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Wall Street Journal
June 13, 2011
Syria: Where Massacre Is a Family Tradition
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Fouad Ajami, director of the Middle East studies program at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
June 11, 2011
Schaefer's success: Even public servants can be millionaires
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this finance column is Stephen Shore, a Krieger School assistant professor of economics.

Baltimore Sun
June 11, 2011
Alger Hiss spoke of his innocence in spy case during 1974 Hopkins talk
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes a 1974 lecture by Alger Hiss, a 1926 JHU graduate and diplomat turned spy who had spent 3-1/2 years in a federal prison after being convicted of perjury in 1950. This lecture was delivered at Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.

Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2011
Wealthy nations must follow through on disease fight
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Mathuram Santosham, a professor of international health and pediatrics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MedIndia
June 12, 2011
Rewards, No Matter How Small, Are Hard to Ignore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Krieger School neuroscientist Steve Yantis led a study that found that objects that are associated with a reward are distracting. The results have implications for the treatment of obesity and drug dependence.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 12, 2011
When the treatment makes patients sick
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine is quoted in this feature.

NPR.org (National Public Radio)
June 12, 2011
For Military, Different Wars Mean Different Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This story concerns a new book, “Broken Bodies Shattered Minds: A Medical Odyssey from Vietnam to Afghanistan,” by Ron Glasser, a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the School of Medicine.

Tucson Citizen
June 12, 2011
Eye doctors salvage sight in war zone
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this USA Today story is Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bryan Propes, a retina surgeon trained at the School of Medicine.

NJ.com
June 12, 2011
'In Defense of Religious Moderation': A book review
Johns Hopkins angle: This review critiques a book by William Egginton of the Krieger School’s Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures.

The Independent (U.K.)
June 13, 2011
Better vaccines could save 6.4 million: studies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Agence France-Presse report is Meghan Stack of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Khaleej Times
June 12, 2011
The battle for Pakistan
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Bruce Riedel, an adjunct professor at SAIS.

MSNBC
June 13, 2011
Reports: US man held in Egypt as Israeli spy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that alleged Israeli spy Ilan Grapel is a JHU alumnus.

MSNBC
June 13, 2011
Details emerge about alleged spy arrested in Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: This article offers more information about alleged Israeli spy, Ilan Grapel, whom the Associated Press reports is a JHU alumnus who studied international relations.

Baltimore Sun (Reuters)
June 13, 2011
UPDATE 1-Alleged spy in Egypt immigrated to Israel from U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters reports that alleged Israeli spy Ilan Grapel is a JHU graduate.

JTA
June 13, 2011
Alleged Israeli spy arrested in Egypt is U.S. citizen
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Ilan Grapel moved to Israel after his graduation from Johns Hopkins University. Grapel reportedly studied international relations at JHU.

Mother Jones
June 11, 2011
Some Arsenic With That Supermarket Chicken?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that in 2006, “researchers from Johns Hopkins found heightened inorganic arsenic levels in tap water where manure from roxarsone-treated chickens gets spread.”

Charleston Gazette Mail (W.Va.)
June 11, 2011
Johns Hopkins surgeon helps pastor celebrate life
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Judy Huang, a neurosurgeon at the School of Medicine. Huang performed life-saving brain surgery on the Rev. Emanuel Heyliger.

Nurse.com
June 13, 2011
Johns Hopkins SON adds to sim ‘family’
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story about a cardiopulmonary simulator named “Harvey” is Dianne Aschenbrenner, faculty coordinator for the School of Nursing simulation and nursing practice laboratories.

Nurse.com
June 13, 2011
A celebration of nursing: National Nurses Week allows RNs to enjoy food, fun, gifts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article story about how various medical centers mark National Nurses Week reports that each May 12, Johns Hopkins asks as many nurses as possible at the hospital to wear white uniforms in honor of Florence Nightingale.

CBS21 (Lancaster, Pa.)
June 12, 2011
Senior Chinese official visits North Korea
Johns Hopkins angle: This widely distributed Associated Press story is accompanied by a photo that mentions the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC), operated jointly by SAIS and Nanjing University.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2011
Startups start their engines, head to 'accelerators'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County each have their own business accelerator programs.

PharmaceuticalJobs.com
June 8, 2011
China’s Tasly Group Confirms New Biotech Jobs For Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: The story suggests that "Tasly will be well-positioned to establish research and development collaborations with renowned research institution Johns Hopkins University."

Baltimore Sun
June 11, 2011
Backyard debate : To bait or not to bait
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial says, “Some of the best brains at Johns Hopkins — an institution with a long and distinguished line of rodent researchers — concluded some time ago that rat populations cannot be controlled simply by poisoning.”

Paramus Post (N.J.)
June 12, 2011
Rotary District 7490’S Walter D. Head Foundation Awards $10,000 Scholarship To Paramus Graduate Student
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Rotary District 7490’s Walter D. Head Foundation has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Paramus resident Mohammed Modarres, a recent graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, majoring in public health and minoring in anthropology.

