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Wall Street Journal
April 25, 2011
The Freedom Movement Comes to Syria
Johns Hopkins angle: An op-ed by SAIS faculty member Fouad Ajami on unrest in Syria.

Lewiston Sun Journal (Maine)
April 23, 2011
Bates president to head Johns Hopkins program
Johns Hopkins angle: Bates College president, Elaine Tuttle Hansen, will become executive director of the Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
April 23, 2011
Bates College president to head Hopkins center for gifted youth
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story states that Bates College President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has been appointed executive director of the Center for Talented Youth at The Johns Hopkins University. The story was picked up by several news outlets, including the Daily Record and WJZ-TV in Maryland, and WABI-TV5 in Maine.

NPR
April 22, 2011
Why Use Tweezers To Play Operation When A Robot Will Do?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Booster Shots blog includes video of computer science students at JHU using the da Vinci surgical robot to play the children’s game, Operation.

The Escapist Magazine
April 24, 2011
Students Use Million Dollar Surgical Robot to Play Operation
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that a group of students from the Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics used the da Vinci robot to play the children’s game, Operation. Video is included.

New York Times
April 25, 2011
Maryland Renames Law School After Donation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the W. P. Carey Foundation plans to announce today that it will give $30 million to the University of Maryland School of Law, which is in Baltimore. The story notes that businessman W. P. Carey’s foundation earlier gave $50 million to establish the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and states that Carey envisions a program linking the two schools.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
April 25, 2011
UM School of Law receives $30 million donation
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story states that the University of Maryland School of Law is being renamed following a $30 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation. It also mentions that the foundation has also given $50 million to The Johns Hopkins University for the Carey Business School. The story was picked up by several news outlets, including the Daily Record and ABC2 News.


Bloomberg News
April 21, 2011
Nuclear Agency to Meet May 12 on Japan Crisis, Jaczko Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Bloomberg reports that NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko gave a talk last week at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

WBAL-TV
April 21, 2011
U.S. Nuclear Chair Talks Safety With Md. Leaders
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that, last week, NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko discussed the issue of the crisis involving Japan’s nuclear power plants with business leaders at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Newsweek
April 24, 2011
Peru Pivots Forward
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Riordan Roett of SAIS.

Voice of America
April 23, 2011
Syrian Security Forces Fire on Funeral Processions Causing More Bloodshed
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Fouad Ajami is quoted.


New York Times
April 24, 2011
An Ode to Spring, Whenever It Comes
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes David J. Linden, a professor at the School of Medicine and the author of “The Compass of Pleasure.”

Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2011
Radiation risk real but misunderstood
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by Sandeep Rao, an interventional radiology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital and refers to a Johns Hopkins study conducted last year.

Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2011
New study adds to concerns about animal-to-human resistance to antibiotics
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ellen Silbergeld of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Live Science
April 24, 2011
Rising Price of Gold Fuels Destruction of the Amazon
Johns Hopkins angle: This Inside Science News Service story mentions Ellen Silbergeld of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (ANI)
April 23, 2011
Four new species discovered may shed light on human evolution
Johns Hopkins angle: Christopher Ruff of the School of Medicine is quoted in this ANI piece.

Utica Observer-Dispatch
April 24, 2011
Landmarks Society head upset over sex offenders
Johns Hopkins angle: Fred Berlin, founder of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic, is quoted in this story.

Deccan Chronicle
April 25, 2011
Drastic dieting can lead to serious repercussions
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a Johns Hopkins University study that found that people who have gastric bypass surgery or lose a lot of weight quickly are at risk of developing kidney stones.

Bangkok Post
April 24, 2011
A life eternal
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” which chronicles the medical contributions made by Henrietta Lacks, a cancer patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Indianapolis Star
April 23, 2011
Stutz Artists Open House: Carol L. Myers, mixed media
Johns Hopkins angle: Artist Carol Myers is a graduate of the School of Nursing.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 22, 2011
Whiting-Turner picked for $16M East Baltimore biotech project
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
April 22, 2011
Rainout allows Orioles to skip Tillman's next start
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this Orioles news column mentions that three pitchers from the team visited nearly 20 patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday morning.

Baltimore Sun
April 22, 2011
Book gives new details about Reagan shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of author Del Quentin Wilbur’s Pratt Library talk about the shooting of President Reagan in 1981 mentions that Paul Colombani, then a young resident at the hospital where Reagan was treated and now a top children's surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will also participate in the program.

