JHU weighs in on U. Michigan
Joining 37 other higher education institutions, The Johns
Hopkins University has filed an amicus brief exhorting the
U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the established precedent
permitting colleges and universities to consider race among
other factors used in their admissions practices to ensure
"We are exercising our right to
participate in a public debate about a matter that is very
important to our mission as an institution of higher
education," said Steven Knapp, provost and senior vice
president for academic affairs. "Johns Hopkins has always
been willing to take a leadership position and stand on
principle in matters that we regard as important, and this
is such a case."
University to buy Mt. Washington
The Johns Hopkins University has signed a letter of intent
to pursue the purchase of the 68-acre Mount Washington
Corporate Campus from the St. Paul Cos.
Johns Hopkins hopes to relocate
administrative offices to the north Baltimore site to make
room for expanded research, patient care and academic
facilities at its other Baltimore campuses.
"Johns Hopkins has added about 1,000 jobs
in Maryland in each of the past three years," said William
R. Brody, president of the university. "We expect to keep
growing at nearly that pace as academic and clinical
programs expand and our scientists win more federal
research dollars. We're committed to keeping as many of
those new jobs as we can in our home city of Baltimore;
this acquisition of a spectacular property will help us do
A vice dean is named for undergrad
Paula Burger, a key member of Johns Hopkins' administration
for the past 10 years, has been appointed to the new
position of vice dean for undergraduate education for the
two Homewood schools, effective in June.
Burger is also vice provost for academic
affairs and international programs and since April has
served as acting vice provost for undergraduate
In her new role, she will serve as point
person for undergraduate academic matters in the Krieger
School of Arts and Sciences and will lead the school's
efforts to implement the final recommendations of
theuniversity's Commission on Undergraduate Education, a
committee she chaired.
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