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The Daily Record
February 3, 2011
Editorial: Who’s minding the store?
Johns Hopkins angle: This editorial discusses a projected $1.8 billion effort to transform 88 blighted acres north of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Daily Record
February 3, 2011
Daily Record investigation: An uncertain future
Johns Hopkins angle: Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in this installment of a series about redevelopment in East Baltimore, near and around the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WJZ-TV (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
February 3, 2011
Johns Hopkins Grad Students Return From Egypt
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School Near Eastern Studies graduate students Meredith Fraser and Ashley Fiutko are quoted in both the text and video at this link.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
February 3, 2011
Frankl's family speaks out about Meighan conviction
Johns Hopkins angle: The family of Johns Hopkins University student Miriam Frankl, who was killed by a hit and run driver in 2009, released a statement that is quoted in this news report.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2011
Is serial drunk driver to blame, or alcohol?
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter from a Sun reader discusses the role of alcohol in the fatal hit-and-run incident that led to the death of Johns Hopkins undergraduate Miriam Frankl.

Des Moines Register (Iowa)
February 3, 2011
Professor to speak at Drake asks: What's more important than civility?
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview is conducted with Krieger School Prof. P. M. Forni, a civility expert who was scheduled to speak on that topic Thursday at Drake University.

The Northwestern (Wisconsin)
February 4, 2011
Civility takes center stage
Johns Hopkins angle: this article states that P. M. Forni, co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project and author of "Choosing Civility," and "The Civility Solution," will discuss manners, civil behavior and politeness in today's society at 6 p.m., Feb. 24, at the Oshkosh Public Library.

Science Magazine
February 4, 2011
Human Genome 10th Anniversary: Waiting for the Revolution
Johns Hopkins angle: Edward Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted in this story, which states that “in 2009, the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University turned itself inside out for the human genome.” The piece discusses changes made to the school’s course plan. Other faculty members also are mentioned.

Bloomberg
February 4, 2011
Arabs Battling Regimes See Erdogan's Muslim Democracy as Model
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Karim Mezran, a professor of international relations JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Voice of America
February 3, 2011
Hospital Checklists Save Lives
Johns Hopkins angle: A simple checklist and plan developed by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine to reduce hospital infections is saving lives, according to a new study.

WBEZ (Chicago)
February 4, 2011
Professors Differ On Ethics Of Using WikiLeaks Cables
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this NPR interview is SAIS professor Piero Gleijeses.

UPI.com
February 3, 2011
Defibrillators save lives at big venues
Johns Hopkins angle: United Press International reports that a new study led by Myron Weisfeldt at the School of Medicine found that the odds of surviving cardiac arrest improve in a large, public venue where defibrillators are available. Weisfeldt is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
February 3, 2011
Mayoral Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Johns Hopkins alumnus, mentions that he delivered a commencement address at his alma mater last year.

Sify News (IANS)
February 4, 2011
K. Subrahmanyam: Toasting the Chanakya of our times
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story focuses on the view of K. Subrahmanyam of SAIS.

MSNBC.com
February 3, 2011
EPA Plan to Limit Rocket Chemical Fuels Debate
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Thomas Burke, associate dean for public health practice and training at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Becker’s Hospital Review
February 3, 2011
Maryland's Former Health Secretary to Lead Strategic Planning at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that John Colmers, Maryland's former health secretary, has been named vice president for healthcare transformation and strategic planning at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Carroll County Times
February 4, 2011
Paul Kazyak: The bright side to sustainability
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Kazyak, an instructor in the Advanced Academic Programs in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

The Daily Record
February 3, 2011
On the move: 2/4/11
Johns Hopkins angle: David Stewart, a 37-year faculty member at the Community College of Baltimore County, has been appointed academic dean of CCBC’s School of Mathematics and Science. Stewart has a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. He has held adjunct teaching positions at Johns Hopkins University, Towson University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2011
Banning gifts to doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions that in 2009 Johns Hopkins tightened its rules for “interaction with industry,” barring gifts and also banning drug and device representatives from patient care areas. In addition, it says, Johns Hopkins limited the paid consulting activities of physicians in its medical school, hospital and clinics.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2011
Reports of smoke close three MTA stations in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Maryland Transit Administration stations at the Shot Tower, Johns Hopkins and Charles Center were closed briefly Thursday afternoon in Baltimore as authorities investigate "reports of smoke."

