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Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2009
New details emerge on events that led to samurai sword killing
Johns Hopkins angle: : More about a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary
suspect.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2009
Decision on whether to charge Hopkins student in sword attack may be weeks away
Johns Hopkins angle: More about a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary
suspect.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2009
Sword killing no cause for cheers
Johns Hopkins angle: Editorial about alarming public reaction to a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

Globe & Mail (Toronto)
September 17, 2009
Samurai robbery
Johns Hopkins angle: A video report by the Associated Press on a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

WBAL.com
September 17, 2009
Police: No Forced Entry At Home Of Swordsman
Johns Hopkins: A story on a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

WJZ.com
September 17,2009
Family Of Burglary Suspect Killed By Sword Speaks
Johns Hopkins angle: A video report by the Associated Press on a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

Hindustan Times
September 17, 2009
Hopkins student kills intruder with sword
Johns Hopkins angle:  A story on a JHU student's alleged involvement in the slaying of a burglary suspect.

Baltimore Sun
September 16, 2009
Universities establish own way to tell public about findings
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this McClatchy-Tribune News article, 35 of the nation's top universities — including Johns Hopkins, Stanford and UC- Berkeley — have announced they will feed their own accounts of their discoveries directly to top news sites on the Internet.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
September 17, 2009
Smoking in vehicles brings higher nicotine exposure
Johns Hopkins angle: Sharing a ride with a smoker will give you a much heftier dose of nicotine than having a meal in a restaurant that allows smoking or hanging out at a smoky bar, according to new research led by researchers from the School of Public Health. Ana Navas-Acien is quoted.

New Kerala (India)
September 17, 2009
Genetic mutation makes some people to rid hepatitis C
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports on a collaborative study led by David Thomas of the SoM has uncovered a genetic mutation that gives a person the ability to get rid of Hepatitis C without any treatment.

Red Orbit
September 17, 2009
Guide On Lung Cancer In 'Never-Smokers'
Johns Hopkins angle: A group of scientists led by M. Rudin of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, has published a new guide to the biology, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in never-smokers, fortifying measures for what physicians have long known is a very different disease than in smokers.

The Tennessean
September 17, 2009
Civility isn't dead; it's just hard to hear it over the noise
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions KSAS civility expert P.M. Forni.

The Financial
September 17, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Receives Mary Woodard Lasker Award
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health congratulates New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for receiving the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service from the Lasker Foundation.

Memphis Daily News
September 17, 2009
West Clinic Deploys New Test For Ovarian Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a company named Vermillion developed the ovarian cancer test with researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Bloomberg News
September 17, 2009
Chesapeake Seeks to Change Climate Bill, Sell Congress on Gas
Johns Hopkins angle: Aubrey McClendon, chief executive officer of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake, made a speech at a Washington event sponsored by SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2009
Cancer testing firm claims $1.7 million more in funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that, in 2007, BioMarker was able to sign a lease with what was a soon-to-be-built lab at the Johns Hopkins biotechnology research park in East Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
September 16, 2009
Physician: Single-payer is fair
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter to the editor by Dr. William Hunter, who states that he has worked at Johns Hopkins.

Cumberland Times-News (Western Maryland)
September 17, 2009
All but two Mineral schools made the grade in AYP
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions Talent Development, a reading program developed by Johns Hopkins University to target and assist struggling readers in the middle school grades.

The Daily Commercial (Fla.)
September 17, 2009
Dr. Theodore Crowley Wilson
Johns Hopkins angle: Wilson interned at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 17, 2009
Golfer with cerebral palsy wins 1-armed North American championship
Johns Hopkins angle: Golfer Vince Biser had surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Business Lexington (Ky.)
September 17, 2009
Learning to give well
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentioned that a 2007 study by Johns Hopkins University found that the civil society sector accounts for some 7 percent of the GDP in the United States and several other countries.

Gettysburg Times
September 17, 2009
Bullets to take on Jays at night
Johns Hopkins angle: the Bullets visit Johns Hopkins University in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams.


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Washington Post
September 17, 2009
Bill Would End U.S. Subsidy For Lenders of College Aid
Republicans and the lending industry say the bill would engineer a risky shift in higher-education finance that could prove costly to taxpayers and diminish quality of service to borrowers. But Democrats and the Obama administration say the government could save an estimated $80 billion by ending a subsidy system that they contend benefits banks rather than students.

USA Today
September 17, 2009
To friend or not to friend? College admissions in the age of Facebook
Facebook isn't just for socializing anymore — a new survey of college admissions officials suggests students are increasingly taking care of business on the site as well.

Inside Higher Ed
September 17, 2009
More Signs of Spread of H1N1 on Campuses
Eighty-three percent of campuses in a sample being used to track the spread of H1N1 reported new cases of flu-like illnesses in the last week, according to the American College Health Association.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 16, 2009
Students Tend to Ignore Hygiene Tips, Study Finds
Posting signs and scattering bottles of hand sanitizer are not enough to make students practice good hygiene, even in the midst of a swine-flu pandemic, according to a new study. College health officials who want students to change their habits must be creative, communicate through social-networking sites, and lose the scientific jargon and polite euphemisms, says one of the researchers.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 16, 2009
Carnegie Mellon U. Quarantines Sick Students in Makeshift Infirmaries
While most campus health centers have sent sick students back to their dormitories with masks and lessons in "respiratory etiquette," a few have been able to segregate them in separate buildings.

Inside Higher Ed
September 17, 2009
Climate Action for Some
The deadline for submission of climate action plans by close to 400 signatories of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment came and went Tuesday with not even a quarter of those institutions submitting blueprints on time.

Inside Higher Ed
September 17, 2009
Brand, NCAA President, Dies
Myles Brand, a philosopher and former Indiana University chief who became the first college president to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association, died Wednesday after an all-too-brief battle with pancreatic cancer, the association announced. He was 67.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 16, 2009
Academic and Free-Speech Groups Join Criticism of Yale U. Press Over Cartoons in Book
Criticism continues to rain down on Yale University and Yale University Press for their decision to remove all images of the Prophet Muhammad from a forthcoming scholarly book.

The New York Times
September 16, 2009
Families, on Average, Save Less Than $3,000 Annually for College
While the average family now begins saving for college as a child enters preschool, more than two-thirds are putting aside too little to meet their college savings goals.

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