Green party

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Southern magnolia, white pine, holly, and spruce topped the seasonal decorating ticket this year for faculty and staff who were on hand for Thursday's Gathering of the Greens.

The event, held on Homewood's Levering Plaza, is hosted annually by the JHU grounds crew, who this year had some holiday helpers: Carroll Tree Service donated branches pruned from neighborhood properties; groundskeeper Randy Widomski brought in the magnolia branches from his own property; and the Parliament, a traditions-focused student organization, added refreshments.