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New York Times
June 11, 2009
Great Caesar’s Ghost! Are Traditional History Courses Vanishing?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes David Bell, a historian who is the dean of the
faculty of the Krieger School.

Washington Post
June 11, 2009
No Bail For Couple Accused of Spying
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a magistrate judge denied bail
yesterday to a retired State Department analyst and adjunct SAIS professor Walter K. Myers and his wife, who are accused of spying for Cuba.

Washington Times
June 11, 2009
Court: No bond for spy suspects
Johns Hopkins angle: A judge denies bail for SAIS adjunct professor Walter
K. Myers and his wife, who are accused of spying for Cuba.

Wall Street Journal
June 10, 2009
Eleven Unusual Majors Your College Probably Didn't Offer
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature about off-the-beaten-path college majors reports
that Johns Hopkins is among universities and colleges that offer programs in Canadian Studies.

CNN.com
June 11, 2009
Life expectancy could be topic in health care debate
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes M. Harvey Brenner, a professor
emeritus at the School of Public Health.

Centre Daily Times
June 10, 2009
New era of gene-based 'personalized medicine' dawning
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this McClatchy story, Kathy Hudson of the
Genetics and Public Policy Center at JHU told a congressional committee that there are more than 1,000 genetic home tests on the market.

WJZ-TV
Study Wants To Discover Risk Factors For Autism
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns
Hopkins have embarked upon a new study to understand why this disorder has become so pervasive. Video available online.

Sacramento Bee
June 11, 2009
LA County offers teens home delivery of STD tests
Johns Hopkins angle: This widely distributed Associated Press story notes that a program in Los
Angeles County expands on a model piloted by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researchers in Baltimore who conducted a six-month study in 2004 using mail-in tests.

Gulf News
June 10, 2009
Commodities spur recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: Column authored by Steve Hanke, an economist with the
Whiting School of Engineering.

Jewish World Review
June 11, 2009
Do We Really Need a New Spy Scandal?
Johns Hopkins angle: Column by Roger Simon refers to the recent arrest of
SAIS adjunct professor Walter K. Myers and his wife, who are accused of spying for Cuba.

Palladium- Item

June 11, 2009
RCS: 'Dropout factory closed'
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentioned that in 2007, Richmond High School
was among 1,700 schools nationwide included on a national analysis of low-performing schools by Johns Hopkins University.

Bethany Beach Wave
(Delaware)
June 11, 2009
Military recruiters zero in on OC
Johns Hopkins angle: Maj. Jeremy Bushyager, a professor of military science
at Johns Hopkins University and an enrollment officer with JHU's Army ROTC program, was quoted.

Delaware Online

June 11, 2009
Year Round School? Your Kids Will Love It
Johns Hopkins angle: Column notes that Karl Alexander, a KSAS sociology
professor, studied 800 students for more than 20 years in Baltimore’s elementary schools and found that by ninth grade, low-income students had fallen 3 1/2 grade levels behind their middle-class peers.

Sacramento Bee

June 11, 2009
Radio show back today – with transgender advocates
Johns Hopkins angle: Eva Moore of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Soundings

June 10, 2009
Boating couple arrested, charged as secret agents for Cuba
Johns Hopkins angle: Boating publication story notes that avid boaters
Walter K. Myers (adjunct professor at SAIS) and his wife were arrested last week and charged with spying for Cuba.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 10, 2009
Baltimore shuttle-bus system christened Charm City Circulator
Johns Hopkins angle: A new shuttle-bus system will reportedly have three
routes in operation, connecting riders to transit hubs including Penn Station and to employment centers including Harbor East, the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore BioPark.

Maryland Daily Record
June 10, 2009
Downtown Baltimore circulator buses delayed
Johns Hopkins angle: Another article about a planned shuttle-bus system that
will include the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins as a hub.

Florence Morning News (SC)
June 11, 2009
Letters to the Editor: United States citizens do not want socialized
medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Letter written by Robert W. Youngblood, a SoM graduate.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
June 11, 2009
Honfest, Greek Festival, and more family fun this weekend
Johns Hopkins angle: Weekend round up of events mentions that there will be
a free screening of the movie, "Hairspray," on the Wyman Quadrangle on Friday night.

Indianapolis Star
June 11, 2009
Colts score with fundraiser
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of the Colts Celebrity Showdown, which raised
money for the Indianapolis chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund, a project of Benjamin Carson of the Children's Center.

Baltimore Sun
June 11, 2009
Margaret S. Doub
Johns Hopkins angle: Doub was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club.

Lynchburg News and Advance
June 9, 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.

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Reuters
June 11, 2009
U.S. college grads shun Wall Street for Washington
A report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers projected a
21.6 percent decrease in new hires among college graduates.  Of the roughly 1.6 million students who recently graduated from college, only 19.7 percent had secured jobs upon graduation in May, according to NACE.  But Labor Department data shows employment in the Washington area has increased since early 2008, even as other regions have lost jobs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 11, 2009
Academic and Scientific Groups Recommend Steps to Ease Visa Delays
In a statement released on Wednesday, some 30 organizations called on the
Departments of State and Homeland Security and other agencies to increase training for consular staff members who process visa applications, reduce turnaround times to 30 days, and provide better information to applicants whose visas are delayed.

Inside Higher Ed
June 11, 2009
Drawing Lines on Conflicts of Interest
University and med school groups endorse prospect of increased oversight of
financial conflicts in biomedical research, up to a point.

Inside Higher Ed

June 11, 2009
Study Urges 'Mobilization' for Math and Science Education
A new report calls on government agencies, schools and businesses to
dedicate funds to math and science instruction.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 11, 2009
2 Academic Associations Urge the NIH to Increase Oversight of Research
Conflicts
The recommendations offered by the Association of American Universities and
the Association of American Medical Colleges are intended to strike a balance between protecting the integrity of research and maintaining productive partnerships between universities and industry.

New York Times
June 11, 2009
Videos Reveal Sotomayor’s Positions on Affirmative Action and Other Issues
Sonia Sotomayor provided videos to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week
as it prepares for her Supreme Court confirmation hearing next month. The clips include lengthy remarks about her experiences as an “affirmative action baby” whose lower test scores were overlooked by admissions committees at Princeton University and Yale Law School because, she said, she is Hispanic and had grown up in poor circumstances.

Inside Higher Ed
June 11, 2009
Helping Those With the Greatest Need  - Opinion
Federal policy needs to change to support our capacity to serve low-income,
minority students.

New York Times
June 11, 2009
How to Win a Business Plan Competition
The story describes the myriad of collegiate business plan competitions that
award thousands of dollars to students each year.

New York Times
June 11, 2009
Panel to Investigate Admissions at U. of Illinois
Retired federal judge and former state legislator and congressman Abner
Mikva was tapped to lead an investigation into whether the state’s most prestigious university admitted hundreds of applicants based on political connections.

Wall Street Journal
June 11, 2009
Delhi Seeks to Admit Foreign Universities
India's new minister in charge of higher education plans to promote
legislation to allow foreign universities to establish independent institutions in India.

Wall Street Journal – Health Blog
June 10, 2009
AMA Looks to Put Brakes on Debt Load of Med Students
Medical students who went into debt could figure on owing $126,714 in 2007
on average, up from $88,331 in 2000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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