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Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2010
'Match Day' ends suspense for medical students
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on match day for medical students at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland includes mention of the new urban health program at Johns Hopkins, managing the medical problems of the poor.
March 18, 2010
'Match Day' at George Washington University
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned on the Campus Overload blog as one of the hospitals with which graduating George Washington University medical students have been matched for their residencies.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)
March 19, 2010
VCU medical students celebrate residency Match Day
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Cassie Yu, who enrolled in medical school after a successful career in fashion design, learned yesterday that she has been chosen for a four-year psychiatry residency at JHU.

Gainesville Sun (Florida)
March 19, 2010
Students glimpse medical futures
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses in part on John Roland Taylor III, who attended JHU on an Army ROTC scholarship, playing baseball while he was here.

New York Post
March 19, 2010
Young docs' love 'match'
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief mentions that engaged couple Molly Cason and Michael Purvin -- among 177 young doctors who took part in the annual "Match Day" ritual at the NYU School of Medicine -- learned that they are heading to residencies at Johns Hopkins. (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
March 18, 2010
'Match Day' Brings Excitement To Medical Students
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that at JHU’s School of Medicine, students apply to their choice of three residency programs. A computer then places students into available positions.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2010
Hopkins astrophysicist wins $5 million to examine birth of universe
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins astrophysics team wins $5 million stimulus grant to build an instrument to measure what happened in the very eventful first trillionth of a second of the universe's history.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 18, 2010
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School lands $15M in stimulus funds
Johns Hopkins angle: Story reports that "the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health will receive $15 million in federal stimulus money to help pay for renovations to some of the laboratory space in its East Baltimore facility."
March 18, 2010
The price of missed opportunity
Johns Hopkins angle: Carey Business School Dean Yash Gupta writes that President Obama has missed an opportunity to lead on health care reform.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2010
Rawlings-Blake plans to merge city agencies
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions proposed Baltimore City tax on college residence hall and hospital beds; Johns Hopkins spokesman Dennis O'Shea is quoted.
March 18, 2010
Immigrants heading to Washington to push reforms
Johns Hopkins angle: Associated Press story on this weekend's rally for immigration reform includes this sentence: "Frida has undocumented friends who she says had the academic records to be admitted to top-level schools, like Johns Hopkins and Duke, but whose status has prevented them from fulfilling that potential."

U.S. News & World Report
March 19, 2010
Weighing the Evidence on 6 Popular Diet Programs
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. (TV News Channel 20 - Springfield, Ill.)
March 19, 2010
Trial postponed in hit-and-run that killed student
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press news brief reports that the trial for Thomas Meighan, charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed Johns Hopkins student Miriam Frankl, has been delayed until June so that DNA evidence may be processed.

American Medical News
March 19, 2010
Kidney paired donations may expand under pilot program
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of five organizations selected to help test a nationwide kidney paired donation system.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
March 19, 2010
Medvedev, Putin grapple for power in Moscow
Johns Hopkins angle: This news story quotes Mitchell Orenstein, an associate professor of European studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies. (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
March 19, 2010
Making the Most of Your Sleep
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire feature mentions that JHU researchers found that it's actually light itself that controls our sleeping patterns.

The Flint Journal (Michigan)
March 19, 2010
Concert to aid little girl fighting to overcome illness
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a Michigan girl who has been receiving costly treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital for a rare eating disorder. (Maryland)
March 19, 2010
Roud brings international experience to St. John Properties
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Baltimore commercial real estate developer Andrew M. Roud is working toward a master's in real estate from Johns Hopkins’ real estate program, which is in the Carey Business School. (Maryland)
March 19, 2010
NewsWatch: Hopkins to cut emissions by more than half
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column reports that JHU has announced a plan to invest more than $73 million in conservation and efficiency measures to help cut its emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide by more than half from projected levels by 2025.

Sify News (India)
March 19, 2010
Recognising sensual sounds is culture specific
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Argye Hillis, a professor of neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation. (Syracuse, N.Y.)
March 18, 2010
SU, Hopkins set for prime time lacrosse clash
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story preview’s Saturday’s men’s lacrosse match between Syracuse and JHU.
March 18, 2010
Howard County Arts Council To Host Celebration Gala 4/14
Johns Hopkins angle: Jeffry Brodie, the 2009 honoree for Outstanding Art Educator in Howard County, pursued graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2010
The pressure's on again for Hopkins' Boyle
Johns Hopkins angle: Preview of Saturday night's Johns Hopkins-Syracuse men's lacrosse game.

Baltimore Sun
March 19, 2010
Hopkins still deciding on goalie
Johns Hopkins angle: Men's lacrosse notes column includes an item on Blue Jay Coach Dave Pietremala's pending decision on who will start in goal against Syracuse on Saturday night.


Washington Post
March 19, 2010
Obama's student loan plan moving forward with health bill
Congressional Democrats have joined forces behind legislation that would cut funding to private student lenders and redirect billions of dollars in expected savings into grants to needy students.

March 18, 2010
Harvard College Boosts 2010-2011 Costs 3.8 Percent
Harvard College, the undergraduate division of Harvard University, raised the cost of tuition, room, board and other fees 3.8 percent to $50,724 for the 2010- 2011 academic year.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 18, 2010
In Reversal, 'Match Day' Sees Rise in Students Seeking Family-Medicine Residencies
The new interest could stem partly from the debate over pending health-care legislation, with its emphasis on the importance of primary care.

New York Times
March 19, 2010
Nonprofits Add Mentoring to Money to Keep Minorities in College
A small number of Bay Area nonprofits are steering at-risk students to college and helping them through it. The fund supplements financial aid with mentoring, peer-to-peer guidance and life-skills training.

Los Angeles Times
March 15, 2010
Mixed-gender dorm rooms are gaining acceptance
About 50 schools in the U.S., including a few Ivy League campuses and several in California, are allowing men and women to room together. Participation is still relatively low.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 14, 2010
These Professors Made a Lasting Impression
The students in this story have shown their appreciation with tributes that go beyond the typical thank-you — like tattoos, or one student who changed her last name to match that of her favorite professor.

Johns Hopkins University