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Baltimore Sun
September 3, 2009
From home schooling to 'unschooling'
Johns Hopkins angle: Joyce Epstein, director of the National Network of Partnership Schools at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, is quoted.

ADVANCE for Nurses
September 2, 2009
Leslie Mancuso's day-to-day decisions on the job can aid millions
Johns Hopkins angle: Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego, is quoted.

The Washington Post
September 3, 2009
Burma's Rising Toll
Johns Hopkins angle: Chris Beyrer, director of Johns Hopkins University's Center for Public Health and Human Rights, co-wrote wrote this opinion piece.

Baltimore Sun
September 3, 2009
Saved from bullet by a handbag
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Joann Rodgers, director of Media Relations & Public Affairs at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

ABC2news.com (WMAR-TV – Baltimore)
September 3, 2009
Designer Handbag Saves Shooting Victim from Injury
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news report concerns a shooting incident near the Johns Hopkins medical campus in East Baltimore.

WBALTV.com (Channel 11 - Baltimore)
September 2, 2009
Kennedy Krieger Workers Hit By Stray Bullets
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news report concerns a shooting incident near the Johns Hopkins medical campus in East Baltimore.

Wall Street Journal
September 2, 2009
Roche Drug Shrinks Tumors in Small Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a promising experimental drug quotes Charles M. Rudin, associate director for Clinical Research at the Kimmel Cancer Center, and a co-author of two reports on the drug that are being published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
September 2, 2009
Colombia's Uribe Clears Election Hurdle
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about presidential politics in Columbia, quotes Riordan Roett, director of western Hemisphere Studies at SAIS.

KETV.com (Omaha)
September 3, 2009
More People Die From Unintentional Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from the study’s co-author, Susan P. Baker, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Health Public Policy Division.

LiveScience.com
September 2, 2009
Accidental Poisoning Deaths Spike Upward
This article includes comments from the study’s co-author, Susan P. Baker, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Health Public Policy Division.

AAFP News (American Academy of Family Physicians)
September 2, 2009
Barbara Starfield, M.D., Focuses on Primary Care and Health Care Reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q and A interview is conducted with Barbara Starfield, who has appointments in the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health and is co-director of the JHU’s Primary Care Policy Center.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 3, 2009
Pitt, Johns Hopkins scientist sued over prostate cancer research
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Getzenberg, now a urology professor in the School of Medicine, are being sued by a Washington state company in connection with a prostate cancer screening test.

Seattle Times
September 3, 2009
Pitt, former researcher sued over prostate studies
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story states that the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Getzenberg, now a urology professor in the School of Medicine, are being sued by a Washington state company in connection with a prostate cancer screening test.

HealthDay
September 3, 2009
Statins Before Vascular Surgery Cut Deaths, Complications
Johns Hopkins angle: This report about a new Dutch study includes comments from Bruce A. Perler, a professor and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery in the School of Medicine.

HealthDay
September 3, 2009
New Compound Shrinks Skin Cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research conducted by Charles M. Rudin, associate director for clinical research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Health-E (South Africa)
September 2, 2009
Breeding men, not tigers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Mandla Ndlovu, communications manager for Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa.

Big Pond News (Australia)
September 3, 2009
Skin cancer trial boost
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Charles M. Rudin, associate director for clinical research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, who was involved in the research.

MSNBC.com
September 2, 2009
Pill shows promise in hard-to-treat cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Charles M. Rudin, associate director for clinical research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, who was involved in the research.

WYPR Radio (Baltimore NPR station)
September 3, 2009
Study Examines Youth Violence
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio report includes comments from Daniel Webster, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health who has been studying youth violence and prevention.

United Press International
September 2, 2009
Study: HIV subtype causes dementia risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story reports on research led by Ned Sacktor, a neurology professor in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 3, 2009
Local college football teams at a glance
Johns Hopkins angle: The football team is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
September 3, 2009
Civic group changes priority for next major transit construction
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions a transit project that would extend the Metro subway, also known as the Green Line, past its eastern terminus at Johns Hopkins Hospital toward Morgan State University and eventually White Marsh.

