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Mourning Steven Muller

Johns Hopkins University President Emeritus Steven Muller, who led the university from 1972 to 1990 and also served for about a decade as president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, died January 19, 2013. He was 85. Among his many accomplishments, Muller created the affiliation with the Peabody Institute, prompted the restoration and reopening of what are now Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library, and was instrumental in bringing the Space Telescope Science Institute to Baltimore and the Homewood campus. He also established the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. Under Muller’s watch, Johns Hopkins started the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute and also re-established the School of Nursing and the Whiting School of Engineering as stand-alone divisions of the university. Current President Ronald J. Daniels praised Muller as  “a remarkable leader whose vision and determination enhanced dramatically the institution’s national and global prominence and who was in many ways, responsible for the Johns Hopkins we know today.”