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WJZ-TV
August 10, 2011
JHU Student Struck By Car In February Dies Peacefully
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on the death of Whiting School student Nathan Krasnopoler, who was struck by a car while riding his bike near the Homewood campus in February.

ABC2 News
August 10, 2011
Hopkins student, hit in February crash, dies from injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: Channel 2 reports on the death of Whiting School student Nathan Krasnopoler, who was struck by a car while riding his bike near campus in February.

WBAL-TV11
August 10, 2011
Student Cyclist Hit By 83-Year-Old In February Dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School student Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, of Ellicott City, died yesterday from injuries sustained in February, when he was struck by a car while riding his bike near campus.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2011
Bicyclist struck near Hopkins in Feb. dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This transportation blog post states that Nathan Krasnopoler, the Johns Hopkins University student who was struck and critically injured by a car while riding his bicycle along University Parkway in February, died Wednesday. It adds that a lawyer for the student’s family said the 83-year-old driver who struck Krasnopoler has agreed to forfeit her license.

Ellicott City Patch
August 10, 2011
Ellicott City Man Dies 6 Months After Bike Accident
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School student Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, of Ellicott City, died yesterday from injuries sustained in February, when he was struck by a car while riding his bike near campus.

Maryland Daily Record (AP)
August 10, 2011
Baltimore bicyclist in coma after Feb. crash dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that 20-year-old bicyclist Nathan Krasnopoler, a student at Johns Hopkins University, who was in a coma for months after being struck by an 83-year-old driver has died.

ExploreHoward.com (Baltimore Sun)
August 10, 2011
Ellicott City cyclist struck by car in February dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins University student Nathan Krasnopoler died Wednesday, nearly six months after a bicycling accident left him in a coma. The piece quotes from a statement to students by Nicholas P. Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering.

The Telegraph (U.K.)
August 10, 2011
People are 'born bad at maths'
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by Krieger School psychologist Melissa Libertus, whose study links inborn number sense with math ability in preschool age children.

Deccan Herald (PTI)
August 10, 2011
'People are born good or bad with maths'
Johns Hopkins angle: PTI reports on research by Krieger School psychologist Melissa Libertus, whose study links inborn number sense with math ability in preschool age children.

Scientific American
August 10, 2011
Tweeting Your Health Woes Could Help Fight Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about using Twitter to track health trends mentions a study by Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, computer scientists at the Whiting School’s Center for Language and Speech Processing.

WYPR-FM - Midday with Dan Rodricks
August 10, 2011
Life Between the Hashtags -- Notes from the Twitter Frontier
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the guests interviewed on this segment of Rodricks’ radio program is Whiting School computer scientist Mark Dredze, who discusses the use of Twitter messages to track health trends.

Bloomberg
August 10, 2011
China Banning U.S. Professors Elicits Silence From Colleges Employing Them
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is S. Frederick Starr of SAIS.

The Guardian (U.K.)
August 11, 2011
Heart disease risk greater for women smokers
Johns Hopkins angle: Smoking is more likely to give women heart disease than men, according to a study whose team included Mark Woodward of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
August 11, 2011
Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay reports that smoking is more likely to give women heart disease than men, according to a study whose team included Mark Woodward of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Irish Times
August 11, 2011
Smoking worsens female heart risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Smoking is more likely to give women heart disease than men, according to a study whose team included Mark Woodward of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (ANI)
August 11, 2011
Women smokers 25pc more likely to get heart disease than men
Johns Hopkins angle: Smoking is more likely to give women heart disease than men, according to a study whose team included Mark Woodward of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WebMD
August 10, 2011
Risk of Heart Disease 25% Higher for Women Smokers
Johns Hopkins angle: Smoking is more likely to give women heart disease than men, according to a study whose team included Mark Woodward of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Voice of America
August 10, 2011
WHO Says TB Blood Test Inaccurate
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is study author David Dowdy of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ivanhoe Newswire
August 11, 2011
Scientists Discover Innovative Way to Study Blood Clots
Johns Hopkins angle: Ivanhoe reported that researchers at the School of Medicine have launched a pioneering research program to create, for the first time, human platelet cells from stem cells in order to study inherited blood clotting abnormalities ranging from clots that cause heart attacks and stroke to bleeding disorders. Quoted is Lewis Becker, M.D., professor of medicine and cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

WebMD
August 10, 2011
When Wounds Don’t Heal: Treating Chronic Wounds
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gerald Lazarus MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Wound Center and chief of dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The Business Insider
August 11, 2011
Do narcissists or junkies make better leaders?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes David Linden of the School of Medicine.

