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July 11, 2020


The private side of Dean David - Getting to know the director of the International Studies Program

Most students and faculty members are familiar with Dean of Academic Affairs and Political Science Professor Steven David as either a professor or colleague. He is the director of the international studies major at Hopkins, the second most popular major after BME. The truth is that David is more than just a professor or colleague. Many are enthralled by his lectures, so often described as vivid, interesting and informative. However, is David really just the man standing in front of the classroom, speaking on contemporary international politics or national security in the nuclear age? Or is there undoubtedly something more behind the professor to whom so many students have looked for inspiration?

Making art at the Digital Media Center

What is art really? You know you're kidding yourself if you think of Hopkins as an artsy place, but you'd definitely be wrong to say that there aren't artsy Hopkins students. You may find some of these individuals in the Digital Media Center, a campus resource with a somewhat deceiving title and not much of a reputation. Digital Media isn't a cold computer experience. It's using technology in a totally fun way.

Grading the mayor

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Michael Bloomberg, Hopkins' wealthiest alumnus, has been running New York City since January of this year. Rudy Giuliani, the previous mayor of NYC and Time's 2001 Person of the Year, left Bloomberg big shoes to fill and the copius task of restoring normalcy to the city with the $5 billion deficit. It's mind-boggling that a Hopkins undergrad alumnus has become so influential; just imagine your pot-smoking, frat-boy roommate one day becoming the billionaire mayor of a major American metropolis! Not to ignore, however, is the fact that Bloomberg has had other considerable experiences after Hopkins that helped him gain the mayoral office; so perhaps his Hopkins' electrical engineering education hasn't been so crucial to his success.

From 'Love me Tender' to 'Erotica'

In the 1950s, Elvis Presley emerged on the music scene. His swiveling hips and outlandish outfits thrilled teenage girls and horrified their parents. This was only the beginning of a media that takes the statement that sex sells quite seriously.

JHU begins installation of defibrillators

The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Campus, as well as the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI), has recently implemented the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in several locations in an attempt to improve emergency medicine administration on campus.

Air Dance glides into Towson

Take a moment to imagine the expression and grace of modern dance. Combine with this the athleticism and precision of gymnastics. Add to this the thrill of big top circus performance and aerial acrobatics. This fusion of diverse performing arts may bring you close to envisioning the manifestation that is aerial dance: a relatively new dance form performed with various apparatus suspended from above the stage. Baltimore's only aerial dance company, Air Dance Bernasconi, dazzled audiences with their show, "Flight Patterns," Oct. 18 to 20 at Towson.

Glenn Blake reads "Marsh" at JHU

"If you continue to write poetry, you're going to hurt someone." An editor once said this, a veiled piece of advice, to Glenn Blake. Blake, in turn, took the comment to heart and tried his hand at short fiction. His first collected effort, Drowned Moon, has won him some rave reviews among harsh critics and has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of short fiction.

Talented freshmen take stage - State of the Arts

I always thought it would be fun to be an actor-type. I know a few personally and they tend to be pretty zany people. Read the cast bios in a Barnstormers' program sometime; there's no denying that the actors and production staff got more than their fair share of creativity.

WaWa brothers arrested for assault

Five members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity (WaWa) were arrested for common assault in the early hours of Thursday, Oct. 17, after hitting two non-Hopkins affiliates with balloons believed to have been filled with water. A student from Ivy Hall was arrested in a related incident.

Know your beer: it's not just Beast

So maybe you've decided that beer is disgusting now that you've experienced the watery concoctions served at fraternity parties. Or perhaps, you've discovered the miraculous benefits of those cheap drinks once you've downed a large number of the cans. Either way, many of us have come to think of beer synonymously with that cheap, bitter, watery drink served in dirty basements.

News Briefs

BoE verifies results of freshman election

Last week's answers and winner

The winners of last week's quiz were Jen Whalen and Lee Wanless. You two can come down to the Gatehouse on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening to pick up your prize.

Octopodes bring you pop music, but don't forget the blues

A capella isn't supposed to be cool. An uneasy feeling of doom should sink in when you attend a concert, sitting in those cramped plush seats with the unforgiving metal backs. You should be angry with the person who dragged you there, forcing you to listen to barbershop torture and butchered covers of Beatles songs. But none of that happens.

Lessons on the art of being a secret slut at JHU

It is a common misconception that the pretty, popular girls are the promiscuous ones. The truth of the matter is they're the nice girls, those that are always smiling and greeting everyone, those that seem innocent and reserved and those who say they don't go out on the weekends, who get their A-game on all the time. They are the ones who have mastered the art of secret promiscuity.

Hopkins students rally for Townsend

A crowd of 2,500 people, including 16 Hopkins students, went to a Democratic rally at Coppin State College in Baltimore to show their support for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the Democratic candidate for governor, on Friday, October 18. Former President Bill Clinton was among the many renowned political figures that were there to endorse Townsend.

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