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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 7, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 2

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Getting involved in Baltimore
The class of 2008 learns firsthand about nearby volunteer opportunities

At Adopt-A-Block's Greenmount Avenue site, Steve Garber and Margaret Paek were among the Johns Hopkins freshmen sorting clothing for those in need.

Yasmene Mumby leaned from the stoop of a boarded-up rowhouse on St. Paul Street and tried to peek into the house's barred window. The 18-year-old said the house was empty: "We're learning how one block can be totally destroyed," she said, surprised to find an entire stretch of dilapidated buildings.
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Steps taken to enhance student safety
The tragic murder of Johns Hopkins undergraduate Chris Elser on April 17 in an off-campus fraternity house left the university searching for answers. First and foremost, why did such a senseless act of violence take place, and then, could anything be done to decrease the odds of something like it from happening again?
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United Way chairs set JHI 2004 Goal at $2,459,900
For its 2004 United Way campaign, Johns Hopkins Medicine plans to set up information booths at various spots on the East Baltimore campus during a two-week period next month. There, volunteers will answer questions about the human services organization and how to give to the campaign. A free meal awaits those who return their pledge form at lunchtime celebrations scheduled during that time.
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Thinking Out Loud: Zen and the art of the university

Search for School of Public Health's next dean targets 2005 start date

Hurricanes are catalyst for ocean plant growth, researchers say

'From Start-Up to IPO' lecture series begins today

Catalysts may neutralize groundwater contaminants

Scientists identify compounds that mimic calorie restriction

Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium looks at what future holds for America

Computer science researchers release study on Venezuelan referendum

Modern heart devices can be safely used during MRI scans, study shows

Water treatment expert Charles O'Melia honored by ACS

Certificate in Homeland Security now offered by KSAS

New class of compounds promises to revive failing hearts

Johns Hopkins launches pilot study of free home test kit for STDs


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