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USA Today
June 14, 2009
Your Health: A 'long-term struggle to sell vasectomy'
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Jarow of the School of Medicine was quoted.

CNN.com
June 12, 2009
Born in male body, Jenny knew early that she was a girl
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Chris Kraft, co-clinical director at the Johns Hopkins Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit. Kraft also teaches in the School of Medicine and the Krieger School.

McClatchy Newspapers
June 14, 2009
Commentary: A doctor's notes on torture
Johns Hopkins angle: Article author Andrea Meyerhoff is a member of the faculty of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a consultant in biodefense and drug development.

Baltimore Sun
June 14, 2009
Dangerous times
Johns Hopkins angle: Commentary written by Jacqueline Campbell of the School of Nursing.

The Washington Post
June 15, 2009
Active Summer, Active Minds
Johns Hopkins angle: The article exploring ways to prevent learning losses during vacation, quotes Ron Fairchild, executive director of the Center for Summer Learning at JHU.

The Washington Post
June 15, 2009
Make the Most of Your Child's Time Off
Johns Hopkins angle: This sidebar suggesting ways to prevent learning losses in children over the summer mentions the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins.

Miami Herald
June 15, 2009
The curious case of alleged Cuban spy Kendall Myers
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of accused Cuban spy Walter Kendall Myers mentions that he earned a doctorate in European Studies at SAIS in 1972 and later became an adjunct professor at the school.

Boston Globe
June 15, 2009
Video games boost patient rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Jacob Vogelstein, an assistant research professor in the Whiting School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Robert Armiger of the Applied Physics Lab have modified the game Guitar Hero so that it can be played by people with amputated hands.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 15, 2009
New era of gene-based personalized medicine dawning
Johns Hopkins angle: Kathy Hudson, the director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, told a congressional committee that there are about 1,000 home DNA testing kits on the market today.

Korea Times
June 14, 2009
Cycle of North Korean Crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: Article author Tong Kim is an adjunct professor at SAIS.

The Telegraph (UK)
June 15, 2009
David Hart: 'Despite it all, I feel lucky to be alive'
Johns Hopkins angle: A businessman, novelist, and former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, article author Hart describes his diagnosis with primary lateral sclerosis at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

San Francisco Chronicle
June 15, 2009
Push to cut salt would shake up food industry
Johns Hopkins angle: Article about efforts to reduce Americans' salt intake quotes Lawrence J. Appel, a professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and a salt panel member at the Institute of Medicine, a scientific advisory panel.

Aljazeera.net (Doha, Qatar)
June 14. 2009
Iranian writer on poll result
Johns Hopkins angle: This news service interview is conducted with with Azar Nafisi, a visiting professor and executive director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute of SAIS, and concerns the recent election in Iran.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
June 12, 2009
City Council Members Rip Mayor's Budget Apart
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from Lester Spence, an assistant professor of political science in the Krieger School.

The Tennessean (Nashville)
June 14, 2009
Amid the hate, we seek signs of hope
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist quotes from a report issued by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Cape Breton Post (Canada)
June 15, 2009
Great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell facing spy charges
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Walter K. Myers, the SAIS adjunct professor who is accused of spying for Cuba, is the great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell.

Baltimore Sun
June 12, 2009
AP Interview: Former NASA head casts critical eye on Obama team's slowdown on new space plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article mentions that former NASA head Michael Griffin was formerly head of the space department at APL.

ABC13.com (KTRK-TV, Houston Tex.)
June 12, 2009
Former NASA head critical of Obama move
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Michael Griffin, former top administrator of NASA, earlier headed the space department at APL.

Columbus Dispatch
June 14, 2009
Former public-relations chief communicates through bold, expressionist paintings
Johns Hopkins angle: Malcolm Baroway studied English and writing at JHU.

FirstCoastNews.com (Jacksonville, Fla.)
June 15, 2009
New Approach to get ICU Patients Up and Moving
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on a Johns Hopkins Hospital program aimed at improving the recovery of ICU patients by getting them up and moving around. Dale Needham, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
June 15, 2009
Local produce produces questions
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Brent Kim, a senior researcher at Johns Hopkins' Center for a Livable Future, and mentions that a group of employees from the School of Public Health has bought a share in a local organic farm, entitling members to weekly portions of sometimes exotic produce.

The Baltimore Sun
June 15, 2009
Fighting food allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: This Washington Post article quotes Robert A. Wood, chief of pediatric allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins.

