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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 3, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 33

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A polished Peabody Library reopens
Two-year renovation updates historic home of reference collections

Added light shines down on the reading room, where gallery tables now line up on a newly gleaming marble floor.

A brighter, more open and vibrant George Peabody Library awaits a university community and public that have not been able to set foot in the historic, Victorian-era institution for nearly two years. The George Peabody Library, part of the university's Sheridan Libraries, will celebrate its recently completed renovation and grand reopening on May 8 with a gala to be held at its 17 E. Mount Vernon Place home.
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Sommer to step down in 2005
Alfred Sommer, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for 14 years, announced last week that he will step down in September 2005 to return to research and teaching. By then, he said, the time will have come for a new dean, with lots of energy and new vision, to take the helm of a school at the "top of its game."
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Thinking Out Loud
For most of the past 25 years, the "sticker price" of a college education has been rising steadily, outpacing the consumer price index. We in higher education have developed a plausible explanation of why this is so, and we also point out that the net cost to the student (that is, tuition minus financial aid) has remained at or below the general level of inflation.
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Child care center near JH at Eastern readies for its first JHU families

APL hosts 'Robots of the Ring' program for Maryland middle schoolers

Town meeting addresses Homewood security issues

Grace Brush to be honored for Chesapeake Bay research

Grand celebrations for Public Health and Peabody

Sculpture at Evergreen: Animal, vegetable or mineral

Mayor O'Malley officially launches Creative Baltimore at Peabody event

Pedal-pushers are encouraged to bike to JHMI on Friday


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