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The Washington Post
September 14, 2011
At the top of the U.S. News rankings, a five-way tie
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog posting states that Johns Hopkins University's spot in the U.S. News and World Report rankings is identical to last year.

TIME NewsFeed
September 13, 2011
U.S. News & World Report's Shocker-Free 2012 College Rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: This education blog post reports that Johns Hopkins ranked 13th in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of the nation’s best colleges.

The Washington Post
September 14, 2011
The problem with the U.S. News college rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: This Answer Sheet blog mentions Johns Hopkins University's 13th place in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

ABC News
September 13, 2011
U.S. News and World Report Ranks Best Colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is included in the list of the top 20 national universities.

The Washington Post
September 13, 2011
College Park resident finds a fossil first: a hatchling armored dinosaur
Johns Hopkins angle: David Weishampel, a dinosaur expert at Johns Hopkins University who consulted on the film Jurassic Park, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
Maryland dinosaur gets a name
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is David Weishampel, a School of Medicine professor of anatomy who studied the newly discovered dinosaur fossil.

Maryland Community Newspapers Online
September 13, 2011
Remains of dinosaur hatchling found in College Park
Johns Hopkins angle: Scientists at Johns Hopkins are mentioned in this piece.


New York Times (Associated Press)
September 14, 2011
As Colleges Slash Budgets, Who's Taking the Hit?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this AP wire story is Benjamin Ginsberg, a Krieger School political science professor who is author of the new book "The Fall of The Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters."

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 14, 2011
College Spending Trends Show Students Bearing a Growing Share of the Costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Benjamin Ginsberg, a professor of political science in the Krieger School, who wrote the new book, "The Fall of the Faculty."

DelmarvaNow.com (AP)
September 14, 2011
MD POLITICS: Incumbent Baltimore mayor wins Democratic primary
Johns Hopkins angle: This AP wire story quotes Matthew Crenson, an emeritus professor of political science in the Krieger School.

Maryland Daily Record
September 13, 2011
Rawlings-Blake wins Democratic primary
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Crenson, an emeritus professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this article.

Kansas City Star
September 13, 2011
More older couples opt to live together instead of marry
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Andrew Cherlin, a professor in the Department of Sociology in the Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
Injured hawk, a Hopkins fixture, is put to sleep
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the female red-tailed hawk that was injured last year when it crashed into a library window at JHU’s Homewood campus was euthanized recently after various treatment measures failed.

Orlando Sentinel (Los Angeles Times)
September 14, 2011
Teen driver restrictions a mixed bag
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Susan P. Baker, a professor at the School of Public Health.

iVillage (HealthDay News)
September 13, 2011
Driving Restrictions Help Prevent Deadly Crashes Among 16-Year-Olds
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Susan Baker, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
Coping with breast cancer pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This transcript is from the live online chat conducted Tuesday with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
With no voice, Brigance continues to spread his message
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview is conducted with O. J. Brigance, the Ravens' director of player development, who was stricken with ALS in 2007 and has dedicated his life to finding a cure for the disease. The introduction mentions that his organization has raised over $500,000 with the help of the Packard Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
Methadone clinic considers offering cash to addicts
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Michael Fingerhood, a Johns Hopkins associate professor of medicine who treats addicts.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
Do white Americans have better health care than African Americans?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post calling attention to an upcoming public discussion mentions that one of the participants will be Thomas LaVeist, director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Disparities Solutions.

New York Times
September 14, 2011
Lapses by American Leaders Seen in Syphilis Tests
Johns Hopkins angle: Referring to venereal disease experiments in the 1940s, which led to the deliberate infection of Guatemalan prisoners and mental patients with syphilis to test penicillin, this article states that experts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Rochester gave advance approval in principle for the experiments, though not all those in authority knew exactly whom the researchers would infect.

Huffingtonpost.com
September 13, 2011
Rick Perry's HPV Vaccine Law Sparks Political Fight That Ignores Health Issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Renata Arrington-Sanders, a professor at the School of Medicine.

United Press International
September 13, 2011
Medical history key in sex assault cases
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this wire story are Associate Professor Daniel J. Sheridan and doctoral student Jocelyn C. Anderson of the School of Nursing.

Slate.com
September 13, 2011
When Do Gay Kids Start "Acting Gay"?
Johns Hopkins angle: The author thanks Gregory Lehne of the School of Medicine for his help with the story.

Limelight Magazine (Australia)
September 14, 2011
Tori Amos: classical music huntress
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on alternative singer-songwriter Tori Amos mentions that Amos studied piano as a child at the Peabody Conservatory.

