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Johns Hopkins University: Expectations vs. Reality

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore merchant & banker, left an estate of $7 million (US$137.3 million in 2014) when he died Christmas Eve 1873 at age 78. His will stipulated that his fortune be used to found two institutions that would bear his name: "Johns Hopkins University" & "The Johns Hopkins Hospital." At that time, Hopkins's gift was the largest philanthropic bequest in United States history. His name was "Johns", no apostrophe, just "Johns."

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore merchant & banker, left an estate of $7 million (US$137.3 million in 2014) when he died Christmas Eve 1873 at age 78. His will stipulated that his fortune be used to found two institutions that would bear his name: "Johns Hopkins University" & "The Johns Hopkins Hospital." At that time, Hopkins's gift was the largest philanthropic bequest in United States history. His name was "Johns", no apostrophe, just "Johns."

The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Such a beautiful campus. Being a child of the desert, seeing so much green took my breath away. Oh and I had never seen so much marble on a school campus in my life!

The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Such a beautiful campus. Being a child of the desert, seeing so much green took my breath away. Oh and I had never seen so much marble on a school campus in my life!

Johns Hopkins University recently streamlined their logo.  Compare this version to the more colorful but visually cluttered original, which also contains elements from the Maryland state flag, globe, book, and shield.

Johns Hopkins University recently streamlined their logo. Compare this version to the more colorful but visually cluttered original, which also contains elements from the Maryland state flag, globe, book, and shield.

10 Fun Facts about Johns Hopkins University

10 Fun Facts about Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD - A beautiful old building and one of the best hospitals in the world.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD - A beautiful old building and one of the best hospitals in the world.

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