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SGA hosts second semesterly Wellness Week

December 5, 2019

Ahead of the upcoming finals period, the Student Government Association (SGA) declared the week of Dec. 2 to be its second-ever Wellness Week. Throughout the week, SGA sponsored events meant to support students’ mental health and wellbeing.

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SGA makes Wellness Week a tradition in order to promote mental health.

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Students expressed concerns about a future lack of future WGS courses.

University explains end of WGS Teaching Fellowships

December 5, 2019

Matthew Roller, the University’s vice dean for Graduate Education and Centers and Programs, informed Todd Shepard, director of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS), in late October that the University had canceled the WGS Teaching Fellowships. 


School of Public Health sponsors talks on migration

December 5, 2019

The Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health collaborated with The Stoop Storytelling Series — a Baltimore-based live show and podcast — to host “In Search of Safety: Stories about Migration, Displacement, and Advocating for Refugees and Asylum Seekers” on Nov. 21. Laura Wexler, co-founder and co-producer of The Stoop, introduced and moderated the event, which took place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


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Dyson spoke with Jay-Z and Beyonce after the release of the biography.

Author unpacks the poetics of Jay-Z

December 5, 2019

Author Michael Eric Dyson came to the Hopkins campus on Tuesday to discuss his new book, Jay-Z: Made in America, which analyzes both Jay-Z’s history as a rapper as well as his contributions to society through his rap and philanthropy. 


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Wang aims to bring recognition to unacknowledged Asian American artists.

East Asian speaker series hosts art and racism talk

December 5, 2019

Art History Professor ShiPu Wang of the University of California, Merced spoke on campus as part of the East Asian Speaker Series on Tuesday. Wang presented the outline of his acclaimed book The Other American Moderns and shared the cultural impacts it has had.


Speaker touts benefits of world language skills

December 5, 2019

Zekeh Gbotokuma, an associate professor of philosophy at Morgan State University, gave a lecture titled “Cosmoportism: ‘UniverCity’ and International Competency Through Multilingualism” at the Charles Village Bird in Hand on Monday, Nov. 25. 

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Gbotokuma emphasized the benefits of linguistically diverse environments.

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Attendees protested potential JHPD presence in Douglass Homes.

Students march alongside Douglass Homes residents

November 21, 2019

On Saturday, residents of Douglass Homes, a public housing complex near Hopkins Hospital, protested the University’s alleged interest in purchasing the complex and the potential introduction of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) into the community. 


Israeli Defense Force vets reflect on their service

November 21, 2019

The Hopkins chapter of J Street U — a pro-peace organization on college campuses advocating for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict — hosted a panel discussion titled “Our Soldiers Break the Silence” on Wednesday. The panel was comprised of four American Jewish veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF): Becca Strober, Maya Eshel, Jacob Portman and Benzi Sanders. 

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J Street U brought four members of Breaking the Silence to campus.

College Democrats bring city politician to campus

November 21, 2019

Zeke Cohen, a Hopkins alum and councilman for Baltimore City’s First District, visited Hopkins this Tuesday to speak with the College Democrats at Hopkins about his upcoming re-election campaign and the policies he is currently working toward.


MSE welcomes Togolese activist to Homewood

November 21, 2019

The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium hosted democratic activist Farida Nabourema on Wednesday to discuss her work creating systemic political change in Togo. The event, part of MSE’s “Butterfly Effect” series, was co-sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Symposium and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute. 

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Nabourema recounted her efforts fighting for democracy in the West African nation of Togo.

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The Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is located far from the Homewood Campus, in Laurel, Md.

How is Hopkins involved in nuclear arms research?

November 21, 2019

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) released a report earlier this month titled “Schools of Mass Destruction: American Universities in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex.” The report identifies Hopkins as one of the universities involved in the development and maintenance of nuclear weapons in the U.S. 


Refuel Our Future holds first Fossil Free Friday

November 21, 2019

Refuel Our Future (Refuel) held the first Fossil Fuel Friday demonstration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the steps of Gilman Hall last Friday. The group said that it will continue holding such demonstrations weekly until the University divests itself from the fossil fuel industry. 

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Refuel Our Future plans to demonstrate every Friday to support divestment.

Symposium on the Amazon hosts NASA scientist

November 21, 2019

The International Studies Program and the Portuguese Language Program hosted Douglas Morton, the Chief of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center at the Third Annual Symposium on Brazil this Tuesday. 

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