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Baltimore Sun
February 27, 2011
Hopkins student in coma after bicycle accident, father says
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Nathan Krasnopoler, a second-year engineering student, was in a coma at Johns Hopkins Hospital after being struck by a vehicle Saturday while riding his bicycle near the Homewood campus.

Annapolis Capital (AP)
February 27, 2011
Hopkins student struck on bike
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that a 20-year-old undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University is in critical but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle while he was riding a bike.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
February 26, 2011
Biker hit by vehicle, critically injured
Johns Hopkins angle: This televisions news story states that a 20-year-old Johns Hopkins undergraduate was injured after being struck by a vehicle as he was riding a bicycle.

WBAL-TV 11 (Baltimore)
February 26, 2011
Hopkins Student Hit By Car Recovering
Johns Hopkins angle: A 20-year-old Johns Hopkins undergraduate was injured after being struck by a vehicle as he was riding a bicycle, according to this TV news report.

New York Times
February 27, 2011
How the Arabs Turned Shame Into Liberty
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Fouad Ajami, a professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Detroit Free Press
February 26, 2011
Other cities' neighborhood stabilization programs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions JHU’s Live Near Your Work program and quotes Michelle Carlstrom, senior director of the university’s Office of Work, Life and Engagement.

ABS CBN News (Reuters)
February 28, 2011
Data lacking for many home fertility tests: study
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul Brezina of the School of Medicine led a review that found that many at-home kits used to predict a woman's fertility, a man's sperm viability or a baby's gender lack solid data to confirm their accuracy, according to this Reuters wire story.

Mangalorean (IANS)
February 28, 2011
Engineered fungus to be a potent tool against malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health teamed up with those at the University of Maryland to genetically engineer a fungus to be a potent, specific and eco-friendly tool against malaria.

Raleigh News & Observer
February 28, 2011
Turning yucky mucus into a better barrier
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Krieger School biophysicist Richard Cone.

New York Times
February 27, 2011
North Koreans Struggle, and Party Keeps Its Grip
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Bradley O. Babson, chairman of the DPRK Economic Forum of the U.S.-Korea Institute at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
February 27, 2011
The Interview: Heather Hay Murren
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview mentions that Murren, who just finished serving on a federal commission charged with investigating the nation's financial crisis, will be in town to receive a "distinguished alumna" award from Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
February 25, 2011
Academically and athletically, Poly's Guerrero-Martin does it all
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature of about Baltimore Polytechnic Institute senior Selena Guerrero-Martin states that she conducted her own cornea stem cell research project in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins last summer. Quoted is Freddy Espinoza, a Johns Hopkins doctoral candidate who was her lab mentor and supervisor at Johns Hopkins.

New York Times
February 25, 2011
Safety: Wound Care May Matter More Than Antibiotics
Johns Hopkins angle: This Vital Signs column quotes Aaron E. Chen, the lead author, noting that he was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine when the study was done.

Reuters India
February 28, 2011
AIDS gel shown to protect anal tissue from HIV
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Craig Hendrix, a School of Medicine professor of medicine and pharmacology who is leading a study comparing the oral and gel forms of a drug in American and African women. The study found that daily use of tenofovir gel resulted in a more than 100-times higher concentration of active drug in vaginal tissue compared with use of an oral tablet.

Washington Post
February 28, 2011
The download: College students present their tech ideas
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that representatives from Johns Hopkins were among presenters at the University Technology Exhibition, which the Northern Virginia Technology Council hosted Thursday at the Hilton Tysons Corner to give schools in the Washington region an opportunity to bring public awareness to technology-in-development.

PhysOrg.com
February 28, 2011
Want to go for a walk? Your neighborhood might play a part
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Thomas Glass of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Times
February 27, 2011
It Gets Worse
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this book review, the author of “Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age” states that in 1905 “one of the saints of American medicine, Dr. William Osler, gave a notorious farewell speech at Johns Hopkins claiming that human creativity peaked at 40… .”

San Angelo Standard Times
February 26, 2011
PROGRESS: Nonprofit employment reflects need
Johns Hopkins angle: This story is based on statistics generated by the Texas Nonprofit Employment Update, a part of the Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Economic Data Project. The report was a joint product of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies and OneStar Foundation: Texas Center for Social Impact.

Grand Rapids Press
February 28, 2011
Experts agree that laughter, humor speed up healing
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story focuses on Lillie Shockney of The Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center.

Jamaica Gleaner
February 28, 2011
Silent sufferers
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Arthur Burnett, professor of urology at the School of Medicine.

New York Times
February 25, 2011
Lorin Stein, the Paris Review’s New Party Boy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Lorin Stein, the editor of The Paris Review, spent time at JHU briefly as a teaching fellow and poetry student.

Baltimore Sun
February 25, 2011
City selects review panel in Select Lounge police shooting
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, one of the people appointed to this panel is Darrel W. Stephens, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association at the School of Education’s Division of Public Safety Leadership program.

