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March 30, 2023

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AEI scholar discusses new cultural divide

Charles Murray, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), spoke to the University community last Thursday about the widening cultural gap between social classes.

ESL students find welcome, face challenges

Each semester, anywhere from six to 15 students participate in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Hopkins. ESL at Hopkins is a non-credit program and is targeted at students with intermediate or advanced proficiency in English looking to communicate more effectively.

SJP speaker discusses Israeli-Palestinian conflict

On Thursday evening, the Hopkins chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hosted a talk with Josh Ruebner, author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s failure to broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Ruebner’s new book analyzes the President’s approach towards Israeli-Palestinian relations, emphasizing the way in which Obama’s perspective on the conflict has shifted during his presidency. Ruebner graduated from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1999, where he earned a degree in International Affairs.

Students flock to Fell’s Point for Halloween

Fell’s Point shut down the streets to traffic and welcomed crowds of pedestrians dressed up in a wide array of costumes for Halloween last Thursday evening. The streets were adorned with port-o-potties, and the numerous bars and clubs opened their doors to the masses. About 390 to 480 students took SGA-sponsored buses to Fell’s Point to partake in the festivities, according to Executive Vice President Janice Bonsu.

Food Truck Frenzy brings vendors to Beach

The second annual Food Truck Frenzy, which brought food trucks to several different Hopkins-affiliated locations beginning last Thursday, ended on Tuesday with seven food trucks beset by crowds on the Beach during lunchtime.

President commits to Real Food initiative

The Hopkins community gathered on Friday in support of the Real Food Challenge and the signing of the Real Food Campus Commitment by President Ronald J. Daniels. The contract commits the University to a new sustainable food purchasing policy, notably promising to boost “real food” on campus by 35 percent by 2020.

New fee for Intersession stirs student complaints

With the Johns Hopkins University Summer & Intersession Programs’ recent announcement that the upcoming 2014 Intersession period now requires certain classes to charge a $250 non-refundable enrollment fee, Hopkins students have started to voice their opposition.

Families come to Homewood for Family Weekend

Last weekend, parents and siblings of Hopkins students descended on Homewood Campus for Family Weekend, an annual event organized by Dean of Student Life Susan Boswell. From Friday to Sunday, Hopkins hosted events in which parents could participate both individually and with their children. In all, the weekend provided an opportunity to showcase student talents and accomplishments to parents.

Hopkins panel discusses use of antibiotics in agriculture

The University recently hosted a panel of experts to discuss issues related to the Center for a Livable Future. The conversation was based on an analysis published by the Pew Commission in 2008 on Industrial Farm Animal Production, which unveiled that the use of antibiotics with industrial livestock can cause serious human harm.

Powderpuff, tailgate close Greek Week

Last Sunday morning, members of the Greek community congregated on Homewood Field for Greek Life’s Powderpuff Football Tailgate. The games — which were hosted by the Office of Greek Life — pitted sororities against each other in several rounds of flag football.

Palo Alto panel focuses on Learning Institute

Last Thursday, as part of the Rising to the Challenge fundraising campaign, 125 people visited the University’s new UStream account to watch a panel discussion focused on the Science of Learning Institute, an interdisciplinary research initiative. The live event took place in East Palo Alto, Calif.

Professor traces University’s history

Professor Stuart W. “Bill” Leslie, who was commissioned earlier this year by President Ronald J. Daniels to write the first comprehensive history of the University, sat down with The News-Letter this week to talk about his research and how the project is shaping up.

Alzheimer’s panel aims to increase awareness

The Triple Helix at JHU and JHU Politik co-hosted a panel of four speakers on Tuesday evening in the Gilman Hall atrium as part of an event titled “Alzheimer’s: Conversations on an Enigmatic and Devastating Disease.” The panel shed light on the disease through legislative, biological and personal lenses and was well-attended.

Bike Party draws host of costumed characters

Today may be Halloween, but a crowd of hundreds of vampires, ghosts, skeletons and penguins — just to name a few costumed characters — biked around the city this past Friday, passing near campus by North Calvert Street and East University Parkway before riding down San Martin Drive. The unexpected gathering, almost a week in advance of the holiday, had an explanation: the Baltimore Halloween Brew-Ha-Ha Bike Party.

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