Sheridans honored for commitment to
In the university board room, in Garland Hall,
in the corridors of the Eisenhower Library, his name not only
identifies him but also reflects how others regard him.
For more than a decade, R. Champlin Sheridan--a
1952 Hopkins grad who left his father's Baltimore-based printing
business 30 years ago to strike out on his own in the small
Pennsylvania town of Hanover--has given his time, his expertise
and his money to support Johns Hopkins, particularly the
Eisenhower Library. In 1991, Sheridan and his wife, Debbie,
endowed the library director's position and, in 1994, made a $20
million commitment to nearly double the library's endowment and
support its planned renovations.
A million galaxies to be
Scientists are completing work this month on the final pieces of
an advanced telescope that will give astronomers their first
clear view of the large-scale structure of the universe.
One of its chief goals will be to probe the
overall framework of the cosmos, a curious pattern in which
galaxies seem to be arranged only on the outskirts of huge
"bubbles" that contain vast voids of empty space.
Love is in the air
Valentine's Day is around the corner and the nation will once
again spend a day focusing on matters of the heart. But for one
group of Hopkins students, spending a single day on the subject
of love is simply not enough. They want to talk about it all
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