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David Harvey, distinguished professor of anthropology and geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), spoke to a crowd of around 200 in Hodson Hall about his work bringing critiques of capitalism back into public discourse.
Last week, we sent The News-Letter off to the printer at 7 a.m. and finished the most rewarding and stressful year of our lives. Since our first week as Editors-in-Chief, we have tried our hardest to put out the best possible product, but the success of this paper never rested on us alone.
Dean of Student Life Terry Martinez recently released the University’s Interim Student Guidelines for the Protection of Public Expression, angering student groups that argue the guidelines encroach on free expression.
Most Americans hate poverty. The dominant narrative, embraced by the major media and most politicians, tells us that the poor are “welfare queens,” lazy, violent and criminals.
We all suffer from severe fear of missing out, or FOMO, and it’s only getting worse.
President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries had a direct and sweeping effect on the Hopkins community.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) announced today that Nadya Tolokonnikova, a member of the Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, will be the first speaker of its spring series, "Undercurrent." Tolokonnikova, a radical feminist and anti-fascist activist, will speak in Shriver Hall at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Few students have heard of Old Carnegie, a derelict building on the northern fringe of campus. The University has decided to demolish it, most likely in the fiscal year 2018.
In American presidential elections, the short term rules. News cycles have been dominated by Donald Trump’s latest outrageous soundbite and conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s “failing” health. We’re told that Trump will immediately build a wall to “solve” the immigration crisis, and that as soon as Clinton becomes president, the email scandal will suddenly disappear.
The complex networks of each community rely on mutual dependence, a form of structured anarchism. I was spellbound as speech after speech flowed implausibly from the mouths of the Palanese, from spirited young girls to spry old men.
I walked into the Student Involvement Fair just as overwhelmed and lost as every other freshman going through the sensory overload of the first week of college. I wound my way through row after row of clubs, putting my name and email down for a few, until I saw a group of students occupying the path, thrusting newspapers at all passersby and corralling students towards the sign-up laptops. I took a paper, got into a prolonged conversation with one of the editors, typed my information into the computer. The rest is history.
The University is currently reviewing its 10-year-old contract with Allied Universal, the company that provides contractor-employed security guards, commonly known as Hop Cops. Controversy has erupted over the University’s decision to open the bidding process to non-union companies.
The United Kingdom decided last Thursday to permanently sever its long membership of the European Union. 51.9 percent of UK voters voted to leave against 48.1 percent to remain in the EU, the most ambitious Western political project of the postwar era.
The University announced on May 6 that it will discontinue covered grades in the fall of 2017. In the past week, many students, led by a coalition of groups called #ReCoverHopkins, have criticized the University’s decision. They say the covered grades policy is an effective program to guide students through the transition from high school to college.
Led by President Ronald J. Daniels, the University released the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion last Friday.
Athletic Director (AD) Tom Calder has stepped down from his post and is moving to a new position in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Hopkins. He will serve as director of alumni programs, a role he helped to create.
According to the results of a national survey of over 1,500 undergraduates, students of color are less likely to feel academically or emotionally prepared than their white counterparts, more likely to say that college is not meeting their expectations, and less likely to ask for help when experiencing mental distress.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, acclaimed writer and Baltimore native, spoke to a packed Shriver Hall about the concept of black criminality and the process of writing his latest book, Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction on Nov. 18.
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Senior Jason Plush, the executive president of the Student Government Association (SGA), is stepping down from his post, citing struggles with his mental health as the motivating factor. Executive Vice President Jack Bartholet will replace Plush, effective Friday, Oct. 23 at noon.