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Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2011
Hopkins leaders support health insurance mandate
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post quotes from a Journal of the American Medical Association commentary written by Edward Miller, School of Medicine dean and chief executive of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Scott A. Berkowitz, assistant professor of medicine and medical director for Accountable Care for Hopkins.

Mother Jones
August 9, 2011
What's Happening With the London Riots?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Kurt Volker of SAIS.

Maryland Daily Record
August 8, 2011
New grassroots organization formed in Middle East
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
April 9, 2011
Mayoral candidates sound off on issues before spirited crowd
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story are Lester Spence, a Krieger School assistant professor of political science and urban politics, and Matthew Crenson, a Krieger School professor emeritus of political science.

WJZ-TV 13
August 9, 2011
Mayoral Candidate Campaigns Via Rap Song
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence.

US News & World Report (HealthDay)
August 9, 2011
Younger Blacks Fare Worse on Dialysis, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports on a study led by Dorry Segev of the School of Medicine which found that African Americans under age 50 face higher risks of dying while on kidney dialysis than their white counterparts.

MSN News (AFP)
August 9, 2011
Blacks under 50 fare worse on kidney dialysis: study
Johns Hopkins angle: Agence France-Presse reports led by Dorry Segev of the School of Medicine which found that African Americans under age 50 face higher risks of dying while on kidney dialysis than their white counterparts.

Fox News (Reuters)
August 10, 2011
Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Decline, Dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters piece is Seva Polotsky, a sleep apnea researcher from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com (Baltimore Sun)
August 9, 2011
Mother hears 'loud gasp' on phone as Pitcairn robbed and slain
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on testimony presented by the victim’s mother in the trial of a man accused of robbing and murdering Johns Hopkins cancer researcher Stephen Pitcairn last year.

Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2011
Mother of stabbed researcher testifies during murder trial
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on testimony presented by the victim’s mother in the trial of a man accused of robbing and murdering Johns Hopkins cancer researcher Stephen Pitcairn last year.

ABC2
August 10, 2011
Mother of slain researcher testifies during trial
Johns Hopkins angle: Coverage of the trial of the accused killer of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher.

North Baltimore Patch
August 9, 2011
Mother of Slain Hopkins Researcher Testifies
Johns Hopkins angle: Gwen Pitcairn, mother of slain Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn, testified yesterday against John Wagner, the man accused of killing her son.

Smart Planet
August 10, 2011
Math ability is inborn, study suggests
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study led by Krieger School psychologist Melissa Libertus that found that math ability in preschoolers is linked to their inborn number sense.

MIT Technology Review
August 9, 2011
Choosing the Good Eggs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments by Janice Evans, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2011
Organic farms harbor less antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post mentions bacteria testing conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public Health, Pennsylvania State University and JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

ABC2 News
August 10, 2011
Mayoral candidates debate issues, without the mayor
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Krieger School political science professor emeritus Matthew Crenson.

San Jose Mercury News
August 9, 2011
Exposure to summer programs essential to students' retention
Johns Hopkins angle: This Oakland Tribune story about summer enrichment programs mentions research by Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander.

HealthLeaders Media
August 10, 2011
APRNs Provide Care Equal to Doctors, Review Concludes
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Julie Stanik-Hutt, associate professor of nursing at the School of Nursing.

CBS42 (Alabama)
August 10, 2011
Mapping Genes for Brain Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe story reports on research led by Nickolas Papadopoulos, Ph.D., associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Baltimore City Paper
August 10, 2011
The Mail: Administrative Oversight
Johns Hopkins angle: A letter written by Dr. David G. Nichols, Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Education, Professor of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Morristown Patch (New Jersey)
August 9, 2011
Macculloch Hall Baroque Concert a Family Affair
Johns Hopkins angle: In this feature, viola da gambist Andrew Arceci states, “It was at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where I was first exposed to the idea of historical performance, earlier repertoires, looking at manuscripts, art, and fusing that knowledge into performance.”

JohnJohnsaidit.com
August 9, 2011
News and Notes – Omaha.com
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this entertainment blog mentions that the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras has named Brandon Keith Brown, who recently earned a master’s degree from the Peabody Institute, as its new associate conductor.

Armenian Reporter
August 08, 2011
Summer interns support FAR Children's Center in Yerevan
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Tatevik Khoja-Eynatyan is currently studying at the Peabody Institute for a graduate performance degree in percussion, and has already received degrees in percussion and musicology from Peabody.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 9, 2011
Senator Theatre could be expanded to four screens
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus.

Los Angeles Times
August 9, 2011
Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that cardiologist and educator Healy became the first woman assistant dean for postdoctoral studies at The Johns Hopkins University and became a professor of medicine in 1982.

Washington Post
August 9, 2011
Marie Handy, singer
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, operatic soprano Handy studied at the Peabody Conservatory from 1941 through 1943.

Baltimore Jewish Times
August 9, 2011
Rabbi Jacob Max Dies, Leaves Mixed Legacy
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Max earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University.

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 10, 2011
Emmett L. Buhle, 93, Wyeth chemist
Johns Hopkins angle: Buhle joined the pharmacology department of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1950 as a research chemist.

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Baltimore Sun
August 9, 2011
Danette Howard named interim higher education secretary
Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Danette Howard, a former director of research analysis for the Maryland Higher Education Commission, to become the interim secretary for higher education, according to a statement released Tuesday by the governor's office.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (AP)
August 10, 2011
U.S. Justice Dept. Accuses For-profit College of Breaking Law
The Obama administration and four states are accusing a private, for-profit college of illegally paying recruiters to enroll students in an $11 billion fraud, the latest action in a long-running examination of the industry's recruitment techniques.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 8, 2011
With New Pathways Program, Government Tries to Usher Students Into Public Service
As a candidate, Barack Obama had a simple answer for people's distaste for government. He would make public service "cool again." But as president, he has a larger challenge in his way: making sure those just embarking on their careers can get into government at all.

New York Times
August 10, 2011
Student-Athlete Equation Could Be a Win-Win
The term student-athlete has become a punch line, with more focus on the entertainment the athletes can provide than the education they should be receiving.

Inside Higher Ed
August 10, 2011
Safer Bets
Despite holding the same risky assets that led to losses in 2008, universities have learned from experience and have less to fear in current volatility, experts say.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
August 9, 2011
Catonsville college campus offers outlet for electric cars
The two charging stations on the CCBC-Catonsville campus were installed in October with grant money from the Maryland Department of Energy as part of an initiative to install 55 stations across the state.

Washington Post
August 9, 2011
Possible slave quarters found at William and Mary
Archaeologists at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg have uncovered the brick foundations of a Colonial-era structure that may have housed slaves who cooked and cleaned for students and faculty.

U.S. News & World Report
August 9, 2011
4 Things You Need to Know About College Cost Calculators
The new tools, required by the federal government, should give a better sense of true costs.




















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