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New Scientist
May 20, 2011
Milky Way faces mid-life crisis
Johns Hopkins angle: The story quotes Krieger School astrophysicist Rosemary Wyse.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2011
Revitalizing Baltimore with a new take on garage sales
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Aaron Chang and Shona Mitteldorf, two Johns Hopkins University students. This article grew out of the authors' participation in "B'more Innovative: Studying Change Through Charm City," a class taught by Michael Reese, associate director of Johns Hopkins' Center for Educational Resources.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2011
A look at Civilized World by Susi Wyss
Johns Hopkins angle: In this interview posted in the Sun’s reading blog, local author Susi Wyss, whose debut novel, "Civilized World," was published recently, thanks several faculty members in the Krieger School’s part-time writing program for their support and encouragement.

Ekathimerini (Greece)
May 19, 2011
Greek astrophysicist explains Messenger mission to Mercury
Johns Hopkins angle: A feature story involving Stamatios M. Krimigis, space director at APL.

Wired Science
May 20, 2011
To Measure Longevity, Common Sense Trumps Genetic Test
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Carol Greider of the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
May 19, 2011
THE ‘COMIC RIFFS’ / POST MAGAZINE PROFILE: ‘Cul de Sac’ creator Richard Thompson faces life’s cruel twists with artful wit
Johns Hopkins angle: Ray Dorsey, director of Johns Hopkins Hospital's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, is quoted in this story.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2011
Treatment for seniors with muscle atrophy researched
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post quotes Ronald Cohn, an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology in Johns Hopkins’ McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 20, 2011
Hiring? Think Facebook, fairs & friends
Johns Hopkins angle: Bayview Medical Center is mentioned.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 18, 2011
Hopkins adds Inova to research partnership
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Yahoo! News India (ANI)
May 20, 2011
Wolbachia bacteria kill mosquito that spreads malaria!
Johns Hopkins angle: ANI reports that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that Wolbachia bacteria, which infect many insects including mosquitoes, reduce parasite levels and kill the mosquito that spreads malaria.

The Star (Malaysia)
May 20, 2011
Johns Hopkins medical programme in M’sia will be a big lure: PM
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on the opening of the world-renowned teaching and research medical institution Johns Hopkins University in Serdang, Malaysia.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2011
Rodricks' selective memory on illegal immigrants
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece takes issue with a recent Dan Rodricks column about Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa.

The Washington Post
May 19, 2011
Alternatives to the Challenge Index
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 20, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School appointed Kelly Mansfield Brown as its new associate dean for external affairs, according to this column.

U.S. News & World Report
May 20, 2011
Rethinking Summer School
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes a Q & A with Ron Fairchild, an education consultant and former director of the National Center of Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins. The organization is now known as the National Summer Learning Association and is no longer affiliated with Johns Hopkins.

USA Today
May 19, 2011
Previewing the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse quarterfinals
Johns Hopkins angle: A preview of the Denver versus JHU men’s lacrosse game, slated for tomorrow.

Press Box
May 19, 2011
Hopkins Hopes To Dispatch Denver In Quarters
Johns Hopkins angle: Third-seeded Johns Hopkins makes its 20th appearance in the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals when it plays sixth-seeded Denver on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2011
Hopkins defense once again playing like a Hopkins defense
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reflects on this year’s defensive rebound by the JHU’s men’s lacrosse team, who will face Denver Saturday in an NCAA tournament quarterfinals game.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2011
Eight teams, one shot to get to championship weekend
Johns Hopkins angle: This story previews Saturday’s NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament quarterfinals games, including the match between Denver and JHU.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2011
JHU's Pietramala meets another close friend
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post states that Denver men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney was once an assistant coach at Princeton when he recruited defenseman Dave Pietramala, who now coaches JHU’s team. The two coaches will square off Saturday in an NCAA men’s tournament quarterfinals game.

Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2011
Q&A with Denver attackman Mark Matthews
Johns Hopkins angle: This interview with a Denver college lacrosse star focuses in part on Saturday’s NCAA tournament quarterfinals game, in which Denver will play JHU.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 20, 2011
Devoid of football for now, M&T Bank Stadium still expects crowds
Johns Hopkins angle: The story states that Johns Hopkins is among the men’s lacrosse teams that draw large crowds.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2011
Bayhawks win second with 14-10 victory over Nationals
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports roundup states that midfielder Michael Kimmel, who played lacrosse for Johns Hopkins, helped the Chesapeake Bayhawks defeat the Hamilton Nationals. Also, a college baseball item reports that sixth seed Johns Hopkins survived its first elimination game of the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional with an 8-5 triumph over Randolph-Macon.

Holland Sentinel (Michigan)
May 20, 2011
Dorothy Sheets, 95
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Sheets attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

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Chronicle of Higher Education
May 20, 2011
Private Colleges Increased Aid as Economy Sank, Tuition-Discounting Survey Finds
Private colleges spent an amount equivalent to about 37 percent of all of their tuition and fee revenue on scholarships for students in the fall of 2010, an all-time high, according to an annual "tuition discounting" survey. The estimated tuition-discount rate for first-time freshmen—42.4 percent—was also a record high, according to a report on the survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 20, 2011
Report: Income Inequality Poses Obstacle for Obama College Completion Drive
The U.S. will not reach the Obama administration’s goal of becoming the most college-educated country in the world by 2020 unless the country eliminates the income-based inequalities that cause a gap in degree attainment between rich and poor.

Inside Higher Ed
May 20, 2011
Building More Than Buildings
The late Constantine Papadakis revived an endangered Drexel. His successor, John Fry, wants to revive nearby neighborhoods, too.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Head Count blog
May 19, 2011
Gaming the Rankings? Not on Our Campus!
Among the many gripes admissions officers have about the “U.S. News” rankings, a survey finds, is that other colleges (though, usually, not their own) are scheming to rise on the lists.

Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2011
Emails on Loughner Reveal College's Worries
Scores of emails released by Pima Community College reveal numerous troubling encounters involving Jared Loughner, who is charged in the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson of 19 people, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 15, 2011
Colleges: Hard Up for Cash? Hit Up the Parents for a Donation
Despite steady tuition increases, many parents of current students are proving responsive to fund-raising efforts aimed at them.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 19, 2011
Economic Troubles Reduce Pay for Recent Graduates
And when they do find work, their jobs often have little to do with what they studied in college, new research has found.

Wall Street Journal – In Charge blog
May 18, 2011
Demand for Interns Heats Up
Employers expect to increase internship hiring by about 7 percent this year, concludes a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Baltimore Sun (Los Angeles Times)
May 18, 2011
College final exams are upon us, and ADHD medication is in demand
Stimulant medications to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are popular pills on college campuses during finals week, according to surveys. Even people without an ADHD diagnosis seek the medications to improve concentration and focus during tests. But a new study suggests that, in general, stimulant medications are not as diverted or abused for non-medical purposes as are some other prescription drugs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 15, 2011
Universities Turn to Graduate Instructors to Clear Course Bottlenecks
As universities expand core classes to get students finished faster, graduate instructors are filling the gap.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2011
Shooting victim to graduate college
Former football player, paralyzed from waist down after shooting seven years ago at Randallstown High, on verge of degree.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2011
College Park has sports-themed graduation
The state's flagship university graduated 7,475 students Thursday, handing out 5,545 bachelor's degrees and 1,930 graduate degrees.



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