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Seattle Times
May 12, 2009
Higher jobless rate may become the norm as many jobs vanish forever
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg News story quotes KSAS economist Laurence Ball.

Business Week Online
May 11, 2009
Business PhD Applications on the Rise
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Yuval Bar-Or, an adjunct faculty member at Johns
Hopkins’ Carey Business School.

LeHighValleyLive.com
May 12, 2009
Students from Muhlenberg and Flemington lost 'Jeopardy' contest
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reported that Scott Menke, a Flemington native who attends Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore, lost on 'Jeopardy" on Monday night.

Minnesota Public Radio
May 11, 2009
Author says modern society discourages civility
Johns Hopkins angle: This page links to a radio interview with P.M. Forni, a Krieger School professor who
directs the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins University.

NumisMaster.com
May 12, 2009
Brasher Doubloons!
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, JHU has in its possession a genuine Brasher doubloon.

Houston County News
May 12, 2009
La Crescent bands take part in national festival
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions Harlan Parker, conductor of the wind ensemble at Peabody Conservatory at
Johns Hopkins University.

Asia Times Online
May 12, 2009
Blowback on Myanmar's cyclone disaster
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentioned a highly critical report by Emergency Assistance Team, together with
the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, released in March was challenged by a group of 21 international agencies.

KSAT (San Antonio, Texas)
May 12, 2009
Big Chains Serve 'Shocking' Amounts Of Salt
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on the salt content of fast food quotes Mel Daly of the School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal Blogs
May 12, 2009
Johns Hopkins Employee May Have Stolen Patient Data
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that Johns Hopkins is alerting more than 10,000 of its hospital patients that
they may have been victims of identity theft.

Data Protection
May 12, 2009
Johns Hopkins Tells Patients: Employee Stole Data for Fraud
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital is warning more than 10,000 patients about a data
theft after linking a woman working in the hospital's patient registration area to fraud.

Washington Times
May 12, 2009
Billing software helps doctors get paid
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Ben Carson, a professor of neurological surgery in
the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (India)
May 11, 2009
Novel genetic risk factors for kidney disease identified
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a Johns Hopkins-led study includes comments from Anna Kottgen, an
assistant scientist in the School of the Public Health, and Josef Coresh, a professor in the school’s Department of Epidemiology.

The Telegraph (Calcutta, India)
May 12, 2009
Gap in Gates giveaways - Health researchers question north-south divide in funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Robert Black, a professor in the School of Public
Health’s Department of International Health.

WebMD.com
May 11, 2009
Group: Too Much Salt in Restaurant Food
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments by Mel Daly, a geriatrician and associate professor of
medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

OnMilwaukee.com
May 11, 2009
According to Hopkins, everyone I know is an alcoholic
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog quotes from a list of questions, attributed to Johns Hopkins, to help
determine if a person is an alcoholic.

Washington Business Journal
May 11, 2009
HHS convenes new health IT policy committee
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the first meeting of a new federal advisory committee on health
information technology policy, a panel that includes Michael Klag, dean at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health.

United Press International
May 11, 2009
Many restaurant meals heavy on salt
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from Mel Daly, a geriatrician and associate professor
of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 11, 2009
Council debates health insurance initiative
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece mentioned that Johns Hopkins researchers are collecting and interpreting
statistics in regard to Howard County's new health access program for the uninsured.

National Geographic News
May 11, 2009
"Supergiant" Asteroid Shut Down Mars's Magnetic Field
Johns Hopkins angle: James Roberts, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, is quoted in this
article.

New Kerala (India)
May 12, 2009
'Supergiant' asteroid shut down magnetic field of Mars
Johns Hopkins angle: James Roberts, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, is quoted in this
ANI article.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 12, 2009
Local lacrosse stars head east
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses in part on Rex Sanders, who will enroll at Johns Hopkins next fall
to play on the men’s lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2009
In lacrosse, there's no room for upsets
Johns Hopkins angle: Article reports that Of the seven programs that have won national championships in the
38-year NCAA tournament history, all seven - Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Virginia, North Carolina, Cornell and Maryland - are still alive.

