|The Johns Hopkins University|
|Motto:||Veritas vos liberabit|
(The truth shall make you free)
|Endowment:||US $2. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1876 ( MDCCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Unlike Public universities, private universities generally do not receive direct operational funding from national or subnational governments and thus rely on private A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 8 billion|
|President:||William R. Brody|
|Faculty:||3,100 (full time)|
|Staff:||15,000 (full time)|
|Location:||Baltimore, MD, U.S.|
|Campus:||3 Main campuses in Baltimore, campuses and satellite facilities in the Baltimore-Washington , D. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as William R Brody is the current President of the Johns Hopkins University, a position which he has held since 1996 A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described The United States of America —commonly referred to as the C. area, Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China|
Gold & Sable
Columbia Blue & Black
|Athletics:||NCAA Division III Centennial Conference|
Division I Lacrosse
The Johns Hopkins University is a private university based in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The Blue Jay ( Cyanocitta cristata) is a Passerine bird and a member of the family Corvidae native to North America. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. Conference Background Eleven highly selective private colleges compose the Centennial Conference Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Unlike Public universities, private universities generally do not receive direct operational funding from national or subnational governments and thus rely on private The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Johns Hopkins also maintains full-time campuses in greater Maryland, Washington, D.C., Italy, and China. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES It is particularly esteemed for its medical, scientific, and international studies programs. Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding
The university is named for Johns Hopkins, who left $8 million in his 1873 will for the foundation of the university and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Johns Hopkins ( May 19, 1795, Anne Arundel County, Maryland &ndash December 24, 1873 Johns Hopkins University|Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|Greenspring StationThe Johns Hopkins Hospital is a Teaching hospital in Baltimore Maryland At the time, this was the largest philanthropic bequest in U.S. history, the equivalent of over $131 million in the year 2006. The university opened on February 22, 1876, with the stated goal of "The encouragement of research . Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1876 ( MDCCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell. "
Johns Hopkins was the first university in the United States to emphasize research, applying the German university model developed by Wilhelm von Humboldt and Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand Freiherr von Humboldt ( June 22, 1767 April 8, 1835) government functionary Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (ˈʃlaɪɐmaxɐ ( November 21, 1768 &ndash February 12, 1834) was a German theologian  Johns Hopkins is the first American university to teach through seminars, instead of solely through lectures, as well as the first university in America to offer an undergraduate major (as opposed to a purely liberal arts curriculum). The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. In formal education a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their content offered at a School or University.  As such Johns Hopkins was a model for most large research universities in the United States, particularly the University of Chicago. The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.  According to the National Science Foundation ranking, Johns Hopkins performed $1. 49 billion in science, medical and engineering research in fiscal year 2006, making it the leading U. S. academic institution in total Research & Development spending for the 28th year in a row. 
The university's first president was Daniel Coit Gilman. Its motto in Latin is Veritas vos liberabit – "The truth shall make you free. " While women had previously been admitted to graduate programs, the undergraduate program admitted only men up until 1970. Admission of women to Johns Hopkins undergraduate programs was not considered until the late 1960s. The decision to admit females was announced in October of 1969, and in the fall of 1970, women were finally admitted into the undergraduate programs. In the academic year 1970-1971, 4. 7% of students in the Arts and Sciences programs were women. In the year 1985-1986 the proportion of female students in the Arts and Sciences programs had increased to around 38%. Currently, the undergraduate population is 47% female and 53% male. 
The peculiar first name of philanthropist Johns Hopkins is the surname of his great-grandmother, Margaret Johns, who married Gerard Hopkins. Johns Hopkins ( May 19, 1795, Anne Arundel County, Maryland &ndash December 24, 1873 They named their son Johns Hopkins, and his name was passed on to his grandson, the university's founder (1795-1873).
