Bloomberg raises gift to $100
News entrepreneur and university alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg has
pledged another $45 million to the university, completing his
record gift to the current Hopkins campaign at $100 million.
Bloomberg, who is chairman of the university's
board of trustees, has asked President William R. Brody to devote two-thirds of
the additional commitment, $30 million, to financial aid,
primarily for full-time undergraduates in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering.
Teaching honor for Principe
It's his enthusiasm for the sciences that has led Larry Principe,
who holds joint appointments in the departments of Chemistry and
History of Science, Medicine and Technology, to be regarded as
what some call a "natural" with regard to his teaching ability.
Already the recipient of three major teaching awards at Johns
Hopkins, this natural is now getting national recognition as
Principe was named last week the 1998 Maryland Professor of the
Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
He was given the award, which is recognized as one of the most
prestigious awards honoring professors, at a celebration held in
his honor Oct. 8 at Remsen Hall.
Principe's selection comes as no big surprise
to those who know him well. Peter Ramberg, a fellow professor of
organic chemistry who has known Principe for more than 10 years,
says he has long been an admirer of Principe's teaching ability.
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