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May 29, 2023

News & Features

McDermott makes National Book Award fiction longlist

On Sept. 19, the University’s Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities, Alice McDermott, was nominated for the National Book Award longlist for fiction. This is the first time the Foundation has presented a longlist, and McDermott is one of 10 notable contenders for the award.

SGA convenes, approves student groups

This past Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) welcomed the Freshmen Class President Jonathan Loewenberg, and Senators Opeoluwa Olukorede, Adelaide Morphett, Jonathan (JB) Brown, Gaurav Verma, Matthew Brown and Nick McCormack in the fifth student government meeting of the year.

Fire flares in Charles Commons, extensive water damage

A fire in Charles Commons forced a building-wide evacuation of the residence hall shortly after 7 p.m. last night. A University spokesperson said that to her knowledge no one was hurt in the fire, which appeared to have begun in suite 927 on the ninth floor facing 33rd Street near the corner of 33rd and Charles Street.

Hopkins Republicans pursue greater presence

Being a member of a political organization at Hopkins can prove to be a daunting task, especially on a campus that many students peg as apolitical. However, the members of the Hopkins College Republicans are embracing the challenge and striving to spark political debate around the Homewood Campus.

College Dems look to build on successes

After last year’s hectic fall semester canvassing and campaigning during the heat of the national election, the Hopkins College Democrats have begun this academic year with plans to politically engage the campus in new ways. While it is not a national election year, the College Democrats plan to keep up the canvassing, bring in speakers and collaborate with other groups on campus.

Hopkins students gather to find jobs, internships

Held yesterday in the O’Connor Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hopkins Career Fair was bustling with job-seeking students. The Hopkins Career Center organized the annual event, which featured over 120 full-time internship and graduate school opportunities.

SGA sets tone for new year, focusing on transparency

The Student Government Association (SGA) met on Tuesday evening to discuss its approach to the coming academic year. Executive President Alex Schupper, Executive Treasurer Dylan Gorman, Executive Secretary Kyra Toomre and Senior Class President Sean Glass (filling in for Executive Vice President Janice Bonsu) presided.

House of Cards director visits campus

Last Tuesday, director James Foley led a Film & Media Studies Seminar where he discussed his role in steering the Emmy nominated television show House of Cards, along with how he navigated the challenges he faced as a young director.

Kierkegaard Repetitions hosts Danish Ambassador

Hopkins honored the bicentennial of 19th century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard’s birth last weekend by hosting a conference titled “Kierkegaard Repetitions,” with people coming from around the world to discuss the intricacies of Kierkegaard’s work. The conference, which was organized by the Hopkins Humanities Center and sponsored by the Royal Danish Embassy, featured an array of speakers, including the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Peter Taksøe-Jensen.

SGA hosts Feed Your Neighbor fundraiser

Community members from across the Charles Village neighborhood gathered on the Freshmen Quad of the Homewood Campus to raise money, cans of food and awareness for the feeding of our neighbors last Saturday. The event, titled “Feed Your Neighbor,” was inspired by Governor Martin O’Malley’s initiative to feed the homeless and end child hunger by 2015.

New teaching labs are put to the test

This fall saw the grand opening of the new Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories, a 104,400 square foot addition to Mudd Hall, which overlooks the Bufano Gardens. Plans for the new building were first introduced in February of 2010. The building opened in time for the fall semester this year.

Students program day and night at HopHacks

Hackerman Hall was filled for 36 hours over the weekend with students competing in Hopkins’ first-ever HopHacks event. From Friday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 9 a.m., teams of students were put to the test, as they scrambled to create a unique and useful computer application.