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New York Times (AP)
August 31, 2011
New Land in Eroding La. Wetlands: Cause for Hope
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Associated Press wire story is Whiting School Professor Robert Dalrymple, a coastal engineering expert and member of a National Research Council committee studying Louisiana's wetlands issues.

Christian Science Monitor
August 29, 2011
Irene leaves 5.5 million without power. Can power companies do better?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Seth Guikema, an assistant professor of geography and environmental engineering in the Whiting School's Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.
August 30, 2011
Students Unhappy With College Options Weigh Transfer vs. Gap Year
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Sarah Godwin, senior assistant director of admissions and transfer coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on the Homewood campus. (
September 1, 2011
District begins 'difficult conversation'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes alumnus Wes Moore, author of the bestselling book "The Other Wes Moore."

USA Today
August 30, 2011
Column: Why the EU, and euro, will survive
Johns Hopkins angle: A co-author of this op-ed is Erik Jones, professor of European studies at the SAIS Bologna Center and director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research.
August 31, 2011
Work ethic: The 24/7 lab
Johns Hopkins angle: This science feature focuses on the lab of Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa at the School of Medicine.
August 31, 2011
Reality check
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa of the School of Medicine.

Consumer Reports
August 30, 2011
Coping when kids nag for unhealthy food
Johns Hopkins angle: A study co-authored by Dina L.G. Borzekowski of the Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that children who were more familiar with characters on commercial television shows were more likely to persist in their demands for commercially advertised junk food.

Chicago Tribune
August 31, 2011
Top-selling drugs are about to get cheaper
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that researchers from JHU reported in the Annals of Neurology in April that there's a roughly 10 percent chance that switching from a brand name to a generic anti-epilepsy drug would change the peak concentration that the drug reaches in the body.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay)
August 31, 2011
Kids Carrying MRSA Germ Prone to Serious Infection: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports that researcher at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center have found that hospitalized children who carry a dangerous type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria but show no signs of illness are still at high risk for developing full-blown infections. Aaron Milstone, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, is quoted.

August 31, 2011
Md. gov swears in 9-member venture capital board
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that Elizabeth Mazhari, director of ventures, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is one of a 9-member board sworn in on Wednesday by Governor Martin O’Malley to oversee a new investment capital fund for start-up businesses.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 31, 2011
Baltimore Grand Prix nears grandstand sell out
Johns Hopkins angle: "The Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine said Wednesday it is providing doctors, nurses and paramedics to staff medical tents at the [Baltimore Grand Prix]. The hospital agreed to staff the event 'as a public service' and 'at the request of Baltimore City officials and event organizers.'

The Daily Record
September 1, 2011
Gandhi appointed as professor of UM School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Dheeraj Gandhi has been appointed as professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of interventional neuroradiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He previously was associate professor of radiology, neurology and neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.

Seattle Times (AP)
September 1, 2011
Electronic 'tattoo' may monitor vital organ functions
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins researchers are mentioned. (Baltimore Sun)
August 30, 2011
Ellicott City doctor finds keys to success as Van Cliburn amateur piano champ
Johns Hopkins angle: Profiled in this feature is Christopher Shih, a physician and pianist who took first place in the sixth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. The feature mentions that Shih is a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine graduate and that his wife, Maya, is a violinist with the Peabody Preparatory Institute. (Baltimore Sun)
August 30, 2011
Five reasons to play outside in Howard County this fall
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Howard County Astronomical League is planning to build a celestial observatory that will house the group’s prized telescope, a device crafted by former Johns Hopkins University astronomer Paul Watson in the 1930s or 1940s.

Frederick News-Post
August 31, 2011
Community Foundation releases study on needs in Frederick County
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Community Foundation hired consultants from the University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University to study the data collected by community leaders and elected officials, who were asked for input on specific topics.

The Financial Times
August 31, 2011
Colombian defence minister steps down
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Juan Carlos Pinzon studied international relations and strategy at Johns Hopkins.

Gazette (Prince George’s County)
August 31, 2011
Retiring Prince George’s County Police major set to assume chief role in Riverdale Park
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Prince George’s County Police Department, major Dave Morris participated in the public safety leadership graduate program at Johns Hopkins University. (Baltimore Sun)
August 31, 2011
2011 Havre de Grace H.S. Hall of Fame inductees announced
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the new members of the Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame will include the late George Lisby, received his M.A. degree from North Carolina Central at the age of 18 and additional credits from The Johns Hopkins University.

Adventist News Network
August 31, 2011
Remembrance: Adventist musician Rittenhouse, 88, launched New England Youth Ensemble
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse, a noted Adventist musician who founded and directed the New England Youth Ensemble, earned a degree from the Peabody Conservatory.


New York Times
September 1, 2011
Generation Limbo: Waiting It Out
Meet the members of what might be called Generation Limbo: highly educated 20-somethings, whose careers are stuck in neutral, coping with dead-end jobs and listless prospects.

Inside Higher Ed
September 1, 2011
Big City Dreams
Competition in response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's call for a high-tech campus to spur economic activity shows strategic view of higher education and New York City.

Washington Monthly
September/October 2011
The End of College Admissions As We Know It
Everything you’ve heard about getting in is about to go out the window.

New York Times
September 1, 2011
Legislature in California Set to Pass a Dream Act
A measure offering financial aid is a move to nudge the Obama administration, which has been unable to make headway on overhauling immigration laws.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 31, 2011
SUNY Plan to Share Presidents Between Campuses Sparks Protest
Employees at one college, in Canton, have joined town officials in trying to stop the cost-saving move.

August 31, 2011
Colleges tell smokers, 'You're not welcome here'
More than 500 college campuses across the country that have enacted 100 percent smoke-free or tobacco-free policies as of July 1. Although policy enforcement varies from school to school, most prohibit smoking on all campus grounds, including athletic stadiums, restaurants and parking lots.

New York Times
September 1, 2011
Accountability on the Quad
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is supposed to hold colleges and universities accountable, but it has been reluctant to police with any stringency the growing number of violations. The assumption that the N.C.A.A. can develop safeguards and mete out punishment for those who violate its rules is wishful thinking. The N.C.A.A. is simply not up to the task; college trustees need to take charge instead. This op-ed was written by C. Thomas McMillen, a regent of the University System of Maryland.

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