Category Archives: Hopkins

Hopkins’ Spring Fair, A History

As Spring Fair gets under way, here’s a look back at the origins of the annual event. The first Spring Fair took place April 21-23, 1972, an entirely student-run festival. From the earliest days, it has been organized and run by the undergraduate … Continue reading

French Film Festival, April 10-14

Join your fellow Francophiles and film fanatics at this year’s French Film Festival. The theme is “marginality” and will showcase films that address issues facing marginalized groups of people in contemporary French society, most notably addressing questions of gender, race, nationality, … Continue reading

How the N.A.G. Blue Jay Came to Be

Guest post from Neil A. Grauer (A&S ’69) Editor’s note: Stop by the Special Collections Reading Room on M-level of the Brody Learning Commons for an exhibit dedicated to the Blue Jay as we welcome alumni back to campus for Reunion … Continue reading

A Wealth of Health on April 5

An embarrassment of riches in the form of remarkable speakers is yours for the taking on Tuesday, April 5. This year’s keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Public Health Student Forum will be the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. … Continue reading

Thank You!

So much for our New Year’s Resolution about procrastination (don’t judge!). Here’s our New Year’s video and a salute to all the people — students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, parents, and you, gentle reader — who help make the Sheridan … Continue reading

Sidney Mintz & Claude Levi-Strauss: Remembering when one titan of Anthropology encountered another

I was saddened to learn about the recent death of Professor Sidney Mintz. Professor Mintz’s towering stature in the field of anthropology was equally matched by his humility, as I learned first-hand when I worked with Professor Mintz to finalize … 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

Coeducation at Johns Hopkins, pt. 2 of 2

As of 1907, female graduate students were officially admitted to Johns Hopkins. Women wishing to attend the School of Arts and Sciences, however, were still refused admittance, and usually were referred to the Woman’s College of Baltimore (now Goucher). Women were … Continue reading

Coeducation at Johns Hopkins, pt. 1

The history of coeducation at Johns Hopkins is a long and – by today’s standards – a not entirely complimentary story. When our founding president, Daniel Coit Gilman, and the original trustees were planning this university in 1875 and 1876, the … Continue reading