It's been a busy first month of the 2007 Fall Semester, so let's get to some of the top stories:
The Undergraduate Admissions Office Moves to Its New Home
Drum roll please! On September 26 the doors of Mason Hall opened and welcomed its first visitors to the Homewood campus. Earlier in the week, the Admissions staff moved into the new 28,000-square foot admissions and visitor center. Mason Hall is the last part of the new Decker Quad to open to the public, as earlier in the semester the actual quad, 604-space underground parking garage and the new Computational Science and Engineering building welcomed Homewood staff, students, faculty, and visitors. Read the full Gazette article by clicking here.
Fantastic Line-up for the 2007 MSE Symposium
Author, journalist, and literary critic Christopher Hitchens led off the 2007 MSE Symposium earlier this month. Hitchens is a regular guest on politically themed cable TV shows including The Daily Show, and came to Hopkins to speak about his most recent book, a New York Time bestseller God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Hitchens is the first of seven speaker in this year's symposium, the theme of which is Renewing American Culture: The Perspectives That Shape Our Identity. See the full symposium line-up by clicking here.
Fall Fest '07 Hits Homewood Campus
Hopkins students enjoyed the beautiful weather of the first few days of the Fall season during the 2007 Fall Fest weekend. The weekend includes a showing of "Evan Almighty" on the Upper Quad, a campus cook-out on the Beach, Young Alumni Weekend events including a Kickball Tournament and Tent Party, and a Comedy Show headlined by Bob Saget. For the complete schedule of Fall Fest 2007, click here.
Hopkins Medical Faculty Member Receives "Genius Grant"
A Liberian born, 13-year member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty has been named a 2007 fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Lisa Cooper, a Johns Hopkins internist and epidemiologist, received the $500,000 "genius grant" for her landmark work in understanding and overcoming racial and ethnic disparities in medical care and research. Read the full story by clicking here.
Lacrosse Champs Visit the White House
Last May was an exciting time for the Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse team as they celebrated an unlikely ninth national championship by defeating the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Division I finals. To complete the long celebration, the team and Coach Pietramala were welcomed to the White House along with other 2006 and 2007 national championship teams. President Bush congratulated the team and the coaches stating, "I congratulate you on a proud tradition at a fine university." Read the White House press release by clicking here.
Student Curated Art Show the First at Hopkins Museum
Margaret Deli, a double major in History of Art and English and double minor in Writing Seminars and French literature, has become the first Hopkins student to curate an exhibit at the Evergreen Museum and Library. Her showcase will focus on the Parisian gallery of Alice Warder Garrett and will remain on view through early next year. The full Gazette article can be read by clicking here.