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Wall Street Journal
August 7, 2009
Twitter, Facebook Sites Disrupted by Web Attack
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on the recent attack on the two social networking sites,
quotes Avi Rubin, a professor in the Whiting School of Engineering and technical director of the Information Security Institute.

New York Times
(Associated Press)
August 7, 2009
Film About Cody Unser Is Candid Take on Paralysis
Johns Hopkins angle: Adam Kaplin of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
August 7, 2009
Job out of college: No guarantee
Johns Hopkins angle: Mark Presnell, director of the Johns Hopkins University's career
office, comments in this story about the challenge that college graduates face in finding employment.

Business Week
August 6, 2009
Brazil's Coming Rebound
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes a comment from Riordan Roett, a professor at
SAIS.

Smash Hits (India)
August 7, 2009
Cells responsible for bladder cancer's spread identified
Johns Hopkings angle: This IANS piece, which also appeared in other online publications, reports that John Hopkins researchers, led by David
Berman of the School of Medicine, have identified a powerful set of cells in bladder tumours that appears to be primarily responsible for the cancer's growth and spread.

El Paso Times
August 7, 2009
Blind teen discerns objects, letters
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Repka, pediatric ophthalmologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital,
is quoted in this feature story.

Environmental Health News
August 7, 2009
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria persist in chicken manure
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports on a JHU study that found that large piles of
aging chicken manure used as fertilizer on farm crops can house bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

Argentina Star
August 7, 2009
Healthy heart = healthy brain; smoking linked to dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS report, which also appeared in other online publication, notes that JHU scientists were involved in a research study
that concluded that middle-aged smokers are 70 percent more likely to develop dementia than are those who don't smoke.

Health24.com
August 7, 2009
Sperm study may help stem cell research
Johns Hopkins angle: A Johns Hopkins team has identified two proteins that play a
major role in reverting adult sperm cells back into stem cells. Erika Matunis of the School of Medicine was quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
August 7, 2009
On the Move - Business edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions that Michelle Bravo, newly named director of
diabetes education for the division of endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center, previously served as program coordinator for Johns Hopkins University Diabetes Center. 
                    
Lewiston Sun Journal (Maine)
August 7, 2009
US must stay course in rebuilding Iraq
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions Fouad Ajami of the School for Advanced
International Studies.

Mansfield News-Journal (Ohio)
August 7, 2009
OSU-Mansfield Fulbright winner headed to Australia for Darwin seminar
Johns Hopkins angle: Tim M. Berra, a professor at Ohio State University, wrote a book
about Charles Darwin that was published by the JHU Press.

The Washington Post
August 7, 2009
Charles Huber (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that the electrical engineer helped designed
missles for the Navy while working for the Applied Physics Laboratory.

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New York Times
August 6, 2009
U. of Illinois Manipulated Admissions, Panel Finds
Top officials at the University of Illinois developed a sophisticated shadow admissions
process for applicants who were supported by politicians, donors and other prominent sponsors, a state commission concluded Thursday. In a scathing report, the commission said the state’s flagship university was in a “full-fledged crisis purely of its own making,” the result of a widespread culture of “cynicism and crass opportunism” that went back a decade or more, and that the overall scheme was “perhaps unparalleled among universities in its level of formality and structure.”

Inside Higher Ed
August 7, 2009

Views: Breaking the Cost Spiral
In 1980, Howard R. Bowen’s revenue theory of cost was put forth to explain the financial
trends of higher education. The basic idea was that colleges and universities will spend everything they have, so if you increase their revenue, you should expect their costs to go up too, creating a spiral. It has now become apparent that American higher education has an insatiable appetite for more money; it is a black hole that cannot be filled.

Inside Higher Ed

August 7, 2009
Easing Borrower Angst
For many students fresh out of college, the sense of possibility upon graduation is
dampened by looming loan payments. But a new company hopes to change the way college grads repay their federal student loans, by easing the uncertainty about whether they'll be able to afford the monthly burden.

Chronicle of Higher Education

August 6, 2009
Update on Billion-Dollar Campaigns at 33 Institutions
The 33 American universities that are seeking to raise at least $1-billion collected a
total of $824.6-million in gifts and pledges during the last month for which they had data available. The campaign with the largest gain in the last month was Yale University, with $63.2 million.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 6, 2009
NSF Aims to Make Its University Administrators Into Better Managers
The National Science Foundation told its board on Thursday that it was taking steps to fix
management troubles but would not end its practice of relying heavily on university administrators to fill its leadership ranks. Leaders of the independent federal agency reported to their board seven months after admitting a series of instances in which employees were making regular use of their computers for unauthorized activities, including viewing pornography.

Inside Higher Ed
August 7, 2009
Damning Report on Illinois Scandal
When the Chicago Tribune revealed in May that the University of Illinois had used a
"clout" admissions system -- in which trustees and senior administrators pressured admissions officers on behalf of politically connected applicants -- the university insisted that its admissions system was fundamentally fair and running well. On Thursday, a special state panel created to investigate the allegations issued a report consistent with the newspaper's findings and raising questions about much of the university's initial statement playing down the articles.

Washington Post
August 6, 2009
Education Notes
Capitol College in Laurel will award full-tuition scholarships to 13 first-year students
through the Capitol Scholars Program in the fall with a grant from the National Science Foundation. The scholarships target students who excel in science and technology. The program will provide the students' tuition for their first two years of study in the departments of engineering, computer science and engineering technology.

Inside Higher Ed
August 7, 2009
U.S. Proposes New Regulations on Accreditation
The U.S. Education Department on Thursday proposed new regulations to carry out changes
that Congress made last year to federal law governing higher education accreditation.

Forbes
August 5, 2009
Merit By The Numbers
Colleges should focus on the contributions of graduates, not incoming students'
credentials.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 7, 2009
Rising Tuition Rates, Recession Having Impact on Students, Schools
Many of the nation’s colleges and universities are raising tuition for students this
school year, and the economic recession is having an effect on several Minority-Serving Institutions.

Financial Express (India)
August 5, 2009
Growth of higher education unravels new prospects
The churn caused by globalization has leapfrogged the developing countries ahead in one of
the most unexpected areas—higher education. Most recent numbers show that the share of developing countries in total enrolment in higher education has gone up from 54.4% in 1970 to 72.4% in 2006. This is surprising as developing countries continue to lag both in wealth creation and trade, even though they account for 85% of world’s population.

Inside Higher Ed
August 7, 2009
Allegations of Misspent Financial Aid
TUI University inappropriately gave out an estimated $923,000 in financial aid funds to
students who either were ineligible for the money or did not earn it because they withdrew from the institution, the U.S. Education Department's inspector general said in an audit released Thursday. The for-profit university was the online arm of Touro University until its sale to private equity investors in 2007.

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