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New York Times
September 15, 2011
Racial Bias Seen in Study of Lead Dust and Children
Johns Hopkins angle: This article describes the Kennedy Krieger Institute as “a research and patient care facility for children that is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.”

Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2011
Kennedy Krieger sued over lead paint study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article identifies the lead author of this 1990s study as “Mark Farfel, a former associate professor at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.”

The Washington Post
September 16, 2011
The right call on the Syrian threat
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by three authors, including Eliot Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at SAIS.

WBAL-TV11 Baltimore
September 15, 2011
'Play' Book Connects Parents, Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on "The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders," which is written by a local author and Johns Hopkins University researcher Susan Magsamen. Magsamen is interviewed. Story includes video.

CBS Baltimore
September 15, 2011
New Book Shows Parents How To Teach Their Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Susan Magsamen of the School of Medicine’s Brain Sciences Institute was interviewed for this story.

New York Times
September 15, 2011
Questions and Answers About the Crisis in Greece
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story quotes Steve H. Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2011
Getting on track for college
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial refers to a recent report released by the Baltimore Education Research Consortium at Johns Hopkins University.

Environmental Protection Magazine
September 16, 2011
Oil and Gas Related Helicopter Crashes in Gulf of Mexico Killed 139 Over 26 Years
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds that helicopters that service the drilling platforms and vessels in the Gulf of Mexico crash on average more than six times per year resulting in an average of five deaths per year. Quoted is Susan Baker.

Montgomery Gazette (Maryland)
September 16, 2011
Montgomery seeks clean-energy collaborations with Swiss companies
Johns Hopkins angle: The Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Cleantech Innovation and Federal Contracting was held at The Johns Hopkins University’s Shady Grove Campus in Rockville.

Argus Observer (Ontario, Oregon)
September 16, 2011
Jana Jae benefit performance soon
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that violinist Michael Ginsburg studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Duluth News Tribune (Minnesota)
September 16, 2011
DSSO gives conductor candidates time on stage
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about Rei Hotoda, a candidate to become conductor of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, states that Hotoda studied with Gustav Meier at the Peabody Institute.

Maryland Daily Record
September 16, 2011
Carlton wins national nurse administrator award
Johns Hopkins angle: Henri Carlton, director of nursing for Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, received the Nurse Administrator of the Year Award for 2011 from the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care. Carlton received a master's of science from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 15, 2011
Hopkins, Emergent Biosolutions want you to see 'Contagion'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that JHU is screening the movie "Contagion" in Baltimore and Montgomery County.

Baltimore Jewish Times
September 15, 2011
Gil Sandler’s ‘Baltimore At War’
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes excerpts from “Home Front Baltimore: An Album of Stories From World War II” which was published by the JHU Press.

Phillyburbs.com
September 16, 2011
Letters: Reviews raise doubts about reading program
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter to the editor mentions a recent study by JHU.

Sedalia Democrat (Missouri)
September 16, 2011
Craig receives Army ROTC scholarship
Johns Hopkins angle: Cadet Caitlyn Craig, a freshman at Johns Hopkins University and 2011 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, was recently presented her official Army ROTC Scholarship in the amount of $200,000.
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Inside Higher Ed
September 16, 2011
Where Universities Can Be Cut
Amid demands to protect academics, several institutions show that administrative savings can add up to real money, even if the cuts don't eliminate deficits.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 15, 2011
Simmons to Step Down as President of Brown U.
Ruth J. Simmons, who made history in 2001 when she was named the first black president of an Ivy League institution, will step down from the leadership of Brown University at the end of the academic year, the university announced on Thursday.

USA Today
September 15, 2011
Colleges moving away from plastic water bottles
According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 14 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada have campus-wide bans on the sale of plastic water bottles, while another dozen or so have bans that cover a portion of campus.

ScienceNewsOnline
September 15, 2011
Study: Housing Bust Could Mean Lower College Attendance
A study published in the October issue of the Journal of Labor Economics suggests an unexpected consequence of the housing bust: lower college attendance.

Wall Street Journal
September 15, 2011
Suit Claims Public College’s Drug Testing Policy is Unconstitutional
Linn State Technical College, a two-year public college in Missouri, implemented a mandatory drug testing program this semester, and the ACLU filed a federal class action Wednesday alleging the school has violated its students constitutional rights.

Inside Higher Ed
September 16, 2011
A Fee Not Worth the Cost?
After months of lobbying, students at George Washington University this month celebrated the counseling center’s agreement to ease up on its policy regarding per-session fees; instead of charging $50 for each visitation following the initial telephone consultation, students now get up to six for free. But in dropping this fee, George Washington’s counseling center becomes just one more of the many that have done so in the past few years.



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