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January 25, 2022

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Security Week increases awareness

Hopkins’s second annual Security Week, which  provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to meet the security guards and learn about safety and security, began on Monday and will continue through Friday. The various events are sponsored by both the security team and the Student Government Association (SGA).


Hopkins pushes for responsible sex

In recent months, several Hopkins entities have made efforts to improve sexual awareness on campus and in the greater Baltimore community. These efforts include the possibility of greater condom availability around campus, initiatives at the Student Health and Wellness Center and free educational and testing services provided by Hopkins professors and graduate students.


SEA shows film, holds panel on fracking

Students For Environmental Action (SEA) hosted a viewing of the documentary Gasland and panel discussion this past Monday, Nov. 12, in order to raise awareness about fracking in Maryland and to help students understand its environmental effects.


Alumni create fruit distribution company

Two months ago, three Hopkins graduates developed the idea for Froots & Co., a Hopkins-based fruit delivery service. After a month of hard work, the enterprise is now up and running. Froots & Co. delivers fresh fruit to its subscribers each week.


New plans for Olmstead involve hotel, retail shops

The proposal to build a hotel in the Olmstead lot across from Barnes & Noble is closer to becoming a reality. During last Tuesday’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Alan Fish, Vice President of Real Estate and Campus Services, introduced plans for a new hotel that would be part of a larger initiative to revitalize business in Charles Village and also enhance the lives of Hopkins’s students through the growth of the surrounding community.


Wikipedia founder caps off MSE Symposium

Jimmy Wales, famed Internet entrepreneur and founder of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, spoke last night at Shriver Hall in the last of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium events.  The event was very heavily attended, drawing a crowd of between six and seven hundred people.


Minister talks economy, foreign relations at GCC

Zhang Shaogang, a Minister Counselor of the Economic and Commercial Office at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C.  spoke last night in Charles Commons as the first speaker in the Global China Connection Hopkins Chapter’s (GCC-JHU) Fall Series Forum on US-China Relations.


Police investigate robbery at Subway

Baltimore City Police and detectives from the Commercial Robbery Office were at Subway on the corner of St. Paul and 33rd Streets Friday night to investigate a robbery at the restaurant. Detective Vernon Davis, of the Baltimore CIty Police Department Office of Communications confirmed that it was indeed a robbery at gunpoint. The original 911 call came at 10:52 p.m. The entrances to Subway were cordoned off and the store closed so employees could be questioned by police.



HalloweenFest draws families

The Annual Hampden HalloweenFest took place from 5pm until 8pm on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place earlier in the week was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.


Collegiate ACB returns to Hopkins

This past September, the Johns Hopkins forum of the Collegiate ACB website was reinstalled after being shut down last year. The site has pages for several hundred schools, the majority of which are in the U.S., and touts a policy of almost no regulation.




Model predicts power outages from Sandy

Hopkins Assistant Professor Seth Guikema and a geographer at Texas A&M University led a team that predicted the power outages that Sandy caused within 15 percent. Their model, based on weather predictions, real-time data and data from 11 previous hurricanes, could help companies and emergency-response teams better prepare for hurricanes in the future.



Powder Puff finishes off Greek Week

Phi Mu won the Powder Puff Football competition between sororities, which concluded Greek Week on Sunday after being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. The event, hosted by the JHU Panhellenic Association, was held on the Homewood Practice Field on Sunday afternoon. Pi Beta Phi won Greek Week, overall.


Daniels writes for marriage equality

President Ronald J. Daniels wrote an article in The Baltimore Sun on Nov. 1, proclaiming his support for Maryland Question 6, a same-sex marriage referendum question that appeared on the Maryland ballot in Tuesday’s election. The proposition passed on Tuesday night, legalizing gay marriage in the state. Maine and Washington also passed legislation instating marriage equality.


Pres. Obama’s reelection electrifies Homewood

At 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, roaring cheers filled Maxie’s Pizza Bar & Grill. Throughout the Homewood campus, students were celebrating and dancing. “Hail to the Chief” could be heard blasting outside dorms on the freshman quad. President Barack Obama was reelected as President of the United States after competing with Governor Mitt Romney in a close election.


Toobin talks election in rescheduled MSE

Jeffrey Toobin, legal analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, spoke last night at the fifth event of the 2012 Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium, providing insight into the presidential election whose polls had closed just 24 hours earlier. The event, which drew a crowd of approximately 200 people to the Glass Pavilion, was rescheduled from Oct. 30 after Hurricane Sandy postponed the event.


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