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Newsweek
April 10, 2011
The Beginning of History
Johns Hopkins angle: With the Middle East in revolt and China rising, Francis Fukuyama, a lecturer at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, offers his thoughts in this feature story.

Washington Post Blogs
April 12, 2011
Colleges focus on fitness
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, quoting William Harrington, senior associate director of the department of athletics and recreation at JHU, notes that “student satisfaction numbers have soared at Johns Hopkins University since the O’Connor Recreation Center opened in 2002, vastly increasing activity outlets for students.”

Baltimore Sun
April 13, 2011
The liberation of Wes Craven — at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: In this feature, movie director Wes Craven fondly recalls the year he spent in a graduate writing program at The Johns Hopkins University. Craven refers to the help he received from Elliott Coleman, a professor who founded the university’s Writing Seminars program.

Baltimore Sun
April 13. 2010
Tougher tobacco warning labels needed
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Joanna Cohen, director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Michael J. Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School.

Wall Street Journal
April 14, 2011
Shortage Worsens of Leukemia Drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the major cancer centers struggling to deal with a shortage of a key leukemia drug. It includes a comment from Judith Karp, director of the leukemia program there.

New Scientist
April 13, 2011
Broccoli helps clear damaged lungs
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Shyam Biswal at the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that broccoli may also help the immune system to clean harmful bacteria from the lungs, this story reports.

CBS News
April 13, 2011
Catherine Zeta-Jones' bipolar disorder: How severe?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Thomas Wise of the School of Medicine.

Minnesota Public Radio (Marketplace)
April 12, 2011
Privacy debate surrounds use of newborns' blood samples
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed for this story is Michelle Lewis, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

TIME Healthland
April 14, 2011
Is It Murder If a Parent Withholds Cancer Treatment From Her Child?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Cynda Rushton, a nurse ethicist at JHU’s Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Nature.com
April 13, 2011
Schizophrenia 'in a dish'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Russell Margolis, a psychiatrist and neurogeneticist at Johns Hopkins University.

Frederick News-Post (AP)
April 14, 2011
O’Malley to release economic development plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief by the Associated Press states that Governor Martin O’Malley is scheduled to announce today new tenants at the Rangos Building, which is part of the Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins University’s medical campus.

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden explains the biology of pleasure
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on David Linden, a School of Medicine professor of neuroscience who has written a new book called “"The Compass of Pleasure."

Hattiesburg American (MS.)
April 13, 2011
Mabus on short list for secretary of defense
Johns Hopkins angle: Ray Mabus earned a graduate degree at JHU, according to this story.

WJZ-TV Baltimore
April 13, 2011
Elderly Woman Ticketed in Crash With Hopkins Bicyclist
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story reports that the investigation into a bicycle accident that left Johns Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler in a coma resulted in two citations for driver Jeanette Walke, 83.

Baltimore Sun
April 13, 2011
Friends, neighbors hope to spark tips in Remington cold case
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on a three-year-old homicide cold case that occurred a few blocks from JHU’s Homewood campus.

Times Colonist (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
April 14, 2011
Random musings from a symphony-goer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to an upcoming concert that will feature pianist Lorraine Min, who was born in Victoria but is a graduate of the Peabody Institute.

The Journal (Martinsburg, W. Va.)
April 14, 2011
Shepherd professor is moving on
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Shepherd University's music department chair D. Mark McCoy, who will become the new dean of the DePauw School of Music, earned a master’s degree in conducting from the Peabody Institute.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
April 14, 2011
MSO's final concert presents some of opera's greatest hits
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that an upcoming Maryland Symphony Orchestra concert will feature tenor William Davenport, who completed studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
April 14, 2011
Bach to life
Johns Hopkins angle: This article profiles organist Felix Hell, who earned a master’s degree studies at the Peabody Institute, studying with Donald Sutherland, and is now pursuing a doctorate at the school.

Frederick News-Post
April 14, 2011
Virtuoso organist Felix Hell will play Sunday at Baroque event
Johns Hopkins angle: This article profiles organist Felix Hell, who earned a master’s degree studies at the Peabody Institute, studying with Donald Sutherland, and is now pursuing a doctorate at the school.

Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania)
April 14, 2011
Guest cellist playing Russian concerto with Reading Symphony
Johns Hopkins angle: This story calls attention to an upcoming performance by cellist Amit Peled, a Peabody Conservatory faculty member who is quoted in the article.

MSNBC (NJ/PA)
April 14, 2011
Top students get their due
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Ryan Patterson will attend Johns Hopkins next fall.

Observer & Eccentric (MI)
April 14, 2011
Novi On Campus
Johns Hopkins angle: Three Novi residents were named to the Dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University, this article states.

USA Today
April 13, 2011
Johns Hopkins-Maryland lacrosse rivalry brings the heat
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that No. 3 Johns Hopkins will make the short trip to College Park to face No. 4 the University of Maryland for the 107th time in men's lacrosse on Saturday.

The Washington Times
April 13, 2011
Maryland-Hopkins rivalry back where it belongs --- on campus
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins will take on the Terps in men’s lacrosse this Saturday in College Park, the story reports.

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins' Bassett, Maryland's Amato buoy respective defenses
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s lacrosse blog post states that “among the plethora of storylines seeping from Saturday’s showdown between No. 3 Johns Hopkins and No. 7 Maryland is the play of their respective goalkeepers.”

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
Terps women top Princeton, 17-10; Navy women win in final seconds
Johns Hopkins angle: A college women’s lacrosse item in this sports column reports that JHU freshman Taylor D'Amore had three goals and three assists and Coach Janine Tucker recorded her 200th win as visiting Johns Hopkins won, 12-7, over UMBC.

Baltimore Sun
April 13, 2011
Dr. David Cornelius Donovan II, pathologist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Donovan was an instructor at JHU’s School of Medicine from 1965 to 1975 and was an assistant professor of pathology from 1975 to 1980.

Washington Post
April 13, 2011
Margaret Wolman Schwartz, Treasury Department official (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Schwartz earned a doctorate in political economy from Johns Hopkins University in 1937.


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Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
Students rejoice in tuition bill's passage
Thousands of students are set to benefit from a bill approved this week by the Maryland General Assembly that extends them discounted rates at the state's colleges. One student quoted here says that an after-school mentoring program led by Johns Hopkins students inspired him to pursue higher education.

San Francisco Chronicle (AP)
April 13, 2011
Thousands protest budget cuts at Calif. colleges
More than 10,000 people marched, waved signs and occupied buildings at college campuses across California on Wednesday in a show of opposition to state budget cuts to education that could lead to higher tuition, larger class sizes and lower enrollment.

NPR – All Things Considered (KUNC-FM, Colo.)
April 13, 2011
Autistic Kids Learn To Survive, And Thrive, In College
As more kids with autism head off to college, there's a growing demand for college services to help students fit in, graduate and ultimately find jobs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 14, 2011
Business Educators Struggle to Put Students to Work
Business majors spend less time preparing for class than do students in any other broad field. And it shows, to the chagrin of leaders in the field, who propose to do something about it.

Inside Higher Ed
April 14, 2011
Why Academics Suffer Burnout
Survey finds high stress levels for those who work in higher education, and especially for younger scholars -- all over the world.

Hartford Courant (Conn.)
April 14, 2011
Yale Community Mourns Student's Death
The Yale University community is mourning the death of a "brilliant" and "vibrant" senior who was found dead early Wednesday after her hair got caught in a lathe in a laboratory accident.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 13, 2011
Student Health Plans Merit Special Treatment Under the New Health-Care Law, Colleges and Insurers Say
In comments on proposed federal regulations for the plans, college health officials predicted a big increase in costs and asked for some changes.

Inside Higher Ed
April 14, 2011
Why We're No. 1 – Opinion
Karen Lawrence, president of Sarah Lawrence College, writes that although tuition, fees, room, and board at the college are set at $58,716 for 2011-2012, the "investment yields an extraordinary liberal arts education that continues to offer dividends after graduation…help[ing] deserving and qualified students attend, regardless of ability to pay."

Washington Post
April 13, 2011
GWU sophomore tracks down his stolen iPad, alerts police
College students are often easy targets for criminals looking to snatch the latest laptops from unattended coffee-shop tables or techy gadgets from unlocked dorm rooms. At George Washington University, there have been 53 reports of stolen electronics since January. About 20 of those reports involved stolen laptops.

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