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Gazette.net ( Maryland)
February 18, 2010
Parents learn about possible charter school
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Stephen Wilson, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Mathematics and a former department chair.

Kiplinger.com
February 16,2010
Trade Tiffs with China Heating Up
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Pieter Bottelier, a senior adjunct professor of China studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
February 18, 2010
The gender question
Johns Hopkins angle: Sabra Klein of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
February 18, 2010
When Your Cells Are Removed from Your Body, Are They Still Yours?
Johns Hopkins angle: This WYPR radio segment related to the new book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” includes an interview with Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Baltimore Sun
February 16, 2010
Payment for tissue donors becomes an issue
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth R. Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is quoted.

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 18, 2010
Delco reviews results of its own health study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Delaware County officials contracted with the Bloomberg School of Public Health to conduct a survey of the delivery of local public-health services.

Earth Times
February 18, 2010
One dead in accident involving Thai royal's motorcade in Bangladesh
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was in Bangladesh on a five-day visit as part of a research team from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

ArkansasMattter.com
February 18, 2010
CNN's Soledad O'Brien in Conway
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that CNN television anchor and correspondent Soledad O’Brien in 2008 was the first recipient coverage of Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Goodermote Humanitarian Award for her coverage the tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Baltimore Sun
February 16, 2010
Study finds heart devices underused
Johns Hopkins angle: Hugh Calkins, professor of medicine and director of electrophysiology at the School of Medicine is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
February 16, 2010
Priority: prevention
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was co-written by Edward Miller, chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
February 18, 2010
What needs to be in every medicine cabinet
Johns Hopkins angle: Alicia Arbaje, a geriatrician at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is quoted.

Korea Times
February 18, 2010
Johns Hopkins Hospital in IFEZ May Treat Koreans
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins Medicine International will be able to accept Korean patients once it opens inside the Incheon Free Economic Zone if a pending revision to the current Medical Law is passed.

MalaysiaNews.net
February 18, 2010
Obesity raises kidney stone risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story concerns research led by the School of Medicine’s Brian R. Matlaga, assistant professor of urology, who is quoted.

FoodConsumer.org
February 18, 2010
Obesity may raise kidney stone risk
Johns Hopkins angle:  This article concerns research led by the School of Medicine’s Brian R. Matlaga, assistant professor of urology, who is quoted.

New Kerala (India)
February 18, 2010
Obesity 'ups kidney stone risk'
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports on research led by the School of Medicine’s Brian R. Matlaga, assistant professor of urology, who is quoted.

KING-TV News (Seattle)
February 17, 2010
Erectile dysfunction drugs used to treat a dozen other diseases
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece includes comments from Joseph Califano, a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Examiner.com
February 17, 2010
Doctors put seniors on wrong list for kidney transplants
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by the School of Medicine’s Dorry L. Segev, an associate professor of surgery, who is quoted.

Discovery News
February 18, 2010
Interstellar Speed Menace For Warpships
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to research by William Edelstein, a visiting distinguished professor of radiology in the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
February 18, 2010
Oakton's Jack Owens has overcome bipolar disorder to excel as a goalie

Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Jennifer Payne, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.

Fresno Bee (California)
February 17, 2010
Police experts on impaired drivers controversial
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states a 1984 JHU study found that drug recognition experts could successfully distinguish between those drivers impaired by drugs and those who were not.

The Street.com
February 17, 2010
A Letter to Cel-Sci's Geert and Max
Johns Hopkins angle: This business column refers to slow progress in “a Johns Hopkins University study of LEAPS-H1N1.”

Baltimore Sun
February 16, 2010
MTA response to snow was terrible
Johns Hopkins angle: Pamela Wight, a Johns Hopkins Hospital staff member, wrote a letter to the editor about slow service provided by local mass transit after the recent snow storms, as well as the hospital's policies regarding the use of vacation time to cover storm-related absences.

The Washington Post
February 18, 2010
Baltimore a perfect fit

Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore Sun – Clef Notes blog
February 18, 2010
Cool stuff on Peabody Conservatory's calendar
Johns Hopkins angle: Music critic Tim Smith remarks that "most weeks bring lots of interesting music from Peabody Conservatory faculty and students."

Rome News-Tribune (Ga.)
February 18, 2010
Rome Symphony welcomes special guest musicians
Johns Hopkins angle: Violinist Timothy Schwarz studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Messenger
February 17, 2010
For the birds - Charles Village up to the challenge of second snowstorm
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that JHU grounds employee Brian Stafford cleared snow at the intersection of North Charles and 33rd streets, using a driveable snow blower.

Democracy Now!
February 18, 2010
Johns Hopkins Students Disrupt Yoo Speech
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV-radio news items states, at around the 9:23 minute mark, that two JHU students disrupted a lecture Wednesday by former Bush administration attorney John Yoo, who helped author Justice Department memos justifying waterboarding and other forms of torture.

The Washington Post
February 18, 2010
Wednesday's College Basketball
Johns Hopkins angle: The university's basketball team defeated  Franklin & Marshall 46 to 45.

Lancaster Online (Pa.)
February 17, 2010
F&M suffers 46-45 defeat at home
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story describes how JHU’s men’s basketball team defeated the team from Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday night.

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Washington Post
February 18, 2010
GWU e-mail welcomes rejected early-decision applicants
About 200 students who had sought early-decision admission to George Washington University received an e-mail last week welcoming them to the Class of 2014, but a clerical error is blamed for mistakenly giving them good news.

Inside Higher Ed
February 18, 2010
Step Right Up
Sensing opportunity, more private institutions court community college transfer students.

New York Times
February 18, 2010
Plan Pushed on Lending to Students
The Obama administration on Wednesday sought to bolster support for its plan to overhaul student lending, attacking banks that oppose it for enjoying “a free ride from taxpayers for too long.”

Forbes Magazine
February 17, 2010
Making Liberal Arts Colleges Sustainable - Opinion Piece
Balancing the expenses of a top-notch education with the experience of the liberal arts environment is a challenging task, since the things that make schools expensive are often what make them most attractive.

Bloomberg News
February 17, 2010
Harvard to Raise ‘Several Hundred Million’ From Property Sales
Harvard University is seeking to raise millions of dollars from the sale of real estate stakes, according to a person with knowledge of the plan.

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