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Washington Post Blogs
April 12, 2011
On Leadership: Sarkozy has forgotten the French motto
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School, discusses the best way for leaders to balance their responsibility to promote a nation's values while making sure they respect individual differences.

Voice of America
April 14, 2011
Nigerian Diaspora Seeks Credible Elections Using Social Media
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this report is Peter Lewis of SAIS.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
April 14, 2011
China Needs Nuclear Power—and Regulations
Johns Hopkins angle: Bo Kong of SAIS comments in this Bloomberg story.

CNN.com
April 14, 2011
The gruesome math of hospital infections
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Peter Pronovost, director of the Quality and Safety Research Group at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this story about hospital infections.

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
O'Malley calls for economic 'transformation'
Johns Hopkins: This article reports on Gov. Martin O'Malley’s announcement of a five-year plan to create and retain jobs. The speech was delivered on an unfinished floor of the new John G. Rangos Building, part of the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

CNN.com
April 15, 2011
Should teens make circumcision decision?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Aaron Tobian, an assistant professor of pathology at the School of Medicine.

Globe & Mail (Canada)
April 14, 2011
Heart-disease drug may also fight prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: A team led by Elizabeth Platz of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the heart drug, Digoxin, may also double as a prostate cancer fighter.

The Washington Post
April 15, 2011
Former UNICEF head joins Nestle board despite protests over infant baby formula
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
April 14, 2011
Basci, Policy Architect, Named Turkish Central Bank Governor
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this Bloomberg story, Erdem Basci attended Johns Hopkins University.

MedIndia
April 15, 2011
New Diabetes Education Program Proves Effective
Johns Hopkins angle: A comprehensive diabetes program for low-income diabetics significantly improved blood sugar control, say Johns Hopkins researchers who designed and implemented the program. Quoted is Felicia Hill-Briggs, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Detroit News
April 15, 2011
Detroit Public School charter plan detailed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Diplomas Now program, “an urban school turnaround initiative affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.”

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
Catherine Zeta-Jones and bipolar II disorder
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post refers readers to information on bipolar disorder II provided by the Johns Hopkins Epidemiology - Genetic Program in Psychiatry program.

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
Bicyclists need to make themselves visible
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor is written by a woman who lives near Johns Hopkins University and is concerned about bicyclists who do not wear bright clothing or have reflectors on their bikes, making them difficult to see in traffic.

Private MD
April 14, 2011
Treatment may not be the best option for men with positive PSA tests
Johns Hopkins angle: Delaying surgery or radiation treatment for men who have received positive PSA tests for prostate cancer does not increase their risk of death, according to a new study led by H. Carter Ballentine of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Jewish Times
April 15, 2011
Uniquely Baltimore Passover Traditions
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions “Jewish Baltimore: A Family Album,” which was published by the JHU Press.

Perry Hall Patch (Baltimore County)
April 15, 2011
Oak Crest Village Chorus Makes a Joyful Noise
Johns Hopkins angle: This local news column mentions that Sallie Horner, director of the Oak Crest Village Chorus, is a graduate of the Peabody Institute.

The Capital (Annapolis)
April 14, 2011
Around the Park: Art, fashion bloom in the Park
Johns Hopkins angle: This column calls attention to a "Music for Hope" benefit concert for Japan on Saturday that will feature renowned organist Donald Sutherland, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory.

South Florida Times
April 14, 2011
Emerging opera star eyes international career
Johns Hopkins angle: In this feature, soprano Brittany Ann Robinson says, “I went to Peabody Conservatory Prep at Johns Hopkins University and just fell in love with opera.” The piece mentions that she returned to the Peabody Conservatory in 2007 to study for a graduate performance degree.

Ghana Broadcasting Corp.
April 15, 2011
Forum on Malaria held in Nadowli
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story mentions Emmanuel Fiagbe, the Country Director for Johns Hopkins University in Ghana.

Narragansett Patch (RI)
April 15, 2011
Choosing a Summer Program
Johns Hopkins angle: This local column on the importance of keeping children’s minds stimulated during the summer vacation months mentions Johns Hopkins University.

