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February 24, 2024

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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.



Students propose ideas for a greener Homewood

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.


Pageant raises funds for cancer research

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.




Koren elected freshman President

The Committee for Student Elections (CSE) released the results of the Freshman Class Council election Tuesday afternoon, naming Alexander Koren the President of the Class of 2016.


Breezeway provides stage for coming out

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 HOP hosts free Casino Night for students

On Monday, Oct. 15th, the Hopkins Organization for Programming (the HOP), held its first annual Casino Night, complete with blackjack, roulette, poker, official tablecloths, T-Shirts, raffles and unlimited mocktails.




Huntsman talks politics, next generation

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.


Initiative aims to revamp local community

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.


Hanke uncovers Iranian currency hyperinflation

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 cancels fall Homewood performance

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.


Koren voted President of Freshman Class Council

Members of the Class of 2016 elected Alexander Koren to represent them as President of the Freshman Class Council, according to poll results released by the Committee for Student Elections (CSE) on Tuesday afternoon.