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MSNBC
July 1, 2011
Does your doctor make you feel fat?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, originally from Prevention magazine, quotes Mary Margaret Huizinga, an assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Scientific American
June 30, 2011
Bring On the Peanuts: Food Allergy Therapies Move Closer to Approval
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Robert Wood, chief of Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Gulf News (Bloomberg)
July 1, 2011
AIG's oversight period extended again
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Bloomberg News story is Phillip Phan, interim dean at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2011
Hopkins clerical workers to lose jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that about 160 clerical associates will lose their jobs by the end of this year at Johns Hopkins Hospital as it transitions to an electronic medical support system, including patient records and order entry. Hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 30, 2011
Johns Hopkins Hospital to cut 160 clerical jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that "Johns Hopkins Hospital is working to reassign 160 clerical workers whose jobs will be eliminated by the end of the year because of a switch to electronic patient records."

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
July 1, 2011
Hopkins Hospital to lay off 160 clerical workers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a spokesman for The Johns Hopkins Hospital says some 160 clerical associates will lose their jobs as it makes the transition to an electronic medical support system.

Carroll County Times (AP)
July 1, 2011
Hopkins Hospital to lay off 160 clerical workers
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief from the Associated Press reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital administrators have announced that they are working to reassign 160 clerical workers whose jobs will be eliminated by year’s end because of a switch to electronic patient records.

WBAL-TV11 Baltimore
July 1, 2011
Hopkins, Lockheed Martin Announce Job Cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that a spokesperson at The Johns Hopkins Hospital “said about 160 clerical associates will lose their jobs as it makes the transition to an electronic medical support system.”

Montgomery Gazette (Maryland)
July 1, 2011
Maryland companies stimulated by federal program
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and mentions that “Johns Hopkins University was the top private recipient in Maryland with $252.1 million in awards through March, according to federal figures. The large majority of those funds was in grants, with $235 million, plus $17 million in contracts.”

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2011
Hopkins doctor performs his 4,567th and last surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post states that one of the School of Medicine’s top physicians, Patrick Walsh, performed his last, and 4,567th, radical prostatectomy this week. It notes that Walsh directed the Brady Urological Institute and pioneered a prostate surgery technique that spares nerves and reduces the probability of impotence and incontinence.

New Kerala (ANI)
July 1, 2011
Single brain stem cell 'can replace itself, generate new ones'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this ANI article is Hongjun Song, a School of Medicine professor of neurology and neuroscience and director of the Stem Cell Program in the Institute for Cell Engineering.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
July 1, 2011
Geithner’s Possible Departure Would Make Obama Rebuild Team
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg piece mentions that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner earned a master’s degree at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Bloomberg
July 1, 2011
Gates Retires Again After Serving Two Presidents
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Stevenson of SAIS is quoted in this Bloomberg News report.

The Gazette
Friday, July 1, 2011
Leggett: Montgomery County to offer biotech tax credit
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions JHU Technology Transfer’s Deals on Wheels program, which sends the university’s tech transfer team to reach out to Montgomery County biotech companies once a month. Executive director Wesley Blakeslee is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 1, 2011
USM focuses on turning science into new companies, cash
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins' research efforts and its increased success in technology transfer, and quotes Aris Melissaratos, senior adviser to the president for technology enterprise development.

The Washington Post (AP)
June 30, 2011
O’Malley says he supports using future tax proceeds for health and community services
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Associated Press report, “A grass-roots coalition of advocates teamed up with a researcher at Johns Hopkins University to help persuade lawmakers to approve the tax.”

Delmarva Now
July 1, 2011
Health advocates cheer Maryland alcohol tax
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Jernigan, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (ANI)
July 1, 2011
Gene variation that doubles chance of sudden cardiac arrest identified
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that researchers at JHU are part of a team that has uncovered a novel genetic variation that may double the chance of sudden cardiac arrest, a disorder that gives little warning and is fatal in about 95 percent of cases. The study was led by researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

Coeur d’Alene Press (Idaho)
July 1, 2011
Opinion: Conservatives should favor gay marriage
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Jonathan Dudley, who is currently a student at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 1, 2011
In InvestMaryland, USM schools may have new source of funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions possible collaborations between Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland campuses in applying for funding from InvestMaryland.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 1, 2011
Hopkins, MedStar pass up new federal health program
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine and other major local health systems will not, at least initially, be part of a new federal pilot for "accountable care organizations.” John Colmers, vice president for health care transformation and strategic planning at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted.

