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Bloomberg BusinessWeek
May 16, 2011
Gupta Leaves Johns Hopkins for CEO Post
Johns Hopkins angle: Bloomberg reports that less than four years after he arrived to create a new b-school from scratch, Yash Gupta is stepping down as dean of the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. Gupta is leaving at the end of the academic year on June 30 to become the chief executive officer of SDP Telecom Inc., a privately held Montreal-based telecommunications company. Executive Vice Dean Phillip Phan will take over as interim dean on July 1, while the university undertakes a national search for a replacement.

Baltimore Sun
May 16, 2011
Hopkins business school dean to step down
Johns Hopkins angle: Yash P. Gupta, founding dean of the Carey Business School at the Johns Hopkins University, will step down at the end of this academic year to become chief executive officer at SDP Telecom Inc.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 16, 2011
Johns Hopkins business school dean to step down
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that Yash P. Gupta, the first dean of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, will step down on June 30 and join Canadian firm Telecom Inc., as CEO. The Washington Business Journal also ran this story on its website.

Maryland Daily Record
May 16, 2011
Hopkins business school dean Gupta stepping down
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Yash P. Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, will step down at the end of June to take a top post at a Canadian telecommunications firm.

Baltimore Sun
May 16, 2011
Hopkins business dean to join SDP Telecom as CEO
Johns Hopkins angle: Jay Hancock reports that Yash Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, will step down at the end of June to become CEO of SDP Telecom.

Ivanhoe Newswire
May 17, 2011
Something to Remember
Johns Hopkins angle: This Ivanhoe newswire story reports on a study led by Krieger School neuroscientist Michael Yassa, which sheds light on why it gets increasingly difficult to remember new information as we age.

Baltimore Sun
May 16, 2011
Thousands of pre-kindergarteners to play, learn downtown
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that children involved in this project on Thursday will participate in programs at the city's prominent educational institutions such as the Maryland Science Center and The Johns Hopkins University.

The Washington Post
May 17, 2011
Autopsies, which can reveal medical secrets, are now rare in U.S. hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Elizabeth Burton, deputy director of the autopsy service at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted.

NPR Blogs
May 17, 2011
Shots: Bonus From Some Hospitals: Free Autopsies
Johns Hopkins angle: Elizabeth Burton, deputy director of the autopsy service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted.

All Headline News
May 17, 2011
Decline In Autopsies May Obscure Understanding Of Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This Kaiser Health News story mentions Elizabeth Burton, deputy director of the autopsy service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Fox News (Reuters)
May 17, 2011
Rising Prostate Cancer Rate Seen in U.S. Servicemen
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Reuters story is Patrick C. Walsh, a professor of urology at School of Medicine.

Yahoo! News India (ANI)
May 17, 2011
Gene variation may cause infertility in women
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Annabelle Rodriguez, endocrinologist, associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, a team at Johns Hopkins has found that a variation in a gene involved in regulating cholesterol in the bloodstream may be responsible for infertility in women, according to this ANI piece.

Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2011
Shorter treatment found for latent tuberculosis
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Richard Chaisson of the School of Medicine.

Boston Herald
May 17, 2011
Experts: $700 Life Length blood test still short on science
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Reuters
May 16, 2011
Can selenium lower cholesterol?
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters reports that a study led by Eliseo Guallar of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that taking high doses of selenium may help slightly lower cholesterol levels -- but it's still not recommended in the United States, where most people get plenty of the mineral already.

Asbury Park Press (NJ)
May 16, 2011
Fighting Alzheimer's
Johns Hopkins angle: Marilyn Albert of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story, which originated in USA Today.

Delaware County Daily Times (Pa.)
May 17, 2011
Immaculata grads: 'Make your mark' (With Video)
Johns Hopkins angle: Children’s Center neurosurgeon Ben Carson was the featured speaker Monday at Immaculata University's 87th annual commencement ceremony.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 16, 2011
Pitt names new dean of honors college
Johns Hopkins angle: Edward M. Stricker has been a visiting professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins.

The Globalist
May 16, 2011
Elena Panaritis
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Panaritis, a member of the Greek Parliament, has lectured at SAIS.

Washington Examiner
May 16, 2011
Fairfax native Timothy Mix returns to Washington in "Werther"
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview states at baritone Timothy Mix graduated from the Peabody Conservatory.

New York Times
May 16, 2011
Sex, the Koch Brothers and Academic Freedom
Johns Hopkins angle: In this blog post, Stanley Fish mentions that when he taught at Johns Hopkins, he held a Kenan chair, the support for which came from an oil fortune.

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 17, 2011
PhillyInc: Bernanke discusses U.S. role in R&D
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that $610.5 million in government R & D money was awarded to Johns Hopkins University in 2010.