El Paso Times (Texas)
June 13, 2009
Blind teenager given money for operation: 16-year-old heads to China this week
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Michael Repka, a pediatric ophthalmology professor in the School of Medicine.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)
June 14, 2009
Henrico High grad gets free tuition at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Ronald Puryear Jr., who is entering the biomedical engineering program at Johns Hopkins with a full-tuition scholarship.

Savannah Morning News (Georgia)
June 14, 2009
Book examines Reagan's role in ending Cold War
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a review of "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War," a book written by James Mann, author-in-residence at SAIS.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
June 13, 2009
Hopkins center: Use stimulus for summer learning
Johns Hopkins angle: This AP news brief reports on a recommendation from the School of Education’s National Center for Summer Learning and quotes the center’s executive director, Ron Fairchild.

Baltimore Sun
June 14, 2009
With Hawthorne, Jada Pinkett Smith comes to TV for a bigger role
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature story on Baltimore born actor Pinkett Smith notes that her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, worked as a nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Asbury Park Press (NJ)
June 14, 2009
Princeton Festival presents 'Dream'
Johns Hopkins angle: In the Princeton Festival's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Daniel Bubeck is cast as Oberon, a role he performed previously at Peabody.

Times of Trenton
June 15, 2009
Program honors Chesterfield student
Johns Hopkins angle: Danielle Caruso, a student from Chesterfield, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Baltimore Sun
June 14, 2009
Philip D. Curtin
Johns Hopkins angle: Curtin was a retired Johns Hopkins University professor and a historian of the African slave trade who was instrumental in changing the way schools teach the subject.

Baltimore Sun
June 14, 2009
Dr. Francis Thomas Daly
Johns Hopkins angle: Daly completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Chicago Tribune
June 15, 2009
In tough times, consumers tend to trade down on college choices too - Column
Just as grocery shoppers trade down to private-label products in hard times, consumers of college services are making a similar value-for-the-dollar transition. The "Cheerios" in this case aren't the wealthy Harvards, Northwesterns and Chicagos. Those elite schools occupy a separate gourmet category all their own. Rather, it's the private schools of middling reputation or below that depend most heavily on tuition dollars.  They are feeling the biggest squeeze from cheaper competition.

Washington Post
June 15, 2009
GI Bill Causes Glitch In D.C.
The city's only public institution, the University of the District of Columbia, is one of the least-expensive colleges in the country for local students, and its tuition is the basis for the VA reimbursement rate for private colleges in the District. Meanwhile, some of the city's private universities, including Georgetown and George Washington, are among the priciest in the country, with total costs of more than $50,000 a year. That makes for a bigger gap to fill.

New York Times
June 14, 2009
Admissions and Aid at Reed College: A Response
On June 10, an article in The Times explored how 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. Here is a response to the article from Reed's president.

New York Times
June 14, 2009
I’m Going to Harvard. Will You Sponsor Me?
This is not one of those arrangements where donors can sponsor a needy child or a sorghum farmer in the developing world. The person asking for help is a 21-year-old neurobiology major at Harvard, and she is requesting a loan from Harvard alumni.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 15, 2009
Express Check-In Comes to the College Fair
The venerable send-me-more-information card, a staple of college fairs for decades, could soon be obsolete. The National Association for College Admission Counseling has set up a system in which students register online in advance of the fairs and print out personalized bar codes that they bring along. If colleges at the fair interest them, they swipe their bar codes over scanners, and the institutions can send information.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 15, 2009
In Europe, Skeptics of New 3-Year Degrees Abound
As 46 European nations move to adopt the standardized three-year degrees agreed to a decade ago at a meeting in Bologna, not everyone is welcoming the change.

Inside Higher Ed
June 15, 2009
Setback for Academic Medical Centers
After years of court rulings that payments to doctors-in-training aren't taxable, federal appeals panel, responding to an IRS rule change, finds otherwise. The decision could be costly.

Inside Higher Ed
June 15, 2009
A College for History Only
The founder of a non-traditional law school is creating undergraduate institution, hoping to apply similar ideas to keep costs unusually low for private higher education.

Associated Press
June 15, 2009
Dartmouth receives $50 million gift
Dartmouth College has received its largest gift ever — $50 million — from an anonymous family to build a visual arts center. The center will break ground next year to become an intellectual and cultural hub for the Ivy League school.

Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2009
Hollywood school ties
Universities are careful about how TV shows and movies use their good names, but the connection can be fun.

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