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New York Times
June 16, 2010
Estimates of Oil Flow Jump Higher
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that Rita Colwell of School of Public Health, former head of the National Science Foundation, will head a panel that will make recommendations on how BP should distribute funds for research on the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.


Washington Post
June 16, 2010
Attacks threaten unusual Turkish outreach to Kurds
Johns Hopkins angle: Svante Cornell of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this widely published Associated Press story.

NYTimes.com
June 15, 2010
Is New York Ready for No-Fault Divorce?: Not Your Mother’s Divorce
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is one of the contributors to a debate on whether New York state should change a divorce law that some call "archaic." Cherlin argues that divorces today end marriages that are based on a different economic "bargain" than marriages of the past.

Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2010
Medical schools don't produce enough primary care doctors, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study from George Washington University concludes that public medical schools such as the University of Maryland rank higher than private medical schools such as John Hopkins in meeting a "social mission" of producing primary care doctors. Sun business columnist Jay Hancock also discusses the study in his blog, Blame reimbursement, not schools for doc shortage

CNN.com
June 16, 2010
Obama chooses Navy secretary to lead Gulf recovery efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus earned a master's degree at JHU.

Baltimore Messenger
June 16, 2010
'Glorious Ones' is even better by two at JHU
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of "The Glorious Ones," which runs through July 4 at Theatre Hopkins.

United Press International
June 16, 2010
Math teacher adds up 75 years in classroom
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Miller, a 93-year-old Maryland math teacher, earned two graduate degrees at Johns Hopkins, according to this UPI story.

USA Today
June 16, 2010
Are you smarter than a fifth-grader at stock trades?
Johns Hopkins angle: When it came time to beta-test its new Web-based stock trading platform, the development team at Kapitall.com turned to business students at Harvard University, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University — and, among others, a group of fifth-graders at Cold Spring Elementary School in Potomac, Maryland.

Bloomberg Businessweek (HealthDay News)
June 15, 2010
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay story is Gordon F. Tomaselli of the School of Medicine.

Lexington Herald-Leader
June 16, 2010
Immigration court backlog keeps asylum seekers in limbo
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Sa'youh Tunji, 28, of Cameroon, now studies information technology at Johns Hopkins University.

Orlando Sentinel
June 15, 2010
Studies: Even a little lead poses risks
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a recent study led by Jeffrey J. Fadrowski of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center found that even small levels of lead exposure may be damaging to children's kidneys.

JoongAng Daily (Korea)
June 15, 2010
Korea’s rocket man confronts critics
Johns Hopkins angle: Lee Joo-jin, head of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, received his Ph.D. in engineering from JHU.

The New York Observer
June 15, 2010
Wall Street’s Do-Gooder Summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Citi CEO Vikram Pandit gave a speech at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's commencement in May.

The Chattanoogan (Tenn.)
June 16, 2010
Pratt And Tak To Judge Lee’s Piano Competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Lee University’s high school piano competition will welcome two internationally renowned pianists as guest judges. According to the article, one of the judges, Awadagin Pratt, enrolled at JHU’s Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he became the first student in the school’s history to receive diplomas in three performance areas – piano, violin and conducting. Also, the article states that the other guest judge, Young-Ah Tak, is pursuing her doctor of musical arts degree the Peabody Institute.

Haaretz.com
June 16, 2010
Israelis don't donate, says study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that once factoring in donations from abroad, the support for nonprofit organizations in Israel is second only to the United States, according to a study done at Johns Hopkins University.

Orange County Register (Ca.)
June 15, 2010
Getty appoints interim president and CEO
Johns Hopkins angle: Deborah Marrow, who has been appointed interim director and CEO of the Paul Getty Trust, earned a master's degree from JHU.

BMORE
June 15, 2010
Before home theaters became de rigueur, the Baskt Theater paved the way for artists in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on the Bakst theater at the university's Evergreen Museum and Library.

Baltimore Messenger
June 16, 2010
Colleges and universities come to city's rescue
Johns Hopkins angle: Sixteen nonprofit universities, colleges and hospitals -- including Johns Hopkins -- have agreed to pay a combined $20 millon in special assessments over the next six years to help Baltimore City in its budget crisis. Johns Hopkins will pay $6.8 million over six years and $1.67 million the first year.

Bay Net (Charles County, Md.)
June 16, 2010
Sheriff's Detective Graduates from Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins angle: Cpl. John Elliott graduated from the Johns Hopkins University on May 27 with a Masters of Science degree in management.

Sussex Countian, Georgetown, Del.
June 14, 2010
Scott to attend Peabody Conservatory
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Maria Scott, 17, of Bridgeville, has been accepted by JHU’s Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she will major in piano performance.

Washington Post
June 16, 2010
Gaye Monaghan Guidance Counselor
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for 1997 graduate with a master's degree in counseling.

Baltimore Sun
June 12, 2010
Nelson William Knode
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Knode studied with teachers Michelangelo Francisco Converso and Edwin Franko Goldman at the Peabody Conservatory, where he won a scholarship.

Catonsville Times
June 16, 2010
Knode, 88, remembered as 'Music Man of Catonsville'
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Knode attended the Peabody Institute on a scholarship.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 13, 2010
We Must Stop Avalanche of Low Quality Research
"The number of "refereed academic/scholarly" publications grows at a rate of 3.26 percent per year. ... While brilliant and progressive research continues apace here and there, the amount of redundant, inconsequential, and outright poor research has swelled in recent decades, filling countless pages in journals and monographs."

New York Times
June 16, 2010
U.S. Education Dept. Delays Rules on For-Profit Colleges
"The Education Department said Tuesday that it had delayed a decision on the most controversial part of proposed new student-aid regulations: the treatment of for-profit college programs whose graduates do not earn enough to repay their loans."

New York Times
June 16, 2010
College and Hospital Combine Forces to Revitalize Site
"The Northwest Gateway Project has been hailed as the revitalization of a sizable chunk [of Lancaster, Pa.] ... It took a lot of heavy lifting to get this far in transforming a 77-acre industrial swath of the city’s northwest section into an “eds and meds” corridor housing the expanded operations of Franklin & Marshall College ... and Lancaster General Health. Those two entities, along with mostly federal, state and local government sources, are paying the project’s estimated $73 million bill."

WashingtonPost.com
June 15, 2010
New CUA president: not a cleric, but a 'man of faith'
Higher education reporter's blog post on the layman appointed as the 15th president of Catholic University of America.

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