For decades, the Carnegie Building has been a cornerstone of the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus.
Completed in 1960 with funding support from the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the structure was the longtime home of the Department of Embryology, training ground for generations of biologists and site of numerous groundbreaking experiments and discoveries, including work that has led to a Nobel Prize.
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Waldorf School’s teaching staff is using creative solutions to keep a balance between screen time and other educational activities based on developmental capacities.
On any regular school day a guest could walk into the Waldorf School of Baltimore and find children engaged in activities from reading to playing string instruments to exploring the great outdoors.
What guests won’t see are children glued to screens – in fact, a guest would be hard-pressed to find a screen at all. The school embraces slow technology and is screen-free during the school day on the Pre-K through eighth grade campus. As the school transitioned to distance learning, continuing to be conscious of developmental needs is a continued, top priority for the school during this time, said Executive Director Pat Whitehead.
“Slow technology is the idea that children are introduced to electronic media as useful tools in the right way at the right time,” she said. “Our intention is to ensure a gentle introduction that avoids an unhealthy amount of electronic exposure. We are dedicated to continuing that throughout this time.”
Although the Johns Hopkins University has put a hold on most capital projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, at least one major campus project is moving ahead.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute, a one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary center started in 2017, is proceeding with plans to build a six-story headquarters on Wyman Park Drive, next to the former Baltimore Marine Hospital and just west of the main Homewood campus.
This spring was supposed to be Jade Greene’s time to get noticed.
A shortstop for Bishop McNamara High School since her freshman year, Greene has been waiting for her junior season to gauge the interest of college recruiters.
“I was banking on that because I really need coaches to come see me,” said Greene. “This is the year where I was like, ‘I’m going to get all these coaches to come see me and maybe I can commit this year.’ But it didn’t happen because we had no games for them to watch.”
Student-athletes across the college sports landscape are faced with tough realizations and a new challenge amid the current COVID-19 pandemic as seasons have been stripped away and preparations begin for next season, which remains up in the air.
Winter and spring sports came to an end with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March 12 decision to cancel any remaining schedules. For winter-sport athletes, that meant their postseasons would be cancelled, and for spring athletes, more than 75 percent of their seasons were wiped away.
“I remember that week of practice,” Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse senior Peter Swindell told Capital News Service. “Everyone was trying to focus, but their minds were all somewhere else.”
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Johns Hopkins University expects to furlough or layoff employees and freeze the majority of salaries in response to projected coronavirus-related losses of $100 million this fiscal year and $375 million in fiscal year 2021, University President Ronald J. Daniels wrote in a letter to the Hopkins community posted late Tuesday night.