Milton Eisenhower, a president of JHU, was once invited to speak to a convention in Pittsburgh. The Great Americans series is a set of Definitive stamps issued by the United States Postal Service, starting in 1980 with a 19¢ stamp depicting Milton Stover Eisenhower ( September 15, 1899 &ndash May 2, 1985) served as president of three major American universities Making a common mistake, the emcee introduced him as "President of John Hopkins. " Eisenhower retorted that he was "glad to be here in Pittburgh. "
In a commencement address to the undergraduate Class of 2001, university president William R. Brody had the following to say about the name:: "In 1888, just 12 years after the university was founded, Mark Twain wrote about this university in a letter to a friend. William R Brody is the current President of the Johns Hopkins University, a position which he has held since 1996 Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30 1835 – April 21 1910 better known by the Pen name Mark Twain, was an American Humorist, satirist He said:
The original main university campus was in downtown Baltimore City. However, this location did not permit room for growth and the trustees began to look for a place to move. Eventually, they would relocate to the estate of Charles Carroll of Carrollton and Homewood House, a wedding gift from Charles to his son Charles Jr. Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19 1737 &ndash November 14 1832 was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later United States The Homewood Museum is a historical Museum located on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
The park-like main campus of Johns Hopkins, Homewood, is set on 140 acres (0. The Homewood campus is the main academic and administrative center of the Johns Hopkins University. 57 km²) in the northern part of Baltimore. The architecture was modeled after the Georgian-inspired Federalist style of Homewood House. Georgian architecture is the name given in most English -speaking countries to the set of Architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840 Chester TownshipJPG|thumb|right|A federal style colonial home in Chester Township New Jersey]] Federal-style architecture occurred in the United States between 1780 The Homewood Museum is a historical Museum located on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Most newer buildings resemble this style, being built of red brick with white marble trim, but lack the details. Homewood House was later used for administrative offices but now is preserved as a museum.
As a part of the donation, Hopkins was required to donate part of the land for art. As a result, the Baltimore Museum of Art, which is not part of the university, is situated next to the University's campus, just southeast of Shriver Hall. The Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore Maryland, was founded in 1914
The Decker Gardens, bordered by the Greenhouse, Nichols House and the Johns Hopkins Club, were originally known as the Botanical Gardens and were used by members of the Department of Biology to grow plants for research. The Nichols House is a house located on the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins Club is a private club located on the grounds of The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus at 3400 North Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland By the early 1950s, the gardens no longer served an educational purpose, and in 1958, when Nichols House was built as the president's residence, they were completely re-landscaped with aesthetic criteria in mind. In 1976, the gardens were done over again, and named for trustee Alonzo G. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Decker, Jr. and members of his family in appreciation for their generosity to Hopkins.
The statue in the middle of the pool, the Sea Urchin, was sculpted by Edward Berge. It stood in Mount Vernon Place, near the Washington Monument, for 34 years before being replaced by a 7'10" copy, which fit in better with its monumental surroundings. The Washington Monument is a large tall sand-colored Obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington D Frank R. Huber, the man who left the city the money to make the copy, asked that the original be given to Paul M. Higinbotham, who donated it to the university. North of the campus, also on Charles Street, we find the Evergreen House, one Hopkins' museums. Evergreen Museum & Library is a historical Museum of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
This urban campus is in the East Baltimore neighborhood and is home to the School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, U It comprises several city blocks spreading from the original Johns Hopkins Hospital building and its trademark dome. Johns Hopkins University|Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|Greenspring StationThe Johns Hopkins Hospital is a Teaching hospital in Baltimore Maryland The School of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University is associated with clinical practice at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, located in Baltimore Maryland, U
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|Johns Hopkins University Facts|
|Class of 2012 Applicants||16,006|
|Class of 2012 Students||1,235|
|Class of 2012 Accepted||22%|
|Average GPA||3. 85/4. 00|
|Middle 50% SAT||2010-2290|
|Middle 50% ACT||30-34|
|Faculty with Terminal Degrees||92%|
|Four-Year Graduation Rate||86%|
|Classes taught by Faculty||96%|
For students wishing to enter into the Class of 2012, the Johns Hopkins University received 16,006 applications, up 7% from the year before and up 79% since 2002.  Of the 3,578 admits, 49 percent are women, and 732 are minority students (351 African- American, 355 Hispanic, 26 Native American). The top 10 states of admitted students in descending order are New York, California, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida, Virginia, Texas and Connecticut. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. There are 254 students residing abroad and countries and territories from which more than one student was admitted include Australia, Brunei, Canada, China (and Hong Kong), Costa Rica, Honduras, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Venezuela. The median SAT scores were critical reading 720, math 750, and writing 720. 
A total of 14,848 high school seniors applied for regular admission to the Johns Hopkins Class of 2011, an increase of 7 percent over the total for the Class of 2010 and of 30 percent over the Class of 2009.  Regular decision admission was offered to 3,145 students; those who enroll will join the 443 who were admitted early. The target class size is 1,205, with 800 enrolled in Arts and Sciences and 405 in Engineering.  The highest number of acceptances went out to, in order, applicants from New York, California, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The total of admits includes 325 who identified themselves as African-American, 302 Hispanic and 21 Native American. 
