Cover Story: Giving Back Makes a Comeback
Students find innovative ways to volunteer in the community in the face of a global pandemic. 'We can still make a difference—even through a screen.'
Christopher S. Celenza, dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University and professor of history and classics, has been named James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Krieger School faculty have received more than 20 awards, nominations and accolades since our last issue.
See what Professor Chaz Firestone’s office looks like. He surrounds himself with objects that give a nod to his team’s visual perception research.
The first-year Common Question sparks intellectual discussions and builds stronger ties between students and faculty. This year’s question is “What is the common good?”
Citing concerns about a resurgence in COVID-19, President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar announced on August 6 that all undergraduate instruction, labs, and co-curricular activities would be held online for the duration of the fall semester.
We remember Robert Forster, Pier Larson, Sakiko Olsen, Douglas Poland, Mark O. Robbins, and S. Wojciech Sokolowski.
From the Dean’s Desk
Since the coronavirus arrived in the United States, various words and phrases have become a regular part of our lexicon ... One word that I have not heard quite as much, but that I have witnessed a great deal of at Johns Hopkins, is resilience.
“If we don’t take drastic measures soon, many, many more millions of people are going to be in dire straits. If we don’t act fast, if we don’t pass legislation to put money in people’s pockets so they can pay their bills, society is really going to suffer. And I would want to emphasize that it’s not even about helping individual people that drives this. It’s that society doesn’t function when people are so impoverished and desperate.”
Meredith Greif, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Sociology, on the affordable housing crisis intensified by the pandemic.
WJCL (Savannah, Georgia), July 30, 2020