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Washington Post
May 5, 2010
Montgomery council gives the go-ahead to 'science city' plan
Johns Hopkins angle: The Montgomery County Council approved a master plan for a 17.5 million-square-foot center for bioscience research that includes two areas owned by Johns Hopkins. The university's statement praising the vote is quoted.

Gazette.Net (Montgomery County, Md.)
May 5, 2010
Council approves ‘Science City'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that, by a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council approved a master plan for the Great Seneca Science Corridor, formerly called Gaithersburg West, an area in which JHU is expected to participate in development.

Washington Examiner
May 5, 2010
Montgomery council approves 'Science City' campus
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Montgomery County Council gave final approval Tuesday to a new "Science City" plan that officials hope will turn the county into one of the pre-eminent research and development centers, including a life sciences research center anchored by JHU. (Washington D.C. Radio Station)
May 5, 2010
'Science City' master plan OK'd off Shady Grove Road
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief, referring to Washington Post and Washington Examiner stories, reports that JHU will be a participant in the proposed “Science City” development.

Science News
May 4, 2010
New Hubble pictures suggest Milky Way fell together
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Rosemary Wyse, a Krieger School professor of physics and astronomy.

Inside Higher Ed
May 5, 2010
The Post-Crisis MBA
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of JHU’s Carey Business School, is quoted in an article on new approaches to business education in the wake of the financial meltdown.
May 4, 2010
Time for a Real Energy Policy
Johns Hopkins angle: In the Post’s “On Leadership” blog, Dean Yash Gupta of the Carey Business School writes that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico should motivate federal leaders to craft a comprehensive energy policy that is less reliant on oil.

Journal of the American Medical Association
May 5, 2010
Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reviews a new book about William Stewart Halsted, who founded and developed the surgical service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and pioneered a meticulous and bloodless operative technique.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 5, 2010
Eating Out: Meatless Mondays or any day you like
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that the “Meatless Monday” program is associated with the Center for a Livable Future at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wall Street Journal
May 5, 2010
Fed's Team at Capitol Short-Staffed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Fed's chief congressional relations officer, Linda Robertson, was hired last year from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore City Paper
May 7, 2010
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven's Triple Concerto
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Critic’s Pick” mentions that concertmaster/violinist Jonathan Carney will play a solo role for Beethoven's Triple Concerto, with help from Peabody Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey on piano.

The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
May 4, 2010
Study: Dickinson College students, staff and visitors spend $137 million
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that in 2009, 400 secondary-school-aged students and 98 staff members were at Dickinson College for two three-week sessions for the JHU’s Center for Talented Youth program.

Gazette.Net (Montgomery County, Md.)
May 5, 2010
Takoma Park musician writes new arrangements for guitar
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that flutist Carolyn Oh earned a bachelor’s degree at JHU’s Peabody Institute and also notes that Peabody boasts a 20-piece orchestra made entirely of guitars.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Mass.)
May 4, 2010
Former city man enters Fla. Race
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that billionaire investor Jeff Greene, who has entered the U.S. Senate race in Florida, attended JHU as an undergraduate.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 5, 2010
Commencement speakers to urge service
Johns Hopkins angle: This education news column mentions that Benjamin S. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, will be a commencement speaker at Bucknell University on May 23 and Jefferson Medical College on May 24. The column includes a quote from Carson, who is also known for his philanthropy.

Metro Times (Detroit)
May 5, 2010
Tomorrow's lessons
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Christine Johns, superintendent of Macomb County's Utica Community Schools, earned a master’s degree from JHU.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 5, 2010
Baltimore's BioMarker wins $1M grant
Johns Hopkins angle: This story concerns a company located at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2010
Va. lax teams dealing with loss, will compete in tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Baltimore surgeon Miles Harrison, a member of US Lacrosse's board of directors and father of former Johns Hopkins All-American midfielder Kyle Harrison.
May 4, 2010
Murder Rocks Lacrosse Community
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post quotes Ernie Larossa, JHU’s associate director of athletics.

Baltimore Sun
May 5, 2010
Jack Mayer Willen dies at 101
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary is for the oldest living graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, who also studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory in the late 1940s.


New York Times – The Choice blog
May 5, 2010
‘Vacancy’ Signs Still Posted in Front of Many Colleges
The disproportionate attention that journalists devote to the high rates of rejection at several universities masks that hundreds of other institutions have more available slots than qualified applicants.

PBS - Frontline
May 5, 2010
College Inc.
Correspondent Martin Smith investigates the promise and explosive growth of the for-profit higher education industry. Click "Watch the full program online."

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 2, 2010
Faculty Job Interviews Move From Conference to Campus
Some departments are abandoning the traditional hunting ground of scholarly meetings in favor of budget-friendly telephone interviews.

Inside Higher Ed
May 5, 2010
Tough Times For Nest Eggs
Several states see retirement plans as unsustainable, and future faculty are unlikely to see the generous plans that rewarded past professors.

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