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New York Times
March 31, 2010
As Colleges Make Courses Available Free Online, Others Cash In
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes James D. Yager, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

EETimes.com (Electrical Engineering Times)
March 31, 2010
Supreme Court expected to rule on Bilski case soon
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a Supreme Court review of a controversial case limiting business method and software patents includes comments from Wesley D. Blakeslee, executive director of Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer.

ABC2News.com
March 31, 2010
Ehrlich vs. O'Malley -- The Sequel Set for November
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report and an online video feature about the upcoming race for Maryland governor include comments from Matthew Crenson, a Krieger School political scientist.

Baltimore City Paper
March 31, 2010
The New Now
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions several people at the Peabody Institute, including Brian Sacawa, who earned a performance certificate; Oscar Bettison, who teaches composition; and Judah Adashi, who teaches composition and music theory while working on his Ph.D. and curating and running the Evolution Contemporary Music series.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 31, 2010
14 Phila. schools to get radical makeovers
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about changes planned for 14 low-performing Philadelphia public schools mentions that one of the potential school partners is Johns Hopkins/Diplomas Now, which runs four schools in Baltimore and Chicago, and has had elements of its Talent Development academic approach used in Philadelphia schools.

Philadelphia Daily News
March 31, 2010
In surprise move, 14 schools to get makeovers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about upcoming school charges reports that West Philadelphia High will likely be paired with Johns Hopkins/Diploma Now, which has provided services in the school this year.

Baltimore Messenger
March 30, 2010
Guilford Column: Residents gather to share Supper Club camaraderie
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist reports on a recent social event in which the guests included Krieger School faculty members Glenn Schwartz, a professor of Near Eastern Studies, and Van Dixon, a research scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Deutsche Welle (Germany)
March 31, 2010
Investors remain wary of Greek bond issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This news story quotes Erik Jones, a professor of European studies at the Bologna Center of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
March 31, 2010
Education Notebook - Mounds of mulch
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that JHU’s Montgomery County Campus this summer will offer a Digital Forensics Summer Program 2010 and the Whiting School’s four-week Engineering Innovation program.

New York Times
March 31, 2010
Weak Rules on Toxins and Safety
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Alan Goldberg, a toxicologist in the Department of Environmental Health Science at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

U.S. News and World Report
March 30, 2010
6 Simple Ways to Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Johns Hopkins angle: This health feature includes comments and suggestions from Kevin Fontaine, an associate professor of medicine in the School of Medicine’s Division of Rheumatology.

Toronto Star
March 31, 2010
Grey's Anatomy, House present skewed ethics
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports on a study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and quotes two authors of the study: Ruth Faden, director of the institute, and JHU medical student Matthew Czarny.

New Scientist (U.K.)
March 30, 2010
House and Grey's Anatomy: Doctors gone bad?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study led by Matthew Czarny, a JHU medical student and bioethics researcher.

HealthDay
March 31, 2010
TV Doctors Bring Unethical Behavior to Prime Time
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, who was a co-author of the study.

MPR News (Minnesota Public Radio)
March 30, 2010
The science of sight
Johns Hopkins angle: Sharon Solomon, an associate professor of ophthalmology at JHU’s Wilmer Eye Institute, is one of the two guests on this radio program about bionic retina research and what can be done to preserve sight from one of the main causes of age-related blindness.

The Scientist
April 1, 2010 Edition
Against the Element
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about mercury in the environment quotes Ellen Silbergeld, a professor of environmental health engineering in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Health and Age
March 31, 2010
Study Finds No Difference in Life Span for Kidney Donors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that a JHU study published this month provides strong evidence that kidney donors live just as long as people with two kidneys.

HealthDay
March 31, 2010
Children in Intensive Care Should Be Screened for MRSA
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by Aaron Milstone, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Red Orbit News
March 31, 2010
Biologist Reveals Secrets Of The Naked Mole-Rat
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about University of Illinois at Chicago biologist Thomas Park mentions that Park earned his bachelor's degree in psychology in 1982 from JHU, that his father is an associate professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine and that his mother, now retired, was a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
March 31, 2010
Making tracks to try recipes from a bygone era
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is about a new Johns Hopkins Press cookbook, "Dining on the B&O."

Seacoast Online (Portsmouth, N.H.)
March 31, 2010
Portsmouth, York middle schools rank in top 10
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Portsmouth Middle School, as well as York Middle School and Berwick Academy in Maine, received distinctive honors as each placed in their respective state's top 10 in the 2009 JHU Center for Talented Youth Talent Search.

Maryland Daily Record
March 28, 2010
On the Move- Legal Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: Priscilla Carroll has joined Bowie & Jensen, of Towson, as a partner. She serves on the board of the Johns Hopkins University Graduate Real Estate Program, and received degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the University Of Maryland School of Law.

Baltimore Sun
March 31, 2010
Da Mimmo's nightly entertainment will be music to diners' ears
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Mark Meadows plays jazz piano on Wednesday at a restaurant in Little Italy. Meadows is a junior majoring in psychology in the Krieger School, and the story notes that he's pre-med and pursuing a minor in piano at Peabody.

Tribune Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
March 31, 2010
Concert features triple play
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that the four members of the Tripod Trio met while students at Peabody Conservatory.

The Washington Post
March 31, 2010
Donald P. Panzera (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: The Library of Congress employee attended Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, Italy.

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Associated Press
March 31, 2010
Obama Signs Law Sealing Health Care, Student Loan Reforms
Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, the president has sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process.

Associated Press
March 31, 2010
Q&A: What does student loan overhaul mean for U.S., you?
The law could mean big changes for hard-pressed students and colleges as the government becomes the primary issuer of student loans. But just whom will that affect and how?

New York Times
March 31, 2010
Obama Signs Overhaul of Student Loan Program
The new law will expand Pell grants, make it easier for students to repay outstanding loans after graduating and invest $2 billion in community colleges over the next four years.

Inside Higher Ed
March 31, 2010
Slashing Prices
Average tuition discounting by private colleges hit a record high of 42 percent in 2008, and much of the help for students was not based on financial need.

Wall Street Journal
March 31, 2010
White House Brief Backs Race-Based Admissions
The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to uphold a race-conscious admissions system at the University of Texas at Austin, aiming to stymie a lawsuit that conservatives hope will spur the Supreme Court to limit affirmative action at public colleges.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
March 31, 2010
Making it Mandatory
With high-profile digital devices such as the Apple iPad hitting the consumer market, higher education institutions consider the latest wave of mobile computing gadgets for adoption as campuswide tools.

Washington Post
March 31, 2010
American University newspaper apologizing for date-rape column
The American University student newspaper said Tuesday it would issue an apology for publishing a column that called date rape "an incoherent concept." The column sparked angry online responses from scores of students.

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