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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
April 1, 2010
Topeka, we're not in Kansas anymore
Johns Hopkins angle: In this video, anchor Brian Williams introduces a story about popular April Fools' Day jokes by saying, "There were some interesting stories in the news today, like the announcement that Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore was dropping the S and becoming just 'John Hopkins.'"

WJZ-TV
April 1, 2010
April Fools' Day Prank: It's John Hopkins Now!
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about the university's April Fools' Day prank. Tracey Reeves, director of the Office of News and Information, is quoted in this video.

WBAL-TV
April 1, 2010
April Fools: Johns Hopkins Drops 'S'
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about the university's April Fools' Day prank.

The Washington Post
April 1, 2010
Overdue name change at Johns Hopkins timed for April 1
Johns Hopkins angle: This online article mentions the university's April Fools' Web site joke.

Columbus Dispatch
April 2, 2010
Forget the frats: This time, university stages college prank
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, taken from wire service articles, reports that Johns Hopkins University yesterday engaged in an April Fools' Day joke by claiming, on the university homepage, that it was changing its name to "John Hopkins University."

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
April 1, 2010
‘John Hopkins University’ gets in April 1 spirit
Johns Hopkins angle: University spokeswoman Tracey Reeves is quoted in this story, taken from the Washington Post, about the university's April Fools' Day prank in which JHU's homepage ran a story claiming that the university had dropped the "s" from "Johns Hopkins."

NBC Washington
April 1, 2010
John Hopkins Finally Drops the "s"
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports Johns Hopkins University, as an April Fools' Day joke, reported that it had finally gave in to peer pressure and dropped that silly "s."

Salon.com
April 1, 2010
April Fools: We’re Not In Google Anymore
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about April Fools' jokes noted that JHU got into the act by claiming, on its Web site, that it had dropped the "s" from "Johns" in "Johns Hopkins."

The Washington Post
April 1, 2010
Campus Overload (online)
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions the university's April Fools' Day Web site joke.

Maryland Daily Record
April 1, 2010
April Fools' Day law blog
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is included in a round-up of April Fools' Day hoaxes, including Johns Hopkins’ announcement that it was dropping the "S" in Johns.

National Review Online – The Corner blog
April 1, 2010
Bad News from Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog entry about the university's April Fools' Day prank.

Spiro on Science - blog
April 1, 2010
Out with the S; In with the new JOHN HOPKINS
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about the university's April Fools' Day prank.

University Diaries – blog
April 1, 2010
UD’s grandfather, father, and uncle…
Johns Hopkins angle: A blog entry about the university's April Fools' Day prank.

WTOP.com
April 1, 2010
Jhpiego gets $22.9 million grant
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation picked Jhpiego for the grant.

WJZ TV (Baltimore)
April 1, 2010
Jhpiego Gets $22.9 Million Grant
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Jhpiego has received a $22.9 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to increase contraceptive use in Kenya.

Inside Higher Ed
April 2, 2010
A Blog and Manifesto for Alumni Magazines
Johns Hopkins angle: A new blog -- UMagazinology -- started by people who "have ties to the alumni magazine at Johns Hopkins University," is attempting to support alumni and other college and university magazines that aspire not to just be house organs, but to provide valuable journalism at a time when serious coverage of the arts and sciences is disappearing from many newspapers.

Baltimore Sun
April 2, 2010
A fight on many fronts
Johns Hopkins angle: Doug Ward, director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Division of Public Safety Leadership, is quoted.

Maryland Business Gazette
April 2, 2010
Johns Hopkins buys former Zurich property for $15M
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins University has completed the $15 million acquisition of the former Zurich Insurance Co. property in North Baltimore, and will use it primarily to consolidate financial operations and information technology currently located at a number of locations.

Washington Business Journal
April 2, 2010
GSA goes on leasing spree under Bob Peck
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the 575,000-square-foot National Cancer Institute facility on Johns Hopkins’ Montgomery County campus.

The Washington Post (AP)
April 1, 2010
CDC: New England tops in swine flu vaccinations
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a flu expert at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun (Associated Press)
April 2, 2010
CDC surveys find swine flu vaccination rates highest in New England, lowest in the South
Johns Hopkins angle: This AP piece quotes Andrew Pekosz, a flu expert at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
April 2, 2010
Afghan Ambassador To U.S. Says 'Human Capital' Is Key
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States, Said Tayeb Jawad, made a speech at SAIS recently.

The Washington Post (AP online)
April 1, 2010
SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Looking abroad for tips
Johns Hopkins angle: Justice Stephen Breyer made remarks at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies, according to this article.

