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Wall Street Journal
March 8, 2011
The Future of the Euro: A Symposium
Johns Hopkins angle: Steve Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics, is the writer of one of the five pieces in this opinion package.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2011
Baltimore's top prosecutor considering changes to police-misconduct procedures
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Christopher Dreisbach, an assistant professor within the Division of Public Safety Leadership at JHU's School of Education.

New York Times
March 8, 2011
Georgia Poses Hurdle for U.S.-Russia Ties
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Svante E. Cornell, research director for the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

Central Western Daily (Australia)
March 7, 2011
Unleash your inner genius
Johns Hopkins angle: The feature quotes hearing specialist and musician Charles Limb, a School of Medicine associate professor who is probing the neurological basis of creativity by studying jazz musicians' brains.

Congress.org
March 8, 2011
Turnover in military brass expected
Johns Hopkins angle: Charles Stevenson, a professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this article.

New York Times
March 8, 2011
The Doctor's Wife in the Chemo Chair
Johns Hopkins angle: In this health blog, Peter B. Bach, an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, mentions a serious allergic reaction he witnessed while he was receiving his medical training at Johns Hopkins.

Nature News
March 8, 2011
NASA mission set to orbit Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft mission to Mercury includes a photograph attributed in part to JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory, which is a partner in the project.

Bernama (Malaysia)
March 08, 2011
Lean U.S. Missions To Mars, Jupiter Moon Recommended
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story is illustrated with a photo shot by the New Horizon spacecraft, and the image is attributed in part to JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory, a partner in that mission.

New York Times
March 7, 2011
From 'End of History' Author, a Look at the Beginning and Middle
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with political scientist Francis Fukuyama of Stanford University was conducted at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies, where Fukuyama retains a faculty appointment.

Washington Examiner (D.C.)
March 8, 2011
Guilty often in positions of authority, prominence
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Fred Berlin, director of the Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit at The Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
March 7, 2011
Naval Academy to add cybersecurity classes
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that the Naval Academy conferred with The Johns Hopkins University, which had a direct impact on the course.

Newton Daily News (Iowa)
March 7, 29011
The power of negative thinking
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about the influence that negative thinking has upon humans mentions that researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that negative thinking decreases our ability to handle physical pain.

The Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
March 7, 2011
Special measures being taken to build hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about hospital construction mentions Johns Hopkins.

ThirdAge
March 7, 2011
Potassium Levels Linked To Diabetes Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that a team of researchers from the School of Medicine found that lower blood potassium levels may be why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than are whites. Quoted is Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, the study leader.

JewishJournal.com
March 7, 2011
Al Jazeera English vs. The Charlie Sheen Channel
Johns Hopkins angle: This column, which also ran in the Huffington Post, mentions Fouad Ajami of SAIS.

The Jordan Times
March 8, 2011
Khatib appointed UN envoy to Libya
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that former foreign minister Abdul Ilah Khatib was appointed on Monday as UN special envoy for humanitarian affairs in conflict-ridden Libya. The story says Khatib is a graduate of SAIS, where he earned a master's degree in international economics and development.

Nasdaq
March 7, 2011
FOMC Member Lockhart stresses flexibility of policy options
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Dennis P. Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has an M.A. in international economics and American foreign policy from JHU's School of Advanced International Studies.

Maryland Daily Record
March 7, 2011
Legal on the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Leslie R. Stellman, a professor at JHU's School of Education, has been voted onto the board of directors of the Council of School Attorneys, which is affiliated with the National School Boards Association.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)
March 8, 2011
Student of the Week: Ashley Elsbury
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focusing on high school senior Ashley Elsbury states that she has been accepted at JHU and intends to study biomedical engineering.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 8, 2011
Busy Curtis grad whose pace is ever allegro
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focusing on Anthony McGill, the co-principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera, mentions that he teaches at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Chattanoogan (Tennessee)
March 7, 2011
Squires Hall Recital Features Lee Alumna Sarah Kate Walston, Soprano
Johns Hopkins angle: The preview of a concert by soprano Sarah Kate Walston notes that she received her master of music degree and graduate performance diploma at the Peabody Conservatory.

Washington City Paper
March 7, 2011
Washington Women in Jazz Festival: An Update
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post calls attention to an upcoming performance by Gabrielle Murphy, a Peabody Conservatory graduate who plays both alto and tenor saxophone and flute.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2011
Weekend whirlwind, round 3: The multi-cultural music of Lou Harrison
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post praises a recent piano performance by Benjamin Pasternack, calling him "one of the great talents on the Peabody Conservatory faculty."

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2011
Bill would ease driver license rules for adults
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Victoria Wong, a Charles Village resident who attended JHU.

Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2011
Loss to Duke shows Maryland might not be elite
Johns Hopkins angle: In this lacrosse column, sports writer Mike Preston praises JHU men's coach Dave Pietramala for refusing to use his team's youth as an excuse after the Blue Jays were routed by Princeton, 8-3, on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
March 5, 2011
Coaches seek balance as more lacrosse games move to NFL venues
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes JHU men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala.

NC Advertiser (New Canaan, Conn.)
March 7, 2011
James T. Dwyer, 53, grew up here
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Dwyer attended JHU, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics and business administration.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Chronicle of Higher Education
March 7, 2011
Faculty Pay Remains Flat at Public Colleges, Edges Up at Private Colleges
Faculty members at public colleges saw no increase in pay this year, on average, for the second year in a row, a survey has found. Private-college faculty members did slightly better, receiving an average raise of 2 percent, which kept their pay on pace with inflation.

Washington Post
March 8, 2011
UDC students stage protest, call for school president's resignation
Student leaders at the University of the District of Columbia called for the resignation of President Allen Sessoms on Monday in a noon protest, alleging that the administrator has spent lavishly on himself while raising tuition and cutting programs at Washington's public university.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
March 8, 2011
Higher Education Leaders Say Experiential Learning Key to Student Success
American Council on Education conference speakers say college learning can be enhanced in learning communities, internships, and first-year seminars.

Inside Higher Ed
March 8, 2011
The Gray Wave
An onrush of aging professors will force colleges to find ways to shepherd faculty into retirement while keeping them part of the university community, experts say.

Baltimore Sun
March 8, 2011
Hrabowski wins $20,000 award
University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III has won a $20,000 prize from TIAA-CREF, recognizing him for visionary leadership in higher education.

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