It's books before balls
In a world where NCAA Division I increasingly resembles the
glossy and high-stakes look and feel of professional sports,
one small college Division III conference is taking steps to
ensure that in the contest of athletics vs. academics, the
realm of books and classes remains firmly in the lead. Itís
an example the school presidents are hoping others will follow.
The Centennial Conference, the athletic association
in which Johns Hopkins plays most of its NCAA Division III sports,
earlier this month adopted a reform package aimed at enhancing its
academic and athletic balance. The new regulations, adopted by
unanimous vote, will require Johns Hopkins and the conferenceís
other 10 members to place more restrictive rules on eligibility
and further limit the allowed number of regular-season games,
exhibition matches and practices.
NSF funds Info Security
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Johns Hopkins
University Information Security Institute a $2.92 million grant
to fund graduate education in information security. Over a four-year
period, the funding from the Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for
Service program will pay tuition, fees, housing and a stipend for
full-time information security students planning to enter federal
In its application for the grant, the Information
Security Institute emphasized the need for security expertise in the
health and medical sectors. Under new federal law, health care
organizations are required to secure electronic medical systems in
order to protect privacy. Johns Hopkins has developed an innovative
masterís degree program that stresses the technical demands of information
security and applications in the medical field.
Five profs named to Krieger-Eisenhower
Five faculty members in the Krieger School of Arts
and Sciences have been named to Krieger-Eisenhower Professorships in recognition of their
scholarly achievement and devotion to the academic life of the university.
The Krieger-Eisenhower Professorships recognize outstanding members of the faculty
and honor prominent Baltimorean Zanvyl Krieger's close friendship with Milton Eisenhower, the
ninth president of Johns Hopkins. The professorships were established in 1992, at the time of
Krieger's $50 million commitment to the School of Arts and Sciences, then the largest gift in
Johns Hopkins history.
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