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ABC News
June 17, 2010
Pro-Anorexia Websites Send Convoluted and Deadly Messages, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on Bloomberg School of Public Health research that found that websites promoting eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia give users a platform to encourage each other. Lead author Dina Borzekowski, an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, is quoted.

National Public Radio Blogs
June 17, 2010
Websites That Encourage Eating Disorders Grow More Sophisticated
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a Bloomberg School of Public Health study analyzed websites promoting eating disorders. The study represents the most comprehensive survey of the phenomenon to date. Researchers found that most of the sites had interactive features and were more sophisticated in cultivating user communities than such sites were in their earlier days.

TIME online
June 18, 2010
Study: online communities encourage eating disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that new study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Stanford University School of Medicine found that the Web is rife with so-called pro-ana and pro-mia (for pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia, respectively) sites that encourage, support and motivate users to pursue their eating disorders.

CTV.ca (Toronto)
June 17, 2010
Warning issued about pro-anorexia websites
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studied more than 180 websites promoting anorexia and bulimia, sites sometimes called "pro-ana," "pro-mia" or "thinspiration.”

Winnipeg Free Press
June 18, 2010
83% of pro-eating disorder sites have 'overt' tips on practicing behavior: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on Bloomberg School of Public Health research that found that websites promoting eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia give users a platform to encourage each other. Lead author Dina Borzekowski is quoted.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay News)
June 17, 2010
Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports on Bloomberg School of Public Health research that found that websites promoting eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia give users a platform to encourage each other. Lead author Dina Borzekowski is quoted.

Yorkshire Evening Post (England)
June 17, 2010
'Dangerous' eating disorder websites highlighted
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on Bloomberg School of Public Health research that found that websites promoting eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia give users a platform to encourage each other.

Metro News (Canada)
June 17, 2010
83% of pro-eating disorder sites have 'overt' tips on practising behavior: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Canadian Press story reports on reports on Bloomberg School of Public Health research that found that websites promoting eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia give users a platform to encourage each other.

Top News (India)
June 18, 2010
Pro-eating disorder websites classify anorexia and bulimia as diseases
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health that found that websites promoting eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia give users a platform to encourage each other, but, on the other hand, recognize eating disorders as a disease.

Psych Central
June 18, 2010
Some Eating Disorder Websites May Be Dangerous
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a study indicating that websites promoting eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia give users a platform to encourage each other. It quotes Dina L.G. Borzekowski, lead author of the study and associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s ’s Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

In the News (UK)
June 17, 2010
Concern over websites which 'promote eating disorders'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health that found that websites promoting eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia, give users a platform to encourage each other.

Forbes.com
June 18, 2010
Ethical Imperatives For China-Savvy Students
Johns Hopkins angle: This is a transcript of Stephen Roach's remarks, delivered at the 24th Commencement of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China, on June 18, 2010.

New York Times
June 17, 2010
Letters to the Editor: A Business School Model
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor is written by Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 18, 2010
Better time to be in the bond market
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins Medicine is a big winner in the favorable bond market, having sold $150 million worth of tax-exempt bonds to help pay for its new patient towers. Stuart Erdman, senior director of finance for Johns Hopkins Health System, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
June 18, 2010
Beyond the Horns, A Beautiful Game
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is written by Fouad Ajami of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

New York Times Blogs
June 17, 2010
Should Parents Be Jailed When Kids Drink?
Johns Hopkins angle: David Jernigan of the School of Public Health, among a panel of experts, offers his opinion on legal enforcement of social host laws.

VOANews.com (Voice of America)
June 18, 2010
Ethnic Unrest Grips Southern Kyrgyzstan
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Alisher Khamidov, a Central Asia researcher with JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.

Bangkok Post
June 18, 2010
Government breached SET regulations, says Puea Thai
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya is alleged to have made offensive remarks about the monarchy in his speech at Johns Hopkins University in the United States on April 12 this year.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 18, 2010
It’s getting personal
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about identity theft mentions that numerous hard drives from different machines have been lost or stolen over the years from JHU and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Darren Lacey, the university’s chief information security officer, is quoted.

Denver Post
June 18, 2010
CU medical program dedicated to dismantling cancer cells' generals
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that JHU scientists have discovered that cancer stem cells have numerous ways of resisting chemotherapy.

San Francisco Chronicle (Bloomberg)
June 17, 2010
AIG's Benmosche Outlasts Predecessor Liddy in CEO 'Hot Seat'
Johns Hopkins angle: Phillip Phan of the Carey Business School comments in this Bloomberg News piece.

Knoxville News Sentinel (Tenn.)
June 17, 2010
Hughs: Commencement speakers leaned to the left
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column about commencement speakers mentions that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at Johns Hopkins.

