'The Gazette' takes a holiday, will return Jan. 4
The Gazette will not be published the weeks of Dec. 21 and 28; the next issue will appear Jan. 4. The deadline for calendar listings and classifieds is at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Need a quick Jays score? Go to www.HopkinsSports.com
Coming soon to a computer near you: everything you could possibly want to know about Blue Jay sports--scores, schedules, statistics, bios of players and coaches, game previews and reviews and more, including cybercasts of 1999 men's lacrosse games.
The place to find all the information, which will be provided by the Hopkins Sports Information Office, is on the Web at www.HopkinsSports.com, a site maintained by Total Sports.
David assumes post of associate dean in Arts and Sciences
Stephen David, a professor of political science and longtime head of the International Studies Program, assumes this week the post of associate dean for academic affairs in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Some of his areas of responsibility will include academic advising, interdepartmental programs, summer programs and study abroad programs; he also will act as an adviser to the dean.
David, who earned master's and doctoral degrees in political science from Harvard, officially assumes the new post Dec. 18.
Special blood drive scheduled for Dec. 31 in East Baltimore
Because the holiday season is when blood is needed the most, a special blood drive will be held on Thursday, Dec. 31, 7-1 Turner Concourse, JHMI. Anyone donating blood on that day will receive two T-shirts. To make an appointment, call 410-614-3050.
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing receives gift
New Jersey residents have donated a farm valued at more than $1 million to the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. This is the largest gift CAAT has received from an individual in the center's 17-year history.
Throughout the donors' years together, animal welfare has been an important issue to Norman Carlson, who was controller of a division of McGraw-Edison for more than 25 years, and Tee Carlson, whose career was in retailing. Both are volunteer officers of the Hunterdon County, N.J., Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and, at their home, they care for four cats, three horses, more than 30 wild turkeys, an equal number of deer and raccoons and a host of chipmunks.
When they learned about CAAT's mission to foster the use of alternatives to animals in research, education and testing, they decided they had found a unique organization they could both support wholeheartedly.