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Washington Post Blogs
February 10, 2010
Snomageddon hits hard
Johns Hopkins angle: Jenna Johnson's "Campus Overload" column mentioned that during last week's blizzard, JHU transformed its Web site into a photo gallery in which every 30 seconds a new photo of the snowed-in campus pops up, along with the cheeky banner, "We'll be right back."

ESPN Sports Center
February 15, 2010
ESPN on Johns Hopkins Campus
Johns Hopkins angle: Just before the first blizzard, ESPN was in a Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering lab on the Homewood campus to shoot segments relating to the upcoming NFL draft. The first segment will air on ESPN’s Sports Center program tonight, Monday, at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Additional segments will air through Saturday.

Washington Post
February 9, 2010
Haiti earthquake relief efforts are still falling short
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Thomas Kirsch, a Johns Hopkins University physician and disaster expert working in Haiti with the International Medical Corps.

Washington Post
February 9, 2010
Earthquake-response doctors in Haiti can't save everyone seeking emergency care
Johns Hopkins angle: This "Haiti Dispatch" was written by Thomas Kirsch, a Johns Hopkins University physician and disaster expert working with the International Medical Corps.

ABC2News.com (WMAR-TV Channel 2 – Baltimore)
February 14, 2010
Hopkins Doctors, Nurses To Go To Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that a group of Johns Hopkins doctors and nurses left Sunday to help Haiti earthquake victims on the USNS Comfort. Go Team leader Christine Haslett is interviewed.

WJZ.com (Channel 13, 2010)
February 14, 2010
Johns Hopkins Sends More Doctors To Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that a group of Johns Hopkins doctors and nurses left Sunday to help Haiti earthquake victims on the USNS Comfort. Go Team director Christina Catlettand and nurse Sue Verrillo are quoted.

WBALTV.com (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
February 14, 2010

Hopkins 'Go Team' Heads to Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that a group of Johns Hopkins doctors and nurses left Sunday to help Haiti earthquake victims on the USNS Comfort. James Scheulen, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, is quoted.

TIME Magazine
Feb. 22, 2010 Issue
Doing Good Badly
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Thomas Kirsch, a co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response.

American Medical News
February 15, 2010
Helping Haiti: U.S. doctors reflect on crisis care experiences
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Jean B. Ford who was born in Haiti and who is now an associate professor of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2010
Political Science
Johns Hopkins angle: This article was co-authored Peter Agre, director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, won the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Wall Street Journal
February 10, 2010
What Became of the 'Freedom Agenda'?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Francis Fukuyama of SAIS.

New Scientist (U.K.)
February 9, 2010
At last we will know how bright the stars really are
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions a space project led by Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, a principal research scientist in the Krieger School’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Also, Adam Riess, a professor in the department, is quoted.

Washington Post
February 9, 2010
Haiti disaster puts Red Cross CEO to the test
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern mentions that she wqas a math major at Johns Hopkins University as part of its famed class of 1970, the first to allow female undergraduates.

Wall Street Journal
February 9, 2010
Hearts Actually Can Break
Johns Hopkins angle: This article on broken heart syndrome mentioned that the first major studies in the U.S.— one by Ilan S. Wittstein and other researchers at Johns Hopkins University - appeared within 10 days of each other in 2005.

Washington Post
February 13, 2010
Maryland, Virginia governors pitch their states as site for Northrop headquarters
Johns Hopkins angle: House Speaker Michael Busch says in this story that he hopes that Northrop Grunman's ties to Johns Hopkins would "win the company over."

MSNBC.com
February 10, 2010
New online annoyance: the 'elationship'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Patricia Wallace, psychologist and senior director of information technology at JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Washington Post
February 10, 2010
Desserts that fall from the sky
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story about desserts made from snow quotes John Groopman of the Bloomberg School of Public Health on the advisability of eating dishes made from the white stuff.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 8, 2010
High names winner of African-American art prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Washington artist Renee Stout was JHU’s first artist-in-residence last year.

