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  • Washington College's incoming president posted a video online this week in which she speaks about how excited she is to start her new job and how impressed she is with the institution and everyone associated with it.

  • Sharon Gerecht, an engineering professor at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, has spent years researching tissue repair and regeneration. Repairing tissue and skin usually requires live cells — a treatment that can be costly — but Gerecht’s work has focused on how to make that happen with synthetic materials.

  • This summer, 300 young people from Baltimore City will have paid internships with the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine — 100 more than last summer. To help meet increased demand from city officials, Hopkins is expanding its participation in the city’s YouthWorks summer jobs program, which offers five weeks of paid work to young people aged 14 to 21.

  • On the April day when Freddie Gray died from injuries he suffered in police custody and a week before rioters took to the streets in protest, Karen Brooks Hopkins, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, gave a PowerPoint presentation to a small group of Baltimoreans about the future of their city.

  • Pick up any paper or magazine, and you’re likely to see a front-page article on college: It costs too much, spawns too much debt, is or isn’t worth it. I entered academia 52 years ago as a student of Latin and Greek expecting to enter a placid sector of American life, and now find my chosen profession at the center of a media maelstrom.

  • The birds were chirping and the trees stood tall as Miriam Avins went walking in a patch of urban woods. Located between a CVS Pharmacy and the Govans-Boundary Parish United Methodist Church on southbound York Road, the woods didn't look like much: dotted with poison ivy, invasive English ivy, trash and a campsite near a concrete pipe, where a man, possibly homeless, appears to lay his head at night.

  • Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has been the hidden mastermind behind some of the nation’s most influential technologies for 73 years. Now the Howard County institution is going deeper into the medical world, while maintaining its foothold in national security and space exploration projects.

  • Hood College President Ron Volpe started his career as a sports reporter for the Erie Times in Pennsylvania. Even when he left that gig, it was with clear plans that did not include running, or even working at, a college.

  • Johns Hopkins University PresidentRonald J. Daniels on Friday touted the newest addition to the Science + Technology Park in East Baltimore as a testament to the institution’s dedication to creating jobs and hiring locally.

  • Alexander R. Vidiani, a Calvert Hall graduate from Hunt Valley, won the largest student literary prize in the nation Friday. A panel of professors selected the 22-year-old Washington College senior as the winner of the school's Sophie Kerr Prize, which this year is worth $62,900.

  • Loyola University Maryland is ranked in the top 2 percent of more than 2,400 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for economic value added to the mid-career salary of its alumni, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.

  • McCabe Avenue was once having a rough time with its neglected housing, but there is hope in the air this spring. Some 26 vacant properties along the street are being substantially renovated, thanks to the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Its volunteers and the families coming to the homes are making a substantial difference.

  • Sheila C. Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a renowned advocate for financial reform, has been named the 28th president of Washington College, the historic liberal arts college on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

  • The rioting, looting, arson, and vandalism that happened here this week might have horrified people across the country, watching it unfold on 24-hour news channels and Facebook feeds. But no one in this city should have been surprised.

  • University students and faculty from around Baltimore are marching and protesting the death of Freddie Gray, but they’re also positioning themselves as healers and discussion leaders following this week’s riots.

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