The Washington Post
June 12, 2011
Women on the Verge: Surviving the auditions to be a Washington Wizards Dancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Sandy Nguyen, one of the subjects of this magazine article, was studying for a master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University, according to the story.

Maryland Daily Record
June 12, 2011
On the Move, Sharff installed as senior rabbi of Har Sinai Congregation
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that the Maryland Hepatitis Coalition recently recognized four Maryland health professionals at its 2011 Hepatitis Heroes Honorees, including Kathleen L. Becker of Healthcare for the Homeless and the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Columbus Dispatch
June 13, 2011
Ohio State sends more spring graduates than ever into the work world
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Dustin Gable, 22, who graduated with a degree in biomedical science, plans to become a pediatric oncologist and is set to attend The Johns Hopkins University.

Laconia Citizen (N.H.)
June 13, 2011
Top students prepare for next chapter in their lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece notes that valedictorian Caitlyn Cennamo will study at JHU in the fall.

Baltimore Sun
June 11, 2011
Maryland's Barbiasz takes fifth in long jump at NCAAs
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s tennis item in this column reports that JHU’s Carolyn Warren was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-America At-Large second team. It adds that Warren is the second JHU women's tennis player to earn Academic All-America honors, joining Tanya Gulnik, who earned second-team honors in 2007.

New York Times
June 12, 2011
Maynard L. Hill, Small-Scale Lindbergh, Dies at 85
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Hill, who helped design early military drones, worked for 26 years as a metallurgist for JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, first as a specialist in metals that can endure high temperatures, later as the manager of a program that conducted research into unmanned aircraft. Quoted is Bob Bamberger, an APL senior staff who also worked with Hill on the trans-Atlantic flight.

Washington Post
June 9, 2011
Model airplane history-maker Maynard Hill dies at the age of 85
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports that Hill was a metallurgist at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory who eventually convinced his supervisors that he should be allowed to indulge his hobby at work. He became a pioneer in developing unmanned aerial vehicles — drones — for the military.

Baltimore Sun
June 10, 2011
Shirley A. Mark, psychologist and educator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Mark worked as a Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions psychologist and served as an instructor in the School of Medicine’s departments of psychiatry and pediatrics for nearly 45 years.

Minot Daily News (N.D.)
June 12, 2011
Mary ‘Jean’ Dormont
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Dormont did an internship in dietetics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


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New York Times
June 12, 2011
Computer Studies Made Cool, on Film and Now on Campus
Educators and technologists say films like “The Social Network” and celebrity entrepreneurs are inspiring more students to earn computer science degrees.

NPR – Weekend Edition Saturday
June 11, 2011
Professor: Value Of College Extends Beyond Paycheck
Many American families are asking whether sending their children to college is worth it if they end up in jobs that pay less than the cost of tuition.

Baltimore Sun
June 12, 2011
Tuition break for illegal immigrants sparks high-tech petition drive in Maryland
Political leaders and observers note that the tuition law — which allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state rates at Maryland's network of state colleges and universities — inflames passions like few others.

Inside Higher Ed
June 13, 2011
The True Significance of 'Gainful Employment'
By giving U.S. government new ways to measure "value" of academic programs, rules could reframe federal regulation of all colleges, not just for-profits.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 12, 2011
How Educated Are State Legislators?
For the first time, The Chronicle has looked at where every state legislator in America went to college or went at all, offering a glimpse of the citizens who hold these seats and how they—so much more than Congress—reflect the average American experience.

Baltimore Sun
June 11, 2011
Transit and town center projects set to transform College Park
The University of Maryland, College Park could look considerably different by 2020 if plans for a new light rail line and a new town center development on the east side of campus roll forward later this year. Preliminary engineering for the $1.93 billion Purple Line, expected to run through the heart of campus, could begin this fall if federal transit officials grant permission.

Wall Street Journal
June 13, 2011
Harvard Business School Changes Its Class Profile
The incoming class will have a substantially smaller percentage of finance professionals than in previous years. Instead, a higher number of students will have manufacturing and technology backgrounds.

Huffington Post
June 13, 2011
'They Don't Negotiate': Why Young Women College Graduates Are Still Paid Less Than Men
Based on several interviews with women under the age of 30, nearly all reported feeling almost guilty about asking for more money than was initially being offered. The problem with this reluctance to ask for more is that women are still paid less than men. And as new research released last month reveals, young women often get the raw end of the deal.

USA Today
June 12, 2011
Colleges offer graduates help repaying loans
Law schools have done it for years. Now, some private liberal arts colleges are experimenting with the idea: They're offering upfront to help students pay off their loans after they graduate.

Los Angeles Times
June 10, 2011
Alabama enacts anti-illegal-immigration law described as nation's strictest
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs a bill that, among other things, bars illegal immigrants from enrolling in or attending college. The ACLU says it will sue to try to overturn the law.

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