The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 21, 2001

May 21, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 35

University salutes outstanding teachers
University to confer four honorary degrees
Three groups of buyers move to next stage in WJHU process
Society of Scholars inducts 15 new members
Student Council Awards for Excellence in Teaching
School of Nursing's Pennington Award
Comet LINEAR spilled guts in fine fashion
Two from SAIS win Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Job Opportunities
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Ceremonies put cap on 125th year
The university's 125th academic year is drawing to a close, and once again it is time to honor those ending their scholarly journey. It has been said that for every ending there is a beginning, and while that well-worn adage still applies to all Johns Hopkins graduates, this year it applies to some graduation ceremonies as well.
   Beginning a new tradition, the 2001 university-wide commencement and Homewood undergraduate diploma ceremonies will be held on Garland Field, located at the southern end of the Homewood campus. The ceremonies had previously taken place on Homewood's Upper Quad, an area recently landscaped with new brick paths, lighting fixtures and greenery.
   The university-wide ceremony, to be held at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, will feature the conferring of more than 5,000 degrees; recognize the new members of the Society of Scholars, who will be inducted on May 23; and bestow honorary degrees upon Karen Davis, Alfred E. Mann, Maclyn McCarty and Arnall Patz, all of whom have long-standing ties to Hopkins (see story). In keeping with tradition, President William R. Brody will deliver the address. Full story...

Reaching the summit
If their faces shine, it's because they have worked hard to get to this moment. Along the way to Thursday's graduation, some of the members of the class of 2001 have overcome great obstacles, some have tapped into strength they didn't know they had, and some have discovered they have passions they had never known before they arrived at Hopkins four years ago. Here are the stories of just three. Full story...

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