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NPR
June 13, 2011
Op-Ed: Syrian Regime's Lost 'Mask Of Moderation'
Johns Hopkins angle: A Q & A with Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

New York Times
June 13, 2011
A Graduation That May Carry Unnecessary Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Renata Arrington Sanders, assistant professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the School of Medicine.

IEEE Spectrum
June 13, 2011
Using Robots to Train the Surgeons of Tomorrow
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is written by Carol E. Reiley, a Whiting School doctoral student in surgical robotics, and Gregory D. Hager, a Whiting School professor of computer science.

Mobile Magazine
June 13, 2011
Futuristic Surgical Robots To Teach Super Surgeons
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions work on surgical robots being done by Carol E. Reiley, a Whiting School doctoral student Gregory D. Hager, a Whiting School professor of computer science.

Newstrack India (ANI)
June 14, 2011
Ranibizumab 'has potential to prevent blindness in patients with AMD'
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that Ranibizumab has the potential to prevent blindness and visual impairment from age-related macular degeneration in non-Hispanic Caucasian patients, according to a computer-modeling study carried out by scientists at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Quoted is Neil Bressler of Wilmer.

IRIN
June 14, 2011
HEALTH: Saving lives for the price of a cup of coffee
Johns Hopkins angle: Orin Levine of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted.

Los Angeles Times
June 13, 2011
EGYPT: Authorities detain American law student accused of spying for Israel
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Emory Law student Ilan Grapel, accused of being a spy for Israel, studied international relations at Johns Hopkins University.

CNN
June 14, 2011
Israel denies student held in Egypt is a spy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Ilan Grapel “speaks Arabic, which he studied at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and he spent his junior year at Ben Gurion University in Israel.”

The Guardian (U.K)
June 14, 2011
Israel FM: US-born Israeli held in Egypt is no spy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Ilan Grapel graduated from the Johns Hopkins University.

Daily Mail (UK)
June 14, 2011
'He's not a Mossad spy, don't be ridiculous!' Mother of American law student arrested in Egypt protests his innocence
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about alleged Israeli spy Ilan Grapel mentions that he graduated from JHU in 2005 with a degree in international studies.

New York Post
June 14, 2011
Queens 'Mossad'/Spy for Israel: Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about alleged Israeli spy Ilan Grapel mentions that he graduated from Johns Hopkins University.

International Business Times
June 14, 2011
Emory Student detained on spy charges in Egypt, father pleaded
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Ilan Grapel is a Johns Hopkins University graduate.

Israel National News
June 14, 2011
‘Spy’ Grapel – an Ardent Zionist who Loves Arabic Culture
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about alleged Israeli spy Ilan Grapel said he studied international relations at JHU.

Jerusalem Post
June 14, 2011
Israel Project: We had intern named Ilan Grapel in 2008
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that The Israel Project reported that someone named Ilan Grapel attended the Johns Hopkins University.

Jerusalem Post
June 13, 2011
Alleged 'spy' in Egypt is US citizen, IDF paratrooper
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that alleged spy Ilan Grapel studied at JHU.

Arab News (Reuters)
June 14, 2011
Home / Middle-East / 'Spy' in Egypt immigrated to Israel from US'Spy' in Egypt immigrated to Israel from US
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that “In his Facebook page, Grapel made no secret of his presence in Egypt, writing that he was “preaching at Al-Azhar,” an Islamic university in Cairo, and that he had studied at Johns Hopkins University.”

Drug Discovery & Development
June 13, 2011
Researchers Link Cell Division and Oxygen Levels
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gregg Semenza, director of the Vascular Biology Program, and a member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine.

Trade Arabia
June 14, 2011
Abu Dhabi centre launches infant-safety system
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Corniche Hospital is part of the Seha Healthsystem and is managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
June 14, 2011
Face Off: Review & preview: Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: The sixth installment of a series that checks in with the seven Division I programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Tuesday’s visit takes us to Johns Hopkins.

Health Affairs Blog
June 13, 2011
Remembering Barbara Starfield: A Primary Care Champion
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog post about the career of Starfield, of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine.

Chicago Tribune
June 13, 2011
Dr. James B. Nachman, 1948-2011
Johns Hopkins angle: Nachman earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins.

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New York Times
June 14, 2011
On College Forms, a Question of Race, or Races, Can Perplex
A requirement for universities to collect more information about race and ethnicity has made it easier for students to claim a multiracial identity.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 14, 2011
Michigan Two- and Four-Year Colleges Team Up To Boost Minority STEM Enrollment
In Michigan, the alliance builds on a five-year effort by the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University. Between 2005 and 2010, those universities increased the number of STEM bachelor’s degrees awarded to underrepresented minority students by almost 50 percent.

Inside Higher Ed
June 14, 2011
Ed School Business
At Penn, the education experts organize a competition usually reserved for the MBAs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 13, 2011
Looming Closure of Anti-Semitism Center Sparks Discord at Yale U.
A panel recommended shutting down the center because it failed to produce much good research. Its defenders say that decision was tainted by politics.

New York Times
June 14, 2011
An Effort to Foster Tolerance in Religion
Eboo Patel is going to college campuses to build support for interfaith activism.

Inside Higher Ed
June 14, 2011
Where Low-Income Students Go to College – Quick Takes
Students who grow up in poverty are nearly four times likelier to enroll in for-profit colleges than are other students, and they are far likelier to attend those institutions than they were a decade ago, according to a study released today by the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 14, 2011
Roboticist Dennis Hong Inspires Students To Change the World
Dr. Dennis Hong, a NASA Summer Faculty Fellow and two-time winner of the National Science Foundation’s Career Award for extraordinary teacher-scholars, said he’s gratified to have persuaded his students that robotics is its own form of service to science and to humankind.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 14, 2011
What Do Your Grads Make? Students and Parents Deserve to Know - Commentary
And with new efforts to compile earnings data, they will be finding out soon—whether colleges like it or not.

Wall Street Journal
June 13, 2011
Why We're Going Back to Single-Sex Dorms - Opinion
Student housing has became a hotbed of reckless drinking and hooking up, according to John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.


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