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Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2011
New method invented to collect stem cells after birth
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post calls attention to a device invented by Whiting School biomedical engineering master’s degree students to improve the collection of cord blood stem cells. The post mentions the university’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

Med India
June 22, 2011
New System To Collect Stem Cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new system devised by Whiting School graduate students that could significantly boost the number of stem cells collected from a newborn’s umbilical cord and placenta.

Investors Business Daily
June 21, 2011
A device
Johns Hopkins angle: This very brief story reports that a device that can extract more stem cells out of umbilical cords and placentas has been developed by scientists at the Whiting School, possibly increasing the number of people who can receive stem cell treatments for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood disorders.

The StockMasters.com
June 21, 2011
A win for Stem Cells Stocks (OSIR,STEM)
Johns Hopkins angle: Students at the Whiting School have recently invented a system to significantly boost the number of stem cells collected from a newborn’s umbilical cord and placenta, so that many more patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood disorders can be treated with these valuable cells.

WYPR
June 21, 2011
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
Johns Hopkins angle: Charlotte Gaydos of the Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses her “I Want The Kit” program, which allows people to test themselves at home for sexually transmitted diseases.

WJZ-TV13
June 21, 2011
Md. Scientists Unlock Secrets Of Planet Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Ralph McNutt of APL is interviewed about the Messenger spacecraft mission.

Irishtimes.com
June 10, 2011
Punching above our weight to lead top regional security organisation
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Haltzel, a senior fellow at SAIS, is one of three authors of this opinion piece.

Baltimore Sun
June 21, 2011
Civil Dining: A proposed menu for Baltimore diners
Johns Hopkins angle: This dining blog post quotes civility expert P.M. Forni, a Krieger School professor.

MSNBC
June 21, 2011
Genetic mutation can lead to some buff bodies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Se-Jin Lee is a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
June 21, 2011
Hanke: Raise rates to increase the money supply
Johns Hopkins angle: Jay Hancock quotes Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

ExploreHarford.com (Baltimore Sun)
June 21, 2011
A concert for a cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Science and Mathematics Academy graduate Kalliopi Drakos will attend The Johns Hopkins University this fall, majoring in statistics and applied mathematics.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
June 21, 2011
Abell celebrates its centennial in style
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Baltimore’s Abell community mentions that the diversified neighborhood includes JHU students. Quoted is Jennifer D'Urso, who works for Johns Hopkins University Press.

St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
June 20, 2011
U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Welcomes New Chargé d’Affaires
Johns Hopkins angle: Christopher Sandrolini, the subject of this story, holds a master's degree in international economics and Latin American Studies from SAIS, according to the article.

Reuters
June 21, 2011
Industry role in child obesity less prominent on TV
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters reports on a study, which included researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, that found that television coverage of childhood obesity is less likely than print media to focus on the role of the food and beverage industry. Quoted is Colleen Barry of the Bloomberg School.

Third Age
June 21, 2011
Obesity Coverage Has Different Focus in Different Mediums
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Colleen Barry of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gizmag
June 21, 2011
Johns Hopkins study finds Psilocybin dosage 'sweet spot' for positive and lasting effects
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the psilocybin study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Huffington Post
June 22, 2011
Compulsive Hoarding and 6 Tips to Help
Johns Hopkins angle: This column offers tips to help hoarders offered by Gerald Nestadt, M.D., M.P.H, Director of the Johns Hopkins Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic, and Jack Samuels, Ph.D., an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.

Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2011
The Consuming Instinct
Johns Hopkins angle: John Money, a former Johns Hopkins psychologist, is quoted.

American Medical Association News
June 22, 2011
Youths with mental health conditions often turn to EDs
Johns Hopkins angle: Creating an action plan for young patients with behavioral or emotional problems could help them receive appropriate care when they need it most and keep them out of the emergency department, says Emily Frosch, director of education and training in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Bloomberg
June 21, 2011
Gensler Evolving in Derivatives War Sees No Deed Go Unpunished
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions “a program at Johns Hopkins University for gifted teenagers,” which is the Center for Talented Youth.

Richmond County Daily Journal (N.C.)
June 22, 2011
Legislative complaint filed by Rockingham activist
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Pittsburg Morning Sun (Kansas)
June 21, 2011
Cyclists pass area during 4K for Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that 4K for Cancer is a Baltimore-based organization based out of Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
June 21. 2011
Developers sought for potential skyscraper at Penn Station
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Johns Hopkins University.

Wall Street Journal
June 21, 2011
Mayor's Mother Dies at Age 102
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated money to establish the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 22, 2011
Report: Low-income Students ‘Overrepresented’ at For-Profit Colleges
After analyzing publicly available data, IHEP finds that fewer low-income students are choosing public, four-year institutions—and more are defecting to for-profit colleges.

Baltimore Sun
June 22, 2011
Petitioners hit the streets to stop tuition breaks for illegal immigrants
Over the past two months, volunteers have fanned out across the state to gather signatures for the petition to give voters the final say on the controversial new law that extends in-state tuition discounts to illegal immigrants. The Republican-led effort will come to a head next week. If the petitioners can collect 55,736 valid signatures by June 30, implementation of the law would be suspended and the measure would be put on the 2012 ballot.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 21, 2011
Supreme Court Decision on Arbitration May Have Eroded For-Profit Students' Right to Sue
Binding arbitration may now be the only legal recourse for students who feel they have been defrauded by their colleges, as two plaintiffs in Colorado learned.

Huffington Post
June 20, 2011
Washington Post Company Family Nets $10 Million In Stock Sale After For-Profit Regulations Released Earlier This Month
In the days after the Obama administration issued a set of watered-down regulations governing the for-profit college industry earlier this month, Washington Post Company Chairman and Chief Executive Donald Graham, one of the top executives in the for-profit college industry, sold off millions of dollars in stocks held in trusts benefiting family members.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
June 21, 2011
The most selective test-optional schools
On the heels of a recent posting about Salisbury University going test-optional, here is a list of the most prestigious colleges that have adopted test-optional admissions.

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 19, 2011
Academics and Colleges Split Their Personalities for Social Media
Some scholars find they need a personal Twitter feed in addition to their professional one. And one multifaceted library has 14 Facebook pages.

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