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The New Yorker
June 8, 2009
Show or Tell: Should Creative Writing Be Taught?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that John Barth taught for
twenty-two years in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, which the article calls "one of the oldest and most luminous programs in the country."

NPR "Weekend Edition Sunday"
May 31, 2009
Nutrition Program Boosts Poor Students In China
Johns Hopkins angle: Former SPH Dean Al Sommer is quoted in a story on
micronutrient nutrition for poor children in China.

Wall Street Journal
June 1, 2009
Islamists Lose Ground in the Middle East
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece about the results of Kuwait's
elections last month was written by Joshua Muravchik, a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

The Washington Post
May 31, 2009
Marcus Welby? He's History
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece about comfort, healing and the price
of practicing medicine, mentions the Johns Hopkins medical school .

The Washington Post
June 1, 2009
In the Long Run
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a popular bike ride, mentions Mike
Reese, an administrator at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
June 1, 2009
High blood pressure often missed in kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This front page article quotes Tammy Brady, a pediatric nephrologist at
the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Cozumel Pruette, a kidney specialist at Hopkins Children's Center.  

The Washington Post
May 30, 2009
Northern Virginia Votes
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial endorsing candidates for the Virginia
House of Delegates mentions Patrick Hope, an adjunct professor of public health at Johns Hopkins University.

Boston Globe

June 1, 2009
Out of balance
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports on research by Yuri Agrawal of the School
of Medicine that reveals that inner-ear balance disorders, which can lead to catastrophic falls, are surprisingly common among Americans age 40 and older.

PennLive.com
June 1, 2009
Dropout rate: Prevention programs are a must
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial mentions research from the Center for Social
Organization of Schools of Johns Hopkins University.

Louisville Courier-Journal
June 1, 2009
Telescope casts new light
Johns Hopkins angle: Los Angeles Times piece quotes astrophysicist Ilaria Pascucci of the
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

ABS CBN News
June 1, 2009
Suu Kyi lawyers prepare final arguments in Myanmar trial
Johns Hopkins angle: Bridget Welsh of SAIS is quoted.

Smash Hits (India)
June 1, 2009
Kids of anxious parents need help too
Johns Hopkins angle: Golda Ginsburg, a child psychologist at Johns Hopkins
Children's Center, is quoted in this IANS story.

Philippine Daily Inquirer
May 31, 2009
From class dunce to world-class neurosurgeon
Johns Hopkins angle: Article focuses on the inspiring life story of neurosurgeon Benjamin
Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 1, 2009
Recession no way to better health
Johns Hopkins angle: Alan Langlieb, director of workplace psychiatry at the
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 30, 2009
Bribery case lands on developer
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Matthew Crenson comments in
this story.

Jackson Sun
June 1, 2009
How does ADHD affect your child?
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story quotes David W. Goodman, an
assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and director of the Adult Attention-Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland.

Baltimore Sun
June 1, 2009
Keep your ears a 'swab-free' zone
Johns Hopkins angle: Howard W. Francis, an associate professor in the Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, explains the purpose of earwax, the potential damage caused by the use of cotton swabs and the safest alternatives for cleaning your ears.

Korea Times
May 31, 2009
Chance for New Leadership
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece was written by Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2009
Mergers appeal to big, small hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece quotes Steven Thompson, senior vice president of
Johns Hopkins Medicine, whose deal with Suburban Hospital in Bethesda is expected to be finalized in coming weeks.

MedIndia.com
May 31, 2009
Eating Habits of Parents Do Not Influence Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Youfa Wang, senior author of the study and associate
professor with the Bloomberg School's Center for Human Nutrition, found that the dietary choices of parents may not have a significant influence on children's eating habits.

Genome Web
May 31, 2009
ASCO Awards Researchers Personalizing Cancer Treatment with Genetics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the American Society of Clinical Oncology presented the Science of Oncology Award to Bert Vogelstein, a professor of oncology in the School of Medicine, and his colleagues.

Baltimore Magazine
June 2009
City Guide 2009: Secrets of the City
Johns Hopkins angle: Article suggests that people go see a lacrosse game at
Homewood Field.

Gainesville Times
May 30, 2009
Students pursue the American dream
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa of the
School of Medicine spoke at Gainesville State College on April 3.

Bakersfield Californian
May 31, 2009
Family can now aid others
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports on a keynote speech delivered by
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, a neurosurgeon in JHU’s School of Medicine.

Spaceflight Now
May 31, 2009
Mars orbiter imagery boosts Curiosity rover's life search
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Scott Murchie
of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, principal investigator of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer.

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)
May 31, 2009
Empty condo projects give universities new dorm space
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story mentions JHU’s purchase of
the Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse property near the Homewood campus and includes a quote from James McGill, JHU’s senior vice president for finance and administration.

Hellenic News of America
May 31, 2009
Aris Melissaratos Named 2009 Industrialist of the Year
Johns Hopkins angle: The Baltimore Museum of Industry has named Aris
Melissaratos, Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Development at Johns Hopkins University, the 2009 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year.

Allentown Morning Call
May 31, 2009
Allentown "Twilight" program tries to catch students falling through the
cracks
Johns Hopkins angle: Story describes a new Allentown program that is modeled
after Johns Hopkins University's ''Success Academy,'' which theorizes that longer classes allow teachers to communicate subjects in more depth.

