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The Washington Post
December 7, 2010
U-Va., William and Mary grad rates are nation's best
Johns Hopkins angle: This ranking of graduation rates among public and private colleges includes The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
December 6, 2010
Hopkins nets $260M in stimulus funds
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Johns Hopkins University received more than $260 million in stimulus grants, all of them awarded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Fortune
December 6, 2010
Wharton overhauls MBA program
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and quotes Carey School Dean Yash Gupta.

Baltimore Sun
December 6, 2010
Peabody salutes Leon Fleisher's new memoir with talk, book-signing
Johns Hopkins angle: This Clef Notes classical music blog item calls attention to a book-signing event for the just-published memoir by Leon Fleisher, a Peabody Institute faculty member.

The Diane Rehm Show (WAMU - National Public Radio)
December 6, 2010
Leon Fleisher & Anne Midgette: "My Nine Lives"
Johns Hopkins angle: Peabody faculty member Leon Fleisher took part in this radio interview to discuss his just-published memoir.

USA Today
December 6, 2010
Survey finds gap in doctor-patient communication
Johns Hopkins angle: Debra Roter of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this article.

CreditCards.com
December 7, 2010
Debt's most tragic toll: murder-suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the emotional toll of debt mentions a study led by Jacquelyn Campbell of the School of Nursing.

The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
December 6, 2010
Hugh Shelton
Johns Hopkins angle: On this show, Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and author of the memoir “Without Hesitation,” mentions a procedure that originated at Johns Hopkins as having saved him from paralysis after an accident.

Baltimore Sun
December 6, 2010
Guidelines developed for doctors treating food allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post about recommendations for doctors treating food allergies includes a comment from Robert Wood, director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The post mentions that Wood was one of the six lead authors of the guidelines.

Christian Science Monitor
December 6, 2010
WikiLeaks list of 'critical' sites: Is it a 'menu for terrorists'?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes is John Daly, a non-resident fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS.

Deutsche Welle
December 6, 2010
WikiLeaks release could lead to shift from transparency to secrecy
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker of SAIS is quoted.

Youngstown Vindicator (Ohio)
December 7, 2010
Young scientists are at risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider of the School of Medicine co-authored this commentary, which was published by McClatchy-Tribune newspapers.

Educamericas
December 6, 2010
El camino de Yash Gupta y la Carey Business School por un MBA más humano
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a Spanish language story about the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's Global MBA program.

The Washington Post
December 7, 2010
Experts debate merit of making drinking age 21
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Philadelphia Daily News
December 7, 2010
Check Up
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently presented another study that found about half the population appears unlikely to derive benefit from taking anticholesterol statins for primary prevention

Orangeburg (SC) Times and Democrat (AP)
December 7, 2010
Report: A bit more vitamin D is good -- but not too much
Johns Hopkins angle: Erin Michos of the School of Medicine comments in this Associated Press piece.

Becker's Hospital Review
December 6, 2010
7 Keys to Developing a World Class Oncology Program
Johns Hopkins angle: In this story, Terry Langbaum, chief administrative officer of the Kimmel Cancer Center, shares seven characteristics that make the program outstanding.

Becker's Hospital Review
December 6, 2010
Pediatric Medical Errors Most Common for Gynecological, GI Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Pediatric medical errors occur most frequently in gynecological and gastrointestinal surgery, according to a study from Johns Hopkins University published in the Archives of Surgery.

Phillyburbs.com (AP)
December 6, 2010
FDA: companies must fix issues with heart devices
Johns Hopkins angle: In this Associated Press story, Myron Weisfeldt of the School of Medicine estimates that 500 lives are saved each year in the U.S. as a result of bystanders using external defibrillators. (Note that Dr. Weisfeldt's first name is stated, in error, to be "John.")

AllAfrica.com
December 7, 2010
Nigeria: ' The Only West African Country Without Anti-Pneumonia Immunization'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q & A is with Pastor Nonnie Roberson, a consultant with the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Reading Eagle (Pa.)
December 6, 2010
Doctors on the cutting edge
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Dr. Earl J. Hope was the first cardiologist to perform a cardiac catheterization using the radial artery in the wrist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. That happened in 1995.

Baltimore Business Journal
December 6, 2010

Md. health insurers billed $2.6M for Midei stent procedures
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Mark G. Midei, who formerly ran the St. Joseph’s cardiac catheterization laboratory until the hospital asked him to resign in May 2009, is a Johns Hopkins- trained cardiologist.

Forbes Blogs
December 6, 2010
Abbott Stenting Scandal Sounds Like Tenet All Over Again
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about the stent scandal states that "Baltimore is home to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, perhaps the finest teaching hospital in the country."

Lowell Sun (Mass.)
December 7, 2010
New apps for smartphones have more recycling locations
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, OurEarth.org Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization that was founded in 2006 by several recent graduates of Johns Hopkins University.

Hanover Evening Sun (Pa.)
December 7, 2010
Annual teddy bear toss will honor little girl
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that proceeds from the Teddy Bear Toss benefit the Kimmel Cancer Center.

Salon.com
December 7, 2010
The best nonfiction books of 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This list includes "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," a non-fiction book about a patient treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital during the early 1950s.

Bermuda Royal Gazette
December 7, 2010
Health care revamp is progressing DeSilva
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Bermuda Hospitals Board is partnering with the Lahey Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Howard University on projects involving preventive care.

Village Soup (Belfast, Maine)
December 6, 2010
Montville student recognized for excellence in mathematics
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Emmett Shell, 11, of Montville was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
December 7, 2010
Former Oriole Mora signs with Diamondbacks
Johns Hopkins angle: A college women’s basketball item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins senior forward Siobhan Callanan was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week after averaging 14.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists during three victories.


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Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
December 7, 2010
Report: Teach for America Training Better Tennessee Teachers
Teach for America, which recruits high-performing college graduates to the classroom, had the highest student scores among new teachers in reading, science and social studies.

Inside Higher Ed
December 7, 2010
Wharton, Rebooted
Penn’s business school revamps its MBA program with an offer of a free “sabbatical” course to graduates every seven years.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 5, 2010
As Tuition Discounts Climb, 3 Private Institutions Try a Different Approach
The College of Notre Dame of Maryland is one of the colleges seeking to raise enrollment while reducing student aid.

New York Times
December 6, 2010
The Country Can Learn a Lesson From These Students
More than 150 students received awards at the 10th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, it attracted about 2,000 mainly minority students, along with hundreds of research program recruiters and professors who led seminars and judged competitions.

Washington Post
December 7, 2010
How the Dream Act transcends politics – Op-Ed Column
The Dream Act now before Congress would create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. It would be difficult to define a more sympathetic group of potential Americans.

New York Times
December 7, 2010
Rules for Gainful Education – Editorial
The Obama administration has already adopted several new rules that will give the Department of Education more authority to rein in corrupt practices by for-profit universities. But the most crucial rule, the “gainful employment” provision, is still awaiting approval, and the industry is pushing back hard.

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