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New York Times
April 12, 2011
Giving Doctors Orders
Johns Hopkins angle: This Maureen Dowd column includes comments from Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine professor and leading patient safety researcher.

Washington Post
April 12, 2011
A healthy-living dorm at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature on a healthy living experiment for sophomores at the university's Rogers House residence hall at Homewood.

Washington Post
April 12, 2011
Key questions to ask about college dining services
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Homewood dining program is cited frequently in this story offering advice to prospective freshmen about questions they should ask about meal plans and food service options. Also: a sidebar comparing dining programs at regional colleges and universities.


Washington Post
April 12, 2011
Colleges focus on fitness
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup story on fitness programs for students at regional colleges and universities mentions the impact of the opening of Homewood's O'Connor Recreation Center on student satisfaction and quotes Bill Harrington, senior associate director of athletics and recreation.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2011
83-year-old driver ticketed in collision with bicyclist
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the driver of a car that struck and gravely injured a 20-year-old Johns Hopkins student who was bicycling near the university has been issued tickets charging her with traffic violations. It also mentions that the student, Nathan Krasnopoler, is being discharged from Johns Hopkins Hospital and moved to an "awakening program."

WJZ-TV13 Baltimore
April 13, 2011
Elderly Driver Cited For Striking Cyclist
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the 83-year-old driver who hit and seriously injured Johns Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler as he rode his bike near campus has been ticketed. The traffic citations include negligent driving and failure to yield. The maximum penalties are a $500 fine and three points for each violation, but Jeanette Walke can keep her driver’s license.

Delmarva Now (AP)
April 12, 2011
Driver, 83, cited in Md. crash with cyclist
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that 83-year-old motorist Jeanette Walke is being cited for negligent driving and failure to yield right-of-way to the bicyclist before crossing the bike lane in the February accident that severely injured Johns Hopkins University student Nathan Krasnopoler.

Montgomery Gazette
April 13, 2011
Letters to the Editor: Bethesda homicide victim more than a clerk
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor references Jayna Murray, the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School student who was murdered in the Bethesda store where she worked.

Forbes Blogs
April 12, 2011
Watch A $1.5 Million Surgical Robot Play A Board Game
Johns Hopkins angle: Another Forbes.com blogger brings to attention a video that WSE students made when they used the da Vinci surgical robot to play the children’s game, Operation.

Belleville News Democrat
April 13, 2011
Our civility deficit
Johns Hopkins angle: This Los Angeles Times story mentions Krieger School civility expert, P.M. Forni and his Civility Initiative.

Washington Post
April 12, 2011
'Catastrophes!’ looks at natural disasters. Wired.com looks at photos of rocks.
Johns Hopkins angle: Brief review of the Johns Hopkins University Press book “Catastrophes! Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters.”

The Atlantic
April 12, 2011
Why Tax Day 2011 Is April 18, Not April 15
Johns Hopkins angle: In his column, associate editor Derek Thompson notes that he took part in a panel yesterday hosted by the Center for Advance Governmental Studies, part of Advanced Academic Programs in the Krieger School.

Washington Examiner
April 12, 2011
If you build it, they will come. To Science City, that is.
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is David McDonough, Johns Hopkins University Senior Director of Development.

Baltimore Sun
April 13, 2011
Obama announces new effort to cut medical errors that cost thousands of lives & millions of dollars
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from Sorrel King, a leading patient advocate whose 18-month-old daughter Josie died in 2001 when she was given the wrong medication at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 13, 2011
White House takes aim against medical errors
Johns Hopkins angle: This Tribune story mentions the 2001 death of 18-month-old Josie King at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 12, 2011
Baltimore No. 8 for emergency medical care
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2011
Good Works: Healing Hands provides surgery in needy countries
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Dylan Stewart, director of pediatric trauma at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 13, 2011
Delco hires family-practice physician as medical adviser
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that found that Delaware County's public-health system was lacking in leadership and coordination.

Investor's Business Daily (UPI)
April 12, 2011
Neurology of Iraq refugees studied
Johns Hopkins angle: UPI reports on a study led by Farrah Mateen of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which found that many Iraqi refugees, including the victims of torture and the disabled, are affected by brain and nervous system disorders.

Frederick News-Post
April 13, 2011
Fort Detrick’s sightseeing tour praised
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is William H. Convey, a Johns Hopkins Medicine community physician based in Frederick.

