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New York Times
August 27, 2011
Few Treatment Options for Afghans as Drug Use Rises
John Hopkins angle: This story refers to a recent report by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health in partnership with Johns Hopkins University that found H.I.V. present in about 7 percent of drug users, double the figure just three years ago.

Wall Street Journal
August 27, 2011
How Property Taxes and the 'Curley Effect' Are Killing Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Op-ed co-authored by WSE applied economist Steve Hanke.
 
Baltimore Brew
August 27, 2011
Are high property taxes “killing” Baltimore?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions a Wall Street Journal piece co-authored by Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

New York Times
August 26, 2011
A Year of Rising Suicides on Bridge and Tracks
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is suicide researcher Susan Baker, a Bloomberg School of Public Health professor affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Richmond Times Dispatch
August 28, 2011
Philanthropists give $30 million to Johns Hopkins for cancer research
Johns Hopkins angle: Philanthropists William H. Goodwin Jr. and Alice T. Goodwin, known for their generosity in supporting local causes, have given $30 million for cancer research to Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University. The money from the Goodwins' Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research is being used to establish a research center focused on gene-based, personalized cancer treatments. The story quotes Dr. Edward D. Miller, dean and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Times and Democrat (AP)
August 29, 2011
Census: South, West lead U.S. in marriages, divorces
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

Scientific American
August 27, 201
Patent Watch
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Allison M. Okamura, a professor of mechanical engineering at JHU.

News & Observer (Durham, N.C.)
August 28, 2011
Duke to expand e-books
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins is among a list of schools that this fall will be among the nation's first institutions to offer free online access to books that are still protected by copyright and not in the public domain.

Med India
August 28, 2011
Temporary ER Staff Increases Patient Safety Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Temporary staff members working in a hospital's fast-paced emergency department are twice as likely as permanent employees to be involved in medication errors that harm patients, according to research led by Julius Cuong Pham, M.D., Ph.D, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

United Press International
August 27, 2011
Temp workers linked to more medical error
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that research led by Julius Cuong Pham, M.D., Ph.D, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that temporary staff members working in a hospital’s fast-paced emergency department are twice as likely as permanent employees to be involved in medication errors that harm patients.

Scientific American
August 27, 2011
The fight against dengue fever continues
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Jason Rasgon of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

National Catholic Reporter
August 29, 2011
Evangelicals & Science
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions Jonathan Dudley, a student at the School of Medicine and author of “Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics.”

Baltimore Sun
August 29, 2011
Vision needed for Baltimore's neighborhoods
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions the “East Baltimore Development: an immensely complex, 15-year, $1 billion partnership of neighborhood groups, business leaders, local and national foundations and the Johns Hopkins institutions.”

Huffington Post
August 27, 2011
Hurricane Irene's Health Risks Likely To Linger
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Patrick Breysse of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Fox43 (Lancaster, Pa.)
August 26, 2011
Electronic 'tattoo' could monitor vital organ functions
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q and A from the Los Angeles Times mentions Johns Hopkins.

Huffington Post
August 27, 2011
Hurricane Irene Could Sprout Bumper Crop Of Magic Mushrooms
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins research into the effects of psilocybin, also known as “magic mushrooms.”

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2011
Ellicott City teenager arrested in suspected terror plot
Johns Hopkins angle: Federal authorities have arrested on terrorism-related charges a 17-year-old youth who had been accepted to The Johns Hopkins University this fall on a full scholarship, the article reports. A school spokesman said he has withdrawn, the story adds.

Washington Post
August 27, 2011
Howard teen arrested in suspected terror plot
Johns Hopkins angle: Arrested youth had been accepted to enter Johns Hopkins as a freshman but has withdrawn.

WashingtonPost.com
August 26, 2011
AP: Scholarly Md. teen from Pakistan in secret US custody in Pa. in Jihad Jane plot
Johns Hopkins angle: Arrested youth had been accepted to enter Johns Hopkins as a freshman.

New Kerala (ANI)
August 27, 2011
American teen from Pak kept in US custody for helping 'Jihad Jane' recruit terrorists
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that federal authorities have arrested on terrorism-related charges a 17-year-old youth who had been accepted to The Johns Hopkins University this fall on a full scholarship.

