Where do they go from here?
Johns Hopkins diplomas will send 5,819 alums on their next
Like many of her classmates, Barkha Gurbani entered
her freshman year with her sights set on a career in
medicine. Four years later, she still wants to be a doctor,
but now her heart is set on a slightly different path
— a career in public health. Gurbani's focus shifted
from her anticipated major, neuroscience, during her
freshman year after learning about the Krieger School's
public health studies program.
Off to India, Malaysia, Egypt and
Earlier this month, nine students at Johns Hopkins
learned they will be headed abroad for the 2004-2005
academic year, thanks to two prestigious awards
administered by the Institute of International Education.
Three undergraduates and four graduate students received
Fulbright Scholar grants that will take them to locales
including India, Malaysia, Egypt and Germany.
Ceremonies put cap on 128th year
The Latin root of the word confer, conferre, means "to
bring together." On Thursday morning, President William R.
Brody will once again recognize the true meaning of this
source term when he confers degrees and certificates on
5,819 graduating scholars, literally bringing together all
the university's divisions for a single celebration of
scholarship, a journey's end and everything Johns