The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 18, 1998

May 18, 1998
VOL. 27, NO. 35

Countdown to commencement day
A. McGehee Harvey, Hopkins medical luminary, dies at 86
Ten ceremonies to mark end of Hopkins' 122nd academic year
University to recognize six with honorary degrees
Awards for teaching
Classified Ads
WJHU This Week
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Honors bound
One might think that winning a rare Fulbright Scholarship in Great Britain would be the highlight of a young life. But after a youth marked by upheaval and the isolation of being a stranger in a foreign country, graduating senior Tang Ho views the grant more as the next step in what has become, for him, a more important journey toward wisdom and self-expression.
   Tang spent his first 13 years being raised in Taiwan by his teacher-father. Though his father was demanding and strict, the two were close, he says, and he knew he was the center of his father's world. But his father's health had never been good, and after he was injured in a fall, he believed he could no longer care for his son. Full story...

A retiring Ross Jones tells it like it was
There's a scene in the classic movie adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine where Rod Taylor's character stares out his basement window as he maneuvers forward in time. In his direct line of view is a mannequin in the display window of a women's clothing store. Staring back and forth from the mannequin to the time machine's date meter, he watches the evolution of fashion as conservative long gowns from the turn of the century ultimately give way to the tight skirts of the late 1950s.
   Then, as he moves further ahead in time, he watches the house around him slowly disintegrate, world wars come and go, and the city around him transform into a futuristic metropolis. All the while, the character remains fixed to the same point strapped inside his invention.
   Ross Jones, Hopkins vice president and secretary, can relate. He may not have access to a time machine, but like the character in the movie, Jones has stayed in virtually the same position as time marches on. Since his early days as assistant to former Hopkins president Milton S. Eisenhower, Jones has seen 15 buildings erected on the Homewood campus alone, worked with six university presidents and observed a homogeneous, all-male student body evolve into the diverse cultural mix of men and women it is today. Full story...

[ The Gazette | Search Gazette Archives | About the Gazette | Send us Email ]

The Gazette The Johns Hopkins University Suite 100
3003 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (410) 516-8514