Twenty-six-year-old Julian Jones traveled to Toronto this past weekend to celebrate a friend’s upcoming wedding with friends. But in a tragic turn early Saturday morning, he was assaulted and beaten to death outside a bar in what police called an “unprovoked attack.”
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A trio of Baltimore institutions want the performing arts to be a viable path for students who showed they were meant for the stage.
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The trial of Officer Edward M. Nero, the second Baltimore police officer indicted in the death of Freddie Gray is set to begin Wednesday. According to an article in today’s New York Times, Baltimore residents who were eager to see police held accountable for Gray’s fatal spinal injury are less hopeful this time around. That may be fitting.
When this scribe was doing his journalist-in-training duties by spending some college days typing out obituaries for an afternoon newspaper near Boston, an editor provided a piece of career advice: “You’ll be fine if you can write.” The nugget always struck me as prescient, given the newspaper industry’s immediate shift upon my graduation. (Witness: This was only 2005 or so, and things like afternoon newspapers and green reporters writing obits already seem like relics). But I think the real reason it stuck with me is the wider idea embedded within: that writing is more of a life skill that can be applied across disciplines that just so happens to be a career path for some people. Having seen many talented writers who have no formal training, I would also add that it’s a skill that’s within all of us that can be used to learn unexpected things. Bringing the writer out of everyone is an idea that’s embodied by a new writers’ workshop that formed in Baltimore earlier this year.
In the recent Captain America movie, in between fights and explosions there was a throwaway reference to Tony Stark, AKA Ironman. It was just one example of how certain superhero movies aren’t stand-alone experiences, but are meant to exist in an alternate universe in which every superhero is friends (or frenemies) with every other caped crusader. It’s the Marvel Universe, and it’s complex enough that it apparently deserves a college course of its own.
Have you heard the phrase “meds and eds”? It refers to the idea that hospitals and universities are the institutions with the money and power to revitalize struggling cities. Baltimore has a wealth of both.
The Baltimore City Anchor Plan is a formalization of Baltimore’s plans for meds and eds-based development. The eight hospitals and universities that signed on to the plan this week promised to prioritize four areas: public safety, local hiring, local purchasing, and quality of life in the city.