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The University recently hired Farouk Dey to serve as the vice provost for integrative learning and life design, a new position created to guide students as they develop their career paths. Dey began his job on Aug. 27. He hopes to connect undergraduate and graduate students with meaningful work experience.
In recent months, the Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement‘s (ICE) mass deportation and detention of immigrants has sparked national controversy. Hopkins has been involved in a multi-million dollar contract with the agency since 2009. Many students, professors and alumni are criticizing the University’s partnership with the agency and are calling on the administration to sever ties.
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.
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 University has begun developing plans to renovate the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSE) to replace original heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems. MSE has been using these systems since they were installed when the building was constructed in 1964.
At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed implementing several initiatives including open syllabi, creating banners to protest gun violence and communications with faculty.
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.
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.
A group of nurses at the Hopkins Hospital are working with National Nurses United (NNU) to form a union. NNU, which was founded in 2009, is the largest union of registered nurses in the U.S.
The Policy Competition Team at Hopkins hosted a discussion about the state of Baltimore policing on Sunday. The organization invited Ganesha Martin, the former head of the Department of Justice Compliance, Accountability and External Affairs Division at the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), to answer questions.
At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the University’s revised protest guidelines.
Krishanti “Krish” Vignarajah, a female candidate for governor of Maryland who is currently running against seven male candidates, moderated a panel discussion titled the “Sexual Harassment Symposium” on Wednesday.
The Black Education and Empowerment Forum (BEEF) hosted Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen on Feb. 8. BEEF is a student-run program organized by the Black Student Union (BSU) that invites guest speakers to campus.
Brody Learning Commons is currently hosting a new visual exhibit titled American Selfie, which will be on display until April 6. The exhibit was created by senior Monika Borkovic and junior Lorna Henson as a part of their work for a Museums and Society class.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research released a study in January evaluating the tactics of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) to counter gun violence in the City. According to the study, sending plainclothes officers into areas with high levels of crime is the most effective way to reduce gun violence.
The 13th annual Lighting of the Quads, a celebration typically held during the last week of classes as a study break to kick-off the holiday season, has been postponed to Monday, Dec. 11.
This event was organized by the University’s TEDxJHU, a privately licensed branch of the nonprofit TED.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held their yearly Fall Forum on Tuesday to discuss prospective projects and discuss how to encourage political engagement among students.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton participated in a panel that addressed the national opioid crisis at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on Monday.
Soprano and alumna of the Peabody Institute Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick spoke about her new memoir, The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts, at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, Oct. 12. She shared her experiences being a professional singer after receiving a double lung transplant and fighting cancer.