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CNET News
February 1, 2010
In their words: Experts weigh in on Mac vs. PC security
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Avi Rubin, a Whiting School professor of computer science.

WashingtonPost.com – On Leadership blog
January 29, 2010
Right brain, left brain
Johns Hopkins angle: A column by Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School.

Washington Post
January 30, 2010
Churchill High grade scheme may involve half-dozen students
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel G. Creasy, associate director of undergraduate admissions at the university, is quoted.

WashintonPost.com – Campus Overload blog
January 29, 2010
Md. high students change grades
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel G. Creasy, associate director of undergraduate admissions at the university, is quoted.

New York Times
January 31, 2010
Raise High the P.R. Blitz
Johns Hopkins angle: The author mentions attending a class taught at Johns Hopkins by John Barth, professor emeritus in the Writing Seminars.

INO.com
February 1, 2010
Furloughs hurt military's view of Hawaii schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story reports that the U.S. military is paying researchers from JHU $1.5 million to study military attitudes toward Hawaii public education over a three-year period.

CBS Sunday Morning
January 31, 2010
Back From the Brink
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, with related online video, focuses on former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and mentions that he is now a visiting professor at JHU’s School for Advanced International Studies.

Wall Street Journal
January 31, 2010
The Obama Spell Is Broken
Johns Hopkins angle: An opinion piece written by Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

ABC2News.com (WMAR-TV Channel 2 - Baltimore)
January 30, 2010
Donated Crutches Go to Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report, with online photos, states that volunteers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center turned out in the frigid temperatures Saturday morning to load crutches donated by Baltimoreans that are bound for Haiti.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 1, 2010
Md. businesses play their part in helping Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Johns Hopkins Hospital is among the local hospitals that have deployed staff to Haiti.

ABCNews.com
January 31, 2010
How One Woman's Cells Changed Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerning the cells from Henrietta Lacks, which are widely used in medical research, mentions that the cells were originally collected at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951. Lacks is the subject of a new book.

Washington Post
January 31, 2010
Book review: 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot
Johns Hopkins angle: Lacks was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital. George Gey, former head of tissue culture research at Hopkins, is mentioned.

The New York Post
January 31, 2010
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerning the cells from Henrietta Lacks, which are widely used in medical research, mentions that the cells were originally collected at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951. Lacks is the subject of a new book.

National Public Radio
January 31, 2010

Henrietta Lacks, Unsung Contributor To Medical Science
Johns Hopkins angle: This NPR blog concerning the cells from Henrietta Lacks, which are widely used in medical research, mentions that the cells were originally collected at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951. Lacks is the subject of a new book.

Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2010
Putting fences around medical marijuana use
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Steven P. Cohen, a pain specialist and an associate professor of anesthesiology at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2010
Heritage center to recall women pioneers
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Helen Brooke Taussig, co-developer of the "blue baby" heart procedure at Johns Hopkins that saved thousands of lives, is among the 125 inductees into the Hall of Fame at the new Maryland Women's Heritage Center and Museum.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 1, 2010
Where’s the proof, doc?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Peter Pronovost, an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2010
Raising money — and goose bumps
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that volunteer physicians from Johns Hopkins Hospital advised the cancellation of the second scheduled plunge in the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

Kansas City InfoZine
February 01, 2010
Cancer Research: What Do We Know Today That We Didn’t Know a Decade Ago?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Jed Fahey, a nutritional biochemist and faculty research associate at the School of Medicine.

Providence Journal (R.I.)
January 30, 2010
‘Those were my babies’ — animal hoarding is a complex psychological problem
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jack Samuels, an epidemiologist and assistant professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine.

The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
February 1, 2010
Carlisle police: Man in scrubs passed fake $50, said he was from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This crime news item reports on a man who wore doctor’s scrubs and said he worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Laconia Citizen (N.H.)
February 1, 2010
Laconia man finds an effective way to lose weight
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that JHU’s School of Medicine recently a 16-week analysis of 185 people using the Medifast weight loss program.

The Times of India
February 1, 2010
This Gujarati to be at forefront of fight against cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Ruchi Patel, a JHU School of Medicine graduate who will be doing research in medical oncology under Sir Walter Bodmer at Oxford University.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
January 31, 2010
Nonprofit seeing success in helping along assimilation process
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions and features a photo of Simy Buckwold, a senior laboratory coordinator in the School of Medicine.

The Times (London)
January 31, 2010
Why British students are flocking to America
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Emma Duncan, the deputy editor of The Economist, whose son Jack Harman, 19, is studying at JHU.

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.)
January 31, 2010
College Corner: Schultz shoots down Lebanon Valley three-point career mark
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports round mentions the points, assists and steals recorded by sophomore Chantel Mattiola of JHU’s women’s basketball team in three recent team victories.

Baltimore Sun
January 31, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that the men's lacrosse game vs. Navy will be televised on ESPN at noon on April 24, and that senior Kyle Gertridge was selected to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America first team. Junior Jeremy Selbst and freshman Alex Whittam were named to the second team.

Shreveport Times (La.)
February 1, 2010
SMART program gives students smarts to help make medical history
Johns Hopkins angle: This Gannett mentions that 2003 SMART program participant Chris Yu later graduated from JHU with a bachelor's and master's degrees in biomedical engineering.

New York Times
January 30, 2010
Louis R. Harlan, Historian of Booker T. Washington, Dies at 87

Johns Hopkins angle: Harlan earned a doctorate at Johns Hopkins in 1955.

Tulsa World
January 30, 2010
Noted race historian Louis Harlan dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Harlan received a doctorate in history in 1955 from JHU.

Baltimore Sun
February 1, 2010
Patricia S. Hook
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Hook earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in literature from JHU.

Washington Post
January 30, 2010
Daniel W. Dembrow NASA Rocket Scientist
Johns Hopkins angle: Dembrow worked in rocket development and space technology at APL and did postgraduate work in chemical engineering and philosophy at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
January 30, 2010
Donald L. Streckfus, aeronautical engineer
Johns Hopkins angle: Streckfus studied engineering at JHU and worked at APL.



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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
January 29, 2010
Academy Standing Up for the Count
When the U.S. Census Bureau begins conducting its official national population head count April 1, the outcome of its efforts will, in part, reflect how successful it has been in partnering with colleges to drum up interest among students in participating in the national head count.

Inside Higher Ed
February 1, 2010
The Private Role in the 2020 Goals
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges will today announce a campaign to identify practices at member institutions that contribute to President Obama's goals for increased enrollment and graduation rates by 2020.

New York Times
January 31, 2010
Type-A-Plus Students Chafe at Grade Deflation
Princeton University’s bold vision to corral grade inflation is running into fierce resistance from its Type-A-plus students.

Inside Higher Ed
February 1, 2010
Clash Over Student Privacy
The head of Education Department's privacy office says he was fired for challenging U.S. approach to promoting state student data systems.

Inside Higher Ed
February 1, 2010
Renewed Push on Pell
The Obama budget for 2011, to be released today, will call for raising maximum grant to $5,710 and making program an entitlement.

WashingtonPost.com – College Inc. blog
February 1, 2010
Williams abandons no-loan rule
Williams College, one of the most selective liberal arts schools in the nation, will retreat from its rule, adopted just two years ago, of meeting full student need with grant aid alone.

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