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The Washington Post
August 3, 2011
Teach for America 2011 acceptance rate: 11 percent
Johns Hopkins angle: This Campus Overload blog states that Johns Hopkins University ranks near the top of the list when it comes to graduates at top universities getting into Teach for America.

NPR (National Public Radio)
August 3, 2011
The Good And Bad News On HIV In The U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that an analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and at Johns Hopkins suggests that there will be "significant increases in new HIV infections if current prevention efforts are not intensified."

Wichita Eagle (Bloomberg)
August 4, 2011
Single dads on the rise
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Bloomberg wire story is Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin.

Salt Lake Tribune
August 3, 2011
U. research shows human ancestors evolved in grasslands
Johns Hopkins angle: Research by a team that includes Krieger School geologist and earth scientist Naomi Levin reveals that our human ancestors evolved in grasslands in East Africa, this article reports.

TIME Healthland
August 4, 2011
Should Pediatricians 'Fire' Patients Whose Parents Don't Vaccinate?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Kate O'Brien, a pediatric vaccinologist at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and deputy director of the International Vaccine Access Center.

Dawn.com
August 4, 2011
Partners in denial
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Touqir Hussain, Senior Visiting Pakistan Fellow at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
August 3, 2011
Air cleaners can help kids who live with smokers
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports on a study led by Arlene Butz, an asthma specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center who also is a School of Medicine professor of pediatrics. Butz is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
August 4, 2011
Antidepressant use up among those who aren't depressed
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post concerns new Bloomberg School of Public Health research led by Ramin Mojtabai, an associate professor in the Department of Mental Health.

The Independent (U.K.)
August 4, 2011
Robert Chote: Ready to hold the Chancellor to account
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this piece, Chote “was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge; at City University, London; and Johns Hopkins in Washington, D.C.”

Albany Times-Union
August 4, 2011
Poor grades for middle schools
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Robert Balfanz of the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Gizmag
August 3, 2011
Bio-synthetic material could replace soft tissue
Johns Hopkins angle: A team led Jennifer Elisseeff of the School of Medicine has developed a bio-synthetic material that could help soldiers whose faces have been damaged by explosions on the battlefield, this story reports.

United Press International
August 3, 2011
Mubarak’s Fate In Court’s Hands
Johns Hopkins angle: United Press International quotes SAIS’s Daniel Serwer in this story.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
August 3, 2011
New bacteria discovered in deer ticks in state, study shows
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is pathologist J. Stephen Dumler of the School of Medicine.

St. Petersburg Times
August 4, 2011
With a new building, a new partner and more patients, All Children's hospital gets high financial marks
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that All Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Johns Hopkins.

Jupiter Courier (Fla.)
August 3, 2011
Scripps Florida's Gavin Rumbaugh explores the workings of memory
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Rumbaugh completed a postdoctoral fellowship at JHU.

The Globalist
August 4, 2011
Michael Bloomberg
Johns Hopkins angle: This short feature on the New York City mayor notes that he is a graduate of Johns Hopkins.

ExploreHarford.com (Baltimore Sun)
August 3, 2011
Rising Star: Ken Karlic, Local Painter Captures Beauty in Harford County
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that painter Ken Karlic has sold paintings to institutions, such as Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Catholic Review
August 4, 2011
As number of seniors rise, so do careers in aging
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Janet Roberts, academic program coordinator for the Johns Hopkins University Odyssey Program. Also mentioned in this piece is The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing’s magazine.

The Washington Post
August 3, 2011
Montgomery psychiatrist kills son, self
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a Montgomery County psychiatrist who police said fatally shot her son before killing herself, was a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record
August 3, 2011
On the Move, 8/3: Cummings appointed VP by Hamilton Federal Bank
Johns Hopkins angle: This weekly roundup includes a brief stating that R. Mark Ellerkmann, M.D., has joined the Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center as director of the urogynecology division of the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine. He is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

YourCarlynton.com (Suburban Pittsburgh)
August 4, 2011
Around Town: Summer offers hot streak of new stores in Route 50 corridor
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column mentions that Nicholas Will, the new director of music and lay liturgical ministries at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carnegie, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

The News Leader (Staunton, Va.)
August 4, 2011
Unique performances planned at Garth Newel this weekend
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that the performers will include Martha Bruce, violin, and Catherine Mickelson, cello, both from the Peabody Conservatory.

Rediff.com (India News)
August 4 2011
World's 15 most stunning libraries
Johns Hopkins angle: Featured in this online slide show about the world most stunning libraries is the George Peabody Library, formerly known as the Library of the Peabody Institute. It is described as a 19th Century research library of The Johns Hopkins University.

The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)
August 4, 2011
Jane Austen Singing School acquaints young women with a different time
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Joanna Manring, founder of the Jane Austen Singing School for Young Ladies, received her doctorate in music from The Peabody Institute in 2010.

Lansing State Journal (Michigan)
August 3, 2011
Pianist to play today at Charlotte church
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this concert preview, pianist Kawai Chan pursued a master’s degree in piano performance at Peabody Conservatory.


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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 4, 2011
Debt Ceiling Deal Draws Modest Support
The debt ceiling agreement reached by President Obama and Congress isn’t generating much enthusiasm in Washington, D.C., although education advocates note that it would provide a short-term financial fix for the heavily used Pell Grant program.

Wall Street Journal
August 4, 2011
College Grants Spared From Spending Cuts
One federal program emerged with more money in the deficit-reduction deal signed into law this week: Pell grants, which help low-income students pay for college.

Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
August 4, 2011
New Data on STEM Gender Gap
The U.S. Department of Commerce released new data on Wednesday on the gender gap in science and technology fields -- stressing the economic impact on women. The study noted that women hold almost half of all jobs in the United States, but less than 25 percent of those in STEM fields.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 3, 2011
To Get at College 'Value,' Report Looks at Student Debt and Degree Completion Together
The report, "Debt to Degree: A New Way of Measuring College Success," uses the "borrowing-to-credential ratio" as a way of comparing the value of different sectors of higher education and of individual colleges.

HuffPost College
August 3, 2011
DREAM Act Students Push For Deferred Deportation Action
The Obama administration is quietly halting some deportations of undocumented young people, after a memo in June that directed immigration officials to consider reprieve for students and would-be military members.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 31, 2011
Middlebury College Draws Young Donors With Microphilanthropy
The opportunity to support their friends' projects with small amounts brings recent graduates into the giving circle.

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