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Baltimore Sun
October 16, 2009
Hopkins student critically injured by hit-and-run near campus
Johns Hopkins angle: Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU student, was injured on Friday when she was
struck by a hit-and-run driver on St. Paul Street.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2009
Police find hit-and-run truck
Johns Hopkins angle: The pickup truck being sought by police in the hit-and-run death of a Johns
Hopkins University student Miriam Frankl was found parked on a Northwest Baltimore street, and police
continue to seek its driver, a city police spokesman said Sunday.

Washington Examiner (AP)
October 19, 2009
Police: Truck sought in hit-and-run found
Johns Hopkins angle: he pickup truck being sought by police in the hit-and-run death of a Johns Hopkins
University student Miriam Frankl was found parked on a Northwest Baltimore street, and police continue
to seek its driver.

The Washington Post (Associated Press)
October 19, 2009
Student Dies of Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that JHU student Miriam Frankl died of injuries she sustained in
a hit-and-run accident.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2009
Hopkins student dies of injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: Report that 20-year-old JHU student Miriam Frankl died on Saturday of injuries
sustained when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed St. Paul Street on Friday.

New York Times
October 18, 2009
Letter: Reducing Accidents
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor was written by Susan Baker and Alicia Samuels of the
Bloomberg School for Public Health.

Washingtonian
October 9, 2009
Woman Power
Johns Hopkins angle: Jessica Einhorn, dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University, is one of the magazine's "100 most powerful women in Washington."

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2009
Flood of dollars helping Md. cope
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, biotechnology facilities and research institutions in
Maryland, at places such as the Johns Hopkins University, have been awarded $172 million in stimulus
research money, roughly twice the national average, after state population is taken into account.

Wall Street Journal
October 19, 2009
China Eyes Key IMF Post
Johns Hopkins angle: China is grooming a veteran banker, ZHU Min, to vie for a senior job at the
International Monetary Fund, according to this article. Min earned an economics doctorate from JHU.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 18, 2009
Health care reform does little to end medical errors
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Peter Pronovost, an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine and a national leader in patient safety.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2009
Hospitals, workers at odds over flu shots
Johns Hopkins angle: Gabe Kelen, director of Johns Hopkins' Office of Critical Event Preparedness and
Response, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 17, 2009
Sharing vision his doctors saved
Johns Hopkins angle: John Safer is one of several artists who have donated or lent works of art to show
their gratitude for medical care they received at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute, which officially
opened a $105 million research and surgical building on Friday.

Annapolis Capital (AP)
October 18, 2009
Hopkins opens eye building
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute dedicated its new $105 million building on
Friday.

Khaleej Times
October 18, 2009
SMS Messages Spread Health Awareness
Johns Hopkins angle: Global Handwashing Day was an initiative of a number of organizations, including
the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
October 19, 2009
3D technology licensed
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that a technology developed at APL that permits
three-dimensional scanning of small objects, has been licensed to Trilumen, LLC, a Maryland company.

Maryland Daily Record
October 19, 2009
License to experiment
Johns Hopkins angle: The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins is mentioned in
this brief about a license to look at the risk of hereditary pancreatic cancer.

New Kerala (India)
October 17, 2009
HIV-1 treatment during pregnancy can prevent transmission to newborns
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research led by SoPH's Taha E. Taha and team that found
that mothers receiving antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to treat HIV-1 infection have less chance of
transmitting the deadly virus to their newborn child through breastfeeding.

Kansas City Infozine
October 19, 2009
Maternal HIV-1 Treatment Protects Against Transmission to Newborns
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by SoPH's Taha E. Taha and team that found that
mothers receiving antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to treat HIV-1 infection have less chances of
transmitting the deadly virus to their newborn child through breastfeeding.

Chillcothe Gazette (Ohio)
October 18, 2009
Hospitals near answers on acquired infections
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, st the kickoff of Ohio On The CUSP: Stop BSI,
participants engaged in discussion with national experts from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2009
Blackboards 2.0
Johns Hopkins angle: David Peloff, program director for emerging technologies at the Johns Hopkins
University's Center for Technology in Education, is quoted.

New York Magazine
October 18, 2009
The Case Against the Case Against Circumcision
Johns Hopkins angle: This magazine piece about circumcision mentioned that a team of researchers from
the CDC and Johns Hopkins analyzed records of over 26,000 heterosexual African-American men who showed
up at a Baltimore clinic for HIV testing and denied any drug use or homosexual contact and found that
smong those with known HIV exposure, the ones who did turn out to be HIV-positive were twice as likely
to be uncircumcised.

