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Daily Record
February 3, 2011
Daily Record investigation: The education solution
Johns Hopkins angle: University President Ronald J. Daniels is quoted in this story about the East Baltimore Community School, a partnership between the university and the Baltimore City Public Schools located within the East Baltimore project.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
February 2, 2011
Man gets 13 years for deadly drunk driving hit-and-run
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Meighan Jr. was sentenced to 13 years for the hit-and-run death of undergraduate Miriam Frankl. Meighan pleaded guilty to the 2009 death. This report includes video.

WBAL TV 11 (Baltimore)
February 2, 2011
Man Gets 13 Years In Prison For Hopkins Student's Death
Johns Hopkins angle: Thomas Meighan Jr. was sentenced to 13 years for the hit-and-run death of undergraduate Miriam Frankl. Meighan pleaded guilty to the 2009 death. This report includes video.

Baltimore Sun
February 1, 2011
Man pleads guilty in death of Johns Hopkins student
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that “serial drunken driver” Thomas Lee Meighan Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison for the fatal hit-and-run in 2009 of undergraduate Miriam Frankl. Quoted in the story is Julia Pilcer, one of Frankl's sorority sisters.

Baltimore Sun
February 2, 2011
Victim impact statement from student's aunt
Johns Hopkins angle: This victim impact statement, which was read during the sentencing hearing for Thomas Lee Meighan Jr., who pleaded guilty in the hit and run death of undergraduate Miriam Frankl, was presented by her aunt, Rebecca German, a professor at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
February 2, 2011
Baltimore Crime Beat: Hit-and-run driver pleads guilty in death of Hopkins student
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Hermann’s blog discusses the sentencing of Thomas Meighan Jr. in the hit-and-run death of undergraduate Miriam Frankl.

Los Angeles Times (AP)
February 2, 2011
Md. man gets 13 years for hit-and-run that killed Johns Hopkins student from Ill.
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Thomas Meighan Jr., who pleaded guilty to the 2009 hit-and-run death of Johns Hopkins University student Miriam Frankl, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Fox 45 (Baltimore)
February 1, 2011
Egypt Students Head Home
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted are university photographer Jay VanRensselaer, who has just returned from documenting an archaeological dig in Egypt, and university spokesman Dennis O’Shea.

The Washington Post
February 2, 2011
Few American college students left in Egypt; Georgetown students share their experiences
Johns Hopkins angle: This Campus Overload blog states that Johns Hopkins helped to evacuate five of its undergraduates, eight grad students, one alumnus, one faculty member, four staff members, four family members and one other affiliate from Egypt.

Annapolis Capital
February 2, 2011
Driver identified in fatal hit-and-run
Johns Hopkins angle: County police have identified 21-year-old Maximilian Hopkins Bode as the driver in the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed longtime Johns Hopkins University fencing coach Richard Oles last week. Oles was 77.

Toledo Blade
February 3, 2011
Some question Toledo's plans to close middle schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a five-year Johns Hopkins University study of more than 40,000 eighth graders in the Philadelphia City School District showed success was dependent on the demographics of the K-8 school's neighborhood and less on the structure of the school.

Seminole Chronicle (Fla.)
February 2, 2011
Charter school approved for Winter Springs
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, the new Choices in Learning charter school will offer a curriculum developed by Johns Hopkins University to encourage outstanding reading and math skills and excellence in all areas of academics.

Chattanooga Times Free Press (AP)
February 3, 2011
New test may help guide prostate cancer treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Associated Press piece is Angelo De Marzo, a professor of pathology, oncology and urology at the School of Medicine.

Miller-McCune
February 3, 2011
Cutting Medicare Costs for Complex Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Chad Boult, the co-author of the JAMA report and one of the creators of Guided Care at Johns Hopkins.

Hamilton Spectator (Canada)
February 2, 2011
A new generation gets hooked on Mother’s Little Helper
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the lure of BlackBerries and other electronic devices quotes Patrick Kelly, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Salon.com
February 2, 2011
Does oral sex really cause cancer?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Raphael Viscidi, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, who teamed up with Aimée Kreimer of the National Cancer Institute on a study linking oral sex with cancer.

MedIndia (AMI)
February 3, 2011
Nasal Measles Vaccine Shows Promise
Johns Hopkins angle: A research team that included members from the Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed and successfully tested a dry powder, live-attenuated measles vaccine that can be inhaled.

