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New York Times
June 5, 2009
U.S. Charges Couple With Spying for Cuba
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that the Justice Department charged
Friday that former State Department analyst and SAIS adjunct professor Walter K. Myers and his wife worked as spies for Cuba for nearly 30 years, using a short-wave radio to pass on secret diplomatic information to their Cuban handlers.

The Washington Post
June 8, 2009
A Slow Burn Becomes a Raging Fire
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a D.C. couple's arrest on charges of
conspiracy, being agents of a foreign government and wire fraud, quotes David P. Calleo, director of European studies at SAIS.


The Washington Post
June 6, 2009
State Dept. Retiree Accused of Spying
Johns Hopkins angle:  This article reports that alleged spy Walter Kendall Myers was first approached by an undercover federal agent outside SAIS, where he taught part-time for years.

The Washington Post
June 6, 2009
AP sources: Cuban spies very difficult to find
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a couple charged with spying quotes
Felisa Neuringer Klubes, a spokeswoman for SAIS. The article also mentions that Walter Kendall Myers, who with his wife is charged with allegedly spying for Cuba, earned his doctorate at SAIS and taught there for a number of years.

Baltimore Sun

June 6, 2009
Officials say husband-wife spies lured by stranger and cigar after 30 years
Johns Hopkins angle: Another Associated Press piece about SAIS adjunct

professor Walter Kendall Myers, who, along with his wife, is accused of shuffling secrets to Cuba.

National Public Radio
June 6, 2009
Officials: Husband-wife spies lured by stranger
Johns Hopkins angle: Adjunct SAIS professor Walter Kendall Myers and his
wife are accused by the Justice Department of spying for Cuba for 30 years.

The Telegraph (UK)
June 7, 2009
Fidel Castro's 'spies' used supermarket trolleys as tools of trade
Johns Hopkins angle: Adjunct SAIS professor Walter Kendall Myers and his
wife are accused by the Justice Department of spying for Cuba for 30 years.

Irish Times
June 8, 2009
Couple accused of spying on US for decades
Johns Hopkins angle: Adjunct SAIS professor Walter Kendall Myers and his
wife are accused by the Justice Department of spying for Cuba for 30 years.

American Thinker
June 8, 2009
Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that SAIS adjunct professor Walter
Kendall Myers and his wife are accused of shuffling secrets to Cuba.

The Independent (U.K.)
June 8, 2009
Praise from Castro for couple who 'passed on US secrets for 30 years
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on Walter Kendall Myers, 72, a U.S.
intelligence official and an adjunct professor at SAIS.

Washington Times
June 7, 2009
Accused spy's lecture raised flags
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about accused Cuban spy Walter Kendall
Myers describes him as a part-time professor at SAIS who delivered a lecture at the school that criticized U.S. foreign policy.

Gulf News
June 8, 2009
Myers' anger at US policies may have led to alleged spying
Johns Hopkins angle: story reports that SAIS adjunct professor Walter Kendall
Myers and his wife are accused of shuffling secrets to Cuba.

Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2009
Fed to Hire Lobbyist as Overhaul Push Looms
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that the Federal Reserve is close to
appointing Linda Robertson, vice president for government affairs at JHU, to a senior role as the Obama administration prepares to ask Congress to redraw the central bank's powers.

New American
June 8, 2009
Federal Reserve Hiring Lobbyist for Political War
Johns Hopkins angle: Article says that The Federal Reserve’s choice of
lobbyist is Johns Hopkins University Vice President Linda Robertson.

Bloomberg.com
June 5, 2009
Fed Intends to Hire Lobbyist in Campaign to Buttress Its Image
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story reports that the U.S. Federal
Reserve is preparing to hire Linda Robertson, who heads government, community and public relations at JHU, to help manage its relations with Congress .

Yahoo! News
June 5, 2009
Fed hiring veteran lobbyist: source
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story reports that the U.S. Federal
Reserve is preparing to hire Linda Robertson, who heads government, community and public relations at JHU, to help manage its relations with Congress.

New York Times
June 5, 2009
Making Things Work
Johns Hopkins angle: Francis Fukuyama of SAIS wrote a review of "Shop Class
as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work," by Matthew B. Crawford.

Newsweek
June 8, 2009
Live Your Best Life Ever!
Johns Hopkins angle: David Cooper, an professor of endocrinology at the
School of Medicine, is quoted in this cover story about Oprah Winfrey’s health tips, which many say offer risky, unscientific advice.

The Washington Post
June 8, 2009
Year-Round School? My Kids Love It. Yours Will, Too.
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions a study by Karl Alexander,
a sociology professor at Johns Hopkins University, on the push for year-round  secondary education.

The Atlantic Online
June 7, 2009
Why We Should Get Rid Of Summer Vacation
Johns Hopkins angle: Article about schoolchildren's loss of learning during
the summer vacation months mentions JHU research on this topic.

