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Astrobiology Magazine
April 18, 2011
A Tale of Two Deserts
Johns Hopkins angle: This article features research by Jocelyne DiRuggiero, an associate professor of biology at the Krieger School.

ABC-2 News (Baltimore)
April 18, 2011
So you think your robot can dance?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on Saturday’s event, in which students from more than a dozen area schools participated in a robotics competition on the Homewood campus. This report includes video.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2011
In redistricting, Democrats look for electoral opportunities
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School political scientist Matthew Crenson.

New York Times
April 18, 2011
Counting Starts in Nigeria After Vote
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Peter Lewis, associate professor and director of African Studies at SAIS.

Boston Globe
April 18, 2011
Groups target alarm fatigue at hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Peter Pronovost, director of the Quality and Safety Research Group at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Daily Mail (UK)
April 18, 2011
Teen suicide attempts 'more likely if you live in Republican area', says Columbia researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Blum of the Bloomberg School of Public Health was quoted in this story.

Minnesota Public Radio (AP)
April 18, 2011
Gay Teen Suicides (And Straight) More Common In Politically Conservative Areas
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Blum of the Bloomberg School of Public Health was quoted in this Associated Press story.

The Washington Post (AP)
April 17, 2011
AP News in Brief
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Robert Blum of Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this brief about suicide and teens.

Baltimore Sun (Reuters)
April 18, 2011
Canadian drug facility cut overdose deaths – study
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters story is Chris Beyrer of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Canada.com
April 18, 2011
Safe-injection site slashes fatal overdoses in Vancouver: report
Johns Hopkins angle: This Postmedia report quotes Chris Beyrer of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2011
Stored newborn blood samples raise concern
Johns Hopkins angle: This story features research by Michelle H. Lewis of the Berman Institute's Genetics and Public Policy Center and quotes Lewis, as well.

Ivanhoe Newswire
April 18, 2011
Top Vision Tests for Your Child
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Ivanhoe story is Stuart R. Dankner, M.D., a pediatric ophthalmologist and assistant clinical professor at the School of Medicine.

Philly.com
April 18, 2011
Made-to-order medicine
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Linda Lee of The Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

MedIndia
April 18, 2011
Medical Community Raises Questions on the Safety of Stored Blood For Transfusions
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul M. Ness, M.D., Director of Transfusion Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2011
Good Works: Healing Hands provides surgery in needy countries
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Dylan Stewart, director of pediatric trauma at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WITN TV (N.C.)
April 18, 2011
Wilson County To Hold Forum On Proposed Poultry Plant
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Ellen Silbergeld of the Bloomberg School of Public Health will speak tonight a public forum to discuss the impact of the proposed Sanderson Farms poultry plant.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2011
Playing the name game with municipal property
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions that nutritionists at the Johns Hopkins urge people to lower their daily intake of sodium.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
April 17, 2011
Nonprofits Get Creative in Training Fund Raisers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the challenge that nonprofits face in raising funds features Sandra Adams-Doyle of Johns Hopkins Human Resources. Adams-Doyle organizes nearly 200 educational events every year for more than 400 fundraisers at JHU.

The Washington Post
April 18, 2011
Great colleges and a senseless policy
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
April 18, 2011
Nothing in Lululemon suspect’s past suggests she could have done what police allege
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Jayna Murrray who was slain in March in the Bethesda store where she worked, mentioned that she studied at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
April 17, 2011
The Interview: Jayfus Doswell
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with Doswell, president and CEO of Juxtopia, mentions Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 15, 2011
Celebrating decision in all the wrong places
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
April 17, 2011
Student-athlete's death stuns Woodson
Johns Hopkins angle: A young homicide victim had talked about attending Johns Hopkins University, according to this story.

The Washington Post
April 17, 2011
NCAA lacrosse: Johns Hopkins edges Maryland in overtime; Army beats Navy for third straight time
Johns Hopkins angle: This article points to the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team overtime win against Maryland.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2011
Wharton's goal with 16 seconds left in OT lifts Hopkins over Maryland, 12-11
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU men’s lacrosse team beat Maryland 12-11 on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
April 15, 2011
Maryland-Hopkins full of interesting matchups
Johns Hopkins angle: Mike Preston’s column previews Saturday’s match up between JHU men’s lacrosse team and University of Maryland’s.

Baltimore Sun
April 16, 2011
Hopkins women knock off No. 2 Northwestern, 12-11
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU’s women’s lacrosse team beat Northwestern on Saturday 12-11.

Baltimore Sun
April 17, 2011
Thomas Fulton, retired Johns Hopkins University professor, 83
Johns Hopkins angle: Fulton, a longtime physics professor at Johns Hopkins, died of heart failure on April 8 at his daughter's home in Ruxton. He was 83.

Columbus Dispatch
April 18, 2011
Chief fundraiser at OSU also led two universities (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew A. Sorensen became executive director of the AIDS Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in 1986.

Baltimore Sun
April 15, 2011
Robert F. Twynham, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen organist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Twynham received the Peabody Conservatory's distinguished alumnus award in 1977.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
April 18, 2011
Cornell University Provost Blasted for Plan to Move Africana Center
Controversial plan to embed Africana Studies and Research Center in College of Arts and Sciences rankles students, faculty at Cornell University.

Inside Higher Ed
April 18, 2011
'Substantive' Errors in Doctoral Rankings
National Research Council, correcting flawed calculations, will issue new data in four areas, but departments shouldn't expect big shifts in standing.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 18, 2011
Affirmative action isn't for white guys – Opinion
Jonathan Zimmerman, who teaches history at New York University, wrote about his daughter's college admissions process. "Girls with stronger grades and test scores were rejected, making them think the game is rigged. They're right. The biggest secret in higher education today is affirmative action for boys - mostly white boys. It's also the biggest scandal, providing extra help to the members of our society who need it least."

Inside Higher Ed
April 18, 2011
Presidential Doppelgängers Tweet
Twitter accounts sprout up in names of college leaders -- and some fight to get the online feeds shut down.

New York Times
April 17, 2011
Cuba: A Door Ajar
In January, President Obama announced he was relaxing the restrictions on travel for academic, cultural and religious purposes in Cuba, opening the way for expanded opportunities to study in this Communist island nation.

New York Times
April 17, 2011
Study Abroad in Hot Spots
In today’s perilous world, students are still signing up. But what happens when your program is suspended?

New York Times
April 17, 2011
A Guide to Branch Campuses
Where to get a U.S. degree, overseas.

New York Times
April 17, 2011
Big Blog on Campus
When professors rant about public policy, at least they read up on the subject (if they didn’t write the book on it). Here are seven reasons to log on.

New York Times
April 17, 2011
N.Y.U. in the U.A.E.
An office tower is the dorm, a field trip foreign travel, and classmates speak 43 languages. Extracurriculars: Horseback riding, anyone?



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