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New York Times
April 19, 2010
Cancer Fight: Unclear Tests for New Drug
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Antonio Wolff, a breast cancer specialist at Johns Hopkins.


HealthDay
April 20, 2010
New Guidelines Issued on Hormone Receptor Testing for Breast Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a quote from Antonio C. Wolff, co-chair of a joint panel on hormone receptor testing in breast cancer. Wolff is a School of Medicine professor of oncology who is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.


The Washington Post
April 20, 2010
South Pole memories
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions Harvey Singer, chief of pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and a Tourette's specialist.

The Washington Post
April 20, 2010
FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons
Johns Hopkins angle: Cheryl Anderson, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.


Voice of America
April 19, 2010
Nations Work Toward Aim of Zero Malaria Deaths by 2015
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions work on malaria done by George Dimopoulos, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Bloomberg.com
Hospital Rankings Show Reputation More Than Quality, Study Says
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story mentions that in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 ratings Johns Hopkins Hospital was ranked first for ear, nose and throat treatment.


The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
April 20, 2010
No progress on Category 5 protection: An editorial
Johns Hopkins angle: This newspaper editorial includes a quote from Robert Dalrymple, a Whiting School professor of civil engineering who chaired a panel that reviewed the final draft of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Study.

Sify News (India)
April 20, 2010
Now, test to predict aggressiveness of prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on research by a team that included Robert W. Veltri, an associate professor of urology and oncology in the School of Medicine and director of the Fisher Biorepository and Biomarker Laboratory at The Brady Urological Research Institute.

HealthDay
April 20, 2010
More Die After Colon Surgery at Teaching Hospitals: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by researchers at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

National Catholic Reporter
April 20, 2010
12 Things Every Catholic Should Know About the U.S. Scandals
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul McHugh of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 20, 2010
CMU professor works to give doctors access to patient records
Johns Hopkins angle: A Carnegie Mellon University health technology expert says he will work with colleagues -- including those at JHU -- across the country to open access to electronic health records and protect patient privacy.

The National Interest Online
April 20, 2010
Made in America
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that places like Johns Hopkins have "attracted top thinkers" for decades.

Albany Herald.com
April 16, 2010
Baltimore cellist comes to rescue
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Amit Peled, a world-class Israeli cellist and professor at the Peabody Conservatory.


Technology Review (MIT)
May/June 2010 Issue
From the Labs: Biomedicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports on a new way that physicians could monitor cancer by screening for tumor DNA, a method developed by a team led by Victor Velculescu, an associate professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine.

South Bend Tribune (Indiana)
April 20, 2010
Notre Dame's 2010 valedictorian is named
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Katie Washington, a biological sciences major from Gary who has been named valedictorian of the 2010 University of Notre Dame graduating class, will pursue a joint M.D./Ph.D. program at JHU after graduation.


The Ridgefield Press (Connecticut)
April 20, 2010
EarthTalk: Cigarette butts and the environment
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that studies by JHU researchers and others show that contaminants from the filters of discarded cigarette butts can get into soils and waterways, harm or kill living organisms and generally degrade surrounding ecosystems.


Daily Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
April 20, 2010
Girls Lacrosse: Castles starting things up at Delaware County Christian
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports feature mentions that David Castle, assistant head of the Delaware County
Christian School, played lacrosse at JHU.

Des Moines Register
April 20, 2010
Green: Meet Iowa scientist David Campbell
Johns Hopkins angle: Campbell earned his doctorate at the School of Public Health.


Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2010
Westminster man pleads guilty to counterfeiting
Johns Hopkins angle: Novakowski had a "fictitious" college diploma from the Johns Hopkins University.


Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
April 20, 2010
Twins = math whiz x 2
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that 13-year-old Anthony Northrup was invited to become a member of a study of exceptional talent through JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.


The Washington Post
April 20, 2010
Crime Scene
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog brief states that a 22-year-old Baltimore has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-year-old daughter who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2010
Tigers clawing their way into tournament picture
Johns Hopkins angle: Sports columnist Mike Preston says that because No. 15 Johns Hopkins (5-6) plays one of the toughest schedules in the country, there is speculation that if the Blue Jays beat No. 8 Loyola (8-2) on May 8, they still might get into the NCAA Division I tournament.

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Inside Higher Ed
April 20, 2010
Reversing Bush on Title IX
Undoing another legacy of its predecessor, the Obama administration today plans to withdraw a 2005 clarification of a federal anti-discrimination law that critics saw as weakening enforcement of gender equity in college athletics.

Forbes Magazine
April 20, 2010
The College Tuition Risk List
At some schools more than others, tuition could rise dramatically in coming years. Of particular concern are public universities, which are reliant on funding from cash-strapped states. Forbes analyzed the fiscal health of the nation's 170 largest public schools to pinpoint which are most at risk of experiencing a pinch.

National Public Radio - Morning Edition
April 20, 2010
Sebelius: Insurers To Meet Health Requirement Early
The nation's two largest health insurers say they will start early to meet a requirement of the new health law: Letting young adults remain on their parents' health plans until age 26. That means potentially hundreds of thousands of students graduating college this spring won't face a several month coverage gap. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her department reached out to see if insurers would move quickly on the issue.

USA Today
April 20, 2010
Easy being green for students with list of eco-friendly colleges
The Princeton Review has developed "The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges," a free, online, 200-page guidebook that is being offered in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 20, 2010
Supreme Court Appears Split Over Law and Facts in Case Involving Christian Student Group
As the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case focused on whether a Christian law students' group at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law has a right to exclude people who engage in homosexual behavior, the justices appeared deeply split—not just in their interpretation of the law, but in their understanding of the key facts underlying the dispute.


Christian Science Monitor
April 16, 2010
Three years after Virginia Tech shooting, college gun bans prevail
Gun rights activists argued that concealed carry laws may have been a protection during the Virginia Tech shooting. But states have not moved to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, though student groups continue to lobby to lift gun bans.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 19, 2010
Accountability Effort for Community Colleges Pushes Forward, and Other Meeting Notes
A project led by the American Association of Community Colleges to develop common, voluntary standards of accountability for two-year institutions is moving forward, and specific performance measures are being developed.

New York Times – Education Life
April 18, 2010
An Open Mind
Putting free courseware online was a first step in reimagining education. What now? Wiki U’s, smart courses and, maybe, learning.

New York Times – Education Life
April 18, 2010
Are Business Schools Failing?
Harvard scholars see too many wonks, not enough common sense.

Wall Street Journal
April 16, 2010
If You're a Tall Vegan Named Zolp, Your Tuition Worries Are Over
While a few thousand bucks may barely put a dent in annual college tuition costs, plenty of strapped students are chasing down obscure micro-grants—scholarships with requirements that are nonacademic, and sometimes downright bizarre.


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