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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 2, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 20

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The cyber road to the White House?
Alexis Rice, seen here by the White House, studied blogs in political campaigns for her master's thesis in the Communication in Contemporary Society program.

Alexis Rice

Blog. To some people, the word may conjure up images of a creature from a fantasy realm, but for Johns Hopkins graduate student Alexis Rice, the term is the future of political campaigning.
   Short for Weblog, the blog in its true form is a regularly updated online journal that allows users to stay in touch with each other. For a political campaign, a blog can be a forum, a mouthpiece and a powerful fund-raising vehicle all in one.
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Trustees set tuitions for 2004-2005
Tuition for full-time undergraduates at Homewood will increase 4.9 percent next year, the third year in a row and the sixth in the last eight that the university has held the annual increase below 5 percent.
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Bilingual methods improve reading achievement
Calling for an end to ideological debates on teaching English language learners to read, a new report analyzing more than three decades of research finds that bilingual education programs produce higher levels of student achievement in reading than English-only approaches for this rapidly growing population. Today, about 20 percent of students in the United States come from homes in which English is not the primary language spoken.
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Scientists' discovery changes ideas about damage from strokes

CCP to partner with Haitian groups on HIV/AIDS prevention project

Rescue accomplished: 8,000 books return to George Peabody Library

Wednesday Noon Series begins with Indian dance


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