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New York Observer
April 20, 2011
Does the Novel Have a Future? The Answer Is In This Essay
Johns Hopkins angle: This essay mentions John Barth, the National Book Award winner who taught at the Krieger School.

Minnesota Public Radio
April 20, 2011
The cultural context of Middle East uprisings
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Azar Nafisi is interviewed (audio clip included) about the cultural forces at work in the current Middle East.

MSNBC
April 19, 2011
As Gold Prices Go Up, Forests Are Coming Down
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from William Pan, an expert in global environmental health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Science Magazine
April 19, 2011
Four Individuals Caught in 'Death Trap' May Shed Light on Human Ancestors
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Christopher Ruff of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore City Paper
April 20, 2011
Growing Pains
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Baltimore City and bicyclists mentions the recent accident involving undergraduate Nathan Krasnopoler.

Business Spectator
April 19, 2011
Embrace the global imbalance
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Max Corden, emeritus professor of International Economics at SAIS.

Washington Post (AP)
April 20, 2011
AP Exclusive: Global Fund says millions worth of donated malaria drugs stolen in Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes David Sullivan, a malaria expert at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2011
Sugar: The toxicity question and what to do about it
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a Q & A with Gerard Mullin, director of integrative gastrointestinal nutrition services at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
No surgery needed for slow-growing prostate cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that men with low-grade prostate cancer can opt out of surgery without much risk of death, according to a long-running Johns Hopkins study. Quoted is the study’s senior investigator J. Ballentine Carter, director of adult urology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a School of Medicine professor.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
Pain and addiction
Johns Hopkins angle: This post calls attention to a live health chat scheduled for noon today concerning pain treatments and addiction. The chat will feature Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

St. Petersburg Times
April 20, 2011
All Children's Hospital will demolish old building
Johns Hopkins angle: Earlier this month, All Children's became part of the Johns Hopkins system.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 19, 2011
Cowdry leaving Maryland Health Care Commission
Johns Hopkins angle: Patricia M.C. Brown, president of Johns Hopkins Health Care is a member of the search committee for the new executive director of the Maryland Health Care Commission.

Los Angeles Times
April 15, 2011
USC Thornton bassist wins chance to play with the L.A. Chamber Orchestra in new mentorship program
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that double bassist Mary Reed attended the Peabody Institute.

Community Times (Westminster, Md.)
April 19, 2011
Singing a new song
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that Bill Myers, director of Maryland Sings, a nonprofit youth singing program based in Reisterstown, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Catonsville Times
April 19, 2011
Catonsville resident on dean's list at Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins angle: Catonsville resident Miles Wimbrow was named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester at Johns Hopkins University.

Falls Church News Press (Va.)
April 19, 2011
McLean High School Grad Makes Johns Hopkins Dean's List
Johns Hopkins angle: Yonjae Kim of Falls Church was named to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

Delaware Online
April 20, 2011
Delaware high school sports: Leigh Kaminski standing out for Charter of Wilmington
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Courtney Schweizer, now a sophomore at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
No. 5 Salisbury women rout York, 17-3, advance to CAC title game
Johns Hopkins angle: A college baseball item in this sports roundup mentions that Johns Hopkins catcher Joe Borrelli was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

Baltimore Sun
April 19, 2011
Thomas Fulton, retired Johns Hopkins University professor, 83
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary pays tribute to Fulton, a longtime Johns Hopkins University professor of physics who retired in 2000.

Baltimore Sun
April 19. 2011
Dr. John W. Griffin, Hopkins neurology expert, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary describes the accomplishments of Griffin, an expert on diseases of the peripheral nervous system and founding director of the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute who had also headed the School of Medicine's Department of Neurology. The piece includes comments from the school’s dean, Edward D. Miller, and faculty colleagues Guy M. McKhann and Justin C. McArthur.

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New York Times
April 20, 2011
Making Campuses Safer - Editorial
New guidelines from the Education Department rightly press colleges to have a zero-tolerance attitude toward sexual assault.

Associated Press
April 20, 2011
Poll: Finances dictating college, career choices
Money problems, not bad grades, are the reason cited by most college students who have considered dropping out, an Associated Press-Viacom poll finds.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
April 20, 2011
Poll: Students Grade High School Down, College Up
Young adults say high schools are failing to give students a solid footing for the working world or strong guidance toward college, at a time when many fear graduation means tumbling into an economic black hole.

NPR – All Things Considered
April 19, 2011
Ohio Universities Told To Develop 3-Year Degrees
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered state universities to investigate ways for students to get a bachelor's degree in three years. The hope is that three-year degrees will help save students money and get them into the job market more quickly.

New York Times
April 20, 2011
Student Gripes Have a Point: Campus Dining Fails Exams
Undergraduates have always loved to complain about their campus cafeterias. But in New York City, where health inspectors have begun requiring restaurants and some food services to post letter grades for cleanliness, students have a new reason to gripe: bad report cards.

Inside Higher Ed
April 20, 2011
Mastering Business, Quickly
One-year master's programs in fields like accounting and finance are growing for non-business students who want an alternative to the M.B.A.

Wall Street Journal
April 20, 2011
For AP Students, a New Classroom Is Online
For students in districts facing budget cuts, online Advanced Placement courses are becoming an increasingly popular option. Courses require students to log on, and teachers are available by email, phone, online discussions or instant messaging. After completing the course, students take the AP exam in school like other students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 17, 2011
Busting the Myth of College Admissions – Commentary
The old college-admissions tales are starting to fray around the edges. Some people are becoming dissatisfied with the roles they've been assigned to play.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 19, 2011
In Tornado's Aftermath, Difficult Decisions for 2 North Carolina Colleges
Shaw University canceled the rest of the spring semester, while Saint Augustine's College resumed classes on Tuesday. Both face big cleanups.

USA Today
April 20, 2011
College hopefuls look for greener pastures
More applicants demand major commitments by universities to reducing carbon footprint.


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