This past September, the Johns Hopkins forum of the Collegiate ACB website was reinstalled after being shut down last year. The site has pages for several hundred schools, the majority of which are in the U.S., and touts a policy of almost no regulation.
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Hopkins chapter of Relay For Life had its annual Kickoff event, marking the official start of its fundraising season for the American Cancer Society.
Hopkins Assistant Professor Seth Guikema and a geographer at Texas A&M University led a team that predicted the power outages that Sandy caused within 15 percent. Their model, based on weather predictions, real-time data and data from 11 previous hurricanes, could help companies and emergency-response teams better prepare for hurricanes in the future.
Phi Mu won the Powder Puff Football competition between sororities, which concluded Greek Week on Sunday after being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. The event, hosted by the JHU Panhellenic Association, was held on the Homewood Practice Field on Sunday afternoon. Pi Beta Phi won Greek Week, overall.
President Ronald J. Daniels wrote an article in The Baltimore Sun on Nov. 1, proclaiming his support for Maryland Question 6, a same-sex marriage referendum question that appeared on the Maryland ballot in Tuesday’s election. The proposition passed on Tuesday night, legalizing gay marriage in the state. Maine and Washington also passed legislation instating marriage equality.
At 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, roaring cheers filled Maxie’s Pizza Bar & Grill. Throughout the Homewood campus, students were celebrating and dancing. “Hail to the Chief” could be heard blasting outside dorms on the freshman quad. President Barack Obama was reelected as President of the United States after competing with Governor Mitt Romney in a close election.
Jeffrey Toobin, legal analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, spoke last night at the fifth event of the 2012 Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium, providing insight into the presidential election whose polls had closed just 24 hours earlier. The event, which drew a crowd of approximately 200 people to the Glass Pavilion, was rescheduled from Oct. 30 after Hurricane Sandy postponed the event.
Post-tropical cyclone Sandy struck the city of Baltimore with 60 mph winds and torrential rain this past weekend. The University cancelled all classes on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30 due to potential safety hazards caused by the extreme weather.
Citizens are becoming journalists. Social media outlets like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have played a role in modernizing and bringing immediacy to already immediate news channels by allowing people to post in real time as things happen from anywhere as long as someone has a smartphone handy.
Meredith Ward can be recognized around campus by her flawless style and enthusiasm for film. Ward, a lecturer in the Film & Media Studies Department, did not simply give a one-movie answer when asked what her favorite movie was. She explained that she changes the movie depending on the audience she is speaking to, altering it so she can have the most enjoyable conversation. Following that comment, she listed not just one film, but five that she loved, unable to narrow down the list.
Founded in September, the Students Transforming Engagement and Philanthropy Club (STEP) seeks to aid students with recognizing and establishing integral relationships with the Hopkins alumni community through community service, career fairs, professional workshops and nights on the town. The organization was founded by sophomore Asia Coladner, seniors Mami Aronson and Louisa Drake and Development and Alumni Relations staff.
Last Thursday, Oct. 25, the Bloomberg School of Public Health released a report commenting critically on issues of gun control in the United States. The report, titled “The Case for Gun Policy Reforms in America,” was principally authored by Daniel Webster, who is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
The Barclay Environmental Justice Program teaches middle schoolers at Barclay Elementary/Middle School how to be environmentally responsible. A group of approximately seven Hopkins students visits the school twice a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The group instructs the kids on an array of topics, ranging from endangered species to recycling.
With the 2012 Presidential election less than a week away, many Hopkins students have already sent in their absentee ballots. Amidst a bombardment of political messaging from President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in what has been one of the most divisive elections in American history, it is easy to forget that there are voters who have not yet been persuaded by either campaigns — “the undecideds.”