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New York Times
April 19, 2011
Guidelines Allow Earlier Definition of Alzheimer’s
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Marilyn Albert, director of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and a leader of one working group that developed the new guidelines.

CBS News
April 19, 2011
New guidelines for early Alzheimer's diagnosis
Johns Hopkins angle: Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine is quoted in this CNN story about how doctors are suggesting a redefinition of Alzheimer's as a “spectrum” disease that would include even mild memory and behavioral symptoms.

Delaware County Daily Times (AP)
April 19, 2011
New guidelines define pre-Alzheimer's disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine. This AP story appeared online in numerous publications.

Bloomberg
April 19, 2011
Alzheimer’s Guidelines Encourage Research Into Early Stages
Johns Hopkins angle: Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine is mentioned in this Bloomberg story reporting that doctors should screen for Alzheimer’s as soon as mild cognitive symptoms occur.

Daily Mail (UK)
April 19, 201
Alzheimer's guidelines reveal three stages of disease raising hopes for prevention over cure
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Guy McKhann of the School of Medicine. McKhann is one of the researchers involved in establishing the new guidelines.

Reuters
April 19, 2011
New Alzheimer's guidelines view disease in stages
Johns Hopkins angle: Guy McKhann of the School of Medicine is quoted in this Reuters report.

CNN
April 19, 2011
3 stages of Alzheimer's disease introduced
Johns Hopkins angle: Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine is quoted in this CNN story about how doctors are suggesting a redefinition of Alzheimer's as a "spectrum" disease that would include even mild memory and behavioral symptoms.

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2011
William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for the former governor and mayor notes that a source for some of this information was C. Fraser Smith's book “William Donald Schaefer: A Political Biography,” published in 1999 by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2011
'Shaky' Schaefer finds his way
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about former governor and mayor William Donald Schaefer, who died Monday, includes comments from Matthew A. Crenson, a Krieger School professor emeritus of political science.

New York Times
April 17, 2011
Top 10 List: Where the Jobs Are
Johns Hopkins angle: This education and careers feature includes information from Beverly Wendland, chair of the Krieger School’s Department of Biology.

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2011
150 years ago, the bloodshed started here
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Baltimore's Pratt Street Riot quotes Robert J. Brugger, senior editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Washington Post
April 18, 2011
More veterans and spouses could gain from Aid and Attendance pension benefit
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Dan Jablonski of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

HealthCentral (HealthDay News)
April 19, 2011
Hungover Surgeons Make More Mistakes: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Albert Wu of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this HealthDay News story.

Washington Post Blogs
April 18, 2011
Update: Hillary Howard recovering from brain surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: The Reliable Source blog reports that WTOP anchor Howard had brain surgery two weeks ago at Johns Hopkins.

Centre Daily Times
April 19, 2011
Aging out of allergies: Sensitivities can fall away, some treatment involves cozying up to the enemy
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Chicago Tribune story is Robert Wood, director of pediatric allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Straits Times (Singapore)
April 19, 2011
Insead, Johns Hopkins to offer dual-degrees
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the business school INSEAD and JHU’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies have agreed to establish a dual-degree program.

Knoxville News (TN)
April 19, 2011
Tips for a healthier Easter egg hunt
Johns Hopkins angle: This short feature about healthier Easter treats mentions the advice of Mary Sheehan, a registered dietician with Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2011
Shining a light on Baltimore's arts scene
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece about Baltimore’s arts resources mentions the Peabody Conservatory.

MassLive.com (Western Massachusetts)
April 17, 2011
Community Music School of Springfield readies for Spring Benefit Concert and Going for a Song Auction
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Chun-Ru Wei came to the United States at 14 with a full scholarship to study at The Peabody Institute, where she earned degrees in piano performance. It also states that violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng is chair in strings and a faculty member at The Peabody Institute.

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2011
Q&A with CBS Sports Network's Steve Panarelli
Johns Hopkins angle: In this blog interview, CBS network analyst Panarelli comments on the impressive performance of this year’s JHU men’s lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2011
Greater Washington Sports Alliance announces Tewaaraton Award nominees
Johns Hopkins angle: A college lacrosse item in this sports column reports that Johns Hopkins sophomore midfielder John Ranagan is among this year's nominees for the 2011 Tewaaraton Award, given to the top male and female college lacrosse players in the nation.

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2011
Bernice H. Cohen
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Cohen taught and worked in research at The Johns Hopkins University, earned a master's degree at what is now the Bloomberg School of Public Health and after her retirement was appointed professor emerita at the Bloomberg School. Quoted in the piece are Terri H. Beaty, a professor in the Bloomberg School, and Solbert Permutt, former head of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2011
Edward T. Kusterer, mechanical engineer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Kusterer earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University and worked for a time as a staff engineer at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Daily Herald (Provo, Utah)
April 17, 2011
BEATON: Community mourns the loss of great youth coach and mentor
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Randy Stout had studied violin on a full scholarship at the Peabody Conservatory.


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Huffington Post (AP)
April 18, 2011
Yale Steps Up Training After Michele Dufault's Death
The training includes emergency responses and ensuring that safety rules are followed. It also emphasizes making sure protective clothing and other gear needed for the safe use of equipment is present.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 17, 2011
Colleges Rehab Their Web Sites for Major Payoffs
Analytics tools, some colleges find, can transform ineffective pages into winners.

Inside Higher Ed
April 19, 2011
Looking Past Friend-Counting
New survey shows colleges have faith in the value of social media, but are still hard-pressed to demonstrate it.

New York Times
April 18, 2011
Room For Debate - Why Look Down on a Business Degree?
Is it worth majoring in business, particularly in the so-called softer fields like marketing and human resources? Several experts weigh in on this opinion page.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 18, 2011
Redefining Admissions ‘Success’ for Black Males
Admissions officers meeting in Maryland learned of an alternative counseling model that focuses not so much on matriculation as on retention.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
April 19, 2011
UNCF Study Shows HBCUs Chosen for Small Faculty-Student Ratio, Sense of Belonging
Study authors report that attending HBCUs allows students to “benefit from positive cultural experiences around being Black that they may not have received during their formal elementary and secondary education experiences.”

Wall Street Journal
April 19, 2011
When Big Government Goes to College – Opinion
The more the feds try to lower the cost, the worse the problem becomes.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 18, 2011
Student-Aid Experts Suggest Trims for Pell Grant Program
Refining the eligibility criteria could help the government spend less, says a group convened by the College Board.

New York Times
April 19, 2011
Destruction on Campus Brings End to Semester
Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C., is closed indefinitely after a tornado damaged much of the campus on Saturday, throwing the future of seniors’ graduations into uncertainty.

New York Times
April 19, 2011
Even on Religious Campuses, Students Fight for Gay Identity
Decades after the gay rights movement swept secular schools, more gays and lesbians are coming out at Christian colleges but are running up against conservative administrators, trustees and alumni.

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