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Baltimore Sun
January 10, 2010
A few words of advice
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Stephanie Rawlings-Blake mentions that Thomas Sadowski, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, recommends that Rawlings-Blake strengthen ties between private companies and academia, such as Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
January 9, 2010
A new mayor's capital ties
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes KSAS political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson.

Wall Street Journal
January 9, 2010
A Summer in Yemen
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Kent Davis-Packard, a Ph.D. student in international affairs at SAIS.


The New York Times
January 9, 2010
University of Chicago, a Bright Spot for the City
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the book “The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why it Must be Protected” traces the development of the nation’s higher education system from the opening of Johns Hopkins University in 1876.

Wall Street Journal
January 10, 2010
Taking the Measure of Obama's Foreign Policy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Eliot Cohen of SAIS.

Public Radio International
January 11, 2010
Brazil's effective HIV prevention strategies
Johns Hopkins angle: Chris Beyrer of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this report.

Christian Science Monitor
January 10, 2010
Targeting guns to reduce violent crime
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Daniel Webster, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-director of the school’s
Center for Gun Policy and Research.

Washington Post
January 10, 2010
Book review: Susan Jacoby reviews 'Condom Nation' by Alexandra Lord
Johns Hopkins angle: This review focuses on the book “CONDOM NATION - The U.S. Government's Sex Education Campaign From World War I to the Internet,” published by JHU Press.

Marine Corps Times
January 11, 2010
Plastic helmet prototypes fail tests
Johns Hopkins angle: The services have requested information from industry and academic institutions such as the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on ways to improve the overall shape of the helmet.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 10, 2010
TV nurses are bad for the profession, authors say
Johns Hopkins angle: Sandy Summers, a Johns Hopkins hospital-trained nurse, comments on television nurses.

Financial Times
January 11, 2010
A job-rich US recovery is still plausible
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary piece was co-authored by Robert Barbera, KSAS economist.

HealthDay
January 8, 2010
Study Suggests Way to 'Mop Up' Leukemia Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This report about Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center research quotes Hyam Levitsky, a professor of oncology, medicine and urology in the School of Medicine.

United Press International
January 8, 2010
Vaccine may 'mop up' leukemia cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story about Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center research quotes Hyam Levitsky, a professor of oncology, medicine and urology in the School of Medicine.

Irish Times
January 11, 2010
How financial whizz and media mogul bloomed to become Big Apple mayor
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of "Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics. By Joyce Purnick; Public Affairs Books; $26.95" mentions that he is a JHU alumnus.

ScienceBlogs.com
January 10, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog previews an upcoming book about Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells were used by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Middle East Online (London)
January 10, 2010
The Botched 9/11 Intel 'Reforms'
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is by Melvin A. Goodman, an adjunct professor of government at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
January 11, 2010
Charm City Circulator free shuttle buses roll today
Johns Hopkins angle: The free Charm City Circulator shuttle bus system will have a route a route connecting Johns Hopkins Hospital with Harbor East and City Hall in the spring.

Korea Times
January 10, 2010
Political Agenda for 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at SAIS, wrote this opinion piece.

Baltimore Sun
January 10, 2010
Nine set to join Baltimore chapter's Hall of Fame
Johns Hopkins angle: Brian Voelker (Gilman and Johns Hopkins player and Pennsylvania, Drexel coach) will be inducted into the Greater Baltimore chapter of US Lacrosse will induct its 2010 Hall of Fame class Jan. 23 at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley.

Boston Globe
January 9, 2010
Drawing the whale: Recent highlights from the Ideas blog
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned a “mass mailing gaffe” in which Johns Hopkins accidentally revealed the names of the applicants, some of them eminent, for two openings in early modern European history.

Ocala Star-Banner (Fla.)
January 9, 2010
Will taking expired medicines hurt you?
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief attributes information to a Johns Hopkins health alert.

Tuscaloosa News (Alabama)
January 11, 2010
UA researcher to lead tinnitus treatment trial
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that JHU researchers have a $2.4 million award to manage and analyze the data from this University of Alabama
 study.

McKinney Courier-Gazette (Texas)
January 10, 2010
What About Responsibility?
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is by Cheramy Rusbuldt, who established a cancer research fund at Johns Hopkins. The piece mentions the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
January 10, 2010
Lady Mules show why they dominate
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports that the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team defeated Johns Hopkins on Saturday, 79-65.

Baltimore Sun
January 10, 2010
Robin D. Coblentz (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Coblentz was associate editor of "The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower," which cover the period of 1941 to 1961, while working at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
January 10, 2010
Robert W. Parrott, engineer and estimator (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Parrott studied engineering and aircraft design at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park.


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Newsweek Magazine
January 9, 2010
In Defense of the Liberal Arts - Column
The author writes about the difficulty of making the case for an undergraduate liberal arts education in an economic and cultural climate that favors efficiency and tangibility.

Washington Post
January 10, 2010
Amid recession, some college admissions policies look at students' wealth - Opinion Piece
About two dozen of the country's top-tier colleges and universities are maintaining or expanding their financial commitments to low- and moderate-income students.

New York Times
January 10, 2010
Recession Spurs Interest in Graduate, Law Schools
A shortage of good jobs pushed a record number of people to take the Law School Admissions Test and the Graduate Record Examination in 2009.

New York Times
January 10, 2010
Multicultural Critical Theory. At B-School?
Business schools are realizing that students need to learn critical and creative thinking as much as finance.

New York Times
January 11, 2010
Using a Pfizer Grant, Courses Aim to Avoid Bias
With a $3 million grant, Stanford University is planning a continuing education program for doctors that is free of drug industry influence.

Associated Press
January 11, 2010
Barnes & Noble announces textbook rental service for college campuses nationwide
The new program is designed to cut textbook costs by as much as 50 percent for some titles.

Baltimore Sun
January 11, 2010
UM gets federal grant to build advanced physics lab
The University of Maryland has received a $10.3 million federal grant to build an advanced physics lab.

Baltimore Sun
January 11, 2010
Rosewood Center property declared surplus
Stevenson University has expressed interest the neighboring property, a former state hospital, which offers green space for the college's athletic programs and buildings that could be used for its school of education.

Baltimore Sun
January 9, 2010
Towson missed collecting thousands in tuition money
Towson University has cost itself tuition money by not taking adequate steps to verify the residency of in-state students, according to a recently released
state audit.

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