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Universities around the country are struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, some college presidents and deans will continue to earn million dollar salaries even as they lay off struggling employees, and Hopkins is no exception.
The University’s Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship hosted a panel titled, “‘Living Hopkins’ Roundtable: Policing in Baltimore” on Thursday, March 14.
When you walk into the brand new Wax Atlas Record and Stereo Exchange on 22 W. 25th St., it feels like you are being transported to another time and place, entirely separate from what happens outside. There is classic rock music playing in the background, and it is hard not to be overwhelmed by the hundreds of records, cassette tapes and books placed carefully throughout the store. Right now the display includes The Beatles, Ghostface Killah and Madonna, to name a few.
Bruce Western, a professor of sociology and social justice at Columbia University, led a workshop on Inequality and Social Policy on Feb. 28. Western is known for his work on incarceration in the U.S. Hopkins Professor of Political Science Vesla Weaver and Assistant Research Scientist Stuart Schrader helped facilitate the discussion.
The Baltimore Museum of Art hosted an interactive discussion called Open Hours: From Liberia to Baltimore on Saturday. Writer and organizer Bilphena Yahwon led the event.
Five panelists discussed ways to help end violence in Baltimore this Wednesday in the final event of the University-led discussion series on policing. The event aimed to approach the issue of crime in Baltimore from a public health perspective and to focus on the University’s relationship with the city.
Social justice activist George Lakey spoke at Red Emma’s on Thursday, Nov. 15. to promote his new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Lakey, who has been active in nonviolent protest movements since the 1950s, shared advice and strategies that could create more organized and effective activism today.
The first time I visited Malibu Creek State Park was the day before I moved out of California. I had just graduated high school, and, like most kids about to live away from home for the first time in their lives, I was terrified. I spent that summer holed up in my room, watching quite a lot of television and trying to soak up as much time with my family as possible.
This weekend, I made the trek off campus out to Samos Restaurant in Greektown. Located in southeast Baltimore, it is conveniently located right next to the Bayview Medical Campus (if you ever happen to be there).
This past Saturday, I decided to try out a restaurant known as Dick’s Last Resort. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s a humorous restaurant chain where the staff is rude to you on purpose. I had been wanting to pay it a visit for a while, and I heard that they have a location in the Inner Harbor.
Eight students presented their exhibits depicting the lives of people who were enslaved on the Homewood Campus and showing how the legacy of slavery continues to affect people today. The exhibition, titled More Than a Name: Enslaved Families at Historic Homewood, included a selection of artifacts and objects and opened at the Homewood Museum on Monday.
JHU Forums on Race in America brought three panelists together to discuss the lasting health ramifications of Hurricane Maria on Tuesday. The event was called “Six Months After Maria: Public Health Issues in Puerto Rico” and was the first of the Forums on Race event to take place at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
All seven Democratic candidates running for Governor of Maryland in 2018 gathered to speak at the Greater Baltimore Democratic Gubernatorial Forum on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Baltimore War Memorial.
The Baltimore Metro SubwayLink (Metro) has been closed since Feb. 11 due to emergency repairs and will likely remain closed until March 11. The shutdown took place with less than 24 hours of notice to commuters.
In their meeting on Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) addressed requests for funding from student groups and passed a resolution calling on Hopkins to increase funding for PILOT, a student-led tutoring program.
Baltimore held its third ceasefire weekend from Feb. 2-4. It was the first successful ceasefire, with no homicides taking place for 72 hours, despite an average city-wide homicide rate of one murder a day. Over the first two ceasefire weekends, which took place last August and November, at least one homicide occurred before 72 hours elapsed.
The Career Center and community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega co-sponsored a panel titled “Women in Leadership” on Thursday, Nov. 30. The event featured three women from different professional backgrounds who shared challenges they faced in their careers and ways they worked to overcome gender-based obstacles.
The Inter-Asian Council (IAC) hosted Karen Gonzalez, the training and development manager for World Relief Immigration Clinic, a legal team that assists immigrants and their family members, on Monday.
Medical Ethics Discussion Panel (MEDPanel), a student group that explores ethical issues in medicine and healthcare policy, hosted a roundtable discussion titled “The Opioid Epidemic & the Ethics of Pharma” in Charles Commons Salon B on Saturday.
One year ago, Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, leaving many Hopkins students in shock. They spray-painted the Blue Jay statue and the mural boards outside the Mattin Center with anti-Trump slogans. They joined a citywide protest against Trump. The University hosted sessions for students to share their thoughts and feelings. Professors spent lectures reflecting on the election, asking how the polls, which initially predicted that Hillary Clinton would win, got it all wrong.