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Washington Post
March 16, 2010
On Leadership: Right to reprimand
Johns Hopkins angle: In this blog, Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, says President Obama is right to get tough with Israel over settlements.

The Washington Post
March 17, 2010
Doctor Pinpointed Oxygen as Cause of Preemies' Blindness
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Dr. Arnall Patz, who died Thursday at age 89, was the Johns Hopkins ophthalmologist who in 1954 showed that treating premature babies with pure oxygen had the unexpected result of destroying eyesight in some.

Bloomberg.com
March 16, 2010
Cancer Costs More Than Doubled in 40-Year Fight
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire story quotes Bert Vogelstein, a professor of oncology and pathology at JHU’s Kimmel Cancer Center and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Ludwig Center.

CBSNews.com
March 14, 2010
The Immortal Henrietta Lacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This online story, based on a report that aired on CBS News’ “Sunday Morning” program, quotes Daniel Ford, a vice dean at the School of Medicine.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 16, 2010
Rebecca Skloot speaks to the ethical and scientific fall-out to her new best-seller, 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that the reception to this book at Johns Hopkins “has been chilly. So far, officials there have declined to participate in the fund set up to provide scholarships to the Lacks' descendants.”

Foreign Policy Magazine
March 15, 2010
On the agenda for Obama's Asia trip: rare face time with POTUS
Johns Hopkins angle: William Wise of SAIS is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2010
Weighing the sweeteners
Johns Hopkins angle: Benjamin Caballero, professor of nutrition at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Asia News Network
March 17, 2010
Bullying by the press
Johns Hopkins angle: This China Post editorial refers to the views of Francis Fukuyama, a professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
March 17, 2010
Europe's continuing debt crisis highlights internal trade imbalances
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Mitchell Orenstein, an associate professor of European studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
March 17, 2010
National Cancer Institute heads to Science City
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes said Robin Ferrier, communications manager for JHU’s Montgomery County campus.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
March 17, 2010
At-large council members take heat over ‘Science City'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on a Montgomery County research park proposal in which JHU is a participant.

The Telegraph (U.K.)
March 17, 2010
Morning-after pill in bathroom cabinet 'fails to reduce pregnancies'
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes lead researcher Chelsea Polis, a graduate student in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (India)
March 17, 2010
Advance emergency contraception doesn't reduce pregnancy rates
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story quotes lead researcher Chelsea Polis, a graduate student in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WMAR-TV
March 16, 2010
Saving One Woman At A Time
Johns Hopkins angle: Jhpiego's Melody McCoy was interviewed in this video segment.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2010
Hopkins officer fatally shot during robbery, city police say
Johns Hopkins angle: 25-year-old Johns Hopkins Hospital security officer and former Air Force reservist Daniel Dixon was fatally shot Monday night in a robbery in the city near the Baltimore County line.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
March16, 2010
Police Search For Security Guard's Murderers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on the fatal shooting of Johns Hopkins Hospital security guard Daniel Dixon.

United Press International
March 16, 2010
Doctor guilty of overprescribing
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item states that a Los Angeles doctor found guilty of illegally prescribing drugs wrote more prescriptions than any other individual doctor in the country and more than any hospital except Johns Hopkins, according to the Los Angeles district attorney.

Huffington Post
March 17, 2010
Dana Ullman: Do Antibiotics Make People Fat?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post includes a comment from Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight
Management Center.

EUBusiness.com (U.K.)
March 17, 2010
Prodi passes on pipelines, board seats to teach in China
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions an African development conference in Bologna co-organized by JHU.

Huffington Post
March 17, 2010
Therese Borchard: 7 Ways to Beat Depression for Seniors
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post quotes Karen Swartz and David Neubauer, associate professors in the School of Medicine, and Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine.

East Bay Express (Oakland, Calif.)
March 17, 2010
Old Gods, New Look
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes art historian Siddhartha V. Shah and mentions that he earned a degree in art history at JHU.

Politico.com
March 17, 2010
Suite Talk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Rodney Smith, who was recently named president of AT&T Connecticut, is a JHU graduate.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Mass.)
March 17, 2010
Brain surgeon tells of humble beginnings
Johns Hopkins angle: This article covers a speech delivered by brain surgeon Ben Carson, a professor in the School of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record
March 16, 2010
Judge rejects challenge to verdict against Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a Baltimore judge denied post-trial motions filed by the Johns Hopkins Hospital related to a $250,000 verdict in favor of a Reisterstown teenager a jury found to be inappropriately restrained following a 2007 procedure.

Catonsville Times
March 17, 2010
UMBC splits softball doubleheader
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on UMBC’s loss to Johns Hopkins in men’s lacrosse.

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Washington Post
March 17, 2010
Republicans criticize Democrats' plan to overhaul student lending
Republicans assailed the proposal as a "government takeover," a "job killer" and an "outrage," seeking to rally opposition to a Democratic measure that would cut private lenders out of the federal loan market.

Marketplace Radio
March 16, 2010
Student loan biz not looking too healthy
Congress's health care overhaul includes a proposal to let the federal government hand out student loans directly, effectively eliminating the entire student loan industry.

New York Times
March 17, 2010
After 3 Suspected Suicides, Cornell Reaches Out
The university is on high alert about the mental health of its students after the apparent suicides of three of them in less than a month in the deep gorges rending the campus.

Associated Press
March 16, 2010
Poll: Public attitudes toward US census improving
A Pew Research Center poll highlighted lingering apathy toward the head count, particularly among young adults. 

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 14, 2010
Divided Loyalties
One-fourth of private colleges do business with trustees' companies. Whose interests come first?






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