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May 28, 2022

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Theta returns to campus after four year hiatus

Kappa Alpha Theta, known simply as “Theta,” began recruitment for their Zeta Chi charter class this past week, holding information meetings in Levering Hall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sent from Theta’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. and spearheading the creation and oversight of the Zeta Chi charter class are Aubrey Boruck from University of Connecticut and Alec Sunderland from Pepperdine University, two of the sorority’s first year Education Leadership Consultants.


Lot construction to commence next year

With the bustling storefronts, racing cars and hoards of pedestrians surrounding it, the empty lot on St. Paul Street — formerly known as the “Olmstead Lot” — stands alone. Last fall, Hopkins detailed plans to develop the lot after years of idleness due to financial concerns. Now, more information on the project is trickling out.


Hopkins rises in national rankings

Hopkins rose to the No. 12 spot in rankings of national universities released on Monday evening by U.S. News and World Report. The University was ranked 13th among national universities last year. Hopkins is tied with Northwestern in the new 2014 Best Colleges list right behind tenth-ranked Dartmouth.


Hopkins welcomes alumni back to campus

Last weekend, approximately 5,000 alumni and their families returned to Homewood for Alumni Weekend.  A multitude of events were planned over the course of the weekend to bring together members of various graduated classes in an effort to evoke memories of their time at Hopkins.


Debate features college partisans

The JHU College Democrats and College Republicans competed Tuesday night in a debate hosted by The JHU Politik. The debate covered three topics: President Barack Obama’s budget vs. Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget, immigration and gun control.


SGA Treasurer candidate disqualified

This past Sunday, April 28 the SGA Judiciary unanimously ruled to uphold the CSE’s decision to disqualify Schaefer Whiteaker from the SGA Executive Elections. Whiteaker, who currently holds a position as SGA Chief Justice, was running for Executive Treasurer.


Project Unbreakable inspires students

The Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) and JHU Student Life co-hosted speaker/photographer Grace Brown, the creator of Project Unbreakable, this past Tuesday evening in Mudd Hall. Brown spoke to students about the beginnings of Project Unbreakable and educated them with a slideshow of her photography.


Gun policy expert weighs in after Senate bill fails

On Jan. 14-15, Hopkins held a national summit focused on reducing gun violence following the fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Since the summit, national debates over gun policy have engulfed the country, with studies from the Bloomberg School of Public Health fueling the discussions.


Blue Jay 5k run raises awareness

Students, alumni and community members came together this Sunday to participate in the 11th Annual Johns Hopkins Blue Jay 5K and 1/2 Mile Fun Run. With 341 people registered for the event, organizers were able to raise over $11,000.


Phi Gamma Delta hosts Islander party

The Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity hosted their annual FIJI Islander on the President’s lawn last Saturday. The afternoon event collected proceeds for the United Services Organization (USO) and The Katie Oppo Research Fund.


Campus book drive honors alumna Anne Smedinghoff

This past Saturday and Sunday, students and alumni joined together to host a book drive in front of the MSE Library in memory of Hopkins alumna Anne Smedinghoff. The book drive was accompanied by a memorial service held Saturday morning at Hodson Hall.


The Triple Helix holds a panel to discuss global health problems and solutions

The Triple Helix, the undergraduate journal of science, society and law, hosted a panel event titled “Discussion on Innovations for Global Health” in the Charles Commons Ballroom on Monday. Professors from Hopkins and other universities used the event as a forum to speak about the challenges and breakthroughs in the interdisciplinary field of global health.




Indian, Jewish communities collaborate

Nissim Reuben, an Indian Jew who is the program director of Indian-Jewish American Relations at the American Jewish Committee (AJC), spoke at Hopkins on Friday evening about his multilayered personal identity and work as an advocate. Sponsored jointly by South Asian Students at Hopkins (SASH) and the Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI), the event was unique in drawing together the Jewish and Indian communities on campus.


Lieberman named as University’s 14th Provost

Robert C. Lieberman, from Columbia University, has been appointed the University’s fourteenth Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. President Ronald J. Daniels announced this appointment in an email sent to the JHU community this morning.


Relay for Life events raise money and spirits

Relay For Life hosted its annual event this past Friday. The 564 registered participants and the Hopkins community raised a total of $50,000 for the Relay For Life event, a $10,000 decrease from last year’s event. These donations will go to funding cancer research and patient support programs.



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