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Satisfied by NOFX

March 28, 2002

For better and for worse, California punk kings NOFX do their best to live up to what they perceive as the "punk ethic." They do as they please, and everyone else be damned. They've sold millions of albums with virtually no radio airplay and without ...


Future relocation possible for certain on-campus activities

March 28, 2002

For the second year in a row, outdoor campus activities, including Spring Fair, Commencement and Homecoming, will be restricted to Garland Field as a result of the Master Plan. However, events requiring more space than is offered on Garland Field will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by Plant Operations and alternative locations, including space on Homewood campus, other Hopkins campuses and off-campus locations will then be considered, Hopkins administrators said.


Council rejects election probe

March 14, 2002

Senior Class President Stephen Goutman's proposal to form a committee to investigate last week's Executive Board Elections was rejected by everyone but Goutman at Tuesday's Student Council meeting. Every member of Student Council except for Goutman either abstained or voted against the proposal, which sought to clarify allegations of voting irregularities and questions of student conduct.


Students miss pet companionship - Sure, Stuart Little's entire family lives in AMRII, but it's just not the same as old Sparky

March 14, 2002

For many, college life means leaving behind all that they are familiar with. Gone are the friends you routinely spend time with, no longer will you see your parents every day. The city you live in may change and the accents will probably be different; you may even move to a different country and live amongst a new culture. With a decreased sense of stability in college, students often find that a pet is the perfect way to adjust to their new lives. A pet can be a source of comfort and may serve as a reminder of the Fluffy or Booboo you had back home.


Requirement for honor society contradictory with its stated goals

March 14, 2002

I am surprised and disappointed that the supposed "National Leadership Honor Society" Omicron Delta Kappa, (ODK) would have a GPA requirement for entrance. Some of this nation's, and surely this world's, greatest leaders either never graduated from college or had mediocre GPAs while in college. I will not list those I am referring to; I challenge you, as alleged leaders, to research the top ten leaders in your minds and see if they had 3.45 GPAs, if they went to or finished college at all.


Jays have a tough spring break ahead of them

March 14, 2002

While the rest of us are off relaxing at home or partying somewhere down south, our Blue Jays will be facing two of their toughest games of the season. On Saturday, the Jays will face No. 1 Syracuse at homewood Field and the next Saturday will face No. 6 Virginia.


As always, it's going to be a great tourney - Sporting Goods

March 14, 2002

March Madness is the greatest sporting event around. I think it would be hard to argue with that. Not only is it more exciting than, lets say, the Superbowl, but its a lot easier to follow, too. A good Superbowl or World Series comes along once every few years. There are upsets and great games year in an year out in the NCAA tournament. Even the casual sports fan can watch any game and appreciate that each team is fighting for their playoff survival. A team can be as heavily favored as it wants to be, but it doesn't matter after tip-off. Every year we see a new Cinderella team who knocks off some heavy favorite. It's no coincidence that the greatest game ever, Duke-Kentucky, was a college basketball game.


Another form of an education - Observations

March 14, 2002

When it comes down to it, college isn't just about textbooks and teachers. Do you remember your college admissions days when every school bragged and congratulated themselves on being diverse and socially active? Even during the information sessions at Hopkins, I remember being told about the involvement of the student body in every type of club and how the student body comes from all over the world.


A possible end for the abortion debate - Power Plays

March 14, 2002

The headline seemed small and innocuous, peeping at me from the Sci-Tech section of the newspaper - my eye scanned the page, and suddenly I did a double-take. I read it again to be sure I wasn't missing something, but no, the words were the same: "Cornell Ob-Gyn Develops Artificial Uterus."


Weiss meets about new dept. proposal

March 14, 2002

At a Friday meeting with members of the student group JHUnity, Daniel Weiss, the newly-appointed Dean of Arts and Sciences, outlined his proposals for improving African-American academic study programs at Hopkins. Joined by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Steven David and newly-appointed Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Programs Adam Falk, Weiss also revealed the University's goals for dramatically increasing the diversity of the incoming student population in the next three years.


Falk given new Vice Deanship

March 14, 2002

Last week, Physics and Astronomy Department professor Adam Falk was appointed Vice-Dean for Faculty and Academic Programs, a newly created position. The predecessor position, Dean of the Faculty, had a slightly different jurisdiction. The current Dean of the Faculty, Daniel Weiss, will move to the position of Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS), a position currently held by Stephen David, who is now spending about half of his time working at that position. Weiss was contacted for comment, but did not reply by press time.


Knapp appoints committee to investigate research ethics

March 14, 2002

University Provost Steven Knapp recently announced the formation of a Committee on Participation Policies for Human Subjects made up of members of each of the University's four major divisions. In the wake of last summer's incident involving the death of a research subject, Ellen Roche, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, policies and procedures of research involving human subjects have come under review.


Bad Religion is still kicking with a 12th album and a tour

March 14, 2002

After 20-plus years of carrying the torch for intelligent, melodic punk rock, Bad Religion continues to demonstrate vitality in a music world dominated by lightweight, parent-safe "punk" upstarts like Blink-182 and Sum 41. As Saturday's sold-out show at the Nation proved, age hasn't tempered the band's passion or idealism, and although countless lesser lights faithfully mimic the "Bad Religion sound," few approach the quality of its originators.