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Baltimore Sun
November 25, 2009
Meighan charged in fatal hit-run
Johns Hopkins angle: A Baltimore grand jury indicted serial drunk-driver Thomas L. Meighan Jr. Tuesday for automobile manslaughter in the fatal hit-and-run last month of Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU undergraduate.

Frederick News-Post (AP)
November 25, 2009
Md. man indicted in fatal hit-and-run
Johns Hopkins angle: A Baltimore grand jury indicted serial drunk-driver Thomas L. Meighan Jr. Tuesday for automobile manslaughter in the fatal hit-and-run last month of Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU undergraduate, according to this Associated Press story.

ABC2News.com (Baltimore)
November 25, 2009
Man Indicted for Killing Hopkins Student
Johns Hopkins angle: Channel 2 reports on the indictment of serial drunk-driver Thomas L. Meighan Jr. Tuesday for automobile manslaughter in the fatal hit-and-run last month of Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU undergraduate.

WBAL Radio
November 25, 2009
Suspect Charged In Hopkins Student Hit And Run
Johns Hopkins angle: A Baltimore grand jury indicted serial drunk-driver Thomas L. Meighan Jr. Tuesday for automobile manslaughter in the fatal hit-and-run last month of Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU undergraduate.

Baltimore Sun
November 25, 2009
Tyler Perry's $1 million gift to NAACP raises hope of more
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Lester Spence was quoted in this article.

Baltimore Sun
November 25, 2009
Doctors wary of swine flu's apparent dip
Johns Hopkins angle: Trish Perl of the School of Public Health is quoted.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
November 24, 2009
CDC warns: Thanksgiving travel, family gatherings could cook up more swine flu
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a flu expert at Johns Hopkins University, comments in this Associated Press story.

Associated Press of Pakistan
November 25, 2009
India is not really shining: South Asian scholar
Johns Hopkins angle: Sunil Khilnani, Director of the South Asian Studies program at Johns Hopkins University in the United States has said one-third of India is in constant state of disruption including those areas where Naxals are very active.

Brisbane Times
November 25, 2009
Hoax slayer puts the bite on vampires of the cyber world
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about online hoaxes mentions a "Cancer Tips from Johns Hopkins" email hoax that made the rounds.

Tallahassee Democrat
November 25, 2009
New Rhodes scholar from Chiles has history of achievement
Johns Hopkins angle: Rhodes Scholar Ugwechi Amadi has been accepted to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Health24.com
November 25, 2009
Salt bad for heart, stroke risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Appel of the School of Medicine is quoted in this article.

Globe & Mail (UK)
November 25, 2009
An extra teaspoon of salt a day boosts heart risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Appel of the School of Medicine comments.

United Press International Asia
November 25, 2009
Cambodia needs 'systematic overhaul' of society
Johns Hopkins angle: This guest commentary mentions Naranhkiri Tith, a specialist in country risk analysis, former civil servant with the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development and a former professor at SAIS.

Maryland Business Gazette
November 25, 2009
Bond set at $20K for Clarksburg teacher charged in robberies
Johns Hopkins angle: Accused robber Brendon Fuller Friedman has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins.

Stockton Record
November 25, 2009
Television documentary to zoom in on Stockton dropouts
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that, in 2007, a Johns Hopkins University research labeled Edison, Franklin and Stagg high schools "dropout factories."

La Presna (Ohio and Michigan)
November 25, 2009
Handel’s ‘Messiah’ to be performed at BGSU
Johns Hopkins angle: Mezzo-soprano Fenlon Lamb holds a master’s degree in opera performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Pottstown Mercury
November 25, 2009
Ursinus College sports roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins junior forward Lyndsay Burton pumped in a game-high 17 points, including 11 in the second half, as the Blue Jays (2-1, 1-0 Centennial) rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Ursinus (2-1, 0-1 Centennial) 73-63 Tuesday night
in the Centennial opener for both teams.

Baltimore Sun
November 25, 2009
George A. Kay III, steel company founder
Johns Hopkins angle: Kay earned a bachelor's degree in business and industrial management from the Johns Hopkins University in 1957.

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The Washington Post
November 25, 2009
Long-standing loyalty
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column about Washington Wizards Abe Pollin's death states that his late daughter, Linda Pollin, underwent heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 22, 2009
Teaching With Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart
Opening a Twitter-powered channel in class— which several professors are experimenting with — alters classroom power dynamics and signals to students that they're in control. Fans applaud technology that promises to change professors' role from "sage on the stage" to "guide on the side." The unanswered question, though, is whether that theory can work in practice.

Inside Higher Ed
November 24, 2009
The Bank of Academic Credit
A Midwest group has begun work on a "credential repository" for students to figure out how to translate their classes and work experience into degrees.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 22, 2009
Libraries Innovate to Counter Cuts
At many university libraries, the toxic economy has eaten away at staffing levels and at collections-and-acquisitions budgets. But in response, librarians are doing more than tightening their belts. Some see the crisis as a chance to change the way they do business.

New America Media
November 24, 2009
More Latinos and African Americans Value Higher Education
A higher percentage of Latinos and African Americans in California value college education as a necessary path to success in today’s work world, compared to their Asian and white counterparts, according to a recent survey.

Washington Post
November 24, 2009
Planning to spend loads of time with your college freshman home for Thanksgiving? Well, don’t.
So your college freshman is coming home for Thanksgiving, the first trip back since he/she moved away—and you have cleared your schedule to spend every waking minute with your kid. You probably shouldn’t have bothered.

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