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On March 19, the University recommended that all undergraduate students consider moving back to their permanent address due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This followed an earlier announcement that students would not be allowed to remain in on-campus housing after March 15.
The Student Government Association (SGA) debated different topics it will push for during its upcoming annual dinner with University President Ronald J. Daniels at its weekly meeting on Tuesday. Members also voted on four bills, including the introduction of a Latinx & Hispanic Caucus.
Showing Up for Racial Justice Baltimore (SURJ) hosted its annual legislative day at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Sunday to teach the Baltimore community about different bills that are currently pending in Annapolis.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) announced on Monday that the theme of its spring 2020 lineup is “Anthem.” The lineup includes pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law; Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Syrian refugee and advocate Muzoon Almellehan; and African American political activist and author Angela Davis.
The Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health collaborated with The Stoop Storytelling Series — a Baltimore-based live show and podcast — to host “In Search of Safety: Stories about Migration, Displacement, and Advocating for Refugees and Asylum Seekers” on Nov. 21. Laura Wexler, co-founder and co-producer of The Stoop, introduced and moderated the event, which took place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Sheng Zhang, a senior majoring in international studies, presented his research on the Chinese government’s attempt to create a settlement for Jewish refugees during World Word II — specifically the Yunnan Plan — and the factors that led to its failure on Tuesday. Zhang is the 2019 recipient of the John Koren Award for Holocaust Research and Education, which is granted annually to an undergraduate student researching the Holocaust.
University officials announced plans for a streetscape renovation project along Saint Paul Street between 31st and 33rd Streets this past March. Construction began in early April and is scheduled to finish in December.
Stuart Schrader, the associate director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, presented his new book Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing at Red Emma’s last Thursday. The book explores how American counterinsurgency efforts abroad informed the norms and methods of policing at home, and vice versa.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted Felipe Luciano for their Heritage365 speaker series on Friday. Over a wide-ranging talk, Luciano focused on the importance of developing relationships between the Latinx and African American communities.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) hosted three political advocacy figures. They took part in a panel discussion on the past and present challenges to democracy in the United States.
In January 2018, Hopkins alum William H. Miller donated $75 million to the University’s Department of Philosophy. Professor Richard Bett, then department chair, told The News-Letter that most of the donation — the largest ever to a university Philosophy program — was intended to endow new positions. This would allow the department to expand its course offerings into areas that are not currently covered. Bett had also stated that his personal goal was to find a faculty member who could teach Eastern philosophy.
The Student Government Association (SGA) unanimously voted to approve the new chair and vice-chair of the Black Student Caucus, Sophomore Class Senators Adelle Thompson and Talal Widatalla, respectively, at their weekly meeting on Tuesday.
The Johns Hopkins Jail Tutorial Project (JTP) held their annual speaker series titled, “The Roundtable Discussion on Drug Use in the Criminal Justice System,” at the Glass Pavilion on Thursday, April 18. The event, which centered on drug use in the criminal justice system, fostered discussion between a variety of participants, including non-profit workers, lawyers, professors and JTP members.
Red Emma’s hosted an event celebrating 5 years of freedom for Marshall “Eddie” Conway, who had been previously incarcerated for forty-four years.
The Carey School of Business’ Women in Business club, alongside the Stoop Storytelling Series, a Baltimore-based podcast, hosted “No Limits: Stories about female leadership, creativity, and resilience” on Wednesday. Lauren Wexler, co-founder and co-producer of the Stoop, led the event.
The University announced in an email to the student body in September that it planned to create a Student Advisory Committee for Security (SACS). Applications for SACS opened that month, and selected students were notified of their appointment to the Committee on Oct. 30. The Committee met twice, once in November and once in December, before the University released the names of the selected students on the Security website on January 28.
The Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (BHRC), a public health organization, held a workshop on opioid overdoses and Naloxone on Friday. The event took place in the SPARC Women’s Center in Baltimore and was lead by speaker Harriet Smith, the executive director of the BHRC.
Sabrina Jalees, a Canadian-Pakistani comedian, speaker and writer, performed a stand-up routine at Hodson Hall on Friday, Nov. 2. The Offices of the Dean of Student Life, LGBTQ Life and Multicultural Affairs (OMA) co-sponsored the event, titled Sabrina Jalees Speaks.