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Saturday Night Live
April 10, 2010
“Sarah Palin Network”
Johns Hopkins angle: C-SPAN coverage of an event at SAIS is featured in this sketch. The SAIS footage appears around the 2-minute mark in this video clip.

New York Times
April 11, 2010
Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a resurgence of research interest in psilocybin mentions work done in that area by Roland Griffiths of the School of Medicine.

WYPR- Maryland Morning
April 12, 2010
Exploring Exploratory Tools
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School astrophysicist Charles Bennett talks about the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor, a telescope he’s developing to look at the first trillionth of a second of the universe’s life.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2010
With Peabody bequest, ex-student gives back
Johns Hopkins angle: Peabody alumnus Tristan Rhodes has made a $2 million bequest to Peabody which will create the Tristan W. Rhodes Scholarship Fund "for the benefit of students who are gay or lesbian and have been disenfranchised by their families and therefore have lost support for education expenses." Peabody Director Jeff Sharkey is quoted, as is Hannah Pressley, director of Peabody's Gay-Straight Alliance.

The Advocate
April 12, 2010
$2 Million Fund Helps Gay Music Students
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Tristan W. Rhodes, a former student of JHU’s Peabody Institute, has bequeathed $2 million to the music institution to help students who are marginalized and lack support because they are gay or lesbian.

VOA News (Voice of America)
April 9, 2010
Analysts: Kyrgyzstan Unrest Sparked by Economic, Political Discontent
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2010
Thorny city budget season looms
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University spokeswoman Tracey Reeves is quoted as saying that The Johns Hopkins institutions - which include the Homewood campus, the Peabody Institute, the East Baltimore hospital and medical school and Bayview hospital - have about 4,600 beds in total.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2010
Opportunities too important to miss
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial mentions the October hit-and-run death of JHU undergraduate, Miriam Frankl.

Baltimore Sun
April 10, 2010
House passes driver cell phone ban
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Keshia Pollack, assistant professor of health policy at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2010
The spice of life
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Gerard E. Mullin, an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Reuters Health
April 9, 2010
Zinc in pregnancy combats children's diarrhea
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story reports on research led by Laura E. Caulfield of the Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Capital (Annapolis)
April 12, 2010
Man keeps going after 4 strokes
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire feature mentions that Roger Elliott, who has a rare untreatable genetic illness, was referred to Johns Hopkins Hospital neurologist Rafael Tamargo for surgery. Tamargo is a professor in the School of Medicine.

New Scientist (U.K.)
April 11, 2010
A little stress may boost the fetal brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a new study led by Janet DiPietro, a professor of population, family and reproductive health services in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Sify News (India)
April 12, 2010
A little stress may be good for fetal brain
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on a new study led by Janet DiPietro, a professor of population, family and reproductive health services in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

HealthDay
April 9, 2010
Mild Exercise Good for the Critically Ill
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on intensive care unit patient research led by Dale Needham, an associate professor in the School of Medicine.

Brisbane Times (Australia)
April 12, 2010
Forget the cheap shots, cage fighting is a virtuous sport
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that a JHU study found that mixed martial arts has a similar injury rate to boxing, but with a lower knock-out rate – which “may help prevent brain injury.”

The Monitor (South Texas)
April 11, 2010
Harlingen hospital using new technology for cancer patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on lung cancer surgery performed by Daniel Fuentes, a graduate of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 12, 2010
People On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Stacey DiLorenzo has joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as its senior director of communications. DiLorenzo previously worked for Discovery Communications.

NJ.com
April 9, 2010
After notable success, clarinetist explores his love for improvisation
Johns Hopkins angle: A profile of Anthony McGill of Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun - Clef Notes blog
April 12, 2010
H.L. Mencken's Saturday Night Club reconvened by Concert Artists of Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that composer Louis Cheslock, a Peabody Conservatory faculty member, as a member of Mencken's Saturday Night Club.

Washington Post
April 12, 2010
Corrections
Johns Hopkins angle: A March 21 Metro article about concerns over the accuracy of data coming from local governments incorrectly said that Johns Hopkins University wants to build as much as 20 million square feet of space in Montgomery County as part of what university officials describe as a science city. The university has proposed building up to 6.8 million square feet on its land west of Interstate 270 off Shady Grove Road.

Baltimore Sun
April 10, 2010
Hopkins gets back on track with 19-7 win over Albany
Johns Hopkins angle: Thirteen players scored for Johns Hopkins as it ended a four-game losing streak with a 19-7 men's lacrosse win over Albany this afternoon at Homewood Field.

Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2010
Top-ranked Cavs knock off No. 2 Tar Heels: Hopkins dominates Albany; Towson upsets Minutemen
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins 19, Albany 7.

The Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
April 11, 2010
Hopkins pounds UAlbany
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story reports that the nationally ranked JHU men’s lacrosse team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 19-7 win over the University at Albany on Saturday.

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
April 11, 2010
Weber breaks E-town record
Johns Hopkins angle: This college sports roundup states that JHU’s baseball team scored 26 runs over two games to sweep Franklin & Marshall in a Centennial Conference doubleheader.

The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
April 10, 2010
College Roundup: Dickinson pounded by JHU
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that the No. 4-ranked JHU baseball team posted a 16-2 win over Dickinson on Friday afternoon.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2010
Swimmer ignores her pain to raise money for cancer patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Swimmer Viki Anders raised money for the Johns Hopkins Patient and Family Fund.

Baltimore Sun
April 10, 2010
Omar V. Pulliam II (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Pulliam earned a bachelor's degree from JHU.

Hagerstown Herald-Mail
April 12, 2010
Kuczynski scholarship available
Johns Hopkins angle: Kuczynski studied music at Peabody.


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New York Times
April 12, 2010
Study Finds a 1.2 Percent Increase in Faculty Pay, the Smallest in 50 Years
Academic pay has been squeezed by the recession, according to the annual salary survey by the American Association of University Professors.

Washington Post
April 11, 2010
Once drawn to U.S. universities, more Japanese students staying home
Once a voracious consumer of American higher education, Japan is becoming a nation of grass-eaters. Undergraduate enrollment in U.S. universities has fallen 52 percent since 2000; graduate enrollment has dropped 27 percent.

Washington Post Magazine
April 11, 2010
The Alternative: Younger students give community college a second look
In a difficult economy, more university-bound students are considering community college as an affordable gateway to a four-year degree.

Wall Street Journal – Real Time Economics blog
April 9, 2010
Smaller Share of Students Finish College in Four Years
More college students are on the five-year plan.

Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2010
Born-to-teach professor pushes students to laugh, think
A profile of the most popular instructor on the campus of University of Maryland, Baltimore County and one of the most popular in the country, according to the widely used Web site Rate My Professors.



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