Huffington Post
August 10, 2011
Why Immunization Tracking is a Nightmare
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by M. Katie Charles, a graduate student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Washington Post
August 10, 2011
Congress less popular than, well, so many things
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions that pollsters for Johns Hopkins University found in 2002 that 18 percent approved of human cloning.

Baltimore Business Journal
August 10, 2011
Maryland health agency to pay $65 per foot at new $165M building
Johns Hopkins angle: The Board of Public Works voted 2-0 to let the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene lease space in a $165 million health laboratory building to be constructed for it at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in East Baltimore, according to this article.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2011
Young African Americans do worse on dialysis
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on a study led by Dorry L. Segev, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery.

Monterey County Herald (Calif.)
August 11, 2011
Acclaimed composer Philip Glass will present his ambitious three-week arts festival
Johns Hopkins angle: This festival preview mentions that composer Philip Glass studied at the Peabody Institute.

Riverhead News-Review (Long Island)
August 11, 2011
Shoreham-Wading River: Violinist Amos Fayette featured in special concert at North Shore Public Library Aug. 19
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this feature about an upcoming concert, violinist Amos Fayette has studied at the Peabody Institute.

Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2011
Tom Garvin dies at 67; versatile jazz pianist, composer
Johns Hopkins angle: Garvin, a jazz pianist and composer-arranger, earned a degree in music composition at the Peabody Institute in the mid-1960s, this obituary states.

Baltimore Sun
August 10, 2011
Roommate testifies suspect confessed to robbing slain Hopkins researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on continuing testimony in the trial of a man accused of robbing and murdering Johns Hopkins cancer researcher Stephen Pitcairn last year.

WBAL-TV11
August 10, 2011
Roommate Links Suspect To JHU Researcher's Death
Johns Hopkins angle: Continued coverage of the trial of the suspect in the death of Johns Hopkins researcher, Stephen Pitcairn.

Carroll County Times (AP)
August 11, 2011
Suspect's roommate testifies in murder trial
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that the roommate of the man accused of killing Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn testified at the suspect's trial that after the attack, he said he'd robbed someone and had hurt them badly.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2011
Many contributed to improvements at Hopkins campus
Johns Hopkins angle: In this letter to the editor, Adam A. Gross, a principal of Ayers Saint Gross, an architectural firm that was the subject of a recent feature article, calls attention to several consultants who also contributed to improvement work at JHU’s Homewood campus.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2011
Gay couples in Md. up more than 50%
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Mary L. Washington, who wrote her doctoral dissertation at The Johns Hopkins University on the census' influence on national identity.

The Washington Post
August 11, 2011
Paul Meier, biostatistician and co-inventor of a famous graph, dies at 87
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Dr. Paul Meir taught at Johns Hopkins University for about five years before moving to the University of Chicago in 1957.

Baltimore Sun
August 11, 2011
Joyce Ward, preservationist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Ward attended The Johns Hopkins University.

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Inside Higher Ed
August 11, 2011
'Running in Place'
More low-income students than ever are qualified to attend selective colleges, but they're still being outpaced by their wealthier peers.

New York Times – The Choice blog
August 11, 2011
Summer College Tours Withstand High Gas and Airline Prices
Despite stubbornly high gas prices and airline fees, many colleges and universities are reporting an increase in visitors this summer compared to last.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
August 10, 2011
Va. Tech held disaster drill one day before actual emergency
Virginia Tech held a campus-wide emergency-preparedness exercise last Wednesday. Then on Thursday, campus went on alert with an actual emergency for nearly six hours after some teens attending summer camp there reported a gunman loose on campus.

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 10, 2011
State Officials Say Difficult Changes Are Needed to Help More Students Graduate
Attaining this goal means rethinking how higher education is financed, how technology is used, and how quality is ensured, said officials at a policy conference.


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