NCAA to vote today on waiver affecting JHU lacrosse
A vote will be taken on Proposal No. 65-1 today at the
NCAA Convention in Nashville to determine whether Johns
Hopkins and seven other Division III schools can continue
to offer athletics-related aid to students who play
Division I sports at their institutions.
At Johns Hopkins, traditionally a national power at
the highest competitive levels of collegiate lacrosse, the
waiver now in effect allows grants-in-aid for the Division
I Blue Jay men's and women's lacrosse teams. There are no
grants-in-aid in Division III sports, either at Johns
Hopkins or elsewhere.
Hopkins has led an effort to protect the eight
multidivisional schools' Division I sports, which have rich
traditions that are points of immense pride for their
students, alumni and communities.
A report on the vote will be posted sometime today at
Harper, Zerhouni, Grasmick to headline Heartfest
Actress Valerie Harper, physician Elias Zerhouni and
businessman Lou Grasmick will share the billing this
weekend when Heartfest 2004, a benefit for the Johns
Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, comes to
Martin's West from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Jan.
Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of
Health and former executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins
School of Medicine, is the event's medical honoree.
Grasmick, president of a lumber company that bears his
name, is the year's community honoree in recognition of his
extensive charitable work. Harper, best known as Rhoda
Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and
Rhoda, is national spokes-person for the American
Heart Association's "The Cholesterol Low Down." She will
speak with guests about the importance of heart health.
The event will combine heart-healthy gourmet dining,
consumer education and entertainment. Music will be
provided by Stevie V. and the Heart Attackers, a rock, soul
and swing band comprised of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons
and other health care professionals.
Tickets are $75; for information, call
Egyptian dig will be chronicled online starting this
Archaeologists, a photographer and an information
technology specialist will once again bring the
university's annual Egyptian dig to the World Wide Web with
"Hopkins in Egypt Today," located online at
The daily progress reports and photographs chronicling
the 10th excavation at the Precinct of the Goddess Mut in
Luxor, Egypt, are expected to be posted beginning this week
and will continue for the rest of the month.
As she has since 1994, Betsy Bryan, the Alexander
Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and chair
of Near Eastern Studies, will
lead the two-and-one-half-month excavation, assisted during
January by three undergraduates and 10 graduate students.
The excavation is supervised by Egypt's Supreme Council of
Antiquities, led by its secretary general, Zahi Hawass.
"Hopkins in Egypt Today" will document the team's work.
Each evening, university photographer Jay
VanRensselaer and Bryan will review the day's discoveries
and e-mail 10 to 15 images with Bryan's summary of the
day's work to the Homewood campus in Baltimore, where Macie
Hall, senior information technology specialist (also
VanRensselaer's wife), assembles the site. "Hopkins in
Egypt Today" registered more than 55,000 hits in January
This is the fourth year Bryan's group is exploring the
area surrounding the Temple of Mut at South Karnak. Through
a combination of excavation and examination of carved
inscriptions and relief scenes on the temple's sandstone
blocks, the group aims to determine what the temple looked
like between 1500 and 1200 B.C. The team will continue to
explore the ancient brick houses behind the temple's sacred
lake, searching for clues to the daily lives of ancient
Egyptians. The excavation work is a collaboration of Johns
Hopkins and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Volunteer project begins for Children's Center
Beginning today, the
Center is looking for "Change Bandits" to help solicit
loose change from the pockets, desk drawers and piggy banks
of their co-workers, families and friends. The money raised
will officially kick off the 15th annual Mix 106.5 FM
Radiothon to benefit the center.
In its 14 years, the Mix 106.5 FM Radiothon has raised
more than $6 million to benefit pediatric research and
patient care at Johns Hopkins.
This year's on-air event will begin at 5 a.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Children's Center's Hope Forest
Lobby and continue live from the hospital and the Mix 106.5
FM studio in Towson until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 29.
To volunteer as a Change Bandit, register online at
www.mix1065.fm or call
the Mix studio at 410-825-5410. Donations will be collected
at a Change Bandit Bash from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.
22, at Jillian's at Arundel Mills Mall and in the Hope
Forest Lobby at the Children's Center during the live
Radiothon broadcasts on Feb. 26 and 27.
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