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Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2009
Boomers go venturing
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on the preponderance of Baby Boomers who are entrepreneurs quotes Aris Melissaratos, a special adviser on enterprise development to the president.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2009
Safe Streets outreach worker wounded at cookout
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel W. Webster, director of the Center for Prevention of Youth Violence at the School of Public Health, commented in this article about last weekend's violence in the city.

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2009
Obesity police's shaky science
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was co authored by Patrick Basham, a Cato Institute adjunct scholar, who is affiliated with the university as a lecturer.

ABC News
July 29, 2009
Living With Plastic Surgery Mistakes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the effects of "botched" plastic surgery mentioned Johns Hopkins' breast cancer educator Lillie Shockney.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 29, 2009
Scientists Test New Way to Get Drugs to Cancer Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: Nanoparticles that can carry cancer-killing radioisotopes directly to tumors show promise, according to researchers led by George Sgouros of the School of Medicine.

Catonsville Times
July 29, 2009
Experts offer mixed reviews for political future
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Matthew Crenson offers his opinion on the political future of County Councilman Sam Moxley, who was arrested in Baltimore City last week on charges that he was driving under the influence of alcohol and allegedly caused a four-car accident.

Mail Online (UK)
July 29, 2009
Yes, of course, divorce shatters lives. So why DO we pretend it's an easy option?
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on research by JHU and University of Chicago that revealed that divorce may have a lasting negative impact on a person's health, even if he or she remarries.

Portland Press Herald (Maine)
July 29, 2009
Economy can't stop the volunteer spirit
Johns Hopkins angle: Kasey L. Spence, a research analyst at the Center for Civil Society Studies, was quoted in this story about the upswing in the number of people volunteering, despite the economy's downturn.

Grand Rapids Press (Mich.)
July 29, 2009
Ask the Dietitian: Liquid calories cause substantial weight gain; new KFC grilled chicken lower calorie and tasty
Johns Hopkins angle: Health column cites research from JHU that revealed that what you drink has an impact on your weight.

Vancouver Sun
July 29, 2009
TV may not be entirely to blame for kids overeating
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about whether or not children's overeating can be linked to television watching mentions an unspecified Johns Hopkins study on the subject.

Space Fellowship
July 29, 2009
Galaxy Zoo Hunters Help Astronomers Discover Rare ‘Green Pea’ Galaxies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the Galaxy Zoo mentions that Krieger School astrophysicists Alexander Szalay and Jan VandenBerg are involved in that project.

Bethany Beach Wave
July 28, 2009
For more than a decade, SU voted among nation's best
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the university was listed among the nation’s best colleges in “The 371 Best Colleges: 2010 Edition,” by The Princeton Review.

Philadelphia Center City Weekly Press
July 29, 2009
Panel explores link between antibiotic use on animal farms and human health
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story quotes Shelley Hearne, Managing Director of the Pew Health Group at The Pew Charitable Trusts and a Visiting Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ironton Tribune (Ohio)
July 29, 2009
Air testing equipment installed, sampling to start Thursday
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on air pollution near schools mentioned a 2008 report on the subject by the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.

Frederick News-Post (Md.)
July 29, 2009
Students spend summer learning engineering with a twist
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on the recent spaghetti bridge contest that was part of the Engineering Innovation program developed through Johns Hopkins University as part of Science-Technology-Engineering-Math education.

Grand Traverse Herald (Mich.)
July 29, 2009
Young musicians learn from pros
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the Archipelago Project for musicians noted that co director Dan Trahey has a degree from Johns Hopkins.


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New York Times
July 29, 2009
New Inquiry Is Sought in Virginia Tech Massacre
Calling the original investigation hasty and saying it lacked all available information, victims’ relatives called for a new look at the 2007 shooting.

Bloomberg
July 28, 2009
Obama Student-Loan Plan May Save $40 Billion Less Than Thought
President Barack Obama's plan to end federal subsidies to student-loan providers led by Sallie Mae may save $47 billion over 10 years instead of the $87 billion originally projected, the Congressional Budget Office said. The new projection raises questions about plans by Obama and Democratic sponsors of the legislation to spend most of the money to be saved on education programs and deficit reduction.

New York Times – The Choice blog
July 28, 2009
Tip Sheet: On the Wisdom and Merits of Exploring ‘Less Visible’ Colleges
A guest essay by Marty O’Connell, executive director of Colleges That Change Lives, a non-profit organization founded on “the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.”

Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2009
UM, College Park plans to freeze hiring, reduce its staffing
The University of Maryland, College Park will freeze hiring and reduce its staff through retirements and possible layoffs as it attempts to cut $14.6 million from its 2010 budget, President C.D. "Dan" Mote wrote Monday evening in an e-mail to the university community.

USA Today
July 29, 2009
How much skrilla for fro-yo? College slang book spells out lingo
UCLA's latest slang dictionary comes out today, and a close study of the book can turn even the biggest newbie into a total G (impressive person). This year's book, the sixth edition, marks the 20th anniversary of the dictionary. Though edited by linguistics professor Pamela Munro, the dictionary was compiled entirely by UCLA undergraduates and aims to define slang words and expressions used by UCLA students and college students at large.

Washington Post
July 28, 2009
Americans Continue to Volunteer Despite Economic Downturn
More Americans volunteered last year despite the worsening economy, according to a report released Tuesday by the Corporation for National & Community Service. The biggest increase came among young adults; the number of 16- to 24-year-old volunteers rose nearly 6 percent, from 7.8 million to 8.2 million.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 29, 2009
Sallie Mae Suffers Revenue Losses From Economy and Federal Loan Reforms
Sallie Mae, the largest private funding source for student loans, is under fire both from the recession and political reforms in student lending heralded by the Obama administration.

Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2009
New GI Bill offers more help with tuition
Beginning next month, members of the military who have served on active duty since the attacks on Sept. 11might be able to take advantage of a new GI Bill that will pick up the tab for a college degree.

Inside Higher Ed
July 29, 2009
Higher Ed Groups in Survival Mode
Institutions are laying off staff, curbing spending and traveling less. So are the higher education organizations.

Inside Higher Ed
July 29, 2009
Cut Student Services? Think Again
Study finds link between investing in student services and higher graduation and persistence rates.

Inside Higher Ed
July 29, 2009
You Already Got Yours
In drafting 2010 spending bill for education and health programs, U.S. Senate panel de-emphasizes priorities (such as Pell Grants and biomedical research) that fared well in economic stimulus measure.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 29, 2009
Cost of Colleges' Health-Care Benefits Continues to Rise
College and employee contributions to health-care premiums continued to rise this year along with the annual cost of health-care plans, according to a new survey.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 29, 2009
Educators Propose a Trust to Link American and British Universities
The trust, suggested by a study group of experts from the U.S. and Britain, would add a global, multilateral emphasis to the longstanding ties between higher-education institutions in both countries.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 29, 2009
Gentlemen, Start Your College Savings Plans
Virginia College Savings Plan sponsors a Nascar race to reach an audience that has traditionally eluded it.

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