February 27, 2012

Commemoration Day marked with cake and photo exhibition

On the 136th anniversary of the opening of Johns Hopkins—Feb. 22, 1876—the university marked the inauguration day of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, with a celebration on the Homewood campus.

Cake was served from noon to 2 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion, where an exhibit of historical photos was on display and student a cappella groups entertained.

The first 500 students who appeared in Johns Hopkins apparel were given Commemoration Day scarves.