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CBS Evening News
November 30, 2010
Here, Kids Are Encouraged to Dream, not Drop Out
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Balfanz, research scientist at the Center for Social Organization of Schools and developer of the “Diplomas Now” program, is interviewed in a story focusing on a Chicago school that uses the program.

Asia Times Online
December 1, 2010
China to dump North Korea, really?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Tong Kim, a former U.S. State Department official who now teaches at SAIS.

The Jewish Week
December 1, 2010
Strategic Ties And Obama's Kishkes
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Krieger School political scientist Robert O. Freedman.

Wall Street Journal
November 30, 2010
Fewer than half of Americans have had HIV test
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. John Bartlett of Johns Hopkins University is quoted.

The Urbanite
December 1, 2010
The God that Fails
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins is "an invaluable research tool."

Palladium Item
December 1, 2010
Report touts RHS' success with its graduation rate
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Montgomery Advertiser
December 1, 2010
Education report: 'Dropout factories' decline
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center.

Montgomery Advertiser
December 1, 2010
Advertiser Editorial: Alabama makes graduation strides
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center.

Billings Gazette
December 1, 2010
State still has one 'dropout factory'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Casper Star-Tribune story quotes Robert Balfanz, research scientist at the Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Dallas Morning News
December 1, 2010
America's Promise Alliance takes a look at dropout rates
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Joanna Hornig Fox, deputy director of the Everyone Graduates Center at the Center for Social Organization of Schools at The Johns Hopkins University.

Deseret News
December 1, 2010
Report says Utah graduation dropout rate on the rise
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to research by the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University.

The Union Leader
December 1, 2010
Grad rate earns NH praise in new report
Johns Hopkins angle: Joanna Fox, deputy director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University.

RedOrbit.com
December 1, 2010
More Americans Should Get HIV/AIDS Test
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes John Bartlett an infectious disease specialist in the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
December 1, 2010
Seasonal Weight Gain
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, answers questions about holiday weight gain in this online chat.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
December 1, 2010
Take charge of aging
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes William J. Hall, who co-wrote the JHU Press book, "Taking Charge of Your Health: A Guide to Getting the Best Health Care as You Age," with John R. Burton, director of the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center.

Baltimore Sun
November 30, 2010
Live chat tomorrow on back pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post announced that today (Wednesday) at noon, the Sun will host a live chat on lower back pain with Paul Christo, director, Pain Training Program, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, at the School of Medicine.

Philadelphia Daily News
November 30, 2010
Blessed by Paco: Five survivors cherish gifts of life from boxer
Johns Hopkins angle: Includes the story of Meghan Kingsley, who received a liver transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital last year.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
November 30, 2010
Long Index Finger Means Lower Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that scientists from the School of Medicine and the U.S. National Institute of Aging in 2004 found that men with high blood levels of testosterone were at increased risk of prostate cancer.

Science Now
November 30, 2010
Prelude to a Plague
Johns Hopkins angle: Justin Lessler, an epidemiologist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this story about new cholera research.

WJZ.com (TV Channel 13 – Baltimore)
November 30, 2010
Panel Reviews Hopkins Security After Shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports an independent panel is now reviewing security at Johns Hopkins Hospital so it can keep its accreditation in the wake of a shooting on campus that wounded a doctor.

Baltimore Sun
December 1, 2010
Gearbox - Stowaway some kindness on your trip
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the Stowaway Bags were created by Kim Reese, a board member for the nonprofit Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation, which offers hospital housing for families of critically ill children undergoing treatment at Johns Hopkins. Proceeds of the sale of the project benefit the foundation.

Baltimore Magazine
December 2010
The Ultimate On-Call Doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned.

BigThink.com
December 1, 2010
The Three Most Promising Avenues of AIDS Research
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Siliciano at Johns Hopkins Medical School is mentioned.

Examiner.com (Baltimore)
November 30, 2010
Free December concerts at St. Mary's College of Md.
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that St. Mary's College of Maryland pianist Brian Ganz also is a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory.

EurWeb.com (Electronic Urban Report)
November 30, 2010
Lance Reddick (‘The Wire’) Talks of Jazz Offering
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, actor-musician Lance Reddick recalls that he attended Peabody Conservatory while growing up in Baltimore.

Shalom Life (Canada)
November 29, 2010
Israeli Ambassador on the Ivories
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Israeli concert pianist Victor Goldberg earned a degree at the Peabody Conservatory.

St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)
December 1, 2010
Where rights prevail, compromise fails
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is by David Jacobson, author of "Rights Across Borders: Immigration and the Decline of Citizenship" and "Place and Belonging in America," both published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Baltimore Sun
December 1, 2010
East Carolina commits to Military Bowl in D.C.
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s lacrosse item in this sports column reports that Maryland is ranked sixth, Johns Hopkins 11th and Loyola 14th in the Inside Lacrosse-Face-Off Yearbook Division I poll. Syracuse, Virginia, North Carolina and Cornell are the top four.

Baltimore Sun
December 1, 2010
UMBC men drop to 0-6; Coppin wins
Johns Hopkins angle: This college basketball column states that Johns Hopkins’s women’s team defeated Washington College, 73 to 50.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
November 28, 2010
Master's in English: Will Mow Lawns
Some institutions, including Ohio State University (see map) and the University of Maryland at College Park, are starting to push academic departments to track their Ph.D. graduates and publish the information online.

Inside Higher Education
December 1, 2010
Report Urges Colleges to Work With Cities on Tax Payments
Colleges and universities shouldn't wait for the cities and towns where they are located to hit them up for tax payments (as often happens when economic woes grow) -- they should work with municipalities to craft fair and clear-cut arrangements, a new report argues.

New York Times
December 1, 2010
Colleges Are Producing New Style of AIDS Activist
Roughly a quarter-century after gay men rose up to demand better access to H.I.V. medicines, a new breed of AIDS advocate is growing up on college campuses. Unlike the first generation of patient-activists, this latest crop is composed of budding public health scholars. They are mostly heterosexual.

New York Times
December 1, 2010
Groups Make Late Push to Salvage Bill Aiding Illegal Immigrant Students
Immigrant advocate groups have mobilized across the country in what they call a last-ditch effort to persuade Congress to pass a bill that would grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant students, pressing for action in the remaining weeks when Democrats control both houses of Congress.

Boston Globe
November 30, 2010
Noted geneticist to lead Tufts
Tufts University, seeking to enhance its work in the sciences and burnish a national profile, has named a renowned scientist and top Oxford administrator as its next president. Anthony P. Monaco, a 51-year-old geneticist whose research on the genetic basis of neurological disorders led to major breakthroughs, will succeed Lawrence S. Bacow.

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