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Akshay Bhamidipati, a senior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology, announced his campaign to run as a Democratic candidate for Virginia’s House of Delegates (87th District) on Jan. 28. Coming from a background in student government and medical research, Bhamidipati looks to make an impact at the local level with his grassroots campaign.
The Baltimore Beat, the city’s new alternative weekly newspaper, debuted its first issue on Nov. 15. Covering politics, the arts, city life and more, the independent alt-weekly looks to be a reflection of the city, aiming to incorporate multiple community voices.
The Korean pop-up restaurant Haenyo hosted its first dinner service at PekoPeko Ramen on Monday as part of its weekly series in October.
As part of the first annual Frederick Douglass Lecture Series, author Kiese Laymon led a discussion and read a selection from his upcoming project about black youth and growing up in Mississippi on Feb. 23.
Since its founding in 2011, the Hopkins chapter of Camp Kesem has supported children in Maryland whose family members have been affected by cancer by hosting a week-long summer camp.
As part of the first annual Miriam Decosta-Willis Lecture Series, Jessica Ann Levy spoke about U.S. black empowerment in the business sphere of the 1960s and how such history is relevant today on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
As the concluding event in the Department of Anthropology’s Fall 2016 Colloquium, Professor and Chair of the English Department Christopher Nealon gave a talk titled “Antihumanism and Anticapitalism,” on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Mergenthaler Hall. In his lecture, Nealon explored the academic history of antihumanism and its application in fields ranging from politics to environmentalism.
Following president-elect Donald Trump’s victory, members of the Latino community in the United States are concerned about the potential impact of his presidency.
Spanish-Argentinian author Andrés Neuman discussed and read from his newest book, How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America, at the first event at new café-bookstore Bird in Hand. The reading, co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (AGHI) and the Program in Latin American Studies, took place on Thursday, Nov. 10.
This year’s new student orientation sought to maintain the spirit of years past while implementing new dynamic changes in a five-day program focused on welcoming and transitioning new students into the University.
The annual Woodrow Wilson Poster Session, featuring the culmination of research that senior Wilson Fellows completed over the past four years, took place Thursday, April 21, in the Glass Pavilion.
The Earth Week Celebration Fair showcased student and Baltimore environmental advocacy groups Wednesday on the Keyser Quad. The Office of Sustainability organized the fair as part of its Earth Week program, a series of environmentally-focused events which will culminate this Friday on Earth Day.
This year’s Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) concluded with a talk hosted by the founders of World Bicycle Relief (WBR), an international non-profit that provides bicycles to citizens in rural areas of developing countries.
During the seventh annual President’s Day of Service (PDOS), nearly 700 students, faculty and alumni volunteers participated in 30 different community service projects across Baltimore on Saturday.
The New Voices Act (Senate Bill 764) passed the Maryland Senate with amendments in a 36-10 vote on March 18 and has been moved to the House Ways and Means Committee. This new bill proposes extending rights of freedom of the press to high school and college student media.
On Friday, 2,539 out of 25,188 applicants were admitted to the Hopkins Class of 2020.
Launching its week of programmed events for students, the Residential Advisory Board (RAB) hosted a Leap Year Gala on Monday night in the Glass Pavilion in honor of the extra day that comes every four years.
The 19th annual Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC) took place from Thursday to Sunday in the Hilton Baltimore and welcomed approximately 1,600 high school students.
Hosted by Johns Hopkins Technology Venture’s FastForward, representatives from the startup accelerator Y-Combinator (YC) held an event in Hodson Hall on Friday. Visiting Hopkins as part of their Winter College Tour. Partner and head of admissions at YC Dalton Caldwell and hardware specialist Luke Iseman gave a presentation about the Silicon Valley-based company followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Details on detours and closings during Phase One can be found here.