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Inside Higher Ed
July 14, 2011
'The Fall of the Faculty'
Johns Hopkins angle: In a new book, The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters (Oxford University Press), "Benjamin Ginsberg, David Bernstein Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, takes stock of what ails higher education and finds a single, unifying cause: the growth of administration."

FoxNews.com (Reuters)
July 15, 2011
Vitamin A May Not Prevent Asthma, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters piece is Dr. William Checkley of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

USA Weekend
July 14, 2011
Important tips to manage your chronic pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about managing chronic pain mentions a recommendation by researchers at the School of Medicine regarding exercise.

Gazette (Maryland)
July 15, 2011
Some lawmakers question need for ‘Caylee’s Law’
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson.

Towson Patch
July 14, 2011
Hopkins Senior Advisor Interested in Towson U. Presidency
Johns Hopkins angle: This story explores rumors that Aris Melissaratos, now a senior advisor to the president of the Johns Hopkins University, may be interested in the presidency at Towson University.

InformationWeek/Healthcare
July 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins Execs: How To Make Medicine Smarter
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Stephanie Reel, head of IT at Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1994 and Chief Information Officer at the University since 1999.

World Magazine
July 30, 2011
Foodie fight
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Meatless Monday movement, backed by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 15, 2011
Highway marker in Halifax to honor Henrietta Lacks
Johns Hopkins angle: Lacks was a patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Diagnostic Imaging
July 14, 2011
MRI Enterography Preferred for Children with IBD
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research by Majid Chalian of the School of Medicine.

Health24.com
July 15, 2011
Samsung denies causing cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
July 15, 2011
Betsy Nelson: Summer learning helps to build vital skills
Johns Hopkins angle: Column mentions a 2007 JHU study attributing two-thirds of the gap in reading achievement between low- and middle-income children to unequal summer learning opportunities.

Baltimore Sun
July 14, 2011
The meaning of Artscape
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial about the importance of the arts in Baltimore says, “The Peabody Conservatory, now part of The Johns Hopkins University, attracts student instrumentalists, singers, composers and conductors from all over the world.”

Baltimore Sun
July 15, 2011
Unhappy anniversary: My first year of joblessness
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Amreena Hussain, who received her master of public policy degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 2010.

The Star Democrat (Easton, Md.)
July 15, 2011
Flute duo set for Avalon's Stoltz
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that the Dahlia Flute Duo was formed three years ago at the Peabody Institute.

Mount Vernon Gazette (Virginia)
July 14, 2011
Concert Benefits Wounded Warriors
Johns Hopkins angle: This music feature refers to a rendition Copland’s "Fanfare for the Common Man" by performers from the Peabody Conservatory. Tristan Clarke, a local student who just completed his freshman year at the Conservatory, is quoted.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 14, 2011
Social Toaster's Razzaque ready to expand to San Francisco
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is listed as a client of Baltimore-based social media marketing firm Social Toaster LLC.

Maryland Daily Record
July 15, 2011
EEOC sues Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Inc. has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, accused of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by firing a breast cancer patient because she challenged the company’s failure to accommodate her.

Baltimore Sun
July 15, 2011
ESPN’s Kessenich eyes a pair of area recruits from “non hot-bed” spots
Johns Hopkins angle: In this lacrosse bog post, ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich comments on promising high school recruits, including goalkeeper Ahmed Iftikhar, who just wrapped up his junior season at Detroit Country Day School and has agreed to play for Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
July 14, 2011
H. Emslie "Lee" Parks, attorney, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Parks earned a bachelor's degree in business from The Johns Hopkins University in 1953.

Washington Post
July 15, 2011
Robert Skillings, World Bank official
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary of a World Bank economist for four decades who received a master’s degree in economics from SAIS.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
July 14, 2011
All but Elite Colleges Could See Impact From Federal Default, Moody's Warns
Many colleges could see their credit ratings downgraded if lawmakers and President Obama fail to strike a deal to raise the government's ability to borrow money.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
July 13, 2011
Admission dean pulls back curtain on merit aid
The dean of admission and financial aid at University of Rochester penned an unusually candid list of 12 “steps that mattered” in merit awards at his school this year, and the approximate dollar value of each factor in shaping the merit award.

NPR – Talk of the Nation
July 14, 2011
Rethinking How We Teach The 'Net Generation'
According to writer and digital revolution expert Don Tapscott, the classic university lecture model is an outdated way of teaching a generation that has grown up making, changing and learning from digital communities.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 15, 2011
Michigan State Law Professors Say Div. I College Athletes Qualify as ‘Employees’
The way football and basketball players in Division I programs juggle athletics and school undermines the NCAA’s contention they are student-athletes, contend law professors Robert and Amy McCormick.

Inside Higher Ed
July 15, 2011
The Ethics of Student Life
College officials hope to foster good decision-making by helping students view their actions through an ethical lens.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 13, 2011
Bringing Girls Into the Science-Major Pipeline
The often-misunderstood field of computer science is a good example of a discipline in need of a good public-relations campaign.



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