Baltimore Sun
May 31, 2009
Books in Brief
Johns Hopkins angle: Review of The Baltimore Elite Giants, published by the
Johns Hopkins Press.

Maryland Daily Record (Capital News Service)
June 1, 2009
Contrasts in Charles Village
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of the Baltimore community mentions Johns
Hopkins University.

Carroll County Times
May 31, 2009
For birth, is home or hospital better?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Karin Blakemore,
director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a professor of gynecology and obstetrics in the School of Medicine.

The Times Herald (Norristown and Montgomery County, Pa.)
June 1, 2009
‘Bee-ing’ all that he can bee
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that this year’s Times Herald
Spelling Bee winner Neel Mehta also was honored at a statewide awards ceremony presented by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Hunterdon County Democrat (New Jersey)
May 31, 2009
College Junior Challenging Alexandria Township Incumbent
Johns Hopkins angle:  This article is about Gabe Plumer, a Johns Hopkins
junior who, in the local June 2 primary, is challenging Carol Hoffmann for the Township Committee seat she has held since 2004.

Seacoast Online (Portsmouth, N.H.)
May 31, 2009
Doyle named director at Lamprey Health Care
Johns Hopkins angle: This business brief notes that Lamprey Health Care has
named Marcy Doyle as director of clinical quality and states that Doyle received her master's in health science and policy in 1999 from JHU’s School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
May 30, 2009
'Good Shepherd' statue comes home to Waverly
Johns Hopkins angle: The Good Shepherd Statue - will be rededicated at a
public ceremony today at what is now JHU's Eastern campus.

Baltimore Sun
May 30, 2009
Exhibits, activities mark Goddard's 50th
Johns Hopkins angle: APL worked with Goddard to assemble more than 100 free
exhibits and activities for kids and adults at the Baltimore Convention Center to mark Goddard's 50th birthday.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 5, 2009
Thanks for Your Generosity. Now Can You Give Again?
Faced with fund-raising shortfalls and growing demand for student aid, a
number of colleges are going back to their most generous donors and asking them to made additional gifts. For some institutions, the strategy is succeeding, but other colleges remain hesitant to ask for contributions twice in the same year.

Inside Higher Ed
June 1, 2009
Annuity Quandary
In a bull market some colleges aggressively invested annuity gifts, but are
now on the hook to continue payments to donors. Return to conservative investing may now emerge.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 5, 2009
Negotiations Over Rules for Higher Education Act End With Mixed Success
As it prepares to release new regulations based on last year's revisions to
the Higher Education Act, the Education Department has held a series of negotiations with interested groups. The meetings produced compromises on several sticky issues, including accreditation and student loans, but department officials and stakeholders were unable to find common ground on Pell Grants and other federal programs.

Detroit News
June 1, 2009
Help for student loans sought
President Barack Obama is looking at ways to make repayment of loans easier.
And two Michigan congressmen on the House Education Committee -- Dale Kildee, D-Flint, and Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland -- say they are open to ways to help, especially given the dismal economy. But a total bailout, they said, goes too far.

Inside Higher Ed
June 1, 2009
Pell Grants: Glass Half Full
Simply put, the Obama administration's definition of student aid is far too narrow. What is desperately needed instead is a more comprehensive view of student aid that reflects the recognition that low-income and first-generation students face multiple barriers - class, cultural, informational, academic, and social - to post secondary education, and not just a lack of funds.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 1, 2009
For New Graduates, Recession Yields Frustration — and Freedom
As members of the Class of 2009 hang up their graduation robes, comparatively few have found jobs — even though some colleges have ramped up their career services — and many will be returning to their parents' homes. Suddenly, waiting tables seems like a good option. "The bar has been lowered," says Steven Rothberg, president of the online resource CollegeRecruiter.com. "Any job right now is a great job."

New York Times
May 30, 2009
Buck Up, Graduates!
The class of 2009 is graduating into an unusually brutal economy, which means that the commencement speakers called upon to wish these students well confront an unusually difficult challenge. Is there cheer to be found in such a cheerless time?

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 5, 2009
Often Distant From Policy Making, Scientists Try to Find a Public Voice
If scientists are smart enough to pursue the most puzzling questions of physics and the most intricate mysteries of evolution, how come so many of them can't explain their work to neighbors at a barbecue? Now some colleges, helped by groups such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, are trying to teach scientists how to talk about their research with the public — and with policy makers.

New York Times
May 30, 2009
Poets, Academia: A Couplet in Conflict
Behind the recent scandal at Oxford lies a more intractable conflict between the myths of poetry and the realities of the modern university.

The Republican (Mass.)
June 1, 2009
Colleges prepare security merger
Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke colleges are preparing to merge their public safety departments - saving money while expanding their security capabilities, according to officials. The merger, which is scheduled to take place on July 1, will consolidate the three campus security detachments while eliminating a duplication of services, according to statements released by college officials.

Boston Globe
May 31, 2009
Human anatomy for everyone!
You don't have to leave home to take an interesting class. You don't even have to pay. Yes, the ivory tower gives something away for nothing. Determined to make its mark in cyberspace, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was the originator of this free-class approach. You get neither course credit nor feedback, and following along can require some patience. But the pluses are many: career exploration, a test of college readiness, and sheer entertainment. And, of course, no bill from the registrar.

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