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Christian Science Monitor
September 24, 2009
Thousands of European workers rally against sale of GM's Opel
Johns Hopkins angle: Mitchell Orenstein, a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
September 24, 2009
Clashes in Honduras Amid Political Standoff
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about unrest in Honduras quotes Riordan Roett, director of
the Latin American program at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in
Washington.

UK Yahoo! News (Reuters)
September 24, 2009
Brazil's risky role in Honduras crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Riordan Roett is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 24, 2009
Johns Hopkins University awarded $107 million in stimulus research grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief points to the ARRA dollars the university has received from
the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Baltimore Sun
September 24, 2009
Local, vegetarian food comes to city schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that Meatless Mondays tap into a national
campaign conceived six years ago at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health as
a way to improve people's diets.

The Star Online (Malaysia)
September 24, 2009
MRI, solar cells, aging work lead Nobel predictions
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider of the School of Medicine is mentioned as a possible Nobel
prize winner in Physiology or Medicine by Thomson Reuters' David Pendlebury. 

New Kerala (India)
September 24, 2009
NASA's Messenger spacecraft prepares for final pass by Mercury on September 29
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story quotes Noam Izenberg, the instrument’s scientist at the
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. 

Times Online (UK)
September 24, 2009
India’s caste system descended from two tribes ‘not colonialism’
Johns Hopkins angle: Aravinda Chakravarti of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is quoted.

Nature News
September 24, 2009
Indian ancestry revealed
Johns Hopkins angle: Aravinda Chakravarti of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is quoted.

Science News
September 23, 2009
DNA points to India's two-pronged ancestry
Johns Hopkins angle: Aravinda Chakravarti of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is quoted.

United Press International
September 23, 2009
Nanoparticles studied for cancer therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: A U.S. government-led research team, including researchers at JHU, says
it's discovered sugar-coated nanoparticles used as a possible cancer treatment might be more
effective than thought. 

Guardian Online (UK)
September 20, 2009
Can a daily pill really boost your brain power?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Paul McHugh of the School of Medicine.

Middle East Online
September 24, 2009
Why Obama Must Demand Openness
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was authored by Melvin Goodman, an adjunct professor of
government at JHU.

Chattanooga Times Free Press
September 24, 2009
Schools reviving physical education classes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about PE classes notes that a 2008 study by the Johns Hopkins
University Bloomberg School of Public Health says teens are more likely to maintain a normal
body weight as young adults if they have physical education in school.

Red Orbit
September 24, 2009
Schizophrenia Gene Linked To Abnormal Neurogenesis In Adult And Postnatal Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research by Guo-li Ming from the Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine. 

Maryland Daily Record
September 24, 2009
With name change, Loyola soon to be a college no more
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Loyola College's change of name puts it "in the
same playing field as Baltimore’s other graduate institutions, especially the Johns Hopkins
University."

Maryland Daily Record
September 24, 2009
Westport developer lands $40M apartment project
Johns Hopkins angle: JHH is mentioned in this story about plans for the development of a new
apartment building along the Patapsco River’s Middle Branch.

CTV.ca (Canada)
September 23, 2009
Some med students risking their careers online
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press report mentions that the now-defunct Pithotomy Club
of Johns Hopkins Medical School "made a tradition of racy skits and songs
skewering professors for nearly 100 years."

Stockton Record (Ca.)
September 24, 2009
Beginning with Beethoven
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein notes that he studied
with legendary pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
September 24, 2009
Baltimore firm sues Facebook for patent infringement
Johns Hopkins angle: Jason D. Hardebeck, founder and chief executive of WhoGlue, holds an MBA
from JHU.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
September 24, 2009
Company expands workforce
Johns Hopkins angle: Phil Curran, who earned a degree in engineering from the WSE, has joined
the management team as director of marketing for E-N Computers.

Reading Eagle
September 24, 2009
Kase, Eagleson make their mark at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Wyomissing grad Andrew Kase continues his record-setting career at Johns
Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
September 24, 2009
College Soccer
Johns Hopkins angle: The university’s women’s team defeated St. Mary’s (Md.), 1-0.

New York Times
September 24, 2009
Dr. Leon Eisenberg, Pioneer in Autism Studies, Dies at 87
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Eisenberg worked at Johns Hopkins University
with Leo Kanner.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 23, 2009
At Admissions Conference, Testing Debate Will Take Center Stage
The debate over standardized tests will continue today, the first day of the National
Association for College Admission Counseling's annual conference, in Baltimore. The event
brings together enrollment officials and high-school counselors who hold different views of
admissions entrance exams.

The New York Times
September 23, 2009
University of Illinois President to Step Down After Scandal
The president of the University of Illinois announced Wednesday that he would resign, after a
scandal over admissions practices that has for months enveloped the state’s premier public
university.

Inside Higher Ed
September 24, 2009
'60s Tactics, New Cause
Few think the clock will be turned back to the Berkeley of the 1960s, but the protests planned
across the University of California today mark a return to tactics of another era. This time,
the cause isn’t free speech or an end to war, but a response to the university’s
budget-cutting plans.

USA Today
September 24, 2009
Costs weigh heavy as families plan for college
A drift toward public colleges is no surprise; enrollments there typically rise when the
economy tanks. Even so, fears this year of a wide scale abandonment of private higher
education didn't pan out. Some private schools saw drops, but overall enrollments at private
institutions remained steady, a survey suggests.

Inside Higher Ed
September 24, 2009
Rethinking Bankruptcy and Student Loans
As Congress and the White House move to alter the bankruptcy code to make it more equitable to
consumers, a House subcommittee began a reconsideration Wednesday of how bankruptcy law treats
private student loan debt.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 23, 2009
In Credit Crunch, Students and Families Borrow More in Federal Loans
Students and families borrowed 25 percent more through federal loan programs last year than
during the same period the previous year. The growth comes at a time when more people are
going to college, many families are needier than in the past, and more students are applying
for federal aid.

The Wall Street Journal
September 23, 2009
Yale Endowment Posts a 25 Percent Loss
Yale University, regarded as the most innovative college investor, posted an annual investment
loss of 25 percent in its latest fiscal year, putting an exclamation point on a period of
downturns in U.S. campus fortunes. Yale blamed its losses on big bets on real estate and
commodities.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 23, 2009
More Students Are Applying and Qualifying for Need-Based Financial Aid, Survey Finds
More students are applying and qualifying for need-based financial aid this year, and more of
them are appealing their financial-aid awards, according to survey results released Wednesday
by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Inside Higher Ed
September 24, 2009
Free, But at What Cost?
A program promising free digital textbooks to Florida’s college students has won early
supporters, but it’s also sure to worry faculty who fiercely guard the right to select their
own course materials.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 23, 2009
Simplifying Financial-Aid Process Improves College Access, Study Finds
Helping low- to moderate-income families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
and understand their student-aid eligibility increased the rate at which they filed the form,
attended college and received need-based aid, according to a report released Wednesday.

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