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Baltimore Sun
November 9, 2009
At what point does safety trump the right to drive?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions 20-year-old JHU undergrad Miriam Frankl, who died in October after being hit by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed St. Paul Street.

The Washington Post
November 9, 2009
Va. counselor slain day after arrival
Johns Hopkins angle: Arlene Gerson, an associate professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this article relating to the shooting at Fort Hood Army base.

Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2009
Gift cards are safer, but pitfalls remain
Johns Hopkins angle: Kwame Kuadey, an MBA graduate from Johns Hopkins University who founded GiftCardRescue.com in Ellicott City last year, is quoted in this article about the benefits and disadvantages of gift cards.

The Washington Post
November 7, 2009
Gift card scandal could sink Baltimore mayor
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's legal problems quotes Matthew Crenson, a retired JHU political scientist.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
November 7, 2009
Baltimore mayor faces trial for stealing gift cards; case could end her political career
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson was quoted in this Associated Press story.

WBAL Radio
November 7, 2009
Dixon Keeps Schedule Approaching Trial
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted in this radio report.

Philanthropy Journal
November 9, 2009
Pension costs hurt nonprofits, report says
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that most nonprofits that offer retirement benefits report the plans are under stress, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Listening Post project. Lester M. Salamon, author of the report and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, is quoted.

The Longmont Times-Call (Colo.)
November 7, 2009
A change to the school calendar could help low-income students
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions a 2007 study by Krieger School sociology professor Karl Alexander that found that 13 percent of low-income elementary students took college-preparatory classes in high school, compared with 62 percent of students who were from high-income families.

New York Times
November 8, 2009
Nightingale and Garden With Hints of China
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of "Awakening from a Disappearing Garden" mentioned that the composer, Angel Lam, studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Winnipeg Free Press
November 7, 2009
The Fall(out) of the Wall
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Hamilton of SAIS commented.

Christian Science Monitor
November 9, 2009
Amid war Afghanistan trains thousands of new midwives
Johns Hopkins angle: Midwife use in Afghanistan jumped from 6 percent in 2003 to 19 percent three years later, according to Johns Hopkins University research.

Afro American
November 9, 2009
Black Lawmakers under Ethics Spotlight
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence is quoted in this story about black lawmakers under investigation.

Stars and Stripes
November 9, 2009
20 years after the Berlin Wall: In Europe, U.S. military remains committed to ensuring stability while taking on new threats
Johns Hopkins angle: Jackson Janes, executive director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at SAIS, is quoted.

Newark Star-Ledger
November 8, 2009
For psychiatrists, wartime is a pressure cooker
Johns Hopkins angle: George S. Everly Jr., an associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Public Health and a leading authority on stress and trauma, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2009
Taking the scenic route
Johns Hopkins angle: This travel piece suggests that people visit the Homewood House Museum - on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University - to see fine furnishings from the early 19th century.

Christian Post
November 7, 2009
The Hypersocialized Generation
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni comments in this article about the effects of technology on the younger generation.

Sacramento Bee
November 9, 2009
Finding self in another culture
Johns Hopkins angle: Author Shanthi Sekaran was a JHU Writing Seminars student.

Washington Times
November 9, 2009
Poland embraces past while moving ahead
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Gati of SAIS is quoted.

Savannah Morning News
November 7, 2009
Barton: Rambling in Peru
Johns Hopkins angle: The reporter who wrote this column is taking part in the International Reporting Project, an independent journalism fellowship program based at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.

Evansville Courier and Press (Indiana)
November 8, 2009
Bennett's right: Teaching's all about content
Johns Hopkins angle: Writer Steven Scheer mentioned being a teaching assistant at JHU while he was earning his doctorate.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
November 9, 2009
Disinfecting against the flu -- what really works?
Johns Hopkins angle: Polly Ristaino, associate director of hospital epidemiology and infection control for Johns Hopkins, is quoted in this story about disinfecting.

Scientist Live
November 9, 2009
1930s drug slows tumor growth
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that a gonorrhea medication might help battle cancer. Jun Liu, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences, is quoted.

Sindh Today (India)
November 9, 2009
1930s gonorrhea drug could fight cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a drug, acriflavine, used in the 1930s for treating gonorrhea, has now been found beneficial in battling cancer, according to a new study at the School of Medicine.

The Huffington Post
November 6, 2009
Why Hasan Did It: Are Shrinks Really Crazy?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column refers to a 1997 study by Michael Klag, now dean of the Bloomberg School of Public health, which uncovered a high divorce rate for psychiatrists who graduated from JHU’s School of Medicine between 1948 and 1964.

Japan Today
November 9, 2009
U.S. has misused its position as superpower
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is based on an interview with Francis Fukuyama, a professor of international political economy at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

United Press International
November 6, 2009
Gonorrhea drug halts tumor growth
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief on a new Johns Hopkins study quotes Jun Liu, who teaches pharmacology and molecular sciences at the School of Medicine, and Greg Semenza, director of the vascular program at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering.

Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.)
November 9, 2009
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter-to-the editor about Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month refers to research on this disease being led by Ralph Hruban, a professor of pathology in the School of Medicine.

Lehigh Acres Citizen (Florida)
November 9, 2009
Higher rate of death among uninsured children reported in Johns Hopkins study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Florida News Service story reports on new research led by pediatric surgeon Fizan Abdullah of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Yamhill Valley News-Register (Ore.)
November 8, 2009
President Obama: Watch this video
Johns Hopkins angle: This newspaper columnist urges readers to a watch a 30-minute interview with JHU pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson regarding health care issues.

