Powering up Hodson Hall
A traditional ribbon-cutting would never do for the
dedication of a classroom building packed with
state-of-the-art technology. Instead, the ends of two
supersized USB cables made the connection between Johns
Hopkins and the Hodson Trust to officially open Hodson Hall
on the Homewood campus.
Signs praising "The Hodson-Hopkins
Partnership for Excellence in Education" served as a
backdrop in the building's fully wired auditorium, where
the Hodson board joined the Hopkins community for the Oct.
29 event. Also in attendance was Sen. Paul Sarbanes of
Maryland, who chairs the Senate Banking and Finance
Hello, EON: Web site to link students,
The original idea was to convince the university to hire an
outside vendor to build a comprehensive database of
research opportunities for undergraduates, but Keenan
Wyrobek, Ravi Kavasery and the other students who came up
with the idea encountered a roadblock: Everyone they talked
to about the project loved the idea, but no one thought
they should have to pay for it.
"It was frustrating," said Kavasery, a
senior electrical engineering major from Coram, N.Y. "About
every administrator we talked to said, 'It's great, but why
do you see my department doing this?'"
"Basically," said Wyrobek, a senior
mechanical engineering major from Walnut Creek, Calif.,
"everybody wanted it, but no one wanted to pay for it."
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