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New York Times
March 17, 2011
In Obama Visit, Brazil’s Leader Aims to Mend Fences
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett, director of the Latin American Studies program at SAIS, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
March 17, 2011
The Rain on This Plain Is Mainly Methane
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Johns Hopkins University planetary geologist Elizabeth Turtle.

Maryland Daily Record (AP)
March 17, 2011
City solicitor says mayor didn’t violate ethics laws
Johns Hopkins angle: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not violate city ethics laws by voting on contracts involving JHU, according to this report.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2011
Messenger successfully goes into orbit around planet Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: The Applied Physics Lab is mentioned and Michael Paul, a mission engineer, and mission lead engineer Eric Finnegan are quoted.

Baltimore Sun (AP)
March 17, 2011
City solicitor: Mayor did not violate ethics law with Hopkins votes
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.

Baltimore Sun
March 17, 2011
Messenger successfully goes into orbit around planet Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: The Applied Physics Lab is mentioned and Michael Paul, a mission engineer, and mission lead engineer Eric Finnegan are quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2011
Education Briefs
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that a scholarship program for Anne Arundel Community College nursing students was set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare.

Washington Post (AP)
March 17, 2011
Obama leaves full plate behind to solidify ties with Latin America
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett of SAIS is quoted.

Project Syndicate
March 17, 2011
Thailand in Yellow and Red
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece was written by Thitinan Pongsudhirak who is a visiting professor at SAIS.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 17, 2011
Top of the List: Baltimore health systems
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece about the largest health systems in the Baltimore area and the busiest hospitals in the area, includes the Johns Hopkins health system.

NewsTribune.com (Wash.)
March 18, 2011
10 questions for concert pianist Awadagin Pratt
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Peabody Conservatory alumnus, Awadagin Pratt.

DelmarvaNow.com (Del.)
March 17, 2011
Fundraising critical for orchestra
Johns Hopkins angle: Guitarist Meng Su is a student at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Florida Today
March 17, 2011
Messenger in orbit around Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that NASA Thursday night successfully put Messenger into orbit around Mercury. The announcement sparked applause among mission controllers at APL.

MSNBC.com
March 17, 2011
NASA Probe Becomes First Spacecraft to Orbit Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Andy Calloway of APL is quoted in this story announcing that NASA successfully put Messenger into orbit around Mercury.

United Press International
March 17, 2011
Spacecraft detects methane 'rain' on Titan
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this UPI story is Elizabeth Turtle, a Cassini imaging team associate at APL.

Universe Today
March 17, 2011
Success! MESSENGER First Spacecraft to Orbit Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: Ken Hibbard of APL is quoted in this story about the Messenger spacecraft reaching Mercury's orbit on Thursday night.

Fox News
March 17, 2010
Next Stop, Mercury: NASA Probe Set to Arrive at Innermost Planet
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the Messenger spacecraft's voyage to the orbit of Mercury mentioned that the mission is controlled by engineers and scientists at APL.

News.com (Australia)
March 18, 2011
Getting Messenger probe into Mercury's orbit is like a giant game of billiard balls, says scientist
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story about the Messenger spacecraft quotes APL's Ralph McNutt.

WUSA9.com (Washington, D.C.)
March 17, 2011
Tobacco Companies: Menthol Cigarettes Don't Pose Greater Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Jonathan Samet, formerly of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

National Geographic
March 17, 2011
NASA Probe Poised to Become First Mercury Orbiter
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the Messenger spacecraft and its mission mentions that the mission is controlled by engineers and scientists at APL.

USA Today
March 17, 2011
Roundup: TSA is committed to ensuring safety
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about scanner safety mentions that airport security scanners were evaluated by experts at Johns Hopkins.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
March 17, 2011
Japanese Atomic Plume Will Pose No Serious Threat to U.S. Coast
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg BusinessWeek story mentions that the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response warned that potassium iodine pills may have serious side effects for people with certain allergies and kidney and thyroid problems.

Wired
March 17, 2011
Seasonal Methane Rain Discovered on Titan
Johns Hopkins angle: Elizabeth Turtle of APL is quoted.

National Geographic
March 17, 2011
Spring Rains Darken Saturn's Moon Titan
Johns Hopkins angle: APL planetary scientist Elizabeth Turtle is quoted.

CBS Baltimore (WJZ-TV13)
March 17, 2011
City Lawyer: Mayor Didn’t Violate Ethics Law
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not violate city ethics laws by voting on contracts involving Johns Hopkins University, despite her husband’s employment with a Hopkins subsidiary, Baltimore’s top lawyer reported Thursday.

Sify (ANI)
March 17, 2011
NASA's Messenger enters historic orbit around Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, who was at MESSENGER mission control at APL, is quoted in this ANI story.

CNET blog
March 17, 2011
Messenger probe eases into hellish Mercury's orbit
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions that the Mercury control center is at APL and includes a photo of the control room there.

KTLA (CNN)
March 17, 2011
NASA Spacecraft First to Successfully Orbit Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This CNN story reports that engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory confirmed MESSENGER achieved orbit at 9:10 p.m. ET Thursday.

Fox News
March 18, 2011
Obama Trip Planned to Reinforce Latin American Economic Ties, Crime Concerns
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Riordan Roett is quoted.

Politico
March 18, 2011
About that trip to Brazil: Why now?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Riordan Roett of SAIS.

New Kerala (ANI)
March 18, 2011
Possible biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma identified
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that researchers at the School of Medicine, working with those at Boston University's School of Medicine, have identified a potential new biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma.

Sky & Telescope
March 17, 2011
Messenger: Mercury's New Moon
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that on Thursday night, a team at APL successfully guided the Messengers spacecraft into Mercury's orbit.

BBC
March 17, 2011
Messenger probe enters Mercury orbit
Johns Hopkins angle: Eric Finnegan of APL is quoted.

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NPR – All Things Considered (Nashville Public Radio)
March 17, 2011
Tennessee College Bucks Annual Tuition Hike Trend
The University of the South plans to cut tuition by 10 percent next year. The school's president says the current practice of colleges charging the most they possibly can is no longer working.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
March 18, 2011
Education Secretary Arne Duncan: Improve Division I Basketball Graduation Rates
As March Madness action was tipping off, Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined sports scholar Richard Lapchick and the NAACP president Ben Jealous to urge greater action on student-athlete graduation rates.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 17, 2011
Temple U. Will Evacuate 200 From Tokyo Campus After State Dept. Warning
The warning, about elevated radioactivity in Japan's capital city, prompted the university's move.

New York Times
March 17, 2011
Interfaith Initiative Formed for Colleges
The White House on Thursday announced a new initiative to encourage college students of different religions to collaborate on yearlong community service projects.

Inside Higher Ed
March 18, 2011
Ganging Up On 'Gainful Employment'
Legislators bash regulation aimed at for-profit institutions but don't talk plans to ultimately block it.

New York Times – The Choice blog
March 16, 2011
For SAT Test-Takers, Is ‘The Situation’ the Right Answer?
One of the essay prompts on a recent SAT test asked students to give their opinions on reality television. Some argued that the question was unfair to those who may not spend their free time watching shows like “Jersey Shore.”

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