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Reuters
February 22, 2011
Obama faces pressure to intervene in Libya
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire dispatch quotes Daniel Serwer of JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies as saying, “Getting into a spitting match with Gaddafi would not be such a smart idea. This guy obviously enjoys the attention so ignoring him may have some virtue."

Daily Mail Online (U.K.)
February 23, 2011
'Freeze his assets': Obama under pressure to intervene in Libya as U.S. charters ferry to evacuate Americans and Gaddafi's brutal crackdown continues
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quoted is Daniel Serwer of SAIS.

Bloomberg
February 22, 2011
Drug Used Against Alcohol, Cocaine Abuse May Hold Clues in AIDS Cure Quest
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere will test a drug commonly used to treat alcohol abuse as a way of purging the last vestiges of HIV from patients, extending the hunt for an AIDS cure. This Bloomberg piece mentions Robert Siliciano, a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Science News
February 22, 2011
Physics of burrowing sandfish revealed
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments by Eric Tytell, a Whiting School mechanical engineering researcher who studies how fish swim in water.

CSPAN
February 22, 2011
Retirement and Social Security
Johns Hopkins angle: Mitchell Orenstein, associate professor of European Studies at SAIS, participated in a panel discussion on this subject, according to this transcript.

Discovery News
February 22, 2011
Surgeons: Green Your Operating Rooms, STAT!
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece focuses on a study, led by Martin Makary of the School of Medicine, indicating that implementing practical, environmentally friendly practices in operating rooms and other hospital facilities could reduce health-care costs without compromising patient safety.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
"Green" surgeries could cut health care costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item focuses on new research led by Martin A. Makary, an associate professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

New York Times
February 23, 2011
Midshipman, Then Pacifist: Rare Victory to Leave Navy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Michael Izbicki earned a master’s degree in computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University in preparation for what he said he expected to be a career in nuclear submarines.

The Day (Connecticut)
February 23, 2011
Conscientious objector allowed to leave the Navy

Johns Hopkins angle: Michael Izbicki earned a master’s degree in computer science at JHU.

Center for Strategic and International Studies
February 22, 2011
Audio: Interview with Kellogg Schwab, JHU, on Universities' Role in Global Water Issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with Kellogg Schwab, an associate professor of environmental health engineering at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Indianapolis Star
February 23, 2011
Every minute also counts after kids leave school
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the importance of enrichment activities for children when they are not in school mentions that, according to JHU researchers, two-thirds of the achievement gap between high and low-income students can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

New Kerala (ANI)
February 23, 2011
Proper care, not type on antibiotic, key to healing kids' skin wounds
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center that found that when it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA, timely and proper wound cleaning and draining is more important than the choice of antibiotic. Aaron Chen is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
Finding fibromyalgia relief
Johns Hopkins angle: This post previews a live online health chat scheduled for noon today, in which Paul Christo, director of the School of Medicine’s Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program, will field questions.

Coshocton Tribune (Ohio)
February 23, 2011
China No. 2, but U.S. can remain No. 1
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Arvind Subramanian, senior research professor at SAIS.

AC360
February 21, 2011
Evening Buzz: Inside Libya’s Uprising
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami, a professor of Middle Eastern studies at SAIS, is mentioned in this CNN blog.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
February 22, 2011
New at-home STD test
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief story reports on a free in-home testing kit that allows teens to test themselves at home for three of the most commonly reported sexually transmitted diseases. It notes that Charlotte A. Gaydos, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases, helped develop the website and kit.

Baltimore Messenger
February 23, 2011
No partying in Sherwood Gardens

Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Krieger School physicist Bruce Barnett.

St. Louis American
February 23, 2011
‘Henrietta's Ghost': A dialogue on race, medical ethics at MoHist on March 1
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a best-selling book that tells the story of a woman treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s, will be the topic of public discussion at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 22, 2011
Reducing the risks of workplace violence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about workplace violence mentions last fall’s incident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Granby News (Ct.)
February 22, 2011
East Granby child suffers from rare disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about four-year-old Cayenne Love, who suffers from a rare genetic disease known as ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T, mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

NBC2 (Fort Myers, Florida)
February 22, 2011
Flu targeting the healthy
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about flu vaccines quotes Sabra Klein, an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gazette (Maryland)
February 23, 2011
Boyds couple invents bungee for holding kids' stuff
Johns Hopkins angle: Gaithersburg High School announced that junior Nathalie Garcia won first place and senior Zach Schermerhorn was awarded third place in the Johns Hopkins University's "SECRETS" photography exhibit, featuring artwork by many Montgomery County Public School students.

MSNBC.com
February 23, 2011
RV board sets Meet the Candidate Night
Johns Hopkins angle: This article, from Phillyburbs.com, mentions that Gerard Jellig has a degree from JHU.

