News & Features


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.


Phi Delta Theta honors Nobel laureate

September 20, 2012

Adam Riess, the Hopkins professor who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, was awarded the Phi Delta Theta Distinguished Alumnus Award at a dinner held in his honor at the Space Telescope Science Institute last night.


Avicii to perform Friday, hunt for tickets continues

September 20, 2012

The announcement on Aug. 8 that the Hopkins Student Government Association (SGA) was sponsoring an Avicii concert at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on Sept. 21 sent students rushing to purchase tickets. The event, which holds 4000 people, quickly sold out, leading to ticket scalping on sites such as Facebook and StubHub, a company owned by eBay.


Jon Walter hired as student-community liaison

September 17, 2012

According to an announcement from Carrie Bennett, the former student-community liaison, Jon Walter will take over the liaison post. Walter has recently retired as a Baltimore City Police officer after working in the Northern District during his 22.5 years with the police department, with 17 years of experience in community relations.


Freshman cracks the twitter code

September 13, 2012

Ahmed El Sayyad, a Hopkins freshman from Gaithersburg, Md., accumulated a prodigious 73,500 followers over the last four years to his Twitter page. Despite an impressive fan base, his tweets are commonplace; he gains his followers through neither gut-splitting wit nor tearjerking inspiration. He is neither a celebrity in the United States nor in his native country of Egypt. He is no different than any other Hopkins freshman, bombarding his Twitter page with image after image of his newly purchased Hopkins gear.


End of the JHU ‘Shush Lady’ Era

September 13, 2012

Helping to bridge the gaps between Hopkins students and the Charles Village community, Carrie Bennett oversaw and mediated a dramatic change during her seven years as the student-community liaison.


Students walk/drive “drunk” on quad

September 13, 2012

Students wore beer goggles and tried to drive golf carts and walk in a straight line as a part of yesterday’s Beer Goggle Obstacle Course. The event was run by the Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) and Campus Safety & Security as a part of orientation to spread awareness of how dangerous it is to drive drunk.


Minor heads to Stanford, vacancy unfilled

September 13, 2012

Lloyd B. Minor has left his position as Johns Hopkins’ Provost and Senior Vice President for academic affairs to become Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Minor’s appointment began on Sept. 1, commencing a three-month transitional period. Minor will assume his position as Dean on Dec. 1, succeeding Dr. Phillip Pizzo, who has served as Dean since 2001.


Learning Commons opens doors

September 13, 2012

The  Brody Learning Commons officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 6, merely a few days into the fall semester. The new, glass-walled extension of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library has created an inescapable presence on the Homewood campus.


Junior class undergoes changes in class council

September 13, 2012

Earlier this week, the junior class welcomed Sean Glass as president and Dylan Gorman as a new senator after past president Merrill Anovick took a leave of absence from the University to intern with Google this fall.


University accommodates high acceptance yield

September 13, 2012

Hopkins over-enrolled the Class of 2016 by around 115 students, spiking the total number of enrolled students to over 1,300. For the third year in a row, the incoming freshman class has given the admissions office their highest yield of accepted offers.