Student-run program has added 2,500-plus people to marrow
At any given moment, roughly 3,000 individuals
nationwide seek a lifesaving marrow donation from someone
who is not a blood relation. However, due to the lack of
compatible donors, only 20 percent to 30 percent of this
group will ever receive a transplant.
Celebration begins for Center for Africana
A daylong symposium on the state of Africana studies
will bring leaders in the field to Johns Hopkins on Friday,
March 5. The symposium is the first of two events celebrating
the creation of the university's Center for Africana
Studies, established in fall 2003 in response to interest
from students and faculty and as part of the university's
efforts to "diversify the intellectual footprint on
campus," said Daniel Weiss, the James B. Knapp Dean of the
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, which houses the center.
Sellinger aid may get another hit
Maryland state legislators are proposing a change in
the Sellinger aid formula that would in effect reduce
future funding levels on a program that provides direct and
unrestricted monies to Johns Hopkins and 16 other
independent colleges and universities.