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Baltimore Sun
September 25, 2009
Coaxing stem cells to repair damaged tissue
Johns Hopkins angle: This story from this week's World Stem Cell Summit focuses on cartilage repair research being conducted by the Whiting School's Jennifer Elisseeff, an associate professor of biomedical engineering. Elisseeff's projects are funded in part by money from the federal stimulus package.

WBALTV.com (Baltimore)
September 24, 2009
Hopkins Adds Jobs With $114M In Federal Money
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU, Baltimore's largest employer, just got the green light to hire more people after receiving $114 million in federal stimulus money.

C-SPAN
September 23, 2009
Washington Journal
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta shares his views on current financial and business affairs in this television clip.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
September 24, 2009
UN asks for $1.5 billion to fight swine flu, but experts wonder whether it's worth it
Johns Hopkins angle: Orin Levine of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this Associated Press story.

New York Times
September 24, 2009
Deciphering the Fallout on Obama's Missile Plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Kurt Volker, managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

Wall Street Journal
September 25, 2009
Warnings Greet Latest Obama Overtures
Johns Hopkins angle: William Zartman, professor emeritus of international conflict at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this article.

UPI
September 24, 2009
NASA Mercury probe to scan mineral ores
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story quotes Noam Izenberg of the university's Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Washington Post
September 25, 2009
A Fed For Health Care Costs
Johns Hopkins angle: William R. Brody, former president of JHU, is the writer of this opinion piece.

New York Times Blogs
City Room: Answers About Michael R. Bloomberg, Part 2
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is strongly committed to donating to public health, especially to JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Newsday
September 25, 2009
More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Karl Alexander, a Krieger School sociology professor affiliated with JHU's National Center for Summer Learning.

Baltimore Sun
September 25, 2009
Baltimore region's growth slowed last year but did not shrink
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that JHU has won more than $100 million in stimulus-funded research grants.

Bloomberg News
September 25, 2009
Afghan Stability Improves With More Troops, Canadian Chief Says
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Eliot Cohen, a professor who is founding director of a strategic studies center in the university's School of Advanced International Studies.

Asia Times Online
September 25, 2009
Obama takes the 'middle way' on Tibet
Johns Hopkins angle: Ren Donglai, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, is quoted.

Fox News
September 24, 2009
Why People Hoard Stuff
Johns Hopkins angle: A 2007 School of Medicine study about obsessive-compulsive disorder is mentioned in this feature story.

Albany Times-Union
September 25, 2009
Advocate seeks medical answers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is about Sorrel King, whose daughter died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001.

Baltimore Sun
September 25, 2009
Samurai sword slaying highlights issue of crime near JHU
Johns Hopkins angle: Story focuses on the issue of crime near the Homewood campus.

Maryland Daily Record
September 25, 2009
News Briefs – Business Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that Jin Zhang, an associate professor of pharmacology at the School of Medicine, was named a winner of a Pioneer Award, with a direct grant of $2.5 million over five years. It also mentions that Sanjay Jain, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, earned a New Innovator Award valued at $1.5 million over five years.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 24, 2009
Johns Hopkins University researchers win $4 million NIH grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Jin Zhang, associate professor of pharmacology at School of Medicine, received a $2.5 million grant and that Sanjay Jain, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, received a $1.5 million grant.

Charleston Daily Mail
September 25, 2009
Mountain Stage features city native, percussionist Rick Grimes
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, musician Rick Grimes studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Bakersfield Californian
September 24, 2009
Dropouts cost state billions
Johns Hopkins angle: Article mentions a Johns Hopkins University study suggesting that schools focus on grades five to eight as the launching pad for academic success in high school and post-secondary education.

Holland Sentinel (Michigan)
September 23, 2009
Dutch organist to open series at Calvin College
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Gilmore Young Artist winner Ivan Moshchuk studies at Peabody with Boris Slutsky.

The Annapolis Capital
September 24, 2009
Around the Park: Driving Miss Darby, and now running too
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story is about Darby Steadman, a breast cancer patient being treated at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun
September 24, 2009
Victim of economy, Baltimore architecture firm to close
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that CSD designed the remodel for Mergenthaler/Jenkins Hall and worked on other projects, including Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


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CBSMoneyWatch.com
September 24, 2009
The Real ‘Best Colleges’
Which colleges are the best in the U.S.? It depends which ranking you believe. U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Kiplinger's and others have special recipes to pick the winners. So which rankings are legit, and how should you use them? To find out, MoneyWatch.com took a hard look at their methodology and rated the raters on a scale of one to five stars.

Inside Higher Ed
Managing the Admissions Challenge
September 25, 2009
Ninety percent of colleges reported increases in financial aid applications this year, and 74 percent of colleges reported an increase in the number of students offered institutional grant aid, according to a new survey. But the survey also has some surprises in what did not change.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 24, 2009
9 Out of 10 Colleges Saw Increases in Financial-Aid Applications, Survey Finds
Nearly 90 percent of colleges and universities saw an increase in applications for financial aid during the last admissions cycle, according to the results of a new survey. The number of students applying for aid has been rising, but many colleges had expected to see needier applicants this past year as the economy took its toll.

Baltimore Sun
September 25, 2009
Don't cut aid to private colleges
This opinion piece was written by Tina Bjarekull, president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association.

Bloomberg News
September 25, 2009
Harvard’s Faust Plots Course for ‘Unified’ School in Crisis
Harvard University President Drew Faust is pushing to knock down traditional budgeting barriers among the school's independent divisions, after the school lost $11 billion of endowment value last fiscal year.

USA Today
Over half of vets still waiting for G.I. Bill money
September 25, 2009
Nearly a month into the fall college semester, the Department of Veterans Affairs has paid benefits for fewer than half the former Iraq and Afghanistan veterans requesting under the new post-9/11 G.I. Bill, according to a VA estimate.

The New York Times
September 24, 2009
For A College Applicant With A Learning Disability, Additional Hurdles
For students with learning disabilities, the thicket of applying to college can be even more impenetrable.

The New York Times
September 24, 2009
A Notoriously Daunting Financial Aid Form Gets A Makeover
In a meeting hall in Baltimore Thursday, several hundred high school counselors from around the country burst into applause over a detailed explanation by three federal education officials of just how much material they had managed to pare from the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Inside Higher Ed
September 25, 2009
Counting Faculty and Staff Absences
Efforts to track H1N1 on college campuses this fall have focused almost exclusively on students, but the University of New Mexico has introduced Absence Tracking, a daily survey to keep tabs on the numbers of faculty and staff who call in sick.

Inside Higher Ed
September 24, 2009
Libraries of the Future
The university library of the future will be sparsely staffed, highly decentralized, and have a physical plant consisting of little more than special collections and study areas, according to one speaker at a recent meeting of university librarians.

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