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Baltimore Sun
July 15, 2011
Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Christopher Carroll, a Krieger School economics professor.

TheAtlantic.com
July 15 2011
10 Things We Can Learn From Your Health-Related Twitter Rants
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature and online slide show focus on a study of Twitter posts and health trends conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul.

ABC (Australia)
July 18, 2011
Modern computers create wasted data
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is a paper by Ragib Hasan and Randal Burns of the Whiting School.

Telluride Daily Planet (Colo.)
July 17, 2011
Replicating the brain
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Whiting School scientist Ralph Etienne-Cummings, director of the 17th annual Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop.

The Washington Post
July 15, 2011
Art, Explained: Azar Nafisi urges learning the history of countries in turmoil
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece about an exhibit at the Corcoran College of Art, mentions that Azar Nafisi, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books” and a visiting fellow at SAIS, gave a lecture in conjunction with the exhibit.

Ya Libnan (Lebanon)
July 17, 2011
Iraq: Nafisi urges learning the history of countries in turmoil
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Azar Nafisi of SAIS.

Boston Globe
July 16, 2011
Correcting for Bush’s mistakes
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions a recent speech made at SAIS by John Brennan.

Baltimore Sun
July 17, 2011
Doctors aim to stop pancreatic cancer before it forms
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Anne Marie Lennon, a School of Medicine assistant professor and director of a new Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Program.

The Washington Post
July 16, 2011
Few would find this gun law ‘aggressive’ or ‘controversial’
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor was written by Daniel W. Webster, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2011
Is obesity grounds for taking away a child?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Margaret Moon, a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Baltimore Sun
July 17, 2011
Will new regulators slow progress on hospital costs?
Johns Hopkins angle: This business column focuses on the state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission, which is now chaired by John Colmers, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s vice president for health care transformation and strategic planning. Colmers is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 15, 2011
Hopkins home care group charged with discrimination in lawsuit
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged in a lawsuit that Johns Hopkins Home Care Group unfairly fired a case manager. Johns Hopkins spokesman Gary Stephenson is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 15, 2011
Hopkins Hospital: Too big to care?
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor is written by a woman who agrees with a recent opinion piece alleging that Johns Hopkins Hospital employees face mistreatment.

Baltimore Sun
July 15, 2011
Dolphin calves died of pneumonia, internal bleeding, National Aquarium says
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that each dolphin underwent a necropsy, the animal equivalent of an autopsy, performed by the Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology.

Reuters
July 15, 2011
The brain science behind gambling with the debt ceiling
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by David J. Linden of the School of Medicine and taken from his book, “The Compass of Pleasure.”

Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2011
Botox maker to reduce animal testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Thomas Hartung, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

The Nation
July 17, 2011
US experts slam ‘reckless’ CIA vaccination ploy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from an opinion piece written by Orin Levine, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center and an associate professor of international health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Salon.com
July 17, 2011
"An Anatomy of Addiction": Sigmund Freud, cokehead
Johns Hopkins angle: Review of a "dual addiction biography of [Sigmund] Freud and his contemporary, William Halsted, arguably the greatest surgeon of his time, a founding professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital and deviser of at least a half-dozen revolutionary surgical techniques and procedures still employed today, such as the use of rubber gloves.

MedIndia
July 17, 2011
Johns Hopkins Bioethicists Confirm: Informed-Consent Forms Should be Shortened, Simplified
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that researchers at the Berman Institute of Bioethics contend that informed consent forms were extremely long and used wording that may have been complex enough to hinder full understanding. Quoted is Nancy Kass, Sc.D., deputy director for public health at the Institute.

Arizona Republic
July 17, 2011
Guns in Arizona: A life-or-death question
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Daniel Webster, co- director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

Nurse.com
July 15, 2011
Specific STD more prevalent than thought
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Charlotte Gaydos of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Bloomberg
July 18, 2011
Body Bombs May Challenge Terrorists as Much as U.S. Air Security
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Martin A. Makary, a specialist in advanced laparoscopy and gastro-intestinal tumors at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Canton Repository (Ohio)
July 18, 2011
Family Doctor - The virtues of including asparagus in your diet
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column mentions the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Detroit Free Press
July 17, 2011
People making news
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this business brief, Mark Juzych served a glaucoma fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and earned credentials in medical administration from the School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2011
U.S. women provide inspiration for local team
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports blog post about the U.S. women’s soccer team includes a quote from Johns Hopkins senior Jessica Hnatiuk, a member of the JHU women’s soccer team.

New York Times
July 17, 2011
Juan Bordaberry, Who Led Uruguay in Dark Era, Dies at 83
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Riordan Roett, who heads the Latin American studies program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
July 16, 2011
Mary Joan Hagigh, social worker, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Hagigh earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 in nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, this obituary states.

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Diverse Issues in Higher Ed (AP)
July 18, 2011
Harvard Training College Teachers on Black History
Two dozen college teachers from around the country are participating this month in a Harvard program aimed at training professors to integrate more Black history into their classrooms and research projects.

Inside Higher Ed
July 18, 2011
Loans and the Deficit
In deficit-minded times, student aid has already proven to be a potential casualty. As interest rates go up but need-based aid stays level, expect more of the same, experts say.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 17, 2011
Public Colleges Are More Likely to Admit Undocumented Students Than Private Colleges
However, private institutions were more apt to offer financial aid to such students, a new survey found.

Washington Post
July 17, 2011
Don’t gut Pell Grants - Editorial
There is no question the program has grown explosively, from $18 billion serving 6.2 million students in 2008-09 to $35 billion in 2011-12 serving 9.4 million students. For an estimated 20 to 40 percent of those students, Pell grants are a deciding factor in their ability to pursue higher education. Stimulus dollars pumped in by the Obama administration allowed more students to go to college during a down economy.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 15, 2011
NFL Labor Dispute Upends Plans for Training Camps at Several Colleges
For the 13 colleges that host pro-football teams each summer, including McDaniel College which hosts the Baltimore Ravens, the loss of the camps would mean a loss of revenue and free publicity.

Washington Post
July 17, 2011
Old Dominion U. professor is trying to save Internet history
Michael Nelson, a computer science professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia, and his research team have spent the past couple of years studying how much of the Internet is being saved — what portion of the vast sea of online ephemera is preserved in some permanent archive.

New York Times
July 18, 2011
Cash Tempts the Ivory Tower’s Guardians
Two German universities secretly gave Deutsche Bank a big say at a research institute, raising eyebrows.

Washington Post
July 15, 2011
John Toll, educator who raised standards at University of Maryland, dies at 87
John S. Toll, who died July 15 at 87, raised no fewer than three higher education institutions out of relative obscurity in a career that spanned several decades.

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