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Fox News (Reuters)
December 22, 2010
Moms Who take folic acid, iron have smarter kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports that children in rural Nepal whose mothers were given iron and folic acid supplements during pregnancy were smarter, more organized and had better fine motor skills than children whose mothers did not get them, according to a study led by Parul Christian, an expert in international health at the School of Public Health.

OneIndia (ANI)
December 21, 2010
Mums who take folic acid, iron during pregnancy have smarter kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports that children in rural Nepal whose mothers were given iron and folic acid supplements during pregnancy were smarter, more organized and had better fine motor skills than children whose mothers did not get them, according to a study led by Parul Christian, an expert in international health at the School of Public Health.

Washington Post
December 22, 2010
Bring ROTC back to elite campuses
Johns Hopkins angle: Op-ed written by SAIS faculty member Eliot Cohen, who also mentions the long history of ROTC at Johns Hopkins.

Science Magazine Blogs
December 21, 2010
Twin Predatory Thief of the [Postdoc] Suarez Sisters
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that a new genus of dinosaur named for Marina Suarez, a postdoctoral student in the Krieger School's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Suarez and her twin sister discovered the dinosaur bones at a Utah site while doing research as Temple University students.

Baltimore Sun
December 22, 2010
Maryland population grows by 480,000, Census says
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes KSAS political scientist Matthew Crenson.

Chicago Tribune
December 22, 2010
For teacher and student, four hands are better than two
Johns Hopkins angle: Pianist and Wheaton College faculty member William Phemister, one of the subjects of the story, earned his doctorate in musical arts at Peabody.

Catonsville Times (Maryland)
December 22, 2010
Catonsville family leads drive to donate Pillow Pets to children's center
Johns Hopkins angle: The MacFarland family held a Pillow Pet Drive to ensure that about 200 patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center will have the gift of companionship for the holidays.

Lacrosse Magazine Blogs
December 21, 2010
Analysis: Top 10 Snubs in Lacrosse Magazine's Division I Rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: A discussion of Lacrosse Magazine's rankings, which put JHU at No. 5.

Baltimore Sun
December 22, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: College football: Johns Hopkins junior center Ed Rodger made the d3football.com All-South Region team first team. Junior wide receiver Sam Wernick, junior linebacker Ryan Piatek and senior kicker Alex Lachman made the second team.

Baltimore Sun
December 22, 2010
Robert V. Walsh, advertising executive, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Deceased earned a master's degree from Johns Hopkins and was a longtime actor for Theatre Hopkins.

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Inside Higher Ed
December 22, 2010
Short-Term Budget Bill Protects Maximum Pell Grant
Congress on Tuesday passed legislation that, in funding the federal government's operations through March 4, ensures that the maximum Pell Grant will remain at $5,550.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 21, 2010
Last-Minute Budget Bill Spares Pell Grant Program
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would finance the federal government through March 4, setting the stage for spending battles next year. The measure would pay down a $5.7-billion shortfall in the Pell Grant program, averting a 15-percent cut in the maximum award. But Republicans, who will control the House come January, are already signaling that they may not be so generous in the future.

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Washington Update
December 22, 2010
Congress Passes Tax Bill
Just days before adjourning for the year, both the House and Senate finally agreed to a contentious package of tax and unemployment benefits extensions. The "Tax Relief, Unemployment Benefits Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010," now signed into law, extends every priority higher education tax benefit that either already expired or was set to expire at the end of this year.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
December 22, 2010
Kaplan Higher Education Sued Over Alleged Job Discrimination
Federal officials on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Kaplan Higher Education Corp., a nationwide provider of post secondary education, for allegedly discriminating against Black job applicants by screening the credit history of potential employees.

Wall Street Journal
December 22, 2010
Universities Play Catch-Up on City Space
Despite New York City's real-estate and population boom over the past decade, higher-education institutions added only about 2.5 million square feet of space in the city since 2000. Now colleges and universities are playing catch-up, according to a recent report by commercial real-estate firm Cassidy Turley.

CNBC.com
December 21, 2010
Student Loan Defaults Could Cost Taxpayers Dearly
The dramatic rise in student debt—and in student loan defaults—could leave the American taxpayer on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars.

Inside Higher Ed
December 22, 2010
Apple of Their Eye?
Following the iPad’s cotillion ball in April, colleges were lining up to try out the Apple computing tablet before Steve Jobs had kicked off his tennis shoes. But early reports suggest the iPad will not replace the laptop, but is a better academic tool than the Kindle.

Washington Post
December 21, 2010
Another Ivy drug bust: Cornell student faces heroin charges
On Sunday morning, Ithaca, N.Y. police arrested a 26-year-old woman, who is listed as being a Cornell University student, and charged her with possessing nearly six ounces of heroin that is worth more than $150,000.

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