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ABC 2 News (Baltimore)
October 14, 2011
Steve Jobs’ legacy means jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Chris Harris, a marketing professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2011
MICA expands palette with MBA degree
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the Maryland Institute College of Art is planning to launch an MBA program that will start next fall and provide classroom instruction at both MICA and The Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School.

NBC Nightly News
October 15, 2011
Making a Difference
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature on Annapolis resident Bobbie Burnett and her Caring Collection charity, which sells homemade angels to benefit Johns Hopkins cancer programs. Dr. William Nelson, director of the Kimmel Cancer Center, is quoted.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 16, 2011
Top Fund-Raising Organizations Expect an Uptick in Giving but Still Face Struggles
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU was mentioned.

Appleton Post-Crescent (Wisc.)
October 17, 2011
Appleton couple's book a call to embrace, not shun, those with dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: "Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship & Flourishing Communities” was published by the JHU Press.

The Tennessean
October 17, 2011
Educators work to reach kids during 'pivotal years'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions “a groundbreaking 2009 Johns Hopkins University report ignited interest in middle schools. For the first time, researchers studied the warning signs among high school dropouts that manifested when they were sixth-graders.”

Baltimore Sun
October 16, 2011
Nobel Prize: A physicist and a poet expand our universe
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions that Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess, along with two other physicists, was awarded the Nobel in physics for showing that the universe is still expanding.

Al Jazeera
October 15, 2011
Thomas Friedman plots a return to US glory
Johns Hopkins angle: Friedman wrote "How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented - And How We Can Come Back" with Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS.

New York Times
October 14, 2011
Should Insurers Pay for Eating Disorders?
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the expert contributors to this online debate is Colleen L. Barry is an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2011
Scuba diving may hold promise for paraplegics
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature are Adam Kaplin, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine, and Daniel Becker, an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
October 14, 2011
Is the Brain Good at What It Does?
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review references “The Compass of Pleasure,” a book written by the Johns Hopkins neurobiologist David J. Linden.

WIRED News
October 17, 2011
TV Fact-Checker: Inoculating House Against Bad Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, “House” fact checker Johns Sotos was trained as a transplantation cardiologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

New York Times
October 14, 2011
A War Injury With a Big Impact: The Plain Old Headache
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports on a new study from Johns Hopkins University that indicates that the plain old headache has been a leading cause of attrition in units deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Quoted is study leader Steven P. Cohen, an associate professor at the School of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record
October 16, 2011
Hopkins doc has made millions testifying for defense
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. David Buchholz, an associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University, is mentioned in this article.

Maryland Daily Record
October 14, 2011
Public meeting on Baltimore County land preservation to be held
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson's 60th birthday.

Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2011
Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Marty Makary, a surgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Forbes
October 16, 2011
Steve Jobs' Life: A Reminder That the U.S. Won't Go the Way of Europe
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a book, "The Hypomanic Edge," written by John Gartner of the School of Medicine.

Gulf News
October 17, 2011
Hospital in Al Ain launches breast cancer awareness drive
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Tawan Hospital is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Nurse.com
October 17, 2011
Interactive video games help ICU patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on research led by Dale M. Needham, MD, PhD, associate professor and medical director of the Critical Care Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Press of Atlantic City
October 17, 2011
HIV/AIDS population aging; older patients pose challenges
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Dorcas Baker, nurse site director for a Johns Hopkins AIDS education and training center.

San Francisco Examiner
October 16, 2011
Tom Martinez has helped to mold Patriots superstar Tom Brady
Johns Hopkins angle: Martinez is awaiting word from doctors at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland to determine if they will perform a kidney transplant.

Baltimore Sun
October 16, 2011
St. Joseph hospital seeks strategic partnership
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that St. Joseph Hospital in Towson has asked other area hospitals to present options for forming a "strategic partnership." The Sun states that that area hospitals, including Johns Hopkins, either declined to discuss whether they had received a request or didn't return phone calls.

Baltimore Sun
October 14, 2011
Report links kidney stones and gallstones
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters Health story is Brian Matlaga, a urologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

NorthJersey.com
October 16, 2011
Lincoln Park student honored in statewide award ceremony
Johns Hopkins angle: Cassandra Colaizzi, a seventh-grade student from Lincoln Park, was recently honored at Seton Hall University on Oct. 9 as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Billing Gazette (Montana)
October 17, 2011
Celebrate Community achievers
Johns Hopkins angle: Evan Stafford of Billings was named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2011
Johns Hopkins ties school record for consecutive wins
Johns Hopkins angle: This college football article reports that senior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one to lead host Johns Hopkins to a 47-6 win over visiting Dickinson.

The Jerusalem Post
October 17, 2011
Report: Grapel may be freed as early as Tuesday
Johns Hopkins angle: Ilan Grapel is a graduate of JHU.

Concord Monitor (N.H.)
October 17, 2011
Bow native takes Silicon Valley
Johns Hopkins angle: Keaton Swett is a JHU graduate.

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NBC Nightly News
October 16, 2011
From dorms to tents, students protest loans
The average college graduate this year has more than $27,000 in student debt, and a lot of those graduates are taking to the streets with the Occupy protests.

NPR – Morning Edition
October 14, 2011
College Students Join Occupy Wall Street Protests
Students at more than 100 colleges across the country rallied Thursday to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Demonstrators, both on and off campus, are voicing increasing frustration with the high cost of college, mounting student debt loads and the lousy job market for recent graduates.

New York Times
October 17, 2011
Two Top Suitors Are Emerging for New Graduate School of Engineering
With less than two weeks left to apply to build a new science and engineering graduate school in New York City, Cornell and Stanford appear to have emerged as front-runners.

WBAL-TV
October 13, 2011
How Much For College? Online Calculator Helps
The net price calculator is designed to help students and parents figure out how much it will cost them to go to school. And in two weeks, every college and university in the nation must post the calculator on the school website. McDaniel College in Carroll County has already posted the calculator on its website.

New York Times
October 17, 2011
Seeing Value in Ignorance, College Expects Its Physicists to Teach Poetry
As academia fractures into ever more specific disciplines, St. John’s College requires its instructors to teach almost every subject in the classic curriculum.

U.S. News & World Report – Morse Code blog
October 13, 2011
U.S. News Education Team Introduces Academic Insights
To promote easier access to our historical data, the product team has developed U.S. News Academic Insights. Their goal is to help colleges, universities, and graduate programs track and analyze their own data as well as the data of their peer group in a format that is easy to use and understand.

New York Times
October 14, 2011
As Online Courses Grow, So Does Financial Aid Fraud
With the huge expansion of online college courses, financial aid scams have become a serious problem: as of Aug. 1, the inspector general had opened 100 investigations into distance-education fraud involving thousands of suspects; such crimes now make up about 17 percent of the agency's open cases, and investigators are working on 49 new complaints, scrambling to keep up.

Hechinger Report
October 16, 2011
With workplace training, Japan’s Kosen colleges bridge ‘skills gap’
Every year, about one percent of Japanese 15-year-olds turn away from high school. Then they turn into full-time nerds-in-training, enrolling in colleges where they make robots and write software, test diodes and study English, dirty their hands on factory floors and wait for job offers to come flooding in.

Hechinger Report
October 14, 2011
In global education race, U.S. is falling behind
America’s universities have long had a reputation for being the best in the world—a truth so apparently self-evident that it’s rarely been doubted or questioned. But what if the nation’s 5,000 institutions of higher education, as a whole, have fallen behind their international peers?

Inside Higher Ed
October 17, 2011
JSTOR for Life
In a pilot, universities pay a little extra so alumni can have access to the scholarly article database after they graduate.


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