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NPR “Morning Edition”
November 23, 2009
When Your Boss Wants Your DNA
Johns Hopkins angle: Susannah Baruch of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2009
In battle over mammograms, Md. leaders race to front lines
Johns Hopkins angle: Lisa Dubay, an associate professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this article.

New York Times
November 22, 2009
In Turkey, Trial Casts Wide Net of Mistrust
Johns Hopkins angle: Gareth Jenkins, a Turkey specialist with SAIS's Central Asia Caucasus Institute, is quoted.

PBS “NewsHour”
November 19, 2009
Complex U.S.-China Ties Took Center Stage on Obama's Asia Trip
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton, professor of China studies at SAIS, is interviewed on President Obama’s trip to Asia.

Middle East Online
November 23, 2009
When the cat's away ...
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Gareth Jenkins of SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
November 23, 2009
Medicine trumps politics
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor quotes Alfred Sommer of the School of Public Health.

The National (Abu Dhabi)
November 23, 2009
Armenia and Azerbaijan hold talks
Johns Hopkins angle: Svante Cornell, the research director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Los Angeles Times
November 23, 2009
Study supports heart screening for young athletes
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Aurelio Pinheiro of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine suggests that young athletes undergo comprehensive screenings in order to detect undiagnosed cardiac ailments before tragedy occurs.

Palm Beach Post
November 21, 2009
U.S. agent for Cuba gets life in prison
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS adjunt professor Walter Kendall Myers, 72 -- known to his Cuban handlers as ``Agent 202' -- agreed to a life sentence without parole and to cooperate with the federal government in a deal with prosecutors that offered a much lighter sentence for his wife.

Chicago Tribune
November 23, 2009
Autism treatment: Science hijacked to support alternative therapies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research done by Carlos Pardo of the School of Medicine.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 22, 2009
Learning Curve: A calendar imbalance
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that KSAS sociologist Karl Alexander is in favor of a year round school calendar.

Washington Times
November 23, 2009
CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Learning from the Wall
Johns Hopkins angle: More than two dozen universities - including Georgetown University, American University, Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University - participated in a series of events called Freedom Without Walls during the week of Nov. 8 to commemorate the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989.

American Medical Association News
November 23, 2009
Obese patients say some doctors disrespectful
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Margaret Huizinga of the School of Medicine was quoted.

Sindh Today (India)
November 22, 2009
Maternal depression may aggravate childhood asthma (Re-issue)
Johns Hopkins angle: Children with depressed mothers are likely to frequently suffer asthma symptoms, reveals a new study by researchers at the School of Medicine, according to this ANI story.

Toronto Star
November 21, 2009
Blood, sweat and fears: The battle for ultimate fighting
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 2006 study by academics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine examined injuries from 171 MMA fights in Nevada. Forty per cent ended with injuries, most of them minor. The most common (48 per cent) were cuts to the face, followed by hand injuries, nose injuries and eye injuries

Baltimore Sun
November 23, 2009
For skaters, it's full speed ahead
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes Laura Jansen, aka Reckless Ndangerment, Charm City Roller Girls' head coach and an emergency room nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2009
Volunteer group makes sure troops get warm welcome at BWI
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Johns Hopkins is among organizations supplying goods to Operation Welcome Home Maryland.

NewsOK.com (Oklahoma)
November 21, 2009
Oklahoma experts look at antidepressants
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Peter Breggin, who formerly held a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2009
Columbia-based rapper leaves imprint on 'The Blind Side'
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this feature story, rapper Ashley Llorens (also known as SoulStice, works in "applied physics" at JHU.

Albany Times-Union
November 22, 2009
We recommend…
Johns Hopkins angle: This column recommends an upcoming concert by The Harmonious Blacksmith, founded by harpsichordist Joseph Gascho and recorder player Justin Godoy, who met at Peabody.

Hartford Courant
November 22, 2009
Do Women Need Help With Guy Stuff?
Johns Hopkins angle: This "Irreconcilable Differences" column mentions a JHU study found that white women ages 45 to 64 were much more likely than men to accidentally poison themselves, usually with prescription drugs.

Boulder Daily Camera
November 21, 2009
Longmont Salvation Army bell ringer still at it, 41 years later
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Salvation Army bell ringer Frank Young studied engineering at JHU.

Gaea Times
November 23, 2009
New drug target may help treat chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that JHU researchers, led by Jean Kim of the School of Medicine, have identified a protein that is responsible for causing chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps.

