Author Archives: Jenny Kinniff

About Jenny Kinniff

Jenny Kinniff is the Program Manager for Hopkins Retrospective, an initiative to explore the history of Hopkins and weave it into the university experience.

Hugh Hawkins Fellow Tiffany Brocke on Researching the History of Abortion in Baltimore

“I carry. I deliver. I raise. And I do it by myself.” This impassioned declaration was part of the story of Kathy S., a Baltimore woman who wrote about her experience getting an abortion in a 1972 issue of the … Continue reading

Hugh Hawkins Fellow Michael Anfang on the History of Jewish Life at Hopkins

Growing up, I had never heard of Hopkins being a particularly Jewish school.  Jewish friends and family would always note the Jewish life at Penn, Columbia, or Cornell, and as I looked at colleges I took it as implied that … Continue reading

Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships for the Study of Hopkins History: Apply by March 10th

Ever learn something amazing about Johns Hopkins University and thought, “Wow, I’d really like to know the story behind that!”? Well, now’s your chance! Apply for a Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowship for the Study of Hopkins History and spend 8 … Continue reading

Women at the Front: Hopkins Nurses during WWI

While soldiers were fighting on the battlefield during the First World War, more than 10,000 nurses were fighting for the lives of sick and wounded military personnel. Thousands of brave women registered for the Army Nurse Corps during the First … Continue reading

WWI Student Army Training Corps: Hopkins Students Prepare for War

While many of us are familiar with photos of college students burning draft cards and protesting during the Vietnam War, far fewer people are aware of the impact that World War I had on the students of its time. In … Continue reading

John Staige Davis: Hopkins Alum and Pioneering WWI Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery has become something we take for granted in modern medicine as an important tool for healing those injured in warfare, but that wasn’t always the case. In the early 20th century, Dr. John Staige Davis worked tirelessly to … Continue reading

Hopkins and the Great War: Exhibit Opening, September 14th

Student soldiers living in Gilman Hall. Professors recruited to do research in chemical warfare. Wartime propaganda posters visible all over Baltimore. If you were a part of the Johns Hopkins community during the First World War, all these things and … Continue reading

Hopkins History Goes Online

Would you like to hear the former University Chaplain describe the time Joan Baez stayed at Levering Hall for a week in the 60s and performed at Shriver Hall? Maybe you’re writing a paper on student activism and need to find … Continue reading

YOU Can Help Us Document Student Life!

The number and variety of student organizations are a great part of student life at Hopkins. There’s something out there for everyone! Maybe you stopped by the Student Involvement Fair this month and discovered your kindred spirits in the Hopkins Science … Continue reading

Hidden Hopkins: The “Apocalypse” Mural in Levering Hall

Most of us have paid a visit to Levering Hall in our time at Hopkins, whether it’s to grab a cup of coffee, see a play in Arellano Theater, or attend an event or meeting in the Glass Pavilion. Fewer, … Continue reading