Gallery of Majors

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Ah, majors!  Tell someone you’re a student and what’s the first question they ask? Exactly. During your time as a blue jay, you encircle yourself with all the requirements of your major – from prerequisites to provisions. You may feel a little like the characters in Nicolas de Larmessin’s Costumes Grotesques, bedecked with the tools […]


A Walk on the Wild Side

By Keyi YinFreshman Year has ended, along with my time in the Special Collections as part of the Freshman Fellows. I’ve undergone a lot of changes throughout this year.  I changed my major to Biophysics and gained a sense of personal independence.  As a Freshman Fellow, I learned a greater appreciation for the past and […]


Curiosities in Special Collections

My time at Hopkins so far has been built off discovery. Discovering what it’s like to live in the States, discovering my ideal study places around the campus and the best food places in Charles Village, and discovering old and rare books at the Special Collections. Alongside my intended major of Molecular and Cellular Biology, […]


Hamlet, Vergangenheitsbewältigung, and the Eastern Bloc

Caroline West is an international studies major from Chattanooga, TN. She considers the Special Collections to be the perfect place to engage her various passions, which include history, politics, art, Shakespeare, and language.  Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, once wrote that “nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person.” A […]