Palm Beach Daily Press
February 1, 2011
Humorist Shockney shares story at Johns Hopkins Medicine event
Johns Hopkins angle: Humorist Lillie Shockney shared her personal story about becoming a cancer survivor at A Woman’s Journey, an all-day event to benefit Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Manila Bulletin (Philippines)
February 3, 2011
Binay highlights gov't efforts
Johns Hopkins angle: Representatives from Johns Hopkins were part of a roundtable discussion with Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Globe and Mail (Canada)
February 3, 2011
Feb. 3: Letters to the editor
Johns Hopkins angle: The writer of the letter headlined “Saving Children” mentions a Johns Hopkins study.

The Med Guru
February 3, 2011
HIV infected teens more likely to get pregnant—study
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Kelly Gebo of the Bloomberg School of Public Health concluded that teens and young women infected with HIV are at an increased risk of getting pregnant as compared to their peers.

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 2, 2011
Proud to be pushy
Johns Hopkins angle: In this first-person column about parenting, author Lini S. Kadaba references the Center for Talented Youth’s summer programs.

Baltimore Sun
February 2, 2011
Biff Poggi sees nothing suspicious in son's illness at Iowa
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from physician Sameer Dixit, a sports medicine specialist who is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Departments of Orthopedics.

Baltimore Sun
February 2, 2011
The curse of the Ripkens
Johns Hopkins angle: A snow clearing item in Laura Vozzella’s column refers to men’s lacrosse Coach Dave Pietramala and include comments from spokesman Dennis O’Shea.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2011
Towson men rally but fall short against Drexel, 65-59
Johns Hopkins angle: A men’s college basketball item in this column reports that Tim McCarty had 17 points to lead host Johns Hopkins to a 65-46 win over Gettysburg. The column also notes that JHU’s women’s basketball team lost to Gettysburg in overtime, 61-57.

The Washington Post
February 3, 2011
Wednesday's College Basketball
Johns Hopkins angle: This college basketball round-up states that Johns Hopkins defeated Gettysburg, 65 to 46.

Greenwich Post (Ct.)
February 2, 2011
Two former Greenwich High School water polo stars honored at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins water polo team placed three players on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division III All-America teams and two, Jeremy Selbst and Ross Schofield, are former Greenwich High School standouts.

Wired News
February 3, 2011
This Day in Tech: Feb. 3, 1958: Silent Spring Seeks Its Voice
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that Rachel Carson earned a master’s degree in zoology from Johns Hopkins.

Ventura County Star (Ca.)
February 3, 2011
CLU to hold lecture by psychiatry expert
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Liberman earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Messenger
February 2, 2011
Ms. Washington goes to Annapolis
Johns Hopkins angle: State Delegate Mary Washington earned a doctorate in sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 1998.

Baltimore Sun
February 2, 2011
A love of books that will live on in death
Johns Hopkins angle: This column by Dan Rodricks about the late book collector Gerry Solomon mentions that Solomon had two master's degrees in psychology, one of them from Johns Hopkins.

South Coast Today (New Bedford, Mass.)
February 3, 2011
Tri-County concert to showcase flutist
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of an upcoming performance by flutist Leslie Neighbor Stroud states that Stroud received her bachelor's degree in music performance from the Peabody Conservatory, where she was a student of Britton Johnson and Timothy Day, and added that she has performed with the Peabody Wind Quintet.

The Washington Post
February 3, 2011
Samuel J. Raff, nuclear physicist (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: Samuel J. Raff was a research associate for defense projects at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory throughout his career, according to this obituary.

UPI.com
February 2, 2011
WWII Marine correspondent dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Cyril O'Brien had a long career in newspapers and as head of media relations at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.

WJZ-TV 13 (Baltimore)
February 2, 2011
Former Marine Corps WWII Correspondent Dies At 92
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Cyril John O’Brien, a Marine Corps war correspondent in World War II and former media relations head at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has died at the age of 92.

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Christian Science Monitor
February 2, 2011
Does everyone need a college degree? Maybe not, says Harvard study.
America's educational system is 'badly broken,' failing students who may not want – or need – a college degree, argues a new report from Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
February 2, 2011
Eight of top 25 public college grad rates are in Md., Va.
Virginia and Maryland together have eight of the top 25 institutions in a list of the 25 public colleges and universities of any type with the highest four-year (not six-year) graduation rates.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 3, 2011
Sociologist Investigates Minority Exclusion in Medical Research
As a medical sociologist, Dr. Shawna V. Hudson works like a detective seeking clues to how the health care system functions for people of different ethnic groups.

Inside Higher Ed
February 3, 2011
Shelving Hunger
Lots of college students don't eat well, but some don't eat much at all. A shaky economy with an uncertain job market is the reason more and more students say they’re coming to the aid of their peers by setting up campus “food pantries,” which are surging in popularity.

Inside Higher Ed
February 3, 2011
High Enrollers
New data from the Education Department show booming enrollments (with for-profit colleges leading the pack) and steady graduation rates.


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