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The Washington Post
November 24, 2009
A difference of opinions on mammograms
Johns Hopkins angle: Kay Dickersin, director of the U.S. Cochrane Center and the Center for Clinical Trials at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a former member of the National Cancer Advisory Board, answers questions about new guidelines that recommended against routine mammography screening for women in their 40s and less-frequent screening for older women at average risk of developing breast cancer.

The Washington Post
November 24, 2009
Arthur L. 'Art' Hayden (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The Air Force dentist and professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, earned a master's degree from JHU.

The Washington Post
November 24, 2009
Ramons Miezis (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The defense contractor graduated from JHU.

Wall Street Journal
November 24, 2009
Rodent Riddles: Why Hantavirus Is So Deadly
Johns Hopkins angle: Sabra Klein, an assistant professor in molecular microbiology and immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
November 23, 2009
Putting Indo-U.S. Ties Back on Track
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was co-written by Anit Mukherjee, a doctoral candidate in international relations at SAIS. Mukherjee's co-writer, Walter Ladwig, is a doctoral candidate in international relations at Merton College, University of Oxford.

New York Times
November 24, 2009
Artery Disease in Some Very Old Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about atherosclerosis found in Egyptian mummies includes comments by Roger S. Blumenthal, director of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

Minnesota Public Radio
November 24, 2009
Study suggests medical errors due to doctor burn-out
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study by the Mayo Clinic in collaboration with Johns Hopkins and the American College of Surgeons suggests major medical errors reported by American surgeons are the result of burn-out and depression.

CNN.com
November 24, 2009
Trapped 'coma' man: How was he misdiagnosed?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a man who appeared to be in a coma for 23 years but was actually "fully aware" includes comments from Daniel Hanley, professor of neurology at School of Medicine.

Newsday
November 23, 2009
Rep. Israel seeks ban on common turkey additive
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Keeve Nachman of the School of Public Health.

Guardian Unlimited (UK)
November 24, 2009
Why bother with the Chilcot inquiry? It won't change many minds
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion pieces mentions the 2006 Johns Hopkins/Lancet study that reported 600,000 dead in Iraq as a result of the war.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 24, 2009
Go with the flow. Fluid dynamics experts do.
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul mentions that the bodies of elite human swimmers and a dead dolphin were scanned by researchers at Johns Hopkins University to create animated images used to show the drag and thrust characteristics of the dolphin stroke being used by both species.

Foreign Affairs
November 24, 2009
The Root of All Fears
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Ariel Ilan Roth, Associate Director of National Security Studies at the Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
November 24, 2009
JMU joins consortium to boost area's global competitiveness
Johns Hopkins angle: James Madison University has joined a consortium of select universities, including JHU,  that is designed to drive regional innovation, economic performance and global competitiveness.

Main Line Media News (Pa.)
November 24, 2009
Groups at odds over improving public-health service in Delco
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that, earlier this year, the Delaware County Council contracted with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of  Public Health to study the delivery of public-health services in the county.

Lancaster New Era
November 24, 2009
Franklin & Marshall College grad issues call to action for saving the bay
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, environmental scientist Ned Tillman formerly worked at Johns Hopkins.

Kansas City Infozine
November 24, 2009
Hallucinogenic Salvia May Also Have Medical Use, Causing Controversy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about possible medical uses for salvia quotes Matthew Johnson of the School of Medicine.

Ridgefield Press (Ct.)
November 24, 2009
GOP Viewpoint: Endorsement of Miller
Johns Hopkins angle: Board of Education candidate Keith Miller graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins.

Argus Leader (South Dakota)
November 24, 2009
Losing limbs to smoke
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes information provided by the Vasculitis Center at Johns Hopkins.

Marietta Daily Journal (Ga.)
November 24, 2009
St. James Episcopal saying goodbye to longtime rector
Johns Hopkins angle: The Rev. Karen Evans attended graduate school at Johns Hopkins.

Charleston Daily Journal (W.Va.)
November 24, 2009
WVU president a technology junkie
Johns Hopkins angle: West Virginia University President Jim Clements holds a master-of- science degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

Terre Haute Tribune Star
November 23, 2009
When time is precious, ‘family activated rapid response teams’ can help save lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This story features Sorrel King, whose daughter Josie died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001.

Washington Examiner
November 24, 2009
Council chief throws cold water on Science City plans
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions JHU's involvement in plans for Science City.

Catholic Review
November 24, 2009
Catholic colleges hit hard by additional state cuts to Sellinger Program 
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this piece, the Sellinger Program distributes funds based on the equivalent of full-time students, from 66 at Baltimore Hebrew University to more than 17,000 at Johns Hopkins University.

Daily India
November 24, 2009
Why circumcision cuts HIV risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research led by Ron Gray of the School of Public Health.

Richmond Times Dispatch
November 24, 2009
Hotel’s end is first step toward compassionate community
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, researchers from JHU have shown interest in the data-driven program at The Faison School for Autism.

NorthJersey.com
November 24, 2009
Crowley leads Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on Dan Crowley, JHU's wide receiver.


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Inside Higher Ed
November 24, 2009
Another Increase for Early Decision
Remember how colleges were going to scale back on the popular but controversial admissions strategy? As the economic downturn drags on, many institutions see interest growing, and some are encouraging it.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 24, 2009
Lumina Makes Grants to 7 States to Raise Productivity in Higher Education
As part of its goal to increase college-completion rates, the Lumina Foundation for Education announced that it would provide a total of up to $9.1-million to seven states, including Maryland, that are committed to adopting comprehensive policies to improve productivity in their higher-education systems.

USA Today
November 23, 2009
College requires heavy students to take fitness class to graduate
A university's requirement that overweight undergraduates take a fitness course to receive their degrees has raised the hackles of students and the eyebrows of health and legal experts.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 22, 2009
Sallie Mae Fights for Student-Loan Role in a Campaign That's All About Jobs
Sallie Mae has organized a campaign among its thousands of employees to save the bank-based student-loan system¬—and, the company says, many of their jobs.

Boston Globe
November 23, 2009
Northeastern calls an end to football
Northeastern University plans to announce that it is ending its football program after 74 seasons, saying it is unwilling to invest the millions of dollars needed to improve the team to meet the school’s ambitions.
 

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