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Maryland Daily Record
April 8, 2010
Hopkins has big role in Montgomery County’s Science City
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature is about Johns Hopkins University's plans to extend its reach from Baltimore to Montgomery County.

Maryland Daily Record
April 8, 2010
Belward Farm
Johns Hopkins angle: This slideshow features pictures of the Belward Farm area in Montgomery County, which Johns Hopkins plans to develop into a science powerhouse.

Los Angeles Times
April 9, 2010
2-million-year-old fossils offer look at human evolution
Johns Hopkins angle: Biological anthropologist Christopher Ruff of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is quoted.

PBS NewsHour
April 8, 2010
Kyrgyzstan President Disputes Interim Government's Claim to Rule
Johns Hopkins angle: Alisher Khamidov, who is from Kyrgyzstan originally and teaches at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, is interviewed.

The Wall Street Journal
April 9, 2010
Afghanistan and the Decline of American Power
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at SAIS and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

Baltimore Sun
April 9, 2010
Baltimore police idle Compstat meetings
Johns Hopkins angle: Phyllis McDonald, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University's Division of Public Safety Leadership, is quoted.

MedPage Today
April 9, 2010
Early Exercise, Less Sedation Feasible for Medical ICU
Johns Hopkins angle: Mobilizing early to reduce the heavy sedation and bed rest that were once synonymous with critical care improves patients' outcomes, researchers led by Dale Needham of the School of Medicine reported.

Calcutta Tube (India)
April 9, 2010
Mild exercise helps cut dosage of prescribed sedatives
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS piece reports that Johns Hopkins researchers, led by Dale Needham of the School of Medicine, have found that the use of prescribed sedatives goes down by half if mild exercise programs are introduced among critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Buzz 7
April 9, 2010
Mild exercise proves effective in critically ill patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece reports that Johns Hopkins researchers, led by Dale Needham of the School of Medicine, have found that the use of prescribed sedatives goes down by half if mild exercise programs are introduced among critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Inside Higher Ed
April 9, 2010
The Moral of the Story
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS historian Jeffrey Brooks is quoted.

TIME Online
April 9, 2010
The 'House' Effect: Are Real Patients Misled by TV Docs?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 2008 survey of medical and nursing students conducted by researchers at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University found that 65% of nursing students and 76% of medical students watch "House."

Irish Times
April 9, 2010
The return of a musical master
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about Peabody Conservatory's Leon Fleisher.

The New York Review of Books
April 29, 2010
Getting to Know Them
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of four books about animals, including "The Social Behavior of Older Animals" by Anne Innis Dagg, which is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 9, 2010
Trendy iPad won’t eclipse doctors’ clipboards just yet
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Greene, the chief medical information officer for Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, is quoted.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 9, 2010
Three leadership experts speak at UR
Johns Hopkins angle: Patricia M.C. Brown, a UR graduate who is president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare, spoke at University of Richmond.

WBAL Radio
April 8, 2010
Medical Marijuana: Not This year In Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: Republican Sen. Andy Harris, an obstetric anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was quoted in this story.

CNBC (Associated Press)
April 8, 2010
Md. Senate may pass medical marijuana
Johns Hopkins angle: Republican Sen. Andy Harris, an obstetric anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was quoted in this Associated Press story.

WBBM Radio (Chicago)
April 9, 2010
She's Notre Dame's first black valedictorian
Johns Hopkins angle: Katie Washington, University of Notre Dame's first African-American valedictorian, plans to continue her studies at Johns Hopkins University and follow in her father’s footsteps into medicine.

Gazette
April 9, 2010
NewsWatch: HHS grants $5.5M to Hopkins for training
Johns Hopkins angle: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted approximately $5.5 million to Johns Hopkins University as part of the total $84 million awarded to universities and junior colleges nationwide to support training and development of more than 50,000 new health information technology workers.

Science Now
April 8, 2010
White House Bioethicists Named
Johns Hopkins angle: Now a Franciscan friar, Daniel Sulmasy did his residency, chief residency, and post-doctoral fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Howard County Times
April 8, 2010
Classical Music: Musical memorial
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Jessica Sharkey, the principal viola of the Peabody Preparatory Symphony Orchestra; and Alex Krew, winner of the Bela Silva Award at Peabody Conservatory.

The Washington Post (AP)
April 8, 2010
Source: Shinn negotiating to sell Hornets
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that New Orleans Hornets majority owner George Shinn is negotiating to sell his stake in the NBA club to south Louisiana businessman Gary Chouest. Shinn was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for cancer.

Concord Monitor
April 9, 2010
Middle school tops state in test taking
Johns Hopkins angle: Kearsarge Regional Middle School had the highest participation in the state last year in the national talent search run by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, the center announced this week.

CathNews Asia
April 4, 2010
Third US case settled against Filipino priest
Johns Hopkins angle: Manuel Perez Maramba earned his Master of Music degree at Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
April 9, 2010
Faceoff: Q&A with ESPN's Mark Dixon
Johns Hopkins angle: ESPN analyst Mark Dixon, a former midfielder at Johns Hopkins, will provide commentary for Saturday's game between No. 20 Navy and No. 5 Maryland and Sunday's contest between No. 14 Notre Dame and No. 10 Georgetown.

Baltimore Sun
April 9, 2010
Lynn K. Jarrett dies at 72
Johns Hopkins angle: Jarrett attended Peabody Conservatory.

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Washington Post – College Inc. blog
April 8, 2010
Few schools backing off "no loan" pledges
A new survey suggests that most colleges with "full-need" pledges do not plan to abandon or even weaken them.

New York Times
April 8, 2010
Colleges Skirt Rules on Health Plans, Cuomo Says
Insurers pay out less of what they take in than the law requires, the attorney general of New York
said.

Wall Street Journal – Health blog
April 9, 2010
College Health Insurance Often Flunks Quality Test, Cuomo Says
Many college health-insurance plans fail to provide students with minimum coverage and often pay out far less in benefits than they collect in premiums, New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo says.

New York Times
April 3, 2010
The Unpaid Intern, Legal or Not
Convinced that many unpaid internships violate minimum wage laws, officials in Oregon, California and other states have begun investigations and fined employers.

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