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Zillow Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Hopkins Grad Student Who Runs Website ‘McMansion Hell’

Photo via McMansion Hell

Johns Hopkins graduate student Kate Wagner moonlights as a blogger who satirizes cookie-cutter mansions around the country. But while many readers enjoy her mockery and crude annotations on images of homes for sale, real estate listing database Zillow doesn’t have quite the same sense of humor.

Johns Hopkins Gets $150M to Build Agora


Johns Hopkins UniversityIn this age of divisive discourse, Johns Hopkins is turning to inspiration from the country that founded democracy in the first place.

America’s Biggest Art Museum Will be Run by a Former Hopkins Art History Professor

Photo via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Tuesday promoted interim director and former Hopkins Krieger School dean Daniel Weiss to the position of president and chief executive officer.

Mansplaining Mural Draws Derision at Johns Hopkins


Recent news about renovations to Shriver Hall at The Johns Hopkins University campus has brought attention to one of the building’s more controversial features: the murals in the first-floor lobby.

Caps n’ Gowns: Baltimore Graduations Bring Distinguished Speakers to Region

A 2014 graduation ceremony at the University of Maryland. Photo by Jay Baker, via Wikimedia Commons.

It’s that time of year again. Thousands of Baltimore-area students will earn their degrees over the next month, capping their tenures studying at some of Charm City’s best colleges and high schools. Joining the newly minted graduates at their ceremonies will be some illustrious company, including a vice president, a librarian of Congress, acclaimed journalists, medical experts and successful entrepreneurs, among others.

Here’s our guide to this year’s ceremonies, in chronological order:

Bomb Threat Interrupts Exams at Johns Hopkins


Johns Hopkins UniversityFinals week at Johns Hopkins had a “non-specific” threat thrown into the mix on Thursday morning.

Big Fish: Thomas Dolby, Pop Music Star-Turned-Hopkins Professor


If the digital media world were a globe like our physical one, Thomas Dolby would have circled it already, and then some. Many know him for the popular music fame he achieved as a masterful synth player (“She Blinded Me with Science,” “Hyperactive”) and MTV standout in the 1980s, as well as his wide-ranging work as a producer and keyboardist for other artists.

Hopkins’ Bloomberg School Offers Full-Ride Scholarships to Two Displaced Syrian Doctors

Courtesy Bloomberg School of Public Health

Two highly skilled Syrian refugees have been offered a home in Baltimore for the next year, courtesy of Johns Hopkins University.