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Forbes Blogs
April 8, 2011
Playing Operation with Robot Assistance
Johns Hopkins angle: Blogger Alex Knapp draws attention to a video posted online by a group of Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics students who used the da Vinci robotic surgery system to play the board game Operation.

NPR
April 8, 2011
Rebuilding Ivory Coast Will Be 'A Hell Of A Time'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes William Zartman, former head of Africa studies at SAIS.

The Atlantic
April 7, 2011
Why It's Time to Negotiate With the Taliban
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Serwer, a lecturer at SAIS, wrote this piece.

Baltimore Sun
April 8, 2011
Doctor calls for new agency to assess hospital quality
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this health blog post, many hospitals are making efforts to improve the quality of care but there isn’t a consensus on how to measure the progress, says Peter J. Pronovost, a School of Medicine patient safety expert.

Canton Repository (Ohio)
April 8, 2011
Stark graduation rates improving
Johns Hopkins angle: The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University is mentioned.

Orlando Sentinel
April 8, 2011
Domestic violence: When might it turn deadly?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about domestic violence mentions that the Orlando police use a lethality survey developed by JHU.

Montgomery Gazette
April 8, 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.

Economic Times
April 8, 2011
Obama names yet another Indian American to key post
Johns Hopkins angle: Chang Desai has taught as a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Centre for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.

New Kerala (ANI)
April 8, 2011
Barack Obama names yet another Indian American to key post
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that Chang Desai has taught as a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Centre for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.

Baltimore Sun
April 7, 2011
More trash talk about the harbor
Johns Hopkins angle: This environmental blog post states that Baltimore Councilman James Kraft, who represents the Canton area, issued a challenge to Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland to do more to help the city deal with its pollution problems.

Newark Star-Ledger (NJ)
April 8, 2011
Drew University official sends letter to campus warning against posting on anonymous college gossip site
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Examiner
April 8, 2011
The Baltimore baby that’s about to change the way physicians operate
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that the GE Healthcare Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system Centricity® is used at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 7, 2011
At 90, pianist still striking a positive chord
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about an upcoming performance by 90-year-old pianist Virginia Reinecke describes her as “Peabody-trained.”

Wired News
April 8, 2011
April 8, 1869: What Do You Mean, ‘It’s Not Brain Surgery’?
Johns Hopkins angle: Today is the birthday of neurosurgery pioneer Harvey Cushing, who continued his medical education as a resident at the newly established Johns Hopkins Hospital and there came under the tutelage of pre-eminent surgeon William Stewart Halsted and William Osler, the physician and medical educator who created the residency system.

Focus Taiwan News Channel
April 8, 2011
Famed Taiwanese violinists team up for Japan benefit concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that violinist Tseng Keng-yuan is a faculty member at the Peabody Institute.

Fallbrook Village News (Ca.)
April 8, 2011
Local educators recognized by Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University recently honored 19 educators nationally, including Mike Hartshorn, a teacher at Bonsall Elementary School, and Teresita Leimer, a teacher and administrator of Fallbrook Montessori School (FMS).

Montgomery Gazette
April 8, 2011
Bethesda firm adds Iraq health care deal to its global portfolio
Johns Hopkins angle: Barbara Turner earned her master's in international health administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
April 7, 2011
Q&A with Johns Hopkins attackman Kyle Wharton
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse player interview is conducted with Johns Hopkins senior attackman Kyle Wharton, who is tied for second on the No. 4 Blue Jays in goals and ranks fourth in points.

Baltimore Sun
April 8, 2011
Leftovers from Q&A with Johns Hopkins' Kyle Wharton
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post feature leftover questions and answers from an earlier interview with the JHU men’s lacrosse player.

Baltimore Sun
April 7, 2011
Weekend games have NCAA Tournament implications
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of this weekend’s men’s lacrosse games discusses tonight’s contest between Albany and Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Afro-American
April 8, 2011
Surgeon for the Civil Rights Movement, David M. French, Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: French earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 1969.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
April 8, 2011
New Rules Would Allow for Broader Sharing of Student Records
The Department of Education will release new rules today that will make it easier for states to develop data systems to track students' academic progress and evaluate education programs.

U.S. News and World Report
April 7, 2011
Colleges Bring Campuses to Facebook
Brand awareness and engagement prove successful for many colleges on Facebook.

Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
April 6, 2011
Admission wait lists growing at many colleges
The spike isn’t because there are more high school graduates applying to college — it’s because students are applying to more schools than ever before.

Baltimore Sun
House begins in-state tuition debate
There was much discussion but little in the way of fireworks Thursday as delegates opened the floor debate over controversial legislation to extend in-state tuition discounts to illegal immigrants at the state's public colleges and universities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 7, 2011
Colleges Spend Far Less on Educating Students Than They Claim, Report Says
While universities routinely maintain that it costs them more to educate students than what students pay, a new report says exactly the opposite is true.

NPR – All Things Considered
April 6, 2011
Feds Launch Inquiry Into Sexual Harassment At Yale
Federal authorities are investigating whether Yale University has failed to effectively handle complaints of sexual harassment and assault.

Inside Higher Ed
April 8, 2011
Heading for a Crash?
Liberal arts tech enthusiasts brainstorm about solutions to liberal education's "broken" business model -- and decide technology may not be the key issue.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 8, 2011
As Lawmakers Battle Over Cuts, Physicists Try to Beat the Odds
Particle physics is all about probabilities. A handful of consistently unusual readings out of a hundred can count as a breakthrough finding. So what are the odds that, after several years without any such major discoveries to report, the nation's largest particle accelerator suddenly has two, just as a budget-conscious Congress prepares to pull its plug?

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 7, 2011
Cancellation of Literary-Studies Series by U. of California Press Draws Faculty Ire
The decision last month by the University of California Press to cancel FlashPoints, a literary-studies series, has ignited protests among the faculty editors of the series and other professors in the California system.

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