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New York Times
March 24, 2011
As Student Absenteeism Rises, a Charter School Fights Back
Johns Hopkins angle: This Chicago News Cooperative feature states that Talent Development Charter’s attendance program was developed with help from Johns Hopkins University’s nationally renowned Diplomas Now initiative. The piece quotes Robert Balfanz, a research scientist at the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins.

Voice of America
March 24, 2011
Most Diarrhea Deaths Preventable, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Ingrid Friberg of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Economist
March 24, 2011
MBA diary: Auditing an African success
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post was written by Bradley Walters, who is earning his MBA at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

New York Times
March 24, 2011
‘Warning Whiplash’ With Radiation in the News
Johns Hopkins angle: This “Dot Earth” blog post quotes Norman Meadow, who taught and studied biology and biochemistry at The Johns Hopkins University for 34 years and is now a conservationist in Maryland.

Fox Business
March 24, 2011
Curbing Infections in American Hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a safety checklist developed by Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun Magazine
March 25, 2011
Earliest intervention
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes M. Daniele Fallin, a Bloomberg School of Public Health genetic epidemiologist who is principal investigator for an autism study in Maryland.

New Hampshire Business Review
March 24, 2011
City Year N.H. works to make a difference Manchester schoolchildren's lives
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions JHU research.

Delco News Network (Delaware)
March 24, 2011
County Council questioned about health study
Johns Hopkins angle: Delaware County Council members March 15 were questioned by two proponents for a county-wide health department about the status of the 2009 study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Kyiv Post
March 24, 2011
‘Directed chaos’ part of attack on real nationalists?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Taras Kuzio of SAIS.

Montgomery Gazette
March 25, 2011
Joining strengths, expanding reach
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions JHU.

Sify (ANI)
March 25, 2011
Short DNA 'end caps" linked to diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Mary Armanios, assistant professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is quoted in this ANI story.

MedIndia
March 25, 2011
Child Diarrhea Deaths Can Be Halved If Simple Measures Implemented
Johns Hopkins angle: Child diarrhea deaths could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented, according to a study led by Christ Fischer Walker of the Bloomberg School.

Baltimore Messenger
March 23, 2011
Mother of slain Hopkins researcher Pitcairn upset with city State's Attorney's Office
Johns Hopkins angle: The story continues the coverage of slain university researcher Stephen Pitcairn.

The Journal (Martinsburg, W. Va.)
March 24, 2011
Faculty Brass Showcase on tap
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that trumpeter Wayne Cameron earned his master of music degree in performance from the Peabody Conservatory. It also states that another musician, James Ryon, obtained his master of music degree in trombone performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Howard County Times (Maryland)
March 24, 2011
Young performers star in Celebration of the Arts
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature reports that Rising Stars contestant Stephanie Elizabeth Barnes has performed with the Peabody Children's Chorus. Another contestant, opera singer Emma Jensen, holds a degree in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Montana Standard (Butte)
March 25, 2011
Classical guitarist in Butte concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about an upcoming concert mentions that Paul Grove in 1986 graduated from the Peabody Conservatory, where he was the first guitarist to win the Peabody Concours Competition.

Newark Star Ledger (NJ)
March 25, 2011
Former Chatham standout Rob Guida makes seamless transition to Johns Hopkins midfield
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story discusses JHU freshmen, Rob Guida.

NBC 29 Charlottesville
March 24, 2011
UVA Lax Prepares for Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: The #2 UVA men's lacrosse team will take one #11 Johns Hopkins Saturday in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun
March 24, 2011
Focus on scooping up ground balls has paid off for Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: The preview of Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between Johns Hopkins and Virginia includes comments from Coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
March 24, 2011
Hopkins women looking for upswing after Penn win
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog post about the significance of the JHU’s women’s team’s victory over No. 4-ranked Penn includes comments from Coach Janine Tucker.

Baltimore Sun
March 24, 2011
Week ahead for state men's lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This column calls attention to Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between Johns Hopkins and Virginia.

Baltimore Sun
March 25, 2011
Ralph Nader calls for ending athletic scholarships
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s swimming item in this sports roundup reports that Johns Hopkins’ team broke two school relay records on the second day of the NCAA Division III championships in Knoxville, Tenn.

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MyFoxDC.com
March 23, 2011
George Washington University President Bestows Full Scholarships To D.C. Students
Nine students in D.C. schools were offered full, four-year scholarships at George Washington University on Wednesday. For tuition, room and board at GWU, most families spend about $55,000 a year. The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships will also cover textbooks. Current university president, Steven Knapp, spent the day skipping from one D.C. high school to the next, distributing the good news to the surprised students.

Inside Higher Ed
March 25, 2011
'An Unwanted Consequence'
As women see their ranks swell in academe, they find a persistent -- if subtle -- bias.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 24, 2011
For Women Seeking to Advance in Academe, Advice From 4 Who Made It to the Top
At a forum in Washington, four female college presidents told women to be careful to get on the right committees, and not to dwell on every slight.

San Francisco Chronicle
March 24, 2011
College websites adding net price calculators
Congress in 2008 ordered almost all post secondary schools to post a "net price calculator" on their websites no later than Oct. 29, 2011. The calculator must provide a semi-customized estimate of the student's net cost of attendance after grants and scholarships but before loans, work-study and other forms of "self-help" that schools often label as financial aid.

Towson Times
March 23, 2011
Town, gown issues between Towson, university are key to mission of task force
Towson has the highest concentration in Baltimore County of college students living in neighborhoods. About 3,000 of the university's existing 17,529 undergraduate students live off campus on their own in the county or the city.

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