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Wall Street Journal
October 27, 2010
Karzai and the Scent of U.S. Irresolution
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami, a professor at SAIS and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, wrote this opinion piece.
October 26, 2010
Liberal Hollywood Quiet for 2010 Midterm Elections, Experts Say
Johns Hopkins angle: Joshua Muravchik, a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS, is quoted.

Baltimore Brew
October 25, 2010
Area middle school girls get excited about engineering
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the Whiting School’s “Ready, Set, Design” program includes comments from Lester K. Su, an associate research professor of mechanical engineering, and sophomore engineering student Allison Tse.

Baltimore Sun
October 27, 2010
Severe constipation growing in children
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that the Johns Hopkins Children's Center will open a clinic this month to help provide medical and behavioral therapy for children with constipation.
October 27, 2010
Acclaimed violinist brings romance to the Palm Court
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that violinist Ann Fontanella has studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

TIME Magazine
October 26, 2010
Iran's Businesses Worry in Face of Uncertainty
Johns Hopkins angle: Kevan Harris, Krieger School sociologist, is quoted.

Vermont Public Radio
October 26, 2010
Earthquake Not To Blame For Cholera Outbreak In Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: David Sack of the School of Public Health was interviewed by NPR about the cholera epidemic in Haiti.

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 27, 2010
Alco-pops: Cans of potent punch spur calls for bans
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Jernigan, director of the Johns Hopkins University Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth.

October 27, 2010
Year-round school gains ground around U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research by Krieger School sociologists Doris R. Entwisle, Karl L. Alexander and Linda Steffel Olson.

October 27, 2010
Year-Round School Gains Ground Around U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story mentions "The phenomenon is called 'spring slide,' a term coined by" Krieger School sociologists Doris R.Entwisle, Karl L. Alexander and Linda Steffel Olson". The team has tracked Baltimore schoolchildren since 1982 and have been publishing their findings since 1997.

Washington Times
October 27, 2010
Clinton to focus on Asian alliances
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's James Mann comments in this story.

Discovery News
October 26, 2010
Taste Buds Found in Lungs
Johns Hopkins angle: Scientists at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland found evidence of "taste buds" in human lungs. The study may have implications for the treatment of airway diseases, such as asthma.

New American Media
October 27, 2010
A Doctor’s Word: Reducing HIV’s Bone-Breaking Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Todd Brown, an endocrinology specialist at the School of Medicine.

The Age (Australia)
October 27, 2010
Public discourse is more like a pub brawl than civil dialogue
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins University.

Fox News
October 27, 2010
Why Magic Mushrooms Can Be Good for You
Johns Hopkins angle: This report about "magic mushrooms" mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine conducted a study showing that"psilocybin can induce mystical/spiritual experiences of great worth and of enduring effects."

MIT Technology Review
October 27, 2010
Robotic Limbs that Plug into the Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Michael McLoughlin, who is overseeing the development of one of the prostheses at APL.

Global Post
October 26, 2010
Photo story: A cruel disease
Johns Hopkins angle: Photographer David Rochkind, who spent several weeks in Mumbai, has received grants from the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 26, 2010
Faith notes from metro Atlanta
Johns Hopkins angle: The Rev. Albert Mosley has been named president-dean elect for the United Methodist School at The Interdenominational Theological Center. An ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, Mosley is currently university chaplain of The Johns Hopkins University. Mosley assumes his leadership role at Gammon Theological Seminary on Jan. 1, 2011.

Grand Rapids Press (Mi.)
October 26, 2010
Grand Rapids Community College kindly requests campus civility
Johns Hopkins angle: Beginning next week, every staff member at Grand Rapids Community College will have a copy of “Choosing Civility,” written by Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni.

Montgomery News (Pa.)
October 26, 2010
Wissahickon High School robotics team visits White House
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Jenni Herchek is currently a freshman at Johns Hopkins University.

Asbury Park Press (NJ)
October 26, 2010
GOP state senator, longtime Democratic assemblywoman vie in 14th District
Johns Hopkins angle: Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein earned a master's degree in psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 1974.

Sammammish Review (Wa.)
October 26, 2010
Sammamish students have exceptional scores
Johns Hopkins angle: Twenty-six area students received recognition from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth at an Oct. 9 awards ceremony at Seattle Pacific University.

Allentown Morning Call
October 27, 2010
Muhlenberg two wins shy of unbeaten soccer season
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that last year, Muhlenberg's men soccer team lost in the conference tournament semifinals to Dickinson, which went on to lose to Johns Hopkins in the conference championship.

Higher Education News


October 26, 2010

Religious Undercurrent Ripples In Anti-Gay Bullying
The Department of Education sent a letter to schools, colleges and universities Tuesday warning them that failing to stop bullying could violate federal anti-discrimination laws.

Wall Street Journal
October 26, 2010
Embracing a Parental Rite
An essay about how different generations of mothers and fathers have either embraced parents weekend rituals or kept their distance.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
October 27, 2010
Study: Scholarship Athletes Still Pay for School
The average “full scholarship” Division I athlete winds up having to pay $2,951 annually in school-related expenses not covered by grants-in-aid.

Washington Post
October 27, 2010
Small colleges find that adding football pays off in a lot of green, and more
Stevenson University is one of at least a dozen small, private colleges in the United States that have added or rebuilt football programs in the past three years, usually with the dual purpose of feeding the bottom line and narrowing the gender gap.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 26, 2010
Trustees Are Not Prepared for Presidential Retirements, Study Finds
More than half of college presidents plan to retire in the next six years, according to a recent study, and many leaders have yet to sort out the financial details of their retirement packages.

New York Daily News
October 27, 2010
Obama administration's good intentions go astray when it comes to federal student loans
New rules proposed by the Obama administration would require that graduates of some federal student loan programs repay principal, as well as interest, in the years immediately following graduation.

New York Times
October 26, 2010
48th Is Not a Good Place
According to a report published last month, the academies found that the United States ranks 27th out of 29 wealthy countries in the proportion of college students with degrees in science or engineering, while the World Economic Forum ranked this country 48th out of 133 developed and developing nations in quality of math and science instruction.

Johns Hopkins University