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Baltimore Business Journal
April 25, 2011
Schaefer led Baltimore's exit from hospital business
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, Ronald R. Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Health System, remembers William Donald Schaefer, the former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore.

New York Times
April 26, 2011
For Late ‘Mr. Mayor,’ a Last Tour of Town
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece about William Donald Schaefer, the former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, quotes Matthew Crenson, professor emeritus in political science in the Krieger School.

Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2011
Schaefer making one final tour through Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes a motorcade that was carrying the body of William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller — past old haunts and spots significant to his life. The story mentions that Johns Hopkins officials were on hand to pay respects when the motorcade pulled in front of the Hippodrome Theater.

Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2011
U Md. School of Law receives $30 million donation
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, also published in the Washington Post, reports that the W.P. Carey Foundation has donated $30 million to the University of Maryland School of Law, which will be renamed the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The piece notes that the foundation, founded by William Polk Carey, has also given $50 million to The Johns Hopkins University, home of the Carey Business School.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 25, 2011
University of Maryland law school gets $30M gift
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins University and its Carey Business School are both mentioned in this article.

CNN.com
April 25, 2011
Deadly attack on protesters raises questions about Syria's stability
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Marius Deeb, an adjunct professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Asian Correspondent
April 26, 2011
What is the role of the Thai army in the border clashes?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a visiting professor at SAIS.

Reuters Health
April 25, 2011
Do painkillers interfere with antidepressants?
Johns Hopkins angle: Solomon Snyder, a neuroscientist with the School of Medicine, is quoted in this Reuters Health piece.

ABC News
April 26, 2011
Convicted Rapist Kenneth Pike Next in Line for Heart Transplant
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Andrew Cameron, surgical director of liver transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.)
April 25, 2011
Teaching doctors how to deal with death and dying
Johns Hopkins angle: This doctor’s first-person account mentions his time as a medical student at Johns Hopkins.

TIME
April 25,2011
Deadly Clashes as Thai-Cambodian Temple Tensions Reignite
Johns Hopkins angle: Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a visiting professor at SAIS, is quoted in this piece.

International Business Times
April 25, 2011
Syrian crackdown recalls horrors of 1982 Hamah massacre
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

Foreign Policy (Magazine)
May/June 2011
Half a Miracle
Johns Hopkins angle: Seth Colby, executive director of the Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism at SAIS, is a co-author of this piece.

TCPalm.com (Florida)
April 25, 2011
Egypt's revolution has some Treasure Coast businesses in holding pattern
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a training hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins is in the works for the Treasure Coast area.

Hartford Courant (Conn.)
April 25, 2011
Summer School Proposed in Bloomfield for Those Needing Help
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 2007 Johns Hopkins University study that showed that by the time low-income students enter ninth grade, summer learning loss accounted for two-thirds of their reading achievement gap.

Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan)
April 26, 2011
Letters: Research shows helmets are safer
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions The Johns Hopkins University’s research into helmet safety.

Portsmouth Daily Times (New Hampshire)
April 26, 2011
Horner Joins NPR Drug Discussion
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Paul Christo, director of Multi-disciplinaries Pain Fellowship program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Inside Higher Ed
April 26, 2011
A Pseudo Taxing Debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that in 2010, Baltimore’s government proposed a $350 tax on each bed at hospitals and universities. That plan was scrapped, and the city’s universities, including The Johns Hopkins University, agreed to pay the city about $20.4 million over the next six years.

Turkish Weekly
April 26, 2011
The End of Nuclear Power
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions The Johns Hopkins University.

Delaware County Daily Times
April 26, 2011
Council offers plan to implement health study recommendations
Johns Hopkins angle: The Bloomberg School of Public Health is mentioned in this article.

Open.Salon.com
April 25, 2011
On Being a Community Musician
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post is written by Claudia Friedlander, a soprano and voice teacher who earned her master’s degrees in both voice and clarinet performance at Peabody Conservatory.

Lewisville Star Leader (Texas)
April 22, 2011
MCL Grand announces lineup for international music series
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that classical guitarist Maud Laforest is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied under Manuel Barrueco.

The News Item (Shamokin, Pa.)
April 24, 2011
Alumnus Jacob Frasch to perform at MCA symphonic band concert
Johns Hopkins angle: The concert preview mentions that pianist Jacob Frasch earned his master's degree at the Peabody Conservatory, where he is currently completing his doctorate.

Baltimore Sun
April 23, 2011
Gavin scores four goals in Loyola's 15-6 win over Rutgers
Johns Hopkins angle: This college women’s lacrosse roundup reports that the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions used a 9-2 run to rally and break a two-game winning streak by the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, who lost 10-7.


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USA Today
April 26, 2011
Civility problems cause uproar on college campuses
Concerns are being raised more and more on campuses nationwide: What ever happened to common courtesy? And what to do about it?

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 24, 2011
When Families Ask Colleges for More Money
The Chronicle looks inside the financial-aid appeals process at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

New York Times
April 26, 2011
College Teams, Relying on Deception, Undermine Gender Equity
Ever since Congress passed the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX, universities have opened their gyms and athletic fields to millions of women who previously did not have chances to play. But as women have surged into a majority on campus in recent years, many institutions have resorted to subterfuge to make it look as if they are offering more spots to women.

Wall Street Journal
April 26, 2011
Sex and the College Dean - Opinion
On campus, lawyers rule, civility doesn't. Today deans have given way to lawyers. The consequence has been endless gestures to raise "awareness," constant upgrading of procedures, and the proliferation of committees—all designed primarily to limit the institution's civil liability.

Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2011
More college graduates are delinquent on repaying student loans
Statistics typically show how many students simply fail to make payments. But a recent survey has found that for every person who defaults on student loans, at least two more are late or short on payments.

New York Times
April 26, 2011
A Journal’s Statement May Aid a Harvard Researcher Accused of Misconduct
The journal Science said Monday that Marc Hauser, the Harvard researcher whom the university accused last year of eight charges of scientific misconduct, has replicated an experiment he published in 2007.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 25, 2011
In Texas Debate Over Research vs. Teaching, Students Champion Value of Research
Student leaders at the University of Texas at Austin said Gov. Rick Perry's call to focus less on research would cheapen degrees and diminish job prospects.

New York Times
April 26, 2011
High School Classes May Be Advanced in Name Only
Even though students are getting more credits in more advanced courses, they are not scoring any higher on standardized tests.

New York Times
April 25, 2011
Applications for U.S. Graduate Programs Rise
The number of international students who applied to pursue graduate studies in the United States in 2011 rose by 9 percent over the previous year, the sixth year of growth, according to a new report.

Boston.com
April 25, 2011
Harvard Law faces Title IX inquiry
The civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Education is investigating Harvard Law School after a Boston lawyer filed a complaint with the agency alleging that school policies regarding response to sexual assault allegations violate Title IX rules against discrimination on campuses.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
April 26, 2011
Aspen Institute Launches Community College Competition
Top Obama Administration officials joined philanthropic leaders to announce a $1 million prize for community colleges that do an outstanding job of moving students from campus to careers.

Hechinger Report
April 21, 2011
A state-by-state look at Obama’s big goal for higher ed
In February 2009, President Barack Obama set a goal of the U.S. having the highest proportion of college graduates aged 25-34 in the world by the year 2020. Last month, the U.S. Department of Education broke down how many graduates each state would need to contribute for the nation to reach Obama’s goal.

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