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NPR "Morning Edition" (National Public Radio)
August 31, 2011
A Remnant From Algae In Malaria Parasite May Prove Its Weakness
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Sean Prigge, associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and researcher at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

TIME
August 31, 2011
Nigeria's Boko Haram: Al-Qaeda's New Friend in Africa?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Peter Lewis, director of the African Studies program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Post
August 31, 2011
Seeking cooperation, but also after convictions
Johns Hopkins angle: Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty, the focus of this story, is a Johns Hopkins graduate.

The Guardian (U.K.)
August 340, 2011
Supremely confident: the legacy of Sandra Day O'Connor
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Krieger School political scientist Joel Grossman.

Baltimore Fishbowl
August 26, 2011
Johns Hopkins Summer Interns Make an Impact in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature is about the Johns Hopkins Community Impact Internship program. Quoted is Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay)
August 30, 2011
Temporary ER Staff Linked to More Medication Errors
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports on a study led by Julius Cuong Pham, a School of Medicine assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and emergency medicine, which found that the use of temporary emergency department doctors and nurses poses an increased safety risk to patients.

Salt Lake Tribune
August 30, 2011
Top Utah hospitals absent from gay-friendly ranking
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the Johns Hopkins Hospital ranks number one on the Human Rights Campaign’s Foundation’s 2011 Healthcare Equality Index, which “may reflect an industry-wide push to cater to the gay health care consumer.” Hospitals in this list were included in U.S. News & World Report’s “2012 Best Hospitals Edition.”

PhillyMag.com
August 30, 2011
Top Hospitals for LGBT Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked first on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2011 Healthcare Equality Index. These hospitals were listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “2012 Best Hospitals Edition.”

Baltimore Fishbowl
August 24, 2011
The #1 Social Media School in the U.S. is....
Johns Hopkins angle: StudentAdvisor.com named The Johns Hopkins University as the nation’s top social media college, this article states.

The Wall Street Journal
August 31, 2011
My Life as a Chinese Dating-Game Star
Johns Hopkins angle: The author, Tammie Harrison, is a recent graduate of SAIS's Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, this story notes.

Grand Rapids Press
August 30, 2011
National study indicates parental involvement in schools is considerable, and helpful
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about parental involvement in children’s education mentions that a “Johns Hopkins researcher looking at six forms of involvement found support for learning at home had the greatest impact.”

The Republic (Columbus, Ohio)
August 30, 2011
Yount: Education strengthens faith, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin.

Catholic Online
August 30, 2011
College-educated white people more likely to attend church?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin was co-author of a study that found that over the last 40 years, monthly (or more) participation in religious services dropped from 50 percent of moderately educated (high school and perhaps some college) whites to 37 percent.

EuroNews
August 30, 2011
Libya facing daunting compromises
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a Q & A interview with Daniel Serwer of SAIS.

WashingtonPost.com
August 30, 2011
Three-fifths of colleges get C or worse in general education
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post about the third annual report on general education by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni states, "Johns Hopkins in Maryland, which received an F last year, raised its grade to D. Reading the fine print, I believe they got partial credit this year for requiring math *or* science, but not both."

The Daily Record
August 31, 2011
O’Malley taps Greenleaf to head new venture panel
Johns Hopkins angle: Elizabeth Good Mazhari, director of ventures, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is among Gov. O'Malley's appointees to the board of Invest Maryland, a state-run venture capital effort described as the largest economic development program in the state’s history, this story reports.

Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2011
Baltimore Grand Prix: Driver sightings, giveaways, discounts
Johns Hopkins angle: This event overview mentions a concert that will benefit Johns Hopkins Hospital.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
August 30, 2011
Cockeysville student attends space program at Johns Hopkins APL
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes a two-week program during which middle school students presented mission plans they created to engineers from Johns Hopkins and outside corporations at JHU’s Applied Physics Lab.

Watertown Daily Times
August 31, 2011
Young piano performers star in Cape competition Sept. 9 to 11
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story mentions that five of the competitors in the senior division of the 9th Annual Thousand Islands International Piano Competition for Young People study piano at Peabody Conservatory.

The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.)
August 30, 2011
Louise Clary
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Louis Clary, a church organist for 78 years, had attended the Peabody Conservatory.


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Inside Higher Ed
August 31, 2011
Regaining Confidence
Fund-raising officials see U. of Southern California's announcement of $6 billion campaign as indication of optimism in the development market.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 28, 2011
Online Venture Energizes Vulnerable College
A little-known private college uses distance education to support and enhance its traditional program.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
August 31, 2011
Commentary: Reacting to the Changing Face of U.S. Demographics
Our nation’s failure to publicly and candidly grapple with the changing demographics only postpones a necessary conversation about what kind of country we will choose to become, a veteran journalist writes.

Forbes Magazine
August 31, 2011
The Latest (Shhhh! --Secret) College Admissions Trend
One of best-kept secrets in college admissions this coming year is that many top state universities will be admitting more out-of-state applicants than they ever have. This opens up a whole new group of schools that were formerly much more difficult to get into.

New York Times
August 31, 2011
Via Zipcar, Ford Seeks Young Fans
Ford Motor and Zipcar are expected to announce a partnership in which the automaker will supply its vehicles to Zipcar rental locations on 250 college and university campuses.

Inside Higher Ed
August 30, 2011
Views: The Broccoli of Higher Ed
If, like me, you believe that the humanities do have problems to solve, I hope you agree that they are not going to be solved by lamenting the change in culture and exhorting folks to get back on course. That's like holding your finger up to stop a tidal wave. Thinking like this could mean that new buildings dedicated to the humanities will wind up as mausoleums for the mighty dead rather than as centers of engagement with modern culture and the building of futures in contemporary society.

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