News & Features


University considers extended Nov. break

March 7, 2013

Members of the Administration are currently discussing the possibility of lengthening the University’s Thanksgiving Break in the future. This proposal was an agenda item at a recent Director of Undergraduate Studies meeting.


AIPAC draws 13,000 for policy conference, lobby

March 7, 2013

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gathered 13,000 of its worldwide members — Republicans, Democrats, Jews, Christians and Hopkins students alike — in Washington, D.C. this past weekend for the largest pro-Israel lobby conference of the year.


HAPI Student lobbyists travel to Capitol

February 28, 2013

Hopkins American Partnership for Israel (HAPI) members traveled to the United States Capitol last Thursday for a day of advocacy in support of a strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Israel.


General McChrystal begins spring FAS series

February 28, 2013

General Stanley Allen McChrystal headlined the first event of the spring Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS), entitled “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line,” last night. President Ron Daniels and approximately 600 students were in attendance.


Hopkins sophomore named Summit rep for France

February 28, 2013

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 a press conference that provides an outline on how the G20 can implement these solutions.


JStreet U holds discussion on security, peace

February 28, 2013

JStreet U hosted the second event of its “Is Peace Possible?” speaker series, a four-part symposium addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, centered on the issue of establishing security between Israel and Palestine following a possible two-state peace agreement, on Tuesday Feb. 26.


Commemoration Day brings bar back to Levering

February 28, 2013

Hopkins celebrated Commemoration Day this past Friday as students gathered to recognize the 137th anniversary of the inauguration of the University’s first President, Daniel Coit Gilman. Hopkins has recognized Commemoration Day since the very first anniversary of Gilman’s inauguration. In the past, the University would hold a large formal ceremony, often bringing in visiting various heads of state as keynote speakers.


VAWA protects rights of minority women

February 28, 2013

Since its passage in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has effectively reduced domestic violence by calling greater general attention to issues of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and domestic abuse.


Students Harlem Shake it up in Brody atrium

February 21, 2013

Brody Learning Commons was packed this past Sunday evening, but not with the usual crowd of end of the weekend procrastinators. Instead, almost 300 students gathered in the lower atrium to participate in the Hopkins edition of the wildly popular Harlem Shake video.


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

February 21, 2013

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.


Hopkins GYN commits suicide amid investigation

February 21, 2013

Former Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy committed suicide at his Towson home on Monday, leaving behind a wife, a son and an impending investigation prompted by reports stating that he had secretly videotaped and photographed his patients during gynecological examinations.