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Maryland Daily Record
May 6, 2009
Baltimore severs Olmsted project ties
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU spokesman Dennis O’Shea is quoted in story about Streuver Brothers' sale of the
Olmstead property to Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2009
Johns Hopkins wants vacant lot for parking, shops
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University hopes to buy a vacant block in Charles Village once
planned for luxury condos and transform it into a mixed development of parking, shops and other university uses once the economy rebounds. Radio
May 7, 2009
Hopkins Plans Charles Village Development
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University hopes to buy a vacant block in Charles Village.

USA Today
May 7, 2009
NASA rescue mission aims to revive Hubble Telescope
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a mission to repair and enhance the Hubble
Telescope includes a comment from Warren Moos, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Wall Street Journal
May 7, 2009
Law in the Time of Swine Flu
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog on quarantine-related law, quotes James G. Hodge, a public health professor
at Johns Hopkins University.

Wall Street Journal
May 7, 2009
Public Safety v. Civil Liberties: Health Crisis Leads to New Case
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes James G. Hodge, a public-health professor at JHU.

San Diego Union-Tribune
May 7, 2009
Despite progress, vaccine creation at 'daunting' juncture
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins
University's School of Public Health was quoted.

May 7, 2009
New virus, old tale: animals share bugs with us
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a virologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was

Columbia Journalism Review
May 6, 2009
Kindle a Newspaper Life Saver?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a larger version of Amazon’s Kindle reading device includes comments
from Tim Windsor, Web administrator at Johns Hopkins University.

Des Moines Register
May 7, 2009
Grassley says Obama's high court pick could face rough road
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Joel Grossman commented.

The Tennessean
May 7, 2009
High jobless rate may be the norm after recession
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS economist Laurence Ball commented.

Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2009
Owings considers run at O'Malley
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted.

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
May 7, 2009
No Child Left Behind? What about the dropouts?
Johns Hopkins angle:  a study by Ruth Curran Neild and Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center at

Chattanooga Times Free Press
May 7, 2009
Chattanooga: Growth creates issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Eileen McGurty, associate chairwoman of the
environmental sciences and policy program in the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs.

Washington Post
May 7, 2009
Heavy-Handed Management
Johns Hopkins angle:  An "On Leadership" column by Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School, in which
he discusses why true leaders must understand that all the elements within an organization must work in harmony.

Seeking Alpha
May 7, 2009
Is the Worst over for AIG?
Johns Hopkins angle: Phillip Phan of the Carey Business School is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
May 6, 2009
Byline strike at The Sun a show of support for laid-off colleagues
Johns Hopkins angle: Article quotes, Dennis O'Shea, executive director of communications and public affairs
for JHU and a spokesman for the university.

The Southern (Ill.)
May 7, 2009
Commencement ceremonies begin tonight at SIUC
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that Edgar E. Roulhac, vice provost for academic services at The Johns
Hopkins University, will give an address and receive the Alumni Achievement Award at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Elite TV
May 7, 2009
New Recipe for Dwarf Galaxies
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes KSAS astrophysicist David Thilker.

Delaware Online (The News Journal, Wilmington)
May 7, 2009
Campus report
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Timothy Mercure of Middletown, a junior mathematics major at
Johns Hopkins, made the dean's list.

Courier Post Online (N.J.)
May 7, 2009
After two years, computer science student leaves Rowan University with a bachelor's
Johns Hopkins angle: Profile of Thomas Grochowicz, who is graduating from Rowan University at age 20 and
will attend Johns Hopkins University part time in a dual program in which he will earn a master's in business administration and master's degree in computer science.

Houston County News (La Crosse, Wis.)
May 7, 2009
La Crescent bands take part in national festival
Johns Hopkins angle: The band festival judges mentioned in this article include Harlan Parker, conductor of
the wind ensemble at Peabody Conservatory.

Silver City Sun News (NM)
May 7, 2009
Primary-care model offers best solution
Johns Hopkins angle: Column was authored by Neil Holtzman, emeritus professor at The Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine.

News Blaze
May 7, 2009
Nargis Victims Continue Suffering in Burma
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions a report which was jointly released by the Center for Public Health and
Human Rights of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Emergency Assistance Team-Burma.

