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New York Times
March 8, 2010
A Conversation With Dr. Peter J. Pronovost: Doctor Leads Quest for Safer Ways to Care for Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview is with Peter Pronovost, medical director of the Quality and Safety Research Group at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New York Times
March 8, 2010
Speed Reading of DNA May Help Cancer Treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that School of Medicine researchers, led by Bert Vogelstein and Kenneth W. Kinzler, have developed a way to monitor the progress of a patient’s cancer treatment using a new technique for rapidly sequencing, or decoding, large amounts of DNA.

Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2010
Studies show danger of even small amounts of lead in children’s blood
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study co-authored by Jeffrey J. Fadrowski, a pediatric nephrologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, indicating that even small levels of lead exposure may be damaging to children's kidneys.

IT Business.ca (Canada)
March 9, 2010
Glamorous geeks -- Meet Hollywood's most noteworthy nerds
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that former Addams Family star John Astin originally studied math, not theater, at Johns Hopkins University, but added that he currently teaches theater arts at JHU.

HealthDay
March 9, 2010
Waiting Safe for Some at Risk of Glaucoma
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Alfred Sommer, a professor of ophthalmology and dean emeritus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

About.com
March 9, 2010
Depression Blog: Sleep Apnea Patients Should Be Screened for Depression
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post discusses a new study led by Stacey Ishman, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine.

National Catholic Reporter
March 8, 2010
Lessons learned in Haiti: From the mouths of babes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article is a transcript of a keynote address by Mercy Sr. Karen Schneider, an assistant professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine, delivered Feb. 24 at Loyola University Maryland for a Haiti benefit/fund-raising event.

USA Today
March 9, 2010
Q&A: How Henrietta Lacks' cells fueled medical breakthroughs
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with author Rebecca Skloot mentions that Henrietta Lacks’ valuable cells originally were collected at Johns Hopkins Hospital and cultured in a Johns Hopkins lab.

New York Times
March 8, 2010
First Mention: Defibrillators, 1948
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that a 1957 Times article reported that “Equipment for defibrillation in the operating room has been developed and is now employed at Johns Hopkins and several other hospitals” and that the researchers were “working on the development of defibrillating equipment that might be used in the field.”

York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)
March 9, 2010
York County tech school settles budget, teacher contract
Johns Hopkins angle: This education column reports that York resident Tiffany Wright, who received her doctorate in education last year from JHU, recently earned the Phi Delta Kappa International Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, beating out dozens of candidates.

Washington Post
March 9, 2010
Edgar Wayburn, 103, dies; No. 1 protector of U.S. wilderness
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary is for the five-time Sierra Club president who in 1995 was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, given by New York's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and administered by Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
March 8, 2010
Dr. Barton Childs, Who Studied Inherited Diseases, Is Dead at 93 (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Childs taught at Johns Hopkins University for nearly 70 years until shortly before his death at its hospital.

Baltimore Sun
March 9, 2010
Albert T. Schmith, career Army officer (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Schmith, a retired career Army officer who later was dean of students at the Johns Hopkins University, died of respiratory failure Feb. 23.

Baltimore Sun
March 9, 2010
Dr. William D. Lynn (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Lynn graduated in 1943 from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


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Associated Press
March 9, 2010
1 employee killed, 2 wounded in Ohio St. shooting
Ohio State University says an overnight shooting at a campus maintenance building left one of its employees dead and two others wounded.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 8, 2010
Speakers Urge Colleges to Go Beyond Access and Help Students Complete Degrees
Beyond access to higher education, colleges must do more to help more students finish, Hilary Pennington, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said at the American Council on Education annual meeting on Monday.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
March 9, 2010
Conference: College Leaders Highlight Challenges, Role of Diversity During School Transformations
Presidents of the University of the District of Columbia and Stevenson University discussed at a national conference how they led their campuses through periods of major change.

Washington Post
March 9, 2010
Wide Web of diversions gets laptops evicted from lecture halls
A Georgetown law professor has banned laptops from his classes, compelling students to take notes the way their parents did: on paper.

Washington Post
March 7, 2010
Why make government the prime source for student loans? – Opinion
While health-care reform occupies the spotlight, the Obama administration is pushing for another Washington takeover -- this time of the student loan system.

USA Today
March 8, 2010
'Alternative' spring-breakers steered from Haiti missions
The Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) is telling inexperienced volunteers to wait at least a few months before traveling to Haiti.

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