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Baltimore Sun
May 11, 2009
Science waits for Hubble
Johns Hopkins angle: Story explores how
KSAS astrophysicist Adam Riess's research on dark energy hinges on the Atlantis telescope repair mission.

Sydney Morning Herald
(Australia)
May 9, 2009
Shedding light on the dark force pulling the universe apart
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Adam Reiss, an astronomy professor in
the Krieger School.

New York Times
May 9, 2009
A Custom Drug
Johns Hopkins angle: Opinion piece co-authored by Ruth Faden of the Berman
Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins.

Hunterdon County Democrat (N.J.)
May 8, 2009
Raritan Man Shines On 'Jeopardy'
Johns Hopkins angle: Homewood senior Scott Menke is competing in the Jeopardy
College Tournament. The semifinal round airs tonight, Monday, May 11.

Voice of America Online
May 10, 2009
Iranian Court Hears Appeal by Jailed US-Iranian Journalist Roxana Saberi
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from Fouad Ajami, a
professor at SAIS.

New York Times
May 8, 2009
For Veterans Back From War, Writing Proves to Be a Balm
Johns Hopkins angle: Article notes that blogger and Iraq war veteran Dario
DiBattista Jr. has been accepted into Johns Hopkins University’s graduate writing program.

The Washington Post
May 9, 2009
Questions & Answers
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular
microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, answers questions about swine flu.

The Washington Post
May 10, 2009
Mexicans Blame Industrial Hog Farms
Johns Hopkins angle: Article notes that large-scale industrialized farming poses
a number of health risks, according to a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Times
May 8, 2009
The Family That Job-Hunts Together
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Matt Diamond, 24, graduated last year
with a five-year dual degree from Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory.

Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii)
May 11, 2009
End of recession won't boost jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Laurence Ball, an
economics professor at Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
May 11, 2009

Thinners lessen blood clot risks
Johns Hopkins angle: Q & A with Michael Streiff, medical director of the Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutions Anticoagulation Management Service and Outpatient Clinic.

Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2009
Antidepressants: The right people aren't always getting them
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Karen Swartz, director of clinical programs at the
Johns Hopkins Mood Disorder Center.

BBC Radio News (U.K.)
May 8, 2009
Peering into Hubble's future
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Steven Beckwith, a
professor of astronomy at in the Krieger School and former director of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Tehran Times
May 11, 2009
Peering into Hubble's future
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS astronomer Steven Beckwith is quoted.

New Kerala (India)
May 9, 2009
Bacteria in mosquito gut may prevent spread of malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on School of Public Health research
led by George Dimopoulos, who is quoted.

The Times of India
May 9, 2009
Bacteria helps preventing spread of malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on School of Public Health research led
by George Dimopoulos, who is quoted.

Washingtonpost.com
May 11, 2009
Don't Shortchange Your Health
Johns Hopkins angle: Column focuses on Nisha Krishnan, who is graduating from
JHU with a master's degree and faces the challenge of paying for health insurance.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 11, 2009
Wanted: Nuclear fuel for space probes
Johns Hopkins angle: Ralph McNutt of APL was quoted.

Denver Post

May 10, 2009
Hitting the shelves
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup of new books mentions The Marriage Go-Round:
The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today, by Andrew J. Cherlin, a sociology professor in the Krieger School.

Red Orbit
May 11, 2009
Researchers Uncover Blood Pressure Genetic Clues
Johns Hopkins angle: International research team on study includes Aravinda
Chakravarti of the School of Medicine.

Chicago Daily Herald
May 11, 2009
More parents say no to vaccines, endangering kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health.

Anchorage Daily News
(Alaska)
May 10, 2009
The power of pork
Johns Hopkins angle: Ellen Silbergeld of the School of Public Health comments in this piece.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
May 11, 2009
Heart attack entrees with side orders of stroke
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Mel Daly of the School of Medicine.

Zee News
May 11, 2009
Novel genetic risks for kidney disease identified
Johns Hopkins angle: Anna Kottgen of the School of Public Health is quoted.

Grand Rapids Press (Michigan)
May 11, 2009
LumenFlow's good looks win honorable mention in NASA's Create the Future
contest
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentioned that LumenFlow competed against more
than 1,100 entries worldwide, including "such powerhouses" as Johns Hopkins University.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 11, 2009
Critical thinking gives U.S. an edge over China
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions local partnerships with institutions such
as Johns Hopkins.

Pittsburgh Business Times
May 11, 2009
UPMC’s proposed vaccine factory gains momentum
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions D.A. Henderson from Johns Hopkins Center for
Civilian Biodefense Strategies.

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2009
Preserving city landmarks
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial mentions "the magnificent Marburg Pavilion at
the Johns Hopkins University Hospital."

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2009
You don't have to mow it, and it goes with oil and vinegar
Johns Hopkins angle: Laura Vozzella's column reports that Johns Hopkins
University senior Scott Menke advanced to the semifinals last week in the Jeopardy! College Championship.

Observer and Eccentric Mirror
(Michigan)
May 11, 2009
Patients to benefit from hospital's residency program
Johns Hopkins angle: Kenneth Grimm earned his bachelor's degree at JHU.

Charlotte Observer (N.C.)
May 10, 2009
A junkie for public health preparedness
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on Julie Casani notes that she earned a
master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins.

