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Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2009
Seeking a unifying vision for Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: The newspaper printed the text of a speech made by JHU President Ronald J. Daniels at
his installation on Sunday at Shriver Hall.

Inside Higher Ed
September 15, 2009
Presidents Push for Global Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU President Ronald J. Daniels was among five university
presidents who took the stage Monday at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s inaugural
meeting to push for intellectual and financial support for global health.

Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2009
Hopkins student kills intruder with samurai sword, police say
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a JHU student armed with a samurai sword killed a man who
broke into the garage of his off-campus residence early Tuesday, according to Baltimore police.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
September 15, 2009
Baltimore police: Johns Hopkins undergrad student kills intruder with samurai sword in garage
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that a Johns Hopkins University student armed with
a samurai sword killed a man who broke into his off-campus residence.

USA Today
September 15, 2009
What happened to civility?
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School civility expert and author P. M. Forni comments.

San Diego Union-Tribune
September 15, 2009
Age of expression gives rise to rudeness
Johns Hopkins angle: P. M. Forni, a Krieger School professor and civility expert, is quoted.

The Columbus Dispatch
September 15, 2009
Rude awakening: Outbursts are in vogue
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School professor and civility expert P. M. Forni is quoted.

Kingsport Times News (NY)
September 15, 2009
We're in the age of total disclosure, total expression, no regard for others
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions Krieger School professor and civility expert P. M. Forni.

New York Times
September 15, 2009
An Organ of Many Talents, at the Root of Serious Ills
Johns Hopkins angle: Anthony Kalloo, a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, comments in this
story about the human pancreas.

Bloomberg News
September 14, 2009
NYC Smoking Rate Cut to 12% Among Bloomberg’s Goals
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentions that the Bloomberg School of Public Health is named in honor of New
York City Mayor and JHU alumnus Michael Bloomberg.

Red Orbit (United Press International)
September 14, 2009
Nurses: Pain affects everything else
Johns Hopkins angle: A study by Gayle Page and Sharon Kozachik of the School of Nursing describes pain as
an exquisite stressor affecting mood, sleep, the abilities to heal, and to fend off infection and
illnesses.

Red Orbit (United Press International)
September 14, 2009
Truck driver alcohol testing effective
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health
collaborated with colleagues at Columbia University on a study that determined that mandatory alcohol
testing programs for truck and bus drivers have been a factor in reducing alcohol involvement in fatal
crashes.

Education Week
September 15, 2009
Engaging Schools, Engaging Parents: The School-Community Partnership
Johns Hopkins angle: This notice announces that Joyce L. Epstein, director, Center on School, Family, and
Community Partnerships and the National Network of Partnership Schools at JHU, will chat online with
readers of Education Week at 2 p.m. on September 15.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
September 15, 2009
Colleges feel early flu push
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that JHU is among colleges reporting between one and 37 cases of H1N1 on campus.

Las Vegas Sun
September 15, 2009
Ricardo Cobo: ‘Guitar was bewitching
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that classical guitarist Ricardo Cobo received his bachelor's in
music from Peabody.

ABC2News.com (Baltimore)
September 14, 2009
Daschle Predicts Healthcare Reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This report focuses on remarks made by former Sentor Tom Daschle at a health care
symposium in Baltimore sponsored by Stifel Nicolaus and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Washington Examiner
September 15, 2009
Montgomery County residents upset over proposed 'Science City'
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, JHU is a supporter of the plan for a proposed "Science City."

WCCO.com (Minneapolis)
September 14, 2009
Americans Quick To Divorce, Remarry
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin is interviewed.


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Inside Higher Ed
September 15, 2009
Economy Sinks, Default Rates Rise
By last September, the economy had taken a dive, leaving many Americans in significantly worse financial
circumstances. So it was little surprise that when the federal government presented its latest data on
student loan defaults -- which focused on a period ending in September 2008 -- the numbers showed a sharp
upturn reflecting borrowers' increased economic distress, rising to their highest level in a decade.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 14, 2009
In Default-Rate Data, More Fuel for Fight Over Bank-Based Lending
The student-loan industry, which learned late Friday that its loan overhaul plan would save the government
$13-billion less than legislation to end bank-based lending, got another bit of bad news on Monday when
the Education Department released its annual cohort default rates.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 14, 2009
Colleges Map Hazy Routes to Limiting Emissions
Nearly 400 colleges are expected to submit their climate action plans this week, a major step in the
American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment. The heavily detailed reports, which took
colleges many months to produce, map out strategies for limiting emissions for decades to come. But the
hard work has just started.

Denver Post
September 15, 2009
Credit-card companies making a final campus drop
This is the last semester in which college students can be inundated with credit- card offers on campus
before new federal rules restricting the practice take effect in February. Yet card issuers are running the
gamut, some beefing up pitches to snag the last batch of students while others back away because of a
soured economy, according to consumer advocates and credit experts.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 15, 2009
Harvard Offers New Doctorate for School Leaders Who Aim to Shake Up Status Quo
Harvard University today announced a new doctoral program in educational leadership that, in partnership
with prominent organizations pushing for change in elementary and secondary schools, will seek to train
people capable of bringing about major school reform.

The New York Times
September 15, 2009
With Soap and Water or Sanitizer, a Cleaning That Can Stave Off the Flu
In one study of four residence halls at the University of Colorado, two of the dorms had hand sanitizer
dispensers installed in every dorm room, bathroom and dining area, and students were given educational
materials about the importance of hand hygiene. Over all, the risk of getting sick was 20 percent lower in
the dorms where hand hygiene was emphasized, and those students missed 43 percent fewer days of school.

Inside Higher Ed
September 15, 2009
Breakthrough on Open Access
For years, as more academics have embraced "open access" publishing -- in which journals are published
online and free -- a constant refrain from many publishers has been that the model would deprive them of
the revenue they need for high quality editing and peer review. On Monday, five leading universities
pledged to develop systems to pay open access journals for the articles they publish by the institutions'
scholars.

Business Week
September 14, 2009
Next: An Internet Revolution in Higher Education
The idea of some kind of open-source, online, low-cost revolution in education has become a lit fuse,
sparking and crackling its way toward an explosion. Here and there, in places ranging from Silicon Valley
to Indonesia, a few bold universities and entrepreneurs are taking pokes at the concept.

Inside Higher Ed
September 15, 2009
New Outlet for Sharing Science
Last year, CNN announced that it was going to eliminate its entire science and technology reporting team.
To a group of public affairs administrators at research universities, it was but the latest sign that
science news was going to have a more and more difficult time reaching the public. So the university
administrators created a Web site in which they could distribute writing about their researchers and their
work directly to the public. The result is Futurity, which today shifts from beta to an officially live
site.

Huffington Post
September 14, 2009
The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown#1: The College Counselor Appointment
A columnist describes a meeting with a college counselor during her child’s senior year. “You'll emerge
from this meeting,” she says, “with a list of schools that range from the impossible to the improbable to
the possible; in the current climate, anyone who still refers to ‘safe schools’ is delusional. Do not for a
moment imagine that these evaluations stem solely from your child's academic profile.”

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