Baltimore Sun
February 25, 2011
Animal cruelty at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor is from Barbara Wasserman and Martin P. Wasserman, two 1968 School of Medicine graduates who have expressed concerns about the use of animals for surgical training.

Botswana Gazette
February 27, 2011
Former President Mogae leaves for South Africa and USA
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that former President Festus G. Mogae will participate in a conference titled “Africa’s New Era: Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future,” scheduled for March 1 and 2. The conference is co-sponsored by the African Studies Program at the SAIS.

AllAfrica.com
February 25, 2011
Tanzania: People's Revolutions Don't Guarantee Democracy
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Daniel Serwer is quoted in this article.

Royal Gazette Online (Bermuda)
February 27, 2011
New hospital set to cost $13m less than expected
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, a new hospital in Bermuda will cost $13 million less than anticipated by a Johns Hopkins Medicine International Report.

The Daily Record
February 27, 2011
9 hospitals face penalties for complications
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2011
Peabody Chamber Opera returns to the '50s via works by Bernstein, Hoiby
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post reviews a recent double-bill performance by the Peabody Opera.

Broadway World
February 25, 2011
BWW Reviews: Charlotte Cohn at Center Stage
Johns Hopkins angle: This review mentions that Cohn is accompanied on acoustic guitar by Ben Loucheed, who is studying jazz at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Capital (Annapolis)
February 27, 2011
Leading man: Gretz makes Annapolis Opera sing
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Ron Gretz, artistic director of the Annapolis Opera, notes that he graduated from the Peabody Institute.

Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
February 26, 2011
Lady of the dance
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Barbara Weisberger, who will be honored at an 85th birthday celebration, is an artistic adviser to the Peabody Institute’s Dance Department.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 26, 2011
Four MSO members leaving on a high note
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra piccolo player Judith Ormond, who will leave at the end of this season, attended the Peabody institute.

Baltimore Sun
February 26, 2011
College lacrosse roundup: Hopkins men rout Siena, 16-6
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins' men's lacrosse team got three goals and two assists each from Chris Boland and John Greeley, and nine different players scored for the Blue Jays in a 16-6 win over Siena at Homewood Field on Saturday.

Albany Times-Union
February 28, 2011
Saints fall to No. 9 Blue Jays
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team improved to 3-0 on the season after a 16-6 rout of Siena in a non-conference matchup Saturday in Baltimore.

Press Box
February 25, 2011
Hopkins Seeks Third-Straight Win
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview story reports that Johns Hopkins would play its home opener against Siena at 1 p.m. Saturday, a game also airing on ESPNU.


Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2011
Loyola men drop regular-season basketball finale, get Saint Peter's in MAAC tourney
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s basketball item in this column reports that host Johns Hopkins was outscored by 12 points in the second half in losing, 72-61, to second-seeded Muhlenberg in the Centennial Conference championship game.

Allentown Morning Call
February 28, 2011
Muhlenberg women beat Johns Hopkins for Centennial title
Johns Hopkins angle: Muhlenberg College’s women’s basketball team beat JHU 72-61, in the Centennial Conference championship game, this story reports.

WFMZ TV (Allentown, Pa.)
February 27, 2011
Muhlenberg Captures Centennial Conference Championship
Johns Hopkins angle: Muhlenberg College’s women’s basketball team beat JHU 72-61, in the Centennial Conference championship game, this story reports.

Pottstown Mercury (Pa.)
February 27, 2011
Boyertown medley relay captures silver at indoor finale
Johns Hopkins angle: In college wrestling, in Ursinus student Alex Blank’s championship match against Paul Marcello of Johns Hopkins, he lost 3-2.

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2011
Q&A with ESPN's Paul Carcaterra
Johns Hopkins angle: In this lacrosse blog item, Carcaterra comments on the skills of JHU’s men’s lacrosse players and predicts that the team will defeat Princeton on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
February 26, 2011
Dr. Peter J. Golueke, vascular surgeon, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that during the 1980s Golueke joined the School of Medicine as an assistant professor in vascular surgery, while serving as chief of vascular surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


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Diverse Issues In Higher Education
February 28, 2011
Creative Partnerships Among Business, Colleges and Universities Key to Competing in Global Economy
Employers and educators should align research and development goals, U.S. labor official says.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 27, 2011
State Lawmakers Seek More Say Over Colleges
Bills on the table in some states include limits on salaries, sabbaticals, and collective bargaining.

New York Times
February 26, 2011
Lawmakers Debate Effect of Weapons on Campus
About a dozen legislatures nationwide are considering bills to allow firearms at public universities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 27, 2011
Higher Education Means Lower Blood Pressure
Compared to individuals who had a high-school diploma or less, those whose education went beyond a college degree had blood pressure that was lower by several points, even after risk factors like smoking were taken into account.

Wall Street Journal
February 26, 2011
College Cries Foul Over a Copycat
The website of a fictitious school called the University of Redwood features a faculty directory and photographs of a campus—most of which in fact belong to Reed College. Now, officials are struggling to stop the fraud.

Johns Hopkins University