News & Features


Non-Panhellenic groups recruit members

February 21, 2013

With the start of the spring semester, many non-Panhellenic groups have hosted recruitment events in hopes of attracting new members. These multicultural Greek organizations and student interest groups are typically smaller than the fraternities and sororities of the National Panhellenic Council and Inter-Fraternity Council, however they hope to find new ways to expand.


Forward on Climate rally brings JHU to D.C.

February 21, 2013

Chants like, “Michelle Obama, tell your man: stop this dirty climate plan!” and “Hey Obama, we don’t want no climate drama” filled the National Mall Sunday at the Forward on Climate Rally. The more than 40,000 attendees, including several Hopkins students, then marched to the White House.


Two seniors win Churchill Scholarship

February 14, 2013

Every year, 14 students from across the nation receive the Churchill Scholarship, allowing them to pursue graduate level studies in the sciences, mathematics and engineering with a full scholarship at the University of Cambridge. In January 2013, two seniors, Tiras Lin and Lay Kodama, were awarded the prestigious Churchill.


SGA approves funding for “The Push”

February 14, 2013

The Student Government Association (SGA) made progress on a variety of school wide issues at their weekly meeting Tuesday night. And while there weren’t many tangible results, the SGA was able to approve funding for “The Push.”


University seeks to appease neighborhood concerns in community email

February 14, 2013

This past month, Hopkins has been taking steps to mitigate community concerns arising from students living in off-campus housing. Such efforts were outlined in a recent email to all community contacts in the Homewood area — which consists primarily of presidents of various associations — from Jennifer J. Mielke, director of the Office of Community Affairs.


Care packages cheap, easy via new campus business

February 14, 2013

Blue Jay Boxes, a new student-run business that has been selling chocolates in the Breezeway, has arrived on Homewood Campus just in time for Valentine’s Day. The company was started through Hopkins Student Enterprises (HSE), and specializes in care packages and cake deliveries, under the slogan “Making Homewood Feel Like Home.”


Whose house is this? Run’s house, at least for a night

February 14, 2013

Last Thursday, hip-hop magnates Rev Run and Tyrese Gibson spoke about the complexity of relationships in an event sponsored by Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. The event was hosted in in Charles Commons, where the duo spoke about their newly released relationship guide, a book entitled Manology: Secrets of your Man’s Mind Revealed.


JHUMUNC draws high school delegates

February 14, 2013

More than 1,750 high school students descended on Baltimore for the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nation Conference (JHUMUNC), the largest number of attendees in the conference’s history. The conference hosted a record four international high schools and one Baltimore public school.


Sororities’ new member classes highest in years

February 14, 2013

The Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment process concluded with 235 students choosing to join one of Hopkins’s four sororities: Alpha Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu and Pi Beta Phi. Originally, 276 girls registered for recruitment.


Charity fashion show supports Dress for Success

February 14, 2013

The American Marketing Association (AMA) hosted their first Dress for Success Fashion Show last night in the Merrick Barn. The event was a fundraiser for Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that supports and empowers low-income women worldwide by providing them with interview suits and career development assistance.


FAS boasts diverse lineup for spring series

February 7, 2013

The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) has released its lineup for the Spring 2013 season on February 1. The theme is “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line.”  The annual spring symposium, a student-run speaker series featuring guests of global significance, is focused on encouraging analytical thinking within the school community by means of discussion about international issues including economics, equality and national security.


Hands of Hope spreads beyond Hopkins students

February 7, 2013

When Hopkins senior Aleesha Shaik heard about the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in December, she wanted to send support for the people of Newtown, Conn. The Sunday morning after the tragedy, her project,  Hands of Hope, was born.