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New York Times
June 24, 2009
The Green Revolution(s)
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS is quoted in this opinion piece.

Marketplace (American Public Media)
June 23, 2009
Only a 'health care Fed' can trim costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio interview is conducted with Jonathan Weiner, a professor of health policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WMAR-TV – Good Morning Maryland
June 23, 2009
Video - Interview with Kelly Curran of Jhpiego
Johns Hopkins angle: Curran is director of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases at Jhpiego. The video appears on the right side of the Web site.

Maryland Business Gazette
June 24, 2009
After major turnaround, Vanda mum on any deal
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Elaine Amir, executive director of Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County campus.

Miami County Republic (Fla.)
June 24, 2009
Cross-country riders spend night in Paola
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story is about riders in the 4K for Cancer, which benefits, in part, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Story notes that Mary McQuilkin, a Johns Hopkins student, is one of the riders.

Business Standard (India)
June 24, 2009
Arvind Subramanian: Fiscal prudence, now and here
Johns Hopkins angle: Arvind Subramanian , the writer of this opinion piece, is a South Asia Studies lecturer at SAIS.

Reuters.com
June 23, 2009
Many overweight youngsters underestimate weight
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters Health wire story reports on a study led by Yourfa Wang, an associate professor of human nutrition in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Cincinnati Enquirer
June 23, 2009
Cincy State hosts dropout summit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Robert Balfanz, a research scientist in the KSAS Center for Social Organization of Schools, will be featured speaker at a daylong education conference.

Los Angeles Chronicle
June 23, 2009
Replace the entire operating system!
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to criticism of the Russian government, offered by David Satter, a part-time instructor in the SAIS Department of Conflict Management.

Drug Discovery and Development
June 23, 2009
MicroRNA May Halt Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Joshua Mendell, an associate professor of genetics in the School of Medicine.

Boston Globe
June 24, 2009
Democracy’ is a dirty word for Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a commentary written by Joshua Muravchik of SAIS.

Gainesville Sun
June 24, 2009
MEATLESS MONDAYS Greener and healthier: Campaign urges everyone to go meatless one day a week
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Meatless Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, urges everyone to cut meat out of his or her diet one day a week.

ABC12 (Michigan)
June 24, 2009
HealthFirst-The benefits of a positive attitude
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions a Johns Hopkins study in which researchers followed nearly 600 people with a family history of heart disease and found that those with a positive outlook were half as likely to experience a heart event.

Salon.com
June 23, 2009
Neda, Obama, Iran -- and the rest of us
Johns Hopkins angle: The column by Joan Walsh mentions Paul McHugh of the School of Medicine.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 23, 2009
Professor knows bipolar disorder firsthand
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on an upcoming conference mentions Kay Redfield Jamison of the School of Medicine.

Weekly Standard
June 23, 2009
Leading by Following?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions Azar Nafisi of SAIS.

The Washington Post
Reader Spotlight: David Trent of Laurel, MD
Johns Hopkins angle: This online Q & A about a young reader's appetite for books, quotes David Trent, a one-time student at Johns Hopkins University.

Times Herald Record (New York State)
June 24, 2009
Wurtsboro second-grader is honored as gifted child
Johns Hopkins angle: Simone Evans of Wurtsboro was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by the JHU's Center for Talented Youth.

Chapel Hill News (N.C.)
June 24, 2009
Notable
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Daniel David Lord Mertus, was honored this spring for his superior performance in the Academic Talent Search organized by the JHU’s Center for Talent Youth.

New York Times
June 24, 2009
Espada’s Health Clinics Draw Wide Support Among Bronx Constituents
Johns Hopkins angle: Story notes that Lawrence Chiaramonte, who works at the clinic, trained at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2009
MLL All-Star Game roster announced
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, attackman Kevin Huntley, who played at Johns Hopkins, will play for the Young Guns.

The Washington Post
June 24, 2009
Gynecologist C. Richard A. Gilbert (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The esteemed gynecologist was a resident in gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2009
Anderson J. Pigatt
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary of an artist quotes George K. Lehne, an assistant professor of medical psychology at Johns Hopkins.

Jamaica Observer
June 24, 2009
Philip Curtin and his Two Jamaicas
Johns Hopkins angle: Curtin was named to the Herbert Baxter Adams Professorship in History in the Krieger School.


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New York Times
June 24, 2009
Easing a College Financial Aid Headache
The Obama administration is moving to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, a notoriously complicated form that asks students seeking financial aid for college as many as 153 questions. The administration’s proposal, to be announced today, comes in several stages.

Washington Post
June 24, 2009
Students Stage Mock Graduation To Advocate for Undocumented
Almost 400 students and their supporters staged a mock graduation ceremony yesterday in Washington, D.C., to highlight the plight of about 65,000 undocumented people who graduate from U.S. high schools every year but often find that their legal status prevents them from attending college. They want Congress to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (Dream) Act, which was rejected after critics warned it would encourage illegal immigration.

Maryland Independent College and University Association Headlines
Capitol College commits $500,000 in new financial aid under Emerging Leader Program
The college’s president, Michael T. Wood, has announced the creation of the Emerging Leader Program, a comprehensive outreach and retention program focused on cultivating leaders, along with a $500,000 financial aid commitment for incoming first-year students.

Boston Globe
June 24, 2009
Harvard workers stunned by layoffs
Few schools and departments, it appears, will be spared as Harvard embarks on its largest set of layoffs in recent memory. The layoffs, which began yesterday at the business and law schools, as well as in many college libraries, will continue through next week at most of Harvard's 10 schools. The result: widespread angst and anger among workers who fear they may be the next to go.

Providence Journal (R.I.)
June 24, 2009
Assembly panels hear pros, cons of taxing hospitals and colleges
Municipal leaders testifying before two General Assembly committees on Tuesday said that two proposed taxes on private colleges and hospitals would provide much-needed revenue to communities while still honoring the special tax status of nonprofit institutions. Opponents said it is “counterintuitive” to tax institutions that are vital to the recovery of the state’s economy. “Taxing one of the few sectors that is seeing growth is the wrong approach,” said John E. Donahue, director of Brown University’s Brain Science Program.

Inside Higher Ed
June 24, 2009
Recession? Valet Parking Arrives
However improbable the timing, a service many would call a luxury is starting to appear on campuses. Florida International University and Columbia University introduced valet programs this spring.

Inside Higher Ed
June 24, 2009
Advice for U.S. on Accreditation
As the federal government prepares to reconstitute its advisory committee on quality assurance, Inside Higher Ed solicits suggestions on the panel's charge and composition.

USA Today
June 24, 2009
Our view on higher education: Too many colleges fail to graduate students
Too many schools seem obsessed with bringing students in, then seem to lose interest in what happens after they are admitted. With so much money being wasted in futile pursuits of degrees, colleges need to work harder to improve their graduation rates, especially for minority, male and low-income students who are particularly at risk.

USA Today
June 24, 2009
Opposing view: ‘Stop out’, not drop out
Retention numbers cited in many of the national college ranking guides do not take into consideration the fact that the demographics of student populations are changing, as are the circumstances that could affect a student's ability to complete a college degree in the traditional four-year period.

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