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Philanthropy Journal
May 2, 2011
Nonprofits face government fees, taxes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a new survey, “Taxing the Tax-Exempt Sector - A Growing Danger for Nonprofit Organizations,” by the Johns Hopkins Listening Post Project.

New Kerala (ANI)
May 2, 2011
Kids with low vitamin D levels more susceptible to anemia
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports on a study led by Meredith Atkinson, pediatric nephrologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, that suggests that low vitamin D levels in kids may cause anemia, a severe condition of which leads to damage of vital organs by depriving them of oxygen.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 1, 2011
A Global Solution for Shared Problems
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, wrote this commentary.

Baltimore Sun
May 1, 2011

No building slowdown on campus
Johns Hopkins angle: Notes that the university is building the $30 million Brody Learning Commons, a 45,000-square-foot addition to Milton S. Eisenhower Library; the $10 million Cordish Lacrosse Center, to break ground in July; and Malone Hall, a $33 million facility to house Whiting School of Engineering, now in the design phase, to open by summer 2014, stemming from a $30 million gift from alumnus John C. Malone, chairman of Liberty Media Group. Larry Kilduff, the university's executive director for facilities management, is quoted.

Asia One
May 1, 2011
Thai army flexes muscles ahead of election
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse story quotes Thai political expert Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a visiting professor at SAIS.

The Australian
April 29, 2011
Deal to end Thai border clashes
Johns Hopkins angle: Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a Thai political scientist and visiting professor at SAIS, is quoted.

New Kerala (ANI)
May 1, 2011
Formula-fed preemies at higher risk for dangerous GI condition
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study out of the Children’s Center has found that premature babies fed with a standard premature infant formula derived from cow's milk are at a greater risk of developing the dangerous intestinal condition necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) than babies who get human donor milk. The study was led by Elizabeth Cristofalo, a neonatologist.

USA Today
May 1, 2011
Getting out of car seats a snap for clever kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Andrea Gielen, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Los Angeles Times
May 1, 2011
Two families choose different paths to academic excellence
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Derek Lee’s brother, Ted (now 24 years old) graduated from JHU.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
April 29, 2011
Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports that Dr. Richard Redett, a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon and co-director of the Cleft & Craniofacial Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, advises that prenatal diagnosis, early surgery and well-coordinated care by a team of specialists are vital for children born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate.

Yahoo! News India (ANI)
May 2, 2011
Early intervention may prevent smoking
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a study led by Carla Storr, an adjunct professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that nicotine addiction can start well before smokers are old enough to legally buy cigarettes. Storr used longitudinal data collected by Johns Hopkins researchers from a cohort of more than 2,000 Baltimore City elementary school students, starting in 1983.

Baltimore Sun
April 29, 2011
Incomplete transcripts might leave Western High students short of college admission
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes John Latting, the university's dean of undergraduate admissions.

Wall Street Journal
May 1, 2011
India Journal: What Will We Be When We Grow Up?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Ajit Mohan who earned an MA in economics and international relations from SAIS.

American Medical News
May 2, 2011
Rx side effects causing more hospitalizations
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Albert W. Wu, professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
May 1, 2011
Lost 'Fortune'
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Aris Melissaratos, the state's former secretary of economic development who is now special adviser for enterprise development to the president of the Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
April 30, 2011
Defense Department’s Vickers is a national security star — again
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Michael G. Vickers, who was recently confirmed by the Senate as undersecretary of defense for intelligence, recently received his doctorate from SAIS.

Boston Globe
May 1, 2011
A calculated risk taken, rewarded
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a charter school that is graduating its first class mentions that Johns Hopkins is on the list of schools to which graduates have been accepted.

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)
April 29, 2011
Elliott takes his show across the street
Johns Hopkins angle: Rick Elliott studied organ at the Peabody Conservatory.

Sommerville Journal (Mass.)
April 29, 2011
Somerville composer prepares students for state competition
Johns Hopkins angle: George Lam holds a degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

News of Delaware County (Pa.)
May 2, 2011
County forms public health task force
Johns Hopkins angle: On the recommendation outlined in the profile of health and public health services delivery in Delaware County prepared by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, county council appointed an oversight and evaluation task force.

