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WJZ-TV 13 Baltimore
April 5, 2011
New Mentoring Program Takes Flight In Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: Featured in this story is Whiting School junior Victor Ekanem, who is taking part in the Collegetown LeaderShape program, which connects college students as mentors with middle school students. This story includes video.

WSJ.com
April 5, 2011
Progress on Reducing Bloodstream Infections
Johns Hopkins angle: Research overseen by "Johns Hopkins safety guru Peter Pronovost" finds that "a program to reduce central-line bloodstream infections in intensive-care units is showing strong results."

Baltimore Sun
April 5, 2011
Morgan, Hopkins to be part of team receiving $95.8 million from NASA
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Morgan State and Johns Hopkins universities are part of a group that has received a $95.8 million grant from NASA Center to conduct Earth-based research on the atmosphere, oceans and planet surface.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 5, 2011
Hopkins, Morgan get piece of $96M NASA contract
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins and Morgan State "are part of a team that has received a $95.8 million grant from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center."

Baltimore Sun
April 5, 2011
Student struck while cycling not expected to recover brain function
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Nathan Krasnopoler, the 20-year-old Johns Hopkins University student who was struck by a motorist while bicycling on University Parkway in February, is not expected to recover brain function, according to his family.

Baltimore Sun
April 5, 2011
Family issues statement on Krasnopoler's condition
Johns Hopkins angle: This transportation blog post publishes the full text of a statement issued by the family of Nathan Krasnopoler, the 20-year-old Johns Hopkins student who was struck by a car while bicycling near the university in February.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
April 5, 2011
Student not expected to recover; group pushes for tougher law against drivers who hit cyclists
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the family of Nathan Krasnopoler, the Johns Hopkins student who was seriously injured when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car, is not expected to recover brain function. Krasnopoler is now in a coma at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

ABC27 News (Lancaster, Pa.)
April 6, 2011
Md. cyclist not likely to recover brain function
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Johns Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler, who was seriously injured after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle near campus, is not expected to recover cognitive function, according to a statement made by his family.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
April 6, 2011
4-6-11: The Ethics of Triage
Johns Hopkins angle: Tom Kirsch, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins, was in Haiti in the week following the earthquake, and is interviewed on the program by Sheilah Kast.

WSJ.com
April 6, 2011
Beijing Taxi Drivers Suffer Affliction in Silence
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on a study of erectile dysfunction among Beijing cabbies cites a 2007 Bloomberg School of Public Health study that reported that in the United States "an estimated 18 million men over the age of 20, roughly 17 percent, have trouble maintaining an erection."

Voice of America
April 5, 2011
Why Hands-Free Faucets May Be a Risk to Some Hospital Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Emily Sydnor of the Bloomberg School of Public Health about a study that found that hands-free faucets contained more Legionella bacteria than do faucets that require people to touch them.

Discovery News
April 5, 2011
'Bionic Eye' Implant Offers Hope to the Blind
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on a patient at the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center at Johns Hopkins University and quotes Gislin Dagnelie, an ophthalmologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Science News
April 5, 2011
Breast milk may harbor cancer clues
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is David Sidransky, an oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

CNN
April 5, 2011
In pain? Try meditation
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Katharine MacLean, Ph.D., a meditation researcher and postdoctoral fellow in psychology at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Afro-American
April 5, 2011
Talented Teen Beats the Odds, Heads to Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Stanley W. Guthrie III, currently a senior at Saint Benedict’s Prep in Newark, has been accepted to the world famous Johns Hopkins University to begin his studies toward becoming a neurosurgeon.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
April 5, 2011
Year-round vs. 4-day-week schooling
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece on the merits of year-round schooling mentions a 2007 by Johns Hopkins University that suggests increased benefits of year-round schooling for lower socioeconomic status or otherwise at-risk students. Year-round schooling is found to mitigate neighborhood and familial risk factors affecting educational attainment and achievement.

Montgomery Gazette
April 5, 2011
Montgomery looks to bioscience ‘road map' for growth
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Elaine Amir, executive director of the Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County campus in Rockville.

