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WJZ-TV
May 21, 2009
Pelosi Addresses Graduating Johns Hopkins Seniors
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of Johns Hopkins undergraduate diploma ceremony and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

WBAL-TV
May 21, 2009
Pelosi Addresses Graduating Johns Hopkins Seniors
Johns Hopkins angle: AP story on Johns Hopkins undergraduate diploma ceremony and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Baltimore Sun
May 22, 2009
Pelosi returns to home stage
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's speech at Johns Hopkins' commencement
on Thursday.

The Washington Post
May 22, 2009
Pelosi Recalls Baltimore Roots in Speech
Johns Hopkins angle: This article covers House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's speech to Johns Hopkins University arts and sciences and engineering graduates.

The Washington Post
May 22, 2009
Panetta Urges Service, Leadership
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentions Pelosi's speech at JHU's commencement for arts and sciences and engineering graduates.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2009
House Dems defeat GOP call for probe into Pelosi claims that CIA misled her on torture
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press piece mentions that Speaker Pelosi gave a commencement speech
yesterday at JHU.

The Washington Post
May 22, 2009
House rejects probe into Pelosi CIA claims
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions that while she was giving a commencement speech at JHU, House Democrats defeated a Republican push to investigate Pelosi's assertion that the CIA misled her in 2002 about whether waterboarding had been used against terrorism suspects.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2009
JHU is like a family to them
Johns Hopkins angle: Laura Vozzella's column noted that attendance at JHU is a tradition in the family of
the late Rep. Tom Lantos of California. Lantos received a posthumous honorary degree from JHU yesterday, and five of his grandchildren have either received degrees from JHU or are working on them.

The Financial
May 21, 2009
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awards Dean’s Medal to David Oshinsky
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,
has awarded the Dean’s Medal—the School’s highest honor—to historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Oshinsky.

Livemint.com
May 22, 2009
World needs global leadership, new multilateralism, says Ban
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's address at SAIS.

Gazette
May 22, 2009
Laslo Boyd: Commencement season
Johns Hopkins angle: Story about commencements mentioned that Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave the commencement
address at JHU.

Canoe.ca (Canada)
May 21, 2009
U.K.'s attempts to stop swine flu called flawed
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press piece quotes Andrew Pekosz, a flu expert at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
May 22, 2009
The $2 billion nap?
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial states that if hospitals like Johns Hopkins Hospital were to follow the
recent recommendations of the Institute of Medicine and limit residents' shifts with no naps to 16 hours and reduce the workload of residents, it would cost the industry between $1.1 billion and $2.5 billion (much of it to simply hire more residents and doctors to supervise them), according to researchers.

Florida Times-Union
May 20, 2009
Today's cheer, dropouts: This program works
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions research by Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates program.

The Tennessean
May 21, 2009
Author's diet advice advocates 'real food'
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Robert Lawrence, director of the Center for a Livable Future
at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, promotes the idea of going meatless one day a week to reduce the burden that food-production practices place on the environment.

Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey)
May 22, 2009
Forum Istanbul to focus on global crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: Steve Hanke, WSE economist, will take part in Forum Istanbul, which aims to urge
society and specifically academic, business and bureaucratic circles to consider Turkey's situation and generate solutions for the country's problems.

Modesto Bee
May 21, 2009
Choosing a college: It's hard work
Johns Hopkins angle: Student columnist mentioned her visit to JHU's campus and English department.

Gazette
May 22, 2009
New Montgomery MedChi leader targets physician shortage
Johns Hopkins angle: John Young did his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1975 to 1979.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 22, 2009
Lacrosse players honored
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that Johns Hopkins midfielder Brian Christopher was named to the third
team of the Division I lacrosse all-Americans by the US Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Ithaca Journal
May 22, 2009
Moyer joins Seibald on All-American 1st team
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU's Michael Evans was named to the All-American 1st team by United States
Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Business Gazette (Md.)
May 20, 2009
Planners see big hurdles in drafting ‘Science City'
Johns Hopkins angle: David McDonough, senior director of development oversight in Johns Hopkins's real estate division, is quoted.

The Washington Post
May 22, 2009
UK's attempts to stop swine flu called flawed
Johns Hopkins angle: The article quotes Andrew Pekosz, a flu expert at Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
May 22, 2009
In Troubled Economy, Grants Plug the Holes
Johns Hopkins angle: Three medical researchers from Johns Hopkins University were awarded $100,000 grants through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Wall Street Journal
May 22, 2009
Corrections & Amplifications
Johns Hopkins angle: This correction states that Johns Hopkins University's Mark Goodrich was one of the players in a photo accompanying an article. He had been incorrectly identified in some editions of the WSJ as Chad Gaudet, who plays for the University of Virginia.

