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May 30, 2024

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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.


Professor Macksey still inspires students

Entering the home of Professor Richard Macksey is like exploring the contents of a time capsule. The rooms are filled from floor to ceiling with every type of book imaginable. A bibliophile, educator and scholar, Macksey has been highly admired and celebrated throughout the University community and beyond for over half a century.


Hopkins alumna Elif Yavuz dies in Nairobi mall attack

This evening, the Hopkins community learned that Elif Yavuz, an alumna of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), was killed in the terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall this week. More than 60 people, including Yavuz’s partner Ross Langdon, have been confirmed dead so far.


Alum, professor appointed to State Senate

Last Thursday, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed Hopkins alumni and adjunct professor Brian Feldman to the state Senate. The appointment filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Sen. Rob Garagiola, who represented Montgomery County in District 15.


Alum, professor appointed to State Senate

Last Thursday, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed Hopkins alumni and adjunct professor Brian Feldman to the state Senate. The appointment filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Sen. Rob Garagiola, who represented Montgomery County in District 15.



OECD Deputy Head shows students global database

On Wednesday, Kathleen DeBoer traveled from her office at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Washington Center to give a tutorial on how to navigate the OECD iLibrary in the Computer Room on M-Level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.




Anti-war activist denounces Syria strikes

Rania Masri, an Arab-American human rights activist, offered a diverse crowd of Hopkins students and community members her views on the civil war in Syria in a talk entitled “U.S. Involvement in Syria” on Tuesday night in Maryland Hall.


SAIS researchers reveal North Korean plutonium production

A recent post on 38 North, the web-based journal affiliated with the U.S.-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies (USKI at SAIS), revealed evidence that suggests that North Korea will soon resume plutonium production at its Yongbyon nuclear facility.


SCOTUS expert gives talk on Roberts Court

Pulitzer Prize winner Linda Greenhouse was the headliner for a lecture on Tuesday evening in Hodson Hall. Her talk, entitled “Who Owns the Constitution?” was delivered as part of the University’s ninth annual Constitutional Forum, which has been held every year since 2005 in honor of Constitution Day. The event was sponsored by the department of political science and the Office of Student Life.


Zeta Chi chapter of Theta announces charter class

Kappa Alpha Theta, marking its official return to the Homewood Campus, concluded the first portion of its recruitment process on Tuesday with a “Bid Day” for its JHU Zeta Chi chapter. The slogan for the campaign to recruit new members is “Think Theta.”


Hopkins gets its own ice cream flavor

In coalition with the Hopkins Organization for Programming (the HOP), local ice cream parlor Dominion Ice Cream released a brand new ice cream flavor that is sweeping the Hopkins community: Blue Jay Batter. The new flavor debuted this past Tuesday at a special event on the upper quad of the Homewood Campus. Those who attended the event received free samples of the blueberry cheesecake-flavored ice cream along with custom designed Blue Jay Batter t-shirts.


Wes Moore challenges freshmen class

Last Thursday, Hopkins students and community members alike piled into the Shriver Hall auditorium to see author and Hopkins alumnus Wes Moore speak. Moore’s book, The Other Wes Moore, is a New York Times best seller and was also the selected summer reading for the class of 2017.


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