A funny thing
Not a typical a.m. hangout, the lower quad was the in
spot for Hopkins folks on their way to work Aug. 7. Early
risers got to see Homewood go Hollywood as the steps of
Shriver Hall became the latest Charm City shooting locale
for the upcoming Chris Rock film Head of State.
Also co-written and directed by the
the movie stars Rock as a rather unlikely presidential
hopeful chosen after the Democratic candidate dies
unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign. The scene filmed
at Homewood had Rock inciting a group of 50 students, who
were actually imported for the shoot. Rock went through
several improvised takes that had the surprised crowd
laughing over their coffee and whipping out their cell
In a bit of typecasting, Homewood
portrayed a college campus, and the Shriver statues of
William H. Welch and Daniel Coit Gilman -- which were
pre-approved to be included in the shot -- played
New parking plans set for
First came the Mattin Center, then Clark Hall and the
O'Connor Recreation Center; soon, Hodson Hall will open.
Under construction is a new chemistry building, and work
will begin this winter on the San Martin Center. Together,
these facilities addressing student services and pressing
academic needs--paired with ensuing changes in roadways and
open-space beautification projects--are dramatically
changing the Homewood landscape.
Along with these campus improvements comes
a need for additional future parking as well as adjustments
necessitated today by ongoing construction.
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