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February 4, 2023

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Hosts of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs Indi Aufranc and Chris Park interview Senator Tammy Duckworth on U.S. strategy in Taiwan.

Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs connects students with leaders

The Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA) was founded by three students in 2017 for the purpose of encouraging conversations about international relations on campus. The organization has since interviewed many notable guests, including the former vice president of Taiwan and Senator Tammy Duckworth.




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Cases have risen significantly on campus after Spring Break.

Author and activist Tim Wise defends critical race theory

The Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted a webinar with Tim Wise titled “Defending Critical Race Theory from Orchestrated Attacks'' on Oct. 27. Wise is an activist and writer whose work focuses on anti-racism. He has written eight books on race, including White Like Me, which examines his experience with white privilege.




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The scholarships will be funded with excess revenue from Whites Hall's operations once it is up and running.

Johns Hopkins House announces scholarships to honor enslaved residents

The Johns Hopkins House, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to restoring Whites Hall, the birthplace and childhood home of Johns Hopkins, recently announced plans for a scholarship program alongside its restoration project. The organization aims to honor the enslaved men and women who worked the former tobacco plantation by naming college and vocational education scholarships after them.




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Students at many peer institutions are also pushing for divestment. 

Students demand University to divest from fossil fuels

Student climate activist group Refuel Our Future filed a complaint against Hopkins with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Oct. 26, citing University violations of its responsibilities as a charitable nonprofit by continuing to hold investments in fossil fuels.




Students with disabilities report exclusion and discrimination on campus

Students with disabilities at Hopkins have reported difficulties in receiving accommodations from Student Disability Services (SDS) and a campus culture that is not inclusive. SDS is responsible for providing services like assistive technology, mentoring services, accommodations and accommodation letters that are shared with instructors.


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Indoor eating and drinking restrictions at events will remain in place.

University announces changes in outdoor dining policy

The University announced on Oct. 26 that food and drink will be permitted at outdoor events. Previously, only single-serving, grab-and-go options were permitted to mitigate risks of COVID-19 transmission. University administrators noted that this change came because of high COVID-19 vaccination rates on campus.



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Meet Casey, a freshman Public Health major from Myanmar.

Humans of Hopkins: Casey

It’s uncomfortable to see and realize that you made a mistake. You are biased sometimes and you make wrong assumptions about people.



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