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Hopkins Campaigns to Curb Pedestrian Deaths in Baltimore

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 8:45am

via Graham Coreil-Allen on Flickr

via Graham Coreil-Allen on Flickr

30 percent of all pedestrian crashes in Maryland happen right in Baltimore. That’s 700 pedestrian crashes in the city every year. 100 result in a death. Of the other 600, many cause “life changing injuries.” Luckily, Johns Hopkins has offered its research prowess to solving the public safety issue, and it’s teaming with the MVA to campaign for pedestrian safety.

What did they learn from their 4,000-respondent online survey, focus groups, and expert interviews? Motorists and pedestrians are equally to blame for the accidents. The campaign is urging walkers to “stop, wait, go slow. Be alert and don’t get hurt.” It doesn’t look sound that catchy at first, but it’s memorable enough. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Meet Johns Hopkins’ Impressive Honorary Degree Recipients

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 9:51am


You have to be pretty special to get a degree from Johns Hopkins, which means you have to be extra special to be deemed worthy of an honorary degree. This year’s recipients are a laudable bunch, including a hero of the gay-rights movement, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a beloved bow-tie wearing Baltimorean.
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Culture, Featured, Schools

Meet Julian Baron, Weather Forecasting Wonder-Boy

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 1:00pm

weather imageWondering if you’ll need to rent a tent at an outdoor event you’re having next weekend? Worried that your upcoming travel plans will be interrupted by storms? Just ask 14-year-old Pikesville resident Julian Baron. Plenty of other people do, from his classmates at Gilman School who want to know if the weather will impact their baseball schedule to the 300-plus people who follow him on Facebook for the local weather forecast.  Read More →


Towson Debate Team Help Transform Stodgy College Debate World

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 9:56am


The high school and college debate worlds has long been the provenance of, well, nerds. (I can say that because I did debate in high school. And I was a total nerd.) Other critics argue that the extracurricular activity reinforces traditional forms of privilege and power. But in recent years, the debate world has been transformed by “an increasingly diverse group of participants…[who are] mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics,” as Jessica Carew Kraft writes in the Atlantic. And the Towson University debate team, comprised largely of African-American women, is leading the way.
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Homeland, Roland Park, Schools, Sponsored Post, Summer Camps/Programs

Gilman Summer! 2014 – Camp With Purpose

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 12:00pm

From the Gilman Summer Camp Website:

Join us for a summer of learning and fun! Gilman Summer! 2014 offers enrichment and skill building programs designed for girls and boys grades 1-12 designed and taught by Gilman faculty and field experts. Courses include an extensive art program, S.T.E.M. courses, outdoor education, SAT prep classes, science, math, foreign languages and sports camps. Register now!


June 16- July 25, 2014 (6 weeks)

Enrichment and skill building programs for girls and boys grades 1-12 designed and taught by Gilman faculty and field experts.

Courses include an extensive art program, S.T.E.M. courses, outdoor education, SAT prep classes, science, math, foreign language and sports camps.

Gilman School Summer Session does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.


Featured, Schools

Students Build Musical Staircase at Johns Hopkins

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10:42am

In the course of daily life, most of us go up and down dozens of stairs every day. And usually, we don’t think much of it. But thanks to a transformation by undergrads in the Johns Hopkins Robotics Club, a staircase in one of the university’s academic buildings is now a whole different kind of experience.
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Health and Fitness, Schools

Is Flu Medicine Worth It?

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 10:13am


Photo via Wikimedia Commons

As anyone who’s suffered through it can tell you, getting the flu — the real influenza flu, not just some fly-by-night bug — is miserable. If you’ve got a compromised immune system, it can even be deadly. That’s one reason individuals (and governments!) have invested in anti-flu medicines like Tamiflu and Relenza. But there’s just one catch: According to recent research by a University of Maryland doctor, these anti-flu treatments don’t really work. Read More →

Culture, Schools

Into the Arctic: Park School Program Takes Students on Research Adventure

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 1:00pm

Mother polar bear and her cub, captured on a Park School Arctic research trip. Photo courtesy of J. Gorman.

Mother polar bear and her cub, captured on a Park School Arctic research trip. Photo courtesy of J. Gorman.

Picture this: You’re crouched low in a tundra buggy, in the middle of Canada’s Wapusk National Park, an isolated area near the edge of the Arctic Circle where the ratio of polar bears to humans is about 19 to one—950 polar bears live in the area; only 50 or so humans traverse this sparsely populated region each year. One of the privileged few, you’re waiting for a polar bear to come lumbering along within close enough range for you to snap its picture, which will then be used in ground-breaking research measuring the effect of climate change on this animal species. Incidentally, you’re a rising junior in high school.

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Money & Power, Schools

McDonogh School Raises Over $80 Million! Largest Local Private School Fund Raising Campaign, Ever

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 2:15pm

McDonogh School Headmaster Charlie Britton and Board of Trustees President Arthur Adler ‘78, have announced the successful completion of The McDonogh Forever Campaign, which surpassed its $75 million goal, raising $80,074,190, an astounding amount at any time but particularly eye-popping given the weakness of the economy since the campaign launched in 2010. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Honors Student Killed in Afghanistan

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 9:57am


Last year, we reported on the tragic death of 25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff, a Johns Hopkins graduate and U.S. aid worker who was killed by a roadside bomb. Hopkins students who knew and/or were inspired by Smedinghoff wanted to make sure to honor the young woman’s memory was kept alive. This Friday, as part of the university’s Foreign Affairs Symposium, they’ll be giving away the first annual Smedinghoff Award to honor a person who is working to bring change to the world.
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