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ABC News
April 19, 2011
NY Health Department Will No Longer Regulate Fun
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Andrea Gielen, the director of Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CNN.com
April 21, 2011
3 fault lines running through China's economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Neil K. Shenai, an Instructor of International Economics and Ph.D. candidate at SAIS.


NYTimes.com
April 21, 2011

When Math Makes Sense (To Everyone)

Johns Hopkins angle: School of Education research on the effectiveness of math programs is cited in a footnote to this blog posting.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
April 22, 2011
4-22-11: Aging While Driving
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about elderly drivers is addressed in the context of the accident involving 20-year-old JHU student Nathan Krasnopoler, who was seriously injured in February when the bicycle he was riding near the Homewood campus was struck by a car driven by an 83-year-old woman.

Montgomery Gazette (Maryland)
April 22, 2011
Schaefer remembered for a style all his own
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School political scientist Matt Crenson.

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay)
April 21, 2011
Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay story is Mary A. Fox, assistant professor at the department of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 22, 2011
Baltimore-area college seniors entering unstable job market
Johns Hopkins angle: The anecdotal lead to the story focuses on senior Zach Parkinson, who "feels fortunate" that, "even in a stammering economy ... his entrance into the job market is better timed than the class of 2010."

Grand Rapids Examiner (Michigan)
April 21, 2011
Johns Hopkins study on aging population to begin in May
Johns Hopkins angle: Judith Kasper of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted.

Miami Herald
April 21, 2011
Influenced by Churchill and Kennedy, new mayor brings global perspective
Johns Hopkins angle: James Cason earned a degree at JHU.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 22, 2011
Mercy, Hopkins join Maryland’s new hospital incentive plan
Johns Hopkins angle: JHH and Johns Hopkins Bayview are two of the first three Baltimore hospitals expected to join a new statewide incentive program designed to encourage hospitals to save money by reducing costly patient readmissions.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 22, 2011
Credit unions fear losing tax break when budget ax falls
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Michael Mesta, CEO of the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 22, 2011
People On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter L. Gehlbach, associate professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, has been appointed a trustee of Blind Industries and Services of Maryland.

Daily Record
April 22, 2011
On the move: 4/22/11
Johns Hopkins angle: Baltimore trial lawyer and businessman Francis B. Burch Jr. has been elected chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, effective July 1. Cornelia Trimble, director of the Cervical Dysplasia Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been selected for a four-year term on the Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Study Section of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.

Los Angeles Wave
April 21, 2011
GATE program being evaluated, not canceled in Lynwood
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions CTY.

Balltimore Sun
April 21, 2011
Schaefer made me fall in love with Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: In this letter to the editor, Shelagh Smith pays tribute to the late mayor and governor William Donald Schaefer, saying, “He made me fall in love with Baltimore and its Inner Harbor, revitalized, and Maryland, when I moved to there to attend the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.”

The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.)
April 22, 2011
SCC Offers Free Guitar Masterclass and Concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that classical guitarist Robert Trent was the first recipient of the doctorate of musical arts in guitar degree from the Peabody Institute.

Highland Community News (Highland, Calif.)
April 21, 2011
San Bernardino Symphony presents Mahler’s ‘Symphony No. 1 (Titan)’
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that cello soloist Marek Szapakiewicz studied with Stephen Kates at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Valdosta Daily Times (Georgia)
April 21, 2011
The World on a String
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Lauren Burns, lecturer in viola and director of the South Georgia String Project, earned a degree at the Peabody Conservatory.

San Jose Mercury News
April 22, 2011
Scholastic Honors, Lamorinda Sun, April 22
Johns Hopkins angle: Jeremy Dolinko of Moraga was named to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2011
College lacrosse men's and women's players of the week
Johns Hopkins angle: Among those selected as lacrosse players of the week in this column is Chris Boland, a Johns Hopkins senior who plays the attackman position and “ignited the No. 4 Blue Jays' come-from-behind, 12-11 overtime win against No. 8 Maryland last Saturday.”

Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2011
'Megastar' Pannell deserves Tewaaraton Award
Johns Hopkins angle: In this lacrosse feature, the writer refers to John Ranagan of Johns Hopkins as one of a handful or “stellar midfielders.”

Press Box
April 22, 2011
Struggling Navy Invades Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: A preview of tomorrow’s Navy versus JHU game.

Tampabay.com
April 22, 2011
4A state tennis: Hwang's patience rewarded with gold
Johns Hopkins angle: Hwang will attend JHU next year.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
April 21, 2011
Robert E. McChesney (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: McChesney was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, 1952, with a BS degree in business.

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Daily Record
April 22, 2011
Freeman Hrabowski has helped UMBC grow in size, scope, gravitas
A profile of UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski as he nears the two-decade mark of his time in office.

USA Today
April 22, 2011
2011 college grads finding a better job market
This year’s college graduates are finding a better job market than last year’s grads. Employers plan to hire 19.3% more recent graduates this year, says a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The association surveyed 174 schools from February through April.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 21, 2011
Once More, With Feeling: National Research Council Unveils Revised Doctoral Rankings
The National Research Council released on Thursday a revised edition of its 2010 rankings of American doctoral programs that corrects four types of errors discovered in the original report, issued last September. But the new rankings do not deal with certain other concerns that scholars have raised about the project.

Inside Higher Ed
April 22, 2011
'Sending Silence Packing'
A group promotes discussion of mental health on campus with a large, traveling art installation of backpacks representing students who killed themselves.

Inside Higher Ed
April 22, 2011
Some Unpretentious Bragging
Does promoting yourself as unpretentious make you, in fact, just the opposite? Earlier this year, Whitman College rolled out a new one-sentence statement as part of its overhaul of admissions materials. And ever since, students and administrators have been wrestling with that question.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 21, 2011
Education Department Admits Errors in Draft Version of 3-Year Default Rates
The Education Department acknowledged Thursday that it made errors in a recent calculation of student-loan default rates that inflated those rates across all sectors of higher education.

Diverse Issues in Education
April 22, 2011
CEOs Urge States to Raise Public School Math and Science Standards
In order to free colleges from having to remediate students and help make American business more competitive in the field of technological innovation, state governors must maintain or increase academic standards in math and science. That was the crux of the message delivered on Thursday during the inaugural policy briefing of Change the Equation.

Washington Post (Associated Press)
April 21, 2011
Poll: Job hunting dismal for youth who skip higher education; only a third working full time
The nation’s economic upheaval has been especially hard on young people trying to start their working lives with a high school education or less. Only about a third are working full-time, compared with two-thirds of recent college grads, according to an Associated Press-Viacom poll.


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