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Bloomberg.com
June 3, 2009
Losing Savings for Hopkins Means Top Schools Get Yield in Slump
Johns Hopkins angle: Bill Conley, dean of enrollment and academic services, and John Latting, dean of undergraduate admissions on the Homewood campus, are quoted. The story is about parents' efforts to pay for their children's tuition at top schools and mentions that Johns Hopkins is the biggest recipient of federal funds for science, medicine and engineering.

Daily Mail (United Kingdom)
June 3, 2009
Robot submarine dives to the deepest part of the ocean controlled by a 7-mile cable as thin as single human hair
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Louis Whitcomb, a Whiting School professor of mechanical engineering who was one of the three lead researchers on this expedition.

U.S. News & World Report Online
June 2, 2009
The Abyss: Deepest Part of the Oceans No Longer Hidden
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Louis Whitcomb, a Whiting School professor of mechanical engineering who was one of the three lead researchers on this expedition.

Saipan Tribune
June 3, 2009
Robot sub plunges into Marianas abyss
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Louis Whitcomb, a Whiting School professor of mechanical engineering who was one of the three lead researchers on this expedition.

Red Orbit News
June 2, 2009
Deepest Part Of The Oceans No Longer Hidden
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Louis Whitcomb, a Whiting School professor of mechanical engineering who was one of the three lead researchers on this expedition.

USA Today
June 3, 2009
Depression, anxiety pass from parents to kids; therapy helps
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to a new Johns Hopkins Children’s center study and quotes lead researcher lead author Golda Ginsburg, a child psychologist and associate professor in the School of Medicine.

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)
June 3, 2009
Researchers plan trial for Lou Gehrig's disease therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that the National Institutes of Health have awarded a $5 million grant to Q Therapeutics, the University of Utah's Cell Therapy Facility and JHU’s School of Medicine, which as a team has had success in animal models of ALS.

WMAR-TV Channel 2 (Baltimore)
June 2, 2009
Get More Sleep!
Johns Hopkins angle: This page links to a video news interview with Alicia I. Arbaje, an assistant professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the School of Medicine, who discusses sleep problems in the elderly.

Nature News
June 2, 2009
Drug giants unite to develop cancer therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Bert Vogelstein, director of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Discovery Channel
June 3, 2009
Some City Rats Roam Far From Home
Johns Hopkins angle: Urban rats rarely stray from their own alleyways, found a new study, but a few adventurous individuals make city-wide treks, according to Gregory Glass an infectious disease biologist and professor in the School of Public Health.

New Scientist (United Kingdom)
June 3, 2009
Health workers may flee in pandemic panic
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes George Everly, an associate professor in the Health Systems Department of the School of Public Health.

Baltimore City Paper
June 3, 2009
The New Meal
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Anne Palmer, project director for the Center for a Livable Future at the School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2009
City is No. 1 in homicides
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel W. Webster, co-director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, is quoted.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 3, 2009
Andrew J. Cherlin: Economic crises dampen divorce
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin authored this commentary on the recession's effect on divorce.

Salt Lake Tribune
June 3, 2009
Researchers plan trial for Lou Gehrig's disease therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: The National Institutes of Health have awarded a $5 million grant to Q Therapeutics, the University of Utah's Cell Therapy Facility and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to study ALS.

ABC2News (Baltimore)
June 3, 2009
Should You Drink Coffee Before Working Out?
Johns Hopkins angle: Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine was quoted.

International Relations and Security Network
June 3, 2009
Malaysia: Religious Politics
Johns Hopkins angle: Bridget Welsh of SAIS is quoted.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
June 3, 2009
Midday Wednesday: Random Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Limb of the School of Medicine will talk to Rodricks about jazz and the human brain.

Lancaster Online
June 3, 2009
Man's reflection on Alzheimer's: 'I'm not a child'
Johns Hopkins angle: Retired psychologist Richard Taylor received the 2009 John Mackey Award for Excellence in Dementia Care from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

CoStar Group Real Estate Information
June 2, 2009
IN THE PIPELINE: CoStar Development News for June 1-7
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Johns Hopkins University acquired 1.12 acres at 3200 Saint Paul St. in Baltimore City from Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund Charles Village LLC for $12.5 million, or about $11.1 million per acre.

The News Journal (Corbin, Kentucky)
June 2, 2009
Redhound Enrichment Program to be featured in documentary
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Corbin School System's 21st Century Redhound Enrichment Program was named one of the nation's best summer learning programs by the Johns Hopkins University.

NJ.com (New Jersey)
June 3, 2009
20-year-old newcomer defeats incumbent for Alexandria committee
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that in Alexandria Township, Gabe Plumer, a junior at Johns Hopkins, unexpectedly defeated the incumbent for township committee in the Republican primary, despite the fact he ran his campaign from Scotland.

Nasddaq.com
June 3, 2009
UBS Securities Japan Names Aida As Senior Economist
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dow Jones wire story reports that UBS Securities Japan Ltd. has named Takuji Aida as senior economist. It mentions that Aida holds a master of arts degree in economics from the Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2009
Dr. John Hamilton Allan
Johns Hopkins angle: Allan earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and was editor of the yearbook, The Hullabaloo.

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USA Today
June 3, 2009
4-year colleges graduate 53% in 6 years
Nationally, four-year colleges graduated an average of just 53 percent of entering students within six years, and "rates below 50 percent, 40 percent and even 30 percent are distressingly easy to find," says the report by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.  The report documents a "dramatic variation" even across institutions with comparable admissions standards. A chart within the story notes that Johns Hopkins’ graduation rate was 90 percent for freshmen entering school in fall 2001.

Inside Higher Ed
June 3, 2009
'Faring Well' or Disappearing?
National Academies study on women in academic science finds many positive signs and little bias at research universities. Some experts say that the analysis avoided the most important questions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 3, 2009
Researcher Offers Unusually Candid Description of University's Effort to Rise in Rankings
Clemson University is run in an almost single-minded direction, with nearly all policies driven by how they will help the land-grant institution rise in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings, according to a university official whose candid comments stirred debate among conference-goers at the annual conference of the Association for Institutional Research on Tuesday.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 3, 2009
Online Educators Won't Have to Spy on Students, New Rules Say
New proposed federal rules will not require distance educators to use elaborate new technology to verify that students are taking their own tests, a specter raised by the Higher Education Act reauthorization.

San Jose Mercury News
June 3, 2009
Eight Stanford students test positive for swine flu
Some of the tests were more than two weeks old, and the students have either recovered or are on their way to recovering, a university statement said. None needed to be hospitalized or quarantined. The students had typical flu symptoms, and there are no plans to change Stanford's graduation schedule or disrupt other activities.

Princeton Packet (N.J.)
June 2, 2009
Princeton University reports 4 swine flu cases
Three Princeton University graduate students and one adult dependent have tested positive for H1N1 virus, or swine flu, according to an email sent to the university community Tuesday afternoon. The individuals have all undergone treatment with antiviral medication and are either fully recovered or recovering. The university has no plans to limit campus visitors or to disrupt scheduled activities. Commencement was held on campus Tuesday.

New York Times
June 3, 2009
Harvard to Endow Chair in Gay Studies
The position, Harvard University believes, will be the first endowed, named chair in the subject at an American college.

Inside Higher Ed
June 3, 2009
Loyola in Maryland Drops SAT Requirement
Loyola College in Maryland announced Tuesday that it will no longer require the SAT or the ACT for admission.

Inside Higher Ed
June 3, 2009
The Tension Point
Is the digital future inevitable for university presses?

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