Name: Mark Butt
Years at Johns Hopkins: Four
Admissions territory: NJ, DE, International
Educational background: University of Delaware (UG), University of Pennyslvania (G)
Your programs of study in College: Elementary Teacher Education, Sciences
Your College mascot: Fightin’ Blue Hen
Did you study abroad during college, and if so, where did you go: England, Scotland
Years working in College Admissions: Six
Favorite spot on the Homewood campus: Upper Quad in Spring
Favorite Hopkins tradition: Lighting of the Quad / Graduation
Hometown (when you were growing up): Ottawa, Canada
What is the one thing someone must do if they visited the town of your childhood: Go Skating down the Rideau Canal in the winter – 4.8 miles of frozen fun!
Favorite book: 100 Years of Solitude; Bridges of Madison County, Le Petit Prince
Favorite movie: Singin’ in the Rain, Water, Born into Brothels.
Favorite musician / band: Mary J. Blige, Paramore, The Starting Line
The first concert you ever attended: Dave Matthews Band circa 1998
The best concert you ever attended: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra 2004 (conductor Edo de Waart) – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Absolutely incredible!!
What song title best describes you: Around the World – Daft Punk
Favorite television show (current): Hoarders on A&E, most things on Bravo!
Favorite television show (cancelled / retired): Golden Girls
Do you prefer the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, or none of the above: Eh… Awards are overrated!
The most famous person you have ever met: Michelle Kwan
The person living or dead you would most want to meet: Malcolm Gladwell would be cool.
Favorite sports team to root for: Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Favorite food: Chicken Tikka Masala, any type of noodle dish.
What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten: Chocolate Ants & Teriyaki Crickets (Thailand)
Mac or PC: PC
Favorite board game: Clue, Risk (if you have a whole day or two…)
Favorite day of the calendar year: If it’s a long weekend – it’s my favorite!
Favorite season (fall / spring / winter / summer): Winter but Fall looks the nicest around campus.