Johns Hopkins Magazine -- September 1999
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Paxton Davis '49, author of A Boy No More, which we excerpt in "The Boys of '49" worked as a reporter for the Winston-Salem Journal and the Roanoke Times and World News and taught journalism at Washington and Lee University for 23 years. He died in 1994.
Lavinia Edmunds (author of "The Celtic Tiger: Stalking Cork") lives in Baltimore, where she writes about educational issues. She can be contacted via e-mail at:
Illustrator Brad Holland ("Prone to Panic"), whose work has appeared in publications around the globe, is based in New York City.
Photographer Sam Kittner, who shot this issue's cover photo and the opening spread to "A Daughter's Declaration," is based in Takoma Park, Maryland. Visit his website at:
David Levine '73, (MA '75), author of "Prone to Panic," is a medical editor for Pfizer Inc. and a contributing editor for Physician's Weekly. His articles have appeared in such magazines as American Health, Good Housekeeping, and Woman's Day. Contact him via e-mail at:
Illustrator Wally Neibart ("The Way According to Hanke") is based in Elkin Park, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at 215/635-0487.
Illustrator Kevin O Malley, whose work appears in "Essay" and "Findings" is based in Baltimore.
Brian Simpson, whose photos appear in "'C' is for Capitalism," is a freelance writer and photographer living in Baltimore.
Photographer Craig Terkowitz ("A Golden Return to Campus") is based in Baltimore. He can be reached via e-mail at:

A daunting assignment
With this issue's cover story ("A Daughter's Declaration"), we posed some challenges to Sam Kittner that would have sent most photographers running. Shoot Michele Cooley-Quille outside in the middle of July with the Jefferson Memorial as a backdrop--but be careful not to show the scaffolding that now covers much of the monument. And make sure the light's not too harsh. Oh, and watch out for the heat; did we mention Cooley-Quille is seven months pregnant? Kittner, whose work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, and Washingtonian magazine, rose to the occasion beautifully-- as did Cooley-Quille!

"Relaxing" in China
Not content to spend her vacations lounging on a beach, senior writer Joanne P. Cavanaugh set off in May for a month-long tour of Asia. Two days after she landed in Beijing, the city erupted in anti-American protests over the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade. Ever the enterprising journalist, Cavanaugh hit the streets to cover the protest, and ended up filing stories for The Miami Herald and Capital Style Magazine. Then it was off to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, where she spent several 12-hour days reporting "'C' is for Capitalism." Cavanaugh is due to be wed next month; we can only wonder where she'll "relax" on her honeymoon.

Stalking the Celtic Tiger
Wherever she goes in her travels, writer Lavinia Edmunds loves talking to cab drivers. "I find they offer some pretty trenchant comments," says the former Hopkins Magazine staffer who now writes about educational issues for Baltimore-area publications. Her cabbie in Cork, Ireland, was no exception. "He was driving a rickety old cab, and in talking to him, I got the first indication that Ireland's newfound prosperity is not reaching everyone," she says. In "The Celtic Tiger: Stalking Cork," Edmunds tells how Hopkins-trained urban planners are looking to learn from Cork's economic boom-- and she brings us accounts of life "on the dole," from those who've been bypassed by the upswing.