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Minneapolis Star-Tribune
March 28, 2011
Tough economy refills empty nests
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Katherine Newman, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2011
City's graduation rates: a success story still being written
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is co-written by Joanna Fox, deputy director of the Everyone Graduates Center at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 25, 2011
Right turns and bikes mean danger
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to the recent incident in which bicyclist Nathan Krasnopoler, a 20-year-old Johns Hopkins University student, was seriously injured when he collided with a car making a right turn in front of him on University Parkway.

Omaha World-Herald
March 28, 2011
World-Herald editorial: Exploring Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: An editorial about the Messenger spacecraft, which is being controlled by a team at APL as it orbits around Mercury.

Winston –Salem Journal
March 27, 2011
Higher Ed Notebook: FTCC team places in cyber security contest
Johns Hopkins angle: The sixth annual CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition were held this month at APL.

Baltimore Sun
March 26, 2011
Saving President Reagan
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the surgical residents who worked in the Washington, D.C., emergency room when President Ronald Reagan and his press secretary James Brady, were treated for gunshot wounds in 1981. It mentions that one of these physicians, Paul Colombani, is now chief of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Baltimore Sun
March 25, 2011
Chinese medicine plant may lead to anticancer drug
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post concerns a natural product isolated from a plant known as thunder god vine, or lei gong teng, that is used to treat maladies including rheumatoid arthritis. The post reports that Johns Hopkins researchers have found that it works by blocking gene control machinery in the cell. Quoted is Jun O. Liu, a School of Medicine professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences.

Philippine Inquirer
March 28, 2011
Hubs, restos can be bad for health
Johns Hopkins angle: A study conducted by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that hanging out in entertainment hubs and restaurants in Metro Manila can be bad for the health.

Omaha World-Herald
March 27, 2011
How do other states help children of domestic violence?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary about battling domestic violence mentions a home visit program being run by Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore City Health Department, the University of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

PsychCentral
March 27, 2011
Psychiatric Drug Errors Reduced Through Computerized System
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Geetha Javaram, M.D., M.B.A., an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine.

Detroit Free Press
March 26, 2011
Book examines immortal cells, ethics
Johns Hopkins angle: A column about Henrietta Lacks, the Baltimore woman whose life and contribution to medical science is the topic of a best-selling book called “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Lacks was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Trade Arabia (Abu Dhabi)
March 27, 2011
Conference highlights common women disorders
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief article reports that several leading medical experts took part in a major gynecology conference hosted by Corniche Hospital, a Seha Healthsystem facility in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, in Abu Dhabi.

Odenton Patch
March 27, 2011
Construction of Expanded Health Campus Underway
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins and Anne Arundel Health System will occupy a new 60,000 square foot building near the intersection of Route 175 and Sappington Station Road.

The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
March 27, 2011
Barbara Weisberger
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with Weisberger notes that since 2001, she has been artistic adviser of Peabody Dance, the dance program of Peabody Preparatory, an adjunct of the Peabody Institute.

Seacoast Online (Portsmouth, N.H.)
March 28, 2011
Musician Russ Grazier continues his efforts to bring arts to the community
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that Grazier holds a master of music degree in composition from the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
March 26, 2011
Your last-minute weekend musical suggestions
Johns Hopkins angle: This classical music blog post encouraged readers to go to the Peabody Institute to hear Edward Polochick lead his Concert Artists of Baltimore in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Polochick is director of choral activities and associate conductor of the Peabody Orchestra.

CapitolBop.com (Washington, D.C.)
March 28, 2011
Live review | Jacob Anderskov: Far from free, but still pushing boundaries
Johns Hopkins angle: This jazz blog refers to a performance by bassist Michael Formanek, mentioning that he teaches at the Peabody Institute.

Leesburg Today (Va.)
March 25, 2011
LSO Hosts Back-To-Back Performances
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states that vocalist Ah Hong has studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Business Journal
March 25, 2011
Johns Hopkins raising undergrad tuition by 3.9%
Johns Hopkins angle: Reports that tuition for full-time undergraduates at the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus will increase 3.9 percent this fall.

