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Baltimore Sun
January 29, 2010
Hopkins student who killed intruder with samurai sword won't be prosecuted
Johns Hopkins angle: City prosecutors ruled Thursday that John Pontolillo, a Johns Hopkins student who killed an intruder last fall by using a samurai sword, was justified in his actions, according to a letter sent to homicide investigators.

Baltimoresun.com (AP)
January 28, 2010
Johns Hopkins Univ. student won't be charged in samurai sword slaying of unarmed intruder
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press piece reports that city prosecutors ruled Thursday that John Pontolillo, a Johns Hopkins student who killed an
intruder last fall by using a samurai sword, was justified in his actions, according to a letter sent to homicide investigators.

The Washington Post
January 29, 2010
Md. should raise its alcohol tax to cut the deficit
Johns Hopkins angle: David H. Jernigan and Hugh Waters of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are mentioned in this story about a survey of more than 100 studies that they conducted on the effect of alcohol taxes on drinking habits and public health.

WBAL Radio (Baltimore)
January 28, 2010
Investigators Rule Hopkins Sword Killing Justified
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that city prosecutors ruled Thursday that John Pontolillo, a Johns Hopkins student who killed an intruder last fall by using a samurai sword, was justified in his actions, according to a letter sent to homicide investigators.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
January 29, 2010
Attorney's Office: Samurai Sword Death 'Justified'
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports that the city State's Attorney's Office has determined that a JHU student who fatally hit an intruder with a
 sword won't be charged.

Baltimore Brew
January 29, 2010
Hopkins student cleared in September samurai slaying
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog picks up an AP story stating that Baltimore's State's Attorney's office determined that a JHU student who fatally wounded an intruder with a sword, will not be charged.

New York Times
January 29, 2010
Gates Foundation to Double Spending on Vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: During his announcement that his foundation will double spending on vaccines over the next 10 years, Bill Gates cited a computer model developed for the Gates Foundation by public health specialists at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CNN.com
January 29, 2010
Gates: $10B vaccine program could save 8.7M lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports During his announcement that his foundation will double spending on vaccines over the next 10 years, Bill Gates cited a computer model developed for the Gates Foundation by public health specialists at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The New York Post
January 29, 2010
Bill Gates donates $10B for vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: The Post reports that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has used a model developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to project the potential impact of vaccines on childhood deaths over the next 10 years.

MSN Malaysia (AFP)
January 29, 2010
Gates pledges $10 bln for vaccines for poor
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse piece reports that The Gates Foundation's projections were based on research by experts at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, on the potential impact of vaccines on childhood deaths over the next 10 years.

Courier Mail (Australia)
January 29, 2010
Bill Gates pledges $11.1 billion for vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: This publication reports that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has used a model developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to project the potential impact of vaccines on childhood deaths over the next 10 years.

National Public Radio Blogs
January 29, 2010
Gates Foundation Pledges $10 Billion For Vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that, when announcing his foundation's increased spending on vaccines, that 8.7 million more children will avoid death from vaccine-preventable diseases as a result: a figure based on projects by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Nature News
January 29, 2010
Ten billion dollars pledged for 'decade of vaccines'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that, according to a model developed at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the new $10 billion Gates Foundation commitment could save up to 7.6 million children by targeting viruses that cause diarrhea and pneumonia.

Bloomberg.com
January 29, 2010
Bill, Melinda Gates Pledge $10 Billion for Vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation used a model developed at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to
project the impact of vaccines on childhood deaths over the next decade.

The Times (London)
January 29, 2010
Bill Gates pledges $10bn for a 'decade of vaccine'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation used a model developed by the Bloomberg School of Public Health to project the potential impact of vaccines on childhood deaths over the next decade.

CNN Health
January 29, 2010
Painful plight of Haiti's 'restavek' children
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Tina Rezaiyan and Liz Hines, second-year pediatric residents from Johns Hopkins, and Karen Schneider, an assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine in the School of Medicine.

Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2010
Rotavirus vaccines could reduce deaths in Third World
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Mathuram Santosham of the Bloomberg School of Public Health wrote an editorial accompanying two articles in the New England Journal of Medicine.

TIME Magazine
January 29, 2010
Studies: An Idle Brain May Be Ripe for Learning
Johns Hopkins angle: School of Medicine neuroscientist Barry Gordon is quoted in this story.

Maryland Business Gazette
January 29, 2010
Commercial Real Estate: Legg Mason fills Baltimore HQ sublet space
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Johns Hopkins Carey Business Schoolsigned for 80,000 square feet of space with Legg Mason.

Globe and Mail (Canada)
January 28, 2010
Surviving under quake rubble often a matter of luck - and water
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Kirsch of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted.

The Washington Post
January 29, 2010
Louis R. Harlan (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The Pulitzer-winning historian of race relations earned a doctorate of history in 1955 from JHU.

The Washington Post
January 29, 2010
Frank G. MacMurray (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The Washington D.C. internist completed an internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Gazette (Maryland)
January 29, 2010
Private colleges grapple with proposed cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: University spokesman Dennis O'Shea is quoted in this story.

New York Daily News
January 29, 2010
Three brothers bring healing to Haiti following earthquake
Johns Hopkins angle: Jean Ford, 53, is a pulmonologist and associate professor of epidemiology and medicine at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay News)
January 28, 2010
Kids' Screenings in Place, But Referrals Lacking
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News article reports that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center say that although U.S. pediatricians are
doing a good job of screening children for developmental delays, many fail to refer these patients to testing or treatment. Tracy King is quoted.

Washington Examiner
January 29, 2010
Ex-MoCo council leader laying siege to 'Science City' plans
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that former Montgomery County Council President Phil Andrews is marshaling last-minute opposition to JHU's
abitious plans for a large biotech campus in the Shady Grove area.

The Scientist
January 2010 Issue
Tara Kieffer: From helix to hepatitis
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions School of Medicine HIV researcher Robert Siliciano and quotes Stuart Ray, a School of Medicine immunologist.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
January 29, 2010
Education – Around Campus for Jan. 28
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Patricia M.C. Brown, president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC and senior counsel for The Johns Hopkins Health System, is the 2010 leader-in-residence at the University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

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Washington Post
January 29, 2010
Bill ending banks' role in student loans stalls in Senate
Legislation to overhaul federal student lending and channel about $80 billion in savings toward an array of education initiatives has stalled in the Senate.

Bloomberg
January 28, 2010
Obama Pushes $10,000 College Tax Credit and Student Debt Relief
President Barack Obama has proposed a $10,000 higher-education tax credit for families and said debt should be forgiven for those who repay college loans over 20 years.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 29, 2010
States Collect Information on Students, Report Says, but Don't Use It Enough
Having data doesn't help if states aren't sharing the information with decision makers and using it to drive their policies, and that is where states
ontinue to fall short.

Inside Higher Ed
January 29, 2010
Race and Power in Mississippi
When the white, Republican governor proposed merging state's three black universities, their supporters united in opposition. Now, one of those universities has proposed a merger plan.

Maryland Independent College and University Association
January 28, 2010
Governor Declares Feb. 11 “Maryland Independent Higher Education Day”
Gov. O’Malley has declared Feb. 11 “Maryland Independent Higher Education Day” in recognition of the vital role Maryland’s independent colleges and
uiversities serve.

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