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Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), discussed the medical and ethical implications of modern biomedical research as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium on Tuesday. Collins focused on recent scientific advances in gene-editing technologies that could open up the possibility for therapeutic treatments that operate at the level of patients’ genomes.
Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, two journalists from The Real News Network (TRNN), discussed their WYPR podcast “Truth and Reconciliation” and policing in Baltimore on Wednesday in Charles Commons. The event was co-sponsored by the Digital Media Center (DMC), The News-Letter and WYPR.
“Hear Our Stories: Celebrating Black Victim-Survivors,” an event focused on supporting black women and non-binary people affected by sexual violence, took place at The Motor House on Thursday, Jan. 31. The event was hosted by FORCE, a Baltimore nonprofit that aims to shift the narrative surrounding sexual violence through different forms of advocacy.
A bill that would grant Hopkins the authority to establish its own police force was introduced to the Maryland General Assembly on Monday. Senator Antonio Hayes is the sponsor of the bill, Senate Bill (SB) 793, titled “the Community Safety and Strengthening Act.”
The University announced its $372.5 million purchase of the Newseum building in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
Hundreds of Baltimore residents and Hopkins students gathered at City Hall on Jan. 19 for the third annual Women’s March. Speakers highlighted women’s recent political gains, protested the Trump administration’s policies and outlined various challenges women in Baltimore face, before leading demonstrators through War Memorial Plaza.
As the negative impacts of livestock production, food transportation and food waste gain national attention, many Hopkins students are looking for ways to combat these issues on campus.
The International Studies Program hosted its final event in its midterm elections speaker series, “Trump and the Liberal World Order,” on Wednesday. The event featured remarks from political science professors regarding Trump’s impact on free market principles, cooperation among nations and liberal democracy.
The Johns Hopkins Science Policy Group hosted the Science Policy Town Hall, an event where panel members discussed public health policy questions ahead of the midterm elections. The event took place at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on Thursday, Oct. 10. Panelists focused on issues such as the environment, women’s reproductive health and the opioid crisis in the context of the current political climate.
Following the box-office success of several films featuring predominantly minority casts, the Inter-Asian Council (IAC) launched the #FirstTimeISawMe campaign, which focuses on the impact of media representation on underrepresented identities. The ongoing campaign launched in late September.
The Hopkins Hindu Students Council (HSC) hosted their annual Diwali Dhamaka celebration in the Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 8. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, takes place each fall and is one of the most popular celebrations in the Hindu religion.
The Office of Women and Gender Resources hosted its inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium (WLS) in Charles Commons on Saturday. The event featured keynote speaker Lisa Ryu, associate director of the Federal Reserve.
On Sept. 10, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $20.5 million gift to the Bloomberg School of Public Health to fund reproductive health services for urban adolescent populations. The grant will specifically go toward funding The Challenge Initiative (TCI), an international program focused on providing sexual and reproductive resources for impoverished urban populations worldwide.
Since April, the student group Advocates for Disability Awareness (ADA) has demanded improvements to Student Disability Services (SDS) on campus. In July, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger and Vice Provost for Institutional Equity Kimberly Hewitt announced in a campus-wide email that the University would take measures to address these demands.
During my first days at Hopkins, I was incredibly anxious about how I would fare and whether I would be happy. But after forging meaningful relationships with friends from diverse backgrounds and getting a taste of the undergraduate experience, I learned that the negative stereotypes concerning Hopkins are based more on fearful speculation than actual experience.
The Hopkins Alumni Association hosted Alumni Weekend from April 26 to 29. Alumni returned to Homewood Campus to participate in a variety of social, cultural and academic events, which were open to both alumni and current students.
As part of an event titled, “The Lunchbox Moment,” five Asian-American students shared their personal experiences with discrimination. The student-led event was held on Tuesday in Charles Commons.
Hundreds of thousands of students, educators and parents took to the streets to protest mass shootings and demand greater gun control at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Over 800 sibling marches were held in cities across the U.S. and abroad.
Peabody alum and acclaimed South Korean guitarist and film score composer Byeong Woo Lee composed the music for the opening and closing ceremonies of this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
More than four months have passed since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, leaving many without electricity, cell service and clean water. Many Puerto Rican Hopkins students returned home during the winter holidays to families who are still suffering from the effects of the storm.