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Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 12, 2009
From fiction to non-fiction, here are the Plain Dealer's 20 best books of 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of the year’s best books includes the non-fiction title “Wrong Place, Wrong Time,” written by John A. Rich and published by JHU Press.

National Public Radio
December 11, 2009
Hopkins' Greider Celebrates Nobel At Banquet Of 1,300
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports on a banquet that took place after Carol Greider of the School of Medicine received her Nobel Prize last week.

Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2009
Med students: We'll accept lower pay to get true health reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Megan Buresh, Ben Keleman,Neil Bhutiani, Eben Clattenburg, Meghana Desale, Jason Liebowitz, Kerry Schnell and Christina Velasquez, all of whom are first-year medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Bloomberg.com
December 14, 2009
Eurosclerosis Is U.S. Diagnosis Not Japan Stagnation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Laurence Ball, a professor of economics in the Krieger School.

Korea Times
December 13, 2009
What Follows Bosworth’s Talks
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was authored by Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at SAIS.

Washington Post Blogs
December 12, 2009
On Leadership: Tiger, the relucatant leader?
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses whether Tiger Woods has, in dealing with the recent revelations about his marital infidelity, ignored his other de facto role as CEO of golf, and, if so, what response would that require?

CNN.com
December 11, 2009
Coming out late in life complex but not unusual
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes information from Chris Kraft, clinical director at the Johns Hopkins Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit.

Washington Post
December 14, 2009
Sex bias probe in colleges' selections
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, an informal analysis by The Post of admission data for a dozen public and private colleges in the Washington area (including Johns Hopkins) over the past two years found seven that admitted women at a lower rate than men in both 2007 and 2008.

Baltimore Sun
December 14, 2009
80 city call center employees to get $24,000 in new uniforms
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted.

Chicago Daily Herald
December 14, 2009
An extra teaspoon a day of salt jacks up the chance of stroke
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Appel of the School of Medicine is quoted.

AZCentral.com
December 13, 2009
Paul finds allies on Fed issue
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated in the Washington Post, quotes WSE economist Steve Hanke.

Forbes.com
December 10, 2009 – from Forbes Magazine dated December 28, 2009
The Art of War
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Christopher Brownfield, who sells works produced by Iraqi artists. The piece states that he is studying for a master's degree in international relations at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
December 14, 2009
Sanction won't work against Iran; let's increase trade instead
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Michael Casey Jr., who recently graduated from SAIS.

Des Moines Register
December 12, 2009
Washburn: As Iowans change the world, the Register tells their stories
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Perry Beeman went to Rwanda as part of the International Reporting Project, which is based at SAIS.

Seattle Times
December 12, 2009
Testosterone therapy to be put to the test
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrick Walsh of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2009
The story of healing where angels fear to tread
Johns Hopkins angle: Jane Hannon is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

The Hindu
December 12, 2009
Human genome mapping: Scientists question claim
Johns Hopkins angle: This IAns piece quotes Arvinda Chakravarti of the School of Medicine.

The Journal News (Lower Hudson Valley, N.Y.)
December 13, 2009
For New Rochelle native, conducting is 'shoe that fits'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Mark Mandarano mentions that he received a master's degree in conducting at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Gulf Times
December 12, 2009
Rift widening between Brazil, Argentina
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted.

Northwest Herald (Illinois)
December 13, 2009
Atwater: Energy drinks need another look
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentioned a September 2008 study by Johns Hopkins University recommended regulation that would require energy drink makers to reveal caffeine amounts on the packaging and cites numerous studies that show an increase in the use of energy drinks has been associated with some serious heart problems and heart-related deaths, and symptoms like hyperactivity, anxiety and vomiting.

Courier Mail (Australia)
December 12, 2009
How divorce hurts your health
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that researchers from the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University in the US found divorced people have 20 per cent more chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer, than those who are married.

Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2009
Woman from N. Linthicum turns energy to Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: Addie Houston studied at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2009
For her, emergencies are all in a day's work
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on Mary Lasky, program manager for business continuity planning at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.

Baltimore Sun
December 14, 2009
GOP senators misstate nature of research project they criticize
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the University of Maryland is second only to the Johns Hopkins University in the number of research awards to Maryland projects under the program.

The News-Press (Fla.)
December 13, 2009
Lee County, SW Fla. nonprofits' 'open' books not so open
Johns Hopkins angle: Southwest Florida’s tax-exempt nonprofit groups are an economic powerhouse.
In Lee, Charlotte and Hendry counties, they generate almost $1.6 billion and employ 12,458, according to a 2008 study by Johns Hopkins University and the Florida Philanthropic Network.

Maryland Gazette
December 12, 2009
Woman tells Congress fly ash ruined her life
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Fox of the School of Public Health was quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2009
Review: 'A Spiritual Christmas'
Johns Hopkins angle: JoAnn Kulesza is director of the Peabody Conservatory Opera Programs.

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.)
December 13, 2009
College Corner: Upper Perk grad wins national title
Johns Hopkins angle: This women’s basketball news brief states that sophomore Chantel Mattiola had eight points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals as the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays romped past Wheaton, 71-37.

Baltimore Sun
December 14, 2009
John C. Burdette Jr., engineer
Johns Hopkins angle: Burdette earned a degree in engineering at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
December 12, 2009
John W. Rach
Johns Hopkins angle: Rach earned a degree in engineering from JHU.

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Wall Street Journal
December 14, 2009
For-Profit Schools See More Defaults
Major for-profit schools, some of which have multimillion-dollar advertising budgets, have been accused of using aggressive marketing tactics and enrolling unqualified students who can't pay back the government.

Inside Higher Ed
December 14, 2009
Defaults Nearly Double
Scores more colleges could face federal restrictions on financial aid once the government starts holding them accountable for their three-year student loan cohort default rates.

Baltimore Sun
December 14, 2009
More students go online to juggle pressures of work, family and college
Despite reservations about learning through an entirely electronic format, the flexibility offered by online degree programs is too good to pass up for many working adults.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 13, 2009
'We'll Work for Free,' Say Retired Professors, but Colleges Struggle With How to Use Them
In tough times, some retired faculty members have volunteered to teach or do other work. Only a few institutions have taken them up on the offer.

Inside Higher Ed
December 14, 2009
Open Access Encyclopedias
In the age of Google and Wikipedia, can higher education create online reference works that are free, scholarly, and economically viable?

Washington Post
December 11, 2009
Gay group carves out niche at Catholic University
More than three dozen students gather each week to discuss what Catholic can do to welcome and protect its gay students and staff. The administration has not been receptive to the efforts.

Associated Press
December 13, 2009
8 Arrested in Protest at Berkeley Chancellor’s Home
Police say protesters broke windows and threw incendiary devices in the latest in a series of demonstrations over state budget cuts.















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