Ready for their
Kristopher Jansma saw it as a profound show of faith. He
hadn't even begun his undergraduate career at Johns
Hopkins, yet here he was being offered a $10,000 fellowship
award to pursue, over the next four years, an independent
research project of his own design.
Jansma said he felt both elated and
slightly burdened by the charge.
"I had never been trusted with so much
responsibility before," Jansma said. "I wasn't 100 percent
sure of what I was going to do, but I knew that this was
way too good an opportunity to pass up."
125 years of scholarly
The tale of the Johns Hopkins University Press can, more or
less, be neatly broken into two halves. Pre-World War II,
the university's press existed much as founding President
Daniel Coit Gilman had envisioned, as a vehicle purely for
the transmission of knowledge born at Johns Hopkins, or as
the "third leg of the stool"--the first two being faculty
and the library. Quite literally, in the Press' early days,
campus lectures would find their way onto the pages of the
Press' journals and/or books to be, as Gilman put it,
"diffused far and wide."
From the mid-1940s on, however, the Press
has led a more varied and colorful existence, marked by
growth spurts, relocations, invention and the occasional
industry crisis. Yet, throughout its illustrious history,
the Press has remained true to its original mission to
publish professional, scholarly works.
SAIS ends semester early at Nanjing
The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and
Nanjing University agreed last week to end the spring 2003
semester at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and
American Studies in Nanjing, China, as a precaution against
severe acute respiratory syndrome.
There have been no cases of SARS reported
either at the center or in Nanjing, and the joint decision
is strictly precautionary. The semester ended April 22, and
students are being asked to leave the center by Tuesday,
April 29. International faculty and research fellows have
been asked to leave by Tuesday, May 6.
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