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04/18/2016 - 1:28pm

In May 2011, Jasmijn Rijcken—a Dutch citizen, cyclist, and employee of a Dutch bicycle company—was visiting New York for the New Amsterdam Bike Show. While taking a ride through the city she was stopped by a New York police officer, the Daily News reported, and told the length of her skirt was too short—disturbing and distracting to people in cars.

More than a century earlier, Angeline Allen of Newark, N.J., rode a bike through town wearing pants. "Dark blue corduroy bloomers, to be exact," writes author Margaret Guroff in her recent book, The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped America Life. "Snug around the calves and puffy above the knees." Modest attire, to be sure, but shocking enough at the time to be reported on in the local paper.

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04/14/2016 - 1:29pm

Mauro Maggioni has been named the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Data Intensive Computation at Johns Hopkins in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Mathematics and the Whiting School of Engineering's Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

He will join Johns Hopkins from Duke University, where in 2012 he was promoted from assistant professor to full professor of mathematics, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science.

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04/13/2016 - 1:35pm

Johns Hopkins University and Health System leaders sent a message to faculty, staff, and students this morning highlighting some of Johns Hopkins' steps to strengthen Baltimore over the past year and encouraging members of the Hopkins community to continue to seek out ways to engage with the city.

The message, which notes that this month marks the "somber" one-year anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray and the unrest that followed in the city, was co-written by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels; Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

"As gratified as we are by the efforts undertaken by our extraordinary, committed community," they wrote, "it is clear that our work is not yet complete."

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04/12/2016 - 3:43pm

Thanks to everyone who joined the #JHUReunion conversation on Twitter and Instagram. Keep the pictures coming! Here's a glimpse of a memorable weekend through the eyes of those who lived it.

Click here to view the memories!

04/04/2016 - 12:05pm

Johns Hopkins and 24 other Baltimore-area businesses unveiled a sweeping plan today, pledging to harness their collective influence to help strengthen the city by creating more economic opportunities.

With the launch the BLocal initiative—announced this morning at a news conference at Zion Baptist Church in East Baltimore—the founding companies are pledging to expand existing programs or launch new ones to build, hire, invest, and buy locally. They will spend more on design and construction contracts with local and minority- and women-owned businesses, hire residents from Baltimore's most distressed communities, and spend more purchasing dollars with local vendors and women- and minority-owned businesses.

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03/29/2016 - 11:00am

Johns Hopkins will go live at 12:30 pm Eastern today with news of our new Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Special guests include VPOTUS Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg.  Watch the livestream at   

03/23/2016 - 1:06pm

Filmmaker Spike Lee, whose acclaimed works including Do The Right Thing and Jungle Fever have challenged assumptions about race and prejudice, will speak at Johns Hopkins University's commencement ceremony on May 18.

A writer, director, actor, producer, author, educator, and entrepreneur, Lee will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the event, where about 7,000 Johns Hopkins undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students will also be awarded their degrees.

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03/22/2016 - 11:33am

Nationally and internationally recognized inventors and researchers, founders of businesses and socially conscious organizations, globally ranked athletes, and published authors and journalists are among the 2,539 students Johns Hopkins University has admitted to the Class of 2020. These students join the 559 future Blue Jays already admitted under the early decision plan.

One student patented an electronically engineered tennis racquet. Another found a way to create an artificial leaf that's better than a real one at photosynthesis. Another won a film festival award for a public service announcement on domestic violence.

The class not only breaks university records academically, but is also the most diverse to date. Nearly 37 percent of the admitted regular decision class identifies as members of underrepresented minorities. The students hail from 49 states plus Washington, D.C., and 54 countries.

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03/10/2016 - 12:12pm

Johns Hopkins University's first-year undergraduate students gathered for a formal affair Tuesday evening at the ceremonial High Table dinner, an annual tradition created in the spirit of the centuries-old dining styles of Oxford and Cambridge.

In a transformed Rec Center, complete with banquet-style tables, black drapery, and gold plated flatware, students hobnobbed with their professors, deans, and university administrators over a three-course meal.

"We talked about everything from Baltimore's hidden gems to the craziness of this year's presidential election," said AJ Tsang, a member of the Freshman Class Council.

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03/08/2016 - 3:11pm

Johns Hopkins University will induct eight new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame next month, including longtime Director of Athletics Tom Calder, who previously announced that he will step down this summer after 21 years in the role.

The class is the 22nd to be inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members to 176. The group will be honored at induction ceremonies on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Newton White Athletic Center on the university's Homewood campus.

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