CIO reviews year's progress
The Committee for the 21st Century stated in its 1994 report,
"Our vision for the university in the 21st century imagines a
technologically advanced university that provides ready access to
information, easy communication, expanded opportunities for
sharing academic resources and new modes of delivery of
Today, I am happy to report that we are on
course to achieving this vision. Although there is still
considerable work to be done, we truly have a lot of very
exciting efforts under way and many more that will start as we
continue to move forward.
Nursing students support mothers as birth
On Dec. 8, 1999, Emily Seay's pager went off at 8 a.m.
Was this showtime, she wondered, or another false alarm? Seay, a
student in the accelerated degree program at the
School of Nursing, had
been paged the previous day--1 a.m. actually-- by M., her
pregnant "client." That prior morning, M.'s contractions had sped
up, and she had to be rushed to Bayview Hospital. However, by the
time Seay arrived an hour later, M.'s contractions had stopped.
She was later released at 7 a.m., but Seay stood by her side the
entire span. Seay is M.'s birth companion, a role that requires
her to rush to her client's side when she goes into labor and
then stay with her until she either gives birth or is sent
This morning, however, it was the real deal.
Seay arrived at Bayview Hospital at 8:30 a.m. and immediately
went to the birth room, took hold of M.'s hand and told her to
"start pushing." For the next two hours Seay applied warm
compresses to her client's forehead, massaged her back and neck,
explained exactly what was happening physically and all the while
reassured her client that everything was going to be all
right--not an easy task, Seay adds, when a woman is in labor.
Nanjing gets research
The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University share a
commitment to academic research and scholarship excellence--and
soon they will share a research institute.
The university and its Chinese partner recently
agreed to establish the Hopkins-Nanjing Institute for
International Research in an effort to promote cooperative
research between Chinese and American scholars and to enhance the
academic reputation of the existing Hopkins-Nanjing Center
for Chinese and American Studies.
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