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Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2010
Housing bust batters some, spares others
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by JHU public policy students who analyzed how the turbulent 2000s affected a mix of low-, moderate- and high-income neighborhoods in the city. Quoted is Sandra Newman, director of JHU’s Institute for Policy Studies, who oversaw the research.

Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2010
Peabody Wind Ensemble dedicates concert to memory of bassoon student
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog item notes that Peabody Conservatory undergraduate Casey Butler, who lost consciousness during her weekly bassoon lesson and died that day, will be commemorated in a concert today by the Peabody Wind Ensemble, a concert she would have played.

Foreign Policy
December 12, 2010
Time to Get Serious About North Korea
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary, which also appeared on the NPR website, is written by Joel Wit, a visiting fellow at the U.S.-Korea Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

NPR
December 14, 2010
Veteran U.S. Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Serwer of SAIS, who served under Richard Holbrooke during the war in the Balkans, is quoted in this story about the American diplomat's death.

Congress.org
December 12, 2010
Democrats still seek New START
Johns Hopkins angle: The article references Sen. John McCain's speech at SAIS on the strategic arms treaty known as START.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
December 13, 2010
Holbrooke’s Heart Ailment Uncommon, Hard to Diagnose
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Duke Cameron, chief of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New York Times
December 13, 2010
The Case for Early Decision
Johns Hopkins angle: This college admissions column is written by Robert J. Massa, vice president for communications at Lafayette College. The credit line mentions that Massa previously served as dean of enrollment at The Johns Hopkins University.

WNYC.org (New York City Radio Station)
The Leonard Lopate Show: Leon Fleisher's Nine Lives
Johns Hopkins angle: In this radio interview, which can be accessed online, Peabody Conservatory pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher talks about his career in music and the mysterious paralysis of two of his fingers on his right hand, which are detailed in his new memoir.

Baltimore Business Journal
December 13, 2010
Hopkins to create Chinese research center with $10M gift
Johns Hopkins angle: The university has received a $10 million gift to create a research center for Chinese studies, according to this article.

Contra Costa Times
December 13, 2010
Stanford University 'early action' applications set record
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, early decision applications to JHU increased by nearly 14 percent this year.

BBC News
December 13, 2010
Voyager near Solar System's edge
Johns Hopkins angle: Rob Decker, a Voyager Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument co-investigator at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.

MedIndia (ANI)
December 14, 2010
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Could be Tackled by Three-drug Combination
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports that a combination of three drugs that could treat triple negative breast cancer has been tested by scientists at the John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

MedIndia
December 14, 2010
Unknown Process in Fighting Infections Identified
Johns Hopkins angle: Joel Pomerantz, an assistant professor of biological chemistry in the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story.


Hartford Courant
December 14, 2010
Headaches
Johns Hopkins angle: At noon tomorrow, readers can chat online with Paul Christo, director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Delaware County Daily Times (Pa.)
December 14, 2010
Medicare changes include no-cost preventative care
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Joanne Corte Grossi earned a master’s degree in international public policy at SAIS.

Wall Street Journal
December 14, 2010
Sanofi Names Zerhouni New R&D Head
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Elias Zerhouni, who currently is a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering in the School of Medicine and a senior adviser for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named head of global research and development at Sanofi-Aventis S.A.

Reuters
December 14, 2010
UPDATE 3-Sanofi replaces R&D boss to fill drugs pipeline
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece mentions that Elias Zerhouni is a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering in the School of Medicine.

Cardiovascular Business
December 13, 2010
Cameron becomes cardiac surgery chief at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Duke E. Cameron, a long-time Johns Hopkins surgeon, has been named the new cardiac surgeon in charge at Johns Hopkins Hospital and director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the School of Medicine.

Philippine Inquirer
December 14, 2010
'Pigs for Peace’
Johns Hopkins angle: Nancy Glass of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health is quoted in this column.

NPR
December 13, 2010
'Immortal' Cells Of Henrietta Lacks Live On In Labs
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Henrietta Lacks was treated for cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Pasadena Star News (California)
December 13, 2010
GIRLS SOCCER: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Conti is the Comeback Kid
Johns Hopkins angle: Alyssa Conti has already accepted a scholarship to play at JHU, this story reports.

Oneida Dispatch (NY)
December 13, 2010
College Corner: Camden alum Roser stars at Wells College
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentuions McDaniels’ loss to Johns Hopkins in women’s basketball.

Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2010
Constance D. Bendann, volunteer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Bendann was a longtime volunteer for the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a member of the advisory board of the Wilmer Eye Institute, also at Johns Hopkins.


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New York Times
College, Jobs and Inequality
December 13, 2010
A college education is better than no college education and correlates with higher pay. But as a cure for unemployment or as a way to narrow the chasm between the rich and everyone else, “more college” is a too-easy answer.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 14, 2010
Nearly 90% of Young Alumni Say Going to College Was Worth It, Survey Finds
In a study commissioned by the American Council on Education respondents expressed broad satisfaction with their undergraduate experience. Eighty-nine percent said their college experience had been worth it, and 85 percent said their education had prepared them at least adequately well for the jobs they now held.

Inside Higher Ed
December 14, 2010
Defining Academic Freedom
In debates over academic freedom, one point of contention has been the inclusion of controversial material that may not be directly related to the subject matter of a given course -- or at least that may not be related in a way that would be flagged on the syllabus. Faculty leaders at Pennsylvania State University -- one of the largest institutions in the country -- are moving to bolster the latitude of professors to engage in discussion of such material.

The Washington Post
December 13, 2010
Many local schools have narrowed the grad gap
A few dozen of the nation's colleges have drawn notice lately for overcoming racial and ethnic disparities in graduation rates. Several of them are concentrated in the Washington region.

Army Times
December 13, 2010
Senate OKs GI Bill improvements
In an unexpected drive toward the goal line, the Senate approved a long-delayed package of improvements in the Post-9/11 GI Bill, raising the possibility this legislation, once thought dead, would become law by the end of the year.

Inside Higher Ed
December 13, 2010
Souring on Business?
As the current economic downturn drags on and hiring continues to lag, interest in business among undergraduates appears to be static, even flagging in some circles, according to federal and college data and a nationwide survey of incoming freshmen.

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