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April 27, 2011
Sarkozy’s Backing of Draghi for ECB Post Puts Pressure on Merkel to Follow
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School political economist Nicolas Jabko.

Baltimore Sun
April 24, 2011
Hospitals drowning in noise
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, originally in the Chicago Tribune, quotes former Whiting School Dean Ilene Busch-Vishniac and mentions that she was co-author of an important Johns Hopkins study that showed day and nighttime sound levels have risen significantly in hospitals since 1960.

LaCrosse Tribune (Wisconsin)
April 27, 2011
Study: Touchless, automatic faucets more contaminated than traditional ones
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports that researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that electronic faucets are more likely to become contaminated with unacceptably high levels of bacteria compared with traditional manually operated faucets.

Baltimore Sun
April 26, 2011
Peabody winding up the month with hefty musical attractions
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post calls attentions to several upcoming events that will feature the Peabody Concert Orchestra, the Peabody Singers, the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra.

Charleston Daily Mail (South Carolina)
April 27, 2011
Lower patient load helps Greenbrier doctors provide better medical care
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
April 26, 2011
Schaefer and middle-class flight — by whites and blacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter from a Sun reader refers to “the demolition of 99 percent of the black neighborhoods around Johns Hopkins to make way for redevelopment.”

Towson Times
April 27, 2011
Couple's yard reveals lush rhapsody in bloom as Towson Azalea House
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story focuses on the home owned by former JHU librarian, Ed Rosenfeld and his wife, Merry Alterman.

Olney Gazette (Maryland)
April 27, 2011
Aspen Hill school names new principal
Johns Hopkins angle: Glenn J. Benjamin earned a master's degree in education in administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University in 2006.

Arkansas Times
April 27, 2011
Past All-Stars still shining
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Anandi Sheth did a medical residency at Johns Hopkins.

Towson Times
April 27, 2011
Head of the Class
Johns Hopkins angle: A long list of local students who were named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester at Johns Hopkins University.

Columbus Dispatch
April 27, 2011
South Carolina pays tribute to former university chief who later served as Ohio State fundraiser
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew A. Sorensen previously served as executive director of the AIDS Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Allentown Examiner (Pa.)
April 28, 2011
Ticse set for her return to Allentown’s lineup
Johns Hopkins angle: Caroline Ticse will attend JHU in the fall.


Chronicle of Higher Education
April 26, 2011
Increasing Share of Adults Have College Degrees, Census Bureau Finds
The percentage of adults with post secondary degrees is higher than ever, and women are obtaining those degrees at higher rates than men are, according to a new report.

New York Times
April 27, 2011
Bloomberg’s Big Push for an Applied Sciences School
The mayor’s grand idea for a top-flight applied sciences school for the city has piqued the attention of the academic world, but critics are worried about the costs. Such a school, envisioned as one of the largest development projects in the city’s history, could transform the local economy and help burnish his image as a financial steward. The story notes that Bloomberg was an electrical engineering major at Johns Hopkins.
April 27, 2011
The New Kids on Campus
While colleges and universities have been offering summer programs to high school students for years, dozens have recently expanded their programs – or developed new ones – for students as young as kindergarten.

Inside Higher Ed
April 27, 2011
No Room for Books
The University of Denver's plan to remove 80 percent of volumes from its library upsets some professors and renews debate over how best to store and share information.

New York Times
April 27, 2011
Deportation Halted for Some Students as Lawmakers Seek New Policy
Democratic lawmakers and Latino and immigrant groups have been demanding the Obama administration to slow deportations of illegal immigrants who have not been convicted of crimes. In particular, pressure is increasing on President Obama to offer protection from deportation to illegal immigrant college students who might have been eligible for legal status under a bill in Congress known as the Dream Act.

New York Times
April 27, 2011
Cynical Games With Title IX – Opinion
Congress clearly needs to tighten the reporting standards, so that schools are required tell the whole truth about their athletic teams and their efforts to ensure gender equality.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
April 26, 2011
James Madison, Georgetown, William & Mary fare well in RateMyProfessors survey
The site asks students to rate their professors in helpfulness, clarity and “easiness,” and each year it produces a list of top professors and schools.

Baltimore Sun (Washington Post)
April 27, 2011
UM graduate student found dead in parking lot after night at club
A 24-year-old University of Maryland graduate student was found dead about 7:30 a.m. in his car, which was parked near a McDonald's in Prince George's County, just a few miles from the club. Law enforcement sources said he had been shot in the head.

Johns Hopkins University