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Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2011
City launches circulator line from Hopkins Hospital to downtown
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Baltimore added a third line to its free Charm City Circulator service Tuesday, with the launch of the new Green Route at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Quoted is Ronald R. Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Health System.

The Washington Post (AP)
November 1, 2011
Chinese navy brings medical aid to Jamaica
Johns Hopkins angle: David Lampton of JHU's School of Advanced International Studies is quoted in this Associated Press wire story.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2011
Bank of America drops plan for debit card fee
Johns Hopkins angle: Brian Gunia of the Carey Business School comments in an article on consumer backlash against Bank of America's planned debit card fee.

Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2011
District 12: Kent Boles Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: In this Q and A interview, Baltimore City Council candidate Kent Boles Jr. refers to the city property tax views of Steve Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Los Angeles Times
November 2, 2011
Regulators on collision course with porn industry over condoms
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Lawrence Mayer of the School of Medicine.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
November 1, 2011
Kidney Broker Said to Use Johns Hopkins in Organ-Traffic Case
Johns Hopkins angle: Gary Stephenson, a spokesman for the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is quoted in this story.

CBS News
November 1, 2011
New American saber-toothed cat discovered
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a book titled "The Other Saber-tooths: Scimitar-tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere," which was published this year by the JHU Press. (Baltimore Sun)
November 1, 2011
Charles Street trolley supporters hire community organizer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that supporters of a proposed streetcar route believe it would provide a transportation alternative along the Charles Street corridor from downtown to University Parkway and draw tourists from downtown to other parts of the city, include the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University.

International Business Times
November 1, 2011
Switch to Pills Could Save Hospitals Millions
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is study leader Brandyn Lau of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Business Journal
November 1, 2011
Maryland to vote on $153M contract for new MARC rail cars
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief article reports that the city's Board of Public Works will also vote Wednesday on a proposal providing a matching $5.5 million in funding for the construction of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower at Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus.

Chicago Sun-Times(AP)
November 1, 2011
Study: ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Heart Risks for Kids
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Associated Press wire story is Gordon Tomaselli, a School of Medicine heart specialist and president of the American Heart Association.

Montgomery Gazette (Md.)
November 1, 2011
Detective: Accused killer stuck to story for days
Johns Hopkins angle: This article provides coverage of the trial of Brittany Norwood, accused of murdering Johns Hopkins Carey Business School student Jayna Murray in a Bethesda clothing store last spring.

Charleston City Paper (S.C.)
November 2, 2011
Step right up... and enjoy City Paper's carnival of endorsements
Johns Hopkins angle: Wilmot A. Fraser, running for the Charleston City Council in the 3rd District, attended JHU, according to this story.

The Huffington Post
November 1, 2011
Breast Cancer And Alcohol: Three Drinks A Week May Increase Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this article is Kala Visvanathan, associate professor in epidemiology and oncology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gazette (Md.)
November 2, 2011
College Park-Baltimore campus merger would create powerhouse
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions The Johns Hopkins University.

Boise Weekly (Idaho)
November 2, 2011
Henrietta Lacks, a Genetic Cell-ebrity
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Lacks was a patient at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1950s.

Coeur D'Alene Press (Idaho)
November 2, 2011
Don't wait for the holiday weight
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about weight gain mentions that "Johns Hopkins research has also shown that 98 percent of all diets fail in one year and the average American gains 15 pounds of fat each decade." (Baltimore Sun)
November 1, 2011
Live and Local: Ganz's classical homecoming headlines week of events
Johns Hopkins angle: This preview of a concert series featuring pianist Brian Ganz mentions that Ganz is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied under Leon Fleisher. It adds that Ganz is currently a member of the school's faculty.

East Bay Express (Oakland/Berkeley, Calif.)
November 2, 2011
Scott Alexander Makes a Market
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that singer-songwriter Scott Alexander's bassoon playing skills won him a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2011
Guest blogger reviews recording of works by Peabody composer Michael Hersch
Johns Hopkins angle: In this classical music blog post, Logan K. Young reviews a recording of works by a Peabody Conservatory faculty member Michael Hersch.

Baltimore City Paper
November 2, 2011
Lyric Opera Baltimore Performs La Traviata
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature mentions that Lyric Opera Baltimore's new artistic director, James "Jim" Harp, attended the Peabody Institute.

Kalamazoo Gazette (Michigan)
October 30, 2011
Gilmore Young Artist Ivan Moschuk returns to Kalamazoo for Rising Stars recital
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature states that pianist Ivan Moschuk attends the Peabody Conservatory, where he studies with Leon Fleisher.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2011
Fire breaks out at N. Baltimore's Mt. Washington Tavern
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala is quoted in this piece.

Tuscaloosa News (Alabama)
November 2, 2011
Gymnast Kayla Hoffman wins NCAA's Top VIII Award
Johns Hopkins angle: Hoffman is working as an intern at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, this feature notes.


Washington Post
November 1, 2011
Calculating the cost of college: A guide to finding a fair price to pay - Column
Finally the federal government has taken steps to push schools to give families more price information.

U.S. News & World Report - The College Solution Blog
November 1, 2011
Some Universities Could Be Hurt By Net Price Calculators
It's been a long time coming, but the Congressional mandate that colleges and universities make their pricing transparent finally arrived. All schools had to install their net price calculators on their websites by October 29.

Inside Higher Ed
November 2, 2011
Near-Rebuke of NCAA Reforms
College athletes deserve much more than an additional $2,000, panelists said Tuesday on Capitol Hill -- they deserve for the NCAA to stop exploiting them.

Baltimore Sun
November 1, 2011
St. Mary's students cleared to move onto cruise ship
After a 24-hour delay, 240 students from St. Mary's College of Maryland were cleared to move onto a cruise ship Tuesday afternoon, a college spokeswoman said.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 31, 2011
Affirmative-Action Critics See Texas Case as a Vehicle for a Supreme Court Victory
Leading critics of affirmative action say they are optimistic that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a lawsuit challenging the race-conscious admissions policies of the University of Texas at Austin and hand down a ruling that curtails, or even ends, the use of such admissions preferences by colleges around the nation.

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