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WJZ-TV
March 12, 2010
Hopkins Plans To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Johns Hopkins angle: University announces greenhouse gas and sustainability plan, including a more than 50 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2025.

Washington Post
March 12. 2010
Hopkins: We will cut emissions by half
Johns Hopkins angle: University announces greenhouse gas and sustainability plan, including a more than 50 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2025.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 11, 2010
Johns Hopkins University to spend $74M to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half
Johns Hopkins angle: President Ronald J. Daniels is quoted in this article the university’s effort to improve the environment and save the school money by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

BaltimoreSun.com
March 11, 2010
Johns Hopkins plans to cut C02 emissions in half
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press story on Johns Hopkins' announcement of a climate change and sustainability action plan.

New York Times Magazine
March 14, 2010
Concocting a Cure for Kids With Issues
Johns Hopkins angle: David Guyton, a professor of pediatric ophthalmology and the director of the Krieger Children’s Eye Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted.

The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
March 14, 2010
Retired government employees say they are targets of a backlash
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes P. M. Forni, a Krieger School professor and director of the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins.

Forbes.com
March 12, 2010 – from Forbes Magazine dated March 29, 2010
Credit Feast And Famine
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is by Steve Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Online Journal
March 15, 2010
Analysis: Who’s to blame for the Iraq war? A not-so-trivial quiz
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, originally in Islam Times, states that Elliot Cohen was the School of Advanced International Studies professor who, in a 2001 Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, argued that the United States should continue to target regimes that sponsor terrorism.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2010
Why Google should pick Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: An editorial about why Google should locate its ultra-high-speed Internet pilot project in Charm City mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital would be a great place to showcase the potential for transferring huge amounts of data in real time for 3-D medical imaging and other applications.

Baltimore Sun (Associated Press)
March 12, 2010
Experts say Americans getting too many medical tests, maybe even President Obama
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine patient safety expert, is mentioned in this Associated Press piece.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2010
O's sending Roberts to Baltimore to see back specialist
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Brian Roberts is being sent to Baltimore to see Johns Hopkins back specialist Lee Riley and, perhaps, pursue an altered course of treatment on the herniated disk that has limited his activity throughout spring training.

The Washington Post
March 14, 2010
Orioles second baseman Roberts to have back examined
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that baseball player Brian Roberts will have his back examined by Dr. Lee Riley at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Honolulu Advertiser
March 15, 2010
Sore back sidelines Orioles' Roberts
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story states that Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who has an ailing back, will seek an evaluation from Lee Riley, an associate professor of orthopedics in the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
March 14, 2010
Listen to the Doctor: Cleve Francis, cardiologist and country singer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins.

Maryland Daily Record
March 14, 2010
Editorial Advisory Board: It’s time for Md. to increase the tax on alcoholic beverages
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, that reported a $.10 increase per drink would result each year in taxes of $270 million.

Baltimore Sun
March 13, 2010
Advice on prenatal care now can land free on moms' cell phones
Johns Hopkins angle: Elizabeth Jordan, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2010
Proposed cell tower draws protest
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Victor Velculescu, director of Cancer Genetics at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The Washington Post
March 15, 2010
Charlie Bermpohl dies; reported on WWI munitions site in Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions a Johns Hopkins University study.

Pharmabiz.com
March 15, 2010
Eisai enters licensing pact with Johns Hopkins Brain University
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief reports that Eisai Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with the JHU University's Brain Science Institute, related to Eisai's GCPII (glutamate carboxypeptidase II) technology.

The Capital (Annapolis)
March 12, 2010
Fundraiser held in honor of Annapolis boy battling cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a fund-raiser to benefit the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Musculoskeletal Tumor Research Program.

Akron Beacon-Journal (Ohio)
March 13, 2010
Obituary : Founder of cancer-fighting group dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that J. Bruce Hunsicker formed the One-in-Six Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money for prostate cancer research and awareness, with much of the funding going toward research at JHU and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2010
Backlog of DNA testing stalls lab
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Thomas Meighan Jr., accused of killing a Johns Hopkins University student in a hit-and-run last October.