Students residing in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U. S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico, and 57 countries were offered admission this year. The total number of non-U. S. citizens admitted was 189.  Once again, Baltimore students are well-represented in the admitted class, with 31 students selected for the Baltimore Scholars Program. The admittance rate was a strikingly low 24 percent. Just two years ago, the rate was 35 percent. 
Johns Hopkins accepted 27 percent of 13,869 applicants for entrance into the fall 2006 freshman class. Undergraduate students matriculate from all 50 states and more than 50 countries. Within six years of graduation, 85 percent of Hopkins students earn graduate degrees, the highest percentage in the nation.
The number of applicants has increased by 156 percent from 2002, one of the largest increases in the U. S. In 2006 the pool of admitted students closely resembled that of 2005. The average SAT score remained constant at 1440, while average high school GPA has increased by only 0. 02 points, to 3. 85.  Approximately 48 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid at the Johns Hopkins University. The average need-based financial aid package for freshmen totals $29,472 for the Class of 2010. Further, the total grants and scholarships awarded to students in 2004-2005 was $41,570,000. 
There are multiple scholarships available for students including, but not limited to the Baltimore Scholars Program, Bloomberg Scholarship, Hodson-Gilliam Success Scholarship, Hodson Trust Scholarship, ROTC (Army) Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship, Charles R. Westgate Scholarship, and the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship. 
At the undergraduate level, in its annual National Universities ranking U. S. News placed the Johns Hopkins University 14th (tied with Brown University and Northwestern University) for 2008, up from 16th in 2007. Brown University is a highly esteemed private University located in Providence, Rhode Island and is a member of the Ivy League. Hopkins ranked 8th in that publication's peer assessment category this year, and is also one of a select group of universities to have ever been top 10 in the nation overall. 
The Johns Hopkins University is particularly regarded for its schools of medicine, public health, nursing, and international studies. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is affiliated with the university though legally a separate corporation, was ranked as the top hospital in the United States for the seventeenth year in a row by the U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of American hospitals. Johns Hopkins University|Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|Greenspring StationThe Johns Hopkins Hospital is a Teaching hospital in Baltimore Maryland USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  For medical research, U. S. News ranked the School of Medicine second nationally and School of Public Health first nationally for 2007, and, in an August 2005 study, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was ranked as the top master's program in international relations. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, located in Baltimore Maryland, U The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, U U. S. News and World Report also ranked the School of Nursing 4th nationally among peer institutions in 2007.  Hopkins also participates in the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)'s University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN). Founded in 1976 the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU is an organization of private US colleges and universities
Meanwhile, comprehensively, the 2007 Academic Ranking of World Universities, popularized by The Economist and produced by Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Higher Education, ranked Johns Hopkins 19th amongst universities globally in terms of quality of scientific research leading towards numerous awards. The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked The Economist is an English-language weekly news and International affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities  Further, in the annual rankings by the The Times Higher Education Supplement, based on a subjective peer review by scholars, Hopkins placed 10th nationally and 15th worldwide. Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based . Finally, in its 2007 evaluation of universities on the dual basis of distinction in research and international diversity, Newsweek ranked the Johns Hopkins University 15th worldwide . Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City.
The opportunity to be involved in important research is one of the distinguishing characteristics of an undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins. About 80 percent of the university's undergraduates engage in some form of independent research during their four years, most often alongside top researchers in their fields.  Johns Hopkins receives more dollars in federal research grants than any other university in the United States.  32 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the university as alumni or present or former faculty members. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature It boasts a wide spectrum in terms of its academic strengths, particularly in art history, biological and natural sciences, biomedical engineering, creative writing, English, history, economics, international studies, medicine, music, neuroscience, nursing, political theory, public health, public policy, and the Romance languages. The Romance languages (sometimes referred to as Romanic languages, or Neolatin languages) are a branch of the Indo-European language family comprising all
Johns Hopkins is one of fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and a member of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE). The Association of American Universities (AAU is an Organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic Research The Consortium on Financing Higher Education often known as COFHE, is an organization of thirty-one private Colleges and Universities that cooperate and
The Johns Hopkins University performed $1. 49 billion in science, medical and engineering research in fiscal year 2006, making it the leading U. S. academic institution in total R&D spending for the 28th year in a row, according to a new National Science Foundation ranking.  The university also ranked first on the NSF's separate list of federally funded research and development, spending $1. 3 billion in FY2006 on research supported by such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the NSF and the Department of Defense.  In FY2002, Johns Hopkins became the first university to cross the $1 billion threshold on either list, recording $1. 14 billion in total research and $1. 023 billion in federally sponsored research that year.
