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Nature News
March 17, 2010
Hunt for the sterile neutrino heats up
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Charles Bennett, a Krieger School professor of physics and astronomy and principal investigator of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe.

TIME Magazine Online
March 17, 2010
Study: morning-after pill doesn't reduce unwanted pregnancy
Johns Hopkins angle: This Wellness blog article reports on a study led by Chelsea Polis, a graduate student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Polis is quoted.

USA Today
March 17, 2010
GAO report scolds EPA
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that USA TODAY teamed with JHU and the University of Maryland to monitor the air quality outside 95 schools in 30 states.

Daily Record
March 18, 2010
On Match Day, Hopkins to fill new program
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital will reveal the first four residents for a new program that will focus on better delivering primary care to urban patients.

The New York Times
March 15, 2010
Arnall Patz, a Doctor Who Prevented Blindness, Is Dead at 89
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary is for Arnall Patz, former director of the Wilmer Eye Institute at JHU and the researcher who discovered that the high doses of oxygen widely administered to help premature infants breathe could cause a form of blindness.

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2010
Easing your allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story was Jean Kim, an assistant professor of otolaryngology, allergy and clinical immunology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2010
Hopkins supports health care reform
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor was written by Edward Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2010
Can comatose patients hear? This one seemed to
Johns Hopkins angle: Lynn Heiderman, the author of this first person article, worked as an intensive care nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital earlier in her career.

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2010
Libraries help fill city nutrition gaps
Johns Hopkins angle: Anne Palmer, program director for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, is quoted.

San Francisco Bay View
March 17, 2010
China chides U.S. on rights record
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that research led by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center showed that lack of health insurance might have led or contributed to nearly 17,000 deaths among hospitalized children in the U.S. in the span of less than two decades.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 18, 2010
Mother to tell of daughter's death from medical error
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature previews an upcoming lecture by Sorrel King, who became an advocate for patient safety after her daughter died at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Huffington Post
March 18, 2010
Orin Levine: Bill Gates Can't Do it Alone
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog article is by Orin Levine, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center at JHU. He also is an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The piece refers to a new study led by Jessica Shearer, a research associate at the school.

U.S. News & World Report Online
March 17, 2010
On Men: The Big Risk in Just Living With Erectile Dysfunction
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post quotes Roger Blumenthal, director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

Sentinel Newspapers (Md.)
March 17, 2010
Women’s History Month allows us to pay tribute to women's accomplishments
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece by U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin mentions Helen Brooke Taussig, who as a Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric cardiologist in 1944 developed a special shunt to treat "blue baby" syndrome, a life-threatening congenital heart defect.

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.)
March 18, 2010
Lacrosse enjoying boom on college campuses
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press sport feature mentions that Navy and Johns Hopkins played the first varsity college game in the Texas nearly four decades ago, and it also quotes John Haus, identifying him as a former JHU men’s lacrosse coach.

The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)
March 18, 2010
Syracuse lacrosse team faces road night games three days apart
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog article previews Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between Syracuse University and JHU.

Wall Street Journal
March 20, 2010
A Setback for Educational Civil Rights
Johns Hopkins angle: Op-ed piece by former Notre Dame President Theodore Hesburgh cites a Johns Hopkins study on the racial disparity in the United States in terms of students attending schools "in which graduation is not the norm."

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2010
Morgan playing for ailing teammate 'Big Ant'
Johns Hopkins angle: Morgan State University's Anthony Anderson is being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2010
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: In women's college lacrosse, Johns Hopkins sophomore attacker Candace Rossi was named the American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2010
Dr. Pearl H. Scholz, child psychiatrist (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Scholz had been an instructor and later was an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and in 1971 was an assistant professor of psychology at the Johns Hopkins University.

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USA Today
March 18, 2010
Why are college students so hard to count in the Census?
Bad timing, confusion over whether to use a campus or home address, and forms that arrive by snail mail are among the challenges in getting Census information from college students.

New York Times
March 18, 2010
Barriers Found to College Degrees for Hispanics
Fewer Hispanic students earned degrees even at both competitive and less competitive colleges nationwide, the American Enterprise Institute found.

Inside Higher Ed
March 18, 2010
Our Role in Haiti - Opinion
A college president who has conducted research in Haiti writes about her recent week-long visit to the country which was devastated by an earthquake in January.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
March 17, 2010
Calculating the net price of college
All colleges will be required to post a "net price calculator" on their web sites by fall 2011. "Net price" is what a student actually pays to attend, after subtracting discounts and grant aid from the sticker price.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 13, 2010
Toughest college test: No cell phone, no Facebook
Professors are asking students to turn off laptops, iPods and the like for 24 hours or more. For some, it's impossible; for others, a revelation.

Baltimore Sun
March 15, 2010
Coppin plans computer center to aid surrounding community
Coppin State University will use a $932,000 federal grant to build an on-campus computer center for the surrounding community in West Baltimore.


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