Christianity Today
May 12, 2009
Interview: When the Stranger Knocks
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with World Relief's Jenny Hwang, a graduate of JHU.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2009
Patricia A. Winter, Chamber executive
Johns Hopkins angle: Winter attended JHU.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Boston Globe
May 12, 2009
The Harvard disadvantage
As a result of its unprecedented push to recruit more students of modest means, the number of Harvard
students from families making less than $60,000 a year has surged 30 percent over the last five years. One of the students interviewed for this story said he feels like he doesn’t have anything in common with his wealthy classmates. As it increases its outreach to such students, Harvard is doing more to help them adjust to campus life and address the disconnect that many experience on arrival, said William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid, who himself was a scholarship student at Harvard.

Wall Street Journal
May 12, 2009
Citi to Lend $5 Billion in TARP Funds for Municipal Program
Citigroup Inc. said Tuesday it will lend up to $5 billion to state and local governments, municipal
agencies, universities and nonprofit hospitals for projects that will create jobs and drive economic growth.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 12, 2009
States Plan to Spend Most Stimulus Money on Education Swiftly
California, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin – the first
nine states to apply for federal stimulus money meant for education – say they will use most of the money for public, K-12 schools rather than colleges or universities.

Times Leader (Wilkes Barre, Pa.)
May 12, 2009
Sallie Mae execs want to save jobs
Sallie Mae executives Monday said they don’t necessarily oppose President Barack Obama’s plan for student
loans, they just want to make changes the company’s CEO says would reduce profitability but save thousands of jobs.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 12, 2009
Cut expensive subsidies for private lenders, boost the Pell Grants for college – editorial
This editorial is in favor of President Obama’s proposal to cut federal subsidies to private lenders in
order to boost Pell Grants. But the op-ed also points out that relatively few students are poor enough to qualify for Pell Grants and that the proposed increase wouldn’t do much to offset fast-rising college costs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 12, 2009
What the Federal Government Owes Student Borrowers
This op-ed by the president of American Student Assistance, a nonprofit, federally supported student-loan
guarantor, suggests that all parties involved in student loans should work together to develop a single, lender-neutral system whereby a student or parent could pick any lender, including the government, on any campus and have the loan processed as efficiently as any other.

Inside Higher Ed
May 12, 2009
To Lend or Not to Lend?
This op-ed by president of Macalester College addresses how the "no loans" policies adopted by wealthy
colleges may have fostered the dangerous belief that borrowing for college is somehow wrong.

Inside Higher Ed
May 12, 2009
The Disappearing Tenure-Track Job
The American Federation of Teachers is today releasing a 10-year analysis showing how the tenure-track
professorship is disappearing.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 12, 2009
Who's Teaching at American Colleges? Increasingly, Instructors Off the Tenure Track
The proportion of instructors working part time is continuing to grow, according to a new report from the
American Federation of Teachers. The report underscores that tenured and tenure-track professors are an ever-shrinking slice of the professoriate at American colleges and universities.

San Jose Mercury News
May 11, 2009
In an economic downturn, even Stanford University's fundraisers have to cut back
Stanford's Office of Development — the university's fundraising office, the most successful collegiate
moneymaker in the nation — has cut the equivalent of nearly 20 percent of its staff. It is also scaling back on events, reducing travel and shifting publications from print to online. Even though this single office brought in $1.61 billion in the past two years, the university is looking everywhere for cuts because of the economy.

Inside Higher Ed
May 12, 2009
Swine Flu and Student Flows
More than 50 colleges in the U.S. have canceled summer study abroad programs to Mexico in response to swine
flu, affecting an estimated 1,300 students, according to data compiled by the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration. Following an initial wave of cancellations, however, a number of colleges and providers have announced plans to continue with summer study abroad offerings in Mexico, albeit in some cases with modifications.

Washington Post
May 12, 2009
Data About Students Dispersed in Breach
The D.C. agency that handles college financial aid requests said yesterday that it had accidentally e-mailed
personal information from 2,400 student applicants to more than 1,000 of those applicants. The information included student names, e-mail and home addresses, phone and Social Security numbers and dates of birth. The disclosure involved the "DC OneApp," an online application that allows D.C. students to apply for a series of grant programs.

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