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NPR "Morning Edition"
September 29, 2010
In Afghanistan, Midwives 'Are Like Guardian Angels For Infants And Mothers'
Johns Hopkins angle: Morning Edition anchor Renee Montagne visits a Jhpiego program in Afghanistan that trains women as midwives to save the lives of mothers and their babies. Jhpiego and Johns Hopkins are first mentioned just after two minutes into the audio version of the story.


The Washington Post
September 30, 2010
'Obama's Wars': The gang that couldn't shoot straight -- or shut up
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Eliot A. Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at SAIS and the author of "Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime."

Baltimore Sun
Hopkins again leads U.S. universities in research spending
September 29, 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins again led all U.S. universities in research and development spending in 2009, according to rankings released Wednesday. Johns Hopkins University Provost Lloyd Minor is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 29, 2010
Hopkins again tops in U.S. for research spending
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that the university $1.85 billion in medical, science and engineering research dollars in fiscal 2009, which ran from July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009.

Washingtonpost.com
September 28, 2010
On Leadership: Respect your advisers
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, opines on how leaders should reconcile the laudable instinct to rely on the advice of experts with the sometimes urgent need to force them to think outside the box.

NPR "All Things Considered"
September 29, 2010
For Many Americans, 'Marriage Is An Economic Decision,' Sociologist Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Interview with KSAS sociologist Andrew Cherlin, who says, "For college-educated young adults, this is a story of postponing marriage" until it makes financial sense."

Modesto Bee
September 30, 2010
Provocation and constitutional right at ground zero
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
September 29, 2010
Do-it-yourself doctoral rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned.

Gulf News (Reuters)
September 30, 2010
Brazil faces life without 'the man' as Lula exits
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece quotes Riordan Roett, head of Latin American studies at SAIS.

San Francisco Chronicle (Bloomberg)
September 30, 2010
AIG Announces Plan to Repay U.S. Rescue With Stock
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Bloomberg story is Phillip Phan, professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (UPI)
September 30, 2010
Kids with lung disease at risk in daycare
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports on a study out of the Children's Center that found that being in daycare increases risks in children with chronic lung disease of prematurity.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 30, 2010
The Smart Money: Hellmuth makes an entrance
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Sam Chambers, an associate professor of political science at the Krieger School.

Times of Trenton
September 30, 2010
Civil engineering
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni's work promoting a return to civility.

WHTC (Reuters)
September 29, 2010
Antidepressant use tied to increased diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that Richard Rubin of the School of Medicine led a team that did a study that found that people who use antidepressants for the long term may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-users -- including other individuals with severe depression.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2010
More moms trying to breast-feed babies, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital was recently given the "Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award" from state health officials. The story also quotes Carrie Tyler, a nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Science News
September 29, 2010
A thousand points of height
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the genetic underpinnings of height mentions research done by Aravinda Chakravarti of the School of Medicine.

The Scientist
October 1, 2010
The One True Path?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is bone biologist Thomas Clemens of the School of Medicine.

Fort Frances Times Online (Ontario)
September 29, 2010
Course set to explore religion vs. science debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Krieger School science historian and chemist Lawrence Principe lectures at St. John’s Anglican Church there.

KEPR CBS19 (Washington State)
September 30, 2010
Kids with ADHD more likely to have missing DNA
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story includes a photo caption that mentions Kimberly Doheny,lab director at the Center for Inherited Disease Research at the School of Medicine.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 30, 2010
Children's Hospital helps develop technique to improve survival from neuroblastoma
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Allen Chen, director of pediatric bone-marrow transplantation at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Space Fellowship
September 30, 2010
NRL's Wide-field Imager Selected for Solar Probe Plus Mission
Johns Hopkins angle: Applied Physics Laboratory is the prime contractor for The Solar Probe Plus.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2010
Hospitals, not fortresses
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece, related to the recent shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is written by Adam Schiavi is an assistant professor of anesthesiology/critical care medicine and neurology in the School of Medicine.

Colombia Reports
September 30, 2010
Santos defends Uribe against academic critics
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Krieger School anthropologist Deborah Poole was one of 80 professors from several universities who signed a letter related to the appointment of former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe as a guest lecturer at Georgetown University.

