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USA Today
September 15, 2010
Early Alzheimer's diagnosis is crucial, yet accurate test elusive
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted are Marilyn Albert, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Alyssa Bergey, a research assistant at the Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Science Nation
September 13, 2010
BPS: Brain Positioning System
Johns Hopkins angle: This story and accompanying video report on the research of Krieger School psychologist Amy Shelton, who investigates how people navigate through the world.

CNN Health
September 15, 2010
Study: Popular people get flu first
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a study done elsewhere quotes Justin Lessler, an influenza expert and research associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Reuters UK
September 15, 2010
Obesity surgery tied to lower diabetes risk in pregnancy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports on a new School of Medicine study that concludes that severely obese women who undergo weight-loss surgery may have a decreased risk of developing diabetes during future pregnancies. Study leader Anne E. Burk is quoted.

WUSA-9 (Washington, D.C.)
September 16, 2010
Actor Attacking High School Drop Out Rate
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Robert Balfanz of The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins’ Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Detroit News (AP)
September 16, 2010
Partnership to help boost DPS graduation rates
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that two Detroit Schools will partner with Johns Hopkins University and others to boost student achievement and poor graduation rates

The Huffington Post
September 15, 2010
The Connection Between Deficits and Foreign Policy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Business Journal
September 16, 2010
No decision on Suburban Hospital expansion
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the Montgomery County Board of Appeals on Wednesday delayed a decision on Suburban Hospital’s proposed $230 million campus expansion and renovation project. Suburban is a subsidiary of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2010
Young athletes may not know risks of energy drinks
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that two years ago Johns Hopkins scientists called for warning labels on energy drinks, because the amount of caffeine can vary widely, and caffeine intoxication can result in symptoms such as anxiety, rapid heartbeat and, in a few cases, death.

Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2010
Howard County high schools encourage civility at sporting events
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Columbia-based Choose Civility program was inspired by a book written by P.M. Forni, a Krieger School professor and director of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Fast Company Magazine
September 16, 2010
Power Is an Addictive Drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This excerpt From Jeffrey Pfeffer's "Power: Why Some People Have It--And Others Don't" mentions that Nick Binkley earned a master's degree from the School of Advanced International Studies.

Reader's Digest
September 16, 2010
Shocking Doctor Confessions
Johns Hopkins angle: In this piece, Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine writes about medical errors.

Top News (Uk)
September 16, 2010
Routine Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn’t Guarantee Longer Life
Johns Hopkins angle: Comments by Patrick Walsh of the School of Medicine are included in this article.

The Global Post
September 16, 2010
Brazil: Lula paves the way for his chosen successor
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of the School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this story.

Daily News & Analysis (ANI)
September 16, 2010
13 genes linked to human body mass found
Johns Hopkins angle: Co-led by Andrew Feinberg, scientists at the Center for Epigenetics at Johns Hopkins' Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences have found 13 genes linked to human body mass. Feinberg is quoted in this ANI story.

ABC News
September 15, 2010
Autism’s First Child
Johns Hopkins angle: This story discussing the first-ever diagnosed case of autism, that of “Donald T,” notes he was first examined at Johns Hopkins in the 1930s.

Columbus Business First (Ohio)
September 15, 2010
OSU taps 2-time college prez to lead fundraising
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Sorensen was executive director of the AIDS Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, according to this piece.

Armenian Weekly
September 15, 2010
Mouradian: Decoding Turkey’s ‘Yes’ to Constitutional Amendments
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Bilgin Ayata, whose Ph.D. dissertation at Johns Hopkins University examines the displacement of Kurds in Turkey.

Delmarva Daily Times
September 16, 2010
Do not count the Common Application out
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Johns Hopkins is among Maryland colleges and universities which accept the Common Application.

The Washington Post
September 16, 2010
Story Lab: Story pick: The alpha autistic
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog about how reporters put their stories together, mentions Johns Hopkins University.

The Journal (Martinsburg,W. Va.)
September 16, 2010
Orchestra to take the stage Saturday in Shepherdstown
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Mark McCoy, conductor for the Two Rivers Orchestra, holds a master’s degree from the Peabody Institute.

Staunton News Leader (Va.)
September 16, 2010
Community News
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece notes that organist Shiloh Roby earned a degree at Peabody Conservatory.

Howard County Times
September 16, 2010
College News
Johns Hopkins angle: Nathaniel Counts, of Ellicott City, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. Counts is a biology major scheduled to graduate in May 2011. Xin Zhou, of Ellicott City, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. Xin Zhou is a molecular and cellular biology major scheduled to graduate in May 2011.

The Washington Post
September 16, 2010
Centennial's Zach Lederer plays football despite a brain tumor and a ventricular shunt in his skull
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a high school football player who is battling cancer, mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Reading Eagle (Pa.)
September 16, 2010
Gillin in a rush to join Wilson's list of 1,000-yard runners
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reports that Sam Eagleson and George Schmidt, two of the top players on Gov. Mifflin's outstanding 2007 team, go head-to-head Saturday, sort of, when Johns Hopkins travels to Gettysburg.

WBOC (Delmarva)
September 15, 2010
No. 1 Salisbury Defeats No. 20 Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that on Wednesday evening, the Sea Gulls (Salibsury University) field hockey team made it five in a row, this time on the road, with a 4-0 victory against No. 20-ranked Johns Hopkins University.


Chronicle of Higher Education
September 15, 2010
College Aid Increasingly Goes Toward Students' Financial Need, Study Finds
Both private and public four-year institutions spent a greater share of their aid dollars meeting student need in 2007-8 than they did in 2000-1, according to a report by the College Board.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
September 14, 2010
New U-Md. president gives $100,000 to university
Incoming University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh and his wife Barbara have pledged $100,000 to help U-Md. students with financial needs stay in school.

Minnesota Public Radio
September 15, 2010
Minn. colleges push students to graduate in four years
The University of Minnesota is considering a plan that could mean higher tuition for students who have the credits to graduate, but don't seem ready leave campus.

Chronicle of Higher Education – The Ticker
September 14, 2010
Georgetown U. Receives $87-Million Estate Gift for Medical Research
The $87-million estate gift will create an endowment for medical research at the university's medical center.

U.S. News & World Report – Paying for College blog
September 15, 2010
Private Colleges Adopt Car Lot Strategy
Private colleges are adopting the old car salesmen's trick of setting high sticker prices then clinching sales by offering nearly everyone who walks in the door a special discount.

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