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Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2011
Two Hopkins students struck near campus
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that two Johns Hopkins students were injured – one critically – after they were struck by a car at the intersection of St. Paul and W. 33rd streets. The piece quotes from an email sent to the campus community by JHU Dean of Student Life Susan K. Boswell.

Annapolis Capital (AP)
May 8, 2011
Police: 2 students hit by car
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that two Johns Hopkins students were injured – one critically – after they were struck by a car at the intersection of St. Paul and W. 33rd streets. According to this story, police are investigating whether the driver of the vehicle may have been under the influence of alcohol.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2011
Moms who planned C-sections report high satisfaction, study says
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Victoria Handa, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center who was one of the researchers involved in a new study focusing on C-section deliveries.

NPR
May 7, 2011
An Epic End For CIA's Bin Laden Mission
Johns Hopkins angle: Former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin of SAIS comments in this story.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 8, 2011
Tomorrow's Academic Libraries: Maybe Even Some Books
Johns Hopkins angle: Sue M. Woodson, associate director for digital collections at the university's Welch Medical Library, is quoted in this story about the future of academic libraries.

Wall Street Journal
May 9, 2011
Remedies for the Road
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions medical experts at Johns Hopkins University.

New York Post
May 8, 2011
Can a pill make you ... lose weight? fall in love? stop smoking?
Johns Hopkins angle: Neuroscientist David Linden of the School of Medicine weighs in on psychopharmaceuticals in this article about his new book, “The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good.”

Mail Online (UK)
May 9, 2011
The pills set to make you WANT to exercise more, quit smoking and stay faithful to your partner
Johns Hopkins angle: This article focuses on “The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good,” a book written by David Linden, a neuroscientist at the School of Medicine. The book discusses psychopharmaceuticals.

Khaleej Times Online
May 9, 2011
The battle of the temples
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a visiting professor at SAIS.

Wall Street Journal
May 9, 2011
Remedies for the Road
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions medical experts at Johns Hopkins University.

Sunday Independent (South Africa)
May 9, 2011
Why we need Friends
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Carl Latkin, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Global Post
May 9, 2011
Healing the world: part 1
Johns Hopkins angle: Commenting in this story is Dr. Solomon Zewdu, the country director of Ethiopia for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Kerala (IANS)
May 9, 2011
Heat waves will cause more deaths in future
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS story reports that global climate change may bring on more extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, causing higher fatalities in the coming decades, according to a study led by Roger Peng of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Science Magazine
May 8, 2011
Titan's Atmosphere Spawned by Impacts?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Catherine Neish, a planetary scientist at APL.

Front Page Magazine
May 9, 2011
Bin Laden’s Death and the Russian Insurgency
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Svante Cornell of SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2011
Maryland firms reduce federal lobbying effort
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Beth Felder, director of federal affairs for The Johns Hopkins University.

The Epoch Times
May 8, 2011
US Funds for Family Planning Overseas Debate Heats Up
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Koki Agarwal, a roundtable panelist from Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University.

Corpus Christi Caller (Texas)
May 8, 2011
Animal testing: Improvements have come in past few decades
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Thomas Hartung of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

iBerkshires.com (Massachusetts)
May 7, 2011
Williams Names New Vice President of Finance
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Fred Puddester, senior associate dean for finance and administration at the university's Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, will become the new vice president of finance and administration at Williams College on July 1.

Jamaica Observer
May 8, 2011
Oral sex, oral cancer?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions a Johns Hopkins study.

Canada.com
May 8, 2011
A broken heart can be terminal
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on the “broken heart syndrome” identified in 2005 by Ilan Wittstein of the School of Medicine.

CNBC (AP)
May 8, 2011
W.Va.'s Greenbrier also caters to medical patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Greenbrier owner Jim Justice told the Daily Mail that he has been in talks with managers at the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Medicine to partner with the Greenbrier Clinic.

Austin American Statesman (Texas)
May 8, 2011
Heat Genie lands high-powered partner for its self-heating food container technology
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Brendan Coffey holds a doctorate in materials science from Johns Hopkins University. Coffey is CEO of Heat Genie.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 6, 2011
Job market may be brightening for college grads
Johns Hopkins angle: Zach Parkinson, a Johns Hopkins University international relations major, is quoted.

Scranton Times-Tribune
May 7, 2011
Scholastic Superstar: Benita Putsch
Johns Hopkins angle: Putsch will attend Johns Hopkins in 2012.

Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2011
Johns Hopkins cruises past Army, 15-10
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that JHU’s men’s lacrosse team beat host Army, 15-10, Friday at Michael Stadium in West Point, N.Y.

The Washington Times
May 8, 2011
Maryland sent on road to open NCAA tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins will play the first game of the tournament, meeting Rostra on Saturday in Baltimore. The Blue Jays are the No. 3 seed.

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2011
Maryland forced to hit road in first round of NCAA men's lacrosse tournament
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins was awarded the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament and will play host to Hofstra (13-2) in the first round at noon on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2011
Women's college tennis
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins junior Carolyn Warren was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year and was joined on the All-Centennial first team by two teammates, sophomore Nandita Krishnan and freshman Hailey Hogan.

Newsday
May 8, 2011
Hofstra gets at-large bid in NCAA tourney
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that unseeded Hofstra was scheduled to play at No. 3 Johns Hopkins at noon on Saturday.

The Washington Post
May 6, 2011
Edward T. Marley, aeronautical engineer
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Edward T. Marley was an aeronautical engineer with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for 39 years.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2011
John Tingle Coady Sr., 85, longtime attorney
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Coady attended JHU for two year after serving in the Navy during World War II.

Baltimore Sun
May 8, 2011
Rev. Joseph Lafayette Giles, pastor, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Giles was a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The Johns Hopkins University.

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New York Times
May 8, 2011
The Class That Built Apps, and Fortunes
By teaching students to build no-frills apps, distribute them quickly and worry about perfecting them later, students in a Stanford class stumbled upon what has become standard operating procedure for a new generation of entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley and beyond.

New York Times – City Room blog
May 6, 2011
Reconsidering, CUNY Is Likely to Honor Kushner
Under mounting pressure from supporters of the playwright Tony Kushner, the chairman of the board of the City University of New York has called an executive committee session for Monday to reconsider awarding Mr. Kushner an honorary degree.

Baltimore Sun
May 7, 2011
After Williams' departure, face of College Park less certain
With a new president, a new athletic director and changes atop its football and men's basketball programs, the state's flagship university confronts the most uncertainty over its public face in more than a decade.

Boston Globe
May 8, 2011
Higher education’s stability, perks can provide an attractive lure
Higher education is one of the state's largest, steadiest, and most desirable employment sectors, known for great benefits, stimulating atmosphere, and job security. Richard Doherty, president and chief executive of the industry group Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, said colleges and universities are particularly open to bringing in skills, expertise, and perspectives from the outside.

University World News
May 8, 2011
GLOBAL: America, UK dominate life sciences rankings
British and North American universities lead a new global ranking for medicine, biological sciences and psychology, with a sprinkling of universities from continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East barely breaking their near-monopoly of the life sciences.

New York Times
May 7, 2011
Pitzer College in California Adds Major in Secularism
Professors will teach courses like “God, Darwin and Design in America,” “Anxiety in the Age of Reason” and “Bible as Literature.”

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 6, 2011
Higher Education Leaders Must Boost College Completion Efforts, U.S. Education Department’s Kanter Says
In order to achieve better rates of college completion, higher education leaders must make sure their perspectives and expertise play a bigger role in the national effort to define college and career readiness.

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