From a philanthropist’s bounty, Johns Hopkins University was born. Also referred as JHU, or simply Hopkins, the University was founded in 1876 and named after its American benefactor Johns Hopkins. A plus to the fame of this research institution is the presence of lovable Blue Jay, Johns Hopkins mascot.
Below is the latest Johns Hopkins University mascot info.
|Black and Blue
|Originally the athletes were called Black and blue, but the theory is that the Black and Blue Jay mascot and name came from a student humor magazine published in 1920.
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Teaching and research perfectly blended in Hopkins
The principle guiding Johns Hopkins University is to pursue big ideas and to share this knowledge to make the world a better place. For more than 135 years, it has never diverged this path. In line with this vision, students can earn certificates, baccalaureate, masteral and doctoral degrees, specializing on special studies based on their interest. Nine divisions fulfill its mission of teaching and researching: (1) Bloomberg School of Public Health; (2) Carey Business School; (3) Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; (4) Peabody Institute; (5) School of Advanced International Studies; (6) School of Education; (7) School of Medicine; (8) School of Nursing; and (9) Whiting School of Engineering.
Welcome Blue Jay and hail to the JHU colors
He is a bird but he does not fly; anyway, this blue-hued mascot finally ended his nameless existence for almost a century when on Nov. 2, he was officially dubbed “Jay” after a survey of the Johns Hopkins community. More than 2,000 participated in a name-giving-contest that was launched by the Department of Athletics and the Office of the Dean of Student Life. Blue Jay in his blue-white attire, hopped around the arena symbolizing the spirit of the athletes
The academic colors of the University are gold and sable while the athletic colors are light blue and black. In the past, Johns Hopkins athletic teams wore black and blue uniforms so they were called simply “the Black and Blue”; the black and blue came from their colors and the “Jay” most likely came from the “J” in Johns Hopkins. Blue Jay as a mascot is a Jay bird that is bright blue with black & white markings. Always bright & noisy, he inspires the students and athletes.
Complex dorm life in a University
All undergrad freshmen and sophomores are required to live in the campus. Accommodation for freshmen is centered on Freshman Quad that consists of three residence hall complexes – two Alumni Memorial Residences and Buildings A and B. Dorms are divided into houses, subunits are named for figures derived from the early history of the university. When campus dorms are filled up, freshmen are housed in Wolman Hall and in some wings of McCoy Hall, that are both located slightly outside the campus.
Sophomores find their dorms through a housing lottery for a university housing that occupy one of four buildings: McCoy Hall, the Bradford Apartments, the Homewood Apartments, and Charles Commons. All are located in Charles Village within a block from the Homewood campus.. Most juniors and seniors opt to live in nearby apartments or row-houses. Fifty-five percent of the student body lives on-campus while 45% lives off-campus.
Activities in the campus
Life at Johns Hopkins is more than earning a degree. Students are part of lasting university traditions with rich experiences that they will remember for a lifetime. Students are encouraged to organize their own form clubs. Today, there are over 400 undergraduate student-run clubs and organizations (searchable in club directory). There are 24 varsity sports teams as more than half of our undergrads play in the intramural or club sports. Spring is a busy time as everyone comes together to celebrate the for the nation’s largest 3-day student-run festival, Spring Fair. And for sure, Johns Hopkins mascot, Blue Jay will bring the school’s spirit to the occasion.
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