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Baltimore Sun
January 26, 2011
Experts hail return to civility at State of the Union address, but will it last?
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story features comments from P. M. Forni, a Krieger School professor of Italian literature who has dedicated the past 15 years to the study of civility.

The Washington Post
January 26, 2011
Renewed push for castration in Va.
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a renewed push for castration of sex offenders as an alternative to the increasing costs of detaining and treating them after they've served their prison sentence, quotes Dr. Fred Berlin, director of the Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit at Johns Hopkins University.

WYPR
January 25, 2011
Midday with Rodricks
Johns Hopkins angle: Linda DeLibero, associate director of film and media studies and an instructor in film criticism and history at the Krieger School, discussed this year's Oscar nominees with host Dan Rodricks.

ABC News
January 25, 2011
Do We Expect Too Much From Fast Food?
Johns Hopkins angle: Sara Bleich, assistant professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was interviewed for this story centering around a lawsuit against Taco Bell because of the ingredients in its taco beef filling.

Wall Street Journal
January 25, 2011
Electronic Medical Records Don’t Improve Outpatient Care Quality: Study
Johns Hopkins: Max Romano, now a med student at Johns Hopkins University, conducted research with Randall Stafford, an associate professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, on the relationship between electronic medical records and outpatient care quality, according to this article.

New York Times
January 25, 2011
In Firearms Research, Cause Is Often the Missing Element
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on an analysis conducted for The New York Times by Daniel Webster, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, a study that found that higher rates of gun ownership correlate with higher rates of per capita homicide. Webster is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
January 25, 2011
Gun policy scholar wants shift in firearm control laws, discussion
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature reports on a talk that Daniel W. Webster, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, delivered Tuesday to a group of Johns Hopkins public health students and staff members. Also quoted in the piece is Marla Johnston, a trauma nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New York Times
January 25, 2011
N.R.A. Stymies Firearms Research, Scientists Say
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Stephen Teret, founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

Baltimore Sun
January 26, 2011
Gun control should focus on offenders, expert says
Johns Hopkins angle: This crime beat blog calls attention to a Sun article about a speech presented by Daniel W. Webster, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. It also mentions a grant the city received from the federal government that will allow Webster to study the police commissioner's strategy regarding criminals with guns.

BusinessWeek
January 25, 2011
Merrill Settles SEC Trading Probe for $10 Million
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Bloomberg story is Phillip Phan, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

New York Times
January 25, 2011
Stricter Oversight Urged for Defibrillators
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Myron L. Weisfeldt, a defibrillator pioneer and chairman of the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University.

The Atlantic
January 26, 2011
The 10 States That Lead in Science and Technology
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Johns Hopkins University.

WebMD
January 25, 2011
Can You Die of a Broken Heart?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ilan Wittstein, a cardiologist with the School of Medicine.

The Nation (Thailand)
January 26, 2011
Award-winning medics warn of future threats
Johns Hopkins angle: Robert Black of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of five experts in the UK and the US who will become a 2010 Prince Mahidol Laureate later this month.

Foreign Policy
January 25, 2011
Immigration: America's surprising enduring national security advantage
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that former Pentagon planning official Thomas Mahnken writes in Saisphere, an in-house publication at SAIS, that "one of America's sources of long-term strength is its ability to assimilate foreign talent."

Minnesota Public Radio
January 25, 2011
25 Influential Minnesotans in Washington
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Minnesota native Kathy Hudson, now chief of staff and deputy director of NIH, previously served as director of Johns Hopkins Genetics and Public Policy Center.

Philadelphia Daily News
January 26, 2011
District sets 'turnaround' for 18 more schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins University/TD Diplomas Now program is among the finalists to run six of the schools as charters through the program's Renaissance Match model.

Baltimore Sun
January 26, 2011
Live health chat
Shingles: How to avoid it and how to cope with the pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This post calls attention to an online chat scheduled for noon today with Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine. He will take reader questions on how to protect against shingles and how to cope with the pain.

Peoria Journal-Star (Illinois)
January 25, 2011
Reassignments spark District 150 rumors
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that a large federal grant now funds much of the Johns Hopkins program operating at Manual High School.

Baltimore City Paper
January 26, 2011
The Seekers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Peabody Institute faculty members Michael Kannen, Michael Formanek, and Courtney Orlando, who find musical kinship in a variety of 1971 sounds.

Ohio.com
January 26, 2011
Make it meatless
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the Meatless Monday campaign mentions its origins at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

AsiaOne News
January 25, 2011
The value of volunteering
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Center for Civil Society Studies.

Baltimore Sun Magazine
January 25, 2011
Weathering the storms with Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake notes that her husband, Kent Blake, is an intake coordinator at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Daily Herald (Illinois)
January 25, 2011
Boy’s love of cultures makes him geography bee champ
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Glen Crest Middle School eighth-grader Dan Pechi hopes someday to attend Johns Hopkins University to pursue a degree in bioengineering.

Baltimore Sun
January 26, 2011
An unofficial stab at 2011's preseason poll (Part 2)
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post ranks Johns Hopkins’ men’s team at 13th.

Baltimore Sun
January 25, 2011
William J. Salladin II, insurance executive
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary includes comments from Nick Cortezi, now CEO of All Risks Ltd., who was a Johns Hopkins University student when he was hired by Salladin in 1987.

Baltimore Sun
January 25, 2011
Edgar Knauff, construction firm founder, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Knauff studied engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.

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Inside Higher Ed
January 26, 2011
Shielding Education and Research
No statement in President Obama's State of the Union speech last night better summed up the protected status he envisions for the federal programs most important to colleges and universities, even as his administration vows to embrace a more austere approach to federal spending.

New York Times
January 25, 2011
Cut Waste or Invest? Try Both
President Obama wants to be sure that the United States keeps making the investments that help the economy grow. Congressional Republicans want the government to stop wasting so much money. Education — particularly higher education — offers a great opportunity for a compromise that would let both sides claim victory and, even more important, help the economy.

Inside Higher Ed
January 25, 2011
University Of Connecticut Donor, Robert G. Burton, Asks For Family's Name To Be Removed From Football Complex
In a stunning move, longtime University of Connecticut donor Robert G. Burton is asking for his $3 million donation to be returned and for his family's name to be removed from the football complex because he is upset with the university's athletic director.

Chronicle of Higher Ed
January 25, 2011
Census Data Reveal Rise in College Degrees, With Ethnic and Racial Gaps, Over Decades
The country has grown increasingly stratified, with pockets of educated residents in urban counties and college towns.

Inside Higher Ed
January 25, 2011
Emory's 'Regret' for Slavery Ties
As university prepares for national gathering on higher education's links to a shameful practice, the host institution steps
forward about its own past.

Wall Street Journal
January 26, 2011
Among Recent U.K. University Graduates, 1-in-5 Unemployed
U.K. graduate unemployment hit its highest rate in 15 years in the third quarter of 2010, official data showed Wednesday, sparking concerns that the government’s public sector job cuts will cause the rate to rise even higher. The Office of National Statistics said the jobless rate for new university graduates reached 20% between July and September last year — almost double what it was before the start of the recession in the first quarter of 2008, when it stood at 10.6%.

Inside Higher Ed
January 25, 2011
Not So Fast
Michigan provost wants to extend pre-tenure period to 10 years -- and faculty senate resoundingly rejects the idea.


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