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NPR
September 28, 2010
Calls for longer school years face budget reality
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece mentions a Johns Hopkins University study that found that disadvantaged kids regress academically during the summer break, while better-off kids hold steady or continue to learn.

Greater Milwaukee Today
September 28, 2010
Back to school
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about schools mentions a Johns Hopkins University study that found if a child has one "off-track" behavior — such as spotty attendance, behavior issues or difficulty performing in the core subjects of English and math — the student is 75 percent more likely to drop out of high school.

USA Today
September 28, 2010
China's aggressive posture stuns Japan, experts
Johns Hopkins angle: Kent Calder of SAIS is quoted.

The Washington Post
September 27, 2010
Cued speech offers deaf children links to spoken English
Johns Hopkins angle: John Niparko, interim director of the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted.

Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2010
Doctor wounded during Hopkins shooting released from hospital after surgery, recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This widely reprinted Associated Press story reports that the Johns Hopkins physician who was shot by the son of one of his patients earlier this month has been released from the hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2010
Hopkins doctor shot in abdomen released from hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, attributed to a Towson Times writer, reports that the physician who was shot in the abdomen 10 days ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital was released from the hospital on Monday.

New Republic
September 28, 2010
It's Not Just D'Souza: British People Think Obama Is a Kenyan Anti-Colonialist, Too
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by James Mann, an author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 28. 2010
The Top 100 Universities in Research Spending Had More Industry Help in 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: The chart accompanying this story shows that Johns Hopkins University is ranked first.

Inside Higher Ed
September 28, 2010
Science R&D Spending Reached $55B in Higher Ed in 2009
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU in FY2009 was again first among universities in spending on R&D; the top five has been stable since 2004.

Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2010
TB cases decline, but drug-resistant TB now a risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This Picture of Health blog item about new tuberculosis research quotes David Bishai, senior author of the study and associate professor in the departments of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
September 28,2010
Court date in Md. researcher's killing
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that a Baltimore Circuit Court judge has set a trial date for two people accused of fatally stabbing Johns Hopkins University researcher, Stephen Pitcairn on July 25, as he walked home in the Charles Village neighborhood. Thirty-seven-year-old John A. Wagner and 24-year-old Lavelva Merritt, both of Baltimore, will stand trial Jan. 26.

Baltimore Sun
September 27, 2010
Trial date set for couple accused of killing JHU researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Baltimore couple accused of killing Johns Hopkins cancer researcher Stephen Pitcairn as he walked home from a city train station is scheduled for trial Jan. 26 on murder, assault and robbery charges.

WJZ.com
September 27, 2010
Trial Set For Pair Charged In Fatal Stabbing
Johns Hopkins angle: A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has set a trial date for two people accused of fatally stabbing Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins University researcher as he was walking home in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood.

Investors' Business Daily
September 27, 2010
ObamaCare's Tax Credit System Will Make April 15 Even Harder
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School economist Stephen Shore is quoted.

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 27, 2010
Rutgers to launch program promoting politeness
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes P.M. Forni, a professor of Italian literature in the Krieger School's Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, and founder of the university's Civility Initiative.

Baltimore Sun
September 27, 2010
National Aquarium mourns death of 31-year-old dolphin
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the recent death of a National Aquarium dolphin notes that School of Medicine doctors who specialize in comparative medicine are conducting an autopsy.

Space Fellowship
September 28, 2010
Pan-STARRS Discovers Its First Potentially Hazardous Asteroid
Johns Hopkins angle: The Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) PS1 telescope has discovered an asteroid that will come within 4 million miles of Earth in mid-October. The object is about 150 feet in diameter and was discovered in images acquired on September 16, when it was about 20 million miles away. Johns Hopkins is part of the PS1 Consortium of researchers on this project.

Lancaster Online
September 28, 2010
Health care workers here encouraged to get flu shots
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about flu shots notes that Johns Hopkins Health System in Maryland requires workers to get the vaccine or wear a mask.

Baltimore Sun
September 23, 2010
Crow on the menu at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post commends the Johns Hopkins News-Letter for publishing letters taking the editors to task for printing an article offensive to women, but it adds that the paper also published “an apology so cravenly self-regarding and equivocal as to be nearly as offensive as the original article.” The piece finally notes that “the editors have since tucked in to a trencher of crow, publishing an actual apology.”

Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2010
Terps QB O'Brien named ACC Rookie of the Week
Johns Hopkins angle: A sports digest column item mentions that Johns Hopkins junior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

The Washington Post
September 28, 2010
Dr. Frederick Jelinek, computer speech-recognition specialist, dies in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the September 14, death of Frederick Jelinek, 77, the Johns Hopkins engineer who overcame the challenges of a boyhood in Nazi-occupied Europe to come to America and teach computers how to recognize the sounds and sense of spoken English, died Sept. 14 in Baltimore.

Playbill
September 27, 2010
James Stovall, Broadway Musical Actor, Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Stovall studied piano and voice at the Peabody Conservatory.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
September 28, 2010
National Research Council to Release Doctoral Rankings
The long-awaited rankings of some 5,000 doctoral programs will come out this afternoon, answering many questions about the quality of the programs.

Washington Post
September 27, 2010
Faculty increasingly move into college dorms
George Washington University is one of dozens of colleges that place professors in residence halls.

Inside Higher Ed
September 28, 2010
'College Admissions for the 21st Century'
Robert Sternberg, a testing expert and reformer, discusses his new book about his experiment looking at applicants' non-cognitive skills.

Wall Street Journal (AP)
September 28, 2010
CUNY-IBM to open unique school in NYC
City University of New York and IBM will open a unique school that merges high school with two years of college, allowing students to earn an associate's degree.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
September 28, 2010
STEM Teacher Recruitment Effort Launched by Obama Administration
President Barack Obama announced a goal of recruiting 10,000 teachers who work in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math over the next two years.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
September 28, 2010
New Jersey Police Charge Two in Fatal College Shooting
Two men were charged Monday in the weekend shooting at an off-campus house party that left a Seton Hall University student dead and four other people wounded.

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