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Vice President for Public Safety Branville Bard sent an email to the Hopkins community on Dec. 2 announcing the final draft of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and the University for the implementation of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD).
Hopkins affiliates and community members gathered outside Brody Learning Commons on Nov. 28 to hold a candlelight vigil for victims of the Urumqi fire in Xinjiang, China.
Hopkins affiliates and community members engaged in a series of events to protest against the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) on Nov. 29. The event started with a walk-out at 12:30 p.m., followed by a protest march from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and ended with a vigil at 5 p.m at the Homewood Museum. The march took place around the Homewood campus, starting at Gilman Hall and ending at the Beach, with checkpoints at Homewood Field and Wyman Park.
The University sent a broadcast email to students on Nov. 21 announcing the closure of asymptomatic testing sites for COVID-19 on all campuses on Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. The University will continue to provide symptomatic testing for students.
The Student Government Association (SGA) published the results of a survey they conducted to assess student opinions of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) and public safety in an Instagram post on Nov. 11. A detailed report of the results was also emailed to the student body on Nov. 14.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the official grand opening of the Imagine Center for Integrative Learning and Life Design on Nov. 14. The center, which has been open to students since September, is home to the University’s seven career and professional development departments.
The Name Review Board (NRB) was established to decide whether to rename or de-name Hopkins facilities, professorships, scholarships and other programs in October 2021. This establishment came at the guidance of the Committee to Establish Principles on Naming (CEPN), which developed substantive criteria to guide the name review process.
Democrat Wes Moore, a Hopkins alum and former non-profit executive, was elected to be the 63rd governor of Maryland. Succeeding Governor Larry Hogan, Moore will be the first Black governor of Maryland and the third in the history of the United States.
Hopkins Dining employees held a picket line demonstration on Nov. 2 to protest the treatment of food service workers at the University. The Hopkins Dining union, represented by UNITE HERE Local 7, presented their finalized negotiations to the University on Nov. 4.
When Julien Fenouil wanted to join the student radio station as a freshman in 2018, an upperclassman told him it wasn’t worth it. WJHU radio was dying, and Fenouil was busy adjusting to college life, so he put it off. The following year, the club had only one active member.
The Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board (JH Accountability Board) was originally created in February 2020 as a result of the Interim Study on Approaches to Improving Public Safety On and Around Johns Hopkins University Campuses.
A lawsuit filed in January of 2022 accused several top-ranking universities of colluding to limit the amount of financial aid awarded to students. Section 568 of the “Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994” detailed an antitrust exemption that permitted qualifying universities to agree on a common financial aid formula. Universities were limited by the requirement to practice need-blind admissions. This antitrust exemption expired on Sept. 30, allowing the case to proceed.
The administration detailed their plans to improve public safety measures in light of recent incidents around campus in an email to the student body on Oct. 29. The email stated that there have been six reported armed robberies on or around the Homewood Campus and one near the Peabody Institute from Oct. 6 to Oct. 27. Two of the robberies included abductions or attempted abductions.
Inheritance Baltimore hosted a Walk of Remembrance on Oct. 14 to honor the lives and legacies of those who were enslaved on Homewood Campus. The Walk of Remembrance began at the Homewood museum and ended at the Tubman Memorial Garden.
The University hosted its fourth annual Indigenous People’s Day Pow Wow on Oct. 10. Tribes from Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware gathered on Keyser Quad to commemorate Indigenous culture with intertribal music, dances and food.
Fall was in the air last week on Homewood Campus as students participated in the annual Hoptoberfest tradition, organized by The HOP. The student-run event, which began Wednesday, Oct. 5, and culminated in a concert by rapper Desiigner on Saturday night, Oct. 8, featured seasonal activities like a pumpkin patch and an off-campus haunted house trip.
In light of recent developments with the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), the Abell Improvement Association (AIA), the neighborhood improvement association for the Abell community in Charles Village, reflected on the effect of the JHPD on neighboring communities.
The University’s plans for the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) have sparked discourse among members of the Hopkins community — including faculty members.
The University broadcasted its second virtual town hall on Sept. 29 at the School of Medicine’s campus in East Baltimore and its third fully virtual town hall on Sept. 30. The town halls were intended to garner community feedback on the draft of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Students and alums engaged in a series of more than 30 recruitment and networking events from Sept. 12 to Oct. 1. This annual occasion, known as Future Fest, builds connections between Hopkins students and representatives across various industries and graduate schools.