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Candidates for the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board discussed their platforms at a debate on March 10. Juniors Breanna Soldatelli, Raymond Perez and Karen He are running for executive president. Sophomore Kobi Khong is running for executive vice president, freshman Kya Nicholson is running for executive treasurer and sophomore Elaina Regier is running for executive secretary.
The Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship (RIC) hosted the third event of their Spring 2022 Freedom Education series on March 11, “Why is Mass Incarceration Booming in the U.S.?,” featuring Jack Norton, a geographer and senior research associate at the Vera Institute of Justice.
President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in an effort to force Ukraine into the Russian sphere of influence on Feb. 24, local time. Since Feb. 24, thousands in Ukraine have been killed and at least 2 million Ukrainians have fled their country.
Beginning March 19, the University’s guest policies for on-campus housing will extend to allow non-affiliate guests. This policy change comes after the lifting of other restrictions as a result of high vaccination and booster rates on campus.
In two email broadcasts sent to affiliates on Mar. 9, the University announced relaxations of the indoor masking policy for vaccinated affiliates and a spring break travel testing requirement. Effective immediately, masks are no longer required in administrative spaces, public events, research labs, athletic facilities, libraries, residence halls and other public nonclassroom communal spaces.
Hopkins affiliates and members of the Baltimore community held a vigil on the Beach in support of Ukraine on March 5. Holding sunflowers and flyers, the event organizers called on attendees to donate resources for the people of Ukraine.
Last month, Hopkins was added to the list of private universities accused of colluding to reduce financial aid in an amended complaint.
Beginning this week, any Hopkins affiliate with an active JHED will be able to access a free food pantry in The LaB below Homewood Apartments as the result of a project coordinated by the Office of Student Outreach and Support (SOS).
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting on March 1 in order to discuss its position on expressing solidarity with Ukraine, amendments to the Student Activities Commission (SAC) guidelines, results of the Twosday freshman class council event, SGA tabling event reports and confirmations.
Content warning: The following article includes topics some readers may find triggering, including sexual assault.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) hosted career foreign service officer Tony Fernandes to discuss his work on Feb. 23.
In a petition, students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health (SPH) have called on its leadership to implement anti-racism and anti-colonialism into the school’s curriculum and reckon with the institution’s own history of racism.
Poet and activist Crystal Valentine was featured at an event hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) on Thursday, Feb. 24 where she discussed Black history through the lens of poetry and her own experiences as part of the Heritage 365 Initiative.
In an email sent to the Hopkins community on Feb. 25, the University announced the loosening of enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols citing the local and national decrease in cases and hospitalizations as well as high vaccination and booster rates on campus.
Maryland gubernatorial primary candidate Wes Moore introduced his platform and views on Baltimore in a virtual meet-and-greet on Thursday, Feb. 17. Senior Isaac Frumkin, who is currently working on voter engagement for Moore’s campaign, hosted the event. Female Leaders of Color, the Black Student Union (BSU) and Hopkins Democrats were part of the conversation, with Professor of Political Science and Sociology Vesla Weaver introducing Moore.
The Hopkins Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) hosted Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein as part of its 25th speaker series, “Shattered Reality: Reimagining the Future,” on Feb. 17. Department of Political Science Professor of Internal Relations Steven David led the conversation with Hussein, the former United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights and former representative of Jordan to the UN.
301 students were admitted to the Class of 2026 through the Early Decision II (ED II) cycle on Feb. 11. They joined the 520 students accepted through Early Decision I (ED I) in December. Over 3,000 students applied through ED II, an increase from the 2,874 that applied last year. This year is the second time the University has offered an ED II round.
This semester, the University has allowed the resumption of certain large in-person lecture classes, some with over 100 people, despite enhanced COVID-19 policies due to the Omicron variant.
The Student Government Association (SGA) assembled on Feb. 15 to review the junior class Valentine’s Day event, the participation in the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APAIVote) organization, its annual event with University President Ronald J. Daniels, the First-Year Class Council Twosday funding expansion and Office of Sustainability updates.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Women and Gender Resources hosted an event featuring Somali American poet, teacher and lyricist Ladan Osman on Feb. 10 to discuss the lives of the Black community as part of its Heritage 365 Initiative.