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National Public Radio – Weekend Edition Saturday
September 5, 2009
Whoops, We've Got Too Many Freshmen
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio report quotes Homewood's Bill Conley, dean of enrollment and academic services; Carol Mohr, director of housing and dining services; and Yen Sang Tang, a freshman from Singapore.

Chicago Tribune
September 6, 2009
Rude behavior in college classrooms is often a matter of course
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from P. M. Forni, a Krieger School professor of Italian Literature and director of the university’s Civility Initiative.

The Times of the Internet (United Press International)
September 7, 2009
Rude college students increasingly the norm
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni comments in this UPI wire article about incivility among college-aged students.

The Washington Post
Sept. 8, 2009
A Frightful Week for A Little Girl
Johns Hopkins angle: Candace Gibbin, a pediatric cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted in this article about the difficulty one couple faced in diagnosing their daughter's illness.

The Washington Post
Sept. 6, 2009
Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece is a review of Kay Redfield Jamison's new book, "Nothing was the Same." Jamison is a professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

Wall Street Journal
Sept. 8, 2009
How One Doc Discovered the Connection Between Heart Disease and Depression
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog quotes Roy Ziegelstein, vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and head of the depression and cardiovascular research group at the hospital.

Wall Street Journal
Sept. 8, 2009
Whoa, Trigger
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on health care mentions a study by Bradley Herring, an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Maryland Daily Record
Cutting back on teachers’ hours could challenge Ujima’s continued success
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander.

Broadcasting & Cable
September 7, 2009
Reviving the Medical Reality Genre
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to two ABC documentary series shot at Johns Hopkins Hospital and includes comments from Joann Rodgers, the hospital’s director of media relations and public affairs.

Palm Beach Desert Sun (McClatchy)
September 8, 2009
U.S. races to prepare millions of swine flu doses
Johns Hopkins angle: This McClatchy newspaper story quotes Ruth Karron of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
September 6, 2009
Health reform: Are secret deals with Big Pharma a good deal for the U.S.?
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Gerard Anderson, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana)
September 8, 2009
Sleep apnea has risks
Johns Hopkins angle: Naresh Punjabi, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, comments in this article.

United Press International
September 8, 2009
Race affects patient-doctor communication
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports on JHU research that reveals that communication between doctors and patients with high blood pressure is worse for blacks than for whites. The study was led by Crystal Wiley Cene, now of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, who was formerly at JHU.

Red Orbit (UPI)
September 7, 2009
Anti-bacterial bathing reduces 'superbugs'
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International article quotes Trish Perl, an infection control expert and professor in the School of Medicine.

CNN.com
September 7, 2009
New techniques slow progress of age-related vision loss
Johns Hopkins angle: Sharon Solomon of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins is quoted in this story on macular degeneration.

Boston Globe
September 8, 2009
The truth about Dr. Keith Ablow
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Ablow attended the School of Medicine, where he studied ophthalmology.

Arizona Daily Star
September 8, 2009
Investing in girls, women benefits area's economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions that the Institute for Policy Studies at JHU found that "the likelihood of graduating high school and attending college are both 10 percentage points higher for children living in an owned home."

Charleston Gazette
September 7, 2009
Dale Lee: Parents are partners in children's education
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Joyce Epstein, principal research scientist in the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools, has developed a framework for defining six different types of parental involvement.

WBALTV.com (Baltimore)
September 7, 2009
Professor Cites Race In Obama Speech Furor
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson is quoted in this TV news report.

ABCnews.com (WMAR-TV Baltimore)
September 8, 2009
Senior Citizens Making A Difference in Classrooms
Johns Hopkins angle: This report about Baltimore's Experience Corps, a group of volunteers who help in Baltimore city classrooms, mentions that the idea for the project came from Johns Hopkins researchers.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.)
September 6, 2009
Hanover woman waits for a new heart
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles Angie Neiderer-Staub, who has been at the top of John Hopkins Hospital's heart transplant list for two years. Her physician, Stuart Russell, an associate professor of cardiology, is quoted.

The Times Online (U.K.)
September 8, 2009
Dorian Gray: is there a secret to eternal youth?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that School of Medicine researchers reported in June that liver tumors in mice virtually vanished when treated with genetic snippets called microRNAs. One of the authors of the paper, Joshua Mendell, an associate professor of pediatrics and a genetics specialist, is quoted.

Deseret News (Utah)
September 7, 2009
Toxic weed could hold secret to cancer cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins is one of three locations where phase one trials involving this drug are now underway.

The Island Packet
September 7, 2009
Beaufort Memorial reducing blood transfusions
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins is among a growing number of hospitals that have started blood conservation programs aimed at limiting transfusions to only life-threatening cases.

New Straits Times (Malaysia)
September 8, 2009
Pintar way to retain our gifted kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the Permata Pintar Negara program, set up with the cooperation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and JHU’s Center for Talented Youth, is targeted at unearthing academically gifted children.

Ethiopian Review
September 7, 2009
6 Secrets to Getting the Right Medical Diagnosis
Johns Hopkins angle: John Mann, an infectious disease expert at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
Sept. 8, 2009
A Fight Against Fatal Error
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of a new book on the death of a toddler mentions Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

The Washington Post
Sept. 5, 2009
Montgomery, S. Korea Find a Fit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about foreign biotech firms in Montgomery County, mentions JHU.

Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinel
September 7, 2009
COMMENTARY: Martial Law Alert Over Swine Flu
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece attributes some information to James Hodge, executive director of Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University's Centers for Law and the Public Health.

