As a new school year kicks off, several fraternities have begun planning their signature fall parties. Since most of fraternity life is imbued in traditions, most of the fraternities on campus hold signature parties annually, each with a unique theme.
This past summer, Hopkins lengthened the list of sites blocked on its guest network “JHGuestnet”, limiting access to those sites for those students unable to connect to the secure “hopkins” network.
While recruitment for Greek organizations is typically reserved to the spring semester at Hopkins, some fraternities and sororities are providing eligible students an earlier opportunity to engage in Greek life.
The announcement on Aug. 8 that the Hopkins Student Government Association (SGA) was sponsoring an Avicii concert at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on Sept. 21 sent students rushing to purchase tickets. The event, which holds 4000 people, quickly sold out, leading to ticket scalping on sites such as Facebook and StubHub, a company owned by eBay.
According to an announcement from Carrie Bennett, the former student-community liaison, Jon Walter will take over the liaison post. Walter has recently retired as a Baltimore City Police officer after working in the Northern District during his 22.5 years with the police department, with 17 years of experience in community relations.
Ahmed El Sayyad, a Hopkins freshman from Gaithersburg, Md., accumulated a prodigious 73,500 followers over the last four years to his Twitter page. Despite an impressive fan base, his tweets are commonplace; he gains his followers through neither gut-splitting wit nor tearjerking inspiration. He is neither a celebrity in the United States nor in his native country of Egypt. He is no different than any other Hopkins freshman, bombarding his Twitter page with image after image of his newly purchased Hopkins gear.
As the inaugural speaker for a series of talks designed to highlight “The Power of the Individual,” special guest Seth Meyers set the bar high.
Students wore beer goggles and tried to drive golf carts and walk in a straight line as a part of yesterday’s Beer Goggle Obstacle Course. The event was run by the Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) and Campus Safety & Security as a part of orientation to spread awareness of how dangerous it is to drive drunk.
Lloyd B. Minor has left his position as Johns Hopkins’ Provost and Senior Vice President for academic affairs to become Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Minor’s appointment began on Sept. 1, commencing a three-month transitional period. Minor will assume his position as Dean on Dec. 1, succeeding Dr. Phillip Pizzo, who has served as Dean since 2001.
The Brody Learning Commons officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 6, merely a few days into the fall semester. The new, glass-walled extension of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library has created an inescapable presence on the Homewood campus.
Earlier this week, the junior class welcomed Sean Glass as president and Dylan Gorman as a new senator after past president Merrill Anovick took a leave of absence from the University to intern with Google this fall.
Hopkins over-enrolled the Class of 2016 by around 115 students, spiking the total number of enrolled students to over 1,300. For the third year in a row, the incoming freshman class has given the admissions office their highest yield of accepted offers.
Local and University security officials have increased their presence in Charles Village in recent weeks to mitigate potential conflict between the Hopkins student body and surrounding community in the absence of Student-Community Liaison Carrie Bennett.
On Aug. 31, the University’s Office of Communications and the Student Government Association officially launched the Road Scholar campaign, a key component of the University’s initiative of promoting pedestrian safety. However, accidents still persist around the Homewood Campus.