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As social media and online dating platforms like Tinder and Hinge become more and more visible in American society, people are beginning to question whether relationships and the concept of love are evolving. Many feel as though technology has superseded human interaction and elevated the desire for quick hookups, while others contend that modern relationships remain fundamentally the same as they were in prior generations.
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.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted its first annual Cultural Festival on Saturday. The event featured numerous student groups and offered food, games, music and a glimpse into diverse cultures.
Since the 2016 presidential election, many have worried that victories and protections for LGBTQ individuals secured under the Obama administration would be repealed. Some of these policies include the legalization of gay marriage, the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and expanded coverage of federal hate crimes to include attacks based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Hopkins was ranked the 25th most expensive school in America by Business Insider for the 2016-2017 school year. Tuition has only increased since then – 5.5 percent over the last two years. Currently, annual tuition totals $53,740. Due to the high cost of enrollment, many Hopkins students seek out grants and financial aid to pay for their education.
Over the summer, some students were surprised to see the premium for the University-provided insurance plan rise by 10.4 percent. The price of the 2018-19 plan increased to accommodate for greater coverage and reduced deductibles and out-of-pocket (OOP) costs. This follows a 4.5 percent price increase in 2017, which was due to increasing national healthcare costs.
Smita Ruzicka joined the University as the new Dean of Student Life in August, filling a position that had been vacant for the past six months. Ruzicka is the first person to permanently hold the position since July 2017, when former Dean of Student Life Terry Martinez left to work at Hamilton College.
The John Quincy Adams Society, a national student group dedicated to non-interventionism and diplomacy, hosted foreign policy analyst Matthew Duss for their “Saudi Arabia and the U.S.” event hosted on Saturday.
Voice for Choice, a student group advocating for women’s reproductive rights, hosted obstetrician and gynecologist Diane Horvath to give a talk titled “Conversation with an Abortion Provider” on March 29. The event also served as a fundraiser for the Baltimore Abortion Fund, a nonprofit seeking to make abortions more accessible.
The Student Government Association (SGA) proposed a new STEM program for inner-city high schools in Baltimore, as well as an on-campus sustainability coalition at their weekly meeting on Tuesday.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke about the importance of diplomacy and national unity as part of the Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) on Tuesday.
In the fall of 1899, historian Herbert Baxter Adams organized the Johns Hopkins Club to provide University affiliates with a place to dine together and share ideas.