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New York Times
September 25, 2011
‘Quixote,’ Colbert and the Reality of Fiction
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by William Egginton, the Andrew. W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and chair of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at The Johns Hopkins University.

NPR.com (National Public Radio)
September 24, 2011
As Europe Ages, Its Economies Look Vulnerable
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on the demography of Europe quotes Dan Hamilton of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Wall Street Journal
September 26, 2011
Lessons for Greece From a Decade Ago
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary recalls a 2002 speech by Anne Krueger, first deputy managing director of the IMF from 2001 to 2006 and now professor of international economics at SAIS.

International Business Times
September 25, 2011
Scientists Devise a Protein Switch That Triggers Cancer Cells to Self Medicate
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Marc Ostermeier, a Johns Hopkins chemical and biomolecular engineering professor in the Whiting School of Engineering.

New Kerala (India)
September 24, 2011
Protein 'switches' that turn cancer cells into chemotherapy factories
Johns Hopkins angle: An ANI wire story reports on research led by Marc Ostermeier, a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
September 26, 2011
Scientists Develop Dual-Function Protein Switch that Triggers Cytotoxic Cancer Prodrug
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Marc Ostermeier, a Johns Hopkins chemical and biomolecular engineering professor in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Examiner.com
September 23, 2011
Protein switch allows cancer cells to ‘self-destruct’, saving healthy ones
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Marc Ostermeier, a Johns Hopkins chemical and biomolecular engineering professor in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Gizmag
September 25, 2011
New treatment triggers cancer cells to produce their own anti-cancer medication
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Marc Ostermeier, a Johns Hopkins chemical and biomolecular engineering professor in the Whiting School of Engineering.

New York Times
September 25, 2011
An Abused Wife? Or an Executioner?
Johns Hopkins angle: This “reporter’s notebook” story refers to court testimony by Jacquelyn C. Campbell, a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing professor who is an expert on domestic violence.

Christian Science Monitor
September 23, 2011
Rick Santorum wants his Google problem fixed. Can Google shrug him off?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Matthew Crenson, a professor emeritus in the Krieger School's Department of Political Science.

The Daily Record
September 26, 2011
Currie bribery trial to open this week
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson.

Wall Street Journal
September 24, 2011
Gowns, Germs and Steel
Johns Hopkins angle: This book review mentions Johns Hopkins surgeon Alfred Blalock and his work on the "blue baby" operation in the 1940s.

Poughkeepsie Journal
September 25, 2011
Growing stroke risk easy to miss
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Julie A. Freischlag, a vascular surgeon and surgeon-in-chief at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Daily Record
September 26, 2011
More urban farms popping up in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece on Baltimore's "food deserts” quotes Anne Palmer, program director of Eating for the Future at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future,."

Baltimore Sun
September 26, 2011
Educating our way out of the recession
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is by William G. Durden, who is president of Dickinson College and is a former executive director of The Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
September 23, 2011
Hopkins Bayview uses grant to cut diagnostic testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this health blog item is Jeff Trost, assistant professor of cardiology and deputy director for clinical practice in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Baltimore Sun
September 24, 2011
HIV/AIDS population aging
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Dorcas Baker, nurse site director for a Johns Hopkins AIDS education and training center.

Huffington Post
September 25, 2011
Dominant Women Have Less Sex, Study Says
Johns Hopkins angle: This post reports on a study of African women by Michelle Hindin of the School of Medicine.

The Telegraph (U.K.)
September 24, 2011
Marriage: a survey of surveys
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about marriage mentions research led by Michelle Hindin of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

McClatchy News
September 25, 2011
As children's hospitals expand, costs and questions rise, too
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Detroit Free Press
September 24, 2011
Health Insider: Menopause not linked to heart disease risk, study shows
Johns Hopkins angle: This article covers research led by Dhananjay Vaidya, an assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Digital Journal
September 23, 2011
Study: Mental health disability increases in US
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on findings from new research led by Ramin Mojtabai of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, showing that the number of people living in the U.S. with mental health disability has increased in the last ten years, yet disability from other chronic diseases has declined.

Long Beach Press Telegram (Ca.)
September 25, 2011
Tim Grobaty: Jerry Schubel keeps Aquarium afloat
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Schubel has a Ph.D. from JHU.

Lehigh Valley Music (Pa.)
September 25, 2011
Pianist Hanchien Lee up to challenge of Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Ravel, Liszt
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Hanchien Lee received her doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
September 26, 2011
No. 9 Terps women play to 0-0 tie with N.C. State
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college tennis item in this sports roundup reports that sophomores Lauren Fields and Brooke Pottish brought home a pair of titles for Johns Hopkins at the ITA Southeast Regional on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
September 24, 2011
Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Dr. Shimuzu had served as director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Hearing and Speech Center. Quoted is John K. Niparko, a surgeon who is interim director of Johns Hopkins' Department of Otolaryngology.

Baltimore Sun
September 25, 2011
Hessie Abraham Davidson
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Hessie Davidson attended The Johns Hopkins University.


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Inside Higher Ed
September 26, 2011
Thanks, but No Thanks
After nearly two years of talks, U.S. News rejects changes to its rankings proposed by admissions association.

Chronicle of Higher Education
September 25, 2011
Admissions Group Wants to Hear All Views on the Ethics of Paying International-Student Recruiters
As NACAC seeks broad representation on a panel looking into the ethics of paying the recruiters per-student commissions, some worry about the wait for an answer.

USA Today (AP)
September 26, 2011
American students abroad pushed out of 'bubbles'
Educators are thrilled to see more American college students venturing abroad, perhaps 300,000 this year alone.

Washington Post
September 25, 2011
Gallaudet University adjusts to a culture that includes more hearing students
Gallaudet University is adjusting to a growing population of students who are not familiar with traditional deaf culture.

New York Times
September 25, 2011
As California State Tuition Rises, Financial Aid Offices Struggle to Adjust
Now that state financing cuts have led to higher University of California tuition, financial aid offices are the busiest places on campus.

Boston Globe
September 21, 2011
ROTC back at Harvard after 40 years
With the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which Harvard considered discriminatory, the Navy’s ROTC program was officially welcomed to campus earlier this week.

Washington Post – The Answer Sheet blog
September 22, 2011
Will Harvard students get hot breakfasts back?
Good news for folks at Harvard. A huge jump in the value of the endowment of the country’s wealthiest university means that maybe, just maybe, students will get their hot breakfasts back, and complimentary cookies will return to faculty meetings.

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