News Briefs

By ksascomm

Above, members of the Class of 2018 from the School of Arts and Sciences
and the School of Engineering gathered for a class shot.

Fast Facts About the Class of 2018

Total freshman enrollment: 1,418
Female: 49%
Male: 51%
Underrepresented minority students: 299
Middle 50th percent SAT I combined score: 2120-2310
Mean unweighted academic GPA: 3.88

Greenhalgh Named to USA Swimming National Junior Team

Newsbrief-GreenhalghAndrew Greenhalgh ’16 has been named to the 2014–15 USA Swimming National Junior Team in the 1500 Meter Free with a time of 15:27.48, set at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships. His time also qualifies him for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1500 Meter Free.

Play Ball!

JHUbaseballfieldJHU’s new baseball facility, Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium, opened in September. The state-of-the-art facility boasts an all-weather, synthetic surface; brand new dugouts; and bullpens with several pitching mounds. Aspiring sluggers will note that it’s 307 feet to the left field line and 295 feet to the right.

Preserving African-American History

NewsBrief-HistoryIn October, the Center for Africana Studies, in collaboration with the Black Press Research Collective, hosted Visualizing the History of the Black Press in the U.S. The workshop brought together scholars, librarians, archivists, and other experts to discuss the development of mapping, geocoding tools, and data visualization authoring programs to produce traditional and digital humanities scholarship about the Black Press.

In the News

HaleyJacksonKrieger alum Hallie Jackson ’06 has joined NBC Nightly News as a correspondent. Jackson, who earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, was previously a national correspondent with Hearst Television, based in Washington, D.C. Jackson began reporting from NBC’s Los Angeles bureau in July but is expected to rotate to other bureaus before her permanent assignment is announced.

MOOC, Anyone?

The Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs launched its first massive open online course (MOOC) this year: Bioinformatics: Life Sciences on Your Computer. The five-week course attracted more than 19,000 participants.

Stone Comes to Hopkins

Oliver StoneAcademy Award-winning director Oliver Stone was on the Homewood campus in October to speak with students about his television series Untold History of the United States. The talk was sponsored by the Krieger School’s Film and Media Studies Program, a student group called the New Political Society, and the JHU Film Society.

Ready for Her Close-up!

DevikaRecent grad Devika Bhise ’13 just finished the filming for her big-screen debut. She plays the wife of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel) in The Man Who Knew Infinity. The Hollywood biopic also stars Jeremy Irons.