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Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2010
Hopkins clears $200 million mark in stimulus grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins recently cleared the $200 million mark in grants received as part of federal stimulus spending, demonstrating that not even a deep recession could choke the university's ability to attract research money.

San Francisco Examiner (AP)
July 19, 2010
Spies for 30 years, State Department analyst and wife sentenced for stealing secrets for Cuba
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Associated Press story, Kendall Myers, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for spying for Cuba for nearly a third of a century from within the State Department, earned a doctorate at JHU and taught part time at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Post
July 17, 2010
Walter Myers, State Dept. analyst who spied for Cuba, gets life; wife 6 years
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Walter Kendell Myers was tracked down by U.S. investigators outside JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington in April 2009.

Miami Herald
July 17, 2010
Ex-State Department analyst gets life for spying for Cuba
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the sentencing of Kendall Myers mentions that in April 2009, an undercover FBI agent, purporting to be a Cuban intelligence officer, approached Myers in front of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he was teaching.

TIME
July 17, 2010
Why Venezuela's Chávez Dug Up Bolívar's Bones
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Paul Auwaerter of the School of Medicine.

Voice of America News
July 17, 2010
Venezuela Exhumes Simon Bolivar for DNA Testing
Johns Hopkins angle: This VOA story mentions that Paul Auwaerter, an American scientist from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said he believed arsenic prescribed as a medical treatment contributed to Bolivar's death.

Scotland on Sunday
July 18, 2010
Chavez opens up coffin of his liberator hero
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which reports that Hugo Chavez has opened the coffin of his idol Simon Bolivar in order to investigate the South American independence hero's death nearly two centuries ago, mentions a theory put forth by Paul Auwaerter of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 17, 2010
Venezuela opens coffin of independence hero Simon Bolivar to investigate death
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that earlier this year, Paul Auwaerter of the School of Medicine, questioned the cause of the death of Simon Bolivar.

NPR
July 19, 2010
The New Republic: Dominating The China Market
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by James Mann, author-in-residence at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Philanthropy Journal
July 19, 2010
Nonprofits running on empty
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a new study out of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Civil Society Studies found that nonprofits and their employees are "stretched to the breaking point" by the troubled economy, and although adapting to the strain and digging deep to address rising demand for services, they need some relief to sustain their work. Lester Salamon is quoted.

Washington Post
July 19, 2010
Government Contracts Awarded
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory of Laurel won a $750 million contract from the Navy to provide research, development and engineering.

New York Times
July 16, 2010
Losing Weight the Smartphone Way, With a Nutritionist in Your Pocket
Johns Hopkins angle: Lawrence Cheskin, associate professor of health, behavior and society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this piece.

United Press International
July 19, 2010
Nursing moms' high-fat diets: Obese babies
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story reports that researchers at the School of Medicine have learned that nursing mothers who eat high-fat diets may be more likely to have obese babies. Lead author Bo Sun is quoted.

Boston Globe
July 17, 2010
No time to lose
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about learning loss during the summer vacation months mentions a 2007 study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, which found that low-income students had fallen 2 1/2 years behind their more affluent peers in literacy by the time they reached fifth grade — 3 1/2 years by ninth grade. Two-thirds of that gap could be directly attributed to summer learning loss in elementary-school years, the researchers concluded.

American Medical News
July 19, 2010
Reinventing vaccines: New frontiers in prevention
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about vaccines mentions the viewpoint of Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
July 19, 2010
Global Health
Johns Hopkins angle: In this radio report, Rita Colwell, an adjunct professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is interviewed about global infectious diseases and water issues, especially safe drinking water.

WJZ.com
July 17, 2010
20 Arrests Made In Connection With Uganda Bombing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins worker Stephen Okiria and 75 other people died in a bombing in Uganda recently.

Detroit News
July 19, 2010
DPS summer camp makes math matter
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Chantel Fletcher, who will study at Johns Hopkins University in the fall.

