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Newsweek Online
May 19, 2009
300 Million Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Thomas Frieden, who was recently appointed head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes comments from Alfred Sommer, former dean of the School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2009
Stimulus funds spur flurry of research grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins is submitting numerous grant requests in hopes of receiving some of the $13 billion in federal stimulus money. Scott Zeger, the university’s acting provost, is quoted.

The New York Times
May 20, 2009
All the World’s a Laboratory
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed piece was written by Andrea Meyerhoff and Paul Lietman, faculty members in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2009
So, are you feeling any better?
Johns Hopkins angle: This business column discusses the health costs associated with an economic downturn, quoting Alan Langlieb, director of workplace psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

People’s Daily Online (China)
May 20, 2009
Scholar: China's engagement with Africa transforms continent's strategic landscape
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is based on an interview with Peter Lewis, director of the African Studies program at SAIS.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
May 19, 2009
High Blood Pressure Affecting Children Now
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes comments from Tammy Brady, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Nephrology in the School of Medicine.

Defence Professionals (Germany)
May 20, 2009
Ray Mabus Sworn in as New U.S. Navy Secretary
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Ray Mabus, who was sworn in as the 75th Secretary of the Navy, earned a master’s degree at Johns Hopkins.

Navy Times
May 20, 2009
Mabus sworn in as 75th SecNav
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Ray Mabus, who was sworn in as the 75th Secretary of the Navy, earned a master’s degree at Johns Hopkins.

Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pa.)
May 20, 2009
Chambersburg boy honored by Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Thomas Miller of Chambersburg, Pa., recently was honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children, a ceremony that was conducted by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Business Gazette (Md.)
May 20, 2009
Renaissance man: Baltimore musician breaks new ground with old instrument
Johns Hopkins angle: A profile of Ronn McFarlane, who studied the lute at the Peabody Conservatory under Roger Harmon.

The New York Times
May 20, 2009
Nicholas Maw, British Composer, Dies at 73
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Maw taught composition at the Peabody Institute.

BBC News (UK)
May 20, 2009
Odyssey composer Maw dies aged 73
Johns Hopkins angle: An obituary for Nicholas Maw, who was a professor of composition at Peabody.

The Washington Post
May 20, 2009
Nicholas Maw obituary
Johns Hopkins angle: The British composer who brought William Styron's novel, "Sophie's Choice" to the opera stage, was on the faculty of the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University from 1998 to 2008.

Gramophone
May 20, 2009
Nicholas Maw, composer, has died
Johns Hopkins angle: An obituary for Nicholas Maw, who was a professor of composition at Peabody.

Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2009
Lacrosse Muscles Its Way West
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Johns Hopkins is one of the 56 men's Division 1 college lacrosse teams, based on NCAA data from the 2007-08 season.

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Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2009
SAT Coaching Found to Boost Scores – Barely
Families can spend thousands on test-preparation to help students boost SAT scores. But a new study finds these courses aren't as beneficial as consumers believe.

Inside Higher Ed
May 20, 2009
Test Prep, to What End?
New analysis from admissions group suggests that SAT coaching improves scores, but modestly. But study also finds that modest increases make a difference at many institutions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 20, 2009
Credit-Card Bill Seeks to Protect Students but Could Limit Their Access to Credit
The U.S. Senate cleared credit-card legislation on Tuesday that would shield students and other consumers from sudden spikes in interest rates and fees, but that would cap the amount that students under the age of 21 could borrow.

Inside Higher Ed
May 20, 2009
Peace in Accreditation Land
In stark contrast to 2007, federal negotiations over accreditation rules end in accord, overcoming dispute over student learning outcomes that might have derailed the proceeding.

Inside Higher Ed
May 20, 2009
Moving On
College presidents are still leaving for other universities amid tough economic times, but some concede that they wrestled with whether doing so was appropriate.

Inside Higher Ed
May 20, 2009
Commercial and Tax-Free
Big-time college athletics programs are supported in ways that are significantly different from the rest of higher education -- but are likely to retain tax-exempt status, Congressional review finds.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 20, 2009
Commercialization in College Sports May Have 'Crossed the Line,' Congressional Report Says
Big-time athletics programs derive far more of their revenue from commercial sources than do universities overall, says the report from the Congressional Budget Office. It does not recommend any changes in the tax status of those programs.

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