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The University will no longer allow first-year students to choose their own roommates beginning with the Class of 2026. Hopkins will follow peer institutions like Duke University, Vanderbilt University and Stanford University in transitioning to a university-determined roommate assignment process.
Hopkins announced plans on Friday to largely return to normal this fall. Most classes will be held in person, and COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students. On-campus housing will be open at near-full capacity, and residency requirements will be reinstated for freshmen and sophomores. Administrators will determine face covering requirements based on public health conditions closer to the fall.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that all residents 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at mass vaccination sites, effective April 6.
Mayor Brandon Scott announced Wednesday that Baltimore will relax capacity restrictions for businesses. This change comes just days after Scott resisted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s decision to lift statewide capacity limits at restaurants and open large indoor and outdoor venues for 50% capacity.
The spring semester is a small step closer to the pre-pandemic college experience as a select number of courses have become in-person and limited on-campus activities resume.
In an email to Hopkins affiliates, University administrators announced that the suspension of in-person classes and activities will be extended until Thursday, Feb. 11.
In an email to Hopkins affiliates Wednesday morning, University leaders announced a two-day suspension of in-person classes and activities on the Homewood Campus after a spike in COVID-19 cases on Monday. The preliminary investigation revealed that the cluster was tied to an off-campus social gathering over the weekend.
Still in a jetlagged daze a week after flying in from Seoul, I got on the outbound bus number 22 at 7 a.m. to get to the mecca of doughnuts — the cruller central. When John F. Kennedy famously declared, “Ich bin ein Berliner” (“I am a jelly doughnut”), he probably was talking about these doughnuts.
Hopkins welcomed students back on campus for its hybrid spring reopening with limited in-person activities and housing. Students are required to adhere to a number of safety protocols related to COVID-19, including a mask mandate and asymptomatic testing.
Members of Prevent Nuclear War Maryland, a Baltimore-based anti-war, anti-nuclear weapons organization, protested the University’s involvement in nuclear weapons research with the U.S. government on Friday, Jan. 22.
University President Ronald J. Daniels and other administrators announced in an email to University affiliates today that Hopkins will open for increased in-person activities for Homewood undergraduates in the spring semester.
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) has opened an investigation into comments made by Rasha Anayah, a teaching assistant (TA) and graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, following reports that several of her tweets targeted Zionist and Jewish students.
The myth of Johns Hopkins, the University’s namesake and founder, has been proudly retold countless times on campus tours, convocations and around Baltimore: He was a lifelong abolitionist whose father, an avowed Quaker, freed the family’s enslaved people in 1807.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced new restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the city earlier today. Both indoor and outdoor dining will be prohibited. Outdoor gatherings in public and private facilities will be limited to 25 people, while all indoor gatherings will be capped at 10 people.
University President Ronald J. Daniels will be teaching a three-credit political science course in the spring semester titled “The University in Democracy.” The course will examine the role of universities — including Hopkins — in promoting civic engagement within their communities. As of publication, the course has four open seats.
Last month, University President Ronald J. Daniels announced that Eliot Cohen will step down as the ninth dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the conclusion of his two-year term on June 30.
The University announced plans to demolish several rowhomes on 29th Street and Maryland Avenue in a Charles Village Civic Association (CVCA) meeting two weeks ago.
The Common Application (Common App), the most widely used tool used to submit college applications, announced last month that it will no longer ask applicants about their high school disciplinary history beginning during next year’s application cycle. Students applying to universities through Common App have had to answer such questions since 2006.
Earlier this week, a wheel dozer and a metal wire mesh fence along with several portable toilets appeared on the Freshman Quad, the patch of grass in front of the Alumni Memorial Residence dorm buildings. Here the University is building a temporary 9,000-square-foot structure — essentially, a large party tent used for outdoor weddings — to prepare for the hybrid reopening in the spring semester.
University President Ronald J. Daniels and other administrators announced in an email to University affiliates on Monday that Hopkins will offer in-person classes, research activities and housing in the spring semester.