Johns Hopkins University celebrates its 137th birthday

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University marked its 137th birthday (looking good for 137, aren't we?) on Friday, Feb. 22, with a celebration at Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Students received JHU fleece blankets, and of course there was cake, because what birthday party would be complete without cake? The date marks the anniversary of the day that Daniel Coit Gilman was formally inaugurated as the first president of university in 1876.