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Baltimore Sun
November 13, 2009
Did Baltimore police mishandle call on truck?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Crime Scene column examines how Baltimore Police handled emergency calls related to the hit-and-run accident that killed 20-year-old JHU undergraduate Miriam Frankl in October.

WJZ.com
November 13, 2009
911 Tapes Released In Student Fatal Hit-And-Run
Johns Hopkins angle: This story examines questions Baltimore City Police response to 911 calls related to the truck which was later involved in the hit-and-run death of 20 year-old JHU student Miriam Frankl.

New York Times Blogs
November 12, 2009
Who Can Bend the Cost Curve?
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson of the School of Public Health is quoted.

New York Times
November 12, 2009
From an Idea by Students, a Million-Dollar Charity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a Midwinter Night's Dream, a student-run charity group, mentions that the group donated money to Johns Hopkins University’s Robert L. Packard Center for A.L.S. Research.

National Public Radio
November 13, 2009
Obama Begins Asia Tour In Japan
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton of SAIS is quoted.

National Post (Canada)
November 13, 2009
Does cataract surgery make eye disease worse?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports that a study led by Neil Bressler of the School of Medicine concludes that cataract surgery does not appear to worsen the course of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a progressive loss of vision due to deterioration of nerve tissue in the retina.

Boston Business Journal
November 13, 2009
Rebel with a clause: Lawyer is fixed on reforming the billable hour
Johns Hopkins angle: Jay Shepherd majored in international relations at JHU and was president of the Russian club.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 13, 2009
Westport wins $21M from stimulus without bidding
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions that East Baltimore Development Inc.’s 88-acre, $1.8 billion biotech park next to Johns Hopkins Hospital was also vying for funding.

Latin American Herald Tribune
November 13, 2009
Nobel Laureate Leads U.S. Scientists’ Delegation to Cuba
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Peter Agre of the School of Public Health is in Cuba to discuss research with the island’s officials.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
November 13, 2009
MSO bassoonist says instrument spoke to her
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about Karen Smith Manar mentions that she earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Peabody Conservatory.

Bloomberg.com
November 13, 2009
Doctor Shortage to Spur Delays, Crowded ERs in Health Overhaul
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions curriculum changes at medical schools, including the JHU School of Medicine. Charles Wiener, director of the school’s residency programs and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine, is quoted.

The Washington Times
November 13, 2009
Obama begins delicate mission to Japan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Rust Deming, a lecturer in the Center for East Asian Studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Business Week
November 12, 2009
10 Ways to Cut Health-Care Costs Right Now
Johns Hopkins angle: The cover story lists stopping hospital infections as one way to cut health care costs and mentions that Peter Pronovost, a professor in the School of Medicine, devised a five-item checklist that has proved highly effective at curbing contamination.

The Manila Bulletin (The Philippines)
November 13, 2009
The soft factor in leadership
Johns Hopkins angle: This essay refers to the contributions to medical education made by William Osler, a physician and teacher at Johns Hopkins.

The New York Times
November 13, 2009
Subversion Trial Puts Cloud Over Turkey
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a study of a Turkish terrorism trial conducted for the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, a Washington research institute affiliated with JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
November 12, 2009
Symphony's 'Choral Fantasy' brings together 2 brothers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes Netanel Draiblate, who will serve as concertmaster for the Lancaster Symphony's "Choral Fantasy" concert, as a brilliant violinist who received several scholarships from JHU’s Peabody Institute.

Forbes.com
November 11, 2009
Igor Sechin: The Kremlin's Oil Man
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Donald Jensen, a resident fellow in the Center for Transatlantic Relations at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Defamer
November 13, 2009
New Photos Reveal ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ Wore Nothing But Hoodies
Johns Hopkins angle: This entertainment blog provides additional photos, shot by a News-Letter photographer, of the Facebook movie scenes filmed recently at JHU’s Homewood campus.

Baltimore Jewish Times
November 13, 2009
Weinberg Grants Announced
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about grants from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation mentions that The Associated, a central Jewish charity group, will receive $600,000 to support the development and testing of a Johns Hopkins model of “Dementia Care at Home.”

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
November 13, 2009
Business players
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item mentions that Tim Fallon, who has been selected as project director of the PBS 39 Broadcast Center project at SteelStacks, is a JHU graduate who holds an undergraduate degree in political science and a master's degree of administrative science.

The Jackson Sun (Tennessee)
November 13, 2009
Community notebook: Gibson Co. to present championship trophy
Johns Hopkins angle: This college football news brief states that Hewitt Tomlin , a sophomore quarterback at JHU, became the sixth player in Blue Jays history to reach 300 career completions during last week's 51-13 win over Franklin & Marshall.



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NPR Health Blog
November 12, 2009
Is Swine Flu Still The Big Bug On Campus?
Last week, reported cases of flu-like illness hit 29 per 10,000 students. Spreading the virus off-campus could become an issue when hoards of students head home for Thanksgiving.

Baltimore Sun
November 13, 2009
UMBC's Hrabowski rated one of top 10 college presidents
Freeman A. Hrabowski III is one of America's 10 best college presidents, according to the latest issue of Time magazine, adding to the list of national honors received this year by UMBC.

Wall Street Journal
November 13, 2009
America's Top College Professor
The Cherry Teaching Award is one of the biggest money awards that an American professor can win ($200,000). And its measure of merit is classroom performance.

Washington Post – The Answer Sheet blog
November 13, 2009
The List: Students from China lead rise in foreign enrollments at U.S. colleges
Foreign enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities is up this fall, with students from China leading the way. Overall growth seems to be slowing, according to a new survey just released.

Inside Higher Ed
November 13, 2009
Liberal Arts in Jeopardy?
At a national gathering in Baltimore of arts and sciences deans, educators worry that a growing emphasis on employability and the bottom line might threaten their programs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 12, 2009
Foreign Demand Drops for American M.B.A. Degrees, Study Finds
U.S. dominance in graduate business education is slipping as young foreign applicants opt to study elsewhere, says the Graduate Management Admission Council.


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