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Students, professors and faculty across the city rely on the The Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (JHMI) Shuttle, the bus route that connects Homewood, Peabody and the med campus. Recently, frequent delays and unreliability of the JHMI have caused riders inconvenience.
Hopkins Hillel hosted a “Jew Years Carnival,” its annual celebration of the High Holy Days at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg building last Thursday.
On Wednesday afternoon, residents of on-campus housing facility Homewood Apartments received an email from Hopkins concerning the detection of elevated levels of Legionella bacteria in the facility’s water supply.
In the spring of 2018, Knotty by Nature (KBN) was founded by then-sophomores Jendyi Dickerson and Zainab Jimoh. The founders took initiative after realizing there were no organizations on campus that catered specifically to the hair struggles of Black women.
With the resumption of on-campus living, students are adjusting to studying in study spaces at Homewood after having spent much of the past year online.
Demolition of the Mattin Center has begun, making room for the construction of the new student center, which is expected to be completed by fall 2024. The Mattin Center had been home to the University’s arts scene since 2001, hosting Swirnow Theater, the Digital Media Center, music and dance spaces, art studios and more. The resources that were once housed in Mattin Center have been scattered across Homewood Campus.
As Hopkins students settled into their routine of going to in-person classes, extracurriculars and activities, sophomores and freshmen reflected on the past month of navigating campus social life.
Baltimore City public school Henderson-Hopkins, a partnership between the Hopkins School of Education and Morgan State University, celebrated the grand opening of its new community track and field at its elementary-middle school, Elmer A. Henderson, on Sept. 13.
A year and a half after George Floyd protests began, a socialist organization called Speak Out Now hosted a discussion about police brutality at Keyser Quad on Sept. 16. At the event, club members examined the idea of capitalism as the root cause of the inequities in society, arguing that socialism is the solution.
The trope of the broke, hungry college student is so prominent it borders on cliche. Sure, most Hopkins students suffer through a few nights of ramen noodles and have a weak spot for free cookies. Some middle-class students supplement their diet with care packages from Mom and Dad or regular trips to honeygrow.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, to discuss a potential partnership with Real Food Hopkins, a sustainability bill initiative and a survey polling students’ thoughts on the University’s mandate to obtain COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In an email to the Hopkins community on Sept. 2, the University reported an antisemitic incident which occurred on August 27. A University affiliate was walking with his son when a person in a passing vehicle shouted an antisemitic slur. This is the latest in a series of incidents in the Hopkins community targeting Jewish students that includes the discovery of graffiti in the form of swastikas in a dormitory elevator.
In an email sent to the Hopkins community on Sept. 3, University leadership informed the community of an assault against an Asian American student that occurred on Sept. 2. The victim was pushed to the ground and was, along with her companion, subjected to violent anti-Asian language. According to the email, the perpetrator was detained but not arrested and appeared to be having a behavioral health crisis.
Many students on the Homewood Campus are reporting difficulties with wifi connection and outages since the start of the fall semester, particularly in Brody Learning Commons and dorm buildings.
The women’s soccer team defended their undefeated record in an away game against the Catholic University of America Cardinals last weekend.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7 to revisit an email written by Junior Class Senator Peter Huang concerning the requirement for international students’ to receive COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration despite having already received vaccines approved by the World Health Organization.
After nearly a year and a half of online semesters, students and faculty returned to campus on August 30. Courses were delivered online, in-person or a hybrid of both.
The Ralph O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being is scheduled for completion by Oct. 4 and will open at full capacity by mid-October. The University announced plans to expand the Recreation (Rec) Center in 2020.
The University held Orientation Week for incoming first-years, international students and transfer students between August 22 and August 29. In contrast with last year’s virtual Orientation Week, this year’s event consisted of both virtual and in-person programs.
The University announced in an email to the student body on August 27 that all fully vaccinated undergraduate students living both on and off-campus will need to be tested once a week. Previously, fully vaccinated students living off-campus were not required to be tested. Those with approved exemptions to the vaccine regulations will still need to be tested twice a week. Additionally, pregnancy will no longer be an accepted exception to the vaccine mandate.