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New York Times
June 19, 2009
Couple’s Capital Ties Said to Veil Spying for Cuba
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature story delves into the background and views of SAIS adjunct professor Walter K. Myers, who is accused of spying for Cuba.

New York Times
June 18, 2009
Taking Time for the Self on the Path to Becoming a Doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: "Doctor and Patient" column mentions School of Medicine research into physician behavior and burnout.

The Washington Post
June 19, 2009
A Flu by Any Other Name . .
Johns Hopkins angle: This column, asking readers to submit names catchier than H1N1, includes an entry from Peter Neperud, a mathematician at JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory, who submitted "Ponzi Flu," because it "starts with just a few, increases until widespread," and then everyone realizes "nothing is there."

Wall Street Journal
June 19, 2009
What Helps New Ph.D.s Land Jobs in Academia? A Passport
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, reporting that budget cuts and hiring freezes are prompting graduate students and new Ph.D.s to look for jobs overseas, quotes Carolyn Townsley, faculty recruiter for SAIS' program in Nanjing, China.

Nature News
June 18, 2009
Drug quells anxiety in early trials
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a German research study includes comments from Tomas Guilarte, a professor of toxicological sciences in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 19, 2009
University of Maryland, Baltimore tripling biopark site on west side
Johns Hopkins angle: Story compares UMB biotechnology park with the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 19, 2009
Find out what Baltimore companies are winning stimulus contracts
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions federal research grants awarded to Johns Hopkins through the federal stimulus package.

The State Journal (Charleston, W. Va.)
June 18, 2009
555 Volunteers Take the Oath for Energy Express
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Ron Fairchild, executive director of the School of Education’s National Center for Summer Learning.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
June 19, 2009
More than 500 West Virginians take AmeriCorps pledge of service
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that Energy Express has been named one of Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning's three Summer in Excellence Award winners.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 19, 2009
JOHN L. SMITH: Ensign would do well to clear up reports of extortion plot
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist notes that Jim Rogers, Nevada’s former higher education system chancellor, has accepted an offer to teach a class at the Carey Business School.

NorthJersey.com (New Jersey)
June 19, 2009
The summer homework debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This article cites information from the School of Education’s National Center for Summer Learning.

CNN.com
June 19, 2009
Iran's women march against discrimination
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from Azar Nafisi, a Foreign Policy Institute research associate at SAIS.

World News
June 18, 2009
Scientists uncover malfunctining gene behind gout
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI story quotes Owen Woodward and Michael Kottgen of the School of Medicine.

Seattle Times
June 18, 2009
As global health funding surges, balance of power shifts
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Peter Heller of SAIS.

AllAfrica.com (Zimbabwe Independent)
June 18, 2009
Zimbabwe: Country's Currency Conundrum
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a 2008 estimate of Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate offered by Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

The Oregonian (Portland)
June 18, 2009
OSU professor: Early Christians accepted medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a new book, "Medicine & Health Care in Early Christianity," published by JHU Press.

Maryland Daily Record
June 18, 2009
Critics call proposed Land Bank a 'new version of shadow government’
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on the growing controversy over Baltimore’s proposed Land Bank Authority, an initiative being touted by Baltimore officials as the solution to the city’s blight problem, mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Mississippi Business Journal
June 19, 2009
Mabus sworn in as Navy secretary
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus, who earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins, was sworn in yesterday as 75th Secretary of the Navy.

Military.com
June 18, 2009
SecNav Committed to Sailors, Families
Johns Hopkins angle: SECNAV Raymond Mabus Jr. earned a master's degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University.

The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
June 19, 2009
Business People
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Wilmington attorney Peter J. Walsh Jr., a Johns Hopkins graduate, was named a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Maryland Business Gazette
June 19, 2009
Perdikakis brings engineering pedigree to KCI
Johns Hopkins angle: Perdikakis earned master's in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Lebanon Daily News (Pa.)
June 19, 2009
Obama undoing “democracy building”
Johns Hopkins angle: Letter to the editor mentions that President Woodrow Wilson held a Ph.D. in history and political science from Johns Hopkins University.

The Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
June 19, 2009
UAlbany's Marr a candidate for Princeton lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This report that University at Albany men's lacrosse coach Scott Marr is a candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Princeton mentions that Marr is a Johns Hopkins graduate.

Lax Power
June 19, 2009
Lacrosse News
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that Tom Calder, Director of Athletics at Johns Hopkins University, announced today the signing of men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala to a two-year contract extension. The extension pushes the agreement between Pietramala and Johns Hopkins through the 2015 season.

Baltimore Sun
June 19, 2009
Pietramala staying in Baltimore until at least 2015
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins and coach Dave Pietramala agreed to a two-year extension that will keep Pietramala with the Blue Jays through the 2015 season, the school announced earlier this morning.

The Washington Post
June 19, 2009
Kenneth P. Gorelick Obituary
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Henry Brem of Johns Hopkins Medical Center is mentioned in this obit of the psychiatrist and professor who found healing in poetry.

Baltimore Sun
June 19, 2009
Mary L. Franz, social worker
Johns Hopkins angle: Franz, a retired clinical social worker, worked for years at the Huntington's Disease Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
June 19, 2009
Raymond H. Starr
Johns Hopkins angle: Starr earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences in psychology from the Johns Hopkins University in 1962.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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New York Times
June 19, 2009
For Colleges, Small Cuts Add Up to Big Savings
Across the country, colleges have come up with a host of ideas that, taken together, stand as higher education’s household hints for living on a budget, from eliminating land lines to relaxing housekeeping standards.

Wall Street Journal – Real Time Economics blog
June 19, 2009
Is Higher Education the Next Big Bubble?
Just as house prices did, average tuition and fees have risen much faster than inflation; and, just as many homeowners did, most American families with kids in college have relied on debt to foot the bill.

New York Times
June 19, 2009
Federal Inquiry Into Blagojevich Turns to University Admissions
Prosecutors are trying to determine if former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his allies used political muscle to influence student admissions at state universities.

Inside Higher Ed
June 19, 2009
Degree Completion for Dog Lovers
The Humane Society University will begin offering undergraduate degrees and graduate certificates this fall. The university, which is a program of the Humane Society of the United States, will offer degree programs online and on site in D.C.

Inside Higher Ed
June 19, 2009
N.Y. College Settles Over Crime Reporting
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, known to many officials in higher education for his aggressive scrutiny of higher education practices in such areas as student loans and study abroad, has just won another case: Dominican College in New York has agreed to pay $20,000 in a settlement over charges that the private institution misreported statistics related to sexual assaults on its campus.

Inside Higher Ed
June 19, 2009
'Fieldwork Is Not What It Used to Be'
Fieldwork -- central to anthropology since the discipline's founding -- is changing. In the Internet era and a time when most of the world has been explored in depth, anthropologists no longer discover unstudied groups in the way that the early giants in their field did. Editors of new volume explain shifts in a key aspect of their work.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 19, 2009
Professors' Impact in NSF Science-Education Effort Proves Difficult to Gauge
A study on the project, in which college professors work with teachers of science and mathematics, found that students' scores had improved. But it was unclear whether the professors' help had played a role.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 19, 2009
Furman U. Course Has Students Living as Thoreau Did
Members of an English class at Furman University read Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" and then built on the campus a replica of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond.

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