Tutorial project turns 40
Since 1958, the Tutorial Program has been the heart and soul of
so many of the Hopkins undergraduates' college experience. Every
year, hundreds of students have volunteered two afternoons a
week to tutor inner city elementary school children. Program
director Weslie Wornom says students find that those afternoons,
working with a child, lift them through the week and go a long
way toward putting their own work and worries into
One of the oldest and longest running campus
tutoring programs in the country, the Tutorial Project this year
enters its fifth decade. It celebrates its 40th anniversary from
4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in Levering Hall, Homewood,
with a special tribute to the Rev. Chester Wickwire, the
legendary Hopkins chaplain who started
the Tutorial Program during the Civil Rights movement. Wickwire
was a tireless anti-segregationist, who designed the volunteer
program as a way for Hopkins students, at the time male and
mostly white, to meet and interact with black Baltimore families.
Complying with Immigration
Nicholas Arrindell, director of the Office of
International Student and Scholar
Services at Homewood, is no marksman, but he now knows what
it's like to hit a moving target.
For the past year, Arrindell has been a member
of a task force, made up of 13 representatives from various
departments at Hopkins institutions, that has been responsible
for implementing policies and procedures for the university to be
in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Immigrant
Responsibility Act of 1996.
The act, which went into effect on Jan. 1,
1998, places increased responsibilities on institutions such as
Hopkins to track foreigners associated with them and imposes
severe sanctions on those who do not comply with the legislation.
The law was passed in response to the growing concern about
illegal immigration, illegal workers and the threat of terrorism.
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