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Renowned investor Bill Miller recently donated $75 million to the University’s Department of Philosophy. Not only is this donation the largest gift to any Hopkins humanities department, but it is also the largest donation to any philosophy dpeartment in the country.
Fifteen years ago, the University announced the creation of a Commission on Undergraduate Education (CUE). This Commission aimed to evaluate the Hopkins undergraduate experience and give recommendations on how to improve it.
Hopkins frequently boasts about its status as “America’s first research university.” It’s said every day by tour guides and splashed across promotional materials. People come away with the impression that finding research positions as an undergraduate is as easy as sending an email. That’s not always the case.
Last week, a leak of financial documents exposed the offshore financial holdings of a slew of important individuals and corporations. Dubbed the “Paradise Papers,” the documents shed light on the hidden financial activities of people like the Queen of England and members of Trump’s cabinet. The leaks also shed light on organizations such as Facebook, Apple, and our very own Johns Hopkins University.
It’s been exactly one year since we woke up to Donald Trump as President-elect of the United States. It’s felt like a lifetime, hasn’t it? This past year has been exhausting.
The recent rise in crime in Baltimore, including the Charles Village area, has become an issue affecting Hopkins students and affiliates over the past few months.
In 1977, former editors of The Johns Hopkins News-Letter founded a small publication that was dedicated to covering the arts and events in our city with an alternative perspective.
Throughout the past month, the Students for Environmental Action (SEA) and Hopkins Feminists have come together to discuss and highlight the intersection between feminism and environmentalism through weekly themed tabling events.
Over 200 cities, counties and territories in the United States, Canada and Mexico are currently in a bidding war to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The popular Seattle-based online retail company is currently reviewing proposals, at least two of which came from Baltimore.
Literature often reflects the values and thoughts we find most important in our society. Courses that teach literature should aim to integrate these issues into their syllabi.
Over the past several years, the Career Center has gone through a comprehensive restructuring to better serve students as they prepare to enter the workforce.
“Monday morning, our campus awoke to the news of a tragedy unfolding.”
This past week was Hazing Prevention Week, an annual week hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Hopkins Athletics and the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement. This week of activities included events such as a midnight breakfast at The LaB, the men’s soccer game, a movie screening as well as a keynote speaker.
The University has enacted a moratorium on students forming new arts and community service groups.
The Public Interest Investment Advisory Committee (PIIAC) released an official recommendation last Friday that the University should fully divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies. The Committee — comprised of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff — not only recommended divestment but also outlined how the University can begin the process.
U.S. President Donald Trump moved Tuesday to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This program, enacted by former U.S. President Barack Obama, protects the children of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
East Baltimore is a place of disparate identities. In a city of fractured neighborhoods, clusters of affluence and blight, East Baltimore is a particularly desolate place. Row houses crumble along drug-infested streets, and decent work is hard to find. Schools are languishing, and students are driven to the only lucrative job market accessible to them - the drug trade. Families cling to what little they have - their neighborhoods - and struggle to survive.
The Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium is usually a tepid affair. Pundits recycle rhetoric, celebrities and politicians regurgitate talking points, and occasionally one of those television polemicists - Ann Coulter, Christopher Hitchens - comes along and says something "controversial." For the most part, there's much fanfare and little substance.
Monday morning, our campus awoke to the news of a tragedy unfolding at one of our peer institutions. The news didn't just hit home because Virginia Tech so strongly resembles Hopkins academically and in the composition of its student body. It didn't evoke feelings of disbelief simply because of Virginia Tech's proximity to Maryland and Homewood. It shocked and saddened us because it affected friends, family and our extended academic community. Virginia Tech's loss was our own.