News & Features


Faulty A/C sets off fire alarms in Charles Commons

October 2, 2012

Smoke from a faulty air-conditioning unit on the Charles Street side of Charles Commons prompted an evacuation of the building shortly after 4 p.m. today, Sergeant C.H. Benjamin III of Campus Safety & Security said. The evacuation lasted approximately ...


Sophomore runner dies at 19 of lymphoma

October 1, 2012

Rebecca Grande, a Hopkins sophomore and member of the women’s track & field and cross-country teams, died on Sept. 30 at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in February.


Development director headed to Ohio State

September 27, 2012

Michael Eicher, the Senior Vice President for External Affairs and Development whose fundraising efforts have amassed over $3 billion for the university since his arrival in 2006, will leave Hopkins for Ohio State University this November.


Data suggests little relation between major, employment

September 27, 2012

Surveys conducted by the Hopkins Career Center concerning how Hopkins graduates are faring in today’s jobs market show that 41 percent of the graduating class of 2011 found full time employment six months after graduating. Another 37 percent went on to graduate school or professional school. Of the remaining respondents, 9 percent had found part-time employment or were involved in unpaid volunteer work. This left 7 percent actively looking for work and 6 percent  actively applying to graduate programs.


Shush Lord begins reign with no issues

September 27, 2012

Jon Walter, Hopkins’s newest Student/Community Liaison, began his training this past weekend under the supervision of the beloved, outgoing liaison, Carrie Bennett. Walter patrolled campus both Thursday and Saturday nights.


After years of idleness, lot sees new plans

September 27, 2012

After approximately four years of owning the Olmstead lot, the barren plot of land between St. Paul and Charles on 33rd Street, Hopkins is beginning to discuss potential plans for the lot’s future development.


JHMI tweeter faces no University reprimands

September 27, 2012

On Sunday, Katie Moody, an employee at the School of Medicine and a Hopkins alumna, tweeted “Hey, Smith, how about you call your bro and tell him all about your wi—ohhhh. Wait. #TooSoon?” in reference to Baltimore Raven’s wide receiver Torrey Smith. The tweet came after Smith caught two touchdown passes in Sunday’s game against the Patriots which the Ravens won 31-30. Smith played in the game despite having found out that his younger brother, Tevin Jones, was killed in a motorcycle accident the night before.


Construction to enhance safety underway

September 27, 2012

Traffic on N. Charles Street was restricted to local and emergency vehicles only between 29th St. and University Parkway on Monday as part of the N. Charles Street Reconstruction project, which aims to increase pedestrian safety.The $28 million endeavor will last two years.


“Fired up” First Lady speaks in Baltimore

September 27, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama addressed Baltimore area students and residents on Sept. 21 at a fundraising event held at the Murphy Center of Fine Arts at Morgan State University. Obama spoke last in a line of important Md. figures including President of Morgan State University David Wilson, Senators Barbara Mikulsky (D) and Ben Cardin (D), Representative Elijah Cunnings (D), as well as Governor Martin O’Malley (D).


“Shush man” to make Hopkins debut

September 20, 2012

Jon Walter, a retired Baltimore City Police Officer will replace  Carrie Bennett as the new Hopkins Student/Community Liaison.  He will begin training with Bennett this weekend and will take over the position himself in October.


Rapper interacts with Homewood at signing

September 20, 2012

Musician, producer and recent author Wyclef Jean visited Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins yesterday to promote his new book, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story. During the event, Jean discussed his book, answered questions and performed for his audience.


Hopkins ranked ninth in Newsweek’s stressful colleges list

September 20, 2012

In a recent Newsweek article, Hopkins was ranked among the top 10 most stressful schools in the United States for 2012. Based upon factors such as acceptance rates, academic rigor, tuition cost, financial aid and campus crime, Hopkins placed ninth, following schools such as Georgetown, Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis. In 2011, Hopkins came in 11th place in the same category, based on similar data.


The Hopkins frat party: A manual

September 20, 2012

As a new school year kicks off, several fraternities have begun planning their signature fall parties. Since most of fraternity life is imbued in traditions, most of the fraternities on campus hold signature parties annually, each with a unique theme.