Former Cypriot Central Bank Governor Athanasios Orphanides, spoke at Hopkins on April 19 about the Euro Area crisis. Orphanides presided as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus from May 2007 to May 2012 and was a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank between Jan. 2008 and May 2012. Orphanides also previously taught graduate and undergraduate economics classes at Hopkins, while serving as a Senior Adviser at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
JHU Politik hosted the second part of its Politik Conversation Series on Sunday evening, with participants engaging in a lively discussion about the pros and cons of changing the legal status of marijuana in the United States.
Founded this April as a provisional group, the Students for Justice in Palestine club seeks to provide Hopkins with another point of view regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Freshman Maysa Elsheikh, co-founder of the new group along with junior Basmah Nada, explained that she and a few friends sensed a one-sidedness to the attention given to the conflict.
Dean Nick Jones announced last Friday that he will step down from his position on June 30 as the first Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. Jones will be moving to The Pennsylvania State University, where he has accepted an offer to serve as the institution’s next Executive Vice President and Provost.
On Tuesday morning Robert Turning, Director of Student Activities, sent the entire undergraduate community an email revealing the results from the Smoking Ban Survey that went on throughout the SGA elections. The majority, at 52.7 percent and 1540 votes, felt that smoking should be banned on the Hopkins campus. About 37.7 percent of voters went against the ban with 1079 votes and another 241 votes, or 8.4 percent, abstained.
Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., headlined the final event of this spring’s Foreign Affairs Symposium series on Tuesday night at Shriver Hall. He began by discussing Ben and Jerry’s’ beginnings and reminiscing about his first encounter with co-founder Ben Cohen.
At 5:26 p.m. today, the Johns Hopkins Emergency Alert Text Message System sent a campus-wide message informing students of a bomb threat at Subway. The message read, “Bomb threat at Subway Restaurant located at 33rd & St Paul, Charles Village. Avoid the Location.”
The Beach served as the starting line for 200 students showing support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by participating in a group run around the Homewood campus at 5 p.m. today.
Glenn Bieler, Hopkins’s Vice-President of Communications, recently announced a new Identity Initiative, which aims to rebrand and unify the multiple schools under the larger branch of the University. Bieler’s presentation was posted to YouTube in order to publicize the goals and process of the Identity initiative.
This month, Hopkins will be observing STI Awareness Month by providing students with a method of free testing for sexually transmitted diseases next Wed., April 24. Prompted by a need for less expensive tests, as well as greater convenience when obtaining these tests, the initiative will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mattin Center courtyard.
By OLIVIA SPECTOR
Senior Ben Wasser has initiated an online petition asking the University to make the commencement speaker selection process more transparent and to pay future commencement speakers, after the selection of Hopkins neuroscientist and neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa to be the 2013 commencement speaker.
The Johns Hopkins Human Rights Working Group sponsored a workshop entitled “Legality, Politics and Ethics of Militarized Drones” on Tuesday evening in which members of the Baltimore community and approximately 50 students and faculty were in attendance.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium hosted Frank Jannuzi, the Deputy Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, as their fifth speaker on Tuesday, April 16. Jannuzi also heads the Washington, D.C. office of Amnesty International.