Maryland Daily Record
February 9, 2010
Money for Cigarette Restitution Fund vanishes in a puff of less smoking
Johns Hopkins angle: This Capital News Service story quotes William Nelson, director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
February 12, 2010
Organ donors have a friend in Uncle Sam
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Montgomery, chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital's transplantation division, is quoted in this column.

Washington Post
February 12, 2010
Snapshots of federal organ donors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article offering mini-profiles of organ donors features a photo of Johns Hopkins surgeon Dorry Segev and  mentions that donor Judy Payne offered to donate a kidney at Johns Hopkins.

Tehran Times (HealthDay News)
February 9, 2010
With pancreatic cancer, age factors into familial risk
Johns Hopkins angle: People with a family member who had pancreatic cancer before age 50 face a greatly increased risk for the disease, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Education Week
February 9, 2010
'Algebra-for-All' Push Found to Yield Poor Results
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions the Talent Development model developed by Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
February 8, 2010
Science city plan deepens rift between east, west Montgomery
Johns Hopkins angle: The university’s proposed “science city” project is discussed.

Washington Post
February 7, 2010
Book review: "King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age"
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of a JHU Press book.

Washington Post
February 9, 2010
HEALTH SCAN: MEDICAL PROGRESS/Jangled genius
Johns Hopkins angle: Review of the book "Genius on the Edge," a biography of William Halsted, first chief of surgery at Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
February 12, 2010
Leigh Conner, the driving force behind Conner Contemporary Art
Johns Hopkins angle: Jamie Smith received her PhD in art history from Johns Hopkins in 2008.

Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2010
Snow brings lessons in civility, and less
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS civility expert P.M. Forni offered opinions on civility during recent snowfall.

Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2010
Hospitals looking out for snow-related injuries
Johns Hopkins angle:  This story quotes Kathy DeRuggiero, director of nursing for emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2010
'Immortal' cells, moral issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is authored by Ruth R. Faden is the director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics.

Washington Post Blogs
February 10, 2010
The net price of college
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel de Vise's College Inc. column on the "net cost" of attending college mentions that that the full cost of attending Johns Hopkins University is $48,992; average aid, $24,824; average net cost, $24,168; share receiving aid, 47%.

Baltimore Sun
February 11, 2010
Carl E. Taylor (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Carl E. Taylor, the founder of the academic discipline of international health at what is now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who devoted his life to the medical well-being of the world's marginalized people, died Feb. 4 at his Lake Roland-area home.

Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2010
Michael Murphy, city architect and preservationist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Murphy was involved in the expansion of the Johns Hopkins Club.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
February 15, 2010
In Huntsville, a Dull Afternoon Meeting Turns Deadly
No angry words were exchanged at the faculty meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville that ended in violence, says a professor who was there.

New York Times
February 15, 2010
Expecting a Surge in U.S. Medical Schools
Seeking to address an imbalance in U.S. medicine, nearly two dozen medical schools have opened or are set to open.

Washington Post
February 14, 2010
As college rankings multiply, many more schools make the grade
Loyola University Maryland scores high on alternative "Nessie" scorecard.

Washington Post
February 10, 2010
As college costs rise, sticker shock eased by student aid
The sticker price of private college has soared in the past five years, but the amount the average student actually pays has declined.

Washington Post
February 10, 2010
Education secretary pushes to revise student loan practices
Duncan asserted that the industry has had "a free ride from taxpayers for too long" and that executives with lending giant Sallie Mae have enriched themselves as borrowers rack up college debt.

Associated Press
February 9, 2010
Students at U.S. colleges consider returning to Haiti
Haitian college students in the U.S. have viewed the devastation from afar, waiting to learn if their relatives in Haiti survived and how they're coping.

Associated Press
February 9, 2010
Private colleges looking to rein in financial aid
The economy is forcing some institutions to limit their generosity after many of doubled or tripled financial aid over the last decade to attract applicants and reduce student debt.

Associated Press
February 9, 2010
U.S. colleges court Hispanic families using espanol
Some venerable East Coast universities are offering Spanish translations of their admissions and financial aid material.







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