United Press International
June 30, 2011
Al-Qaida still in cross hairs, U.S. says
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI story mentions that John Brennan made a speech at SAIS on Wednesday.

Pakistan Tribune
July 1, 2011
US refuses to vacate Shamsi Air Base
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions John Brennan’s speech at SAIS on Wednesday.

Aspen Daily News
July 1, 2011
Friedman: World still flat and America still sinking
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review, of Thomas Friedman’s “That Used to be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented, and How We Can Come Back,” notes that Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS is the book’s co-author.

The Times and Democrat (S.C.)
July 1, 2011
$96.4 million for Claflin is campaign's goal
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Nicholas Panasik, who did his post doctoral work in biology and chemistry at JHU.

Rockville Patch
July 1, 2011
Hopkins Hosts the Latest in a Long Line of County Farmers Markets
Johns Hopkins angle: A farmer’s market opened Wednesday in the parking lot of the university’s Montgomery County Campus, this article reports.

Wayne Independent (Honesdale, Pa.)
June 30, 2011
Wildflower Opens 29th Season with Bay Street Brassworks, July 2
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that the Bay Street Brassworks group has two Career Development grants from the Peabody Conservatory.

Southern Chester County Weeklies (West Chester, Pa.)
July 01, 2011
Philadelphia Orchestra to perform at Longwood Gardens – Downwind
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this entertainment column reports that Lisa Perr, who studies at the Peabody Institute, was the second place winner of the Kennett Symphony Voice Competition.

Baltimore Sun
July 1, 2011
Boys' Latin's Stanwick earns national honor
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports digest item states that Wells Stanwick of Boys' Latin, who was named Reebok Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year, has committed to play at JHU. Another item reports that Johns Hopkins has announced women's college basketball recruits for the 2011-12 season. The recruits are named.

Baltimore Sun
July 1, 2011
What ESPN's Mark Dixon intends to look for in Saturday's All-America game
Johns Hopkins angle: This college lacrosse post includes comments from ESPN analyst Mark Dixon, who is identified as a former Johns Hopkins midfielder. It also mentions Johns Hopkins recruit Mike Daniello.

Great Neck Record (N.Y.)
July 1, 2011
Obituary: Dr. William S. Grauer, Civil Leader for Half-Century, Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Grauer earned his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins in 1936.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Inside Higher Ed
Upgrade for Undergrad Instruction
July 1, 2011
In a break from most elite research institutions, Stanford invests heavily in an effort to encourage faculty to develop new undergraduate courses.

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2011
In-state tuition opponents confident of referendum
Opponents of a new Maryland law to extend in-state tuition discounts to illegal immigrants delivered nearly 75,000 more signatures to the state Thursday, a number they believe is more than enough to keep the measure off the books until voters have their say.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 1, 2011
As Costs of New Rule Are Felt, Colleges Rethink Where to Offer Online Courses
Institutions have until today to show they are seeking approval to operate in every state where they enroll students, making some wonder if they're in too many states.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 1, 2011
Report: College Enrollment Pool Increasingly Turning to Adult Learners
According to a new report from the Center for Law and Social Policy, returning to college may become a necessity for millions of adults. In order to keep up with the demands of an increasingly competitive workforce, a growing number of adults will need to attend—or complete—college.

Time.com
June 30, 2011
Welcome, Freshmen!
As a huge wave of first-year students surges into dorms, TIME honors four colleges that know how to help newcomers survive and thrive.

Inside Higher Ed
July 1, 2011
The Great Intern Debate
Confusion over federal guidelines regulating unpaid internships is evident in at least some career centers, where employers are posting fewer opportunities on campus job boards, counselors are under false impressions regarding the legality of such jobs, and students are unsure whether they’re appropriate.

Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2011
Second Round of Tuition Hikes Likely at UC and Cal State Systems
The increase of at least 10 percent comes in response to deeper cuts to education in the new state budget. The opening of UC Riverside's new medical school will be delayed by a year. Student leaders express disappointment.

USA Today (Inside Higher Ed)
June 30, 201
Study: Gay professors face discrimination from students
Perception of political bias plays a roll, study says.

U.S. News & World Report
June 30, 201
U.S. News Seeks to Fill 3 Gaps in Online Education Data
U.S. News & World Report will be collecting data for a revamped online education section of this website as early as mid-July.

Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2011
Culinary college weighing merger or appeal to avoid closing
Baltimore International College is scheduled to lose its accreditation on Aug. 31.

Johns Hopkins University