Inside Higher Ed
March 15, 2010
Commencement Speakers Announced
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, will be the university's commencement speaker.

The Washington Post
March 14, 2010
Top 20 men's scores (lacrosse)
Johns Hopkins angle: Hofstra 14, Johns Hopkins 6

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2010
Johns Hopkins women ride past Florida, 16-8
Johns Hopkins angle: The Blue Jays dominated the second half for a 16-8 rain-swept victory at Homewood Field.

Journal & Courier (Lafayette-Wast Lafayette, Ind.)
March 12, 2010
WL's Wodicka headed to Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that West Lafayette high school senior and 2009 Indiana Mr. Football Daniel Wodicka will attend JHU and play receiver for the university’s football team.

Lake Wales News (Florida)
March 13, 2010
Bok music series will conclude Sunday
Johns Hopkins angle: Vladimir Svoysky earned a degree at Peabody Conservatory.

The Saratogian (New York)
March 14, 2010
White: Celebrate Bach's 325th birthday with fitting DVD set
Johns Hopkins angle: Michael R. Lawrence is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory.

Greenville News (South Carolina)
March 15, 2010
Martha Severns, who helped reshape art in the Upstate, retiring from museum
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on art historian Martha Severns, retiring curator of the Greenville County Museum of Art, mentions that she attended graduate school at JHU.

KCBD.com (TV Channel 11 - Lubbock, Tex.)
March 14, 2010
Lubbock native gets dancing role in Bollywood motion picture
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature on dancer-choreographer Sapna Rohra mentions that she is a graduate of JHU.

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
March 14, 2010
History under the Big Sky
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Caroline McGill became the first woman to graduate from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2010
Dr. Arnall Patz, director emeritus at the Wilmer Eye Institute, dies at 89
Johns Hopkins angle: Patz, a Johns Hopkins physician who discovered and eliminated a major cause of blindness in children, died Thursday of heart disease at his Pikesville home.

The Washington Post
March 13, 2010
Arnall Patz, 89; discovered cause of blindness in preemies (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Arnall Patz, emeritus professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University, discovered in the 1950s what was then the most common cause of blindness in premature infants.

New York Times
March 123, 2010
Carl E. Taylor, Leader in Global Health Care, Is Dead at 93
Johns Hopkins angle: Taylor was the founding chairman of the Johns Hopkins department of international health, among the first such academic departments in the country. Taylor was a professor emeritus and a faculty member at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
March 14, 2010
William B. Hagan (Obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: The general surgeon who was the chief of surgery for Prince George's Hospital Center, also served on the Johns Hopkins University medical school faculty as an assistant professor of surgery.

The Washington Post
March 13, 2010
Jean R. Herdt (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: The NIH radiologist and Brooklyn native was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2010
Rev. William Smith Jr. (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Smith studied at Peabody Conservatory.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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National Public Radio – All Things Considered
March 12, 2010
College Application 2.0: The Video Essay
High school seniors are hoping to impress colleges by sending videos of themselves at work and at play. The mini-movies range from slick creative productions to amateur-hour card tricks.

National Public Radio – All Things Considered
March 12, 2010
How Admissions Officers Pick Students
College admissions officers are weeding through a record number of applications this year. A reporter talked to some admissions officers to find out what makes a student stand apart.

Associated Press
March 15, 2010
Obama's Education Law Overhaul To Focus on College
The blueprint calls for states to adopt standards that ensure students are ready for college or a career rather than grade-level proficiency – the focus of the current No Child Left Behind law.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 15, 2010
Student-Loan Bill Begins Showdown Week
The push for student-loan legislation, carrying the potential of billions of additional dollars for higher education, enters its showdown week with the expected release Monday of a new official cost estimate that may help determine its fate.

New York Times
March 13, 2010
Women Making Gains on Faculty at Harvard
Professors can get up to $20,000 to help pay for child care, there are new programs to encourage young women to pursue science and research careers, and seven of the 16 members of Harvard’s Council of Deans are now women.

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