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Maryland Daily Record
September 20, 2011
Hopkins president lays out plans for East Baltimore Community School
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels launched a public campaign Tuesday outlining Johns Hopkins’ plans for the new East Baltimore Community School, a public contract school in Middle East. Daniels made a speech at the Carey Business School on Tuesday morning as part of its Leaders + Legends lecture series.

Baltimore Business Journal
September 20, 2011
Hopkins president Daniels: School wants to spark Baltimore neighborhoods
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels in a speech he made at the Carey Business School as part of its Leaders + Legends lecture series.

Reuters India
September 21, 2011
FACTBOX - Cancer drugs, Einstein's "spookiness" top Nobel picks - Thomson Reuters
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Anne Krueger and Gordon Tullock of George Mason University School of Law, Arlington are among Thomson Reuters 2011 top picks to win Nobel prizes. The two are named for “for their description of rent-seeking behavior and its implications.”

Bradenton Herald (Fla.)
September 20, 2011
Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Notre Dame at Top of New “Top 100 Social Media Colleges”© Rankings from StudentAdvisor.com
Johns Hopkins angle: StudentAdvisor.com put JHU in the #1 spot on its list of “Top 100 Social Media Colleges.”

Boston Globe
September 20, 2011
Survey: Harvard ranks second in social media use
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins tops StudentAdvisor.com’s list of “Top 100 Social Media Colleges.”

Popular Science
September 20, 2011
FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett.

New York Times
September 21, 2011
Promoting City’s Efforts on Health, to the World
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a speech to the United Nations, “took full advantage of the opportunity to brag, to indulge in his inner scold and to give a plug to Bloomberg Philanthropies and his alma mater, Johns Hopkins, for their work on public health.”

Fox News
September 20, 2011
Committee Searches for Economic 'Tipping Point'; Prefer Not to Find It
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School economist Laurence Ball.

Universe Today
September 20, 2011
Primordial Black Holes, Dark Matter and Stellar Collisions… Oh, My!
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School astrophysicist Marc Kamionkowski.

Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2011
Fight obesity by putting calorie counts on menus
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Thomas Hanff is a medical student at The Johns Hopkins University.

Chicago Tribune
September 20, 2011
State of play
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial quotes from a commentary written by SAIS’s Fouad Ajami.

Genetic Engineering News
September 20, 2011
Investigators Figure Out One Way to Stop HIV from Dampening Adaptive Immune Response
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on HIV research being done by scientists at Scientists at Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins Medical School. Mentioned is David Graham of the School of Medicine.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 20, 2011
'Alarm fatigue' a factor in 2nd death at UMass
Johns Hopkins angle: This Boston Globe story quotes Maria Cvach, an assistant director of nursing at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and a specialist on alarm fatigue. According to this story, Johns Hopkins is known for its intense focus on reducing false alarms and alarm fatigue.

Chicago Tribune
September 21, 2011
Hearing aids can help dementia patients
Johns Hopkins angle: In a study released this year, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institute on Aging found that seniors suffering from hearing loss were more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, this story states.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
September 20, 2011
Come together
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on the 7th annual Convergence Block Party on Sept 18, co-sponsored by JHU and the Charles Village Business Association. Quoted is Salem Reiner, the university’s director of community affairs.

Forbes
September 20, 2011
Is The Joint Commission List Of Top Hospitals Worth Heeding?
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is mentioned in this column analyzing the Joint Commission’s “Top Performers” list.

WKYC.com TV3 (Ohio)
September 20, 2011
CWRU to study gastrointestinal cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Case Western Reserve will join an elite group of six other institutions – including Johns Hopkins -- nationwide that hold a SPORE (center of excellence) in gastrointestinal cancers.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
September 21, 2011
Veteran teacher from Catonsville joins entrepreneur education firm
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Selma Curry-Harrison has mentored new teachers through the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Explore BaltimoreCounty.com
September 21, 2011
A celebration of urban living
This feature notes that the recent Abell Street Fair was co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins University.

Colorlines
September 20, 2011
Baltimore Firm Sued for Testing Lead Levels on Black Children in 1990s
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a class-action lawsuit was filed last Thursday against a Johns Hopkins University affiliated medical institute in Baltimore for “knowingly exposing black children to lead poisoning in the 1990s. The alleged poisoning was part of a study exploring the hazards of lead paint.”

