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Baltimore Sun
October 21, 2009
Owner of truck sought in hit-and-run turns self in
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the owner of a truck believed to be involved last week in the hit-and-run death of Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU student, turned himself in early Tuesday morning and spoke with police detectives.

ABC2news.com (WMAR-TV - Baltimore)
October 21, 2009
Hit and Run Death Reveals Disturbing Past
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that the man who was interviewed by police Tuesday in connection with the hit-and-run death of JHU student Miriam Frankl has four drunk driving convictions on his record and has a trial coming up in December that could bring him his fifth. Also, Allie Rosenwasser, a JHU student who was one of Frankl's sorority sisters, is quoted in the TV news report.

WashingtonExaminer.com
October 21, 2009
Truck owner talks to police in accident
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Associated Press wire story, the owner of a truck thought to be involved in the hit-and-run death of a JHU student surrendered to police, spoke with detectives and then was released without being charged. The investigation is said to be continuing.

Baltimore Sun
October 21, 2009
Police test gunfire-detection system
Johns Hopkins angle: Edmund G. Skrodzki, executive director of Homewood Campus Safety and Security Services at JHU, is quoted in a story about the implementation by Baltimore police of electronic gunshot detection systems elsewhere in the city.

Washington Post
October 21, 2009
Q & A: The Lowdown on H1N1
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, answers readers' questions about swine flu.

Homeland Security Today
October 14, 2009
Predicting and Mitigating Hurricane Power Outages
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study whose authors include Seth Guikema, an assistant professor of geography and environmental engineering in the Whiting School.

Engineer Online
October 21, 2009
Power-outage prediction
Johns Hopkins angle: A Whiting School faculty member helped create computer models that can estimate how many power outages will occur across a region as a hurricane is approaching. Seth Guikema, an assistant professor, worked on the study with researchers from Texas A&M.

Gant Daily (AHN).
October 20, 2009
Researchers Develop System To Predict Hurricane Related Power Outages
Johns Hopkins angle: This All Headline News piece focuses on research out of the Whiting School in which a team has created computer models that can estimate how many power outages will occur across a region as a hurricane approaches. Seth Guikema, an assistant professor, worked on the study with researchers from Texas A&M.

Marketplace Morning Report
October 21, 2009
Europeans call on reducing euro's value
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke is quoted in a story about the declining value of the dollar against the euro.

MSNBC.com
October 21, 2009
Mom and dad make scary movies even scarier
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Golda Ginsburg, an associate professor and director of research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

NPR.org (All Things Considered)
October 20, 2009
CDC Weighs HPV Vaccine For Boys
Johns Hopkins angle: This public radio report includes comments from Neal Halsey, a professor in the Department of Global Disease Epidemiology and Control at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Puget Sound Public Radio
October 21, 2009
When Bipolar Illness Meets Grief: Kay Redfield Jamison on Becoming a Widow
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, about her book on coping with grief.

Assyrian International News Agency
October 20, 2009
The Key to Defeating Radical Islam
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with David Satter of SAIS.

CNN Student News
October 21, 2009
Meatless Mondays
Johns Hopkins angle: This transcript mentions that the idea of Meatless Mondays has been praised by JHU's Center for Livable Future.

History News Network.
October 21, 2009
Melvin Goodman: The urgent need to demilitarize the national security state
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Goodman is an adjunct professor of history at JHU.

KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia).
October 21, 2009
50 Colleges That Rival the Ivy League
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned in "The Hidden Ivies," a new book subtitled, "50 Top Colleges from Amherst to Williams that Rival the Ivy League."

Montgomery County Gazette
October 21, 2009
Middle school students enter the world of science and medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a recent science and medicine day for middle schoolers hosted at the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus. Todd Levy of APL is quoted.

Montgomery County Gazette
October 21, 2009
Spread life sciences jobs to advance Smart Growth
Johns Hopkins angle: An op-ed from the president of the Montgomery County Council opposing the current version of Montgomery County's proposed Gaithersburg West master plan.

Montgomery County Gazette
October 21, 2009
Money and power shouldn't rule Gaithersburg West
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor opposes Montgomery County's proposed Gaithersburg West master plan and refers to the university as a "large, greedy corporate bully."

Baltimore City Paper
October 21, 2009
Banging on Cans
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Eric Beach of So Percussion studied at Peabody.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
October 20, 2009
Green-Wood Cemetery Names Panel To Select New Sculpture
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's S. Frederick Starr is on a panel to choose a new "Angel of Music" sculpture.

Towson Times
October 21, 2009
With school absences rising, county fights against flu
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital has restricted visits under age 16, while the University of Maryland Medical Center has disallowed visitors under 12.

Towson Times
October 21, 2009
Mixed martial arts arrives in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story references a JHU study that showed mixed martial arts to be safer than boxing.

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)
October 20, 2009
Exact Sciences obtains license for cancer screening technology
Johns Hopkins angle: This business brief mentions that the company is using technology licensed from JHU that multiplies DNA sequences to produce a stool-based test for colorectal cancer.

The Telegraph (Calcutta, India)
October 21, 2009
Spy tag on US scientist tied to India
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a U.S. scientist charged with attempted espionage had been involved in development of miniature Synthetic Aperture Radar, a NASA project led by JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory and the U.S. Naval Warfare Center.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 20, 2009
Salar inks deal with Nebraska's BryanLGH Medical Center
Johns Hopkins angle: Among Salar's other clients is Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Washington Post
October 21, 2009
Obituaries: Lawrence E. Shulman, NIH Official
Johns Hopkins angle: Shulman helped start the Johns Hopkins University medical school's rheumatology department.

Washington Post
October 21, 2009
ROBERT A. COHEN, 99: Specialist in mental health research
Johns Hopkins angle: Cohen did his psychiatric residency at Johns Hopkins University.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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New York Times
October 21, 2009
College Costs Keep Rising, Report Says
The price of a college education rose substantially last year, despite a 2.1 percent decline in the Consumer Price Index from July 2008 to July 2009.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 21, 2009
Private Borrowing for College Drops Sharply, While College Costs Creep Up
Even as tuition and fees increased last year, the amount students borrowed in private loans declined by almost 50 percent, the College Board reports.

Associated Press
October 20, 2009
Med school enrollment up 11th year in a row, still 70% white
U.S. medical school enrollment is up for the 11th consecutive year as colleges seek to meet a growing demand for physicians.

Inside Higher Ed Quick Take
October 21, 2009
U.S. Publishes Rules on Credit Card Marketing to Students
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday proposed new regulations to govern the marketing of credit cards to college students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 20, 2009
The State of College Admissions: Full of Uncertainty
Many colleges have experienced declines in their acceptance rates, their "yield" rates, and their confidence in predicting enrollment outcomes.

Bloomberg
October 20, 2009
Harvard Alumni Seek Disclosure of Bonus Retractions
The group says that the wealthiest U.S. school should disclose the amount of bonuses taken back from in-house money managers after its endowment lost a record $10 billion last year.

New York Times
October 21, 2009
Chancellor at U. of Illinois Quits in Admissions Scandal
The chancellor of the largest campus of the University of Illinois announced that he was resigning in the wake of an admissions scandal that also led the university's president to resign.

U.S. News & World Report - The Paper Trail blog
October 19, 2009
Florida, Harvard Tops Among Twitterers
The University of Florida, Harvard University and George Washington University have been named the top tweeters.

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