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Baltimore Sun Blogs
April 1, 2010
BaltTech Blog: April Fool's gags for nerds
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog notes that Johns Hopkins University's homepage, as part of an April Fools' Day prank, claims that the university has renamed itself "John Hopkins University," dropping the often problematic "s" in "Johns."

Baltimore Sun
April 1, 2010
Hopkins completes Zurich site purchase
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Johns Hopkins has completed its purchase of the former Zurich Insurance Co. property in North Baltimore for $15 million and plans to take possession today and quotes Brian Dembeck, executive director of Johns Hopkins Real Estate.

WBAL Radio
April 1, 2010
Hopkins Takes Possession Of Building For New Patient Billing Center
Johns Hopkins angle: A Johns Hopkins subsidiary completed its planned purchase of the former Zurich Insurance Co. property in North Baltimore for $15 million and plans to take possession Thursday.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
April 1, 2010
Zurich sale to Hopkins further erodes tax base
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jay Hancock blog discusses Johns Hopkins' purchase of the Zurich building.

Washington Post
April 1, 2010
Many Washington region colleges limit tuition increases
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece about college tuition costs quotes JHU spokesman Dennis O'Shea.

Washington Business Journal
April 1, 2010
Many D.C.-area colleges limit tuition increases
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that JHU is among colleges which will charge more than $40,000 in tuition for the 2010-2011 year.

Discovery News
April 1, 2010
Why Do People Bully?
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Catherine Bradshaw, a developmental psychologist who studies bullying at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
April 1, 2010
SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Breyer says debate over foreign law is irrelevant
Johns Hopkins angle: Justice Stephen Breyer made remarks at SAIS yesterday, according to this Associated Press piece, which appeared in numerous other online publications, including the New York Times online.

Bloomberg.com
March 31, 2010
Glaxo’s Avodart May Give Men False Security on Prostate Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from a New England Journal of Medicine editorial written by Patrick C. Walsh, a prostate cancer expert and professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 1, 2010
Avodart may promote some tumor growth
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Patrick C. Walsh, a professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

HealthDay
March 31, 2010
Study Revives Debate on Prostate Drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from a New England Journal of Medicine editorial written by Patrick C. Walsh, a prostate cancer expert and professor of urology in the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (India)
April 1, 2010
Scientists grow jaw bone from adult stem cells
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS article reports that one of the co-authors of this study was cell and tissue engineering researcher Warren L. Grayson, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Medicine.

Washington Times
April 1, 2010
Georgia fears Russian reprisal for bombings
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Svante Cornell, the research director of the Central Asia Caucuses Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Minnesota Public Radio
March 30, 2010
Bach & Friends
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music report focuses on a new film that includes interviews with Charles C. Limb, an associate professor of otolaryngology in the School of Medicine who also has an appointment at the Peabody Conservatory, where he studies the effects of music on the brain.

HealthDay
March 31, 2010
Report Finds Gaps in Health Services for U.S. Veterans
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Albert W. Wu, a professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

NorthJersey.com
April 1, 2010
A portable support group
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on the book "Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds," co-written by Arthur Burnett II, a professor of urology who directs the Male Consultation Clinic at Johns Hopkins.

Shenandoah.com
April 1, 2010
Husband-Wife scholars at BC publish books
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Kara Dixon Vuic’s new book, “Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War,” was published by JHU Press.

First Coast News (Jacksonville, Fla.)
March 31, 2010
More Medical Mix-ups Result in Deaths, Increased Cost
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature includes comments from Peter Pronovost, a professor and patient safety researcher in the School of Medicine.

Washingtonpost.com
April 1, 2010
Home schooling on the rise in Fairfax County
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Sutton, who is mentioned in this article, earned a master's degree at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 1, 2010
Self-defense can be a close call
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the Johns Hopkins student who killed an intruder with a samurai sword last year was criticized for grabbing the weapon and looking for a prowler after police had come to his door to warn him a suspicious man had been seen.

Kokomo Perspective (Indiana)
April 1, 2010
Influential speakers bring hope, encouragement to city
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Carson of the School of Medicine is among the speakers at this event.

Helena Independent Record (Montana)
April 1, 2010
Wilderness connections: ‘Bach in the Backcountry
Johns Hopkins angle: Jennifer Smith studied at Peabody Conservatory.

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New York Times
April 1, 2010
Applications to Elite Universities Rise
Many of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities are scheduled to inform applicants of their decisions on Thursday.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 1, 2010
The Deans of Discontent
As many admissions deans have discovered, blogs allow colleges to communicate with applicants like never before. But the technology also opens the door for nastiness, especially during this season of supersonic emotions.

Bloomberg News
March 31, 2010
Stanford Admits Record 7.2%, Sets New Norm for Ivies (Update2) 
The U.S. colleges that have been hard to get into are getting even harder.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 31, 2010
Women in Academic Medicine: Equal to Men, Except in Pay
Women earn significantly less even when their professional activities and qualifications are comparable, according to a study in the April issue of Academic Medicine.

NPR/The New Republic
April 1, 2010
The Student Loan Scare - Column
Some conservatives are comparing the Russian revolution with Obama's new student loan reforms, though the writer of this column says the claim has no ground.

Washington Post – Color of Money blog
April 1, 2010
In health overhaul, a better prognosis for students' finances
Tucked inside the health-care reform law is significant financial relief for the millions of students who borrow to obtain a higher education.

Baltimore Sun
April 1, 2010
Towson U. pulls its bid for Senator Theatre
Due to continuing economic pressures, Towson University and its radio station have withdrawn their proposal to turn Baltimore's historic Senator Theatre into a studio and performing arts center.


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