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The Washington Post
November 3, 2010
Sibley hospital officially joins Johns Hopkins system
Johns Hopkins angle: This articles states that Sibley Memorial Hospital has officially joined the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins health system, giving the world-class academic medical center its first foothold in the District.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 3, 2010
House shift might aid 1099 overhaul
Johns Hopkins angle: Brad Herring, a health policy professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2010
Hopkins looks into fitness guidelines for pregnant women
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical center. School of Medicine researchers Andrew J. Satin, professor and vice chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Linda Szymanski, a fellow in maternal fetal medicine.

Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2010
Best use for county school funds?
Johns Hopkins angle: David Peloff, program director of emerging technologies at Johns Hopkins' Center for Technology in Education, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2010
New city program makes $40,000 in upgrades to 90-year-old's home
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes the help that Bertha McCollum, a 90-year-old retired Johns Hopkins Hospital cafeteria worker, received from Balltimore’s Safe at Home Healthy Homes Program. It also mentions that Johns Hopkins School of Nursing employees made a home visit.

Prince George’s County Sentinel (Maryland)
November 4, 2010
Hometown heroes for Nov. 4
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Army Staff Sgt. Philip R. Savard earned a master’s degree in 1996 from the Peabody Conservatory.

Roanoke Times (Va.)
November 4, 2010
Radford Elf Shelf application dates announced
Johns Hopkins angle: This column states that a guest artist at an upcoming Shostakovich concert will be cellist Michael Kannen of the Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2010
Terps women advance in ACC soccer tourney; UMBC's Houapeu honored
Johns Hopkins angle: The JHU’s men’s soccer team earned a 4-1 victory Wednesday over fifth-seeded Gettysburg in a Centennial Conference first-round game, this sports column states.

Washington Post (Obit)
November 3, 2010
Karl Kostoff; musician, programmer
Johns Hopkins angle: Kostoff, 85, a former National Symphony Orchestra violinist worked as a computer programmer at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory. The piece mentions that Kostoff donated a 390-year-old Maggini violin, appraised at $350,000, to the Peabody Institute.

November 4, 2010
Hopkins to build data analysis super machine
Johns Hopkins angle: This IDG story reports on the development of a supercomputer called the "Data-Scope" by a team lead by Krieger School astrophysicist and computer scientist Alexander Szalay.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 4, 2010
Cal U stages first Native American Day
Johns Hopkins angle: This story says that Kinorea "Two Feather" Tigri holds a doctorate in child and adult psychology from Portsmouth Naval Hospital/Johns Hopkins University in affiliation with the U.S. Naval Academy.

Mainichi Daily news (Japan)
November 4, 2010
Republicans' gains in U.S. midterm elections may affect nuclear disarmament policies
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Robert Guttman is quoted.

Hattiesburg American (Miss.)
November 4, 2010
USM prof chosen to play concerto of piano prodigy
Johns Hopkins angle: Elizabeth Moak studied at Peabody Conservatory.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
November 4, 2010
Civility is essential to building community
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School civility expert and author P.M. Forni is quoted.
November 3, 2010
War and Sickness in Afghanistan
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions research by Chris Beyrer of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
November 4, 2010
Genomics: DNA's master craftsmen
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Ham Smith previously worked as a research associated at Johns Hopkins.

Jamaica Observer
November 4, 2010
Meatless Mondays Jamaica
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that the Meatless Monday initiative began at the School of Public Health in 2003.

BioMed Middle East
November 4, 2010
More Emirati nurses to be trained as midwives
Johns Hopkins angle: Experts at the School of Nursing will oversee a program to train midwives in the United Arab Emirates. (Malaysia)
November 4, 2010
First Private Teaching Hospital In Malaysia
Johns Hopkins angle: Two agreements between Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd and The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine International and another one formalizing the collaboration between Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland were signed to set up a "world-class" medical school and life sciences research center there.

November 4, 2010
Pregnancy and Peanuts: Tricky Allergy Truths
Johns Hopkins angle: New research from a team that includes members from Johns Hopkins has found that in families with a lot of allergies, expectant mothers should avoid peanuts to avoid triggering peanut allergies in their offspring.

Jackson Sun (Miss.)
November 4, 2010
Former TCA QB breaks career passing mark at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins quarterback Hewitt Tomlin broke the school's career passing record Saturday with more than 6,700 yards. Tomlin, a former Trinity Christian Academy quarterback, is also the winningest signal-caller Blue Jays history with a 22-8 record as a starter.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (Pa.)
November 4, 2010
Rough day for Gettysburg as volleyball, men's and women's soccer teams drop tourney openers
Johns Hopkins angle: In men's soccer, three quick goals leads JHU over Gettysburg in Centennial first round.

Gettysburg Times (Pa.)
November 4, 2010
Blue Jays erupt to knock off Bullets
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins scored three times over a 3:38 span and the fourth-seeded Blue Jays defeated fifth-seeded Gettysburg 4-1 in the Centennial Conference men’s soccer first-round game Wednesday evening at Homewood Field.

Higher Education News

Chronicle of Higher Education
November 4, 2010
It's Not How Much Student Data You Have, but How You Use It
As the National Survey of Student Engagement releases its latest findings, experts question whether colleges actually use such information to improve their institutions.

Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
November 4, 2010
Obama Reasserts Education and Research as Priorities
After the mid-term elections, President Obama reaffirmed his belief that further spending on education and research was necessary to assure an economic recovery.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Head Count blog
November 3, 2010
Strategic Laundry
Loyola University of Maryland created a branding campaign emphasizing its students’ involvement in a zillion different activities. Students there can now order “identi-tees”—shirts that reflect their varied interests. The idea is that no student is one-dimensional.

Washington Post
November 4, 2010
Veterans who go back to school wish they had more support
Enrollment of veterans is surging at America's college campuses, but as a group they don't feel supported and understood, according to a national survey.

Inside Higher Ed
November 4, 2010
The New British Tuition
New system would let universities charge almost three times current levels.

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