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.
At the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Tuesday, the group focused on spring events, including a new bill detailing Project Chi —an outdoor festival in the spring semester—and the HOP’s decision to allocate all of its money from the cancelled Neon Trees concert to Spring Fair.
In recent months, the Johns Hopkins Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) has expressed the concern that the University administration has not created an environment or system where students can safely come forward to report instances of sexual assault on campus.
Over the past month, eight people have been shot in the area surrounding Greenmount Avenue, with two of the shootings occurring in the past week. It is suspected that this increase in violence is related to a drug turf struggle that has arisen between two local gangs, the Black Guerilla Family and the Bloods.
The Hopkins Quidditch team won their second annual Charm City Classic tournament last Sunday, Nov. 18. With a total of six Quidditch teams from different Baltimore schools, the tournament ended at 7 p.m. after 16 games. Hopkins beat Franklin and Marshall College by a score of 130 to 40 in the championship game.
Political science professors Robert Freedman and Steven David presented their insights on the Arab Spring in Mudd Hall last night in a discussion panel organized by the Arab Student Organization. Anthropology professor Niloofar Haeri was also scheduled to join the panel; however, she was unable to attend.
On Nov. 6, President Ronald J. Daniels sent out an University-wide broadcast informing the Hopkins community of his plan for the institution over the next eight years. This plan is called “Ten by Twenty: A Path Forward for Johns Hopkins to the Year 2020,” and it lays out 10 specific goals that he hopes to achieve by 2020.
In the past three years, the Hopkins Center for Language Education (CLE) has cut back or altogether discontinued its curriculum in several languages , citing low enrollment rates and financial constraints. Currently,, the CLE oversees the University’s courses in Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean and Russian; it canceled programs in Farsi and Kiswahili last year.
University officials have identified the woman who died after being found in the Baltimore Harbor Thursday morning as Elizabeth O’Hearn, an associate professor of neurology and neuroscience at the Hopkins School of Medicine. Marylisa Price, Director of Finance at the School of Medicine, confirmed that the deceased was the Hopkins doctor.
The Chinese Student Association (CSA) and the Korean Student Association (KSA) competed in the annual Rice Bowl on Friday, Nov. 9. The Rice Bowl is a tackle football game held between the two organizations that has been going on for over 10 years. The game was held at night on the practice field by the rec center. In the end, the KSA won, defeating the CSA 35 to 14.
The Ruby Tuesday located in Hopkins Square closed this summer, leaving a vacant space available for rent in the commercially viable complex. The Cordish Company, in charge of leasing for Hopkins Square, has been in conversation with several companies hoping to fill the space, however one likely company is the Java Jazz Bar and Grill.