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March 30, 2011
Zbigniew Brzezinski on the future of the Middle East
Johns Hopkins angle: Zbigniew Brzezinski, a professor of American foreign policy at SAIS, is the subject of this interview.

New York Times
March 31, 2011
In NASA’s Lens, Mercury Comes Into Focus
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about the MESSENGER spacecraft’s exploration of Mercury is accompanied by photos credited in part to JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, which is managing the mission.

Voice of America
March 31, 2011
Scientists Release First Images of Planet Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns the MESSENGER spacecraft’s exploration of Mercury spacecraft, a mission managed by a team at APL.

CNN blogs
March 30, 2011
More images released of Mercury, taken by orbiter
Johns Hopkins angle: The Mercury space mission is managed by a team at JHU’s Applied Physics Lab.

U.S. News & World Report
March 31, 2011
High Schools Improve Graduation Rates
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that the number of high schools that graduated fewer than 60 percent of their students dropped from 2008 to 2009, according to a new study co-authored by Robert Balfanz of JHU's Everyone Graduates Center.

New York Times – The Choice blog
March 30, 2011
Stanford and Duke Accepted How Many? Colleges Report 2011 Admission Figures
Johns Hopkins angle: The chart accompanying this blog post includes 2011 admissions decisions data for the university. (Altoona, Pa.)
March 31, 2011
Johns Hopkins Hospital Tops List Of Best U.S. Medical Facilities
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins Hospital ranks the best in the nation in the current issue of U.S. News & World Report.

Columbia Flier (Howard County, Md.)
March 31, 2011
Howard County General makes best hospitals list
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Howard County General Hospital recently tied for the 11th best hospital in the Baltimore area in rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Howard County General Hospital is a part of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Johns Hopkins Hospital was named No. 1 in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Baltimore Sun
March 29, 2010
Maryland bioscience pros honored
Johns Hopkins angle: This technology blog post reports that The Greater Baltimore Committee named four professionals as winners of its 2011 Maryland Bioscience Awards. Best New Product or Progress award went to Steven J. Kubisen of Seguro Surgical, Inc., whose core technology for its first product, a one-piece, silicone “bowel packing” device, was licensed from Johns Hopkins University in 2009.

Spokesman Review (Washington state)
March 31, 2011
East Valley district considers K-8 schools
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about one school district’s plans mentions a study by Vaughn Byrnes and Allen Ruby of JHU’s Center for Organization of Schools.

Baltimore Sun
March 30, 2011
A big stage for a small orchestra
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a program in which professional musicians, including some from the Peabody Institute, teach children, mentions an upcoming concert that will feature 17 middle-school students from the Peabody Preparatory Flute and Drum Ensemble.

March 31, 2011
Automatic faucets germier than the old-fashioned kind, study shows
Johns Hopkins angle: Those hands-free, automatic faucets that seem so clean and germ-free might actually be housing more bacteria than the old-fashioned, manual kind, according to a new study led by Emily Sydnor, a fellow in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
March 31, 2011
New faucets may harbor more bacteria than old kind
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post on possible germ problems in hands-free electronic water faucets quotes Lisa Maragakis, director of hospital epidemiology and infection control at Johns Hopkins Hospital and an assistant professor at the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
March 29, 2011
New Study Says TSA Full-Body Scanner Radiation Exposure `Trivial’
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Maryland Daily Record
March 30, 2011
EBDI pledges more transparency
Johns Hopkins angle: The story references Johns Hopkins University

March 31, 2011
'Allow Organ Transplant From HIV-Infected'
Johns Hopkins angle: Dorry L. Segev, an associate professor of surgery at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story, which reports that allowing organ transplants from the HIV-infected could permit roughly 500 HIV-positive patients suffering kidney or liver failure to receive transplants within months.

Worcester Telegram (Massachusetts)
March 31, 2011
The amazing G. Stanley Hall
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions that G. Stanley Hall, first president of Clark College, was once “a professor of psychology at Johns Hopkins University.”

Baltimore Sun
March 30, 2011
Nancy Grasmick
Johns Hopkins angle: This biographical sidebar about retiring Maryland state schools superintendent Nancy Grasmick notes that she earned her doctorate at The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
March 31, 2011
Figaro Project presents three new one-act operas
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Caitlin Vincent, a Peabody Conservatory-trained soprano who founded The Figaro Project, and Paul Mathews, associate dean for academic affairs at Peabody. Also mentioned are Peabody doctoral students Douglas Buchanan and Joshua Bornfield.

Carroll County Times (Maryland)
March 30, 2011
Winfield resident revisits opera
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview is conducted with Paul Mathews, associate dean for academic affairs at Peabody Institute, whose opera will be performed this weekend.

Clinton Herald (Iowa)
March 30, 3011
Piano soloist to close symphony season
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist and conductor Rei Hotoda studied conducting with Gustav Meier at the Peabody Institute.

Brattleboro Reformer (Vermont)
March 31, 2011
Giving voice to past, present and future
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Integriti Reeves, a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and 2010 graduate of Peabody with a bachelor’s in jazz studies, who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in jazz studies from Howard University.

Baltimore Sun
March 31, 2011
Hat tricks help Hopkins women rally past Drexel, 10-7
Johns Hopkins angle: A women’s lacrosse item reports that Taylor D'Amore and Colleen McCaffrey each had a hat trick as JHU rallied to defeat Drexel, 10-7 on Wednesday. Another column item mentions that Johns Hopkins junior Erica Suter was one of 15 players selected to participate in the USA D3 Soccer All-Star Team tour of Brazil. Other items note that Johns Hopkins junior Jacob Barnaby and sophomore Nandita Krishnan were named men’s and women tennis Centennial Conference Players of the Week.

Naples News (Florida)
March 31, 2011
David Moulton: New FGCU coach has already pulled off an upset
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Andy Enfield was an academic All-American at JHU.


The Daily Beast
March 30, 2011
10 College Admissions Trends
The Daily Beast spoke with admissions officers, guidance counselors, and college consultants to hear about the most surprising trends from this year’s applicant pool and what to look for in the next six weeks.
March 30, 2011
Don’t balance federal budget at the expense of college student aid
Tina Bjarekull, president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association, writes that cuts to the Pell Grant and the Leveraging Educational Assistance Program will hurt not only students but the "nation’s strength and competitiveness."

Marketplace Radio
March 30, 2011
Higher math: A college's tuition is only the sticker price
College tuition keeps rising, but the average amount students pay is actually falling, as colleges compete for them with financial aid.

Huffington Post
March 31, 2011
Yale Finalizes Plans To Open College In Singapore
On Thursday morning, Yale officials confirmed that they would partner with the National University of Singapore to create a new institution called Yale-NUS College, with plans to hire 100 professors to teach about 1,000 undergraduates.

Washington Post (AP)
March 31, 2011
Prince George’s Community College to launch high school on campus, 1st of its kind in Md.
The college has announced that it’s opening the Academy of Health Sciences — the first middle college high school in Maryland. A middle college is a high school on a college campus that offers both diplomas and college credit.

Johns Hopkins University