Featured, Lifeline, Schools

Surprise: A Large Share of ‘Molly’ Brought to Music Festivals Doesn’t Actually Contain MDMA, Hopkins Researchers Say

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 10, 2017 9:58am

The Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles in 2010. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Johns Hopkins researchers have some bad news for today’s many pill-popping music festivalgoers: a large share of purported “Molly” tested at five years’ worth of concerts actually contained none of the drug.

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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

Zillow Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Hopkins Grad Student Who Runs Website ‘McMansion Hell’

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 2:45pm

Photo via McMansion Hell

Johns Hopkins graduate student Kate Wagner moonlights as a blogger who satirizes cookie-cutter mansions around the country. But while many readers enjoy her mockery and crude annotations on images of homes for sale, real estate listing database Zillow doesn’t have quite the same sense of humor.

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Johns Hopkins Gets $150M to Build Agora

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 23, 2017 3:57pm

Johns Hopkins UniversityIn this age of divisive discourse, Johns Hopkins is turning to inspiration from the country that founded democracy in the first place. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Schools

America’s Biggest Art Museum Will be Run by a Former Hopkins Art History Professor

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 10:43am

Photo via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Tuesday promoted interim director and former Hopkins Krieger School dean Daniel Weiss to the position of president and chief executive officer.

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Culture, Schools

Mansplaining Mural Draws Derision at Johns Hopkins

3 Written by: | Friday, Jun 02, 2017 3:45pm

Recent news about renovations to Shriver Hall at The Johns Hopkins University campus has brought attention to one of the building’s more controversial features: the murals in the first-floor lobby. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power, Schools

Hopkins, CCBC Get $1.7 Million in Combined Grants to Support Humanities Education

0 Written by: | Friday, May 19, 2017 10:58am

Johns Hopkins University

Who says the humanities are threatened or dying?

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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

Caps n’ Gowns: Baltimore Graduations Bring Distinguished Speakers to Region

0 Written by: | Friday, May 12, 2017 8:45am

A 2014 graduation ceremony at the University of Maryland. Photo by Jay Baker, via Wikimedia Commons.

It’s that time of year again. Thousands of Baltimore-area students will earn their degrees over the next month, capping their tenures studying at some of Charm City’s best colleges and high schools. Joining the newly minted graduates at their ceremonies will be some illustrious company, including a vice president, a librarian of Congress, acclaimed journalists, medical experts and successful entrepreneurs, among others.

Here’s our guide to this year’s ceremonies, in chronological order:

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Bomb Threat Interrupts Exams at Johns Hopkins

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:41pm

Johns Hopkins UniversityFinals week at Johns Hopkins had a “non-specific” threat thrown into the mix on Thursday morning. Read More →


Wednesday Morning Headlines: Delays for Port Covington Construction; Overdoses at Underground Hopkins Frat Party; and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:25am

Zach Britton’s Injury Is Bad for the Orioles and Worse for His Career – The Ringer

Recession took toll on Baltimore County bank branches – Baltimore Sun

Construction at Port Covington delayed at least nine months – Baltimore Brew

Puppy stolen from Howard County rescue – ABC2

JHU: 4 Students Suffer Drug Overdoses at Fraternity Party – WBAL-TV

Big Fish, Culture, Featured, Schools

Big Fish: Thomas Dolby, Pop Music Star-Turned-Hopkins Professor

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 9:07am

If the digital media world were a globe like our physical one, Thomas Dolby would have circled it already, and then some. Many know him for the popular music fame he achieved as a masterful synth player (“She Blinded Me with Science,” “Hyperactive”) and MTV standout in the 1980s, as well as his wide-ranging work as a producer and keyboardist for other artists.

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