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October 29, 2020

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Phi Delta Theta honors Nobel laureate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Security tightens in Bennett’s absence

Local and University security officials have increased their presence in Charles Village in recent weeks to mitigate potential conflict between the Hopkins student body and surrounding community in the absence of Student-Community Liaison Carrie Bennett.


Street safety initiative targets pedestrians

On Aug. 31, the University’s Office of Communications and the Student Government Association officially launched the Road Scholar campaign, a key component of the University’s initiative of promoting pedestrian safety. However, accidents still persist around the Homewood Campus.


BLC opens and MSE get cannons

For the few undergrads still hanging around campus in mid August, today brought the opening of Brody Learning Commons. Despite the newly open space, there are plenty of people keeping to the comforts of the library, hiding from the expansive spaces and smell of new furniture.


Carrie Bennet, “Shush Lady,” stepping down from Community Liaison post

After seven years in her current assignment and nearly 20 years at Hopkins, Carrie Bennett is leaving her post within the Office of Student Life as Community Liaison. Citing family medical emergencies, including her mother’s passing in June and her father’s growing level of dependence, Bennett will be leaving the liaison post at the start of the semester.


Baltimore still crippled by freak thunderstorm

Two days after a nasty storm with all the impressions of a hurricane struck the mid-Atlantic region, debris and fallen tree limbs continue to scatter sidewalks and parts of campus while power is still out across parts of the city. Here in Charles Village, the 3200 block of St. Paul St. is without electricity and residents of The Bradford and a number of other buildings in the area are also in the dark. Additionally, students have reported internet outages across numerous buildings that still retained power through the weekend. Hopkins has managed to keep their utilities on throughout their campuses across the city (well, Homewood and JHMI to say the least, where this writer has thus far traveled).


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