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Chronicle of Higher Education
March 21, 2011
Cornell U. Library Takes a Stand With Journal Vendors: Prices Will Be Made Public
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Winston Tabb, dean of libraries and museums, as saying Johns Hopkins has been taking an approach similar to Cornell’s for about the past year.

Sky & Telescope
March 21, 2011
Best-yet Universe Expansion Measurement
Johns Hopkins angle: A team led by Krieger School astrophysicist Adam Riess has upheld the theory of dark energy against a competing theory, according to this story.

CNN
March 18, 2011
Hard-line approach to Arab unrest intensifies
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Serwer, a senior fellow at SAIS, is quoted.

Miami Herald.com
March 19, 2011
Intervention in Libya: The 'not-Iraq' war
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Daniel Serwer of SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2011
Concerns, assurances over Calvert Cliffs and Peach Bottom
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about nuclear power plant safety quotes Jonathan M. Links, a medical physicist and director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wall Street Journal
March 22, 2011
Obama Praises Chilean Democracy
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett, director of the Latin American Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Christian Science Monitor
March 18, 2011
High hopes for Obama's Latin America swing
Johns Hopkins angle: Riordan Roett , director of the Latin American Studies program at SAIS, is quoted.

Asia Times
March 23, 2011
The heart of Turkness
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments by Gareth Jenkins of SAIS.

The Washington Post
March 22, 2011
Medical students meet their match
Johns Hopkins angle: This article references a Howard University medical school student who learned he will do his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2011
Mario Lopez will be in Baltimore Tuesday
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that actor Mario Lopez will be in Baltimore today (Tuesday) to read to patients at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital and participate in other events.

CNN.com
March 21, 2011
10 things that can make incontinence worse
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Kristen Burns, an adult urology nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

MSNBC.com (Reuters)
March 21, 2011
Melanoma rates higher in wealthy white women
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters story is Elizabeth Tanzi, a dermatologist at the School of Medicine. Tanzi was not involved in the research study.

St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)
March 22, 2011
All Children's, Johns Hopkins plan joint celebration April 4
Johns Hopkins angle: Eight months after announcing its plans, All Children's Hospital appears to be just days away from officially becoming part of the prestigious Johns Hopkins Health System. An event will be held on April 4.

Forbes.com
March 21, 2011
Can Dementia Be Contagious?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that scientists at Johns Hopkins and Utah State University have been researching the finding that a person is more likely to develop dementia if his or her spouse has dementia.

Injury Board (Mich.)
March 21, 2011
Study Suggests Helmets Reduce Risk of Brain, Spine Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, motorcyclists who wore helmets were 22 percent less likely to suffer a cervical spine injury in an accident than those who did not wear a helmet.

Herndon Patch (Va.)
March 22, 2011
The Animal Alternative
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions JHU research into the healing value of pets.

Frederick News-Post
March 22, 2011
You have the power to donate life
Johns Hopkins angle: This “In Good Health” column about organ donation mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Stockton Record (Calif.)
March 22, 2011
Stockton grad shines on stage
Johns Hopkins angle: Stockton resident Erica Hamby was one of several Peabody Institute students to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in February.

TribLocal – Northbrook (Suburban Chicago)
March 21, 2011
Final 2 Pianos / 4 Hands concert Sunday, March 27
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Matthew Hagle is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Broadway World – Baltimore
March 21, 2011
Red Branch Theatre Co Presents Into the Woods 3/25-4/9
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that singer-actor Julie Kurzava studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory and since 2005 has been lecturing on musical theater for the Peabody Conservatory Elderhostel/Road Scholar program.

Courier-Post (N.J.)
March 22, 2011
No place like home
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the Symphony in C professional training orchestra mentions that Kate Zahradnik, who plays viola with the organization, studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Stockton Record (Calif.)
March 22, 2011
Stockton grad shines on stage
Johns Hopkins angle: This columnist reports that Erica Hamby, 24, “was breathtaking” as she sang Claude DeBussy's "Chansons de Bilitis" and Xavier Montsalvatge's "Cinco Canciones Negras" as part of a recent performance by the Peabody Institute in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch (Md.)
March 22, 2011
Rockin’ Out For a Great Cause
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the Bands on the Bay fundraiser mentions Johns Hopkins.

