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New York Times
July 22, 2011
Betting on an E.M.B.A.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that in the fall Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is introducing its first executive M. B. A. program, oriented to professionals in their 30s. It also mentions that Johns Hopkins’ $108,000 program will include lodging, while M.I.T.’s does not.

Bloomberg
July 25, 2011
Single-Dad Courtroom Victories Show Greater U.S. Embrace of New Families
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Bloomberg piece is Krieger School sociologist and marriage expert Andrew Cherlin.

Los Angeles Times
July 24, 2011
In with potassium, out with sodium
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gordon Tomaselli, president of the American Heart Association and chief of cardiology at the School of Medicine.

Reuters
July 22, 2011
Take-home chlamydia tests tied to more screening
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Charlotte Gaydos of the School of Medicine.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
July 25, 2011
7-25-11: Options at the End of Life
Johns Hopkins angle: Jeffrey Rothstein, who is the Director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University, was slated to be interviewed this morning by Tom Hall. Audio will be available by the end of the day.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
July 25, 2011
7-25-11: Trouble in the Baltimore Police Department
Johns Hopkins angle: Scheduled to be interviewed this morning was Doug Ward, who spent 27 years with the Maryland State Police and now directs Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership.

Jerusalem Post (Reuters)
July 25, 2011
Media taken to task over rush to judgment on Norway
Johns Hopkins angle: Will McCants, a senior lecturer in Advanced Academic programs, is quoted in this Reuters piece.

New York Times
July 23, 2011
Addictive Personality? You Might be a Leader
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by David J. Linden is a professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
A Charity Seeks to Give Students a Smarter Summer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions research done at JHU regarding “summer slide,” which is students’ loss of academic mastery over summer vacation months.

Japan Times
July 25, 2011
The self-inflicted costs of a 'war of choice'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 24, 2011
Selected New Books on Higher Education
Johns Hopkins angle: This round up of new higher education books mentions “The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education,” edited by Joseph C. Hermanowicz and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2011
A Miracle Drug's Dark Side
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review mentions American surgeon William Halsted, stating he was one of the founding surgery professors at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
July 24, 2011
Commentary: Tort reform could spur states’ economic recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary states that Johns Hopkins University is Maryland's largest private-sector employer.

Baltimore Sun
July 22, 2011
Heat wave leads to power cuts for some Marylanders
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that in the midst of an intense heat wave on Friday morning, electric utility managers called on businesses, industries and large institutions throughout that region – including The Johns Hopkins University — to curtail their demand for power by noon.

New York Daily News
July 22, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg gets a little help from his friends -- like Beatles' member Sir Paul McCartney
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions an anecdote from Mayor Bloomberg’s years at Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
July 22, 2011
Dissing the Doctorate
Jons Hopkins angle: This feature states that Adam J. Ruben spent seven years working on a Ph.D. in molecular biology at Johns Hopkins and today teaches an undergraduate class on the stand-up comic in society at the university.

Charlotte Observer
July 25, 2011
Quality isn't only gauge in hospital fight
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gerard Anderson of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
July 25, 2011
Colleges replacing loans with no-pay grants for neediest students
Johns Hopkins angle: This corrected version of a story published on July 10 mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2011
How to manufacture jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: In this opinion piece, a Baltimore factory owner writes: “Foreign engineering/scientific students come to our outstanding universities like Johns Hopkins, obtain the world-class education available here, and then go home. Why?”

Baltimore Sun
July 27, 2011
Non-surgical treatments for sciatica
Johns Hopkins angle: This post calls attentions to a live online chat, scheduled July 27, with Steven Cohen, an associate professor and researcher with School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 22, 2011
Grandparents are the best babysitters
Johns Hopkins angle: This Charm City Moms blog post mentions that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy conducted a study that found that grandparents are a safe source for childcare.

Bernama (Malaysia)
July 25, 2011
Malaysia Can Be Leader In Clean Water Initiatives - US Envoy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bernama story quotes Rita Colwell, an adjunct professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Pontiac Daily Leader (Illinois)
July 24, 2011
Beecher finds job really does ‘take a village’
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Nick Beecher was an assistant program manager for a gifted and talented program at Johns Hopkins University.

Lewisboro Ledger (N.Y.)
July 22, 2011
King to sing on TV
Johns Hopkins angle: Sean King, a Katonah resident and 2010 graduate of John Jay High School, will be competing for $10,000 on The Gospel Music Channel’s America Sings. As a member of The Octopodes, an a cappella group from Johns Hopkins University, he and his peers will be among other a cappella groups, gospel choirs and numerous featured performers battling to win the grand prize.

Maryland Daily Record
July 22, 2011
Real Estate Weekly – 7/22/11: Walmart Supercenter slated for Denton
Johns Hopkins angle: The Applied Physics Laboratory is mentioned in this weekly round-up of real estate happenings.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
July 24, 2011
Three vying for Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra's baton
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Jed Gaylin earned a doctor of musical arts in conducting at Peabody Conservatory, and Mark McCoy earned a master’s degree at Peabody Conservatory.

Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)
July 24, 2011
News and notes
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras has named Brandon Keith Brown, a recent master's degree graduate of the Peabody Institute, as its new associate conductor.

Baltimore Sun
July 23, 2011
Bayhawks go cold in 15-8 loss to Long Island
Johns Hopkins angle: This report on a Major League Lacrosse game mentions the play of former Johns Hopkins midfielder Stephen Peyser, who now plays for the Long Island Lizards.

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 24, 2011
With Carnegie talent, became Main Line tutor
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for pianist Shirley Wang Ling mentions that she earned her music degree at Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
July 23, 2011
Dr. Edward Barczak, obstetrician-gynecologist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that during his four-decade medical career, Barczak had privileges at several local medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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New York Times
July 24, 2011
The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s
Call it credential inflation. Once derided as the consolation prize for failing to finish a Ph.D. or just a way to kill time waiting out economic downturns, the master’s is now the fastest-growing degree.

Inside Higher Ed
July 25, 2011
Health Care Costs Up Again
Survey highlighting increasing expenses for colleges draws attention to dilemmas facing institutions.

China Daily
July 25, 2011
Tuition fees rise no deterrent
A considerable number of American universities are going to increase their tuition fees for the approaching fall semester. However, the rise has not stemmed the enthusiasm of Chinese students wanting to study abroad. Instead, the desire for an education in the United States has intensified year-on-year.

New York Times
July 24, 2011
R.O.I.
So as a strictly financial calculation, does the investment pay off? Looking at the big picture, the case for grad school seems indisputable: in 2009, the median salary of master’s recipients was nearly 25 percent more than that of colleagues with only a bachelor’s.

Baltimore Sun
July 22, 2011
UM failed to get approval for $4.7M in food expenses, audit finds
The University of Maryland, College Park did not obtain required approval to pay $4.7 million to its food- services provider and did not adequately monitor faculty research leave, according to a state audit released Thursday.

New York Times
July 23, 2011
For-Profit College Company Settles Whistle-Blower Suit
Kaplan Inc., which agreed Friday to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit for $1.6 million, has come under federal scrutiny over recruiting practices and students’ loan default rates.

New York Times
July 24, 2011
A New Business Worldview
Europeans are challenging the champion of the M.B.A., the U.S.A.



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