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February 4, 2023

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Because of delays in construction, some students felt the need to purchase private gym memberships.

Recreation Center reopens fully amid frustrations over delays

The Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center, which underwent a large-scale renovation process over the course of the pandemic, was unveiled yesterday. The University originally announced that the project would be finished before students returned to campus for the fall, but unforeseen issues delayed the construction process. 


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The Red Line light rail project would bridge West and East Baltimore.

Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition aims for completion of Red Line

As the nation’s first city to enforce racially determined land covenants in real estate and to codify redlining, residential segregation in Baltimore has deep roots. The Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC) believes the Red Line light rail initiative could help end the persisting segregation in Baltimore. 





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Crump emphasized that just because something is legal doesn't make it morally right, citing a litany of historical injustices that were allowed by the law. 

Ben Crump strikes an imploring yet hopeful tone at MSE Symposium

The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium hosted Attorney Benjamin Crump for the third lecture in its 2021 series. Crump is a nationally renowned civil rights attorney who has represented clients in many high-profile cases such as the families of Trayvon Martin and George Floyd.



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Hopkins students enjoyed gathering in large groups for outdoor activities after a virtual Hoptoberfest last year.

Students celebrate fall season at Hoptoberfest

Hoptoberfest, the annual festival put on by the Hoptoberfest student organization which marks the start of fall, was held in person Monday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 8. Following the virtual festival held last year, this year’s festival brought back on-campus activities including a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, group yoga, mug decoration, movie night and a concert by Zella Day. 





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Alcindor shared that learning about the lynching of Emmett Till as a teen pushed her toward journalism. 

Yamiche Alcindor uses journalism to stir "good trouble"

Is it the media’s job to ensure that the public believes in facts? Not according to Yamiche Alcindor. Alcindor, a White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, moderator of Washington Week and political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, spoke at Hopkins on Wednesday, Oct. 7 about her career covering social justice and politics as a part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium’s 2021 speaker series “Rebuilding Our Future.” 


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Freshmen expressed excitement and frustrations over programming during orientation week.

Heinrich Böll Foundation co-president breaks down unprecedented German election results

The Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, the Department of History and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures hosted Ellen Ueberschär for a talk titled “Health Check for Democracies: A View from Germany after the Elections'' on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Ueberschär is the co-president of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the political foundation that is associated with Germany’s Green Party. 



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Students and faculty reflect on the transition back to large in-person lectures.

SGA members plan for its upcoming events

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting on Oct. 5 to discuss its upcoming dinner with University President Ronald J. Daniels and an October tabling event as part of outreach. 


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Junior Class Senator Chinat Yu insists the Hopkins Marriage Pact can be used for friendships despite the sexual nature of questions on the survey itself. 

The Hopkins Marriage Pact has students asking questions

A matchmaking service recently launched on campus to mixed reviews. The Hopkins Marriage Pact claims to promote new connections between students, primarily platonic. However, students are still seeking clarity after promotional materials and the survey itself seem to emphasize sexual relationships.




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International students demand more support and explanation from the university regarding its updated vaccine mandate.

International students demand support from University in face of changed vaccine policy

The University updated its vaccination and COVID-19 policies in August in preparation for an in-person semester. With these changes, international students who had received vaccines not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were required to register for an additional two shots from either Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or single dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.


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