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On Monday, Nov. 13, Hopkins students celebrated World Kindness Day at the Breezeway with flowers and notes with positive affirmations. This is an annual event hosted by A Place To Talk (APTT) to spread kindness on campus during the stressful midterm season.
Harvey McGuinness is a student enrolled in the International Studies B.A./M.A. Program. He is currently a fourth-year undergraduate at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a first-year graduate student at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In an interview with The News-Letter, he shared his passion for exploring the information ecosystem, the intersection between policy and mathematics, as well as his work in forming a disability training program in his home state, New Mexico.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Oct. 31.
Johns Hopkins University Dissenters organized “Candlelight Vigil for a Free Palestine” on Oct. 23. Students gathered at the beach to mourn the Palestinian lives lost in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Library is slated for a complete renovation beginning in summer 2024. As the University’s principal research library since 1964, MSE has only had minor updates over the years. The MSE Modernization Project, which will encompass the approximately 182,000-square-foot library, will have an estimated cost of $100 million and is expected to take two and a half years.
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.
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.
Once you try most of the restaurants on St. Paul Street (which, unfortunately, doesn’t take too long), you might want to explore places outside Charles Village. If you find it difficult to choose where to visit first, don’t worry! Here are some recommendations for good food in Baltimore.
Last spring, Hopkins released details for its optional Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) program offerings as the Class of 2027 prepared to embark on their college journey. While most program choices were similar to prior years, the previously free programs now came with a cost of $250 (excepting those for scholar-selected students, which remained free). The outdoor Pre-O program, made up of multiple outdoor trips, was canceled altogether.
To advocate for environmental sustainability on campus, community members held many events in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.
Numerous sustainability-related initiatives were seen on campus this week in celebration of Earth Day. Community members shared their views on the University’s efforts to support sustainability and the improvements they would like to see implemented.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute’s University debate initiative co-hosted the debate on the Supreme Court featuring Neal Katyal and Jeffrey Rosen on April 6. This was the fifth event in the 2023 Foreign Affairs Symposium series “Paradigm Shift.”
The Economic Policy Issues Colloquium (EPIC) held an event titled “Electricity Regulation and the Future of Pollution: Challenges and Tradeoffs” on March 31. The event was led by Jonathan Elliott, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. Elliott has been working on the regulation of electricity production, which is responsible for about 25% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on March 14 to present adjustments in the Student Activities Commission (SAC) Guidelines, a counter proposal for the Phi Delt Crab Fest and amendments in the constitution for caucuses. SGA also discussed the Gift of Life, Blue Hatchlings, Copa America and Fiji Islander presentations.
Andrew Petrisin, supply chain advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), gave a talk titled “Supply Chains and Emerging Economic Issues” on March 10. He examined significant supply chain-related problems that the U.S. is currently facing and how the federal government aims to solve them. This event concluded the 2023 Speakers Series “Emerging Threats in the New World Order” hosted by the Aronson Center for International Studies and the International Studies Leadership Council (ISLC).
Candidates for the 2023–24 Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board elections include a single ticket and five independent candidates. The SGA Executive Board debate will be held on March 9, and voting will be open from March 14 to 15.
The Aronson Center for International Studies and the International Studies Leadership Council (ISLC) hosted Ilaria Mazzocco to discuss China as an emerging global power on March 3. The lecture was part of the ISLC’s 2023 Speakers Series, “Emerging Threats in the New World Order.”
The University admitted 278 students to the Class of 2027 through the Early Decision II (ED II) round on Feb. 17. The newly accepted cohort joins the 533 students that were accepted in December through the Early Decision I (ED I) cycle. This is the third year that Hopkins has offered an ED II cycle in addition to ED I and Regular Decision.
Blue Jay Racing, also known as Hopkins Baja, is an undergraduate engineering design team that builds an off-road vehicle to compete against more than 100 other university teams in the Baja SAE. Baja SAE consists of three competitions that annually take place in the early summer. In the competitions, the vehicles are judged on diverse criteria including design, sales presentation, acceleration and sled pull.
CurveAssure, a student startup creating a spine monitor device to identify the best treatment and pathways for the patient, won the grand prize at the FastForward U (FFU) Fall 2022 Fuel Demo Day.