The 2001 United team
Richard McCarty, one of three chairs for Hopkins' upcoming
United Way campaign, says that a sensitivity to social needs
has been part of his fabric from an early age. McCarty
attributes this compassion to the example set by his parents
and the administrators and teachers at the public high
school he attended in New Rochelle, N.Y., who, he says, "did
a very good job of presenting social problems."
Yet, the harsh realities of life didn't
truly hit home until his days as an undergraduate at
Hopkins, says McCarty, now the James B. Knapp Dean of the
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Through volunteer work
in literacy programs, McCarty says, he came face-to-face
with 12-year-olds who couldn't read and with other Baltimore
youth who had no place to call home.
External review committee submits
The external review committee appointed by university
President William R. Brody to help evaluate Hopkins'
research policies and procedures has submitted a report with
some substantial criticisms of research oversight at the
institution, along with an addendum that affirms the
corrective action plan advanced by Hopkins following the
tragic death of a research volunteer.
"Oversight of clinical research at Johns
Hopkins must be significantly strengthened," the report
said, while also endorsing in its addendum actions Hopkins
already has taken or planned. In addition, the document
encouraged further "collaborative behavior" between research
institutions and the federal agencies involved in funding
Hungry at Homewood? New menus and venues
A cafe latte buzz before class? Some couscous to go with
that vegan dish? Or, perhaps a chalupa-enhanced cram session
is in order? College cuisine has come a long way since the
days when a fanciful on-campus dining experience meant being
served mystery meat in the cafeteria.
As part of a continuing effort to enhance
service and offer a more diverse food selection, JHU Dining
Services is rolling out at Homewood a host of changes that
include newly renovated dining facilities, a redesigned and
enhanced residence hall menu, an improved vegetarian/vegan
program, an on-campus convenience store, a Taco Bell Express
in an all-you-can-eat cafeteria and a cybercafe with
touch-screen ordering. All facilities are open to faculty
and staff as well as to students.
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