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Terri Massie-Burrell joined the University as the new director of Student Disability Services (SDS) in August. Her appointment followed the firing of former SDS Director Brent Mosser in March, along with student demands calling for better resources and accommodations for students with disabilities.
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Arturo Casadevall gave a talk titled “Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Research of Health and Medicine” hosted by the Osler Medical Symposium on Tuesday. Casadevall is chair of the Immunobiology and Molecular Microbiology departments at the School of Medicine.
For years, first-year residents in the Johns Hopkins’ Osler Medical Residency Training Program have worn short white coats to represent their recent transition from medical school and their commitment to learning. However, first-year residents, beginning with the next cohort in July, will wear white coats that are 12 inches longer, the same style as more experienced residents.
In Spring 2017, the Free Food Waste Remediation Initiative launched at the Spring Open House and Overnight Program (SOHOP). The program alerts students of free food leftover from campus events and has amassed almost 2,000 subscribers.
Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, leading many students to reflect on their love lives and relationship statuses.
In conjunction with LGBTQ Life and the Digital Scholarship Seminar Series, Gabrielle M.W. Bychowski, a Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow and lecturer at Case Western Reserve University, gave a talk titled “The Signal Never Dies” at Brody Learning Commons on Wednesday.
In conjunction with the Office of Sustainability and the new group Indigenous Students at Hopkins, the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted a screening of the 2017 documentary Awake: A Dream At Standing Rock on Tuesday. The screening was part of CultureScape, an annual week of events promoting cultural diversity.
Student groups under the direction of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions have centralized their structure under Blue Key Society (Blue Key), a group which previously focused solely on campus tours. These changes led to the creation of new leadership opportunities and a committee addressing diversity and inclusion.
Hopkins is no longer a top 10 university, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which were released on Tuesday.
While medical schools accept around 70 percent of Hopkins applicants each year, many students find the application process challenging. To address this problem, two Hopkins alumni and one current student created White Coat Strategists (WCS), a company that helps students prepare for medical school admissions.
IDEAL, a nonpartisan political advocacy student group, hosted an interview with Jonathan Zimmerman on Thursday, March 30. Zimmerman, who has Ph.D. in history from Hopkins, is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, and his research focuses on free speech and politics on college campuses. At the event he spoke about key points from his latest book Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know.
As part of the Urban Health series on understanding racism and white privilege, the Johns Hopkins School of Education held a seminar open to the general public on Wednesday, Feb. 22 led by Christina Berchini.
Baltimore native Barbara Mikulski joined the U.S. Senate for the Democratic Party in 1976 and went on to become the longest-serving woman in Congressional history. She is also the longest-serving Maryland Senator.
As students finish finals, the Office of the Registrar begins to sift through thousands of course evaluation surveys.
Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) Dean Ed Schlesinger, led a sparsely attended town hall meeting for WSE undergraduates on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Roughly 15 students attended the event, and there was only one woman. During the town hall, students were able to share their perspective on current initiatives and express their concerns.
The Johns Hopkins Medical Ethics Discussion Panel (MedPanel) hosted a discussion on the ethics of placebo use in clinical trials on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Charles Commons.
The Humanities Center hosted a discussion titled “A moral duty to protect your own privacy in the era of Big Data?” in Gilman Hall on Thursday, Sept. 29. The panel is the final event in a series of three seminars led by Anita LaFrance Allen, a Henry R. Silverman professor of law and professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Habitat for Humanity Club at Hopkins hosted a panel from the Baltimore Area Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau at Gilman Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
National Hazing Prevention Week, dedicated to combating hazing through education and awareness initiatives, took place from Monday to Thursday.