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Baltimore updates must prioritize accessibility

November 14, 2019

It’s always an exciting time when new construction happens around campus. Is it going to be a new restaurant? A bar? It is exciting, at least, for those not potentially displaced by it. As I walk around Charles Village, I’m struck by the level of ...

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Sidewalks are continuously rerouted due to ongoing construction on Saint Paul Street.

Student group features speaker on cybersecurity

November 14, 2019

The University’s chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) hosted a presentation on cybersecurity threats and U.S. preparedness on Tuesday. The presentation featured James Carafano, vice president of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy. Steven David, professor and director of undergraduate studies for Political Science, acted as the moderator.


Alum presents new book at Hopkins ADA event

November 14, 2019

Hopkins alum Porochista Khakpour visited Homewood Campus to speak about her most recent book, Sick: A Memoir, in Charles Commons on Thursday, Nov. 7. Hopkins Advocates for Disability Awareness (ADA) co-sponsored the event. 

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Alum Porochista Khakpour was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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Sam’s Canterbury Cafe goes out of business

November 14, 2019

After over two years in business, Sam’s Canterbury Cafe permanently closed its doors on Sunday, Nov. 3. The cafe, located on W. 39th Street and Canterbury Road, provided employment to adults on the autism spectrum.


College Democrats debate College Republicans

November 18, 2019

The College Democrats at Hopkins and the College Republicans at Hopkins held a debate on Monday. Students from both clubs debated the merits of public health care, America’s involvement in the United Nations (UN) and executive orders. 

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The two clubs debated public health care, UN policy and executive orders.

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After Real Food’s campaign, Dining will review its contracts with PepsiCo.

Dining implements changes in response to student groups’ demands

November 14, 2019

This March, Real Food Hopkins, a student organization promoting food justice and sustainability, launched the Pour Out Pepsi campaign. According to Real Food Co-President Katie Smith, PepsiCo has a history of violating human rights, labor laws and sustainability regulations. The group aimed to convince Hopkins Dining to end its exclusivity contract with PepsiCo, which requires that 80 percent of all beverages sold on campus — not just soft drinks — are manufactured by PepsiCo.


An exploration of parks and trails near campus

November 13, 2019

Many students may believe that the extent of nature which can be found in Baltimore are the trees immediately surrounding campus. However, there are many places nearby full of outdoorsy opportunities for those who feel like exploring nature when they’re not studying for their exams. While not spectacularly expansive, there are areas nearby which are within walking distance from campus. These options provide opportunities for running, hiking or biking depending on what you prefer.

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The Jones Falls Trail is one of the best outdoor options near campus.

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The pop up at Socle served char siu steak bites and kimchi fried rice.

Ekiben and SF’s Deuki Hong host pop up at Socle

November 14, 2019

As any seasoned group chat veteran can attest to, the most difficult college endeavor is getting five friends to agree on a spot to wine and dine at on a Saturday night. It’s hard enough to burst the Hopkins bubble without a half-dozen stomachs and palates negotiating a balance between the K-BBQ cravings of one and the Whole30 ambitions of another.


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The FLI event on Tuesday prepared FLI students to use alumni networks.

FLI students discuss post-graduation success

November 14, 2019

As part of its Food for Thought Dinner Series, the Hopkins First-Generation, Low-Income (FLI) Network hosted a talk called “Post-Graduation Realities from a FLI Perspective” on Thursday, Nov. 7. The Network is part of the University’s mission to help FLI students share their backgrounds and flourish. 


Environmental activists consider policy solutions to climate change

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 9, Support Her Election, Hopkins Democrats and the Center for Social Concern hosted a policy symposium featuring a panel on climate change. Moderator Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, member at large of the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club, was joined by panelists Rosa Hance, vice chair of the Maryland Sierra Club’s executive committee, and Allison Vogt, deputy state director of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). 

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Hopkins Dining manages and minimizes food waste

November 14, 2019

Food waste has maintained visibility as an issue across the U.S., with over 35 million tons generated per year, and up to 40 percent of food being discarded. Indirectly, food waste also results in the wasting of resources used to generate and transport food, not to mention unnecessary costs to families who buy food that will never be eaten. It indicates a lack of efficiency in a country where almost one in nine households is still food insecure.


INBT hosts symposium for undergrad researchers

November 14, 2019

The Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) brings together the leaders from the diverse fields of medicine, engineering and nanoscience to devise ways to further our society’s knowledge and tools to solve the challenges we face in health care. On Nov. 7 at the INBT Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Hopkins undergraduate students presented posters on the research they conducted. Alanna Farrell, who is part of the INBT Undergraduate Leaders — the student group who helped organize the event — explained that the symposium is one of the ways that the INBT attempts to create a sense of community among student researchers.

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Christopher Domalewski, who won Fan Favorite, explains his project to Ahmed Shabana, a postdoctoral fellow. 

Take time to reflect and reset this exam season

November 14, 2019

With the second round of midterms coming into full swing, I think it’s productive that we stop and do some reflecting on our academic lives. No negative energy here — I know this is Hopkins and this may be difficult for us — but no staunch criticisms, no trash talking our snakey classmates, no self-loathing, no jokes (jokes?) about dropping out of school and joining the circus becoming a traveling ukulele player — just personal reflection.