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
June 8, 2009
Stopping the summer slump
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research by JHU’s Center for
Summer Learning.

Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2009
The peril of protectionism
Johns Hopkins angle: Column notes that Johns Hopkins Hospital has
partnerships that help export its top-quality specialist medical services around the globe.

Financial Times
June 5, 2009
Ask the Experts: The future of Business Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business
School, will participate in a Q & A session later this week to discuss: How can trust be rebuilt in business schools in general and the MBA programme in particular?

Gulf Times
June 6, 2009
PAS picks conservative for top post
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece quotes Bridget Welsh of SAIS.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 6, 2009
Researcher puts 'executive physicals' under the microscope
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that two physicians from Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore published a letter arguing that executive physicals are growing in popularity because so many patients have limited access to their doctor.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 7, 2009
Citizen Police Review Board investigating handling of Hill District woman's
domestic violence reports
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece quoted Jacquelyn C. Campbell of the School of
Nursing.

Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2009
Science sheds light on Baltimore rats
Johns Hopkins angle: Column reports on research by Gregory Glass of the
SoPH, that indicates that rats exhibit "site fidelity;" in other words, they spend most of their lives in the same neighborhood/alley in which they were born.

Baltimore Sun
June 6, 2009
Doctor eyes patient-owned nonprofit geriatric practice
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Paul R. Willging, a geriatric
specialist at the School of Medicine.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 8, 2009
Attention, Road Warriors and Occasional Travelers
Johns Hopkins angle: Story was authored by Jeffrey A. Schoenherr, director
of the regional and international major-gifts program at the Johns Hopkins Institutions.

Baltimore Sun
June 6, 2009
Baltimore police shake up leadership
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes a press release which quotes Edmund
Skrodzki, executive director of campus safety and security for the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 5, 2009
Johns Hopkins University plans 2010 launch of full-time MBA program
Johns Hopkins angle: Dipankar Chakravarti, a marketing professor and vice
dean for the Carey Business School and Sally O'Brien, spokeswoman for the Carey Business School, are quoted in this story about JHU's plans to launch a full-time MBA program that will ultimately rank among the best.

AllAfrica.com
June 4, 2009
Namibia: Slums And Sums
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a presentation give by Isaac
Megbolugbe, an associate professor in JHU’s Carey Business School, who talked about Africa’s housing market.

The Nation
June 8, 2009
Parental eating habits have little effect on kids'
Johns Hopkins angle: This PPI article reports on research by Youfa Wang of
the School of Public Health, which reveals that parents' eating habits seem to have minimal impact on their children's food choices.

Spokesman-Review (Washington State)
June 8, 2009
Mexico drug wars creating new set of asylum-seekers
Johns Hopkins angle: This McClatchy story quotes Francisco Gonzalez, an
associate professor of Latin American studies at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Kansas City Infozine
June 8, 2009
Educators Work to Reform Worst U.S. High Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that a Johns Hopkins University study,
presented on Capitol Hill last month, tracked the graduation rates of all 17,000 U.S. high schools. About 2,000 of these schools were dubbed "dropout factories," graduating only about half of their student body. The study team was led by Robert Balfanz, a Johns Hopkins University research scientist.

The Daily Gleaner (New Brunswick, Canada)
June 8, 2009
Scientists uncover culprit in Huntington's disease
Johns Hopkins angle: AP article reported that Solomon Snyder and his team at
the School of Medicine have solved a mystery surrounding a horrific illness: Why people with Huntington's disease harbour a faulty protein throughout their bodies but it destroys only certain brain cells.

Yahoo! News Philippines
June 6, 2009
Malaysia's Islamists pick conservative for top post
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Bridget Welsh, a
Malaysia specialist at SAIS.

Worcester Telegram (Mass.)
June 8, 2009
Sadness amid joy
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Carson of the SoM was the commencement speaker
yesterday at the University of Massachusetts Medical School graduation.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
June 8, 2009
Sticking it to sleep
Johns Hopkins angle:Naresh M. Punjabi of the School of Medicine, is
conducting a trial to find out if a type 2 diabetic using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to treat sleep apnea can improve blood glucose control.

KTVQ (Montana)
June 8, 2009
Neuroscience retreat held in Seeley Lake
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story,Johns Hopkins University
awarded the University of Montana neuroscience center a $600,000 grant to further their research efforts.

Hannibal Courier-Post
(Mo.)
June 8, 2009
New music, math faculty join C-SC
Johns Hopkins angle: Trent A. Hollinger, who is joining the faculty at
Culver-Stockton College, earned his doctor of musical arts, wind conducting, and master’s of music in wind conducting, composition, and saxophone, at the Peabody Conservatory.

