On Wednesday, Kathleen DeBoer traveled from her office at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Washington Center to give a tutorial on how to navigate the OECD iLibrary in the Computer Room on M-Level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.
On Sept. 17, activist Luz Rivera Martinez delivered a speech in Hackerman Hall. The speech, titled “Sowing Struggle: Urban and Rural Social Movements in Tlaxcala, Mexico,” was promoted by the Hopkins Program in Latin American Studies.
On Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) had their third meeting of the year in Mason Hall. Vice President Janice Bonsu presided over the meeting.
Rania Masri, an Arab-American human rights activist, offered a diverse crowd of Hopkins students and community members her views on the civil war in Syria in a talk entitled “U.S. Involvement in Syria” on Tuesday night in Maryland Hall.
A recent post on 38 North, the web-based journal affiliated with the U.S.-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies (USKI at SAIS), revealed evidence that suggests that North Korea will soon resume plutonium production at its Yongbyon nuclear facility.
Pulitzer Prize winner Linda Greenhouse was the headliner for a lecture on Tuesday evening in Hodson Hall. Her talk, entitled “Who Owns the Constitution?” was delivered as part of the University’s ninth annual Constitutional Forum, which has been held every year since 2005 in honor of Constitution Day. The event was sponsored by the department of political science and the Office of Student Life.
Kappa Alpha Theta, marking its official return to the Homewood Campus, concluded the first portion of its recruitment process on Tuesday with a “Bid Day” for its JHU Zeta Chi chapter. The slogan for the campaign to recruit new members is “Think Theta.”
In coalition with the Hopkins Organization for Programming (the HOP), local ice cream parlor Dominion Ice Cream released a brand new ice cream flavor that is sweeping the Hopkins community: Blue Jay Batter. The new flavor debuted this past Tuesday at a special event on the upper quad of the Homewood Campus. Those who attended the event received free samples of the blueberry cheesecake-flavored ice cream along with custom designed Blue Jay Batter t-shirts.
Last Thursday, Hopkins students and community members alike piled into the Shriver Hall auditorium to see author and Hopkins alumnus Wes Moore speak. Moore’s book, The Other Wes Moore, is a New York Times best seller and was also the selected summer reading for the class of 2017.
Toward the end of August, the student body received an email from Rachel Drennen, Greek life and orientation coordinator, regarding forthcoming binding off campus residency regulations, as well as a standardization of expectations for Greek organizations.
Last Saturday, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity (Beta) and the Student Government Association (SGA) co-hosted the first ever Big Blue Jay Tailgate on the Freshman Quad in an effort to bolster school spirit. The event successfully rallied over 450 Hopkins students to the first home game of the football season.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Hopkins community received an email detailing plans by the University to continue to participate in the Demand Load Response program, a nationwide environmental initiative that strives to reduce electrical emissions at peak temperatures, when electricity generation is most expensive and injurious to the environment. The Demand Load Response program is supported by many gas and electric companies across the country, including Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE).
The University is ramping up its sustainability efforts, even as it embarks on a search for a new director of the Office of Sustainability following the departure of former head Davis Bookhart over the summer.
Demonstrators gathered on the corner of North Charles and 33rd Street late Tuesday afternoon to protest potential U.S. attacks on Syria as well as the University’s involvement in drone research and development. The demonstrators are members of the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore division.
As the academic year begins again in Baltimore’s Charles Village, more than 750 elementary and middle school students are returning to newly renovated schools — a result of efforts by the University.