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By ksascomm

Happy Birthday, HOST!

The history of science and technology department (HOST) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The department was formally approved in January 1964, with Harry Woolf as chair, and began accepting students in the 1964–65 academic year.


In March 2015, the JHU women’s tennis team beat seventh-ranked Carnegie-Mellon, 6-3, to claim the 2015 ITA National Team Indoor Championship, it’s third straight indoor title. In Spring 2014, the team won its eighth straight Centennial Championship.

Commencement 2015

University-wide commencement took place on Homewood Field on Thursday, May 21. This year’s speaker was Ed Catmull, PhD, president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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JHU wrestler Paul Bewak ’15 placed third at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships. The third-place showing is the second-best in school history, giving Bewak, a physics and mathematics double major, three All-American finishes in his four seasons.

Art Smart

Congratulations to former Krieger School Dean Daniel Weiss on his appointment as the chief operating officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Formerly the president of Haverford College, Weiss has a long history with the Krieger School, where he earned an MA and PhD in the History of Art. He later became a professor in that department before being named dean.