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April 14, 2024

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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.


Hopkins Athletics adheres to NCAA guidelines in fund allocation

Each year, the Hopkins lacrosse program receives more funding than any other sport, as the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are the only two Division I athletic programs offered on campus, according to Hopkins Athletics Director Tom Calder. Part of the large proportion in funding relates to National College Athletics Association (NCAA) regulations which only allow Division I sports to offer scholarships.



Class of 2016 vies for SGA seats

Elections for the Freshman Class Council of the Student Government Association (SGA) are underway, with the polls opening last night at 9 p.m. at www.vote.jhu.edu. Polls close at midnight on Sunday.


MSE Symposium speakers see crowd disparities

While security personnel had to turn hundreds of people away at Shriver Hall's door when Seth Meyers kicked off the MSE Symposium speaker series "The Power of the Individual," succeeding speakers Daniel Choi and Wendy Kopp only accumulated an audience of approximately 50 students each.


Homelessness awareness event lacks substantial student turnout

The Women’s Pre-Health Leadership Society (WPHLS) held its second annual $2/Day Challenge last Thursday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 5. The event was held so that students could understand what it is like to be homeless. Students contributed two dollars towards food and were not supposed to use any electronics.



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.


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