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Baltimore Sun
June 5, 2009
Into the dark and cold
Johns Hopkins angle: Louis Whitcomb, professor of mechanical engineering in the Whiting School, has helped guide an underwater vehicle this week to one of the coldest, darkest, most remote places on Earth. Also quoted is Greg Hager, a computer science professor. Several Hopkins graduate students and post-doctoral students who accompanied students are also mentioned.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 5, 2009
Johns Hopkins University plans 2010 launch of full-time MBA program
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Carey Business School plans to raise $400 million over the next decade to start a full-time MBA program and lift its profile.

Baltimore Sun
June 5, 2009
Scientists solve mystery behind Huntington's brain destruction
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story is about research by Solomon Snyder, Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, and his team.

KVIA-TV (El Paso, Tex.)
June 4, 2009
Discovery sheds light on Huntington's disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay article reports on new School of Medicine research and includes comments from Solomon Snyder, a professor of neuroscience, and said Srinivasa Subramaniam, a postdoctoral fellow in the department.

Science News
June 4, 2009
Huntington’s protein may have a crony
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on School of Medicine research led by Solomon Snyder, a professor of neuroscience.

Malay Mail (Malaysia)
June 5, 2009
Tiny protein may hold key to Huntington’s
Johns Hopkins angle: This AFP wire story reports on new School of Medicine research and quotes Solomon Snyder, a professor of neuroscience.

National Public Radio
June 4, 2009
Obama Avows 'A New Beginning' To Muslims
Johns Hopkins angle: On the program “Tell Me More,” Pakistan native Niloufer Siddiqui, a recent graduate of SAIS, talks about issues deeply affecting Muslim loved ones back home.

The Charlotte Post (N.C.)
June 4, 2009
Activists see hope in justice selection
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes Lester Spence, an assistant professor of political science in the Krieger School.

Fox News
June 4, 2009
North Korea Nuclear Program Undercuts U.N. Relief Efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes says Jae Ku, director of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
June 5, 2009
12 nanobiotechnology projects to get state funding
Johns Hopkins angle: The story notes that Johns Hopkins is among the winners of grants worth up to $250,000.

Cincinnati Enquirer
June 5, 2009
Buddy Miller puts faith in fate
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that music star Buddy Miller underwent emergency triple bypass heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
June 5, 2009
German-American relations still have room for improvement
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Daniel Hamilton, director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS. 

Red Orbit news
June 4, 2009
About 158 million need glasses worldwide
Johns Hopkins angle: The UPI wire story reports on School of Public Health research and quotes study author Kevin Frick, an associate professor in the school.

Canada.com
June 5, 2009
Chicago lawyer nominated U.S. ambassador to Canada
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that David Jacobson, nominated to become the next U.S. ambassador, earned his B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins.

Carroll County Times
June 5, 2009
Sports: College Notebook
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association and US Lacrosse recently announced that Johns Hopkins junior Angela Hughes, a defender, earned first-team All Mid-Atlantic region.

Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2009
Watch movies under the stars at free outdoor film festivals
Johns Hopkins angle: Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films series is mentioned and Megan Isennock of the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs is quoted.

LiveDaily.com
June 4, 2009
LiveDaily Interview: Tori Amos
Johns Hopkins angle: Amos mentions that she studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

ABC2News.com
June 5, 2009
Baltimore Foundation Awards Scholarships
Johns Hopkins angle: Brittany Wharry is enrolled at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
June 2, 2009
One the Move - Business Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief announces the recent addition of Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey to its board of directors. She was formerly the director for child and adolescent psychiatry community programs at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
June 5, 2009
On The Bright Side: Hopkins honors Oneonta 7th-grader Chris Lentner
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that an Oneonta middle school student was one of the stars at a recent award ceremony hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Contra Costa Times (Calif.)
June 5, 2009
Scholastic Honors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that David Kuckuk, a student from Moraga, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Garden City News (N.Y.)
June 5, 2009
Talent Search Winners
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Six Green Vale School students, based on their exceptional scores on SCAT and SAT exams, are winners in the 2009 Johns Hopkins Talent Search, sponsored by the Center for Talented Youth.


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Inside Higher Ed
June 5, 2009
Quick Takes - House Panel Drafts Science Spending Bill for 2010
The House of Representatives panel that sets spending for most federal science programs drafted legislation Thursday that would provide more than $7 billion for the National Science Foundation and $510 million for the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology, among other programs.

Chronicle of Higher Ed
June 5, 2009
Colleges Should Start Planning Now for 'Net Price' Calculators, Experts Say
Colleges will have the option of adopting a one-size-fits-all online calculator from the U.S. Education Department or developing one of their own to inform students of the net price of attending their institutions.

Inside Higher Ed
June 5, 2009
Competencies Over Courses in Medical Education
New report suggests that science curriculums for future doctors shift from system based on outdated requirements to assessment of a list of needed skills.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 5, 2009
More Than 100 Colleges Fail Education Department's Test of Financial Strength
Although not designed as such, failing the test can be an indicator that a college is in danger of not surviving. Over the past year, at least five of the institutions that show up as failing the financial test based on data from their 2007 or 2008 fiscal years have either shut down, merged with a wealthier nonprofit college, or sold themselves to a for-profit college company.

New York Times
June 3, 2009
Options Are Overrated - Opinion
The White House believes that if it cuts out the middlemen, and just gives the loans to the students directly, it can save $94 billion over 10 years. The lenders have been rallying the troops, waving the banner of choice.

Inside Higher Ed
June 5, 2009
Home Dissection Kits and More
Thanks to sets of do-it-yourself experiment packages, lab science courses are slowly gaining acceptance in online delivery.

Inside Higher Ed
June 5, 2009
Campuses as Vet-Friendly Zones
Colleges continue to step up their efforts to recruit and better support veterans, in anticipation of the new GI Bill.

Inside Higher Ed
June 5, 2009
The New Student Excuse?
Web site promises to give students corrupted files so they can pretend to turn in work -- and gain extra time until their professors figure out there is a problem.

Toledo Blade
June 5, 2009
The FERPA flea-flicker - Editorial
The federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, enacted in 1974 to protect "education records," is subject to wildly different interpretations depending on what school is doing the interpreting. While former U.S. Sen. James L. Buckley says Congress passed the law to protect student transcripts and grades, colleges today use it to hide the identity of athletes, coaches, boosters, and others who break NCAA rules.

New York Times
June 5, 2009
President to Leave Seton Hall Next Year
Msgr. Robert Sheeran, who has led Seton Hall University through 14 years of academic improvements, is perhaps best known for leading the university after the deaths of three students in a fire in a residence hall in 2000. The day the dorm reopened to students, he moved in to live with them.

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