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CNN
May 30, 2011
Lifesaving Pens
Johns Hopkins angle: Two engineering grad students appeared on CNN on Sunday to discuss their team's invention: a kit of pen-like devices that will allow community health workers to do safe, inexpensive lifesaving pre-natal tests on mothers in developing countries.

Slate Magazine
May 30, 2011
Chinese Dreams: Why is Kissinger so reverential and nostalgic about China?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by James Mann of SAIS.

CNN
May 30, 2011
AC360 Preview: Who will help Syria?
Johns Hopkins angle: Anderson Cooper interviews Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Voice of America
May 28, 2011
This Week on Encounter: Is the Transatlantic Alliance Still Relevant?
Johns Hopkins angle: One guest on this radio program was Robert Guttman, director of the Center on Politics and Foreign Relations at SAIS.

The Columbus Dispatch
May 31, 2011
Series: Shoot. Go to jail. Repeat.
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Daniel Webster, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Washington Post
May 31, 2011
Md. man wins Cliburn contest
Johns Hopkins angle: Christopher Shih, an Ellicott City gastroenterologist and winner of the Van Cliburn Foundation's sixth annual international amateur piano competition, is married to Maya Shih, a violinist on the faculty of the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
May 31, 2011
Clef Notes & Drama Queens: Ellicott City doctor wins Van Cliburn Competition for amateur pianists
Johns Hopkins angle: Christopher Shih, a gastroenterologist in Ellicott City, won the sixth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation on Sunday in Fort Worth. Shih has a degree from JHU. Blog includes video. Shih is married to Maya Shih, a violinist on the faculty of the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
May 28, 2011
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed keeps eye on local business as his reputation grows nationally
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence.

New York Times
May 28, 2011
For Those With Diabetes, Older Drugs Are Often Best
Johns Hopkins angle: Wendy L. Bennett, assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is quoted and is in a photograph accompanying the story.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2011
Maryland scientists vie for NASA missions
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions APL.

The Guardian (UK)
May 30, 2011
Improbable research: a handy guide to passing on pathogens
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on research led by David Bishai of the Center for Global Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (ANI)
May 29, 2011
'Survival' protein that protects brain against effects of stroke identified
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that a study led by Valina Dawson, professor of neurology and neuroscience in the Johns Hopkins Institute of Cell Engineering has identified a new protein that defenses the brain against the effects of stroke in mice, which can lead to a possible new strategy for treating neurological disorders in humans.

Times of India
May 31, 2011
Tobacco consumes 1 million lives annually
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Vishwajit Kumar of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

American Medical Association News
May 29, 2011
Should doctors ever turn away obese patients?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gail Geller, of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

American Medical Association News
May 30, 2011
Industry-supported CME offers potential for bias, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Todd Dorman, MD, associate dean and director of CME at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Gazette (Maryland)
May 27, 2011
Maryland could serve as alcohol tax hike role model
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from David Jernigan of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (IANS)
May 29, 2011
Clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: IANS reports that a study out of the School of Medicine found that a new clot busting drug seems to improve the prospect of recovery for stroke victims. The team was le
d by neurologist Daniel Hanley of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
May 31, 2011
Picture of Health: Johns Hopkins, Walgreens partner to improve care
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Medicine and the nation’s largest drug store Walgreens have agreed to work together to improve care for those with chronic diseases. Quoted is Fred Brancati, professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

New Kerala
May 30, 2011
Web portal launched to train professionals in tobacco control
Johns Hopkins angle: This UNI story mentions the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2011
East Baltimore bus facility stirs neighbors' ire
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that in 2004, experts from Johns Hopkins Center for Urban Environmental Health found that noise levels at the bus depot fence line exceeded the limit set by Baltimore's health ordinance.

Washington Post
May 29, 2011
Paper Trail: A look at who is joining Maryland’s trade mission to Asia
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the companies being recruited for a College Park business incubator wants to "partner with Johns Hopkins and other cancer centers."

The Japan Times Online
May 30, 2011
High-fat diet for treating epilepsy is revived
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric Kossoff of the School of Medicine comments in this story.

AllAfrica.com
May 27, 2011
South Africa: MSM Still Sidelined in HIV Programming
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Stefan Baral of the Centre for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wall Street Journal
May 28, 2011
Mayor Reports No Investment Capital Gains
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that Michael Bloomberg "forgave a loan of $500,000 or more to Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his undergraduate degree and formerly served as chairman of the board of trustees."

Wall Street Journal (AP)
May 27, 2011
NYC mayor releases redacted taxes, details gifting
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that alumnus Michael Bloomberg "forgave a loan of more than $500,000 to his alma mater Johns Hopkins University last year."

Baltimore Sun
May 30, 2011
City students making big moves in chess
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about city school students who play chess mentioned that chess league's citywide elementary school championship tournament was held at the Johns Hopkins University.