Associated Baptist Press
May 2, 2011
Opinion: The ‘Arab Spring’ and the future of American Christianity
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions Francis Fukuyama of SAIS.

The Oklahoman
May 1, 2011
Schools' backers say Islamic ties pose no threat
Johns Hopkins angle: A sidebar to this article about an Oklahoma charter school mentions that founding member Elvan Ceyhan did doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
April 29, 2011
Second City plots its next Baltimore appearance
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 1, 2011
Westmoreland Hospital fourth in stent volume
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, experts from Johns Hopkins will conduct random reviews of stent use at Westmoreland Hospital through July.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 2, 2011
Institute on Aging seeks volunteers for survey
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the National Health and Aging Trends Study will be led by Judith Kasper of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

North Platte Telegraph (Nebraska)
May 1, 2011
UNL takes a hard hit to its standing
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that JHU is a member of the Association of American Universities.

KSWO-TV (Oklahoma)
April 30, 2011
Univ. of Oklahoma dean recommended for provost
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that Dewayne Andrews completed his postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Delaware Coast Press
May 1, 2011
ACHIEVEMENTS
Johns Hopkins angle: Keirsten Baker, 17, of Delmar has been named a two-time Carson Scholar,
Renewed Status and attended the 15th annual Carson Scholars Awards Banquet. The Carson Scholars Fund was founded in 1994 by world-renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson and his wife, Candy.

Baltimore Sun
April 30, 2011
Dwan brothers renew athletic rivalry in Hopkins-Loyola game
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Bill Dwan, defensive coordinator for the men's lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
April 30, 2011
Navy wins second Patriot League title in row
Johns Hopkins angle: The women's lacrosse team was defeated by Ohio State's team.

Annapolis Capital
May 1, 2011
College Lacrosse Roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: In men’s lacrosse, JHU beat Loyola 8 to 7.

The Washington Post
May 2, 2011
Louise M. Specht, volunteer (obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: Louise M. Specht received her master’s degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1934, according to this obituary.
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Inside Higher Ed
May 2, 2011
Out of the Club
A year ago, the Association of American Universities quietly revised the criteria it uses to decide which research institutions deserve a place in the highly selective group. The impact of those changes is now being felt -- like a punch in the gut -- by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Syracuse University, which are leaving the association.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 1, 2011
Business-School Leaders Debate Corporate Responsibility
At a meeting that drew business educators from around the world, officials discussed how much of the financial meltdown could be blamed on their graduates.

Boston Globe
May 1, 2011
MIT’s quirky genius on display at open house
In an open house attended by thousands of the awestruck, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology swung wide its doors to places, people, and preposterously ingenious projects that the public rarely sees.

Inside Higher Ed
May 2, 2011
The American Model
As Hong Kong moves to the 4-year bachelor’s, its youngest university revels in chance to add general education, and become more like U.S. institutions -- serving as example for China.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 1, 2011
A College Unfriends Its Social-Networking President
Many at the Rhode Island School of Design do not like John Maeda's experiment in leadership via social media; they voted no confidence in him.

USA Today
May 2, 2011
Feds chase more student loan defaults
The number of people who aren't paying back their student loans is on the rise, and the government is increasingly threatening to sue them for the money.

New York Times
May 2, 2011
Colleges Cut Men’s Programs to Satisfy Title IX
Dozens of universities eliminate low-profile men’s teams in an effort to comply with the antidiscrimination law.

Roll Call
May 2, 2011
For-Profit Colleges Field Team of Top Lobbyists
For-profit colleges have hired the Ivy League of lobbyists to wage a high-dollar battle against federal rules that they claim could put them out of business.

Boston.com
April 29, 2011
Discord in Harvard’s education school
The recent denial of tenure to a prominent Harvard scholar whose work focuses on grass-roots organizing has sparked student protests over the direction of one of the nation’s most influential education schools. More than 50 doctoral students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education are demanding that the 91-year-old school redirect its mission.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 2, 2011
Southern Poverty Law Center Marks 40th Anniversary of Civil Rights Agenda
Education is key to the center that casts a wide net with its Teaching Tolerance curriculum in which roughly 15 percent of the subscribers are college education professors.




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