News & Features


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 ...


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

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.


The Baltimore Beat only published 16 issues before stopping production.

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.


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Susheel Patil explored the negative consequences of sleep deprivation.

Scholar shares tips for better quality sleep

March 8, 2018

The Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) and Nu Rho Psi, the neuroscience honor society, co-sponsored a talk titled “Sleep 101” on Tuesday. Susheel Patil, clinical director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Medicine Program, spoke at the talk about common sleep disorders. 


Osler Medical Symposium kicks off lineup with public health panel

March 8, 2018

The Osler Medical Symposium (OMS) kicked off its first event, “Baltimore in the 21st Century: A Commissioner’s Perspective,” on Friday, March 2 in Gilman Hall. OMS is a new student-run speaker series that aims to bring high-profile guests in the field of medicine to Hopkins. The series is named after William Osler, one of the four founding physicians of the Hopkins Hospital. 

OMS panelists included Dr. Peter Beilenson and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein.

Free food initiative considers student feedback

March 8, 2018

In Spring 2017, the Free Food Waste Remediation Initiative launched at the Spring Open House and Overnight Program (SOHOP). The program alerts students of free food leftover from campus events and has amassed almost 2,000 subscribers. 


Hopkins releases update on Roadmap to Diversity

March 8, 2018

In early 2016, the University released the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion, a document detailing plans to help make Hopkins a more diverse campus. On Sunday, about two years after the Roadmap’s release, the University published a progress report on the Roadmap. 

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Several audience members interrupted the talk and were escorted out of the auditorium.

FAS shuts down İlker Başbuğ talk after protests

March 8, 2018

The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) hosted former head of the Turkish military İlker Başbuğ as its second event this semester on Tuesday. The talk was co-hosted by European Horizons and moderated by Lisel Hintz, assistant professor of International Relations and European Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). 


Students divided over proposed Hopkins police force

March 12, 2018

University President Ronald J. Daniels and Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul B. Rothman announced that Hopkins may create a private police department with the aim to increase public safety on and around its Baltimore campuses. They made the announcement in an email to students, faculty and staff on Monday.

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Some students are wary of the possible consequences of the police force.

SGA considers new election guidelines among other legislative measures

March 1, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) addressed an appeal from the Korean American Students Association (KASA), who applied to be recognized as an official student group, in their weekly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. They also discussed updated guidelines for the upcoming SGA elections from the Committee on Student Elections (CSE). 


Peabody Conservatory relaunches jazz program

March 1, 2018

Peabody Conservatory recently announced that seven new musicians would join their Jazz Studies faculty. The program welcomed Director Sean Jones in January several months after the resignation of the former Founding Director Gary Thomas.

Peabody Conservatory recently hired seven musicians for their Jazz Studies program, which was created in 2001.