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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 7, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 37

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Now that's architecture, hon
New JHU Press book examines Baltimore's buildings, then and now

Mary Ellen Hayward in front of one of Baltimore's architectural treasures — the Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, designed by Dixon & Carson, 1872.

Mary Ellen Hayward called it a void. She refers to the scores of architecture books she had read, studied and taught that all but ignored Charm City. Sure, many works featured edifices in New York, Chicago and Boston, even New Orleans and Washington, D.C. But where was Baltimore? Ten years ago she, Frank Shivers and a few other regional historians who had formed the Dead Architects Society, a group within the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, set out to remedy the affront and put Baltimore more firmly on the architectural map.
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JHU offers city students full tuition
The Johns Hopkins University announced last week that it will provide full-tuition scholarships to graduates of Baltimore City public schools accepted into the university's undergraduate programs.
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FUSE pierces the Veil of Cygnus the Swan
The Veil Nebula, a delicate network of glowing gaseous filaments in the northern constellation of Cygnus the Swan, has long been a favorite of both amateur and professional astronomers. Part of a much larger nebula known as the Cygnus Loop, the Veil is comprised of the leftovers of a star that exploded between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago. For at least half a century, scientists have probed the Cygnus Loop with various techniques, trying to understand its physical characteristics as a model for comprehending a whole class of similar objects that cannot be observed in such detail.
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Thinking Out Loud

SOM launches Vivien Thomas Fund to increase diversity

Beckwith of Physics and Astronomy elected to AAAS

Obituary: J. Richard Gaintner, 68, former SOM dean and longtime hospital administrator

ISIS marks major milestone as student billing system goes live universitywide

Save the date: JHU picnic set for July 23

Off they go: Innovative recycling project sends McCoy fixtures to needy homes


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