EarthSky.com
July 19, 2010
Kellogg Schwab on the human challenges of clean water
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a 90-second interview with Kellogg Schwab, director of the Center for Water and Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MSN News UK
July 16, 2010
Colombia Becomes a Latin American Star
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this article.

Vallejo Times Herald (Ca.)
July 19, 2010
Friendly brewery gets law changed
Johns Hopkins angle: David Jernigan at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this story.

Thaindian News
July 18, 2010
Mercury Is The Recipient Of Violent Magnetic Storms
Johns Hopkins angle: Louise Procktor of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is mentioned in this story.

Honolulu Star Advertiser
July 18, 2010
Doctors, scientists adopt new approach to Alzheimer's care
Johns Hopkins angle: Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine comments in this article.

WTSP.com (FLA)
July 17, 2010
Obama should vacation in the Gulf, policy expert says
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Robert Guttman, director of the Center on Politics and Foreign Relations at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, said that President Obama should vacation in the Gulf area whose tourist business been devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Reporter (Vacaville, Calif.)
July 17, 2010
Opera student willing to sing for tuition
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles 19-year-old aspiring opera singer Kyle Sullivan, who just completed his first year of voice studies at the Peabody Institute and sang in the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus.

AnnArbor.com
July 18, 2010
How a checklist saved lives at Ann Arbor area hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost, a patient safety expert at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this column.

Ottawa Citizen
July 18, 2010
Doctor helped found U of O's medical school
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Ken Smiley did post graduate work at JHU.

Bellingham Herald (Washington)
July 19, 2010
Wickersham woman jumps into life, travels
Johns Hopkins angle: This short profile of Sunday Smith mentions that she attended JHU.

Delaware Online
July 17, 2010
At Camp Superkids, kids breathe a little easier
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about Camp Superkids, a weeklong overnight camp for kids with special medical needs that has been offered through Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical since 1991. Quoted is Heather Dougherty, camp director for Camp Superkids.

Palo Alto Online
July 18, 2010
What the clubs do
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the contributions made by area service clubs mentions that the Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs have raised $2.5 million to support a professor's chair at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

Damascus Press News (Jordan)
July 18, 2010
Study to gauge levels of air pollution caused by smoking
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Johns Hopkins will provide a machine to help the Jordan Ministry of Health next week embark on a study to gauge levels of air pollution caused by smoking.

Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2010
Success through service
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Experience Corps, a national organization, partners with Greater Homewood Community Corporation and the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health to utilize the time, skills and experience of adults 55 and older in elementary schools.

Daily News Journal (TN)
July 18, 2010
Vanguard picks good time to buy
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this piece.

Annapolis Capital
July 18, 2010
A survivor, a victim, and hours of swimming
Johns Hopkins angle: This story provides coverage of the weekend's fundraiser by the Bay Ridger Marlins to benefit the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Division.

Cape Cod Times
July 17, 2010
Law clears aggressive Lyme disease therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: John N. Aucott, a physician at Johns Hopkins and president and founder of the Lyme Disease Research Foundation, is mentioned in this piece.

Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2010
Howard planners take to their bikes to test county roads
Johns Hopkins angle: Jack Guarneri, president of the Bicycle Advocates of Howard County, who also works at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in the county, is quoted in this article.

Valley News (Fulton County, NY)
July 17, 2010
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: GRB graduates traveled to northeastern Tanzania
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story reports that Jennifer Orkis of the Bloomberg School of Public Health recently traveled to East Africa and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in northeastern Tanzania.

Baltimore Sun
July 17, 2010
Drama on the move
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about plays written aboard a bus and put together in one day, mentions one about an internal debate between a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital and her cancer.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 19, 2010
100 years later, a pitching milestone that remains forever Young
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Doc Gessler played for Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2010

When a packed lunch comes loaded with drama
Johns Hopkins angle: A Johns Hopkins medical researcher who asked not to be identified is quoted in this piece.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2010
Free piano concerts at Peabody feature duo of Stephanie and Saar
Johns Hopkins angle: This Clef Notes blog item calls attention to upcoming free piano concerts by Peabody alumni Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia.

