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Study abroad student stranded in Peru returns home

By Wednesday, March 25, only six undergraduate participants in Spring 2020 abroad programs remained abroad. Five of those students had chosen to do so. The sixth was junior Ally Bartell, who until the morning of March 25 had been stranded in Peru with her study abroad program. 



SGA considers grading changes in light of COVID-19

The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed potential changes to grading amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at their meeting on Tuesday, March 24. Open to the student body, the meeting was held on Zoom, an online conference call platform.




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The Class of 2024 received their acceptance letters on Friday.

Hopkins admits 1,922 applicants to the class of 2024

Hopkins released its admissions decisions for the Regular Decision (RD) applicant pool on Friday afternoon. Out of 27,256 applicants, the University admitted 1,922 students to the Class of 2024, making the RD acceptance rate just over seven percent.



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The CSE announced the 2020-21 SGA executive board on Friday.

Students elect new SGA Exec. Board amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced the results of the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections on Friday, March 13. Three out of four members of the Focus Forward ticket and one independent candidate won seats, beating out the other candidates. 


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Outside Garland Hall, students rallied to demand direct access to the Board.

Students ask Trustees to halt conduct hearings

Approximately 35 graduate students attempted to deliver a petition, drafted by members of the JHU Sit-in, to the Office of the Board of Trustees in Garland Hall on Wednesday. Among other demands, the petitioners called on the Board of Trustees to pressure University President Ronald J. Daniels to fire Director of Student Conduct Dana Broadnax and issue a moratorium on student conduct proceedings related to protest activity. 


Community organizers explain their missions

Founder of Baltimore Ceasefire 365 Erricka Bridgeford gave a guest lecture at Professor Philip Leaf’s community-based learning course, Health and Wellbeing in Baltimore: A Public Health Perspective on Tuesday. 





Symposium promotes networking racial equality

The Female Leaders of Color (FLOC) and Men of Color Hopkins Alliance (MOCHA) held the Men and Women of Color Symposium last Saturday, March 7, in Charles Commons. The event was designed to provide an environment for people of color to share a professional networking space, while creating a conversation about issues concerning race and gender.


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Wings is distributing free tampons and pans to 10 restrooms on campus.

Wings shares update on Menstrual Products Initiative

Wings launched the Menstrual Products Initiative (MPI) pilot program, installing free tampon and pad dispensers in eight women’s restrooms and two all-gender restrooms on Homewood Campus this February. Wings is a student group that aims to promote menstrual health and hygiene at Hopkins and in the greater Baltimore community.




SGA Executive Board candidates face off at debate

Candidates for the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board discussed their platforms at a debate on Thursday in Gilman Hall. Two tickets, Focus Forward and Taking Flight, and independent candidate Sam Mollin participated. The voting period began on Friday.


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