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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.
The International Studies department hosted the third event in its Midterm Elections Speaker Series, a talk titled “Mexico and border security,” in Maryland Hall on Wednesday.
The English Department hosted Christopher Warren, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as part of its English Literary History (ELH) Speaker Series. Warren gave a talk titled “Literature, History, and Authority in International Law” on Thursday, Oct. 4. The discussion focused on Warren’s forthcoming chapter on international law in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Following last spring’s controversy about a potential bill that would allow Hopkins to create its own private police force, students have noticed an increase in armed officers on and around the Homewood Campus. The bill failed to pass in the Maryland State Legislature in March after resistance from students, staff and community members.
The University announced the creation of the new Student Advisory Committee for Security (SACS) in an email to the student body on Sept. 21. The Committee will be comprised of 10 representatives from designated student groups at the different Hopkins campuses, as well as five at-large members who can apply to the position.
The University is conducting an internal review of anesthesiologist Dr. Robert Greenberg after a Facebook post by Aishah Bahiyyah went viral on Sept. 11. The post detailed an incident in which Greenberg made racially charged comments towards Bahiyyah’s son and made him urinate into a bottle instead of using the bathroom The post has been shared over 39,000 times.
A discussion panel, “Separated: Children at the Border A Health and Human Rights Perspective,” addressed the policy of detaining and separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. The event took place at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on Monday, Sept. 17.
As of this summer, undergraduate and graduate students across all nine Hopkins campuses will have access to Handshake, an online career services platform which allows students to search for jobs and internships.
Clarissa Chen, president of Refuel our Future, explained that one thing she learned from her efforts to persuade Hopkins to divest from fossil fuels is the unique ability of Hopkins students to sway the University. She reminded future student activists to recognize and use this.
The Baltimore Fire Department evacuated Cancer Research Building 1 and Cancer Research Building 2 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Thursday afternoon after a sample of tuberculosis was accidentally released on the covered bridge between the two buildings.
The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the 2018-19 Student Government Association (SGA) Class Council elections on Friday. A total of 928 students voted, which marked a seven percent decrease from last year. Of the eligible student body, consisting of the current freshman, sophomore and junior classes, 23.3 percent cast their ballots.
The Charles Village Pub (CVP), a local bar on St. Paul Street, has been closed indefinitely following a grease fire early Tuesday morning. The bar first opened in 1985.
Environmentalist, journalist and host of the WYPR radio show The Environment in Focus Tom Pelton discussed his book, The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World, at Barnes & Noble on Thursday. He focused on the role of government in environmental issues, particularly in the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) implemented the Stop the Bleed campaign on campus at the end of March. Stop the Bleed is a national program designed to improve bystander intervention in cases of emergency bleeding.