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The Washington Post
October 14, 2011
Demand is high for pretend patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the School of Medicine's training program.

Midday with Dan Rodricks
October 12, 2011
Debating Religious Belief
Johns Hopkins angle: The featured guest was William Egginton, author of "In Defense of Religious Moderation," and chair of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures in the Krieger School.

Global Post
October 14, 2011
Brazil's slowdown can hurt neighboring Argentina
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Riordan Roett, director of the Western Hemisphere Studies program at SAIS.

Washington Business Journal
October 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins Medicine buys Montgomery County cardiology doctors group
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine has purchased Maryland Heart PC, a 17-doctor cardiology practice with three locations in southern Montgomery County.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 14, 2011
Too many insurance options may give small employers headaches
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Bradley Herring of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WBAL-TV 11 (Baltimore)
October 13, 2011
2 Burned In Johns Hopkins Campus Incident
Johns Hopkins angle: Two workers in the basement of a building on the Johns Hopkins campus were injured Thursday afternoon. The workers were hurt by hot water while they were working on a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 14, 2011
Mixed results: Effectiveness of glucosamine and chondroitin controversial
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a Johns Hopkins study.

All Headline News
October 13, 2011
Rape as a “weapon of war” against men
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on a study led by Mervyn Christian of the School of Nursing.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 14, 2011
Out & About: Oct. 14
Johns Hopkins angle: About 100 education, civic and business leaders attended the Sept. 15 unveiling of Compass: A Directory of Resources for Bright Students at Johns Hopkins University. Hopkins, Baltimore City Public Schools and the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust are partners in the project.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 14, 2011
Embry, city leaders balk at University of Maryland, UMB merger talk
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins University in 2009 topped the nation in research and development expenditures at $1.8 billion and that”JHU’s biomedical engineering department is part of the Baltimore university’s medical and engineering schools.”

Daily Dispatch (Henderson, N.C.)
October 14, 2011
Annual Fall concert series at Cherry Hill Plantation kicks off
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Keiko Sekino received a doctor of musical arts degree at the Peabody Conservatory.

Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.)
October 14, 2011
SU to kick off music series
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about upcoming music performances states that violinist Risa Browder and cellist John Moran are Peabody Institute faculty members. (Aurora, Ontario, Canada)
October 14, 2011
York Symphony tunes up for weekend concerts
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this concert preview, violinist Luri Lee graduated from the Peabody Conservatory with a master of music degree.

Vancouver Observer
October 13, 2011
Booker and Giller Prize nominee Esi Edugyan to appear at VIWF
Johns Hopkins angle: Esi Edugyan earned her MFA at JHU. (S.F.)
October 13, 2011
Egypt demands prisoner exchange for alleged spy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story concerns Ilan Grapel, a JHU alumnus.

Daily Record (Maryland)
October 13, 2011
Editorial: A reality check for rail funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial describes Baltimore’s proposed billion Red Line rail project, a 14.5-mile route that would run from Woodlawn to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, as is a vital link in the city’s infrastructure to support growth and relieve traffic congestion. (Baltimore Sun)
October 13, 2011
Proposed university research park discussed by Harford economic board
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that when the Maryland Higher Education Commissioner informed several institutions about a proposed university research park, many were interested in becoming a part of it, including The Johns Hopkins University. (Texas)
October 14, 2011
Kingwood grad named to dean’s list at The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins angle: Kyle Fisk of Kingwood was named to the Dean’s list for academic excellence for the Spring 2011 semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

The New York Times
October 13, 2011
Philo Dibble, Diplomat and Iran Expert, Dies at 60
Johns Hopkins angle: Dibble earned a master’s degree in international relations at Johns Hopkins in 1980.


Bloomberg BusinessWeek
October 13, 2011
Columbia Investments Gained 24% in Past Year, Topping Ivies
Columbia University’s investments returned 24 percent in the past fiscal year, placing the school ahead of Harvard and Yale with the top-performing endowment in the Ivy League. The endowment was valued at $7.8 billion as of June 30.

Inside Higher Ed
October 12, 2011
Report: Private Loan Borrowing Increased
As enrollment at for-profit colleges boomed and the economy weakened, more students took out private loans, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics.

New York Times – The Choice blog
October 13, 2011
Florida Governor Wants Funds to Go to Practical Degrees
Those students interested in studying anthropology in college may want to do their homework before choosing to do so at a public institution in Florida.

Baltimore Sun
October 13, 2011
UB pledges to spend more on its law school
$1 million annual commitment comes in wake of dean's resignation in July.

October 12, 2011
Op-Ed: Buried in Student Loans? Don't Blame the Banks
Just as housing prices escalated out of control, so is the cost of college in America. But how we got here and what we want to do about it is much more complicated.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Next blog
October 12, 2011
For Colleges, Location Matters
Even if college students in the future are likely to take more of their classes online, few of us think that the vast majority of bricks-and-mortar campuses will disappear, at least not overnight.

Washington Post – Celebritology blog
October 12, 2011
Jay-Z: The college course
It’s not yet possible to declare Jay-Z as a major. But at Georgetown University, a group of lucky students is taking a course devoted to intense Hova study.

Johns Hopkins University