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The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting on Nov. 9 in order to discuss measures to improve transportation for students, ensure Thanksgiving Break gives students a reprieve and how to improve public participation in their meetings.
The Office of Campus Safety and Security (Campus Security) alerted Hopkins affiliates about an alleged intentional drugging incident that was reported to have taken place at a party at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house on Oct. 30. in an email on Nov. 1.
The Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA) was founded by three students in 2017 for the purpose of encouraging conversations about international relations on campus. The organization has since interviewed many notable guests, including the former vice president of Taiwan and Senator Tammy Duckworth.
Amid multiple policy changes following the pandemic, the University removed the mid-semester fall break from the fall 2021 calendar. The University has offered a fall break every year since 2010. In interviews with The News-Letter, students shared how the removal of a fall break has impacted them.
The Centennial Conference championships provide many Hopkins teams an opportunity to compete at a high level before heading off to the NCAA Championships. For the men’s and women’s cross-country teams, that opportunity came this past weekend.
The Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted a webinar with Tim Wise titled “Defending Critical Race Theory from Orchestrated Attacks'' on Oct. 27. Wise is an activist and writer whose work focuses on anti-racism. He has written eight books on race, including White Like Me, which examines his experience with white privilege.
With this year’s return to campus, clubs and other student organizations have been adapting to more in-person opportunities. However, students report that lingering COVID-19 restrictions have made it difficult for freshmen and sophomores to engage with registered student organizations (RSOs).
As a part of COVID-19 precautions, the University has increased grab-and-go meals from dining halls and indoor events. In interviews with The News-Letter, University constituents discussed how the pandemic has affected sustainability measures on campus.
The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium hosted Dr. Marty Makary for the fourth installment of its 2021 “Rebuilding Our Future” series on Oct. 26 in Shriver Hall. Makary is a professor at the School of Public Health practicing pancreatic surgery as well as a New York Times best-selling author.
The Aronson Center for International Studies hosted its third event of the semester, titled “Climate Change and Capitalism: The Cost of our Modern Lifestyle” on Oct. 25.
Housing Operations clarified its visitation policy for Hopkins students and overnight guests for on-campus housing in an email broadcast on Oct. 22.
The University announced on Oct. 26 that food and drink will be permitted at outdoor events. Previously, only single-serving, grab-and-go options were permitted to mitigate risks of COVID-19 transmission. University administrators noted that this change came because of high COVID-19 vaccination rates on campus.
Students with disabilities at Hopkins have reported difficulties in receiving accommodations from Student Disability Services (SDS) and a campus culture that is not inclusive. SDS is responsible for providing services like assistive technology, mentoring services, accommodations and accommodation letters that are shared with instructors.
The University resumed efforts to conceptualize the widely opposed Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) earlier this week to skepticism from students. On Monday, the new Vice President for Public Safety Branville Bard Jr. invited the Hopkins community to share feedback about the future police force.
President Joe Biden answered questions delivered by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper at a CNN town hall meeting in Baltimore on Oct. 21. The event took place at Baltimore Center Stage in Mount Vernon.
The Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center, which underwent a large-scale renovation process over the course of the pandemic, was unveiled yesterday. The University originally announced that the project would be finished before students returned to campus for the fall, but unforeseen issues delayed the construction process.
As the nation’s first city to enforce racially determined land covenants in real estate and to codify redlining, residential segregation in Baltimore has deep roots. Though racial segregation has been outlawed, its effects can still be seen to this day. The Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC) believes the Red Line light rail initiative could help end the persisting segregation in Baltimore.
Hopkins affiliates gathered in front of Gilman Hall last Friday to protest the transphobia students have experienced with University policies.
Hopkins alumni Mecca McDonald and Mia Dunn want to do more than make accessories – they want to revolutionize the jewelry industry. McDonald and Dunn, who graduated in spring 2021, spoke to The Women’s Network on Oct. 13 about their experiences starting Mo.Na. Gems, which creates environmentally sustainable jewelry.
The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium hosted Attorney Benjamin Crump for the third lecture in its 2021 “Rebuilding Our Future” series. Crump is a nationally renowned civil rights attorney who has represented clients in many high-profile cases such as the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and the residents of Flint, Mich.