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New York Times
August 20, 2009
For Outsiders, Opening Doors to Health Care
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about careers in the health care field notes that Colin Ward,
a 37-year-old Baltimore hospital executive, got his degree at the Bloomberg School of Public
Health and notes that "the Hopkins school, which also offers a three-year master’s of public
health degree, is the largest of dozens of accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in
hospital management."

The Washington Post
August 20, 2009
2 Area Schools Top 'Up-and-Coming' List
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins' ranking in U.S. News and World
Report's annual listing of colleges and universities.

WBAL Radio (Baltimore)
August 20, 2009
Maryland School Tops List Of Top Colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU ranks 14th in the nation in US News & World Report's annual list.

Baltimore Sun
August 20, 2009
UMBC tops U.S. News 'up and coming' list
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Johns Hopkins University moved up one spot to
No. 14 in US News & World Report's annual ranking of national universities.

NBCWashington.com (D.C.)
August 20, 2009
Which Local Colleges Make the Grade?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the 2009 U.S. News & World Report's university
rankings mentions that JHU heads the list of local schools by coming in at No. 14.

New York Times Blogs
August 19, 2009
For Many Consumers, Few Insurance Choices
Johns Hopkins angle: Brad Herring, a health economist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health, comments.

The Washington Post
August 20, 2009
Laurel Astronomer Shares In An Earth-Shattering Discovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Carey Lisse, an astronomer at APL, helped find
proof for the first time of a high-speed impact between two planets in a solar system similar
to ours, supporting the theory that an object the size of Mars collided with Earth and formed
the moon.

New Carrollton Gazette
August 20, 2009
Astronomer has research breakthrough
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports on research by APL astrophysicist Carey Lisse that that
helped find proof for the first time of a high-speed impact between two planets in a solar
system similar to ours, supporting the theory that an object the size of Mars collided with
Earth and formed the moon.

Baltimore Sun
August 20, 2009
Testing begins on experimental flu vaccine for children
Johns Hopkins angle: Holly Taylor, who is on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute
of Bioethics, was quoted in this article.

United Press International
August 19, 2009
Study: More stars exist than thought
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports on a study led by KSAS astrophysicist Gerhardt Meurer. 

U.S. News & World Report
August 19, 2009
7 Strategies for Coping With the Unexpected
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that “Johns Hopkins University received a record
16,122 applications for this fall—a breathtaking jump of 80.5 percent over the 8,929 who
applied seven years ago.” 

Boston Globe
August 20, 2009
Can you fall back in love?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions research by KSAS sociologist and marriage
expert Andrew Cherlin.

Bloomberg
August 20, 2009
Benmosche Tells AIG Workers He’ll Rebuild Units Before Sales
Johns Hopkins angle: Phillip Phan of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School comments in this
story.

Newsday
August 19, 2009
For Americans, an extra 73 days of life
Johns Hopkins angle: John G. Bartlett of the School of Medicine was quoted in this Bloomberg
news story.

Futurity.org
August 20, 2009
Quantum dots catch cancer early
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a test developed by a Johns Hopkins team that
includes Jeff Wang, a WSE associate professor of mechanical engineering; Vasudev Bailey, a
biomedical engineering doctoral student; and Stephen B. Baylin, deputy director of the Johns
Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun
August 20, 2009
Alternative ranking gives Hopkins an 'F' and Harvard a 'D'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the American Council of Trustees and Alumni
unveiled a new grading system that takes colleges to task for not requiring courses in math,
composition, foreign language, economics and other core disciplines. JHU earned an "F."

KING5.com (Seattle TV Station)
August 19, 2009
Can optimism improve healing from cancer?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Johns Hopkins researchers followed nearly 600
people with a family history of heart disease and found that those with a positive outlook
were half as likely to experience a heart attack.

