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Baltimore Business Journal
October 6, 2009
Johns Hopkins tops $1.6 B in research funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU spent $1.68 billion on medical, science and engineering research last year – the most of any university — according to a new National Science Foundation ranking.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2009
Bel Air boy, 7, fights for life as superhero
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a 7-year-old boy who is being treated for cancer at Johns Hopkins Children’s center.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2009
O'Malley fights the danger of energy jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: Jay Hancock’s business column mentions that National Institutes of Health are giving out $5 billion in research grants, a huge chunk of which will go to JHU, the University of Maryland, Baltimore and other Maryland institutions.

The New York Times
October 7, 2009
Letters: A Nation at Odds Over Health Care
Johns Hopkins angle: Burton C. D’Lugoff, the co-writer of a letter to the editor, is identified as a retired associate professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

The Daily Record (Maryland)
October 6, 2009
Research bonanza pays off for Md. Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: In this opinion piece, Mel Bernstein, vice president of research at the University of Maryland, College Park, states that for the first time ever, the state’s two main public research universities together broke the $1 billion mark in research funding, bringing them closer to the nation-leading research dollars received by JHU.

New Scientist (U.K.)
October 6, 2009
Carrying a gun increases risk of getting shot and killed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a University of Pennsylvania study includes a comment from Daniel Webster, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Mass.)
October 6, 2009
Reality’s reality probed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes quotes from Richard C. Henry, a Krieger School professor of physics and astronomy.

The Malaysian Insider
October 7, 2009
No ‘succession plan’ yet if Anwar is convicted
Johns Hopkins angle: This news story refers to a speech that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim delivered earlier this week at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Capital (Annapolis)
October 7, 2009
Study: Disparities in health care cost U.S. billions
Johns Hopkins angle: This Capital News Service story states that Maryland lawmakers underscored the urgency of equitable health care reform by drawing attention to a report by the University of Maryland and JHU that highlights the economic burden of discriminatory health care practices.

WUSA9.com (TV Channel 9 – Washington, D.C.)
October 7, 2009
Town Hall Meeting On Near Century Old Munitions Site
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a study conducted by Johns Hopkins determined residents were not at a greater risk for cancer because of a World War I munitions site that affects a swath that covers Spring Valley and parts of American University.

The Globalist (Washington, D.C.)
October 7, 2009
Managing the Recovery of Failing States (Part II)
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Melissa Thomas, an associate professor of international development at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Salt Lake Tribune
October 6, 2009
Symphony No. 12 in national Web site ranking
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that respected national symphony consultant Drew McManus is a conservatory-trained musician from the Peabody Institute who holds a degree in tuba performance.

The Greenville News (S.C.)
October 4, 2009
Concert honors memory of beloved Greenville soloist
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a concert that will pay tribute to Esther Cass, a lyric soprano who received her voice training at the Peabody Conservatory.

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USA Today
October 7, 2009
Hispanic students aspire to higher education but face barriers
Nearly nine in 10 Hispanics say it's "necessary" to get a college education to get ahead in life, but fewer than half of Hispanic 18- to 25-year-olds say they plan to get a bachelor's degree.

New York Times
October 6, 2009
Pentagon Research Director Visits Universities in Bid to Re-energize Partnerships
The new director has started visiting university campuses around the country in an effort to rebuild bridges that were severed under the Bush administration.

New York Times – The Choice blog
October 7, 2009
Despite Hard Times, Colleges Are Still Going Green
Colleges are not abandoning their efforts to be green, according to the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card.

U.S. News & World Report
October 6, 2009
Education Expert Touts a Three-Year Degree
Robert Zemsky is founding director of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Research on Higher Education and current chair of the Learning Alliance for Higher Education.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2009
Sex column flap forces student editor's exit
The student editor of Towson University's independent newspaper The Towerlight has stepped down after a standoff with President Robert L. Caret over the publication of an explicit sex column.

Baltimore Sun
October 7, 2009
Md. university system devising policy on student displays of porn films
Groups raise free-speech concerns as state works on first such plan in U.S.


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