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The Hopkins community celebrated National First-Generation College Student Day on Keyser Quad on Nov. 8. The First-Generation, Limited-Income (FLI) Network, part of the Center for Student Success, organized the event, which included tabling, free food, T-shirt giveaways, music and a photo booth.
Once upon a midnight dreary, the two of us went to see Edgar Allan Poe impersonator David Keltz perform a dramatic reading of “The Raven” at The Elk Room on Fleet Street. We initially had trouble finding The Elk Room, a speakeasy hidden behind an unmarked, locked black door behind the Italian restaurant, Tagliata.
Indigenous Students at Hopkins (ISH) hosted a powwow on Monday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, marking the second year that Hopkins has recognized the holiday instead of Columbus Day.
The 71st Annual Emmy Awards aired on Fox this Sunday, and I started watching with very few expectations or prior knowledge — except that Game of Thrones earned more nominations than any other TV show this year and that I was rooting for Fleabag to win Best Comedy Series. But the awards show ended up being surprisingly entertaining, with its earnest speeches, diverse wins and, of course, celebrities’ elaborate red carpet outfits (personally, I thought Billy Porter’s hat and Zendaya’s green dress stole the show).
John Muller, a local historian and author, organized and led a walking tour titled “The Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore, 1824-1895” on Friday. The tour departed from the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, and highlighted various locations in Fell’s Point that Douglass frequented during his time in Baltimore.
The Great British Bake-Off is back for its tenth season, with new episodes available on Netflix every Friday, just three days after they originally air in the U.K. By now, the reality show has garnered a reputation for being undeniably soothing. It’s the show you fall asleep to after watching a horror movie, and it’s the show you turn on when the news is stressing you out.
As someone from a small town (as in, I can’t get groceries without running into half of my graduating class), one of the things I was most excited about when I started college was getting to live in a bigger city like Baltimore.
University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar released the second progress report on the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion on Friday. University officials drafted the Roadmap, a document outlining plans to make Hopkins more diverse, following the Black Student Union’s (BSU) 2015 protests and list of demands.
The Hopkins College Democrats and College Republicans held a debate on April 4. Members of each club presented arguments about the nation’s healthcare system, foreign affairs policies and military spending. President of College Democrats Mikhael Hammer-Bleich and junior Bradley Presson moderated the event.
Red Emma’s hosted a multimedia presentation of the latest issue of World War 3 Illustrated, a left-wing political comic magazine, on Friday, March 29. This issue, “Now is the Time of Monsters,” focuses on the rise of capitalism and fascism. And though the theme may be broad, each featured artist hones in on one specific evil in the world, from Mark Zuckerberg to forced evictions in Detroit.
Hopkins Dining announced that starting this semester, dining halls will provide expanded options during spring, fall and Thanksgiving breaks in an effort to support both food-insecure students and those staying in Baltimore over breaks. Eventually, the University plans on providing dining options during all breaks when residence halls are open.
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a multidisciplinary artist with a background in neuroscience, gave a talk titled “Beyond Curie: Women in STEM” on Tuesday in Charles Commons. The Office of Women & Gender Resources hosted the event.
Colleges and universities across the country are grappling with racist images within their yearbooks following the discovery of a photo depicting a man in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robes on Va. Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page.
Provost Sunil Kumar informed the Hopkins community in an email sent on Friday, Dec. 14 that the University is drafting a policy regarding personal relationships, particularly between students and professors. The Draft Personal Relationships Policy defines personal relationships as dating, romantic and sexual relationships. The University is currently soliciting feedback on the draft.
In 2016, student and faculty representatives from across the nine schools of Hopkins convened to discuss ways to improve mental health on campus. This spring, the Task Force on Student Mental Health and Well-being released a final report, which provided data and recommendations on the climate surrounding mental health at Hopkins.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), a philanthropic organization, donated $1.6 million to the Bloomberg School of Public Health to expand resources for survivors of violence in East Baltimore.
Eleven people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. In the wake of the shooting, Hopkins and Baltimore community members gathered to grieve for the Jewish community and those affected by the violence.
Historian, preservationist and Baltimore resident Eli Pousson gave a talk titled “Researching Your Historic Home” at the Station North Tool Library (SNTL) on Oct. 18. Pousson is the director of preservation and outreach for Baltimore Heritage, a non-profit organization which works to preserve historic neighborhoods and buildings in the city.
The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the International Studies Program hosted a talk titled “American Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump” on Thursday, Oct. 11. SAIS professors Hal Brands and Francis J. Gavin addressed the state of foreign policy today. Sydney Van Morgan, head of the Hopkins Program in International Studies, moderated the discussion.