Connection Newspapers (Alexandria, Va.)
September 14, 2011
GMU Hosts ‘Grand Piano Celebration
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a new scholarship fund honoring Linda Apple Monson, a George Mason University music professor, states that Monson herself received a scholarship to attend the Peabody Conservatory, where she double-majored in piano and bassoon.

The Bahamas Weekly
September 13, 2011
Dion Cunningham Piano Recital, September 17th & 18th
Johns Hopkins angle: This music news item mentions that Dion Cunningham was recently accepted into the Peabody Conservatory to pursue his graduate studies in piano performance.

Baltimore Sun
September 10, 2011
Baltimore Symphony's assistant concertmaster gets top post in Hong Kong Philharmonic
Johns Hopkins angle: A classical music blog post reports that Igor Yuzefovich, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's assistant concertmaster since 2005, has been named concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. It mentions that Yuzefovich studied at the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2011
Rawlings-Blake gets Democratic nod
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Kimberly Hendricks, who is identified as working in fundraising for The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
Voter turnout expected to be one of the lowest in history
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a comment from Caryn Bell, 25, a graduate student at The Johns Hopkins University.

ESPN – High Schools
September 14, 2011
ESPNHS Top 25 midfielders
Johns Hopkins angle: Future men's lacrosse team members Connor Reed and Kelton Black are mentioned.

York Dispatch (Pa.)
September 13, 2011
YORK COLLEGE: Spartans win third-straight field hockey match
Johns Hopkins angle: The cross country team is mentioned.

Allentown Morning Call (Pa.)
September 13, 2011
Greyhounds, Pukszyn seeking first win Saturday in home opener
Johns Hopkins angle: The football team is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2011
Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, psychiatrist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Connaughton was a psychiatrist who was the founder and first director of what became the Johns Hopkins Children and Adolescent Mental Health Center. Quoted in the article is Joyce Harrison, who has Connaughton's former job as medical director of what is now the Children's Mental Health Clinic.

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Inside Higher Ed
September 14, 2011
New Approach to Cuts
While revenues declined in most sectors of higher education in the 2009 fiscal year, a new report found that most institutions managed to increase what they spent on instruction by making reductions in other areas and not imposing across-the-board cuts.

Inside Higher Ed
September 14, 2011
Wards of the Court
The Authors Guild and several other author groups have filed suit accusing the University of Michigan, along with several other major research universities, of “tak[ing] copyright law into their own hands” by conspiring to illegally scan works for whom copyright holders cannot be identified or found.

New York Times
September 14, 2011
Spending Inequity in Colleges Has Risen
As income inequality has increased in the United States over the last decade, so too has the gap between rich and poor colleges and universities.

Wisconsin State Journal
September 14, 2011
UW-Madison faculty, students fight admissions discrimination charge
UW-Madison waged an all-day offensive Tuesday against a charge that it engages in discriminatory admissions practices — as students and staff rallied on Bascom Hill, hijacked a press conference and disputed the findings of the admissions allegation.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 14, 2011
Education Dept. Gathers Ideas on Model Format for Financial-Aid Offers
Colleges have a lot of leeway in how they present financial-aid information to prospective and returning students. But that could change in the near future.

Inside Higher Ed
September 14, 2011
Low-Hanging Fruit
Whether they called them "near-completers" or "ready adults" or "stop-outs," the educators and policy experts gathered in Washington, D.C., agreed that people who have earned most but not all of the credits they need for a college degree should receive more attention.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
September 14, 2011
Howard University Forum Urges Multicultural Marketing
Representatives from top media and marketing companies advised advertising executives to learn how to engage and to market in a multicultural society.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 11, 2011
Citation by Citation, New Maps Chart Hot Research and Scholarship's Hidden Terrain
Johns Hopkins angle: Imagine a Google Maps of scholarship, a set of tools sophisticated enough to help researchers locate hot research, spot hidden connections to other fields, and even identify new disciplines as they emerge in the sprawling terrain of scholarly communication. A team led by two biologists and a physicist has set out to build just such a guidance system.

Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.)
September 13, 2011
Colleges' fiscal faith tested by tough economy
Although a lackluster economy has affected colleges in a number of ways, higher education remains a key player in the local economy. But University of Rochester president Joel Seligman worries about a "new dimension" in funding: The uncertainty over how UR might be affected by the various federal budget-cutting scenarios possible from last month's agreement to raise the debt ceiling.

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