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02/10/2014 - 2:57pm

Willard Hackerman, longtime president and CEO of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, a 1938 civil engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and a former university trustee, has died. He was 95.

Hackerman led the effort to re-establish the university's stand-alone engineering school in 1979 and was instrumental in securing the school-naming gift from his mentor, G.W.C. Whiting.

Read more on The Hub.

01/30/2014 - 4:16pm

With a unanimous vote, Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., JHU alum, was recently named the 14th president of the University of Michigan. Schlissel will take over on July 1, 2014.

Read more on the University of Michigan website.

01/29/2014 - 3:10pm

Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, an internationally recognized nurse clinician, researcher, and educator, today officially becomes the fourth dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Read more on the School of Nursing website.

01/17/2014 - 8:49am

Since taking office, Daniels has been instrumental in advancing university's mission, with focus on fostering individual excellence, enhancing collaboration, strengthening JHU's commitment to its communities.

Read more on The Hub.

01/16/2014 - 11:25am


Surrounded by a Polaroid photo booth, vintage Polaroid cameras and art created by Polaroids, alumnus Chris Bonanos (A&S ’90) packed the Impossible Project Space USA in New York City to talk about his book, “Instant: The Story of Polaroid” and share fascinating insider details of the rise and fall of the legendary American company with fellow alumni.

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01/15/2014 - 12:13pm

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has named Michael George Plummer as the Director of SAIS Europe, in Bologna, Italy, effective August 1, 2014.

Read more on the SAIS website.

01/14/2014 - 12:27pm

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has named Cornelius C. Kubler as the new American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies effective August 1, 2014.

Read more on the SAIS website.

01/13/2014 - 4:55pm

The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Audrey Williams June
January 13, 2014

The critiques of graduate education have been building in recent years: Too many programs, scholars warn, enroll too many people who struggle to make ends meet while in graduate school, take on too much debt, and outnumber the tenure-track jobs they are being trained to fill.

Read more on The Chronicle of Higher Education website.

12/27/2013 - 10:22am

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman released a statement Monday, December 23, to university faculty, staff, and students regarding the American Studies Association boycott of Israeli universities.

The statement from Daniels and Lieberman, in full, can be found on The Hub.

10/24/2013 - 2:08pm

Johns Hopkins University volunteers fanned out across Baltimore on Saturday, October 19 to plant, paint, build, and clean up on the fifth annual President’s Day of Service. Nearly 1,000 people, including representatives from 65 student organizations, took part, serving 45 partner organizations, President Ronald J. Daniels said. When the event was first held in 2009, about 200 volunteers pitched in to help 15 organizations, Daniels noted. “Of course, there is one constant—the enthusiasm of our students, faculty, and staff for coming out as one university and joining forces with our partners across the city to bolster our communities,” he said. Read more about the President’s Day of Service on the Hub.