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Georgia Public Broadcasting
September 7, 2011
Brazil Hopes To Add Oil Wealth To A Booming Economy
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is Riordan Roett of SAIS.

MSNBC Today
September 8, 2011
Sky-high salaries, spendy hips boost US health costs
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan P. Weiner, a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Bloomberg Businessweek
September 8, 2011
J&J Vaginal Mesh Faces FDA Panel’s Review Today as Lawsuits Rise
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Clifford Wheeless, an emeritus associate gynecology professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Asian Correspondent
September 8, 2011
Leading psychology schools for Asian students
Johns Hopkins angle: This story recommends the Krieger School’s ”prestigious” Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences for Asian students.

MedicineNet.com (HealthDay News)
September 6, 2011
Patient Care Not Affected by Med Student Biases: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports on a School of Medicine that found that many first-year medical students in the United States may have an unconscious preference for white and upper social class people, but these biases don't appear to affect patient care. Adil Haider led the study.

Baltimore Sun
September 8, 2011
Combating the 'nag factor'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Dina Borzekowski, a Bloomberg School of Public Health associate professor who collaborated with doctoral candidate Holly Henry on a study about how television commercials and cartoon-covered packaging prompt children to beg their parents for foods that are not necessarily good for them.

The Huffington Post
September 7, 2011
Cultivating Entrepreneurship in the Arab Spring
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that individuals from JHU were among 12 participants of a program called LearnServeEgypt.

WebMD
September 7, 2011
Children’s Vision and Eye Care Basics
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Michael Repka, MD, professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
September 8, 2011
Can D.C. keep middle schoolers from ‘teetering on the ninth-grade cliff’?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article cites research by Johns Hopkins University.

Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2011
Menopause doesn't cause a spike in heart disease incidence
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog article reports on a study led by Dhananjay Vaidya, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2011
District 4: Bill Henry
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, District 4 Baltimore City Council candidate Bill Henry states that he has an undergraduate degree from JHU in social and behavioral sciences, with concentrations in urban studies and public policy and adds that he has served on the board of the Johns Hopkins Society of Black Alumni.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2011
District 8: Helen Holton
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, District 8 Baltimore City Council candidate Helen Holton states that she earned a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development, Masters in Business Administration -Concentration in Management at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2011
District 12: De'Von Brown
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, District 12 Baltimore City Council candidate De'Von Brown states that he attended high school at the Academy for College and Career Exploration, a charter school in Hampden that was opened with guidance from researchers at Johns Hopkins University as a school that offers opportunities to explore higher education at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2011
District 14: Mary Pat Clarke
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, District 14 Baltimore City Council candidate Mary Pat Clarke states that she served as adjunct faculty in English and/or urban policy at Johns Hopkins University and was an administrator in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2011
District 11: Duane Shelton
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview, District 11 Baltimore city Council candidate Duane Shelton states that he is employed as a financial analyst with Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Royal Gazette Online (Bermuda)
September 8, 2011
Montpelier recruits Schaper from Endurance
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Christopher Schaper holds an MS degree in International Business and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Observer & Eccentric (Michigan)
September 8, 2011
Study finds kids respond to positive messages ... duh!
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Maryland Daily Record
September 8, 2011
On the Move, 9/8: Borunda wins Baltimore Ravens’ Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award
Johns Hopkins angle: Maureen Harrigan has joined the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University as associate dean for finance and administration, according to this roundup.

Grosse Pointe News (Michigan)
September 8, 2011
Renowned pianist excited for hometown recital
Johns Hopkins angle: Ivan Moshcuk is a student at the Peabody Conservatory.

Thousand Oaks Acorn (California)
September 8, 2011
Students get scholarships to study science
Johns Hopkins angle: Scholarship recipient Kavya Singampalli is studying biomedical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.

Newton TAB (Massachusetts)
September 8, 2011
At the Newton Free Library
Johns Hopkins angle: A concert preview item in this column mentions that pianist David Hagan earned his bachelor and master of music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory.

Gazette.net
September 7, 2011
Volleyball: Solid nucleus, transfers boost Bowie
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Bowie High School volleyball coach Eric LeMaster completed his master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
September 8, 2011
Start of fall meeting Friday to mark centennial at Laurel Park
Johns Hopkins angle: A women's college soccer item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins freshman forward Hannah Kronick was chosen as the Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Baltimore Sun
September 7, 2011
Thomas W. Brundige III, lawyer and WWII veteran, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Brundige enrolled at The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1942.

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Inside Higher Ed
September 8, 2011
A Dissenter Is Fired
Johns Hopkins angle: Tenure, teaching awards and help from AAUP don't save job of Erskine professor who offends religious traditionalists. On Tuesday, the American Association of University Professors wrote to Erskine College, expressing worry about the treatment of William Crenshaw, an English professor who has been among the most outspoken critics of the role of religious conservatives in shaping the direction of the institution. But on Wednesday, Crenshaw was fired.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 7, 2011
Colleges Should Play a Central Role in the Jobs Agenda
Columnist Jeff Selingo posits that it’s unlikely colleges and universities will get much of a mention in President Obama’s speech before Congress tonight on his jobs program. But in the face of zero growth in jobs, higher education should play more of a central role in any jobs agenda.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 7, 2011
Education Dept. Miscalculates 'Financial Responsibility' Scores, Private Colleges Say
The government's financial-responsibility scores for private colleges, due this month, affect participation in student-aid programs. But critics say the data can be faulty and misleading.

Wall Street Journal
September 8, 2011
Dean Named at Cornell Med
Cornell University has appointed the first woman to lead its medical school in the institution's 113-year history, officials announced Wednesday. Laurie Glimcher, who previously led the immunology program at Harvard University, will oversee the medical school.

ABC World News
September 7, 2011
Annie Le Family Files Lawsuit Against Yale
Nearly two years to the day that she was murdered, the family of Yale graduate student Annie Le has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university. The suit, filed Tuesday in Connecticut Superior Court in New Haven, claims Yale failed to adequately protect women for years, accusing the college of insufficiently addressing incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus.


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