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Science Magazine
November 19, 2010
Space Science - Massive Cost Overrun to Webb Threatens Other NASA Missions
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a comment from Adam Riess, a Krieger School professor of physics and astronomy.

OneIndia.com (ANI)
November 19, 2010
4 in 10 Americans believe that marriage is becoming obsolete
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger school sociologist Andrew Cherlin comments in this article.

Huffington Post
November 18, 2010
TIME Marriage Study: Four In Ten Say It's Obsolete
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted.

Washington Post
November 19, 2010
Colleges' own recruiting efforts may fuel 'application inflation'
Johns Hopkins angle: At Johns Hopkins, applications rose by 80 percent between 2002 and 2009. The number of admitted students rose, but not quite so quickly, so the admission rate tightened from 35 percent to 27 percent.

Voice of America
November 18, 2010
Three Questions: Russia, NATO and Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Kurt Volker is quoted.

WJZ TV 13 (Baltimore)
November 18, 2010
Brave Gay Teen Shares Suicide Story To Save Others
Johns Hopkins angle: Linda Goldman of the School of Education is interviewed as part of this story.

New York Times
November 18, 2010
Nobel Winner’s Absence May Delay Awarding of Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes David M. Lampton, director of China studies and a professor at the JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Washington Post
November 19, 2010
Sibley hospital officially joins Johns Hopkins system
Johns Hopkins angle: Ron Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 18, 2010
Cutting science funding destroys Maryland jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece about proposed research funding cuts states that many of Maryland’s research labs are located at private universities such as Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 19, 2010
Destiny’s edge
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Aris Melissaratos, Johns Hopkins University senior advisor to the president for enterprise development.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 19, 2010
Hoping to hit the Google jackpot
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Stephanie Reel. Reel, vice president of information technology for Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 19, 2010
Nurturing nano
Johns Hopkins angle: The university's research programs are mentioned.

USA Today (AP)
November 18, 2010
Gov't: Airport body scanners' radiation not a health threat
Johns Hopkins angle: Helen Worth, APL spokeswoman, is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

Macau News
November 19, 2010
Naked airport x-rays not so safe, say experts
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief article on full body scanners mentions the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 19, 2010
Hospitals cope with social media sites’ privacy pitfalls
Johns Hopkins angle: Aaron Watkins, director of e-strategy and web services at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted.

WPTV ( Palm Beach)
November 19, 2010
High blood pressure … in kids?
Johns Hopkins angle: School of Medicine pediatrician Tammy Brady is quoted.

Thaindian (ANI)
November 19, 2010
Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story quotes Chi Dang of the School of Medicine.

South Asia Mail (IANS)
November 19, 2010
Happy marriage also eases arthritis pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports on research led by Jennifer Barsky Reese of the School of Medicine, which concluded that those in a happy marriage suffer less from the pain of arthritis.

Foreign Policy
November 18, 2010
Did U.N. Peacekeepers Bring Cholera to Haiti?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a tag line thanking David Sack of the School of Public Health.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (UPI)
November 18, 2010
Prostate technique provides new insights
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story about a new prostate cancer surgical technique mentions that experts at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Center were involved.

Salem Gazette (Mass.)
November 18, 2010
Robert Moran: Research into quitting strategies and effects
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about smoking cessation mentions that compared to never-smokers, Johns Hopkins researchers reported (Annals of Internal Medicine), quitters have a 73 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Seattle Times
November 19, 2010
Study finds dying cancer patients often don't use hospices
Johns Hopkins angle: This Scripps Howard News Service piece says that 3.8 percent of Medicare patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital were receiving chemotherapy in the last two weeks of their lives.

CNN International
November 19, 2010
Anti-U.N. protests erupt in Haitian capital
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Rita Colwell of the School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
November 18, 2010
Andy Harris learns a lesson
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial mentions that physician and congressman-elect Andy Harris’ current health insurance coverage is provided by his private-sector employer, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Capital (Annapolis)
November 18, 2010
Music Box: Add some jazz to your weekend
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut attended the Peabody Institute as a child.

Baltimore Sun
November 18, 2010
Citywide initiative connects worship centers, residents
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to the slaying last July of Stephen Pitcairn, a researcher at The Johns Hopkins University.

Indianapolis Star
November 19, 2010
Indiana Mr. Football: What are key factors?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Dan Wodlicka, a Johns Hopkins student.

Baltimore Sun
November 19, 2010
Providence routs Morgan State men, 77-55
Johns Hopkins angle: The college basketball column mentions that in the Pride of Baltimore tournament Goucher will play Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
November 18, 2010
Howard County to host NCAA Night for parents, students
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that some schools, such as The Johns Hopkins University, play sports in more than one division.

The Times of Trenton
November 19, 2010
TCNJ ready for Sweet 16
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, ninth-ranked TCNJ (18-2-1) will meet the 11th-ranked Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins University (18-3-1) tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Shoemaker Field.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 19, 2010
Market anxiety
Johns Hopkins angle: Aaron Tabor, a 1997 graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
November 18, 2010
Donald Myron Cohen, World War II pilot, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that Cohen earned a degree in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins in 1948.

Waynesboro Record Herald (Pa.)
November 18, 2010
Richard E. Besecker
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Besecker studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Inside Higher Education
November 19, 2010
Context on Admissions Jumps
A report being issued today by the National Association for College Admission Counseling says that it is true that colleges are receiving many more applications than in the past -- and that part of the phenomenon is linked to top students applying to more colleges than they used to, and top colleges receiving more applications than they used to.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 18, 2010
Tuition Discounts Rise at Public Colleges—and Could Prove Costly
To keep up with competition from private colleges, many public universities are spending more money on student aid. While that approach has attracted lucrative out-of-state students, as well as those with financial need or high standardized-test scores, it could cut into revenues at a time of dwindling state support, new research suggests.

The Washington Post
November 19, 2010
NJ senator introduces college anti-bullying law
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg has introduced legislation to require colleges to adopt a code of conduct that prohibits bullying and harassment. The measure introduced by Lautenberg, a Democrat, would require colleges that receive federal money to adopt policies that prohibit harassment based on a student's sexual orientation, race, gender and other factors.

The Washington Post
November 19, 2010
Report: Rise in college applications hurts low-income students (The Answer Sheet blog)
A new report concludes that the dramatic increase in college applications over the past 15 years is creating a rise in selectivity that will reduce opportunities for more low-income, first-generation students in all levels of higher education, including community colleges.

New York Times
November 18, 2010
Early-Decision Applications Surge at Vanderbilt, George Washington and Dartmouth (The Choice blog)
As noted eloquently by several commenters in response to last week’s post, binding early programs continue to be a lightning rod for families and counselors.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 18, 2010
Anthropology Group Restyles Its Offerings to Lure Nonacademics
Roughly half of all anthropologists work outside of academe—a number that is fundamentally changing an 11,000-member association that has historically catered to college professors.


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