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NPR
December 7, 2010
Salvia Raises No Safety Flags In Small Test
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that research led by Matthew Johnson of the School of Medicine has found that salvinorin A "packs a punch that can mess with your mind, but probably won't hurt your body."

Baltimore Sun
December 7, 2010
Settlements or security?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Robert O. Freedman, a visiting professor of political science in the Krieger School.

Washington Post Blogs
December 7, 2010
On Leadership: Obama's authority is suffering
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses Obama's approach to the recent negotiations over tax cuts and whether his response was a legitimate bipartisan compromise.

Christian Science Monitor
December 7, 2010
Report: Marriage is crumbling in blue-collar America
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist and professor of
public policy in the Krieger School, is quoted.

Imperial Valley News (Arizona)
December 8, 2010
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to nominate Albert Beveridge, a lecturer in history at the Krieger School, to the National Council on the Humanities.

Palladium Item (Indiana)
December 8, 2010
RCS board to discuss 'Building a Grad Nation'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the "Building a Grad Nation" report, authored by Civic Enterprises, Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and America's Promise Alliance.

Scientific American
December 7, 2010
Healing thyself: Does psychedelic therapy exploit the placebo effect?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions research on psilocybin carried out at the School of Medicine.

HS Today
December 7, 2010
UPDATED - Wikileaks Endangers US Critical Infrastructure
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes John Daly, a non-resident Fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS.

Frederick News-Post
December 8, 2010
Hood College reaps $1.7 million from The Hodson Trust; annual allocation to benefit scholarships, fitness center
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that, each year, the Hodson Trust grant money is distributed among Hood, Washington and St. John's colleges and Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
December 8, 2010
Hallucinogen salvia has no short-term dangers, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions a study by Matthew Johnson of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

MedIndia
December 8, 2010
Child Epilepsy Controlled by Diet - Research
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on research led by Eric Kossoff of the School of Medicine.

Leesburg Today (Va.)
December 7, 2010
Fighting Lyme Disease : State Panel Aims To Improve Diagnosis, Treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Paul Auwaerter, a pathologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Catonsville Times
December 7, 2010
Catonsville resident awarded grant to study effect of anxiety disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: Loyola University assistant professor Gina Magyar-Russell is working with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to determine how prevalent anxiety is in such patients and how it affects their daily activities and enjoyment of life.

San Francisco Examiner
December 7, 2010
Real-life vet's story inspires a '9/11 opera'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the San Francisco Opera has commissioned “Heart of a Soldier,” an opera commemorating 9/11. It adds that the organization has hired Peabody Conservatory faculty member Christopher Theofanidis to compose this work about Rick Rescorla, a previously unknown hero at Ground Zero.

Contra Costa Times (Calif.)
December 8, 2010
Tuned In: S.F. Opera announces the world premiere of 'Heart of a Soldier,' a 9/11 themed work by Christopher Theofanidis
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that San Francisco Opera has announced the world premiere in 2011 of a new work with a 9/11 theme by Christopher Theofanidis and librettist Donna DiNovelli. It notes that Theofanidis teaches at the Peabody Conservatory.

Toronto Star
December 8, 2010
Tonight: A chance to hear classical guitar master Manuel Barrueco live at the Glenn Gould Studio
Johns Hopkins angle: A post in this classical music blog calls attention to an upcoming performance by guitarist Manuel Barrueco. It mentions that Barrueco teaches at the Peabody Institute.

Lafayette Journal Courier (Indiana)
December 8, 2010
Wodicka receives scholar athlete award
Johns Hopkins angle: Current JHU biomedical engineering student Daniel Wodicka, formerly a West Lafayette quarterback, was honored Tuesday as one of five National High School Scholar Athletes during the National Football Federation's Annual Awards Luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Carroll County Times
December 7, 2010
Terror men shut down Hopkins in victory
Johns Hopkins angle: The McDaniel Green Terror "suffocated" Johns Hopkins from the first minute to the final one, overcoming a shooting drought after the break by continuing to play tight defense for a 51-43 win Tuesday at the Newton White Center.

Baltimore Sun
December 7, 2010
Death of woman pushed into traffic a homicide, but no charges
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a homicide that was determined to be justified refers to another incident in which a Johns Hopkins student killed an intruder with a samurai sword.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
December 7, 2010
Colleges and Students Would Benefit From White House Tax Compromise
Among the expiring tax breaks the deal would extend are a research-and-development tax credit and a trio of deductions and credits for college tuition.

New York Times
December 8, 2010
A Facebook Class of ’15 ‘Welcome’ That May Not Be
High school seniors about to be admitted to college, take note: That authentic-looking Facebook page inviting you to join the university’s “welcome group” for the class of 2015 may be unauthorized.

Wall Street Journal
December 7, 2010
Oxford and Cambridge Say Critic's Data Misleading
The universities moved Tuesday to challenge allegations that the elite institutions disproportionately exclude students from minority groups and lower-income families.

NPR
December 8, 2010
Foreign Policy: American Averageism
While the U.S. has been associated with the term "exceptionalism," because of its high standards in education and entrepreneurship, some have begun to argue that it is moving toward being only average.

NPR (AP)
December 7, 2010
NYC Officials Bust Ivy League Coke, LSD, Pot Ring
Authorities called the bust at Columbia University one of the largest drug takedowns on a college campus in recent memory.

NPR
December 7, 2010
Administration, Congress Take Steps To Address Sexual Assaults On Campus
The United States Department of Education is announcing "voluntary resolution agreements" with two schools that had been criticized for the way they'd handled assaults. And new legislation in Congress would expand and clarify the responsibility of colleges and universities.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
December 7, 2010
Md., Va. grad rates exceed national average
Maryland's college graduation rate stands at 65 percent, and Virginia's at 67 percent, based on the share of students who entered college in 2002 and had graduated six years later.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
December 8, 2010
Postsecondary Certificate Programs Can Offer Upward Mobility and Help Meet 2020 Goal, Report Says
Certificate programs could help American higher education meet President Obama’s 2020 goal to significantly increase the number of students earning postsecondary credentials.


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