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The Washington Post
October 28, 2009
Single living is wave of the present
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, a JHU sociologist and expert on families, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2009
Charges pared in hit-and-run
Johns Hopkins angle: Prosecutors dropped all but the most serious traffic offenses - those carrying jail time - against Thomas Meighan Jr. on Tuesday as the investigation continues into whether the Elkridge man can be charged with vehicular manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of JHU student Miriam Frankl.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2009
Frankl followed two relatives to Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Miriam Frankl was the third generation of her family to attend JHU.

WJZ.com
October 27, 2009
Witness: I Warned Police About Hit-And-Run Driver
Johns Hopkins angle: A witness claims he told police about the erratic driving of the man accused of being involved in the hit-and-run accident that killed 20-year-old JHU student Miriam Frankl.

Los Angeles Times
October 28, 2009
Obama redefines White House relationship with top field commander
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Eliot Cohen of SAIS.

CNN Student News
October 28, 2009
CNN Student News Transcript: October 28, 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: Interview about H1N1 includes comments from Andrew Pekosz of the School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2009
Movie about Facebook to shoot in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: The brick and marble of Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus will double for the brick and marble of Harvard University in "The Social Network," a movie about the creation of Facebook that will shoot here on Monday and Tuesday.

New York Times
October 27, 2009
Do Women Need Such Big Flu Shots?
Johns Hopkins angle: Sabra L. Klein,an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, co-authored this commentary.

New York Times
October 27, 2009
Don’t Build Up
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS is quoted in this commentary.

New York Times
October 26, 2009
Ex-Guerrilla Ahead in Uruguay Vote
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of SAIS is quoted.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Blogs
October 28, 2009
Still freshmen: Study looks at ninth grade repeaters
Johns Hopkins angle: A new report from Johns Hopkins's Everyone Graduates Center found that more than 90,000 students from six states repeated ninth grade in 2004-05, with nearly three in 10 students repeating ninth-grade in one of them.

PsychCentral
October 28, 2009
Consumer Informatics Improve Health
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study from the SoPH confirms that electronic tools and online technology can help improve health care processes that relate to
behavioral compliance. Michael Christopher Gibbons of the SoPH is quoted.

Jackson Sun (Fla.)
October 28, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning author to lecture Thursday at Union
Johns Hopkins angle: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer earned a doctorate at JHU.

Asia Times Online
October 28, 2009
China leads solar home revolution
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was written by Ryan Rutkowski, a master's student studying international economics at Johns Hopkins University - Nanjing University Center for Chinese-American Studies.

Maryland Business Gazette
October 28, 2009
National Philharmonic and the three B's swarm Strathmore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that pianist Brian Ganz teaches at his alma mater, Peabody Conservatory.

The Idaho Mountain Express
October 28, 2009
There's no such thing as clean coal
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Burke of the SoPH is quoted.

Hurriyet Daily News & Economic Review (Turkey)
October 27, 2009
The misery index: A reality check for the US and Turkey
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by WSE economist Steve Hanke.

Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2009
Can we please say 'Good riddance' to goody bags?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson, a lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and Advanced Academic Programs.

Chicago Tribune
October 28, 2009
New Trier graduate loses life and promising career in hit-and-run
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the death of JHU undergraduate Miriam Frankl and mentions that her aunt, Rebecca German, is a professor at the School of Medicine, and her grandmother, Pearl German, retired as a professor in its Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Business Standard (India)
October 28, 2009
Arvind Subramanian: New letter and spirit
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Subramanian is a lecturer in South Asia Studies at JHU‘s School of Advanced International Studies.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
October 27, 2009
International expectations are high for Germany's new defense minister
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Daniel Hamilton, director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at JHU‘s School of Advanced International Studies.

Frederick News-Post
October 28, 2009
Through the pinhole
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the photography of Scott Speck, who works at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
October 27, 2009
Smoking ban outside schools mooted
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that air quality testing by JHU proves that secondhand smoke is up to 25,000 times safer than occupational (OSHA) workplace regulations

CNET News
October 27, 2009
Sweaty Harvard jocks pitch in on Facebook movie
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist mentions that JHU will be standing in for Harvard in some scenes to be shot in early November for the upcoming film, “The Social Network.”

The Jewish Daily Forward
October 27, 2009
A Purim-shpil for All Seasons
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that New York City Opera will revive Hugo Weisgall’s “Esther.”  The article mentions that Weisgall earned a doctorate in literature from JHU.

NorthJersey.com
October 28, 2009
Research follows DNA clues
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the work of Kim Hirshfield, a Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher who earned a doctorate in biochemistry from JHU.

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Inside Higher Ed Quick Take
October 28, 2009
U.S. Publishes Final Rules on Higher Ed Accreditation
The U.S. Education Department published final regulations Tuesday to carry out changes Congress made to federal law governing higher education accreditation.

New York Times
October 28, 2009
New Meaning for Night Class at 2-Year Colleges
Many of the nation's 1,200 community colleges have had to add makeshift parking lots, rent extra space and keep thousands of students on waiting lists this fall.
 
Union Leader, Manchester, N.H.
October 27, 2009
Dartmouth looks to plug financial hole
Dartmouth College officials are working on a three-prong plan that could include layoffs to address the school's massive financial shortfalls.

NJBiz
October 26, 2009
Saint Peter’s to use only wind energy for one year
The Jersey City campus of Saint Peter's College will be powered entirely by wind energy for at least one year, starting on Jan. 1.

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