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March 29, 2023

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Famed spy-hunter talks counterintelligence

As part of the 2013 Hopkins Department of Military Science Symposium, former FBI counter-terrorism and counterintelligence operative Eric O’Neill spoke to Hopkins students on Wednesday in the Great Hall of Levering Hall. This was the first such event sponsored by the Department of Military Science.

Students apathetic about World Series

Despite this year’s World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals shaping up to be memorable for its ample share of competition and controversy, Hopkins students do not appear to be paying it much attention.

Off-campus crime shows no signs of abatement

Despite the influx of Campus Security alerts in Hopkins students’ inboxes, this year’s on-campus crime is predicted to decrease and continues to decline from around 10 years ago, according to Campus Safety and Security. The University’s Annual Clery Report, which details crime statistics from the last three years, however, reveals a trend of noticeable increases in off-campus crime, such as burglaries. Forcible sex acts also saw a sharp increase last year.

Jewish Student Association hosts open board meeting

Last Monday, the Jewish Student Association (JSA) had their first open board meeting to discuss their plans for the year. The board consisted of seven people: President Ari Weiss, Vice President Andrea Fields, Treasurer Matthew Lehmann, Communications Director Michelle Greenman, Jewish Life Director Jon Weinreich, Social Life Director Erica Biegen and First Year Students at Hopkins Hillel (FYSHH) Director Arielle Kaden.

Texas billionaire donates $20M for ophthalmology

30 years after first entering the Wilmer Eye Institute at Hopkins Hospital to seek treatment for his father’s macular degeneration, Chairman of BP Capital Management and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens returned last week to announce a $20 million donation to the hospital’s Ophthalmology Department.

Panel addresses intimate partner violence

“Intimate Partner Violence Across Baltimore: Lessons From The City,” a panel discussion held on Monday in Charles Commons, spotlighted the prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as part of a forthcoming on-campus awareness campaign.

Hopkins professor Mary Ryan talks history of Monument City

Students, historians and members of the community gathered in Mergenthaler Hall on Monday to hear Professor Mary Ryan lecture on local monuments. Ryan, the John Martin Vincent Professor of History, discussed the political and social contexts behind the formation of the Washington and Battle Monuments, both of which are situated in Baltimore.

Greek Week continues with friendly contests

This past week, the University’s annual Greek Week competition brought out both members of Greek organizations as well as members of the broader Hopkins community to participate in a series of on-campus events.

Identity Initiative focus group talks web redesign

The University’s website,, is undergoing a redesign to be completed next year as part of the Hopkins Office of Communication’s Identity Initiative. The project is in its early stages, but the results are aimed to promote the University’s unique story and help users access information.

Phi Mu hosts Hopkins’ Most Eligible Bachelor

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the sisters of Phi Mu hosted their annual Greek week philanthropy event, Phi Mu Presents: Hopkins’ Most Eligible Bachelor (HMEB). For almost two hours, selected participants from different Greek organizations and athletic teams unleashed their inner bachelor to seduce the packed audience in Hodson Hall.

Voice for Life demonstration met with protests

Voice for Life (VFL), a Hopkins undergraduate pro-life advocacy organization, sparked campus-wide controversy on Tuesday and Wednesday with a demonstration on the north side of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Library that included a mock graveyard.

Theta Tau sponsors inspirational speaker

Kevin Dungey, a senior lecturer with the Center for Leadership Education (CLE), spoke to students in an event titled “Living the Ethical Life and Achieving Happiness” on Wednesday in Shaffer Hall. Theta Tau, the University’s co-ed engineering fraternity, organized the talk.

Homewood Museum hosts Harvest Ball bash

Last Saturday, Homewood Museum hosted the Harvest Ball, a fundraiser held to support a variety of programs at Hopkins. Members of the Carroll family, whose early American relatives lived in the former country house, were the primary sponsors of the Ball but an array of contributors gave donations and bought tables at the event.

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