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“We need a change,” former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a July 2015 press conference, where she announced the dismissal of then Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. She had fired him in response to an increase in homicides following the death of Freddie Gray.
The number of vacant houses throughout Baltimore has increased as its population has declined sharply over the past several generations. This growing number of abandoned homes is often referred to as “urban blight.”
Eight students presented their exhibits depicting the lives of people who were enslaved on the Homewood Campus and showing how the legacy of slavery continues to affect people today. The exhibition, titled More Than a Name: Enslaved Families at Historic Homewood, included a selection of artifacts and objects and opened at the Homewood Museum on Monday.
The Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) implemented the Stop the Bleed campaign on campus at the end of March. Stop the Bleed is a national program designed to improve bystander intervention in cases of emergency bleeding.
The student organization Advocates for Disability Awareness (ADA) held a protest calling for better accommodations for students with disabilities in Garland Hall on Thursday, April 12.
The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced on Monday that the New Horizons ticket won the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections, beating the Thumbs UP for Jessup ticket.
Students and faculty spoke about the role of protests and free speech on college campuses at a panel on Wednesday. The event was hosted by IDEAL, a student organization that promotes both nonpartisan and bipartisan civic engagement on campus.
The Hopkins Pantry opened its doors to all University affiliates this past week. This program, located in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), offers non-perishable food to students, staff and faculty who may be struggling to feed themselves for financial reasons.
The Inter-Asian Council (IAC) hosted a gala for its Immigrants of Hopkins photo campaign on Wednesday in Mudd Atrium. The gala showcased photos and snippets of interviews from student immigrants and students with family members who are immigrants.
“New Horizons” and “Thumbs UP for Jessup,” the two tickets campaigning for the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board, discussed their platforms in a debate on Monday.
After Maryland lawmakers announced that they would not support a bill authorizing Hopkins to create its own police force, Students Against Private Police (SAPP) organized a rally at Garland Hall to celebrate on Tuesday afternoon. SAPP, a coalition of 11 student groups, used the rally to voice opposition to future plans for a Hopkins police force.
Two tickets are campaigning for next year’s Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections. “New Horizons” and “Thumbs UP for Jessup” will face off in a debate on April 9, and the voting period will begin on April 11.
Government whistleblower and Maryland senatorial candidate Chelsea Manning spoke at the Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) on Monday. DeRay Mckesson, a local civil rights activist, moderated the discussion.
The student group Advocates for Disability Awareness (ADA) released a list of demands calling for better accommodations and resources for students with disabilities on Monday.
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.