Boston Herald
September 20, 2011
Boston docs win big cancer research award
Johns Hopkins angle: Victor E. Velculescu, MD, PhD, 41, of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is a winner of the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
September 20, 2011
Old Catonsville: Catonsville connection to healing community for women in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: At the Samaritan Women center, which provides a healing community to help women recover from trauma, victimization or addiction and rebuild their lives, students from Johns Hopkins built a berry garden structure, the feature notes.

Bellingham Herald (Washington State)
September 20, 2011
Sound Affects: Music reviews and ratings
Johns Hopkins angle: This column, in reviewing Tori Amos’ new album, describes her as “the Peabody Conservatory prodigy.”

The Telegraph (United Kingdom)
September 21, 2011
Night of Hunters: Tori Amos achieves the impossible – a pop/classical crossover that doesn't make you cringe
Johns Hopkins angle: The column about Tori Amos’ new album states that she “reacted violently to her education at the famous Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 20, 2011
Oberlin College's Peter Takacs scales Beethovenian heights
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about new recording by pianist Peter Takacs mentions that he pursued graduate studies at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory, where his teacher was Leon Fleisher.

Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff)
September 20, 2011
Around the Town: Grand Canyon Guitar Society opens new season Saturday
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that Paraguayan guitar virtuoso Berta Rojas holds a music degree from the Peabody Conservatory.

East Valley Tribune (Arizona)
September 21, 2011
Mesa district wins national award for parent program
Johns Hopkins angle: Mesa Unified School District's Title I program won the 2011 Partnership District Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University.

San Mateo Daily Journal (Ca.)
September 21, 2011
Letters to the editor: Greek debt
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter writer mentions Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke.

The York Dispatch (Pa.)
September 20, 2011
YORK COLLEGE: Women's volleyball team wins thriller at Marymount
Johns Hopkins angle: In cross country, York took third at the Lebanon Valley Invitational, finishing behind Elizabethtown and Johns Hopkins, programs ranked third and fifth in the region, respectively.

Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2011
Pikesville's Kraus moves to 3rd round of Mid-Amateur
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college soccer item in the sports roundup reports that No. 7 Johns Hopkins ended the shutout streak of St. Mary's sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Wirtz in a 3-0 win Tuesday. Its adds that Jennifer Paulucci, a 2011 Hopkins graduate and four-year standout, was named recipient of the 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Women's Scholar Athlete Award.
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Inside Higher Ed
September 21, 2011
Clashes of Money and Values: A Survey of Admissions Directors
Admissions counselors like to talk about finding the right "fit" for applicants. But a new survey of the senior admissions officials at colleges nationwide finds that this "fit" is, from many colleges' point of view, increasingly about money. A priority for many of those surveyed is recruiting more "full-pay" students who can afford to pay more for their education.

New York Times
September 21, 2011
Universities Seeking Out Students of Means
Money is talking a bit louder in the recruiting of college students these days, with more admissions officers searching for students who need no financial aid and can pay full price.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 20, 2011
Senate Panel Approves Lean Spending Bill for Higher Education and Research
A U.S. Senate panel voted on Thursday to approve a bill that would cut spending on the National Institutes of Health by $190-million in the 2012 fiscal year while maintaining a maximum Pell Grant award of $5,550.

Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
September 19, 2011
Tweets about Bowie State dorm stabbing traveled faster than university text messages
As with any news event lately, details quickly spread through social media, with students reporting on Twitter that the victim had been stabbed by her roommate during a fight involving an iPod. But the first tweet from the university’s Twitter account — @BowieState — didn’t come until Friday morning about 5 a.m., when an official statement was posted online.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 20, 2011
Moody's Sees Decline in Downgrades Despite Rocky Economy
The company has downgraded the credit ratings of 17 colleges so far this year, well below the total it cut in each of the two previous years.

Huffington Post
September 20, 2011
Are College Rankings Out of Step with America's Future?
Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University, writes, "As U.S. News & World Report issues its newest rankings, we are reminded not only of the volatility and mystery surrounding these magazine rankings, but, much more importantly, of the ways in which the rankings simply don't begin to comprehensively capture the strategic directions that most of higher education must follow to establish secure footholds in what is often referred to as a 'new normal' world."

Washington Post
September 20, 2011
Virginia Tech dorm becomes a learning experience
This fall, the east wing of Virginia Tech’s Ambler Johnston Hall residential college is home to mostly honors students, two professors and a dog named Liam. Elements of the residential college model have been applied at many universities in an effort to connect dorm life to the classroom.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
September 21, 2011
2 officers indicted in Md. college student beating
Two police officers were indicted Tuesday in the beating of a University of Maryland student during a rowdy celebration that was caught on video after the school's basketball win over Duke last year, prosecutors said.


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