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Photo by Theo Epstein The perfect Baltimore backdrop
Jennifer Bishop, A&S '79, is a veteran photographer of Baltimore neighborhoods, which made her a great choice for shooting sociologist Stefanie DeLuca for
"Sooner or Later, You Have to Get Out of the Car." The hours she and DeLuca spent looking for the perfect backdrop were "truly collaborative," Bishop says. "She and I are used to looking at neighborhoods, but we see different things. I see images and color and shape, and she sees the life inside the walls." Bishop, a founding member of Baltimore's City Paper when a student at Hopkins, now shoots for People, Smithsonian, and Time magazines.

And long-lost traditions
Jim Paterson, SPSBE '04 (MS), got started on our cover story,
"In the Finest Tradition," because he wanted to know about Hopkins' "old, scrungy traditions," he says. "I thought it would be fascinating to know what they were and where they came from." Faced with the general consensus that the university doesn't actually have traditions, he persisted — and turned up quite a few. Though some are serious, most are light and fun, as is the article. Which is good, he says, because "traditions are meant to be a distraction from the heavy stuff of school." Paterson's essays and illustrations have appeared in The Washington Post, and he writes regularly for education publications. —CP

Jennifer Bishop ("Sooner or Later, You Have to Get Out of the Car") is a Baltimore-based photographer. Call her at 410-366-6662.
Photographer Mike Ciesielski ("Humans Behaving Badly") is based in Baltimore. Call him at 410-253-8274.
Photographer John Davis ("Your Other Life") is based in Baltimore. Contact him by calling 410-241-2767.
Margaret Guroff, A&S '89 (MA) ("The Secret of His, uh, Success"), is an editor at AARP: The Magazine. She can be reached at
New York-based freelance writer Virginia Hughes, A&S '06 (MA) (Wholly Hopkins: "Undergrads' Plastic Ties Could Revolutionize Certain Surgeries") was the magazine's Corbin Gwaltney Fellow. She be reached via email at, or visit her blog at
Will Kirk '99 ("The Big Question"; "The Big Picture") is a photographer for Homewood Photographic Services. E- mail him at
Illustrator Michael Morgenstern is based in New Jersey. His Web site is Call him at 609-823-2420 or e- mail him at
Illustrator Alex Nabaum (Wholly Hopkins: "Yes, There's Magic in Those Mushrooms) can be reached through his Website,
Illustrator Wally Neibart ("Cover"; "In the Finest Tradition") is a cartoonist based in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at 215-635-0487.
Illustrator Robert Neubecker (Wholly Hopkins: "A Stem-Cell First") lives in Utah. Contact him through his Website at
Freelance writer Jim Paterson ("In the Finest Tradition" and Wholly Hopkins: "Greening a Campus Take Ideas Both Major and Mundane") lives in Olney, Maryland. He can be reached at
Writer Greg Rienzi (Wholly Hopkins: "Best Wishes, Mencken") is a freelance writer and staff member of the Johns Hopkins Gazette. E- mail him at
Scott Roberts ("Essay") is a Baltimore illustrator who can be reached by calling 410-879-3362.
Writer Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson ("Ruminations") is a Johns Hopkins University lecturer. Contact her via e-mail at
Photographer Stephen Spartana ("The Secret of His, uh, Success") is based in Sparks, Maryland. E-mail him at

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