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July 10, 2020


Women's Tennis sliced by F&M - Men's team defeats Goucher 6-1 but loses against Haverford 3-4

The Johns Hopkins men's tennis team defeated Goucher College 6-1 last Thursday afternoon. They won five of six singles matches and all three doubles matches to secure the win. Junior Kevin Alford defeated Drew Rothman 6-0, 6-3 in No. 1 singles, and senior Ashish Lall dropped the first set before rebounding to defeat Reid Anderson 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 3 singles match.

Bricks aren't worth the hassle - Perpendicular Universe

So we all know that the school has spent an exorbitant amount of money donated by "Father Bloomberg" to redecorate and remodel the entire campus. I suppose the point was to make campus look more appealing to prospective freshmen (and their tuition-paying parents) and to get rid of that offensive volleyball court that used to reside in the freshman quad. So basically, after tons of noisy and annoying construction work, this campus was made absolutely stupendously ridiculously perfect by putting in tons of bricks?

Why honor code will not fly at Johns Hopkins

Recently, there has been much commotion among the administration and student leadership concerning the honor of students at Hopkins. I use the word "commotion" rather than "action," because the issue seems to reappear on campus every few years (see The News-Letter, 4/8/99; 11/20/97; 3/8/97), then fade and go unresolved for another few.

Blue Jays win Homecoming game

In front of a crowd teaming with Hopkins students and alumns alike, the Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse team defeated the University of Maryland Terrapins 9-8 in a come from behind victory in overtime.

Showbiz briefs from Cosby to Ozzy

Payback time? According to, the Pet Shop Boys' new album, Release, due out on April 23, will feature a song called "The Night I Fell in Love," which portrays Eminem as a homosexual. The synthetic pop duo, Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant, do not directly reference Eminem or his alter egos, Slim Shady or Marshall Mathers, but the lyrics, which tell the story of a gay boy who falls in love with a rap star and follows him to his hotel room, blatantly reveal the star's identity. Tennant, a homosexual, sings, "Then he joked/ Hey man, your name isn't Stan, is it?/ We should be together." Eminem, noted for his homophobic lyrics, was unavailable for comment.

Waters advocates pushing standards

Acclaimed avant-garde filmmaker John Waters spoke in Levering Union Wednesday night, describing his long career in film, his life growing up in Baltimore and his lifelong desire to obliterate cultural standards of decency.

Is Tiger golf's Babe Ruth? - Cool, Calm and Collected

After Tiger Woods won his third Masters on Sunday, many scrambled to find the correct hero with which to compare the champion golfer. Some like to rank his accomplishments with those of Jack Nicklaus, the current greatest golfer in history. Perhaps he is the Michael Jordan of golf, or the Wayne Gretzky of the greens.

Get Sprint: You too can be a secret agent - The brand new Samsung SPH-I 300 serves as a cell phone and personal digital assistant

Audiences have long been awed by James Bond and his sexy... gadgets. Bond has always had the state-of-the-art techie designs, courtesy of Q labs, gizmos that were totally out of the consumer's reach. Even recently, with the introduction of phone models actually available to the public, the altered function of the item was the gimmick, not the phone itself.

English Dept. adds two professors

In efforts to expand its breadth and fill positions recently vacated, the English Department will make two new senior appointments to join the faculty in the fall. They are Dr. Richard Halpern of the University of California at Berkeley and Dr. Simon During of the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Amendment A spells disaster for new student government

A healthy and constructive debate has emerged regarding the role and function of Student Council. Some individuals claim that the burden of social programming has prohibited some officers from performing their work on policy related matters. Several years ago, Student Council was taxed with another burden, budgeting allocations for student groups. As a solution, it divested such responsibility to the SAC as an independent commission. From observation of today's SAC and recent budget allocations, the measure was a clear success.

Reflections on Greece - Greek vacations: Giving it to you straight

Unlike the women in our family - my mother and sister religiously read the corresponding Lonely Planet section before we go anywhere - my father and I don't believe in consulting guidebooks. Maybe it is because we are more adventurous and want to be surprised, or maybe it is simply that we are lazy. So when we set off for our day trip to the Island of Mykonos, part of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, we knew nothing about it except that there was a restaurant in the port town of Hora that supposedly served excellent calamari.

Humanities admissions rise

The Johns Hopkins Office of Admissions admitted 3,129 students out of a total number of 8,963 applicants this year, aiming for an optimum class size of 1,045 students. With an admit rate of 35 percent, the accepted students have a 53 to 47 male to female ratio and an average combined SAT score of 1430, down 10 points from the 1440 average last year.

Crew captures Casperson Cup

Despite conditions that included a strong tailwind and choppy water which made rowing difficult, the Johns Hopkins crew team was able to place in five events at the Occoquan Sprints in Lorton, Va. Apr. 7.

Compasses may point south

In the future your compass could become obsolete. The needle instructing you of the north, will in fact be pointing south, and vice-versa. That, at least, is what will happen in a few thousand years when the earth's magnetic field undergoes a reversal.

Ethics the topic of town meeting

An open town meeting addressing the role of ethics at Homewood was held last night at 8 p.m. in Remson Hall. The discussion, hosted by Deans Dan Weiss and John Bader, attracted an attendance of about 40 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and community members who spoke about the presence of ethics violations on campus and the conditions needed for improvement.

Online program gets first big test

A new online registration system that requires students to obtain one or more clearances from faculty and academic advisors was unveiled last Monday as students began registering for fall semester courses. The online program was piloted to seniors last fall for spring registration. Since then, several changes have been made that include providing more information to students about wait-lists and course conflicts.

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