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Barbara Mikulski to Take Position at Johns Hopkins

The Baltimore Sun

January 12, 2017


Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski is no longer in elected office, but she will continue to have a hand in politics in her retirement.

The Maryland political powerhouse, who left the Senate this month after four decades in Congress, will join the Johns Hopkins University as a professor of public policy and an adviser to the president, the school said Thursday.

Mikulski, a Highlandtown native who became the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the longest-serving woman in Congress, will be based in the political science department and will serve as a Homewood Professor of Public Policy, a title reserved for individuals of significant accomplishment, the school said.

Among the state's most popular politicians, Mikulski shocked observers in Washington and Maryland when she announced in 2015 that she should not seek a sixth term. She was cautious in discussing her retirement plans but told The Baltimore Sun recently that she was interested in working in academia and on social issues.