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Washington Post
December 4, 2009
Early-decision applications surge at D.C. area colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that ED applications are up by 10 percent to 1,155 at Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
December 3, 2009
Well: A Silent Epidemic of Needle Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, researchers from Johns Hopkins University surveyed 699 recent medical school graduates who had trained to become surgeons at 17 medical centers in the United States and found that 59 percent had been stuck by a needle at some point during medical school.
December 4, 2009
Dixon Says She Will Continue Serving Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Crenson, KSAS political scientist, was interviewed for this article.

Deutsche Welle
December 4, 2009
US views successor to START as first step toward zero-nukes agenda
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Hamilton of SAIS is quoted.

December 4, 2009
The inflation boogeyman
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions economist Steve Hanke of the Whiting School.

Maryland Morning
December 3, 2009
How Healthy is Maryland?
Johns Hopkins angle: Sara Bleich of the Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses "America's Health Rankings."

Anchorage Daily News
December 4, 2009
Rural youths can now tap Web site for info on STDs
Johns Hopkins angle: Article notes that The Tribal Health Consortium is working with Johns Hopkins University, which will analyze the swabs people send in and get the results back to the consortium for follow-up.

December 4, 2009
Can sex cause amnesia?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that in 1999, Johns Hopkins University doctors described two patients in their 70s who suffered TGA after having sex.

Detroit News
December 4, 2009
The way we were
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about books set in Detroit mentions poet/novelist Brad Leithauser's novel, "The Art Student's War"(Knopf, $28.95). Leithauser teaches fiction writing at JHU.

San Antonio Express-News
December 4, 2009
Program aims to prevent dropouts
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions JHU research on drop outs.

United Press International
December3, 2009
Asthma drugs may be linked to autism
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story reports on research led by Frank R. Witter of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health that indicates that common drugs for the treatment of asthma in pregnant women as well as pre-term labor may increase autism-spectrum disorder risk.

PTI (India)
December 4, 2009
Asthma drugs increase risk of autism in foetus
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have found that some commonly prescribed drugs for the treatment of asthma in pregnant women as well as pre-term labour increase the risk of autism and other psychiatric disorders in developing foetus.

San Jose Mercury News
December 4, 2009
Shopping around for the best prices in medical care
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Weiner of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted.

Business Gazette
December 4, 2009
Social networking guru touts merits of Web to executives
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about Maryland businesses on Facebook notes that Johns Hopkins University has 5,596 fans on Facebook.
December 3, 2009
Blood Clot Threat After Surgery Worse Than Thought
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story quotes Daniel J. Brotman, associate professor of medicine and director of the hospitalist program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Armenian Reporter
December 4, 2009
Afghanistan, Iran, and weapons to dominate Erdogan-Obama agenda
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey will make an appearance at JHU.

Malaysia News Net
December 4, 2009
Kids exposed to puffs show higher nicotine levels
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that children exposed to cigarette smoke at home show a higher level of nicotine led by Sungroul Kim, research associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
December 4, 2009
Poe rarity goes up for auction in N.Y. today
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Gabrielle Dean, a curator and librarian who's in charge of the Poe collection at the Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries.

Philadelphia Public Schools Notebook
December 3, 2009
Despite progress, problems keeping enough qualified teachers
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth Curran Neild of the Everyone Graduates Center is quoted.

Toronto Star
December 4, 2009
Ottawa leaves Colvin high and dry
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by James Ron, who has taught at Johns Hopkins University.

Boulder Daily Camera
December 4, 2009
CU-Boulder hosts China Town Hall
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton of SAIS will speak on how the Obama administration is approaching China in a "China Town Hall" meeting.

WBOC-TV (Delaware)
December 3, 2009
First 2 Cases of Tamiflu-Resistant H1N1 Flu in Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the two cases were diagnosed with flu during October and November hospitalizations at Johns Hopkins Hospital and both have recovered from influenza.

Baltimore Sun
December 4, 2009
Mammogram advice based on science
Johns Hopkins angle: A commentary authored by Miriam Alexander of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
December 3, 2009
Doctors Help Patients Improve Muscle Strength
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Stevens of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 4, 2009
Free bus service debut promised for Jan. 11
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the Charm City circulator bus notes that it would tie the Johns Hopkins Hospital with Fells Point and Harbor East.

Hagerstown Morning-Herald
December 4, 2009
Ruth Arlene (Burner) Barkman, 64
Johns Hopkins angle: Barkman was employed by the Johns Hopkins Research Center in Hagerstown.


The Baltimore Sun
December 4, 2009
Wisconsin administrator is new head of Morgan State
David Wilson, a son of Alabama sharecroppers who earned a doctorate from Harvard and supervises Wisconsin's 13 two-year colleges, will become the 12th president of Morgan State University, school officials announced Thursday. Wilson will replace Earl S. Richardson, who plans to step down at the end of June after 25 years.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 3, 2009
Deans Advise Research Universities to Prepare for Postdoc Unions
Research universities should prepare for the possibility that postdoctoral researchers will work to form unions by developing consistent policies on how postdocs are treated and establishing student support groups as alternatives to unions, a panel of deans said at the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Inside Higher Ed
December 4, 2009
Sunshine for International Recruiting
Amid criticism, U.S. universities have quietly paid companies commissions to recruit students abroad. Now they're doing it publicly, and trying to standardize practices.

USA Today
December 3, 2009
Report: Universities try to cover up rapes
A Washington-based investigative journalism organization said in a report this week that it found a "culture of secrecy" surrounding sexual assault cases on university campuses across the U.S.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 3, 2009
Arne Duncan Tells College Students to Take Their H1N1 Medicine
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged college students Thursday to take advantage of their campuses' sporadic shipments of H1N1 vaccine before the holidays, adding that while the number of cases of the flu may be declining, "we're simply not out of the woods yet."

The New York Times
December 3, 2009
Court Bars New York’s Takeover of Land for Columbia Campus
A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that the state could not use eminent domain on behalf of Columbia University to obtain parts of a 17-acre site in Upper Manhattan, setting back plans for a satellite campus at a time of discord over government power to acquire property.

The Baltimore Sun
December 4, 2009
Low-income, minority students lose ground in college, study shows
A new report on university systems from 24 states, including Maryland, shows that low-income and minority students are not as well represented among those entering and graduating from four-year colleges as they are among high school graduates.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 4, 2009
Education jobs saved by stimulus overstated
Nevada has overestimated the number of higher education jobs so far "retained" with federal stimulus aid, according to a state budget official. The revised count is about 1,400, a steep drop from the nearly 2,100 that state and federal officials have touted for weeks.

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