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Baltimore Sun
October 24, 2009
Building a curriculum
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has become one of the first institutions in the country not only to rethink what it teaches students but to build a new education center that's designed to support a revamped curriculum incorporating new approaches made possible by advances in genetic research and molecular biology. Edward D. Miller, dean and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted.

New York Times
October 26, 2009
Ex-Guerrilla Vies for Presidency of Uruguay
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of SAIS comments in this article.

WashingtonPost.com
October 25, 2009
RI tracking swine flu through electronic records
Johns Hopkins angle: AP story quotes Andrew Pekosz, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CBS Evening News
October 25, 2009
Emergency Rules Cut Red Tape in H1N1 Fight
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Martin Makary of the SoM and SoPH.

The New Yorker
November 2, 2009 Issue
Robots That Care
Johns Hopkins angle: This medical technology feature describes research being conducted by the Whiting School’s Allison Okamura, a professor of mechanical engineering. Okamura is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2009
The rest of the story
Johns Hopkins angle: Lillie Shockney, director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2009
Lock out drunken driving
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions the death of a 20-year-old JHU undergraduate by a hit-and-run driver.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2009
Man arrested in hit-and-run death of JHU student
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Meighan, 39, of Sykesville, was arrested on Saturday in the hit-and-run death of Miriam Frankl, a 20-year-old JHU undergraduate. Court documents show that Meighan has a history of drunken-driving arrests, including in 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2005.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
October 26, 2009
Arrest Made In Hopkins Hit-And-Run Case
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that a man is in custody in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a JHU student Miriam Frankl. JHU spokesman Dennis O'Shea is quoted.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
October 25, 2009
Arrest Made In Fatal Hit-And-Run
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that a man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a JHU student Miriam Frankl. Several JHU students are interviewed.

Washington Post
October 26, 2009
New at the top
Johns Hopkins angle: Profile of Helga Rippen, chief health information officer and vice president, Center for Health Information Technology, at Westat, a Rockville corporation that provides research, information and consulting services primarily in health and education. Rippen is an MPH graduate of Johns Hopkins.

Chicago Tribune
October 26, 2009
Female scientists' family tree traces roots to Yale professor
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Carol Greider of the School of Medicine shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine this year.

Arizona Daily Sun
October 26, 2009
Cigarette butts bad for environment
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that studies done by Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and even the tobacco industry itself show that these contaminants can get into soils and waterways, harm or kill living organisms and generally degrade surrounding ecosystems.

UNPO.com
October 26, 2009
Burma: Ongoing Concerns over Human Rights
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Voravit Suwanvanichkij, a research associate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Washington Post
October 24, 2009
Md. 'science city' plan might help odds for U.S. funding of light rail
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Johns Hopkins is "spearhead" of a "science city" proposed under the pending Gaithersburg West master plan in Montgomery County.

Sydney Morning Herald
October 25, 2009
Unhealthy focus on disasters
Johns Hopkins angle: Commentary written by Lawrence Gostin of the SoPH.

Bloomberg.com
October 26, 2009
Stanford Endowment Loss Prompts President to Suspend Smoothing
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes William R. Brody, identifying him as the former president of JHU. Brody comments on the governance structure at JHU.

Fort Worth Business Press (Texas)
October 26, 2009
Optics technology to bring new health care tools to light
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a research lecture delivered at a Texas university by Xingde Li, an associated professor of biomedical engineering.

Kansas City InfoZine
October 26, 2009
EarthTalk: Cigarette Litter
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions JHU research that has indicated that cigarette waste can get into soils and waterways, harm or kill living organisms and generally degrade surrounding ecosystems.

The Guardian (U.K.)
October 25, 2009
Who's to blame for Britain's obesity epidemic?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a recent School of Medicine study indicating that overweight people were treated with contempt by some physicians. The article quotes lead author of the study Mary Margaret Huizinga.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
October 26, 2009
After tragedy, Richmond native pushes for hospital changes
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a new book by Sorrel McElroy King, whose daughter died after treatment errors were made at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Lancaster Online
October 25, 2009
Blue Jays earn field hockey playoff berth
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports brief reports that the field hockey Blue Jays (11-5, 5-1) have won three consecutive games and earned a spot in the conference playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Observer-Reporter (Washington, Pa.)
October, 26, 2009
Men's water polo
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press sports brief reports that Peter Sauerhoff scored a match-high six goals to help Johns Hopkins win the CWPA Division III Men's Water Polo Eastern Championship.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2009
Race for county executive warms up
Johns Hopkins angle: Councilman Kevin Kamenetz is a graduate of JHU.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
October 26, 2009
Picture of Health: Obese? Your doctor may have less respect for you
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a JHU student that reveals that doctors may have less respect for their overweight patients.

Baltimore Sun
October 24, 2009
Rallo did MMA his way
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a Johns Hopkins University study that concluded MMA is safer than boxing.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2009
'Minds Interrupted': a candid, on-stage look at mental illness
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Rabins, a psychiatry professor and bioethicist at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, is quoted.

The Trentonian
October 25, 2009
Assemblywoman touts legislative achievements in the 14th district
Johns Hopkins angle: New Jersey Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein earned a master's degree in psychology from JHU in 1974.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2009
Gilbert V. Rubin, zoning board director
Johns Hopkins angle: Rubin is a JHU graduate.

Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2009
Raymond Tompkins Jr., Verizon manager
Johns Hopkins angle: Tompkins earned a bachelor's degree in political science at JHU.

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New York Times – The Choice blog
October 26, 2009
For Students Receiving Financial Aid at Williams, Free Textbooks
Students receiving financial aid at Williams College will soon be able to swipe their identification cards and get their books free.

NPR - Morning Edition
October 26, 2009
A Push For Colleges To Prioritize Mental Health
The International Association of Counseling Services recommends that a college campus should have a minimum of one therapist for every 1,000 to 1,500 students.

Washington Post
October 26, 2009
A lift on the road to graduation
Federal programs help disadvantaged students succeed in college.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 26, 2009
In Time of Uncertainty, Colleges Hold Fast to Status Quo
Few signs of revolutionary change are apparent. That's probably a measure of the resiliency of higher education, the cushion of federal stimulus funds, and the difficulty of instituting swift change.

Washington Post – The Color of Money blog
October 25, 2009
Students wisely turn from private loans
The College Board reports that the amount of nonfederal education loans in 2008-2009 dropped by almost 50 percent from the previous school year.

Inside Higher Ed
October 26, 2009
Assessment vs. Action
Many colleges are engaged in measuring what undergraduates learn. But if you look at how many of them use that information to do something, the picture is different.


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