Merced Sun-Star (Ca.)
August 20, 2009
Obamamania: Going ga-ga over well, let's see
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen of SAIS is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
August 20, 2009
O'Malley gives new start to economic development panel
Johns Hopkins angle: Elias Zerhouni, a senior adviser with Johns Hopkins Medicine and a senior
fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will serve as the chair of Maryland Economic
Development Commission.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
August 20, 2009
Petition seeks to add stoplight at Md. 194 intersection
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that resident George Rudy, 70, is taking part in a
Johns Hopkins medical research program requiring him to walk regularly.

Staunton News Leader (Va.)
August 20, 2009
New name better defines hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this brief story, Morton Kalus, a Princeton graduate who
received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, will join Augusta Health.

The State Journal (W.Va.)
August 19, 2009
Colenda Named WVU Health Sciences Chancellor
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU alumnus Christopher Colenda III, dean of the College of Medicine and
vice president of clinical affairs at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center,
is West Virginia University's new chancellor of health sciences.

Darien News-Review (Conn.)
August 20, 2009
11-year-old recovers from brain surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a recent reunion hosted by Johns Hopkins Hospital
for families affected by Rasmussen's Encephalitis, a highly destructive neurological disorder.

The Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
August 19, 2009
James Berg combined a love of music, a calling to teach
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary describes James Berg as “a consummate violinist who earned
a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.”

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Washington Post
August 20, 2009
A Harsh Lesson in College Math
With budgets strained, record numbers of college students are appealing financial aid
decisions. Students and aid officers from the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, George
Mason, Marymount University, George Washington University and James Madison University are
among those featured in the story.

Washington Post
August 20, 2009
Employers Advised on Swine Flu; Local Colleges Making Plans
Bracing for a second wave of the swine flu pandemic, local colleges and universities are
working on plans that include confining ill students to their rooms. University of Virginia,
the University of Delaware and George Washington University are mentioned.

New York Times
August 20, 2009
Choosing a Program to Improve Your Future
The recession has spurred a bumper crop of classes and degree programs for people who want to
change their careers. Some research will go far in helping choose the right option.

New York Times
August 20, 2009
More White-Collar Workers Turn to Community Colleges
Hundreds of thousands of white-collar workers are taking advantage of the nation’s 1,200
community colleges to refresh their résumés.

Wall Street Journal
August 20, 2009
Gunman's Evaluations Didn't Foresee Frenzy
The Virginia Tech gunman was a depressed student with a history of "erratic behavior" but no
homicidal tendencies, according to newly released mental health records.

Wall Street Journal
August 19, 2009
Adding Personality to the College Admissions Mix
Using recently developed evaluation systems, some colleges like schools like Boston College,
DePaul University and Tufts University are aiming to quantify so-called noncognitive traits
such as leadership, resilience and creativity.

Wall Street Journal
August 19, 2009
Brandeis Settles Donor Lawsuit Over Science Building
Brandeis University settled a lawsuit filed by a descendant of a donor seeking to block the
demolition of a science building named after his great-uncle.

U.S. News & World Report – Best Colleges
August 19, 2009
The Real Secret of College Admissions
The admissions process is a game whose stakes really are not that high. 

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 20, 2009
Atop the Latest 'U.S. News' Rankings: the Usual Suspects
College participation in the magazine's peer-assessment survey increased this year, in spite
of objections to it, and Harvard and Princeton again tied for first place.

Inside Higher Ed
August 20, 2009
Rankings Frenzy '09
U.S. News sees a slight uptick in participation in controversial peer rankings, but the shift
in methodology may anger SAT-optional colleges. Plus, an alumni group issues new ratings based
on traditional curricular requirements.

Inside Higher Ed
August 20, 2009
International Admissions Fall
For the first time since 2004, the number of international students admitted to U.S. graduate
schools has declined, a report finds. Domestic applications, however, increase.

Inside Higher Ed
August 20, 2009
Where Phones in Class Are OK
New courses about iPhone-application development teach students how to program and design --
and, if they're lucky, make money.

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