News & Features

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.

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

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.

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. 

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

Previous ceasefire weekends have encouraged an end to gun violence.

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.

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

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.”

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). 

Philp Morris International produces brands like Marlboro and Bond Street.

Hopkins study evaluates BPD tactics for gun control

February 5, 2018

The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research released a study in January evaluating the tactics of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) to counter gun violence in the City. According to the study, sending plainclothes officers into areas with high levels of crime is the most effective way to reduce gun violence.

The Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research released a study that evaluated the BPD’s gun violence prevention tactics in January.

Second Women’s March calls Baltimoreans to action

February 5, 2018

Hopkins students gathered alongside thousands of Baltimore residents in the War Memorial Plaza on Jan. 20 to take part in a protest commemorating the first anniversary of the Women’s March. Protesters in cities across the country donned pink hats and hoisted signs calling for women’s rights.

Community members and Hopkins students came together for the Baltimore Women’s March

Since 1966, the Center has focused on interdisciplinary humanities studies.

After 50 years, Humanities Center changes its name

February 12, 2018

The Humanities Center at Hopkins, which faced threat of closure last school year, has changed its name to the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature. For some graduate students, the name change fails to reflect the department’s academic focus and erases the history of the Center.

Grad students weigh in on new tax bill

February 5, 2018

The recently passed Republican tax bill ultimately did not include a provision that would have classified graduate student tuition waivers as taxable income. However, many graduates have criticized the University for inadequately supporting and communicating with them while the provision was being considered.

The Republican tax bill omits the provision to tax graduate tuition waivers.

Hopkins received the largest ever donation to a philosophy department.

Alum gifts $75 million to philosophy department

February 22, 2018

Hopkins alum William H. Miller donated $75 million to the University’s philosophy department in January. The donation, the largest ever to a university philosophy program, made national headlines, and the department will now bear the name: William H. Miller Department of Philosophy.