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Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2010
Why McChrystal Has to Go
Johns Hopkins angle: Op-ed written by Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies calling for President Obama to dismiss Gen. Stanley McChrystal from command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

The New York Times
June 23, 2010
McChrystal Tests Obama’s Priorities
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Eliot A. Cohen, a professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

National Public Radio
June 22, 2010
History Says McChrystal Will Lose His Job
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies was interviewed for this story.

USA Today
June 23, 2010
Fire McChrystal? A new test for Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Eliot Cohen of SAIS as saying of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, “Unfortunately, he’s got to go.”

Washington Post
June 23, 2010
Obama orders McChrystal back to Washington after remarks about U.S. officials
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Eliot Cohen of SAIS as saying of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, “This is a firing offense.”

Bloomberg
June 23, 2010
McChrystal fate awaits Obama talk
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this Bloomberg story.

WBUR.org (Boston's NPR)
June 23, 2010
McChrystal Controversy and Afghanistan Policy
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen of SAIS is a guest on this news show, discussing the McChrystal controversy.

Georgia Public Broadcasting
June 23, 2010
'Shocking' Report: U.S. Funding Afghan Warlords
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this radio report is Frederick Starr, who runs the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Politics Today (Blog)
June 23, 2010
McChrystal, Afghanistan, and the Era of Foreign Policy Austerity
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions -- and quotes -- Michael Mandelbaum of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Washingtonpost.com
June 22, 2010
On Leadership: Cutting to the bone doesn't help
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, writes about stimulus funding.

Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2010
Kombucha is steeped in controversy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Gerard Mullin, associate professor in the School of Medicine and director of Johns Hopkins' integrative gastrointestinal nutrition services.

Chattanooga Times Free Press
June 23, 2010
Hospitals aim to eliminate preventable infections
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on hospital safety mentions safety specialist Peter Pronovost, of the School of Medicine.

United Press International
June 22, 2010
Study sheds light on tumor metastasis
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Denise Montell of the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University scientists say they've used a laser beam to activate a protein that causes a cluster of fruit fly cells to act in unison.

Towson Times
June 23, 2010
Celebrating independence and a 17-inch horse
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess will be among the local dignitaries and celebrities who will take part in the annual Towson Area Fourth of July Parade. The Johns Hopkins Lion Dance group also will be featured.

Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2010
3 Marylanders Win American Idol, White House edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that two people with Johns Hopkins ties have been named to this year's class of White House fellows: Rachel Thornton, a pediatrician and public health researcher who earned degrees from the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health and who most recently served as an assistant professor at the School of Medicine; and Harley Feldbaum, director of the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative and a professorial lecturer at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Scientist Live
June 22, 2010
Septet Controls Platelet Clotting
Johns Hopkins angle: In what is believed to be the largest review of the human genetic code to determine why some people's blood platelets are more likely to clump faster than others, scientists at Johns Hopkins and in Boston have found a septet of overactive genes, which they say likely control that bodily function. The study was led by Lewis Becker of the School of Medicine.

Gant Daily (All Headline News)
June 22, 2010
Johns Hopkins Medicine Chief Optimistic With Medicaid Expansion Proposal
Johns Hopkins angle: This AHN story reports on a talk that Dr. Edward Miller, dean the medical faculty at Johns Hopkins University medical school and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, gave at the National Press Club on Monday.

Huffington Post
June 22, 2010
Call to Action: Finding Heroes in Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins angle: This Larry Bock column mentions that Alfredo Quinones of the School of Medicine will speak at the inaugural 2010 USA Science$ Engineering Festival, a major national event taking place in October to attract and motivate the next generation of young innovators.

Wenatchee World (Missouri)
June 22, 2010
Disability issues are increasing in the middle-aged
Johns Hopkins angle: A Missouri doctor quoted in this story mentioned that experts at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center found that losing 11 pounds decreased the risk of osteoarthritis in the knees by 50 percent.

Reason.com
June 22, 2010
Plastic Brains, Femmebots, and Aliens Watching TV
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Francis Fukuyama of the School of Advanced International Studies.

