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CNN "State of the Union"
December 27, 2009
Is Al Qaeda making a comeback?
Johns Hopkins angle: Former acting director of the CIA John McLaughlin and CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, both affiliated with SAIS, are interviewed about the implications of the attempted Christmas Day terrorism attack on a passenger jet descending to land in Detroit.

December 30, 2009
The Good-for-You Gimlet?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about enhanced amd fortified alcoholic beverages mentions the research of Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
December 30, 2009
The Political Value Of Table Talk
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of the Johns Hopkins University Press book "King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age."

United Press International
December 29, 2009
Steroid slowed retinopathy
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story reports that researchers at the Wilmer Eye Institute have found that injecting a corticosteroid directly into the eye may slow the progression of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Wilmer's Neil Bressler is quoted.

Idaho Statesman
December 30, 2009
Scout sex-abuse case tossed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Assistant Scoutmaster James Phillip Schmidt received a suspended 10-year prison sentence and was sent to Johns Hopkins Hospital for pedophilia treatment.
December 29, 2009
Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture
Johns Hopkins angle: SPH environmental health scientist Ellen Silbergeld is quoted.

Mountain Xpress (North Carolina)
December 30, 2009
The Green Scene: Where we've been
Johns Hopkins angle: Rick Borchelt, communications director for the Genetics and Public Policy Center, is quoted.

Joplin Independent (Mo.)
December 30, 2009
Texting as a treatment tool
Johns Hopkins angle: For doctors treating patients with chronic diseases, text messaging can be an invaluable tool, according to Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatrician Delphine Robotham.

The Union (Grass Valley, Ca.)
December 30, 2009
Off to Madagascar for Peace Corps duty
Johns Hopkins angle: Audrey McCombs has a degree from Johns Hopkins University.

The Times of the Internet (UPI)
December 30, 2009
Smokers get 52 chances to quit smoking
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story quotes Frances Stillman, co-director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Warren Record (NC)
December 30, 2009
Vote expected on EDC director
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Alfred J. "Fred" Papa completed graduate studies in land use law at Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Gazette
December 30, 2009
County seniors recognized for giving back to community
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Austin Heyman has a degree from JHU.

New York Times
December 30, 2009
Correction: December 30, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: Because of an editing error, an article on Tuesday about new cancer treatments based on older ideas misspelled part of the name of the university that is home to the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics. It is Johns Hopkins University, not John Hopkins.

Rochester Business Journal
December 29, 2009
URMC neurologist receives top honor
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins biology graduate Ralph Józefowicz M.D., professor of neurology and medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been awarded the 2010 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education. (Guam)
December 30, 2009
Time will bring wanted changes
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist mentions retired professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Naranhkiri Tith.

Southern Berks News
December 29, 2009
Monteiro heading to Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Jon Monteiro will attend JHU.


USA Today
December 30, 2009
Colleges tackle reduced finances, increased access
The nation's colleges this year faced their worst financial challenges in decades. Endowments took their biggest hit ever — down an average 19% this year, says an estimate by the Commonfund Institute, a non-profit research organization.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 28, 2009
The MLA and the Digital Humanities
Amid all the doom and gloom of the 2009 Modern Language Association convention, one field seems to be alive and well: the digital humanities. Among all the contending subfields, the digital humanities seem like the first “next big thing” because the implications of digital technology affect every field.

The Wall Street Journal
December 30, 2009
Letter to the Editor: Student Loan Program Should Not Be Nationalized
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's op-ed provides further evidence of the administration's misguided attempts to nationalize the banking industry. Duncan ignores the superior choice and service provided by the banking industry.

The New York Times
December 28, 2009
Editorial: The Stevens Scandal
A lawsuit against the Stevens Institute of Technology should ultimately strengthen New Jersey’s weak laws governing the financial behavior of nonprofits.

The New York Times
December 24, 2009
No College Degree for One of Every 20 in Congress
Among the jobs in this country that don’t require a college degree is that of a member of Congress. Which raises a question: How many of those elected to the House and the Senate did not graduate from college?

The New York Times
December 27, 2009
Amid Budget Woes, California Coaches Are Paying a Price
The best work done this year by Jill Hicks, the Cal State Fullerton gymnastics coach, did not involve a balance beam, a pommel horse or uneven parallel bars. It entailed shoe shopping and a manicure.  Hicks was out recruiting the Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin to ask for her help in saving Fullerton’s
program, which the university was threatening to eliminate to make its budget.

Los Angeles Times
December 29, 2009
USC offers America 101 for foreign students
Called “The United States: An American Culture Series,” the USC class is an unusual semester-long effort by the university to help its international students learn about the strange food, difficult idioms and bewildering customs that surround them. To succeed academically, the theory goes, foreign students must also adjust culturally and socially to their new surroundings.

The Wall Street Journal
December 28, 2009
College Aid: There's More Out There If You Ask
After a year marked by layoffs, battered college funds and shrinking private-loan availability, more families are struggling to cover the cost of a higher education. But there is help out there –  and more of it in some instances.

The Record (Bergen County, N.J.)
December 30, 2009
Editorial: GIs' checks AWOL
The new GI Bill promises to pay for college tuition, books and housing for veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But slow-moving bureaucracy at the Veterans Affairs Department has delayed checks for months, forcing many military personnel to wait, take out loans or deplete their savings in order to go to school.

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