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July 2, 2022

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Hopkins professors talk government shutdown

All nonessential functions of the federal government were shut down on Oct. 1, after Congress was unable to pass a resolution to appropriate funds to keep federal offices open and federal workers on the job.


Colorful fundraiser supports sick children

Last Saturday, Hopkins students gathered on the Beach to participate in a 5k Color Run as part of HOPtoberfest. The run raised $2,516 for Baltimore’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital: The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.




SGA discusses Blue Jay Shuttle, funding

During a meeting on Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed a range of topics, such as improving the Blue Jay Shuttle; providing funding for an a cappella workshop; filling open positions on the SGA Judiciary Board and bringing a mental health advocacy group to campus.


Campus Safety and Security addresses rise in criminal activity

To most Hopkins students, Campus Security’s Incident Report emails are the norm. Several times a week, students receive brief statements regarding thefts or robberies on and around campus. The emails tend to have a similar theme: theft of unattended laptops and phones on the lower levels of the library or off campus on St. Paul.


NSA controversy sparks dialogue at open forum

Last Thursday, the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) at Hopkins led an open forum to discuss the ethics of classified research in response to the recent NSA-related blog controversy involving Matthew Green, an assistant research professor in the computer science department.


Disabled speaker opens dialogue

Jason Corning, president of the Baltimore Deaf-Blind Community, spoke this past Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sherwood Room in Levering Hall. The event was sponsored by the Hopkins Student Disability Initiative.


AMA hosts panel of alumni, discusses jobs

Five Hopkins graduates spoke about their experiences in the field of marketing at the fifth annual Marketing Alumni Panel hosted by the Hopkins chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) on Monday.


Hopkins appoints new Whiting School dean

On Monday, Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels announced the appointment of T.E. (Ed) Schlesinger as the next Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. Schlesinger was approved by the Board of Trustees and will assume leadership of the Whiting School on Jan. 1.





Hopkins braces for impact of shutdown

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the federal government was unable to reach a consensus on the yearly budget, causing the first government shutdown in 17 years. Congress could not agree on how to fund federal projects, and without passing bills that outline next year’s spending, the federal government will experience a shutdown until an agreement is reached.


Faith-based groups fill niche

Many students at Hopkins take time out of their schedules to participate in religious life. However, while Hopkins has many groups emphasizing different religions and aspects of faith, students hold diverging opinions on the openness of the campus as a whole.




McDermott makes National Book Award fiction longlist

On Sept. 19, the University’s Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities, Alice McDermott, was nominated for the National Book Award longlist for fiction. This is the first time the Foundation has presented a longlist, and McDermott is one of 10 notable contenders for the award.



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