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Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2009
In new accelerator schools, a diploma after two years
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on Baltimore's accelerator high schools paraphrases Johns Hopkins
University education researcher Ruth Neild on the fact that being older than other students in your
class can lead to dropping out of school.

CBS Evening News
August 31, 2009
Pregnancy myths exposed
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that a study done at Johns Hopkins, published in the
journal Birth, found that there is a correlation between severity of heartburn and the hairiness of a
newborn.

14WFIE.com (Evansville, Indiana)
August 29, 2009
Dementia More Likely With One Subtype of HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story, which appeared on numerous Web sites, focused on
Johns Hopkins research (led by Ned Sacktor of the SoM) that reveals that the subtype of HIV a person
has may determine his or her odds for progressing to AIDS-linked dementia.

Ivanhoe Newswire
August 31, 2009
Clearer Disclosure Needed in Clinical Trials
Johns Hopkins angle: A study co-authored by Jeremy Sugarman, professor of bioethics and
medicine at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, reveals that when enrolling patients in a clinical
trial, researchers should disclose financial relationships, such as owning stock in the company that
funds the study or having a patent on the device being tested.

Baltimore Sun
August 29, 2009
Therapist for musicians in pain
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on a physical therapist who specializes in helping injured musicians
mentions the Peabody Conservatory and quotes percussion student Doug Perry and faculty member and
violist Maria Lambros.

Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2009
Mental diseases among elderly called 'our next epidemic'
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Peter Rabins, a psychiatry professor at Johns Hopkins Bayview
Medical Center and authority on dementia. 

Kansas City Star
August 29, 2009
Hi-tech antennas bring new research opportunity to Fort Hays
Johns Hopkins angle: A pair of antennas are being built at Fort Hays State University as part of the
worldwide Super Dual Auroral Radar Network, or SuperDARN, which also includes sites at Dartmouth
University, the University of Alaska and Johns Hopkins University.

Newstrack India
August 29, 2009
New tool may help predict mortality risk in COPD patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article (which also appeared in other publications and on Web sites)
reports that a team led by Milo A. Puhan of the School of Public Health has developed a new tool that
would help predict a patient's risk of dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Baltimore Sun
August 30, 2009
Local troupe reaches out to lovers of opera
Johns Hopkins angle: The Annapolis Opera will sponsor a performance of the Peabody Institute's
children's opera's production of "Papageno" on Jan. 30.

Vineland Daily Journal (NJ)
August 31, 2009
Shortage of doctors may be top health issue
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated with USA Today, noted that 11 of the top allopathic
(conventional medicine) medical schools, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins, have internal medicine
departments but lack separate family-medicine departments.

Albany Times Union
August 29, 2009
It's simple: Love your enemies
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS manners and civility expert P.M. Forni is mentioned in this feature story.

Malaysia Today
August 31, 2009
Malays speaking without fear
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by SAIS graduate Nurul Izzah Anwar.

Nassau Guardian
August 31, 2009
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson inspires Bahamian audience
Johns Hopkins angle: In a speech he gave on Friday night closing the 13th annual CEO Network
conference, Ben Carson of the School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, proved to
be as accomplished a story-teller as he is a renowned physician.

Allentown Morning Call
August 30, 2009
Transferring offers path into selective colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Amanda Baranowski, who works for the School of Medicine.

Tampabay.com
August 29, 2009
Meat from a petri dish: Is it what's for dinner?
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned that cultured meat proponent Jason Matheny has worked for "some the
most prestigious research institutions in the world, including the Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory."

Catholic.net
August 31, 2009
Family and Marriage in America
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the state of marriage in America focuses on "The Marriage
Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today," (Alfred A. Knopf), written by KSAS
sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

iAfrica.com
August 31, 2009
SA doctor leads cancer fight
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that South African doctor Peter Jones has worked with Stephen
Baylin of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to
form the Dream Team project, which aims to bring the promise of epigenetic therapy to clinical
practice.

Northwest Herald (Illinois)
August 31, 2009
Peasley: High school teacher upheld old traditions
Johns Hopkins angle: Betty Leslie studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Appalachian Independent
August 30, 2009
Making Sense of the Health Care Reform Debate
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this column, Sidney Wolfe of the School of Public Health says we
could save $4 trillion dollars over 10 years if we eliminated the insurance industry.

Washington Times
August 31, 2009
Movers & Shakers
Johns Hopkins angle: SoM alumnus Scott W. Finley will serve as senior physician informaticist at
Westat's Center for Health Information Technology.

Charleston Post-Courier
August 31, 2009
Executive Items
Johns Hopkins angle: JHu alumna Susan Anderson has been named assistant vice president for research
and director of the College of Charleston's Office of Research & Grants Administration.

Baltimore Sun
August 30, 2009
Dina Klicos
Johns Hopkins angle: "Glimpsed at" fashion feature profiles the tastes of the director of major gifts
for the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

CBS11TV.com (Texas)
August 29, 2009
Lung Cancer Research May Lead To Early Detection
Johns Hopkins angle: Adi Gazdar, professor of pathology at U.T. Southwestern, is joining four other
cancer researchers from Johns Hopkins, the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center, the University of Southern
California, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to find out why more life-time
non-smokers are getting the disease.

Health News Digest
August 29, 2009
Breast Feeding Versus the Bottle
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about feeding infants mentions a 2007 study by Ohio State and Johns
Hopkins University researchers found that levels of chemicals in breast milk were far below U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency maximum acceptable levels for even drinking water, and that indoor
air in typical American homes contains as much as 135 times as many contaminants as mother’s milk.

