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New York Times
March 7, 2010
Juggling Act for Obama in Filling Fed Board Openings
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS economist Laurence Ball's name has been mentioned as a possible candidate to fill one of three openings on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors.

Washington Post
March 8, 2010
Witnesses testify at Md. hearings for breathalyzer devices
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentioned that sorority sisters from Johns Hopkins University attended a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee about drunk driving laws last week.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
March 6, 2010
Md. alcoholic beverage tax increase proposed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers of a Bloomberg School of Public Health study indicating that increasing the state’s alcohol tax would raise significant revenue and prevent 37 premature deaths and nearly 15,000 cases of alcohol abuse or dependence.
 
Newsweek.com
March 5, 2010
Rats! Science Has a Weight Problem
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog focuses on a new School of Medicine study that describes lab rats as "sedentary, obese, glucose intolerant, and on a trajectory to premature death." This journal article was in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

United Press International
March 6, 2010
Temptation obscures healthy heart choices
This article includes comments from Lawrence Appel, a Bloomberg School of Public Health epidemiologist who is chairman of the Heart Association's Council of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.

San Francisco Chronicle
March 6, 2010
Heart docs say right choices tough for them too
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Lawrence Appel, a Bloomberg School of Public Health epidemiologist who is chairman of the Heart Association's Council of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 6, 2010
Candidates to run Phila. schools cut to 6
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that one of the five nonprofit groups eligible to take over some of the city's lowest-performing schools is Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins/Diplomas Now, which runs three turnaround schools in Baltimore and one in Chicago using its Talent Development academic approach.

WJBF–TV (Augusta, Ga.)
March 8, 2010
Columbia Summit Focuses On Dropout Prevention And Choice
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes conference keynote speaker Robert Balfanz, a national expert on dropout prevention and co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2010
Medicine may finally be facing its own Enron moment
Johns Hopkins angle: This Jay Hancock column quotes Jon Resar, director of the adult cardiac catheterization laboratory at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

VOA News (Voice of America)
March 8, 2010
Smoking has Immediate, Adverse Effects on the Body
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature quotes Ana Navas-Acien, an assistant professor in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

American Medical News
March 8, 2010
Hospital-acquired sepsis, pneumonia kill 48,000 each year
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes David J. Murphy, a medicine-pulmonary and critical care medicine physician in the School of Medicine, who co-authored a commentary on this topic in a recent edition of a medical journal.

Bernama.com (Malaysia)
March 6, 2010
India Has Significant Role To Play In All Major Challenges
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from remarks made at JHU’s Model UN Conference by Robert Blake, U.S. assistant secretary of state for south and central Asia.

Sify.com (India)
March 6, 2010
'US hopes to find more common ground with growing world power India'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes from remarks made at JHU’s Model UN Conference by Robert Blake, U.S. assistant secretary of state for south and central Asia.

Nature News
March 7, 2010
Hiding place for HIV revealed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to earlier research conducted by Robert Siliciano, a professor in the School of Medicine.

Space.com
March 8, 2010
Warp Speed Will Kill You
Johns Hopkins angle:  This article quotes William Edelstein, a visiting distinguished professr of radiology in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2010
'Baltimore': true inspiration
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions students from Peabody Conservatory.

The Echoes-Sentinel Warrant Township, N.J.)
March 5, 2010
Warren’s Laucik to bike for cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Krystina Marie Laucik, who will graduate from JHU in May with a chemical and biomolecular engineering degree with a concentration in nanotechnology, will be part of this year’s 4K for Cancer Team, a fund-raiser for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer that was started by a JHU student in 2001.

Trinidad and Tobago Express
March 8, 2010
Paralysed girl needs $1.9m for surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This story concerns a patient’s family seeking to raise $1.9 million for medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Nurse.com
March 8, 2010
Daily News: Developmental Delays Often Not Referred
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study found that many pediatricians screen their patients for developmental delays, but few refer children with suspected delays for further testing or treatment.

WCAX.xom (TV Channel – Vermont)
March 8, 2010
Rutland student makes "miraculous" recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Josh Scaralia, who will enter JHU this fall to study biomolecular engineering.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 8, 2010
People On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric M. Aldrich has been named vice president of medical affairs at Howard County General Hospital.  Aldrich has been with Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1992.

Baltimore Sun
March 6, 2010
Hopkins suffers overtime loss to Princeton
Johns Hopkins angle: The Blue Jays lost against Princeton 10 to 11.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2010
Boland makes quick impact in return to Jays
Johns Hopkins angle: Chris Boland who had been suspended for the team's first three games for violating an undisclosed team rule, entered Saturday's game against Princeton after a Blue Jays timeout with 9:58 left in the first quarter. He promptly scored back-to-back goals in a span of 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2010
Mackenzie makes lone goal count
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Mackenzie's blast from the right wing propelled the No. 8 Tigers to an 11-10 overtime win against No. 5 Johns Hopkins in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday.

Trenton Times (N.J.)
March 7, 2010
Princeton solves Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story describes the JHU men’s lacrosse team’s 11-10 loss to Princeton in the middle game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Capital (Annapolis)
March 7, 2010
Terps crush Duke comeback with Classic overtime victory
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports round up has details on the JHU men’s lacrosse team’s 11-10 loss to Princeton in the middle game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium.

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New York Times
March 8, 2010
College Acts to Disregard Fiscal Need in Admissions
As some schools favor applicants who do not require financial aid, Hamilton College has decided to swim against that tide.

Inside Higher Ed
March 8, 2010
What Now for Student Aid Bill?
Democrats' plan to consider health care legislation through "budget reconciliation" process has implications for student loan reform -- not all of them good.

Washington Post
March 8, 2010
Duncan will pressure schools to enforce civil rights laws
Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to announce Monday that his agency is ramping up enforcement of civil rights laws in schools and colleges.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 8, 2010
One-Third of Faculty Members See Dip in Their Salaries
More than a third of all college faculty members took a pay cut during 2009-10, and overall faculty pay showed no salary increase, according to a report released this week.

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
March 7, 2010
Studies: Women Who Play Sports Fare Better
Women who play sports in high school and college have higher graduation rates, end up in better jobs, but still lag behind men.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 7, 2010
College 2.0: More Professors Could Share Lectures Online. But Should They?
There are good reasons to press the 'record' button, but uploading to the Internet might desecrate the classroom.



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