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New Scientist (U.K.)
July 14, 2009
Autism alters how kids sense motion
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research led by Reza Shadmehr, a professor of biomedical engineering.

Maryland Daily Record
July 14, 2009
Health care ideas targeted
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions that Senator Barbara Mikulski wants to create a new Office of Patient Safety Research in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make innovations like a health care guide checklist developed at Johns Hopkins Medicine, widely available. The checklist would ensure that all steps are covered in medical procedures.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
July 13, 2009
Science always on the menu
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from David Kaplan, an associate professor of physics and astronomy in the Krieger School.

Radio Free Asia
July 13, 2009
Xinjiang Energy Risk Rises
Johns Hopkins angle: This article features comments from S. Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS.

New Republic
July 14, 2009
Do Our Chickens Have A Drug Problem?
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Jay Graham of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health conducted a randomized trial at Perdue and found that getting rid of antibiotics actually lowered costs slightly.

World Politics Review
July 14, 2009
Italy Turns up the Heat on Immigration
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is authored by Jon Rosen, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy.

Lancaster Online
July 14, 2009
Flu hits camp at Franklin & Marshall College
Johns Hopkins angle: Flu sickened 25 teens and staffers recently at the Center for Talented Youth Program run by JHU at Franklin & Marshall College.

Inside Higher Ed
July 14, 2009
The Flu Waiting Game
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions closure of the Center for Talented Youth’s Carlisle, Pa., site at Dickinson College because of flu; quotes CTY communications director Charles Beckman.

Fox13Now.com (Salt Lake City)
July 14, 2009
Pregnant, addicted: Mothers battling heroin
Johns Hopkins angle: Vickie L. Walters, program director at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, is quoted.

The Washington Post
July 14, 2009
Correction
Johns Hopkins angle: This corrections states that a Post article on July 3 incorrectly said that H.L. Mencken's memoir "Newspaper Days" is out of print. The Johns Hopkins University Press continues to publish the book.

TampaBay.com
July 14, 2009
Meatless Mondays offer a non-threatening way to eat more healthfully
Johns Hopkins angle: Article notes that Meatless Monday is a national campaign supported by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wichita Eagle
July 14, 2009
Asian noodles a tasty meal
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about healthier eating mentions the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Panama Star
July 14, 2009
Panama, the new Florida
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature story notes that Panama City's gleaming new Hospital Punta Pacifica is managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Jerusalem Post
July 14, 2009
Jordan eyes lucrative US health-care market
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece mentions that Jordan's English-speaking doctors are typically trained or affiliated with top U.S. institutions such Johns Hopkins.

Top 40 Charts
July 14, 2009
Cuban Rhythms Meet The African Skies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, jazz prodigy Joel Holmes earned his jazz performance degree at Peabody.

Baltimore Sun
July 13, 2009
Math curriculum needs remediation (letter to the editor)
Johns Hopkins angle: Letter about math education mentions Johns Hopkins University as a selective university.

Baltimore Sun
July 14, 2009
Penn's Voelker, who starred at Hopkins, to coach Drexel
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins alumnus Brian Voelker, who coached the Pennsylvania men to two NCAA tournament appearances in the past seven seasons, left the Quakers on Monday to become head coach at Drexel.

Baltimore Sun
July 14, 2009
Frederick C. Osing Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: Osing earned a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University in 1953.

Baltimore Sun
July 14, 2009
Pearl N. Shiling, social worker
Johns Hopkins angle: Shiling earned a master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins in the early 1970s.


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USA Today
July 14, 2009
Obama plans $12B boost to community colleges
President Obama is expected to announce a $12 billion proposal today that will put the nation's community colleges front and center in his economic recovery plan.

Washington Post
July 12, 2009
Rebuilding Something Better - Commentary
President Obama writes about The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, with emphasis on his plan to bolster the nation’s community colleges “so that they provide Americans of all ages a chance to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to compete for the jobs of the future.”

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 14, 2009
Proposed Changes in Perkins Loan Program Leave Student-Aid Officials Wary
Speaking at the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators conference Monday, Education Department officials tried to persuade colleges that President Obama's proposed new Perkins Loan program would resemble the existing one. But the student-aid administrators in the room weren't buying it.

Wall Street Journal
July 14, 2009
Starting Fresh With an Unpaid Internship
College students face new competition for unpaid internships as older, unemployed workers are taking on these stints to stay busy, gain new skills and expand their networks.

Hartford Courant (Conn.)
July 14, 2009
College Tuition Should Join National Crisis List – Commentary
The writer talks about attending a college fair with his daughter, citing a recent report from the Education Sector, a Washington think tank, showing that parents and students are borrowing more money than ever to pay for college.

Inside Higher Ed
July 14, 2009
Reaching Black Men
Philander Smith College, a historically black, private institution in Arkansas, finds ways to raise graduation and retention rates without spending much money.

Inside Higher Ed
July 14, 2009
Aligning Jobs and Training
An Obama administration report suggests industries and kinds of education most likely to lead to employment in years ahead.

Associated Press
July 13, 2009
Colleges seek to cut costs in tough economic times
As the recession drags on, many big schools are drawing attention for cutting sports outright. But college athletic departments throughout the country also are taking smaller, less obvious steps to trim costs in the sluggish economy.

Associated Press
July 13, 2009
Colleges trimming athletics costs
The story outlines some of the cost-cutting measures undertaken by college athletic departments and conferences.

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