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OB-GYN advocates for better abortion policy

April 5, 2018

Voice for Choice, a student group advocating for women’s reproductive rights, hosted obstetrician and gynecologist Diane Horvath to give a talk titled “Conversation with an Abortion Provider” on March 29. The event also served as a fundraiser for ...


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Students gathered in Garland Hall and spoke against the proposed police force.

Activists continue to rally against private police plan

April 5, 2018

After Maryland lawmakers announced that they would not support a bill authorizing Hopkins to create its own police force, Students Against Private Police (SAPP) organized a rally at Garland Hall to celebrate on Tuesday afternoon. SAPP, a coalition of 11 student groups, used the rally to voice opposition to future plans for a Hopkins police force. 


Hopkins secedes from Baltimore: a campus in shock

April 2, 2018

Last Monday, in an unexpected schoolwide email, the University announced that it is seceding from Baltimore City, effective immediately. This email comes on the heels of Hopkins announcing that it intends on forming its own private police force and of years of purchasing nearby properties at the East Baltimore and the Homewood campuses.

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In a surprise announcement (essentially the only way the University knows how to communicate with any of us), Hopkins announced that it intends to secede.

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String of robberies strikes the Homewood campus

March 31, 2018

Baltimore Police are currently investigating a series of robberies that have occurred at multiple locations around Homewood Campus. Many students have reported that their health and happiness have been stolen, alleging that they were taken forcefully and against their will. 


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New “Freedom of Expression” guidelines for admin

April 2, 2018

In her final act before flying the nest, former Dean of Student Life Tiffany Sanchez (RIP 2013-2018) released a set of revised “guidelines on free expression” earlier this semester. In response, the leaders of several student activist groups published their own “guidelines on administrative expression.”


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Hopkins strike force sabotages Top 10 schools

March 31, 2018

Following a leak of internal documents from the University, The News-Letter has received confirmation that Hopkins is currently operating an elite private paramilitary strike force to sabotage the rankings of other peer institutions.


Russia hacks SGA executive elections

April 2, 2018

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) received evidence on Tuesday suggesting that the Russian government has made attempts to hack the upcoming Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections.

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A foreign exchange student surveys his newly conquered territory.

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Maryland lawmakers will not support Hopkins police force bill

March 31, 2018

For the past several weeks, Maryland legislators have been debating a bill that would give Hopkins the authority to form its own police force. Lawmakers announced on Friday that they will not support the bill in its current form, and it will not be voted on during this legislative session. 


Nurses at Hopkins planning to unionize

March 30, 2018

A group of nurses at the Hopkins Hospital are working with National Nurses United (NNU) to form a union. NNU, which was founded in 2009, is the largest union of registered nurses in the U.S. 


Foster argues that pro-life is tied to feminism

March 30, 2018

Voice for Life, a pro-life student organization, invited Feminists for Life (FFL) president and creator of the Women Deserve Better campaign, Serrin Foster, to deliver her pro-life speech “The Feminist Case Against Abortion” on Tuesday. 

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Serrin Foster explained that first-wave feminists were against abortion.

Puerto Rico still reels from Maria

March 29, 2018

JHU Forums on Race in America brought three panelists together to discuss the lasting health ramifications of Hurricane Maria on Tuesday. The event was called “Six Months After Maria: Public Health Issues in Puerto Rico” and was the first of the Forums on Race event to take place at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


Panel addresses mental health crisis in prisons

March 29, 2018

Jail Tutorial Project held a panel discussion about the mental health crisis in prisons on Monday, March 26. It featured panelists Mary Pizzo, supervising attorney for mental health litigation support at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, and Doug Colbert, a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

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Pizzo criticized the lack of resources available to prison inmates who are mentally ill.

Alum talks health care access for the homeless

March 29, 2018

Tyler Cornell, a nurse practitioner at Health Care for the Homeless, discussed the impact of homelessness on a person’s health and access to health resources. Health Care for the Homeless is a federally-qualified health center in Baltimore.