The Sunday Times (London)
November 8, 2009
Families ready for UK's first three-way kidney swap
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Britain’s first three-way series of kidney transplants, scheduled soon, mentions that surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital, working with four other hospitals, previously have carried out the first eight-way kidney swap involving 16 patients.

Providence Journal
November 8, 2009
Pinpointing reasons for dropping out
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column focuses on the work of Robert Balfanz, co director of JHU's Everyone Graduates Center.

WANE.com (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
November 6, 2009
The artificial hand that can 'feel'
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNN story mentions that researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a prototype prosthetic limb that uses this technique as part of a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored project.

Iowa City Press Citizen
November 9, 2009
Learn about eating disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: Lecturer Mark Schwartz earned his doctorate in psychology and mental health from Johns Hopkins University.

New York Post
November 7, 2009
'Suicide' miracle
Johns Hopkins angle: Adrian Rawn, a former Naval Academy water-polo star who reportedly worked as an assistant coach at JHU amazingly survived a suicide leap of 212 feet off the George Washington Bridge into the 55-degree waters of the Hudson yesterday -- then swam to New Jersey after suddenly finding that he still had the will to live.

Gant Daily
November 9, 2009
Former Annapolis Water Polo Star Survives Suicide Jump Off New York Bridge
Johns Hopkins angle: This AHN story reports that Adrian Rawn, 28, who jumped off the George Washington Bridge in New York recently, formerly worked as an assistant coach at JHU.

Los Angeles Times Blogs
November 6, 2009
Rodent of the Week: New use for an old drug
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that a gonorrhea medication might help battle cancer. Jun Liu, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences, is quoted.

Naples News (Fla.)
November 7, 2009
Ben Bova: The 'cannonization' of launches to space
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that John W. Hunter worked at APL.

Puget Sound Journal
November 6, 2009
Gates Foundation funds Universities
Johns Hopkins angle: This short article mentions that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave $24 million to Johns Hopkins.

Southern Maryland Online
November 7, 2009
Scientists and Scholars Bring Big Ideas to "TEDx" Conference
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Peter Agre spoke at the inaugural TEDx MidAtlantic conference, which brought together scientists, business leaders and artists from Maryland and beyond to drop big ideas on those in attendance.

Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2009
Glimpsed: Lauren Maxwell
Johns Hopkins angle: This fashion column focuses on Maxwell, who is finishing a degree at Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2009
Blue Jays close in on berth in playoffs
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins took another big step toward a postseason berth by dominating Franklin & Marshall in every facet of Saturday's crucial Centennial Conference matchup.

Baltimore Sun
November 9, 2009
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Top seed Ursinus (18-2) scored three goals in each half to defeat Johns Hopkins (13-6), 6-0, in the Centennial Conference field hockey championship game, and in women's soccer, Johns Hopkins (16-3-0) defeated Dickinson (15-4-1), 1-0.

The Washington Post
November 9, 2009
Sports
Johns Hopkins angle: This listing reports that the JHU Men's water polo team lost to Navy.

The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
November 7, 2009
Dickinson men’s soccer fall in Centennial championship
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the JHU’s men’s soccer team defeated Dickinson 2-1 in a Centennial Conference Championship game on Saturday night.

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
November 8, 2009
Jays pummel the Diplomats
Johns Hopkins angle: This story covers a victory by JHU’s football team against Franklin and Marshall on Saturday.

The Times Herald (Norristown, Pa.)
November 9, 2009
Ursinus captures their sixth straight Centennial Conference field hockey title
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Ursinus captured the Centennial Conference field hockey championship Sunday afternoon by defeating Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
November 8, 2009
Esther Hautzig, 79/Memoirist wrote 'The Endless Steppe'
Johns Hopkins angle: Hautzig's surviving husband, Walter, taught for many years at Peabody Conservatory.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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New York Times
November 7, 2009
Degree Required, But You Don't Have One
After six years, more than 40 percent of those who started at a four-year institution have not finished, according to data from the Education Department.

Bloomberg.com
November 9, 2009
Harvard, Yale, Three Schools Back Drug Policies to Help Poor
Five prestigious universities are pledging to encourage companies to give poor countries better access to drugs and medical products based on discoveries made on their campuses.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 8, 2009
Canada and China Discuss Growing Opportunities for Education Ties
Both China and Canada could benefit from augmenting their partnerships, exchanges, and joint research, according to officials from both nations.

New York Times
November 6, 2009
M.I.T. Considers Increase in Student Body by 300
The school is considering expanding its student body by more than 7 percent, or more than 300 students, if it is able to create additional student housing.

USA Today
November 9, 2009
NSSE changes how colleges judge success, identify weaknesses
The article reports on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), an annual questionnaire by Indiana University researchers that helps colleges assess and improve student learning.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 8, 2009
U. of Akron Rethinks Hiring Policy That Could Ask for DNA Sample
This article states that Akron may soon revise a controversial policy that says new hires, at the university's discretion, may be asked to submit a DNA sample or fingerprints for a federal criminal-background check.

Inside Higher Ed
November 9, 2009
The Insecurity of Higher Ed Research
Academics are often characterized as pompous, confident that they are the smartest people in the room and eager to prove it. But arrogance and insecurity are sometimes flip sides of one coin, and the professoriate has seen a rash lately of scholars expressing dismay at their perceived marginalization.


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