News & Features

Candidates gear up for 2018 Md. elections

February 22, 2018

Only four months remain until the primary elections for Maryland’s gubernatorial race. Seven Democrats have announced their candidacy for governor and plan to run against Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who is expected to seek re-election. 

Former U.S. ambassadors share thoughts on Putin

February 22, 2018

European Horizons and the John Quincy Adams Society, two student groups promoting discussions about foreign policy, hosted a debate alongside the International Studies department called “Dealing with Putin’s Russia: Challenges and Opportunities” on Feb. 15.

Homewood Campus sees increase in cases of influenza virus

February 22, 2018

In the past few months, more Hopkins students have fallen ill with the flu than in recent years. The Health and Wellness Center (HelWell) reports that it has diagnosed 107 cases of the flu since November. Last school year, between November and February, HelWell diagnosed 57 cases. 

HelWell diagnosed almost twice as many cases of the flu this year in comparison to last year.

The Metro has a stop near the School of Medicine in East Baltimore.

Baltimore Metro closes for emergency repairs

February 22, 2018

The Baltimore Metro SubwayLink (Metro) has been closed since Feb. 11 due to emergency repairs and will likely remain closed until March 11. The shutdown took place with less than 24 hours of notice to commuters. 

Peabody alum composes music for 2018 Olympics

February 22, 2018

Peabody alum and acclaimed South Korean guitarist and film score composer Byeong Woo Lee composed the music for the opening and closing ceremonies of this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

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

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 Samantha Power; and Hopkins alumni and humanitarian strategists Greg Asbed and Laura Germino.

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. 

Show Your Love sought to support the Hopkins LGBTQ community.

Local artist’s work addresses slavery and racism

March 9, 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.

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

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.