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New York Times
June 6, 2011
When the Melody Takes a Detour, the Science Begins
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Charles Limb, a surgeon and specialist in the neurology of the ear at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

CNN
June 2, 2011
Ajamai: In Syria 'the mask has fallen'
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami, a Middle East expert at SAIS, is part of this CNN interview on the uprising in Syria.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 5, 2011
Publishers Grapple With Thorny Issues of Protecting Property and Going Digital
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Bob Oeste, senior programmer and analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Press, was a panelist at the Association of American University Presses' annual meeting.

The Washington Post
June 6, 2011
Drug dramatically helps melanoma patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Suzanne Topalian, chief science officer of the Melanoma Research Alliance and director of the melanoma program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2011
Mayoral contenders plan summer of campaigning
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story about Baltimore’s mayoral race is Matthew Crenson, a Krieger School professor emeritus of political science.

Gant Daily (Pa.)
June 6, 2011
Department of Education’s Principal Leadership Program Helps Students Achieve, Study Says
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by researchers at JHU and Old Dominion University shows Pennsylvania’s ongoing executive development program for school principals is producing significant gains in student achievement, according to Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis.

Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2011
With bin Laden gone, strength shifts to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by David Butterworth, a Krieger School graduate student in Global Security Studies who works as a contractor at the Department of Defense.

The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.)
June 4, 2011
Taliban expected to ramp up attacks in Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Daniel Serwer, a professor at SAIS.

New Kerala (ANI)
June 5, 2011
ISI still in bed with LeT, Afghan Taliban: Ex-CIA officer
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story quotes Bruce Riedel, an adjunct professor at SAIS.

Maryland Morning
June 3, 2011
6-3-11: How Much Power in the War Powers Resolution?
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Stevenson, adjunct professor at SAIS and author of Congress At War: The Politics of Conflict Since 1789, is mentioned.

United Press International
June 3, 2011
Higher empathy levels in men, better sex
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that a study out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that young who have higher levels of empathy also have higher levels of sexual pleasure. The study co-authors were Freya Sonenstein, a professor at Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Center for Adolescent Health, and Adena Galinsky formerly of the Bloomberg School and now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.

PsychCentral
June 6, 2011
Sexual Health Linked to Self-Esteem, Empathy, Autonomy
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health discovers sexual pleasure among young adults is linked to healthy psychological and social development.

Times of India (IANS)
June 6, 2011
Sexual enjoyment enhanced by self-esteem
Johns Hopkins angle: IANS reports on a new study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health discovers sexual pleasure among young adults is linked to healthy psychological and social development.

Deccan Herald (India)
June 5, 2011
Empathy enhances sexual enjoyment
Johns Hopkins angle: This agency story reports on a new study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health discovers sexual pleasure among young adults is linked to healthy psychological and social development.

Tucson Citizen (Ariz.)
June 4, 2011
Few women taking breast cancer prevention drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: Commenting in this USA Today piece is Vered Stearns of the School of Medicine.

San Jose Mercury News (Calif.)
June 5, 2011
Mercury News editorial: Uncertainty on cell phone peril? Get used to it
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions Sir William Osler, the first professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
June 6, 2011
Geniuses talk about conveying their ideas
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that Johns Hopkins is launching a free speaker series today with seven recipients of MacArthur “genius” fellowships from Maryland, Virginia and Washington. Among the speakers will be Lisa Cooper, internist and epidemiologist from the School of Medicine; Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine patient safety expert; and Adam Reiss, a Krieger School astrophysicist.

New York Times
June 5, 2011
Modern Is Modern Is ...
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about writer Gertrude Stein states that she once was a medical student at Johns Hopkins, where she specialized in nervous diseases of women, but left before getting her degree.

NPR
June 6, 2011
An Amazon Adventure, Replete With Love, 'Wonder'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about novelist Ann Patchett mentions that the heroine of her new novel, “State of Wonder,” originally trained in obstetrics and gynecology, then quit medicine after buckling from the pressure of a difficult delivery late into her residency at Johns Hopkins.

U.S. News & World Report
June 3, 2011
'Feeling' Sound
Johns Hopkins angle: This Inside Science News Service story mentions Jeffrey M. Yau of the School of Medicine.

The Independent (UK)
June 6, 2011
Low-carb diet poses no risk to heart health, say new studies
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study led by Kerry Stewart of the School of Medicine, which found that overweight people who go on a low-carb, higher-fat regimen are not at extra risk of developing vascular problems.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)
June 5, 2011
Sex offender program is running out of room
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Dr. Fred S. Berlin, a forensic psychiatrist and founder of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Ga.)
June 4, 2011
Patients in arrears face collectors
Johns Hopkins angle: Gerard Anderson, director of the Center for Hospital Finance and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is quoted.

Irish Independent (UK)
June 6, 2011
Mind & Meaning: Boys will be boys, regardless
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the late John Money of the School of Medicine.

