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News Briefs: Spring 2018

Inspiring Entrepreneur

Jeff Raider ’03, co-founder of two successful start-up, e-commerce companies—Harry’s and Warby Parker—visited the Homewood campus in April to talk to students about entrepreneurship and his career path. It was part of the Dean’s Speaker Series that brings prominent alumni to campus.

March for Our Lives

About 200 Johns Hopkins University students walked out of class at 10 a.m. on March 14 as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence. Participants gathered in front of Gilman Hall on JHU’s Homewood campus and observed 17 minutes of silence, a symbolic tribute to the 17 people who lost their lives in the Parkland shooting.

Justice for All

Lawyer and social justice activist Bryan A. Stevenson, who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that has helped more than 125 wrongly condemned people on death row, will speak at Johns Hopkins University’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24.

Poetry Reading

Terrance Hayes, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 2010 for his collection, Lighthead, read his work as part of the Writing Seminar’s Turnbull Lecture series.

Happy Birthday!

The Museum Studies master’s degree program—part of the Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs—celebrated its 10th anniversary in January. The program began with 10 students and now boasts more than 630 graduates.


Are you one of the tens of thousands of people addicted to the HQ Trivia app? If so, here’s a trivia question for you: Did you know the contest’s popular host, Scott Rogowsky, graduated from the Krieger School in 2007? He majored in political science.