Search begins for dean of Homewood Student Affairs
A search committee was recently formed to find a dean of Homewood Student Affairs to succeed Larry Benedict, who left Hopkins this summer to become dean of student life at MIT. The eight-person committee is comprised of university administrators and student and faculty representatives from the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering.
Steven David, associate dean for academic affairs, Arts and Sciences, said that the committee is in the process of choosing an executive search firm, which will launch a national search and begin to solicit candidates. David co-chairs the search committee with Andrew Douglas, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Engineering.
The new dean will be responsible for the offices and departments that shape student life on the Homewood campus, including Admissions, Financial Aid, Athletics, Dining Services, Campus Ministries and Greek Life. Susan Boswell, dean of students, is currently serving as interim dean of HSA.
SAIS to host conference on Internet privacy, globalization
SAIS will host a high-tech conference, "Privacy and the Globalization of Cyberspace," on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Keynote speaker Rod Schrock, chief executive officer of AltaVista, is scheduled for 9:15 a.m.
Expert panelists from the public and private sectors include Jamie Gorelick, vice chair of Fannie Mae and former deputy attorney general; Jodie Bernstein, director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection; James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Gus Hosein, deputy director of London-based Privacy International; and Hurst Lin, co-founder and U.S. general manager of SINA.com, a leading Chinese Internet portal.
The conference is free and open to the public. To see the complete agenda and to register online, visit: http://sais-jhu.edu/bizgovcenter or call 202-663-7787.
Blood supplies at critical level; Red Cross seeks donors
The American Red Cross has sent an urgent plea to the Hopkins community asking for its continued help. The Red Cross presently has less than a one-day supply of blood to serve the hospitals and patients in our region. It asks everyone to consider donating at this week's Homewood campus blood drive, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 28 in the Glass Pavilion.
To schedule an appointment logon to www.jhu.edu/~outreach/blooddrive or call Daria Bollinger at 410-516-0138.
Students to receive discount cards for area merchants
Full-time Johns Hopkins students, excluding those in SPSBE and SAIS, will soon be receiving in the mail a discount card courtesy of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.
The card includes Homewood, Canton, Mount Vernon and East Baltimore merchants who have agreed to offer discounts, as high as 20 percent, to Hopkins students. The merchants, listed on the back of the card, include Eddie's Market and Donna's in Charles Village, Atlantic restaurant and Color Me Mine in Canton, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Louie's Cafe in Mount Vernon.
Students must show the card to get the discount, and some merchants may require a J-Card or ID badge as proof of JHU student status. Restaurant discounts do not include alcohol purchases and apply only to the cardholder's bill.
SAIS commemorates anniversary of document authored by Nitze
On Thursday, Sept. 28, SAIS will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Security Council Paper No. 68, authored by SAIS co-founder Paul Nitze and widely regarded as the seminal strategic document of the Cold War era. The event, "NSC-68: Origins, Impact and Relevance," will be held at 2 p.m. in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Panelists include Paul Wolfowitz, dean of SAIS; Melvyn Leffler, professor of history at the University of Virginia; Marc Trachtenberg, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania; and Eliot Cohen, professor of strategic studies at SAIS.