News & Features

Two sexual assaults reported in one week

March 15, 2018

Since last Friday, two sexual assaults occurring on or near the Homewood Campus have been reported to the University. A total of seven sexual assaults at Homewood have been reported since the beginning of 2018.


Hopkins admits 2,284 students to the class of 2022

March 16, 2018

Hopkins released its admissions decisions for the Class of 2022 on Friday afternoon. Out of a total of 27,091 regular decision applicants, the University admitted 2,284 with an acceptance rate of 8.4 percent. Including students admitted as part of the early decision program, the acceptance rate for the Class of 2022 was 9.9 percent.

Student policy team examines policing

March 15, 2018

The Policy Competition Team at Hopkins hosted a discussion about the state of Baltimore policing on Sunday. The organization invited Ganesha Martin, the former head of the Department of Justice Compliance, Accountability and External Affairs Division at the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), to answer questions. 

Ganesha Martin talked about the problems with policing in Baltimore.

Jal Mehta was hosted by Schoolhouse Talk at the School of Education.

Harvard professor addresses public school failures

March 15, 2018

Schoolhouse Talk, a speaker series organized by graduate students at the School of Education, welcomed Jal Mehta, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for a talk on Wednesday. During the talk, titled “The Elusive Quest for Ambitious Schooling: Limits and Possibilities of the American High School,” Mehta reported on his book-length research on fostering “deeper learning” in American public schools.

Symposium looks at the many facets of black marriage

March 15, 2018

The Hopkins Center for Africana Studies (CAS) partnered with the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences to host a symposium titled “Bound/Unbound: Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy, and Practice” in Station North on March 8 and 9.


Wyman Park Dell rededicated to Harriet Tubman

March 15, 2018

A portion of Wyman Park Dell, a park south of Homewood Campus and the former site of a Confederate monument, was rededicated to honor Harriet Tubman. The rededication ceremony took place on Saturday, March 10, which marked the 105th anniversary of her death.

Community members gathered for the rededication ceremony on Saturday.

SGA discusses private police and gun control

March 15, 2018

At its weekly Tuesday meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed a resolution calling for solidarity with victims and survivors of the mass school shooting at Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14. The resolution calls for national action on gun control and asks the University to support gun reform initiatives. 

Student activists gathered on the Beach for the International Working Women’s Day March.

Hopkins activists join Working Women’s Day March

March 15, 2018

Students joined members of the community in the Baltimore International Working Women’s Day 2018 March, initiated by the Women’s Fightback Network, on March 10. Tzedek, a student organization, organized a rally at the Beach and a subsequent march to the People’s Park in Station North.

Campus walkout calls for increased gun control

March 15, 2018

Over 100 Hopkins students, faculty and staff joined a walkout protesting gun violence on Wednesday morning. The demonstration was part of a national school walkout, in which thousands of students across the U.S. left their classrooms to participate. 

Alongside national school walkouts, Hopkins students gathered on Keyser Quad and marched to the Beach, calling for stricter gun control measures.

Students and administrators gathered to discuss the proposed police force.

Students seek answers on proposed police force

March 15, 2018

Since the University announced its intent to create its own private police force, many students have questioned what this force would look like and how the school will take into account their concerns. 

Endangered Data Week calls for open data access

March 8, 2018

Endangered Data Week, a collaborative effort across campuses, nonprofits, libraries and other institutions to raise awareness for datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled or lost, took place last week from Feb. 26 to March 1. 

Conference reflects on racial inequality in U.S.

March 8, 2018

The Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative partnered with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley) to host a conference titled “Race and Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50” on Feb. 28 and March 1.

Harris and Kriegel were joined by Palmieri and Koskinen from Berkeley.

Baltimore Beat will shut down after four months

March 8, 2018

The Baltimore Beat, a free, local alternative weekly newspaper, announced in a tweet on Tuesday that it would be shutting down effective immediately. The Beat, which was founded in November after the Baltimore City Paper closed down, only printed 16 issues.

The Baltimore Beat only published 16 issues before stopping production.