The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 16, 1998

Nov. 16, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 12

Downtown Center sets new site
Holiday lights set to shine again at Homewood
Regional books from JHU Press offer a history lesson
A portrait of changing times
Web site explores how climate change affects human health
Bloomberg gift will increase scholarships, cut average debt
In Brief
For the Record: Cheers
For the Record: Milestones
For the Record: JH Initiative
Employment Opportunities
Classified Advertisements
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Tutorial project turns 40
Since 1958, the Tutorial Program has been the heart and soul of so many of the Hopkins undergraduates' college experience. Every year, hundreds of students have volunteered two afternoons a week to tutor inner city elementary school children. Program director Weslie Wornom says students find that those afternoons, working with a child, lift them through the week and go a long way toward putting their own work and worries into perspective.
   One of the oldest and longest running campus tutoring programs in the country, the Tutorial Project this year enters its fifth decade. It celebrates its 40th anniversary from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in Levering Hall, Homewood, with a special tribute to the Rev. Chester Wickwire, the legendary Hopkins chaplain who started the Tutorial Program during the Civil Rights movement. Wickwire was a tireless anti-segregationist, who designed the volunteer program as a way for Hopkins students, at the time male and mostly white, to meet and interact with black Baltimore families. Full story...

Complying with Immigration Act
Nicholas Arrindell, director of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at Homewood, is no marksman, but he now knows what it's like to hit a moving target.
   For the past year, Arrindell has been a member of a task force, made up of 13 representatives from various departments at Hopkins institutions, that has been responsible for implementing policies and procedures for the university to be in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
   The act, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 1998, places increased responsibilities on institutions such as Hopkins to track foreigners associated with them and imposes severe sanctions on those who do not comply with the legislation. The law was passed in response to the growing concern about illegal immigration, illegal workers and the threat of terrorism. Full story...

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