News & Features


Students protest the University’s mishandling of sexual violence cases

December 6, 2018

Around 100 students, faculty and community members gathered outside of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSE) on Thursday to demand that the University reform how the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) handles cases of sexual violence. Demonstrators also called on administrators to take action against Anthropology Professor Juan Obarrio, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a visiting graduate student in May. 

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Activist explores the history of Black Lives Matter

December 6, 2018

Activist and historian Barbara Ransby discussed her upcoming book, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century, which examines the future of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, on Wednesday at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse.

Many community members attended Barbara Ransby’s talk at Red Emma’s coffeeshop

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Founder of Baltimore Ceasefire, Erricka Bridgeford was one of the five panelists who spoke.

Panel criticizes the use of policing in addressing crime

December 6, 2018

Five panelists discussed ways to help end violence in Baltimore this Wednesday in the final event of the University-led discussion series on policing. The event aimed to approach the issue of crime in Baltimore from a public health perspective and to focus on the University’s relationship with the city.


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Crews discussed the socioeconomic factors behind kidney disease.

Dr. Deidra Crews discusses class, race and kidney disease

December 6, 2018

The School of Medicine hosted Dr. Deidra Crews, recipient of the President’s Frontier Award, who discussed her research on kidney disease on Monday. Crews is an associate professor of Medicine and serves as the associate vice chair for Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine.


Journalists investigate high infant mortality

December 6, 2018

A year long investigation by the Tampa Bay Times found that one in 10 patients died at the All Children’s Hospital’s Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. last year, which was taken over by the Hopkins Hospital six years earlier. 


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Daniels contemplates the future of Hopkins

December 8, 2018

In an interview with The News-Letter on Monday, University President Ronald J. Daniels shared his perspective on a variety of issues, including the ongoing discussion about the University’s proposed private police force and resources for low-income students in light of Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion donation. He also discussed graduate students’ concerns about their working conditions, the state of mental health at Hopkins and how he decides when to publicly take a stance on national issues.


Panelists discussed issues such as understaffing and turnover
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Nurses call for union rights and better patient care

December 6, 2018

Nurses from the Hopkins Hospital and National Nurses United (NNU), a union of registered nurses, joined local politicians and community members for a town hall event on Saturday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Nurses from the Hospital gave a presentation called “Reputation vs. Reality,” arguing that the institution does not live up to its worldwide reputation. 


OMA hosts first annual celebration of diversity

December 6, 2018

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted its first annual Cultural Festival on Saturday. The event featured numerous student groups and offered food, games, music and a glimpse into diverse cultures. 

Students gathered to celebrate their different cultures.

Educating the public on drug use and overdoses

December 6, 2018

The Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (BHRC), a public health organization, held a workshop on opioid overdoses and Naloxone on Friday. The event took place in the SPARC Women’s Center in Baltimore and was lead by speaker Harriet Smith, the executive director of the BHRC.


MSE Symposium invites radical political theorist

November 29, 2018

George Ciccariello-Maher, a political activist and writer, discussed white supremacy and the American political system in his talk “Discourse in the Trump Age” on Wednesday as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium speaker series. Some consider Ciccariello-Maher to be controversial for his radical views, including a tweet from 2016 which read, “All I want for Christmas is white genocide,” which Ciccariello-Maher has stated was satire.

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George Ciccariello-Maher, a radical political theorist, spoke on campus.

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Wes Moore discussed the need for people to care about social injustices that may not specifically affect them.

Wes Moore talks Baltimore and social justice

November 29, 2018

Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates and CEO of Robin Hood, the largest anti-poverty nonprofit in New York, discussed the human consequences of bad policies on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Parkway Theatre. Moore graduated from Hopkins in 2001, after which he earned his master’s at Oxford University.


How has Hopkins made progress on the Mental Health Task Force?

November 30, 2018

In 2016, student and faculty representatives from across the nine schools of Hopkins convened to discuss ways to improve mental health on campus. This spring, the Task Force on Student Mental Health and Well-being released a final report, which provided data and recommendations on the climate surrounding mental health at Hopkins.

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A Place to Talk hosts #Kindness campaign

November 29, 2018

A Place to Talk (APTT), a student-run peer listening service, launched an ongoing campaign titled #KindnessAtHopkins this semester. The campaign, which encourages students to share positive experiences at Hopkins by submission through a Google Form, seeks to shed light on everyday moments of kindness that have affected students.