News & Features


Undecided voters say Hopkins is apolitical

November 1, 2012

With the 2012 Presidential election less than a week away, many Hopkins students have already sent in their absentee ballots. Amidst a bombardment of political messaging from President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in what has been one of the most divisive elections in American history, it is easy to forget that there are voters who have not yet been persuaded by either campaigns — “the undecideds.”


Greek Week entertains, raises money

November 1, 2012

Though in the past, the Hopkins Greek community has hosted a three-day long Greek Weekend, this year, seven days of events raised money for a variety of charities. Hopkins’ Greek Week began on Oct. 20 and will officially end with the Powderpuff game on Sunday, Nov. 4.


Halloween in Fells Point: An annual celebration of costumes and chaos

November 1, 2012

Traditionally characterized by cobbled streets and historic, brick townhouses, quaint Fells Point assumes a more sinister and festive role on Halloween night. Home to the largest concentration of bars in Baltimore, Fells Point attracts a varied crowd — included many Hopkins students — that seeks to celebrate at what has become the largest Halloween gathering in the city.


Storm causes leakages in dorms, apartments

November 1, 2012

While Hopkins remained relatively unscathed from post-tropical cyclone Sandy, several residence halls, Charles Commons in particular, suffered from leaking problems as a result of the storm. Hopkins’s employees were able to deal with the minor damages relatively quickly, however.


MSE speaker postponed due to weather

November 1, 2012

The Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium has postponed its event featuring author and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin due to Hurricane Sandy, which hit the region prior to Toobin’s scheduled appearance on Tuesday night.


Breastival fundraises as part of Greek Week

October 25, 2012

On Saturday, Oct. 20, Greek Week began with alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority’s eleventh annual Breastival event on the Beach. The event’s purpose was to raise awareness about breast cancer through various information tables set up on the Beach.


Team wins sustainability award

October 25, 2012

A team of Hopkins students were awarded 2nd place at the Odebrecht Awards for Sustainable Development this past Monday. The team, consisting of  Jay Choi, Victor Oh and Sang Cho, travelled to Houston along with their faculty advisor, Professor Erica Schoenberger, to receive their award and a $15,000 prize.


Torcaso discusses probability, teaching and being inappropriate

October 25, 2012

Fred Torcaso is a senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Math and Statistics at Hopkins. His work and experience were driven by his passion for mathematics and probability. He has navigated the world of insurance, research, academia and even the United States Naval Observatory with a spirit of diligence, exploration and inappropriateness.


Clinic protests “Big John” over Medicaid payments

October 25, 2012

A group from the Turning Point Substance Abuse Clinic in East Baltimore led a protest outside the Hopkins Hospital last Thursday, in hopes of garnering attention over the alleged $100,000 that they claim Hopkins affiliate Priority Partners owes them.


Pro-life activists return to Charles St.

October 25, 2012

Protesters from a group known as the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform set up camp on North Charles Street to protest abortion rights on Tuesday. The group also protested last spring. Activists set up signs along the median of the street between Charles Street Market and the Beach. Organizers handed out pamphlets to passersby and advocated outlawing abortions in the United States.


Students propose ideas for a greener Homewood

October 25, 2012

The Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program (SHIP) held an event last night to address possible ways to improve Hopkins.The Future of Hopkins Symposium event was held in order to bring together students and faculty with the goal of collaborating and hearing their ideas about how to build a more sustainable Hopkins.


Pageant raises funds for cancer research

October 25, 2012

Hopkins’ Most Eligible Bachelor drew a large crowd to Shriver Hall last night to see Hopkins men from various sports teams and fraternities compete in three areas: swimsuit, talent and Q&A. The funds raised at the event support the Katie Oppo Research Fund for ovarian cancer. Oppo, a member of Phi Mu, passed away in the spring of 2010 from the disease.