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The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to swear in and acclimate the new freshmen senators for their posts. SGA also voted on the Chair of Programming Bylaws Update Bill and the Sophomore Class Council Tabling Funding Bill.
Hopkins students found over a dozen books wrapped in newspaper sitting on a small table at the Breezeway, waiting to be picked up by prospective readers on Sept. 11. Each came with a sticky note and a description, which ranged from “best-selling thriller” to “cozy summer romance.”
Hopkins fell from seventh to ninth in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best National University Rankings, published on Monday, Sept. 18. Currently tied with Brown University and Northwestern University at ninth place, Hopkins was previously tied with the University of Pennsylvania for seventh place. Prior to last year, Hopkins was ranked ninth for two consecutive years.
Last month, faculty, staff and students moved into the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue (the Hopkins Bloomberg Center) in D.C., which will serve as the new home of the University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The 10-story steel and glass building features 38 classrooms, multi-purpose study lounges, a public art gallery and a 375-seat theater.
Over 2,000 students gathered to explore the opportunities of over 100 employers at the fourth annual Future Fest Career Fair on Friday, Sept. 15. The event — held in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center (Rec Center) — was part of the Life Design Lab’s Future Fest, which intends to connect Hopkins students with employers, graduate schools and alumni.
The Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship (RIC) hosted its annual Fall Kick-Off Event and Reception on Sept. 14. The panel provided an opportunity to discuss the work of RIC research fellows and the importance of historical exploration in light of affirmative action’s termination.
The Committee on Student Elections announced the winners of the freshman Student Government Association (SGA) race on the evening of Sept. 14. The eight seats up for election were filled by Vishnu Dontu as freshman class president, Omotara Tiamiyu, Arihant Singh, Jaden Williams and Tarini Basireddy as freshman class senators and John Cintron, Jazzlyn Fernandez and Joshua Brown as the Freshman Programming Council members.
PILOT, the academic support program offered to students to work on problem sets in groups, will be introducing artificial intelligence (AI) technology to a number of sessions in mid-October. This development follows a number of announcements on Hopkins’s goal to find a place for AI in education.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general meeting on Sept. 12 to discuss the Joy on Wheels Cart Funding Bill, Phi Delta Theta Crab Fest Funding Bill, Academic Senators Bylaw Bill and updates on the Hopkins Student Center.
Katie Carey is the university archivist within the University’s Special Collections of The Sheridan Libraries. Carey manages the institution’s records management program as well as a team of archivists that processes collections in the University archives and special collections. In an interview with The News-Letter, Carey discussed the role of the archives within the University and why she became an archivist.
The Johns Hopkins Dragon Boat Club is a competitive club for the crew-like, 22-person sport of dragon boating. The club won its first division race at the Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Festival in Inner Harbor on Sept. 9, coming fourth out of sixteen overall.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Sept. 5 to discuss the Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) Crab Fest Funding Bill, the Academic Senators Bylaw Update Bill and the Board of Trustees Resolution.
The Fall 2023 Student Involvement Fair (SIF) took place at the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center (Rec Center) on Sept. 1. The event, hosted by the Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development (LEED) office, gave returning and incoming students the opportunity to get involved in student clubs and organizations at Hopkins.
The 2023–2024 academic year has added new services for the student body. Hopkins Dining and Transportation Services announced changes to their operations that have elicited positive responses from students as well as constructive feedback.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its first weekly general body meeting of the year on August 29 to discuss the Board of Trustees Resolution, the Barbie At The Beach (BATB) Funding Bill, Spring 2023 Bylaws Updates and the Caucus Constitution Amendment.
The University is mourning the loss of Amir Modaressanavi, who passed away on Sunday, July 16. He was a junior studying Computer Science at the Whiting School of Engineering. Modaressanavi was a member of the Table Tennis Club, Tennis Club, Students for Environmental Action, Economics Club and the Johns Hopkins Film Society.
In light of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling against consideration of racial background in the college admissions process, the University sent a broadcast email to the Hopkins community on June 29. The broadcast denounced the ruling and affirmed the University’s continued commitment to diversity.
It’s hard to believe I’m currently writing my last article for The News-Letter ever. Though I have yet to walk across the stage at Commencement, this feels more like my true Hopkins finale. Yet this closing act of my studenthood hardly feels bittersweet. I can’t keep the corners of my mouth from turning up with gratitude while my fingers tap out reflections on the keyboard. Distilling a transformative, years-long college career down into one article is impossible, but I’ll do my best to wrap up a few final thoughts for posterity’s sake.
In an interview with The News-Letter on May 11, University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed the development of the Ten for One strategic plan, the role of affirmative action at Hopkins, the University’s new campus in D.C. and the institution’s commitment to data science and artificial intelligence research.
Believe it or not, one of the hardest goodbyes I’ve had to make at Hopkins was to a building — the Gatehouse to be exact. The grayish-green building, worn down yet exquisite in its architecture, that remains unknown to most of Hopkins represents much more than a corner of campus: it houses the institution of The News-Letter, an organization that I have dedicated my entire Hopkins career to.