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May 29, 2023

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STEP Club aims to enhance student-alumni interaction

Founded in September, the Students Transforming Engagement and Philanthropy Club (STEP) seeks to aid students with recognizing and establishing integral relationships with the Hopkins alumni community through community service, career fairs, professional workshops and nights on the town. The organization was founded by sophomore Asia Coladner, seniors Mami Aronson and Louisa Drake and Development and Alumni Relations staff.

School of Public Health report criticizes gun laws

Last Thursday, Oct. 25, the Bloomberg School of Public Health released a report commenting critically on issues of gun control in the United States. The report, titled “The Case for Gun Policy Reforms in America,” was principally authored by Daniel Webster, who is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

Students teach sustainability to local school

The Barclay Environmental Justice Program teaches middle schoolers at Barclay Elementary/Middle School how to be environmentally responsible. A group of approximately seven Hopkins students visits the school twice a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The group instructs the kids on an array of topics, ranging from endangered species to recycling.

Undecided voters say Hopkins is apolitical

With the 2012 Presidential election less than a week away, many Hopkins students have already sent in their absentee ballots. Amidst a bombardment of political messaging from President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in what has been one of the most divisive elections in American history, it is easy to forget that there are voters who have not yet been persuaded by either campaigns — “the undecideds.”

Greek Week entertains, raises money

Though in the past, the Hopkins Greek community has hosted a three-day long Greek Weekend, this year, seven days of events raised money for a variety of charities. Hopkins’ Greek Week began on Oct. 20 and will officially end with the Powderpuff game on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Halloween in Fells Point: An annual celebration of costumes and chaos

Traditionally characterized by cobbled streets and historic, brick townhouses, quaint Fells Point assumes a more sinister and festive role on Halloween night. Home to the largest concentration of bars in Baltimore, Fells Point attracts a varied crowd — included many Hopkins students — that seeks to celebrate at what has become the largest Halloween gathering in the city.

Storm causes leakages in dorms, apartments

While Hopkins remained relatively unscathed from post-tropical cyclone Sandy, several residence halls, Charles Commons in particular, suffered from leaking problems as a result of the storm. Hopkins’s employees were able to deal with the minor damages relatively quickly, however.

MSE speaker postponed due to weather

The Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium has postponed its event featuring author and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin due to Hurricane Sandy, which hit the region prior to Toobin’s scheduled appearance on Tuesday night.

Breastival fundraises as part of Greek Week

On Saturday, Oct. 20, Greek Week began with alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority’s eleventh annual Breastival event on the Beach. The event’s purpose was to raise awareness about breast cancer through various information tables set up on the Beach.

Team wins sustainability award

A team of Hopkins students were awarded 2nd place at the Odebrecht Awards for Sustainable Development this past Monday. The team, consisting of  Jay Choi, Victor Oh and Sang Cho, travelled to Houston along with their faculty advisor, Professor Erica Schoenberger, to receive their award and a $15,000 prize.

Torcaso discusses probability, teaching and being inappropriate

Fred Torcaso is a senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Math and Statistics at Hopkins. His work and experience were driven by his passion for mathematics and probability. He has navigated the world of insurance, research, academia and even the United States Naval Observatory with a spirit of diligence, exploration and inappropriateness.

Clinic protests “Big John” over Medicaid payments

A group from the Turning Point Substance Abuse Clinic in East Baltimore led a protest outside the Hopkins Hospital last Thursday, in hopes of garnering attention over the alleged $100,000 that they claim Hopkins affiliate Priority Partners owes them.

Pro-life activists return to Charles St.

Protesters from a group known as the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform set up camp on North Charles Street to protest abortion rights on Tuesday. The group also protested last spring. Activists set up signs along the median of the street between Charles Street Market and the Beach. Organizers handed out pamphlets to passersby and advocated outlawing abortions in the United States.