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U.S. President Donald Trump visited Baltimore for a Republican retreat.

Local activists protest Donald Trump’s visit

September 19, 2019

Activist group Baltimore Welcoming Committee held a labor protest featuring singing and chanting in Harbor East on Friday afternoon. The musical demonstration was part of a series of events organized in light of U.S. President Donald Trump’s attendance at a retreat for Republican lawmakers this weekend. Trump’s Baltimore appearance marks his first visit to the city since calling it a “rat and rodent infested mess” on Twitter in July. 


Team USA gets exposed and places 7th in China

September 19, 2019

In the era of American athletic exceptionalism, we’ve become accustomed to the continued success of the U.S. men’s basketball team. Since the failure of the 2004 Olympic team, which was only the third U.S. team to not win the Olympic gold medal, there has been a continuous history of the teams heading overseas and dominating any and every international tournament. 


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Field hockey dominates in win against Catholic

September 18, 2019

This past Saturday, the Hopkins field hockey team had a chance to get back on track, hosting The Catholic University of America Cardinals. After suffering their first loss of the season in a nail-biter to the Christopher Newport University (CNU) Captains, they were looking to right the ship against another non-Conference opponent.


Athlete of the Week: Emily Maheras

September 18, 2019

The Hopkins women’s soccer team extended their win streak to three games this past weekend with a 2-0 victory against the Rowan University Profs, improving their record to 5-1-1 for the season. Currently ranked No. 6 in the nation by the United Soccer Coaches poll, the Jays don’t show signs of stopping any time soon. 

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This weekend’s matches put women’s volleyball at a 7-0 record for this year.

Women’s Volleyball is looking unbeatable after 3-0 weekend

September 19, 2019

It was a tough weekend for all of the teams who took the court this weekend against the Hopkins women’s volleyball team, as the Blue Jays continued their dominant start to their 2019 campaign with three convincing victories this weekend as they traveled to Fredericksburg, Va. for the University of Mary Washington Classic.


Hopkins seeks to hire new Vice President for Security

September 12, 2019

In July, Hopkins announced that a search committee would be formed to hire a new Vice President (VP) for Security. In addition to overseeing the entire 1,200 personnel security force for Hopkins, the future administrator will be leading and developing the planned private police force.

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The BMMB Lab studies the thermodynamics of biological membranes.

Dialogues in research: Professor Kalina Hristova

September 12, 2019

Perhaps one would not consider a biological cell membrane a material that can be engineered. But for Kalina Hristova, it is.  Hristova is a professor of materials science and engineering. Broadly, materials scientists research interactions between molecules and study how those interactions contribute to the efficacy of a structure. 


Blackboard displays students’ preferred names

September 12, 2019

Starting this semester, Blackboard and the Student Information System (SIS) will pull preferred name information directly from myJH. The initiative builds on updates made this past spring, which allowed Hopkins students, staff and faculty to designate a preferred name on myJH profiles. 

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Football stings Yellow Jackets using defense

September 12, 2019

The Hopkins football team faced off against the Randolph-Macon College Yellow Jackets on Thursday, Sept. 5. It was the debut of new coach Greg Chimera, who was given the position after the tragic passing of longtime coach Jim Margraff. 

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Head coach Greg Chimera picked up his first win against Randolph-Macon.

SDS office will relocate permanently to Shaffer

September 13, 2019

The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) will move permanently to a larger and more accessible location in Shaffer Hall this October. Previously, the office was housed on the third floor of Garland Hall. Some students reported frequent elevator malfunctions, which they said made it difficult to access testing accommodations and other important services.

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Construction on the new SDS office will be completed this October.

Office of Multicultural Affairs event encourages students to talk about identity

October 14, 2019

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted its first Identity & Cuisine Night of the school year on Tuesday. The event was a part of OMA’s Heritage 365 initiative, which is a unified approach to celebrate African American, Latinx, Asian Pacific and indigenous cultures throughout the year, and was sponsored by the University’s Asian and Pacific Islander Association.


Prof. discusses significance of the Constitution

September 12, 2019

University of Baltimore law professor Kimberly Wehle presented her latest book, How to Read the Constitution — and Why, at the Hopkins Barnes & Noble last Sunday. In her discussion, Wehle insisted that the challenges the American constitutional order is facing right now are serious, but not necessarily insurmountable. 

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Wehle’s new book covers Constitutional checks on government power

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The new psychedelic center will be the first of its kind in the U.S.

New psychedelic research center to open at Hopkins Bayview campus

September 12, 2019

Hopkins Medicine is launching a new center to study psychedelics, the first institution of its kind in the U.S. and one of only a few around the world investigating these types of compounds. The new Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, announced on Sept. 4, will support research focusing on the effects of psychedelic drugs on the brain and mental disorders.