Whether directly or indirectly, the tragedy of Sept. 11 and
its aftermath have left few sectors of American society
unaffected. On that list include college admissions offices.
Nationwide, admissions officials are wondering what impact
recent events will have on the application process, both in
terms of who will apply and the paperwork getting through
the postal system.
One of the prevailing suspicions is that
more students than usual will opt to attend higher education
institutions closer to home. These days, many
people--prospective college students and their families
included--feel a need to stay near loved ones and are also
wary of air travel.
$150 million donated for
Sidney Kimmel, founder and chairman of Jones Apparel Group,
has donated $150 million to Johns Hopkins for cancer
research and patient care--the largest single gift ever to
the university. With more than a third of the gift already
received, the Hopkins Cancer Center officially will be
called the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at
Kimmel, the son of a West Philadelphia cab
driver, had no previous association with Hopkins, nor has he
ever been treated for cancer.
Speaking of his gift, Kimmel said, "I am
blessed. To be able to support one of the leading
institutions in the world and build on its momentum gives so
much meaning to what we have all done thus far to defeat
cancer and provides even more hope for what can now be
accomplished. My goal with this gift is to make meaningful
advances in our knowledge of cancer."
Scientist sanctioned over drug trial in
A Johns Hopkins University scientist tested experimental
cancer drugs on patients in India without required federal
or university approvals and without adequate preliminary
tests in animals, a faculty investigative committee has
The committee, appointed last summer to
investigate allegations regarding the clinical trial,
submitted its report to Richard E. McCarty, dean of the
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
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