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View of the Inner Harbor from the National AquariumAs we approach February, our office is still accepting applications for some programs, but we’re also transitioning to help our newly admitted students.

Many of these students relocate to attend the Bloomberg School - some from across the country, some from across the globe. So, in addition to continued posts about our application deadlines and procedures, I’ll be sharing more about life in Baltimore, our “Charm City.”

Today, I stumbled across a recent “Best of Baltimore” slideshow on the Travel Channel  website.

Perfect! What a great introduction to our city and its sites!

Check out the other Baltimore links on the “Best of Baltimore” page, including a video showcasing Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, an article about the  Walter’s Art Museum, “How a Crab Cake Should Be,” and a slideshow of baseball’s greatest stadiums, including Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For more Baltimore information, visit these great resources:

I’m not a big football fan, but it’s hard not to notice the hum of excitement in Baltimore this week.

Last Saturday, the Baltimore Ravens won a nail-biter of a game in overtime against the Denver Broncos.  Seemingly overnight, purple billboards appeared on Interstate 95 advising the New England team to “Bring It!” to this Sunday’s AFC Championship game.

The front page of The Baltimore Sun is covered in Ravens news, including the video of a fan’s over-the-top reaction to last week’s win that went viral on the Internet. The Sun has also provided an amusing pictorial comparison of Baltimore vs. Boston (we would strongly disagree with the one category The Sun awards to Boston).

The Sun should also have included a welcome sign category. I’m sure Under Armour’s “Welcome to Baltimore” sign, visible from southbound 95 and 895, would have won. It features a 3D image of Raven’s linebacker, Ray Lewis, roaring at cars about to enter the Fort McHenry and Harbor tunnels.  At night, his eyes glow purple.

And Ray Lewis’ eyes aren’t the only thing! At night, half the city’s skyline is lit with purple lights.

Today (and every Friday during football season) is purple Friday. In the grocery store, on the Hopkins’ shuttle and in our own office, it would be easier to count the people who are NOT wearing purple.

I find a city this crazy for its home team rather endearing.

That spirit is also contagious.

GO RAVENS!

Purple Friday

Purple Friday Shoes

Construction in East BaltimoreIt's a gray, but busy day here in East Baltimore as the Bloomberg School hosts a Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America.

East Baltimore is home to our School. The Johns Hopkins campus here includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The past few years have seen a lot of change in our neighborhood and it’s exciting – not just for the University, but for the community we share this space with.

Recently, the Johns Hopkins Gazette published two articles on changes coming to East Baltimore.

The Changing Face of East Baltimore

New mixed-use neighborhood rises just north of university's medical campus

Northeast Market to get a Makeover

Johns Hopkins partners with Baltimore City and other stakeholders to revitalize a landmark public market

The projects are inspiring and make me proud to be part of a University that takes care of its neighbors.

Summer Slurpees at the new 7-Eleven are just an added bonus.