News & Features


Professor discusses the use of humor in politics

April 26, 2018

NYU Associate Professor Cristina Beltrán discussed humor and its capacity to foster democratic and civic conversations in times of deep political divide on Wednesday in Mason Hall. Her talk was hosted by the Department of Political Science.


Author talks environmental issues in Maryland

April 26, 2018

Environmentalist, journalist and host of the WYPR radio show The Environment in Focus Tom Pelton discussed his book, The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World, at Barnes & Noble on Thursday. He focused on the role of government in environmental issues, particularly in the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. 

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The conditions of the Chesapeake Bay have improved in the past years.

Labor organizers discuss farm worker rights at FAS

April 26, 2018

Hopkins alumni Greg Asbed and Laura Germino received the 2018 Anne Smedinghoff Award at the final event of this year’s Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) on Tuesday. Asbed and Germino are internationally recognized for their human rights work, and last year Asbed received a MacArthur “Genius” grant.

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Asbed and Germino spoke at Mason Hall to close out the 2018 FAS lineup.

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On their own

May 6, 2018

Eight survivors of sexual violence share their stories and how the University handled their cases.


Alpha Delta Phi on interim suspension

April 22, 2018

Vice Provost of Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger announced in an email to students on April 13 that the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, also known as WAWA, has been placed under interim suspension after allegations of hazing and sexual assault.

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HERO launches new Stop the Bleed Campaign

April 19, 2018

The Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) implemented the Stop the Bleed campaign on campus at the end of March. Stop the Bleed is a national program designed to improve bystander intervention in cases of emergency bleeding.

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In order to prevent fatal bleeding, HERO hopes to make Stop the Bleed kits accessible to Hopkins affiliates.

Exhibit sheds light on slavery at Homewood

April 23, 2018

Eight students presented their exhibits depicting the lives of people who were enslaved on the Homewood Campus and showing how the legacy of slavery continues to affect people today. The exhibition, titled More Than a Name: Enslaved Families at Historic Homewood, included a selection of artifacts and objects and opened at the Homewood Museum on Monday. 

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Eight student researchers curated exhibits highlighting the daily lives of enslaved people on the Homewood Campus.

IDEAL hosts discussion on campus free speech

April 19, 2018

Princeton University professor Keith Whittington and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Moses Davis discussed free speech on college campuses in Mason Hall on Tuesday. IDEAL, a student organization that promotes both nonpartisan and bipartisan civic engagement on campus, hosted the event. 

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Whittington and Davis shared their perspectives on free speech at a discussion on Tuesday.

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Casadevall spoke as part of the Osler Medical Symposium speaker series.

Professor calls for an end to sexist research culture

April 19, 2018

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.


Mayor Catherine Pugh bans crude oil terminals

April 19, 2018

The Baltimore City Council approved two bills which sought to address local environmental issues earlier this year. At the end of March, Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh signed a bill prohibiting the construction and expansion of crude oil train terminals in the City. She postponed her vote to ban polystyrene products in local establishments.


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The New Horizons ticket consists of Noh Mebrahtu, AJ Tsang, Mi Tu and Aspen Williams. 

New Horizons wins SGA Executive Election

April 19, 2018

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced on Monday that the New Horizons ticket won the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections, beating the Thumbs UP for Jessup ticket.