News & Features


Maccini to retire at end of year

December 6, 2012

Louis Maccini, a professor of Economics at Hopkins since 1969, will be leaving Hopkins at the end of this semester. He received a standing ovation at the end of his last ever lecture, Macroeconomic Theory, yesterday. Maccini will be officially retiring at the end of the academic year, but he will be on leave for his last semester.


SGA discusses Division I upgrades

December 6, 2012

At the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Tuesday, the group outlined the last two weeks before winter break and new ideas for the spring semester, in addition to discussing the potential implications of adding more NCAA Division I athletic teams.


Search ongoing for Minor’s successor

December 6, 2012

Hopkins continues to search for a 14th Provost to replace Interim Provost Dr. Jonathan A. Bagger. Hopkins formed a search committee to identify candidates for the Provost position. However, no public announcements have yet been made as to the progress of the committee, nor have any potential candidates for the position been publicized.


Group aims at clean energy alternatives

December 6, 2012

Students for Environmental Action (SEA) held an interest meeting last night to show support for and begin work with Refuel Our Future, a fossil fuels divestment campaign started earlier this year by graduate students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


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.