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Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2011
Johns Hopkins ranks top among 5,000 US hospitals for 21st year
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital earned the top spot among about 5,000 hospitals in the United States for the 21st year, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2011-2012 rankings.

WTOP (Maryland)
July 19, 2011
Hopkins tops hospital honor roll
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that the Johns Hopkins Hospital is the top hospital in U.S. News & World Report's latest honor roll rankings of hospitals nationwide.

Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2011
Hopkins tops nation's hospitals, 7 more on 'best' list
Johns Hopkins angle: This health post states that “the U.S. News and World Report rankings are out, and Johns Hopkins tops the list again.” It also lists how the hospital ranked in various medical specialty areas.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 19, 2011
Johns Hopkins keeps top U.S. hospital ranking
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital has taken the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of American hospitals for the 21st year in a row, this article states.

The Daily Record
July 19, 2011
Hopkins tops hospital honor roll
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Hospital is the top hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s latest honor roll rankings of hospitals nationwide, this article reports.

NBC Washington
July 19, 2011
D.C. Region's Best Hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that “the 21st year in a row, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore was named the #1 hospital in the nation” by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report
July 18, 2011
The Methodology for Hospital Rankings in 94 Metro Areas
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the methodology used in U.S. News’s rankings mentions the Johns Hopkins Hospital “ranks at or near the top in all 16.”

NewScientist.com (U.K.)
July 18, 2011
Robot film fest imagines a future filled with machines
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the first Robot Film Festival, held recently in Manhattan, praises the video “Operation da Vinci,” which was produced by Whiting School graduate students Kelleher Guerin, Carol Reiley and Tom Tarantillo. It also notes that the video won the Audience Award (picked by voting on Twitter) for the JHU student producers.

PBS NewsHour
July 18, 2011
Piano Virtuoso Fleisher on Overcoming Disability That Nearly Silenced Career
Johns Hopkins angle: This video and interview transcript focus on internationally-renowned concert pianist Leon Fleisher, a Peabody Institute faculty member.

New York Times
July 18, 2011
Noted Composer, Who Leapt Into Atonality, Meows Her Last
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary is for a cat that belonged to the late Morris Moshe Cotel, who retired as chairman of the composition department at the Peabody Conservatory in 2000. The cat, which stepped along the professor’s keyboard, was credited as the composer of a short song that won a special mention in a contest. According to the post, the song “had its concert premiere at Peabody in 1998 and was later performed in Europe and heard on public radio.”

Baltimore Sun
July 15, 2011
Where medical masterpieces are made
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the 100-year-old School of Medicine master's program in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. Quoted is the department’s director, Gary Lees.

U.S. News & World Report
July 18, 2011
Key to Healthcare Costs Is to Better Treat Chronically Ill
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Gerard Anderson, director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Hospital Finance and Management and a professor of health policy and management and international health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New York Times
July 18, 2011
Add Patience to a Leap of Faith to Discover Cancer Signatures
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this news analysis is Steven Goodman, a School of Medicine oncology biostatistician.

TIME Healthland
July 19, 2011
Your Doctor's Bedside Manner Could Affect Your Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions P.M. Forni, a Krieger School civility expert.

Washington Post
July 19, 2011
Robotic surgery extends its reach in health care, hospital marketing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Martin Makary, co-author of a recent study on hospital use of robotic surgery and a pancreatic surgeon at the School of Medicine.

Bloomberg
July 18, 2011
Body Bombs May Challenge Terrorists as Much as U.S. Air Security
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg article mentions Martin A. Makary, a specialist in advanced laparoscopy and gastro-intestinal tumors at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2011
Peru's Humala takes bold step toward center
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story suggests that Peru’s next finance minister may be orthodox economist Luis Miguel Castilla, a former World Bank official who has a doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2011
New doctors not always discussing medical ethics
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports on a study led by Joseph Carrese, a core faculty member at the Berman Institute at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Carrese is quoted.

AllAfrica.com
July 18, 2011
Africa: Political Leadership Key to Male Circumcision Success
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions JHPIEGO, a Johns Hopkins affiliate.

The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)
July 18, 2011
Male mentors step up to fill the hole in children's' lives
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned in this piece is "Men on a Mission: Valuing Youth Work in Our Communities," published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Eyewitness News 12 (Kansas)
July 18, 2011
Workers, retirees worry about their 401k, portfolios
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a comment from Krieger School economist Christopher Carroll.

Frederick News-Post
July 19, 2011
Police lieutenant says 'profession is a calling'
Johns Hopkins angle: Lt. Clark Pennington is now enrolled in a master's degree program in leadership and management at Johns Hopkins University, this story states.

The Journal of Turkish Weekly
July 19, 2011
Juan Bordaberry, who Led Uruguay in Dark Era, Dies at 83
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this obituary.

City Limits (New York City)
July 18, 2001
In A Bad Economy, Even Opera Vocalists Sing The Blues
Johns Hopkins angle: Featured in this article is part-time opera singer Alyssa Bowlby, who graduated with a master's in music from the Peabody Institute nearly seven years ago.

Lancaster Online (Pennsylvania)
July 17, 2011
St. Peter's celebrates 20 years with ragtime
Johns Hopkins angle: This story concerns an upcoming concert that will feature the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, an ensemble that takes its name from the Peabody Conservatory, where the band got its start as a student group in 1974.

Garden City Patch (New York)
July 18, 20-11
GCHS Alumni: Where Are They Now? Julian Pellicano
Johns Hopkins angle: The column mentions that Julian Pellicano, who is now a professor at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., double-majored in philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and percussion at Peabody Conservatory.


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Inside Higher Ed
July 19, 2011
Frustration with the Feds
In a tough budgetary environment for federal financial aid, with even the bedrock Pell Grant Program on the chopping block, anxiety is omnipresent at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ annual convention.

SA Today
July 18, 2011
Obama pushes businesses to invest $118 million in education
President Obama met yesterday afternoon with business and non-profit groups dedicated to improving the nation's school systems -- and hoped to come away with at least $118 million in pledges.

Bloomberg News
July 19, 2011
Bowdoin Says No Need for SAT While Buying College Board Scores
Students are being duped by some schools into thinking that test scores don't matter, when they matter a great deal for marketing outreach and prestige, said Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, which neither requires the tests nor buys names.

Inside Higher Ed
July 19, 2011
Online and Incomplete
Community college students who enroll in distance courses are more likely to fail or drop out than are those in in-person classes, study finds.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 17, 2011
U. of Alaska Researcher Presses More-Inclusive Approach to Measuring Student Achievement
A model of the new tracking system follows all entering students for 10 years, monitoring far more than just whether and when they graduate.

Hechinger Report
July 19, 2011
Q&A with Joan Dassin: Increasing access without lowering standards
The Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program is winding down after 10 years of providing graduate fellowships to underrepresented students from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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