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There’s more to a legacy than just championships

May 2, 2019

Why is it that now, more than ever, National Basketball Association (NBA) players are forced by the media to be overly concerned about their legacies? This doesn’t necessarily result from the media questioning the players directly during interviews; ...

Giannis Antetokounmpo hasn’t been able to win an NBA Championship yet

Sophomore Blue Jay Jared Pangalozzi

AOTW: Pangalozzi

May 2, 2019

Hopkins Men’s and Women’s Track and Field competed in their final meet of the regular season before the Centennial Conference Championship at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia this weekend. Both teams brought their best to the meet; many athletes posted personal bests. Sophomore distance runner Jared Pangallozzi is just one example. Pangallozzi spoke with The News-Letter about his achievements and what it took to make them happen. 


Baseball clinches home-field for Centennial tournament

May 3, 2019

Coming into this weekend, the Hopkins baseball team sat at the top of the Centennial Conference standings. They were up by two games over second-place Franklin and Marshall College (F&M) Diplomats with a doubleheader against the Diplomats Saturday after Friday’s game against Swarthmore College was postponed. 

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Senior Woodrow Wilson fellows shared their original research projects with attendees.

Senior Woodrow Wilson Fellows present their original research

May 2, 2019

Senior Woodrow Wilson Fellows presented their independent research projects to the Hopkins community on Thursday, April 25. The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program provides undergraduates with financial support and faculty mentoring on research over the course of three or four years. Students apply to the program as incoming students or rising sophomores by submitting a project proposal and they work on their projects during the entirety of their Hopkins careers.


Research shows children also judge on facial features

May 2, 2019

If a child you just met is not particularly nice to you, it may not be your fault. A recent psychological study from the American Psychological Association has provided evidence that young children tend to make snap character judgments based on physical features, showing that a judgmental nature may be more inherent in humans than previously believed. 

When shown images of faces, children passed character judgements.

Hopkins holds sustainability hackathon

May 2, 2019

GreenHacks hosted the first sustainability hackathon at Hopkins on April 20. The hackathon was held at FastForward U, a collaborative space dedicated to empowering student entrepreneurs across disciplines. 


TriBeta poster session features student research

May 2, 2019

Effective communication is one of the hallmarks of scientific research. In light of this, the Rho Psi chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) National Biological Honor Society hosted a poster session on Friday. Students majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Hopkins had the opportunity to present their research to their peers.

Mickey Sloat presents her research at TriBeta poster session.

 
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Parekh reflects on the community she found during her years at Hopkins.

I was looking for the "American college experience." I found so much more.

May 1, 2019

About a week ago, I was sitting down in Brody Cafe interviewing another student for an upcoming feature about Earth Day in the News & Features section of The News-Letter. He explained that he and some of his peers were working on planting a butterfly garden outside the FFC. They were going to plant milkweed in that little patch of land so that migrating Monarch butterflies could stop and feed while making their long journey home.


Progressives should not insist on anti-Zionism

April 29, 2019

Like millions of fellow Jews worldwide, I began celebrating Passover on Friday night. The holiday commemorates the Hebrews’ biblically alleged exodus from Egypt into present-day Israel.  When I was growing up, several Jewish friends of mine told me that Passover — with its abundance of matzo — was the only time of the year that they ever thought about being Jewish. 

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Remember Black Lives Matter during Earth Week

April 29, 2019

When Eric Garner, a 43-year-old Black American man, cried, “I can’t breathe” shortly before dying from a chokehold at the hands of a New York City police officer, it wasn’t just because of the officer strangling him. It was also because he had asthma constraining the amount of air he could take in. Garner’s death gained media attention due to uproar from the #BlackLivesMatter movement. But the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter generally makes one think of protests against police brutality and crime in Black communities. 


Despite progress, Hopkins must step up climate efforts

April 29, 2019

On Earth Day, University President Ronald J. Daniels made a few exciting announcements. The University has purchased solar offsets for two-thirds of our energy consumption, created the Sustainability Leadership Council and appointed a new director for our small and underfunded Office of Sustainability. 

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A 2018 rally by Refuel Our Future, urging Hopkins to fully divest from fossil fuels.

The Peabody Institute in Mount Vernon.
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Peabody’s black students report discrimination

April 26, 2019

When Clifton Guidry III, a black Peabody Institute alum, experienced a seizure during orchestra rehearsal as a student, he was met with suspicion.  “Security, instead of seeing if I was having a medical emergency, was trying to ask if I was on any drugs,” Guidry said. “I was just really sick.”


Garland protesters strive to elevate marginalized voices at sit-in

April 25, 2019

For over three weeks, members of the Hopkins and Baltimore community have participated in a sit-in at Garland Hall to protest the proposed private police force and the University’s contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The protest was organized by Students Against Private Police (SAPP) and the Hopkins Coalition Against ICE (HCAI). 

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The sit-in at Garland Hall reached its third week on Wednesday, April 24.

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This is the fourth rally held in collaboration with West Wednesdays.

Students rally against ICE, private police force

April 25, 2019

Students, community members and faculty members protested the University’s proposed private police force, its contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and police brutality in Baltimore in Wyman Park Dell on Wednesday, April 24. Later, protesters marched to Garland Hall.


Students push for sustainability during Earth Week

April 25, 2019

This past week, Hopkins students celebrated Earth Week by hosting events such as a sustainability town hall and a fashion show called Planet Runway. Although many of these events were interactive and designed to be fun, they all called for participants to take action against climate change. 

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Many members of Students for Environmental Action worked to expand their butterfly garden this Earth Week

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People participating in the Jail Tutorial Project pose for group photo.

Panelists talk stigma against drug use

April 25, 2019

The Johns Hopkins Jail Tutorial Project (JTP) held their annual speaker series titled, “The Roundtable Discussion on Drug Use in the Criminal Justice System,” at the Glass Pavilion on Thursday, April 18. The event, which centered on drug use in the criminal justice system, fostered discussion between a variety of participants, including non-profit workers, lawyers, professors and JTP members.


George Mitchell presents work on economic justice

April 25, 2019

George Mitchell from Neighborhoods United, an organization of community associations in Baltimore, and Ray Kelly from Communities United, a group that helps working families obtain socioeconomic and environmental justice, gave a guest lecture during a class titled “Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore: A Public Health Perspective.” Mitchell and Kelly explored the role that students can play in their community.

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George Mitchell spoke at the Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore class