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Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Johns Hopkins, Anne Arundel Health System to open medical offices in Odenton
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine is teaming up with the parent organization of an Annapolis hospital to build a 60,000-square-foot medical office building in Odenton.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 24, 2011
Hopkins, Anne Arundel Health to build $14M center in Odenton
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins Medicine and Anne Arundel Health System have teamed up to build a new $14 million, 60,000-square-foot community health center near Odenton.

Wall Street Journal
March 24, 2011
Obama's Holbrooke Moment
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami, a professor at SAIS, wrote this opinion piece.

Inside Higher Ed
March 24, 2011
Commencement Speakers
Johns Hopkins angle: Roundup story includes the announcement that the university’s commencement speaker will be journalist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria.

CNN
March 23, 2011
Coalition airstrikes bring calm to one Libyan town
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami of SAIS is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Treating and managing nerve pain
Johns Hopkins angle: This Web page provides a transcript of Wednesday’s online health chat with Steven Cohen, an associate professor and researcher in the School of Medicine.

The Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine
March 24, 2011
Canadian pianist will perform at Franco center
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Jean-Francois Latour completed the Artist Diploma program at the Peabody Institute.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)
March 23, 2011
Chairman of the music department at Shepherd University leaving Shepherdstown
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Mark McCoy, who has been appointed dean of the School of Music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., earned a graduate degree at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Rogers' late goal helps No. 3 Irish hold off Ohio State
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s lacrosse item in this column reports that Colleen McCaffrey totaled four goals and host Johns Hopkins built an early lead and held on for an 8-5 upset of No. 4 Penn. A women’s swimming item mentions that Johns Hopkins is in 10th place after one day of the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn.

Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Virginia preparing for Johns Hopkins' methodical approach
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post previews Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between JHU’s men’s team and Virginia.

CNN
March 23, 2011
Crisis will strengthen Japan-U.S. relations
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS's Kent Calder wrote this opinion piece.

Press Box
March 23, 2011
Front Row: Coaching Byword At Hopkins: Take A Seat And Stay Awhile
Johns Hopkins angle: An article about JHU's coaches.

Dundalk Patch
March 23, 2011
Dundalk Renaissance Corp. Honors Local Doctor, Two Community Activists And Bayview Medical Center
Johns Hopkins angle: Bayview will be honored as the Renaissance Organization of the Year.

Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2011
Dr. William Edward Beschorner, Hopkins professor of medicine, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Beschorner, a School of Medicine former associate professor in the departments of pathology and oncology who was internationally known for his research on organ and tissue transplants, died March 15. Quoted are School of Medicine professors Allan D. Hess and Ralph H. Hruban.

Lax Power
March 23, 2011
Johns Hopkins Stuns Fourth-Ranked Penn
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU's women beat Penn 8-5 Wednesday evening at Homewood Field.

Lacrosse Magazine
March 23, 2011
Blue Jays Upset No. 4 Penn, 8-5
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU's women beat Penn 8-5 on Wednesday evening.

Globe & Mail (Canada)
March 23, 2011
An appeal to India’s rich: Start giving back
Johns Hopkins angle:This story reports that private giving and volunteering in India is less than 0.4 per cent of GDP, compared with more than 2 per cent for the United States and more than 4 per cent for Sweden, according to analysis from the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project.

The Atlantic
March 23, 2011
First-Person Account of Dealing with Chernobyl's Fallout
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes excerpts from a story written by Mary Jo Salter, a Johns Hopkins writing professor and former Atlantic editor, who was living in Rome with her husband and daughter when the Chernobyl incident happened in 1986.

MSNBC
March 23, 2011
U.S. Military Satellites Achieve 'Holy Grail' of Missile Defense
Johns Hopkins angle: This Space.com story reports that the US Missile Defense Agency will rely on the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., to develop a prototype system to be launched in 2015.

Nature.com
March 23, 2011
Cosmology: The hunting of the dark
Johns Hopkins angle: Krieger School physicist David Kaplan comments in this story.

Boston Globe
March 23, 2011
Researchers gain insights into blood, skin cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: Bert Vogelstein, a professor of oncology and pathology at the School of Medicine, comments on research with which he was not involved.

CNN
March 23, 2011
Report: Fewer U.S. high schools are 'dropout factories'
Johns Hopkins angle: The "Building a Grad Nation" report was sponsored by the America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center.

Baltimore Messenger
March 23, 2011
Teen's death unites north Baltimoreans
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a vigil mentions the death of Johns Hopkins research assistant Stephen Pitcairn, who was robbed and murdered in Charles Village last July.

Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast (WYPR-FM)
March 23, 2011
The Art of Conducting
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with Gustav Meier, director of the Graduate Conducting Program at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

Politico
March 23, 2011
In Libya, consider power of negotiation
Johns Hopkins angle: Author Michael O’Hanlon mentions Johns Hopkins in this story.

Sparta Independent (NJ)
March 23, 2011
Marcinkowski ready to cement his legacy at Sparta High School
Johns Hopkins angle: Freddy Marcinkowski wreaked havoc on the Sussex County Interscholastic League from 2003 to 2007 and then took his talents to Johns Hopkins University.

Dundalk Eagle
March 23, 2011

Four are named Carson Scholars
Johns Hopkins angle: Four local students – Alexis Wendt, Emily Poist, Bridgette Lucas and Lesley Sprouse – are among 1,025 students in the nation to be named Carson Scholars. The Scholars program was founded by Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson.


HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS


USA Today
March 24, 2011
More U.S. colleges adding Muslim chaplains
Cornell soon could join the growing ranks of universities with full-time Muslim chaplains working alongside the Christian and Jewish chaplains already common on college campuses.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 23, 2011
Research Libraries See Google Decision as Just a Bump on the Road to Widespread Digital Access
The libraries reiterated their commitment to making as much material as possible available digitally and hoped to find a solution to a vexing copyright issue.

New York Times
March 24, 2011
Balancing Debt Against College Choice
How much should families sacrifice to pay for a high-quality liberal arts college, when a good community college is nearby?

Washington Post
March 24, 2011
Alan G. Merten to retire as George Mason University president
He announced his impending retirement as president of George Mason University on Wednesday, closing a 16-year era that saw a provincial commuter campus  transformed into a full-fledged university — with Nobel laureates, dormitory halls and a well-regarded men’s basketball team.

Wall Street Journal
March 23, 2011
Secret Admirers Give University $100 Million
The city's Western Michigan University said Tuesday that it received $100 million from anonymous donors to establish a medical school. WMU ranked it the seventh-largest cash gift ever to a public university.

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