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Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2011
Longtime Hopkins Club waitress to watch her daughter graduate from JHU
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Nicole McAllister, a longtime waitress at the Johns Hopkins Club, and her daughter, Kearra Carter, a Baltimore Scholar who earned her bachelor's degree from the Krieger School on Thursday.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2011
Johns Hopkins receives $10 million to open patient safety institute
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine will use a $10 million gift from C. Michael Armstrong to launch the new Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. The piece quotes Edward D. Miller, dean and chief executive of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Sean Berenholtz, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and it refers to the patient safety research of Peter Pronovost, a School of Medicine professor.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2011
Proposed downtown arena gets private financing commitment
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that engineer Willard Hackerman, the financial backer of this proposed project, is a 1938 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2011
Fighting climate change through geoengineering
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Erica Fuhrmeister, a Johns Hopkins undergraduate who is studying environmental engineering.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2011
Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story are Renee Dintzis, 83, an associate professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Cell Biology; Judith Kasper, a public health professor at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Andrew Cherlin, a professor of public policy in the Krieger School's Department of Sociology.

North Baltimore Patch
May 27, 2011
Driver Fined in Collision With Hopkins Cyclist
Johns Hopkins angle: A woman was fined more than $200 in connection with an accident that critically injured Johns Hopkins University student Nathan Krasnopoler.

Washington Post
May 25, 2011
NASA mission will ‘kiss’ an asteroid to get vital information on life’s origins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Ralph McNutt of JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory.

Laurel Leader (Md.)
May 26, 2011
Snyder says goodbye
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of retiring Laurel City Council member Gayle Snyder notes that she has worked at JHU’s Applied Physics Lab for 34 years, where she is an executive assistant. It adds that she will retire from APL in June.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2011
Old City, Fresh Look
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about historian Jane Wilson McWilliams’ new book, "Annapolis: City on the Severn," mentions that it is a publication by the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Maryland Historical Trust Press.

Frederick News-Post (AP)
May 26, 2011
Maryland Today - Zakaria to speak at Johns Hopkins commencement
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press brief concerns the university-wide Commencement ceremony held Thursday, May 26, on the Homewood campus.

ABC2 News
May 26, 2011
5 things you need to know
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief is about the university-wide Commencement ceremony held Thursday, May 26, on the Homewood campus.

Baltimore Sun
May 25, 2011
Stem cell panel awards $10.4 million for research
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post reports that the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission announced Wednesday that it will fund 36 new projects worth $10.4 million and that the largest number of awards, 27, was given to researchers at JHU’s School of Medicine.

Maryland Daily Record
May 25, 2011
36 new stem cell projects to share $10.4M from state
Johns Hopkins angle: Awardees from the School of Medicine include Xu Cao, Linzhao Cheng, Mihoko Kai, Vassilis Koliatsos, Dara Kraitchman, Piotr Walczak, Elias Zambidis, Mary Armanios, Amy Belton, Robert Brodsky, Raghothama Chaerkady, Stephen Desiderio, Koko Ishizuka, Saul Sharkis, Zhaohui Ye, Dian Arifin, Williamt Brandt, Julien Maruotti, Tammy Morrish, Amanda Phillips, Sandeep Shah, Yang Song, Juan Song, Yijing Su, Chiaochun Joanne Wang, and Shuming Zhang.

Nature.com
May 25, 2011
Vaccines: The real issues in vaccine safety
Johns Hopkins angle: Neal Halsey, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this piece.

New York Times
May 26, 2011
Married Couples Are No Longer a Majority, Census Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Andrew Cherlin, a professor of public policy in the Krieger School's Department of Sociology.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 25, 2011
Some Medical Deans Fail to Disclose Outside Income on University Web Sites, Report Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Edward D. Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is mentioned in this piece

Detroit Free Press
May 26, 2011
Opposing points of view: For students' sake, schools should retain best teachers, no matter the years of experience
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece by Michael Lomax, president and chief executive officer the United Negro College Fund, and Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools, mentions a study by Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2011
Seeing Dream Act kids as 'our own'
Johns Hopkins angle: This column by Dan Rodricks mentions international student enrollment at Johns Hopkins and also refers to a previous column about a Johns Hopkins physician who was once an illegal immigrant.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
May 26, 2011
Scholars Grapple With Globalization’s Dark Side - Human Trafficking
Johns Hopkins angle: Mohamed Mattar, a senior research professor of international law at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, is quoted in this piece.

