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The Student Government Association (SGA) addressed an appeal from the Korean American Students Association (KASA), who applied to be recognized as an official student group, in their weekly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. They also discussed updated guidelines for the upcoming SGA elections from the Committee on Student Elections (CSE).
Peabody alum and acclaimed South Korean guitarist and film score composer Byeong Woo Lee composed the music for the opening and closing ceremonies of this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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.
In the past few months, more Hopkins students have fallen ill with the flu than in recent years. The Health and Wellness Center (HelWell) reports that it has diagnosed 107 cases of the flu since November. Last school year, between November and February, HelWell diagnosed 57 cases.
Only four months remain until the primary elections for Maryland’s gubernatorial race. Seven Democrats have announced their candidacy for governor and plan to run against Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who is expected to seek re-election.
The Baltimore Metro SubwayLink (Metro) has been closed since Feb. 11 due to emergency repairs and will likely remain closed until March 11. The shutdown took place with less than 24 hours of notice to commuters.
European Horizons and the John Quincy Adams Society, two student groups promoting discussions about foreign policy, hosted a debate alongside the International Studies department called “Dealing with Putin’s Russia: Challenges and Opportunities” on Feb. 15.
The second annual Symposium on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation took place on Saturday, Feb. 17. The symposium was hosted by the University’s 8:32 Society along with the Hopkins Dialectic journal, the Public Health Christian Fellowship, the Graduate Christian Fellowship and the Thomistic Institute. Nigel M. de S. Cameron delivered the keynote address, titled “Can We Stay Human in the Digital Age?”
The Division of Public Safety Leadership (PSL) at the School of Education (SOE) will be phased out by December 2019, according to an announcement from SOE Dean Christopher Morphew. Current students will be able to complete their degrees, but no new students, including those currently in the application process, will be accepted.
Since 2015, several colleges and universities have called into question whether they should take back honorary degrees they had previously awarded to comedian and actor Bill Cosby. Over 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault. His first trial last June ended in a mistrial and he is set to appear in court again in April.
In celebration of Black Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted an exhibit by Paul Rucker, a Baltimore-based artist whom Baltimore Magazine named the city’s “Best Artist” of 2015. The exhibit ran from Feb. 8-9.
Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, leading many students to reflect on their love lives and relationship statuses. But how do people really experience love at Hopkins? The News-Letter sat down with eight students who shared their thoughts on balancing academics and relationships; dating apps and hookup culture; and Valentine’s Day plans.
Refuel Our Future (Refuel), a student-led fossil fuel divestment campaign, organized a rally in front of Gilman Hall on Tuesday afternoon, demanding that the University fully divest from fossil fuels. Their protest responded to the Board of Trustees’ decision last December to divest its endowment from thermal coal companies.
The LaB hosted its First Birthday Bash in celebration of its first anniversary on Friday, Feb. 9. JHUnions, a programming organization under the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI), hosted the event.
This week, the Office of LGBTQ Life launched their Show Your Love campaign, in which they invited students to show their support for the LGBTQ community by wearing rainbow ribbons around campus. Students could pick up these ribbons from over 30 sites on campus.
After a five month long process that started in September 2017, a bill proposing a ban on polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) products in the food service industry received a City Council hearing on Tuesday, February 6. City Council voted unanimously to send the bill to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s desk for approval.
To increase student voter turnout, Hopkins recently partnered with TurboVote, an online voting registration service. Over 300 universities have partnered with TurboVote, which was created by nonprofit and nonpartisan group Democracy Works. Its co-founders wanted to create a way for people to be aware of election dates and registration deadlines, especially for local and special elections.