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ABC News
May 13, 2009
Kids Born to Unwed Moms Hit Record High
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Andrew Cherlin, a professor of public policy at JHU’s
Krieger School.

WZJ-TV
May 13, 2009
Md. Scientist Depends On Hubble Repairs Going Well
Johns Hopkins angle: Adam Riess, an professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Krieger
School, is quoted.

WJZ-TV
May 14, 2009
Astronauts Step Out On 1st Spacewalk To Fix Hubble
Johns Hopkins angle: Marshall Kaplan of APL is quoted.

Kansas City InfoZine
May 14, 2009
High School Dropout Rate Determined in Middle School
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from Robert Balfanz, a research scientist in the
Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Inquirer.net (The Philippines)
May 14, 2009
Johns Hopkins honors FilAm Grade 3 pupil
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a Filipino American Grade 3 student who was recently honored at
a ceremony for gifted children held by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth; CTY executive director Lea Ybarra is quoted.

BroadwayWorld.com
May 13, 2009
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Premieres In John Hopkins Univ's Swirnow Theater 6/12
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Theatre Hopkins will open its final production of the season
on Friday, June 12, at the Swirnow Theater in the Mattin Center on JHU’s Homewood campus.

Panama Star
May 14, 2009
Spanish music leads repertoire
Johns Hopkins angle:  Israeli Mia Pomerantz and the Mexican Jorge Amaral are both graduates from the masters
program at the Peabody Conservatory.

Maryland Daily Record
May 14, 2009
Plaudits for Kimmel Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions that the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
has awarded the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview a three-year approval with commendation and an outstanding achievement award.

United Press International
May 13, 2009
New hypertension genes are identified
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief states that researchers from the School of Medicine and collaborators
identified genes associated with blood pressure and hypertension. Aravinda Chakravarti, director of the university's Center for Complex Disease Genomics, is quoted.

Africa Science News Service
May 15, 2009
AIDS Hotline for Ethiopian Health-Care Workers
Johns Hopkins angle: This report focuses on a service developed in part by the Johns Hopkins Center for
Communication Programs.

Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs
May 14, 2009
Genes Predict Kidney Disease?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from Josef Coresh, professor in the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dark Reading
May 13, 2009
Insider May Have Breached More Than 10,000 Patient Records At Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a possible identity fraud scam linked to a Johns Hopkins
Hospital employee.

Howard County Times
May 14, 2009
Preparing for swine flu, Round 2
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a pandemic exercise being coordinated by Johns Hopkins
University's Applied Physics Lab; Ruth Vogel, program manager in the homeland protection business area at APL, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 14, 2009
Hopkins' Boland turns it around on field, in classroom
Johns Hopkins angle: This article chronicles junior Chris Boland's journey from academically ineligible to
top points producer for the Blue Jays.

Lacrosse Magazine
May 14, 2009
Virginia Toughens Faceoff Presence with Gaudet
Johns Hopkins angle: This article profiles a Virginia player who will compete against the Johns Hopkins Blue
Jays this weekend.

Say Campus Life
May 14, 2009
National Lacrosse Championships Are In Full Swing
Johns Hopkins angle: This article sets the scene for this weekend’s NCAA playoff games, one of which will
pit Johns Hopkins against Virginia.

The Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, Mass.)
May 14, 2009
Lancers' Neverman on fast track to Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column focuses on local high school baseball star and “math whiz” Kyle
Neverman, who has committed to playing baseball at Johns Hopkins and expects to study chemical engineering.

Right Side Now
May 14, 2009
Radical University Empires vs. Clueless State Lawmakers
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece states that The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education last
year named Johns Hopkins University as its first-ever "Censor of the Year" for 2006.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Bloomberg.com
May 13, 2009
Chu Asks College Students, Presidents to Help Spend $37 Billion 
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he will ask university presidents, deans, and students across the U.S. to help decide how to spend $37 billion in stimulus money. Chu, a Nobel Prize laureate in physics who came to President Barack Obama’s Cabinet from the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, said yesterday he was about to send a letter to universities and scientific societies, soliciting help with awarding grants.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 14, 2009
NIH Makes No Promises as It Considers Regulations on Financial Conflicts
The National Institutes of Health said it would consider imposing tougher regulations to reduce financial conflicts of interest in scientific research. But it might end up not doing anything.

Associated Press
May 13, 2009
Obama says his, graduates' best work ahead
President Barack Obama didn't shy away from the "snub" by Arizona State University officials who said he hadn't accomplished enough yet to earn an honorary degree. In a commencement speech Wednesday to a stadium full of young graduates, he said the officials were right.

Inside Higher Ed
May 14, 2009
Next Budget Victim? Joy.
While tenured faculty may feel more secure in their jobs than employees in more beleaguered industries, there’s little question that the quality of life many professors have come to expect is deteriorating at many institutions. Workloads are increasing while pay is stagnant or falling, and the threat of layoffs has brought an edginess to the Ivory Tower that some professors say hasn’t existed in decades.

WBUR.org
May 13, 2009
As Endowment Tumbles, Harvard Struggles To Preserve Mission
At Harvard, faculty, staff and students are suffering some of the most severe cutbacks the university has implemented in decades.

Associated Press
April 13, 2009
Providence mayor wants to tax college students
The mayor of Providence wants to slap a $150-per-semester tax on the 25,000 full-time students at Brown University and three other private colleges in the city, saying they use resources and should help ease the burden on struggling taxpayers.

Inside Higher Ed
May 14, 2009
Students as Lemmings
A new study by scholars at Stanford University, the World Bank, and Italy's Bocconi University finds that college undergraduates let their peers influence their choice of major, often leading them into careers that were not best suited to their skills -- and ultimately diminished their income.

Inside Higher Ed
May 14, 2009
New Presidents or Provosts
A listing of new appointments at Cleveland State U., Drexel U., Greenville College, Monroe CC, Stephens College, U. of Idaho, Western Washington U.

Wall Street Journal
May 12, 2009
Eight Tuition-Free Colleges
These eight colleges offer tuition-free educations.

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