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CBS News – The Early Show
May 20, 2011
Americans delay marriage, stay together longer
Johns Hopkins angle: This news video features Andrew Cherlin, a professor of public policy in the Krieger School's Department of Sociology.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2011
Traumatic brain injury under microscope at Hopkins conference
Johns Hopkins: Quoted in this feature about a daylong conference at Johns Hopkins Hospital are Ibolja Cernak, medical director at JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory, and Vassilis Koliatsos, a Johns Hopkins neuropathologist.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2011
Johns Hopkins and Texas A&M Were the Least Productive Research Universities, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study that claims that Johns Hopkins and Texas A&M Universities were among the least productive of any at large academic institutions from 1989 to 2004, measured by the money spent on their research per paper they published. Vice Provost for Research Scott Zeger is quoted explaining that much of Johns Hopkins' research expenditure consists of Defense Department funding at the Applied Physics Laboratory, where publication of papers is not necessarily a priority.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2011
Baltimore doctor helps the ill commit suicide
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of Lawrence Egbert, who says he has helped direct the deaths of nearly 300 people across the country, states that Egbert retains his title as a Johns Hopkins assistant professor of anesthesiology but has been dismissed from his role teaching classes at the university. The story adds that “through a spokesman, Johns Hopkins declined to comment on Egbert's dismissal.”

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2011
Maryland task force recommends banning crib bumpers
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Tina L. Cheng, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Washington Post
May 22, 2011
How Marylanders beat the alcohol lobby
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is co-written by David Jernigan, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2011
A quick look of billionaire John Malone, whose Liberty Media is bidding for Barnes & Noble
Johns Hopkins angle: This mini-biography of John Malone, distributed by the Associated Press, notes that Malone earned a master of science in industrial management in 1964 and a doctorate in operations research in 1967, both from The Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Post
May 21, 2011
Gaithersburg woman earns college degree two decades after complete memory loss
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Mike Yassa, a brain expert at Johns Hopkins University.

USA Today
May 23, 2011
Headaches send 3 million people a year to ERs
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Jason Rosenberg, assistant professor of neurology at the School of Medicine.

Georgia Public Broadcasting
May 22, 2011
Doctors Fret Over Rise In Prostate Biopsy Infections
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Stacy Loeb of the School of Medicine, who led a team that studied the records of more than 150,000 Medicare patients and found that 7 percent suffer serious complications requiring hospital care within 30 days after prostate biopsy.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2011
New Scholarly Books
Johns Hopkins angle: This list of recently published books includes these from the Johns Hopkins University Press: "Annapolis, City on the Severn: A History by Jane Wilson McWilliams" and "The Dynamics of Democratization: Dictatorship, Development, and Diffusion edited by Nathan J. Brown."

Wall Street Journal
May 22, 2011
College mental health screenings going high-tech
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Adam Kaplin, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins who developed a free service called Mood 24/7 that sends a daily text message to its users, is quoted

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 23, 2011
More college students seek counseling to deal with issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that at JHU, a free service called Mood 24/7 sends a daily text message to its users, asking them to rate their mood on a scale of 1 to 10. The data can be accessed by users, their mental health counselors and even family and friends. The story quotes Adam Kaplin of the School of Medicine.

Lifehacker Australia
May 23, 2011
Science Explains Why Your Memory Gets Worse As You Get Older
Johns Hopkins angle: This story focuses on a study by Krieger School neuroscientist Michael Yassa that sheds light on why it gets increasingly difficult to remember new things as we age.

Financial Post
May 21, 2011
Denying reality in Greece
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Steve Hanke, a Whiting School applied economist.

The New York Review of Books
June 9, 2011
The Very Violent Road to America
Johns Hopkins angle: This review mentions Philip Curtin, a Krieger School historian, and Jack P. Greene, a Krieger School professor of the humanities.

Wall Street Journal
May 23, 2011
Economics Journal: What if Montek is the Next IMF Chief?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Pravin Krishna, a professor at JHU’s School of Advanced international Studies.

Irish Independent
May 23, 2011
US firms tip Ireland for future investment
Johns Hopkins angle: This finance story states that “according to a report by academics at Johns Hopkins University, US firms invested $120bn (€87bn) in Ireland since 2000 -- double the level of that in the '90s.”

The Hindu
May 23, 2011
The real and the unreal
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Krieger School anthropologist Naveeda Khan.

Third Age
May 22, 2011
Cystic Fibrosis Affected by Genetic Variations
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Garry Cutting, a professor of pediatrics and member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute for Genetic Medicine at the School of Medicine.

U.S. News & World Report
May 22, 2011
Genes Tied to Severity of Cystic Fibrosis Identified
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story quotes Garry Cutting, a professor of pediatrics and member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute for Genetic Medicine at the School of Medicine, who led a study that found that the severity of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening hereditary condition that affects the lungs and digestive system, seems to be influenced by genetic variations.

