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.
For the few undergrads still hanging around campus in mid August, today brought the opening of Brody Learning Commons. Despite the newly open space, there are plenty of people keeping to the comforts of the library, hiding from the expansive spaces and smell of new furniture.
After seven years in her current assignment and nearly 20 years at Hopkins, Carrie Bennett is leaving her post within the Office of Student Life as Community Liaison. Citing family medical emergencies, including her mother’s passing in June and her father’s growing level of dependence, Bennett will be leaving the liaison post at the start of the semester.
Two days after a nasty storm with all the impressions of a hurricane struck the mid-Atlantic region, debris and fallen tree limbs continue to scatter sidewalks and parts of campus while power is still out across parts of the city. Here in Charles Village, the 3200 block of St. Paul St. is without electricity and residents of The Bradford and a number of other buildings in the area are also in the dark. Additionally, students have reported internet outages across numerous buildings that still retained power through the weekend. Hopkins has managed to keep their utilities on throughout their campuses across the city (well, Homewood and JHMI to say the least, where this writer has thus far traveled).
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On June 11, the City of Baltimore announced a “Payment in lieu of taxes” (PILOT) agreement with the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) and the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA).
I recently had the privilege of taking a tour of Gilman. While a few finishing touches, such as moving in furniture, remain to be done, the building is essentially complete. Click on an image to see an enlarged version.