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When looking to elect a leader, or more specifically, president of the United States, empathy is one of the most important traits a candidate should possess. The role of the president is to govern and lead a diverse group of individuals, each with their own unique backgrounds and to put forth and implement policies that will benefit the common good. I believe empathy is necessary for this job, because without it, we risk appointing an indifferent or even cruel individual to make decisions that will have tremendous effects on us all.
The Hopkins chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society hosted a debate on Russian influence and foreign policy in the Middle East on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Charles Commons. The debate featured Robert Freedman, a political science professor and Michael Singh, a national security expert from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Steven David, a professor of political science, moderated the discussion.
Professor Michael Dorf, the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at the Cornell University Law School gave a lecture titled “Does the Dead Constitution Have a Future?: Reflections on the Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia” on Tuesday at 8 pm in Hodson Hall in an event hosted by The Academy at Johns Hopkins.
The general election’s vice presidential debate viewing party was hosted by the Hopkins College Democrats, College Republicans, IDEAL and JHUnions on Tuesday evening at Nolan’s.
Joy Gaslevic became assistant vice provost and Title IX coordinator within the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) effective June 1. As Title IX coordinator, she organizes University efforts to prevent and address sex discrimination across all of Hopkins’ domestic and overseas campuses.
Students activated a fire sprinkler in their dorm room on the 12th floor of the Charles St. Building of Charles Commons, which led to flooding and an evacuation on Sunday, Sept. 4. The Housing Office has not clarified the cause of the incident.
Here at Hopkins, we take studying seriously. We’re notorious for being a university filled with hard-working students who are willing to dedicate a good portion, if not all, of their time to academics. Fittingly, we have a plethora of study spots to choose from within our beautiful campus, so whether you like a silent spaces or social settings, group work or independent learning, there is a perfect place for you.
The University has announced that the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) and the Carey Business School will offer a new joint-degree program for undergraduate students starting next fall. The five year program will allow students to receive a Bachelor’s of Science degree (BS) from WSE and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Carey School.
In honor of the one year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death and the Baltimore uprising, the Johns Hopkins Men of Color Hopkins Alliance (MOCHA) and Female Leaders of Color (FLOC) hosted their inaugural “Looking Ahead” conference on Saturday, April 23 in Charles Commons.
The Johns Hopkins Jail Tutorial Project hosted Beyond Bars, a panel of speakers on the criminal justice system, incarceration and reentry into society, on Tuesday night in Mudd Hall.
The Hopkins chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a libertarian group on campus, promoted freedom of expression with a free speech beach ball on Friday, April 8. Members of the organization encouraged students to write on the giant inflatable ball on the Breezeway.
The Public Health Student Forum hosted their 7th annual Public Health Conference entitled More Life for More Lives on Tuesday in Shriver Hall. Several undergraduates presented their research on topics ranging from race and mental health to prenatal health for pregnant women in Tanzania. Student health organizations were also highlighted at the conference.
Multiple terrorist attacks have struck Turkey this month. The most recent bombing on March 19 was the fourth major terrorist attack of the year. At least 42 people have been killed and 163 injured throughout the month in the attacks on Ankara, Turkey’s capital, and Istanbul, its largest city.
The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) hosted The Future of Policing in America: A Moderated Panel, during which the speakers discussed measures that could be taken to improve policing policy in the United States.
With spring break just around the corner, many Hopkins students are looking forward to a week of fun and relaxation at home or traveling to a sunny location with friends. Others have chosen to spend their spring break here in Baltimore serving the community through JHU’s Alternative Breaks Program.
The Department of Political Science and the Center for Africana Studies hosted a debate entitled From Protest to Politics? #BLM and the Future of Black America this past Wednesday in Levering’s Great Hall. The debate featured JHU’s Associate Professor of Political Science Lester Spence and Brown University’s Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics Glenn C. Loury. The two professors discussed the Black Lives Matter movement and the state of social and racial justice in America.
Community questions the bust of a past controversial University president
Hopkins for the Homeless hosted a panel on Tuesday in Charles Commons featuring several Baltimore residents who have experienced homelessness.
Students from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions attended the Real Food Baltimore Regional Action Training and Strategy Retreat, hosted by Real Food Hopkins, at Charles Commons from Feb. 11-14. The weekend’s events centered around protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, as well as planning new initiatives and strategies to promote “real” food on college campuses.
Correction: The headline previously stated Larson instead of Newsome.