The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 15, 1999
Mar. 15, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 26


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Gandhi to be rescheduled for Foreign Affairs Symposium

Due to unforeseen political circumstances, Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress, has postponed her visit to the United States until the middle of April. Gandhi was to have spoken at Hopkins on March 10 as part of the 1999 Foreign Affairs Symposium. A new date for her talk will be announced soon.

SAIS holding 1999-2000 tuition increase to 2.8 percent

The university's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is holding its tuition increase for master's degree and other non-doctoral students to 3 percent or less for the fourth year in a row. Full-time SAIS tuition this fall will go up $600, or 2.8 percent, to $21,800.

Journalist Joseph Sterne of IPS inducted in Hall of Fame

Joseph R. L. Sterne, a senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a longtime reporter and editor at The Sun, was inducted Feb. 26 into the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Newspaper Hall of Fame. Sterne, who retired as editorial page editor of The Sun in 1997, was only the 32nd person to be selected for the honor, said Jim Donahue, executive director of the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association.

"Joe Sterne is a worthy addition to the select group of newspaper luminaries that have been enshrined in the hall," said Deborah Cornely, president of the press association. H.L. Mencken, Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Franklin are among those in the hall.

Sterne, who joined The Sun in 1953, served as London correspondent, worked in the Washington Bureau and covered Eastern Europe before becoming the editorial page editor in 1972.

Physicians, scientists to speak in Homewood lecture series

A lecture series called "Voyage and Discovery" begins March 30 and will feature five renowned Hopkins scientists and physicians in fields ranging from human genetics to cancer research.

The five medical researchers from the East Baltimore campus have agreed to speak at Homewood about the stories behind their research. The first lecture features Benjamin S. Carson at 7 p.m. in Mudd Lecture Hall, with others following for the ensuing four weeks.

Adam Libow, an undergraduate in the School of Arts and Sciences, came up with the idea and organized the lecture series.

Daffodil Days arrive on Thursday and Friday

Homewood, East Baltimore and Peabody will get a jump on spring when Daffodil Days, a two-day fund-raiser sponsored by the American Cancer Society, takes place on Thursday and Friday, March 18 and 19. Bunches of fresh cut daffodils will be $5 and potted mini daffodil bulbs, $8.50.

At Homewood, they will be sold at the MSEL quad level, from noon to 2 p.m., and at Levering and Gilman (post office lobby), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. JHMI sales will be in the School of Public Health atrium, noon to 1:30 p.m. Anyone who ordered them in advance at Peabody and Homewood should pick them up as instructed.