Alibaba News Channel
November 23, 2009
Zhu Min appointed VP of China's central Bank
Johns Hopkins angle: Zhu earned doctorate degree in economics at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2009
Johns Hopkins 23, Hampden-Sydney 7
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins turned in a dominant second-half performance to defeat previously unbeaten Hampden-Sydney, 23-7, and advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time in school history.

Baltimore Sun
November 23, 2009
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins' women fell to top-seeded Messiah, 3-1, in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2009
Kurt Glaser (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Glaser was assistant professor in pediatrics and psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine from 1972 to 1981.

The Washington Post
November 23, 2009
George A. Kay III (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The Severna Park businessman earned a business and industrial management degree from JHU.

Newsweek
Nov 20, 2009 - From the magazine issue dated Nov 30, 2009
The Maghreb Myth
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Peter Lewis, director of the African Studies Program at JHU’s School for Advanced International Studies.

AllAfrica.com
November 20, 2009
Uganda:  Country to Benefit From Sh21 Billion Project
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a press briefing given by Michael Klag, dean of JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Rediff News (India)
November 23, 2009
'Obama got off to a rough start on India'
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Walter Andersen, associate director of the South Asia Studies program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

NDTV (India)
November 22, 2009
PM-Obama: The next step
Johns Hopkins angle: In this online video, Walter Andersen, a South Asia expert from JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, speaks to NDTV about Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the United States.

Lowell Sun (Mass.)
November 23, 2009
GOP field for Congress widens
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Boston College sports merchandise seller Jon Golnick, who plans to announce his candidacy tomorrow to run for Congress, earned a degree in international economics from JHU.

WBOC 16 (Salisbury, MD.)
November 22, 2009
Gulls Drop Their Second Game of Season
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport story reports that the Salisbury University men's basketball team dropped its second game in two days, a 58-53 defeat at the hands of JHU.

Roanoke Times (Va.)
November 23, 2009
Johns Hopkins eliminates Tigers
Johns Hopkins angle: This college football report states that Johns Hopkins controlled possession of the ball for more than 26 minutes in the second half and eliminated Hampden-Sydney 23-7 in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.

The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
November 23, 2009
Hench leads Messiah women's soccer
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports that Messiah’s women’s soccer team defeated JHU’s team a 3-1 score on Sunday.

Press of Atlantic City
November 23, 2009
Stockton rallies to beat Wheaton
Johns Hopkins angle: This basketball story reports on the Mike Durgala Memorial Tournament held on Sunday at JHU’s Goldfarb Gym.

Frederick Free-Lance Star (Virginia)
November 23, 2009
McRae jas 14 to lead UMN's tourney win
Johns Hopkins angle: This basketball story reports that University of Mary Washington sophomore Jenna McRae led the Eagles past Johns Hopkins in the championship game of the Mike Durgala Memorial Tournament on Sunday.

Seattle Times
November 23, 2009
Phoebe Bock, community activist, philanthropist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Bock earned a master's in drama and English literature from JHU.


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Higher Education News
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Inside Higher Ed
November 23, 2009
Surviving the Game of Chicken
Many financial aid officers are unnerved by mixed messages Washington is sending about the student loan programs. What's a college to do?

New York Times
November 20, 2009
A Crown Jewel of Education Struggles With Cuts
Among students and faculty alike, there is a pervasive sense that the increases and the deep budget cuts are pushing the University of California into decline.

Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
November 23, 2009
41 Arrests at Berkeley as California Protests Spread
The arrests ended the latest building takeover on that campus in a series of protests statewide over cuts to public higher education and administrators' response to budget cuts.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2009
Howard Community College looks at tuition increase
Despite already high tuition, the community college's trustees are preparing to raise the rates in order to give faculty members at the growing college a pay raise next fiscal year.

Washington Post
November 20, 2009
Report urges separation for UDC's 2-year college
An independent report contends that the new D.C. community college must break free of the University of the District of Columbia to be embraced by a business community that has lost faith in UDC.

MarylandReporter.com
November 23, 2009
Commentary: Distorted Priorities at the University Of Maryland?
What’s wrong with public higher education in Maryland today? While the university struggles with massive cutbacks, basketball coach Gary Williams continues to earn $2 million a year.

Washington Post
November 23, 2009
D.C. AIDS activist among new Rhodes scholars
Two others from Virginia among 32 nationwide to win top honor.

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