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The Early Show (CBS News)
May 19, 2010
"Stand Up 2 Cancer" Effort Raises $100M
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV network news report quotes epigenetics "dream team" leader Stephen Baylin, a professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine and deputy director of the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2010
Some skin whitening creams contain toxic mercury, testing finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Ellen Silbergeld, a professor of environmental health science at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
May 17, 2010
Charities Say Lack of Money Hobbles Innovation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on a study released by JHU’s Listening Post Project and quotes Lester M. Salamon, director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins and one of the report’s authors.

News 8 Austin (Texas)
May 19, 2010
Signs indicate nonprofit sector recovering from recession
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that, according to a report from the Nonprofit Listening Post Project at JHU, almost four in 10 nonprofits had reduced or eliminated travel for staffers by the middle of last year.

New York Times
May 19, 2010
Don't Sink Diplomacy
Johns Hopkins angle: The author of this op-ed piece, Joel S. Wit, is a visiting scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies and founder of its Web site 38north.org.

Baltimore Sun
May 19. 2010
Babb has Johns Hopkins baseball playing razor-sharp
Johns Hopkins angle: This article profiles JHU baseball coach Bob Babb, a Johns Hopkins graduate who has guided the team to a number one regional ranking in the NCAA Division III tournament. He has coached the team to almost 900 victories.

Wall Street Journal
May 19, 2010
Obama and the 'Special Relationship'
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary on the U.S.-Britain relationship mentions a lecture at the School of Advanced International Studies last year in which former Under Secretary of Defense Eric Edelman described the status of the "special relationship" as "The End of the Affair."

Baltimore Business Journal
May 18, 2010
Hopkins Bayview wins $7M in stimulus funds for lab upgrades
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center will put $7 million in NIH stimulus package money toward the renovation of about 4,000 square feet of lab space used for cancer and brain research.

HealthDay
May 19, 2010
Alcohol Companies Use New Media to Lure Young Drinkers: Report
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes David Jernigan, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The New York Times
May 19, 2010
Does Exercise Make Raynaud’s Worse?
Johns Hopkins angle: In this health blog, Fredrick M. Wigley, associate director of the division of rheumatology at the School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center, answers readers’ questions about Raynaud’s disease.

Voice of America News.com
May 19, 2010
Federal Funded Study Urges US to Encourage Mideast Allies Toward Democracy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from political economist Francis Fukuyama, a professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Science News
May 17, 2010
Caring for a spouse with dementia leaves caregiver at risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes the study’s coauthor, Peter Rabins, a professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine.

WJZ.com (Channel 13- Baltimore)
May 18, 2010
Consignment Shop Raises Money For Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news feature reports that sales at the Re Deux Consignment Shop in Roland Park benefit Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Annapolis Capital (Maryland)
May 19, 2010
Ehrlich supports buses over Purple Line light rail
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich, who is running to regain that seat, said that buses could potentially be an alternative to light rail for Baltimore's Red Line project, which would go from the Woodlawn area in Baltimore County to Johns Hopkins Bayview medical campus in East Baltimore.

United Press International
May 19, 2010
Behavioral therapy helps Tourette syndrome
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that researchers from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions were part of the team that conducted this study.

Baltimore Sun
May 19. 2010
Students present timely puppet show about bullying
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes the involvement of Bloomberg School of Public Health students in the production of an anti-bullying puppet show at Bluford Drew Jemison Academy in West Baltimore.

WBALTV.com (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
May 18, 2010
Students Present Anti-Bullying Play To Others
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news reports mentions that the Bloomberg School of Public Health helped to sponsor this program.

Washington Post
May 19, 2010
Meatless Mondays, a movement that has legs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Meatless Monday movement was relaunched in 2003 by a nonprofit group in association with Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Park Record (Park City, Utah)
March 18, 2010
To the tune of college tuition
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Park City High School student Caitlin Carmack has received a substantial merit scholarship to study music at JHU’s Peabody Conservatory of Music.

NJ.com
May 19, 2010
Organ recital at St. Stephen's Church in Millburn to feature Trent Johnson
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that New Jersey organist and composer Trent Johnson will play the final concert on the Beckerath organ, celebrating the 40th season of Beckerath organ recitals at St. Stephen's Church in Millburn. Johnson is a graduate of JHU’s Peabody Institute.

Santa Barbara Independent (Calif.)
May 19, 2010
Fashion News
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that Santa Barbara jewelry designer Samantha Goldstone earned a master’s degree in international relations from JHU.

San Marcos Mercury
May 19, 2010
School of Music hosts inaugural International Piano Festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that performances will include recitals by the festival’s faculty as well as young artists from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. The faculty includes Washington Garcia, who taught at JHU’s Peabody Preparatory and is currently assistant professor of piano at Texas State, where he is the coordinator of the piano area.

Baltimore Sun
May 19. 2010
Henry Strohminger
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary is for Henry Strohminger, a retired auto dealer who received a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins and who supported other transplant patients through a foundation. Edward Kasper, the chief of clinical cardiology at Johns Hopkins, is quoted.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
May 18, 2010
Virginia Tech Contests Education Department's Assertion of Late Warning in 2007 Shootings
Virginia Tech released a lengthy report on Tuesday rebutting the U.S. Department of Education's initial findings that the university violated campus crime-reporting law in its response to the shootings there on April 16, 2007.

The Washington Post
May 19, 2010
Former Harvard student accused of faking his way in
Adam Wheeler's plan to fake his way into and through Harvard University worked for years, prosecutors allege, until he tried to get a university endorsement for a Rhodes Scholarship his senior year.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 16, 2010
Finished College. Now What?
Wake Forest aids the aimless graduate with a road map for meaningful work
To do that, the Winston-Salem, N.C., university is reimagining its career-development program to help its 4,600 undergraduates figure out who they are and what they want out of life long before they get to commencement.

Inside Higher Education
May 16, 2010
Quick Takes
Sen. Arlen Specter's defeat in Tuesday's Democratic primary in Pennsylvania will end a political career in which the senator was frequently a key ally of advocates for biomedical research and education.

USA Today
May 19, 2010
Toughest test comes after graduation: Getting a job
About 2.4 million students will graduate with bachelor's and associates degrees as part of the Class of 2010, says the National Center for Education Statistics. Those job-seekers will go head-to-head not only with fellow classmates but also with laid-off workers, financially strapped retirees and still-unemployed 2009 and 2008 grads.

Boston Globe
May 19, 2010
Trust-based admissions process leaves elite colleges open to fraud
The former Harvard College senior accused of duping one of the world's most selective universities seems to have exploited an application system at elite colleges that is largely based on trust and where admissions officers verify credentials only when they suspect that something is awry.

New York Times (column)
May 18, 2010
A Very Bright Idea
What if you could get kids to complete two years of college by the time they finish high school? It's happening in New York City.

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