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Building a Commitment to Learning and Teaching

TERP  | Veronica Meinhard St. John Center Opens With Grand Ambitions for How Classrooms Work   When Edward St. John enrolled at the University of Maryland 60 years ago this fall, he remembers classes following a formula: A professor lectured to a room of hundreds of students. Those students listened. The end. Faculty or students using the campus’s newest building will enjoy a much different experience. University officials say the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, which officially opens May 11 and is named for the 1961 alumnus and real estate developer and...

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Living Classrooms celebrates new school building in Harbor East

The Baltimore Sun  |  Erica L. Green A top-rated charter school is celebrating its move from temporary trailers to a new state-of-the-art building in Harbor East. The Living Classrooms Foundation announced the completion of its new campus, which will house The Crossroads School, on South Caroline Street near Harbor East. The building, made possible by a $800,000 gift from the Edward St. John Foundation will be named after the donor. The 12-classroom building will house 162 middle schoolers from East Baltimore, who will have access to more technology and other amenities,...

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Living Classrooms Unveils New State-of-the-art Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

Living Classrooms Foundation Baltimore, May 16, 2016 - Living Classrooms Foundation has completed construction of a brand new state-of-the-art building, which houses The Crossroads School, the city's top-rated middle school, on its East Harbor Campus at 802 S. Caroline Street. The new building was made possible through support from the community including an $800,000 gift from the Edward St. John Foundation. Prior to construction, the school had been operating out of temporary trailers for years with the promise of an eventual move to a more permanent home. Now bearing the name Edward...

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University of Maryland Officials Conduct Hardhat Tour Of The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

BALTIMORE (May 3, 2016) – A contingent lead by Dr. Wallace Loh, President of the University of Maryland at College Park, and attended by various university administrators; officials with St. John Properties, Inc., including Edward St. John and other business leaders, participated in a hardhat tour of the Edward St. John Learning Center that is currently under construction on the College Park campus. The $63 million Center will serve up to 14,000 students daily upon its completion at the end of this year. The project represents the first new academic building constructed on McKeldin Mall in...

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The Mullan Contracting Company Captures “Award of Excellence” for the Edward St. John Learning Center at McDonogh School from Associated Builders and Contractors

The Mullan Contracting Company The Mullan Contracting Company Captures “Award of Excellence” for the Edward St. John Learning Center at McDonogh School from Associated Builders and Contractors The Mullan Contracting Company has won an “Award of Excellence” from the Baltimore Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in its 2015 awards competition, for the construction of The Edward St. John Learning Center , located on the campus of McDonogh School in Owings Mills. The annual awards program recognizes Maryland-area general contracting companies for outstanding...

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Altruism Abounds

UMD Impact  |  Fall 2014 Renowned leader lends time and resources to Shock Trauma Center   “Put others first,” this motto has long served as a driving force behind visionary business leader and philanthropist Edward St. John. It has continued to inspire him throughout every phase of his remarkable career—from founding one of the country’s top real estate firms valued at over $2 billion, to building a charitable foundation that has donated more than $58 million to charitable causes, to helping the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at UMMC achieve its strategic vision...

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Teaching Center Seeks “A” in Innovation

TERP Construction will begin in June on the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, designed to be a national model of collaborative learning. Its 13 classrooms, along with other small-group spaces, will feature technology including video projection and capture for Web streaming, distance learning and audiovisual recording. In the ultra-modern lecture halls, wheeled chairs will allow students to seamlessly work together, while moving lecterns will allow faculty to teach from multiple locations. The 186,415-square-foot building will also include nine labs in a new chemistry...

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Ribbon-Cutting Held For Edward St. John Student Center At McDonogh School

Owings Mills Patch Edward St. John (center), Founder and Chairman of St. John Properties, Inc., is surrounded by students of McDonogh School during last week's ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 72,000 square foot Edward St. John Student Center, a four-story structure featuring two dining halls that can accommodate 500 students, fine and performing arts studios, the Tuttle Gallery, a 171-seat lyceum and an updated infirmary. The building is the latest project completed by The McDonogh Forever Campaign, which was funded in-part through a gift from the Edward St. John Foundation, Inc.,...

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Edward St. John Donates $1 Million to New Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower at University of Maryland Medical Center

BALTIMORE, MD (October 3, 2013) – Business and community leader Edward St. John has pledged $1 million to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in support of the new Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower, scheduled to open this Fall. St. John, founder and chairman of St. John Properties, serves on the Board of Visitors of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The current Shock Trauma Center opened in 1989 with a capacity for serving 3,500 patients each year, but now serves more than 8,600 annually. The new facility will allow greater capacity for serving patients with complex...

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Baltimore’s Biggest Philanthropists Reveal What Motivates Them

The Baltimore Sun  |  Jill Rosen Baltimore is home to some generous souls. There are those who give time, others who share their ideas and plenty of people willing to open their wallets. Over the years, a number of people have built reputations as philanthropists. Yet however publicly they give, their reasons for doing so are often strikingly personal. Here are a few of their stories: Edward St. John EdwardSt. John learned something about giving in college. When he was a senior, a freshman wanted his help campaigning to become class president. St. John worked hard and the...