The Johns Hopkins University Library system houses more than 3. 6 million volumes.  It includes ten main divisions: the Sheridan Libraries at Homewood, the Medical Institutions Libraries, the School of Nursing Library, Abraham M. Lilienfeld Library at the Bloomberg School, the Peabody Institute Library, the Carey Business School and School of Education libraries, the School of Advanced International Studies Libraries (Sydney R. and Elsa W. Mason Library and Bologna Center Library), the R. E. Gibson Library at the Applied Physics Laboratory Library and other minor satellite locations, as well as the archives.
The Milton S. Eisenhower Library (called "MSE" by students), located on the Homewood campus, is the main library. The Milton S Eisenhower Library (called "MSE" by students is the Johns Hopkins University principal research library and the largest in a network of libraries at It houses over 2. 6 million volumes and over 20,000 journal subscriptions. The Eisenhower Library is a member of the university's Sheridan Libraries encompassing collections at the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room (called "The Hut" by students) in Gilman Hall, the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen House, and the George Peabody Library at Mount Vernon Place. Together these collections provide the major research library resources for the university, serving Johns Hopkins academic programs worldwide. The library was named for Milton S. Eisenhower, former president of the university and brother of former U. Milton Stover Eisenhower ( September 15, 1899 &ndash May 2, 1985) served as president of three major American universities S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14 1890 – March 28 1969 was President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general
Only two of the MSE library's six stories are above ground; the rest are beneath, though architects designed the building so that every level has windows and natural light. The design accords with a bit of traditional campus lore which says no structure on campus can be taller than Gilman Hall, the oldest academic building. There is no written rule regarding building height, however, and the library's design was chosen for architectural and aesthetic reasons when it was finally built in the 1960s.
The Peabody Institute Library was begun with the June 16, 1852 donation from George Peabody. The George Peabody is the historical library of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. This article is about George Peabody a London-based banker and philanthropist from the northern United States founder of the Peabody Institute and the Peabody Trust George Peabody was born in South Danvers (now Peabody) in 1795 and by the year of 1851 had risen in the business world to become an investment banker in London. Danvers Mechanic Institute's decision to name George Peabody as an honorary member. Proud of their native son, the Danvers Mechanic Institute named George Peabody an honorary member on January 5, 1852. This subscription based institute, located in South Danvers , was both library and lyceum. Though the committee selected to inform Peabody of this honor waited until after Danvers was informed of the donation, it is possible his awareness of this institution influenced Peabody in deciding the type of institution he wished to create.
The blueprints for a new programming board called The Hopkins Organization for Programming ("The HOP") were drawn on up during the summer and fall of 2006.
Johns Hopkins currently supports 10 fraternities and four sororities sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity Council and Panhellenic society, including the fraternities Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon ("SigEp"), Sigma Alpha Epsilon ("S. Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. ΣΦΕ ( Sigma Phi Epsilon) commonly Nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male College students in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SΑΕ) is a secret letter social college fraternity A. E. "), Lambda Phi Epsilon, Beta Theta Pi, Alpha Delta Phi ("Wawa"), Alpha Epsilon Pi, Phi Kappa Psi ("Phi Psi"), Phi Gamma Delta ("Fiji"), and Pi Kappa Alpha ("Pike"), and the sororities Alpha Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Phi Mu. ΛΦΕ ( Lambda Phi Epsilon, also known as Lambdas, LPhiE, LFE) is a nationally-recognized Asian-interest fraternity based in the United The Split Since the 1992 split the Fraternity and the Society are completely separate and independent legal entities with separate governing bodies and are not separate or parallel Alpha Epsilon Pi ( ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ Phi Psi is a US national college fraternity. Origins of Phi Gamma Delta Historical sketch of Jefferson College In 1803 only a small percentage of Americans attended college History Pi Kappa Alpha is an international brotherhood composed of 210 student chapters 9 colonies and 120 alumni associations Alpha Phi ( ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872. Kappa Alpha Theta ( ΚΑΘ) is an international women's fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. Kappa Kappa Gamma ( ΚΚΓ) is a college women's fraternity, founded at Monmouth College, Illinois. Phi Mu ( ΦΜ) is the second oldest female fraternal organization established in the United States. In addition, the Delta Phi ("St. Delta Phi ( ΔΦ) is a fraternity founded in 1827 at Union College in Schenectady New York. Elmo") maintains a chapter exclusive to students at Johns Hopkins. Approximately 1/5 of male undergraduates and 1/5 of female undergraduates belong to the Greek system. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Most of the fraternities maintain houses off campus; the sororities tend not to do so, although Phi Mu has a house that is on-campus housing for the sisters to live in. As at many American universities, it is a widely believed rumor that the sororities are not permitted to have houses because of a state "Brothel Law" prohibiting the cohabitation of more than eight women. The Johns Hopkins News-Letter even reported the existence of such a law in 2001.  Snopes.com reports that such laws do not exist. Snopes (ˈsnoʊps also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a Web site that is the most widely-known resource for validating or debunking Urban legends 
