In Feb. 2012, the Hopkins Athletics Department entered into a temporary contract with Chick-fil-A. As of the fall 2012 sports season, Chick-fil-A food stands have been stationed at all Homewood home games.
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.
The Hopkins Organization for Programming (the HOP) announced that Neon Trees will be performing on campus on Nov. 9.
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.
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.
Jon Walter, Hopkins’s newest Student/Community Liaison, began his training this past weekend under the supervision of the beloved, outgoing liaison, Carrie Bennett. Walter patrolled campus both Thursday and Saturday nights.
On Sunday, Katie Moody, an employee at the School of Medicine and a Hopkins alumna, tweeted “Hey, Smith, how about you call your bro and tell him all about your wi—ohhhh. Wait. #TooSoon?” in reference to Baltimore Raven’s wide receiver Torrey Smith. The tweet came after Smith caught two touchdown passes in Sunday’s game against the Patriots which the Ravens won 31-30. Smith played in the game despite having found out that his younger brother, Tevin Jones, was killed in a motorcycle accident the night before.
Traffic on N. Charles Street was restricted to local and emergency vehicles only between 29th St. and University Parkway on Monday as part of the N. Charles Street Reconstruction project, which aims to increase pedestrian safety.The $28 million endeavor will last two years.
First Lady Michelle Obama addressed Baltimore area students and residents on Sept. 21 at a fundraising event held at the Murphy Center of Fine Arts at Morgan State University. Obama spoke last in a line of important Md. figures including President of Morgan State University David Wilson, Senators Barbara Mikulsky (D) and Ben Cardin (D), Representative Elijah Cunnings (D), as well as Governor Martin O’Malley (D).
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Jon Walter, a retired Baltimore City Police Officer will replace Carrie Bennett as the new Hopkins Student/Community Liaison. He will begin training with Bennett this weekend and will take over the position himself in October.
Musician, producer and recent author Wyclef Jean visited Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins yesterday to promote his new book, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story. During the event, Jean discussed his book, answered questions and performed for his audience.
In a recent Newsweek article, Hopkins was ranked among the top 10 most stressful schools in the United States for 2012. Based upon factors such as acceptance rates, academic rigor, tuition cost, financial aid and campus crime, Hopkins placed ninth, following schools such as Georgetown, Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis. In 2011, Hopkins came in 11th place in the same category, based on similar data.