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Luis Miguel Castilla is the Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, which he characterizes as his country’s most important diplomatic post. He served as Peru’s Minister of Economy and Finance from 2011 to 2014 and has worked at the World Bank, the Development Bank of the Americas and the University of the Pacific in Lima.
In recent years, Johns Hopkins has proudly broadcasted its efforts to become a more environmentally sound institution. However, while some buildings on campus are held up as examples – the doors leading into it from Keyser Quad power themselves – the University’s dormitories are noticeably less advanced than other on-campus facilities.
Students gathered to hear the College Republicans and College Democrats debate several current political issues in Hodson Hall on Tuesday at an event hosted by the JHU Politik.
Students gathered in the Mattin Courtyard on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. to get a taste of Taiwanese food and culture at the annual Night Market event, which was jointly hosted by the Taiwanese American Students Association (TASA) and the Taiwanese Student Association (TSA), an organization made up primarily of graduate students.
Bosnian-American author Aleksander Hemon spoke Tuesday evening as part of the President’s Reading Series hosted by the Writing Seminars Department in Mudd 26.
Illegal usage of Adderall and other prescription amphetamines, which are used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), has a large yet underground presence at Hopkins.
Upcoming student elections, food improvement and streamlining of the Hub were all on the agenda for this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting held on Tuesday evening in the Charles Commons Salon B.
Travis Schmauss, a junior, sits in the kitchen of his North Calvert Street apartment, blasting electronic music from his speakers.
The Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI) held an Israeli election party at Hopkins Hillel on Monday to prompt students to discuss topics surrounding Israeli politics in preparation for the country’s March 17 elections.
Dr. Peter Beilenson, public health professor and former Baltimore City Health Commissioner, spoke in Hackerman Hall on Wednesday night about issues related to race, class segregation and violence in Baltimore.
At a meeting of the Sikh Student Association, four students sat in a room in the Interfaith Center on Sunday afternoon. Accompanied by music played from a phone, the students meditated, chanting the name of the Sikh god, Waheguru, and focusing on the divine nature.
When sophomores return to campus for Intersession or the spring semester, they are faced with the looming problem of having to acquire housing off-campus. For most students, this marks the first time that they have to seek out their own living accommodations.
Two veterans of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shared stories about how their military service shaped their lives in an event hosted by the Hopkins American Partnership for Israel (HAPI) and the Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI) in the Charles Commons Barber Room on Sunday.
A small group of hopeful romantics gathered in the Charles Commons Multipurpose room Friday night for a speed dating event hosted by community service group Circle K, raising money for UNICEF’s Eliminate Project, which works to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Three professors discussed ongoing efforts to innovate in the classroom on Monday at the DigIT Innovation Talks event hosted by the University’s Digital Initiatives program, which seeks to increase school digitization and the use of technology to enhance academics.
Sandya Subramanian, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering and applied mathematics and statistics, received the Churchill Scholarship, awarded to a small number of American students in the science, engineering, and mathematics fields. The grant pays for students to pursue a one-year Master’s degree at Cambridge.
The Tour of Taiwan festival, hosted by the Taiwanese American Students Association (TASA), took place in the Glass Pavillion on Saturday night.
Cheryl Clarke, a celebrated writer, feminist and lesbian and civil rights activist, gave a talk titled “Living as a Lesbian in the Age of Obama” on Wednesday in Gilman Hall. The event was sponsored by the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS), and co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies and LGBTQ Life.
The JHU Muslim Association (JHUMA) held Islamic Awareness Week from Oct. 27-31, putting together five days of events that aimed to spread knowledge about Islam and the issues facing the Muslim community today.
Journalist Laura Ling discussed her imprisonment in North Korea and her career in the media for the penultimate Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium event of the year in Shriver Hall on Saturday.