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By Tricia Bishop
The Baltimore Sun
| October 7, 2013
Johns Hopkins University has named a new dean of its Whiting School of Engineering.  T.E. Schlesinger, who now heads the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, will take over the Baltimore post in January.  Schlesinger collaborated with faculty to redesign Carnegie's undergraduate program and expand graduate offerings, Hopkins said in a statement, and he plans to use a similar approach here.  ...
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
An internal investigation found that the Johns Hopkins University failed to alert students, faculty and staff to what it called "a sexual assault" at a fraternity house in March 2013, the school's president said Wednesday in a letter to campus. In the letter, which accompanied the release of the university's 2013 annual security report, President Ronald J. Daniels called the failure to report the incident at Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity's house "unacceptable. " "I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm the University's commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of the Johns Hopkins community - a commitment that includes preventing sexual violence, offering support to victims, dealing firmly and fairly with alleged offenders, and keeping students, faculty and staff informed of crimes that represent a threat to our community," he said.
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By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | January 17, 2014
Ronald J. Daniels, president of the Johns Hopkins University, has been given a contract extension to lead the school for five more years, according to an announcement posted by the university Thursday. According to the announcement, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend Daniels' contract. In a statement, board chairman Jeffrey H. Aronson said that the board extended Daniels' contract because he could "build upon our tremendous strengths, and develop a lasting consensus for what Johns Hopkins can, should, and will be in the 21st century.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2014
Dr. Michael Beer, former chairman of the department of biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University who was an environmentalist who worked diligently to clean up and protect Stony Run and the Jones Falls, died Aug. 22. He was 88. Dr. Beer was dining with his companion, Patricia Laidlaw, at her Roland Park home when he was stricken with a heart attack. He was taken to Union Memorial, where he was pronounced dead, said his daughter, Suzanne C. Beer of Middle River. "In the early days of molecular microscopy he was one of the key figures," said Dr. Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, chairman of the department of biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Four female undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University were robbed at gunpoint as they walked through the campus Wednesday night, the school's move-in day for the fall semester, according to a security alert from the school.  The victims were walking southbound in the 3500 block of N. Charles St. at about 11:40 p.m. when two suspects approached. One of them pointed a silver-colored revolver and demanded undisclosed property, which they turned over, the crime alert says.  The suspects then ran to a parked vehicle in the 3500 block of Greenway and drove the wrong way on a one-way street toward University Parkway.  Police described both suspects as black males, between the ages of 16 and 18, standing about 5-foot-6 and wearing blue hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
A nine-block stretch of Charles Street near the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus will undergo a $28 million makeover — including new sidewalks, curbs, streetlights and trees—under a deal approved by the city's spending board Wednesday. Plans for the renovation of the street, which have been in the works for at least seven years, are expected to be completed early next year, transportation department spokeswoman Adrienne Barnes said. Construction is expected to begin next summer.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2010
The Johns Hopkins School of Education Neuro-Education Initiative will host its second annual summit and roundtable discussion on the practical applications of brain research on Wednesday at the American Visionary Art Museum. This year's topic, "Attention and Engagement in Learning," will explore current research on attention and student engagement. For more information or to register, go to http://www.education.jhu.edu/nei. liz.bowie@baltsun.com
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
Fred Bronstein, president of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, will become the new head of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University on June 1. His title will be dean, rather than the previous, longtime designation of director, in keeping with JHU's practice with its other academic divisions. "For quite some time, I was thinking I would eventually make this kind of a move," Bronstein said in a phone interview from St. Louis. "This seemed like the optimal opportunity.
