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June 28, 2022

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Construction to enhance safety underway

Traffic on N. Charles Street was restricted to local and emergency vehicles only between 29th St. and University Parkway on Monday as part of the N. Charles Street Reconstruction project, which aims to increase pedestrian safety.The $28 million endeavor will last two years.


“Fired up” First Lady speaks in Baltimore

First Lady Michelle Obama addressed Baltimore area students and residents on Sept. 21 at a fundraising event held at the Murphy Center of Fine Arts at Morgan State University. Obama spoke last in a line of important Md. figures including President of Morgan State University David Wilson, Senators Barbara Mikulsky (D) and Ben Cardin (D), Representative Elijah Cunnings (D), as well as Governor Martin O’Malley (D).



“Shush man” to make Hopkins debut

Jon Walter, a retired Baltimore City Police Officer will replace  Carrie Bennett as the new Hopkins Student/Community Liaison.  He will begin training with Bennett this weekend and will take over the position himself in October.


Rapper interacts with Homewood at signing

Musician, producer and recent author Wyclef Jean visited Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins yesterday to promote his new book, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story. During the event, Jean discussed his book, answered questions and performed for his audience.



Hopkins ranked ninth in Newsweek’s stressful colleges list

In a recent Newsweek article, Hopkins was ranked among the top 10 most stressful schools in the United States for 2012. Based upon factors such as acceptance rates, academic rigor, tuition cost, financial aid and campus crime, Hopkins placed ninth, following schools such as Georgetown, Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis. In 2011, Hopkins came in 11th place in the same category, based on similar data.



The Hopkins frat party: A manual

As a new school year kicks off, several fraternities have begun planning their signature fall parties. Since most of fraternity life is imbued in traditions, most of the fraternities on campus hold signature parties annually, each with a unique theme.




Phi Delta Theta honors Nobel laureate

Adam Riess, the Hopkins professor who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, was awarded the Phi Delta Theta Distinguished Alumnus Award at a dinner held in his honor at the Space Telescope Science Institute last night.


Avicii to perform Friday, hunt for tickets continues

The announcement on Aug. 8 that the Hopkins Student Government Association (SGA) was sponsoring an Avicii concert at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on Sept. 21 sent students rushing to purchase tickets. The event, which holds 4000 people, quickly sold out, leading to ticket scalping on sites such as Facebook and StubHub, a company owned by eBay.



Jon Walter hired as student-community liaison

According to an announcement from Carrie Bennett, the former student-community liaison, Jon Walter will take over the liaison post. Walter has recently retired as a Baltimore City Police officer after working in the Northern District during his 22.5 years with the police department, with 17 years of experience in community relations.


Freshman cracks the twitter code

Ahmed El Sayyad, a Hopkins freshman from Gaithersburg, Md., accumulated a prodigious 73,500 followers over the last four years to his Twitter page. Despite an impressive fan base, his tweets are commonplace; he gains his followers through neither gut-splitting wit nor tearjerking inspiration. He is neither a celebrity in the United States nor in his native country of Egypt. He is no different than any other Hopkins freshman, bombarding his Twitter page with image after image of his newly purchased Hopkins gear.



End of the JHU ‘Shush Lady’ Era

Helping to bridge the gaps between Hopkins students and the Charles Village community, Carrie Bennett oversaw and mediated a dramatic change during her seven years as the student-community liaison.


Students walk/drive “drunk” on quad

Students wore beer goggles and tried to drive golf carts and walk in a straight line as a part of yesterday’s Beer Goggle Obstacle Course. The event was run by the Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) and Campus Safety & Security as a part of orientation to spread awareness of how dangerous it is to drive drunk.


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