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New York Times
April 14, 2010
Thai Official Broaches Taboo Topic: Role of the Monarchy
Johns Hopkins angle: Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya spoke at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington on Monday.

Pew Research Center
April 15, 2010
Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions Peter Lewis, associate professor and director of African Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Red Orbit
April 15, 2010
Researchers Put Proteins Right Where They Want Them
Johns Hopkins angle: Using a method they developed to watch moment to moment as they move a molecule to precise sites inside live human cells, Johns Hopkins scientists are closer to understanding why and how a protein at one location may signal division and growth, and the same protein at another location, death. Quoted is Takanari Inoue of the School of Medicine.

U.S. News & World Report
April 15, 2010
Engineering Schools: Tips and Stats
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature attributes advice to Julia Galeazzi, the associate director of the Johns Hopkins University Career Center.

Maryland Daily Record
April 14, 2010
Montgomery County’s ’science city’ project moves forward
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Montgomery County Council voted Tuesday to approve several points of the planned expansion of the Life Sciences Center into a major scientific community, but scaled back the maximum developable space. The project would be built on farmland owned by Johns Hopkins.

The Washington Post
April 15, 2010
Ballou senior reaps rewards of hard work with full course of scholarships
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that a Washington, D.C. high school student was recently awarded a $200,000 scholarship to George Washington University and was accepted to a host of other top schools, including Johns Hopkins University.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 15, 2010
Parent voices concern over school changes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Johns Hopkins/Talent Development is proposing to use district teachers and not turn its school or schools into charters.

Washington Examiner (AP)
April 15, 2010     
Va. selects 4 school-turnaround providers
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Johns Hopkins is among four "turnaround providers" that the state Department of Education has designated that underperforming schools can use to provide instruction and other programs to boost student achievement.

The Progress-Index (Petersburg, Va.)
April 15, 2010
State releases list of approved turnaround partners
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Virginia has developed a list of four vendors to help turn around struggling schools. One vendor is JHU, described as “home of the Center for the Social Organization of Schools, developer of successful school restructuring models, including ‘Success for All.’”

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)
April 15, 2010
Petersburg schools get deadline on turnaround partner
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Petersburg school system faces a May 1 deadline to select a partner to lead a program aimed at improving student achievement and must choose from a list that includes JHU.

Daily Mail (U.K.)
April 14, 2010
Slim women who need breast reconstruction surgery can regain their shape with fat from their 'love handles'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by the School of Medicine’s Ariel Rad, an assistant professor, who is quoted.

Toledo Blade
April 15, 2010
Surgeon who inspired film to speak at UT
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is scheduled to speak at the University of Toledo tonight.

The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
April 15, 2010
Speaker’s intentions are Nobel
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a journalism researcher who is concerned about the way high-achieving women, such as the School of Medicine’s Nobel Prize winner Carol Greider, are described in the news media.

Des Moines Register
April 15, 2010
Guest opinion: Egg producers must look beyond cages
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial notes that the prestigious Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production studied the effects of battery cages on birds' welfare and concluded that battery cages should be eliminated. The commission was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
April 14, 2010
U.S. News grad-school rankings: a walkthrough
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog states that Johns Hopkins' School of Medicine and School of Education are ranked among the magazine's top 10 graduate schools.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 15, 2010
Penn medical school ranked No. 2 in U.S. News poll
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the University of Pennsylvania Medical School Penn "hopped over Johns Hopkins University to take the second spot in U.S. News & World Report's ranking of 122 U.S. medical schools this year."

Huffington Post
April 14, 2010
Top Grad School Rankings Released: MIT, Virginia, U of Chicago Move Up
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this blog post, ohns Hopkins fell from second to third in the list of best research medical schools.

Montgomery News (Fort Washington, Pa.)
April 15, 2010
Two local schools make Johns Hopkins top 10 list: WMS earns No. 1 slot in state; GMA comes in at No. 6
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that two schools in Lower Gwynedd Township have earned a spot on JHU’s Center for Talented Youth Top 10 Pennsylvania Schools list for 2009.

