Two weeks ago on Jan. 16, the University’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to reappoint President Ronald J. Daniels to his post. Now that his contract with Hopkins has been extended, Daniels will hold his position until 2019.
An unidentified assailant stabbed junior Giovanni Urquilla in the basement of a residence belonging to Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE) in the first hours of Jan. 19 and the final hours of a fraternity party. The aftermath of the party did not yield answers, and confusion as to the identity and motive of the aggravated assault persists.
Former Sophomore Class President Alex Koren resigned from his post Monday night due in part to increased time commitments with Hyv, a data analysis system he cofounded. Acting in accord with the SGA’s Constitution, the remaining six class senators voted in former Senator Jahan Mirchandani as Koren’s successor.
Students interested in tropical biology and evolution traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands this past Intersession. The class of 22 students, which was open to all majors, took place on campus from Jan. 4-5 and in Ecuador from the 6th to the 17th. The class was led by instructors Dr. Greg Ball, Dr. Richard Shingles and Professor Farrah Madison.
President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert Lieberman were among the first of more than 200 American university and college leaders to denounce the American Studies Association’s (ASA) boycott of Israeli academic institutions late last year.
The seventeenth annual Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC) is set to start next week on Feb. 6. The 162 undergraduate staff members of the conference are gearing up to host the largest batch of high school students yet, with a total of 2,079 students registered to attend.
“Nerds need love too,” reads the top of the cover photo of JHU Hook Ups’ Facebook page. The new page hopes to spice up the Hopkins dating scene by connecting users with compatible mates via the popular social media website, Facebook.
At its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA), focused on organizing a myriad of events for the student body with a unifying leitmotiv: getting students involved in their student government as much as possible during the upcoming spring semester.
Students going to the gym for the first time since getting back from winter break will notice an addition to the facility’s offerings in the form of a smoothie stand.
A group of graduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences are rallying to protest the implementation of a plan that will introduce major changes to the graduate program. The school’s Strategic Planning Final Report was released on Nov. 11 to graduate students, who responded with a comprehensive Strategic Plan Response.
In an effort to reduce the University’s carbon footprint, student groups around campus have begun initiatives to combat waste and pollution in new ways.
Encouraging students to share their anonymous stories, the website HopSecret, run by the Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW), has spotlighted issues including depression, sexual assault and general hopelessness among the student body.
At 9 o’clock on Tuesday evening, the Hopkins community celebrated the ninth annual Lighting of the Quads. More than 863 students RSVPed for the event on Facebook, and by 8:45 p.m. hundreds of students had gathered on Keyser Quad for what has become an anticipated Hopkins tradition.
Just three days before Thanksgiving on Nov. 25, student members of the Bethel Campus Fellowship (BCF) hosted an event dedicated to showing appreciation to those who work on the Homewood campus. The event, titled “Saved to Serve,” featured BCF members dispersing in three groups to different areas of the University in search of workers to whom they could give their gratitude.
In honor of “Giving Tuesday,” members of Step Up stationed themselves on the Keyser Quad during the Lighting of the Quads ceremony this past Tuesday in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of philanthropy on Homewood Campus.
Two weeks ago, Delegate Mary Washington visited Hopkins for the Sociology Department’s annual fall luncheon. A graduate of the the University’s doctoral program in sociology, Washington represents the 43rd legislative district in Baltimore, which includes neighborhoods such as Waverly and Guilford as well as parts of the Homewood Campus. She is seeking reelection next year.