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New York Times
June 29, 2009
New Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in Testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Bert Vogelstein of the School of Medicine.

New York Times
June 29, 2009
Grant System Leads Cancer Researchers to Play It Safe
Johns Hopkins angle: Chi Dang, professor of medicine, cell biology, oncology and pathology at
the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is quoted in this article.

Washington Post
June 27, 2009
Rumors and Theories Swirl Around Protests
Johns Hopkins angle: Azar Nafisi of SAIS is quoted.

New York Times
June 27, 2009
It’s Time to Learn From Frogs
Johns Hopkins angle: This Nicholas Kristof piece on the frightening effects of pollution quotes
Robert Lawrence, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Washington Post
June 26, 2009
What's Going Down on the 'Marriage-Go-Round'?
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology in the Krieger
School.

New York Times
June 28, 2009
Sound of Silence: The Culture Wars Take a Break
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Jim Leach, a former congressman who will head the
National Endowment for the Humanities, earned a degree at Johns Hopkins.

Austin American Statesman
June 29, 2009
15 Percent of U.S. Teens Think They'll Die Young
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story, which appeared in numerous other publications and on Web sites,
quotes Freya Sonenstein, a professor and director of the Center for Adolescent Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Indianapolis Star
June 28, 2009
3 domestic violence deaths prompt questions of what can be done
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentions research led by Jacquelyn Campbell of the School of
Nursing, which reveals that about 1,600 victims die from domestic violence each year. Campbell authored a nationwide study of intimate partner femicide, which found that at least 75 percent of those victims are women.

Baltimore Sun
June 29, 2009
Causes, effects and treatment of erectile dysfunction
Johns Hopkins angle: Arthur L. Burnett II, medical director of the Johns Hopkins James
Buchanan Brady Urological Institute's Male Consultation Clinic and professor of urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, discusses causes, effects and treatment of the condition.

New York Daily News
June 28, 2009
Wife helped Joe Torre stay in the game
Johns Hopkins angle: Story said that the former Yankees manager and a prostate cancer survivor
had an "extraordinary interview" with a research team at Johns Hopkins during which he credited his wife, Ali, with handling his recovery. 

Korea Times
June 28, 2009
Advent of Centrism
Johns Hopkins angle: Column penned by Tong Kim of the School for Advanced International
Studies.

ABC.net (Australia)
June 29, 2009
'Trojan horse' therapy combats chemo resistance
Johns Hopkins angle: Story states that "one leading cancer researcher at Johns Hopkins
University" points out that fewer than 1 per cent of promising new treatments actually delivers for patients.

The Local (Hamburg, Germany)
June 29, 2009
Setting a common agenda in Berlin and Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: Jackson Janes, executive director of the American Institute for
Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, comments on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's warm reception at the White House, which he says should put to rest lingering doubts about her rapport with President Obama.

History News Network
June 29, 2009
The Chávez-Castro Connection Lie in a Now Forgotten Chapter of the Cold War
Johns Hopkins angle: Article written by Bruce Nelson, who teaches at Johns Hopkins Center for
Talented Youth.

Tulsa World
June 28, 2009
Military funds to promote prosthetics in Oklahoma
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that Oklahoma City-based OrthoCare Innovations is working with APL and on a center
which will transition into civilian use prosthetic and other medical technology developed by the military for amputees.

Battle Creek Enquirer (Michigan)
June 28, 2009
Guest column: Deadly aspect of yo-yo economics
Johns Hopkins angle:  This story mentions a 2008 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
study, which showed suicide rates rising among middle class whites.

The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)
June 28, 2009
Sri Lankan-born American scholar explores trade and peace
Johns Hopkins angle: Author Patrick Mendis currently serves as the vice president of the Osgood
Center for International Studies and is a visiting scholar in foreign policy at the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Lebanon Daily Star
June 29, 2009
Five Arab figures receive AUB honorary degrees
Johns Hopkins angle: Article notes that Elias Zerhouni is Johns Hopkins University's senior
adviser in the School of Medicine.

The Bloomington Alternative (Ind.)
June 27, 2009
Nanotechnology: Revolution and Pollution
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece mentions Ellen Silbergeld of the SoPH.

Terra.com
June 29, 2009
HPV increasingly causes oral cancer in men
Johns Hopkins angle: Maura Gillison of the School of Medicine comments in this story about using
the HPV vaccine on boys and men to prevent throat cancer and to prevent men from spreading the virus to women.

