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Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2010
Johns Hopkins baseball seniors scoop up diplomas in ceremony
Johns Hopkins angle: Thirteen Johns Hopkins seniors received their diplomas early Tuesday night, then lit out in quest of a national baseball championship. The Blue Jays, ranked No. 1 in the country, were to fly yesterday to Appleton, Wis., the site of this weekend's Division III College World Series.

May 25, 2010
Top-ranked Johns Hopkins Blue Jays baseball team heading to College of World Series, again!
Johns Hopkins angle: A “Good Morning, Maryland” interview with baseball Coach Bob Babb, who is taking his team to the NCAA Division III College World Series for the third time and the second time in three years.

Voice of America
May 25, 2010
Study Ties Some Pesticides to Risk of ADHD in Children
Johns Hopkins angle: Lynn Goldman of the School of Public Health is interviewed for this report.

Lexington Herald-Leader (McClatchy)
May 26, 2010
Louisiana National Guard races to protect barrier island
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Robert Dalrymple, a professor of civil engineering at the Whiting School. Dalrymple was among a National Academy of Science team that analyzed levee failures during Hurricane Katrina. This story also appeared in a number of other online publications.

San Francisco Chronicle (Bloomberg)
May 26, 2010
Greek 'Death Spiral' May Make Default Unavoidable, Hanke Says
Johns Hopkins angle: WSE applied economist Steve Hanke is quoted in this Bloomberg News article, which also appeared in other online publications.

National Public Radio
May 25, 2010
Clinton Heads To South Korea After Talks In China
Johns Hopkins angle: Joel Witt, Korea expert at SAIS, is interviewed in this NPR report.

Calgary Herald (Canada)
May 25, 2010
Hospitals turn to surgical checklist to avoid errors
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on hospital safety mentions a checklist developed by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Washington Post
May 26, 2010
Genetic research venture in Fairfax County loses funding and falls apart
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on genetics researcher Dietrich Stephan mentions that he has spent time at Johns Hopkins.
May 25, 2010
In Sleepy Geneva, Plotting To Thwart A Killer
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Orin Levine, Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gazette (Md.)
May 26, 2010
Hospitals try to grasp impacts of federal insurance reform law
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story about the federal insurance reform law, spokesmen with several Maryland hospital systems, including Johns Hopkins in Baltimore city, said recently executives still were evaluating that impact and were not ready to comment on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Gainesville Sun
May 26, 2010
Labels Urged for Food That Can Choke
Johns Hopkins angle: Nisha Kapadia, a pediatric resident at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, is quoted in this New York Times story, which also appeared in numerous other publications online.

Investors Business Daily
May 25, 2010
Obama Needs Clearer Voice On Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: Larry Summers, chief economic advisor to President Obama, spoke Monday morning at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
May 24, 2010
How to be a food snob
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story quotes Andrew P. Lane, an otolaryngologist who directs the Johns Hopkins University Sinus Center.

News AZ (Azerbaijan)
May 26, 2010
Failure to resolve Karabakh conflict has had negative impact on entire region
Johns Hopkins angle: News.Az interviews Gareth Jenkins, non-resident Turkey expert at the USA's Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

The Tablet
May 26, 2010
Jordan Rules
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Prince Zeid holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins.

Trend News
May 26, 2010
Ex-ambassador to NATO: U.S. should intensify efforts to solve Nagorno-Karabakh problem
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker, U.S. ambassador to NATO from July 2008 to May 2009, the managing director of the Center on Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University and a senior adviser at the Atlantic Council of the United States,  is featured in this article.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 25, 2010
Reed names 3 finalists for police chief
Johns Hopkins angle: Finalist Robert White earned a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University.

CBS Atlanta
May 25, 2010
Mayor Reed Announces Finalists For Atlanta Police Chief
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Kentucky Metro Police Chief Robert White earned a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University.

East Bay Express (Ca.)
May 26, 2010
The Two Wes Moores
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story centers on JHU alumnus Wes Moore, who wrote a book titled "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates."

Huffington Post
May 25, 2010
Joining the Fight Against the High School Dropout Crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about the high school dropout crisis mentions a study led by Robert Balfanz of CSOS that found that by the sixth grade, students who show any of three "early-warning indicators" -- low attendance, behavior problems or course failure in math or English -- have only a 20 percent chance of graduating. (Canada)
May 25, 2010
Study finds quitting smoking raises diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story quotes Hsin-Chieh Yeh of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who led a study that concludes that people who stop smoking have a 70  percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the first six years of quitting, compared to people who have never smoked.

Baltimore Messenger
May 25, 2010
Ex-Roland Park president just getting started
Johns Hopkins angle: Phil Spevak, a pediatric cardiologist with the Johns Hopkins Children's Center just ended his term as president of the Roland Park Civic League.

Baltimore Messenger
May 25, 2010
Oakenshawe Column: Belated thanks to heroes of community's snow removal
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Salem Reiner and Carrie Bennett of Johns Hopkins helped residents of the Oakenshawe community during the blizzards last winter.

Port Huron Times Herald (Michigan)
May 26, 2010
Hayes: Buelow plays key role in team's run
Johns Hopkins angle: The baseball team from Heidelberg University will take on Johns Hopkins on Friday.


New York Times
May 24, 2010
‘Glimmers of Hope’ for Grads
This spring’s college graduates face better job prospects than the dismal environment encountered by last year’s grads. But that doesn’t mean the job market is thriving.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 25, 2010
The Dynamics of Demonstrated Interest
In recent years, questions have prompted American university's admissions team to look more closely at "demonstrated interest," the popular term for the contact students make with a college during the application process, such as by visiting the campus, participating in an interview, or e-mailing an admissions representative. In theory, it's a way to measure the likelihood that an applicant will matriculate—and succeed if they do.

New York Times
May 25,2010
Yale Patron Held in Scheme That Benefited the University and Its Baseball Team
John D. Mazzuto, a 1970 Yale graduate who played shortstop for the team, had donated to the baseball program about $1.5 million worth of shares in a company he owned. The university rewarded him by naming a new practice facility after him and his wife. But prosecutors say the support of his alma mater was illegal.

Inside Higher Education
May 26, 2010
Credit for Teaching
At many colleges and universities, the tenure trinity of teaching, research and service is widely viewed (at least by those coming up for tenure) as a myth. A new book (or articles in the right journals) will trump a great teaching idea every time, say many professors. Classroom innovation doesn't get any credit. The American Sociological Association on Tuesday announced a new effort that -- organizers hope -- could change that.

New York Times
May 24, 2010
A Degree in Three
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president emeritus and a university professor of public service at George Washington University, and Gerald Kauvar, a research professor of public policy and public administration there, writes that the college experience may be idyllic, but it’s also wasteful and expensive, both for students and institutions. There is simply no reason undergraduate degrees can’t be finished in three years, and many reasons they should be.


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