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Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2009
Legal obstacles make justice slow in Hopkins student Frankl's death
Johns Hopkins angle: This article explores complicating legal factors in the case of Thomas
Meighan Jr., the owner of a white Ford F250 truck that police say was involved in the
hit-and-run accident that killed Johns Hopkins junior Miriam Frankl on St. Paul Street on
Oct. 16.

The Washington Post
October 28, 2009
Class Struggle
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Slavin and Nancy Madden, JHU scholars, are mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2009
This Halloween, parents wary of flu
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrice Brylske, director of the center's Child Life Services at the
Johns Hopkins Children Center, is quoted.

The Washington Post
October 29, 2009
This just in . . .
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes JHU spokesman Dennis O'Shea on the making of "The
Social Network" movie on the Homewood campus.

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2009
Web forum on H1N1 flu leaves kids, scientists impressed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is a Center for Talented Youth "webinar" on the swine flu
epidemic.

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2009
State officials launch outreach plan for 2010 census
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson will serve as the
honorary chairman of the state's census efforts.

Bethany Beach Wave
October 28, 2009
Census: Maryland family trends vary widely by county
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted in this Capital News service
story.

Carroll County Times
October 29, 2009
Gov: Census determines how much aid states get
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson is quoted.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
October 28, 2009
Health experts say Russia's abstinence approach no match for fast-growing AIDS epidemic
Johns Hopkins angle: Chris Beyrer, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health,
is quoted in this Associated Press story.

The Washington Post
October 29, 2009
Do as the health-care workers do
Johns Hopkins angle: Stacey Rotman, a nurse at JHH, is quoted.

CBS News
October 28, 2009
Want A Job In Akron? Hand Over Your DNA
Johns Hopkins angle: Susannah Baruch, an attorney and consultant for Johns Hopkins
University's Genetics and Public Policy Center, is quoted.

WBAL TV (Baltimore)
October 29, 2009
Some Offenses Dropped In Fatal Hit-And-Run Case
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Associated Press story, Baltimore prosecutors are
investigating whether they can charge an Elkridge man with vehicular manslaughter in the
hit-and-run death of a Johns Hopkins University student.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
October 28, 2009
Many Charges Dropped In Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that prosecutors have dropped some charges
but are also seeking to have bail revoked for a man arrested in connection with the
hit-and-run collision that killed JHU undergraduate Miriam Frankl.

United Press International
October 29, 2009
Bed rest not what the doctor ordered
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Stevens of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine says it is
now recognized that being immobilized in the intensive care unit significantly worsens muscle
weakness.

The Financial
October 29, 2009
Mortality Rates Reduced among Children Whose Mothers Received Iron-folic Acid Supplements
Johns Hopkins angle: Offspring whose mothers had been supplemented with iron-folic acid
during pregnancy had dramatically reduced mortality through age 7, according to researchers
at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, led by Parul Christian.

The Straits Times (AFP)
October 29, 2009
Lack of healthcare caused deaths
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse article reports on a new study from the Johns
Hopkins Children's Center that reveals that lACK of adequate health care may have contributed
to the deaths of some 17,000 US children over the past two decades.

WebMd
October 28, 2009
Doctors' Lack of Respect Weighs on the Obese
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Mary Margaret Huizinga of the School of Medicine
indicates that obese patients get less respect from their doctors than do their slimmer
counterparts.

Delaware County Daily Times
October 29, 2009
ELECTION 2009: Council candidates debate the issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a profile being performed by the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health will show gaps in health coverage in the county.

Zambia Post (Reuters)
October 29, 2009
Size matters when it comes to AIDS defense: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters article reports that a study by Johns Hopkins' University's
Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda reveals that men with larger foreskins are more
likely to become infected with the AIDS virus.

Tech Journal South (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
October 29, 2009
New movie shooting in Baltimore dramatizes creation of Facebook
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reports that Johns Hopkins will double as Harvard in a
film about the founding of Facebook in scenes that begin shooting next week.

The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
October 29, 2009
Film about Facebook to shoot in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that a movie about the creation of
Facebook will shoot in Baltimore for two days next week, with JHU standing in for Harvard.

New Kerala (India)
October 29, 2009
Iron-folic acid supplements during pregnancy 'cut mortality rates among kids'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on new Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
Lead author Parul Christian, an associate professor in the school’s Department of
International Health, is quoted.

Sparta Independent (New Jersey)
October 28, 2009
Sparta seventh grader aces SATs, ACT
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a youth who was honored as one of the most
academically gifted young students in the country by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)
October 28, 2009
Johnson: Food should be part of health debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions that researchers at the Bloomberg School of
Public Health have predicted that by 2015, 41 percent of Americans will be obese.

La Jolla Light (Southern California)
October 28, 2009
Mulligan on dean's list
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief states that Matthew Mulligan of La Jolla, who is
majoring in economics, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at JHU.

Maryland Daily Record
October 28, 2009
Facebook film to shoot in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This blurb mentions that a movie about the making of Facebook will be
filmed at JHU for two days next week.

Kalona News (Iowa)
October 29, 2009
Concert series features dulcimer player
Johns Hopkins angle: Hammered dulcimer player Ken Kolodner holds a Ph.D. in public health
from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2009
Dr. John B. DeHoff
Johns Hopkins angle: DeHoff earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in
1935 and his medical degree, also from Hopkins, in 1939. In 1967, he received a master's in
public health from Hopkins' School of Hygiene and Public Health.

The Washington Post
October 29, 2009
Charles R. Mock,Doctor (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The former Navy officer was a physician with the Johns Hopkins Health
System.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
October 29, 2009
Fresh Surge of Flu Cases and Vaccine Shortages Raise Anxiety on Campuses
The unexpected rebounds in the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast have some
health experts worried that the holiday season might bring some colleges a double dose of
illness.

Inside Higher Ed Quick Take
October 29, 2009
U.S. Publishes New Student Aid Rules, Solicits Financial Aid Experiments
The U.S. Education Department published final regulations today on a broad array of changes
Congress made last year in student grant, campus crime and other programs in the Higher
Education Act.

Inside Higher Ed Quick Take
October 29, 2009
Key Senator Criticizes Education Dept. on Loan Plan
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has criticized Education Secretary Arne Duncan for urging
college presidents to get their campuses ready for a possible switch to the government's
direct student loan program.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 27, 2009
Might Companies, Not Colleges, Deserve the Blame for a Shortage of Engineers?
Harold Salzman, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, and a colleague argue
that the real problem is at the employment end of the pipeline.

Ithaca Journal (N.Y.)
October 26, 2009
Cornell University awarded $13 million grant for cancer center
The competitive National Cancer Institute grant to Cornell University will fund the
establishment of one of 12 new cancer research centers at universities across the country.

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