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The Daily Beast
April 12, 2010
The 100 Happiest Colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: A week after ranking JHU 15th on its “most stressful colleges” list, The Daily Beast ranked JHU 71st on its list of happiest colleges.

International Business Times
April 12, 2010
Candidates use Twitter for business school search
Johns Hopkins angle: JHUCareyNews, the Twitter site of the Carey Business School, was listed as one of “10 to follow” in this article on how business school candidates seek information through Twitter.

Washington Post
April 13, 2010
'American Idol' segment helps push Tourette's syndrome into cultural mainstream
Johns Hopkins angle: This story included comments by Harvey Singer, chief of pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and a Tourette's specialist.

Washingtonpost.com (AP)
April 12, 2010
Thai FM blasts former PM as terrorist
Johns Hopkins angle: Thai foreign minister Kasit Piromya spoke at SAIS, according to this Associated Press story.

Asia One News (Singapore)
April 13, 2010
Thai FM slams international community over crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: This AFP wire story quotes from a speech that Kasit Piromya, Thailand's Foreign Minister, delivered Monday at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Annapolis Evening Capital
April 13, 2010
Baltimore mayor proposes $50M in new taxes, fees
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story mentions that a bed fee proposed by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would apply to the city's five private colleges and universities and 11 hospitals and, along with an energy tax hike, would allow the city to squeeze more money out of major nonprofits like Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
April 13, 2010
Driven to distraction: What will they ban next?
Johns Hopkins angle: Tracy Delgado, identified as an obesity research at Johns Hopkins, was quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2010
Outreach center employees arrested, accused of gang ties
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that, last week, the Board of Estimates approved $72,000 last week to have Johns Hopkins University researchers study the Safe Street program's effects.

Sify News (India)
April 13, 2010
Novel genes influencing kidney disease risk discovered
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story quotes three of the study’s researchers: Linda Kao, Anna Kvttgen and Josef Coresh, who are affiliated with the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

KTVQ.com (Billings, Montana)
April 12, 2010
Report: Doctors give psychedelics second look
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news item reports that new research on the possible medical benefits of hallucinogens is under way at a numbers of centers, including Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Tonic.com (Mountain View, Calif.)
April 13, 2010
Hospital and Universities Latest to Adopt Meatless Monday
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that the Cornerstone Cafe, the main cafeteria at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Wellness Corner, has adopted the Meatless Monday program, which was launched in 2003 by the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Education Week
April 9, 2010
Bilingual Ed., Immersion Found to Work Equally Well
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on findings from JHU’s Center for Research and Reform in Education and quotes Robert E. Slavin, the director of the center.

Toronto Globe & Mail
April 13, 2010
University of Toronto to reveal new School of Global Affairs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions SAIS.

Raleigh News and Observer
April 13, 2010
For massacre's historian, Poland's tragedy hits home
Johns Hopkins angle: Raleigh author Allen Paul studied "under the auspices" of Johns Hopkins University, according to this story.

Blue Ridge Now
April 13, 2010
Risks: Greater Risks for Cancer Patients With Diabetes
Johns Hopkins angle: This New York Times Health Feed story reports on research, co-authored by Hsin-Chieh Yeh, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, that concludes that people with diabetes have a great risk of dying following cancer surgery than do people without diabetes.

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
April 13, 2010
Nihonbashi first restaurant to launch menus on ipad
Johns Hopkins angle: Dharshan Munidasa, owner of Nihonbahsi, is a Johns Hopkins graduate, according to this story.

Asia One Education (Singapore)
April 12, 2010
From poly to Imperial College to John Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, originally in the Straits Times, profiles Lindi Tan, who turned down the scholarship offers from Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell and Imperial College and chose to accept a scholarship from JHU to pursue her doctorate in public health.

Chattanoogan.com (Tennessee)
April 12, 2010
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Appoints Executive Director
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Anita Bordeaux, who was recently appointed executive director of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, earned certification in Administration and Supervision from JHU, in partnership with the International Society of Technology Educators.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2010
Dr. Nicholas J. Fortuin dies at 69
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Nicholas J. Fortuin, a Johns Hopkins Hospital cardiologist who did early research in cardiac ultrasound and was recalled as a gifted teacher, died Sunday near his home in the Caves Valley section of Baltimore County.

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Inside Higher Ed
April 13, 2010
An Invitation to Unionize
The chair of the National Labor Relations Board gave a strong indication here Monday that, now that the board has new members appointed by President Obama, unions could expect it to back collective bargaining rights for graduate teaching assistants at private universities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 11, 2010
NYU Populates a Liberal-Arts Outpost in the Middle East
The university is betting big that it can create an elite, intellectually vibrant hub in a part of the world where freedom is quite limited.

Inside Higher Ed
April 13, 2010
No Letup From Washington
Colleges can't stop pushing to show they educate students because the government is no less intent on holding them accountable, accrediting officials are told.

Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
April 12, 2010
James Madison block party turns into riot
More than 8,000 people gathered in popular student neighborhoods and when officers announced on loud speakers that everyone needed to leave, no one listened.

Inside Higher Ed
April 13, 2010
Aftermath of an Ugly Comment
Two graduate students at Cornell say one of their professors used a racial slur when referring to them and many wonder why it's taken so long for an open discussion of the incident.






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