MedIndia
May 22, 2011
Handshake Does Not Spread Bacteria: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: Shaking hands does not increase the chances of spreading bacteria, according to a new study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

York Daily Record (Pa.)
May 22, 2011
Business Owner Hopes to Give Kids Something to Do
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that Andrew Stewart has previously served as an operations manager at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2011
The Pons family keeps the flame of horse-racing history
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about a horse-breeding farm mentions a grassy front yard that was once covered in hay so that a mare, sedated, could have corrective surgery done by a doctor from the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2011
Infield revelers into music more than getting drunk
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about the Preakness concert crowd quotes Stephanie O'Connell of Norwalk, Conn., who will graduate Thursday from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2011
Balto. Co. sausage huckster puts some 'haute' in hot dog
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about an unusual hot dog stand quotes Henry Taylor, a physician at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
May 20, 2011
Wagons, ho at Clymalira United Methodist
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of a dinner-theater production notes that cast member Christine Merriman is taking dance lessons from a colleague at The Johns Hopkins University so that she can perform a true fandango.

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2011
Broadway, ballet, John Waters to inaugurate Modell Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This season preview story mentions that Peabody Opera Theatre will stage a production at the Modell/Lyric next season: Stravinsky's "A Rake's Progress" (Nov. 18 and 20).

Morristown Green (New Jersey)
May 23, 2011
Jim Hicks, musical giant, stepping down at Morristown’s Presbyterian Church
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Hicks hold a music degree from the Peabody Institute.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock)
May 22, 2011
Hot Springs Music Fest welcomes new music adviser
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that festival music adviser Peter Bay is a graduate of the Peabody Institute.

Lake County News-Sun (Gurnee, Ill.)
May 21, 2011
Pianist Hagle in Strings season finale Sunday
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that pianist Matthew Hagle is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2011
Denver moves to 1st NCAA final four with 14-9 win over Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the No. 3 seed Johns Hopkins Blue Jays' men’s lacrosse postseason hopes were crushed by No. 6 seed Denver, 14-9, in an NCAA quarterfinal on Saturday.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2011
Denver upends lacrosse world with 14-9 win over power Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press wire story states that Denver upset nine-time NCAA lacrosse tournament champion Johns Hopkins 14-9 Saturday to reach the national semifinals for the first time in school history.

USA Today
May 22, 2011
Maryland edges Syracuse in big weekend of lacrosse upsets
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that the sixth-seeded Denver Pioneers got hat tricks from Todd Baxter and Cameron Flint, while Jeremy Noble had two goals and three assists in a 14-9 win vs. third-seeded Johns Hopkins in Hempstead this weekend.

Baltimore Sun
May 23, 2011
Denver's win came at expense of coach's friend
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s lacrosse blog post focuses on the close friendship between Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala and Denver Pioneers coach Bill Tierney, who found themselves on opposite sides in Saturday’s NCAA tournament quarterfinal match.

The Washington Post
May 23, 2011
Virginia vs. Cornell lacrosse: Cavaliers reach Final Four with record-setting win for Coach Dom Starsia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Denver advanced to the Final Four for the first time with a 14-9 victory over Johns Hopkins in the second quarterfinal.

Baltimore Sun
May 22, 2011
Postscript from Denver vs. Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post analyzes Saturday’s NCAA tournament game in which Denver defeated Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
May 22, 2011
Salisbury baseball team earns berth in D-III World Series
Johns Hopkins angle: A college baseball item in this sports roundup reports that Johns Hopkins nearly overcame a three-run deficit in the ninth inning on Saturday but fell short as Kean defeated the Blue Jays, 6-5, in the losers-bracket semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament.

Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2011
Hopkins, Salisbury fend off NCAA baseball elimination
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports column states that the Johns Hopkins baseball team overcame two lengthy rain delays to stave off elimination for the second-straight day as the sixth-seeded Blue Jays defeated eighth-seeded Catholic, 7-2, on Friday in the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Washington Post
May 21, 2011
John V. Russo, cardiologist
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that physician John V. Russo completed his residency at Johns Hopkins.


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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Inside Higher Ed
May 23, 2011
Discounting the Bottom Line
Unprecedented increases in tuition discounting during the recession led to financial constraints for many private colleges, study finds.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2011
In Tough Times, Some Colleges Decide They Are Big Enough
Higher enrollments can be a trap as well as a tool, and more smaller colleges are looking to get off the treadmill.

Wall Street Journal
May 21, 2011
Private Sector Lifts Grads' Job Outlook
This year's college graduates have better career prospects than their peers did a year ago—as long as they're looking in the private sector.

Inside Higher Ed
May 23, 2011
Trouble Ahead on Student Loan Defaults
U.S. report shows rates rising for all sectors, but especially for borrowers from for-profit colleges -- in ways likely to add to pressure on the institutions.

New York Times
May 23, 2011
Elite South Korean University Rattled by Suicides
A rash of suicides at South Korea’s most prestigious university highlights a generation of students awash in unhappiness.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2011
Protests Dissipate as Campuswide Smoking Bans Take Hold
It's not about rights but about health, say officials at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and other campuses that have adopted the policies.

New York Times (Texas Tribune)
May 22, 2011
Students Wait as Legislators Decide Cuts
Thousands of financially needy high school students hoping to receive Texas Grants have had to put their college plans on hold while the State Legislature makes decisions on budget cuts.

Baltimore Sun
May 22, 2011
Molotov cocktails found in UMBC student dorm stairwell
Homemade devices found in stairwell not ignited, police say.

New York Times – The Choice blog
May 19, 2011
‘Best Colleges’? Counselors Beg to Differ With U.S. News
In the survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, a leading membership group, a majority of college counselors responded that they had “negative opinions” of the U.S. News rankings and suggested that they “offer misleading conclusions about institutional quality.”

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