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The Washington Post
April 16, 2010
The Answer Sheet
Johns Hopkins angle: This weekly education blog mentions Johns Hopkins' standing in the U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 15, 2010
Hopkins medical school No. 3 on U.S. News rankings
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins medical school took the No. 3 spot on the list of top medical programs, behind Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Hill (D.C.) – Washington Scene blog
April 16, 2010
Congressional Women's Caucus Briefing on Maternal & Child Health in the Developing World
Johns Hopkins angle: Jhpiego’s President and CEO, Leslie Mancuso, and Jhpiego urban health advisory, Jane Otai are mentioned.

Southeast Missourian
April 16, 2010
Best bet: Sundays at 3 with Patrick Rafferty
Johns Hopkins angle: Rafferty earned a master's degree in music and a graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Institute.

The Washington Post (Reuters)
April 16, 2010
Fed will not monetize deficit: Fisher
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief quotes Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher who spoke at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Howard County Times
April 15, 2010
Classical music: Vivian Adelberg Rudow
Johns Hopkins angle: Rudow received a bachelor of music degree from Peabody Institute in 1960.

Calaveras News (Calif.)
April 15, 2010
Music for Flute and Harp at Amador City's Imperial Hotel
Johns Hopkins angle: Flutist Elizabeth Coronata earned a bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Institute.

Albany Herald (Ga.)
April 16, 2010
Baltimore cellist comes to rescue
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions Amit Peled, a world-class Israeli cellist and professor at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2010
Long-stick midfielders headline lacrosse doubleheader in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about the men's lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2010
Expect smash-mouth lacrosse between Maryland, Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: A column about the men's lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2010
Week ahead for Maryland’s Division I schools
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about the men's lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun – Face Off blog
April 16, 2010
Where's the love for long-stick midfielders?
Johns Hopkins angle: Freshman Chris Lightner of the men's lacrosse team is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2010
Robert E. Voelkel Jr. dies at age 78
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Voelkel earned a civil engineering degree at the university.

Reuters Health
April 15, 2010
Circumcision may lower risk of genital wart virus
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story quotes Ronald H. Gray, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the senior researcher on the new studies, which were conducted in Uganda.

Nanowerk
April 16, 2010
Stress is good for nanofabrication
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes David Gracias, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology.

CNN.com
April 15, 2010
Study: Insurance companies hold billions in fast food stock
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, originally from Health.com, includes comments from Sara N. Bleich, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, who researches obesity policy but who was not involved in the current study.

Reuters.com
April 15, 2010
Fed will not monetize deficit: Fisher
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from remarks made by Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher, who was participating in a panel discussion Thursday at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

United Press International
April 15, 2010
Study links genes to kidney disease risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story quotes two Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers involved in this study: Linda Kao, associate professor, and Anna Kottgen, an assistant professor.

Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs
April 16, 2010
Hypertension Hides Kidney Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes the study’s lead author, Deidra C. Crews, a nephrology instructor at the School of Medicine.

United Press International
April 16, 2010
Sexually active boys STD, HIV unaware
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story reports on research led by Arik Marcell, a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Nurse.com
April 16, 2010
Daily News: Diabetes Raises Risk of Death in Cancer Surgery Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes one of the study’s leaders, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, an assistant professor of general internal medicine and epidemiology at the School of Medicine.

CNN.com
April 16, 2010
Anti-government leaders evade Thai government forces
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from remarks delivered Monday by Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Pirmoya during a forum at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Nation (Bangkok, Thailand)
April 16, 2010
Thailand in transition, needs large-scale reform: Kasit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from remarks delivered Monday by Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Pirmoya during a forum at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Washington Times
April 16, 2010
Christians, Muslims almost equal in numbers in Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to information from a new Pew Forum survey that was compiled with input from scholars at Princeton University, Boston University and JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
April 16, 2010
Delaware County Council sets health study review
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Delaware County Council will host a public presentation on the results of a local public health study conducted by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Progress-Index (Petersburg, Va.)
April 16, 2010
Va. gets $59.8M for struggling schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story states that Virginia's education department has contracted with four “turnaround partners” to help underperforming public schools and mentions that one of these partners is JHU, which houses the Center for the Social Organization of Schools.

Politico.com
April 16, 2010
Pelosi to give first Ivy League commencement address
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has honorary degrees from a number of schools, including JHU.

The Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.)
April 16, 2010
West Side grad makes history at Notre Dame
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Katie Washington, recently named the first African-American valedictorian at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, will begin her medical studies at Johns Hopkins in the fall.

Madison Eagle (New Jersey)
April 16, 2010
Three-way race shapes up for two Madison council seats
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Madison Borough Council candidate Robert McDowell holds a master’s degree in mathematics from JHU.

USA Today
April 16, 2010

Northwestern women's lacrosse streaks face big tests

Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story previews Friday night’s game between the Northwestern University women's lacrosse team and JHU’s women’s team, which has an 8-5 record.

Cincinnati Enquirer
April 15, 2010
Ellis Rivkin, 91, scholar
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Ellis Rivkin was born in Baltimore and earned his bachelor's and doctorate degrees from JHU.


HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS


Chronicle of Higher Education
April 15, 2010
Obama's NASA Budget Could Send More Research Money to Universities
The president wants to encourage creation of new space-related technologies along with improvement of existing technologies with the proposed funds.

Washington Post
April 16, 2010
Virginia Tech students remember those who died in shooting
Many who were freshman during the April 16, 2007 attack are preparing to graduate.

New York Times
April 16, 2010
Despite Budget Woes, University Still Has Money for Bottled Water
The University of California may be in horrible budget straits, but it still has spent about $2 million in recent years on brand-name bottled water.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 11, 2010
Frustration With Green Rankings Pushes Colleges to Develop Their Own
More than 130 institutions have decided they've had enough of evaluations that publicize poor scores or charge for inclusion. Will their alternative rankings fare better?

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