The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 7, 2002
January 7, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 16


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Rec center free next semester to Homewood faculty and staff

Homewood officials are re-examining the recently proposed employee fee structure and membership policy for the new student recreation center, scheduled to open Jan. 22, and have announced that Homewood faculty and staff will be able to use the facility at no cost for the upcoming spring and summer terms.

Susan Boswell, dean of student life, said in a broadcast e-mail that she and the Homewood deans, Ilene Busch-Vishniac of Engineering and Richard E. McCarty of Arts and Sciences, will be working with a committee of faculty and staff to define membership and determine fees by the fall 2002 semester.

Individuals who work at the Homewood campus but do not have appointments through the Homewood schools should contact Bill Harrington at 410-516-7490 to determine their eligibility to use the center now. A J-Card is required for admittance to the 63,000-square-foot facility, which abuts the Newton H. White Athletic Center.

Log on to learn lyrics and hear tunes of Hopkins songs

Can't quite remember the words to "Dear Old Johnny Hopkins"? Need to brush up on "To Win" before lacrosse season starts?

The university's great old college songs may be rooted in the past, but today's technology puts a new spin on learning the lyrics. You now can find the words--and hear the works played, thanks to the Peabody Conservatory--by clicking on: information_about_hopkins/about_jhu/hopkins_songs.

You'll also find a newer piece, "Ascent of Time," written to herald the dawn of the third millennium.

ABC News wins broadcast award for 'Hopkins 24/7'

ABC News will take home a prestigious Silver Baton--awarded to its series Hopkins 24/7--when the 2002 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for outstanding television and radio journalism are presented next week. Among the other 12 winners were CBS's 60 Minutes for a report on political instability in Pakistan and National Public Radio for a report on campaign finance reform.

Said the jurors of the documentary filmed in East Baltimore, "The ABC News team obtained access to virtually anything they wanted to follow at Johns Hopkins. The result is six illuminating hours aired in prime time, each of them focused on several doctors and their most challenging patients. Viewers suffer with the doctors as well as the patients, agonize over their failures, the health care system and the daring treatments they perform so routinely. Nothing is sensationalized and there are no exposes, yet the series is a tour de force for the hospital and ABC News."

The awards ceremony, hosted by Tom Brokaw, will be shown on PBS stations on Jan. 17. Check listings for times.

National Wildlife Federation issues 'green' grades for colleges

Johns Hopkins was cited as a leading school in two categories when the National Wildlife Federation issued a recent report titled "State of the Campus Environment: A National Report Card on Environmental Performance and Sustainability in Higher Education."

In its first national survey of college and university environmental practices, conducted in partnership with Princeton Survey Research Associates, NWF recognizes Hopkins as a leading school for "doing more with energy efficiency and conservation" and for "doing more with recycling, solid waste and materials flow."

The report's findings are based on responses from 891 institutions of higher education. The complete document is available at publications/stateofthecampus.html.

East Baltimore campus offers employees car-care services

All faculty and staff in East Baltimore can now take advantage of the "wash and wax" service available at the Monument Street satellite parking facility. The service, operated by and benefiting Operation Pulse (People United to Live in a Safe Environment), formerly catered to Monument Street parkers and Security and Transportation fleet vehicles.

To use the service, call 410-889-4496 for an appointment; on your scheduled day, you can drop your car at the lot and ride the shuttle to Wolfe and Monument streets. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with pick-up until 10 p.m.). Service costs range from $6 for an exterior hand wash to $100 for a complete auto detailing.

More car services are on the way. Later this month, the Monument Street Auto Service Center will begin offering oil changes, tires, brake work and other services.

For more information, call JHMI Parking Services at 410-955-5333.

JHHS recognized by city for outstanding civic involvement

The Johns Hopkins Health System was one of 16 Baltimore-area companies recently recognized for civic leadership and outstanding community service in 2001. The Mayor's Business Recognition Awards, presented at a ceremony in December, are sponsored by the mayor's office, the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corp.

JHHS was cited for its support of welfare-to-work initiatives, career education outreach to city high school students and involvement in city work-force training programs.