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Baltimore Sun
December 5, 2010
Johns Hopkins opens new museum housing archaeological collection
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature calls attention to the opening of the new Gilman Hall display space for JHU’s archaeological collection. Quoted are Betsy M. Bryan, director of the museum and Alexander Badawy professor of Egyptian art and archaeology, and curator Sanchita Balachandran.


NPR – Morning Edition
December 6, 2010
Unmarried With Kids: A Shift In The Working Class
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Cherlin, sociologist and professor of public policy in the Krieger School is quoted.

Washington Post (AP)
December 6, 2010
Doctors testing warm, beating hearts in transplant
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story picked up by the Post quotes Stuart Russell, heart transplant chief at Johns Hopkins University.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (UPI)
December 3, 2010
Hospital 'safety culture' quickly doable
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International story reports that a study led by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine concluded that a safe hospital, one where nurses are not afraid to raise concerns with doctors, is achievable and would not be overly expensive.

MedIndia
December 6, 2010
Efforts on to Arrest Bloodstream Infections in Rhode Island
Johns Hopkins angle: Patient safety expert Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
December 5, 2010
New worlds for Stoop to conquer?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Johns Hopkins Medicine has hired the Stoop Storytelling organization to put together a program of stories for the spring about health, disease and treating patients.

Baltimore Sun
December 3, 2010
CareFirst BlueCross to provide scholarships for advanced nursing degrees
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post mentions that Johns Hopkins is one of this schools that have participated in this scholarship program.

Lincoln Journal-Star (Nebraska)
December 5, 2010
Family of autistic child sues LPS
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a lawsuit involving an autistic child mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
December 5, 2010
State senator discloses 'benign' MS
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a battery of tests at Johns Hopkins Hospital confirmed that State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden has multiple sclerosis.

KWGN TV (Denver)
December 3, 2010
Sanctuary animals to get human pacemakers
Johns Hopkins angle: An animal sanctuary about 20 miles east of Brighton is going to receive used pacemakers for animals from the Johns Hopkins University.

Wausau Daily Herald (Wisconsin)
December 5, 2010
Wisconsin graduation rates improve, report says
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on Wisconsin graduation rates and mentions a report issued by Johns Hopkins Center for the Social Organization of Schools.

The Monitor (Texas)
December 4, 2010
Most Valley “dropout factories” improve in past three years
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about local graduation rates mentions a 2007 study done by CSOS.

KING5.com (Seattle)
December 6, 2010
Redesigning dropout factories
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog focuses on a Johns Hopkins University report -- issued three years ago -- "Locating the Dropout Crisis."

New York Times
December 5, 2010
Doctor Faces Suits Over Cardiac Stents
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that cardiologist Mark Midei, the subject of lawsuits and a federal investigation, had been trained at Johns Hopkins University.

New Pages Blog
December 3, 2010
Wallace Stevens Moves to John Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Effective January 2011, John Hopkins University Press will assume all aspects of managing and publishing The Wallace Stevens Journal for the Wallace Stevens Society.

The News-Herald (Willoughby, Ohio)
December 4, 2010
Beautiful Christmas music abounds, including a professional choir singing a cappella carols tonight
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that performer Jonathan William Moyer holds a doctor of musical arts degree in organ from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
December 03, 2010
Bengston joins Delco Symphony this Sunday
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that featured soloist Matthew Bengston earned advanced degrees in piano performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Connecticut Post
December 3, 2010
Maestro Meier, Santa & GBS to celebrate season with festive Dec. 11 concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Gustav Meier, conductor of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, also is director of the graduate conducting program at JHU’s Peabody institute.

Poughkeepsie Journal (NY)
December 6, 2010
Johns Hopkins honors Van Wyck 7th-graders
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions students honored by CTY.

Yuma Sun (Arizona)
December 4, 2010
Qualifying middle schoolers in Gadsden district prepare to take ACT
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun
December 5, 2010
Quinnipiac's Johnson seals comeback over Mount men
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s college basketball item in this column reports that Johns Hopkins’ Adam Spengler tied the game at 60 with 1:26 remaining and made the free throw converting the 3-point play, giving the Blue Jays a 61 to 60 victory over Dickinson. Another item reports that JHU’s women’s basketball team also defeated Dickinson’s women’s team, 58 to 38, with Siobhan Callanan leading Hopkins with 15 points and seven rebounds

New York Times
December 4, 2010
Helen Boatwright, Celebrated Soprano, Dies at 94
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Boatwright taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and elsewhere.

Washington Post
December 5, 2010
Helen Boatwright dies: Soprano soloist was 94
Johns Hopkins angle: Boatwright served as a guest professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Washington Post
December 4, 2010
Philip P. Steptoe Jr., physician
Johns Hopkins angle: Steptoe performed his obstetrics residency at Johns Hopkins University.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Inside Higher Ed
December 6, 2010
How to Talk Science
At gathering of grad school officials, Alan Alda promotes campaign to teach next generation of researchers how to communicate with the public.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 5, 2010
Graduation Rates Fall at One-Third of 4-Year Colleges
Campus officials cite competing priorities, longer time to degree, and students' difficult financial straits.

Baltimore Sun
December 3, 2010
Board of Regents approves 10-year strategy for state universities
The state university system will attempt to add 45,000 students, hand out 10,000 more degrees annually and double its research funding to more than $2 billion by 2020.

Washington Post
December 4, 2010
At George Washington University, coed quarters becoming option for all
George Washington University recently announced that students can share dorm rooms with anyone they want - regardless of gender.

New York Times
December 6, 2010
Plan to Lift University Tuition Galvanizes British Students
Recent protests are part of a broad debate in a country where university was free as recently as 1998 and many fear it may one day be priced out of reach.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
December 6, 2010
Experts Recommend Improved Strategies for Getting Minority Males into Graduate School
The Council of Graduate Schools’ annual conference focused on the challenges associated with positioning more students to pursue more than just a bachelor’s degree.

Baltimore Sun
December 3, 2010
Building fire kills 2 Frostburg students
Two Frostburg State University students were killed in an early-morning apartment fire on Main Street.




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