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Washington Post
April 6, 2010
Baltimore takes a holistic approach to unhealthy housing
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrick Breysse, director of the Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this article.

Scientific American
April 6, 2010
Prescription Drug Deaths Increase Dramatically
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Susan Baker, a Bloomberg School of Public Health professor affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

New York Times Blogs
April 6, 2010
The Caucus Blog: Early Word: New Thinking About The Unthinkable
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that for its 2010 energy conference, JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies has lined up a pair of administration officials to deliver keynote addresses today: Steven Chu, the energy secretary, and Lawrence H. Summers, the director of the National Economic Council.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
April 5, 2010
Md. School Takes Swift Action Against Bullying
Johns Hopkins angle: In this TV news story, Catherine Bradshaw of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is interviewed.

Federal Computer Week
April 5, 2010
HHS provides $144M for health IT training and research
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Health and Human Services Department is distributing $144 million to advance health information technology implementations with training, recruiting and research; JHU is one named as one of the grant recipients.

Payvand Iran News
April 5, 2010
Interview on Iran-US relations
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q&A interview is conducted with Trita Parsi, a lecturer at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

United Press International
April 5, 2010
Study assesses farm-to-farm avian flu risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This UPI wire story reports that JHU researchers, led by Ellen Silbergeld, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, say they've determined that business affiliations can increase the potential risk of farm-to-farm avian flu transmissions.

MENFAN Arab News
April 6, 2010
Argentina Running Out of Options in Oil Battle
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Riordan Roett, director of Latin American studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Calgary Herald
April 6, 2010
A little bit of chocolate helps your heart risk go down
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, which originated with the Orange County Register, notes that flavonols also loosen up platelets that can stick together and restrict blood flow, an effect similar to that of taking low-dose aspirin, according to a 2006 Johns Hopkins study.

Honolulu Advertiser
April 6, 2010
Hawaii abuse prevention program in peril
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Liz McFarlane, assistant director of early childhood research at Johns Hopkins University's Hawaii projects office.

Red Orbit
April 5, 2010
Fatal Injuries Increase In Older Americans
Johns Hopkins angle: The risk of dying from injuries is increasing for Americans ages 65 and older, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy, led by Susan Baker.

Winston-Salem Journal
April 6, 2010
Intentional weight loss, exercise help elderly
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a 2005 study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that as many as 27 percent of the elderly in high-risk populations can be affected by involuntary weight loss.

The Skanner (Portland, Ore.)
April 6, 2010
The Dangerous Drift Back Toward Segregated Schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that large number of high schools that have been labeled “dropout factories” by JHU researchers.

Tonic
April 5, 2010
Both the Tutors and the Tutored Benefit: It's a Win-Win for Everyone
Johns Hopkins angle: This column refers to a JHU study indicating that tutoring young children in math and reading might delay or reverse aging of the brain.

New York Times
April 5, 2010
An Elite Team of Sleuths, Saving Lives in Obscurity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Alexander D. Langmuir, a supremely self-confident epidemiologist who had gotten his start in the New York State Health Department, also taught at Johns Hopkins.

China Post
April 6, 2010
For our global health make Mondays meat-free
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the "Meatless Mondays" campaign that originated at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Arlington Sun Gazette
April 6, 2010
Arlington Teacher, Principal of the Year Named
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Arlington resident Kenneth Bernstein, a teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, who was named teacher of the year in Prince George’s County, earned a degree in secondary school teaching from JHU.

The Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
April 6, 2010
Reilly a man for all seasons
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature profiles Jack Reilly, a star high school athlete who has committed to attend JHU in the fall and play on the men’s lacrosse team.

Phillyburbs.com
April 6, 2010
Dr. Anthony J. Cristoforo (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Cristoforo received a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1956.


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Washington Post – College Inc. blog
April 6, 2010
Did 1 senior in 50 apply to Harvard?
Harvard drew more than 30,000 applicants for the first time.

Inside Higher Ed
April 6, 2010
International Grad Applications Up
Seven percent increase is encouraging to universities, but country trends are uneven, with large gains continuing from China while India and South Korea are flat.

USA Today
April 6, 2010
Tuition-free colleges stand their ground against costs
A handful of U.S. colleges and universities are going to extraordinary lengths to contain costs by picking up full tuition for every student they enroll.

New York Times
April 6, 2010
Performance Art That Would Make Any College Proud
Butler’s basketball team has brought its campus together in ways that other groups cannot.

Dallas Morning News
April 6, 2010
Colleges get even more selective this year
Theories behind the historic levels of rejection include more students applied to top colleges; a common application makes it easier to apply; Ivies offer generous financial aid packages; and the U.S. News & World Report rankings give extra points to colleges that turn down lots of kids.

Wall Street Journal
April 3, 2010
College Grads' Outlook Grim
Despite signs of life in the job market, the outlook for newly minted college graduates remains grim, and many are trying new strategies for landing positions.

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