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The Washington Post
November 21, 2010
College ratings ignites debate over core requirements
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about whether colleges and universities should require students to take core courses mentions Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
November 20, 2010
Consumer Risks Feared as Health Law Spurs Mergers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine, which operates a hospital in Baltimore and 25 clinics in Maryland, has just acquired Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, 16 months after acquiring Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2010
Method to erase traumatic memories may be on the horizon
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on new research being conducted by Richard L. Huganir, professor and chair of neuroscience in the School of Medicine, and postdoctoral fellow Roger L. Clem. Huganir is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 21, 2010
At Peabody Conservatory, life is music
Johns Hopkins angle: This Dan Rodricks column concerns Casey Butler, the young Peabody Conservatory student who collapsed and died last Monday. The column quotes from a joint statement to the Peabody community from Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels and Provost Lloyd Minor.

USA Today
November 22, 2010
With new facility, N. Korea's nuke capabilities accelerated
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Jae Ku, director of Johns Hopkins University’s U.S.-Korea Institute.

Yahoo! News (Reuters)
November 21, 2010
U.S. envoy in Asia amid new North Korea nuclear concern
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Joel Wit, a visiting scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
November 19, 2010
Peabody Opera Theatre offers persuasive production of Massenet's 'Manon'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Clef Notes music blog reviews a new Peabody Opera Theatre production.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
November 22, 2010
Ukrainian Democracy Will Be Built By Deeds, Not Pronouncements
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Taras Kuzio, a visiting fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at JHU’s School for Advanced International Studies.

The Guardian (U.K.)
November 22, 2010
Haiti's cholera epidemic caused by weather, say scientists
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes David Sack, a cholera specialist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Winnipeg Free Press
November 22, 2010
Money can't buy grades
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial refers to conclusions by Robert E. Slavin, a researcher in JHU’s School of Education.

The Hankyoreh (Korea)
November 22, 2010
Johns Hopkins students learn about Korea through kimchi making
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes a recent visit by students from JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies who are taking a course titled “The Two Koreas” from Professor Jae-jung Suh.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2010
Bartender, a little more tax in the mix
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial refers to a report by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, regarding the possible impact in Maryland of a proposed dime-a-drink tax on alcoholic beverages.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2010
Design proposals unveiled for $40 million school in E. Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the East Baltimore Development Inc., a public-private partnership that is redeveloping 88 acres north of the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus as a $1.8 billion mixed-use community, is overseeing this school project.

Baltimore Sun
November 19, 2010
Artistic expression
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that a recent exhibit at the Walters Art Museum provided visitor responses that generated data for Johns Hopkins University researchers exploring whether humans have an inborn preference for certain aesthetic shapes.

Renal and Urology News
November 20, 2010
Worsening Kidney Disease in Blacks Linked to Gene Variant
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on Bloomberg School of Public Health research led by Brad Astor, an associate professor of epidemiology and medicine.

Chemistry World
Nov, 18, 2010
'Hunger hormone' activating enzyme holds promise as obesity target
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on research conducted by Philip Cole, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences in the School of Medicine.

Med India
November 22, 2010
Significant Role Played by Mysterious Cells in Lou Gehrig's Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research conducted by Dwight Bergles, a School of Medicine associate professor in The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience.

Nigerian Compass
November 22, 2010
Nigeria loses 177,000 children to pneumonia annually – Expert
Johns Hopkins angle: This attributes information to Chizoba Wonodi, country director of Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center.

AllGov.com
November 22, 2010
Chair of the Presidio Trust: Who is Nancy Bechtle?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Nancy Bechtle served as chair of the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center Advisory Board.

Richmond County Daily Journal
November 21, 2010
Butler celebrates 100th birthday
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Mildred Elizabeth Butler attended the Peabody Conservatory.

The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
November 22, 2010
Messiah women edge Johns Hopkins to reach seventh straight Final Four
Johns Hopkins angle: This women’s soccer story states that Messiah survived a tough battle Sunday with Johns Hopkins to win 2-1 and reach its seventh consecutive NCAA Final Four.

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2010
Hopkins women's soccer team loses in D-III Elite Eight
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reports that Johns Hopkins lost, 2 to 1, to Messiah in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III women's soccer tournament Sunday in Grantham, Pa.

Lebanon Daily News (Pa.)
November 20, 2010
Hopkins handles Valley
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the Lebanon Valley football team suffered a 44 to 14 loss to JHU in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl.

Baltimore Sun
November 21, 2010
College basketball roundup: La Salle defeats Morgan, 79-74
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that the McDaniel men’s basketball team defeated Johns Hopkins, 62 to 40; also, it reports that the JHU women’s basketball team won over Wesley, 75 to 50.

Baltimore Sun
November 20, 2010
3-year-old Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky is retired
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s basketball item in this sports column reports that Matt Kelly led Johns Hopkins in points (12) and rebounds (eight) as the Blue Jays beat Goucher, 57-50, in the consolation round of the Pride of Maryland Tournament.

CollegeSwimming.com
November 21, 2010
Terps Take Home Invite, Cuts Pile up for Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that swimming and diving team members from Johns Hopkins performed well in the Terp Cup, which wrapped up Saturday night.

ESPN Boston
November 22, 2010
Belichick celebrates ... by playing lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this sports blog item, after the New England Patriots' 31 to 28 football victory over the Colts, Patriots’ Coach Bill Belichick was seen celebrating the win by playing lacrosse catch with former Johns Hopkins lacrosse star Paul Rabil.

Baltimore Sun
November 20, 2010
Milton H. 'Mickey' Miller, civic leader, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that Miller earned a history degree at JHU and that he was a trustee emeritus at The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. It also notes that in 1980, he was tapped to lead a $25 million campaign to rebuild the Peabody Institute's depleted endowment.

The Washington Post
November 22, 2010
Stephen Low
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Low, a former service officer, directed the Bologna Center, a satellite campus in Bologna, Italy, of Johns Hopkins University's graduate School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
November 19, 2010
Robert M. Sutton Sr., electrical engineer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Sutton earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1953 from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
November 20, 2010
Ruby F. Shubkagle, Morgan State educator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Shubkagle earned a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.


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The Chronicle of Higher Education – Head Count blog
November 19, 2010
‘Application Inflation’ Has Many Causes—and Consequences
The dramatic rise in applications at many selective colleges is both a cause and a symptom of increasing uncertainty for students and enrollment officials alike. What explains this trend? And what are the long-term implications for the admissions realm?

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
November 22, 2010
Perspectives: A Chat and a Tweet on Race
A new, substantive and sustained conversation about race is needed but should originate in college classrooms.

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 21, 2010
Student-Aid Offices Weigh How to Estimate What Families Pay
In offering online estimators, admissions and financial-aid offices weigh accuracy vs. simplicity.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
November 22, 2010
For-Profit Colleges May Lose Access to U.S. Aid Over Violations
For-profit colleges that pay recruiters based on the number of students they sign up may lose access to U.S. government student aid, which provided the colleges with $26.5 billion last year and can account for as much as 90 percent of company revenue.

Baltimore Sun
November 19, 2010
Naval Academy should be center for study of cybersecurity, new superintendent says
Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller wants a $100 million building and new classes to focus on warfare of the future.

Baltimore Sun
November 20, 2010
War veteran barred from CCBC campus for frank words on killing
After writing a paper about the anxieties that had tormented him since he returned from war, a former infantryman was told he would be barred from the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville until he obtained a psychological evaluation.

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