News & Features


University Ten by Twenty aims high

November 29, 2012

On Nov. 6, President Ronald J. Daniels sent out an University-wide broadcast informing the Hopkins community of his plan for the institution over the next eight years. This plan is called “Ten by Twenty: A Path Forward for Johns Hopkins to the Year ...


CLE reduces language curriculum

November 29, 2012

In the past three years, the Hopkins Center for Language Education (CLE) has cut back or altogether discontinued its curriculum in several languages , citing low enrollment rates and financial constraints. Currently,, the CLE oversees the University’s courses in Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean and Russian; it canceled programs in Farsi and Kiswahili last year.


Body in harbor confirmed as School of Medicine professor

November 16, 2012

University officials have identified the woman who died after being found in the Baltimore Harbor Thursday morning as Elizabeth O’Hearn, an associate professor of neurology and neuroscience at the Hopkins School of Medicine. Marylisa Price, Director of Finance at the School of Medicine, confirmed that the deceased was the Hopkins doctor.


KSA defeats CSA 5-2 in Rice Bowl

November 15, 2012

The Chinese Student Association (CSA) and the Korean Student Association (KSA) competed in the annual Rice Bowl on Friday, Nov. 9. The Rice Bowl is a tackle football game held between the two organizations that has been going on for over 10 years. The game was held at night on the practice field by the rec center. In the end, the KSA won, defeating the CSA 35 to 14.


Jazz bar eyes Hopkins Square

November 15, 2012

The Ruby Tuesday located in Hopkins Square closed this summer, leaving a vacant space available for rent in the commercially viable complex. The Cordish Company, in charge of leasing for Hopkins Square, has been in conversation with several companies hoping to fill the space, however one likely company is the Java Jazz Bar and Grill.


Early Decision numbers increase by 22 applicants

November 15, 2012

The Hopkins Office of Undergraduate Admissions has begun reviewing the Early Decision applications submitted by prospective members of the Class of 2016. With 1,467 applications received, this year’s number of applications marks a slight increase over last year’s Early Decision pool of 1,445 aspirational students.


Group hosts panel to bring homelessness awareness to Homewood

November 15, 2012

In an effort to raise awareness for homelessness, the Hopkins Helping the Homeless club hosted a Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau panel on Tuesday night at Nolan’s. A national organization, the Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau featured speakers who had previously been or currently were homeless.


Security Week increases awareness

November 15, 2012

Hopkins’s second annual Security Week, which  provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to meet the security guards and learn about safety and security, began on Monday and will continue through Friday. The various events are sponsored by both the security team and the Student Government Association (SGA).


Hopkins pushes for responsible sex

November 15, 2012

In recent months, several Hopkins entities have made efforts to improve sexual awareness on campus and in the greater Baltimore community. These efforts include the possibility of greater condom availability around campus, initiatives at the Student Health and Wellness Center and free educational and testing services provided by Hopkins professors and graduate students.


Alumni create fruit distribution company

November 15, 2012

Two months ago, three Hopkins graduates developed the idea for Froots & Co., a Hopkins-based fruit delivery service. After a month of hard work, the enterprise is now up and running. Froots & Co. delivers fresh fruit to its subscribers each week.


New plans for Olmstead involve hotel, retail shops

November 15, 2012

The proposal to build a hotel in the Olmstead lot across from Barnes & Noble is closer to becoming a reality. During last Tuesday’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Alan Fish, Vice President of Real Estate and Campus Services, introduced plans for a new hotel that would be part of a larger initiative to revitalize business in Charles Village and also enhance the lives of Hopkins’s students through the growth of the surrounding community.


Wikipedia founder caps off MSE Symposium

November 15, 2012

Jimmy Wales, famed Internet entrepreneur and founder of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, spoke last night at Shriver Hall in the last of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium events.  The event was very heavily attended, drawing a crowd of between six and seven hundred people.


Minister talks economy, foreign relations at GCC

November 15, 2012

Zhang Shaogang, a Minister Counselor of the Economic and Commercial Office at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C.  spoke last night in Charles Commons as the first speaker in the Global China Connection Hopkins Chapter’s (GCC-JHU) Fall Series Forum on US-China Relations.


Police investigate robbery at Subway

November 9, 2012

Baltimore City Police and detectives from the Commercial Robbery Office were at Subway on the corner of St. Paul and 33rd Streets Friday night to investigate a robbery at the restaurant. Detective Vernon Davis, of the Baltimore CIty Police Department Office of Communications confirmed that it was indeed a robbery at gunpoint. The original 911 call came at 10:52 p.m. The entrances to Subway were cordoned off and the store closed so employees could be questioned by police.


HalloweenFest draws families

November 8, 2012

The Annual Hampden HalloweenFest took place from 5pm until 8pm on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place earlier in the week was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.


Collegiate ACB returns to Hopkins

November 8, 2012

This past September, the Johns Hopkins forum of the Collegiate ACB website was reinstalled after being shut down last year. The site has pages for several hundred schools, the majority of which are in the U.S., and touts a policy of almost no regulation.