United Press International
August 27, 2011
Teen charged with aiding Jihad Jane
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that a Maryland teenager, the son of Pakistani immigrants, has been charged with conspiring with a convert to Islam who called herself Jihad Jane. According to this story, the student had been accepted to Johns Hopkins University with a full scholarship.

Baltimore Sun
August 27, 2011
Campus security: There's an app for that
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology feature mentions that The Johns Hopkins University has begun to make real-time updates on its shuttle buses available to smartphone users through NextBus.com. University spokesman Dennis O’Shea is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
August 27, 2011
Irene weaker, but still dangerous
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, published just before the arrival of Hurricane Irene, noted that at Johns Hopkins Hospital, generators were fueled and ready in case of power outages, and early deliveries of food, water, medicines and other supplies were expected.

Baltimore Sun
August 28, 2011
The cost of cutting deficits
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Sun editorial, “The Moore Clinic for HIV Care at Johns Hopkins cut back housing grants and aid to help patients deal with diabetes and other health problems.”

Wall Street Journal
August 27, 2011
Keeping Pace
Johns Hopkins angle: Marc Glimcher, being groomed to take over his father's Pace Gallery in New York, once studied immunology at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore City Paper
August 28, 2011
Getting Around
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story, part of the City Paper’s Guide for Baltimore College Students, mentions the Collegetown Shuttle and Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
August 27, 2011
David Troy's next big projects: fixing email, government transparency
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with technology entrepreneur David Troy, one of the founders of a new firm called 410Labs, mentions that Troy is a Johns Hopkins graduate.

The Daily Record
August 29, 2011
Hopkins poised to take over East Baltimore Community School
Johns Hopkins angle: "As Baltimore public schools begin a new year, the Johns Hopkins University is poised to expand its academic reach from the college level to pre-K and elementary students in the East Baltimore community."

Baltimore Business Journal
August 26, 2011
Johns Hopkins, Morgan State to operate East Baltimore school
Johns Hopkins angle: "Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University have come together to operate the East Baltimore Community School."

The Olympian (Washington state)
August 28, 2011
Mid-Columbia schools try to beat student forgetfulness
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions research by Karl Alexander of the Krieger School.

New Orleans Times-Picayune
August 27, 2011
'Treme' creator David Simon says New Orleans may have something to learn from Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Soompi.com (South Korea)
August 25, 2011
Park Bom to Perform “Don’t Cry” with Her Older Sister at 2NE1’s Concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that cellist Park Go is a graduate of the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 26, 2011
Developers give big to Stephanie Rawlings-Blake bid for mayor
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS political scientist Lester Spence is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 26, 2011
Maryland's health care exchange gives lots of choices — with little time
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Bradley Herring, an associate professor of health economics and policy at BSPH.

Annapolis Capital
August 25, 2011
Annapolis Opera gets a new look
Johns Hopkins angle: The Annapolis Opera is taking a major step by presenting its first world premiere with the commissioning of a piece through Peabody Institute, this article states.

Omaha World Herald
August 29, 2011
Joslyn to host Henrietta Lacks author
Johns Hopkins angle: Lacks was a patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Baltimore Sun
August 27, 2011
Navy unveils its 2012 men's lacrosse schedule
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column mentions that Navy’s men’s lacrosse team will wrap up the regular season at home against Johns Hopkins at noon on April 21.

Baltimore Sun
August 28, 2011
Hazel E. Melchior, registered nurse, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Hazel Melchior, a registered nurse, worked in the medical-surgical wing of the Johns Hopkins Hospital for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
August 29, 2011
College Presidents Are Bullish on Online Education but Face a Skeptical Public
"Delivering courses in cyberclassrooms has gained broad acceptance among top college leaders, but the general public is far less convinced of online education's quality, according to new survey data released this week by the Pew Research Center, in association with The Chronicle."

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 29, 2011
As They Try to Rein In Fraternities, Colleges Stir Debate
"No sooner has another academic year begun than colleges are trying, yet again, to break down those supposed bastions of barbarity, fraternities."

Los Angeles Times
August 28, 2011
USC to seek record-breaking donation total
In what is said to be the largest fundraising goal in American academia to date, USC is launching a campaign to garner $5 billion in donations by 2018, on top of $1 billion given to the school in the last year.

New York Times
August 29, 2011
Republicans against science
Op-ed column by Paul Krugman discusses what he calls a "deepening anti-intellectualism of the political right, both within and beyond the G.O.P., [that] extends far beyond the issue of climate change."

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