Ma'an News Agency
March 20, 2011
The resurgence of Palestine - Abdaljawad Hamayel
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Abdaljawad Hamayel, a Palestinian writer completing his master's degree at SAIS.

Syracuse.com
March 21, 2011
Did Syracuse University lacrosse team catch a break from the refs? You be the judge
Johns Hopkins angle: Two days after the Syracuse University lacrosse team defeated Johns Hopkins 5-4 in the second overtime period the debate continues to rage on fan forums as to whether a goal scored by JHU's Kyle Wharton with 4 seconds left in the first sudden-death OT should not have been waved off by the officials due to a crease violation.

Syracuse.com
March 22, 2011
Syracuse University lacrosse defense stood tall in 5-4 2OT victory over Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: SU’s men’s lacrosse team beat JHU 5-4 last weekend.

North Adams Transcript (MA)
March 22, 2011
Williams baseball gets win over JHU
Johns Hopkins angle: The Williams baseball team moved to 1-1 on the season with a 12-9 win over Johns Hopkins on Monday.

Baltimore Sun
March 22, 2011
Blast's Sagu, Morris selected to All-MISL first team
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column states that 11 members of the Johns Hopkins men's swimming team and nine from the women's team left Monday for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving championships, which will be held Wednesday through Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2011
Johns Hopkins' Dolente goes from doormat to dominator on faceoffs
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post calls attention to the “impressive performance” of JHU senior faceoff specialist Matt Dolente in the men’s lacrosse team’s recent game against Syracuse.

Times of Trenton (N.J.)
March 22, 2011
2 more seek Dem nomination for Princeton Borough mayor
Johns Hopkins angle: Anne Waldron Neumann has a doctorate in English literature from Johns Hopkins University.

Hartford Courant
March 21, 2011
New Principal Named At East Catholic High School
Johns Hopkins angle: Jason S. Hartling, the new principal of East Catholic High School, has a master's degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.

Federal News Radio
March 21, 2011
Global Illicit Supply Chains: Protecting Citizens and International Borders
Johns Hopkins angle: Panelist David Gaddis of the Drug Enforcement Administration has received training at JHU.

Staunton News-Leader (Va.)
March 21, 2011
Robert Lisle (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Lisle obtained his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1955.

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Maryland Daily Record (AP)
March 21, 2011
Miller wants to explore merging universities
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Monday proposed studying the idea of merging the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore into a single University of Maryland.

Inside Higher Ed
March 22, 2011
New Chief for Research University Group
Hunter Rawlings, president-elect of the Association of American Universities, reflects both sides of the AAU’s membership, having been president at both a private and a public institution.


Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2011
Senate bill would beef up state regulation of for-profit universities
University of Phoenix, Kaplan and peers could face penalties if caught using unscrupulous recruiting tactics.

New York Times
March 22, 2011
Incentives Offered to Raise College Graduation Rates
With a goal of producing eight million additional college graduates by 2020, the Department of Education will offer states millions of dollars in incentives.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
March 22, 2011
Boosting College Enrollment and Graduation Rates in Maryland
Higher education leaders in Maryland say they are moving with haste to develop plans to significantly boost public college enrollment and graduation rates, with a variety of strategies being explored, except lowering admissions standards.

Washington Post
March 16, 2011
On college campuses, a gender gap in student government
For the past decade, women have outpaced men on key measures of college success. Yet on many campuses, student government is dominated by men, echoing gender gaps in state and national politics.

Huffington Post – HuffPost College
March 21, 2011
Engineers, Start Your Right Brains
The dean of The School of Engineering, Santa Clara University writes that college students who graduate with engineering degrees have a moral obligation to help the world's poor and under-served with basic needs, like gaining access to clean water, adequate lighting or cooking fuel.


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