Research. World. Community. Excellence. Those are the words we heard the most when we spoke with faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, people from all corners of the university. And we agree: That's us, to a T. That's why the Johns Hopkins identity looks the way it does – with the book representing knowledge and discovery, the world symbolizing our global reach, and the crest of Lord Baltimore indicating our connection to our community. It sounds simple because it is. It's who we are: America's first research university.