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Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2010
The Parental Push to Repeat a Grade
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander is quoted in this article.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 10, 2010
Maryland schools win $2.3M for nurse training
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that the School of Nursing received about $840,000 to spend on advanced nursing education, promoting a more diverse nursing work force, and training and educating programs related to geriatric care.

Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2010
The Obsolescence of Barack Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed is written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

WYPR.org
August 10, 2010
Jessamy Requests Probe of Bealefeld's Actions
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio story includes comments from Matthew Crenson, a political science professor emeritus in the Krieger School.

ABC2News (WMAR-TV – Baltimore)
August 10, 2010
JHU Political expert says state's attorney candidates should stick to the issues
Johns Hopkins angle: In this television news report, Matthew Crenson, a political science professor emeritus in the Krieger School, is interviewed.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2010
Group will bring clinical trials to community hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Anne Arundel Health System have formed a new network, called the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network, which will connect academic and community-based clinical researchers. Charles M. Balch, the group’s director and a professor of surgery and oncology at the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 10, 2010
Hopkins partners to boost local research
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network.

The Herald (Zimbabwe)
August 9, 2010
GM mosquitoes: Distant hope against dengue, malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about efforts by Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena of the Bloomberg School of Public Health to genetically modify mosquitos in the fight against malaria.

FoxNews.com
August 10, 2010
Vaccine in Clinical Trials for Dengue Fever
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a new vaccine for dengue fever is being tested at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The piece quotes Anna Durbin, an associate professor who is leading the study at the school.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2010
A vaccine for dengue fever gets tested at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports that a new vaccine for dengue fever is being tested at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The piece quotes Anna Durbin, an associate professor who is leading the study at the school.

Medscape Today
August 10, 2010
NIH Launches Phase 1 Dengue Vaccine Trial
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a new vaccine for dengue fever is being tested at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The piece quotes Anna Durbin, an associate professor who is leading the study at the school.

Bloomberg Businessweek
August 10, 2010
Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports that in the first clinical trial, researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health will determine the safety of a vaccine against dengue fever.

ABC-2 News (Baltimore)
August 10, 2010
Older patients trying to save money at retail health centers
Johns Hopkins angle: This video interview is with physician Alicia Arbaje, who specializes in geriatrics at the School of Medicine. She talked to Jamie Costello about health centers offered in retail stores.

New Kerala (India)
August 11, 2010
Youth exposure to alcohol ads in mags declines by 48per cent: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The center’s director, David H. Jernigan, is quoted.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
August 11, 2010
Suburban expansion acceptable with mitigation
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of a letter to the editor concerning the proposed expansion of Suburban Hospital offers advice to the hospital’s new owner, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
August 10, 2010
To pursue big goals, Health Central says it needs a partner
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the only independent hospital in the Metro Orlando area and its search for a partner quotes William Ward, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Owings Mills Times (Baltimore County)
August 11, 2010
Head of the Class
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column mentions that Kelsey Jennings, of Reisterstown, received the Homewood Arts Certificate for dance from Johns Hopkins University upon graduation.

Owings Mills Times
August 11, 2010
Newsmakers
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column notes that James Frazier, of Owings Mills, who received his medical degree in 2003 from Johns Hopkins, has joined the Department of Neurosurgery, Central Maryland Neurosurgical Associates, at Mercy Medical Center.

Baltimore Messenger
August 10, 2010
Charles Village residents urge more crime patrols
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to the recent stabbing death in Charles Village of a Johns Hopkins researcher and to residents’ requests for more crime patrols by Johns Hopkins security officers.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2010
It's top prosecutor versus top cop
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes recently helped organize two vigils for victims of deadly robberies, including one for a Johns Hopkins researcher who was stabbed in Charles Village.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2010
Bayhawks' Kimmel earns MLL rookie of the week honor
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports that Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Michael Kimmel, who played for Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate, was named Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Week.

The Phoenix (Phoenixville, Pa.)
August 10, 2010
Ursinus football picked 3rd in Centennial Conference
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, in the 2010 pre-season college football poll released by the conference office, Johns Hopkins was the favorite with 154 points and 11 first-place votes.


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Washington Post
August 11, 2010
Reports: 11 colleges close a major race 'gap'
A new study has found that 11 colleges nationwide have little or no racial disparity in graduation rates.

Associated Press
August 11, 2010
University of Virginia Requires Annual Disclosures of Student Arrests
Students must disclose whether they've been arrested or convicted of crimes each fall semester when they log in for the first time to the computer system that handles e-mail and course materials.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 11, 2010
Colleges Get Reprieve as Congress Approves Aid to States
On Tuesday, members of the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would provide $16.1-billion in additional Medicaid assistance. While that money will not directly benefit colleges, it will help plug states' budget gaps and avert cuts to other areas, including education.

CBS MoneyWatch
August 10, 2010
College Tax Break for Working Students in Danger
A valuable college tax benefit for working students is in danger of getting the axe this year.

New York Times
August 11, 2010
Pulling an All-Nighter for the College Application
Deans of admission are sounding a cautionary note: a premium is placed on thoughtfulness, not speed.

NPR – Planet Money blog
August 10, 2010
The Most Expensive College Dorm Rooms
Room and board at U.S. universities has climbed 11 percent over the past three years, nudged along by expectations that dorm rooms will have amenities like heated pools and plush lounges.

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