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May 30, 2024

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Beta, SGA bolster school spirit at tailgate

Last Saturday, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity (Beta) and the Student Government Association (SGA) co-hosted the first ever Big Blue Jay Tailgate on the Freshman Quad in an effort to bolster school spirit. The event successfully rallied over 450 Hopkins students to the first home game of the football season.


MSE kicks off with unorthodox comedy act

The Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium (MSE) commenced its fall series, entitled “Learning From Experience: The Path Ahead for Generation Y,” with comedian Craig Robinson on Tuesday in Shriver Hall.


Hopkins responds to sweltering temperatures

On Wednesday afternoon, the Hopkins community received an email detailing plans by the University to continue to participate in the Demand Load Response program, a nationwide environmental initiative that strives to reduce electrical emissions at peak temperatures, when electricity generation is most expensive and injurious to the environment. The Demand Load Response program is supported by many gas and electric companies across the country, including Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE).




Demonstrators protest Syria strike plan and drones

Demonstrators gathered on the corner of North Charles and 33rd Street late Tuesday afternoon to protest potential U.S. attacks on Syria as well as the University’s involvement in drone research and development. The demonstrators are members of the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore division.




Blackboard outages frustrate community

In recent days, students have reported several glitches and slowed loading times when using Blackboard, causing inconveniences that affect their ability to submit quizzes and other assignments.


She’s the First installs a new chapter at Hopkins

She’s the First, a nationwide organization with more than 40 chapters at college and high school campuses, will found a chapter at Hopkins this semester. Originally formed in Nov. 2009, the organization is based in New York City; it works to sponsor girls’ education in developing countries with the hope that they will become the first in their families to graduate secondary school.



Theta returns to campus after four year hiatus

Kappa Alpha Theta, known simply as “Theta,” began recruitment for their Zeta Chi charter class this past week, holding information meetings in Levering Hall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sent from Theta’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. and spearheading the creation and oversight of the Zeta Chi charter class are Aubrey Boruck from University of Connecticut and Alec Sunderland from Pepperdine University, two of the sorority’s first year Education Leadership Consultants.


Lot construction to commence next year

With the bustling storefronts, racing cars and hoards of pedestrians surrounding it, the empty lot on St. Paul Street — formerly known as the “Olmstead Lot” — stands alone. Last fall, Hopkins detailed plans to develop the lot after years of idleness due to financial concerns. Now, more information on the project is trickling out.


Hopkins rises in national rankings

Hopkins rose to the No. 12 spot in rankings of national universities released on Monday evening by U.S. News and World Report. The University was ranked 13th among national universities last year. Hopkins is tied with Northwestern in the new 2014 Best Colleges list right behind tenth-ranked Dartmouth.


Hopkins welcomes alumni back to campus

Last weekend, approximately 5,000 alumni and their families returned to Homewood for Alumni Weekend.  A multitude of events were planned over the course of the weekend to bring together members of various graduated classes in an effort to evoke memories of their time at Hopkins.


Debate features college partisans

The JHU College Democrats and College Republicans competed Tuesday night in a debate hosted by The JHU Politik. The debate covered three topics: President Barack Obama’s budget vs. Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget, immigration and gun control.


SGA Treasurer candidate disqualified

This past Sunday, April 28 the SGA Judiciary unanimously ruled to uphold the CSE’s decision to disqualify Schaefer Whiteaker from the SGA Executive Elections. Whiteaker, who currently holds a position as SGA Chief Justice, was running for Executive Treasurer.


Project Unbreakable inspires students

The Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) and JHU Student Life co-hosted speaker/photographer Grace Brown, the creator of Project Unbreakable, this past Tuesday evening in Mudd Hall. Brown spoke to students about the beginnings of Project Unbreakable and educated them with a slideshow of her photography.


Gun policy expert weighs in after Senate bill fails

On Jan. 14-15, Hopkins held a national summit focused on reducing gun violence following the fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Since the summit, national debates over gun policy have engulfed the country, with studies from the Bloomberg School of Public Health fueling the discussions.


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