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Foreign Affairs Symposium announces lineup

February 19, 2018

The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) announced on Saturday that the theme of its spring 2018 lineup is “Ravel | Unravel.” The speakers include: activist and Maryland senatorial candidate Chelsea Manning; former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations ...

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American activist Chelsea Manning will be one of the speakers this spring. 

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Show Your Love sought to support the Hopkins LGBTQ community.

Show Your Love promotes LGBTQ visibility

February 15, 2018

This week, the Office of LGBTQ Life launched their Show Your Love campaign, in which they invited students to show their support for the LGBTQ community by wearing rainbow ribbons around campus. Students could pick up these ribbons from over 30 sites on campus. 


Local artist’s work addresses slavery and racism

February 15, 2018

In celebration of Black Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted an exhibit by Paul Rucker, a Baltimore-based artist whom Baltimore Magazine named the city’s “Best Artist” of 2015. The exhibit ran from Feb. 8-9. 


SGA calls for more funding for PILOT

February 15, 2018

In their meeting on Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) addressed requests for funding from student groups and passed a resolution calling on Hopkins to increase funding for PILOT, a student-led tutoring program.


Local students push for citywide Styrofoam ban

February 15, 2018

After a five month long process that started in September 2017, a bill proposing a ban on polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) products in the food service industry received a City Council hearing on Tuesday, February 6.

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Activists gathered outside City Hall on Feb. 6 to rally against Styrofoam.

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Postcards at Brody offer insight into life for African Americans in the 1930s.

Students curate exhibit on black self-portraits

February 8, 2018

Brody Learning Commons is currently hosting a new visual exhibit titled American Selfie, which will be on display until April 6. The exhibit was created by senior Monika Borkovic and junior Lorna Henson as a part of their work for a Museums and Society class.


SGA discusses protest guidelines controversy

February 8, 2018

During their third meeting of the spring semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) heard presentations by representatives from the University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Interfaith Center.


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Local activists discussed the riots and fire that took place in a black Md. neighborhood in 1967.

Activists reflect on Civil Rights era Maryland

February 8, 2018

As part of Black History Month, the Homewood Museum invited Dion Banks and Kisha Petticolas, co-founders of the community organization Eastern Shore Network for Change (ESNC), to give a talk, “Reflections on Pine: The Movement Continues” on Saturday. 


Baltimore sees 72 hours without gun homicide

February 9, 2018

Baltimore held its third ceasefire weekend from Feb. 2-4. It was the first successful ceasefire, with no homicides taking place for 72 hours, despite an average city-wide homicide rate of one murder a day.

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Previous ceasefire weekends have encouraged an end to gun violence.

Researcher examines studies on alcohol abuse

February 8, 2018

Substance abuse researcher Jason Kilmer of the University of Washington presented a talk on Monday explaining the social, physical and psychological effects of substance abuse. The talk was titled “Beer Goggles to Blackouts: The Science of Substance Use.”

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Many of the students at the event were athletes or involved in Greek life.

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Philp Morris International produces brands like Marlboro and Bond Street.

Bloomberg School rejects tobacco-funded foundation

February 8, 2018

The Bloomberg School of Public Health announced on Jan. 25 that it will refuse to accept funds from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, an anti-tobacco organization which has ties to global tobacco magnate Philip Morris International (PMI).