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December 2, 2021

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COURTESY OF ARIJIT NUKALA
Students do not need to divulge personal details when seeking help about incidents of sexual violence with the Office of Institutional Equity.

SARU advocates for transparency between OIE and student body

The Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) at Hopkins held its annual Q&A event with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) on Thursday. The event came shortly after the Not My Campus protest, which called for change in the University’s handling of instances of sexual violence on campus. 




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The University endowment increased by approximately $3 billion in FY21.

University discusses endowment, budget surplus at town hall

Members of Hopkins leadership held a town hall discussing University finances on Nov. 16. The town hall, moderated by Professor of Epidemiology and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Stephen Gange, centered around the University’s Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) financial report. 


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International students faced more roadblocks to travel than domestic students. 

COVID-19 has varying impact on Thanksgiving travel plans

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, students discussed their travel plans for the break in interviews with The News-Letter. With an entire week off for break, many students have time to travel home and back. Domestic students consistently reported that COVID-19 restrictions have had very little impact on their plans over break.





COURTESY OF XINYUE GU
FLI students remarked that the celebration made them feel welcome on campus.

FLI Network celebrates National First-Generation College Student Day

The First-Generation, Limited-Income (FLI) Network celebrated National First-Generation College Student Day, or FLI Day, on Nov. 8. The event, which took place on Keyser Quad, featured a tabling event with the Life Design Lab, a winter swag giveaway and a display about a collaboration with the organization Art with a Heart for a new art installation at the Center for Student Success.


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Residents of Homewood apartments were encouraged to remain in their rooms during the search.

False threat prompts police search of Homewood Apartments

Baltimore police investigated what turned out to be a false “unconfirmed threat” at Homewood Apartments on Nov. 11. Residents were encouraged to stay in their rooms and police temporarily blocked off 29th Street between St. Paul Street and N. Charles Street to search the building. 




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Comedian Maysoon Zayid encouraged audience members to use their voices.

Maysoon Zayid weaves humor with activism at final MSE Symposium

Why should people be more like a disability? According to Maysoon Zayid, it’s because it does not discriminate and welcomes everyone regardless of age, ethnicity, class or religion. Zayid, a renowned comedian, actress and disability activist, gave her own stand-up comedy performance to the Hopkins community on Nov. 9 as the final speaker of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium’s “Rebuilding Our Future” series. 





COURTESY OF CHRIS H. PARK
Hosts of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs Indi Aufranc and Chris Park interview Senator Tammy Duckworth on U.S. strategy in Taiwan.

Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs connects students with leaders

The Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA) was founded by three students in 2017 for the purpose of encouraging conversations about international relations on campus. The organization has since interviewed many notable guests, including the former vice president of Taiwan and Senator Tammy Duckworth.



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