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.
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.
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.
The Sustainable Hopkins Infrastructure Program (SHIP) held an event last night to address possible ways to improve Hopkins.The Future of Hopkins Symposium event was held in order to bring together students and faculty with the goal of collaborating and hearing their ideas about how to build a more sustainable Hopkins.
Hopkins’ Most Eligible Bachelor drew a large crowd to Shriver Hall last night to see Hopkins men from various sports teams and fraternities compete in three areas: swimsuit, talent and Q&A. The funds raised at the event support the Katie Oppo Research Fund for ovarian cancer. Oppo, a member of Phi Mu, passed away in the spring of 2010 from the disease.
The past month has seen an increase in crime targeting Hopkins students in Charles Village, according to reports filed by Campus Safety & Security. These incidents, officials said, are unrelated to a concurrent uptick in gang activity in Baltimore.
In honor of National Coming Out Day, Hopkins’s Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA) took to the Breezeway last Thursday to raise awareness about the day and the club’s mission. Decorating the Breezeway with a rainbow banner, blaring music, and giving out free candy and condoms, they sold T-Shirts bearing the messages “DSAGA” and “FCKH8,” in support of a national campaign to fight homophobia.
The Hopkins College Democrats, Hopkins College Republicans, and the JHU Politik joined to host presidential and vice presidential debate viewings the last three weeks at Nolan’s.
Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, the fourth speaker in the 2012 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, shed light on the current state of our country, and the key role that Hopkins students will play in our nation’s future in a speech in Shriver Hall last night.
In pairing with several local organizations and individuals to create the Hopkins Community Partners Initiative (HCPI), the University hopes to takes steps to improve 10 neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood Campus. The group was formed within the last year.
Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, and his team of 10 undergraduates, known as the bullpen, were the first ones to come to the realization that Iran was undergoing hyperinflation after studying the black-market exchange rate in the country.
Neon Trees, slated to perform at Homewood on Nov. 9, cancelled its appearance due to an unforeseen personal circumstance, according to an email the band sent to Campus Programming Coordinator Janet Kirsch. Kirsch sent a campus-wide email Tuesday announcing the cancellation.