Nursing's past and future
The visitors walked on floors that glowed with a shiny
perfection, poked their heads into lecture halls that resembled
more the bridge of the Starship Enterprise than the classrooms in
which they themselves had been taught and wandered around
pristine laboratories fully equipped with sleek new medical
These welcomed guests came to celebrate the new
Anne M. Pinkard Building, the
School of Nursing's first
permanent home. And everywhere they looked, it was clear just how
"new" this facility was.
Yet the dedication ceremony that took place
June 11 was not just about celebrating a building that was new;
it was also about honoring all that was old, according to Sue
Donaldson, dean of the School of Nursing.
$2 million gift honors Ross Jones on
Ross Jones has been around Johns Hopkins in one role or
another for most of the last half-century.
It's pretty darned hard to keep him out of the
loop on anything that's really important.
But three university trustees managed to
completely blindside him. They raised more than $2 million to
name a wing of Homewood's planned new student arts center in
And the retiring vice president and secretary
of the university never suspected a thing until the gift was
announced at a trustee dinner in his honor this month.
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