News & Features


Bernstein talks recent Israeli election

February 7, 2013

Rabbi Dr. David I. Bernstein, Dean of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in New York, gave a talk yesterday at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life. He discussed a broad range of topics related to the recent elections held in Israel on Jan. 22.


Sorority recruitment sees highest numbers

February 7, 2013

Recruitment for sororities at Hopkins began Sat., Feb. 2, kicking off a two-week period in which undergraduates interact with members of Hopkins’ 11 recognized fraternities, four recognized sororities and other Greek organizations with the hopes of gaining membership.


Professor creates score model for Super Bowl

February 7, 2013

Two weeks ago, Daniel Naiman, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Whiting School of Engineering, predicted that the 49ers would win the Super Bowl by three points.  Describing himself as a statistician since 1980, Naiman said this was simply a fun exercise he had wanted to investigate for a while.


Ravens Nation rejoices in Super Bowl victory

February 4, 2013

The sounds of screaming students, honking cars and distant gunshots formed Baltimore's one-night anthem as the city celebrated the Ravens' narrow victory Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens finished the game 34-31, clinching the Super Bowl XLVII title.


Plans for Hopkins Identity Initiative discussed by SGA

January 31, 2013

This Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) held their first meeting of the semester. At the meeting Glenn Bieler, Hopkins’s vice president for communications and public affairs, talked to SGA members about the Johns Hopkins University Identity Initiative. Student organizations Hopkins Kicks Butts and the Filmmaking Club also presented new initiatives.


Maccini discusses future with Hopkins

January 31, 2013

Louis Maccini, Economics professor at Hopkins since 1969, reflected positively on his time at Hopkins and also commented on his post-Hopkins plans in an interview with The News-Letter. After his departure from the University, Maccini plans to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


PostSecret founder talks about bullying

January 31, 2013

In the crowded third floor of the Jim Rouse Visionary Center at the Visionary Art Museum of Baltimore on Jan. 17, the creator of PostSecret introduced himself and his mission: “My name is Frank Warren and I collect secrets.”


JHU Politik launches iPad app

January 31, 2013

The JHU Politik launched an iPad app on Monday, becoming the first undergraduate organization at Hopkins to release a standalone app for the iPad.


Miniseries filmed at Homewood premieres

January 31, 2013

This Friday, Netflix will premiere David Fincher’s new miniseries, entitled House of Cards, which was filmed at Homewood this past summer. The miniseries follows a merciless congressman Frank Underwood, played by Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, as he fights his way up the ranks of the Washington political ladder.


Computer science students successfully boycott class final

January 31, 2013

The students in Professor Peter Froehlich’s “Intermediate Programming” and “Introduction to Programming for Scientists and Engineers” (a Python language class) classes, boycotted their finals last December. The former initially organized the boycott and the latter followed suit.


Christofferson, Rosenblatt to share MSE position

January 31, 2013

Last week, four juniors were selected to chair the 2013 Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium, the University’s annual autumn lecture series. Aidan O.H.W. Christofferson, Francesca Pinelli, Elias Rosenblatt and Aaron Tessler have been elected to take the reins from previous chairs Chris Alvarez, Corey Rogoff and Eva Smith.


Bloomberg pledges $350 million to University

January 26, 2013

Mayor of New York City and Hopkins alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg has committed $350 million to the University in an effort to stimulate innovation and interdisciplinary work. Bloomberg’s commitment brings his lifetime giving to the University up to $1.118 billion; he has entrenched himself as a generous donor in the 49 years since his graduation.


Junior class opens party to all students

December 6, 2012

The Student Government Association (SGA) opened up the Junior Class’ “JHU I Love the 90s” theme party to all Hopkins students yesterday due to concerns that the event would not attract enough participants.