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San Mateo Daily Journal (AP)
April 21, 2011
Millions in malaria drugs stolen
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Associated Press piece is David Sullivan, a malaria expert at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. This AP story appeared in numerous online publications.

Fox News
April 20, 2011
Crackling Electric Link Joins Saturn and Its Moon
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Abigail Rymer, a Cassini team scientist based at APL.

Zee News (ANI)
April 21, 2011
Electrical current between Saturn and its moon discovered
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece quotes Don Mitchell of APL.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
O'Malley to lead trade mission to Asia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to lead business leaders, educators and state officials on a 10-day trade promotion trip to Asia, a tour that will include a visit to the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
April 20, 2011
Nonprofits Increasingly Pay Local and State Taxes, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Nearly two-thirds of nonprofits say they pay some type of local or state tax, user fee, or other compensation to local governments to finance services and benefits supported by tax-paying entities, according to a new study by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.

The Atlantic
April 20, 2011
Body Counting
Johns Hopkins angle: This article discusses a study, conducted by JHU researchers, which estimated how many Iraqis died due to the American invasion.

Smart Money
April 21, 2011
4 Spots for Financial Crisis Tourism
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Hamilton of SAIS is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
City seeks to reach those at risk of HIV infection in unconventional ways
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to a 2008 Johns Hopkins study of HIV and includes comments from Bloomberg School of Public health epidemiologists Carl Latkin and Susan Sherman and from Renata Arrington Sanders, a School of Medicine assistant professor who researches HIV testing and prevention strategies targeted at young, gay men.

Forbes Blogs
April 20, 2011
Patient Safety and ‘Off-Label’ Drug Use
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Johns Hopkins researchers will release their findings of an Avastin vs. Lucentis comparison in early May.

Bmore (Baltimore)
April 19, 2011
JHU Tech Transfer Advisor Foresees InvestMaryland Impact
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Aris Melissaratos, a Johns Hopkins University senior advisor to the president for enterprise development.

ABC2 News
April 20, 2011
Johns Hopkins Children's Center teams up Jeffrey Modell foundation to treat immune disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Children's Center is teaming up with the Jeffrey Modell Foundation to help treat children with immune disorders.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
Pain and addiction
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a transcript of an online heath chat about pain treatments and addiction, conducted with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine of Johns Hopkins.

Bmore (Baltimore)
April 19, 2011
Neighborhood Life: The Ups, Downs, and Day-to-Days on East Monument Street
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions the Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work program, which promotes home ownership in neighborhoods near Johns Hopkins campuses across the city.

Maryland Daily Record
April 21, 2011
On the Move, 4/21
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter L. Gehlbach, an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and associate professor of biomedical engineering at the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute at Johns Hopkins University, is one of three new members named to Blind Industries and Services of Maryland' board of trustees.

B Free Daily (Baltimore Sun)
April 20, 2011
Higher ed gets flexible
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Columbia resident Randy Wheeler started his post-college studies in the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts program.

Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
April 21, 2011
East meets West
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Li-Ly Chang earned a certificate at the Peabody Institute.

Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio)
April 20, 2011
The rest of that jazz
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog quotes Charles Limb, a School of Medicine and Peabody Institute faculty member, concerning his 2008 brain imaging study that showed different brain activations based on whether a jazz musician played a memorized piece of music or was spontaneously composing music, known as improvising.

Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2011
Capone tree stable after losing limb in snowstorms
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a cherry tree donated to Union Memorial Hospital by gangster Al Capone 72 years ago as a thank-you gift to the facility that treated him for syphilis of the brain. The piece notes that a California doctor originally referred him to Johns Hopkins but says “the hospital, skittish about the patient's notoriety, refused to admit him.”

Syracuse Post-Standard
April 21, 2011
Syracuse University lacrosse team adds beef, gets production from second midfield line
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story about the Syracuse lacrosse team notes that last week’s loss to Cornell dropped Syracuse to No. 4 in the weekly coaches and media polls behind Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins and Cornell.

Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2011
Salisbury rolls to 15-5 win in CAC men's semifinal
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college tennis item in this sports roundup states that Johns Hopkins sophomore Nandita Krishnan was honored as the Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2011
Johns Hopkins' Greeley unfazed by outside expectations
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s lacrosse blog post focuses on John Greeley, a sophomore midfielder who ranks fourth among the Blue Jays in assists (9) and fifth in points (17), numbers that are a significant improvement from his freshman year. Coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
Boland to return to Johns Hopkins for 2012
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s lacrosse blog item reports that Johns Hopkins Coach Dave Pietramala confirmed Wednesday morning that leading scorer Chris Boland has another year of eligibility and will be back for the 2012 season.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
Jeffrey Grant "Cookie" Cook, Hopkins lacrosse player, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary reports on the recent death of Jeffrey Grant "Cookie" Cook, a former JHU lacrosse player who during the late 1970s and 1980s was twice selected as the nation's top attackman and was later inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Quoted is Robert H. "Bob" Scott, retired JHU athletic director, who also was a lacrosse coach.

Baltimore Sun
April 20, 2011
Roberta G. Roberts, city public schools educator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Roberts earned a master's degree in education from The Johns Hopkins University in 1976.

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NPR – All Things Considered
April 20, 2011
Looking At College Application Inflation
It's a time of high anxiety for high school seniors who have been finding out where they got in to college and where they didn't. For many applying to the most selective schools, the news is not good. While the number of applications has shot up, acceptance rates have hit historic lows. It's been called, "application inflation."

Inside Higher Ed
April 21, 2011
'Breathing Room' on State Authorization
Education Department rebuffs colleges' call for delay of rule requiring state approval for online programs, but limits enforcement through 2014 if institutions show "good faith."

Huffington Post
April 21, 2011
Commencement Speakers 2011
As seniors scramble to finish up final projects and take their last exams, a cadre of politicians, celebrities and artists prepare to give them tips on life after college. This is a slide show of 21 commencement speakers who are sure to make a splash.

Washington Post
April 21, 2011
For Maryland professor of the year, human sexuality courses engage beyond books
Deborah Stearns, 43, earned the honor Maryland Professor of the Year in November for a distinctive brand of teaching, alternately rigorous, inspirational and playful.

Washington Post – Campus Overload blog
April 20, 2011
Westminster Class of 2015 bonds via Facebook photos
Admissions staffers at Westminster College sent each soon-to-be freshman a paper version of the school mascot, Griff the Griffin, and asked them to snap a photo for Facebook. "Trippin’ with Griffin,” as the project is called, is reminiscent of the popular Flat Stanley paper dolls that traveled the globe when many of these students were in elementary school.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
April 21, 2011
Former Rutgers Student Charged with Hate Crime in N.J. Suicide
A grand jury indictment charges Dharun Ravi with bias intimidation, invasion of privacy, witness and evidence tampering and other charges stemming from the suicide of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi in September.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 20, 2011
CUNY Faculty Fears Course-Transfer Proposal Could Jeopardize Its Say on Curricula
The university's trustees will consider a plan that faculty members say would water down general-education requirements and weaken campus control of course offerings.

Wall Street Journal
April 21, 2011
UC Students Tap Food Pantry
As a tough job market pushes more adults toward college, the University of California system is seeing an influx of young parents and expectant mothers who transfer from community colleges, university officials say. The rise of student-parents is spawning responses beyond traditional financial aid. Increasingly, universities are taking into account the needs of entire families, including dependent children, in the student aid formula.

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
April 18, 2011
Colleges cram for answers on whether high-schoolers will enroll
By phone, text or social media, many Ohio colleges are aggressively reaching out to prospective students ahead of a May 1 deadline for applicants to commit.

New York Times
April 17, 2011
Bingo! Not for Seniors Only
Calling numbers on campuses.



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