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BBC World News America
January 6, 2010
Chinese Students Flock to U.S. Colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: John Latting, JHU’s dean of undergraduate admissions, is interviewed about the rising
number of Chinese students who are applying to U.S. colleges largely because China’s rising incomes and the
cheap dollar are making American higher education more affordable, and because some American colleges are
reaching out to Chinese families.

WashingtonPost.com
January 5, 2010
Don’t Forget Hope
Johns Hopkins angle: In the Post’s “On Leadership” blog, Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta comments on
the ways organization leaders can motivate their staffs during tough economic times.

USA Today
January 7, 2010
Food allergy sufferers find socializing tricky
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature and its sidebar include information from Robert Wood, director of
pediatric allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Washington Post
January 7, 2010
The Check-up
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog about what people should and should not say on social media during
moments of crisis quotes JHU's Patricia Wallace, author of “The Psychology of the Internet.”

Discover Magazine Blogs
January 7, 2010
Condoms, Malt Liquor, and Good Scientific Research
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions a nearly $1 million NIH stimulus grant to Johns Hopkins University
for a study on treatment options for drug abuse following inpatient care (such as counseling and follow-up
care), which brought with it 86 jobs to support the large project. The project is headed up by Maxine
Stitzer of the School of Medicine.

Newsweek.com
January 6, 2010
The Battle of the Antiviolence Gurus
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Webster of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research comments in
this article.

WYPR-FM
January 5, 2010
Midday with Dan Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Business School Vice Dean and Professor Phillip Phan takes part in a discussion
about the future of jobs and businesses.

The Washington Post
January 6, 2010
Budget cutbacks may make Yiddish a dead language at University of Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on Yiddish instruction being cut at the University of Maryland mentions that
the language is taught at JHU.

Boston Globe (Bloomberg)
January 7, 2010
2-track therapy shows promise in study of Alzheimer’s in mice
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story reports that Alzheimer’s disease may be better treated with
a cocktail of therapies that limit production of the plaque that impairs the brain rather than with a
single treatment, according to a study led by Philip Wong of the School of Medicine.

HealthDay
January 7, 2010
Alzheimer's 'Cocktail' Shows Promise
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes the study’s senior author, Philip C. Wong, a professor of
pathology and of neuroscience in the School of Medicine.

Greek Hollywood Reporter
January 7, 2010
A Film (and book) about Greece’s Role in World War II
Johns Hopkins angle: Aris Melissaratos, senior advisor to the president of Johns Hopkins University, is an
advisor on a multimedia project about Greek heroism at war, “THE SWORD OF ZEUS: THE HIDDEN STORY OF HOW
GREECE SHAPED WORLD WAR II.”

Style Magazine
February 2010
Take Five: Andrew Cherlin
Johns Hopkins angle: This short interview is with Andrew Cherlin, a professor in the Department of
Sociology in the Krieger School.

Ivanhoe Newswire
January 7, 2010
Drug Shows Promise in Treating ALS
Johns Hopkins angle: A drug already used to treat symptoms of epilepsy has potential to slow the muscle
weakening that comes with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study led by Jeffrey
Rothstein of the School of Medicine.

Reuters India
January 6, 2010
Use of psychiatric drug combos growing in the U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: Ramin Mojtabai of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this Reuters
piece about a study that reveals that U.S. adults being treated for mental illness are more likely to be
prescribed two or more drugs today than a decade ago.

The Korea Herald
January 7, 2010
N.K. defectors in China decreasing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Courtland Robinson of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Monthly Review
January 6, 2010
The American Elite
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a story about Lincoln Gordon, a former JHU president who died recently.

The Guardian (Nigeria)
January 7, 2010
How chronic caffeine consumption causes heart disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story.

Health Newstrack
January 7, 2010
Circumcised men are less likely to become HIV infected
Johns Hopkins angle: Circumcision, which substantially lowers HIV risk in men, also dramatically changes
the bacterial communities of the penis, according to a study led by scientists at the Translational
Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Arizona Daily Star
January 7, 2010
TMC now is offering 24/7 neurological coverage
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that a Johns Hopkins study said 94 percent of Arizona's emergency
medical directors reported inadequate on-call specialist coverage — the highest percentage in the nation.

