Category Archives: Hopkins

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

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

The Road That Shriver Built, and a Surprise

Have you ever been reading or researching something and found a fact that relates to you personally? This happened to me just last week! Down on A Level, a book title caught my eye: The Decisive Blow Is Struck turned … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Johns!

On May 13, 2015, it was my privilege to speak at the annual birthday celebration held for our founder at Clifton, his country estate. Clifton was given to the University in Johns Hopkins’ will, but the trustees sold it to … Continue reading

What is Information Literacy, anyway?

If you’ve been in academia for a while, or hang out with a librarian or two (we’re everywhere), you have probably heard the term information literacy. But, pinning down an exact definition is difficult, even for academic librarians. Critical thinking, … Continue reading

Cavalcade of America

Prior to the advent of television, radio was king of broadcast media. Families of at least modest means in the 1930s would gather around their radio set listening to news programs and entertainment. While music and sports were popular, dramatic … Continue reading

I read it in the News-Letter

You all read the JHU News-Letter every week, right? How else are you going to keep up with student affairs on campus? But did you know that the News-Letter has been published since 1897? While you could previously look at the … Continue reading

JHU Alumni — Mythbusters Just for You!

You’ve graduated: congratulations! How does your new status affect how you can use the library? Here is information that will help you. You can enter the library IF you show the guard some form of photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, … Continue reading

Looking Back: The Class of 1915

By Rachel Shavel, A&S ’18, Hopkins Retrospective Student Assistant We here at Hopkins Retrospective love throwbacks—it’s what we do best! With graduation on the horizon, we thought we’d provide you with the ultimate 100-year throwback post. Welcome to Hopkins in … Continue reading