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Baltimore Sun
June 29, 2010
City to gather past rape reports, claims of mistreatment through new hot line
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Dave Thomas, program administrator for the Domestic Violence Education Program at Johns Hopkins University.

USA Today
June 30, 2010
A revolutionary sneaker, or overhyped gimmick?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about athletic shoes that promise to help tone the wearer's muscles quotes Barbara de Lateur, distinguished service professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Wendy Shore, also of the School of Medicine, comments as well.

Slate Magazine
June 30, 2010
Appetite for Instruction
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about lunches financed by pharmaceutical companies mentions that since at least June of 2009, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is among several prominent institutions that have prohibited industry-funded meals.

Baltimore City Paper
June 30, 2010
Hard Pill to Swallow
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story focuses on "Osler 8/the Polk unit," Johns Hopkins Hospital's inpatient unit for patients with HIV-AIDS. In early July, the unit will shrink--from 20 beds to 15--for the first time in its history due to patient numbers. Nurses Lynn Sussman-Orenstein, Debbie Mitchell, Lisa Scotti, and social worker Jennifer Maurer are quoted, among others.

Scientific American
June 29, 2010
Quitting the hominid fight club: The evidence is flimsy for innate chimpanzee --let alone human -- warfare
Johns Hopkins angle: This story calls Francis Fukuyama of the School of Advanced International Studies an "influential intellectual."

Baltimore Sun
June 29, 2010
Louise Pearl "Cavi" Cavagnaro dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Louise Pearl Cavagnaro helped with the desegregation of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

June 29, 2010
Want to know what a hospital charges? Good luck
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted.

Wilmington News Journal (DE)
June 30, 2010
Paul Greenberg: Let us now praise famous men
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this commentary piece.

Enid News and Eagle (OK)
June 29, 2010
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion column about hair mentions research done by earth scientists at the Krieger School, which suggests that one reason human beings may not be covered in fur was because of the hot climate in which our pre-human ancestors lived.

The Atlantic
June 29, 2010
The Medical-Industrial Complex
Johns Hopkins angle: Columnist Ford Vox states that "while institutions like Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic might be able to offer their usual roster of fellowships without the company checks they're depositing this year, lower profile, less well endowed institutions might not."

The Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 30, 2010
Ticked off: As Lyme disease spreads, so does dispute on how to treat it
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Auwaerter, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted in this story about controversy surrounding treatment for Lyme disease.

Rediff (India)
June 30, 2010
Ayurveda needs more evidence-based approach: US team
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the efficacy of Ayurvedic medicine mentions that Anastasia Rowland-Seymour of the School of Medicine was a member of a medical delegation who participated in a study tour about this form of medicine.

Korea Herald
June 30, 2010
Lee Jae-oh to run for July parliamentary by-election
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Lee Jae-oh, close confidant of President Lee Myung-bak, was once a gueset professor at the School of Advanced International Studies.

June 30, 2010
A little planning can help students stay sharp over the summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about preventing students from losing their academic acumen over the summer vacation months mentions that the National Summer Learning Association stemmed from a center at Johns Hopkins University.

Iowa City Press Citizen
June 30, 2010
UIMA director candidate visits
Johns Hopkins angle: Kent Lydecker, a candidate for the position of director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins

Malay Mail
June 30, 2010
Heart2Heart: Caring for the heart through the years
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions work done by William Kouwenhoven and colleagues at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s.

Gazette (MD)
June 30, 2010
Five county-based clubs head to soccer regionals
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions 2009 Gazette Player of the Year and Johns Hopkins University commit Pam Vranis (Churchill).

Gazette (MD.)
June 30, 2010
Software designer hopes to become a contender in Dist. 20
Johns Hopkins angle: Elihu "Eli" El, who is running for the House of Delegates in District 20, is currently a student at the Whiting School of Engineering, according to this article.

Brisbane Times
June 30, 2010
Prankster pioneered baby care
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Bruce Storey in 1963 joined the pediatric house staff as a research fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he worked for three years.

Higher Education News

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 29, 2010
Private Colleges Hold Down Tuition Increases for Second Year, Survey Finds
Private, nonprofit colleges increased published tuition and fees an average of 4.5 percent for the 2010-11 academic year, according to results from a new survey by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Baltimore Sun
June 28, 2010
Sojourner-Douglass College graduates 30th class
The college recently graduated 170 mostly black graduates — 32 master's candidates and 138 earning bachelor's degrees — filling much of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Many of those in caps and gowns were women, heads of their households, who worked full-time, cared for their kids and still found the will to graduate from college with honors.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 29, 2010
Attrition Among Chief Academic Officers Threatens Strategic Plans
The author of this commentary states that the high turnover rate of chief academic officers is a disturbing but little-known fact in higher education today.

Inside Higher Education
June 29, 2010
'Back in Business' on Civil Rights
In a pair of presentations Monday at the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, a bevy of administration officials made clear that they had ambitious agenda that would use federal laws and rules both to achieve President Obama's policy goals (like increasing the number of college-going Americans) and to ensure equitable access to education for Americans regardless of background.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 30, 2010
Federal Education Officials Urge Scholars to Pursue ‘Action-oriented Research’
At a national conference on education research, federal officials on Tuesday challenged scholars to increase collaborations with educators, community leaders, and state policymakers that bring research-based improvements to K-12 and postsecondary education.

Inside Higher Education
June 30, 2010
Newly tenured
Johns Hopkins angle: News brief reports names of faculty members recently granted tenure by the board of trustees.

Johns Hopkins University