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Investigative journalist Megan Twohey has reported on a  variety of sexual misconduct and assault cases.

Megan Twohey talks breaking the Weinstein story

October 18, 2018

Megan Twohey, one of the two investigative reporters at the New York Times who broke the story of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, kicked off the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium lineup on Wednesday night at Mudd Hall. 


Students discuss biggest midterm election issues

October 18, 2018

Students gathered on Wednesday to discuss President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and tariffs, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation and other relevant political conflicts that could affect the 2018 midterm elections. In this election cycle, people are campaigning for all 435 House of Representative seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats. 39 governorships and other state and local elections are also being contested. 


Students call for humanitarian aid for children in Yemen

October 18, 2018

The Hopkins United Muslim Relief (UMR) hosted Youth for Youth | Yemen on Tuesday and Wednesday as a means to increase campus awareness of Yemen’s civil war. UMR is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness of ongoing global humanitarian crisis and works to provide aid to affected areas. This event focused on the impact that the war has on children in Yemen. 


IAC launched a campaign about the media representation of diverse groups.

#FirstTimeISawMe explores representation in media

October 18, 2018

Following the box-office success of several films featuring predominantly minority casts, the Inter-Asian Council (IAC) launched the #FirstTimeISawMe campaign, which focuses on the impact of media representation on underrepresented identities. The ongoing campaign launched in late September.


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Condom Carnival highlighted resources available at Health and Wellness Center.

Condom Carnival tackles sexual health at Hopkins

October 18, 2018

Preventative Education and Empowerment for Peers (PEEPs) hosted their Condom Carnival on the Freshman Quad on Friday, Oct. 12. The event featured carnival-style games and free popcorn in order to spread awareness about sexual health.


Professor talks history and international law

October 11, 2018

The English Department hosted Christopher Warren, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as part of its English Literary History (ELH) Speaker Series. Warren gave a talk titled “Literature, History, and Authority in International Law” on Thursday, Oct. 4. The discussion focused on Warren’s forthcoming chapter on international law in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


University to name building after Henrietta Lacks

October 12, 2018

University President Ronald J. Daniels and School of Medicine Dean Paul B. Rothman announced plans to name a new building in honor of Henrietta Lacks, the source of the immortal HeLa cell line, on Saturday. The new multidisciplinary building will be located on the East Baltimore Campus and is expected to be completed in 2022.

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CNN political journalist discusses her new book

October 11, 2018

White House correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan discussed her new book, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Ryan, a Baltimore native and alumna of Morgan State University, has been a member of the White House press corps for 21 years.


Hopkins community celebrates Diwali

October 11, 2018

The Hopkins Hindu Students Council (HSC) hosted their annual Diwali Dhamaka celebration in the Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 8. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, takes place each fall and is one of the most popular celebrations in the Hindu religion. 

Students celebrated the Hindu “Festival of Lights” at the Rec Center.

Events during Islamic Awareness Week aimed to end stereotypes about the Islamic faith.

Islamic students spread awareness of their faith

October 11, 2018

The JHU Muslim Student Association (JHUMA) is hosting Islamic Awareness Week 2018 from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12. The organization planned events that they hoped would educate the student body about aspects of Islam, including activities such as trying on a hijab and a free dinner at the FFC which would feature foods from the Islamic community. The group will also hold public Friday prayers, Jummah, on Keyser Quad on Oct. 12.