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National Public Radio
July 23, 2009
'Sistas vs. Sistas': Are Black Women At Odds?
Johns Hopkins angle: Katrina Bell McDonald, a sociologist in the Krieger School, talked
about relations among black women in this report inspired by an Essence magazine article headlined "Black women Behaving Badly."

Voice of America
July 24, 2009
Experts: Clinton India Visit Very Successful in Style and Substance
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first visit to
India included comments from Walter Andersen of the School for Advanced International Studies.

Los Angeles Times
July 24, 2009
For Alzheimer's patients, connection with caregiver might rival drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports on a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and
Utah State University that found that a truly close relationship with a caregiver can give Alzheimer's patients an edge in retaining brain function over time.

United Press International
July 24, 2009
Close relationships may slow Alzheimer's
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and
Utah State University that found that a truly close relationship with a caregiver can give Alzheimer's patients an edge in retaining brain function over time.

Bradenton Herald (Fla.)
July 24, 2009
Florida fails to put high priority on education
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins
University, a think tank dedicated to curbing dropout rates, listed Florida’s graduation rate at 63.6 percent in 2006.

US News & World Report
July 23, 2009
Pain Medications: What You Need to Know About Acetaminophen, Darvon, and Darvocet
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Christo of the School of Medicine was quoted.

The Hindu (India)
July 24, 2009
Hopkins-designed animal TB 'tracker' to speed drug and vaccine studies
Johns Hopkins angle: Sanjay Jain, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins
Children's Center and director of the Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins, is quoted in this story about a JHU study.

WJZ.com
July 23, 2009
Controversy Over Arrest Of Harvard Professor
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Lester Spence commented in this report.

Maryland Daily Record
July 24, 2009
Feature 'On the Move': Vet of the Year
Johns Hopkins angle: Veterinarian M. Christine Zink, has been named the 2009 Outstanding
Woman Veterinarian of the Year by the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation. Zink is a professor and director of the department of molecular and comparative pathobiology at JHU.

WJZ.com
July 23, 2009
Venom Therapy Reduces Sting Of Insect Bites
Johns Hopkins angle: David Golden of the School of Medicine was interviewed for this
story.

Bangor Daily News
July 24, 2009
A window to another world
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Margaret Adams, a student at the
School for Advanced International Studies.
 
Business Day
July 24, 2009
Africa stands at a threshold in HIV response
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentioned work by Ronald Gray of the School of Public
Health.

AllAfrica.com
July 23, 2009
Rwanda: HIV Rates in Gay People Could Be High - CNLS
Johns Hopkins angle: Stefan Baral of the School of Public Health was quoted in this
story.

North Shore Magazine (Chicago)
July 23, 2009
The Music Man
Johns Hopkins angle: This magazine piece is a profile of Sel Kardan, a viola player from
the Peabody conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who became president and CEO of the Music Institute of Chicago four years ago.

Business Gazette (Md.)
July 24, 2009
Mission controller
Johns Hopkins angle: Walt Faulconer, who oversees the civilian space program at the Johns
Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, commented in this article.

San Leandro India West
July 23, 2009
India’s ‘No Drama’ Budget Has Nuggets in the Details
Johns Hopkins angle: Anne Krueger, professor of International Economics at the School of
Advanced International Studies, was a speaker at a Menlo Park briefing.

Baltimore Jewish Times
July 23, 2009
Their Weight In Gold
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Missner attended JHU.

Pocono Record
July 24, 2009
For PMC, caring for trauma involves many aspects
Johns Hopkins angle; According to this story,  In-house staff surgeons, physician's
assistants and surgical techs at Pocono Medical Center completed additional training programs at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital in Baltimore for Advanced Trauma Operative Management.

Norman Transcript (OK)
July 24, 2009
OU wins national award for fundraising
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentioned that Johns Hopkins University was one of the
institutions winning a CASE award for private fundraising.

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New York Times
July 26, 2009
Second Home for First-Gens
As thousands of low-income, first-generation freshmen flock to campus in the next two
months, many, despite their intelligence and optimism, will arrive only to be gone in an academic eye blink. Just 11 percent of them earn a bachelor’s degree after six years, according to the Pell Institute, compared with 55 percent of their peers. Last year, the University of Cincinnati opened a house with an academic focus and strict rules (no alcohol or overnight visitors, midnight curfew on weeknights and 3 a.m. on weekends) designed to help them adjust to life on campus.

New York Times
July 24, 2009
President Obama, Professor Gates and the Cambridge Police - Column
Mr. Obama has made clear all along that the election of the first African-American
president, while noteworthy in a nation built on the backs of slaves, did not signal a sudden, magical end to discrimination.  He underscored this point again this week when he commented on the arrest in Cambridge, Mass., of the Harvard African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and about the tendency of police officers to target blacks and Hispanics for traffic stops.

Inside Higher Ed
July 24, 2009
A Resignation and a Proposal
Philip R. Day Jr. resigned Thursday as its president and CEO of the National Association
of Student Financial Aid Administrators, his term cut short by allegations that he broke California campaign laws while chancellor of the City College of San Francisco. On the same day, a collection of NASFAA's members stepped up their visibility in federal policy debates by issuing an alternative to the Obama administration's student loan proposal.

Associated Press

July 24, 2009
Chancellor Kirwan to confer on cuts to university system
University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan will confer with the
presidents of the system's campuses to decide how to handle cuts in state funding.

Washington Post
July 24, 2009
Removal Of Cho's File Called Accidental
The former director of the Virginia Tech college counseling center took the mental health
records of Seung Hui Cho from his office accidentally when he changed jobs more than a year before the university massacre and reported them promptly when he located them in his home last week, his attorney said Thursday.

Washington Post
July 24, 2009
Education Reform's Moon Shot – Opinion
U.S. Secretary for Education Arne Duncan wrote this op-ed about how President Obama will
announce today the draft guidelines for applying for the $4.35 billion Race to the Top fund -- by far the largest pot of discretionary funding for K-12 education reform in the history of the United States. In this piece, he talks about how “America urgently needs to elevate the quality of K-12 schooling and boost college graduation rates, not simply to propel the economic recovery but also because students need stronger skills to compete in a global economy.”

Washington Post
July 24, 2009
A $4 Billion Push for Better Schools
Today, President Obama will officially announce the "Race to the Top," a competition for
$4.35 billion in grants. He wants states to use funds to ease limits on charter schools, tie teacher pay to student achievement and move for the first time toward common academic standards. It is part of a broader effort to improve school achievement with a $100 billion increase in education funding, more money for community colleges and an increase in Pell Grants for college students.

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