Class of 2004 makes it first
Exuberant bunches of bouncing blue and white balloons ringed the
Homewood campus on Friday as the first of two move-in days
brought half of the incoming 990 freshmen to their new home for
the next four years.
Two streams of cars, SUVs and
minivans--carrying license plates from as far away as Michigan,
Florida, Oklahoma and Texas--idled along the University Parkway
entrance to campus, their drivers toting instruction sheets and
their backseats carrying students and boxes.
Volunteer effort set for
This is not just the beginning of another ordinary academic
year--it is the beginning of the university's 125th. So, to make
it special, the Johns Hopkins 125th Anniversary Committee has
been working since this time last year to organize convocations,
parties and all sorts of special activities that celebrate
Hopkins' storied past for students, faculty, staff, alumni and
the broader community.
Perhaps one of the most exciting plans afoot is
an enormous Hopkins employee volunteer and community outreach
campaign called "125 Ways of Caring." The university and health
system are asking each of the more than 40,000 Hopkins faculty
and staff members, regardless of which campus they work on, to
spend time volunteering in a community project.
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