In addition Charles Village, the region of North Baltimore surrounding the university, has undergone several restoration projects, and the university has gradually bought the property around the school for additional student housing and dormitories. Charles Village is a Neighborhood located in the north-central area of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The Charles Village Project, scheduled for completion in 2008, will bring new commercial spaces to the neighborhood. The project includes Charles Commons, a new, modern residence hall that includes a Barnes & Noble and a Starbucks. Barnes & Noble Inc is the largest book retailer in the United States, operating mainly through its Barnes & Noble Booksellers chain of Bookstores Starbucks Corporation ( is an international Coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle Washington.  A Chipotle Mexican Grill and Starbucks have moved in, and the university itself has installed a new Einstein Bros. Bagels franchise in Wolman Hall. Chipotle Mexican Grill ( NYSE: '''CMG''' is a chain of Fresh Mex Restaurants specializing in San Francisco burritos and Tacos Einstein Bros Bagels is a Bagel and Coffee chain in the United States.
Hopkins has also invested heavily in improving campus life for its students with creation in 2001 of an arts complex, the Mattin Center; and a three-story sports facility, the O'Connor Recreation Center. The large on-campus dining facilities at Homewood were renovated in the summer of 2006, and the caterer was switched from Sodexho to Aramark. Sodexo ( Sodexho Alliance prior to 23 January 2008) is a French Multinational corporation and one of the largest Food services and Facilities management Aramark Limited is a food and apparel service partner to organizations across a range of sectors including business and industry judicial education health care offshore and defense
Hopkins has also advertised the "Collegetown" atmosphere it shares with neighboring institutions, including Loyola College, UMBC, Goucher College, and Towson University, as well as the proximity of downtown Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Loyola College in Maryland is a private Coeducational University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, affiliated with the The University of Maryland Baltimore County (generally known as UMBC) is a public research university located in Baltimore County, Maryland, Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short is an American Public university located in Towson in The Inner Harbor is a historic Seaport, Tourist attraction, and iconic Landmark of the City of Baltimore Maryland.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender student organization, The Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance, affectionately called DSAGA, at Hopkins is well known. Annually DSAGA organizes and oversees the Awareness Days Program. This program is a series of events and speakers with the focus on LGBTA inclusivity and awareness.
Hopkins has many publications that are produced entirely by students. The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, founded in 1896, is the oldest continuously published weekly college newspaper in the nation. The Johns Hopkins News-Letter is the independent Student newspaper of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, U Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year  The Hopkins Donkey is a political newspaper with a Democratic perspective on international, national and state-wide political topics. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The Carrollton Record is a political newspaper with an American conservative perspective on campus and city-wide politics. Conservatism in the United States includes a variety of political ideologies including Fiscal conservatism, Supply-side economics, Social conservatism  Thoroughfare, Zeniada and j. mag are literary magazines. Prometheus is the undergraduate philosophy journal.  Frame of Reference is an annual magazine that focuses on film and film culture . The New Diplomat is the multi-disciplinary international relations journal. Foundations is the undergraduate history journal. Américas is the Latin American Studies journal. Argot is the undergraduate anthropology journal. 
The Black & Blue Jay is among the nation's oldest humor magazines. It was founded in 1920. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar  According to The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, it was the magazine's name which led the News-Letter to first use the moniker Blue Jays to refer to a Hopkins athletic team in 1923.  While the magazine enjoyed popularity among students, it received repeated opposition from the university administration, reportedly for its vulgar sense of humor. In October 1934, Dean Edward R. Berry removed financial support for the magazine; without funding, the magazine continued under the name The Blue Jay until Berry threatened to expel the editors in 1939. The magazine had a revival in 1984, and has published intermittently since then. 