Kyiv Post (KPNews.com)
Anti-Americanism obstructs critical analysis
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Taras Kuzio, a visiting fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.

Huffingtonpost.com
May 26, 2011
Can A Blood Test Really Tell How Long You'll Live?
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Nobel Prize-winner Carol Greider, a molecular biologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Maryland Community Newspapers Online
May 26, 2011
Renowned cellist calls Frederick a second home
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature is about cellist Amit Peled of the Peabody Conservatory.

Zack’s Equity Research
May 26, 2011
Walgreens Ties Up with Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post states that Walgreens and Johns Hopkins Medicine have entered into an agreement to promote population-based research as well as jointly participate in review and development of protocols to improve outcomes of patients suffering from chronic diseases.

Delaware Wave
May 27, 2011
PRMC, Hopkins team for clinical trials
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Daniel Ford, the vice dean for clinical investigation for Johns Hopkins Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Ivanhoe
May 26, 2011
Effectiveness of Heart Test Questioned
Johns Hopkins angle: Roger Blumenthal, a professor of medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, is quoted in this piece.

Ivanhoe
May 26, 2011
Treating Sudden Hearing Loss
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is John Carey, a School of Medicine professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Baltimore Sun – Picture of Health blog
May 27, 2011
Panel named to oversee health insurance exchange
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that Darrell Gaskin, an associate professor and a health economist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was named to the state’s new Health Benefit Exchange, where the uninsured will go to buy coverage under health care reform.

Maryland Community Newspapers Online
May 27, 2011
Maryland could serve as alcohol tax hike role model
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes David H. Jernigan, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

GuruFocus.com
May 25, 2011
Jeff Aronson on CIT Group at Ira Sohn Conference
Johns Hopkins angle: Aronson, a trustee, graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins, this piece states.

Albany Times-Union (N.Y.)
May 27, 2011
Student Roundup
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Weston Nadherny was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Johns Hopkins University.

Toledo Blade
May 27, 2011
Canada pushes case for new Windsor bridge – Commentary
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary mentions that Roy Norton earned a doctorate in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 27, 2011
People on the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column notes that Brian Dembeck, executive director of Johns Hopkins Real Estate, was appointed to the board of directors of the Y of Central Maryland.

The Spokesman-Review (Wash.)
May 26, 2011
Mission trips inspire student to become physician
Johns Hopkins angle: Ben Carson, a professor in the School of Medicine, is mentioned in this story.

Abington Mariner (Mass.)
May 26, 2011
Congratulations to Catholic Memorial's Class of 2011
Johns Hopkins angle: Incoming freshman Pat Carney is quoted in this piece.

San Diego Union-Tribune
May 25, 2011
Grand jury calls for whooping cough campaign
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions a 2009 survey by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Forbes.com – Tradigital blog
May 25, 2011
IBM’s Watson Now A Second-Year Med Student
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned in this post.

Calgary Herald (Canada)
May 26, 2011
Gender Storm raises debate about sex
Johns Hopkins angle: John Money, a deceased professor emeritus in the School of Medicine, is mentioned in this story.

Baltimore Business Journal
May 25, 2011
Civista Health to join University of Maryland Medical System
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is owned jointly with the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Augusta Chronicle (Ga.)
May 26, 2011
UGA bristles at low research ranking
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins University is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2011
Sports Digest
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this column notes that the USILA Scholar All-America team included Matt Dolente and Kyle Wharton of the men's lacrosse team.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2011
Loyola's Gavin wins national Attacker of the Year honor
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports roundup mentions that the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its Division I regional All-Americans. Named to the first team in the Mid-Atlantic region were JHU’s Alyssa Kildare and Colleen McCaffrey. Another item notes that the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association named JHU midfielder John Ranagan and faceoff specialist Matt Dolente to its All-America first team.

