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Wall Street Journal
May 12, 2011
Johns Hopkins medical school president to retire
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Dr. Edward Miller, president and CEO of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, announced that he will step down June 30, 2012.

Maryland Daily Record
May 12, 2011
Hopkins medical school head to retire in 2012
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states Dr. Edward Miller, president and CEO of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will retire on June 30, 2012.

Wilmington News-Journal (AP)
May 12, 2011
Johns Hopkins medical school president to retire
Johns Hopkins angle: The Associated Press reports that Dr. Edward Miller, the president and CEO of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has announced plans to retire next year.

ABC News
May 11, 2011
Johns Hopkins Students Win Save a Life Maternal Health Challenge
Johns Hopkins angle: A Whiting School of Engineering team led by Sean Monagle, Maxim Budyansky and Matthew Means, won the 2011 Be the Change: Save a Maternal Life Health Challenge competition for designing a pen-sized device that can help screen pregnant women and newborns in developing countries for potentially life-threatening conditions.

New York Times
May 11, 2011
Children of Hoarders on Leaving the Cluttered Nest
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Jack Samuels, a School of Medicine associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

NPR
May 12, 2011
Foreign Policy: Next, Let's Get Bin Laden's Financiers
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Matthew Levitt, a professorial lecturer in International Relations and Strategic Studies at SAIS.

Boston Globe (AP)
May 12, 2011
1,152 Congolese raped daily, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Michelle Hindin, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health who specializes in gender-based violence, is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

The Star (South Africa)
May 12, 2011
48 women raped every hour in DRC – study
Johns Hopkins angle: Michelle Hindin, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health who specializes in gender-based violence, is quoted in this story.

Marketplace Morning Report
May 12, 2011
Countries to meet and plan for Arctic future
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS’s Charles Doran is interviewed.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 9, 2011
My Daily Read: Yash Gupta
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, shares his reading habits.

Yahoo! News India (IANS)
May 12, 2011
Stem cells from skin, blood regenerate faltering liver
Johns Hopkins angle: The Indo Asian News Service reports that patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives and cut transplant waiting lists, according to experts at the Kimmel Cancer Center. Quoted is Yoon-Young Jang of the Kimmel Center.

Yahoo! News India (ANI)
May 12, 2011
Blood pressure drug improves muscle regeneration
Johns Hopkins angle: Ronald Cohn, an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, is quoted in this ANI story about a study that found that a commonly used blood pressure drug not only improves regeneration of injured muscle but also protects against its wasting away from inactivity.

US News & World Report Education
May 12, 2011
Where the Engineering Jobs Are
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions Karin Hwang, who earned her master’s degree in biomedical engineering at JHU last May.

Baltimore Sun
May 11, 2011
Alcohol tax will save lives, fund needed services
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor refers to the expected impact of an increase in the state alcoholic beverage tax, according to a study by professors David Jernigan and Hugh Waters of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Scotsman
May 12, 2011
Scottish experts aiming to switch off schizophrenia
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research by a Glasgow University team’s research, which includes experts at Johns Hopkins and other institutions.

The Providence Journal (Rhode Island)
May 12, 2011
Carrie Resnick: Osama bin Laden and my generation
Johns Hopkins angle: Resnick will attend JHU in the fall.

Baltimore Sun
May 11, 2011
U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Robert O. Freedman, Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Baltimore Hebrew University and is visiting professor of political science at The Johns Hopkins University.

WPRI.com (Rhode Island)
May 11, 2011
Projo continues use of Truth-O-Meter
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions Johns Hopkins.

Frederick News-Post
May 12, 2011
Local Briefs
Johns Hopkins angle: Monocacy Middle School science teacher Andrea Maruskin has been named 2011-12 Teacher of the Year by Frederick County Public Schools. Maruskin earned a master’s degree in math and science education at JHU.

Owings Mills Times
May 12, 2011
Head of the Class
Johns Hopkins angle: The following students were named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at JHU: Ioan Lina, of Pikesville, majoring in biomedical engineering; Nir Rattner, of Pikesville, majoring in mechanical engineering; Alexander Weaver, of Pikesville, majoring in physics; Maria Braileanu, of Owings Mills, majoring in neuroscience; Wallace Feng, of Owings Mills, majoring in molecular and cellular biology; Ron Friedman, of Owings Mills, majoring in psychology; Sophie Solomon, of Owings Mills, majoring in writing seminars; Taylor Barfield, of Pikesville, majoring in molecular and cellular biology; Hannah Blum, of Pikesville, majoring in civil engineering; and Samuel Zorowitz, of Pikesville, majoring in an arts and sciences pre-major.

Baltimore Sun
May 11, 2011
Keep those food trucks rolling
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun editorial notes that “Some spaces, such as those near the Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland medical campuses, are so prized that food truck operators wheel in at 6 a.m. just to secure a space.”

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2011
Q&A with CBS Sports Network's Matt Danowski
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog interview with Danowski includes comments about the JHU men’s lacrosse team’s upcoming NCAA Tournament game against Hofstra.

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Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2011
College scholarships for Md. high school seniors restored
Gov. O'Malley says he didn't intend for cuts to affect this year's Distinguished Scholars winners.

New York Times
May 11, 2011
Chaos at Home Stalls Tuition Aid for Libyan Students in U.S.
Libyans studying in the United States have their tuition and living expenses paid by the government of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. But with $30 billion of its assets frozen by the United States, Libya has stopped financing its American scholarship program, which has enough money to last only until June 1. That leaves students at risk of having to drop out of school, which could ultimately render them illegal.

Boston.com (AP)
May 11, 2011
Yale announces free online access to museum, library collections
Yale University officials announced yesterday that the school intends to be the first in the Ivy League to offer free online access to digital images of millions of objects housed in its museums, archives, and libraries.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 12, 2011
U.S. Higher Education Confronts Historic Financial Challenges, Part II
Diverse convened an expert panel to dissect the financial condition of public and private institutions. This is the second installment of a two-part series.

Inside Higher Ed – Quick Takes
May 12, 2011
House Budget Allocations Would Require Massive Cuts in Education, Health and Labor Programs
Leaders in the House of Representatives on Wednesday set budget targets that would require the appropriations subcommittee that allocates funds for education, health and labor programs to cut more than $18 billion from the 2011 levels for those programs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 8, 2011
The Slow-Motion Mobile Campus
Not so fast. When Stanford's School of Medicine lent iPads to new students, a curious thing happened: Many didn't like using them in class.

New York Times
May 12, 2011
Education Is the Last Thing on Their Minds - Editorial
The for-profit education industry complained of excessive regulation last fall when the Obama administration issued new rules intended to curb abuses at profit-making colleges and trade schools. But lawsuits brought by whistle-blowers with firsthand knowledge of the industry make a strong case for why tough rules are needed.

Huffington Post College (AP)
May 12, 2011
UPenn Medical School Gets Biggest Donation In History
The University of Pennsylvania received a $225 million gift for its medical school, creating an endowment that officials said will enable innovative health research, increased faculty recruitment and more financial aid for students.

Washington Post
May 12, 2011
U-Md. team aims to be first in human copter flight
A University of Maryland team tried to create a person-powered helicopter that can reach an altitude of at least three meters and hover for at least 60 seconds.


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