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September 20, 2020

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Despite months of protest from students and community members, the University is in the process of creating a private police force. 

University nominates JHPD Accountability Board

University officials have submitted their list of 13 nominees for the Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board to the Maryland Senate. If confirmed, these nominees will be responsible for assessing the policies of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), presenting community feedback and ensuring transparency. 


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SGA members discussed proposed changes to the academic calendar.

SGA recognizes Multicultural Leadership Council as governing board

This Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the University’s plan to restructure the academic calendar, giving their feedback to Vice Dean for Engineering Michael Falk. They also discussed and passed the Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC) Recognition Governing Board Bill and Green Jobs Panel Funding Bill.



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Foreign Affairs Symposium announces 2020 lineup

The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) announced on Monday that the theme of its spring 2020 lineup is “Anthem.” The lineup includes pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law; Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Syrian refugee and advocate Muzoon Almellehan; and African American political activist and author Angela Davis. 


The Baltimore branch of Sunrise Movement promoted the Green New Deal with a launch party.

Youth climate group advocates for Green New Deal

The Baltimore branch of the youth-led climate advocacy group the Sunrise Movement held a “Launch Party” on Homewood Campus to promote the Green New Deal. The event, which took place on Jan. 29, was one of over 2500 Sunrise launch parties held nationwide.




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Noted chef and humanitarian José Andrés opened taqueria in Levering.

Michelin-star chef brings taco options to Hopkins

Celebrity chef José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup opened Butterfly Tacos y Tortas in Levering Kitchens on Monday. Butterfly, a fast-casual taqueria, will be open to students and the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.



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Faculty members highlight the potential negative impacts of the JHPD on Baltimore CIty.

101 faculty sign letter against private police force

In response to the University’s efforts to implement the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), over 100 Hopkins faculty members signed a letter addressed to the Board of Trustees. The letter, which was sent on Jan. 13, detailed six major concerns shared by the signatories, highlighting the negative impacts a private police force could have on the greater city of Baltimore. 




Restaurant-bookstore to open in Charles Village

The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant-and-bookstore chain Busboys and Poets is expanding to Charles Village. According to records filed with the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation, the restaurant-and-bookstore will open a location at 9 E. 33rd St., where the Red Star Charles Village used to be.


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This past fall, Spring Fair Committee underwent an organizational review after allegations of conduct violations, putting a halt to their operations.

After restructuring, how will Spring Fair continue?

Spring Fair has been an annual tradition at Hopkins for nearly half a century. Billed as the nation’s largest student-run festival, the event brings local musicians, carnival rides and community members to Homewood Campus. 


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SGA makes Wellness Week a tradition in order to promote mental health.

SGA hosts second semesterly Wellness Week

Ahead of the upcoming finals period, the Student Government Association (SGA) declared the week of Dec. 2 to be its second-ever Wellness Week. Throughout the week, SGA sponsored events meant to support students’ mental health and wellbeing.




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Students expressed concerns about a future lack of future WGS courses.

University explains end of WGS Teaching Fellowships

Matthew Roller, the University’s vice dean for Graduate Education and Centers and Programs, informed Todd Shepard, director of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS), in late October that the University had canceled the WGS Teaching Fellowships. 


School of Public Health sponsors talks on migration

The Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health collaborated with The Stoop Storytelling Series — a Baltimore-based live show and podcast — to host “In Search of Safety: Stories about Migration, Displacement, and Advocating for Refugees and Asylum Seekers” on Nov. 21. Laura Wexler, co-founder and co-producer of The Stoop, introduced and moderated the event, which took place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


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