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The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) held an event titled “The Global Response to the Uyghur Crisis” on Tuesday, April 6. The evening’s panel, part of the symposium’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” speaker series, featured Nury Turkel, board chairman for the Uyghur Human Rights Project; Rushan Abbas, executive director of Campaign for Uyghurs; and Louisa Greve, director of global advocacy for the Uyghur Human Rights Project.
The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the 2021-22 Student Government Association (SGA) executive board and class council elections on March 29. Three out of four members of the SMART ticket and one independent candidate won seats in the executive board elections, in which only one position was contested.
The University’s current freshman class is the most diverse class in University history, with 14% of students identifying as African American or Black and 17% identifying as Hispanic or Latinx. However, many students, such as junior Laura Rodriguez, have expressed that they still do not feel welcome at Hopkins. Rodriguez explained that life for Black and Latinx students is inherently different.
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 University’s limit on undergraduate outdoor gatherings was increased from five to 10 people on March 4. Indoor gatherings are still limited to a maximum of five people.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) announced on Feb. 15 that the theme of its 2021 symposium will be “Where Do We Go From Here?” The lineup features activist Angela Davis, Yemeni human rights defender Radhya Al-Mutawakel, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, rapper Noname and a panel of experts on the Uyghur Crisis.
The Student Government Association (SGA) created an academic grievance form for students and a vetting board for the Student Conduct Ethics board at its weekly meeting on Feb. 2.
Nine Hopkins professors have signed an open letter calling for President Donald Trump’s removal from office after his actions encouraged far-right rioters to storm the Capitol building on Wednesday, Jan 6.
University leaders held a virtual town hall on Dec. 11 to discuss the recent discovery that University founder and namesake Johns Hopkins owned enslaved Black people. The event was moderated by Chief Diversity Officer Katrina Caldwell.
The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its final meeting of the semester on Tuesday, Dec. 8. At the meeting, members discussed spring tuition, standardizing SGA committee and council meetings, a special forum on Greek Life and a pen pal initiative.
In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the state and an increase of cases within the Hopkins community, University leaders reaffirmed on Nov. 19 that, as of now, in-person, on-campus activities will resume in the spring. Online options for students and faculty will still be available for those unable to return to campus.
The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed bringing electric scooters to campus at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
The University hosted a webinar titled “Post-Election Analysis 2020” on Nov. 12 to discuss the results of the 2020 presidential election and compare them to pre-election polls.
The University released the final designs for the student center on Nov. 2. The facility is scheduled to open in fall 2024 and will serve as a non-academic space for students and student organizations, featuring auditoriums, digital labs, dining options and areas for relaxation.
The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed how to help students cope with the stress of the upcoming presidential election at its weekly meeting on Oct. 27.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held a public input forum at its weekly meeting on Oct. 20. During the forum, students asked questions about topics including the spring semester, grading and the virtual freshman experience.
The University announced the creation of the Innovation Fund for Community Safety on Sept. 30. This four-year, six-million-dollar fund will support community-based public safety programs and alternatives to policing in Baltimore.
The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) featured retired Colonel and SAIS Chief of Staff Craig Osborne as part of its Dean’s Speaker Series on Sept. 30. The event was moderated by SAIS Dean Eliot A. Cohen.
The Student Government Association (SGA) inaugurated the Freshman Class Council and discussed changes to its caucuses at its weekly meeting on Sept. 29.
The Center for Global Health (CGH) hosted a seminar featuring former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Sept. 23 as part of its “Women in Global Health: Exploring Non-Academic Careers” series. The event was moderated by CGH Assistant Director Anna Kalbarczyk and focused on Albright’s career and her struggles as a woman in politics.