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October 1, 2023

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The conversation between SGA and Hopkins Dining representatives addressed dining-related issues that students face.

SGA pushes to expand dining options and quality

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Sept. 26 to inform Hopkins Dining of significant dining issues and discuss possible improvements. The meeting also included the approval of a bill to fund the upcoming Muslim Student Association (MSA) Barbecue (BBQ), a mental health resources discussion and the approval of a bill to fund tabling for the Sustainability Plan.

Hopkins community mourns the loss of Pava LaPere

The University mourns the loss of Pava LaPere, co-founder and CEO of EcoMap Technologies and a 2019 graduate of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. LaPere made her home in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore after moving from Tucson, Arizona. A vigil was held in the neighborhood Wednesday night.

TRU-UE and the West Coalition discuss police abolition on college campus

Teachers and Researchers United (TRU-UE) and the West Coalition co-hosted a panel titled “Policing Higher Ed in Baltimore: From JHPD [Johns Hopkins Police Department] to Cop City'' on Sept. 20. The panel featured a TRU-UE member, professors from Goucher College and the University of Baltimore, undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Maryland and Tawanda Jones, leader of the West Coalition.

The Writers’ Warehouse welcomes all students with a passion for writing, regardless of genre and background.

Writers’ Warehouse builds literary community on campus

Hopkins students found over a dozen books wrapped in newspaper sitting on a small table at the Breezeway, waiting to be picked up by prospective readers on Sept. 11. Each came with a sticky note and a description, which ranged from “best-selling thriller” to “cozy summer romance.” 

SGA swore in the new freshmen class representatives, making their new positions official. 

SGA passes Programming Bylaws Update Bill

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to swear in and acclimate the new freshmen senators for their posts. SGA also voted on the Chair of Programming Bylaws Update Bill and the Sophomore Class Council Tabling Funding Bill.

Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly integrated in the University through PILOT initiatives, a new AI Institute and the JHU + Amazon project.

University's pursuit of AI initiatives extends to undergraduate education

PILOT, the academic support program offered to students to work on problem sets in groups, will be introducing artificial intelligence (AI) technology to a number of sessions in mid-October. This development follows a number of announcements on Hopkins’s goal to find a place for AI in education. 

The Bloomberg Center is home to newly built classrooms, study spaces and lounges for SAIS students and other Hopkins affiliates in the heart of D.C.

Hopkins opens new center at 555 Penn in D.C.

Last month, faculty, staff and students moved into the Hopkins Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation (the Bloomberg Center) in D.C., which will serve as the new home of the University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The 10-story steel and glass building features 38 classrooms, multi-purpose study lounges, a public art gallery and a 375-seat theater.

Over 2,000 students and 100 employers attended the Future Fest In-Person Career Fair seeking employment and recruitment opportunities.

Fourth annual Future Fest Career Fair connects students to their futures

Over 2,000 students gathered to explore the opportunities of over 100 employers at the fourth annual Future Fest Career Fair on Friday, Sept. 15. The event — held in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center (Rec Center) — was part of the Life Design Lab’s Future Fest, which intends to connect Hopkins students with employers, graduate schools and alumni.

Due to a change in methodology, this year’s national rankings saw significant changes to the positions of many colleges. 

Hopkins drops to ninth in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

Hopkins fell from seventh to ninth in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best National University Rankings, published on Monday, Sept. 18. Currently tied with Brown University and Northwestern University at ninth place, Hopkins was previously tied with the University of Pennsylvania for seventh place. Prior to last year, Hopkins was ranked ninth for two consecutive years. 

2023–24 SGA freshmen representatives elected

The Committee on Student Elections announced the winners of the freshman Student Government Association (SGA) race on the evening of Sept. 14. The eight seats up for election were filled by Vishnu Dontu as freshman class president, Omotara Tiamiyu, Arihant Singh, Jaden Williams and Tarini Basireddy as freshman class senators and John Cintron, Jazzlyn Fernandez and Joshua Brown as the Freshman Programming Council members.

Katie Carey is the university archivist of the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections.

Humans of Hopkins: Katie Carey

Katie Carey is the university archivist within the University’s Special Collections of The Sheridan Libraries. Carey manages the institution’s records management program as well as a team of archivists that processes collections in the University archives and special collections. In an interview with The News-Letter, Carey discussed the role of the archives within the University and why she became an archivist.

SGA held its second weekly general body meeting of the academic year, discussing the Phi Delta Theta Crab Fest Funding Bill and the Academic Senators Bylaw Update Bill.

SGA revisits the Board of Trustees Resolution

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting on Sept. 5 to discuss the Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) Crab Fest Funding Bill, the Academic Senators Bylaw Update Bill and the Board of Trustees Resolution.

Students voiced their opinions in response to the changes in pre-orientation programs for this year’s freshmen class. 

University makes significant changes to Pre-Orientation programs

Last spring, Hopkins released details for its optional Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) program offerings as the Class of 2027 prepared to embark on their college journey. While most program choices were similar to prior years, the previously free programs now came with a cost of $250 (excepting those for scholar-selected students, which remained free). The outdoor Pre-O program, made up of multiple outdoor trips, was canceled altogether.

Students looking to join student organizations attend the Fall 2023 Student Involvement Fair.

Students find ways to get engaged at the Student Involvement Fair

The Fall 2023 Student Involvement Fair (SIF) took place at the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center (Rec Center) on Sept. 1. The event, hosted by the Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development (LEED) office, gave returning and incoming students the opportunity to get involved in student clubs and organizations at Hopkins.

In its first weekly general body meeting of the 2023–2024 academic year, SGA discussed the Board of Trustees Resolution.

SGA holds its first general body meeting of the year

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its first weekly general body meeting of the year on August 29 to discuss the Board of Trustees Resolution, the Barbie At The Beach (BATB) Funding Bill, Spring 2023 Bylaws Updates and the Caucus Constitution Amendment.

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