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Washington Post
February 5, 2010
'Beauty and the Brain' at the Walters
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story is about an exhibit at Baltimore's Walters Art Museum that is part exhibition and part experiment being conducted with the cooperation of Johns Hopkins' Mind/Brain Institute.

USA Today
February 5, 2010
U.S. doctors say Haiti stands out from other disasters
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins pulmonary and critical-care expert Jean Ford.

Washington Post
February 5, 2010
In the Loop: Good to the Corps
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins had 15 students in the Peace Corps.

Radio Free Europe
February 5, 2010
Could NATO Membership For Russia Break Impasse In European Security Debate?
Johns Hopkins angle: This report references Michael Mandelbaum of SAIS.

Columbus Dispatch
February 5, 2010
Experts stress need for colon-cancer tests
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the 13-member panel was led by Donald Steinwachs, professor and director of the Health Services Research and Development Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Gazette (Maryland)
February 5, 2010
In funding health care reform, the world according to AARP
Johns Hopkins angle: A Johns Hopkins University study estimates the increase in the liquor tax would raise $214 million.

Deutsche Welle
February 5, 2010
Ukraine's shift east leaves Poles, Czechs alone in fear of Russia
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker of SAIS is quoted.

Health Scout (HealthDay News)
February 4, 2010
Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD
Johns Hopkins angle: Health Day News quotes Sonal Singh, an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

ABC 4 News (Salt Lake City)
February 5, 2010
New Multiple Sclerosis treatment may end with Utah woman
Johns Hopkins angle: Adam Kaplin of Johns Hopkins Medicine is interviewed in this report about a new treatment for people with MS.

Baltimore Sun
February 5, 2010
A 'new wave' out of Israel
Johns Hopkins angle: Dan Geva is teaching two classes in partnership with MICA's video and film arts department and the film and media studies program at the Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
February 5, 2010
Constitutionally illiterate
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Christopher Dreisbach, who is chairman of the Department of Applied Ethics and Humanities in the Division of Public Safety Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

PBS News Hour
February 4, 2010
Journal Retracts Study Backing Vaccine-Autism Link
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Neal Halsey, director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, who said a scientific basis had been evident for years for this week's retraction of a Lancet-published study linking vaccines and autism.

WYPR-FM Midday w/Dan Rodricks
February 3, 2010

Broadcast recording
Johns Hopkins angle: Guests in a segment on federal health care reform included Jonathan Weiner, professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Jewish Exponent
February 5, 2010
Duty Calls -- and This Time, It Calls for Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: Lt. Becca Short has a degree from JHU.

Healthzone.ca (Canada)
February 5, 2010
Bipolar disorder: Brilliance at a steep price
Johns Hopkins angle: James Potash, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Stockton Record (Ca.)
February 5, 2010
Musical trio ready to blaze new trails
Johns Hopkins angle: Sonia Leong earned her master's degree at Peabody.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 5, 2010
Maryland shifts focus away from money when wooing international companies
Johns Hopkins angle: The story says that economic development officials continue to emphasize Johns Hopkins as a selling point to foreign companies interested in doing business in Maryland.

 
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New York Times
February 5, 2010
Industry Lobbying Imperils Overhaul of Student Loans
An aggressive lobbying campaign by the nation’s biggest student lenders has lenders using sit-downs with lawmakers, town-hall-style meetings and petition drives to plead their case and stay in business.

New York Times
February 4, 2010
Yale, With $150 Million Deficit, Plans Staff and Research Cuts
The university also will freeze deans’ salaries and reduce the number of new graduate students because of a drop in the endowment to $16.3 billion from $22.9 billion.

Providence Journal
February 4, 2010
Brown University eyes staff reductions, sports cuts
With its endowment down by about $740 million, Brown University is warning that $30 million in budget cuts are being considered for the next fiscal year and that staff reductions will be necessary.  

Associated Press
February 4, 2010
Leader of nation's biggest campus wants to change rules that govern granting of tenure
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee says the traditional formula that rewards publishing over excellence in teaching is outdated and favors the quantity of a professor's output over quality.

Washington Post
February 4, 2010
GWU medical school sheds probationary status
The George Washington University medical school has been taken off academic probation by its accrediting body, ending a difficult chapter at one of the nation's oldest medical schools.

McClatchy Newspapers
February 4, 2010
Obama boosts funds for historically black colleges
President Barack Obama's fiscal 2011 budget includes a $30 million funding increase for their financially struggling schools.


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