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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 20, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 16
In Brief


University shuttle service announces holiday schedules

During midyear vacation, the university shuttle service will have adjustments to its schedule as follows:

Homewood to JHMI/East Baltimore: On Thursdays, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, the shuttle will operate on its regular schedule until 6 p.m.; the last departure from Homewood will be at 5:30 p.m. and the last from JHMI at 6 p.m. No service on Dec. 24, 25, 31 or Jan. 1.

Homewood to JHU@Eastern and JHU@Eastern to JHMI/East Baltimore: On Thursdays, Dec. 23 and 30, the shuttle will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. No service Dec. 24 or 31.

Goucher/Colltown: Service will end at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 (with the last stop at Goucher College); no return trips to the Homewood campus after the last JHU departure at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17. Regular service will resume on Monday, Jan. 10.

Escort van service: The Rotunda express service will not operate from Saturday, Dec.18, through Saturday, Jan. 8. Route van service will resume its regular schedule at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. Off-route service will be available; call 410-516-8700. No escort van service on Christmas or New Year's.

WSE Homewood/Stieff Building: No service Dec. 24 or 31.


Al Gore to speak at Homewood undergraduate commencement

Al Gore, former vice president and Democratic candidate in the 1999 presidential campaign, will be the speaker for the Homewood undergraduate commencement ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, May 26.


Would-be student interns get help from Collegetown Web site

Johns Hopkins students now have a network through which they can look for opportunities to work as interns. Baltimore Collegetown, a consortium of 15 area colleges and universities, has added a spot on its Web site where local employers can post descriptions of their organizations, overview of the internship and application deadline.

The form is then sent to the career centers on each Collegetown campus to distribute through the channels that work best at each institution; interns then contact prospective employers with their resumes in the way that the employer determines-via e-mail, phone or letter. To check it out, go to


Homewood House to open 'What's in the Wardrobe' exhibit

A dramatization and a slide lecture on dress in early America will be presented on Jan. 7 and 8 at Homewood House, on the Homewood campus. The programs are being offered in conjunction with the opening of What's in the Wardrobe, an exhibition focusing on the type of clothing known to have been ordered by the Carroll family, who began building Homewood House in 1801. The exhibition opens on Thursday, Jan. 6, and will remain on display through Saturday, March 26.

"Caroline's Debut," a dramatization by Theatre Hopkins' Suzanne Pratt based on the letters of the Mistress of Riversdale, a contemporary of the Carrolls, about the European fashions she ordered for her own daughter, will be performed by Cherie Weinert. Kristina Haugland of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who is the mid-Atlantic region president of the Costume Society of America, will describe Federal clothing and undergarments in relation to earlier and later fashion ideals.

The two programs will be offered together at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. Refreshments will be served following each day's presentations.

Tickets are $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members; reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact Judith Proffitt at or 410-516-8645.


International Reporting Project fellows at SAIS selected for spring

Eight U.S. journalists have been awarded spring International Reporting Project fellowships at SAIS, part of a program aimed at improving the quality of international news in the U.S. media. The program combines 10 weeks of study in Washington and five weeks of overseas reporting.

The journalists will focus on stories in Algeria, Colombia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Pakistan, Russia and Thailand.

The fellows, selected by a group of distinguished journalists, include reporters from TIME Asia, Congressional Quarterly, The New Yorker and The New York Daily News.

The project is supported by grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Carnegie Corp. of New York, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Philip L. Graham Fund, The New York Times Co. Foundation and others.


Graveside commemoration of Johns Hopkins set for Dec. 24

Johns Hopkins died on Christmas Eve 1873, and for a number of years, members of the university and health system that bear his name have gathered for a graveside commemoration led by Ross Jones, vice president and secretary emeritus of the university. The services are brief and informal but meaningful to those who honor the memory of a man whose generosity in death has provided life and learning for so many.

This year, the community is invited to gather at Green Mount Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 24.


This issue of 'Gazette' is last for semester; next will be Jan. 10

This is the last issue of The Gazette for the fall 2004 semester; the next will appear on Jan. 10. The deadline for Calendar and Classifieds submissions for that issue is noon on Monday, Jan. 3.


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