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May 6, 2021

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Pageant raises funds for cancer research

Hopkins’ Most Eligible Bachelor drew a large crowd to Shriver Hall last night to see Hopkins men from various sports teams and fraternities compete in three areas: swimsuit, talent and Q&A. The funds raised at the event support the Katie Oppo Research Fund for ovarian cancer. Oppo, a member of Phi Mu, passed away in the spring of 2010 from the disease.




Koren elected freshman President

The Committee for Student Elections (CSE) released the results of the Freshman Class Council election Tuesday afternoon, naming Alexander Koren the President of the Class of 2016.


Breezeway provides stage for coming out

In honor of National Coming Out Day, Hopkins’s Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA) took to the Breezeway last Thursday to raise awareness about the day and the club’s mission. Decorating the Breezeway with a rainbow banner, blaring music, and giving out free candy and condoms, they sold T-Shirts bearing the messages “DSAGA” and “FCKH8,” in support of a national campaign to fight homophobia.



The HOP hosts free Casino Night for students

On Monday, Oct. 15th, the Hopkins Organization for Programming (the HOP), held its first annual Casino Night, complete with blackjack, roulette, poker, official tablecloths, T-Shirts, raffles and unlimited mocktails.




Huntsman talks politics, next generation

Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, the fourth speaker in the 2012 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, shed light on the current state of our country, and the key role that Hopkins students will play in our nation’s future in a speech in Shriver Hall last night.


Initiative aims to revamp local community

In pairing with several local organizations and individuals to create the Hopkins Community  Partners Initiative (HCPI), the University hopes to takes steps to improve 10 neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood Campus. The group was formed within the last year.


Hanke uncovers Iranian currency hyperinflation

Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, and his team of 10 undergraduates, known as the bullpen, were the first ones to come to the realization that Iran was undergoing hyperinflation after studying the black-market exchange rate in the country.


Neon Trees cancels fall Homewood performance

Neon Trees, slated to perform at Homewood on Nov. 9, cancelled its appearance due to an unforeseen personal circumstance, according to an email the band sent to Campus Programming Coordinator Janet Kirsch. Kirsch sent a campus-wide email Tuesday announcing the cancellation.


Koren voted President of Freshman Class Council

Members of the Class of 2016 elected Alexander Koren to represent them as President of the Freshman Class Council, according to poll results released by the Committee for Student Elections (CSE) on Tuesday afternoon.


Hopkins Athletics adheres to NCAA guidelines in fund allocation

Each year, the Hopkins lacrosse program receives more funding than any other sport, as the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are the only two Division I athletic programs offered on campus, according to Hopkins Athletics Director Tom Calder. Part of the large proportion in funding relates to National College Athletics Association (NCAA) regulations which only allow Division I sports to offer scholarships.



Class of 2016 vies for SGA seats

Elections for the Freshman Class Council of the Student Government Association (SGA) are underway, with the polls opening last night at 9 p.m. at www.vote.jhu.edu. Polls close at midnight on Sunday.


MSE Symposium speakers see crowd disparities

While security personnel had to turn hundreds of people away at Shriver Hall's door when Seth Meyers kicked off the MSE Symposium speaker series "The Power of the Individual," succeeding speakers Daniel Choi and Wendy Kopp only accumulated an audience of approximately 50 students each.


Homelessness awareness event lacks substantial student turnout

The Women’s Pre-Health Leadership Society (WPHLS) held its second annual $2/Day Challenge last Thursday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 5. The event was held so that students could understand what it is like to be homeless. Students contributed two dollars towards food and were not supposed to use any electronics.


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