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CNN.com
December 23, 2010
Days after surgery, senator returns to vote
Johns Hopkins angle: Wyden underwent prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Monday.

Oregon Statesman-Journal (AP)
December 23, 2010
Sen. Wyden votes for START treaty 2 days after surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Wyden had prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, reports the Associated Press.

The Hill
December 22, 2010
Sen. Wyden returns from surgery to vote on arms treaty
Johns Hopkins angle: On Monday, Wyden had prostate cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Reuters
December 22, 2010
Fewer Pediatricians, More Ruptured Appendixes
Johns Hopkins angle: Fizan Abdullah of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is quoted in this story about a Johns Hopkins study that found that children who live in areas with plenty of pediatricians may get more timely diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis, and therefore be at lower risk of a rupture.

Washington Post
December 23, 2010

Full-body scanners: Exposing issues of privacy, and body image

Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions APL's evaluation of one of the two kinds of new full-body scanners in use at U.S. airports.

Washington Post
December 23, 2010
Senate panel stalls on restoration of Vietnam-era general Lavelle's stars
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions opposition of SAIS lecturer Charles A. Stevenson to efforts to restore the rank of a general demoted during the Vietnam era.

Fox News (Reuters)
December 23, 2010
Shea Nuts Appear Safe in Allergy Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters piece is Robert Wood, director of pediatric allergy at Johns Hopkins University.

AOL News
December 22, 2010
Moms-to-Be Who Take Iron, Folic Acid Have Smarter Babies
Johns Hopkins angle: Laura Murray-Kolb, assistant professor at Penn State University and adjunct associate professor at Johns Hopkins University was quoted in this story about a School of Public Health study that reveals that the children of expectant mothers who take folic acid and iron while pregnant are "smarter" than the children of mothers who don't supplement.

MedIndia
December 23, 2010
Folic Acid, Iron Supplements During Pregnancy Makes for Smarter Children
Johns Hopkins angle: A study by researchers at the School of Public Health reveals that the children of expectant mothers who take folic acid and iron are "smarter."

Frederick News-Post
December 23, 2010
Son transforms home into museum to memorialize mother
Johns Hopkins angle: Subject of the story, Robert Freed, studied at the Peabody Prep.

Gulf News
December 23, 2010
Corniche Hospital launches valet parking
Johns Hopkins angle: Corniche Hospital is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Baltimore Sun
December 23, 2010
Charles R. O'Melia, water treatment researcher, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles R. O'Melia, one of the world's leading water-treatment researchers who during his nearly-three-decade tenure at the Johns Hopkins University mentored more than 100 graduate environmental engineering students, died Dec. 16.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
December 22, 2010
House Follows Senate in Passing Bill on Scientific Research and Education
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Senate’s version of a bill to reauthorize the America Competes Act, legislation that would allow but not allocate increased funds for the federal government’s main agencies supporting sci

New York Times
December 23, 2010
With Common Application, Many Find a Technical Difficulty in Common, Too
The Common Application, the admission form accepted by more than 400 colleges and universities, was created in part to ease the burden on high school seniors. But a technical glitch in the Common Application has vexed an untold number of college applicants, not to mention their parents, at a moment in their lives already freighted with tension.

Inside Higher Ed
December 23, 2010
Showdown in the Offing
Citing what he called the "extraordinary bipartisan nature of opposition in Congress" to the Obama administration's regulatory approach to for-profit colleges, the incoming chairman of the House of Representatives education committee said this week that lawmakers would pursue legislation aimed at stopping Education Secretary Arne Duncan from putting in place the department's complex proposal to assess the quality
of vocational programs based largely on the ability of former students to repay their student loans.

New York Times
December 22, 2010
Colleges Rethink R.O.T.C. After ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal
The Senate vote to repeal the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against gay men and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces removes a reason that many elite colleges have cited for barring the Reserve Officers Training Corps from recruiting on their campuses. Already, the presidents of Harvard, Yale and Columbia have issued statements expressing interest in bringing back the R.O.T.C. But it is not clear whether there will be enough student interest on those campuses to warrant its presence.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 22, 2010
Half of Money Lent to Students at For-Profits Will End Up in Default, Government Predicts
The U.S. Education Department expects nearly half of the money lent to students attending for-profit colleges to enter default over a 20-year period, according to an estimate published on Tuesday.

Baltimore Sun
December 22, 2010
Former Maryland law dean agrees to return more than $300,000
The former dean of the University of Maryland School of Law has agreed to return more than $300,000 of a $350,000 bonus questioned in a state legislative audit earlier this year, the attorney general's office announced Wednesday.

Baltimore Sun
December 21, 2010
Former UMBC employee pleads guilty to theft
A former UMBC employee pleaded guilty to stealing $9,800 from the university so he could decorate his Catonsville home with oriental rugs, the attorney general's office announced Tuesday.


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