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May 28, 2022

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JHUMUNC draws high school delegates

More than 1,750 high school students descended on Baltimore for the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nation Conference (JHUMUNC), the largest number of attendees in the conference’s history. The conference hosted a record four international high schools and one Baltimore public school.




Sororities’ new member classes highest in years

The Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment process concluded with 235 students choosing to join one of Hopkins’s four sororities: Alpha Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu and Pi Beta Phi. Originally, 276 girls registered for recruitment.


Charity fashion show supports Dress for Success

The American Marketing Association (AMA) hosted their first Dress for Success Fashion Show last night in the Merrick Barn. The event was a fundraiser for Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that supports and empowers low-income women worldwide by providing them with interview suits and career development assistance.



FAS boasts diverse lineup for spring series

The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) has released its lineup for the Spring 2013 season on February 1. The theme is “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line.”  The annual spring symposium, a student-run speaker series featuring guests of global significance, is focused on encouraging analytical thinking within the school community by means of discussion about international issues including economics, equality and national security.


Hands of Hope spreads beyond Hopkins students

When Hopkins senior Aleesha Shaik heard about the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in December, she wanted to send support for the people of Newtown, Conn. The Sunday morning after the tragedy, her project,  Hands of Hope, was born.



Bernstein talks recent Israeli election

Rabbi Dr. David I. Bernstein, Dean of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in New York, gave a talk yesterday at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life. He discussed a broad range of topics related to the recent elections held in Israel on Jan. 22.


Sorority recruitment sees highest numbers

Recruitment for sororities at Hopkins began Sat., Feb. 2, kicking off a two-week period in which undergraduates interact with members of Hopkins’ 11 recognized fraternities, four recognized sororities and other Greek organizations with the hopes of gaining membership.



Professor creates score model for Super Bowl

Two weeks ago, Daniel Naiman, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Whiting School of Engineering, predicted that the 49ers would win the Super Bowl by three points.  Describing himself as a statistician since 1980, Naiman said this was simply a fun exercise he had wanted to investigate for a while.



Ravens Nation rejoices in Super Bowl victory

The sounds of screaming students, honking cars and distant gunshots formed Baltimore's one-night anthem as the city celebrated the Ravens' narrow victory Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens finished the game 34-31, clinching the Super Bowl XLVII title.



Plans for Hopkins Identity Initiative discussed by SGA

This Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) held their first meeting of the semester. At the meeting Glenn Bieler, Hopkins’s vice president for communications and public affairs, talked to SGA members about the Johns Hopkins University Identity Initiative. Student organizations Hopkins Kicks Butts and the Filmmaking Club also presented new initiatives.


Maccini discusses future with Hopkins

Louis Maccini, Economics professor at Hopkins since 1969, reflected positively on his time at Hopkins and also commented on his post-Hopkins plans in an interview with The News-Letter. After his departure from the University, Maccini plans to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


PostSecret founder talks about bullying

In the crowded third floor of the Jim Rouse Visionary Center at the Visionary Art Museum of Baltimore on Jan. 17, the creator of PostSecret introduced himself and his mission: “My name is Frank Warren and I collect secrets.”


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