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United Press International
October 25, 2011
Student project to battle malnutrition
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that A group of undergraduate students from the Whiting and Krieger Schools, working under the guidance of Jef Boeke of the School of Medicine, say they're using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so it increases critical nutrients in baked bread.

International Business Times
October 26, 2011
Undergraduates Help People Live on Bread Alone
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the VitaYeast synthetic biology project in which Johns Hopkins undergraduates developed yeast that can add vitamins to bread. Mentioned in the story are Whiting School biomedical engineering majors Steffi Liu and Arjun Khakahr. A JHU-produced video is embedded in the article.

ABC 2 News (Baltimore)
October 26, 2011
Webb space telescope replica ends Inner Harbor run
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Krieger School astrophysicists Adam Riess (who won the Nobel Prize in physics this year) and John Grunsfeld will be part of a press conference this morning at the Maryland Science Center.

Maryland Daily Record
October 25, 2011
Webb space telescope replica ends Inner Harbor run
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions Johns Hopkins astronomer Adam Riess, who shared this year's Nobel Prize in physics.

New York Times
October 26, 2011
Barack Kissinger Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: In this column, Thomas Friedman quotes Michael Mandelbaum, a foreign policy expert at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies who also is co-author with Friedman of the new book titled "That Used to Be Us."

The Escapist Magazine
October 26, 2011
Documentary Reveals The Harsh World Of Competitive Quidditch
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that "The last Quidditch World Cup, held in November of last year, enticed over 10,000 spectators into New City's Dewitt Clinton Park to watch 750 players from 46 different colleges - including a team from the notoriously fancy-pants Johns Hopkins university - play the once fictional sport. It's also the subject of a documentary, quite charmingly titled 'Brooms Up.'"

New York Times
October 24, 2011
Kirchner Achieves an Easy Victory in Argentina Presidential Election
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Riordan Roett, director of the Latin American program at SAIS.

Indianapolis Star
October 25, 2011
Flu shots less effective in people who are obese, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Scott Kahan of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Yahoo News (HealthDay News)
October 25, 2011
Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Kahan of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this HealthDay News report.

MSNBC (AP)
October 25, 2011
South Pole evacuee undergoes evaluation
Johns Hopkins angle: The engineer who suffered an apparent stroke while at the South Pole is now at Johns Hopkins Hospital being evaluated.

New York Times
October 25, 2011
Letters: Talking About Sex, in Class and at Home
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor is co-written by Arik V. Marcell, an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
October 25, 2011
EBDI head walks out of City Hall during meeting
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a reference to the East Baltimore Development Inc.'s multi-million redevelopment project in Middle East.

Examiner.com
October 25, 2011
Hines-Lee Opera November Gala to Feature Internationally Acclaimed Artists
Johns Hopkins angle: This opera preview states that tenor Duane Moody and soprano Louise Toppin both studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

BCLocalNews.com (British Columbia, Canada)
October 26, 2011
Infinite talent from Infinitus
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that the members of the Infinitus string trio, Alex Cheung (cello), Anthony Cheung (viola) and John H. Littlejohn (violin), hold degrees from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory.

Deseret News (Utah)
October 22, 2011
Vladimir Kulenovic fills symphony post with skill and imagination
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Vladimir Kulenovic, the new assistant conductor for the Utah Symphony, earned a degree at the Peabody Institute.

Martinsville Daily (Va.)
October 25, 2011
Esther Weinstein Obstler
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Esther Obstler was a graduate of Peabody Institute and taught piano for more than 55 years.

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register (W. Va.)
October 24, 2011
Imogene Thurman
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Imogene Thurman graduated from the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore City Paper
October 26, 2011
Republicans, Libertarians, and Greens aim to make Baltimore's general election matter
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Duane Shelton, the "soft-spoken financial analyst for Johns Hopkins Hospital" who chairs the city's GOP.

Montgomery Gazette (Maryland)
October 26, 2011
Quality transit in Montgomery critical for future economic growth
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Montgomery County has expanded its partnerships with JHU.

Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2011
Vote for Johns Hopkins or Towson to get the A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Munchies food truck
Johns Hopkins angle: This dining blog post reports that the Harold & Kumar Munchies Truck Tour is coming to the Baltimore area on Nov. 2, and adds that votes will decide whether the nationwide promotional truck lands near Towson University of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.

Baltimore Sun
October 26, 2011
City Hall declares Occupy Baltimore's camping illegal
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Brandie Cross, a biochemistry graduate student at The Johns Hopkins University.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
October 25, 2011
Old haunts and new: Halloween events in north Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup of Halloween events in north Baltimore mentions that a costume contest in the 800 block of West 36th is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hampden-Midtown and the Circle K Club of The Johns Hopkins University.

Hanover Evening Sun
October 25, 2011
Johns Hopkins edges McDaniel in men's soccer
Johns Hopkins angle: The JHU men's soccer team beat McDaniel 2-1.

Poughkeepsie Journal
October 25, 2011
Palmisano leaves IBM with a legacy of profits, global respect
Johns Hopkins angle: Palmisano is a JHU alumnus.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
October 26, 2011
Rise in Sticker Price at Public Colleges Outpaces That at Private Colleges for 5th Year in a Row
For the fifth year in a row, increases at public institutions, led by a big tuition hike in California, outpaced those at private ones.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
October 26, 2011
College Board: Despite Higher Tuitions, Young Adults Increasingly Attending College
The College Board reports that, despite stagnant incomes and steadily rising tuitions, more students are pursuing college degrees because the return on investment has never been greater.

New York Times
October 26, 2011
President to Ease Student Loan Burden for Low-Income Graduates
An expansion of the income-based college-loan repayment program is expected on Wednesday, lowering monthly payments and allowing some loan consolidation.

Inside Higher Ed
October 26, 2011
Quick Takes: Why Female Engineering Students Are Discouraged
Women perform as well as men in engineering courses, but are less likely to stay in the field because of a confidence gap, according to research published in the new issue of American Sociological Review.

NPR - Morning Edition
October 26, 2011
NCAA Meeting Puts Players' Rights In Spotlight
NCAA officials meets Wednesday to continue on a path toward what they call meaningful reform in college sports.

Boston Globe
October 25, 2011
Fed False Logic, Smith College Eats Up Annual Hoax
All last week, students at Smith College were buzzing over a rumor that the school was going completely vegetarian and locavore. There were protests and counter-protests, with slogans chalked on walkways. But the Smith administration wasn't really planning to ban meat, food from outside New England, or anything else. The whole thing was a hoax - one in a decade of annual pranks perpetrated by two professors.



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