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Washington Post
April 5, 2011
Peter Agre, malaria scientist, discusses his career and research on this disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This Q&A is conducted with the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who directs the Johns Hopkins Malaria Institute.

Wall Street Journal
April 5, 2011
Analysis Flags Fears Over Avastin
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on an as-yet unpublished analysis of the Medicare patient claims database by researchers at Johns Hopkins, indicating that "the off-label use of Avastin showed a statistically significant increased risk for mortality and hemorrhagic stroke compared to Lucentis."

Baltimore Sun
April 4, 2011
On the lookout for radiation in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Jonathan M. Links, director of Public Health Preparedness Programs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

UrbaniteBaltimore.com
March 31, 2011
Good Neighbors
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature notes that "The University of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, and Maryland Institute College of Art are big players in another town-gown collaboration, the Central Baltimore Partnership." The piece quotes Bob Blum, director of the Urban Health Institute, and mentions university President Ron Daniels.

Education Week
April 5, 2011
'i3' Grant Winners Slowly Building Momentum
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Robert Slavin, director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at The Johns Hopkins University.

WTSP.com (Tampa, Florida)
April 4, 2011
Partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine a booster shot for All Children's Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports that while All Children's is already considered a premiere hospital, a new partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine will open up even more treatment options for sick kids, especially when it comes to participating in ground-breaking research.

Baltimore Sun
April 4, 2011
All Children's Hospital newest addition to Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this health blog item, Johns Hopkins Health System announced Monday morning that it has completed its merger with All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg Fla.

Tampa Bay Online
April 4, 2011
Tampa General ranked area's top hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: All Children's Hospital formally announced Monday that it had merged with the nation's top-ranked hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine – a position the Baltimore hospital has held for 20 years.

CBS News
April 4, 2011
Pancreatic cancer: Can aspirin curb the risk?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Michael Choti, a professor of surgery and oncology at the School of Medicine.

WebMD
April 4, 2011
Breast Milk May Hold Clues to Breast Cancer Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this WebMD story is oncologist David Sidransky of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
April 4, 2011
Area hospitals designated for cardiac care
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that 23 hospitals in the state – including Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital – have been designated as “cardiac interventional centers” by the state emergency management system.

Baltimore Sun
April 4, 2011
Heart drug may lead to prostate cancer treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item focuses on a study led by Elizabeth Platz, professor of epidemiology, oncology, and urology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

AsiaOne (AFP)
April 5, 2011
Bionic eye implant offers hope to the blind
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Agence France-Presse piece is Gislin Dagnelie, an ophthalmologist at the School of Medicine.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Indiana)
April 5, 2011
IU successful at procuring private donations
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that the top three ranked schools in terms of private sector gifts and grants were Stanford University, Harvard University and The Johns Hopkins University.

The Oregonian
April 4, 2011
Popularity of 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' keeps Rebecca Skloot busy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on author Rebecca Skloot, who wrote a bestselling book about Johns Hopkins patient Henrietta Lacks and her impact on medical science. Lacks was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Montgomery Gazette (Maryland)
April 4, 2011
Lawmakers haggle over stem cell funding
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that most of the stem cell research funding in Maryland goes to researchers at major universities such as Johns Hopkins, rather than bioscience companies.

Watertown Daily Times (N.Y.)
April 5, 2011
District restores jobs in budget
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a study by JHU.

Bucks Local News (Pennsylvania)
April 02, 2011
Dolce Suono Trio closes Bucks County Performing Arts Center season with performance in Yardley
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Charles Abramovic is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
April 2, 2011
Belated look at YouTube Symphony finale yields Baltimore connections: Rivas, Jackiw
Johns Hopkins angle: A post in this classical music blog refers to Ilyich Rivas, a Venezuelan teenager who is in the second year of his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/Peabody Conservatory conducting fellowship.

Baltimore Sun
April 4, 2011
Postscript from Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s lacrosse blog post includes comments from sophomore midfielder Lee Coppersmith and Coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
April 5, 2011
Missouri junior guard English will test NBA waters
Johns Hopkins angle: A college baseball roundup in this column states that Johns Hopkins graduate student Matt Wiegand was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week and that a four-run eighth inning lifted visiting Stevenson to an 8-4 victory over Johns Hopkins.

Washington Post
April 5, 2011
David M. French, public health physician and civil rights activist, dies at 86
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, the deceased earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins in 1969.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 5, 2011
William H. Hetznecker III, 79, child psychiatrist and poet
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Hetznecker had a fellowship in child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Frederick News-Post
April 5, 2011
Mr. Alden L. 'Al' Rogers (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Rogers retired from APL, this obituary mentions.



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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
April 4, 2011
Yale Investigated for 'hostile sexual environment'
One of the country's most prestigious universities is under federal investigation after being accused of mishandling allegations of sexual misconduct.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
April 5, 2011
Federal Effort Seeks to Help Colleges, Schools Prevent Sexual Violence
A nation that prides itself on fighting the abuse of power has an obligation to prevent sexual violence in schools and on college campuses, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday as he kicked off a nationwide awareness campaign on schools’ responsibilities and victims’ rights.

NPR – Can I Just Tell You?
April 4, 2011
The Failure of Boys Means A Failure For All – Commentary
The average graduating class at a four-year college is 60 percent women, and women are overtaking men at every level of degree — from associate to Ph.D. This is a problem worthy of our careful consideration, but too often that is not what we get. What we get too often is a contest of competitive suffering, about who is worse off, Team Estrogen or Team Testosterone, rather than a conversation about what, if anything, can be done to serve different people equally well.

Inside Higher Ed
April 5, 2011
The Enduring Gender Gap in Pay
Female faculty members earn 6.9 percent less than male colleagues, even after accounting for most of the factors cited in the past to explain discrepancies.

New York Times
April 4, 2011
Ruling Spurs Effort to Form Digital Public Library
A judge’s derailment of Google’s plan to build a digital library and bookstore was seen by some scholars and librarians as a chance to pursue a better universal public library.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 4, 2011
Views of Who Can Attend College Are Deeply Divided by Race, With Some Seeing Middle Class as Worst Off
Americans see minority students as having much greater access to college than is the case, and whites especially hold that opinion, a new study found.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 4, 2011
Trustees Are Pressed to Demand Data About Educational Quality at the Colleges They Serve
In an environment where lawmakers and the public at large are raising tough questions about the quality of higher education, college trustees are being pressed to apply the same type of scrutiny to their institutions.

Wall Street Journal
April 5, 2011
India Graduates Millions, but Too Few Are Fit to Hire
In the nation that made offshoring a household word, companies are so short of talent that they are having to hire offshore.

Washington Post
April 3, 2011
Maryland chancellor, George Mason president among the top-paid at public universities
Maryland state university Chancellor William E. Kirwan and George Mason University President Alan G. Merten ranked among the top 10 public university leaders in total compensation in 2009-10, according to an annual Chronicle of Higher Education survey.

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