News & Features

Driver in Freddie Gray case cleared of charges

November 9, 2017

Officer Caesar Goodson, Jr., the driver of the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal cord injury, was cleared Tuesday of all administrative charges brought against him by the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) in connection with Gray’s 2015 arrest and subsequent death.

Professor examines Black Lives Matter movement

November 9, 2017

Associate Professor of Philosophy Chris Lebron spoke about his latest book The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Red Emma’s Coffeehouse. Lebron will be teaching an undergraduate course titled “The Making of Black Lives Matter” next semester.

In 2016, Hopkins students and community members participated in a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

A new Native-American student association hosted the film screening.

Students discuss Standing Rock film

November 9, 2017

In conjunction with the Office of Sustainability and the new group Indigenous Students at Hopkins, the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted a screening of the 2017 documentary Awake: A Dream At Standing Rock on Tuesday. The screening was part of CultureScape, an annual week of events promoting cultural diversity.

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Baltimore Ceasefire seeks a three-day halt to homicide

November 9, 2017

Baltimore City’s second Ceasefire Weekend took place Friday through Sunday, organized by the group Baltimore Ceasefire 365 (Ceasefire). The organization called for a 72-hour citywide halt on homicides and shootings with the slogan, “Nobody Kill Anybody.” The group plans to hold these events every three months.

Students reflect on the election one year later

November 9, 2017

One year ago, Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, leaving many Hopkins students in shock. They spray-painted the Blue Jay statue and the mural boards outside the Mattin Center with anti-Trump slogans. They joined a citywide protest against Trump. The University hosted sessions for students to share their thoughts and feelings. Professors spent lectures reflecting on the election, asking how the polls, which initially predicted that Hillary Clinton would win, got it all wrong.

On Nov. 10, 2016, over 100 Hopkins students joined citywide protests against Trump.

Reid, the host of MSNBC’s morning talk show, AM Joy, spoke in Mudd Hall last Thursday.

Reporter Joy-Ann Reid explores polarization in media

November 9, 2017

Joy-Ann Reid, a political analyst and host of MSNBC’s morning talk show AM Joy, gave a presentation titled “Journalism in the Age of Fake News” on Thursday, Nov. 2. Her visit was a part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium’s 2017 speaker series.

Vignarajah is running to become the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.

Vignarajah criticizes Trump’s immigration policies

November 2, 2017

Thiruvendran Vignarajah, the Deputy Attorney General for the State of Maryland and candidate for State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, gave a talk called Justice for All in the Age of Trump. The event was hosted by the Hopkins College Democrats on Wednesday.

Your Maryland radio show host debuts new book

November 2, 2017

WYPR radio host and author Ric Cottom spoke about Maryland history at Barnes & Noble on Sunday. His book Your Maryland: Little-Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and radio show Your Maryland, focus on human-interest stories related to Maryland’s history. His book is a collection of his favorite stories from the show.

Professor Gallagher discussed the recent China boom in Latin America.

Prof. talks China-Latin America relations

November 2, 2017

Boston University Professor of Global Development Policy Kevin Gallagher gave a lecture titled “What is Latin America’s China Plan?” in Mergenthaler Hall on Monday. In his talk, which was hosted by the sociology department, Gallagher discussed China’s recent investments in Latin American countries.

Students tackle culture of campus sexual assault

November 2, 2017

Since September, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has worked to replace Obama-era policies on campus sexual assault. In light of these developments, the Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) and the Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) hosted a series of workshops which aimed to teach students about Title IX and gender violence.