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50 Years of
Timeline compiled by Sue De
April: Johns Hopkins Magazine makes its debut, to be
published nine times annually. "The end result, we hope," writes
founding editor Corbin Gwaltney '43, "will be the performance of
a genuine service to the alumni and other friends of Johns
Hopkins--and, perhaps, to the cause of free research and
education as a whole."
Magazine honored as the college or univerity "Magazine of
the Year" with the Robert Sibley Award.
In "Patterns," a 26-page gallery, photographer Robert Mottar
a perceptive eye to the shapes and shadows of the Homewood
"The Baffling Heart," with photos by Black Star's Werner Wolff,
explores the latest technology for treating heart disease.
Magazine wins Sibley #2
Moonshooter takes off: Gwaltney teams up with editors of
13 other college and university magazines to produce a 32-page
special report: "American Higher Education, 1958." The first
annual supplement is picked up for publication by 152 other
institutions in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Circulation: 1.35
Robert Frost and e.e. cummings are among those whose comments and
full-page portraits are featured in "A Gallery of Poets."
Gwaltney steps down to pursue Editorial Projects in Education
Inc.--an outgrowth of Moonshooter.
May: Editor Ron Wolk devotes an entire issue to "This ?
Generation," an "appraisal" of the Class of '60. "If my
generation seems inert, it is not because we not care," writes
Edmund G. Shower Jr. '60. "It is because we feel helpless."
May: Rachel Caron's lyrical writings on "The Sea," with photos by
Magnum's Erich Hartmann, are the centerpiece of a special issue
on man and the environment.
January: Russell Baker '47 opines on the reasons for Congress's
"declining prestige," in "Paralysis on the Hill." This is the
first issue under the editorship of Anthony Neville.
October: A special report on "The New Radicals" includes a
profile of the president of Students for a Democratic
Nevile transforms the Magazine into a quarterly
publication, with each issue devoted to a single topic. Winter
issue: "Aspects of Scholarly Life" aims at breathing "warm life
into the cold stereotype of the cloistered professor," with
essays by faculty legends George Boas, Elmer McCollum, and Franco
Summer: New editor Robert Armbruster moves away from the
"restrictive confines" of the theme approach and back "toward
more varied content."
"October 15" captures an unprecendented day of student protests
for peace; some 3,000 march from Homewood to a downtown rally.
"Turning on at Hopkins" tells how drug use is widespread among
undergrads. However, "most seem to be sticking with marijuana--
and few, if any, are 'dropping out' of society."
The Hopkins Hospital's pioneering role in transsexual surgery
gets attention in "He had Become What He Always Knew He Was--a
Budgetary restrictions reduce the Magazine from five times
a year to a quarterly, published by the university's Office of
University Publications. Editor: Thomas J. Kleis.
Editor Elise Hancock begins her tenure with a cover story on "The
New Genetics," headlined "Who Shall Live? Who Shall be Aborted?
Who Shall Reproduce? Who Shall Decide?" The article came on the
heels of a 1971 case at Hopkins Hospital, in which a mogoloid
infant was left to die when his parents refused to give
permission for surgery.
A cover story by Hopkins art historian and architecture critic
Phoebe Stanton outlines modern architecture's "broken
Renowned Hopkins scholar Hugh Kenner sits down to a freewheeling
Q&A with Hancock. Topics range from Groucho Marx to the life of
A special theme issue examines the business of humor. Included:
alumni profiles of National Lampoon editor P.J. O'Rourke
and comic Jeff Altman.
Hancock launches the Alumni Magazine Consortium to make the
Magazine's editorial and design expertise available to
other colleges and universities in a cost-effective, collegial
way. The AMC since then has assisted almost 20 schools.
In "Diary of a Plimpton," Magazine writer Kevin
Bjerregaard (MA '81)--awho hails from Racine, Wisconsin, "where
lacrosse might as well be cricket"--goes out for the Hopkins
An ambitious 44-page, five-part article by Rob Kanigel chronicles
"The Making of Hopkins Doctors."
The Magazine wins its third grand award for excellence in
periodical writing from CASE, the Council for Advancement and
Support of Education.
Hancock steps down after 14 years to become university editor.
New editor Alan Sea offers up an account of Peabody Ocrchestra's
Russian tour, and a 26-page report on the "endangered
Sea and Medical News's Janet Worthington team up for a
joint issue celebrating 100 years of Hopkins medicine.
Sea steps down; Hancock returns.
Alumni Notes disappear. The rationale: Most alumni prefer sending
updates to their divisional publications. Readers respond loudly
and with dismay--and the Notes are soon restored.
"How to Eschew Weasel Words," offers a chatty but informative
manual for good writing. The request for reprints is immediate...
A special issue on aging draws on letters from vintage alumni,
and outlines the latest research on memory, nursing, home care,
Hancock steps down as editor, hands over the reins to Sue De
Pasquale, who had been managing editor.
April's cover story highlights an unusual
high-fat diet that's
proving miraculous for kids with severe epilepsy, prompting a
deluge of inquiries from parents and doctors from around the
country; a November profile of Peabody pianist Leon Fleisher
captures his return to two-handed playing.
Hopkins faculty talk candidly about
what they like--and don't like--about the tenure system.
A special report,
"Why Is a Hopkins Education So Expensive?"
looks closely at why annual tuition tops $22,000.
February report outlines
"The Postdoc's Plight." Magazine
earns a grand gold medal from CASE for excellence in reporting on
issues in higher education.
APRIL 2000 TABLE OF CONTENTS.