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CNN Health
September 9, 2010
Sickle cell screening for college athletes is questioned
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog article reports that the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is recommending that the NCAA reconsider the way college athletes are tested for sickle cell disease.

Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2010
College athletics' bid to identify sickle-cell carriers: Not ready for prime time?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is recommending that the NCAA reconsider the way college athletes are tested for sickle cell disease.

Bloomberg.com
September 9, 2010
Stem-Cell Research Ban Suspended by Appeals Court
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg News wire story includes comments from Ted Dawson, the co-director at Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Cell Engineering.

Seattle Times
September 9, 2010
Gates Foundation shakes up science with goal to end malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes researcher Rhoel Dinglasan of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
September 10, 2010
Talking with Steve Monroe: A foundation for fame
Johns Hopkins angle: The introduction to this interview with Kenneth R. Banks, who founded Banks Contracting of Baltimore, mentions that his firm is involved in joint ventures with Clark Construction to build the new $600 million Johns Hopkins Hospital clinical building and a $44 million Johns Hopkins graduate student building.

HealthDay News
September 9, 2010
Clearing Kids for Sports Participation Sparks Conflicts
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Theodore Abraham, an associate professor at the School of Medicine and an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.

The Daily Beast
September 10, 2010
'Tea Party Billionaire' Fires Back
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that billionaire businessman David Koch donated $35 million to Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Medscape Today
September 9. 2010
Gene Mutation May Shift Endometriosis Toward Ovarian Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions research by Siân Jones and Nickolas Papadopoulos, both affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

AOL Health
September 9, 2010
Gene Mutations Found for Deadliest Ovarian Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by Siân Jones and Nickolas Papadopoulos, both affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

WUSA News (TV Channel 9 – Washington, D.C.)
September 9, 2010
Can Psychedelic Mushrooms Lessen Depression?
Johns Hopkins angle: In this TV news report, study leader Roland Griffiths, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the School of Medicine, is interviewed.

Zenopa.com (U.K.)
September 8. 2010
New research explains link between obesity and infertility
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes principal investigator Andrew Wolfe of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

InvestigativeVoice.com
September 8, 2010
NEWS FLASH — Hopkins student sexually assaulted in elevator
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item states that a Johns Hopkins University student was sexually assaulted in the elevator of an off-campus apartment complex, according to a police report.

ABC2News.com (WMAR-TV – Baltimore)
September 9, 2010
Swimmers make a splash in the fight against cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature focuses on the "Swim Across America Baltimore" event, which will raise funds for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Luis Diaz, an assistant professor of oncology in the School of Medicine, is interviewed.

Melrose Free Press (Massachusetts)
September 9, 2010
Melrose High Achievers
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Joshua Smith of Melrose has been named to the Johns Hopkins University dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2010 semester.

Echoes-Sentinel (New Jersey)
September 10, 2010
College students from Long Hill, Warren, Watchung earn academic honors and diplomas
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column mentions that Lynn Olesky, daughter of Jonathan and Susan Olesky of Warren Township, was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

Bellingham Herald (Washington State)
September 9, 2010
Western Washington University students receive scholarships
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that chemistry major Jake Jaffe of Bellingham was named to the spring-semester dean's list at The Johns Hopkins University.

York Dispatch (Pa.)
September 9, 2010
York College men's soccer team loses at home
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes JHU Blue Jays men’s soccer team’s 2-1 victory over York College.

York Daily News
September 9, 2010
York College men's soccer falls to Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes JHU Blue Jays men’s soccer team’s 2-1 victory over York College.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

Washington Post
September 10, 2010
Some say bypassing a higher education is smarter than paying for a degree
Hear this, high achievers: If you crunch the numbers, some experts say, college is a bad investment.

NPR – All Things Considered
September 10, 2010
For-Profit Schools Balk At Stricter Regulations
For-profit colleges and universities — the fastest-growing sector of higher education — are bracing for a federal crackdown on the cost of a degree.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 10, 2010
Scientists Are Optimistic as Appeals Court Lifts Injunction Against Stem-Cell Research
A ruling last month blocked federal funds for embryonic-stem-cell research, but a court on Thursday set aside that ruling, giving researchers hope for eventual victory.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
September 9, 2010
The 'No-Frills' College of the Future
Tuition hikes are making college increasingly unaffordable. In the search for solutions, some schools are thinking outside the box.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 10, 2010
Rutgers University Helps Entrepreneurs Revitalize Newark
Rutgers University’s Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative hopes to revitalize New Jersey’s urban centers by putting the school’s resources at the disposal of small businesses in the inner city.

Wall Street Journal
September 10, 2010
Harvard Endowment Gets a Middling Grade
Harvard University's endowment fund posted a 11 percent return for the 12 months ended June 30, underperforming the broader markets but reversing a big decline in the year-ago period.


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