The Tennessean
April 15, 2010
Vanderbilt's Peabody ranks as best graduate school of education
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development the best graduate school of education in the nation for the second year in a row, beating out competing programs at Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins.

Mangalorean (ANI)
April 15, 2010
Hib vaccine: Are the press releases true?
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that the Indian Journal of Medical Research, three senior Indian paediatricians have accused these agencies - USAID, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Hib Initiative and The GAVI Alliance - of misrepresentation of facts by selectively and inaccurately reporting the actual findings of the Bangladesh Hib probe study in order to promote the vaccine's wider use.

New Kerala (India)
April 15, 2010
Hib vaccine: Are press releases telling whole truth?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that three senior Indian pediatricians have accused several international agencies, including the Bloomberg School of Public Health, of misrepresentation of facts by selectively and inaccurately reporting the actual findings of the Bangladesh Hib probe study in order to promote the vaccine's wider use.


Stockton Record (Ca.)
April 15, 2010
Peter Takacs and Peter Jaffe team for Stockton symphony performance
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Takacs studied at Peabody with Leon Fleischer.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 14, 2010
Rap pioneer Gil Scott-Heron: Late but better than ever
Johns Hopkins angle: Spoken-word pioneer Gil Scott-Heron earned a degree from JHU.

The Washington Post
April 15, 2010
March of Dimes ambassador family set to share its story with Southern Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is about premature twins who were cared for at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit.

St. Paul Pioneer-Press
April 14, 2010
Young adult novel focuses on eco issues
Johns Hopkins angle: Author Caragh O'Brien earned a master's degree from JHU.

The Daily News Online (Batavia, NY)
April 15, 2010
Joseph Irrera to perform with GSO
Johns Hopkins angle: Pianist Joseph Irrera earned his master's degree at Peabody.

Albany Times-Union
April 15, 2010
Student Rounder
Johns Hopkins angle: This round up of student achievement notes that Shawn Murrane, the son of Peter and Diane Murrane of Ballston Lake, was named to the dean's list at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

NorthJersey.com
April 15, 2010
Glenn Rocca graduates from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Glenn Rocca graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University in December. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in Economics and had a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management.

WBOC-TV 16 (Salisbury, Md.)
April 14, 2010
Johns Hopkins Beats Washington, 4-2
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that visiting fifth-ranked JHU snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-out two-run single by John Swarr to take a 3-1 lead en route to a 4-2 win over host Washington College in a Centennial Conference baseball game on Wednesday.

The Washington Post
April 15, 2010
Walter A. Henderson (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: Walter A. Henderson spent more than 60 years as a machinist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

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Washington Post – The Answer Sheet blog
April 15, 2010
Choosing a college isn't about cachet, rankings
Eileen Wilkinson, a college counselor for almost 25 years and former associate director of admissions at Marymount University in Virginia, says "Throw away your copy of 'U.S. News and World Report: Best Colleges.'"

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 13, 2010
Much Research on Campus Diversity Suffers From Being Only Skin Deep, New Studies Suggest
New studies suggest that the success of minority college students and students' perceptions of race relations on their campuses are strongly influenced by factors that actually have little direct connection with ethnicity or race.

Bloomberg
April 14, 2010
New York University Challenged on 40% Expansion Plan
NYU, the largest private, nonprofit university in the U.S. by enrollment, has a history of battling community members, who are gearing up to oppose the university's plan to expand the campus by 40 percent.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 14, 2010
Bill Clinton Urges Colleges to Strive for Solutions at Home and Abroad
Mr. Clinton, who will meet with students and university and nonprofit-group leaders this weekend, wants colleges to put an even greater emphasis on service.

Washington Post
April 15, 2010
Prince George's sergeant in beating video is suspended
Police have suspended a sergeant who was at the scene of a beating last month of an unarmed University of Maryland student that occurred after crowds took to the streets to celebrate a basketball victory.

Inside Higher Ed
April 15, 2010
The Stink at MIT
Student government passes measure to give out free samples of hygienic products in popular study space during exams.





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