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March 9, 2011
Defiant Gadhafi calls for countrymen to defend Libya
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is SAIS’s Fouad Ajami. (Bulgaria)
March 9, 2011
Bulgaria Currency Board Architect Slams Euro as 'Creature of Politics'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sofia News Agency story reports that Steve Hanke, an applied economist from the Whiting School and “the architect of Bulgaria's currency regime and one of the opponents of its eurozone aspirations, has slammed the single currency as 'a creature of politics, not economics and finance'.” (Bulgaria)
March 9, 2011
A Political Currency
Johns Hopkins angle: Whiting School applied economist Steve Hanke wrote this commentary.

WTOP Radio
March 9, 2011
Md. bill would have breathalyzers on all drunk drivers' cars
Johns Hopkins angle: Molly Dillon, a senior at Johns Hopkins University, spoke before a Senate committee in Annapolis yesterday, where she told lawmakers that had there been such a law a few years ago, her friend Miriam Frankl might be alive today. Frankl was a JHU undergraduate who was hit and killed by a driver under the influence.

Abilene Reporter-News (Texas)
March 8, 2011
Abilene college students look to a possible future in nonprofits
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that nonprofits account for an estimated 6,333 jobs in the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area, according to the "Texas Nonprofit Employment Update," released in August by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies and the OneStar Foundation: Texas Center for Social Impact.

Baltimore Brew
March 7, 2011
Support ride Wednesday for Hopkins student struck by car, plus other updates
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Baltimore city cyclists are planning a gathering today near the Homewood campus at the scene of the Feb. 26 crash that left Johns Hopkins sophomore Nathan Krasnopoler injured after a car struck his bicycle.

Maryland Daily Record
March 8, 2011
Task force debates priorities for public financing
Johns Hopkins angle: Andy Frank, former deputy mayor and now special advisor for economic development to the Johns Hopkins University, is mentioned in this article.

Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2011
FDA panel wants doctors to supervise genetic testing
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is George Netto of the School of Medicine.

Ivanhoe Newswire
March 9, 2011
ALS Caused By A Retrovirus?
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Avindra Nath, M.D., a professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, found that viruses that are a natural part of human genome may be linked to a deadly progressive neurodegenerative disease, ALS.

Yahoo! News (Reuters)
March 8, 2011
U.S. panel rejects higher dose of Novartis lung drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece quotes Peter Terry, the panel chairman and a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
March 8, 2011
Beer Madness: The panelists
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup states that Duff Gillespie, a professor at the School of Public Health, has been selected to be a member of a Beer madness tasting panel.

Maryland Daily Record
March 8, 2011
Bill renews call to ban smoking in cars with kids
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a Johns Hopkins School of Public Health study from 2005 that reported that second-hand smoke costs $73 million a year in children’s medical treatment.

Southern Maryland Online
March 8, 2011
Md. Lawmakers Could Ban Smoking in Cars with Children
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a Johns Hopkins School of Public Health study from 2005 reports that second-hand smoke costs $73 million a year in children's medical treatment.

Valley News (N.D.)
March 8, 2011
Helmet Head
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Adil Haider, assistant professor of surgery at the School of Medicine, found that wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the chance of cervical spine injury. This result counters claims that helmets pose a risk to riders in a crash.

St. Louis American
March 8, 2011
Potassium levels possible culprit in type 2 diabetes racial disparity
Johns Hopkins angle: Lower potassium levels in the blood may help explain why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as are whites, according to a new study led by Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh, Ph.D., an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 9, 2011
The aches and pains of aging
Johns Hopkins angle: This post calls attentions to a live online health chat, scheduled for noon today and featuring Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.
March 9, 2011
Harris keeps private insurance
Johns Hopkins angle: Republican Rep. Andy Harris, who complained about having to wait a month for his federal health insurance to kick in, has decided to keep his private health plan. Harris is on unpaid leave from his job as an anesthesiologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

March 9, 2011
Animal abuse alleged at two medical schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a former Maryland health secretary and a nonprofit physicians organization are asking local prosecutors to halt alleged animal abuse at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, as well as The Johns Hopkins University.

Memphis Daily News
March 7, 2011
Violin Prodigy Hahn Brings Talents to GPAC
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about famed violinist Hilary Hahn states that Hahn first picked up a violin just before her fourth birthday, taking a Suzuki program at the Peabody Institute.

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
March 6, 2011
'Slavic Soul' to celebrate Antonin Dvorak
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of a Charleston Symphony Orchestra concert mentions that guest conductor Bohuslav Rattay has degrees from the Prague Conservatory, Rice University and the Peabody Institute.

Boulder Jewish News (Colo.)
March 8, 2011
Holocaust Composers’ Work Lives On
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview notes that Cynthia Katsarelis, music director of the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory, where she studied both violin and conducting.

Kearney Hub (Neb.)
March 8, 2011
UNK musicians will play in intercollegiate band
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that the Nebraska Intercollegiate Band is directed by award-winning composer Joel Puckett, a professor of music theory at the Peabody Conservatory. (Azerbaijan)
March 9, 2011
'Turkey was unique in the Muslim world'
Johns Hopkins angle: Namik Tan, the Turkish ambassador in Washington, spoke at a panel discussion at SAIS.

The Saratogian (N.Y.)
March 8, 2011
5W: Sumita Pahwa
Johns Hopkins angle: Pahwa is currently finishing up her Ph.D. in comparative politics at Johns Hopkins with a focus in Middle Eastern studies.

Fairbanks Daily Miner (Alaska)
March 7, 2011
Student of the Week: Ashley Elsbury
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Elsbury has been accepted at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 9, 2011
UMES men survive double OT to reach MEAC quarterfinals
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s college lacrosse item in this column states that Johns Hopkins freshman midfielder Taylor D'Amore was named American Lacrosse Conference Rookie of the Week.
March 8, 2011
Hopkins goaltender Bassett becoming Jays’ leader
Johns Hopkins angle: A sports story about Johns Hopkins goaltender Pierce Bassett.

Baltimore Messenger
March 8, 2011
Lacrosse: Boys' Latin grad a leader on and off field
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story about Johns Hopkins University attackman Chris Boland, who suffered torn anterior cruciate ligament that sidelined him for all but two games last spring.

The Oregonian
March 8, 2011
Wes Moore shares inspiring personal story for Everybody Reads event
Johns Hopkins angle: Moore is a JHU alumnus.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education
March 9, 2011
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx: Limit Federal Role in Higher Education
House subcommittee chair plans to address oversight and regulatory issues in federal higher education spending.

NBC Nightly News
March 5, 2011
Just not prepared? More men falling behind
In the last 10 years, two million more women than men graduated from college in the U.S., an achievement gap that is having a profound impact on the economy. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

Inside Higher Ed
March 9, 2011
Block the Vote
College students push back as Republican-led legislatures in New Hampshire and elsewhere aim to limit student balloting.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 6, 2011
Off Campus Is Now the Place to Be for Deans
No longer mere middle managers, they are increasingly ambassadors, visionaries in chief, and practitioners of the Big Ask.

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