The Washington Post
January 6, 2010
Maryland Politics
Johns Hopkins angle: Maryland State Sen. Andrew Harris, an obstetric anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins
Hospital, is mentioned in this blog.

The Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg)
January 6, 2010
Solution to dropouts is tough to find
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a local school forum mentions that members of the audience were
given packets of data, which included a report from JHU on what communities can do to end a dropout crisis.

San Diego Reader
January 6, 2010
Broken Hearts, Sick Flies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that researchers at the School of Medicine did research on broken
heart syndrome.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
January 7, 2010
Charm City Circulator bus makes debut Monday
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that the Charm City Circulator will connect Johns Hopkins Hospital
with Harbor East and City Hall.

WJZ TV
January 6, 2010
Baltimore Starting To Use Hybrid Buses
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Charm City Circulator's route will include Johns Hopkins.

The Crime Report
January 7, 2010
A (Crime) Tale of Two Cities
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions the October hit-and-run death of 20-year-old JHU undergraduate,
Miriam Frankl.

Sierra Vista Herald (Arizona)
January 6, 2010
Love of Music Series begins
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of an upcoming concert series mentions that soprano Elena Todd received a
master’s of music in vocal performance from JHU’s Peabody Institute.

Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
January 6, 2010
In short: Jan 7-13
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions an upcoming performance by the critically acclaimed Peabody Trio,
a resident faculty ensemble at JHU’s Peabody Conservatory.


Chattanooga Times Free Press
January 7, 2010
McCardell named Sewanee president
Johns Hopkins angle: John McCardell did graduate studies at JHU.

Wayland Town Crier (Massachussetts)
January 6, 2010
Learn about Cold War experiences in Wayland
Johns Hopkins angle: Speaker John Heckscher holds a degree in engineering from JHU.

Baltimore Sun
January 7, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins, which won the Centennial Conference championship and advanced to the
NCAA quarterfinals, finished second to Wesley in the Lambert Meadowlands Award Division III poll, which
recognizes supremacy in Eastern college football.

Main Line Media News (Suburban Philadelphia)
January 6, 2010
Alumni update: Locals continue to shine on the collegiate front
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reports that Villanova resident and JHU senior defensive lineman
Steve Levinson, an international studies major with a 3.79 cumulative grade, point average was named to the
2009 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Football Team.

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
January 7, 2010
LOCAL ROUNDUP: Muhlenberg men rally to beat Johns Hopkins in OT, 65-57
Johns Hopkins angle: This article describes the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team win over the Blue Jays of
JHU.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
January 6, 2010
Universities Pledge to Train Thousands More Math and Science Teachers by 2015
Leaders of 121 public universities have pledged to increase the total number of science and math teachers
they prepare every year to 10,000 by 2015, up from the 7,500 teachers who graduate annually now.

Washington Examiner
January 7, 2010
State cuts hit financial aid for private colleges
After multiple cuts the past several years, the $38 million Sellinger Fund is at its lowest per-student
level in more than 15 years, said Tina Bjarekull, president of the Maryland Independent Colleges and
Universities Association.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
January 5, 2010
Politics As Usual For The Professoriate
A profile of State Department legal adviser Harold Koh, one of the many career scholars that the Obama
administration has appointed to high-level policymaking jobs.

New York Times
January 7, 2010
Fighting Trend, China Is Luring Scientists Home
China’s leaders are determined to reverse the drain of top talent that accompanied its opening to the
outside world.

Time Magazine
January 7, 2010
Holding Colleges Accountable: Can Success Be Measured? - Interview
Kevin Carey, the policy director at Washington think tank Education Sector, spoke with TIME about why
parents - and public officials - should demand more accountability from colleges.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 6, 2010
As Recession Persists, Fall 2010 Will Be the 'Hard One,' College Presidents Say
At a meeting of the Council of Independent Colleges this week, it's next academic year the presidents are
most worried about.

Contra Costa Times
January 6, 2010
Educators intrigued by proposal to link college, prison spending
University leaders lauded Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to shift state money from prisons to higher
education, but some experts warned the proposal is just bad budgeting.

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