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Wall Street Journal
June 10, 2009
The Number All Drivers Should Know
Johns Hopkins angle: This column examining the best way to fight drunk driving, quotes Susan Baker, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, who has studied the drinking patterns of drivers killed in crashes.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2009
Md. researchers joining major study on causes of autism
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute are joining in what is being called one of the largest studies to examine early causes of autism. The story quotes Daniele Fallin, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and one of the study's principal investigators.

Ft. Com (Financial Times)
June 5, 2009
Ask the Experts: The future of Business Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta is part of this column looking at how trust can be rebuilt in business schools in general and the MBA program, in particular, in the wake of the economic crisis.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2009
Ex-school board head takes school job
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions David Stone, who has a master's in special education from the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2009
Donald N. Rothman – Obituary
Johns Hopkins angle: Rothman earned a degree at the Johns Hopkins University, where he acted in student theater and community productions.

New York Times
June 10, 2009
Longtime Princeton Coach Tierney Takes Over Denver Program
Johns Hopkins angle: Princeton’s men’s lacrosse coach, Bill Tierney, formerly an assistant lacrosse coach and men’s soccer coach at Johns Hopkins, has been appointed lacrosse coach at the University of Denver.

Lynchburg News and Advance
June 10, 2009
Former Lynchburg sheriff Lawrence Simpson dies at 77
Johns Hopkins angle: Simpson studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore for a year as a voice major.

USA Today
June 10, 2009
Kids reap benefits of long school year
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Karl Alexander, a Krieger School sociology professor.

Swimming World
June 9, 2009
John Kegelman of Johns Hopkins Leads ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American At-Large Men's Team
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that John Kegelman, a senior swimmer at Johns Hopkins, led the College Division of the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Men's At-Large Team.

Red Orbit News
June 10, 2009
Connection Found Between Poor Sleep Quality And Increased Risk Of Death
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research led by Alison Laffan, a former graduate student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CNN.com
June 10, 2009
GPS shoe to track Alzheimer's patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This article cites Alzheimer’s disease projections made by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (India)
June 10, 2009
Poor sleep quality 'raises death risk'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research led by Alison Laffan, a former graduate student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.)
June 10, 2009
Kory holds 66-vote lead over Hull
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that in Virginia’s Democratic primary election for Fairfax County Board of Education, Patrick A. Hope, an adjunct professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, appears to be the winner of the five-way race in the 47th District in Arlington.

Detroit Free-Press
June 10, 2009
Keep kids learning in summer
Johns Hopkins angle: The author of this advice column quotes Ron Fairchild, director of the National Center on Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
June 10, 2009
GRSI gets $20M deal with Army agency
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Frederick-based Grove Resource Solutions Inc. has been providing technical services and technology solutions to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Sacramento Bee
June 10, 2009
UCD, Kaiser join study to seek causes of autism
Johns Hopkins angle: Scientists at UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente will join researchers from JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health in an ambitious study to look for causes of autism, this article reports.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
June 9, 2009
South River grad adds finishing polish
Johns Hopkins angle: This story profiles Johns Hopkins student Michael Evans, who was named the 2009 recipient of the William C. Schmeisser Award as the top defenseman in Division I men's lacrosse.  JHU lacrosse head coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

U.S. News & World Report Online
June 9, 2009
Caring for Grandchildren in Retirement
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog cites Bloomberg School of Public Health research concerning the benefits that occur when grandparents are involved in a child’s life.

Insurance Journal
June 9, 2009
Workers' Compensation Industry Worried About Obesity Claims
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to the Bloomberg School of Public Health research indicating that the odds of injury for workers who were in the highest obesity category were significantly higher when compared to those with a normal body mass index.

CNN.com
June 9, 2009
Experts reveal best ways to save an aging brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, drawn from Health Magazine, quotes Michelle Carlson, associate director of the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

The Christian Post
June 9, 2009
Breathe Easier with These Nutrients
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column cites Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research indicating that higher levels of folate may reduce the risk of having asthma by 16 percent.

The NonProfit Times
June 10, 2009
2008: Giving Dropped $6.4 Billion; Largest Decline On Record
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Lester Salamon, director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies.

Here and Now (Public Radio International)
June 9, 20009
Women's health in Nepal
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio interview is conducted with Sangeeta Mishra, a gynecologist from Nepal who has spent much of the past year as a Fulbright Scholar and graduate student at the School of Public Health.

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New York Times
June 10, 2009
College in Need Closes a Door to Needy Students
Because of the recession, Reed College in Oregon, known for academic rigor and a free-spirited student body, has had to make budget cuts and reject some needy applicants. The admissions team had to drop more than 100 needy students before sending out acceptances, and substitute those who could pay full freight.

Christian Science Monitor - Editorial
June 9, 2009
Making college more affordable for poor Americans
"Entitlement" is a scary word in these days of hyper-deficits, because it locks the government into spending.  In this case, the White House wants to change   longstanding program - Pell Grants - from one that is now subject to the vagaries of congressional approval each year to one that is permanently funded. Commitment" is a less scary word than entitlement, and that's what the country needs when it comes to higher education for its citizens who are less well off.

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
June 8, 2009
Class of 2009 Video
This 5-minute video clip features many of this year’s college commencement ceremonies and their speakers, including President Obama, Michelle Obama, Elie Wiesel and Tom Brokaw.

Wall Street Journal
June 10, 2009
Boomers to This Year's Grads: We Are Really, Really Sorry
In 1969, baby boomers pledged to redefine the world in their image. Forty years later, they have, and now they are apologizing for it, as evidenced in the handful of commencement addresses quoted in this story.

National Public Radio – All Things Considered
June 9, 2009
Congratulations, Graduates? – Opinion
Commentator Michael Roth is president of Wesleyan University. He writes that parents often ask him what their children will do with their degrees in arts and sciences, particularly during the recession. Roth suggests that young people should follow their dreams because “you don't want to look back and wonder whether you should have followed your heart's desire.”

Wall Street Journal
June 9, 2009
Wanted: A Smarter Immigration Policy - Opinion Piece
The U.S. scientific enterprise depends enormously on talented foreigners. Foreign students and researchers, especially from India and China, comprise more tan half of the scientific researchers in the U.S. They earn 40 percent of the Ph.D.s in science and engineering, and 65 percent of the computer science doctorates. If we drive them away, the companies that depend on such expertise will leave with them, taking thousands of other jobs that would have been filled by Americans.

Inside Higher Ed
June 10, 2009
Not-So-Secret Agent Men (and Women)
When it comes to international students, the still-controversial practice of paying commissions to recruiters gains greater acceptance, and visibility.

Associated Press
June 9, 2009
Dartmouth raises $15.5 million in president's name
More than $15 million has been promised to Dartmouth College in the name of James Wright, who will resign as the Ivy League school's president later this month. Wright is retiring June 30 after 11 years as president and 40 years at the college.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 10, 2009
Giving to Colleges and Other Charities Declines Nearly 6 Percent
Donations to education organizations and other charities fell by 5.7 percent last year, the worst drop in the 53-year history of an annual survey by the Giving USA Foundation.

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