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The Washington Post
December 20, 2010
Sen. Wyden recovering from prostate cancer surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This widely published Associated Press story reports that Oregon Senator Wyden is recovering from prostate cancer surgery at The Johns Hospital.

Politico
December 21, 2010
Panel looks for health-care savings
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was operated on by Alan Partin at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The senator is being treated for prostate cancer.

The Hill
December 21, 2010
Sen. Wyden recovering from surgery for prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is recovering from prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

All Headline News
December 21, 2010
Oregon Sen. Wyden To Be Released From Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who underwent prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is expected to be released tomorrow.

Maryland Daily Record
December 20, 2020
Joe Nathanson: Overcoming the city’s disconnect
Johns Hopkins angle: Lester Spence, assistant professor of political science and Africana studies in the Krieger School, participated in a public discussion about "The Future of Baltimore," according to this article.

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (California)
December 19, 2010'
Seeking better local schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Joyce L. Epstein of the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Daily Mail (UK)
December 21, 2010
Why taking statins might be pointless - and even bad for you
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study led by Michael Blaha of the School of Medicine that concludes that many people don't benefit from statin drugs.

IBNLive (India)
December 21, 2010
Cholesterol busting drugs might be bad for you
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS piece reports on a study led by Michael Blaha of the School of Medicine that suggests that a great many people may not benefit from statins - that's because it's our calcium levels, not cholesterol, that really matter.

Times of India (ANI)
December 21, 2010
Abnormal rhythms behind sudden death
Johns Hopkins angle: Dan Arking of the School of Medicine is quoted in this ANI story.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay News)
December 20, 2010
C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story provides details on a report, prepared by the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Center for Health Statistics, that states that cesarean deliveries reached a record high in 2008, accounting for almost one-third of the births in the United States.

VOVNews (Vietnam)
December 21, 2010
US scholar amazed at Lower House’s H.Res.20
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Frederick Brown of Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies says that the listing of Vietnam as one of the countries of particular concern in terms of religious freedom is not useful or beneficial.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 21, 2010
SAFE DRINKING: Liquor and energy drinks: What's the problem?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland have conducted research into energy drinks that include alcohol and have found that the addition of alcohol may cause people to consume more of the beverages.

Voice of OC (California)
December 21, 2010
Simple Steps Prevent Infections and Save Lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This column discusses a hospital safety checklist invented by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Cumberland Times-News (Maryland)
December 21, 2010
NFL gives nearly $1 million to concussion research
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story lists Johns Hopkins as being among organizations receiving funding for concussion-related research from the NFL.

The Washington Post
December 21, 2010
Federal program aims to keep seniors out of hospitals and nursing homes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Syracuse.com
December 21, 2010
Syracuse University men's lacrosse team a favorite of ESPNU; tickets for 2011 season now on sale
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that the Orange’s home date with Johns Hopkins (March 19) will air live on ESPNU.

ClicktheCity.com (The Philippines)
December 21, 2010
American Conductor Opens PPO Concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that eminent American conductor Robert Rÿker will return to conduct the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra as it ushers in the New Year on Jan. 14, 2011. The piece notes that Rÿker pursued his doctoral studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

Canton Repository (Ohio)
December 20, 2010
'Postcards of Cambodia' shows a sunny side
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Joel Montague earned his master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
December 20, 2010
William J. Evitts, writer and historian, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Evitts earned his bachelor's degree in 1964 from The Johns Hopkins University, earned his doctorate in history from Johns Hopkins in 1971 and served as the university’s director of alumni relations for six years, beginning in 1983. Robert J. Brugger, regional book editor for JHU Press, is quoted.

The Washington Post
December 20, 2010
Frances Bailey, artist (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Frances Bailey, an artist and member of l'Alliance Francaise de Washington, was trained as a registered nurse in the early 1940s at what is now Johns Hopkins University, according to this obituary.

Easton Star-Democrat
December 21, 2010
William H. 'Bill' Schwarz
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Schwarz earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Johns Hopkins University in 1968.


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Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
December 17, 2010
Universities send holiday videos instead of cards
For Holiday Season 2010, stamps and snail mail are totally out. All the rage: Holiday videos. Common themes: Lots of student faces. Lots of all-hands-on-deck campus involvement. Lots of wishes for world peace. And lots of mascot and administrator cameos.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
December 21, 2010
Philadelphia Gets $750K To Improve College Diploma Rate
A local philanthropist gave $750,000 to the city Monday toward its efforts to raise the number of Philadelphians with college degrees, which he said was critical to attracting jobs and businesses.

Inside Higher Ed
December 21, 2010
Goodbye DADT, Hello ROTC
The death of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" signals the return of the signature military training program to elite universities that banned it, presidents promise.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 20, 2010
IRS Steps Up Scrutiny of Colleges and Other Nonprofit Groups
With more workers to oversee charitable organizations, the agency is focusing on loans to officials, unpaid employment taxes, and the results of a compliance questionnaire.

New York Times
December 20, 2010
Malaysia Tries to Lure World-Class Institutes
A development area has invited foreign universities to create a large teaching hub.

Wall Street Journal
December 20, 2010
Pell Grant Jam Leaves Schools, Students Waiting
As lawmakers move closer to funding the program, colleges face delays in finalizing the financial aid packages they can offer.

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