A goodbye too soon
Hopkins community gathers to celebrate the life of slain
More than 1,200 members of the Johns Hopkins
University community packed the gymnasium of Homewood's
Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center on Wednesday morning to
memorialize Linda Trinh, a fallen classmate, pupil, friend
and family member.
Trinh, a 21-year-old
biomedical engineering major from
Silver Spring, Md., was found
dead on Sunday, Jan. 23, in her residence in a privately
owned building across Charles Street from the Homewood
campus. The case, currently under investigation, has been
determined to be a homicide.
Security measures stepped up
President William R. Brody announced last week in an
open letter to the university community a series of new
initiatives intended to enhance the safety and security of
students on the Homewood campus and in the neighboring
community. The President's Office and deans of the schools
of Arts and Sciences and Engineering have committed an
initial $2 million to finance the improvements, which
include the hiring of off-duty police and tightening
security measures at residence halls.
Study: Hearing's 'off-switch' borrowed from
In experiments with rats, Johns Hopkins researchers
have discovered that the shut-off switch for the auditory
system is quite similar to an "on" switch previously known
principally in muscle. The findings appear in the Dec. 8
issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.