Johns Hopkins is on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's (FIRE) "red alert" list. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE is a Non-profit group founded in 1999 and focused on Civil liberties in Academia in the FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation advocating freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience. Currently, a handful of schools in the United States are on the list.
According to FIRE, Johns Hopkins University earned its Red Alert designation by suspending eighteen-year-old junior Justin Park for posting an offensive Halloween party invitation on the popular social networking site Facebook. com. His penalty was later reduced. 
The Johns Hopkins University was named in 2007 as a university making significant commitments to sustainability. As a major formal step towards sustainability, the University hired its first Manager of Energy and Environmental Stewardship in the spring of 2006. Soon after, the University launched a Sustainability Initiative to coordinate sustainability activities and to develop new programs that will help to reduce the University’s environmental impact. The Sustainable Development Institute gave Johns Hopkins a C+ for their environmental efforts. 
The new Manager of Energy and Environmental Stewardship began work in spring 2006 to upgrade inefficient appliances and lighting on campus. Energy retrofits in certain buildings have resulted in energy conservation of over 50 percent.  Carbon emissions are currently being inventoried and electric vehicles are used for some campus transportation needs. Another portion of transportation needs on the main campus are being met by a partnership with Flexcar, which has four vehicles stationed on-site. Flexcar was a for-profit car sharing company the oldest and second-largest in the United States behind Boston -based Zipcar, which it merged The University intends to secure a percentage of green electricity by working with wind power developers and with a local dairy farm that converts food and farm wastes into green electricity through anaerobic digestion. Plans are being developed to install solar thermal panels on the recreation center to provide heating and hot water needs. 
Johns Hopkins recently switched its dining services providers from Sodexho to Aramark, citing improved environmental services as an influential reason for the change. Dining services managers prioritize the purchasing of locally sourced produce and seafood, and organic food is being integrated into the menu.  In addition, the smaller cafés around campus sell exclusively organic, shade-grown coffees. There is currently a small pilot composting program on the undergraduate campus. 
The University is currently pursuing LEED certification for several new and existing buildings and typically considers the feasibility of LEED programs for all new projects that involve upgrades of existing buildings or new construction. For minor renovations, the University uses LEED principles as guidelines.  Retrofits include a green roof deck, experimentation with waterless urinals and low-flow shower heads, and upgraded fluorescent lighting that has reduced lighting load on one campus by over 40 percent. Similar lighting retrofits are underway at all other campuses. In 2004, one campus completed a water conservation retrofit that annually saves over eight million gallons of water. 
The Johns Hopkins University, working with Collegetown Development Alliance, a joint venture team composed of Struever Brothers, Eccles & Rouse and Capstone Development recently teamed up to develop a mixed use project featuring student housing, a central dining facility and a major campus bookstore.
The site, called Charles Commons and completed in September 2006, is located at 33rd Street between Charles and St. Events in September It is the start of the academic year in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Paul Streets. The approximately 350,000 sq. ft development includes housing for approximately 618 students, with supporting amenity spaces; a central dining facility and specialty dining area with seating capacity of approximately 330; an approximately 29,000 sq. ft. bookstore run by Barnes and Noble College Division which includes the traditional offerings of a college bookstore (textbooks, school supplies, dorm product, etc. ) as well as a cafe that serves Starbucks coffee, an extensive assortment of general books, and convenience products.
The Decker Quadrangle development constitutes the last large building site on the contiguous Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University, making it the most important project on campus since the development of the two original quadrangles. In this first phase, the project includes a visitors and admissions center, a computational sciences building , and an underground parking structure, creating a new quadrangle, south of Garland Hall, named in honor of Alonso G. and Virginia G. Decker. Importantly, the project establishes a new public entrance for the campus and recognizes the potential for future growth of campus activities sited across Wyman Park Drive.
Recently, the university announced a $73 million renovation of Gilman Hall, the academic centerpiece of the Homewood Campus. The renovation will include updating all classrooms in the building, as well as a full replacement of the infrastructure of the building. Gilman hall, superficially renovated in the 1980s will now include a movie theater and a large atrium, with a glass roof. The atrium will have a sky-walk from the entrance of the building to the Hutzler Undergraduate Reading Room and will contain the university's premier archaeological collection. The project is slated for completion for the 2010-2011 academic year. 
