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Financial Times (London)
October 11, 2011
How to stabilise the eurozone's banks - and satisfy voters
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Jessica Einhorn, dean of the JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies. (Online registration may be required.)

The Washington Post
October 11, 2011
College sticker shock: Is $55,000 the new $50,000?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog item mentions The Johns Hopkins University.

Chicago Tribune
October 11, 2011
Black Sox scandal once exerted pull on Nobel Prize astrophysicist
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess, who last week won the Nobel Prize in physics.

Baltimore Sun
October 10, 2011
Misery index: Economy is even worse than meets the eye
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jay Hancock business column refers to a prediction by Steve Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2011
New product tests spare the animals
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Hartung, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
October 10, 2011
Where you live can help determine your health
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that a new study by the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that where people live plays more of a role in health disparities than was known before. Quoted is Thomas LaVeist, lead author of the study and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.

WYPR.org (National Public Radio affiliate)
October 11, 2011
Closing the Gap on Health Disparities
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Maryland Morning” radio segments reports on a new Bloomberg School of Public Health paper that suggests that place, not race, is more important in deciding health disparities. Participating in the radio interview is lead researcher Thomas LaVeist, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.

Space.com
October 11, 2011
Moon Packed with Precious Titanium, NASA Probe Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article about a new moon research project is the study’s co-author, Brett Denevi, of the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Washington Post
October 11, 2011
Forgetfulness at an early age is rarely a sign of early dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: Susan Lehmann of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital is quoted in this piece.

Wall Street Journal
October 11, 2011
Ringside Advice for Boxing Beginners
Johns Hopkins angle: Philip Pierorazio, the ringside doctor for events held by Jake Smith's Baltimore Boxing Club and a resident at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, offers tips for people who want to start boxing for fitness.

SiliconIndia.com
October 11, 2011
New Way of Treating Lung Cancer Soon
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS wire story reports that a study conducted by a team from Australia’s Monash University, Stanford and Johns Hopkins not only opens the way to new drugs, but also presents a novel way of treating cancers.

Star Democrat (Easton, Md.)
October 11, 2011
Colburn to bag groceries at Safeway
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that former grocery clerk and current State Sen. Richard Colburn will be bagging groceries at the Safeway store in downtown Easton, as part of fund-raiser that will benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and other organizations.

New York Times
October 10, 2011
Prostate Test Finding Leaves a Swirl of Confusion
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post about prostate cancer testing refers to a “watchful waiting” program outlined by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Frederick News-Post (Md.)
October 11, 2011
Karen Gardner: In Good Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports on Emily Zimmerman, who was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2005, when she was 7 years old, and was hospitalized for nearly a year and a half at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In eighth grade, she became a Carson Scholar, an academic honor named for Ben Carson, the well-known Johns Hopkins pediatric surgeon and professor of pediatric neurosurgery, the column adds.

North Baltimore Patch
October 10, 2011
It's Not a Protest, It's a Picnic
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a group that picnicked on the university-owned lot at St. Paul and 33rd streets to protest the fact that it has not been developed since the university purchased it and to call for creation of a park.

North Baltimore Patch

October 10. 2011
Hopkins: No Timetable to Develop Vacant Lot
Johns Hopkins angle: A story related to the one above quotes university spokesman Dennis O’Shea as saying that the lot will be developed when the economy allows and will include amenities, such as parking and street-level retail, that are important to the community.

Asia One.com (Singapore)
October 10, 2011
Pleasure first, safety maybe
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a study conducted by The Johns Hopkins University in 2007 found HPV to be a stronger risk factor for throat cancer than tobacco or alcohol use.

Private HealthCare UK
October 11, 2011
Children 'more at risk of skin cancer'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about new research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center includes a quote from senior investigator John Strouse, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist at the center.

Health Behavior News Service
October 11, 2011
Sidewalks, Crime Affect Women’s Physical Activity Throughout U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Keshia Pollack, an assistant professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MassLive.com (Mass.)
October 11, 2011
UMass receives $2.5 million grant to help train health care workers in Holyoke, Springfield
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins University also received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Zimbio.com
October 10, 2011
Three Fun Ways to Train the Brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece refers to a Johns Hopkins study about the cognitive benefits of volunteering.

Chicago Sun-Times
October 10, 2011
Bossy women miss out in the bedroom
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a Johns Hopkins study.

Washington Times
October 10, 2011
FENNER: Defense innovation through openness
Johns Hopkins angle: A conference collaboration involving Johns Hopkins is mentioned in this commentary.

OneNewsNow.com
October 11, 2011
Lesbian couple 'cooperating' with child's mental illness
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments attributed to Paul McHugh, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the School of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record
October 11, 2011
On the Move, 10/11: Weinstein named co-office managing principal by Reznick Group
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Beth A. Woodring has been named chief underwriting officer of The Barbour Group, of Westminster. Woodring has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Gloucester Daily Times (Mass.)
October 10, 2011
Manchester resident named college trustee
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Martha C. Farmer received postdoctoral training in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University.

Charlotte Observer (N. Carolina)
October 11, 2011
Making a difference
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this news column notes that Jessica Goldfarb, a ninth-grader at South Mecklenburg High, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

San Bernardino Sun (California)
October 10, 2011
Cal Poly getting the bounces
Johns Hopkins angle: In the recent 18-team Claremont Convergence men's water polo tournament, Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps both lost to the Johns Hopkins team, an item in this sports column reports.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2011
Terps' Vellano named Defensive Lineman of the Week in ACC
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column mentions that in the in the latest D3football.com Top 25 poll, Johns Hopkins’ football team moved up one spot to No. 20.

Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)
October 11, 2011
Former Mountie earns honor
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column notes that Johns Hopkins football team member Reid Vanderlinden of State College has played in five games and has two solo tackles and two assists.

Daily Record (N.J.)
October 11, 2011

Chatham's Goepel earns Rookie of the Week honors
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU men's soccer team member Nick Cerrone is mentioned in this article.


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NPR - Weekend Edition Sunday
October 9, 2011
Undercover Student Tests A For-Profit College
Lately, for-profit colleges like DeVry, Kaplan and the University of Phoenix have been subject to scrutiny and new regulations for allegedly deceptive recruiting tactics and the high number of federal loan defaults among their students. Host Audie Cornish talks to Christopher Beha, who discreetly enrolled as a student at the University of Phoenix, and wrote about it in a piece in this month's issue of Harper's Magazine.

Wall Street Journal
October 11, 2011
NYPD infiltration of colleges raises privacy fears
Investigators have been infiltrating Muslim student groups at Brooklyn College and other schools in the city, monitoring their Internet activity and placing undercover agents in their ranks, police documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Legal experts say the operation may have broken a 19-year-old pact with the colleges and violated U.S. privacy laws, jeopardizing millions of dollars in federal research money and student aid.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 9, 2011
Despite the Controversy, We're Glad We Asked - Commentary
A question about sexual identity on its student application put Elmhurst College in the spotlight.

Inside Higher Ed
October 11, 2011
Hitting Hard on Fraud
A proposed federal crackdown on financial aid fraud rings could harm law-abiding students and community colleges.

Washington Post
October 10, 2011
Poker becomes a sport for young American males
Long identified with saloons, cigars and Mississippi riverboats, poker in recent years has found an unlikely home: in dormitory rooms, on the computer screens of clever young men.

Baltimore Sun
October 9, 2011
Morgan president says campus needs facelift
Morgan State President David Wilson says dilapidated buildings don't fit vision of a nationally renowned center for urban research.

Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
October 10, 2011
At Occupy Wall Street protests, student loan frustration
Student loan debt is a big concern for many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

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