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The Washington Post
August 10, 2009
Wait for sex and marriage? Evangelicals conflicted
Johns Hopkins angle: This article examining Evangelicals support of young marriage even as others counsel young men and women to wait, quotes Andrew Cherlin, JHU sociologist.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2009
Cyclists mourn one of their number
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Boson Au, a senior programming analyst at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2009
Nurse practitioners pick up the slack in providing primary care
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Jonathan Weiner, professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and nurse practioner Triciaa Angulo-Bartlett, who earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2009
Myths of health reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial notes that U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is covered by in the standard Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance policy, along with 3.7 million other federal employees, and that her provider network includes Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Washington Post
August 10, 2009
Charles Huber (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: The obituary states that the electrical engineer helped design medium-range missiles for the Navy while employed by JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2009
Col. Louis Beck
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Col. Beck earned a master's degree in 1965 in liberal arts from JHU.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2009
John R. Miller, General Services director, dies at 64
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Miller earned a master's degree in education in 1969 from JHU and a second master's, also from JHU, in administration in 1974. The story also states that he taught business and real estate courses at Johns Hopkins, Loyola College and the Community College of Baltimore County.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2009
Rethinking Richard Nixon
Johns Hopkins angle: In this opinion piece, writer Richard J. Cross III remembers when Richard Nixon’s old nemesis Alger Hiss visited one of Cross’ classes at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2009
New downtown hotel retains just a little of the old B & O
Johns Hopkins angle: This local history column mentions that the architectural firm of Parker Thomas & Rice designed many notable buildings in Baltimore, including Gilman Hall at JHU’s Homewood campus.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2009
Stanley 'Zip' Wagner
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Wagner attended JHU, earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1934.

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2009
Despite past lessons, flaws nag prosecution of ritual child sex abuse cases
Johns Hopkins angle: In this Associated Press story, Maggie Bruck, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry in the School of Medicine, comments on the poor quality of some interviews in child abuse investigations.

New York Times
August 10, 2009
After Winning Advertising Awards, an Invitation to Pay for the Trophies
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that recent recipients of the Communicator Awards for “Marketing/Promotion Post Card” include a Johns Hopkins laboratory.

Wall Street Journal
August 10, 2009
Questions and Answers: Deep Joshi
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q&A with Deep Joshi, social activist, executive director of Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), and winner of this year's Magsaysay award, one of India's highest civilian honors, mentions that Joshi did public policy work with a two doctors from Johns Hopkins.

Wall Street Journal
August 9, 2009
Russia Preplanned Georgian War
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions the book, “The Guns of August 2008,” and states that it was edited by Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced and International Studies.

World Affairs
Summer 2009
After The Fall: 1989, Twenty Years On
Johns Hopkins angle: Article by Joshua Muravchik, fellow at SAIS.

Tuscaloosa News (Alabama)
August 10, 2009
Mixed message about sex, marriage has Evangelicals conflicted
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire feature includes comments from Andrew Cherlin, a Krieger School sociology professor who studies families and public policy.

Journal and Courier (Lafayette/West Lafayette, Ind.)
August 10, 2009
Personal satisfaction is trumping marital staying power, a new book claims
Johns Hopkins angle: In this feature, the reporter interviews Krieger School sociology professor Andrew Cherlin about his new book, "The Marriage-Go-Round: The State Of Marriage and Family in America Today."

Reno Gazette-Journal (Nevada)
August 10, 2009
Academy lets bright minds shine
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press feature includes comments from Matt Bowden, spokesman for JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Washington Examiner (D.C.)
August 9, 2009
Johnson’s chances for higher office are slim, experts say
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson’s political prospects includes comments from Matthew Crenson, professor emeritus of political science in the Krieger School.

Galveston County Daily News (Texas)
August 9, 2009
Officials, experts divided on housing
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about public housing projects includes comments from Stefanie Deluca, an assistant professor in the Krieger School’s Sociology Department.

Federal Computer Week
August 10, 2009
Rising Star Steven Posnack
Johns Hopkins angle: In this profile, Steven Posnack, a policy analyst in the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, states that his first IT mentor was WSE computer science professor Gerald Masson of JHU’s Information Security Institute. Posnack also states that he became the first JHUISI student to obtain a dual masters degree in information security and health policy.

Washington Times
August 9, 2009
Early August means 'school's in' for some
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to research conducted by Karl Alexander, a sociology professor in the Krieger School.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

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Time Magazine
August 17, 2009
Ranking Your Alma Mater On How Much You Make
For all the college rankings floating around, there's still one area students and parents can't find much concrete info about: how much an undergraduate degree will pay off. Enter PayScale.com which claims to be the world's largest salary survey.

Washington Post
August 8, 2009
New Swine Flu Guidelines Suggest Schools Stay Open
More guidelines will be issued within days for pre-kindergarten and early learning centers, by Aug. 23 for colleges and universities, and later for U.S employers, officials said.

New York Times
August 9, 2009
Unpaid Work, but They Pay for Privilege
Some argue that internship services give an unfair advantage to students with parents willing and able to buy their children better job prospects.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 10, 2009
College Administrations Are Too Bloated? Compared With What? - Opinion Piece
The addition of IT personnel aren't the only reason that college support staffs are growing. Business and financial-operations employees make up another area of support-staff growth in higher education. The center's report suggested one reason that might be happening: an "onerous regulatory environment has been established," in which "colleges need to employ a staff that is responsible for providing the multiple state and federal agencies with compliance reports and data."

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 10, 2009
Disadvantaged Students Can Earn 4-Year Degrees With Key Supports, Study Finds
First-generation college students who start at four-year institutions are at a high risk of leaving without bachelor's degrees, particularly if they are lower-income and minority students. But some of them do stay and earn their degrees. And a new paper illuminates what sets them apart from those disadvantaged students who do not.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2009
No ivory tower for dean
To Phoebe Haddon, diversity is more than a buzzword or a proud achievement to be plastered on a brochure. It's an absolute key to the subject that makes her tick. Haddon, the new dean of the University of Maryland School of Law, loves to pick apart the history and meaning of our laws. Those conversations are far richer, she says, with input from the widest possible range of people.

Associated Press
August 8, 2009
Illinois panel: University trustees in admissions scandal should resign
A panel investigating the role that clout played in University of Illinois admissions recommended in its final report released on Thursday that all trustees voluntarily submit their resignations and let Gov. Pat Quinn decide which ones to accept.

Wall Street Journal
August 10, 2009
Textbooks Offered for iPod, iPhones
A provider of subscription e-textbooks for college students is making its 7,000-plus titles accessible on Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPod Touch as interest heats up in the digital-textbook arena.

Washington Post
August 10, 2009
Here's a Wise Investment: Help Students Who Need Money to Finish College
Columnist Jay Mathews writes, “College dreams rarely die in the exciting days of August and September when students sign up for courses. The bad news often comes in the spring, at the end of students' first or second year. Their scholarships expire. They get sick and can't work. Their parents lose their jobs. Their grandparents decide they can no longer co-sign loans. Any one of those personal crises is enough to leave an unpaid balance on their tuition bill, which means no more courses until they pay.”

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