The Wall Street Journal
March 31, 2010
WIRE WATCH: Obama Speaks at Andrews; Biden in Peoria; Spring Planting
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer gave the annual Rostov Lecture on International Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies.

US News & World Report (HealthDay)
April 1, 2010
Hundreds of Donor Kidneys Tossed Away Each Year
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that a new study led by Dorry L. Segev out of the School of Medicine concludes that every year, hundreds of kidneys are thrown out because they may be infected with hepatitis C, but they could help many hepatitis C-infected patients waiting for a transplant.

Globe and Mail (Canada)
April 1, 2010
Is ignorance bliss when it comes to tumours?
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrick Walsh of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Times of India
April 2, 2010
Cause behind night blindness uncovered
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the molecular mechanism behind the mutation in a calcium channel protein that causes congenital stationary night blindness has now been uncovered by researchers at the School of Medicine, led by David Yue.

Ivanhoe Newswire
April 2, 2010
Calcium is Key to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Treatments
Johns Hopkins angle: Ivanhoe reports on new clues surrounding the cause of night blindness could have larger implications for other neurodegenerative diseases like schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, according to research led by David Yue of the School of Medicine.

New York Times
April 1, 2010
Essay: The Parent Problem in Young Adult Lit
Johns Hopkins angle: This essay about how parents are portrayed in young adult literature mentions a book that includes a man working late at a "Johns Hopkins bio lab."

Detroit News
April 2, 2010
DMC deal spotlights for-profit hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Bill Ward, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this piece.

Maryland Business Gazette
April 2, 2010
Hopkins to pay $370K to settle state allegations
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reports that the state Department of the Environment, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital have agreed to resolve the agency's civil claims regarding alleged violations of state laws and regulations governing the use of radioactive materials and radiation machines. The agreement requires Johns Hopkins to pay a $370,000 penalty.

Today.AZ (Azerbaijan)
April 2, 2010
Georgian Deputy FM fears Russia may use Moscow's terror attacks as pretext for new aggression
Johns Hopkins angle: Svante Cornell of SAIS comments in this article.

Brisbane Times
April 2, 2010
A martyr to medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot. Lacks was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

CatholicCulture.org
April 2, 2010
Texas diocese settles 3rd abuse suit involving prominent Philippine priest-musician, canonist
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Manuel Perez Maramba earned a master's degree at Peabody.

Brunei News
April 2, 2010
Brunei strives to enhance primary healthcare services
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research by Barbara Starfield of the Bloomberg School of Public Health that reveals that countries with quality healthcare services can achieve a longer life expectancy, improve treatment outcome and receive higher patient satisfaction, among others.

The Washington Post
April 2, 2010
Study of space becoming a victim of school budget cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Howard B. Owens Science Center in Prince George's County is partnering with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to develop a program on a NASA mission to Pluto.

Baltimore Sun
April 2, 2010
Tar Heels' Holman up to Hopkins challenge
Johns Hopkins angle: Marcus Holman, a freshman reserve attackman for the No. 3 North Carolina men's lacrosse team, is expected to start Saturday against No. 12 Johns Hopkins (4-4).

Orlando Sentinel
April 1, 2010
Future Johns Hopkins QBs Jared Beekman and Robbie Matey put the word student in student/athlete
Johns Hopkins angle: Jared Beekman and Robbie Matey will join the football team in the fall.

Newark Advocate (NJ)
April 2, 2010
Jamie R. Fitch (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Fitch earned a Master of Science in Management degree from JHU.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
April 2, 2010
'The Most Selective Admission Process in the University's History'
News releases about admissions are written in a language all their own. The author of this story chose some key phrases and proposed some translations.

Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
April 1, 2010
College acceptance rates down
Everyone saw this coming: Prestigious colleges and universities received record numbers of applications for the Class of 2014. So, logically, acceptance rates were expected to drop.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 1, 2010
Disadvantaged Students May Benefit Most From Attending College
A paper published in the American Sociological Review suggests that the students who are least likely to attend college gain the strongest economic benefits from holding a college degree.

New York Times
April 2, 2010
Seeking to Help Budding Researchers With a Click of the Mouse
Eureka Fund is one of a handful of new nonprofit organizations created to give the public an opportunity to pay for scientific research that is not fully supported by government or private sources.

Reuters
April 1, 2010
Recession spurs student lending in U.S: Equifax
Student loans outstanding are up about 50 percent since 2007 at $562 billion, according to data that Equifax Inc., one of the largest U.S. credit bureaus, provided exclusively to Reuters.

Baltimore Sun
April 2, 2010
Legislation adds appeal step
The Maryland Higher Education Commission would no longer be the ultimate arbiter of disputes when one state university tries to prevent another from duplicating its programs.



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