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New Scientist
June 30, 2009
Physios recommend a healthy dose of gaming
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Jacob Vogelstein of the Whiting School is working with a colleague at Duke to develop a new kind of prosthetic limb.

ArtsJournal
June 30, 2009
Among Nonprofits Fearing Future, Arts Orgs Most Worried
Johns Hopkins angle: Brief article reports on a study conducted in April by the Johns Hopkins University's Listening Post Project.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 29, 2009
Survey: Nonprofits combating financial stress
Johns Hopkins angle: Nonprofits are facing financial anxiety but battling through it, according to a survey released by the university's Institute for Policy Studies. Lester M. Salamon, director of the institute's Center for Civil Society Studies. is quoted.

MSNBC
June 30, 2009
New NASA astronauts will never fly on shuttle
Johns Hopkins angle: Story notes that Gregory Wiseman is an alumnus.

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 3009
Dulaney High alum picked to be astronaut
Johns Hopkins angle: Gregory Wiseman received a master's degree in systems engineering from the university in 2006.

The Virginian-Pilot
June 30, 2009
Oceana-based test pilot chosen for astronaut candidate class
Johns Hopkins angle: Gregory Wiseman received a master's degree in systems engineering from the university in 2006.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 29, 2009
Giant Food makes nearly $1.3M donation to Johns Hopkins cancer center
Johns Hopkins angle: The $1.25 million gift stems from Giant Food’s Triple Winner game, an annual scratch-card promotion raising funds for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. The donation is an increase from the $1 million raised last year.

Baltimore Sun
June 29, 2009
Doctor investigated over botched prostate surgeries at Philadelphia VA hospital admits errors
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story notes that Gary Kao earned his medical degree here.

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2009
"Ain't Misbehavin'" in Olney
Johns Hopkins angle: The cast of this musical features Peabody Conservatory grad student Curtis Bannister.

Buffalo News
June 30, 2009
Lifeline: Some broccoli a day...
Johns Hopkins angle: Item quotes Jed Fahey, a nutritional biochemist at the School of Medicine.

Glouchester Daily Times
June 30, 2009
New GOP committee head seeks regional Republican growth
Johns Hopkins angle: Pete Fariel holds a master's degree in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

KOAT TV (Albuquerque)
June 30, 2009
Former NM Senator Undergoes Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici is undergoing a reverse shoulder replacement at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Daily Commercial (Fla.)
June 29, 2009
Osteoporosis can often be found with density screening
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Claudia L. Thomas  was formerly director of the fracture clinic at Johns Hopkins.

CNN Money
June 29, 2009
Paulson to tell his side of Merrill deal
Johns Hopkins angle: The story notes that former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has been working as a visiting scholar at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

The Straits Times
June 30, 2009
Cig smuggling funds militants
Johns Hopkins angle: The report which is the basis of this article was produced by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, backed by the School of Public Health.

McClatchy News
June 30, 2009
Electoral loss for Kirchners in Argentina marks end of era
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece from the Christian Science Monitor quotes Riordan Roett, director of the Latin American Studies Program at the School for Advanced International Studies.

Daily Record
June 26, 2009
'Speed-dating' entrepreneurs
Johns Hopkins angle: The story is about a “speed-dating” event at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, meant to drum up new business based on Johns Hopkins research for the new East Baltimore bioparks. The event paired researchers with potential investors.

CrossCut (Seattle)
June 30, 2009
Sock! Pow! Blam!
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about the Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges Explorations research program to combat malaria mentions research by Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena of the School of Public Health.

Innovations Report
June 30, 2009
Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports on research by recent Krieger School alumna Wren Haaland, with Susan Baker of the School of Public Health.

Middletown Journal (Ohio)
June 30, 2009
Councilman bumped from EMA short list
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentions that Joey Henderson, emergency management specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Washington, D.C., region, holds a master’s degree in management from the university.


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New York Times
June 30, 2009
New Plan Ties Reduced College Loan Payments to Income
Starting Wednesday, the federal Education Department will begin offering a repayment plan that lets college graduates reduce their loan payments, based on their income.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 30, 2009
New Loan-Repayment Program Allows Student Borrowers to Pay as They Earn
The plan, which takes effect Wednesday, was created as part of the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act. A borrower's monthly payment will be set at 15 percent of the person's monthly disposable income. Borrowers who earn less than 150 percent of the federal poverty level will not have to pay anything on their loan debt until their income rises.

New York Times
June 30, 2009
Players’ Privacy Law Is Brought Into Question
The Department of Education is taking a closer look to see if athletic departments are applying a federal privacy law too broadly.

Wall Street Journal
June 30, 2009
Ivy League Endowments Finally 'Dumb'
The markets finally found a way to stump the Ivy League. The largest college endowments, long the envy of their smaller rivals for their sophisticated and profitable investment strategies, were left behind over the past year by the performance of smaller schools with far simpler approaches.

Inside Higher Ed
June 30, 2009
Desperate Measures
As the value of endowed gifts continues to shrink from market losses, more university officials are doing some good old fashioned groveling at the feet of their donors. Such was the sentiment shared by finance chiefs and other administrators gathered Monday for the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 30, 2009
Nacubo Meeting Attendees Say Economic Downturn Is Not All Bad News
Construction costs are down, and public colleges are benefiting from higher enrollments, officials say.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 29, 2009
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute names Edward Eisenstein acting president
The University System of Maryland has appointed Edward Eisenstein as acting president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, effective July 1.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 29, 2009
College of Notre Dame of Maryland to offer master's degree in Catholic education
The College of Notre Dame of Maryland's new School of Education has received state approval to offer a  master’s degree in Catholic education.

Inside Higher Ed
June 29, 2009
New Dickinson Plan to Encourage Public Service
Dickinson College is introducing a new fellowship program to encourage public service and allow students to take a "gap year" (or years) between high school and college.  Students apply as high school seniors and, if admitted, can defer enrollment for one to four academic years.  For every year that they spend in public service, they earn a $10,000 credit toward expenses at the college.

WCAX.com (Vt.)
June 30, 2009
Wright's Legacy at Dartmouth College
This week Dartmouth College will see a change at the top. Jim Wright, president for the last decade, will turn over the administration to Jim Yong Kim. It has been a decade of building and change at the Ivy League school, which is an economic engine in the Upper Valley.

Inside Higher Ed
June 30, 2009
Books Aren't Everything
For university presses to survive, they need to stop rallying around yesterday's means of scholarly communication, writes Thomas Bacher, director of the University of Akron Press.

New York Times
June 30, 2009
Patterns: Drinking Age Affects Bingeing, to a Point – Vital Signs
A new study finds that as the drinking age has gone up, binge drinking has gone down except among college students.

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