Washington Post
May 16, 2011
Md. woman gets 3 years in fatal Adams Morgan drunk driving crash
Johns Hopkins angle: Chamica Adams was sentenced yesterday o six years in prison for a traffic accident that killed SAIS student Julia Bachleitner, 26, last year and injured another woman.

Washington Times
May 16, 2011
Maryland woman sentenced for fatally striking pedestrian
Johns Hopkins angle: Chamica Adams was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for a traffic accident that killed SAIS student last year and injured another woman, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said. Julia Bachleitner, 26, died six days after the crash. Another woman, then 26, suffered facial fractures, a compound leg fracture, loss of teeth and a concussion with bleeding on the brain.

MyFoxDC.com
May 16, 2011
Chamica Adams Sentenced to 40 Months in Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Pedestrian Julia Bachleitner
Johns Hopkins angle: Adams, who admitted being drunk when she ran over two pedestrians in Adams Morgan last September has been sentenced to 40 months in prison. Julia Bachleitner was a student at SAIS.

WJZ-TV13 Baltimore
May 16, 2011
Woman Accused Of Killing JHU Researcher Won’t Face Murder Charges
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Baltimore state’s attorney’s decision to drop murder charges against Lavelva Merritt in the killing of JHU researcher Steven Pitcairn, who was fatally stabbed last July in Charles Village.

Baltimore Sun
May 16, 2011
NCAA first-round victories no easy feat for several seeded teams
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reviews the first-round games in the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament, including the one in which JHU defeated Hofstra. Quoted is ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins All-America goalie Quint Kessenich.

Baltimore Sun
May 17, 2011
Bay Area Shuckers pro basketball team forming in Anne Arundel County
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports roundup reports that JHU’s baseball team (25-13) earned the sixth seed in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. The Blue Jays will play third-seeded Alvernia on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

ESPN
May 16, 2011
Blue Jays, Pioneers meet in Elite Eight
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that the No. 3-seeded Blue Jays meet the No. 6 Pioneers at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y., (ESPN2/ESPN3.com) a matchup that will follow No. 2 Cornell vs. No. 7 Virginia at James Shuart Stadium.

CBS Denver
May 16, 2011
Denver Revels In First NCAA Tourney Lacrosse Win
Johns Hopkins angle: Denver will come up against JHU in men’s lacrosse in a quarterfinal game on Saturday.

Washington Times
May 16, 2011
Faceoff ace Dolente is quick on the draw
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala is quoted in this story about Matt Dolente.

Traverse City Record Eagle (Mich.)
May 17, 2011
Maureen H. Feeser (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Feeser earned her nursing degree at the School of Nursing.

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NPR – Morning Edition
May 16, 2011
College Students Navigate Financial Life
Part of a series on young people and financial literacy: For many high school and college seniors, graduation is a time of new beginnings and harsh realities. Their thoughts are turning to money — for tuition, rent and credit card bills.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 15, 2011
College's Value Goes Deeper Than the Degree, Graduates Say
Today's cost-conscious public views college price tags with a wary eye. According to the Pew Research Center survey of the American public, only 35 percent said colleges were doing a "good" job in terms of providing value to students and parents; 42 percent said "only fair," and 15 percent said "poor."

Inside Higher Ed
May 17, 2011
Bringing Them Back
University of Washington aims to boost number of female professors in STEM fields by recruiting those in industry.

Inside Higher Ed
May 17, 2011
Crackdown on Clery Compliance
U.S. Education Department "sample reviews" of colleges' crime reporting compliance finds violations at three universities.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 17, 2011
Should College Athletes Be Paid?
While a winning athletic program can bring millions of dollars and instant notoriety to a school, some say college athletes are getting played in the process.

New York Times
May 15, 2011
Your So-Called Education – Opinion
The writers say their research "raises doubts about the quality of undergraduate learning in the United States. Over four years, we followed the progress of several thousand students in more than two dozen diverse four-year colleges and universities. We found that large numbers of the students were making their way through college with minimal exposure to rigorous coursework, only a modest investment of effort and little or no meaningful improvement in skills like writing and reasoning."

Washington Post (AP)
May 16, 2011
St. John’s College maintains liberal arts focus even as economic downturn rattles academia
At this college devoted to great works of Western civilization, President Christopher Nelson has become a national spokesman for the liberal arts, a visible and passionate defender of learning for learning’s sake.

New York Times
May 16, 2011
Online Degrees Come of Age in Asia
New options are proliferating on a continent that is thirsting for knowledge workers and where geographic constraints can often be daunting.

Baltimore Sun
May 17, 2011
Western to review graduation policy
Students who are not accepted by four-year colleges are not allowed to walk across the stage at Baltimore's Western High School, the nation's oldest all-girls public high school. The school's acting principal says she won't enforce the school-level requirement this year.


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