Johns Hopkins Has a Little Fun

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‘Johns Hopkins at greenmount cemetery.’
courtesy of ‘hankenstein’

You’ve got to love a major university that can poke a little fun at itself on April Fools Day.  Today, the administration of Johns Hopkins University announced that they’re finally dropping the ‘s’ at the end of Johns once and for all.  Not only did they craft a nice little press release about the change (saying that they thought the extra ‘s’ was probably just a typo anyway), but they have some great photos all over their site of the ‘s’ being removed from university buildings.  My favorite has got to be the front page image.

Well played, JHU.  Anyone spot any other good local April Fools jokes out there?

Shannon grew up in the greater DC area/Maryland suburbs, went to Virginia for college and grad school (go Hoos!), and settled in DC in 2006. She’s an urban planner who loves transit (why yes, that is her dressed as a Metro pylon for Halloween), cities, and all things DC. Email her at Shannon (at)!

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