Blockshopper Philadelphia
July 16, 2010
Philadelphia Orchestra violinist lists Wharton 2BD
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item lists a home for sale, co-owned by professional violinist Stephen Wyrczynski, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra who attended the Peabody Conservatory and now teaches at the school.

Jackson Sun (MS.)
July 18, 2010
Earning a Scholarship: Tomlin: Don't place athletics above academics
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU quarterback Hewitt Tomlin is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2010
UMBC grad Mundorf powers U.S. lacrosse to rout of Germany
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins graduate and former lacrosse star Paul Rabil is mentioned in this article.

Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2010
Dr. William Richard Green dies at age 76
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that William Richard Green was the former head of the eye pathology laboratory of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Washington Post
July 18, 2010
The Rev. William Callahan, progressive priest removed from Jesuits, dies at 78
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Callahan received a doctorate in physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1962 while he worked at NASA's Goddard Space Center on weather satellites.

Washington Post
July 18, 2010
Virginia S. Hiller, Hugh W. Olds Jr., Petrus G. Schouten, George J. Nesline, John R. Duvall die
Johns Hopkins angle: Hugh W. Olds Jr. a U.S.I.A. research analyst, completed a master's degree in the Middle East studies program at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies in 1960, this obituary states.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2010
Kenneth N. Weaver dies at age 83
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that Kenneth N. Weaver received his master's degree and Ph.D. in geology from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2010
Stanley I. Greenebaum dies at age 85
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Stanley I. Greenbaum earned a business and economics degree from Johns Hopkins Univeristy in 1948.


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New York Times (opinion)
July 18, 2010
The Roots of White Anxiety
In March of 2000, Pat Buchanan came to speak at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Harvard being Harvard, the audience hissed and sneered and made wisecracks. Buchanan being Buchanan, he gave as good as he got. While the assembled Ivy Leaguers accused him of homophobia and racism and anti-Semitism, he accused Harvard — and by extension, the entire American elite — of discriminating against white Christians.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 18, 2010
Appeals to College Loyalty Are Not Enough to Engage Younger Alumni
Findings from a new survey of 700 alumni, 500 of them from U.S. News & World Report's 100 top-ranked national universities, whose release coincides with the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference for fund-raising leaders being held in New York, identifies some of the generational differences among college graduates and the reasons why they give—or don't.

Arizona Daily Star
July 18, 2010
Congress can help American Dream become reality for many Hispanics
Carlos Ivan Martinez is hoping Congress will pass the Dream Act, proposed bipartisan legislation which would allow undocumented students to attend college without deportation and allow them to pay in-state tuition. The legislation would also allow students, who have no criminal records and have complied with the requirements, to eventually apply for residency.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 16, 2010

Undocumented Students Hold D.C. ‘Teach-In’ to Push DREAM Act
A coalition of student immigrant advocacy groups in Massachusetts, Colorado and California last week launched a makeshift school in the nation's capital, reminiscent of the "teach-ins" of the 1960s, to encourage a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants through college enrollment.

Southtown Star (Illinois)
July 18, 2010
For-profit colleges: Exploitation or education?
Attendance at for-profits has jumped from 673,000 students in 2000 to 2.6 million this year. And as the number of students answering ads from billboards and daytime television commercials increases, so does the federal student aid to for-profits, which soared to a record $26.5 billion this year. The government is paying close attention. Stories of relentless recruiters, crippling debt and useless job training are common among unhappy graduates, many of whom are minorities, women and first-generation college students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 18, 2010
U. of Hong Kong Looks to the West in Curricular Redesign
Jessica King's scientific literacy class is just one example of the University of Hong Kong's radical redesign of its curriculum. Spurred by the government's decision to move to an American-style, four-year bachelor's program in 2012—away from the three-year degree inherited from the British—the territory's eight public universities are revamping their academic programs.

Johns Hopkins University