Name: Kathryn Silberger
Institution: Marist College
This photo reflects a sense I have about Baltimore. I first visited Baltimore in 1996 when my son started attending JHU; my last visit was in 2000. Baltimore seemed to be a city experiencing hard times. In the last 8 years, they literally seemed to have believed they could do it and significantly cleaned up the city. The Inner Harbor, which was nice in 1996, is even better. And you can now walk further away from the Inner Harbor in all directions and find interesting neighborhoods.