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If you had met junior Jordyn Craig-Schwartz when she was younger, she would have described herself as someone who never stopped asking questions. Now in her second full year of conducting research at Hopkins, Craig-Schwartz emphasized in an interview with The News-Letter how excited she is to be in an environment where questions are not only allowed but encouraged.
Following last week’s vigil, Johns Hopkins University Dissenters and Speak Out Now organized a walkout on Monday, Oct. 30 in solidarity with Palestine. The walkout voiced demands to the University administration and included speeches from Hopkins community members.
Christina Fahmy is a junior studying Molecular and Cellular Biology and Spanish. In an interview with The News-Letter, she describes her journey into creating sustainable fashion, as well as where she looks to for inspiration.
In light of Max Verstappen claiming his third consecutive World Driver’s Championship (WDC) in last weekend’s race at the Qatar Grand Prix, join us for a recap of the 2023 season. Though the Charging Bulls’ dominance may be the headline story, this year has brought us mid-season driver swaps, epidemic dehydration and even lizards on the race track.
As the leaves change color and the air turns cold and crisp, it's time to whip out the pumpkin spice lattes and embrace the flavors of fall. From seasonal vegetables, like pumpkins and squashes, to the dishes that make you want to curl up by a fire, fall is a time for cozy nights and the smell of cinnamon.
Welcome to Hopkins! As a student, a lot of your time is unfortunately taken up by studying for your upcoming midterm or finishing up a problem set. Fortunately, our campus is filled with a plethora of places to study, and, depending on your mood, you can always find a new place to get some work done.
In an interview with The News-Letter on May 11, University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed the development of the Ten for One strategic plan, the role of affirmative action at Hopkins, the University’s new campus in D.C. and the institution’s commitment to data science and artificial intelligence research.
The Brazilian Students Organization (BRASA) hosted Dr. Filipe Campante, a Bloomberg distinguished professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Carey Business School, on April 26 for a discussion on the political and economic implications of the October 2022 presidential election in Brazil.
Katherine Budinger, a sophomore majoring in Writing Seminars and English, is currently conducting a research project connecting Dante Alighieri's narrative poem The Divine Comedy with tarot card meaning and symbolism. In an interview with The News-Letter, she discussed her interest in humanities research, working with the Sheridan Special Collections and the connections she found between Dante and astrology.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on March 28 to discuss approving the Committee on Student Elections (CSE) constitution. The second readings for the Student Activities Commission guidelines, Sex Week Funding Bill and the Earth Fest Funding Bill were also presented.
Affiliated with United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), the University’s graduate student union Teachers and Researchers United (TRU-UE) officially won recognition through a union representation election facilitated by the National Labor Relations Board in January 2023.
Picture the AMR II communal kitchen: there’s three-day old leftovers in the fridge (not ours), a dirty pot in the sink (also not ours), freshmen flitting in and out to warm up ramen (couldn’t be us) and, finally, seven girls sitting at the table. We all just wanted to try Shirlene’s pasta.
With a 97% majority, graduate students at Hopkins overwhelmingly voted in favor of unionization in a union representation election, facilitated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), on Jan. 30 and 31.
The University is mourning the death of Sharleen Argamaso-Hernan, assistant director of academic support, who passed away on Dec. 25, 2022. Argamaso-Hernan was assistant director for the Study Consulting Program and oversaw the first-year course Introduction to Hopkins: Arrive & Thrive. She first worked at Hopkins as a postdoc after earning a doctorate in Biology. Argamaso-Hernan returned to Hopkins in 2018 after working at Lansdowne High School in Baltimore County.
In an interview with The News-Letter on Dec. 12, University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed the function of higher education in American democracy, the importance of accountability in the University’s decision making and the creation of democratic spaces on campus.
A lawsuit filed in January of 2022 accused several top-ranking universities of colluding to limit the amount of financial aid awarded to students. Section 568 of the “Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994” detailed an antitrust exemption that permitted qualifying universities to agree on a common financial aid formula. Universities were limited by the requirement to practice need-blind admissions. This antitrust exemption expired on Sept. 30, allowing the case to proceed.
The Teachers and Researchers United (TRU), an unofficial graduate student union, held a rally for fair wages in Keyser Quad on Oct. 25. Affiliated with United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), TRU kicked off the process to be formally recognized as a union by the University by hosting a union card drive.
The Inter-Asian Council (IAC) hosted a talk with Aruna Miller, the democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Maryland, on Oct. 18 to discuss her struggles as an Asian American in politics.
According to the 2022–2023 U.S. News & World Report, Hopkins ranked the ninth best value school based on its reduced cost with an average level of financial aid and its academic quality. The University’s financial aid program for undergraduate students is need-based and takes into account the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the College Board’s College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, recent family tax returns and special circumstances.
Hi! My name is Shirlene John. I'm from the Bay Area, California, and I’m thinking of majoring in English and maybe Neuroscience. I love running and being outdoors, and I can't wait to explore Baltimore! I love reading pretty much anything, so let me know your favorite book recommendations! I also love trying new foods, so please feel free to reach out to me!