20 years of burgers and balloons
Could it be hundreds of thousands? Millions? Who
could even fathom a guess about how many burgers
and hot dogs had been relished, beanbags and rings
tossed or balloons twisted into animal shapes since
Johns Hopkins started throwing itself a grand family
picnic 20 years ago?
The tradition continued in fine style on July 14, when
2,000 employees, family members and friends flocked to the
Johns Hopkins at Eastern campus for an afternoon filled
with delicious summer fare, carnival-inspired games and,
yes — dare we say it? — countless smiles.
Compensation program rolls out this
The university this month began the rollout of a new
market-based compensation program that touts itself as more
flexible and rewarding of work performance and growth.
Due to the immense scope of the change, the program,
which officially became effective on July 1 and affects
the eight academic divisions, will be rolled out over
the next several months with full implementation
expected by the end of the calendar year.
'Sacred mushrooms' induce mystical
Using unusually rigorous scientific conditions and
measures, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the
active agent in "sacred mushrooms" can induce
mystical/spiritual experiences descriptively identical to
spontaneous ones people have reported for centuries.