Athletic teams at Johns Hopkins are called the Blue Jays. The university's athletic colors are Columbia blue and black. Columbia blue is a light Blue tertiary Color. The typical Columbia blue is defined by Pantone as Columbia Blue 3 (PANTONE 292 (Sable and gold are used for academic robes. ) Hopkins celebrates Homecoming in the spring to coincide with the height of the lacrosse season. Homecoming, welcoming back of former residents and alumni is a tradition in many universities, Colleges and High schools in North America Outside of the Men's and Women's Division I lacrosse teams, Hopkins participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and the Centennial Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. Conference Background Eleven highly selective private colleges compose the Centennial Conference
The school's most prominent team is its Division I men's lacrosse team, which has won 44 national titles - nine NCAA Division I (2007, 2005, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1974), 29 USILA, and six ILA titles. Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association is an association of institutions with Varsity college lacrosse programs in all three Hopkins' primary national lacrosse rivals are Princeton University, Syracuse University, and the University of Virginia; its primary intrastate rivals are Loyola College, Towson University, the United States Naval Academy, and the University of Maryland. Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Syracuse University (SU is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The University of Virginia (also called UVa, UVA, Mr Jefferson's University, or The University) is a highly selective public research Loyola College in Maryland is a private Coeducational University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, affiliated with the Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short is an American Public university located in Towson in The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States The University of Maryland College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland UMD, UMCP or simply Maryland) is a public research The rivalry with Maryland is the oldest, the schools having met 103 times since 1899, with two of those meetings being in playoffs.
The women's lacrosse team is also developing into a top ten calibre team, ranking number 8 in the 2007 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Poll for Division I. The Johns Hopkins University 's intercollegiate sports teams are called the Blue Jays (after the bird Blue Jay) and they compete in the NCAA 's Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The team's losses in 2007 were to Princeton University, Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and Northwestern University (regular season and conference playoff). Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Georgetown University is a Jesuit Private university located in Georgetown Washington D The University of Maryland College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland UMD, UMCP or simply Maryland) is a public research The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Vanderbilt University is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in Nashville, Tennessee, Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
The Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, maintained by US Lacrosse, is located on the Homewood campus and is adjacent to the home field for both the men's and women's lacrosse teams, Homewood Field. The US Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, located in Baltimore Maryland on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is operated by US Lacrosse. US Lacrosse is the national governing body of men and women's Lacrosse in the United States. Homewood Field on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University,in Baltimore Maryland, was built in 1906 and has a capacity of 8500 people In the past, Johns Hopkins lacrosse teams have represented the United States in international competition. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics lacrosse demonstration events Hopkins represented the US and team members received Olympic Gold Medals. The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, was an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1928 Lacrosse was a Demonstration sport at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. This was the only such accolade in the history of U. S. college sports. They have also gone to Melbourne, Australia to win the 1974 World Lacrosse Championship. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The World Lacrosse Championship ( WLC) began as a four-team invitational tournament which coincided with Canada's centennial Lacrosse celebration in 1967
Hopkins also has several notable Division III Athletic teams. 2006-2007 saw Hopkins winning the Centennial Conference titles in Baseball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis and Men's Basketball. Hopkins also has an acclaimed fencing team, which has ranked in the top three of Division III teams in the past few years and in both 2008 and 2007 defeated the University of North Carolina, a Division I team. Fencing is the art of armed Combat involving Cutting, Stabbing, or slapping bludgeoning Weapons directly manipulated by hand The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, Coeducational Research In 2008 they defeated UNC by one bout, winning the MACFA championship. The Swimming team also has ranked in the top two of Division III for the last 10 years. Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance The Men's Swimming team placed second at DIII Nationals in 2008. The Water Polo team has been number one in Division III for several of the past years, playing a full schedule against Division I opponents. Hopkins also has a century-old rivalry with McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), playing the Green Terrors 83 times in football since the first game in 1894. McDaniel College is a four-year liberal arts college in Westminster Maryland, located 30 miles (50 km northwest of Baltimore. Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In 2008, the Hopkins Blue Jays Baseball team played, and lost, in the final of the Division III College World Series. 
For a number of other affiliated fictional characters, see List of Johns Hopkins University people#Fictional associations. Notable alumni Nobel laureates Peter Agre - Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003 Richard Axel - Nobel Prize in Medicine