Asia One (Malaysia)
June 6, 2011
Najib's trips attract investors
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the establishment of a Johns Hopkins University medical program in Malaysia.

nebusiness.co.uk (UK)
June 6, 2011
Atau Tanaka, Director, Culture Lab
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Culture Lab director Atau Tanaka studied composition and recording at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Washington Post
June 5, 2011
Lawsuit seeks to recoup millions from retirement community developer Erickson
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the defendants in this lawsuit include former Johns Hopkins University president William R. Brody, who served on the Erickson board.

Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2011
Erickson Retirement Communities founder faces $100M lawsuit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a lawsuit filed against John C. Erickson, who founded the Baltimore County Erickson Retirement Communities, states that former Johns Hopkins University President William Brody, who was a board member of the company, is also listed in the suit.

Cape Cod Times (Mass.)
June 5, 2011
Falmouth HS graduation: 'Failure is never fatal'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Munan Xu, the Falmouth High School class salutatorian, who will be attending Johns Hopkins University.

Sentinel-Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.)
June 4, 2011
Final farewell for seniors, Ayer High
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentioned that Ayer High School valedictorian Nicholas Igo will attend Johns Hopkins University to major in both creative writing and political science, with a minor in piano.

Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2011
Hopkins grad Rabil fires Cannons past Bayhawks, 17-13
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a Major League Lacrosse game mentions that midfielder Paul Rabil, who was a standout lacrosse player at Johns Hopkins, scored five goals to lead the Boston Cannons to a 17-13 victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. It also notes that former JHU midfielder Michael Kimmel had a goal and an assist for the Bayhawks.

Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2011
Nadelen retires after 11 years with Bayhawks to focus on new Towson job
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s college track and field digest item states that Johns Hopkins senior Steve Tobochnik was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II first team, and seniors Ryan Lino and Brandon Hahn were named to the second team. A women’s sports item notes that Johns Hopkins senior Christina Valerio and junior Cecilia Furlong were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for District II in track and field/cross country.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2011
Baltimore's ties to 20th-century spies
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to the lingering controversy over whether Alger Hiss, the Baltimore-born graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, willingly hand over classified documents to the Soviet Union in the 1930s. It notes that “to his death, Hiss professed innocence.”

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2011
Z on TV: Michael Steele promises to do right on MSNBC
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele mentions that Steele is a Johns Hopkins University graduate.

Memphis Commercial Appeal (Tenn.)
June 5, 2011
Life Stories: Neurosurgeon balanced work with family life
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Dr. Eustace Semmes skipped his senior year in high school and enrolled in the University of Missouri before going straight into second-year classes at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Semmes died in 1982 at the age of 96.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2011
Dr. Stanley Steinbach, internist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Steinbach earned a bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2011
Bertha L. Motter, educator and counselor, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that in 1962 Motter earned a psychology degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Washington Post
June 5, 2011
What is a college education really worth? - Opinion
Colleges have long been engaged in an odd deal with students and their parents. Paying for a college education — or taking on a huge amount of debt to finance an education — is a transaction in which most of the buyers and most of the sellers have fundamentally different understandings of the product.

NPR
June 3, 2011
As Gates Foundation Grows, Critics Question Methods
Critics argue that the Gates Foundation has commandeered the education debate. The foundation spends most of its money on global health, with sizable sums going to global development and efforts to improve public schools in the U.S.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 5, 2011
Commencement 2011: a Surprise Proposal and Some Notable Long Journeys
For a few students, life took more than the usual turn of a corner at graduation.

New York Times
June 5, 2011
Between College and That First Job
In a tough economy, many new college graduates will have much trouble finding employment. But instead of suspending the search, they should take time to develop skills and build a network.

Wall Street Journal
June 4, 2011
Many Graduates Delay Job Searches
The unemployment rate for new college graduates has climbed since before the recession, prompting some recent grads to delay looking for a job.

Inside Higher Ed
June 6, 2011
Redefining Community College Success
Education Dept. panel's work to revamp government method of judging two-year institutions spurs disagreement about whether too much is being asked of them.

New York Times (Texas Tribune)
June 5, 2011
Colleges Rewarded for Outcomes, but Which Ones?
Lawmakers tend to agree that financing ought to reward universities that get the best results, but so far no one can decide whether that means more graduates or something else entirely.

Baltimore Sun
June 6, 2011
In UMBC power outage, students turn to games, conversation
Students discover talking and other low-tech pastimes during days-long power outage on campus.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 6, 2011
NCAA President Mark Emmert: Increased Emphasis on Student-Athlete Academic Performance Due in Part to Reforms
There’s a greater emphasis on the performance of student-athletes in the classroom—thanks in part to academic reforms of the National Collegiate Athletic Association over the past decade, NCAA president Mark Emmert told a national group of academic advisors on Saturday.


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