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CNN.com
August 29, 2010
U.S. birth rate falls for second year in midst of recession
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, a sociology professor in the Krieger School, is interviewed in this article.

Associated Press
August 27, 2010
Recession may have pushed US birth rate to new low
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Andrew Cherlin, a sociology professor in the Krieger School.

TIME.com
August 27, 2010
U.S. birth rate hits a new record low
Johns Hopkins angle: This TIME magazine wellness blog post includes a comment that Andrew Cherlin, a sociology professor in the Krieger School, made to the Associated Press.

WashingtonPost.com
August 27, 2010
Why immigration could help America
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post quotes Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin regarding the decline In the U.S. birth rate.

Baltimore Sun
August 29, 2010
Hospital CEOs get seven-figure salaries, country club memberships
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Edward Miller and Johns Hopkins Health System President Ronald Peterson are mentioned. Trustee Shale Stiller is quoted.
Also: Miller, Peterson and trustee Gail McGovern are mentioned in a Jay Hancock column on the same issue.

Daily Record
August 28, 2010
Ranking guides can be blessing and curse for Md. colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Bill Conley, dean of enrollment and academic services at Homewood.

City Bizlist Baltimore
August 30, 2010
Groundbreaking Wednesday for National Cancer Institute in Rockville
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Gov. Martin O'Malley will lead a Sept. 1 groundbreaking for the new National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Md., on JHU’s Montgomery County Campus.

NPR.org
August 27, 2010
DEET Is No Tasty Treat For Bugs
Johns Hopkins angle: This public radio health blog reports on new research led by Craig Montell, a professor of biological chemistry in the School of Medicine, regarding how insect repellants work.

Sify News (India)
August 29, 2010
How chemical repellents trip up insects
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on new research led by Craig Montell, a professor of biological chemistry in the School of Medicine.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 30, 2010
College Love: John, Harvard, and Me
Johns Hopkins angle: In this first-person story focusing on a man's obsession with Harvard, the author's daughter turns out to be interested in Johns Hopkins, her own alma mater. The author is Hollis Robbins, a professor of humanities at the Peabody Institute

Bloomberg Business Week
August 27, 2010
AIG’s Insurers Settle Investor Suit Over Greenberg
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Phillip Phan, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Asia Times Online (Hong Kong)
August 31, 2010
Japanese forces gird for mock island assault
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Yukie Yoshikawa, a senior research fellow at the Edwin O Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 27, 2010
Paper wait
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Roger Staiger, an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Daily Record
August 28, 2010
Old school education: Choices abound for intellectually curious senior citizens
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions three JHU programs providing noncredit academic opportunities for seniors, Elderhostel, Osher and Odyssey, and quotes Brian Fitzek, associate director of noncredit programs.

The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
August 29, 2010
Programs keep midstate students sharp during summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that research led by Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander concluded that summer learning loss accounts for two-thirds of the learning gap between disadvantaged students and others.

WBAL-TV
August 27, 2010
Mixed Signals Sent On Local Housing Market
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Roger Staiger, an adjunct professor specializing in real estate and finance at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
August 29, 2010
Cultural migration explored
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review focuses on “Fly Away: The Great African-American Cultural Migrations,” written by Peter M. Rutkoff and William B. Scott, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
August 30, 2010
It's in the incubation stage
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about summer research conducted by Paul Park mentions that he is beginning his freshman year at JHU, where he will study chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Daily News & Analysis (India)
August 29, 2010
High-fat diets successfully treat absence epilepsy
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this ANI wire article, researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center have shown that more than 70 percent of the absence epilepsy patients who were treated with either the ketogenic or the modified Atkins diet experienced at least 50 percent fewer seizures, and many showed as high as 90 percent improvement.

Sify.com (India)
August 30, 2010
New Parkinson's gene linked to immune system
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire piece states that Johns Hopkins researchers from the Center for Inherited Disease Research have found a new genetic link associated with Parkinson's disease that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development. Kimberly Doheny, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Psych Central
August 30, 2010
Parkinson’s May Be Linked to Immune System
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on results from a long-term study that involved a global consortium, including Johns Hopkins researchers from the Center for Inherited Disease Research. Kimberly Doheny, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, is quoted.

Houston Chronicle
August 27, 2010
A less invasive kidney transplant?
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature includes comments from Robert Montgomery, a professor of transplant surgery in the School of Medicine.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 – Baltimore)
August 27, 2020
Hopkins Researcher Has Major Asthma Finding
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature reports that research by Elizabeth Matsui, a Johns Hopkins associate professor of pediatrics, allergy and immunology, has determined that mouse allergen is a major cause of asthma in Baltimore City children.

Washington Post
August 29, 2010
A new round of alcohol sales for SE block, and residents are taking sides
Johns Hopkins angle: This story cites a study by "Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan [which] found that alcohol sales were prevalent in low-income, predominately black areas and that there were links between the presence of liquor and social problems including crime and drug use."

The Daily Commercial (Leesburg, Fla.)
August 30, 2010
Optimist club looking for members
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Optimist International's flagship program, Childhood Cancer Campaign, in which the international organization has partnered with Johns Hopkins University toward finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Baltimore Sun
August 30, 2010
Baltimore County Council District 4: Incumbent Oliver has strong challenge, defends record
Johns Hopkins angle: County Council candidate Antonia Fowler of Reistertown is an intensive care nurse at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 – Baltimore)
August 28, 2010
Suspects Indicted In Hopkins Researcher's Murder
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports that a Baltimore City grand jury has returned indictments charging John Wagner and Lavelva Merritt with robbing and killing Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Baltimore Sun
August 30, 2010
Couple indicted in stabbing death of Johns Hopkins researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: Suspects charged in the stabbing death of School of Medicine researcher Stephen Pitcairn face murder and other charges and will be arraigned Sept. 24.

Baltimore Sun
August 30, 2010
Johns Hopkins football team primed for another playoff run
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on the Blue Jay football team the year after its run into the NCAA Division III quarterfinals.

Washington Post
August 28, 2010
Dorothy Sucher dies at 77; wrote story that was test case for freedom of press
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for 1975 graduate with a master's degree in mental health.


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NPR – Morning Edition
August 30, 2010
University Attendance Scanners Make Some Uneasy
Northern Arizona University has installed electronic devices that record student attendance in an effort to boost freshmen grades and lift lagging graduation rates. But some students say the monitoring makes them feel less independent.

Washington Post
August 30, 2010
More would-be interns paying thousands to land a coveted spot
Each year, thousands of college students descend on Washington for unpaid internships. Many of them are paying thousands of dollars to a placement company for a guaranteed spot.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 30, 2010
Legislation Seeks To Expand Ability of Urban Universities To Aid Neighboring Communities
The Urban University Renaissance Act of the 21st Century would build on existing programs and best practices.

US News & World Report
August 30, 2010
College Loan Repayment List Reveals Surprises
The U.S. Department of Education has released a controversial chart showing its estimate of the 2009 federal student loan repayment rate for just about every college, job training, and graduate school in the country: 8,412 institutions in all.

Wall Street Journal
August 30, 2010
For-Profit Kaplan U. Hears Its Fight Song
Washington Post, parent of education chain, defends profit generator against planned regulations.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 29, 2010
30 Ways to Rate a College
There's surprisingly little agreement among the influential college-ranking systems about how to define quality.

Washington Post
August 27, 2010
Credit card reform has companies treading lightly on campus
The landmark federal legislation that overhauled the credit card industry is reaching into college campuses to protect students as they return to school and attempt to juggle not only their education and social lives but also how to pay for it all.

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