Last weekend, Fall Fest hosted a variety of events, such as a Midnight Breakfast in Levering Hall, a Humans vs. Zombies showdown, laser tag and a costume photo booth. According to Coordinator of Campus Programs Janet Kirsch, it was more successful than the weekend has been in past years.
In recent years, many students from colleges near Hopkins have come to Charles Village for its social scene, prompted by stringent rules regarding alcohol use at their own schools, a lack of social resources near their campuses and the accessibility of transit in Baltimore.
Last Sunday, 250 members of the elite political, business and medical communities of both Maryland and Washington D.C. attended the estate of Hopkins alumnus Aris Melissaratos, senior adviser for enterprise development to the president of Hopkins, for an exclusive reception hosted by Melissaratos and senior George Petrocheilos.
In a recent study conducted by BusinessWeek, Baltimore was ranked among the 50 best cities in the United States for 2012. Based on data such as population size, educational attributes, economic status, crime rates, air quality and recreational activities, Baltimore was ranked 29th, roughly in the middle of the pack, with obvious cities such as New York, Boston and San Francisco, which took the number one spot, preceding it. Baltimore did not make the nation’s best city list by BusinessWeek in 2011, though the list was compiled using similar data.
Hopkins sophomore Jamasen Rodriguez is well on his way to becoming the next big name in chocolate with his company, Jama Cocoa. Rodriguez founded the company in June 2011 and was soon joined by fellow classmates David Aaron White, Demilade Obayomi, Davik Orith and Shreyash Milak in the endeavor of making hand crafted chocolate truffles.
Officers from the Baltimore Police Department have recently been monitoring various intersections of Charles Village, especially that of St. Paul Street and 33rd Street, and issuing citations to jaywalking pedestrians.
A collective of hackers calling themselves “Team Ghostshell” has claimed responsibility for the release on Monday of stolen data from servers hosted by numerous universities worldwide, including several web servers at Hopkins. According to Darren Lacey, the Chief Information Security Officer at Hopkins Information Technology (I.T.), the content of the leaked information makes it difficult to determine when the hackers accessed these servers, notably a server within the Hopkins Language Lab.
In Feb. 2012, the Hopkins Athletics Department entered into a temporary contract with Chick-fil-A. As of the fall 2012 sports season, Chick-fil-A food stands have been stationed at all Homewood home games.
Smoke from a faulty air-conditioning unit on the Charles Street side of Charles Commons prompted an evacuation of the building shortly after 4 p.m. today, Sergeant C.H. Benjamin III of Campus Safety & Security said. The evacuation lasted approximately 45 minutes before the building was reopened.
The Hopkins Organization for Programming (the HOP) announced that Neon Trees will be performing on campus on Nov. 9.
Michael Eicher, the Senior Vice President for External Affairs and Development whose fundraising efforts have amassed over $3 billion for the university since his arrival in 2006, will leave Hopkins for Ohio State University this November.
Surveys conducted by the Hopkins Career Center concerning how Hopkins graduates are faring in today’s jobs market show that 41 percent of the graduating class of 2011 found full time employment six months after graduating. Another 37 percent went on to graduate school or professional school. Of the remaining respondents, 9 percent had found part-time employment or were involved in unpaid volunteer work. This left 7 percent actively looking for work and 6 percent actively applying to graduate programs.
Jon Walter, Hopkins’s newest Student/Community Liaison, began his training this past weekend under the supervision of the beloved, outgoing liaison, Carrie Bennett. Walter patrolled campus both Thursday and Saturday nights.