Afro American
June 28, 2009
Study: overweight youth tend to underestimate weight
Johns Hopkins angle: Article reports on research by Youfa Wang at the School of Public Health,
which revealed that many overweight youngsters don't perceive themselves as overweight.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 29, 2009
A Voice Amid the Numbers
Johns Hopkins angle: Bob Massa, leaving Dickinson College after 35 years in enrollment at
colleges and universities, is a former dean of enrollment management at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2009
City officials dispense child-safety guidelines
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Olivia Farrow, the City's interim health
commissioner, joined forces Friday with the Baltimore City Fire Department and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to review injury prevention tips.

Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2009
In Baltimore, the shock of (a lack of) recognition
Johns Hopkins angle: In a column about development downtown, writer Jacques Kelly said that
"What is looking good is the initiative to rebuild the huge land parcel north of Johns Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore."

Baltimore Sun
June 28, 2009
In Annapolis, a miracle worthy of sainthood?
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Gibson of the School of Public Health is quoted in this story.

Low
er Hudson Journal News (NY State)
June 29, 2009
'Spirit of togetherness' alive within Nanuet graduates
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about local students mentions that Alexander Dang will attend Johns
Hopkins University in the fall.

Washington Post
June 29, 2009
Happy to Be Teammates at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Incoming freshmen Cosette Larash and Samantha Arbitman will be teammates on
the women’s lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
June 28, 2009
Frank E. Mason Jr., attorney
Johns Hopkins angle: Mason earned a master of liberal arts degree from the Johns Hopkins
University.

Baltimore Sun
June 28, 2009
Kathy C. Turner, nurse and activist
Johns Hopkins angle: Turner was a 1947 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing.

Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2009
Mary B. Frantz, Towson High history teacher
Johns Hopkins angle: Frantz earned a master's degree in the late 1960s in history from the Johns
Hopkins University.

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Associated Press
June 29, 2009
For modest earners, relief repaying student loans
Starting this week, anyone with a federal student loan can apply for a new Education Department
program, which caps monthly payments based on income and which forgives remaining balances after 25 years. Those agreeing to public service work could have loans forgiven after 10 years.

Bloomberg
June 29, 2009
Tuition at U.S. Colleges Increases 4.3%, Lowest in 37 Years
The average percentage increase is the same as in the 1972- 1973 school year, when the National
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities began its annual survey. The Washington-based lobbying group collected data from 350 schools for a final report to be released today.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 29, 2009
As Fiscal Year Ends, Big Questions Loom for Colleges' Financial Futures
The condition of colleges' balance sheets on June 30 will offer the first concrete assessment of
how the economic crisis has affected higher education. For some institutions, it may also start the clock on a process of taking stock that could result in a new wave of layoffs.

New York Times
June 27, 2009
Scholarships for College Dwindle as Providers Pull Back Their Support
The result will probably be a greater role for federal aid programs in supporting students,
instead of private scholarship providers and state governments, said one expert.

Baltimore Sun
June 29, 2009
Nurturing a love of math, sciences
From the White House to the Maryland legislature to the offices of university presidents around
the nation, experts are becoming increasingly concerned that the United States doesn't produce enough science, technology, engineering and math teachers to spark the next generation of scientists and innovators. Next month, a panel created by Gov. Martin O'Malley will release its plan for improving STEM education in Maryland. One of the most ambitious goals will be to triple the number of such teachers produced by Maryland colleges and universities by 2015.

Inside Higher Ed

June 29, 2009
U.S. Push for Free Online Courses
Administration may propose "open" classes and create "National Skills College" to coordinate
offerings at high schools and community colleges. Other measures for 2-year institutions may include $10 billion facilities loan fund.

Inside Higher Ed
June 29, 2009
In Sickness and in Health
Provosts and chief financial officers may have different jobs, but they have to work together
like a married couple, presenters at NACUBO say.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 29, 2009
During a Campus Crisis, There Is No Substitute for Experience
Emergency-response plans are crucial, a dean of students who has studied how administrators
handled crises told college housing officials on Sunday. But in the heat of the moment, even a well-laid plan can help only so much.

New York Times
June 25, 2009
As Plants Close, Teenagers Focus More on College
Many young people who grew up in towns where manufacturing jobs are dwindling are now confused
and rudderless, with some contemplating a path that might be new to their families: college. This story focuses on teenagers in suburban Dayton, Ohio, who are heading to community colleges after manufacturing plants closed.

Associated Press
June 27, 2009
Utah University Lifts Ban on YouTube
Brigham Young University, a Mormon Church institution where students agree to live a chaste and
virtuous life, has lifted its almost three-year policy of blocking access to YouTube. Administrators lifted the ban on Friday, citing an increasing amount of educational material on the popular video-sharing site.

Johns Hopkins University