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Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2009
Niacin shrinks artery plaque; Merck's Zetia does not and may carry risks, new study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story, which was also carried by numerous other newspapers and Web sites, quotes Roger Blumenthal of the School of Medicine.

New York Times
November 15, 2009
Study Raises Questions About Cholesterol Drug’s Benefit
Johns Hopkins angle: Roger Blumenthal of the School of Medicine comments in this article.

Health.com (HealthDay News)
November 16, 2009
New Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story notes that JHU researchers wrote an editorial accompanying a new
study about cholesterol drug Zetia.

Wall Street Journal
November 16, 2009
Merck, Abbott Shares Muted Pre-Market On Study Results
Johns Hopkins angle: Roger Blumenthal of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Bloomberg
November 16, 2009
Merck Cholesterol Pill Woes May Intensify on Loss to Niaspan
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg News story mentions Roger Blumenthal of the School of Medicine.

CBS News
November 16, 2009
Cholesterol Drug Study Raises Concerns
Johns Hopkins angle: This CBS-AP story quotes Roger Blumenthal of the School of Medicine.

American Chronicle
November 16, 2009
Study casts more doubts on Vytorin, Zetia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Roger Blumenthal of the School of Medicine.

USA Today
November 15, 2009
State police forces shrink
Johns Hopkins angle: Sheldon Greenberg of the Division of Public Safety Leadership at Johns Hopkins
University, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2009
Ask the Expert Dr. Peter Campochiaro, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Campochiaro of Wilmer answers questions about diabetic retinopathy.

The Washington Post
November 16, 2009
The Answer Sheet
Johns Hopkins angle: This column on looking at the number of foreign students in the United States and
abroad, mentions Johns Hopkins University.

The Hill
November 16, 2009
Katie Couric and Sarah Palin: Will Rick Perry go rogue in 2012?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes SAIS's Fouad Ajami.

The Washington Post
November 15, 2009
Pragmatically compromising or selling out?
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School, participated in this feature about the
direction of health care reform.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 13, 2009
Rail lines could give John Hopkins Bayview campus path to more NIH research
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Bayview will be able to compete for more research jobs from
the National Institutes of Health if Baltimore were to expand the east-west Red Line rail system to connect
with the medical campus.

Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2009
Indoor tanning ban for youths
Johns Hopkins angle: Bernard Cohen, director of pediatric dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Children's
Center, is quoted in this article.

Mangalorean.com (IANS)
November 16, 2009
Scientists trace link between Alzheimer's, heart failure
Johns Hopkins angle: Protein biochemist Giulio Agnetti, post doctoral fellow at JHU, is the lead author of a
study that found a link between Alzhemier's disease and chronic heart failure, two leading causes of death,
according to this IANS story.

Ivanhoe
November 15, 2009
Malaria Breakthroughs
Johns Hopkins angle: A team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) recently
discovered a way to make mosquitoes' bodies resistant to malaria.

New York Times
November 16, 2009
Nuclear 'Renaissance' Held Up by Fight Between DOE and OMB
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this ClimateWire story, Mayo Shattuck III, CEO of Baltimore-based
Constellation Energy, spoke at JHU last Weds.

Hutchingson News (Kansas)
November 16, 2009
Minding our manners
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions KSAS civility expert P.M. Forni.

Tallahassee Democrat
November 15, 2009
Dr. Benjamin Carson brings message of hope to FAMU audience
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson spoke to a packed house in Lee Hall on Sunday at
Florida A&M University recently.

Pravda (Russia)
November 16, 2009
FDA Intends to Forbid Caffeine in Alcoholic Drinks
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins researchers were among five scientists who wrote a letter to the FDA to
say that there is no evidence to support the claim that caffeine was "generally recognized as safe" for use
in alcohol drinks."

WLTX (Columbia, South Carolina)
November 16, 2009
State Police Forces Shrink
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Sheldon Greenberg of the Division of Public Safety Leadership at
Johns Hopkins University.

DailyIndia.com
November 16, 2009
Dual screening tests for heart defects in young athletes recommended
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research led by Theodore Abraham of the School of Medicine
that recommends dual screening to detect heart problems in young athletes. 

Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2009
A-rabbers as solution to 'food deserts'
Johns Hopkins angle: A recent community survey in southwest Baltimore by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future found the following in the community's 41 stores: 75 percent
had no fruits or vegetables for sale; 29 percent sold no milk; 47 percent sold whole or 2 percent milk; 75
percent sold white bread or none at all.

The Grio
November 16, 2009
Are black politicians easy targets?
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted.

Newark Star-Ledger
November 16, 2009
N.J. advocate to head U.S. reserves board, raise issue of soldiers' physical and mental health
Johns Hopkins angle: William Greenberg, of Princeton, a retired brigadier general in the National Guard, is
a graduate of JHU.

Baltimore Sun
November 14, 2009
It's been a great run for Kase
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a profile of JHU football player Andrew Kase, who the article calls "Johns
Hopkins' all-time ground gainer."

