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New York Times
March 22, 2010
Pioneer Reflects on Future of Reproductive Medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Dr. Howard W. Jones Jr., the surgeon who, along with his wife, Dr. Georgeanna Seegar Jones, helped to create the first test tube baby born in the United States, did sex change operations at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. He was also one of the doctors who cared for Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cancer cells are focus of the “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," the best-selling book by Rebecca Skloot.

National Public Radio
March 22, 2010
Pelosi's Triumph: 'It's Personal For Women'
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes Alvin Felzenberg, a political scientist with the Krieger School's Advanced Academic Programs.

Bloomberg
March 22, 2010
AIG Chief Benmosche Nominated to Credit Suisse Board
Johns Hopkins angle: Phillip Phan of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School commented in this article.

Wall Street Journal
March 23, 2010
New Finding for Organ Donors
Johns Hopkins angle: A major study of kidney donations done by Johns Hopkins researchers provides the strongest evidence yet that organ donors live just as long as people who go through life with two kidneys.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 22, 2010
Hospital safety info shielded from public
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine would like to see a Securities and Exchange Commission type of federal agency that collects data on medical care, publishes it, sets rules and exacts penalties.

Washington Post Blogs
March 22, 2010
College tuition: JHU crosses the $40,000 barrier
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel de Vise's "College Inc." blog reports that tuition at Johns Hopkins University will pass $40,000 next year.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 22, 2010
Johns Hopkins University hikes 2010-2011 tuition by 3.9%
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University’s tuition for full-time undergraduates will rise 3.9 percent this fall, bringing tuition to $40,860 during the 2010-2011 academic year. The increase is the second smallest in percentage terms for those schools in 36 years.

Washington Business Journal Blogs
March 23, 2010
Science City could boost Johns Hopkins land values
Johns Hopkins angle: The university stands to make hundreds of millions of dollars if Montgomery County's leaders approve a huge biotech complex in Gaithersburg, an analysis shows.

Syracuse Post-Standard
March 23, 2010
A healing energy? Now in hospitals, Reiki musters critics and fans
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Johns Hopkins Hospital is among the 15 percent of hospitals nationwide offering Reiki treatments to patients.

Washington Post Blogs
March 22, 2010
Md. scientist wins Stockholm Water Prize
Johns Hopkins angle: This Post Now blog reports that Rita Colwell, an adjunct professor at the Bloomberg School of Health, has won the Stockholm Water Prize.

The New York Commercial Observer
March 23, 2010
The Horseman
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Clark Finney's grandfather was a Johns Hopkins trained surgeon.

Mail Online (UK)
March 23, 2010
The definitive cure for snoring? The electric shock implant which could give you a good night's sleep
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about approaches to treating sleep apnea mentions that a device the electrically stimulates breathing during sleep has been studied at Johns Hopkins University.

Yahoo! News
March 23, 2010
Job Loss Takes a Toll on Mental Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This Live Science piece quotes Harvey Brenner, professor emeritus at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WBAL-TV
March 22, 2010
City Task Force Proposes Money-Saving Ideas
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suggested that nonprofits -- from Johns Hopkins University to the University of Maryland -- to pay property and income taxes.

Sify News (India)
March 23. 2010
Hot dogs could be a choking hazard for kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research indicating that hot dogs are the top cause of food-related choking in children under the age of 3. Nisha Kapadia, an assistant resident at the hospital, is quoted.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay News)
March 22, 2010
Plavix Can Help Cut Death Risk in Certain Heart Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that the value of giving clopidogrel (Plavix) to heart failure patients has been "long debated," a researcher from the HeartDrug Research Laboratories at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore wrote in an editorial accompanying a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Globe & Mail (Canada)
March 22, 2010
Forgive and start studying, harm-free alcohol, pouting with plump lips
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the items in this health roundup mentioned that some Johns Hopkins University researchers, frustrated by the high-school dropout rate, went looking for early warning signs among students in Philadelphia and learned that hundreds of eighth grade students missed more than one out of every five classes a week.

FoodNavigator.com (Europe)
March 23, 2010
Meat and dairy intakes not linked to climate change
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the “Meatless Mondays” campaign is a non-profit initiative launched in association with the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Toronto Star
March 23, 2010
It's a (no) meat-and-potatoes initiative/Meatless Mondays asks Ontarians to abstain from flesh for a healthier, greener lifestyle
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that the “Meatless Mondays” campaign is a non-profit initiative launched in association with the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future.

ABC2News.com (WMAR Channel 2 – Baltimore)
March 23, 2010
What Health Care Reform Means for You
Johns Hopkins angle: Jonathan Weiner, a health policy professor in the Bloomberg School of Public health, is interviewed for this TV news report.

Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2010
Dolphin calf at National Aquarium dies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, a necropsy was performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital by Aquarium vets and JHU staff.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
March 23, 2010
Face Off: Gilman grad in line to start for Virginia vs. Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: As No. 1 Virginia prepares to play host to No. 8 Johns Hopkins at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., this Saturday at noon, the 8-0 Cavaliers are hoping to take the field with one of their starting defensmen, Ryan Nizolek.

New Orleans Times Picayune
March 23, 2010
John 'Jack' Hutton Jr., organist and choirmaster, dies at age 82
Johns Hopkins angle: John “Jack” Hutton Jr., an organist who led New Orleans choirs for more than 40 years, earned a master's degree at Peabody.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Inside Higher Ed
March 23, 2010
Health Care and Higher Ed
What the new legislation means for students, campus health centers and medical schools.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 23, 2010
Health-Reform Bill Holds Changes for Medical Training
The measure would make it more affordable for medical residents to become family doctors but could also raise the cost of college health plans.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
March 23, 2010
Student Loan Reform Changes Necessary To Avert Pell Grant Crisis, Advocates Say
Higher education advocates say the plan will help alleviate a potential crisis in the Pell Grant program as growing numbers of low-income students seek to access the program.

Washington Post
March 23, 2010
Bridging a class divide, one English lesson at a time
Through a program called Community Learners Advancing in Spanish and English, or CLASE, American University students are teaching English to the workers who clean their dorm rooms and cook their meals.

Associated Press
March 22, 2010
Brown to lay off 60 as part of $30M budget cut
Brown University says it's laying off 60 non-faculty staff members, about 2 percent of the school's 3,000 non-faculty jobs.

New York Times
March 23, 2010
N.Y.U. Plans to Expand Its Campuses by 40 Percent
New York University’s proposals have been met with skepticism from neighbors and preservationists.


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