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August 17, 2022

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Powderpuff, tailgate close Greek Week

Last Sunday morning, members of the Greek community congregated on Homewood Field for Greek Life’s Powderpuff Football Tailgate. The games — which were hosted by the Office of Greek Life — pitted sororities against each other in several rounds of flag football.

Palo Alto panel focuses on Learning Institute

Last Thursday, as part of the Rising to the Challenge fundraising campaign, 125 people visited the University’s new UStream account to watch a panel discussion focused on the Science of Learning Institute, an interdisciplinary research initiative. The live event took place in East Palo Alto, Calif.

Professor traces University’s history

Professor Stuart W. “Bill” Leslie, who was commissioned earlier this year by President Ronald J. Daniels to write the first comprehensive history of the University, sat down with The News-Letter this week to talk about his research and how the project is shaping up.

Alzheimer’s panel aims to increase awareness

The Triple Helix at JHU and JHU Politik co-hosted a panel of four speakers on Tuesday evening in the Gilman Hall atrium as part of an event titled “Alzheimer’s: Conversations on an Enigmatic and Devastating Disease.” The panel shed light on the disease through legislative, biological and personal lenses and was well-attended.

Bike Party draws host of costumed characters

Today may be Halloween, but a crowd of hundreds of vampires, ghosts, skeletons and penguins — just to name a few costumed characters — biked around the city this past Friday, passing near campus by North Calvert Street and East University Parkway before riding down San Martin Drive. The unexpected gathering, almost a week in advance of the holiday, had an explanation: the Baltimore Halloween Brew-Ha-Ha Bike Party.

SGA introduces plans for new Hopkins mobile app

On Tuesday night, the Student Government Association (SGA) convened to discuss a host of subjects including the design and installment of a new University mobile app as well as the pending approval of five new student groups.

Famed spy-hunter talks counterintelligence

As part of the 2013 Hopkins Department of Military Science Symposium, former FBI counter-terrorism and counterintelligence operative Eric O’Neill spoke to Hopkins students on Wednesday in the Great Hall of Levering Hall. This was the first such event sponsored by the Department of Military Science.

Students apathetic about World Series

Despite this year’s World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals shaping up to be memorable for its ample share of competition and controversy, Hopkins students do not appear to be paying it much attention.

Off-campus crime shows no signs of abatement

Despite the influx of Campus Security alerts in Hopkins students’ inboxes, this year’s on-campus crime is predicted to decrease and continues to decline from around 10 years ago, according to Campus Safety and Security. The University’s Annual Clery Report, which details crime statistics from the last three years, however, reveals a trend of noticeable increases in off-campus crime, such as burglaries. Forcible sex acts also saw a sharp increase last year.

Jewish Student Association hosts open board meeting

Last Monday, the Jewish Student Association (JSA) had their first open board meeting to discuss their plans for the year. The board consisted of seven people: President Ari Weiss, Vice President Andrea Fields, Treasurer Matthew Lehmann, Communications Director Michelle Greenman, Jewish Life Director Jon Weinreich, Social Life Director Erica Biegen and First Year Students at Hopkins Hillel (FYSHH) Director Arielle Kaden.

Texas billionaire donates $20M for ophthalmology

30 years after first entering the Wilmer Eye Institute at Hopkins Hospital to seek treatment for his father’s macular degeneration, Chairman of BP Capital Management and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens returned last week to announce a $20 million donation to the hospital’s Ophthalmology Department.

Panel addresses intimate partner violence

“Intimate Partner Violence Across Baltimore: Lessons From The City,” a panel discussion held on Monday in Charles Commons, spotlighted the prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as part of a forthcoming on-campus awareness campaign.

Hopkins professor Mary Ryan talks history of Monument City

Students, historians and members of the community gathered in Mergenthaler Hall on Monday to hear Professor Mary Ryan lecture on local monuments. Ryan, the John Martin Vincent Professor of History, discussed the political and social contexts behind the formation of the Washington and Battle Monuments, both of which are situated in Baltimore.

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