Wild About Harry
Wizards were at work last week on the Homewood campus
as the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences'
Office of Academic
Advising magically turned into the world of Harry
Potter on Halloween morning.
Upon entering the office, students consulted the
Hopkins sorting hat to determine which adviser/consultant
they should see — among them, Professor Sprout
(Sydney Green), Hermione Granger (Kathie Sindt), Ginny
Weasly (Karen Desser), Professor Trelawney (Angela Ruddle),
Madam Pomfrey (Barbara Flint), Molly Weasley (Martha
Roseman), Hagrid (Richard Sanders), Professor McGonagall
(Ruth Aranow) or, of course, Harry Potter (who uses the
name John Bader when he wants to be incognito).
On the way, they passed through Diagon Alley, a row of
shops designed and painted by graduate student assistant
Karen Meyers and built by the woodworking duo of Dennis
Gutowski and Dave Miller from Plant Operations. Journeying
visitors encountered student workers Luna Lovegood, Cho
Chang, Angelina Johnson and Fleur Delacoeur.
Students who failed to sign in were sentenced by Rita
Skeeter (Pat Powers) to two semesters of academic
probation, to be served in Azkaban.
In the Great Hall and Diagon Alley, candies spilled
from pumpkins, including Bertie Bott's every flavor beans
(ear wax, anyone?) for the more adventurous wizards and
Kit-Kats, candy corn and Hershey's for the more cautious.
Levering elves were enlisted to prepare a feast for an open
house, held from noon to 2 p.m. under four house banners in
the Great Hall.
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