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The Washington Post
October 11, 2009
Results from the Experiment
Johns Hopkins angle: The Montgomery County campus of JHU is mentioned in this article about schoolchildren learning that science can be cool.

The Washington Post
October 11, 2009
Obama Wanted a Petraeus. Buyer Beware.
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen, a counselor to then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, now a professor at SAIS, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
October 12, 2009
Nobel Winners Celebrate
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider is shown in this slide show featuring winners of the 2009 Nobel Prizes. Greider, a professor in the department of molecular biology and genetics, won the prize for medicine.

Wall Street Journal
October 11, 2009
Health-Reform Winners
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the battle to reform the health care system quotes Lisa Dubay, lead author of an Urban Institute Study on the subject and associate professor of health policy at JHU's School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
October 12, 2009
Prepping for the flu
Johns Hopkins angle: This article describes how employers are trying to prevent the spread of flu viruses and prepare for staff absences. The piece quotes Gabe D. Kelen, director of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response.

Baltimore Sun
October 12, 2009
Shortening a woman's ordeal
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a new cancer treatment being tested at the Kimmel Cancer Center involving chemotherapy and narrowly focused radiation. Richard Zellars, an assistant professor of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine, is quoted.

New York Times
October 10, 2009
Debate Over Gay March Exposes Split in Approach
Johns Hopkins angle: Dudley Clendinen, a visiting writer in the Advance Academic Programs' Writing Program, is quoted.

New York Times
October 10, 2009
How to Sell a War: First, Start to Win
Johns Hopkins angle: John Harper of SAIS is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2009
College Football: Johns Hopkins 23, Dickinson 12
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports brief reports that Blue Jays senior running back Andrew Kase rushed nine times for 54 yards, including the game-clinching touchdown, and helped knock off previously unbeaten Dickinson.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2009
Surprise finish
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes how Ethan Alden-Danforth, an organic chemistry doctoral student at Johns Hopkins, proposed Saturday after he and his girlfriend ran a half marathon.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2009
Paul M. Pardew
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Pardew earned a mechanical engineering degree at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2009
Book Roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes a short review of “Josie's Story," Sorrel King’s account of her loss of Josie, her 18-month-old daughter, to a medical error encountered at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2009
Crime Beat: Hopkins tragedy a punchline
Johns Hopkins angle: This column describes how, in the wake of a Johns Hopkins undergraduate’s involvement in the recent samurai sword-related death of an intruder, some people are some are exploiting the killing for humor, money and political gain. The article quotes university spokesman Dennis O’Shea and Student Government Association president Marc Perkins.

Baltimore Sun
October 10, 2009
Parents uneasy about swine flu vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Aaron Milstone of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 10, 2009
Discount for buying tickets to Face-Off, Day of Rivals
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins will participate in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic in April.

Hagerstown Morning Herald
October 12, 2009
It's all in their heads, but it's not imaginary
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a medical condition mentions Ben Carson of the Children's Center.

American Medical News
October 12, 2009
H1N1 vaccine to be tracked for safety concerns
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a new tracking system will use a Web-based system developed at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to follow people for up to six weeks after vaccination.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.)
October 12, 2009
Matters of the heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This article follows a 34-year-old patient who receives a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Stuart Russell, the clinical chief of the hospital's heart failure and transplantation unit, and Luca Vricella, an associate professor of cardiac surgery in the School of Medicine, are quoted.

Huffington Post
October 12, 2009
Meatless Monday: Lighten Up For Diwali
Johns Hopkins angle: The columnist relates information attributed to JHU’s Center for a Livable Future.

The News Leader (Staunton, Va.)
October 12, 2009
Soap box derby keeps kids active
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that bone cancer patient Courtney Ott’s doctors at Johns Hopkins had to use cadaver bone from a bone bank in New Jersey and a piece of Courtney's bone from her right leg to repair her left leg after a tumor was removed.

AllAfrica.com
October 11, 2009
Uganda: Hereditary Diseases- Knowing Your Family Medical History Could Save Your Life
Johns Hopkins angle: This article cites information from JHU’s Center for Inherited Disease Research.

