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May 28, 2023

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Zombieland: Fall Fest adopts sci-fi theme for events

Last weekend, Fall Fest hosted a variety of events, such as a Midnight Breakfast in Levering Hall, a Humans vs. Zombies showdown, laser tag and a costume photo booth. According to Coordinator of Campus Programs Janet Kirsch, it was more successful than the weekend has been in past years.

Area college students seek out Charles Village nightlife

In recent years, many students from colleges near Hopkins have come to Charles Village for its social scene, prompted by stringent rules regarding alcohol use at their own schools, a lack of social resources near their campuses and the accessibility of transit in Baltimore.

Hopkins alum and current student host networking reception

Last Sunday, 250 members of the elite political, business and medical communities of both Maryland and Washington D.C. attended the estate of Hopkins alumnus Aris Melissaratos, senior adviser for enterprise development to the president of Hopkins, for an exclusive reception hosted by Melissaratos and senior George Petrocheilos.

SGA launches "Transparency Project"

The Student Government Association (SGA) inaugurated its promised “Transparency Project” on Monday with a minute-long Internet video detailing what each executive officer has been working on over the past few weeks.

Baltimore: 29th best city to live in, Bloomberg says

In a recent study conducted by BusinessWeek, Baltimore was ranked among the 50 best cities in the United States for 2012. Based on data such as population size, educational attributes, economic status, crime rates, air quality and recreational activities, Baltimore was ranked 29th, roughly in the middle of the pack, with obvious cities such as New York, Boston and San Francisco, which took the number one spot, preceding it. Baltimore did not make the nation’s best city list by BusinessWeek in 2011, though the list was compiled using similar data.

Sophomore-run chocolate company sees growth

Hopkins sophomore Jamasen Rodriguez is well on his way to becoming the next big name in chocolate with his company, Jama Cocoa. Rodriguez founded the company in June 2011 and was soon joined by fellow classmates David Aaron White, Demilade Obayomi, Davik Orith and Shreyash Milak in the endeavor of making hand crafted chocolate truffles.

Information hacked from Hopkins databases

A collective of hackers calling themselves “Team Ghostshell” has claimed responsibility for the release on Monday of stolen data from servers hosted by numerous universities worldwide, including several web servers at Hopkins. According to Darren Lacey, the Chief Information Security Officer at Hopkins Information Technology (I.T.), the content of the leaked information makes it difficult to determine when the hackers accessed these servers, notably a server within the Hopkins Language Lab.

Faulty A/C sets off fire alarms in Charles Commons

Smoke from a faulty air-conditioning unit on the Charles Street side of Charles Commons prompted an evacuation of the building shortly after 4 p.m. today, Sergeant C.H. Benjamin III of Campus Safety & Security said. The evacuation lasted approximately 45 minutes before the building was reopened.

Sophomore runner dies at 19 of lymphoma

Rebecca Grande, a Hopkins sophomore and member of the women’s track & field and cross-country teams, died on Sept. 30 at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in February.

Development director headed to Ohio State

Michael Eicher, the Senior Vice President for External Affairs and Development whose fundraising efforts have amassed over $3 billion for the university since his arrival in 2006, will leave Hopkins for Ohio State University this November.

Data suggests little relation between major, employment

Surveys conducted by the Hopkins Career Center concerning how Hopkins graduates are faring in today’s jobs market show that 41 percent of the graduating class of 2011 found full time employment six months after graduating. Another 37 percent went on to graduate school or professional school. Of the remaining respondents, 9 percent had found part-time employment or were involved in unpaid volunteer work. This left 7 percent actively looking for work and 6 percent  actively applying to graduate programs.