Maryland Daily Record
May 22, 2009
Reader forum
Johns Hopkins angle: A reader questions who it is that wants to tear down the Jones Falls Expressway and replace it with an "urban boulevard," the city or Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Maryland Daily Record
May 22, 2009
On the Move- Business edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions that Johns Hopkins FCU was recently honored by CRI Solutions, Inc. for outstanding achievement as part of the company's Celebrations of Excellence Awards.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2009
Composer Nicholas Maw, known for "Sophie's Choice" opera and "Odyssey" symphony, dies at 73
Johns Hopkins angle: Maw taught music composition at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore from 1998 until last year.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2009
Dr. Frank W. Davis Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: Davis did his medical internship and residency in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Washington Post
May 22, 2009
Aldus Higgins Chapin, 78, Obituary
Johns Hopkins angle: The former associate dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, led the Corcoran Gallery, Washington Ballet, WPAS.

The Washington Post
May 22, 2009
David Herbert Donald, Obituary
Johns Hopkins angle: The Civil War scholar and Lincoln Biographer taught at Johns Hopkins University.

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ABC News
May 20, 2009
Got Work?
According to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey, just 19.7 percent of 2009 graduates who applied for a job actually have one, compared to 51 percent in 2007 and 26 percent of those graduating in 2008. Economists say this year's graduates are also facing unique challenges not only because they are dueling against the growing ranks of unemployed for work, but because they are also facing a backlog created from last year's graduates who have yet to find fulltime employment.

Boston Globe
May 22, 2009
Listen up, Class of 2009...
The Class of 2009 is being treated to a surplus of soaring rhetoric plus aggressive book promotion as
cap-and-gown season rolls on. This story gathers some largely unreported highlights from this month's notable commencement speeches.

Inside Higher Ed
May 22, 2009
The Future of Student Loans
House hearing elicits widespread agreement that big changes are coming, and that a single federal loan
program would make sense. But left unanswered: Is administration's plan clearly the best option?

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2009
Congress Hears Arguments for and Against Bank-Based Lending
Democrats at a Congressional hearing spoke of the benefits of ending the bank-based, guaranteed-loan
program, but lenders suggested alternatives to its abolition.

Inside Higher Ed
May 21, 2009
Credit Limit
The Credit Card Act of 2009, which passed the Senate Tuesday and is now headed to President Obama, who is
expected to sign it, was heralded by those who say students have been exploited by credit card companies. But some fear that students, in having their access to credit cards limited, will be denied a chance to build up credit in college and barred from accessing a viable -- albeit vexed -- tool for financing their educations.

New York Times
May 22, 2009
Brandeis Halts Retirement Payments
Brandeis University said this week that it would suspend payments to the retirement accounts of faculty and
staff members starting in July. While universities across the country have taken a wide range of actions to confront their financial problems, including layoffs and the suspension of capital projects, freezing contributions to retirement accounts is rare.

Bloomberg
May 22, 2009
Stanford University Eliminates 40 Jobs as Units Cut Budgets 
The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education fired 16 administrative staff members and cut
another nine by not filling vacancies to help address a budget shortfall of $8 million, or 15 percent. The School of Engineering cut 15 staff positions, firing eight people, to slash $9.6 million, or 21 percent. The job cuts follow earlier reductions of nearly 100 workers.

Inside Higher Ed
May 22, 2009
Tough Love for the Humanities
Controversial humanist and bioethicist Leon Kass delivers Jefferson Lecture, warning that, like the
sciences, the humanities seem to have lost their soul.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2009
News Analysis: Online Education Grows, but Painfully
Difficulties faced by distance-learning programs in two states suggest that the fate of such endeavors is to
evolve or dissolve.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2009
New Private Universities in Kuwait Pin Their Hopes on U.S. Partners
The rapid growth of the country's private universities stems from a requirement that all new institutions
have foreign partners. Those include Dartmouth College and Purdue University.

Inside Higher Ed
May 21, 2009
Arne Duncan, Free Marketeer
As lawmakers from both parties rather gently questioned (and often lectured) Education Secretary Arne Duncan
as he testified on the administration's education priorities Wednesday before the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, among his most interesting answers were to several queries about whether the Education Department was doing enough to get colleges to restrain their spending and their tuitions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 21, 2009
A Year of College for All: What the President's Plan Would Mean for the Country
In February, President Obama urged all Americans to commit to a year of college, technical training, or
apprenticeship. If the country complies, the economic returns could be extraordinary. Nationwide some 101.5 million adults over the age of 18 - a full 45 percent of Americans - have never attended college, according to the Census Bureau. If each of them took a year's worth of college courses, their earnings would grow by an estimated $70-billion.

U.S. News & World Report
May 21, 2009
17 Ways College Campuses Are Changing
The fifth-century B.C. Greek philosopher Heraclitus used to exclaim everything changes, nothing stands
still. Well, colleges are in flux, too. Here are the 17 biggest differences between college today and college just 10 years ago.

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