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Baltimore Sun
December 9, 2009
Meighan indicted on 14 more charges
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas L. Meighan Jr., who is facing automobile manslaughter charges in connection
with the October hit-and-run death of Johns Hopkins University student Miriam Frankl, was also indicted by
a Baltimore City Circuit Court grand jury last month on 14 other counts related to a hit-and-run incident
from July.

Maryland Business Gazette
December 9, 2009
Lawmakers: Toughen drunken driving laws
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions the death of JHU student Miriam Frankl, who was struck and killed
by a motorist.

New York Times
December 8, 2009
Should Consumers Fear the Comcast Deal?
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Jay Schwartzman, who teaches communications law and policy at JHU, offers his
view of the Comcast deal.

Midday with Dan Rodricks – WYPR-FM
December 8, 2009
Jhpiego marks its 35th anniversary
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Jhpiego affiliates Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO; Alain Damiba,
vice president of global programs; Nancy Caiola, who oversees all of the Afghan midwifery training
programs; and a phone call with a Jhpeigo field worker in Africa.

Baltimore Sun
December 9, 2009
Md. expands swine flu vaccine availability
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Gabe D. Kelen, director of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness
and Response at JHU, and mentions that the Johns Hopkins Hospital treated two anti-viral resistant cases of
H1N1 recently.

Far East Economic Review
December 4, 2009
China's Family Planning Goes Awry
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Francis Fukuyama of JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

The New York Observer
December 8, 2009
The Nurse-Crusader Goes to Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Myron Weisfeldt, chairman of medicine at JHU's School of Medicine.

Ethiopian Review
December 9, 2009
Scientists say H1N1 may be mildest pandemic ever
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece notes that the H1N1 virus is also particularly lethal in children with
sickle cell disease, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

NBC Bay Area
December 8, 2009
Facebook Movie Scheduled for Next Fall
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the campus of Johns Hopkins University "will stand in" for
Harvard in this feature film.

AllAfrica.com
December 9, 2009
Nigeria: Kampala Conference And Maternal Mortality
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Business Journal
December 8, 2009
Anesiva shareholders approve merger with Arcion Therapeutics
Johns Hopkins angle: Arcion is headed by James Campbell, a neurosurgery professor and director of the
Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Orlando Sentinel
December 9, 2009
Annie Cummings-Siple: Disney worker pursued a cure for cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Siple participated in a vaccine trial at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore City Paper
December 9, 2009
Dove Stories
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that Mackenzie Astin, brother of Sean and son of the
Krieger School's visiting professor John Astin, came to Baltimore in 2005 to visit his dad and never left.

Stabroek News (Reuters)
December 9, 2009
Rift widening between Brazil, Argentina
Johns Hopkins angle: The School of Advanced International Studies' Riordan Roett is quoted in this Reuters
report.

Arab Times
December 8, 2009
9 dead as suicide attack targets Pakistan’s main spy agency, ISI
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse story quotes Hasan Askari of the School of Advanced
International Studies.

Zawya
December 9, 2009
Al Corniche Hospital Launches Breast Cancer Screening Service
Johns Hopkins angle: Under a management agreement between Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) and
the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, a Johns Hopkins executive leadership team has day-to-day oversight
of the 235-bed hospital.

Lincoln Journal-Star
December 8, 2009
Cheers for boost in grad rate
Johns Hopkins angle: The Everyone Graduates Center at JHU is mentioned in this story.

Xinhua
December 9, 2009
U.S. financial regulatory reform, a test for the future
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 9, 2009
Sports Digest

This column mentions that, in soccer, Johns Hopkins senior goalkeeper Karen Guszkowski was
named to the NSCAA NCAA Division III All-America team.

ESPN.com
Tuesday Morning Quarterback (football notes column)
December 8, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: “Obscure College Score of the Week: Wesley 12, Johns Hopkins 0 (Division III
quarterfinals). Johns Hopkins University has a football team? Located in Baltimore and considered by many
the nation's top research university, Johns Hopkins offers so many fields of study that just listing them
is a challenge.”

Baltimore Sun
December 9, 2009
Correction
Johns Hopkins angle: An article in Tuesday's editions misspelled the name of the patient who took part in a
Johns Hopkins cancer vaccine trial and died Friday. Her name was Anne Siple.


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Time Magazine
December 8, 2009
The Job Market: Is a College Degree Worth Less?
A growing problem in American society: an abundance of college graduates, burdened with tuition-loan debt,
heading into the work world with a degree that doesn't mean much anymore.

NPR News
December 8, 2009
U.S. Moves To Settle American Indian Suit For $3.4B
The government moved to settle a lawsuit over royalties owed to American Indians, including the
establishment of an Indian Education Scholarship Fund of up to $60 million.

Wired Magazine
December 8, 2009
How the iPhone Could Reboot Education
How do you educate a generation of students eternally distracted by the Internet, cell phones and video
games? Easy. Hand out free iPhones and then integrating them into your curriculum.

Washington Post
December 9, 2009
Student tries to shoot math teacher at Va. college
A 20-year-old student walked into class at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge with a rifle,
firing at least twice, but no one was hit.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 6, 2009
To Get This Grant, Students Have to Take 'Personal Finances 101'
Syracuse University is swapping some students' loans for grants, but there's a catch: Students have to
attend financial-literacy training each semester until graduation.

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