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New York Times
November 30, 2010
U.S. School Graduation Rate Is Rising
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to a 2005 school dropout study conducted by Johns Hopkins University researchers.

TIME Magazine Online
November 30, 2010
School Dropout Rates Are Dropping, but Are Still No Cause for Celebration
Johns Hopkins angle: This education blog post comments on a new dropout rate report prepared in part by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Washington Post – The Answer Sheet blog
November 30, 2010
Report: Number of 'dropout factories' declines
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Balfanz and his colleagues at the university's Everyone Graduates Center are mentioned.

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)
November 30, 2010
Report: ’Dropout factories’ on decline in US
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes Robert Balfanz, a research scientist in the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools, who participated in this study.

eSchoolNews.com
November 29, 2010
High school graduation rate is increasing, report shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on the findings in a new report prepared by a team that included Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center.

Knoxville News Sentinel
November 30, 2010
Tennessee no longer 'dropout factory' as high school graduation rate soars
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a report prepared in part by Johns Hopkins education researchers quotes program developer Joanna Fox from the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Cincinnati.com
November 30, 2010
US, Ohio see progress in dropout rate
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was co-written by Robert Balfanz, co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center at The Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Examiner
November 29, 2010
More 'dropout factory' high schools in Md. than in 2002
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on the findings in a new report prepared by a team that includes Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center.

Baltimore Sun
November 29, 2010
Rare copy of 'The Star Spangled Banner' goes on the auction block
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that The Johns Hopkins University has a near-pristine copy of the first edition of the "Star Spangled Banner" sheet music, acquired in 1977 from the collector and donor Lester Levy. Information is attributed to Kelly Spring, an assistant manuscripts curator for the university.

New York Times
November 30, 2010
Murder! Intrigue! Astronomers?
Johns Hopkins angle: Information from Lawrence Principe, a history of science professor in the Krieger School, is included in this feature.

ABC2News.com (WMAR-TV Channel 2 – Baltimore)
November 29, 2010
Hopkins offers class on 'The Wire'
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story and online video focus on a Johns Hopkins class that used the television series “The Wire” to help students examine Baltimore's problems. Adjunct faculty member Peter Beilenson and student Danielle Lohan are interviewed.

Wall Street Journal
November 30, 2010
WikiLeaks and the Art of Diplomacy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

CBSNews.com
November 30, 2010
Keeping Secrets, Even From WikiLeaks
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is by James Mann, an author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Space Daily
November 30, 2010
HUT, 20 Years Later
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the anniversary of the launch of the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope includes a comment from William Blair, a research professor at Johns Hopkins and a member of the two HUT teams.

New York Times
Fuel Lines of Tumors Are New Target
November 30, 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this health feature is Chi Dang, a Johns Hopkins professor of medicine and oncology who is vice dean for research in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 29, 2010
Johns Hopkins to launch executive MBA program
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is launching an executive MBA program next spring.

Denver Post
November 30, 2010
Report: A bit more vitamin D is good, not too much
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes preventive cardiologist Erin Michos, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine.

Washington Post
November 29, 2010
AnyBODY: Dreaming of a light Christmas
Johns Hopkins angle: Internist Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, is quoted in this feature.

Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2010
CT scan use rising in emergency rooms, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Elliot Fishman, a professor of radiology and oncology at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
November 30, 2010
Hopkins to submit report on doctor shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports that in response to the shooting of one of its doctors, Johns Hopkins Hospital will file a report on its security measures to the panel that accredits U.S. hospitals on Tuesday.

Monterey County Herald (Calif.)
November 30, 2010
Scan or pat-down? With kids, it's not an easy decision
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, originally in Newsday, quotes Mahadevappa Mahesh, an associate professor of radiology in the School of Medicine.

World Dawn (Pakistan)
November 30, 2010
Best to focus on preventing HIV in Africa: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story includes comments from Thomas Quinn, a School of Medicine professor who is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast (WYPR Radio – Baltimore)
November 30, 2010
The Low Hormone Diet
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio show segment features an interview with Philip Cole, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences in the School of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record – On the Record blog
November 29, 2010
Top 5: ‘They’ll never have another Christmas together’
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that Douglas Kerr, who established the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center, is suing the university.

New York Irish Emigrant
November 29, 2010
2012 Mitchell Scholars selected
Johns Hopkins angle: This story lists the 2010 Mitchell Scholars, including Mohammad Modarres of Johns Hopkins.

Eurasia Review and News Analysis
November 29, 2010
Mexico: Pact With The Devil?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece is written by Patrick Corcoran, a student of international relations at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
November 29, 2010
Hagerstown graduate says speaking multiple languages opens doors
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Vincent Schoeck is finishing his second year of graduate school at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies.

Bedford-Katonah Patch (New York State)
November 30, 2010
Lacrosse Star Mike Daniello Picks Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that high school lacrosse athlete Mike Daniello initially expressed interest in playing for the University of North Carolina, but he had a change of heart and switched his commitment to playing lacrosse for Johns Hopkins.

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The Hechinger Report
November 29, 2010
Momentum grows for trading life, job experience for academic credit
Universities and colleges are being pressed to increase graduation rates and speed up the time it takes for students to complete degrees by awarding college credit for their life and work experience.

The Daily Beast
November 29, 2010
I'm an Illegal Immigrant at Harvard
An anonymous, undocumented student at Harvard writes, "I was a little girl who hadn't even learned the alphabet when I overstayed my visa. If the DREAM Act doesn't pass, I might have to take my degree and go back to a country I never knew."

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 28, 2010
States Seek Ways to Take Measure of College Degrees
A new project seeks to get faculty to agree on the mix of skills and knowledge that make up a college education.

USA Today
November 30, 2010
College students on break fix others' lives
This winter, thousands of college students nationwide will cut their sleigh riding and hot chocolate sipping short to travel around the country and the world on service trips.



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