Cumberland Times-News (Md.)
June 17, 2010
WMHS denies rumor of Johns Hopkins merger
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that The Washington Post reported in late May that Johns Hopkins entered into negotiations with Sibley Memorial Hospital, of Washington, D.C., to formalize a partnership, but says that there are no similar plans between Johns Hopkins and Western Maryland Health System.

Huffington Post
June 17, 2010
Achieving Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column mentions Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert, Andrew Cherlin.

Baltimore Sun
June 18, 2010
Education briefs
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item reports that beginning this fall and continuing through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive a $3,000 scholarship through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare to help with their educational costs.

Bangor Daily News (Me.)
June 18, 2010
BEING THERE : Farewell thanks to readers
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Meg Adams says that she will be attending the School of Nursing in the fall.

Toledo Blade (Ohio)
June 17, 2010
Toledo Opera's Thomas Conlin releases new CD
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, focusing on the latest recordings by maestro Thomas Conlin of the Toledo Opera, notes that Conlin earned bachelor's and master's degrees in conducting and composition from JHU’s Peabody Conservatory.

The Charlotte Observer (N.C.)
June 17, 2010
Ex-tuba player to help lead Charlotte Symphony
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Jacomo Rafael Bairos studied conducting at the Peabody Institute from 2007 to 2009.

BerksMont News (Boyertown, Pa.)
June 18, 2010
PHS grad earns Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Erika Darrah, Pottstown High School Class of 1998, recently completed her graduate studies and was awarded a Ph.D. from JHU’s School of Medicine in the field of immunology.

Main Line Media News (Ardmore, Pa.)
June 17, 2010
Local alumni starring at respective colleges on and off the field
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column notes that Johns Hopkins senior catcher John Swarr, a Radnor resident and Conestoga High School graduate, was named a First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American.

Washington Post
June 18, 2010
Gontran Lamberty, 82; research director for U.S. health program
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Lamberty received a doctorate in public health from JHU in 1977.



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USA Today
June 17, 2010
Colleges urged to use socioeconomic affirmative action
Colleges and universities should adopt affirmative-action policies based on socioeconomic status, argues a new report that finds the most disadvantaged students on average score 784 points lower on the SAT than those from the wealthiest, most educated families. Despite recent efforts by about 100 selective colleges to provide more need-based aid and improve graduation rates of recipients, low-income and minority students are increasingly concentrated in the least selective schools, the report says.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 17, 2010
Credit Hours Should Be Worth the Cost, House Panel Members Say
The day that the Education Department released proposed rules to define a credit hour, Congressional Democrats took an accrediting agency to task for not setting minimum standards for how much time students must spend in the classroom.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
June 17, 2010
European Business Schools Set Sights on U.S.
Over the past decade or so, European business schools have been aggressive about reaching out to the American market. Now a handful of elite European schools are taking this a step further, trying to create a more substantial presence in the U.S. by opening up traditional brick-and-mortar campuses.

Inside Higher Ed
June 18, 2010
Sociology vs. Criminology
Criminology and criminal justice are hot. New academic programs in sociology? Not so much. And for many sociologists, there's the problem. What they see as a key subfield -- but one that should draw strength from the discipline as a whole -- is increasingly standing on its own.

The New York Times
June 17, 2010
Rethinking the Way We Rank Medical Schools
Shaped by magazine lists, friends’ and strangers’ confirmations and professional hearsay, the notion that a medical school’s quality can be ranked and then passed on directly to their graduates has become an integral part of American culture. But most of these popular rankings reflect a school’s highly specialized research funding and capabilities, not the general quality of its medical school graduates.

Huffington Post
June 17, 2010
Layoffs at Brown
Facing a budget deficit projected at $30 million for 2011, Brown University administrators have convinced 139 staff members to accept early retirement packages. Many staffers cited fear of impending layoffs as the reason for accepting this plan. A round of 60 layoffs announced in March confirmed that these fears were not unfounded. As students, community members and alumni learn about the layoffs, they have begun to fight back.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 17, 2010
Higher-Education Agreement Between U.S. and India Faces Questions of Control
A $10-million project to increase cooperation between colleges in India and the United States, which was agreed upon last November, is stuck in a wrestling match between two organizations that are vying to be put in charge of the plan.

The New York Times
June 17, 2010
Watchdog Proposes Dividing N.C.A.A. Money Based on Academics
An influential watchdog group on Thursday called on members of the N.C.A.A. and the Bowl Championship Series to change the way they divide millions of dollars in men’s basketball and football revenue, proposing the creation of a fund that would allocate money based on academic success rather than victories or tournament appearances.

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