The University held its second annual Symposium on Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Sciences last month. The event evaluated the progress of the Gateway Sciences Initiative (GSI), which aims to improve the way science is taught. Around 400 educators and students attended.
This Friday, Netflix will premiere David Fincher’s new miniseries, entitled House of Cards, which was filmed at Homewood this past summer. The miniseries follows a merciless congressman Frank Underwood, played by Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, as he fights his way up the ranks of the Washington political ladder.
The students in Professor Peter Froehlich’s “Intermediate Programming” and “Introduction to Programming for Scientists and Engineers” (a Python language class) classes, boycotted their finals last December. The former initially organized the boycott and the latter followed suit.
Last week, four juniors were selected to chair the 2013 Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium, the University’s annual autumn lecture series. Aidan O.H.W. Christofferson, Francesca Pinelli, Elias Rosenblatt and Aaron Tessler have been elected to take the reins from previous chairs Chris Alvarez, Corey Rogoff and Eva Smith.
Mayor of New York City and Hopkins alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg has committed $350 million to the University in an effort to stimulate innovation and interdisciplinary work. Bloomberg’s commitment brings his lifetime giving to the University up to $1.118 billion; he has entrenched himself as a generous donor in the 49 years since his graduation.
On Jan. 7, many faculty and students will return to Homewood after their winter breaks to partake in a Hopkins tradition that has been in existence for over forty years: Intersession. This voluntary program lasts for three weeks in January prior to the start of the Spring Semester.
Honoring World AIDS Day, on Saturday, Hopkins’s AIDS Alliance hosted an HIV/AIDS Night of Remembrance last Friday in the Charles Commons Ballroom.
The Facebook page JHU Compliments, which in the last month has accrued over 900 friends, has become a center of online attention among undergraduate students on the Homewood campus.
Louis Maccini, a professor of Economics at Hopkins since 1969, will be leaving Hopkins at the end of this semester. He received a standing ovation at the end of his last ever lecture, Macroeconomic Theory, yesterday. Maccini will be officially retiring at the end of the academic year, but he will be on leave for his last semester.
At the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Tuesday, the group outlined the last two weeks before winter break and new ideas for the spring semester, in addition to discussing the potential implications of adding more NCAA Division I athletic teams.
Hopkins continues to search for a 14th Provost to replace Interim Provost Dr. Jonathan A. Bagger. Hopkins formed a search committee to identify candidates for the Provost position. However, no public announcements have yet been made as to the progress of the committee, nor have any potential candidates for the position been publicized.
Students for Environmental Action (SEA) held an interest meeting last night to show support for and begin work with Refuel Our Future, a fossil fuels divestment campaign started earlier this year by graduate students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
This morning, President Ronald J. Daniels announced that the University will invest $10 million over the next five years to strengthen and invigorate the neighboring communities surrounding the Homewood campus.
At 2:12 a.m. this morning, a white van crashed into two cars on 33rd Street and the van’s driver immediately left the scene. The incident occurred between North Charles and St. Paul streets, and no one involved in the two crashes was injured. Police caught the driver, a male who fled the scene running down N. Charles Street, at the next block.