Newsweek.com
Published Sep 5, 2009 - From the magazine issue dated Sep 14, 2009
The 16th Minute: Legends of the Fall
Johns Hopkins angle: This update article mentions that former Treasury secretary Henry Paulson is now working on a tell-all book due out in January 2010 while teaching as a visiting fellow at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Pacific Sunday News (Guam)
September 6, 2009
New curriculum possible: Two schools may start pilot program next semester
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Department of Education is expected to begin piloting the Johns Hopkins talent development reform program at a school this year.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2009
Rocket science done on a very small scale
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Darren Hitt, of the University of Vermont's School of Engineering in Burlington, received a degree from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
September 8, 2009
As Ted Patterson retires, sports here won't sound the same
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on the retirement of longtime sports personality Ted Patterson mentions that, in 1992, his son Michael, 16, collapsed from a massive brain hemorrhage and was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 6, 2009
Bowie State edges Shepherd on field goal
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column mentions the outcome of a college football game this past weekend: Delaware Valley 23, Johns Hopkins 7.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 6, 2009
Delaware Valley capitalizes
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports on a Centennial Conference football game in which Delaware Valley defeated Johns Hopkins, 23-7.

The Intelligencer (Philadelphia suburbs)
September 6, 2009
Aggies open with impressive win
This article reports on a Centennial Conference football game in which Delaware Valley defeated Johns Hopkins, 23-7.

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.)
September 8, 2009
MAC perfect in four games with Centennial opponents
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a Centennial Conference football game in which Delaware Valley defeated Johns Hopkins, 23-7.

Baltimore Sun
September 5, 2009
Defending champion Terps lose men's soccer opener
Johns Hopkins angle: Column mentions that 2007 Johns Hopkins graduate and former men's player Trip Neil is participating in the 21st Summer Deaflympics in Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 5-15.

The Washington Post
Sept. 8, 2009
John Albert Lucas (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions that the navy commander earned a master's degree in international affairs from SAIS in 2003.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Washington Post
September 6, 2009
U-Md. Reports Dozens of Flu Cases
The University of Maryland has 64 cases of suspected swine flu, an official said Friday.

Inside Higher Ed
September 8, 2009
2 Student Deaths Linked to H1N1
While vast majority of campus ailments are being treated successfully, incidents show how grave dangers can be in some cases.

Associated Press
September 7, 2009
Swine flu outbreak at Washington St. may be easing
A swine flu outbreak at Washington State University that is suspected of sickening more at least 2,200 students may be tapering off, a campus health official said Monday.

New York Times
September 4, 2009
Why College Costs Rise, Even in a Recession
The reporter interviewed Daniel H. Weiss, president of Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and formerly the dean of the Krieger School, for some perspective on why college costs so much and where all the tuition money goes. Weiss is an expert in medieval art, but holds an M.B.A and also worked as a management
consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.

USA Today
September 8, 2009
Index ranks colleges based on what surrounds campus
The index finds that New York City, San Jose, Boulder, Colo., and Ithaca, N.Y., are some of the top destinations for college students.

New York Times
September 6, 2009
The University’s Crisis of Purpose - Opinion
The president of Harvard writes about how the world economic crisis and the election of Barack Obama will change the future of higher education.

WhiteHouse.gov
September 8, 2009
Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama - Back to School Event
In his speech to students later today, President Obama will encourage students to set goals for their education (such as going to college) and to do everything they can to achieve them. This is the prepared text his speech.

New York Times
September 5, 2009
College Advice, From People Who Have Been There Awhile
Educators give some helpful advice to young adults entering school this fall.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 7, 2009
Busting Higher Education's Myths About Public Service - Opinion Piece
Too often, higher-education institutions see volunteering as something students should do in their downtime, AmeriCorps as little more than a ticket to graduate school, and a public-service career as an inferior destination compared with the exhilarating, high-prestige jobs that once existed in the private sector. Colleges should reconsider seven commonly held myths about public service.

Advertising Age
September 7, 2009
A Lot of Branding but Not Much Understanding
Because of the size of its student body, the University of Phoenix is the largest recipient among schools that receive federal funding for higher education in the U.S. With some 82% of its revenue derived from Title IV federally funded student-loan programs in its last fiscal year under the Higher Education Act, what it can afford to spend on marketing towers over most other schools. That spending in turn draws more students, which yields more marketing dollars.

Bloomberg News
September 4, 2009
Princeton, Harvard Raise Prices as Economy Burns
The CHART OF THE DAY shows how the cost of a year as an undergraduate at Harvard and Princeton has risen through boom and bust. Tuition and fees at Harvard jumped 67.8 percent over the decade; at Princeton, they increased 43.4 percent. That hasn't dented demand. Freshman applications at Harvard rose by 60.9 percent over the last 10 years. At Princeton, which started accepting the Common Application standardized form for admission in 2005 (Harvard did so in 1994), demand rose by 47.7 percent.

Washington Post
September 5, 2009
'Calming Spirit' Steps In As College's Interim Chief
The Montgomery College community awoke Friday with a new president, who spent part of the day walking around the administration building to provide "tangible evidence" to beleaguered administrators that the school had indeed entered a new era.

Associated Press
September 7, 2009
Penn St asking merit scholar parents for donations
Students who are accepted into Penn State University's prestigious honors college get more than academic feathers in their caps. They get $3,500 annual merit scholarships. But given the tough economic times, the school is making an unusual request: Would parents consider donating that money back?

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 7, 2009
This Could Be the Year of e-Textbooks
With an unprecedented number of electronic textbooks available, this may be a make-or-break point for the genre.

Johns Hopkins University