
August 5, 2009
Thoughts about kidney donation
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog discusses the 16-person, domino transplant completed at Johns
Hopkins recently.

Caspar Star-Tribune (Wyoming)
August 5, 2009
NY taxpayers to pay donors for stem cell studies
Johns Hopkins angle: Debra Mathews of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
comments in this story.

Exchange Magazine
August 5, 2009
Faster Profits in Slowing Economies
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Don Schmincke, a graduate of and Johns
Hopkins University.

Deseret News (Utah)
August 5, 2009
U. research funds up despite economy
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, the reporter states that the top 25 institutions
that pull in the most research dollars and invariably spend them as well are typically large, private institutions like Duke, MIT, Stanford and Johns Hopkins University.

Auburn Citizen (New York)
August 4, 2009
Two Auburn faculty resigning
Johns Hopkins angle: Jeremy Dodds is leaving the Auburn Enlarged City School District 
to work for Johns Hopkins University, working on developing and implementing math curriculum in New York state schools, the first being Syracuse City Schools.

All About Jazz
August 4, 2009
Interview: Denny Zeitlin (Part 2)
Johns Hopkins angle: Interview with pianist Denny Zeitlin, who, according to this
article, attended medical school at JHU in the 1960s.

PULSE
August 5, 2009
Do inhaled steriods in COPD do more harm than good?
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Bradley Drummond of the School of Medicine.

WTOP.com
August 4, 2009
Year-round schooling may end in Fairfax County
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a 2007 study conducted on 300 low-income
Baltimore city students by Johns Hopkins University researchers also found that students who lack summertime and extended learning resources are far less likely to enter college-prep high school programs, and tend to score lower on achievement exams.

Cincinnati Enquirer
August 5, 2009
Frank Fisher was bank exec, Yankee fan
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Frank Fisher graduated from Johns
Hopkins University in 1963.

The Hill (Washington, D.C.)
August 4, 2009
Rep. Sam Johnson’s new aides have been around town, world
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the congressman’s new a tax policy
adviser, David Eiselsberg, is a JHU alumnus.

Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2009
Red letter day
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial about Governor Martin O'Malley's endorsement Tuesday of a
14.5-mile light rail line, which will connect Woodlawn to Johns Hopkins Bayview medical complex.

The Washington Times
August 5, 2009
Md. pursues 2 light rail projects
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article mentions that one of these proposed
projects, the Red Line, would run from the Woodlawn area of Baltimore County to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in east Baltimore.

Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)
August 5, 2009
Moore's Ford lynching book up for analysis
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief announces that a local book discussion group will
talk about "Fire in a Cranebrake: Last Mass Lynching in America," written by Laura Wexler, a lecturer in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs.

Business Standard (India)
August 5, 2009
Prithvi Info gets interim injunction against Deutsche Bank
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a legal dispute reports that Deutsche Bank has
alleged that Prithvi Information Solutions Limited  provided a series of ‘false’ letters of credit from several US-based companies including Johns Hopkins Hospital USA.

The Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
August 5, 2009
Frey selected to lead 2,500 Rotarians
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that local businessman Paul Frey, who recently
was selected to serve as district governor of Rotary International, earned a master's degree in organization development and human resources from JHU.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
August 5, 2009
Dr. JoAnn G. Sutherland
Johns Hopkins angle: Sutherland her doctorate of medicine from Johns Hopkins University.

Concord Monitor
August 5, 2009
Dana Kimball Ball
Johns Hopkins angle: Ball earned his master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of
Advanced International Studies.

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New York Times
August 5, 2009
A Tight Space for New Rutgers Medical Buildings
Two new health education buildings are set on barely an acre of land in New Brunswick,
N.J., bounded on one side by Amtrak rails.

Los Angeles Times
August 5, 2009
Fix to GI Bill will help veterans at private colleges in California
Military veterans who want to attend private colleges and universities in California
have won an important victory.  Because of a much-protested technicality in its wording, a new GI Bill previously would have awarded no tuition aid to those veterans.  Under an agreement between the state and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the bulk of fees in California now will be counted as tuition.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 5, 2009
For the Fallen of Politics, Tricky Landings in Academe
So far the opposition to former Attorney General Gonzales's appointment at Texas Tech
has amounted to a few critical editorials in its student newspaper and others, a faculty petition, and two Facebook groups.  Perhaps no other institution has employed as many controversial political figures as Georgetown.

Bloomberg News
August 3, 2009
Brown to Sell $125 Million in Bonds for Reserve, Renovations
Brown will sell bonds in the next two or three months, the school's executive vice
president for finance and administration, said today in an e-mail.  The school will use $25 million for renovations, including a data center, and $100 million as a reserve. Brown's endowment declined 24.1 percent, to about $2 billion, in the 11 months through May 31, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.

Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2009
A honey of a course
In a remote corner of Anne Arundel Community College's campus, behind a parking lot and
a stormwater pond, two hives of honeybees are tucked into a forest. The beekeeping project fits with the college's green initiative, and so school administrators have supported the idea from the start.

New York Times – The Choice blog
August 4, 2009
An Argument for Cutting the Standard College Experience to Three Years
A new book by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania asks should the standard,
undergraduate academic experience be shortened to three years at colleges and universities across the country?

Sports Illustrated
August 3, 2009
You've Got (too Much) Mail
In the age of Facebook, Twitter and texting, top basketball prospect Roberto Nelson was
still courted through thousands of postal deliveries from college coaches. Is the annual flood of letters effective—or a waste of paper?

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 2, 2009
How a Community College Makes Room
In Baltimore, as in many places throughout the nation, demand is growing faster than
two-year institutions could ever hope—or afford—to build. This fall's projected enrollment growth in the Community College of Baltimore County’s for-credit programs follows a 10-percent increase it saw during the last academic year. In total, the college plans to enroll nearly 24,000 students in those programs this fall. An additional 37,000 are expected in its continuing-education courses over the coming academic year, a 9-percent increase over last year.

Inside Higher Ed
August 5, 2009
Taking Notes Beyond the Classroom
An influx of note sharing Web sites that allow students to upload and download class
notes has raised questions, but also helped to increase access to higher education.

Inside Higher Ed
August 5, 2009
The Engineering Dropout Myth
Two studies suggest that for the discipline overall, and female students in particular,
the challenge is recruitment, not retention.

Inside Higher Ed
August 5, 2009
Ready, or Not?
Review of colleges' emergency plans suggests relatively few have key elements in place
to respond to campus shootings.

Bloomberg
August 5, 2009
Harvard Reduces Sports Travel as Ivys Cut Athletics to ‘Core’
The deepest recession in five decades may leave the Ivy League behind on the field. The
economy is choking donations, battering endowments and threatening to eliminate some sports programs. The eight schools, which have educated 14 U.S. presidents and half of the 110 justices in Supreme Court history, have estimated endowment losses of as much as 35 percent this year.

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