Maryland Daily Record
February 22, 2011
Arnold joins Saul Ewing’s Baltimore office as partner
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece states that Gianna Arnold, the subject of this article, earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Catonsville Times
February 23, 2011
Charlestown nursing director honored
Johns Hopkins angle: Henri Carlton completed a master's program in administrative science at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
February 22, 2011
No. 9 Hopkins men roll to 18-5 rout of No. 20 Delaware
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that he No. 9 Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team cruised to an 18-5 rout of No. 20 Delaware before 1,501 at Delaware Stadium Tuesday. Coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
Postscript from Johns Hopkins at Delaware
Johns Hopkins angle: This post from the Sun’s lacrosse blog cites the outstanding play of several JHU men’s lacrosse team member in Tuesday’s win against Delaware. Coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Lax Power
February 23, 2011
No. 9 Johns Hopkins Cruises by No. 16 Delaware
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that JHU’s men’s lacrosse team beat University of Delaware 18 to 5.

WDEL AM (Delaware)
February 22, 2011
Hens’ lax falls to Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: No. 9 Johns Hopkins scored eight goals in the third period to cruise past No. 16 Delaware 18-5 in a men's lacrosse battle at Delaware Stadium Tuesday night, this piece reports..

Delaware Online
February 22, 2011
Hopkins drills Delaware 18-5 in lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Delaware fell behind quickly and never recovered, losing 18-5 to No. 9-ranked Johns Hopkins in men’s lacrosse at frigid Delaware Stadium.

Baltimore Sun
February 23, 2011
All three Triple Crown races will be televised by NBC
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college basketball item in this column reports that Johns Hopkins senior forward Lyndsay Burton and coach Nancy Funk were named Centennial Conference Player and Coach of the Year, respectively. It adds that junior guard Chantel Mattiola joined Burton as a first-team selection, and junior guard Stephanie Fong made the second team. A men’s basketball item states that Johns Hopkins junior guard Tim McCarty was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team.

Baltimore Sun
February 22, 2011
Seminoles' James is next obstacle in Terps' way
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Florida State assistant basketball coach Andy Enfield, noting that Enfield graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1991 after scoring more than 2,000 career points on JHU’s men’s basketball team.

Allentown Morning Call (Pa.)
February 22, 2011
Four area teams to begin playoff runs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Muhlenberg College’s women’s basketball team seeks to bring home a Centennial Conference title from 2011 tournament host Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
February 22, 2011
Louis V. Koerber, paint firm owner
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Koerber earned an engineering degree at The Johns Hopkins University, where he lettered four years on the varsity baseball and football teams and was captain of the 1948 football team. It also says Koerber served in leadership roles for the JHU Alumni Association and the Johns Hopkins Club.

The Post-Journal (Jamestown, N.Y.)
February 22, 2011
Robert A. Wilson
Johns Hopkins angle: The Pfizer executive earned a master's degree from SAIS in 1961, and he established a fellowship at the Bologna Center to assist students from the U.S. attending SAIS, according to this obituary.

The Pilot (N.C.)
February 22, 2011
Shepard N. Dunn
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Dunn completed his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
February 22, 2011
In Case Before Supreme Court, a Battle Over Universities' Rights to Faculty Inventions
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could give faculty members more rights to own inventions that arise from their work on federally financed research projects, potentially upending a practice that for 30 years has given universities ownership and the central role in commercializing billions of dollars worth of academic research.

New York Times
February 22, 2011
Cutting Tuition: A First Step?
This “Room for Debate” feature shares four expert opinions on whether other schools may follow in the footsteps of the University of the South, better known as Sewanee, which recently announced a 10 percent reduction in tuition for next year.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 22, 2011
Texas Poised to Pass Bill Allowing Guns on Campus
Texas has become a prime battleground for the issue because of its gun culture and its size, with 38 public universities and more than 500,000 students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 20, 2011
Spending Freely on Research, Canada Reverses Brain Drain
In the mid-1990s, higher-education officials in Canada warned of the consequences of government cuts in research funds and an exodus of academic talent. Today, Canada is on a roll, importing research stars and nurturing young Canadian and foreign scholars and postdoctoral students.

Washington Post – College Inc. blog
February 22, 2011
Randolph-Macon offers 'degree guarantee'
Students who follow a few institutional policies are promised a degree in four years, or else the college will waive tuition until the student has finished.

Inside Higher Ed
February 23, 2011
'Lowering Higher Education'
With colleges under intense pressure to find new sources of revenue, many are applying business ideas or creating closer ties to corporations. In a new book, James E. Côté and Anton L. Allahar call on colleges to step back and consider whether these trends result in the sacrifice of important academic values.

Inside Higher Ed
February 23, 2011
The Inevitable Happens in Ohio
The chancellor of Ohio's recently established university system, Eric Fingerhut, announced his resignation Tuesday, a year before his five-year term was to expire and four months after his political ally, former Governor Ted Strickland, lost his re-election bid.

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