News & Features


SGA drafts plan for next two semesters

November 29, 2012

At the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Tuesday, the group focused on spring events, including a new bill detailing Project Chi —an outdoor festival in the spring semester—and the HOP’s decision to allocate all of its money from the cancelled Neon Trees concert to Spring Fair.


Aronson appointed to lead trustees

November 29, 2012

Jeffrey H. Aronson, a Hopkins graduate and the parent of two current undergraduate students, was chosen to replace Pamela P. Flaherty as the chair of the Hopkins Board of Trustees.


Hopkins spends most on research

November 29, 2012

For the 33rd consecutive year, Hopkins has spent more than any other U.S. academic institution on research and development, according to a new report released by the National Science Foundation for the 2011 fiscal year.


Shootings on rise in Greenmount

November 29, 2012

Over the past month, eight people have been shot in the area surrounding Greenmount Avenue, with two of the shootings occurring in the past week. It is suspected that this increase in violence is related to a drug turf struggle that has arisen between two local gangs, the Black Guerilla Family and the Bloods.


Hopkins Quidditch Team wins second annual Charm City Classic

November 29, 2012

The Hopkins Quidditch team won their second annual Charm City Classic tournament last Sunday, Nov. 18. With a total of six Quidditch teams from different Baltimore schools, the tournament ended at 7 p.m. after 16 games. Hopkins beat Franklin and Marshall College by a score of 130 to 40 in the championship game.


Political Science experts examine Arab Spring

November 29, 2012

Political science professors Robert Freedman and Steven David presented their insights on the Arab Spring in Mudd Hall last night in a discussion panel organized by the Arab Student Organization. Anthropology professor Niloofar Haeri was also scheduled to join the panel; however, she was unable to attend.


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 2020,” and it lays out 10 specific goals that he hopes to achieve by 2020.


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.