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New York Times
December 27, 2010
A Writer Traces Illnesses Back to the Womb
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Alfred Sommer, emeritus dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and refers to his research on the benefits of giving vitamin A to malnourished women during pregnancy.

Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2010
Law enforcement deaths jump 37%
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Doug Ward, director of the division of public safety leadership at Johns Hopkins’ School of Education.

Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2010
Fire safety programs need support
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Readers Respond” piece is by Andrea Gielen, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Alicia Samuels, the center's communications director.

Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2010
The failure of 'baby booking'
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary about Baltimore's Juvenile Justice Center is written by Michael Nakan, a Johns Hopkins University freshman who was in the school's first "Baltimore and The Wire" class.

New York Times
December 28, 2010
Nutrition: At Home, Influence Wanes on Child Diets
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on new research led by Youfa Wang, an associate professor of international health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2010
Storm mostly spares Baltimore, but strands travelers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Victoria Richard, who works in the Office of Policy Coordination at the School of Medicine.

Titusville Herald (Pennsylvania)
December 27, 2010
Influential musician for 70 years named 'Citizen of the year'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Robert L. English Sr. studied music at a number of institutions, including the Peabody Conservatory.

Wall Street Journal
December 28, 2010
Obama's Presidency Joins the Fray
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami, director of Middle East Studies at SAIS.

American Public Media: Marketplace
December 27, 2010
Schools revamp, refocus MBA programs
Johns Hopkins angle: This report about the revamping of MBA programs in the wake of recent financial crises mentions Johns Hopkins several times.

HealthScout (HealthDay News)
December 27, 2010
Scientists Spot DNA Linked With Dangerous Heart Rhythms
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay story is study author Dan Arking at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

ABC Radio Australia
December 28, 2010
Indonesian 'Sesame Street makes kids smarter
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed for this report was Dina Borzekowski, Associate Professor in Health Communication at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Regina Leader Post (Canada)
December 28, 2010
Men who stay trim less apt to get prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story quotes Elizabeth A. Platz, another researcher on the work and an associate professor of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Republican-American (Massachusetts)
December 27, 2010
Keeping the beat on heart transplants
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times piece quotes Stuart Russell, heart transplant chief at the School of Medicine.

The Telegraph (UK)
December 28, 2010
2010: the year in science
Johns Hopkins angle: This round up of important scientific discoveries in 2010 mentions that "in February, hopes of 'personalised' cancer treatments were raised by geneticists at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Treatment that is customised according to a person’s genetic fingerprint has been tested on patients with bowel and breast cancer."

Nepal News
December 28, 2010
Iron deficiency in newborns in rural Nepal hampering their 'intellectual growth': Study
Johns Hopkins angle: The newborns in rural Nepal are suffering from serious iron deficiency which may hamper their normal development, says a report by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Victoria Times Colonist (British Columbia, Canada)
December 28, 2010
Moms who take folic acid, iron have smarter kids, researchers find
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study led by Parul Christian, an expert in international health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, that found that expectant mothers who took folic acid and iron while pregnant had smarter babies.

North Adams Transcript (Massachusetts)
December 28, 2010
Don’t believe all statistics
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions research by Barbara Starfield of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Sacramento Bee
December 28, 2010
As 2010 comes to a close, some parenting advice is worth repeating
Johns Hopkins angle: This column recommends "Raise Winning Kids Without a Fight: The Power of Personal Choice," which was published by the JHU Press.

New York Magazine
December 27, 2010
Is Hadley Nagel the James Franco of Socialites, or the Gwyneth Paltrow?
Johns Hopkins angle: A column discussing Johns Hopkins sophomore Hadley Nagel, whom the Observer last year called "the Egghead Debutante."

Village Voice Blogs
December 26, 2010
Hadley Nagel, Most Perfect Socialite Ever, Graduates (With Honors!) to the New York Times
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog about Hadley Nagel, a Johns Hopkins University sophomore whom the New York Times wrote about when she made her debut in New York City recently.

Annapolis Capital
December 27, 2010
Around Broadneck: Local woman finds another way to 'give back'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Prem Subramanian, a neuro-opthamologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinjosa, of the School of Medicine.

Observer Tribune (NJ)
December 28, 2010
Mendham Township student is honored
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Donnelly, a student at Delbarton Middle School, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Maryland Daily Record
December 28, 2010
Defense lawyers honor Louis B. Curran
Johns Hopkins angle: Louis Curran received his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins.

Maryland Daily Record
December 28, 2010
On the Move, 12/27: Adashek hired as director of development by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Johns Hopkins angle: Aimée Adashek is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, according to this brief.

Higher Education News

New York Times
December 25, 2010
A Quest to Explain What Grades Really Mean
With college grades creeping ever higher, a few universities have taken direct action against grade inflation. Most notably, Princeton adopted guidelines in 2004 providing that no more than 35 percent of undergraduate grades should be A’s, a policy that remains controversial on campus.

Wall Street Journal
December 28, 2010
State Schools Rethink Fees
Public universities across the U.S. are arguing for freedom to reap more revenue and create more efficiencies to offset dwindling state dollars. One way, they say, is to raise tuition.
December 28, 2010
More business schools embracing do-gooders
The popular image of a modern-day business school student as a sharp-suited spreadsheet wizard increasingly is being turned on its head. For reasons ranging from the economy to a change in attitudes, many students today are pursuing business school degrees with a view toward working with non-profits, or launching socially responsible businesses.

Columbia Daily Tribune
December 23, 2010
MU plans to merge degree programs
The University of Missouri is set to reduce its degree offerings by 16 in the coming years, the result of a state-mandated review of programs that graduate only handfuls of students every year. Some of that reduction will be the result of discontinuing programs, but most comes from potential mergers of programs that will essentially create new degrees, Chancellor Brady Deaton said.

Johns Hopkins University