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Washington Post
June 21, 2009
Zen Masters
Johns Hopkins angle: Dean Yash Gupta of the Carey Business School was among three commentators offering insights on the leadership skills of Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2009
Obama's Persian Tutorial
Johns Hopkins angle: Commentary authored by Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2009
Effects of methadone on babies is not fully understood
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes Vickie L. Walters, program director at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Bayview Medical Center.

Baltimore Sun
June 21, 2009
Mora's abundance of fatherly joy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the family of Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora notes that his quintuplets were born at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
June 21, 2009
New housing to give artists a place to live, work
Johns Hopkins angle: Story notes that if townhouse buyers work here, they may qualify for the "Live Near Your Work" program, which will give them $17,500 toward their purchase.

Baltimore Sun
June 21, 2009
College admissions officers see little change
Johns Hopkins angle: This admissions cycle, the university chose to reserve more money for returning students and admitted fewer applicants who need financial aid. The piece also said that applications have remained constant.

Baltimore Sun
June 20, 2009
W. Scott Ditch
Johns Hopkins angle: Ditch earned a degree here.

Baltimore Sun
June 20, 2009
Pietramala, Hopkins agree to 2-year extension
Johns Hopkins angle: Men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Blue Jays through the 2015 season.

New York Times
June 20, 2009
Why the Gay Rights Movement Has No National Leader
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece quotes Dudley Clendinen, who co-wrote the book “Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America” and now teaches writing at the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs.

Daily Record
June 22, 2009
Judge Daniels won’t run for re-election
Johns Hopkins angle: Article notes that Daniels is an alumnus.

Washington Post
June 22, 2009
Marie D. Eldridge, Statistician
Johns Hopkins angle: Eldridge earned a master's degree in biostatistics from the university in 1953.

Trade Arabia
June 22, 2009
Tawam launches mammography van
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this piece, Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, commissioned a mobile mammography van with a team of experienced professionals that will visit hospitals in western Abu Dhabi.

Lower Hudson Journal News (N.Y.)
June 22, 2009
Rockland School News
Johns Hopkins angle: News brief reports that Kalliope Dalto, an eighth-grader at Fieldstone Secondary School in Thiells, was honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by the Center for Talented Youth.

Chicago Daily Herald
June 22, 2009
Wauconda library unveils memorial for woman killed in Iraq
Johns Hopkins angle: Story focuses on memorial to Nicole Suveges, who was in the process of completing her Ph.D. in political science with an emphasis on international relations when she died in Iraq.

St. Petersburg Times
June 22, 2009
Did love of Cuba drive U.S. couple to spy for Castro?
Johns Hopkins angle: Another article about Walter K. Myers, the adjunct SAIS professor who, with his wife, is accused of spying for Cuba.

A Pakistan News
June 22, 2009
Ben Carson Story is a 2009 movie
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature story about "The Ben Carson Story," a feature film that depicts the life of neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Ocala.com (Fla.)
June 21, 2009
At V.A. Hospital, a Rogue Cancer Unit
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece notes that Gary D. Kao earned his MD from the School of Medicine.

Edmonton Journal (Canada)
June 20, 2009
Report reveals level of violence women seeking shelter face
Johns Hopkins angle: Story refers to research done by Jacquelyn Campbell of the School of Nursing.

Inside Higher Ed
June 22, 2009
Cuomo's Plans for Loan Fines
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Johns Hopkins is one of the universities that paid into a fund set up by the attorney general of New York as part of a settlement relating to alleged student loan practices.

Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii)
June 22, 2009
Robot sub helps collect deep-ocean specimens
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Louis Whitcomb, a professor of mechanical engineering in the Whiting School, was co-principal investigator of the navigation and control system of a remotely operated vehicle that recently explored the Mariana Trench.

Miami Herald
June 22, 2009
Living in an empty condo may be mental health risk
Johns Hopkins angle: P.M. Forni, a professor of Italian literature in the Krieger School and co-founder of the university’s Civility Project, is quoted.

United Press International
June 22, 2009
Green tea may slow prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story about Louisiana State University research includes a comment from the Kimmel Cancer Center’s William G. Nelson, an oncology professor in the School of Medicine.

Washington Times
June 21, 2009
BOOKS: Resisting tyranny and Hugo Chavez
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review is partly about “The Silence and the Scorpion,” written by Brian A. Nelson, who teaches at Johns Hopkins.

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
June 21, 2009
Bad kidney makes good pals
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns North Carolina residents who will take part in a 12-person kidney chain donation scheduled today at Johns Hopkins Hospital.



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New York Times
June 22, 2009
For Colleges Needing Cash, Summer’s No Longer a Quiet Season
Camps, conferences, parties and film shoots are helping to raise revenue and keep tuition down, school officials say.

Baltimore Sun
June 20, 2009
UM Biotechnology Institute to disband
The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute will be disbanded and its institutes and programs will be distributed to universities around the state under a plan approved Friday by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Baltimore Sun
June 20, 2009
A new chapter for Baltimore Hebrew University
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the merger between Baltimore Hebrew University and Towson University notes that that about three years ago, BHU started looking at new ways to continue the school's work. Possible partners included the Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Post
June 20, 2009
Obama Administration Looks to Colleges for Future Spies
The Obama administration has proposed the creation of an intelligence officer training program in colleges and universities that would function much like the Reserve Officers' Training Corps run by the military services.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 22, 2009
In Hard Times, Colleges Search for Ways to Trim the Faculty
To cut costs, some institutions single out particular programs rather than making across-the-board reductions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 22, 2009
Sharing the Pain: Cutting Faculty Salaries Across the Board
Some colleges try to limit the damage of financial cutbacks by spreading them around, but the method is not a clear success.

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog
June 18, 2009
Olin College Discontinues Policy of Full Scholarships for All
The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, founded in 1997 with a $400-million gift from the New York-based F.W. Olin Foundation, has a large per-student endowment, which it relies on for about 80 percent of its operating revenue. The endowment has lost about 25 percent of its value in the recession.

Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2009
The Jack Welch MBA Coming to Web
Former General Electric chief Jack Welch is putting his name and money behind a little-known educational entrepreneur.

Wall Street Journal
June 20, 2009
Yes, We Can Expand Access to Higher Ed - Opinion
More college degrees will be good for the economy.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 22, 2009
Scholarly Presses Discuss What It Takes to Survive
Producing electronic books and strengthening relationships with libraries were among the strategies explored at the annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 22, 2009
Medical Educators Pitch Their Priorities in Health-Care Debate
As lawmakers continue this week to try to hammer out an effective and affordable overhaul of the nation's health-care system, lobbyists will be doing their best to slip in provisions that could create more residencies.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 26, 2009
PG-13? Not This College. Or That One. Or ...
Some institutions — such as Pomona College and the University of California at Los Angeles — welcome film and TV crews, along with location fees that may run to several thousand dollars a day. But Stanford is among universities that are wary of allowing filming, or of permitting use of the university name unless it's in an "aspirational" context, like with the case of Sandra Oh's character from Grey's Anatomy portraying a med-school alum.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 26, 2009
South Korea Powers Ahead With Globalization Plans
South Korea's government is charging ahead with a plan to modernize its insular colleges and universities. It hopes to achieve international status for some universities, and to attract Chinese, Indian, and Japanese students away from American institutions. But skeptics say South Korea has too little original research to compete globally.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Chronicle Review
June 26, 2009
The Bad Old Days
Cash-strapped colleges can learn from studying how higher education weathered the Great Depression, writes Ellen Schrecker.

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