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USA Today
September 9, 2009
Chronic Conditions Crank Up Health Costs
Johns Hopkins angle: Barbara Starfield of the School of Medicine was quoted in this article.

The Washington Post
Sept. 9, 2009
Washington Ranked 4th-Best Area for Attending College in New Report
Johns Hopkins angle: This article ranking where students choose to attend college mentions
Johns Hopkins University.

Christian Science Monitor
September 8, 2009
Opinion: Afghanistan is still worth fighting for
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q&A interview was conducted with Francis Fukuyama, director of the
International Development Program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
September 9, 2009
Hopkins president lacks security clearance on APL research
Johns Hopkins angle: Because Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels is Canadian,
he cannot obtain security clearance to oversee classified research.

Baltimore Sun BalTech Blog
September 9, 2009
Lack of security clearance shuts out Hopkins president from Applied Physics Lab
Johns Hopkins angle: Reporter and blogger Gus Sentementes offers commentary on the fact that Johns Hopkins
President Ronald Daniels' Canadian citizenship means that he cannot obtain security clearance
to oversee classified research conducted at APL.

Inside Higher Ed
September 9, 2009
Quick Takes: As a Canadian, Hopkins President Can't Oversee Classified Work
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions President Ronald J. Daniels.

Baltimore Sun
September 9, 2009
H1N1 flu outbreak suspected at College Park
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about an outbreak of flu at University of Maryland College
Park also mentions that the Johns Hopkins University identified its first case of H1N1 last
Wednesday.

The Washington Post
Sept. 9, 2009
Swine Flu Cases Up at Colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that JHU sent a letter to students, faculty and staff
that six students had developed flu-like symptoms during the past week, one of whom tested
positive for Type A influenza.

The Washington Post
Sept. 8, 2009
Local Universities Report Cases of Suspected Swine Flu
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is cited in this brief article as having six students
with flu-like symptoms, including one who has tested positive for Type A influenza.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
September 9, 2009
Despite recent crashes, older pilots claim they are just as competent as younger ones
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
found that as people age, their motor skills and cognitive functions erode. Yet the study
noted there is no significant difference between older and younger pilots when it comes to
making decisions and performing flight tasks.

Oregon Live
September 9, 2009
Monitoring patients leads to greatly reduced rate of hospitalization
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions research by Gerard Anderson of the School of Public
Health.

Nature News
September 8, 2009
Toxicity testing gets a makeover
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes a comment from Thomas Hartung, director of the
JHU’s Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

Medical Device Link
September 4, 2009
3-D Nanoboxes Could Lead to ‘Smart’ Nanoparticles
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by David Gracias, an assistant
professor in the Whiting School’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
September 9, 2009
A questionable expert
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that a recent study from Johns Hopkins University
assigns a set of graduation rate indicators to each state.

American Medical News
September 9, 2009
Research subjects want to know investigators' financial ties
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports on research by Jeremy Sugarman, professor of
bioethics and medicine at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, which concludes
that research participants want to be told about clinical investigators' financial conflicts,
and sharing that information usually enhances trust.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 4, 2009
Company Says Research It Sponsored at Pitt and Hopkins Was Fraudulent
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on lawsuits filed against Johns Hopkins and the University of
Pittsburgh by Onconome Inc.

Tiscali News (U.K.)
September 8, 2009
Euro unlikely to topple dollar – ECB
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story concerns a paper that was presented at a JHU
event in Bologna, Italy, and posted on the university’s Web site. 

ConsortiumNews.com
September 8, 2009
Careerists Pull Obama to Afghan Mess
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of this column, Melvin A. Goodman, is an adjunct faculty
member in the Krieger School.

Falls Church (Va.) News-Press
September 3, 2009
When Teddy Took On His Own Party
Johns Hopkins angle: Column refers to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's 2002 speech at SAIS
opposing war in Iraq.

WJLA.com
September 8, 2009
New Test Detects Early Signs of Cataracts
Johns Hopkins angle: A new early-detection device for cataracts is helping save patients'
sight before it's too late is in clinical trials at Johns Hopkins.

Gazette (Maryland)
September 9, 2009
Their roots on the home team
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU alumna Liz Friedman took over as Walter Johnson's varsity head coach
this fall after working as eighth-year Churchill coach Haroot Hakopian's assistant from
2006-08.

Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.)
September 9, 2009
Century Ride takes cyclists on Peninsula tour
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a fund-raiser that will benefit the Johns Hopkins
Colon Cancer Center and efforts by Michael Choti, a professor in the School of Medicine, to
develop an early-detection blood test.

Bethany Beach Wave
September 9, 2009
UMES celebrates Founders Week
Johns Hopkins angle: The speaker for the Founders Week event is Thomas LaVeist, the William
C. and Nancy F. Richardson professor in health policy and the director of the Hopkins Center
for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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New York Times
September 9, 2009
Colleges Are Failing in Graduation Rates
Much of the American system of higher education is failing in its core mission of getting
students to graduate, with only Italy ranking lower among rich countries.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 9, 2009
Administrative Salaries Drive Rise in Higher Education Price Index
The cost of goods, services, pay, and benefits in higher education rose 2.3 percent for the
year ending June 30 - nearly a percentage point higher than the Consumer Price Index for the
same period but less than half the 5-percent rate that colleges experienced in 2008-09. The
Commonfund Institute, which calculates the annual Higher Education Price Index, said
administrative salaries and fringe-benefit costs showed the biggest increases.

Wall Street Journal
September 9, 2009
Fighting Flu Without Big Gun
The Obama administration, worried that tens of thousands of people could fall ill with H1N1
swine flu before a new vaccine is available later this fall, is urging Americans to adopt a
series of preventive actions to slow the spread of the disease.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 7, 2009
Updates on Billion-Dollar Campaigns at 32 Institutions
The 32 American universities that are seeking to raise at least $1-billion collected a total
of $268.4-million in gifts and pledges during the last month for which they had data
available. The campaign with the largest gain in the last month is the University of
Pennsylvania, with $37.2-million.

Wall Street Journal
September 8, 2009
Recent College Grads Suffer Hits to Salary
Haunted by fewer job offers this season, recent graduates with jobs took a hit to their
salaries, the National Association of Colleges and Employers said Tuesday.

Inside Higher Ed
September 9, 2009
Unexpected Audience
Freshmen at Brown had no idea that anyone other than their academic advisers would be reading
what they wrote, but their letters were being evaluated by writing instructors.

New York Times
September 4, 2009
Crimson and Green
Harvard has entered into a 10-year licensing agreement for a line of preppy clothing.

Health Day News
September 8, 2009
Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread
With major outbreaks of H1N1 flu occurring at campuses across the United States, and one
death recently reported at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, universities are putting
detailed prevention and containment plans in place.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 7, 2009
Study: Baltimore 7th among U.S. cities as a place to attend college
Baltimore ranks seventh in a new study of large U.S. cities that are the best places to
attend college, as compiled by an economics research team.

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