Washington Examiner
May 11, 2009
Liberal bigotry seen in the Prejean attacks
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Gregory Kane mentions opinions shared with him
by students in his writing class at JHU.

Huffington Post
May 10, 2009
This Week in Magazines: If The Economy is Driving You to Drink...
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist calls attention to an article in the latest
edition of Modernism/modernity, a scholarly journal published by JHU Press.

Workers World
May 10, 2009
Stocks up, economy down
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that an economics professor at JHU said that
unemployment may peak at 10 percent and “It will be a long time before we see 5 percent” again. (Story doesn't name the professor.)

Cumberland Times-New (Md.)
May 11, 2009
In Brief
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS visiting professor Bertram Wyatt-Brown will present a
free lecture on the assassination of Lincoln.

Washington Times
May 11, 2009
Virginia, Maryland advance in lacrosse tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the men’s lacrosse team from
Virginia will meet eighth-seeded Johns Hopkins in the NCAA quarterfinals on Sunday.

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2009
Hopkins slips past Brown in OT
Johns Hopkins angle: No. 8 seed Hopkins defeated a tough and stubborn Brown
team, 12-11, in an opening-round NCAA Division I tournament game this weekend.

Washington Times
May 10, 2009
Christopher clutch in Blue Jays' victory
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse
team’s win Saturday over Brown.

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (New York)
May 11, 2009
NCAA lacrosse roundup: Late surge leads Syracuse to rout
Johns Hopkins angle: A short report on Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between
Johns Hopkins and Brown states that Brian Christopher netted his third overtime game-winner in the last four games to help Johns Hopkins advance to the quarterfinals for the 19th straight time.

Charlottesville Daily Progress
May 11, 2009
UVa dominant in first round
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Virginia has advanced to an NCAA
Tournament quarterfinal showdown against Johns Hopkins on Sunday and that earlier this season, UVa defeated the Blue Jays in Baltimore in a 16-15 thriller.

Delaware County Daily Times (Pa.)
May 10, 2009
Quigley’s relief gives Neumann shot at title
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport column includes a brief report about Johns
Hopkins’ men’s lacrosse team victory over Brown, a win that sends the Blue Jays into the second round of the NCAA Division I men’s tournament.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
May 10, 2009
Hopkins nips Brown with quick score in OT
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse
team’s win Saturday over Brown.

Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2009
Ferdinand P. Kelly
Johns Hopkins angle: Kelly studied architecture at night at Johns Hopkins'
McCoy College.

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2009
Jennis Roy Galloway
Johns Hopkins angle: Galloway earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1937.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Inside Higher Education
May 11, 2009
Show Me the Money
Admissions officials have been expecting major increases in public college and
university applications, selectivity and enrollments. Much of that appears to be happening as expected. At private colleges, projections have been all over the map, with some fearing that many institutions would lack for students this fall. Some privates, however, are reporting similar numbers of deposits to last year, or modest declines.

The New York Times
May 11, 2009
Top Colleges See Little Fall in Commitments
Early indications show that the struggling economy may not have disrupted
students' college choices as much as schools had feared. More than a dozen top colleges, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Wesleyan and Smith, along with such public schools as the University of Virginia and Wisconsin, reported that accepted applicants had committed to attending in the fall at about the same rate as last year.

The Washington Post
May 11, 2009
Sallie Mae's About Face on Loan Subsidies
In a reverse of position, Sallie Mae now supports President Obama's efforts to
kill subsidies it has tried for so long to protect. The company has offered a proposal that calls for the government to hold on to the loans and pay private companies for originating and servicing them.

Inside Higher Education
May 11, 2009
College for the Unemployed
On the heels of an administration that sometimes acted as if higher education
could do little right, college leaders now have in the White House a president who seems to think their institutions have the answers to many of the country's problems.

Inside Higher Education
May 11, 2009
Study Abroad Plus
Developing layers of international learning through study abroad programs.

Chicago Daily Herald
May 10, 2009
Endowment dependent schools hit hardest
First came the recession, then a corresponding rise in student financial aid requests and endowment devaluation. 

Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2009
529 College-Savings Plan Way Down? Join the Club
529 college-savings plans have been particularly hit hard, with some plans
offering poor investment choices and portfolios that carried far too much risk for students who were close to attending college.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
May 11, 2009
Black Colleges Will Fight Cut to Federal Program
President Obama’s education budget, unveiled Thursday, included major spending
increases in many areas but didn’t include an extra $85 million that Black institutions have received annually for the past two years thanks to a 2007 change to the student loan laws.

Philadelphia Daily News
May 10, 2009
Race to College: Ali's choice
A student is wait-listed at her first choice but accepted at six other schools,
including the University of Pennsylvania. Which one will she choose?

The National Law Journal
May 11, 2009
Justice's legacy tied to the 72 lawyers who clerked for him
Legacy can be found not only in his 140 majority opinions, but at law schools,
law firms and public workplaces across the nation.

Inside Higher Education (Quick Takes)
May 11, 2009
U.S. Weighs New Rules on Research Conflicts
The National Institutes of Health on Friday said it was considering issuing new
regulations to govern financial and other conflicts of interest in biomedical  research and invited interested parties to weigh in on a set of possible changes.

Johns Hopkins University