Borneo Post
September 30, 2010
Positive reactions to Najib’s call for global movement of the moderates
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bernama story mentions a proposal to set up the Johns Hopkins medical school in Serdang, Selangor.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2010
Dueling endorsements: NYC mayors for Md. Govs
Johns Hopkins angle: This Maryland Politics blog item reports that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg supports Gov. Martin O'Malley, in the Maryland gubernatorial race. It also mentions that Bloomberg “is a graduate, former trustee and benefactor of The Johns Hopkins University.”

The Philadelphia Daily News
September 30, 2010
Michael Smerconish: Motorcycles & race
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that researchers at Johns Hopkins University examined the circumstances of nearly 70,000 motorcycle accidents from 2002 to 2006, and found that three black riders died in those accidents for every two white riders.

The Prague Post
September 29, 2010
Klaus questions global governance in UN speech
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that President Václav Klaus spoke at SAIS on Sept. 24.

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2010
Flu vaccines safe for children allergic to eggs
Johns Hopkins angle: This Picture of Health blog item publishes flu vaccine guidelines for parents of children who have egg allergies. The information is from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s center.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2010
Bernstein crossed racial lines to win state's attorney position
Johns Hopkins angle: This primary election analysis refers to the recent stabbing death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Delaware County News Network (Delaware County, Pa.)
September 29, 2010
Baton passes to Delaware County Symphony’s new maestro: Jeremy Gill
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions an upcoming concert featuring pianist and harpsichordist Matthew Bengston, who has an advanced degree in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2010
Streetscape projects planned near JHU, MICA
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a nine-block stretch of Charles Street near the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus will undergo a $28 million makeover — including new sidewalks, curbs, streetlights and trees. Lawrence Kilduff, executive director of facilities for the university, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2010
Hopkins to play North Carolina in Big City Classic
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports that the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team will for the first time participate in the Big City Classic at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday, April 3. The team’s opponent will be North Carolina.

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2010
A lot of work behind the scenes of the Face-Off Classic and Big City Classic
Johns Hopkins angle: This Faceoff sports blog describes the planning that went into the Face-Off Classic and Big City Classic, two major college lacrosse tournaments in which Johns Hopkins’ men’s team will compete next year. Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala is mentioned.

Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2010
Robert C. Truax dies at 93; rocket pioneer aided daredevil Evel Knievel's 1974 canyon jump
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary quotes William Sprow, a consultant to Edwards Air Force Base and Johns Hopkins University.

Broadway.com
September 27, 2010
Broadway Musical Vet James Stovall Dies on September 25
By Broadway.com Staff
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Stovall studied piano and voice as a child at the Peabody Conservatory.

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NPR
September 30, 2010
For-Profit Colleges Hold Rally Against Loan Rules
For-profit schools are turning to what they say is the best evidence that this form of education works: the students themselves.

New York Times
September 30, 2010
Elite Colleges, or Colleges for the Elite? – Opinion
"Unlike the issue of racial preferences, advantages for alumni children — who are overwhelmingly white and wealthy — have been the subject of little scholarship, no state voter initiatives and no Supreme Court decisions."

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 30, 2010
Summit: Improving American Education Key To Maintaining U.S. Living Standards
Speakers at a Washington education summit Wednesday touted college education as the means to a better life, both for individuals and society as a whole.

Boston.com (AP)
September 29, 2010
Gunfire at UT highlights colleges' response
Since the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, schools have beefed up mobile notification systems, staged drills with local law enforcement agencies, installed additional security cameras and honed their threat assessment systems -- all while trying to avoid becoming walled-off compounds.

Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire blog
September 30, 2010
Gates Makes Recruiting Pitch at Duke
Defense Secretary Robert Gates was trying to get students from America’s most selective colleges to sign up for military service.

NPR (AP)
September 30, 2010
Student Secretly Taped Having Sex Kills Himself
Two Rutgers freshmen have been charged with illegally an 18-year-old student having sex and broadcasting the images via an Internet chat program.


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