Red Orbit
June 23, 2010
How Lead Exposure Damages The Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: A study, led by researchers at Columbia University and conducted by graduate student April Neal and a team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine, found that exposure to lead has a negative impact on neurotransmitters in the brain.

The Jewish Week
June 22, 2010
A Way Out Of Our Oil Dependency
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Gal Luft, a leading expert of the energy independence movement, earned his doctorate in strategic studies at Johns Hopkins.

3 News (New Zealand)
June 23, 2010
Professors spot brain stem in God's throat
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports that researchers at the School of Medicine say they can see what looks like an organ from the human brain - the brain's stem - in God's throat, in Michelangelo's painting of God on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

io9.com
June 22, 2010
Will totalitarianism make a comeback? We asked Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Brzezinski, the Robert E. Osgood Professor of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Howard County Times
June 23, 2010
Deputy Superintendent of Schools announces retirement
Johns Hopkins angle: Deputy Superintendent of Schools Sandra Erickson has a master's degree in gifted education from JHU.

North County Times (Ca.)
June 23, 2010
HERMAN: Music relaxes, uplifts our being
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the influence that music has on human health mentions that a study at Johns Hopkins indicated that rock and roll will make people eat faster and more; classical music, on the other hand, will help us to eat more slowly and less. It is astonishing to think that the type of music we enjoy can affect our eating habits.

Business Courier of Cincinnati
June 22, 2010
UC names researcher Ono as provost
Johns Hopkins angle: The University of Cincinnati has tapped Emory University’s Santa Jeremy Ono -- who has held administrative and faculty positions at Johns Hopkins -- as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Trade Arabia
June 23, 2010
Beirut meet highlights advances in healthcare
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Beirut-based Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC), which is affiliated with US-based Johns Hopkins Medicine International, hosted the second Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Symposium with the participation of international and local experts.

NorthJersey.com
June 23, 2010
North Jersey Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Sammy Cermack of Ridgewood
Johns Hopkins angle: Cermack will play next year for Johns Hopkins.

New York Post
June 22, 2010
The Post's All-Brooklyn baseball honors
Johns Hopkins angle: Richie Carbone of Poly Prep is heading to Johns Hopkins next year.

Bermuda Sun
June 22, 2010
Swim team selected for Caribbean championships
Johns Hopkins angle: Swimmer Eleanor Eleanor has just completed her first year at Johns Hopkins University where she was part of the relay team that met the qualifying time for the NCAA Championship.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
June 23, 2010
Corporate Chief to Head Review of University Research Support
At the request of Congress, a former chief executive of the DuPont chemical company, Charles O. Holliday Jr., will head a yearlong review of what the federal government can do to help ensure the long-term health of the nation's research universities.

Inside Higher Ed
June 23, 2010
Coppin Plays Catchup On Retention
Administrators at Coppin State University were hardly surprised when a report published last year showed that the public university in Baltimore had among the lowest graduation rates in the country, with just 19 percent of freshmen who entered in 2002 having earned a bachelor's degree by 2008. ... But the national visibility in the American Enterprise Institute's "Diplomas and Dropouts" report -- and the local news reports that followed -- stung nonetheless, and gave Coppin State officials additional motivation to address the problem -- and quickly.

Washington Post (College Inc. blog)
June 21, 2010
Colorado College will accept AP, IB instead of SAT
Colorado College, one of the most selective liberal arts schools, announced Monday it would adopt an "alternate" testing policy that allows applicants to submit Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores in place of the SAT or ACT.

Inside Higher Education
June 23, 2010
Report Sees Need for Cornell to Continue Suicide Barriers on Bridges
A report by three outside experts on suicide has urged Cornell University to continue for now the barriers placed on bridges over gorges in the wake of six suicides in the last academic year. The barriers have been described as temporary, but the report says that it is "vital" to keep the barriers while longer-term changes are considered.

New York Times
June 21, 2010
Prep Classes for College Are Latest in Perks
SAT tutoring and private college admissions counseling have long been perceived as giving an unfair advantage to the children of the wealthy, at least in the opinion of those who may be unable to afford such services. Lately, though, discounted or even free advice on applying to college has emerged as a high-profile perk, one that was dangled last week by a cable company in a bid to attract subscribers and, on Monday, offered by a benefits program of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. to more than 13 million union members.

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