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Wall Street Journal
August 25, 2009
Obama's Summer of Discontent
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at JHU’s School of Advanced
International Studies.

USA Today
August 26, 2009
Challenges loom for Fed chief Bernanke in second term
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from Steve Hanke, a WSE professor of applied
economics.

Daily Tech
August 26, 2009
Johns Hopkins Researchers Raid Toybox to Study Microfluidic Physics
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology blog refers to research being conducted by Joelle Frechette and German
Drazer, assistant professors in WSE’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Three of their
students also are mentioned.

The Boston Globe
August 26, 2009
Fighting hard, fighting long
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy from brain cancer includes a comment
from Henry Brem, director of neurological surgery in the School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
August 26, 2009
How Facebook Ruins Friendships
Johns Hopkins angle: Patricia Wallace, a psychologist at JHU's Center for Talented Youth and author of "The
Psychology of the Internet," is quoted.

Red Orbit News
August 26, 2009
Setting Health Care Priorities
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes quotes from Ruth R. Faden, executive director of the JHU’s
Berman Institute on Bioethics, and Peter J. Pronovost, director of the Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety
Research Group.

China Economic Net
August 26, 2009
Success in economic reform draws praise
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Peter Lewis, director of the African Studies
program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Business Standard (India)
August 26, 2009
Arvind Subramanian: The G-20: An idea from India
Johns Hopkins angle: Arvind Subramanian, the author of this opinion piece, is a lecturer in the South Asia
Studies Department at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
August 26, 2009
Katrina, Rita continue to be sources of literary inspiration
Johns Hopkins angle: This book roundup mentions “Natural Disasters and Public Health: Hurricanes Katrina,
Rita and Wilma,” a collection of scholarly essays for professionals and planners published by Johns Hopkins
University Press.

CNNHealth.com
August 25, 2009
Drop that BlackBerry! Multitasking may be harmful
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, originating from Health magazine, quotes David W. Goodman, who is
director of the Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland and an assistant professor psychiatry
and behavioral sciences in the School of Medicine.

Reuters Health
August 25, 2009
Riding with smoker may be hazardous to your health
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story on a study conducted by Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers
includes comments from co-author Ana Navas-Acien, an assistant professor of occupational and environmental
health.

China Daily
August 26, 2009
Smoking in cars seen as risky to health as smoky bars
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on a study conducted by Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers
includes comments from co-author Ana Navas-Acien, an assistant professor of occupational and environmental
health.

San Antonio Express-News (Texas)
August 26, 2009
Climate change could make heat more deadly
Johns Hopkins angle: Cindy L. Parker, an instructor in the Division of Toxicological Sciences at the
Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this feature.

The Oracle (South Florida)
August 26, 2009
Florida should make marriage laws stricter
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes Andrew Cherlin, a KSAS sociology professor.

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2009
Health care myths obscure the much tougher decisions
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes comments from Gerard Anderson, a professor at the Bloomberg
School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
August 25, 2009
Fired Hopkins doctor seeks $24M
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the former doctor, Oscar K. Serrano, filed the legal action
against Johns Hopkins Hospital and several doctors there.

The Washington Post
August 26, 2009
Good to Hear The Man's Voice Again
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that the famed poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron earned his
master's degree from JHU.

The Washington Post
August 26, 2009
Rebuild Pay-for-Performance System, Panel Says
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is accompanied by a Johns Hopkins photo.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 26, 2009
Carnegie Mellon scientists' software a step to treating complex diseases
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Dan E. Arking, an assistant professor of human
genetics at the School of Medicine, who was not involved in the Pittsburgh work.

The Hill (Washington, D.C.)
August 25, 2009
Maryland town hall nets one protester, few critics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a healthcare forum hosted by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) mentions
that those who attended included “students from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore who came
dressed in their white lab coats."

Community Times (Northwest Baltimore County)
August 25, 2009
Rx for health-care reform: more discussions, clarification
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Owings Mills Delegate Dan Morhaim (D-11th), mentioning that he is
on the faculty of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Community Times (Northwest Baltimore County)
August 25, 2009
School-to-battlefield pipeline?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on an advanced-technology learning program developed by software
engineers at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, in collaboration with the School of Education’s Center for
Technology in Education.

