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Washington Post
Aug. 18, 2009
Wistful for W.’s Resolve
Johns Hopkins angle: In the Post’s “On Leadership” blog, Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta comments on President Obama’s performance in the debate over health care reform.

Wall Street Journal
August 19, 2009
A Last Minute Dash for Tuition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on the difficulties some students are having finding the money to pay for college quotes Maj. Jeremy Bushyager, ROTC enrollment and scholarship officer at JHU.

The Times of India
August 19, 2009
Milk, dairy products safe for allergic infants
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports on research by a team led by Robert Wood, principal study investigator and director of allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, that concluded that children who are highly allergic to milk can drink it safely and eat other dairy products if they are exposed to the allergens gradually.

Dairy Herd Management
August 19, 2009
Milk OK for some children with milk allergy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Johns Hopkins research includes comments from Robert Wood, the study's senior investigator and director of allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

New Kerala (India)
August 19, 2009
Some kids can safely drink milk, consume dairy products after allergy treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on new Johns Hopkins research and includes comments from Robert Wood, the study's senior investigator and director of allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Washington Post
August 19, 2009
Whole-Grain Health Reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on the problem of overweight children mentions the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
August 19, 2009
O’Malley revives economic panel after a 3-year hiatus
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Health System, will sit on this revived panel.

Voice of America Online
August 18, 2009
Health Expert Says Swine Flu Not Likely to Mirror 1918 Pandemic
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

ScientificAmerican.com
August 18, 2009
Severe Sleep Apnea May Bring Greater Risk of Death for Some
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Naresh Punjabi, lead study author and an associate professor in the School of Medicine.

New York Times Blogs
August 18, 2009
The Long and Short of It
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions the 1999 book, “Walker’s Mammals of the World,” published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

PsychCentral
August 19, 2009
Is My Child A Kleptomaniac?
Johns Hopkins angle: Barbara Howard, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is quoted in this article.

Philanthropy Journal
August 19, 2009
Nonprofits work to weather recession
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to cost-cutting measures initiated by nonprofits groups, attributing the information to the Johns Hopkins University Listening Post Project.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
August 18, 2009
Birthday party offers gifts to young cancer patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a 13-year-old girl who turned her birthday party into a gift-giving project for cancer patients at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)
August 19, 2009
Energy Burst: Power drinks potent force in beverage market
Johns Hopkins angle: This food section feature mentions a recent article in which School of Medicine researchers called for warning labels for energy drinks because of the nation’s widespread caffeine consumption.

Sebeka Review Messenger (Minnesota)
August 18, 2009
Does life have meaning or are we mere bobbleheads in bubbleland?
Johns Hopkins angle: Freya Sonenstein, director of the Center for Adolescent Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Inside Higher Ed
August 19, 2009
Reputation Without Rigor
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned in a story based on Inside Higher Ed's own critical review of the assessment survey used in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings.

AllAfrica.com
August 18, 2009
Malawi: High-Risk Sex Among Those Who 'Do Not Exist'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that some of the researchers involved in this study were from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Mail Tribune (Oregon)
August 19, 2009
Whole Foods CEO takes organic approach to health care
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the controversy generated by an opinion piece authored by the CEO of Whole Foods about health care reform mentions that in 2007, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health predicted that at the current rate of weight gain, 24 percent of children and adolescents will be overweight or obese by 2015 and 75 percent of adults will be overweight, with 41 percent being obese.

Bethany Beach Wave
August 19, 2009
Philanthropy is key to health care
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece about the importance of philanthropy notes that "even the Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinics of the world rely on philanthropy to be successful in their missions."

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2009
A legend and innovator
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about Les Paul mentions that the author studied at the Computer Music Department at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2009
2011 finals to go to Stony Brook after 3 years at Towson
Johns Hopkins angle: Since 1993, Maryland schools have hosted the women's lacrosse championships 10 times, with Maryland, Johns Hopkins, UMBC, Loyola, Navy and Towson hosting the event at least once.

Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2009
Richard L. Nelson dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Nelson established the Richard L. and Natalie Nelson Diabetic Research Fund at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a million-dollar contribution.

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Inside Higher Ed
August 19, 2009
Teaching the Quarantined
Bracing for a season of H1N1, University of Michigan encourages faculty to use distance learning models to reach sick students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 17, 2009
In Case of Emergency, Break Tradition--Teach Online
Some colleges are training their professors to hold classes online so that education can continue even if disaster strikes.

New York Times
August 18, 2009
Colleges Seek to Remake the Campus Tour
The remaking of the campus tour is the latest development in the pitched competition among colleges to woo the most talented applicants. Among the institutions that now encourage their tour guides to walk forward, alongside visitors, are big ones like the University of Texas at Austin, American University in Washington, and the State University at Oswego, N.Y., as well as smaller colleges like Trinity University in San Antonio, Albright in Reading, Pa., and Spelman in Atlanta.

Wall Street Journal
August 19, 2009
College-Entrance Test Scores Flagging
Only about a quarter of the 2009 high school graduates taking the ACT admissions test have the skills to succeed in college, according to a report on the exam that shows little improvement over results from the 2008 graduating class.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 19, 2009
ACT Scores Stay the Same as Number of Test Takers Grows
The average composite score of 2009 high-school graduates who took the ACT examination remained the same this year, even as the number of test takers grew, according to a report released Wednesday by ACT Inc.

New York Times – The Choice Blog
August 18, 2009
A City Council Asks Washington to Forgive Student Loans
The City Council of Albany, N.Y., on Monday night voted 12 to 0 in favor of a resolution that “urges the federal government to consider forgiving student loans as part of a stimulus package for young people and to move forward on reforming the student loan process.”

Wall Street Journal
August 18, 2009
Banks Keep Tightening Loan Standards
Banks continued to tighten lending standards to businesses and households, but there are hints that the credit crisis is beginning to ease, according to the Federal Reserve's periodic survey of banks released Monday. The Fed said it would extend a program aimed at bolstering consumer-loan and commercial-real-estate markets into 2010, even as it allows other recovery programs to expire.

Inside Higher Ed
August 18, 2009
Are Vets Checks Backlogged?
A report of major delays in government processing of enhanced veterans' educational benefits -- a report denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs -- is alarming some campus officials because they believe the report may reflect very real problems.

SmartMoney.com
August 18, 2009
Ivy Leagues Get a Lesson in Liquidity
Many endowment managers have learned the meaning of "illiquid."

Associated Press
August 19, 2009
Obama to appear in back-to-school program
President Barack Obama will appear in a back-to-school television special with singer Kelly Clarkson and basketball star LeBron James on Sept. 8. In the program, the president says education is the key to people living out their dreams.

Associated Press
August 18, 2009
Dean of Dartmouth College resigns
The dean of Dartmouth College has resigned 20 months after taking office.

Bloomberg
August 19, 2009
Harvard, Ivy Leagues Bust Tuition Cost Bubble: John F. Wasik
Commentary: A high-priced college may not be worth the price of admission. As the economy forces more students out of the classroom and graduates into under- or unemployment, a college enrollment bubble may be starting to deflate.

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