Baltimore Sun
August 30, 2009
Dr. Sylvan Frieman dies at 81
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for retired Baltimore obstetrician and gynecologist who was also a
clinical assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
August 30, 2009
James P. Libertini, decorated World War II veteran, dead at 86
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for Johns Hopkins graduate and retired SBA official.

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USA Today
August 31, 2009
In a recession, is college worth it? Fear of debt changes plans
For years, an article of faith in this country has been that college is the gateway to a better life.
So deeply held is this belief that many students borrow tens of thousands of dollars to attend
prestigious public or private universities. But as the worst recession since World War II trudges
into its 21st month, many graduates are discovering that the college payoff could be a long time
coming — if it comes at all.

The New York Times
August 29, 2009
College Seasons Begin and Swine Flu Threat Enters Locker Room
As public health officials brace for the start of the academic year and an expected resurgence of
swine flu, college locker rooms are turning out to be an early proving ground. Just as the football
season is getting under way, Duke, Texas Christian and Alabama have reported cases of swine flu or of
players experiencing flulike symptoms.

Inside Higher Ed
August 31, 2009
Going For Distance
Online education is now part of the "fabric" of public universities, a new study finds. But teaching
on the Web is a lot of work, and professors are not happy about lack of support from administrators.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 31, 2009
Professors Embrace Online Courses Despite Qualms About Quality
They worry about the quality of online courses, say teaching them takes more effort, and grouse about
insufficient support. Yet large numbers of professors still put in the time to teach online. And
despite the broad suspicion about quality, a majority of faculty members have recommended online
courses to students. That is the complicated picture that emerges in a national study released today.

Inside Higher Ed
August 31, 2009
Leveling the NSF Playing Field
Colleges and universities contribute significantly to the cost of federally sponsored research
projects through what they spend on research labs and equipment, faculty start-up packages, and
"indirect" costs that aren't reimbursed by the government. The practice has been debated, though,
with proponents arguing that it shows institutions' commitment by forcing them to put their own "skin
in the game," but detractors saying that requiring or encouraging "cost sharing" puts less-wealthy
colleges and universities at a disadvantage against wealthier peers, and can lead grant reviewers to
favor proposals from institutions that volunteer to contribute.

Baltimore Sun
August 29, 2009
University system not likely to raise tuition
Maryland’s state university system is unlikely to raise tuition for the spring semester despite
recent orders from the governor to cut $56 million in salaries and operating costs, said Chancellor
William E. Kirwan. 

Inside Higher Ed
August 31, 2009
Labor Secretary Clarifies Remarks on Adjuncts
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis last week gave an interview to National Public Radio in which she
answered a listener's question about adjunct instructors in a way that some viewed as questioning
their commitment to teaching – but she has now clarified her comments. 

Minnesota Public Radio
August 31, 2009
Colleges defer tuition for vets waiting on GI Bill checks
A recent report from the VA shows at least 200,000 education benefit claims are waiting to be
processed. There's no indication of just how many of those are GI Bill applications, but the same
pipeline only had 50,000 pending items last year at this time. That log jam means GI Bill checks to
student veterans starting college, money they're counting on to pay rent, mortgages, car payments and
other living expenses, might not be available for several weeks.

Connecticut Post (Bridgeport)
August 29, 2009
For university presidents, it's more than academic
A recent survey found as many as two-thirds of private colleges in the nation plan to freeze top
administrators' salaries in response to the recession. More than half are cutting benefits. In this
region, at least nine local college presidents will see their previously inflation-busting
compensation packages stall under the weight of the nation's greatest economic crisis since the Great
Depression.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 30, 2009
Private student loans waste money: Column
The number of students with private loans has grown from 5 percent in 2004 to 14 percent last year,
according to federal survey data crunched by the Project on Student Debt. Why are so many student
sheep lining up for a financial shearing? Part of it may be ignorance. Some parents can't face the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is required for federal loans. If tax forms confuse
you, the FAFSA will drive you batty. 

University World News (U.K.)
August 30, 2009
California's higher education apocalypse
The fiscal crisis in California, the world's eighth largest economy, seems destined to jeopardize the
integrity - and future - of higher education in the state. In total, more than three million students
will be affected when term begins again in a couple of weeks.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)
August 30, 2009
Historically black colleges and universities ‘serve the underserved’
Virginia's HBCUs range from state-supported VSU and Norfolk State University to tiny Virginia
University of Lynchburg, with just 274 students, and Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, with 650.
The schools, most of which were founded to educate newly freed slaves, remain true to their original
mission. According to the United Negro College Fund, the average annual income for families of about
60 percent of HBCU students is less than $25,000.

Detroit News
August 29, 2009
Opinion Piece: Student loan fix will prove costly
The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act would eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan
program – which uses federal bucks to back student loans from private lenders – and replace it with
lending straight from Uncle Sam, using the savings from the transition to fund a plethora of new or
expanded federal programs, all while putting $10 billion toward deficit reduction. But how much will
going from guaranteed to all-direct lending really save, and will it be enough to pay for the bill's
new spending?

Washington Post
August 29, 2009
Students Pay an Arm and a Leg to Park on Campus, Survey Finds
College kids with cars pay a parking premium if they keep their wheels on campus. If they go to a
Washington, D.C., area school, it costs $225 to $1,300 a year to park, according to a survey taken by
AAA.

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