Remembering Martin Luther King
For the first time, the annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemoration and Awards Ceremony will feature speakers from
within the Hopkins family. The podium duties will be shared by
Levi Watkins Jr. and Ben Carson.
Previous speakers, most of whom were associated
with the civil rights movement, have included Bishop Desmond Tutu
of South Africa and Coretta Scott King, widow of the late civil
The event, sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine
and The Johns Hopkins University, honors Martin Luther King Jr.
and recognizes members of the Hopkins community who live
exemplary lives rooted in his teachings. It is scheduled for noon
on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Turner Auditorium in East
Ross Jones announces upcoming
Ross Jones, close aide and adviser to six of the
university's 13 presidents, has announced he will retire June 30
after 37 years of service to his alma mater.
Jones, vice president and secretary, has been
known for decades both as a keeper of institutional memory and
tradition, and as a force for progressive change at Hopkins,
colleagues said. His influence has reached far beyond the
president's office, touching faculty, staff and students in all
divisions, as well as trustees, alumni, donors and the
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