All About Jazz
June 7, 2009
A&M/Octone's James Diener is Making the Music Business... A Business Again
Johns Hopkins angle: James Diener, CEO and president of A&M/Octone Records
and the subject of this feature, is identified as an honors graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

WKYC.com (Cleveland, Ohio)
June 6, 2009
College students off and pumping on 4,000-mile bike trip
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a cross-country bike ride to raise
funds for cancer research mentions that the annual event was started by a JHU student. The article also quotes participating cyclist Nicole Pangborn, a pre-med student at Johns Hopkins.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
June 7, 2009
A decade after reaching the head of the classes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story tracking the paths of various area high
schools' valedictorians a decade later noted that South Hagerstown High valedictorian Grace Thammasuvimol will soon start her four-year residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WPTV.com (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
June 5, 2009
Vision impairment costs billions lost in productivity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research led by Kevin Frick, an
associate professor with the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

GoErie.com

June 8, 2009
For sports fans, outrage over players' misdeeds isn't always equal
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Crain, who teaches ethics at KSAS and Carey
Business School, was quoted in this story exploring an increasingly common phenomenon in sports and beyond: the ability to tailor moral outrage to fit our likes and dislikes.

The Washington Post
June 6, 2009
Suzanne Joy Johnson School Administrator (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obit mentions that Johnson, a teacher and
administrator in Prince George's County, earned a graduate certificate in school  administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University in 2000.

Baltimore Sun
June 7, 2009
Eli M. Lippman
Johns Hopkins angle: Lippman, an orthopedic surgeon, earned a degree at the
Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
June 6, 2009
Miriam P. Hardy
Johns Hopkins angle: Hardy was co-founder of the Hearing and Speech Center
at JHU.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 12, 2009
Stimulus Money Helps Colleges Avoid Slashing Budgets Now, but Big Cuts May
Loom
The federal dollars are helping some states to meet their higher-education
budgets this year and next, but public colleges are worried about what happens after that.

New York Times
June 8, 2009
Five Ways to Fix America’s Schools - Opinion
Private and public universities are losing their competitive edge. Older
students and better advertising, along with a few other radical ideas, can save education.

Washington Post
June 8, 2009
I've Got the Cap and Gown. Now About That Job . . .
A newly minted graduate of George Washington University writes about her job
search.

Chicago Tribune

June 8, 2009
University of Illinois application clout-list fallout grows
Fallout from questionable admissions practices at the University of Illinois
continued Sunday as a state representative called for the resignation of the school system's president and the trustees who meddled with student applications. After reviewing more than 1,800 pages of documents, the Tribune found subpar applicants gained admission to the Urbana-Champaign campus with the sway of state legislators and university trustees during the last five years.

Boston Globe - Column
June 7, 2009
Controlling the story at Harvard
Somehow, a story about drugs at Harvard is turning into a story about drugs
and four young people who happen to be black. Citing federal law and school policy, Harvard is saying little about the incident, or the decision to withhold the two diplomas. That leaves a narrative that plays along stereotypical lines.

Wall Street Journal
June 8, 2009
Swine Flu Cases Still Rising
Philippine officials have postponed the start of college classes on concerns
over the rising number of swine flu cases in the country, as several nations reported more incidences of the H1N1 virus.

Associated Press
June 8, 2009
2 swine flu cases at American University in Cairo
A foreign students' dormitory for the American University in Cairo has been
put under 24 quarantine Monday after two U.S. students were diagnosed with swine flu, health and university officials said.

Inside Higher Ed
June 8, 2009
More Rankings Rigging
U.S. News gave U. of Southern California top 10 status in engineering based
in part on its faculty members who are in National Academy of Engineering. But the numbers don't add up and U.S. News never checked.

Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2009
The Age of Diminishing Endowments
Yale's president, Richard Levin, the longest serving president in the Ivy
League, discusses campus politics and the future of higher education.

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Column
June 8, 2009
Paperwork creates hurdles to college aid
Thousands of aspiring college students - and many of their parents -
confront the complex Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms every year. But the 10-page application thwarts even the most determined, keeping many students from applying for college aid they are eligible to receive, experts say.

Inside Higher Ed
June 8, 2009
Analysis of Private Student Loan Borrowers - Quick Take
The analysis, by the financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz, aims to shed new
light on the reasons why some students who might qualify for federal student loans opt instead for costlier and riskier alternative loans.

Inside Higher Ed
June 8, 2009
The Impact of Student Employment
As more undergraduates work to help pay their college bills, studies
undertake a more nuanced analysis of how different sorts of work (and how much) affect grades and other student outcomes.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 8, 2009
U. of Colorado Freshmen Face New $70 Fee -- for Alumni Dues
The university's Class of 2013 will pay the lifetime membership fee when
they enroll and, in turn, will get alumni's help with job placement and internships.

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