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Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Sunil Kumar announced in an email to the student body that the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences (KSAS) and Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) will adopt a universal satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading system this semester.
The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed potential changes to grading amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at their meeting on Tuesday, March 24. Open to the student body, the meeting was held on Zoom, an online conference call platform.
Following the University’s announcement that students would not be allowed to remain in on-campus housing past March 15 amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, The News-Letter interviewed residential students about their transition to off-campus housing.
The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections on Friday, March 13. Three out of four members of the Focus Forward ticket and one independent candidate won seats, beating out the other candidates.
Approximately 35 graduate students attempted to deliver a petition, drafted by members of the JHU Sit-in, to the Office of the Board of Trustees in Garland Hall on Wednesday. Among other demands, the petitioners called on the Board of Trustees to pressure University President Ronald J. Daniels to fire Director of Student Conduct Dana Broadnax and issue a moratorium on student conduct proceedings related to protest activity.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, University President Ronald J. Daniels announced in an email to the student body on March 10 that as of March 11, Hopkins is canceling in-person classes through at least April 12. Following spring break, the University will transition to remote instruction for all undergraduate courses.
Wings launched the Menstrual Products Initiative (MPI) pilot program, installing free tampon and pad dispensers in eight women’s restrooms and two all-gender restrooms on Homewood Campus this February. Wings is a student group that aims to promote menstrual health and hygiene at Hopkins and in the greater Baltimore community.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) hosted a talk with indigenous climate activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on Wednesday. The event was the second part of FAS’s “Anthem” lineup, which aims to bring in activists that capture the diversity of social movements advancing justice and equity around the world.
Two tickets, Focus Forward and Taking Flight, and an independent candidate, Sam Mollin, are running in the Student Government Association’s (SGA) executive board elections. The voting period will begin on Friday and end on March 11.
Carolyn Harris came to Hopkins this January from Florida State University to fill the role of associate director of leadership development for the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI). She is succeeding Clifton Shambry Jr., who after three years left this position to work with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Life Design Lab.
Billed as the nation’s largest student-run festival, Spring Fair has been an annual tradition at Hopkins for nearly half a century. This fall, an organizational review following allegations of hazing, underage drinking and other violations of the Student Conduct Code prevented Spring Fair Committee from planning the celebration, typically a yearlong endeavor.
Lawrence Ross, author of Los Angeles Times best-seller The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities, gave a talk titled “The Blackballed Lecture” on Thursday, Feb. 20. The event was held in collaboration between the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Black Student Union, and the Black Faculty and Staff Association as part of OMA’s Heritage 365 series.
Hong Kong political activists Nathan Law and Joshua Wong participated in the Foreign Affairs Symposium’s (FAS) first event of the year in Shriver Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20. The event was moderated by East Asian Studies Lecturer Giovanna Dore.
The Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) hosted local writer Kenneth Rogers, Jr., on Tuesday to speak about sexual violence, identity and healing. A Baltimore native and School of Education alum, Rogers is part of the Speakers Bureau for Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. The RAINN Speakers Bureau is composed of survivors of sexual violence who volunteer to share their stories.
Former Maryland Senator and Professor of Public Policy Barbara Mikulski delivered a keynote address on the 2020 U.S. Census in Levering Hall’s Glass Pavilion on Monday. She was joined by panelists Mary Elizabeth Hughes, associate scientist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Austin Davis, 2020 Census manager for Baltimore City’s Department of Planning.
Student activists around the country participated in Fossil Fuel Divestment Day (F2D2) on Thursday, Feb. 13. Refuel Our Future (Refuel), an environmental activist group on campus, hosted the event on Keyser Quad.
Dean of Student Life Smita Ruzicka invited students to participate in a dialogue about public safety at Hopkins on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being Kevin Shollenberger announced in an email to the student body on Wednesday that SilverCloud — an online, self-guided mental health resource — is now free and available to full-time Hopkins students and trainees.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Alanna Shanahan announced plans to renovate the Recreation (Rec) Center, which will expand existing workout spaces and add a cafe, in a University-wide email on Tuesday.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture hosted Hopkins Day on Saturday, offering all University affiliates free admission. Renowned curator Lowery Stokes Sims presented on the exhibition on artist Elizabeth Catlett, explaining the relationships between Catlett’s artwork and black and Latin American history.