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Nine months after its draft recommendations were released, the Task Force on Student Mental Health and Well-being published its final report on Thursday detailing specific ways that the University can improve mental health on campus. The Task Force was composed of students, faculty and staff from all nine divisions.
The Emmy-winning HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones (GoT) is famous for a lot of things, like its elaborate sets and costumes, its eagerness to kill off main characters, and of course its innumerable graphic sex scenes. Many have criticized the show for being overly pornographic or displaying excessive sexual violence. The reality, as any diehard fan knows, is that GoT is so much more than just incest and nudity. At its core it’s a show about courage, perseverance, family, love and loyalty — themes that are largely universal. The show is so popular partly because, although it takes place in a medieval fantasy world, viewers today can personally relate to many of the things the characters deal with on the show — one of which, obviously, is sex.
Since the beginning of the semester, the University has partnered with the ride-hailing app Lyft to provide additional vehicles for students who request Night Rides from Blue Jay Shuttles on Fridays and Saturdays.
Interim Dean of Student Life Tiffany Sanchez, who joined Hopkins in 2013, will be leaving Feb. 14 to become Vice President for Student Affairs at Stevenson University.
The University’s Board of Trustees voted to divest its endowment from thermal coal on Friday. The vote, which was announced in a statement on Tuesday, comes almost three months after the Public Interest Investment Advisory Committee (PIIAC) recommended that the University divest from fossil fuels.
In an interview with The News-Letter on Tuesday, University President Ronald J. Daniels shared his thoughts on mental health, campus security, the University’s endowment and the second Commission on Undergraduate Education (CUE2).
Over the past hundred years, human activity has brought about a rise in global temperatures, more extreme weather patterns and a drastically changing ecosystem. The effects of climate change and environmental degradation can be harmful to human health, with consequences such as water and food shortages, rising sea levels and pollution.
As part of a weekend of programming around the newly-released HBO documentary Baltimore Rising, the Reginald F. Lewis museum hosted a panel discussion titled “Reclaiming the Future of Black News Media” on Nov. 17. Makayla Gilliam-Price, an activist who is featured in the documentary, moderated the panel.
The Stieff Silver Building, a 1.2 acre industrial complex, rises up above the surrounding Hampden neighborhood across from Wyman Park, about a mile from Homewood.
Boston University Professor of Global Development Policy Kevin Gallagher gave a lecture titled “What is Latin America’s China Plan?” in Mergenthaler Hall on Monday. In his talk, which was hosted by the sociology department, Gallagher discussed China’s recent investments in Latin American countries.
In light of the recent increase in armed and unarmed robberies near Homewood campus, the University plans to strengthen its security measures. In an email sent on Oct. 23, University President Ronald J. Daniels emphasized the importance of a “visible security presence” and neighborhood improvement.
Many students struggle to find a space to study in Brody Learning Commons or the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSE), especially during exam season. Often, students save themselves seats by putting down their belongings and then leaving for extended periods of time, preventing others from using these spaces.
The Wilmer Eye Institute (Wilmer), an eye clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, celebrated World Sight Day last Thursday. Founded by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the day was dedicated to directing attention to blindness and vision impairment.
As part of an ongoing effort to make mental health resources more accessible to the Hopkins community, the Counseling Center has begun promoting Calm, an app that offers guided meditation, bedtime stories and music to help people relax and de-stress.
Traditionally, courses in the Writing Seminars and English departments are designed to familiarize students with the Western literary canon.
Freshman class election results for the Student Government Association (SGA) were released on Tuesday. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Freshman Class President is Sam Schatmeyer and the Freshman Class Senators are Evan Mays, Matt Taj, Coco Cai, Aspen Williams, Lauren Paulet and Nico Daurio.
The nonprofit organization 24 Foundation, a charity that supports those affected by cancer, hosted 24 Baltimore, a cycling event held on the Homewood Campus last weekend. While 24 Baltimore is an annual fundraiser, this was the first year it took place at Hopkins.
The University’s decision to end the Russian major, which takes effect this academic year, has incited controversy among students and faculty. While those currently enrolled in the program will be able to complete their degrees, incoming undergraduates will no longer be able to major or minor in Russian.
After months of planning, New Student Orientation for the Class of 2021 kicked off on Saturday, Aug. 26 on Homewood Field. A Core Team of undergraduates as well as a number of staff and graduate interns worked to coordinate the student and parent programming that occurred through Wednesday, Aug. 30.
After serving the community for decades, PJ’s Pub and the Charles Village Schnapp Shop both closed their doors over the summer. These establishments were frequented by Hopkins students, faculty and staff, and news of their closing prompted outcry from many.