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2011
Perkins assumes role as Howard schools deputy superintendent
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Mamie Perkins, who was recently promoted to be Howard County’s deputy school superintendent, mentions that Perkins served as an adjunct professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Education from 2004 to last year.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2011
Peabody Symphony tackles daunting scores by Mahler, Hersch
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post offers a positive review of a concert this week by the Peabody Symphony, a student orchestra that performed two demanding pieces: Symphony No. 2 by faculty member Michael Hersch and Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler. Conductor Hajime Teri Murai is mentioned.

TribLocal Network Northbrook (Suburban Chicago)
February 3, 2011
Guitarist Christopher Laughlin at Library Sunday Feb. 6, 2 pm
Johns Hopkins angle: Classical guitarist Christopher Laughlin holds a bachelor of music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, this concert preview states.

Bernardsville News (New Jersey)
February 4, 2011
Organist to lend music to silent romance film
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that organist Trent Johnson graduated from the Peabody Institute with a bachelor of music degree and a graduate performance diploma in organ.

Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2011
NFLPA's view of franchise tag could put Ngata on market
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reported that Johns Hopkins senior goalie Jeremy Selbst and sophomore driver Alex Whittam made the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division III All-America first team and that Blue Jays sophomore utility Ross Schofield was selected to the second team.

Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2011
MEAC suspends 4 from Coppin
Johns Hopkins angle: A college basketball item in this sports column notes that Johns Hopkins men’s team junior Tim McCarty made the CoSIDA/Capital One District II Academic All-America College Division first team, and Johns Hopkins forward Siobhan Callanan earned a spot on the women's third team.

Syracuse Post-Standard
February 4, 2011
Syracuse University lacrosse team's latest arrival makes an immediate splash
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports piece mentions Tom Palasek, who transferred to Syracuse University from JHU.

Mail Tribune (Oregon)
February 4, 2011
William Bayard Breeden
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Breeden graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor of science in economics.

Daily Herald (Utah)
February 4, 2011
Nephi Khachig Kezerian
Johns Hopkins angle: Kezerian earned his medical degree in orthopedics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, this obituary states.


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NPR "Morning Edition"
Texas Lawmakers Aim For Guns On College Campuses
Is the answer to mass shootings on college campuses to arm students and staff? Eight states are considering legislation that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun into the lecture hall, the library, or the dorm. Ground zero for the debate is Texas where a proposed law would remove "premises of higher education" as gun-free zones.

Inside Higher Ed
February 4, 2011
After Egypt
Educators involved in study abroad expect interest in the Middle East to grow, but many colleges are looking for alternatives to programs they had in Cairo.

New York Times - The Choice blog
February 3, 2011
Plea to Expand Enrollment at Top Colleges
Sandy Baum, professor emerita of economics at Skidmore College, and Michael McPherson, president of the Spencer Foundation, which finances education research, have a suggestion they say might ease the pressures on those seeking seats at the nation’s most prestigious colleges.

New York Times
Flurry of Data as Rules Near for Commercial Colleges
A battle between those who say the colleges serve the needy and those who say they leave students worse off.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 4, 2011
Maryland Lawsuit Targets Undocumented Students’ Local Tuition Break
Montgomery Community college is facing a lawsuit over its policy to provide low “in-county” tuition rates to any recent graduate of a local high school regardless of immigration status.

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2011
Morgan State to serve as research partner in energy-efficiency project
Morgan State University will serve as a research partner on a $129 million federal grant awarded to Pennsylvania State University to improve energy efficiency in commercial, public and residential buildings around the country.

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