President's Day of Service, originally scheduled to take place Saturday at about 40 sites across the city, has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. The event is expected to be rescheduled in the spring; more information will be provided once it is available.
"Unfortunately, in light of the weather forecast and the State of Emergency issued by Governor Hogan, we have made the decision to postpone Saturday's activities," Kevin Shollenbeger, vice provost for student affairs, wrote in an email message to the university community Thursday night. "This decision is made with an abundance of caution in order to ensure the safety of both volunteers and staff members at the various sites planned for the day. As Governor Hogan said, 'While we're hoping for the best, we're preparing for the worst.'"
More than 1,000 student, staff, faculty, and alumni volunteers were scheduled to participate in President's Day of Service, an annual event that began in 2009. The event is organized on the Homewood and Peabody campuses by the Center of Social Concern and funded by the Johns Hopkins Parents Fund. East Baltimore participation is organized by the Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE).