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New York Times
December 28, 2010
The New Old Age: Who Thrives After Surgery?
Johns Hopkins angle: This New York Times blog focuses on Martin Makary of the School of Public Health.

Wall Street Journal
December 29, 2010
Is Obama's Muslim Outreach Working?
Johns Hopkins angle: Joshua Muravchik, a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, wrote this opinion piece.

NPR
December 28, 2010
Why Scientists Think Salvia Could Lead To Medical Treatments
Johns Hopkins angle: This NPR story mentions research into salvia by Matthew Johnson of the School of Medicine.

Voice of America
December 29, 2010
Pregnant Women Who Take Iron, Folic Acid Have Smarter Babies
Johns Hopkins angle: New research led by Parul Christian of the School of Public Health reinforces the importance of prenatal iron supplementation for good birth outcomes and continued good health for growing children.

Discover Magazine
December 28, 2010
Isaac Newton, World's Most Famous Alchemist
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Principe, a Krieger School chemist and historian of science, is featured in this article from the July-August special issue of Discover Magazine, published yesterday online.

Significance Magazine
December 29, 2010
Ten News Stories of 2010 - and the Statistics that Made Them. Part 3
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece included in its round up of news from 2010 the death of Frederick Jelinek of the Whiting School of Engineering.

ABC News
December 29, 2010
Fertility Doctor on the Run Arrested in Mexico
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes a comment from Howard Zacur, director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Johns Hopkins Fertility Center.

Forbes.com
December 28, 2010
80% Of Antibiotics Go To Farm Animals
Johns Hopkins angle: This Matthew Herper "Medicine Show" blog mentions the website of Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Ralph Loglisci, a project director at the Center.

The Atlantic
December 29, 2010
The Daily Dish: The Elite Personified
Johns Hopkins angle: A column about Johns Hopkins sophomore Hadley Nagel. (Note that the story mistakenly says that Nagel's first name is "Susan.")

Baltimore Business Journal
December 28, 2010
Former Johns Hopkins property up for auction
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a warehouse building formerly owned by Johns Hopkins University, is scheduled for foreclosure.

Tampa Bay Online
December 29, 2010
Cellist headlines eclectic church concert
Johns Hopkins angle: Cellist Robert Nicholson graduated from the Peabody Institute.

North South Brunswick Sentinel (NJ)
December 29, 2010
On Campus
Johns Hopkins angle: Jennifer Salvatore, a student from North Brunswick, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children, held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

The Pilot (NC)
December 28, 2010
Carolina Eye Doctor Sees Children in Tanzania
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story mentions the Kongwa Trachoma Project, led by Sheila West, professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute.

Huffington Post
December 29, 2010
Denis Dutton Dead: Arts & Letters Daily Founder Dies At 66
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about Dutton mentions that he founded the academic journal, "Philosophy and Literature," which was later taken over by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Wall Street Journal
December 29, 2010
Delaying College to Fill in the Gaps
College-admission letters are starting to roll in, but a growing number of students will decide instead to take a year off to try out potential careers or broaden their horizons. Gap-year activities range from doing volunteer work or taking classes, to working for pay, traveling or tackling outdoor adventures.

New York Times
December 27, 2010
Scholars Recruit Public for Project
Since University College London began transcribing the papers of the Enlightenment philosopher Jeremy Bentham more than 50 years ago, it has published 27 volumes of his writings — less than half of the 70 or so ultimately expected. Starting this fall, the editors have leveraged, if not the wisdom of the crowd, then at least its fingers, inviting anyone — yes, that means you — to help transcribe some of the 40,000 unpublished manuscripts from University College’s collection that have been scanned and put online.

Boston Globe
December 28, 2010
Harvard missed signs it was being hoodwinked
It turns out that fooling the gatekeepers of the nation’s most selective university wasn’t as hard as it looks. Adam Butler Wheeler, portrayed upon his arrest for fraud as a con artist whose brilliant forgeries landed him a coveted spot at Harvard, won over the admissions committee with an application rife with inconsistencies and an inscrutable personal essay, despite fake faculty recommendations that repeatedly praised his lucid writing.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
December 24, 2010
Educational Testing Service Provides a Facelift for the GRE
When the Educational Testing Service next summer launches its new GRE—the standardized test required for admission to many graduate schools in the U.S.—it will be more user-friendly. It will provide a different grading scale, 30 to 45 minutes of added time, and a new option allowing test takers to move between questions within sections of the test.

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. At California University of Pennsylvania, a 158-year-old state school serving 9,400 students, enrollment is rising for all but the poorest students, which, in part, has led to a novel idea: replace the "low tuition for all" policy with a market-rate policy.


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