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Baltimore Sun
August 13, 2009
Reform must change incentives
Johns Hopkins angle: An op-ed by Edward D. Miller, dean and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine.


TIME.com
August 24, 2009
Driving Us to Distraction
Johns Hopkins angle: This TIME magazine article quotes Steven Yantis, a Krieger School professor of psychological and brain sciences.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
August 13, 2009
Plane crash victims were best friends
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that plane crash victim Letty Williams of Edgewater taught information security classes at Johns Hopkins.

Discovery Channel News
August 13, 2009
Planetary Smash-Up Leaves Ring Around Star
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from lead researcher Carey Lisse, an astronomer at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Maryland Daily Record
August 14, 2009
Hopkins APL begins lab
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that construction has begun on a $60 million, 200,000 square foot space department building at JHU's Applied Physics
Laboratory in Laurel.

Maryland Daily Record
August 14, 2009
On the Move - Business Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This health care brief states that Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has appointed Charles Reuland as executive vice president and
chief operating officer.

New York Times
August 14, 2009
New Screening Could Lead to More Potent Cancer Drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Bert Vogelstein, a leading cancer geneticist at the School of Medicine.

New York Times
August 14, 2009
A Technocrat Shakes Up the Afghan Campaign
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about Ashraf Ghani, one of Afghanistan’s presidential candidates, formerly an adjunct associate professor in the Department of
Anthropology in the Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
August 14, 2009
What neither side will admit about health care 'rationing'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Baltimore Sun
August 14, 2009
Martin Herman Stephan dies at 86
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for Martin Herman Stephan, who earned degrees in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering from the university.

The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
August 13, 2009
Is civility in politics dead?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes P.M. Forni, a Krieger School professor who co-founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project.

Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
August 13, 2009
Dad wins fight to get sick son transferred to smaller school
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes from a letter written by Shruti M. Paranjape, an assistant professor of pediatric pulmonology in the School of
Medicine.

NorthJersey.com
August 14, 2009
Storyteller's tales highlight the arts
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about storyteller Julie Della Torre mentions that she has a master's degree in communicative disorders from JHU.

ABC2News.com (WMAR Channel 2 – Baltimore)
August 14, 2009
Local Author Releases Inspirational Book
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Maryland author Bob Sales earned a master of science in biotechnology from JHU.

The Financial (Georgia/Ukraine)
August 14, 2009
Johns Hopkins University: H1N1 Symposium, Getting the Facts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a recent H1N1 flu symposium held at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Several faculty participants are
quoted.

Marketplace (Public Radio Program)
August 13, 2009
End-of-life care is a touchy subject
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio report includes comments from Peter Pronovost a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine in the School of
Medicine.

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New York Times
August 14, 2009
Textbook Publisher to Rent to College Students
In the rapidly evolving college textbook market, one of the nation’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage Learning, announced Thursday that it would start renting 
books to students this year, at 40 percent to 70 percent of the sale price.

Washington Post
August 13, 2009
Colleges Trying to Firm Up Shaky Freshman Enrollment
Wait lists help colleges cope in uncertain times. And this summer, colleges are particularly worried about "melt" -- the slow drip of attrition in fall enrollment as students who have paid their deposits contemplate writing their first tuition checks.

Associated Press
August 14, 2009
College publishers get into book-rental business
College students fed up with spending hundreds of dollars to buy textbooks they only use once are getting some new rental options. And textbook publishers undercut by sales and rentals of used versions that push them to the sidelines, are hoping they have figured out some new strategies to make money.

Inside Higher Ed
August 14, 2009
Hiring Women as Full Professors
U. of Texas has success by deciding not to wait for the pool of younger scholars to come up for advancement.

Inside Higher Ed
August 14, 2009
Cruel Irony
In response to a terrible economic downturn, the University of Southern Mississippi may eliminate its economics department and the professors within it.

Baltimore Sun, Consuming Interests Blog
August 12, 2009
Forgiving student loans to boost the economy
Would forgiving student loan be good for the economy? A campaign is underway to get student loans forgiven so grads can afford to spend their money on other things. 
Proponents say this would immediately stimulate the economy.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 14, 2009
Are Endowments Making a Rebound?
For more than a year, college endowments have been an investment train wreck, but things appear to be turning around. Both Howard University and the United Negro College Fund have seen improvements in their portfolios tracking the better performance in stock markets since last spring.

New York Times
August 14, 2009
Mayor Plans Millions More to Aid Community Colleges
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Thursday that he would devote $50 million to strengthening New York City’s community colleges if he is elected to a third
term, an initiative aimed at increasing the number of skilled laborers who enter fields like nursing and green technology.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 13, 2009
Colleges Ask Congress for Direct Access to Completion-Rate Grants
As legislation that includes portions of President Obama's plan to improve college-completion rates makes its way through Congress, some higher-education lobbyists are questioning the role of state governments in distributing billions of dollars to help meet that goal.

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