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News Briefs: Fall 2016

Feel the Bern

U.S. Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Hopkins in November as part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium speaker series. Other speakers in the series included Baltimorean DeRay Mckesson, a Black Lives Matter activist; and Martine Rothblatt, a lawyer and the founder of Sirius Radio.

In Living Color

The Beach was awash in colored powder as runners took part in the annual JHU Color Run. Branded as “the happiest 5K on the planet,” the event raised money to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

New Business Minor

Starting in Spring 2017, undergraduates can now declare a minor in business. The interdisciplinary program aims to help better prepare students for a broad range of careers.

Reading Aloud

A reading by James Fenton, political journalist, drama critic, book reviewer, war correspondent, and poet, kicked off the semester’s President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import. The series also included readings this fall by MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu and Esi Edugyan, whose second novel, Half Blood Blues, won the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Fiction.

Mysterious Master

The Enigmatic Edgar A. Poe in Baltimore & Beyond, a new exhibit at the George Peabody Library, features highlights from the Susan Jaffe Tane Collection of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the finest private collections of Poe materials in the world.

New Faces

A 600-square-foot art installation highlighting 23 of Hopkins’ most accomplished women was unveiled at the Mattin Center in October. The portraits are a way for the Hopkins community to celebrate its female heroes and inspire the next generations of female scientists, medical researchers, artists, politicians, and business leaders.