From Homewood to
Asking friends and family for money can be as precarious as
learning to ride a bike. But several Johns Hopkins
University students gladly peddled for a chance to pedal
across America this summer in support of a worthy cause.
Eighteen Hopkins students will spend the
next two months perched atop 36 skinny bicycle tires,
traveling a 4,000-mile route between the Homewood campus and
San Francisco. Known as the Hopkins 4K for Cancer, the June
2 to late-July journey aims to raise both money for cancer
research and awareness for the disease's prevention.
Bloomberg honored at farewell
He may be called "Mayor Mike" now, but in the world of
academia his name will forever be attached to Johns
To recognize all that he has done for the
university, more than 800 invited guests paid a formal
tribute to Michael Bloomberg, the departing chairman of the
board of trustees, at a gala dinner on May 4. The event also
served to kick off The Johns Hopkins Campaign: Knowledge for
the World, the university and health system's ambitious $2
billion fund-raising effort.
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