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By Robert Becker and Robert Becker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 23, 2003
CHICAGO -- The computer system intended to track international students as part of the nation's stepped-up security routinely loses sensitive information about foreign students and faculty, according to university officials throughout the country. Gaffes in the $36 million Student and Exchange Visitor Information System -- or SEVIS -- have also left schools unable to print documents that international students and visiting scholars need to obtain visas, delaying their entry into the country.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2004
Perched before 230 high school students he hopes will attend his university this fall, Johns Hopkins President William R. Brody began a presentation Thursday by telling them one of his students had been brutally killed. It seemed an odd way to start, some of the prospective students and their parents would later say. But they listened as Brody described how a burglar entered a fraternity house through an open door, came upon Christopher Elser and attacked him. The April 17 stabbing of the junior from South Carolina - the first homicide in Charles Village since November 2000 - serves as a stark reminder to prospective students and their parents that if they choose to attend Johns Hopkins, they are opting to go to school in one of the most violent cities in America.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1994
The Johns Hopkins University, despite prodding from black students, has ruled out the creation of a black studies department, college officials said yesterday.The university instead will set up a major in comparative cultural studies that draws on courses from several disciplines.A black studies department was among black students' demands in a list of grievances presented to the university in the summer of 1992.University officials said yesterday that a free-standing black studies department would be too small and would lack political influence, making it vulnerable to budget cuts.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1997
State and federal authorities are investigating the apparent theft of more than $100,000 worth of goods and services at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, sources said yesterday.The investigation is centered on a former UMBC employee who left the university after the apparent thefts were discovered last summer, officials said.They declined to identify the former employee or say whether the person quit or was fired.The university referred the matter to the state attorney general's office for criminal investigation after a supervisor detected evidence of theft, officials said.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1997
Towson State University's ambitious 10-year master plan, which includes the possible acquisition of several nearby apartment complexes, has alarmed tenants who fear they may lose their homes.To quiet the furor, university officials are trying to reassure the neighbors, many of whom are elderly, that the expansion won't have an immediate impact -- and might never occur. President Hoke Smith called the plan "a wish list," and said the campus has enough space to build new dormitories.But that hasn't stopped the criticism.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2005
A former aide to state Sen. Richard F. Colburn has sent a complaint to the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, asking for an investigation into the aide's allegations that he was required to write academic papers and conduct other personal tasks for the senator as part of his job. Gregory A. Dukes, who resigned from Colburn's staff in December, said he made the request after learning that the ethics committee had no plans to act...
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2000
Johns Hopkins University officials and students broke ground Friday on a comprehensive landscaping project that will reconfigure the grounds and walkways of the 24-acre North Baltimore campus. Asphalt will be replaced on quadrangles and walkways with bricks, granite and marble, giving public spaces a stately appearance more in keeping with the campus' architecture, university officials said. In addition, they said, two campus entrances will be enhanced, scores of trees will be planted, and lights and benches will be added.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2000
Negotiations to end the 2-week-old "living wage" sit-in at the Johns Hopkins University's administration building might begin this week. University officials say talks may happen because protesters have softened their position. "Before, they were saying that before we could even begin to talk, we would have to capitulate to their position," said school spokesman Dennis O'Shea. "Now that might not be the case." David Snyder, of the Student Labor Action Committee (SLAC), which is organizing the protest, said the administration has misinterpreted the group's position.
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May 11, 1991
It is bad enough that a Towson State University football player is charged with attempting to murder a fellow student in a brawl after an off-campus party. But what about the seven friends who witnessed the brawl? After it was over, they reportedly placed the bloodied victim's limp body in the bed of a pickup truck. They then "voted" to take him to St. Joseph Hospital, where they told a receptionist they found the unconscious man lying on the side of the road.Ours is such a violent society that few things astound us any more.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1996
In one of the biggest land deals in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins University won approval yesterday to buy the old Eastern High School building and within the next 20 years redevelop the unoccupied 26-acre site to include businesses, a private school and university offices.The action by the Board of Estimates was the last step in the $2.6 million land deal brokered by Baltimore Development Corp. officials. They have been in negotiations since July 1995, when the city selected the university to develop the site, which is across from Memorial Stadium.
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