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New York Times Blogs
April 30, 2010
Life Sciences Dominate at Wharton Competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that a team called Cortical Concepts, made up of four JHU biomedical engineering master’s degree students and one JHU alum, took the grand prize at the Wharton School of Business' 12th annual business competition. The post mentions Whiting School master’s students Nicolas Martinez and Jason Hsu, along with Stephanie Huang, who earned an undergraduate biomedical engineering degree at JHU last year.

CBSNews.com
May 2, 2010
Same Name, Two Different Stories
Johns Hopkins angle: This CBS News Sunday Morning video feature focuses on two young men, both named Wes Moore. One is a Johns Hopkins graduate and the other is serving life in prison. The Homewood campus is seen in the video.

Parade Magazine
May 3, 2010
Happiness Is a Full House
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the rise of multigenerational living quotes Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy in JHU’s Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
April 30, 2010
Gulf oil spill threatens ecological devastation
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Edward Bouwer, chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

New York Times
May 1, 2010
Slate of Nominees Is Clue to Obama’s Plans for Fed
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School economist John Faust, a former Fed official, is quoted in this story.

New Kerala (India)
May 3, 2010
Pediatricians tend to miss elevated BP in kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story about overlooked high blood pressure is based on new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research led by Tammy Brady, an assistant professor pediatric nephrology in the School of Medicine.

Hindustan Times (India)
May 3, 2010
Pediatricians tend to miss high BP among children
Johns Hopkins angle: This Indo-Asian News Service article about overlooked high blood pressure is based on new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research led by Tammy Brady, an assistant professor pediatric nephrology in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
May 3, 2010
Picture of Health Blog: Doctors often miss high blood pressure in kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that even though blood pressure readings are standard at any checkup, doctors and nurses often miss abnormal readings in children -- and in some cases don't bother to check blood pressure at all, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, including lead author Tammy Brady, who is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 2, 2010
A revitalized Y to serve Druid Hill
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that more than a dozen companies and institutions, including JHU, donated parts and labor for the revitalization project. Jim McGill, a board member of the Y of Central Maryland and senior vice president for finance and administration at JHU, is featured in a photograph accompanying this story.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 3, 2010
Critics say less tenure means poorer teaching, reduced freedom
Johns Hopkins angle: Francis Fukuyama of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies is quoted.

The Washington Post
May 3, 2010
Contracts awarded for week of May 3.
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory won a $2.6 million contract from the Office of Naval Research for research and development.

Nurse.com
May 3, 2010
Johns Hopkins No. 4 in 2009 NIH Funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU’s School of Nursing ranked No. 4 nationally among schools of nursing receiving federal research funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health in 2009.

Baltimore Sun
May 1, 2010
Maryland researchers to examine claims of probiotics
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Linda A. Lee is quoted in this piece.


American Medical News
May 3, 2010
Preventable risk factors cut 4 to 5 years off life span
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Lawrence Appel, a professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and a professor of epidemiology and international health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
May 2, 2010
David M. Rubenstein puts money where his passions are: arts, education, history
Johns Hopkins angle: The subject of this story, David Rubenstein, gave $5 million to Johns Hopkins, and now the Child Health building bears his name, according to this feature about the philanthropist.

Asia Sentinel (Hong Kong)
May 3, 2010
Burma Two Years After Nargis
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a report released by the Center for Public Health and Human Rights of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
May 3, 2010
Montgomery's science city monster
Johns Hopkins angle: This "local opinion" letter mentions Johns Hopkins Real Estate.

The Washington Post
May 3, 2010
Week in Review: Moco's plans for Science City near approval
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief mentions the university.

CBC News (Canada)
May 1, 2010
Journal warns against kids' cold and flu meds
Johns Hopkins angle: A medical journal article co-authored by David Tunkel of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is warning that the use of over-the-counter cold and flu medications for children should be avoided because of the potential for adverse reactions.

US News & World Report
May 1, 2010
Is Your Child Sick? 4 Safe Alternatives to Children's Cold Medications
Johns Hopkins angle: David Tunkel of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center is quoted in this piece.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 3, 2010
Did water rain down from space?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on research by Andrew Rivkin of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Baltimore Sun
May 2, 2010
Baltimore Heritage stays current while preserving city’s past
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions that Baltimore Heritage director Johns Hopkins is a distant relative of the 19th-century entrepreneur who founded the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Ethiopian Review (HealthDay News)
May 1, 2010
Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children with Kidney Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports that even when given the same medical treatment, black children with chronic kidney disease have more severe anemia than white patients, a new study led by Meredith Atkinson of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found.

Forbes.com
May 3, 2010
The U.S. Is Not Going The Way Of Europe
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions John Gartner of the School of Medicine.

Korea Times
May 2, 2010
Investigation of the Cheonan
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece is written by Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)
May 3, 2010
Organization counts in Maine gov's race
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article states that William "Bill" Beardsley, one of seven Republicans running in the June 8 primary in the race to become Maine’s next governor, earned a doctorate in geography and environmental engineering at JHU.

News4jax.com (Jacksonville, Fla.)
May 1, 2010
Billionaire Democrat Vying For Fla. US Senate Seat
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story about Jeff Greene, a Palm Beach billionaire who is running for the U.S. Senate in Florida, states that Greene used earnings from telemarketing to pay for his undergraduate education at JHU, which he finished early at age 19.

The Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada)
May 3, 2010
Hill honored as Celebrity Author
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about writer Lawrence Hill states that he earned an M.A. degree in writing from JHU.

The Washington Post
May 1, 2010
Campus Overload: Most popular colleges on Facebook
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog states that Johns Hopkins has 8,449 friends or fans on Facebook.

The News Leader (Staunton, Va.)
May 3, 2010
U.Va. sets 2010-11 tuition, fees
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that in setting its next year tuition and fees, the University of Virginia sought “to keep the rates among the very lowest when compared to 26 national peer institutions, including Cornell and Vanderbilt universities and Johns Hopkins."

Roanoke Times
May 1, 2010
No free pills for Carilion patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic are three nationally known health systems to eliminate samples as part of an effort to address conflict of interest issues.

The Capital (Annapolis)
April 30, 2010
Teen of the Week: Michelle Meriweather Ponder
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Michelle Meriweather is a soprano who takes lessons at the Peabody Institute with Elysabeth Muscat Catbas, who is quoted.

Hurriyet Daily news & Economic Review (Turkey)
May 3, 2010
Turkey's Borusan art collection on display for the first time
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story notes that, in 2001, a team that included then-JHU astronomer Karl Glazebrook determined that universe’s main color was greenish white; later, however, the team corrected the analysis in a 2002 paper, saying all light in the universe added up to a slightly beige-ish white, or “Cosmic Latte.”

Baltimore Sun
May 1, 2010
JHU to hold brain research summit
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Johns Hopkins School of Education Neuro-Education Initiative will host its second annual summit and roundtable discussion on the practical applications of brain research on Wednesday at the American Visionary Art Museum.

Washington Post
May 3, 2010
What It Takes: 'Always strive to get to the next level'
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is communications consultant Peter Schechter, who earned an undergraduate degree in international relations at JHU.

The Journal News (Whit Plains, N.Y.)
May 1, 2010
Irvington's Saliani heading to Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that high school track athlete Julian Saliani has been accepted to JHU, where he plans to study environmental engineering.

Naperville Sun (Suburban Chicago)
May 2, 2010
College Notes
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Megan Seiboldt of Naperville has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2009 term at JHU.

Washington Post
May 2, 2010
37 years in: Family, fearlessness, sense of adventure
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Clark Sand earned his master's degree from JHU.

Greensboro News & Record (NC)
May 2, 2010
Review: A woman's undying gift
Johns Hopkins angle: A review of Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Lacks was treated at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Magazine
May 1, 2010
Something For Nothing… For Everyone!
Johns Hopkins angle: This round up of activities includes mention of the Johns Hopkins Outdoor Film Series.

The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
May 3, 2010
SU's Dell, Huber and Raudabaugh qualify for nationals
Johns Hopkins angle: This sport column mentions that in the 2010 Centennial Conference Championships for women’s track and field team, JHU won the team title with 190 points.

Baltimore Sun
May 1, 2010
Sports Digest: Hopkins tops Haverford, 21-5, in Centennial baseball tourney
Johns Hopkins angle: No. 2 Johns Hopkins (36-3) extended its winning streak to 29 games with a 21-5 win over Haverford in the winner's bracket game of the Centennial Conference baseball tournament.

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
May 3, 2010
Colleges: Delaware County CC finishes perfect in conference

Johns Hopkins angle: This sport roundup notes that in college baseball the top-seeded JHU Blue Jays (37-3) took advantage of three errors by the Fords (24-16) to win the Centennial Conference championship game.

New York Times
May 1, 2010
New Frontier as a Lacrosse Coach Goes West
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that Princeton, Syracuse, Johns Hopkins and Virginia have combined to win the last 17 national championships.

The Washington Post
May 1, 2010
Angus Maddison Economist
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that the late economist attended Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
April 30, 2010
Angus Maddison, Economic Historian, Dies at 83 (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Maddison attended graduate school at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
May 1, 2010
Eileen Higham (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Higham was a leading scholar of American history and ethnicity and a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University.

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Washington Post
May 3, 2010
Some colleges are opting out of magazine's annual survey
A group of college presidents is boycotting the practice of lobbying each other for better "peer assessments" in pursuit of a higher spot in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 3, 2010
Senator Questions Another Break for Colleges: Tax-Exempt Bonds
A senator with influence over federal tax policy may be setting his sights on a cornerstone of colleges' financial practice: paying for new and renovated buildings by borrowing money with tax-exempt bonds.

Washington Post
May 2, 2010
Blogging neighbor and partying Georgetown students clash
A blogger who highlighted rowdy college parties in his neighborhood stirs fierce backlash among Georgetown University students in this “town and gown” story.

Associated Press
May 1, 2010
Kent State slayings 40 years later: Special graduations set
Several colleges and universities are holding commencement ceremonies this spring for their classes of 1970, when ceremonies were canceled after the slayings.

Inside Higher Ed
May 3, 2010
No Grading, More Learning
A semester after introducing an unconventional grading system, which gave a lot of control to her students, a Duke University professor is giving the concept an A+.

Johns Hopkins University