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The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted its first Identity & Cuisine Night of the school year on Tuesday. The event was a part of OMA’s Heritage 365 initiative, which is a unified approach to celebrate African American, Latinx, Asian Pacific and indigenous cultures throughout the year, and was sponsored by the University’s Asian and Pacific Islander Association.
University Provost Sunil Kumar sent out a University-wide email detailing two leadership changes to the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) on Aug. 7. In the email, Provost Kumar announced that Joy Gaslevic would become interim vice provost for institutional equity for the University. Formerly deputy Title IX coordinator, Linda Boyd was promoted to interim assistant vice provost for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator, filling Gaslevic’s previous roles.
Erica Schoenberger, a professor of Environmental Health and Engineering, gave a talk titled “What Really Happened to the Electric Car?” on Tuesday. The lecture highlighted why the internal combustion engine has triumphed in the car market.
I cannot pretend to have been an FFC aficionado as a freshman. I actively avoided eating there in favor of a combination of Levering Kitchens, CharMar sandwiches and veggie burgers from Brody Cafe. However, there’s still a lot to be said about having the freshman year dining hall experience and how you can make the most out of it.
Chris Wilson, a writer, entrepreneur and ex-offender, gave a guest lecture during a class titled Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore: A Public Health Perspective on Tuesday.
When Clifton Guidry III, a black Peabody Institute alum, experienced a seizure during orchestra rehearsal as a student, he was met with suspicion.
On Thursday, April 18, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan approved legislation that will allow Hopkins to establish a private police force. By signing the bill – titled the Community Safety and Strengthening Act – into law, Hogan has authorized Hopkins to be the first private university in Maryland to have its own police force.
Robert Bernasconi, professor of Philosophy and African American Studies at Penn State University, gave a presentation titled “Chattel Slavery as Punishment: Stages in the History of an Argument,” on Thursday, April 4. The lecture was part of the English Department’s Tudor and Stuart Lecture Series (T&S), which brings together prominent scholars from other universities to showcase their work to Hopkins faculty and students.
As a part of the international movement against climate change, young people around the world have joined the Youth Climate Strike. According to The Guardian, students from over 50 countries will walk out of school on March 15, aiming to draw attention to the global climate crisis.
Christian J. Koot, chair of the history department at Towson University, gave a presentation on his newly released book, A Biography of a Map in Motion: Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake on February 27. He spoke at the George Peabody Library, where August Herrman’s map is on display as part of an exhibition titled “Maryland, from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection.”
The Career Center hosted a series of events showcasing and promoting careers in the nonprofit sector last week. Aimed at exposing students to opportunities in the nonprofit and environmental industries, the Nonprofit Career Week included a Connecting Green Jobs panel and a Careers with a Cause employment fair.
Hopkins United Against Inequities in Disease hosted a panel focusing on domestic violence in Baltimore. Speakers included School of Public Health Professor Shannon Frattaroli, University of Maryland Professor of Law Leigh Goodmark and TurnAround representative Samantha Black.
Students, affiliates and community organizations gathered in Brody Learning Commons to protest the University’s contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday, Nov. 15. This was the second protest of the JHU-ICE contract this semester.
The Women Faculty Forum at Homewood invited the Hopkins community to discuss sexual harassment in academia on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Mudd Atrium. The Forum encouraged faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students to explore ways to improve gender equity in the fields of academic sciences, engineering and medicine.
Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a national anti-affirmative action nonprofit, is currently in the process of suing Harvard University for alleged discrimination against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process.
Students gathered on Wednesday to discuss President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and tariffs, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation and other relevant political conflicts that could affect the 2018 midterm elections. In this election cycle, people are campaigning for all 435 House of Representative seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats. 39 governorships and other state and local elections are also being contested.
University President Ronald J. Daniels and School of Medicine Dean Paul B. Rothman announced plans to name a new building in honor of Henrietta Lacks, the source of the immortal HeLa cell line, on Saturday. The new multidisciplinary building will be located on the East Baltimore Campus and is expected to be completed in 2022.
Michelle Fitzgerald, an intern at the Americana Foundation Curatorial at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, gave a talk about her reconstruction of Sir Robert Eden’s townhouse on Monday, Oct. 1. This talk was part of an architectural series held in conjunction with Homewood Museums at the Homewood Campus.
In honor of Constitution Day, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland hosted a panel called Taking Liberties: Sexual Misconduct and Abuse of Power in the age of #metoo on Thursday, Sept. 20.