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Just about a week ago, the University announced its plans for the coming fall semester. Finally, it seems, we are returning to some level of normalcy. More than a third of Americans have already received their first vaccine dose. After a long and difficult year, this is news to celebrate.
You may have been surprised to see the University’s announcement regarding spring 2021 earlier this month. You were more than likely happy about it, but you were definitely still surprised. Something seemed a bit off.
Hopkins released its admissions decisions for the Regular Decision (RD) applicant pool on Friday afternoon. Out of 27,256 applicants, the University admitted 1,922 students to the Class of 2024, making the RD acceptance rate just over seven percent. Last year’s acceptance rate for RD admissions was 7.7 percent. Students that choose to attend will join 682 students admitted during the Early Decision cycle.
The Student Voter Empowerment Act, a bill introduced in the Maryland State Senate designed to encourage university students to register and turn-out to vote, failed to pass out of committee on Feb. 28.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Alanna Shanahan announced plans to renovate the Recreation (Rec) Center, which will expand existing workout spaces and add a cafe, in a University-wide email on Tuesday.
In an interview with The News-Letter on Tuesday, University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed the future Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD); the University’s response to sexual violence; the University’s fossil fuel holdings; and campus culture.
After over two years in business, Sam’s Canterbury Cafe permanently closed its doors on Sunday, Nov. 3. The cafe, located on W. 39th Street and Canterbury Road, provided employment to adults on the autism spectrum.
Provost Sunil Kumar and Interim Vice Provost for Institutional Equity Joy Gaslevic emailed the student body on Tuesday with the Office of Institutional Equity’s (OIE) second annual report and the results of the recent Campus Climate Survey.
The University announced plans to build a hotel on the current site of the Blackstone apartments on Wednesday. The hotel will be called The Study at Johns Hopkins, and be operated by Study Hotels, a brand that runs luxury hotels on or near three other East Coast university campuses.
The Hopkins School of Medicine confirmed on Sept. 18 that it would be ending its controversial training contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This contract was held through the Center for Law Enforcement Medicine. However, at the time, some students questioned the accuracy and implications of this announcement.
Two weeks ago, the Trump administration announced plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products within the U.S. The announcement followed the spread of vaping-related illnesses.
The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium announced its 2019 speaker series on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
University President Ronald J. Daniels visited Johnston Square, a neighborhood in East Baltimore, on Sept. 7, just as the Hopkins Live Near Your Work (LNYW) program is expanding to encompass more eastern and central Baltimore neighborhoods.
Hahrie Han, a political scientist from University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), recently began her appointment as the inaugural director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Hopkins.
Hopkins has once again been ranked 10th in the nation among U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best National Universities.
Thomas Abt, senior researcher at the Center for International Development, presented the findings of his book Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence — and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on Tuesday.
Dunkin’ Donuts began marketing its first vegan breakfast sandwich to consumers in the New York City area on July 24, with plans to expand the offering nationally in the future.
The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences held an event on Tuesday celebrating the humanities at Hopkins, jointly conducted by faculty and students. The event, called Humanities in the HUT, delved into different research and creative writing opportunities offered at Hopkins, and concluded with a showing of student-made films.
“I really liked spring semester as a whole. You’ll hear a lot of older students telling you that second semester is better than the first. They’re right. First semester is cool because you get introduced to a bunch of new and amazing people, but it’s also difficult because of all the adjusting. Second semester is better because there’s lots to look forward to: Greek life, lacrosse season, the freshman formal, and of course Spring Fair! Even if you’re not into sports or stereotypical Greek life (like me) you should definitely still look into all the opportunities: things are definitely different at Hopkins.” -Sylvana Schaffer, sophomore
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