Baltimore Sun
March 27, 2011
How to Raise the Status of Teachers
Johns Hopkins angle: In this “Room for Debate” feature, Virginia middle school teacher Vern Williams recalls that in the 1990s, he spent three weeks during a few of his summers teaching for The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.

Maryland Daily Record
March 28, 2011
On The Move
Johns Hopkins angle: W. Bryan Rakes teaches in the entrepreneurship and management program at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 26, 2011
Boland's late goal gives Johns Hopkins crucial win over Virginia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the No. 9 Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team got the game-winning goal from attackman Chris Boland with 1:39 remaining to edge No. 2 Virginia, 12-11, before 3,200 at Homewood Field on Saturday. Coach Dave Pietramala is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
March 26, 2011
Terps women coast by Dukes, 17-8
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this women’s lacrosse roundup states that Taylor D'Amore scored what proved to be the game-winner on a free-position shot with 4:06 left in the game as Johns Hopkins defeated George Washington 11 to 10.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2011
Q&A with ESPN's Mark Dixon
Johns Hopkins angle: In this lacrosse blog interview with Mark Dixon, ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder, Dixon comments on the JHU’s men’s team surprise victory over Virginia.

Baltimore Sun
March 27, 2011
Postscript from Virginia at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse post, reviewing JHU’s men’s team’s win over Virginia, includes comments from Coach Dave Pietramala.

Baltimore Sun
March 25, 2011
'The Stretch' begins for Maryland lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This college men’s lacrosse column focuses on what the University of Maryland refers to as “the stretch,” a run of four consecutive games against national powers North Carolina, Virginia, Navy and Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2011
Notre Dame throttles Rutgers, 8-3, in Big East men's lacrosse opener
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column reports that the Johns Hopkins women’s team finished eighth and the men ninth at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. The women broke three school records on the final day.

NBC29 News (Virginia)
March 27, 2011
#11 Johns Hopkins Beats #2 UVA 12-11 in Men's Lax Rivalry Game
Johns Hopkins angle: The JHU men’s lacrosse team defeated University of Virginia 12-11 this weekend.

LaxPower
March 26, 2011
No. 11 Johns Hopkins Upends No. 2 Virginia
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU men’s lacrosse team defeated UVa’s 12-11 at Homewood Field on Saturday.

Annapolis Capital
March 27, 2011
College Lacrosse Roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU men’s lacrosse team defeated UVa 12-11 this weekend.

Washington Times
March 26, 2011
Hopkins resurgence isn't finished, but it is in progress
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala is quoted in this sports story.

Maryland Daily Record
March 28, 2011
Law Movers
Johns Hopkins angle: Brian T. Tucker received his M.L.A. from the Johns Hopkins University.

The Catholic Review Online
March 25, 2011
Paulist campus minister and film reviewer dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Paulist Father Phillip J. Cunningham, a former Catholic chaplain at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a film reviewer for The Catholic Review, died March 11 at age 88.

The Washington Post
March 28, 2011
Philip A. Musgrove, health economist (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Philip A. Musgrove was a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
March 27, 2011
Elite Colleges Fail to Gain More Students on Pell Grants
A Chronicle analysis shows that despite increased financial aid and recruitment efforts, the enrollment of low-income students hasn't advanced on many of the campuses.

New York Times
March 28, 2011
N.Y.U. to Establish a Degree-Granting Campus in Shanghai
The Shanghai campus will give New York University a powerful presence in the world’s second largest economy.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
March 28, 2011
Inclusiveness Prevails at Syracuse University
Much of the Syracuse University community stands with chancellor and president Nancy Cantor despite criticism that her efforts to make the school more inclusive has compromised its reputation as a leading academic institution.

New York Times
March 26, 2011
With $30,000 for Graduation Talk, Rutgers Joins Colleges Paying Speakers
Rutgers University will pay Toni Morrison to give the commencement address in May, a practice that is common among schools — but is also kept quiet. Rutgers said that the payment would be its first for a graduation speech in its 245-year history.

Boston Globe
March 28, 2011
Retiree expenses constrain colleges
Harvard and other top universities are grappling with the same problem many states and cities are confronting: how to pay for health benefits they have promised to retirees.

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