New Kerala (India)
May 7, 2009
Gene variation that may increase Alzheimer's risk identified
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports on research from the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic
Medicine at the School of Medicine and includes a quote from Dimitrios Avramopoulos, an associate professor in Hopkins' Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry. (WMAR-TV Baltimore)
May 7, 2009
Schaefer Gets Pacemaker
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions that former Gov. William Donald Schaefer was recovering at Johns
Hopkins Hospital after having a pacemaker implanted in his chest.

Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2009
Schaefer recovering at Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer was recovering at Johns Hopkins Hospital on
Wednesday, the day after doctors inserted a pacemaker in his chest. (India)
May 7, 2009
Patients with history of opioid abuse dislike over dose of Acurox
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study authored by Donald R. Jasinski, chief of the Center for
Chemical Dependence of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
May 7, 2009
S.C. panel advances bill allowing MMA
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press report refers to a 2006 School of Medicine report on brain
injuries related to martial arts contests.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pa.)
May 7, 2009
South Side start-up Mobile Aspect has new plan for endoscopes
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a startup company founded by founder Suneil Mandava, who earned
a biomedical engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Gazette
May 7, 2009
DISA ramps up recruitment in county
Johns Hopkins angle: The Defense Information Systems Agency will hold a job fair at the Johns Hopkins
Applied Physics Laboratory  next month.

Elite TV
May 7, 2009
Cassini Maps Global Pattern of Titan’s Dunes
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Ralph Lorenz, Cassini radar scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2009
Q&A : Drew Bracken, Towson, lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: Question and answer with Towson High School senior Drew Bracken, whose grandfather, Bob
Scott, coached Johns Hopkins to seven national titles and wrote the bible of the men's game, "Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition."

Little Chicago Review
May 6, 2009
SLMC surgical tech helps put smiles on kids' faces
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerald Phillips, a surgical technician with the South Lincoln Medical Center, is a
graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Messenger
May 7, 2009
Opening credit
Johns Hopkins angle: Profile of Skizz Cyzyk, who joined the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins Film
Festival in 1998.

Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2009
Eileen H. Marion, administrator
Johns Hopkins angle: During the 1970s and 1980s, Marion worked as an administrator at Johns Hopkins



National Public Radio – All Things Considered
May 7, 2009
Graduates Brace For Worst Job Market In Years
In the coming weeks, college seniors across the country will get their caps and gowns, accept their diplomas
and enter the worst job market in modern memory. The director of career services at the University of Pennsylvania says in this story that this is the worst job market she's ever seen. The students quoted in the story are surprisingly upbeat about their circumstances.

USA Today
May 7, 2009
Our view paying for college: To stretch education dollars, cut out the middleman
President Obama wants to expand federal Pell Grants for low- and middle-income students. The expansion would
be financed by ending the private Federal Family Education Loan Program and replacing it with direct government lending. This editorial questions whether that plan will actually make college more affordable.

USA Today
May 7, 2009
Opposing view: Let borrowers choose
A counterpoint to the editorial above, the writer opposes the Obama administration's proposal to eliminate
the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 7, 2009
Is Tenure Denial a Fair-Pay Issue? Federal Judge Says Yes
Ruling on a motion in a tenure-denial case in Mississippi, the judge said that tenure rejection affects
compensation and hence comes under a new law that gives employees more time to file discrimination lawsuits over pay issues.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 7, 2009
Updates on Billion-Dollar Campaigns at 32 Universities
The 32 American universities that are seeking to raise at least $1-billion collected a total of
$400.5-million in gifts and pledges during the last month for which they had data available. The campaign with the largest gain in the last month is Yale University, with $86-million.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 6, 2009
How a Student-Friendly Kindle Could Change the Textbook Market
This week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon plans to work with a handful of universities on a
pilot project featuring its new wide-format Kindle – an electronic book device – loaded with textbooks.

Inside Higher Ed
May 7, 2009
Classroom Failure, Postseason Ban
For the first time in its history, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has banned teams from
postseason play for their athletes’ poor academic performance. A handful of collegiate teams were punished yesterday because each has a low Academic Progress Rate -- a nationally comparable score the NCAA uses to judge teams based on their athletes’ ability to remain in good academic standing, stay enrolled from semester to semester and ultimately graduate.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 7, 2009
One in 10 Teams Still Fail to Make the NCAA's Grade
Despite years of prodding from officials at the National Collegiate Athletic Association to bolster
athletes' performance in the classroom, nearly 10 percent of all athletics teams in the NCAA’s top division fail to meet its benchmark for academic progress, new data show.

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