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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
September 8, 2011
Ten Years After 9/11, Sadness, Triumphs, And A War Without End
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS.

The Washington Post
September 9, 2011
Woman who lost parents on 9/11 will always wonder: Why?
Johns Hopkins angle: Rui Zheng, who works in the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, is a subject of this story.

Baltimore Sun
September 8, 2011
Shared spaces, shared shame
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece focuses on the findings of about 40 urban scholars and planners affiliated with Johns Hopkins' International Urban Fellows Program, who were in Sofia, Bulgaria, this summer for a conference examining the problem of infrastructure upkeep. Quoted is Sandra Newman, the Johns Hopkins professor, who directs the Urban Fellows Program.

The Epoch Times
September 8, 2011
The Value of Civility in a Post-9/11 World
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Krieger School civility expert, P.M. Forni.

The Globe & Mail (Canada)
September 8, 2011
No link seen between heart risks and menopause
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Dhananjay Vaidya of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine has challenged the long-held assumption that women face a substantially elevated risk of heart disease after menopause.

Wired Science
September 8, 2011
Swirly Moon Markings Remain Mysterious
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Catherine Neish of APL.

Campus Technology
September 9, 2011
Researchers Throw Out Digital Waste Scheme
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of a computer waste management study by Whiting School’s Randal Burns and Ragib Hasan, who is now at the University of Alabama.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 9, 2011
Top of the List: Maryland professional schools
Johns Hopkins angle: The list ranks Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as among the top five Maryland professional schools.

Joplin Independent (Missouri)
September 7, 2011
Movie Contagion deemed more than plausible
Johns Hopkins angle: Gabor Kelen, an infectious disease and disaster preparedness expert at the School of Medicine, says the premise of the Hollywood movie Contagion, in which a lethal airborne virus spreads quickly around the globe, is realistic.

Bikya Masr (Egypt)
September 9, 2011
NTC needs to “win the peace”: Libya expert
Johns Hopkins angle: As Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) attempts to rebuild the country and maintain its fractious coalition, Dartmouth University professor and noted Libya expert Dirk Vadewalle discussed the NTC’s strategy and challenges at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington on Wednesday.

Pakistan Observer
September 9, 2011
Islamic Institutions positive contribution encouraging
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions SAIS student Joshua White.

Maryland Daily Record
September 9, 2011
Curry-Harrison named program director of entrepreneurship studies in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Selma Curry-Harrison, the new program director for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Baltimore affiliate, served as a mentor of new teachers through the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, according to this brief.

NewsChief.com
September 9, 2011
College academic rankings don't change
Johns Hopkins angle: This syndicated column by Dan K. Thomas mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Times Live (South Africa)
September 9, 2011
Ladies, have a nightcap for your health
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that “researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US discovered that red wine ‘protects the brain from damage following a stroke.’”

Daily Record (Maryland)
September 8, 2011
On the Move, 9/8: Borunda wins Baltimore Ravens’ Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Maureen Harrigan has joined the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University as associate dean for finance and administration.

Martha’s Vineyard Gazette
September 9, 2011
General Who Fought, Protected Indians Inspires Island Author
Johns Hopkins angle: Author Paul Magid earned an undergraduate degree in history from The Johns Hopkins University.

AsiaOneHealth
September 9, 2011
IMH wins Asia awards to snag Hospital of the Year title
Johns Hopkins angle: Judges from Johns Hopkins Medicine International participated in judging for the Asia Hospital Management Awards (AHMA).

LaxPower
September 9, 2011
Cal Hires Emma Wallace as Assistant Coach
Johns Hopkins angle: Wallace played lacrosse at JHU.

Chesapeake Bay Journal
September 2011
Tom Horton's 'Chesapeake Born' debuts this issue
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that environmental writer Tom Horton is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University.

Times-Reporter (Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio)
September 9, 2011
Carillonneur to perform concert in Coshocton
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that organist/carillonneur W. Robert Morrison holds a degree from the Peabody Conservatory.

Potomac Patch (Md.)
September 7, 2011
Former Churchill Soccer Standout a JHU Rising Star
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about Pam Vranis, who plays soccer for the Blue Jays.

Journal and Courier Online (Indiana)
September 9, 2011
Leon E. Trachtman (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Trachtman pursued graduate studies at Johns Hopkins, according to this obituary.

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The Canton Repository
September 9, 2011
Slow economy drives college enrollment, career choices
At Kent State University at Stark, enrollment is up 1.5 percent from last fall. For the University of Mount Union, overall enrollment stands at 2,243 compared to 2,255 last year. That relatively steady enrollment pattern fits with the findings of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center's study of enrollment trends during a recession. The study concluded that the private sector colleges and universities appear to have maintained market share of student enrollments more effectively than was expected during the economic downturn.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 8, 2011
Obama's Jobs Proposals Include $5-Billion for Community-College Facilities
In a blunt speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, President Obama unveiled a series of proposals to revive the stalling economy, and among them was a $30-billion spending proposal to repair and modernize buildings at elementary and secondary schools and also community college campuses. The proposal calls for $5-billion to bolster the infrastructure at community colleges, including tribal colleges.

Indianapolis Star
September 9, 2011
College heads defend cost hikes
Over and over Thursday, presidents of Indiana's public universities told lawmakers how concerned they are about rising costs and college affordability. And over and over, almost all insisted they had no choice but to raise tuition and fees higher than what the Commission for Higher Education recommended.

Inside Higher Ed
September 9, 2011
Plagiarism Betrayal?
Some professors say Turnitin's sister business is helping students evade detection at colleges paying the company to help preserve academic integrity.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 6, 2011
Medical Students and Residents Are Stressed Out but May Face Barriers to Mental-Health Care
Two new studies paint a bleak picture of the mental-health challenges facing stressed-out and debt-ridden medical students and trainees. Articles on the studies, which appear in Wednesday's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, suggest that the students' malaise could end up hurting the patients they treat.

Associated Press
September 8, 2011
Tuition hikes fail to stop cutbacks in higher ed
America's public colleges and universities have burned through nearly $10 billion in government stimulus money and are still facing more tuition hikes, fewer course offerings and larger class sizes.

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