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Washington Post
January 1, 2011
A once-stalled reading program drops old rules and helps teachers who want more structure
Johns Hopkins angle: Success for All, the reading program described in the story, was co-founded by Robert E. Slavin, a professor in the School of Education, who is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
January 2, 2011
New Howard school board still fails to reflect racial diversity of county
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Lester Spence, a Krieger School political scientist who specializes in racial politics.

Baltimore Sun
December 30, 2010
Neighbors dispute Arundel Wegmans store over fly ash concerns
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about environmental concerns associated with a proposed Anne Arundel County shopping center quotes Edward Bouwer, chair of the Whiting School’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2010
Trials for tickets won't be automatic
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from former police officer Doug Ward, who is now director of the Division of Public Safety Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

New York Times
December 31, 2010
Giving Alzheimer’s Patients Their Way, Even Chocolate
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is sociologist Laura N. Gitlin, the newly appointed director of the Center on Aging and Health at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
December 30, 2010
Made in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Helmut Guenschel Inc., a local business, was hired by Johns Hopkins University when the school needed a company to design and fabricate display cases for an archaeology museum that opened last fall.

New York Times
December 31, 2010
This Year, Change Your Mind
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece, concerning people who take up a new sport or a musical instrument in their 50s or 60s, quotes Eliza Bussey, a journalist in her mid-50s who now studies harp at the Peabody Conservatory.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
January 1, 2011
Master Lock reassessing China
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Pieter P. Bottelier, a senior adjunct professor of China studies at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.

Washington Post
January 3, 2011
Episodes of failed leadership in 2010 taught lessons

Johns Hopkins angle: Written by George S. Everly Jr., an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Washington Post.com
December 30, 2010
New Year's Eve Safety: Campus Overload Live with Jenna Johnson
Johns Hopkins angle: During this online Q&A, research by Michael Fingerhood, a Johns Hopkins associate professor, was mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2010
Yes, it's constitutional
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary is written by James F. Burdick, a professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

St. Petersburg Times
January 3, 2011
Researchers at USF look for ways to find and treat Alzheimer's earlier
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that a study by Johns Hopkins researchers, published in the American Journal of Public Health, estimated that delaying the onset of symptoms by one year in every Alzheimer's patient would save the nation $10 billion annually.

The News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri)
January 3, 2011
Energy drinks raise concerns
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to Johns Hopkins research concerning high levels of caffeine found in many energy drinks.

Food Safety News
January 3, 2011
Can Energy Drinks Be a Gateway to Addictions?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that a survey conducted by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland found that college students who regularly consume energy drinks are at a greater risk for alcohol dependency.

UPI.com
January 3, 2011
Pediatricians, appendix ruptures linked
Johns Hopkins angle: This United Press International wire story reports on a new study led by Fizan Abdullah of The Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

eMaxHealth.com
January 3, 2011
Obesity and Disability in Fibromyalgia Linked
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center reported that short bursts of activity such as taking the stairs and gardening for 30 minutes several times a week can help reduce pain among fibromyalgia patients.

The News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
January 3, 2011
EPA tries new tests for toxicity
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Thomas Hartung, professor of evidence-based toxicology and director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.)
January 3, 2011
State looks for ways to cut health care costs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Gerard Anderson, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Health Services Research Division.

Sky News (United Kingdom)
January 3, 2011
Movie 'To Cover Major Cell Breakthrough'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a Hollywood movie will be made of about the life of Henrietta Lacks, whose unusual cells, obtained at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951, have played an important role in medical research. The story quotes from a statement released by the hospital.

The Gulf Today (United Arab Emirates)
January 3, 2011
Constipation among kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Maria Oliva-Hemker, the director of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Tulsa World
January 2, 2011
Cultural Calendar
Johns Hopkins angle: The Monument Piano Trio got its start in Baltimore, where the founders attended the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2010
My Top 10 classical music events of 2010 in Baltimore and Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: In his yearend review, classical music critic Tim Smith states that his favorite events from 2010 included a Jan. 17 recital by Peabody student Hans Kristian Goldstein, a cellist, and a Nov. 18 Peabody Opera Theatre's production of Massenet's "Manon."

Modesto Bee (California)
January 3, 2011
Albinism just one distinction for West Campus High senior
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Maxwell Collard, who has vision problems caused by oculocutaneous albinism, has been accepted into JHU’s biomedical engineering program in the fall. It adds that Collard was awarded the Bloomberg Scholarship, a need-based aid program funded by Johns Hopkins alumnus and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

New York Times
December 30, 2010
Letters: Debutante Debate
Johns Hopkins angle: Two letters to the editor comment on a recent New York Times feature profiling Johns Hopkins undergraduate Hadley Nagel.

Baltimore Sun
January 1, 2011
The upset that wasn't
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reflects on the 2010 men's college lacrosse season, referring to a surprising “downturn’’ in the performance of Johns Hopkins’ team last year.

Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2010
UMBC men get first win of season, 68-67 over Niagara
Johns Hopkins angle: This college basketball roundup column states reports that JHU’s men’s team couldn't protect a 40-29 halftime lead and fell to the Averett Cougars, 77 to 71, in the opening game of the Randolph Macon Coaches Classic.

St. Louis Beacon
December 31, 2010
National Children's Study may shine a light on health-care disparities
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece is written by Jocelyn Wagman, a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s undergraduate public health program who is anticipating joining the Peace Corps.

Baltimore Sun
December 30, 2010
In Baltimore, slayings and other crime fall in 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This yearend crime roundup mentions the late July killings of Johns Hopkins University researcher Stephen Pitcairn, who was walking home from Penn Station through the Charles Village neighborhood.

Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2010
What are your picks for top health stories of the year?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog’s review of the top health stories from 2010 refers to the shooting of a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital by the distraught son of a patient.

Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2010
Betty Lou Raskin, Hopkins researcher, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Raskin earned a master's degree in chemistry and a doctorate in educational psychology, both from Johns Hopkins. It also mentions that she worked at the university’s Homewood campus for many years, overseeing plastics research and development at the radiation laboratory.

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NPR – All Things Considered
January 2, 2011
Class Decides Whether To Donate Professor's Kidney
How often does 5 percent of a final grade depend on deciding the fate of the professor's internal organs? A professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland asked the students in his Altruism and Egoism class to decide whether he should donate a kidney.

Inside Higher Ed
January 3, 2011
Job Freefall, Job Recovery
Open positions in history suffer another sharp decline, while searches in economics see a strong rebound.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 2, 2011
Colleges to Confront Deep Cutbacks
In states where new governors pledge no new taxes, higher-education budgets will suffer, and public colleges are bracing for steep cuts.

New York Times
January 1, 2011
National Student Loan Center Developers Named by Cuomo
Before leaving office as New York’s attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo tied up a loose end from one of his signature campaigns: an investigation of the student loan industry.

Wall Street Journal
January 3, 2011
Congress Targets Spending
The top targets could be programs whose budgets saw a jump under Democrats, like Pell Grants for middle-income college students.


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