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Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2011
Ryan budget plan dangerous to kids' health
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Tina L. Cheng, a professor of pediatrics and public health and division chief of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

NPR
April 11, 2011
Is It Time To Clip America's Global Wings?
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Cohen of SAIS was one of four expert panelists who took part in an Oxford-style debate at NYU on the topic "It's Time To Clip America's Global Wings."

Washington Post
April 11, 2011
Hospitals fight a form of delirium that often strikes ICU patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Dale Needham, medical director of the critical care physical medicine and rehabilitation program at Johns Hopkins University.

US News & World Report
April 11, 2011
Health Buzz: Alcohol May Increase Cancer Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Michael Fingerhood, an associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

NPR
April 11, 2011
Should Ban On Transplants Of HIV-Infected Organs Be Dropped?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that some doctors from Johns Hopkins say that ending a ban on the use of donor organs from people infected with HIV could help provide organs for HIV-positive patients in need of transplant. Quoted is Dorry L. Segev, a transplant surgeon at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2011
HIV-infected organs can save lives, doctors say
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Dorry L. Segev, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery whose recent study concluded that there are 500 potential donors disqualified every year.

Nature.com
April 11, 2011
Vaccination would curb Haitian cholera
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David Sack of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2011
Hopkins Applied Physics Lab's Ignition grants encourage even more geekery
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology blog post refers to the new “ignition grants” program offered by JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory and mentions an article about the program that appeared in the JHU Gazette.

Washington Post
April 11, 2011
‘Catastrophes!’ looks at natural disasters. Wired.com looks at photos of rocks.
Johns Hopkins angle: A short review of “Catastrophes! Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters,” published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2011
As US prepares to appoint special envoy, it urges Myanmar to free political prisoners
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story refers to a speech that Joseph Yun, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, delivered Monday at a conference on Myanmar at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Malaysian Digest
April 12, 2011
Myanmar Could Develop Nukes with N Korea's Help
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bernama story reports on a seminar held at SAIS.

Chicago Tribune
April 11, 2011
Aging out of allergies
Johns Hopkins angle: This Tribune story includes comments by Robert Wood, director of pediatric allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

ABC7-TV (Chicago affiliate)
April 12, 2011
Parents should keep eye on child's vision
Johns Hopkins angle: Stuart R. Dankner, MD, Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Assistant Clinical Professor, Johns Hopkins Hospital, was interviewed for this story about child vision.

Delaware Online
April 12, 2011
Nothing simple about Lyme
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Paul G. Auwaerter, clinical director of the Division of Infectious Disease at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Montgomery Gazette (Maryland)
April 11, 2011
House cuts phase-in from liquor tax
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a study conducted by David Jernigan of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MedIndia
April 11, 2011
Virus-free Method to Turn Blood Cells into 'Beating' Heart Cells Developed
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Elias Zambidis, assistant professor of oncology and pediatrics in the School of Medicine, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a new virus-free method that they say can be used to turn blood cells into heart cells more safely.

Global Times (China)
April 11, 2011
Bach in Beijing
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about acclaimed violinist Hilary Hahn mentions that she began playing the violin at age three in the Suzuki program of the Peabody Conservatory.

Taipei Times (Taiwan)
April 10, 2011
Concert to raise money for Japan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on an upcoming benefit concert that will feature violinist Tseng Keng-yuan, a Peabody Institute faculty member.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 11, 2011
Forest City secures $70M mortgage for EBDI research building
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that The developer of the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins has taken out a $70 million mortgage on the project’s first research building.

Souderton Independent (Fort Wayne, Pa.)
April 12, 2011
Souderton Area residents speak out against school music programming cuts
Johns Hopkins angle: A local resident quoted in this story mentioned that his daughter earned a master’s degree at Johns Hopkins.

Mercer Island Reporter (Washington State)
April 11, 2011
Mercer Island students excel at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: Seven Island residents were named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

Moorestown Sun (NJ)
April 12, 2011
Making the grade in college
Johns Hopkins angle: Four local residents and Moorestown High School graduates have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

Syracuse Post-Standard
April 11, 2011
Former CBA baseball star named preseason All-American at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about former Christian Brothers Academy baseball standout Jesse Sikorski, now a senior at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2011
Mystics deal Harding, add 1st-rounders Phillips, Dunlap
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that graduate student Joe Borrelli drove in a career-high seven runs and had the game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead Johns Hopkins to a 10-9 victory over McDaniel.

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The Daily Beast
April 11, 2011
50 Most Stressed Colleges
As high school seniors across America choose their college, The Daily Beast again pores through the data to determine the 50 biggest higher-education pressure cookers. Johns Hopkins is ranked 11th, between Yale and Princeton.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2011
Lawmakers approve tuition break for illegal immigrants, new sales tax on alcohol
Maryland became the 11th state to extend in-state college tuition breaks to illegal immigrants in the final hours of the 2011 legislative session Monday night.

New York Times
April 12, 2011
Burden of College Loans on Graduates Grows
Student loan debt outpaced credit card debt for the first time last year and is likely to top a trillion dollars this year as more students go to college and a growing share borrow money to do so. While many economists say student debt should be seen in a more favorable light, the rising loan bills nevertheless mean that many graduates will be paying them for a longer time.

Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2011
Universities step up pitches to admitted students as acceptance date nears
Fueled in part by recession-linked money worries, colleges are trying harder than ever to close enrollment deals with students who applied to many more schools than did previous generations. The commitment deadline is May 1.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 10, 2011
Budget Deal That Averted a Federal Shutdown Largely Spares Education, Obama Says
Details of the spending bill are still being negotiated, so it remains unclear how education and research programs will fare in the compromise. But President Obama said that the bill largely spares his top priorities, including education and medical research.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 11, 2011
Study Finds a Big Gap Between College Seniors' Real and Perceived Learning
Students' judgment of their own progress doesn't match their actual progress as measured by long-term assessments, according to new research.

USA Today
April 12, 2011
Vets go from combat to campus
As returning veterans struggle to make the transition from military to civilian life on campuses with younger students without their kind of life experience, colleges and universities are increasingly developing programs to address their needs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 12, 2011
'In the Same Boat': Labor-Conference Speakers Call for Unity in Bid to Shape Higher-Education Policy
Faculty members, union leaders, and administrators need to work together to help shape public policy and improve public perception of their sector, speakers said.

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