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Bloomberg gives Hopkins historic $1.8 billion gift for financial aid (access required)

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York and a Johns Hopkins University alumnus, gave his alma mater a $1.8 billion gift for student financial aid, the largest-ever contribution to an American university. Bloomberg, who has previously given ...

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Buffett, Blankfein salute Baltimore small-business program grads (access required)

Jasmine Simms’ small-business experience can best be described as a trial by fire. Literally. Simms, who recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Baltimore, started Scrub Nail Salon five years ago as she was weeks away from the ...

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CityLab Baltimore: Business can drive solutions to city’s problems (access required)

Confronting the challenges facing Baltimore will require investment in and from the city’s business community, leaders said Wednesday at the CityLab Baltimore event at the Parkway Theater. Businesses and the jobs they bring can help tackle Baltimore’s problems with crime, ...

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Laslo Boyd: Why strong mayors are important (access required)

Big city mayors have been much in the news this year. The end of Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years as mayor of New York City has drawn stories describing the many changes that he brought to that city, from major development projects to bike sharing to policing tactics to the recovery from 9/11.

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New York mayor tops $1B in gifts to Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University says New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $350 million pledge is the largest gift it has ever received. The university announced the commitment late Saturday. It said the money will be used mainly to expand Hopkins’ interdisciplinary ...

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