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.
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.
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.
Watchdog reporting suffered a local blow this fall. A blog that tracks happenings at the Baltimore City Liquor Board is set to cut back.
Johns Hopkins is one of the best-funded research universities in the world.
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.
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.
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.