The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 8, 1997

Dec. 8, 1997
VOL. 27, NO. 14

Immigration Reform Act to take effect Jan. 1
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Some Sterne Words
Joseph Sterne started his career as a Baltimore reporter, traveled the world as a foreign correspondent and spent 25 years as an editorial page editor for this city's most prominent newspaper, The Sun. He now finds himself facing the challenges of a professional life in academia. Sterne, who recently joined the Institute for Policy Studies as a senior fellow, describes himself as a former "gung ho" reporter. Today, though, he is looking forward to spending time studying the fundamentals of the profession in which he thrived for 49 years.
   "When you're in the hectic business of journalism, you just worry about the news of the day; you're totally immersed in it," Sterne said. "This gives me the opportunity to kind of sit back and look at what I've been doing all of my life." Full story...

Cropper and Dempsey Win Mitchell Prize
Since their graduate school days, Elizabeth Cropper and Charles Dempsey have individually studied the paintings of the great French painter Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). Both Hopkins art historians have authored the occasional scholarly papers and articles on the artist, often called "the French Raphael." And, over the course of the couple's 22-year marriage, Poussin's work and life has inevitably come up now and again over the dinner table. But despite their shared interest, it wasn't until four years ago that they decided to tackle the artist's work together professionally. Full story...

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