Baltimore Sun
october 18, 2009
Latin in America: CNN's O'Brien is extraordinary in 'Latino in America"
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that O'Brien's father earned a doctorate in engineering at JHU.

Staunton News Leader (Va.)
October 19, 2009
Johns Hopkins professor will lecture on religion and family instability
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS sociologist Andrew Cherlin will speak at the University of Virginia.

Brownsville Herald (Texas)
October 18, 2009
Apple co-founder kick starts UTPA Distinguished Speakers series
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this brief article, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, an associate professor
of neurosurgery at JHU, will speak in this series in the future.

Rutland Herald (Vt.)
October 19, 2009
Live longer, on the sunny side
Johns Hopkins angle: This short feature linking attitude and health mentions a Johns Hopkins study
which looked at 600 adults with a family history of heart disease and found that study participants
with a good attitude were only half as likely as their less optimistic counterparts to experience a
heart "event" during an average seven-and-a-half year period.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2009
Howard stargazers plan to open observatory at Alpha Ridge
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the historic Watson telescope was hand-built with
remarkable precision in the 1930s or 1940s by Paul S. Watson, a former Johns Hopkins University
astronomer.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2009
Global reach, local warmth
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about the Children of the World Co-op notes that the co-op
receives funds from a Johns Hopkins neighborhood grant.

Pottstown Mercury (Pa.)
October 18, 2009
Ursinus deals Hopkins first conference loss
Johns Hopkins angle: In a game that featured 20 punts, 23 first downs between the two teams, and a wild
last 38 seconds, Ursinus survived and handed Johns Hopkins its first Centennial Conference loss, 16-14,
Saturday afternoon at rainy Homewood Field.

Baltimore Sun
October 19, 2009
Clarisse Mechanic dies at 85
Johns Hopkins angle: Mechanic was a former trustee of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
October 17, 2009
Edwin M. Talbott Jr., church founder
Johns Hopkins angle: Talbott earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins
University in 1944.

Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2009
Lois Ruby Kershaw, homemaker
Johns Hopkins angle: Kershaw studied classical concert piano at the Peabody Conservatory of Music for
six years.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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The Boston Globe
October 17, 2009
Harvard admits to $1.8b gaffe in cash holdings
Harvard University, one of the world’s richest educational institutions, stumbled into its financial
crisis in part by breaking one of the most basic rules of corporate or family finance: Don’t gamble
with the money you need to pay the daily bills.

Inside Higher Ed
October 19, 2009
Regulating Private Student Loans
Critics say exemption in bill to create Consumer Financial Protection Agency would let for-profit
colleges ply students with their own high-interest loans.

The Washington Post
October 15, 2009
Trachtenberg: When a College’s Reputation Trumps Its Quality
How one values a college education is very different from how one places a monetary value on a
college’s prestige, a topic that relies more on the recognition of the school’s brand than it does on
the quality of its educational program (although the two are often closely entwined).

The Boston Globe
October 18, 2009
A better diet, under wraps: Colleges shrink portions, sneak in healthy ingredients
More colleges are making portions smaller and adding nutritious ingredients (sometimes without telling)
in efforts to encourage healthier eating habits in students.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 18, 2009
Mystery Gifts Help Thousands of Students Get Through College
Months after an anonymous donor captivated the nation by giving a total of more than $100-million to
some 20 colleges, students and faculty members on many of those campuses are reaping the benefits.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 17, 2009
Editorial: A collegial neighborhood
For decades, universities in urban settings built high fences around their campuses to cloister
students and employees from crime and blight. But in recent years many universities have begun to
literally and figuratively tear down the walls and embrace their neighbors.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 18, 2009
Entrepreneurship Is On the Rise, Educators Find
At a time when finding a job may seem like an elusive goal, a growing number of college students are
turning to entrepreneurship to try to create their own. Hundreds of educators gathered at Rice
University to discuss how best to train them, and how to sustain their entrepreneurship centers through
tough economic times.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 18, 2009
Commentary: Will a Culture of Entitlement Bankrupt Higher Education?
In the wake of our nation's economic crisis, previous levels of government support for colleges and
universities can no longer be maintained. Practical realities will drive what is possible for colleges
and universities in the coming years.

The Wall Street Journal
October 18, 2009
Professors of the World, Unite?
If some professors at the University of Wisconsin at Madison get their way, the first thing a newly
minted PhD will learn about is not research or teaching—but union dues. This summer Wisconsin's
Democratic Governor Jim Doyle gave the school's professors the right to unionize.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 18, 2009
Love of Teaching Draws Adjuncts to the Classroom Despite Low Pay
They don't make much money, they don't have health benefits, and they don't have job security. So why
do adjuncts keep showing up to teach in college classrooms semester after semester, year after year?

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