ABC-2 News
May 31, 2011
Pikesville man to be inducted into National Teachers Hall of Fame
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Paul Miller has taught at JHU.

The Washington Times
May 29, 2011
Trip to final four sign of the times for Terps
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Terps defeated JHU in April 2010.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2011
ACC's superiority in men's lacrosse in full display
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the men’s lacrosse team at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2011
Towson promotes Nadelen to head men's lacrosse coach
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions JHU men’s lacrosse coach, Dave Pietramala.

LoHud.com (New York State)
May 29, 2011
Harry Potter may be fantasy, but now Quidditch is real
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a Quidditch tournament mentioned the Jetpack Ninja Dinosaurs, a team of students from Johns Hopkins and Michigan State universities and Vassar College.

Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2011
Seven locals named Under Armour All-Americans in boys lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: Seven local boys were among 44 high school senior lacrosse players from across the nation named Under Armour All-Americans on Wednesday. Among them is Boys’ Latin player Wells Stanwick, who will play for JHU next year. The digest also mentions that in women’s college tennis, Johns Hopkins junior Carolyn Warren is the recipient of the Elite 88 award, becoming the first player from the school to win the award.

Baltimore Sun
May 30, 2011
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: In women’s college tennis, Johns Hopkins junior Carolyn Warren lost, 6-2, 6-0, to Chicago's Kendra Higgins in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III singles championship Saturday in Claremont, Calif., ending her season with a 16-8 record.

The Australian
May 31, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron's jive poetry was forerunner to rap (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott-Heron earned a degree in creative writing at JHU.

Washington Post
May 30, 2011
Ann B. Knox, writer and teacher of poetry and short fiction, dies at 85
Johns Hopkins angle: Deceased taught writing at Johns Hopkins and in other venues.

Washington Post
May 29, 2011
Ronald C. Moe, political scientist and analyst
Johns Hopkins angle: The deceased was a teaching fellow at the university's Center for the Study of American Government.

Baltimore Sun
May 29, 2011
James Richard Kopelke, entertainer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Kopelke directed the education program at what is now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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Inside Higher Ed
May 31, 2011
IRS's Next Target: Retirement Plans
With their actions and their public comments, Internal Revenue Service officials have signaled in the last several years that the increasingly complex financial operations of nonprofit colleges and universities make them prime targets for the federal tax agency.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 31, 2011
College Endowments Are Poised for Another Year of Growth, Survey Finds
Among findings from a survey by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the median gain for endowments reporting returns so far this year was 15 percent.

Washington Post
May 30, 2011
College merit aid produces bidding wars
Affluent applicants, shocked by college sticker prices and leery of debt, are choosing a school not because it is the first choice but because it is the best deal. Students are using their academic credentials to leverage generous merit awards from second- or third-choice schools looking to boost their own academic profiles. Colleges are responding with record sums of merit aid, transforming the admissions process into a polite bidding war.

New York Times
May 29, 2011
A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much
Generation Y — or Millennials, the Facebook Generation or whatever you want to call today’s cohort of young people — has been accused of being the laziest generation ever. So is this the Laziest Generation? There are signs that its members benefit from lower standards. Technology has certainly made life easier. But there may also be a generation gap; the way young adults work is simply different.

Forbes.com (AP)
May 27, 2011
At Swarthmore, students can graduate en español
Swarthmore offered a live, simultaneous translation of its commencement, where guests were able to listen to a Spanish version of the ceremony using wireless headsets. Many universities have long offered sign-language interpreters or closed captioning at their graduations for the deaf and hard of hearing. But translation into foreign languages appears to be uncommon.

Newark Star-Ledger (N.J.)
May 27, 2011
Proposed law would ban N.J. public colleges from paying commencement speakers
New Jersey’s public colleges would be banned from paying for commencement speakers under legislation introduced in Trenton this week. The bill comes two weeks after Rutgers and Kean universities cut big checks for celebrity speakers to headline their graduation ceremonies.

Washington Post
May 29, 2011
Wikipedia goes to class
This school year, dozens of professors from across the country gave students an unexpected assignment: Write Wikipedia entries about public policy issues. The Wikimedia Foundation, which supports the Web site, organized the project in an effort to bulk up the decade-old online encyclopedia’s coverage.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 31, 2011
California State University Faces ‘Crisis’ as More Students Work To Pay for College
Budget cuts and higher tuition costs are pushing California students to work longer hours, according to a new report.

New York Times
May 31, 2011
It’s Not About You – Op-Ed
America needs to adjust its message to college graduates.

Wall Street Journal
May 31, 2011
Sociology and Other 'Meathead' Majors - Opinion
Harvey Mansfield, a professor of government at Harvard, writes "Most colleges offer a cornucopia of choices, and most of the choices are bad."


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