Long Beach Press-Telegram (Ca.)
November 15, 2009
Anti-immigrant hysteria could affect blacks' health care
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, in 1950, Sam Shapiro, now emeritus professor of health policy
and management at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, conducted a case study for the
journal Population Studies and found that one-fifth of black people born from 1939-40 were never issued
birth certificates.

Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2009
Hidden Gem: Ashburton offers 'a lot more house' in city
Johns Hopkins angle: This real estate feature about Ashburton mentions that a 2002 study of city
neighborhoods, prepared by Johns Hopkins University graduate students, called Ashburton "a well-defined
enclave in northwest Baltimore that has established itself as the home of Baltimore's black elite.

Delaware County Daily Times
November 15, 2009
Residents invited to opine on public health
Johns Hopkins angle: The Delaware County Council is asking residents to fill out a survey, which is part of
a public health study being performed by a six-member team of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health, led by Beth Resnick.

Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2009
Local roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: Author Alia Malek holds a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

Gettysburg Times
November 16, 2009
Epstein qualifies for nationals
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Johns Hopkins University won the team title with a score of
109.

Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2009
Hopkins at Hampden-Sydney in first round of NCAAs
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins will play at undefeated Hampden-Sydney at noon Saturday in the first
round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2009
Tyrie's goal late in 2nd OT puts Loyola into College Cup
Johns Hopkins angle: In Division III,Johns Hopkins (16-3-3) won a shootout, 5-3, against host Salisbury
(15-3-2) after a scoreless draw to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. The Blue Jays
will play top-ranked Messiah, which defeated SUNY Brockport, 3-1. Tony Gass scored the clincher in the fifth
round. Hopkins' Ravi Gill finished with six saves for his 12th shutout of the year.

Gaea Times
November 16, 2009
Heart, bone damage from low vitamin D levels amplified by estrogen shortage
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins researchers, led by Erin Michos of the School of Medicine, have found
that heart and bone damage caused by lack of vitamin D is amplified by declines in sex hormones, according
to this ANI story.

Baltimore Sun
November 14, 2009
John L. Edler
Johns Hopkins angle: Edler earned an engineering degree at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
November 15, 2009
Grace A. Baker
Johns Hopkins angle: Baker studied classical music with Peabody Conservatory professor Ray Sprenkle.

Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2009
Valerie Oppenheimer dies at 77; UCLA sociologist studied effects of work on marriage
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary quotes KSAS sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

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Inside Higher Ed
November 16, 2009
Mixed Outlook on Foreign Students
The 2008-9 school year saw record international enrollment in the U.S., and 2007-8 set a record for
Americans studying abroad. But new data suggest the years of big increases may be ending.

USA Today
November 16, 2009
Pittsburgh eyes students' wallets
Pittsburgh wants to tax one of its most abundant resources: students. The city is home to seven colleges and
universities, and though their real estate is tax-exempt, their tuition isn't, says Mayor Luke Ravenstahl,
who plans to impose a 1% tax on tuition as part of his budget for 2010.

Associated Press
November 14, 2009
Group says college 'posse' can help students reach potential
When Sharhea Wade arrived at Bryn Mawr College from a big-city high school, it seemed as if every other
student campus had graduated from an exclusive private school. Yet whenever she felt like a fish out of
water, Wade could turn to her "posse" — nine other girls who, like her, had been recruited from struggling
Boston-area school districts and sent on full merit scholarship to the elite women's college.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 16, 2009
Number of Foreign Students in U.S. Hit a New High Last Year
India and China led the way as more foreign students than ever, and particularly more undergraduates,
enrolled in American colleges, according to new data from the Institute of International Education.

Albany Times Union (New York)
November 16, 2009
Opinion Piece: Colleges need a lemon law
Tuition rises because suppliers, including those who finance them, take advantage of high, under-informed,
and often irrational consumer demand. As families shop colleges this fall, they would be well served to
focus on value. We need a lemon law for colleges that cost too much and deliver too little.

Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee)
November 15, 2009
Editorial: Three-year programs part of innovation
Shortly after Sen. Lamar Alexander's article on the subject appeared in Newsweek, Carson-Newman College
announced plans to offer a program for students to earn a bachelor's degree in three years, beginning in the
fall of 2010. In April, Lipscomb University announced a three-year option. We salute the efforts of
Carson-Newman and Lipscomb to begin three-year degree programs.

Inside Higher Ed
November 16, 2009
Marilee Jones Is Back in the Game
An outspoken advocate for admissions reform before resigning from MIT for falsifying her résumé, she has
returned to higher ed to counsel colleges and families.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 15, 2009
Universities Offer International Resources to Help Economy at Home
Universities, with their global reach and increasingly international missions, can use their overseas
connections and expertise to improve their state and local economies. That was the argument made by speakers
at a panel discussion Sunday.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 15, 2009
University Leader Calls for Expanded Federal Role in Financing Higher Education
If public research universities are going to answer President Obama's call to increase the number of college
graduates and also do research to help the country solve its thorniest problems, the federal government
needs to play a bigger role in financing higher education, Mark G. Yudof, president of the University of
California system, said at a forum on Sunday.

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