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For the past several weeks, Maryland legislators have been debating a bill that would give Hopkins the authority to form its own police force. Lawmakers announced on Friday that they will not support the bill in its current form, and it will not be voted on during this legislative session.
In the weeks since the University announced its divisive plan to create a private police force, administrators have attended a number of forums to solicit feedback on the proposal from students and community members. Maryland legislators are currently debating a bill, which was introduced on March 5, that would authorize the University to create such a force.
Students who apply to become Residential Advisors (RAs) assume that one of the benefits of the position will be that their overall costs for the year will decrease.
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.
Over 100 Hopkins students, faculty and staff joined a walkout protesting gun violence on Wednesday morning. The demonstration was part of a national school walkout, in which thousands of students across the U.S. left their classrooms to participate.
Students joined members of the community in the Baltimore International Working Women’s Day 2018 March, initiated by the Women’s Fightback Network, on March 10. Tzedek, a student organization, organized a rally at the Beach and a subsequent march to the People’s Park in Station North.
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.
Since the University announced its intent to create its own private police force, many students have questioned what this force would look like and how the school will take into account their concerns.
Update: This article has since been updated to include a statement from the University.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) hosted former head of the Turkish military İlker Başbuğ as its second event this semester on Tuesday. The talk was co-hosted by European Horizons and moderated by Lisel Hintz, assistant professor of International Relations and European Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Hundreds of high school students in Baltimore passed through Homewood Campus protesting school gun violence around noon on Tuesday. The march was part of a walkout to City Hall.
University President Ronald J. Daniels and Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul B. Rothman announced that Hopkins may create a private police department with the aim to increase public safety on and around its Baltimore campuses. They made the announcement in an email to students, faculty and staff on Monday.
All seven Democratic candidates running for Governor of Maryland in 2018 gathered to speak at the Greater Baltimore Democratic Gubernatorial Forum on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Baltimore War Memorial.
Krishanti “Krish” Vignarajah, a female candidate for governor of Maryland who is currently running against seven male candidates, moderated a panel discussion titled the “Sexual Harassment Symposium” on Wednesday.
Nine months after its draft recommendations were released, the Task Force on Student Mental Health and Well-being published its final report on Thursday detailing specific ways that the University can improve mental health on campus. The Task Force was composed of students, faculty and staff from all nine divisions.
The 2018 Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) hosted its first event, a panel discussion on comedy and politics, on Thursday, Feb. 22. The discussion featured Sophia McClennen, an expert on political satire and founding director of Penn State University’s Center for Global Studies; Carrie Christoffersen, curator of collections at the Newseum; and Saturday Night Live writer Nimesh Patel.
Since black undergraduates were first admitted to the University in 1945, they have worked to make Homewood a more inclusive campus. This year the Black Student Union (BSU), founded in 1968, celebrates its 50th anniversary.
This semester, the Peer-Led Team Learning (PILOT) program at Hopkins faces a shortage of funds. PILOT’s budget is allocated on a yearly basis, and the program used more than half of that budget during fall 2017, resulting in less funding for the spring semester.
For the second semester in a row, students will be unable to use Shriver Hall as a performance venue due to additional renovations. Shriver, which has been under construction since summer 2017, was originally slated to reopen at the beginning of the spring 2018 semester. However, the project has been extended into the 2018-2019 school year.
The Baltimore City Council Land Use and Transportation Committee met on Wednesday to discuss a bill prohibiting the construction of crude oil train terminals in the City. Advocates for this bill argue that the pollutants and threat of explosion from crude oil trains make them too dangerous to run through Baltimore.