The Record-Eagle (Traverse City, Mich.)
October 12, 2009
Healthy Cooking: Kids will eat healthy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press column states that a Bloomberg School of Public Health study found that parents have waning influence over what their kids eat.
The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
October 11, 2009
Italians, descendents part of community’s mainstream
Johns Hopkins angle: This features quotes from historian Jane McWilliams’ comprehensive history of Annapolis, slated to be published soon by Johns Hopkins University Press.

ConsortiumNews.org
October 11, 2009
Obama's Deserving Peace Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Melvin A. Goodman, an adjunct professor of government at JHU.

CBS4Denver.com
October 11, 2009
'Bionic Boy' Thanks Those Who Helped Save His Life
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns Jason Lansdown, a cancer survivor who received a high-tech prosthetic leg. He is now a freshman biomedical engineering major at JHU.

Air Force Times
October 12, 2009
Labs report progress in regrowing bones
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to the research of Tom Clemens, a visiting professor of orthopedics in the School of Medicine.

PhillyBurbs.com
October 11, 2009
Everyone's different, and alike
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on little person Danielle Frank, who, in a talk to elementary school students, discusses her physician, Michael Ain, an associate professor of orthopedics in the School of Medicine, who also is a little person.

New Kerala (India)
October 11, 2009
Family-based intervention program can reduce anxiety risk in kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on Johns Hopkins Children's Center research and quotes said senior investigator Golda Ginsburg, an associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
October 10, 2009
Field goals not enough for Dickinson College football team
Johns Hopkins angle: This article describes Johns Hopkins’ 23-12 victory over previously-unbeaten Dickinson on Saturday.

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.)
October 11, 2009
Smith’s 10 tackles help Bloomsburg remain unbeaten
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport brief describes JHU’s 23-12 football win over Dickinson.

JTA.org (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
October 12, 2009
Richard Sonnenfeldt, Nuremberg interpreter, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for Richard Sonnenfeldt, the chief interpreter for the prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials, mentions that he graduated from JHU with a degree in electrical engineering.

The Washington Post
October 12, 2009
Rated XXX
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial states that Sen. Andrew P. Harris, R-Baltimore County, who is attempting to regulate the use of public higher education facilities for the displaying or screening of obscene films and materials, has a medical degree from JHU.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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New York Times
October 11, 2009
Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data
Google and I.B.M. are offering help to universities to get students to cope with vast amounts of data.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 12, 2009
When Talk Turns to Budgets, the Money Woes of Colleges Are Misunderstood
When presidents go public on budgets, all the complexity is often boiled down to a single question: How much do you make?

Inside Higher Ed
October 12, 2009
Picking Up Crumbs - Commentary
Drew A. Bennett, chancellor of Missouri State University-West Plains, writes that stories about the disappearing perks at Harvard overlook the economic crisis many colleges are facing.

Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2009
UCLA professor reported concerns about stabbing suspect last year
A professor who taught the student accused of slashing a female classmate's throat last week told a university administrator 10 months ago of his concerns about the student's mental health.

Baltimore Sun
October 10, 2009
Study scours UM's slavery link
Though slaves probably helped build the college that would become the University of Maryland, College Park, the institution was created in part to push Maryland past its reliance on slave labor.

Wall Street Journal
October 10, 2009
Endowment Drops 23% at Dartmouth
The value of Dartmouth College's endowment dropped 23 percent to $2.8 billion in the last fiscal year, according to a letter Friday by President Jim Yong Kim.

MICUA
October 9, 2009
Poll Confirms Strong Public Support for Private Colleges and Universities
A recent poll confirms that Maryland voters believe in State support for private, nonprofit colleges and universities.

New York Times – The Choice blog
October 9, 2009
A University Where the President Knows Everyone’s Name
Why are DePauw students so in love with their new president? One junior said, "He knows how to relate to us. He pays attention. He shows up at student events. He’s cool."


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