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September 20, 2021

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As part of the University’s One University initiative, Student Disability Services switched its system from AIM to Accommodate.

Students with disabilities criticize new accommodations system

At the beginning of the fall semester, Student Disability Services (SDS) changed its user interface from Accessible Information Management (AIM) to Accommodate. Under this change, students requesting learning accommodations must email their professors directly; before, the system alerted professors of student accommodations automatically.  

Women were not guaranteed the right to vote until 1920.

SNF Agora celebrates centennial anniversary of women's right to vote

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute hosted a virtual conference series titled “Remember, Reflect, Recommit: Celebrating Women’s Suffrage” from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19. The SNF Agora Institute is an academic and public forum founded in 2017 to promote global democracy, civic engagement and inclusivity. 

Free flu vaccines will be available for all University affiliates at any Walgreens pharmacy in the United States.

University provides free, mandatory flu shots to affiliates

The University announced a mandatory flu vaccination policy on Sept. 24, requiring all affiliates spending time on campus to get a flu vaccination by Nov. 20. The policy applies to all students participating in on-campus activities, as well as University employees and non-employees working in University properties or leased facilities. 

Michael Mazarr and Barry Posen debated American grand strategy at an event hosted by the School of Advanced International Studies.

Kissinger Center hosts debate on grand strategy

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) held a virtual event titled “Is It Time for a Grand Strategy of Restraint? A Debate” on Thursday, Sept. 17. The debate was co-hosted by the Hopkins chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS), a national, non-partisan organization that aims to increase student conversations about foreign policy and national security.

Graduate students criticize the University’s COVID-19 guidelines for students, citing a lack of transparency and calling for revisions and clarifications.

TRU's petition highlights concerns of graduate students

Teachers and Researchers United (TRU), an unofficial graduate student union, began circulating a petition against the University’s coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for students on Sept. 4. In the petition, TRU urges the administration to increase student involvement in the decision making process, particularly in matters that directly affect the student body.  

Students of the Peabody Institute have to adapt to new technologies and routines during this semester of online classes.

Peabody students adapt to virtual collaboration

Dean of the Peabody Institute Fred Bronstein announced in an email on July 31 that Peabody instruction would be entirely online for the fall semester. Two weeks into classes, Peabody students are still learning to adapt to this new era of remote performing arts. 

The Statue of Liberty emerged as a symbol of immigration due to its proximity to Ellis Island, once the United States' busiest immigrant processing station.

Panelists break down U.S. immigration issues

The School of Medicine and the Urban Health Institute continued their joint five-topic event series, JustUs Dialogues, with a panel discussion titled “Immigration Matters: Building Humanity Within a Fractured Immigration Landscape” on Thursday, Sept. 10. 

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