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Philadelphia Inquirer
May 28, 2009
Finally, something good about E. coli
Johns Hopkins angle: Alfred Sommer, dean emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

CNN.com
May 27, 2009
Commentary: Why we do need more doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary cites research by Barbara Starfield at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
May 28, 2009
Baltimore drops appraisal requirement
Johns Hopkins angle: The Board of Estimates approved more than $6 million in federal funds for road rehabilitation work on Orleans Street between Central Avenue and Wolfe Street, near the $700 million expansion of Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to this article.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2009
Rats are loyal to neighborhoods, JHU study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports on research from JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (India)
May 28, 2009
Rats have fierce loyalty to 'home'
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS news service story reports on a study co-authored by Greg Glass, a professor in the School of Public Health.

United Press International
May 27, 2009
Study finds rats rarely roam from home
Johns Hopkins angle: The story cites research from the School of Public Health.

Huffington Post
May 28, 2009
North Korea -- Waiting for China in the U.N. Security Council
Johns Hopkins angle: Joel Wit, a U.S.-Korea Institute visiting scholar at SAIS and senior research fellow at Columbia University’s Weatherhead Institute for East Asian Studies, is mentioned.

Coeur d'Alene Press (Idaho)
May 28, 2009
Column by Sholeh Patrick
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that one of the first grants from the Stand Up to Cancer campaign will go to a Johns Hopkins-led “dream team” that will focus on pancreatic cancer and epigenetics.

Washington City Paper
May 27, 2009
Mars Hopping
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Cecil Adams consults APL planetary scientist Noam Izenberg to help respond to a reader’s question about how much energy would it take to move Mars or Venus into Earth’s orbit.

Detroit News
May 28, 2009
With CAFOs, farms have many animals -- even more waste
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions a report by the Pew Commission and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, finding that the harm from large-scale industrial farms is "too great and the scientific evidence is too strong ignore."

Detroit Free Press
May 27, 2009
Michigan's roads mirror state's woeful response to decline
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Schwieger, who wrote  this op-ed, is an MBA student at Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
May 28, 2009
Kennedy Krieger outpatient center set for grand opening
Johns Hopkins angle: This article touts the grand opening of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s $35 million, state-of-the-art outpatient center, near Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Boston Business Journal
May 28, 2009
Boston Scientific board members resign
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the resignation of Kristina Johnson, the new undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Energy, from the Boston Scientific board and mentions that until recently Johnson was JHU’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
May 28, 2009
Silent ride honors fallen bicyclists
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about an event to commemorate and honor bicyclists who have been killed or injured on the road mentions the 2007 death of Johns Hopkins researcher, John G. Griffith, who was repairing his bike on the shoulder on a Delaware highway.

The Pasco Tribune (Florida)
Private schools turn talent on the world
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup about top local high school scholars mentions that Michael Setteducato will attend JHU as a recipient of the Hodson Trust Scholarship – four years, full tuition – where he will study medicine and engineering.

The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
May 28, 2009
Technical help engineered
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions an honor awarded to recent Johns Hopkins graduate Olivia Mukam, daughter of the mayor of Bakang.

Sparta Independent (Sparta, N.J.)
May 28, 2009
Local student wins award for gifted children
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Marielle Gardner, a student at Helen Morgan Elementary School, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Howard County Times (Md.)
May 28, 2009
School Days
Johns Hopkins angle: The column names local students honored by CTY.

Gloucester County Times (N.J.)
May 28, 2009
South Jersey Life
Johns Hopkins angle: The column names a local student honored by CTY.

The Washington Post
May 28, 2009
County Council Set to Pick A Planner
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Alan Bowser, a candidate for Montgomery County Planning Board, is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

Denver Post
May 28, 2009
Mesa State hits finish line
Johns Hopkins angle: The Denver Outlaws professional lacrosse team has selected former Johns Hopkins midfielder Brian Christopher.

Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2009
Obituary - Elspeth M. Udvarhelyi
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Elspeth Udvarhelyi was the wife of George B. Udvarhelyi, a professor emeritus of neurological surgery in the School of Medicine, and states that she volunteered with the Women's Board of the Peabody Conservatory.

The Washington Post
May 28, 2009
Leroy Hoeck, 97 (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: The retired Washington area pediatrician, along with Arnall Patz, a former chairman of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, discovered that oxygen given to premature babies could cause blindness. The obituary quotes Steven Goodman, a physician at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health and an expert on the history of medical research. 

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New York Times
May 28, 2009
When Sallie Met Barack
Op-Ed columnist Gail Collins writes about the confusion and controversy surrounding the student loan industry.

USA Today
May 28, 2009
Students studying abroad face dangers with little oversight
There is a long-standing gap between families' perceptions and what colleges and providers see as their responsibility for ensuring student safety. Compounding that gap is a lack of transparency. Though most college students who go abroad return home without serious incident, nobody knows exactly how many students end up hurt because nobody is required to keep track on a national level.

Inside Higher Ed
May 28, 2009
The Mystery of Faculty Priorities
Does it make economic and public policy sense for professors to spend more time on research? Two scholars review the evidence and find more theories than answers.

New York Times
May 27, 2009
Recession Imperils Loan Forgiveness Programs
Typically founded by their states to help students pay for college, the state agencies and nonprofit organizations that make student loans and sponsor these programs are getting less money from the federal government and are having difficulty raising money elsewhere as a result of the financial crisis. Curbing the programs will make it harder to lure college graduates into high-value but often low-paying fields like teaching and nursing.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 28, 2009
Colleges Face Challenges in Helping Foreign Students Adjust to Life in U.S.
American colleges fall short in helping students from overseas adapt to a new culture and academic environment. The annual meeting of Nafsa: Association of International Educators devoted several sessions to discussing how campuses can support such students.

Inside Higher Ed
May 28, 2009
Climate Report
About three-fourths of colleges are meeting their reporting deadlines under a national pledge to reduce carbon emissions.

Inside Higher Ed
May 28, 2009
Paying for Campus Health Care
At college health gathering, a packed house hears encouragement for the idea of requiring all students to be enrolled in a single insurance plan. Nationally, about 20 percent of traditional-age undergraduates have no health insurance, and some additional percentage lack adequate insurance.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 29, 2009
Online Professors Pose as Students to Encourage Real Learning
Some professors in online courses invent fake students to encourage real student learning, but others in the field cry foul. Critics say they cross an ethical line, and actual students are shocked when the ruse is revealed.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 28, 2009
Scandal at N.C. State Exposes Dark Side of Politically Connected Trustees
The case shows how much weight can be assigned to even a single conversation between college chiefs and trustees about the hiring of a government official's relative.

New York Times
May 28, 2009
New Push Seeks to End Need for Pre-College Remedial Classes
States receiving stimulus money must improve high schools so college students do not need remedial classes.

Associated Press
May 28, 2009
More college grads join Teach for America
When school starts next fall, Teach for America will send an unprecedented number of college graduates to teach in poor communities across the country – but not as many as the group would like. Teach for America this year chose 4,100 recruits from more than 35,000 applications. While the group has never accepted every applicant, this was the first time it had to turn down people who met all its rigorous criteria.

Reuters
May 28, 2009
iPhone to replace register at Japan university
A Japanese university is giving away Apple Inc.'s trendy iPhone to students for free, but with a catch: the device will be used to check their attendance.

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