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Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2010
9 colleges to get $865,000 in Md. base realignment grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins, which is among nine Maryland colleges and universities that will receive more than $865,000 in state grants through the Base Realignment Higher Education Fund, will get $89,949 for online graduate courses in information assurance.

New York Times
December 20, 2010
Think of the Children
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Room for Debate” opinion piece is by Andrew J. Cherlin, a Krieger School professor of sociology and public policy.

Baltimore Sun
December 18, 2010
Census: Fewer than 10 percent of city households are nuclear families
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from two faculty members in the Krieger School’s Department of Sociology: Andrew Cherlin, a professor, and Stefanie DeLuca, an associate professor.

Baltimore Sun
December 18, 2010
A virtual portrait of you, and your neighbors
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about new census data for Baltimore states that “on the education front, there are lots of people with master's and higher degrees in a swath that begins around the Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus and heads northward.”

Baltimore Sun
December 19, 2010
Local universities address nursing shortage
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to new, accelerated graduate programs at schools such as the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Quoted is Elizabeth Jordan, director of the Johns Hopkins baccalaureate program in nursing.

Washington Post "Answer Sheet" Blog
December 17, 2010
The carrot, the stick ... or something else?
Johns Hopkins angle: Blog post cites research by CSOS's Robert Balfanz on the reasons for student truancy.

Fond du Lac Reporter (Wisconsin)
December 20, 2010
Report: More students graduating from high school in Wisconsin
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that a study of national high school graduation rates from 2002 to 2008, done in part by Johns Hopkins University, highlights Wisconsin as a state that has made notable progress.

RIA Novosti (Russia)
December 20, 2010
Problems of Modernization in Russia
Johns Hopkins angle: A seminar held recently at SAIS covered such topics as "Russian Modernization."

AOL News
December 20, 2010
AOL Investigation: No Proof TSA Scanners Are Safe
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that the new, full body airport security scanners were evaluated by experts at APL, among other places.

Huffington Post
December 17, 2010
This Holiday Season, Boost Your Brain by Giving of Yourself
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions at study led by Michelle Carlson of the School of Public Health that reveals the benefits of helping other people.

CBC News (Canadian)
December 17, 2010
Child brain tumour DNA decoded
Johns Hopkins angle: Bert Vogelstein of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story about a study that shows that childhood brain tumors have fewer genetic mutations than do similar tumors in adults.

USA Today
December 17, 2010
Sen. Wyden's health reminds men to screen for prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will undergo surgery for prostate cancer today at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

MetroWest Daily News (Massachusetts)
December 17, 2010
New Research: ‘Cocktail’ treatment for triple negative breast cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a cocktail of three drugs that holds promise for treating so-called triple negative breast cancers.

Malaysia Star
December 19, 2010
New pathway for medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Charles Wiener, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine.

AOL News
December 20, 2010
Opinion: The Trouble With Home DNA Tests
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about home DNA tests mentioned that "a third" of respondents surveyed by researchers at Johns Hopkins changed their diets after taking genetic tests.

Maryland Gazette (Glen Burnie)
December 18, 2010
He's an actor, she's a mezzo, but together they're just handy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Diana Cantrelle, a mezzo-soprano, is enrolled in a master’s degree program at the Peabody Conservatory.

Irish Times
December 19, 2010
Learning from the master
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of "All a Novelist Needs: Colm Tóibín on Henry James By Colm Tóibín," which was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2010
Power Plant Live to get plaza upgrade, new tenants
Johns Hopkins angle: This business story mentions that Power Plant Live’s expected upgrades include improvements to common areas of the 220,000 square feet of office space at the complex, which is now 80 percent occupied with tenants such as Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
December 18, 2010
Cyclist's informal Hamilton tour sheds light on neighborhood
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a Baltimore bicycle tour quotes Tom Wedlick and Topher McFarland, 27, both graduate students at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
December 19, 2010
Capra falls to Vandeweghe, ending bid for Australian Open
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column mentions that the Sports Legends Museum will host an afternoon with former Johns Hopkins All-American lacrosse player Kyle Harrison on Jan. 15.

Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2010
Director Julie Taymor unleashes the mythic poetry of 'Tempest' and 'Spider-Man'
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, stage and screen director Julie Taymor states that she her father attended The Johns Hopkins University.

Daily Record
December 20, 2010
On the Move, 12/20
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Business School graduate Ramon “Ray” L. Palmer has been appointed president of Signs By Tomorrow.


Bloomberg BusinessWeek
December 20, 2010
Matsui Sees 20% Topix Rally as Best Strategist on 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: Kathy Matsui, chief Japan equity strategist for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in Tokyo, earned her master's degree at Johns Hopkins.

Honolulu Star Advertiser
December 18, 2010
Med school's Palafox is named state health director
Johns Hopkins angle: Palafox earned a master's degree in public heath from the School of Public Health.

Times and Democrat (South Carolina)
December 20, 2010
MADE IN AMERICA: USC historian studying the stuff in your stocking
Johns Hopkins angle: Allison Marsh earned her doctorate in science, medicine and technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2010
Kathleen Louise Polk, T. Rowe Price executive, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that Polk moved to Baltimore with her husband, B. Frank Polk, a Bloomberg School of Public Health epidemiologist, and that she was instrumental in the establishment of the B. Frank Polk Fund, a Johns Hopkins endowment aimed at supporting the work of talented scientists in the early stages of their careers. Quoted in the obituary are her friends Daniel Munoz, a Johns Hopkins cardiologist, and Alvaro Munoz, a Johns Hopkins professor of epidemiology.

Baltimore Sun
December 18, 2010
Irving J. Neuman, president of Haas Tailoring, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Neuman earned his bachelor's degree in 1944 from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Washington Post
December 19, 2010
U.S. students discovering U.K. universities
U.K. universities have emerged as a worthy consolation prize for students rebuffed from Ivy League schools. Much of the interest focuses on Scotland, whose four-year collegiate model closely resembles the American undergraduate experience.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
December 20, 2010
DREAM Act Blocked in Senate
Senate Republicans on Saturday doomed an effort that would have given hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants a path to legal status if they enrolled in college or joined the military.

Inside Higher Ed
December 20, 2010
Universities Gain from Licensing Activity
Annual survey shows slight uptick in technology transfer activity, despite overall economic slowdown.

New York Times
December 20, 2010
Serious Mental Health Needs Seen Growing at Colleges
Surveys show that nearly half of students who visit counseling centers have serious mental illness.

New York Times
December 19, 2010
Astronomer Sues University of Kentucky, Claiming Faith Cost Him a Job
Whether certain beliefs legally render people unfit for jobs are among the questions raised by the case.

The Hechinger Report
December 17, 2010
Even with free tuition, hurdles remain for raising number of college graduates
Already, 1,250 Kalamazoo Public Schools graduates have taken advantage of free or vastly reduced tuition to any public college or university in Michigan through the Kalamazoo Promise program. Just 54 percent of the first recipients are either still in college or have graduated, a stark reminder that it will take more than money to achieve the president’s ambitious goal of leading the world in college attainment by 2020.


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