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Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2011
Wagner guilty in slaying of Hopkins researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that on Wednesday a Baltimore jury found John Alexander Wagner guilty of first degree felony murder in the slaying last year of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn during a violent robbery.

MSNBC.com (WBAL-TV)
August 18, 2011
Jury Finds Hopkins Slaying Suspect Guilty
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on the outcome of the murder trial in the death of researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Washington Examiner (AP)
August 18, 2011
Man convicted of killing Hopkins researcher
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on the outcome of the murder trial in the death of researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

Today Show
August 17, 2011
Back to School: Finding alternatives to middle school’s dramas, traumas
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Howard Gradet of Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2011
The power of balance
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this column is Alicia I. Arbaje, associate director of Transitional Care Research in the School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

Washington Times
August 17, 2011
Report: Cohabitation a threat to child welfare
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to research by Krieger School sociologist Andrew Cherlin.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2011
Sickle cell disease poses challenges for patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this health blog post is Cynda Hylton Rushton, a nurse, expert on compassionate care, and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Popular Science
August 17, 2011
Space Boat: A Nautical Mission to an Alien Sea
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Ralph Lorenz, a physicist at APL.

Space Daily
August 18, 2011
What caused a giant arrow-shaped cloud on Saturn's moon Titan?
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Elizabeth P. Turtle, a research scientist at the Applied Physics Laboratory, is a co-author of the study featured in the story.

Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2011
Md. panel on medical pot eyes academic centers to run program
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that as proposals take shape for a medical marijuana program in Maryland, the state is considering an approach that would put academic centers such as the Johns Hopkins University at the helm as a way of closely monitoring the drug’s use and effectiveness.

Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2011
Pregnancy and pain treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a transcript of Wednesday’s online chat with Paul Christo, director of the School of Medicine’s Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program.

Med India
August 18, 2011
Blood Pressure Drug Iosartan Useful In Treating Age-Related Ailments
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Jeremy Walston, a professor of geriatric medicine at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2011
Bicycle deaths not related to age
Johns Hopkins angle: In this letter to the editor, a Sun reader comments on the death of Johns Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler, who was severely injured in a collision with a car while riding his bicycle.

Maryland Community Newspapers Online
August 18, 2011
Two new Imagine charter schools open in Clinton area
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions a partnership with Johns Hopkins University to train and certify teachers to work with students that have family in the military.

Times Higher Education (UK)
August 18, 2011
Scholar points finger at administrators in a case of deadly bloat
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Krieger School political scientist and author, Benjamin Ginsberg.

The Guardian – Politics blog (UK)
August 17, 2011
Politics live – readers' edition
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions Matthias Mattijs, an assistant professor at the school of international service of American university and a lecturer at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
August 18, 2011
Raising a 'Bump' on stage at Theatre Project
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature previews a new play written by Robert Powers, who graduated from JHU, where he received a Woodrow Wilson undergraduate Research Fellowship. Krieger School visiting professor Johns Astin is also mentioned.

Space Daily
August 18, 2011
The PI's Perspective: Visiting Four Moons, in Just Four Years, for All Mankind
Johns Hopkins angle: APL is mentioned.

Salon.com
August 17, 2011
Redefining pedophilia with pedophiles' help
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Fred Berlin, director of the Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit at Johns Hopkins.

Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.)
August 18, 2011
Obama got one right - Opinion
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins’ urban primary-care program for medical students is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2011
Samuel A. Rittenhouse, BGE electrical engineer, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Rittenhouse earned an electrical engineering degree in 1937 from The Johns Hopkins University, this obituary notes.

Vancouver Sun (Canada)
August 18, 2011
A broken heart can be terminal
Johns Hopkins angle: Refers to research by Ilan Wittstein of the School of Medicine.

The Independent (UK)
August 18, 2011
There’s never been a better time to head abroad for your studies
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned.

Nashville Scene
August 18, 2011
Ten forward-thinking ideas that are pushing Nashville — and the world — into the future
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Brian Bachmann, associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt, studied at Johns Hopkins.

Jackson Sun (Wyo.)
August 18, 2011
Time to remember
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that Gil Scott-Heron earned a master's degree in creative writing from the university.

Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2011
Paul Meier, 1924 – 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Paul Meier spent five years at Johns Hopkins University, where he became an associate professor after beginning as a biostatistics research associate.

Higher Education News


Inside Higher Ed
August 18, 2011
Cutting Their Losses
Colleges trying to obtain permission from every state in which they enroll students, as required by a new Education Department rule, have confronted a patchwork of widely different regulations. In response to the rule, some institutions will abandon some states altogether, according to a new survey.

New York Times
August 18, 2011
A Huge Scandal, but Probably Not the Harshest Penalties
As college sports officials confront yet another cheating scandal — this one involving Miami, the latest in a conga line of blue-chip programs that have recently stumbled into the crosshairs of N.C.A.A. investigators — speculation over the extent of the fallout intensified Wednesday.

Washington Post
August 18, 2011
Women enjoy college more than men, survey says
Not only do women now attend college in greater numbers than men: a new survey says, they also enjoy college more and have a better attitude about it.

Bloomberg News
August 18, 2011
Not-for-Profit College Board Gets Rich on Fees
Gaston Caperton turned the College Board into a thriving business, more than doubling revenue to $660 million by boosting fees, expanding the Advanced Placement program and the sale of names of teenage test-takers to colleges. Now the former West Virginia governor plans to retire amid concern that the College Board's improved revenue has come at the expense of students and their families.

Inside Higher Ed
August 18, 2011

Closing the Gap
The experience of a women's college may point to steps all institutions can take to diversify science and technology fields, this opinion piece suggests.

USA Today
August 17, 2011
Wiccan days included on Tenn. university calendar
Wiccan and pagan students at Vanderbilt University might get to take an excused day off from class to dance around the maypole. Vanderbilt's Office of Religious Life recently sent professors a calendar of 2011-12 "religious holy days and observances" and a related policy on student absences. The faith listed next to four of the days on the calendar is "Wicca/Pagan."

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 17, 2011
Duquesne to cut tuition, fees in half for new education majors
Despite thousands of teacher furloughs across Pennsylvania, Duquesne University is intensifying its efforts to recruit students for its school of education. The university will offer a 50 percent discount on tuition and fees for all freshmen who enroll in the school of education in 2012.

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