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10/24/2012 - 4:50pm

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In September of 1970, 90 women broke a 94-year tradition and entered Hopkins as undergraduates. "You feel like a cross between Gypsy Rose Lee and Typhoid Mary," then student Rebecca Love told the News-Letter.

Forty-two years later, 70 of those first co-eds traveled from all over the U.S. to attend a two-day reunion weekend at Johns Hopkins.The weekend included dinner at the Colonnade, tours of Gilman Hall and the new Brody Learning Commons, a panel discussion with faculty, and lunch at the Hopkins Club with a dozen professors who had taught in the ‘70s. Mindy Farber, A&S ’74, initiated and organized this transformative weekend, and concluded it with a musical slideshow she created highlighting photos and memories from those first years.

Comments from Participants

"…I was struck by all that we’ve collectively accomplished, and I’m convinced it was because of our experience in dealing with 1900 men when we were so young and not yet fully formed."
— Gail McGovern, A&S '74

"Amazing, insightful, bittersweet, unforgettable, profound."
— Kathy McGrath, A&S '74

"A wonderful opportunity to meet with the hope (and expectation) of deepening our friendships over time."
— Sara Pasternak, A&S '74

"I arrived at JHU 40 years ago feeling alone and insignificant. I left yesterday surrounded by friends, a Pioneer."
— Jean Hochheimer Hochron, A&S '74

10/10/2012 - 4:30pm

Calling all Hopkins fans! Cast your vote for Blue Jay football coach Jim Margraff for the 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award. Each winner receives $50,000 from Liberty Mutual Insurance to support the charity of their choice, and $20,000 to award to their school’s Alumni Association to promote scholarship. Vote for Coach Margraff by tweeting:

I vote Jim Margraff of Johns Hopkins for @lmcoachofyear #COTY2012 @JHU_Football

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10/10/2012 - 9:38am

Harris Connect, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Office of Alumni Relations, will be reaching out to our alumni community over the next few months to gather updated information for the 2013 Johns Hopkins Alumni Directory.

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09/21/2012 - 10:23am

Young Alumni Weekend is fast approaching.  Registration closes Oct. 2, so be sure to register now to get in for free.

09/06/2012 - 9:33am

Read about Dontae's search for the right sound and if you're in the Hollywood area, don't miss WinslowDynasty perform at Room 5 in Hollywood on Friday, September 7, 10:00-10:45 pm.

Listen to Dontae play

09/05/2012 - 1:58pm

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08/30/2012 - 10:33am

Nearly 3,000 pedestrians and cyclists are involved in motor vehicle crashes in the state of Maryland every year. More than 100 die as a result of their injuries.

The Road Scholar campaign was conceived with input from diverse members of the Johns Hopkins community in spring 2012. The campaign includes a dramatic public safety installation that will launch this new initiative.

We need your help.

The 3,000 shoes assembled represent accident victims from all walks of life – men, women, even children. Volunteers will be needed between 10 am and 5 pm on Friday, with more possibly needed on Saturday. We will ask people to work in teams to affix the shoes in pairs to the fence with zip ties.

No registration or check-in required – just show up and lend a hand. Find out more information about this wonderful day of community service and how you can help make a difference.

Be cautious. Be alert. Be a Road Scholar.

08/08/2012 - 2:40pm

AW 2012

And don't forget to mark your calendars for Alumni Weekend 2013 - April 26-28.

04/13/2012 - 11:45am

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Whiting School of Engineering graduate, was in Baltimore on Thursday to dedicate a new $1.1 billion hospital at Johns Hopkins University, which includes a children’s center named in honor of his late mother.

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