Restoration of the university's ceremonial entrance completed
Construction crews finished their summer-long task of transforming "the beach" with days to spare before the freshman class arrived at Homewood this weekend. For the first time in decades, the original configuration of the ceremonial entrance to the university--with a full loop from Charles Street up the hill and back down--has been restored. Graceful brick paths have replaced asphalt sidewalks, and underground, where you can't see them, there are new storm water drainage and irrigation systems.
The city has not yet said when it will be ready to install a flashing red traffic light across the exit from the circle. At that time, pedestrians walking along Charles Street will be able to press a button to change the flashing red to full red so they can cross the circle.
New parking places for faculty, others open at Homewood
The new faculty parking lot behind Homewood's Clark Hall will be available for faculty hang tag participants in the paid parking system beginning today, Sept. 4. This lot offers 39 spaces for faculty hang tag parkers. There are also four spaces for handicapped parking and six designated for Trustee/President's Office parking. There is now a finished walkway to Garland Hall on the north side of Clark Hall.
Also new this fall for faculty will be 15 metered parking spaces on the east side of Garland Field, opposite Barton Hall. They will be reserved exclusively for faculty hang tag parkers from 7:30 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday. After noon, visitors may use any of these spaces by feeding the meter.
In keeping with the new policy for faculty members that went into effect last spring, when a member cannot find parking in either a faculty parking area or at an open meter, display of the faculty hang tag permits no-charge parking on the visitors pay lot adjacent to Garland Field.
Anyone having business with the university may park free for one half-hour on the visitors pay lot. With the recent completion of the Clark Hall walkway between the parking lot and Garland Hall, Security encourages very short-term parkers to take advantage of this service rather than parking improperly in front of Garland Hall.
Security announces bus stop changes on Homewood campus
With the Great Excavations work in front of Eisenhower Library virtually finished, the security escort van service reverted on Aug. 31 to its usual stop directly in front of the Charles Street-side entrance to the library. During the summer, the vans stopped at the main gate along Charles Street.
The stop for the Colltown and Goucher shuttles has been relocated from Shriver Hall to the west breezeway entrance to the Mattin Center, which is the entrance from the roadway that runs behind Whitehead Hall.
The new shuttle schedule is posted on the Security Office Web site at http://www.jhu.edu/~security.
Schedules also will be available at the Mattin Center and at the security dispatch office in Shriver Hall.
Rare first editions, early serialized versions of books at MSEL
A rare collection of first-edition books and early serialized versions of books by authors such as Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos and Frank Norris go on display this week in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus.
The collection, donated to the library by Irene and Richard Frary, will be on display in the Special Collections Department on the A level and can be seen from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
Bett Miller, of Special Collections, said the complete, serialized magazine versions of some of the novels, such as Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, are particularly rare "because they were bought to be read and thrown away." The exhibit runs through Dec. 31.
John Dorsey to give a gallery talk at Evergreen House
John Dorsey, curator of Scott Ponemone's Baltimore: The Interplay of Art and Architecture, the current exhibit at Evergreen and Homewood House Museum, will give a gallery talk at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Evergreen.
Dorsey, former art critic at the Baltimore Sun, will examine Ponemone's vivid watercolor paintings that combine the architectural elements of 11 historic buildings and four private homes with details of the decorative arts they hold. The historic buildings are Evergreen House, Homewood House, Hampton Mansion, Mount Clare, Clifton, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, First Unitarian Church, Grace and St. Peter's Church, St. Mary's Seminary Chapel, Zion Lutheran Church and the Maryland Historical Society's Pratt House.
Admission to the talk is $8 for Evergreen and Homewood members and $10 for nonmembers. To make reservations call 410-516-0341. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 16.