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National Public Radio
June 15, 2009
The Trials Of Paying For Health Care In A Recession
Johns Hopkins angle: This report about health care costs issues in affluent Howard County states that the local hospital “is part of the elite Johns Hopkins system.”

Wall Street Journal
June 15, 2009
Fortified Foods: How Healthy Are They?
Johns Hopkins angle: Article about fortified foods and their nutritional value quotes Lawrence Cheskin, associate professor of medicine and human nutrition at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Times
June 16, 2009
Philip Curtin, 87, Scholar of Slave Trade, Is Dead
Johns Hopkins angle: William T. Rowe, chairman of the Department of History in the Krieger School, is quoted.

Jacksonville Journal Courier
June 15, 2009
Cross country cyclists stop in Jax
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a group of students, graduates and friends who are bicycling across the country to raise money for cancer projects.

The Times Herald (Norristown, Pa.)
June 16, 2009
Second grader up to the test
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a local second-grader who took the Talent Search administered by the Center for Talented Youth and was honored at an awards ceremony. CTY executive director Lea Ybarra is quoted.

Carroll County Times
June 16, 2009
Service honors those who donated bodies to science
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes a comment from Mark Teaford, a professor of anatomy in the School of Medicine.

CBS2.com (KCAL-TV – Los Angeles)
June 15, 2009
Tips For Parents Amid Summer School Cancellations
Johns Hopkins angle: This article provides tips from the School of Education’s National Center for Summer Learning.

Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.)
June 15, 2009
Avoiding the 'summer slide'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a report issued by the School of Education’s National Center for Summer Learning.

Des Moines Register
June 16, 2009
Summer studying is vital for kids to maintain skills
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research and recommendations from the School of Education’s National Center for Summer Learning.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
June 16, 2009
Bartlett purchases homes, collects rent in 2008
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s 2008 financial disclosure report mentions that the congressman collected $15,850 in pensions from the Maryland state retirement system and the Applied Physics Lab.

Kansas City Star
June 15, 2009
Ex-KC superintendent Amato’s job teeters on the line in California
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Success for All program, designed by the university's education researchers.

Huffington Post
June 15, 2009
Reaping What We Sow: How Industrial Animal Farming is Contributing to the Risk of a Swine Flu Pandemic
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece cites research led by Ellen Silbergeld, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Google News
June 16, 2009
Pakistan face tough Taliban foe in tribal belt
Johns Hopkins angle: Agence France-Presse story quotes Hasan Askari of SAIS.

National Journal
June 16, 2009
Hotline After Dark -- Give Peace A Chance
Johns Hopkins angle: Hotline article quoted Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

The Standard (Hong Kong)
June 16, 2009
Playing with numbers
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that head coach of the United States' mathematical Olympiad team, Feng Zuming, entered Beijing University at 15 and moved on to the Graduate School of Mathematics three years later.

Gainesville Sun (Fla.)
June 16, 2009
Alcohol's Good for You? Some Scientists Doubt It
Johns Hopkins angle: Story refers to research done by biologist Raymond Pearl back in 1924.

Ivanhoe Medical Breakthroughs
June 16, 2009
Optimistic Healing -- Research Summary
Johns Hopkins angle: Noted that a study out of the School of Medicine finds people with a good attitude were half as likely as their less optimistic counterparts to experience a heart event such as sudden death, heart attack or chest pain that required surgery and quoted Diane Becker.

Ivanhoe Medical Breakthroughs
June 16, 2009
Breakthrough Therapy Stops Liver Cancer in Mice
Johns Hopkins angle: Joshua Mendell of the School of Medicine, was quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2009
A splendid character
Johns Hopkins angle: Sick himself with influenza, William Welch, the first dean of the School of Medicine, wrote a letter to the family of one Admont Halsey Clark (one of Baltimore's most promising researchers), who had been fatally stricken as he tried to combat the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Seattle Times
June 15, 2009
Time to disarm violent domestic abusers
Johns Hopkins angle: Opinion piece states that according to the Center for Gun Policy and Research, the presence of a gun at home is associated with a three times higher risk of homicide in that home. The risk is 20 times higher when there has been a history of domestic violence.

ABC2News.com (Baltimore)
June 15, 2009
Child Car Seat Mistakes You're Probably Making
Johns Hopkins angle: Report includes advice from Susan Ziegfeld, manager of the pediatric trauma and burn unit at the Children’s Center.

Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2009
Healthy savings
Johns Hopkins angle: Commentary mentions that multiple clinical studies - including the Guided Care Model pioneered at the university - have shown that transitional care services not only reduce readmissions but improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Chicago Daily Herald
June 16, 2009
Baseball Prospectus more than diamond in the rough
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Rany Jazayerli is a Johns Hopkins-educated dermatologist who, during his first year of med school at the University of Michigan, conspired with four other analytical baseball fanatics to form Baseball Prospectus.

Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2009
World Cup, here they come
Johns Hopkins angle: The U.S. women's national lacrosse team came to Baltimore to practice at Homewood Field before heading to Prague, Czech Republic, for the World Cup.

Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2009
No place like home for NCAA lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Quint Kessenich, ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins All-America goalie.


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New York Times
June 16, 2009
Despite Economy, Columbia Manages Small Increase in Its Spending Plans
Despite the economy, the university’s spending plans show a slight increase because it is less reliant on its endowment.

USA Today
June 16, 2009
Rates on Stafford, PLUS loans for college students are falling - Column
On July 1, the interest rate for new subsidized Stafford loans for undergraduate students will drop to 5.6 percent from the current rate of 6 percent. This rate, which applies to loans issued between July 1 and June 30, 2010, will remain in effect for the life of the loan. Subsidized Stafford loans are available for borrowers who demonstrate financial need. The reduction is part of a series of rate cuts embedded in a $20 billion college aid bill signed into law in 2007.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 16, 2009
More Than 500 Colleges Commit to Participate in New Veterans' Program
Monday was the deadline for colleges to commit to the Yellow Ribbon Program, under which the federal government will match any institutional financial aid to veterans above the cost of the most expensive public college in their state. As of last Thursday, 573 colleges had Yellow-ribbon agreements with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. About one-fifth of all nonprofit, private institutions signed up, compared with about 3 percent of public colleges and 4 percent of for-profits. A link in the story shows that the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is participating in the program.

Inside Higher Ed
June 16, 2009
Failing Grade on Alcohol
Amidst the hubbub surrounding colleges' attempts to curb excessive drinking on college campuses, one surprising finding has come to light: drinking-related deaths have actually increased. The number of alcohol-related unintentional injury deaths among college-age students between 18 and 24 rose from 1,440 in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005, according to a study released Monday.

Associated Press
June 15, 2009
Higher-ed pinching pushes college presses to brink
During the recession, even the most prestigious university presses are feeling the pinch: Yale University Press reported in March that revenue was down nearly 8 percent, and the State University of New York Press announced five layoffs in December.

Inside Higher Ed
June 16, 2009
How to Pay for Student Health Care
With Obama plan attracting attention in Washington, campus health officials and state politicians consider merits of billing insurance companies or billing students -- or both.

USA Today
June 15, 2009
Denver grads create 'bike library' for those needing a free ride
Two recent graduates of Denver University are the masterminds behind a bike-sharing program on DU's campus that will debut this fall. The "bike library" is a pilot for a citywide bike-sharing program that will launch next spring. Six hundred bikes will be placed in 40 kiosks around the city of Denver, so locals can borrow and return them.

Johns Hopkins University