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Rep. Andy Harris Reportedly Being Considered to Lead the NIH

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Another conservative Maryland doctor might be up for a position in Donald Trump’s administration, and this time the individual has experience serving in office. Rep. Andy Harris is reportedly being considered by Donald Trump for a top leadership role at the National Institutes of Health.

Maryland Receives $7.5 Million Federal Grant to Build a New MARC Station at Camden Yards

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The current MARC station at Camden Yards
The current MARC station at Camden Yards.

Maryland is $7.5 million closer to building a new MARC train station at Camden Yards to replace the “temporary” one that opened in 1992.

The Feds Plan to Help Baltimoreans Convert More Vacant Lots Into Gardens

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Officials from the Obama administration will be in West Baltimore today to announce several new federally funded environmental initiatives being launched right here in the city, John Fritze of the Sun reports.

Morgan State Student Journalism Project Gets $100K Funding Boost

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Courtesy Morgan State University
Courtesy Morgan State University

Budding journalists at Morgan State have been focusing on covering city affairs, particularly underserved communities around Baltimore, since last spring. With a boost in funding from the Knight Foundation, they can expand their work in the field.

Funding Not Renewed for Blog That Tracks Liquor Board

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liquor_store2Watchdog reporting suffered a local blow this fall. A blog that tracks happenings at the Baltimore City Liquor Board is set to cut back.

Feds Reject Port Covington Grant Request

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Kevin Plank’s Port Covington development got some bad news this week when the federal government turned down a $76 million request for transportation infrastructure for the project.

Hopkins Gets $250k in Private Research Funding Per Professor

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Johns Hopkins is one of the best-funded research universities in the world.

Johns Hopkins Cuts Budgets, Eliminates Staff for 2016

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Johns Hopkins University

As education costs continue to rise at an alarming rate, universities are looking for ways to cut back on costs. Even Johns Hopkins, one of the most expensive schools in the U.S., is looking for ways to tighten its belt a bit.

Johns Hopkins Spends $2.2 Billion on Research

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Johns Hopkins University

For the thirty-fifth year in a row, Johns Hopkins spent more on research than any other university in the country — a total of $2.2 billion dollars worth of medical, engineering, and science research, $1.89 billion of it supported by federal funds from the NIH, Department of Defense, NASA, and other organizations.

Hopkins ALS Research Center Benefits from Ice Bucket Challenge

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Johns Hopkins ALS researchers take the ice bucket challenge
Johns Hopkins ALS researchers take the ice bucket challenge

The ice bucket challenge has turned into a fundraiser’s dream. Everyone from George W. Bush to the Baltimore Ravens has dumped a bucket of ice water over their heads to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). And while some were initially skeptical that the stunt would actually translate into increased donations, the viral power of the ice bucket challenge seems to be working–as of today, the national ALS association has received $53.3 million in donations, way more than the $2.2 million in garnered last year.

But the national ALS group isn’t the only one benefitting from ALS’s moment in the spotlight–the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins has also seen its August donations go up 800 percent (!!) compared to last year.

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