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Sports Digest | April 23, 2012
Et cetera JHU coach's daughter sets record with 11-goal game   Mary Washington senior Catherine Kennedy , the daughter of Johns Hopkins swimming and diving coach George Kennedy, set a school record with 11 goals as the Eagles, ranked 13th in Division III, defeated Marymount, 24-13, in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference women's lacrosse tournament Saturday. With the win, the Eagles advanced to the semifinals Tuesday at York (Pa). Kennedy's 11 goals break the record of nine in a game, set by by Pam Heller in 1986 and tied by Suzy Baughman in 1988.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
The Johns Hopkins University has suspended for a year the fraternity involved with a rape accusation for unrelated concerns and has ordered the members to leave their off-campus fraternity house. The suspension was announced to the university community Saturday morning in an email obtained by The Baltimore Sun. University spokesman Dennis O'Shea confirmed the authenticity of the email but had no further comment. The email, signed by Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin G. Shollenberger, says the university suspended its chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha through the 2014-2015 academic year after officials found it had violated several university policies.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall. The university's annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium will feature journalist Laura Ling, who was detained in North Korea in 2009; former National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon; hiker Aron Ralston; RJ Mitte, who played Flynn on "Breaking Bad"; and B.J. Novak, who played Ryan on "The Office.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has opened a formal investigation into the Johns Hopkins University's response to an alleged rape at a fraternity house, the university disclosed Tuesday. A group of students filed a complaint with the department's Office of Civil Rights earlier this year, arguing that the university had violated the Clery Act and Title IX, federal laws that dictate how crimes like sexual assault should be handled by universities and reported to the public. Officials said they were notified of the investigation on Friday.
HEALTH
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their chest, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But the downside, some say, is that the vests are so uncomfortable some patients don't wear them all the time. A team of undergraduate Johns Hopkins University students, led by an alumnus inventor, set out to build a new prototype defibrillator vest that is more comfortable and works more effectively. The result — a vest that has won competitions and might be headed for approved medical use. "Each aspect of this had to not only function correctly but we had to think of it separately, like, how do we make it convenient and comfortable for the patient?"
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
The Johns Hopkins University has suspended for a year the fraternity involved with a rape accusation for unrelated concerns and has ordered the members to leave their off-campus fraternity house. The suspension was announced to the university community Saturday morning in an email obtained by The Baltimore Sun. University spokesman Dennis O'Shea confirmed the authenticity of the email but had no further comment. The email, signed by Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin G. Shollenberger, says the university suspended its chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha through the 2014-2015 academic year after officials found it had violated several university policies.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
Fred Bronstein, president of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, will become the new head of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University on June 1. His title will be dean, rather than the previous, longtime designation of director, in keeping with JHU's practice with its other academic divisions. "For quite some time, I was thinking I would eventually make this kind of a move," Bronstein said in a phone interview from St. Louis. "This seemed like the optimal opportunity.
NEWS
By Bridget Kustin | February 24, 2014
"Freedom of expression is the heartbeat of our university," Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman declared in an email this month announcing a new Task Force on Academic Freedom that will formulate an "official set of principles that can give expression to our core values in this area. " The email makes the case for JHU's "special kinship with academic freedom" through one particular example: Philosophy professor Arthur Lovejoy's disagreement with a trustee while at Stanford had earned him a "troublemaker" reputation, but JHU hired him anyway.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
Leslie C. Norins, a 1958 Johns Hopkins University graduate, has established a charitable trust to fund an exchange program for students and young science faculty between Hopkins and an Australian research center, the university announced Monday. In an effort to provide other young scientists with the same opportunities for international collaboration that he experienced after receiving his degree from the Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Norins is endowing the exchange program with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, a bioscience research center.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
An internal investigation found that the Johns Hopkins University failed to alert students, faculty and staff to what it called "a sexual assault" at a fraternity house in March 2013, the school's president said Wednesday in a letter to campus. In the letter, which accompanied the release of the university's 2013 annual security report, President Ronald J. Daniels called the failure to report the incident at Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity's house "unacceptable. " "I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm the University's commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of the Johns Hopkins community - a commitment that includes preventing sexual violence, offering support to victims, dealing firmly and fairly with alleged offenders, and keeping students, faculty and staff informed of crimes that represent a threat to our community," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah LaCorte, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
The razor-sharp satirists behind "The Onion" and a former director of the embattled National Security Agency are among this spring's speakers in the Johns Hopkins University's Foreign Affairs Symposium, a series of free public lectures. Students selected the guests for the symposium, titled "Confronting Global Dissonance: The Balance between Realism and Idealism. " The schedule features: •Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Feb. 19. The two-term governor has given indications of a potential run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Johns Hopkins graduate students and professors are calling for a moratorium on the university's plan to increase stipends for graduate students in the arts and humanities while shrinking their numbers, saying it could stymie research and the free flow of ideas. Officials with the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences say they need to raise the stipends for graduate students, now $22,000 per school year, to $30,000 to remain competitive with peer institutions. But they also say that, because of the cost, the move would require them to admit about 20 percent fewer humanities graduate students.
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