Seven honorary degrees to be awarded at Commencement

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

Since 1880, the University has awarded 470 Honorary Degrees to accomplished leaders from a variety of fields. This year seven of such leaders will receive an honorary degree and join the likes of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bill Cosby. The 2014 recipients include Susan Wojcicki, Norman Augustine, Taylor Branch, Fred Lazarus, Edith Windsor, Pamela Flaherty […]

Students travel to tropics to study biology, evolution

Students travel to tropics to study biology, evolution

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

Students interested in tropical biology and evolution traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands this past Intersession. The class of 22 students, which was open to all majors, took place on campus from Jan. 4-5 and in Ecuador from the 6th to the 17th. The class was led by instructors Dr. Greg Ball, Dr. Richard […]

Hopkins wins at marketing conference

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

On March 21, a group of six Hopkins students finished in first place in the Strategic Allocation of Business Resources Competition (SABRE) competition at the American Marketing Association’s 35th Annual International Collegiate Conference. The undergraduate team, which was composed of students from Hopkins’s Entrepreneurship and Management Program, competed against teams from several other institutions. The […]

Campus events honor Women’s History Month

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

Celebrated during the month of March, Women’s History Month has a significant presence on campus this year, largely through events organized by the Johns Hopkins Women’s History Month Committee. Events throughout the month of March included a “Women’s Night In”, women appreciation days, two female doctor speakers, a screening of the feminist documentary Miss Representation, […]

12.5k raised for Miracle Network

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

More than 150 students were dancing in the dark last Saturday, some with glowsticks and clad in neon attire at this year’s Dance Marathon. The 156 participants raised $12,562.25 at the event. The Dance Marathon was brought to Hopkins by senior Amanda Leininger three years ago. The event lasted from 8 p.m. on Sat., March […]

Hopkins sophomore named Summit rep for France

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

Sophomore and French native Violette Perrotte has been selected to represent France at the weeklong Girls 20 Summit in Moscow, Russia from June 14 to June 21. She will partake in panel discussions, attend workshops and caucuses and promote tangible solutions for the economic and political well being of women. The summit will culminate in […]

Fraternity recruitment draws 230 males; dry weekend has no effect on process

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

Fraternity recruitment for undergraduate males at Hopkins began Feb. 5 with an information session and continued through Friday, Feb. 15, with each fraternity hosting events for new members. A total of approximately 230 students participated in formal recruitment for Hopkins’s 11 fraternities, hoping to receive invitations to join one. Participation in fraternity recruitment has remained […]

Aronson appointed to lead trustees

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

Jeffrey H. Aronson, a Hopkins graduate and the parent of two current undergraduate students, was chosen to replace Pamela P. Flaherty as the chair of the Hopkins Board of Trustees. Aronson has served on the board of trustees since 2006 and will serve as the Board’s 16th chair. He will work closely with President Daniels […]

Radical Something brings the Cali vibe

By LAUREN MARRAZZO For The News-Letter

Although they only came out with their first album, We Are Nothing, a little over a year ago, Radical Something has garnered a widespread and dedicated fan base both back in their home state, California, and along the East Coast. They had a large following at my small New Jersey high school, and I was […]

Greek Week entertains, raises money

By Lauren Marrazzo For The News-Letter

Though in the past, the Hopkins Greek community has hosted a three-day long Greek Weekend, this year, seven days of events raised money for a variety of charities. Hopkins’ Greek Week began on Oct. 20 and will officially end with the Powderpuff game on Sunday, Nov. 4. Events throughout the second half of last week […]