Nelson Mail (New Zealand)
April 13, 2011
Wide range of music from chamber trio
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that Moira Hurst completed her master's degree in clarinet and saxophone performance at the Peabody Institute of Music.

Catonsville Times (Md.)
April 13, 2011
Music remains a passion for Catonsville pianist at age 90
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of 90-year-old pianist Virginia Reinecke states that Reinecke won a scholarship to attend Peabody Prep, earned her teacher's certificate in 1940 and her artist diploma in 1944 at the Peabody Conservatory, and later taught at Peabody for nine years.

TribLocal.com (Northbrook, Ill.)
April 11, 2011
Pianist Norman Lee at Library Thursday April 14, 7:30 pm
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that Lee studied with Walter Hautzig and Robert Weirich at the Peabody Conservatory, where he received his bachelor of music in piano performance.

Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, N.C.)
April 12, 2011
Clarinet and Piano Duo to Perform in Mount Gilead
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that Allan Ware studied clarinet at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore with Ignatius Gennusa.

Montgomery Gazette
April 13, 2011
Bethesda schools win state Science Olympiad
Johns Hopkins angle: The Maryland Science Olympiad State Finals were held at Johns Hopkins University on April 2.

Eldersburg Patch (Md.)
April 13, 2011
Local Students Awarded Scholarships by Carson Scholars Fund
Johns Hopkins angle: Fifteen students from Carroll County Public Schools, including five from the South Carroll area, have been selected as Carson Scholars for 2010-2011.

Baltimore Sun
April 13, 2011
Top-ranked Syracuse upset at home by No. 9 Cornell, 11-6
Johns Hopkins angle: A college women’s track and field item in this sports roundup notes that Johns Hopkins senior distance runner Christina Valerio was named Centennial Conference Athlete of the Week.

Phillyburbs.com
April 13, 2011
CR South's Caporiccio makes big leap
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Mike Spadaro will compete on the track team at Johns Hopkins next year.

The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
April 12, 2011
Obituaries today: Linda Grass Chemtob was founding executive director of Concertante in Harrisburg
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Chemtob founded the Arts for Talented Youth (ATY) program at the Peabody Institute.

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Baltimore Business Journal
April 12, 2011
UMB's Perman supports College Park merger study
“University of Maryland, Baltimore President Dr. Jay Perman said he supports studying the idea of merging the Baltimore school with the University of Maryland, College Park, but he didn’t say whether he endorses a merger.”

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 12, 2011
Federal Budget Deal Spares Pell but Shrinks Research and Education Programs
The agreement will end a policy allowing two Pell Grants a year and trim funds for global-exchange and foreign-language programs, and health and science research.

NPR – All Things Considered
April 12, 2011
Japanese Youth Step Up In Earthquake Aftermath
Amid the destruction and devastation left by Japan's earthquake and tsunami, college students on spring break and recent college graduates without jobs have stepped up in volunteering to help. Aided by social media, young people unused to pitching in are streaming toward the devastated northeast coast, eager to deliver relief supplies and clean up.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 12, 2011
Accreditor's Probe of Questionable Recruiting Practices Continues at 3 For-Profit Colleges
The inquiry, by an accreditor that has itself been facing tougher scrutiny by Congress, is of the University of Phoenix and campuses of two other institutions.

Bloomberg
April 12, 2011
For-Profit Colleges Lose Effort to Block Proposed Rules
Congressional supporters of for- profit colleges failed to block further regulation of the industry in a budget deal struck by Congress and the Obama Administration, lawmakers said.

Inside Higher Ed
April 13, 2011
Separate and Unequal
The plight of the faculty's invisible majority -- adjuncts -- takes center stage at collective bargaining conference.

USA Today
April 13, 2011
Virginia Tech survivor Colin Goddard lobbies for gun control
Since surviving four gunshot wounds at Virginia Tech's April 16, 2007, massacre, Colin Goddard has remade himself into an advocate for gun control legislation.

Inside Higher Ed
April 13, 2011
Common Application Continues Growth – Quick Takes
The membership of the Common Application is about to grow by 46 colleges, to a total of 460. Although it was founded 35 years ago, half of its membership has joined in the last decade.

Boston.com
April 11, 2011
A student favorite named Summers
Two years after decamping Harvard for the Obama administration, Lawrence Summers is back on campus. It is here, in front of the classroom, where the economics guru and controversial former university president appears most at ease.

Inside Higher Ed
April 12, 2011
Change of Leadership at AAUP
Following a vote not to renew his contract, Gary Rhoades is expected to leave position as general secretary.


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