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Washington Post
July 2, 2009
A Boost for Those Burdened by Student Loan Debt
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Federal Diary” column concerns a program announced at Johns Hopkins.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
July 1, 2009
Going Into Public Service? Get Loan Forgiveness
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report describes a program was launched at Johns Hopkins; a video version is at the right side of the Web page.

Wall Street Journal
July 2, 2009
Chlamydia, the Silent STD That Can Cause Infertility
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Charlotte A. Gaydos, a professor of infectious diseases at the School of Medicine.

New York Times
July 1, 2009
Facing Deficits, Some States Cut Summer School
Johns Hopkins angle: Ron Fairchild, executive director of the university’s National Center for Summer Learning, commented in this story.

Washington Post
June 30, 2009
On Leadership Blog: Forgiveness Is Beside the Point
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School, offers his perspective on lessons for leadership offered by the situation involving South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford.

Baltimore City Paper
July 1, 2009
Wedding Crashers - Economics and individualism main culprits behind divorce, Hopkins sociologist says
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is based on an interview with Andrew Cherlin, a Krieger School professor of sociology and public policy, and concerns his new book, “The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in American Today.”

Associated Press
July 1, 2009
Hospital that treated Michael Jackson has expert in 'raising the dead' after cardiac arrest
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Myron Weisfeldt, a cardiologist and chairman of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Voice of America
July 1, 2009
Studying in the US: Foreign Graduates and Jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: Amy Ramirez of International Student Scholar Services is mentioned in this report.

El Paso Times
July 2, 2009
Ramnath Subramanian: Lifelong love inspires renewed tribute to America
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist refers to a time when his father was attending the university as a research fellow, engaged in restoration work vis a vis the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Wales Online
July 2, 2009
The Physics of Rugby
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature about a book by Trevor Lipscombe, editor-in-chief of the JHU Press.

Associated Press
July 1, 2009
Insect venom shots ease local reactions
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes David Golden of the School of Medicine.

The Guardian (Nigeria)
July 2, 2009
How plants' antioxidants slow prostate cancer, sight loss
Johns Hopkins angle: William G. Nelson of the School of Medicine comments.

Colorado Springs Independent
July 2, 2009
Five things you can do to become more medically self-sufficient
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column states that the School of Medicine conducted a 10-year epidemiological study indicating that exposure to sunlight can prevent breast, colon and rectal cancers.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
July 2, 2009
Osteoporosis: Not just for women anymore
Johns Hopkins angle: Health blog includes comments from Sherita H. Golden, an epidemiologist from the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
July 2, 2009
For the Associated, a fundraising feat
Johns Hopkins angle: The "In Good Faith" blog mentioned a study by the Center for Civil Society Studies.

Corpus Christi Caller Times
July 1, 2009
Food choices we make for kids can lead to obesity
Johns Hopkins angle: The failure of parents to influence healthy eating habits of their children has been brought to the forefront by a 2009 study released by the School of Public Health is mentioned in this article.

Informer
July 2, 2009
Tony-Award Winning Musical Ain’t Misbehavin Opens July 8 at Olney Theatre
Johns Hopkins angle: Jesaira Glover, the director of the Johns Hopkins University Gospel Choir in Baltimore, stars in this staging of a musical about "Fats" Waller.

Akron Leader
July 2, 2009
Revere 10th-graders score well on Ohio Graduation Test
Johns Hopkins angle: This story noted that an Ohio school will participate in a program called ADAP (Adolescent Depression Awareness Program) that was developed at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
July 2, 2009
UM to acquire hospitals in Bel Air, Havre de Grace
Johns Hopkins angle: Article  mentioned that executives marked the official takeover of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda by the Johns Hopkins Health System on Wednesday.

Daily Record (Md.)
July 1, 2009
Upper Chesapeake Health, Univ. of Md. Medical System to merge
Johns Hopkins angle: The hospital and health system are mentioned.

Frederick News Post
July 2, 2009
Students begin Engineering Innovation program
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece about the Engineering Innovation program, which is coordinated by the Workforce Development Board of Frederick County and Johns Hopkins University.

Associated Press
July 2, 2009
WHO working on formulas to model swine flu spread
Johns Hopkins angle: Article includes comments from flu expert Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Aidsmap News
July 2, 2009
Scale up of early infant diagnosis in rural Ethiopia successful
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers a program called Johns Hopkins University Technical Support for the Ethiopian ART Initiative.

The Hindu (India)
July 2, 2009
Can anti-inflammatory drugs treat TB?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that tuberculosis experts at Johns Hopkins have evidence from experiments in mice that anti-inflammatory drugs could eventually prove effective in treating the highly contagious lung disease, adding to current antibiotic therapies.

Gilroy Dispatch (Calif.)
July 1, 2009
Scrapbook
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Gilroy residents Lekha and Kavi Duvvoori were recently recognized for exceptional academic aptitude by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

WebMD.com
July 1, 2009
Cholesterol OK? Statins Still Help Heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Roger Blumenthal, a professor in the School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
July 2, 2009
As More Colleges Sign Up to Offer Veterans Aid, Some Veterans Criticize Application Process
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs had said it would announce on Tuesday the number of colleges participating in the Yellow Ribbon program, but a final tally has yet to be released.  (An updated chart on the VA Web site lists more than 2,500 agreements, but many institutions have multiple agreements.)  Earlier in the week, advocates for student veterans criticized the way some participating colleges plan to distribute the program's benefits.

Associated Press
July 2, 2009
Colleges Focus On Veterans As GI Bill Ups Numbers
Vets already in school have run into problems including campus bureaucracy, and fellow students who don't understand their battlefield experiences. In response, colleges across the country are offering veterans-only classes, adding counselors and streamlining the application and financial aid process. Under the new GI Bill, the number of military veterans in college this fall is expected to grow, and many of them will encounter a classroom culture shock that can leave them agitated.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 2, 2009
Another Divide Between Public and Private Universities: Sunshine
Open-records laws make it hard for public colleges to keep their doings under wraps. Some in Congress think private institutions, which receive federal benefits, should be more open, too.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 2, 2009
Online-Education Study Reaffirms Value of Good Teaching, Experts Say
A recent Education Department report backs up scholars' views that effective instructional methods are what help students succeed, in any medium.

Chronicle of Higher Education – News Blog
July 1, 2009
Layoffs and Restructuring Hit Harvard U. Press
Harvard University Press, one of the most prestigious scholarly publishers, has done away with seven positions as the university as a whole faces hard times.

Inside Higher Ed
July 2, 2009
Does NBC Still Think a Professor Is War Criminal? – Quick Takes
This brief is about a visiting professor at Goucher College in Towson.

Inside Higher Ed
July 2, 2009
Go Ask Arne
Penn State has long distanced itself from state control. But when governor sought to withhold federal stimulus money, questioning its public status, the university asked the U.S. to step in.

U.S. News & World Report – Professor’s Guide Blog
July 1, 2009
7 Reasons Why College Is So Expensive
Luckily, a quality education can be had at many price points if you shop wisely for the right education at the right price. Still, it's true that higher education costs have grown faster than the rate of inflation. Here are the seven main reasons.

Baltimore Sun
July 2, 2009
Change for plebes is 'like night and day'
Induction Day marks first day of service at Naval Academy.

New York Times – Room for Debate blog
June 30, 2009
What Is a Master’s Degree Worth?
How do students know if a graduate education is worth it or not? What degrees are worth getting, and which are not? How does a student weigh the risks and benefits gain a higher education degree?

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