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March 19, 2009
Bredesen urges renewed work on school dropouts
Johns Hopkins angle: The story notes that Tennessee's high school graduation rate improved more than that of any other state between 2002 and 2006, according to a new report by researchers at the Everyone Graduates Center at CSOS.

National Post (Canada)
March 19, 2009
The Fed’s modus operandi: Panic
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Steve H. Hanke, a professor of Applied Economics in the Whiting School.

New Kerala (India)
March 19, 2009
Lab-on-a-Chip may help study how cancer cells detach from neighbouring tissue to spread disease.
Johns Hopkins angle: WSE professors Peter Searson and Denis Wirtz are quoted about a testing device they helped to develop.

AZO Nanotechnology
March 18, 2009
New Lab-on-a-Chip Could Lead to Better Cancer Therapies
Johns Hopkins angle: Article focuses on a lab-on-a-chip device develop by WSE professors Peter Searson, Denis Wirtz and doctoral student Bridget Wildt.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2009
A eclectic mix of Maryland events
Johns Hopkins angle: Column mentions the April 9-12 Johns Hopkins Film Fest.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2009
Clef notes
Johns Hopkins angle: Column mentions that the second Baltimore Symphony-Peabody Conducting Fellowship has been awarded to 15-year-old Venezuelan Ilyich Rivas.

Daily Item (Pa.)
March 19, 2009
Chorale to sing Bach
Johns Hopkins angle: The story notes that mezzo-soprano Kristen Dubenion-Smith graduated from the Peabody Conservatory.

Huntington Herald Dispatch (W. Va.)
March 19, 2009
Pianist brings traditional sound to Ironton
Johns Hopkins angle: The story is about pianist Joel Fan, who holds a master of music degree in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory, where he was a student of Leon Fleisher.

Wall Street Journal
March 19, 2009
Health Blog: How Natasha Richardson’s Fall on Bunny Slope Could Go So Wrong
Johns Hopkins angle: Vani Rao, who heads the Brain Injury Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, is quoted.

Indianapolis Star
March 19, 2009
Medical reference works come in handy at home
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions the book "First Aid for Babies and Children Fast," by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Sun (UK)
March 19, 2009
Highs and lows of being a mum
Johns Hopkins angle: The story refers to a Johns Hopkins study which found that under pressure may have smarter babies.

Metro Weekly (Washington, D.C.)
March 19, 2009
Marriage Push in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: The article quotes Chris Beyrer, a professor at the SoPH's Department of Epidemiology, regarding proposed state marriage-equality legislation.

Scientific American Online
March 18, 2009
Chickens, Bacteria and Flies... Oh My
Johns Hopkins angle: This article and podcast concern SoPH researcher indicating the common housefly may be spreading drug-resistant bacteria from crowded livestock facilities to humans.

Voice of America
March 19, 2009
Syria Offers to Mediate With Iran
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami, who directs the Middle East Studies program at SAIS, is quoted.

March 18, 2009
Pentagon's Gates gets down to business under Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Charles Stevenson quoted in story on Robert Gates' role as a holdover defense secretary.

Washington Times
March 19, 2009
Gates gets down to business under Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story about Defense Secretary Robert Gates includes comments from Charles Stevenson, an American foreign policy lecturer at SAIS.
March 19, 2009
Cavaliers vs. Blue Jays a net gain
Johns Hopkins angle: The 2005 Tewaaraton winner and four-time Major League Lacrosse all-star Kyle Harrison was interviewed about this weekend’s match between the Blue Jays and Virginia at Homewood Field.

San Jose Mercury News (Calif.)
March 18, 2009
Brock Bowman is a winner, and now wins first place in Los Gatos High Hall of Fame
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions that Bowman attended Johns Hopkins and played baseball and football for the Blue Jays.

Cy-Fair Sun (Houston, Texas)
March 19, 2009
Athlete Spotlight
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile focuses on high school soccer star Ernesto Reza-Garduno, who will attend JHU next fall to major in biomedical engineering; he is considering playing soccer for the Blue Jays.

Business Gazette (Md.)
March 19, 2009
Residents use Web site to green weddings
Johns Hopkins angle: The story is about a civil engineer who figured out her carbon emissions for a graduate course, called Global Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, she took at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2009
Anne W. Brown
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for Baltimore-born operatic soprano who was the first to play Bess in "Porgy and Bess," and who was rejected from the Peabody because of her race but later received the George Peabody Medal from the conservatory for her contributions to music.

New York Times
March 19, 2009
Millard Kaufman, 92, a Creator of Mr. Magoo, Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for scriptwriter and, late in his life, novelist Millard Kaufman, a Johns Hopkins graduate.

Washington Post
March 19, 2009
Foreign Service Officer Served in Vietnam, Europe
Johns Hopkins angle: An obituary for Parker Drummond Wyman, who edited a newsletter for the Montgomery County chapter of the Evergreen Society, an adult-learning unit of Johns Hopkins University, from 2000 to 2004.

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