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Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
UMBC, College Park place high on U.S. News list
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup concerning how Maryland colleges and universities fared in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings notes that The Johns Hopkins University finished No. 13 among national universities for a second straight year.

New York Times – The Choice blog
September 13, 2011
Forget Who’s No. 1 or No. 138: How to Use the U.S. News Rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned in this higher education blog post.

ASEE Prism (American Society for Engineering Education)
September 2011
Seeing and Doing: Revamped curricula show freshmen what it means to be an engineer
Johns Hopkins angle: This cover story quotes Whiting School faculty members Stephen Belkoff and Kevin Hemker, and former faculty members Allison Okamura and Lester Su.

WYPR-FM
September 12, 2011
Hopkins Services Commemorate 9-11
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio story provides coverage of the Sept. 11 anniversary commemoration organized by student groups at the Homewood campus.

MSNBC.com
September 13, 2011
From Tough To Mundane, Jack Young Abstains
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the wife of Baltimore City Council member Bernard “Jack” Young works in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and for this reason Young abstains from voting on Johns Hopkins matters “out of an abundance of caution.”

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
September 12, 2011
Irene, and a little boy, return missing ring to family of rightful owner
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns the discovery of a gold ring marked Johns Hopkins University, Class of 1948, and the search for its owner. Assisting in the search were JHU Greek Life and Alumni Relations staff members.

The Washington Post
September 12, 2011
Kids’ complaints about returning to school sometimes reflect serious problems
Johns Hopkins angle: Pediatric psychiatrist Patrick Kelly of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is quoted in this feature.

Washington Post
September 13, 2011
Dinosaur fossil discovered in College Park
Johns Hopkins angle: The fossil of an armored dinosaur known as a nodosaur was discovered in College Park, scientists at Johns Hopkins University announced this week. The fossil belongs to a hatchling that lived an estimated 112 million years ago.

MSNBC
September 12, 2011
Paleontologists identify dinosaur hatchling in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is David Weishampel, a paleontologist, expert in dinosaur systematics and professor of anatomy at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 12, 2011
'Contagion' could happen but plans in the works
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this health blog post are Gabor Kelen, director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, and Trish Perl, an epidemiologist and infectious disease expert and a professor in the Johns Hopkins departments of medicine, pathology and epidemiology.

United Press International
September 12, 2011
Study focuses on gulf helicopter crashes
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports that helicopters servicing drilling platforms and ships in the Gulf of Mexico crash on average six times per year, mostly from mechanical failure, according to a study by the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

ABC2 News
September 12, 2011
City voters head to the polls Tuesday
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson.

Maryland Daily Record
September 12, 2011
First month of alcohol tax raises $6M
Johns Hopkins angle: David Jernigan, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this article.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
September 13, 2011
Cancer patient keeping her head above water
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a Swim Across America event that raised money for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. It also quotes 80-year-old swimmer Iris Rosenblatt is 80, who is a patient at the center.

Baltimore Sun
September 11, 2011
Prostate cancer surgery a big business, but at what cost?
Johns Hopkins angle: This health column refers to a recent Johns Hopkins study that analyzed the websites of 400 randomly selected U.S. hospitals and found that materials they provide on surgical robots overestimate the benefits, largely ignore the risks and are strongly influenced by the manufacturer.

Baltimore Brew
September 12, 2011
Stokes, who bashed Hopkins biopark, got contribution from its developer
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned in this article.

Cleveland Plain-Dealer
September 12, 2011
Should the ban on HIV-positive organ transplants be lifted?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins research.

The Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
September 13, 2011
Why it’s important your child gets enough sleep
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story includes comments from Rachel Salas, an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The Press of Atlantic City
September 13, 2011
Local college roundup: Stockton's Pistone, Stankiewicz earn NJAC honors
Johns Hopkins angle: Richard Stockton College beat JHU 1-0 in men’s soccer, the column reports.

Washington Post
September 13, 2011
William C. Pettijohn, defense analyst
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Pettijohn was a philosophy professor at Carleton College in Minnesota before joining a military research institute based at The Johns Hopkins University in the late 1950s.


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Inside Higher Ed
September 13, 2011
'U.S. News' Participation Drops
Fewer presidents are evaluating institutions for a key part of the magazine's rankings, the "peer evaluations."

Chronicle of Higher Education – Next blog
September 11, 2011
How to Make College Rankings Less Self-Serving
Put the reputational surveys in the hands of those who know the programs best: the faculty.

New York Times
September 13, 2011
Student Loan Default Rates Rise Sharply in Past Year
The percentage of borrowers who defaulted on federal student loans rose sharply last year, especially at for-profit schools.

Washington Post
September 13, 2011
U.S. falls in global ranking of young adults who finish college

Instead of gaining ground, the United States has fallen from 12th to 16th in the share of adults age 25 to 34 holding degrees, according to the report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It trails global leaders South Korea, Canada and Japan and is mired in the middle of the pack among developed nations.

USA Today
September 13, 2011
California weighs college aid for illegal immigrants
California Gov. Jerry Brown considers signing a bill that would grant financial aid to some illegal immigrants attending state colleges.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 12, 2011
Student-Loan Default-Rate Climbs as Economy Falters
The rate for borrowers whose first repayment was due in fiscal year 2009 was 8.8 percent, up from 7 percent in the previous year, says the Education Department.

Inside Higher Ed
September 13, 2011
Quick Takes: Authors' Group Sues Universities and HathiTrust
The Authors Guild on Monday sued the HathiTrust (a consortium of universities) as well as Cornell and Indiana Universities and the Universities of California, Michigan and Wisconsin, charging widespread copyright violations. Johns Hopkins is a member of HathiTrust.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 13, 2011
Applications to Full-Time M.B.A. Programs Drop Again
Applications to full-time M.B.A. programs in the United States and abroad declined this year for the third straight year, according to a report released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council.

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