AAFP News Now (American Academy of Family Physicians)
August 25, 2009
Primary Care Key Component of Health Care Reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Barbara Starfield, a university distinguished
professor of health policy in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.)
August 26, 2009
New Hampshire People
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Stephanie Kruskol of Londonderry graduated with high honors
from JHU’s Peabody Conservatory with a bachelor of music degree in voice performance, and she also was the
recipient of the Azalia H.Thomas Prize for excellence in music theory, and earned dean's list honors. It
also states that she has been accepted to the graduate program at Peabody.

Baltimore City Paper
August 26, 2009
The Corporeal World
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that dancer and choreographer Meghan Flanigan studied ballet at
JHU’s Peabody Institute and consulted her former Peabody teacher, Carol Bartlett, earlier this year before
preparing a new project.

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2009
Va. Tech's visit to College Park in November is a sellout
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Conor Ford, tied for 13th all-time on Johns Hopkins' goals
list for men's lacrosse, was named an assistant coach at Drexel.

The Washington Post
August 26, 2009
Richard E. Gorozdos (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Gorozdo, an electrical engineer, worked at JHU's Applied
Physics Laboratory in Laurel from 1956 until his retirement in 1992.

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2009
Harry Dressel Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Dressel notes that he attended the university.


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New York Times
August 26, 2009
Agency Urges Caution on Estimates of Swine Flu
On Monday, a White House advisory panel issued a report estimating up to 90,000 deaths from swine flu in
the U.S., mostly among children and young people, calling it "a plausible scenario" for a second wave of
infections by the new H1N1 flu. On Tuesday, however, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, the agency with the most expertise on influenza pandemics, suggested that the projections
should be regarded with caution.

Associated Press
August 25, 2009
Back to College Campus With Swine Flu Threat
This short video focuses on two colleges in Texas and their preparations for the arrival of H1N1.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 26, 2009
Sen. Edward Kennedy, Longtime Champion of Higher Education, Dies at 77
Sen. Kennedy had a hand in the creation of nearly every major federal student-aid program, from Pell Grants
in 1972 to the Academic Competitiveness and Smart Grants for high-achieving, low-income students in 2006.
In the 1990s, he was a chief architect of the federal direct-loan program. He was also one of the most
reliable defenders of student aid, consistently opposing efforts to eliminate programs and offering dozens
of budget amendments to increase the maximum Pell Grant.

USA Today
August 25, 2009
SAT scores show disparities by race, gender, family income
Average national SAT scores for the high school class of 2009 dropped two points compared with last year, a
report out today says. And while the population of test takers was the most diverse ever, average scores
vary widely by race and ethnicity.

Washington Post
August 26, 2009
Minority Participation, Scores Up for Some of the Class of '09
Four out of 10 students who take the SAT are racial or ethnic minorities, the College Board reported
Tuesday, a milestone for the college admissions test most widely used in the nation and the Washington
region. But scores of the wealthiest students are growing faster than scores of the poorest, and some
racial disparities in test performance are widening.

Inside Higher Ed
August 26, 2009
Enrollments - and Pell Costs - Soar
The Office of Management and Budget's "mid-session review" shows that federal spending on the Pell Grant
Program will be $27 billion higher over the next decade than the administration estimated as recently as
February. The enrollment numbers may hearten administration officials. But the new budget figures would
appear to threaten, or at least complicate President Obama's plan to end the guaranteed student loan
program and use the savings to increase Pell Grant spending and address a slew of other education
priorities.

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2009
More passed AP exams in Md.
While SAT scores in Maryland remained relatively stable, the number of students taking and passing an
Advanced Placement exam rose significantly this past school year, reflecting a national trend in the use of
the rigorous high school exams.

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2009
Students seek alternative to high cost of college textbooks
The cost of college textbooks has been an issue for years. But as students head back to school, they and
their parents have more alternatives than ever to the traditional campus bookstore. Web sites are selling
books for half-price or less. Other sites rent textbooks for less than the cost of buying. Legislation
passed by the Maryland General Assembly this year is expected to ease some of the costs, though it doesn't
require bookstores to lower prices.

Inside Higher Ed
August 26, 2009
Diversity in Science
Female and minority students are often missing from the sciences. But at Grinnell, those students are on
the rise.

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