Bloomberg
May 26, 2011
Michigan University Elevates Men’s, Women’s Lacrosse Teams to Varsity
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned.

Detroit News
May 26, 2011
'Big day' for Michigan as lacrosse teams gain varsity status
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins is mentioned in this piece.

Baltimore Sun
May 27, 2011
Pimlico spring wagering down 22 percent
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports roundup states that three players who starred at Maryland colleges, including Johns Hopkins' David W. Huntley, are part of the induction class for 2011 announced Thursday by the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Bloomberg
May 27, 2011
Lacrosse Private Party Is Crashed by Michigan Wolverines With $10 Million
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes JHU men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala.

HamptonRoads.com (Va.)
May 27, 2011
Soccer: Hickory boys, Grassfield girls crowned
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is incoming freshman Andrew Clayton, who will join the men's soccer team.

New York Times
May 27, 2011
Observing A Lacrosse Pioneer, McPhee Style
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins lacrosse is mentioned in this piece.

Baltimore Sun
May 26, 2011
Jill Palkovitz, dressmaker, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Palkovitz earned a master's degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Times of India
May 27, 2011
Magsaysay awardee Arole passes away
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Rajnikant Arole did his post graduate studies at what was then called the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.


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USA Today
May 27, 2011
College grads' gowns going green
America's colleges, where recycling is hip, are turning another green leaf: sending off their graduates in caps and gowns made from eco-friendly materials.

Washington Post
May 26, 2011
Anne Arundel college valedictorian was a soldier by day, a student by night
When their 12-hour workdays end, troops stationed in Afghanistan have a few hours to hit the gym, hang out with friends, play video games, relax. Army Staff Sgt. Dysha Huggins-Hodge studied.

New York Times
May 27, 2011
Yale to Restore Navy R.O.T.C. For Fall 2012
The return of the Reserve Officer Training Corps to Yale follows the recent repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuality.

Huffington Post
May 26, 2011
It's Graduation Time -- So What Do We Want From Universities? – Opinion
Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president, Syracuse University, writes "this year's group of college and university graduates is poised to enter an ever more difficult and volatile global marketplace. With these challenges in mind, it is tempting to turn for solutions directly to our newest graduates. Instead, it seems fairer really to ask their colleges and universities, how well positioned they (or as a university president, I should say "we") are to help fix what ails?"

New York Times
May 27, 2011
Questions Follow Leader of For-Profit Colleges
In 2004, when Todd S. Nelson was chief executive of the University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest for-profit college, he signed a $9.8 million settlement with the Department of Education, which found that Phoenix had “systematically and intentionally” broken the federal rules against paying recruiters for students.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 26, 2011
Annual Portrait of Education Documents Swift Rise of For-Profit Colleges
From 1999 to 2009, the sector quintupled its share of bachelor's degrees, while public and private nonprofit colleges lost market share, data in a new federal report show.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
May 26, 2011
Policy Report Says Reform Critical to Viability of U.S. Higher Education
University of Virginia-based policy research center releases study that urges higher education leaders to revamp the way they do business and refocus on delivery modes that lead to higher rates of completion.

New York Times
May 26, 2011
Growth in Education Spending Slowed in 2009
The nation’s overall education spending grew at a slower pace in 2009 than at any other time in more than a decade, amid deepening state fiscal woes and flatter tax revenues, according to new census figures released Wednesday.

Inside Higher Ed
May 26, 2011
They're Not Just Hiring Administrators
Report analyzing public college staffing trends finds overall growth in 2000s -- particularly in student-centric areas -- but shows number of employees per student dropped.

New York Times (AP)
May 26, 2011
N. Ind. College to Review Playing National Anthem
Goshen College began playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the first time at sporting events last year, upsetting some who believe the song with its images of war and the military undermines the school's pacifist message. The small Indiana college plans to review next month whether to continue the practice.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Wired Campus blog
May 26, 2011
This Is What a Sabbatical at Twitter Looks Like
A University of Maryland professor who has been working at Twitter remotely says visual representations of tweets reveal how the public conversation evolves in major events.

Johns Hopkins University