White Mountain Independent (AZ)
April 15, 2011
Academic honor for local resident
Johns Hopkins angle: Lauren Villa of Pinetop has been named to the Dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

Lacrosse Magazine
April 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins' Pietramala Having a Coach-of-the-Year Kind of Season
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog notes that the last time JHU lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala was named National Coach of the Year was in 2002, after he had guided a very young Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team to a 12-2 record and a surprising berth in the NCAA tournament semifinals. But history may be about to repeat itself.

Washington Examiner
April 14, 2011
It's still a day of rivals
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU’s men’s lacrosse team will take on the University of Maryland team on Saturday evening in College Park.

United Press International
April 14, 2011
Twins' Mauer on DL with leg weakness
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer will see the same Johns Hopkins physician who treated him for an inflamed sacroiliac joint in 2009.

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
Maryland-Hopkins game could come down to transition
Johns Hopkins angle: This story previews Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between Johns Hopkins and Maryland. Quoted is JHU Coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2010
In a zone: More teams getting away from man-to-man defense
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about lacrosse defense strategies includes comments from Dave Pietramala, coach of JHU’s men’s lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins avoids repeat of 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post compares the performance of JHU’s men’s team this spring with that of the 2010 team.

Gettysburg Times (PA)
April 15, 2011
Walk-off spoils big day for Bullet bats
Johns Hopkins angle: Gettysburg ripped a season-high 14 hits and tied a season-best with nine runs, but the Bullets dropped a 10-9 decision to host Johns Hopkins University on a walk-off single Thursday afternoon in Centennial Conference play.

Orlando Sentinel
April 14, 2011
UF’s Mikey Meagher earns weekly honor from American Lacrosse Conference
Johns Hopkins angle: Florida goalkeeper Mikey Meagher was named defensive player of the week by the American Lacrosse conference, earning the honor for the first time. In the Gators’ win over Johns Hopkins on Saturday, Meagher recorded a career-high 13 saves.

The Washington Post
April 15, 2011
William B. Taylor Sr. (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: William B. Taylor, Sr., a retired director of research and development for the Army Corps of Engineers, received a master’s degree in engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1951.

The Washington Post
April 15, 2011
Carl Kupfer (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Carl Kupfer, director of the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health from 1970 to 2000, received a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1952.

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Washington Post
April 15, 2011
Maryland moves closer to extending tuition breaks to illegal immigrants
This week, the Maryland legislature, dominated by Democrats, voted to guarantee in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is expected to sign the bill.

USA Today
April 15, 2011
Virginia Tech marks massacre anniversary with community service
Virginia Tech dedicated this year's April 16 Day of Remembrance to community service. The school asked students to perform 32 hours of volunteer work in memory of the victims.

New York Times
April 15, 2011
The Guns of Academe – Op-ed
An Arizona proposal to permit firearms on college campuses probably won’t have much effect on gun violence and safety.

Huffington Post
April 13, 2011
Harvard Admits Record Number of Black Students: But What About the Faculty? – Op-ed
Admitting students of color neither requires significant courage nor shows any real sign of meaningful progress when it comes to truly shaping the direction of a university. The holy grail of power in any academic environment is the number of tenured faculty positions, which Harvard continues to keep African Americans from obtaining.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 14, 2011
End of Year-Round Pell Grants Could Lead Many Nontraditional Students to Drop Out
Loss of that option under the federal budget deal could also slow the progress of students who are trying to earn degrees quickly, including many at for-profit colleges.

Bloomberg
April 15, 2011
Pell Grant Cuts Hurt For-Profit College After 8-Fold Increase
For-profit colleges, led by Apollo Group Inc. (APOL)’s University of Phoenix, will be disproportionately hurt by cuts in the $30 billion Pell Grant program for low- income students.

Baltimore Sun
April 15, 2011
Sophie Kerr prize to be awarded in New York
Nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary prize will no longer be handed out at Washington College graduation.

Inside Higher Ed
April 15, 2011
'Intern Nation'
Exposé on the conflicts posed by unpaid internships is likely to reinvigorate a longstanding debate over how closely colleges can -- and should -- regulate such employment.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 14, 2011
Bitter Fight Over AAUP's Top Executive Position Prompts Calls to Change the Job
Whether any one person can handle the managerial and outreach duties of that position, and work well with the organization's president, has come into question.

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