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Smita Ruzicka joined the University as the new Dean of Student Life in August, filling a position that had been vacant for the past six months. Ruzicka is the first person to permanently hold the position since July 2017, when former Dean of Student Life Terry Martinez left to work at Hamilton College.
Hopkins is once again a top 10 national university, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which were released on Monday. The University is tied for 10th place with Northwestern University.
Since April, the student group Advocates for Disability Awareness (ADA) has demanded improvements to Student Disability Services (SDS) on campus. In July, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger and Vice Provost for Institutional Equity Kimberly Hewitt announced in a campus-wide email that the University would take measures to address these demands.
A Place to Talk (APTT), an on-campus peer listening service, unveiled their newest campus location on Tuesday. Their new room will be in Brody 4010. By opening a new location in Brody, APTT hopes to increase their access to the student body.
The University’s Family Leave for New Parents policy, introduced last summer, offers paid leave to full-time and part-time employees who have worked at Hopkins for at least one continuous year.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for an overhaul of sexual misconduct policies on college campuses. The New York Times obtained a draft of these proposed rules on Aug. 29. No official proposal has been made yet.
Over 1,300 new students arrived on campus last week to participate in the University’s annual Orientation Week for first years. “O-Week” aims to help incoming first years adjust to life at Hopkins.
Baltimore Ceasefire 365 celebrated its first anniversary this August. The anti-violence organization was created to encourage Baltimore citizens to decrease gun violence in the City through the hosting and promotion of Ceasefire weekends four times a year. During this past Ceasefire weekend, the City went 41 hours without a shooting.
As of this summer, undergraduate and graduate students across all nine Hopkins campuses will have access to Handshake, an online career services platform which allows students to search for jobs and internships.
Melissa Hyatt, a 20-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), joined the University as the vice president for security in April. Her appointment followed an increase in security operations due to rising crime rates around the Homewood Campus, along with plans to create a private police force that University officials announced in March.
The Student Government Association (SGA) organized the first annual Student Activism Fair during Orientation Week. The Fair, targeted toward incoming freshmen, represented over 20 student activist groups.
At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) approved a petition calling for a referendum after getting 910 signatures. Nine-hundred signatures were required in order for SGA to be allowed to hold the referendum.
Following a four-month investigation by the Office of the Dean of Student Life, the University has issued a two-year suspension to the Alpha Delta Phi (WAWA) fraternity. Though the fraternity could have applied for automatic re-recognition after the suspension lifted, Alpha Delta Phi chose instead to revoke their recognition at the University and with their national office.
Around 100 Baltimore activists traveled to Washington, D.C. to join thousands of counter-protestors at Sunday’s Unite the Right 2 rally, the follow-up to last year’s deadly white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Va.
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) arrested a carjacking suspect on Homewood Campus this afternoon at 2:02 p.m. The suspect, who was involved in a carjacking incident in the Southeast District of Baltimore a month ago, fled a vehicle and entered Homewood on foot. According to BPD Chief Spokesman T.J. Smith, the suspect was unarmed.
The Baltimore Fire Department evacuated Cancer Research Building 1 and Cancer Research Building 2 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Thursday afternoon after a sample of tuberculosis was accidentally released on the covered bridge between the two buildings.
The Hopkins community is mourning the death of William Hartmann, a rising sophomore in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, who passed away on May 25. Hartmann, who was from Bethesda, Md., studied physics and aimed to eventually earn a PhD.
The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) released the recounted results for the 2018-19 Student Government Association (SGA) Class Council elections on Tuesday night. The original results were released on Friday, but due to a change in the voting system which left ten seats open, the CSE decided to conduct a recount.
The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the 2018-19 Student Government Association (SGA) Class Council elections on Friday. A total of 928 students voted, which marked a seven percent decrease from last year. Of the eligible student body, consisting of the current freshman, sophomore and junior classes, 23.3 percent cast their ballots.