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New York Times
July 22, 2009
Baseball’s Use of DNA Raises Questions
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Kathy Hudson, the director of the Genetics and
Public Policy Center.

The Washington Post
July 22, 2009
Like Car Insurance, Health Coverage May Be Mandated
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU health economist, Bradley Herring (of the School of Public
Health), is quoted in this article examining whether Americans should be required to carry health insurance.

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 22, 2009
Amateur star-gazer discovers new spot on Jupiter
Johns Hopkins angle: Astrophysicist Hal Weaver of the Applied Physics Lab is quoted in this story.

US News & World Report
July 21, 2009
Jupiter Takes It on the Chin
Johns Hopkins angle: Astrophysicist Hal Weaver of the Applied Physics Lab is mentioned in this article.

Baltimore Sun
July 22, 2009
Charting the future
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary on how to make charter schools successful was authored by James Campbell, a
senior communications manager at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Zimbabwe Star
July 21, 2009
Potassium citrate wards off kidney stones in seizure patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports on research by a team led by Eric Kossoff,
a pediatric neurologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Smash Hits (India)
July 22, 2009
Daily potassium citrate may prevent seizure patients on high-fat diet from kidney stones
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research by a team led by Eric Kossoff, a
pediatric neurologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Herald de Paris
July 22, 2009
H1N1 flourishes in Britain despite warm weather
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the
School of Public Health, discusses the spread of H1N1 in Britian.

Education Week
July 21, 2009
Duncan's Call for School Turnarounds Sparks Debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Robert Balfanz, a research scientist at the Center
for the Social Organization of Schools.

Daily Tech

July 22, 2009
Students Embed Stem Cells Into Sutures for Tendon Repair
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that biomedical engineering students from Johns
Hopkins' Whiting School of Engineering have demonstrated a way to use stem cells from a patient to help repair serious orthopedic injuries such as ruptured tendons.

China.org
July 22, 2009
Smog drains brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrick Breysse, an environmental health specialist at the School of
Public Health, is quoted.

City Journal (The Manhattan Institute)
July 21, 2009
The Reaper Is Cheaper
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary on reducing health care costs mentions William
Osler, a renowned nineteenth-century doctor and the first physician-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Daily Voice
July 22, 2009
Critics lambaste Obama's surgeon general pick, too "overweight" to lead
Johns Hopkins angle: Lillie Shockney, administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Avon
Foundation Breast Center, is quoted.

AllAfrica.com

July 22, 2009
Africa: Prevention Needs More Attention
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Gray of the School of Public Health is mentioned.

PLUS News
July 22, 2009
SOUTH AFRICA: Reducing TB a matter of life and death
Johns Hopkins angle: Celine Gounder of the School of Medicine commented in this piece.

Maryland Business Gazette
July 22, 2009
‘Less than perfect' blueprint approved for Science City
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentioned that Johns Hopkins University
owns more than 140 acres in Gaithersburg West, including the 107-acre Belward Farm, which is pegged to become the core research campus. David McDonough, senior director of development oversight for Johns Hopkins Real Estate, is quoted.

Broadway World
July 21, 2009
Sixteen-year-old Ilyich Rivas Set To Lead Atlantic Symphony Orchestra At Encore Park 8/15
Johns Hopkins angle: Sixteen-year-old rising star Ilyich Rivas is the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra/Peabody Institute Conducting Fellow, beginning in September 2009. This position permits him to study conducting at the Peabody Conservatory under Gustav Meier's guidance, and to work closely with the Baltimore Symphony alongside Marin Alsop and conducting the BSO on certain occasions.

Jamestown Post-Journal (Va.)
July 22, 2009
Students Take Part In Summer Scholar Enrichment Program
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a summer enrichment program at Jamestown
Community College has been recognized by the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University.

WSB-TV (Georgia)
July 21, 2009
The Trouble With Harry: He's Nearly All Grown Up
Johns Hopkins angle: This widely distributed Associated Press story quotes JHU junior Amanda Boyle, a Writing Seminars student. The story explores the dilemma parents face on whether to expose their younger children to some of the darker themes in Harry Potter books and  movies.

Lake County News Sun
(Illinois)
July 22, 2009
Seals announces bid for 10th District seat
Johns Hopkins angle: Dan Seals earned a master's degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins.

Wabash Plain Dealer
(Ind.)
July 22, 2009
STRING QUARTET TO PERFORM AT HONEYWELL HOUSE
Johns Hopkins angle: Violinist Caroline Klemperer-Green is a Peabody Conservatory alumna.

Baltimore Sun
July 22, 2009
Edward Wilson Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: Wilson studied real estate appraisal at Johns Hopkins' McCoy
College.

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Washington Post
July 22, 2009
Student Loan Measure Clears House Panel
A bill that cleared a House committee Tuesday would largely remove private lenders from
the federal student loan industry, generating an estimated $87 billion savings over 10 years to fund more government grants and loans.

Associated Press
July 21, 2009
No jobs, no insurance: hard times for young adults
Millions of uninsured adults in their 20s are watching Congress as it advances
legislation to overhaul health care. The recession has deepened young adults' career struggles. It has also sharpened their interest in health insurance.

New York Times
July 22, 2009
The Student Loan Scam - Editorial
The editors suggest that the Republican leadership has distorted the debate over a House
bill that would save the country nearly $90 billion by ending a failed federal college loan program.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 22, 2009
Few Universities Plan Big Expansion of Stem-Cell Research
A Chronicle survey found that only six percent of major research universities expect to
add a large amount of research staff and lab space for the study of human embryonic stem cells.

Bloomberg
July 22, 2009
Endowment Losses From Harvard to Yale Leave Universities Poorer
Harvard University and Yale University are preparing for an extended period of austerity
as U.S. colleges are forced to cut spending next year and beyond to offset the biggest investment losses since 1974.

Inside Higher Ed
July 22, 2009
Survey of Services for Veterans
A new, much-expanded Post-9/11 GI Bill goes into effect August 1.  In anticipation, many
colleges have been stepping up their outreach to and support for veterans -- creating veterans' offices, training faculty and staff on challenges unique to student veterans, and, perhaps most significantly, putting extra money into institutional aid for veterans by joining the Yellow Ribbon program. The new report attaches numbers to the anecdotes.

Washington Post
July 22, 2009
Scholar Says Arrest Will Lead Him To Explore Race in Criminal Justice
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has spent much of his life studying the complex
history of race and culture in America, but until last week he had never had the experience that has left so many black men questioning the criminal justice system. Charges against Gates have been dropped after being arrested outside his house when a neighbor reported seeing two black men in the middle-class, predominantly white area pushing against the front door.

Inside Higher Ed
July 22, 2009
Seeking Advice on Women in Science
Lawmakers consider impact of role models, athletics, and curriculum in attracting
students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 22, 2009
Science Ethics Rules Leave Room for Scandals, Critics Fear
Some experts in science fraud say problems will continue as long as Congress and the
National Institutes of Health let universities police themselves.

Baltimore Sun
July 22, 2009
Senator on auction block today
Loyola College may bid on the historic Baltimore movie theater during a public auction
today.

New York Times
July 22, 2009
A Master’s in Art Crime (No Cloak and Dagger)
A master’s program in Italy is focusing on the restitution of looted art in what is
billed as the first master’s in international art crime studies.

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