Changes for East Baltimore
A $21.3 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
grant awarded this month to Baltimore City to invigorate an area
at the East Baltimore campus's front step is expected also to
make possible construction of two new Hopkins medical facilities
and a parking garage.
The significance of this grant to the Hopkins
community was spelled out recently in a letter to colleagues from
Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns
Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns
Hopkins Hospital and Health System, which began, "There is great
news this week for Johns Hopkins Medicine and our neighbors."
Brody forms Education Forum
In just about every campus of the university--East Baltimore,
Peabody, Homewood or the Applied Physics Laboratory--compelling
research-driven collaborations between Johns Hopkins and K-12
schools in Baltimore City and elsewhere in Maryland are taking
Though it has no centralized school of
education, Hopkins, among national and local education
policy-makers, is considered a pathbreaker in education research
and reform. But in this very decentralized university, there has
been no mechanism in place that offers a sense of everything
Hopkins does in K-12 education. Until now.
Last week, President William R. Brody
announced the creation of The Hopkins Education Forum, a group of
education experts throughout the university who will advise the
president and Provost Stephen Knapp on urgent regional and
national challenges of school reform, and on Hopkins' actual and
potential roles in addressing that challenge.
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