Baltimore Sun
April 6, 2011
Live chat on knee pain at noon
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post calls attention to a live online chat that will be conducted today with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

Anniston Star (Fla.)
April 6, 2011
Local legislator wants pedophiles castrated
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Fred Berlin founder of the Johns Hopkins University sexual disorder clinic.

Zawya (Abu Dhabi)
April 6, 2011
Rheumatology clinic opens at Al Rahba Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Abu Dhabi Al Rahba Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, has inaugurated a new Rheumatology Clinic.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (Pa.)
April 6, 2011
OLP students accepted in Talented Youth Program
Johns Hopkins angle: Zoe Haggerty, 12, of Clarks Green and Anna Aubrey, 13, of LaPlume, both seventh graders at Our Lady of Peace School in Clarks Green have been accepted into the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program for gifted seventh and eighth grade students.

Baltimore Sun
April 5, 2010
Class assembly
Johns Hopkins angle: This “dream home” feature includes comments from Frank Mondimore, a School of Medicine associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Jay Rubin, a development coordinator at Peabody Institute and Conservatory.

Catonsville Times (Baltimore County)
April 6, 2011
Opera a love story for Catonsville couple
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Jim Bailey, a performer with the Washington National Opera, earned a scholarship at age 17 to the preparatory department of the Peabody Conservatory, where he took voice lessons. He later earned a master's degree in music from the Peabody Institute.

BCLocalNews.com (British Columbia)
April 5, 2011
Dynamic trio to play Quadra
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that twin musicians Alex Cheung, a cellist, and Anthony Cheung, a violist, both hold degrees in music and kinesiology from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Messenger
April 5, 2011
Meeting of the minds?
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, representatives from The Johns Hopkins University attended the fourth annual Neighborhood Institute, sponsored by the Greater Homewood Community Corp.

New York Times
April 5, 2011
Dr. D.M. French Dies at 86; Treated ’60s Marchers
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Dr. French, a surgeon, earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins.

Boston Globe
April 6, 2011
David French; healed the sick from Roxbury to Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: French did a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he supplemented his medical degree from the College of Medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C., with a master’s in public health.

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Washington Post (AP)
April 5, 2011
Maryland lawmakers decide to study university merger between College Park and Baltimore
Lawmakers have decided to move ahead with studying the idea of merging the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
April 5, 2011
Delegates to debate in-state tuition for illegal immigrants
The Maryland House of Delegates is poised to take up legislation Wednesday to extend the in-state tuition discount to illegal immigrants — a divisive issue likely to produce one last lengthy and emotional debate in the waning days of the 2011 General Assembly session.

The Hechinger Report
April 6, 2011
Trying new approaches to teacher training
Over the past several decades, a debate has simmered over how to bring fresh talent into the nation’s school systems. Educators across the country have been trying new approaches, particularly in urban areas plagued by poverty and high dropout rates.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 5, 2011
If Pell Grants Are Cut, Some Colleges May Have to Backtrack on Financial-Aid Offers
Colleges have sent out financial-aid estimates for the fall, and students' acceptance decisions are due soon. Aid cuts this late will hurt the neediest, advocates warn.

New York Times
April 6, 2011
An Academic Hit Man Brings More Bad News
A new book, “In the Basement of the Ivory Tower,” written by a poorly paid, anonymous adjunct professor delivers unhappy news: Not every American kid is cut out for college.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 3, 2011
Counseling Directors See More Students With Severe Psychological Problems
In other findings from an annual survey, anxiety overtook depression as the most common complaint among students who visited campus counseling centers.

New York Times
April 4, 2011
Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges – Op-Ed
Colleges and universities have become cheerleaders and enablers of the unpaid internship boom, failing to inform young people of their rights or protect them from the miserly calculus of employers.

NPR – All Things Considered
March 31, 2011
Monty The Dog Hits The Stacks At Yale Law
To help students unwind, the Yale University Law School library is offering a rather unusual checkout option: Monty, a Jack Russell-border terrier mix.

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