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The Washington Post
May 24, 2011
Handing out diplomas with a side of a clean
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. David Bishai, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dennis O'Shea, spokesman for the Johns Hopkins University, are quoted.

Baltimore Sun
May 23, 2011
Handshakes are a staple at graduation, germs or no germs
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature refers to research led by David Bishai, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Quoted in the story are Bishai and Johns Hopkins spokesman Dennis O’Shea.

Wall Street Journal
May 24, 2011
Limits of New Screen for Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: John McEvoy, a heart specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the lead author of a study looking at the screening of heart disease, is quoted.

Fox News (Reuters)
May 24, 2011
Heart Scans Tied to Overtreatment, Side Effects
Johns Hopkins angle: Reuters reports on a study by researchers at the School of Medicine that found when symptom-free people have heart scans to look for clogged arteries, they can end up with overtreatment and side effects. Quoted is John McEvoy, of Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

Chicago Sun-Times
May 24, 2011
Some heart screenings may do more harm than good
Johns Hopkins angle: Screening people at low risk for heart disease with a test that detects blocked arteries appears to do more harm than good, according to a study led by John McEvoy, of Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

New York Times
May 24, 2011
When Doctors Are Called to the Rescue in Midflight
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins who works in global public health and who has answered numerous emergency calls on airline flights.

Yahoo! News India (ANI)
May 24, 2011
'Survival' protein that protects brain against effects of stroke identified
Johns Hopkins angle: Valina Dawson, professor of neurology and neuroscience in the Johns Hopkins Institute of Cell Engineering, is quoted in this ANI piece that reports that Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a new protein that defenses the brain against the effects of stroke in mice, which can lead to a possible new strategy for treating neurologic disorders in human.

WJZ-TV13 Baltimore
May 23, 2011
Leeches Are Saving Lives In Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: Scott Lifchez, the chief of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview, is interviewed for this story about the medical use of leeches. This story includes video.

The Washington Post
May 23, 2011
Caps on chromosomes may reveal health risks
Johns Hopkins angle: Carol Greider, a molecular biologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is quoted.

CNN Money
May 24, 2011
Texas smackdown: The winners
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that a team from JHU competed in this year's Rice University Business Plan Competition.

TodayMoms
May 24, 2011
Too posh to push? C-sections rise with social status
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the rising numbers of women electing to have C-sections quotes Shari Lawson, obstetrician with Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital.

PsychCentral
May 24, 2011
Disaster Plans Should Include Those with Mental Illness
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Peter Rabins of the School of Medicine and Nancy Kass of the Bloomberg School of Public Health contend that during a disaster, more attention should be devoted to triaging and managing those with mental illness.

Carroll County Times
May 24, 2011
Author to discuss book on hit Jewish composers at Eldersburg library tonight
Johns Hopkins angle: A preview of an upcoming Eldersburg branch library event states that Bill Messenger, A Peabody Institute faculty member, will perform the music of Irving Berlin, the Gershwin brothers, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers and more during a presentation on the history of the Jewish migration of the 1890s and its impact on the American entertainment industry.

Baltimore Sun
May 24, 2011
Bayhawks' Kimmel named MLL Offensive Player of the Week
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports roundup reports that Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Michael Kimmel, who played for Johns Hopkins in college, was named Offensive Player of the Week by Major League Lacrosse. Another item states that Johns Hopkins sophomore shortstop Kyle Neverman was named to the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Region All-Tournament team. Also, a women’s outdoor track and field item reports that Johns Hopkins senior Christina Valerio and sophomore Annie Monagle will compete at the Division III championships

Tampa Tribune
May 24, 2011
Parade of Athletes player bios
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Hillsborough County High-School Player of the Year Ben Hwang will attend JHU next year.

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Inside Higher Ed
May 24, 2011
Major Decisions
Statistics say that a college freshman looking to make money upon graduation would be well-served by majoring in science, getting a graduate degree, and moving into a managerial role later in life. He should stay away from arts and education fields, which are financial and vocational dead-ends. And the advice goes double if the freshman is a she, though she is less likely to follow the recommendations.

USA Today
May 24, 2011
Analysis of 171 college majors puts engineers at the top
An analysis of the projected lifetime earnings of 171 college majors provides a clearer picture of what one bachelor's degree means compared to another in the labor market. And the answer can be as much as $3.64 million.

Baltimore Sun
May 24, 2011
College coaches, university doctors earn highest state salaries
More than 1,300 university employees out-earn the governor.

New York Times - The Choice blog
May 23, 2011
A Class Gets Acquainted Months Before Freshman Fall
Now that college “friends” are virtually in abundance, the days of stepping onto a campus having never met or seen a classmate’s photo are indeed over — no matter from which continent you hail.

Baltimore Sun
May 24, 2011
5 years after injury, a dramatic walk
After being paralyzed in an ATV accident, Matt Courson walked across the stage at 1st Mariner Arena on Monday to receive his political science degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2011
Supreme Court may hear case on tuition breaks for illegal immigrants
California's policy allowing some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition is being challenged as a possible violation of federal law.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 24, 2011
More Than a Tiger Mom
Celebrated but controversial author and Yale University law professor Amy Chua’s takes on world geopolitics have long been a hot topic in the academy.

Washington Post
May 24, 2011
Tradition of properly greased obelisk makes a comeback at Naval Academy
All school year, there were rumors that the new U.S. Naval Academy superintendent would restore one of the most challenging aspects to a potentially dangerous rite of passage for first-year students: Climbing a 21-foot granite obelisk that’s covered with grease. Grease was allowed to return to the Herndon Monument climb Monday afternoon — along with medical professionals, water stations and safety zones for students who didn’t want to participate.

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