Lake-Forester.com (Chicago)
September 3, 2009
LFC's new assistant professor of music has noteworthy start
Johns Hopkins angle: Nicholas Wallin earned a master of music degree in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he was a recipient of the Graduate Conducting Fellowship.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 28, 2009
Recession turned a few Baltimore-area odd couples into fast friends
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Johns Hopkins Health System acquired Suburban Hospital Healthcare System in Montgomery County.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 28, 2009
For $55,000, Loyola to offer MBA students degree within 12 months
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School plans to launch a full-time MBA program.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 28, 2009
U.S. health reform could offer relief to primary care docs
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes John Rybock, assistant dean and compliance officer for graduate medical education at the School of Medicine.

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Washington Post
September 3, 2009
Many Colleges Reporting Swine Flu
The American College Health Association, in the first of what will be weekly reports on swine flu activity, said that 55 percent of 165 institutions surveyed reported a total of 1,640 cases as of the week of Aug. 22-28. So far, one student has been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported, the group said.

New York Times
September 3, 2009
System Tracks Flu Cases at Colleges
Students back at college have already begun coming down with the flu, according to a new tracking system that uses reports from 165 universities.

Bloomberg News
September 2, 2009
Sorority Rush, Football Teams Spur College Swine Flu
Swine flu infected hundreds of students in at least 17 U.S. colleges in the first weeks of school, providing evidence the virus is resurging as it races through sorority events and football practices. School officials said they are preparing buses to transport the sick, isolation dorms and vaccination drive-throughs. College students are the least likely age group to avail themselves of the shots, though.

Associated Press
September 3, 2009
Stray bullet kills college student on Ga. campus
Police say a stray bullet killed a college student walking with friends on the campus of Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.

Associated Press
September 2, 2009
Student shot on Northern California college campus
Police on Wednesday were searching for three suspects who fled a college campus after a shooting that left an 18-year-old wounded. The shooting happened at about 1 p.m. when two groups of teenage boys got into an argument in a parking lot at Skyline Community College in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno.

Wall Street Journal
September 3, 2009
Students Borrow More Than Ever for College
New numbers from the U.S. Education Department show that federal student-loan disbursements - the total amount borrowed by students and received by schools - in the 2008-09 academic year grew about 25 percent over the previous year, to $75.1 billion. The amount of money students borrow has long been on the rise. But last year far surpassed past increases, which ranged to almost 17 percent in 1994-95.

New York Times – The Choice Blog
September 2, 2009
Rating Colleges by Their Contribution to the Social Good
Washington Monthly magazine has published its own college rankings this week, naming the nation’s “best’’ colleges from a very different vantage point from that of U.S. News and World Report.

Washington Post – Class Struggle Blog
September 2, 2009
An Unmentionable Factor in College Admissions
Education reporter Jay Mathews writes about SAT scores, GPAs and extracurricular activities factor into admissions decisions.

Washington Post
September 3, 2009
Montgomery College Chief Denounces Allegations
Montgomery College President Brian K. Johnson on Wednesday launched a defense of his administration, characterizing recent allegations of mismanagement and overspending as a "vicious attack on my credibility" by labor groups seeking advantage in contract negotiations.

Washington Post
September 3, 2009
Gallaudet University Announces 4 Finalists for President
Gallaudet University officials named four finalists Wednesday in the search for the next president of the nation's premier college for the deaf and hard of hearing, signaling that the school is near the conclusion of a process that sparked mass protests and arrests last time.

Associated Press
September 3, 2009
Stanford Planning More Layoffs
Stanford University in California has laid off 412 employees over the past eight months and plans an additional 60 layoffs this year.

Wall Street Journal – The Wallet Blog
September 2, 2009
Should College Resemble A Low-Cost Airline? Schools Tout Value Over Amenities
Do you want your college to resemble a low-cost airline? To attract budget-minded families, some schools are pushing value over cushy amenities.

Inside Higher Ed
September 3, 2009
Hiding Adjuncts From 'U.S. News'
Is it likely that a research university could have a faculty that is 100 percent full time? If you trust the rankings, it is.


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