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Legislators further amend private police force bill

March 28, 2019

The Judiciary Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates voted 13-8 to approve legislation that would authorize Hopkins to create a private police force. Committee members advanced the bill on Thursday, March 21 after passing several amendments to ...

Maryland legislators voted to make amendments to the police force bill.

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Conference explores threats to liberal democracy

March 28, 2019

The Renew Democracy Initiative and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute co-hosted Reawakening the Spirit of Democracy, a conference which aimed to analyze threats to liberal democracy and propose solutions. 


Embrace Baltimore Conference explores income inequality in schools

March 28, 2019

Baltimore entrepreneurs and social innovators came to the Carey Business School on Saturday to present their work to students and community members at the 2019 Net Impact Conference: Embrace Baltimore. Speakers included Elizabeth Nix, an associate professor in the division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies at the University of Baltimore, and Rhonda Richetta, a principal at City Springs Elementary/Middle School. The Carey Net Impact chapter hosted the conference.

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Baltimore entrepreneurs and social innovators gathered at the conference

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Hopkins dining announced that there will be more food options over breaks.

How does Hopkins assist food-insecure students?

March 28, 2019

Hopkins Dining announced that starting this semester, dining halls will provide expanded options during spring, fall and Thanksgiving breaks in an effort to support both food-insecure students and those staying in Baltimore over breaks. Eventually, the University plans on providing dining options during all breaks when residence halls are open. 


Why opera isn’t as exclusive as you might think

March 27, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera is New York elites’ best kept secret. With its still lingering 19th century grandeur and 60-foot high ceilings, it can almost feel like a farce. But within the performance itself, there are quiet moments of intimacy too. 


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Picasso is just one famous artist known to have mistreated women.

Can we really separate the art from the artist?

March 28, 2019

Since childhood, art museums were my safe space. They were hushed and contemplative, a place for solitary reflection as well as interesting (murmured) discussion. It started with encouragement from my parents. My dad is an artist and my mother an avid art lover, so they made it a priority to expose me to art as early as possible. 


Finding small gifts of happiness in West Virginia

March 28, 2019

While working with Habitat for Humanity in West Virginia over spring break, Steve, one of the supervisors at the work site, told me, “That’s the great thing about volunteering — it just needs to make you happy.” It was easy for me to understand Steve’s sentiment. 

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Choi volunteered with the organization Habitat for Humanity this break.

SGA discusses new logo, revised voting system

April 9, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) members discussed the new student center task force at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. They also passed an amendment to the Committee on Student Elections (CSE) constitution that will change the vote counting system for future SGA elections.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: March 28 - 31

March 27, 2019

Thursday Everything Will Be Okay The Crown 8 p.m. Four comedians are stopping by the Red Room for a night of stand up and video performances. $7 in advance; $10 at the door.


Construction on Saint Paul Street begins this week

March 28, 2019

University officials announced in a schoolwide email on Monday that construction will begin this week on the two blocks of St. Paul Street between 31st and 33rd Street. They expect that the construction, referred to as the Charles Village Streetscape project, will be completed by December 2019. 

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Scholars explore religion and art in Baltimore

March 28, 2019

Humanities in the Village, an ongoing series of workshops at Bird in Hand, hosted a discussion titled “Religion and Inequality in Baltimore” on Monday. Harold Morales, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University led the discussion. He was joined by Amy Landau, the former director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Islamic, South and Southeast Asian art at the Walters Art Museum.


New Jersey passes bill to legalize assisted suicide

March 28, 2019

On Monday, March 25 the New Jersey state legislature passed a new bill that would legalize the practice of assisted suicide for its state residents. This was the first time that the bill went to an actual vote in the New Jersey Senate, where it narrowly passed.


Meet the Hopkins professor tackling health equity for indigenous communities

March 28, 2019

Addressing disparities in Native Americans’ access to healthcare and quality of treatment is a critical public health issue. In a joint survey from National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, almost a quarter of Native Americans reported having faced discrimination during a doctor’s visit. Approximately 15 percent of participants indicated that the fear of encountering bias from medical professionals prevented them from pursuing healthcare services. 

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O’Keefe highlights the disparities in Native American communities.