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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.


If You Made Money Buying a 1st Home in the 2000s, You Probably Weren’t Black

In a study recently published in the journal Real Estate Economics, public policy professor Sandra J. Newman and researcher C. Scott Holupka found that race was a key determinate of which low and moderate-income people who bought first homes during the decade made money. During the Great Recession, white homebuyers lost money but black ones lost considerably more. Even during the boom years, when white buyers increased their wealth by 50 percent, black buyers lost 47 percent of their wealth.

Armada Hoffler, Beatty Development Group will develop JHU project in Charles Village

The Johns Hopkins University has chosen a team headed by Baltimore- and Virginia-based Armada Hoffler to develop a mixed-use retail and residential complex with garage parking on university-owned land in the 3200 block of St. Paul Street in Charles Village.

Carey Business School to Target Four Troubled Areas of Economy, Dean Says in His First Major Speech

In his first major speech as the head of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Dean Bernard T. Ferrari announced that the school plans to focus its research and instruction on four troubled areas of the economy – health care; real estate and public infrastructure; the financial services industry; and the national security industry.

Fish Named Vice President for Real Estate and Campus Services

Alan R. Fish, associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been appointed to a new senior position overseeing real estate, facilities, transportation and other services at The Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Boosts Live Near Your Work Home-Buying Benefits

Live Near Your Work, a program that helps Johns Hopkins Institutions employees buy homes in select Baltimore neighborhoods near Johns Hopkins campuses, has announced several enhancements that will provide larger base grants to eligible homebuyers and expanded opportunities to receive home-buying aid.