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Baltimore Sun
February 18, 2011
Hopkins astrophysicist wins Einstein Medal
Johns Hopkins angle: Adam Riess, a Krieger School astrophysicist, has won the 2011 Einstein Medal for his role in discovering a mysterious force called "dark energy."

Wall Street Journal
February 18, 2011
Trade Judges See Flaw in China Policies
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Hamilton of SAIS is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
Cutting education, research spending shortchanges the future
Johns Hopkins angle: An op-ed by Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School.

US News & World Report
February 19, 2011
Rafting for Rocks
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Ralph Lorenz of APL is among scientists working to unravel the mystery of rocks in Death Valley that seem able to move about on their own.

Gather.com
February 19, 2011
Mysterious Moving Rocks in Death Valley
Johns Hopkins angle: APL's Ralph Lorenz is among scientists trying to figure out how some special rocks in Death Valley seem able to move from one place to another.

Fox News
February 19, 2011
Why Are Death Valley's Rocks Moving Themselves?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ralph Lorenz of the Applied Physics Lab.

Baltimore Sun
February 20, 2011
Hopkins students design foot bridge as memorial
Johns Hopkins angle: Civil engineering student Erin Kelly and fellow engineering students Charlotte Healy and Alison Ignatowski have designed a pedestrian bridge in honor of Miriam Frankl, an undergraduate student killed last fall by a hit and run driver while crossing St. Paul Street.

Baltimore Sun
February 18, 2011
Is it time to abolish school boards?
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed was written by James Campbell, a senior communications manager for the School of Education.

Heritage.org
February 18, 2011
Americans Are Right: Children Need a Father
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy in the Krieger School.

WUSA-TV (D.C.)
February 17, 2011
Cool Schools: Washington Jesuit Academy Takes Stock In The Future
Johns Hopkins angle: A story about Stocks in the Future, which uses curriculum created at CSOS.

Dedham News Transcript (Mass.)
February 20, 2011
Holmes: The dark side of school vacation
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about learning loss during school breaks cites research by Krieger School sociologist Karl Alexander.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 21, 2011
China gains foothold via North Korea port
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the U.S.-Korea Institute, which is part of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Wasau Daily Herald
February 20, 2011
'Broken heart' syndrome a real, but rare, occurrence
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a study published in 2005 by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine concluded that sudden, overwhelming emotional stress releases a large amount of hormones such as adrenaline.

Maryland Daily Record
February 18, 2011
Top 5: Comparative Fault, Hopkins and UB and the LSAT
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog quotes Fred Levy, an associate professor emergency medicine at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
February 20, 2011
Fiscal prudence requires spending more, not less, on family planning
Johns Hopkins angle: The writers of this op-ed, Arik V. Marcell and Abigail Donaldson, are employed at Johns Hopkins University.

South Asia Mail
February 20, 2011
Hearing loss linked to risk of dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by Frank Lin of the School of Medicine that found that people with hearing loss have a greater risk of later developing dementia.

San Mateo Daily Journal (California)
February 19, 2011
Living as a mother in Gaza
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, journalist Laila El-Haddad is married to an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine.

St. Petersburg Times
February 21, 2011
BayCare grows into the future with dominance
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that All Children's in St. Petersburg will be joining Johns Hopkins Health System.

Daily Mail Online (U.K.)
February 20, 2011
Revealed: Oral sex is ‘bigger cause of throat cancer than tobacco’
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a suspected link between HPV and oral cancer mentions that "Last year a study at Johns Hopkins University found that HPV posed a greater risk in contracting cancer than smoking or alcohol."

Bloomberg
February 20, 2011
Republican Budget Cuts at Heart of Medical Research: Albert Hunt
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Guy McKhann, the founding director of the Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Catonsville Patch
February 19, 2011
Despite Rise in Flexible Schedules, Many Marylanders Still Sit in Traffic
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about commuters and traffic mentions that Johns Hopkins is among employers allowing some employees flexible schedules to assist with their commute times. Hospital employee Zina Brown is featured.

The Daily Advance
February 20, 2011
American music in all its forms
Johns Hopkins angle: Roosevelt Newson, who is featured in this story, studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

al.com
February 20, 2011
Pianist Einav Yarden to perform in Birmingham, Ala.
Johns Hopkins angle: Israeli pianist Einav Yarden studied with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory.

Wall Street Journal
February 18, 2011
Social Media, Genomics Driving Data Tsunami
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore Sun
February 20, 2011
Young Hopkins team finds way past Towson, 10-6
Johns Hopkins angle: The men's lacrosse team defeated Towson in the season opener. With the win, the Blue Jays became the first college lacrosse team to win 900 games.

Baltimore Sun
February 20, 2011
Johns Hopkins routs George Mason, 19-9
Johns Hopkins angle: The women's lacrosse team beat George Mason 19-9 on Saturday.

WBAL-11 TV Baltimore
February 19, 2011
Hopkins Beats Towson In Season Opener
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by senior attackman Kyle Wharton, 11th-ranked Johns Hopkins University (1-0) used a four-goal spurt midway through the third quarter to snap a 4-4 tie and hand Towson University (0-1) a 10-6 loss in the season opener for both teams at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Annapolis Capital
February 20, 2011
College Lacrosse Roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: HOPKINS 10, TOWSON 6: Led by senior attackman Kyle Wharton, who scored three goals, 11th-ranked Johns Hopkins used a four-goal spurt midway through the third quarter to snap a 4-4 tie and hand Towson University a loss in the season opener for both teams. Matt Lamon (St. Mary's) had a goal for Towson.

The Washington Post
February 19, 2011
NCAA lacrosse 2011: Previewing Georgetown, Maryland, Navy, Virginia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins started five sophomores and two freshmen in an 8-7 loss to Cornell in a scrimmage last Saturday.

The Washington Post
February 20, 2011
Saturday’s College Basketball
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports round-up states that Johns Hopkins defeated Washington, Md. 74 to 64.

Baltimore Sun
February 20, 2011
Navy men beat Army, 75-58, for season sweep
Johns Hopkins angle: The men's basketball team defeated Washington College, 74-64.

Maryland Daily Record
February 18, 2011
One the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief states that Robert W. Scrafford has been named a Rising Star by Living Classrooms Foundation. Scrafford has a master’s degree in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
February 18, 2011
Cary Wilson Jackson, noted horseman, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Jackson studied engineering at the university.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
February 20, 2011
Obama's Budget, Though Generous, Still Signals Austerity for Colleges
Facing Republican demands to reduce spending, the president cut summer Pell Grant use, support for career education, and the in-school subsidy on graduate students' loans.

Wall Street Journal
February 19, 2011
Buying Your Way Into College
Williams, Tufts, Wake Forest and others are paying more attention to applicants' ability to pay; moving from "need blind," where they pledge to admit students regardless of their ability to pay, to "need aware," meaning that they take an applicant's financial status into account.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 18, 2011
Yale Shifts Its Student-Aid Generosity From Richer to Poorer Students
Yale is adjusting its financial-aid policy, one of the most generous in the country, to give more support to students whose families make up to $65,000 a year. The university also plans to reduce its support for some students whose families make $130,000 or more.

New York Times
February 21, 2011
University of Arizona Sets Up Civility Institute
The idea, officials said, grew out of the national conversation that followed the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others.

Wall Street Journal
February 19, 2011
Stanford Eyes Setting Foot in New York
Stanford University, responding to New York's push to boost its profile in science and engineering, is considering a proposal to open an applied-science school in the city.



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