San Francisco Sentinel
April 25, 2011
CD: ZUILL BAILEY, Cellist – Brahms Works for Cello and Piano
Johns Hopkins angle: This CD review mentions that both cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Awadagin Pratt graduated from the Peabody Conservatory.

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk)
April 25, 2011
Camaraderie of guitarists in concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview is for a concert featuring Manuel Barrueco, a Peabody Conservatory faculty member, and The Beijing Guitar Duo - Meng Su and Yameng Wang – who completed advanced studies at Peabody under Barruecos’ guidance.

Seacoastonline.com (N.H.)
April 24, 2011
Honoring a flute icon: Music career was put on hold by war
Johns Hopkins angle: Bob Willoughby taught at the Peabody Conservatory, according to this story.

Washington Post
April 24, 2011
Navy vs. Johns Hopkins lacrosse: Midshipmen set school record for most losses in a season
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of Blue Jays' 14-5 men's lacrosse defeat of Navy on Saturday night.

Baltimore Sun
April 24, 2011
Johns Hopkins men make quick work of Navy in 14-5 victory
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s lacrosse story reports that the No. 4 Blue Jays once again displayed their dominance over area schools, cruising to an overwhelming 14-5 victory over visiting Navy at Homewood Field Saturday night.

Baltimore Sun
April 24, 2011
Postscript from Navy at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s lacrosse blog post includes comments from Coach Dave Pietramala and players Chris Boland and Zach Palmer.

Baltimore Sun
April 22, 2011
Sophomores playing key role in success of Hopkins men
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s lacrosse feature focuses on the camaraderie among the six sophomores who as starters on the current Blue Jays team.

The Washington Times
April 23, 2011
Navy completes 4-9 season with blowout loss at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: The Times reports that “Hopkins pulverized Navy 14-5, dominating the Midshipmen in every possible facet in the first half and cruising after the break.”

LaxPower
April 24, 2011
Photos of No. 2 Johns Hopkins' Victory Navy
Johns Hopkins angle: Second-ranked Johns Hopkins jumped a 10-0 lead at the half and cruised to a 14-5 victory before a crowd of 4,682 on Saturday night at Homewood Field. This website offers photos of the action.

Annapolis Capital
April 24, 2011
Johns Hopkins compounds Mids' misery
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU’s men’s lacrosse team beat Navy 14-5.

Wausau Daily Herald
April 25, 2011
Kathleen Lee Koschmann (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Koschmann earned her degree at the School of Nursing.

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Boston Globe
April 24, 2011
City sends ‘tax’ bills to major nonprofits
For the first time, Boston's major tax-exempt institutions - its premier hospitals, universities, and cultural centers - are being asked to make regular voluntary payments to the city based on the value of their property to help offset the rising cost of city services and cuts in state financial aid. The new revenue-raising plan - the first of its kind in the nation - is based on the estimated cost of providing basic city services.

Inside Higher Ed
April 25, 2011
Second Thoughts on China
16 months after Duke faculty approved a campus, costs are rising and professors are voicing concerns about the endeavor.

Baltimore Sun
April 23, 2011
Caret leaves legacy of growth at Towson
Towson University hopes to continue its ascent despite president's departure for the UMass system.

Boston.com
April 24, 2011
Tangled in an endless web of distractions
MIT professors are urging college leaders across the country to free students from their tether to technology. Over the past decade, schools raced to connect students to the Internet — in dorms, classrooms, even under the old oak tree. But now, what once would have been considered heresy is an active point of discussion: pulling the virtual plug to encourage students to pay more attention in class and become more adept at real-life social networking.

TechCrunch.com
April 24, 2011
Higher Education’s Toughest Test
An investment in college education has historically been a smart bet. However, in the same way sub-prime housing models didn't accommodate for potential price falls, the belief that the value of a college degree will always appreciate is potentially flawed.

New York Times
April 25, 2011
Scotland Wrestles With Question of Tuition Fees
When the Scottish Parliament came into existence in 1999, the abolition of tuition fees was one of its first acts. The issue has been a subject of intense political debate ever since.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 24, 2011
A Chancellor Strolls His Campus in Disguise on CBS's 'Undercover Boss'
Last month Timothy P. White cropped his hair, donned an earring and glasses, and had his normally gray eyebrows dyed a deep brown. He added a mustache and wore false teeth to alter his jaw structure. He adopted a new name, Pete Weston. As he walked around the campus of the University of California at Riverside, nobody realized that he was the chancellor.

New York Times
April 25, 2011
The Whiff of Plagiarism Again Hits German Elite
Three universities say they are investigating complaints about the academic work of figures from the country's political sphere.


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