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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 1, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 24

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Aspiring matchmakers
Student-run program has added 2,500-plus people to marrow donor registry

Type for Lifers, clockwise from left: Lai Wong, April Puscavage, Mike Grunwald, Leon Charkoudian, Ryan Coller, Rachel Brennan and Sonia Singh.

At any given moment, roughly 3,000 individuals nationwide seek a lifesaving marrow donation from someone who is not a blood relation. However, due to the lack of compatible donors, only 20 percent to 30 percent of this group will ever receive a transplant.
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Celebration begins for Center for Africana Studies
A daylong symposium on the state of Africana studies will bring leaders in the field to Johns Hopkins on Friday, March 5. The symposium is the first of two events celebrating the creation of the university's Center for Africana Studies, established in fall 2003 in response to interest from students and faculty and as part of the university's efforts to "diversify the intellectual footprint on campus," said Daniel Weiss, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, which houses the center.
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Sellinger aid may get another hit
Maryland state legislators are proposing a change in the Sellinger aid formula that would in effect reduce future funding levels on a program that provides direct and unrestricted monies to Johns Hopkins and 16 other independent colleges and universities.
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Peabody students bring music to Homewood House Museum

Computers can aid low-resource areas in reproductive health learning

SPH: New tool measures children's own health perceptions

JHU Course Catalog: Do You Want Fries With That?

Free exams to help detect extent of eye disease in Baltimore children

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