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September 24, 2020

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Michael Mazarr and Barry Posen debated American grand strategy at an event hosted by the School of Advanced International Studies.

Kissinger Center hosts debate on grand strategy

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) held a virtual event titled “Is It Time for a Grand Strategy of Restraint? A Debate” on Thursday, Sept. 17. The debate was co-hosted by the Hopkins chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS), a national, non-partisan organization that aims to increase student conversations about foreign policy and national security.










COURTESY OF MICHELLE LIMPE
Graduate students criticize the University’s COVID-19 guidelines for students, citing a lack of transparency and calling for revisions and clarifications.

TRU's petition highlights concerns of graduate students

Teachers and Researchers United (TRU), an unofficial graduate student union, began circulating a petition against the University’s coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for students on Sept. 4. In the petition, TRU urges the administration to increase student involvement in the decision making process, particularly in matters that directly affect the student body.  



COURTESY OF ELI WASSERMAN
Students of the Peabody Institute have to adapt to new technologies and routines during this semester of online classes.

Peabody students adapt to virtual collaboration

Dean of the Peabody Institute Fred Bronstein announced in an email on July 31 that Peabody instruction would be entirely online for the fall semester. Two weeks into classes, Peabody students are still learning to adapt to this new era of remote performing arts. 



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The Statue of Liberty emerged as a symbol of immigration due to its proximity to Ellis Island, once the United States' busiest immigrant processing station.

Panelists break down U.S. immigration issues

The School of Medicine and the Urban Health Institute continued their joint five-topic event series, JustUs Dialogues, with a panel discussion titled “Immigration Matters: Building Humanity Within a Fractured Immigration Landscape” on Thursday, Sept. 10. 



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Students call for more direct communication from the Office of Financial Aid given the economic stress of the pandemic. 

Students call for greater communication from Financial Aid during pandemic

When University President Ronald J. Daniels announced that the semester would be entirely remote in his August 6 email, he noted that tuition would be reduced by 10 percent and that the Office of Financial Aid was allocating $15 million in additional assistance money. Heading into the fall semester, students who requested additional aid are ultimately pleased with their grants, but feel that they lacked support throughout the process. 


COURTESY OF CHRIS H. PARK
This year's virtual Student Involvement Fair featured over 300 clubs and organizations.

Student Involvement Fair successfully goes virtual

Thousands of students participated in the University’s first-ever virtual Student Involvement Fair (SIF) from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5. Through the event, interested students talked to representatives from over 300 student organizations through Zoom and chat messages.


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The Life Design Lab aims to offer advice to freshmen to guide them on choosing the best-suited clubs and getting involved with University life. 

Life Design Lab hosts webinar to guide freshmen

The Life Design Lab held a webinar titled “Finding the Right Fit: Navigating your Interests and Co-Curricular Experience at Hopkins” on Sept. 2. Hope Burke, the assistant director of Life Design, hosted the event on Zoom to help students reflect on their goals for college and plan out what student organizations to join. 


COURTESY OF RUDY MALCOM
The sun sets over the Homewood Museum, the former home of slave-owners. 

Students demand more from University's antiracist measures

Two months ago, University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar sent an email to the Hopkins community on July 8 detailing the creation of a 2020 Task Force to review the 2016 Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion (Roadmap). On Sept. 3, the University sent out a follow-up email to the Hopkins community with an update on the Roadmap 2020 Task Force and Progress Report. 


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