Lifeline, Links

Hopkins Cuba Expert Weighs In on New Policies

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 10:41am


President Obama announced this week that we can look forward to new, normalized (or at least normalizing) relations between the U.S. and Cuba. It’s a pretty big deal. (It’s also all thanks to the Orioles. Well, sort of.)

Hopkins foreign policy professor Piero Gleijeses thinks this is a good thing. He should know, too–he’s been traveling to Cuba for more than 30 years, and he’s also the only foreign scholar who’s been allowed to conduct research in that country’s archives.

He gave a long, meaty interview on US-Cuba relations to the Hopkins Hub; if it’s a topic that interests you, head over there and check out the whole thing. Here are a few highlights: Read More →


Johns Hopkins Teaches First Graders How to Code

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 10:22am

Photo by Alaina Willing, via JHU Hub

Photo by Alaina Willing, via JHU Hub

First graders may not yet know how to tie their own shoelaces, but that doesn’t mean they’re too young to learn the basics of computer coding. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness

Amputee Gets Two Psychic Limbs from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 10:33am


For years, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab has been creating amazing prosthetic limbs that are so sophisticated that they can be controlled by the human brain.

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Featured, Lifeline

What Baltimore Googled in 2014

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 9:30am


Our Google searches reveal more about us than we might expect. For example, in 2013, Americans were interested–very interested–in twerking.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Feel Guilty About Your Love for Serial? Here’s What to Do About It

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 10:22am

As we’ve chronicled a number of times before, we’re huge fans of This American Life alumna Sarah Koenig’s new podcast Serial, which centers on the murder of a Baltimore high school student in 1999. But as it becomes increasingly impossible to ignore that the case involves real people with real feelings, it’s getting harder to enjoy Koenig’s storytelling without guilt pangs.

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Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Mistakenly Sends Acceptance Letters to Rejected Students

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 9:30am


This Saturday, 294 students who had applied early decision to Johns Hopkins got happy news in their inboxes. Embrace the YES! the email read. Welcome to the Class of 2019! We can’t wait for you to get to campus. The only problem? The students had been sent the email in error–they had actually been rejected from Hopkins, not accepted.

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Featured, Lifeline

It’s Your Last Chance to See Maryland’s Wildest Christmas House

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 10:07am


There are Christmas decorations and then there are Christmas decorations. The Daniels family has the second kind. Their home at 5034 Durham Road East is so wildly, effusively decorated that 500 cars an hour (!) pay it homage during the holiday season. Read More →

Money & Power, Schools

Johns Hopkins Tentatively Commits to Responsible Investing

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 9:31am


Stanford University has committed to divesting from coal companies for environmental reasons. Columbia University doesn’t invest in tobacco or private prison companies. And now Johns Hopkins has announced that it’ll be dipping a toe into socially responsible investing, too. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Gets Even More Competitive

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 15, 2014 10:40am

It may be easy for some students to get into top schools, but getting accepted to Johns Hopkins sure isn’t a simple task.

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Featured, Health and Fitness

Baltimore’s New Health Commissioner is a TED Talk Superstar

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 15, 2014 9:53am


This month, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed Dr. Leana Wen as commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department. Usually, this sort of thing, as important as it is, isn’t something we’d pay attention to. But Wen isn’t your average city administrator.

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