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Following the recount, sophomores Omar Lloyd and Kiana Boroumand and freshmen Sam Mollin, Evan Mays and Matthew Taj were elected to senator positions.

SGA issues voting recount to fill class council vacancies

May 9, 2018

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) released the recounted results for the 2018-19 Student Government Association (SGA) Class Council elections on Tuesday night. The original results were released on Friday, but due to a change in voting system which left ten seats open, the CSE decided to conduct a recount. 


Following SGA class council elections, several positions remain vacant

May 5, 2018

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the 2018-19 Student Government Association (SGA) Class Council elections on Friday. A total of 928 students voted, which marked a seven percent decrease from last year. Of the eligible student body, consisting of the current freshman, sophomore and junior classes, 23.3 percent cast their ballots.

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Of the eligible student body, consisting of the current freshman, sophomore and junior classes, 23.3 percent cast their ballots. 

Reddit co-founder speaks to student entrepreneurs

May 6, 2018

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social news website Reddit and the venture capital firm Initialized Capital, spoke at an event hosted by FastForward U, an initiative within Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) on Friday. This event, hosted in Hodson 110, kicked off Alumni Weekend 2018 and was open to alumni, students and faculty.


University hosts symposium on social justice

May 3, 2018

The Hopkins Urban Health Institute, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, held its annual symposium on the social determinants of health at the East Baltimore campus this Monday. This year’s symposium focused on activism and social justice in the past 50 years. 

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The panelists at the symposium discussed various political movements from 1968 to 2018.

Panelists discuss the MD gubernatorial election

May 3, 2018

A panel of activists discussed the upcoming Baltimore gubernatorial elections at an event titled “Movement Power/Electoral Strategy: What’s at stake for Baltimore in the upcoming governor’s race?” this Wednesday at Red Emma’s. The talk featured journalist Marc Steiner and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies Lester Spence, as well as five other speakers. 


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Alumni and current students attended celebrations like The Hullabalooza, which took place on Decker Quad.

University hosts Alumni Weekend celebration

May 3, 2018

The Hopkins Alumni Association hosted Alumni Weekend from April 26 to 29. Alumni returned to Homewood Campus to participate in a variety of social, cultural and academic events, which were open to both alumni and current students.


University will award six honorary degrees in 2018

May 3, 2018

The University’s six honorary degree recipients for this year include a co-owner of the Baltimore Orioles, an investment firm president, a prize-winning neuroscientist and a human rights lawyer. The list of recipients was announced on April 25, and the honorary degrees will be awarded at commencement on May 24.

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Stevenson is the founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative.

SGA discusses future plans for fall referendum

May 3, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) held their final meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year on Tuesday in Charles Commons. At the meeting, SGA passed their 40th piece of legislation, which is double the combined number of bills passed in the past two years. Members of the SGA also gave their final reports.


Administration responds to student criticism of OIE

May 3, 2018

Last week, The News-Letter published an article titled “On their own,” which shared the stories of eight survivors of sexual violence and their experience with the University’s reporting process through the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). In the same week, The News-Letter also wrote an editorial criticizing the OIE’s handling of reports of sexual violence. 

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The OIE handles cases of discrimination, harassment and misconduct.

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Bernard worked with SARU in 2015 to convince the University to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree.

University revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

May 3, 2018

The University announced on Thursday, April 26 that it revoked the honorary degree awarded to actor and comedian Bill Cosby in 2004. Hopkins made the decision the same day that Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and sentenced to 10 years in prison for each count. Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. 


Pres. Daniels justifies administrative decisions

May 3, 2018

In an interview with The News-Letter on Thursday, April 26, University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed his views on the proposed campus police force; the University’s response to sexual violence; resources for low-income students; and mental health.

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University President Ronald J. Daniels spoke with The News-Letter about student concerns

Judge rules in favor of protecting DREAMers

April 26, 2018

Federal judge, John Bates, ruled on Tuesday that protections for the children of undocumented immigrants must remain in place and that the Trump administration must resume taking applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


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The University proposed removing books from the Milton S. Eisenhower Library to create more study spaces.

Hopkins plans renovations for the MSE Library

April 26, 2018

The University has begun developing plans to renovate the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSE) to replace original heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems. MSE has been using these systems since they were installed when the building was constructed in 1964.