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July 3, 2022

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JStreet U holds discussion on security, peace

JStreet U hosted the second event of its “Is Peace Possible?” speaker series, a four-part symposium addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, centered on the issue of establishing security between Israel and Palestine following a possible two-state peace agreement, on Tuesday Feb. 26.


Commemoration Day brings bar back to Levering

Hopkins celebrated Commemoration Day this past Friday as students gathered to recognize the 137th anniversary of the inauguration of the University’s first President, Daniel Coit Gilman. Hopkins has recognized Commemoration Day since the very first anniversary of Gilman’s inauguration. In the past, the University would hold a large formal ceremony, often bringing in visiting various heads of state as keynote speakers.


VAWA protects rights of minority women

Since its passage in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has effectively reduced domestic violence by calling greater general attention to issues of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and domestic abuse.




Students Harlem Shake it up in Brody atrium

Brody Learning Commons was packed this past Sunday evening, but not with the usual crowd of end of the weekend procrastinators. Instead, almost 300 students gathered in the lower atrium to participate in the Hopkins edition of the wildly popular Harlem Shake video.


Fraternity recruitment draws 230 males; dry weekend has no effect on process

Fraternity recruitment for undergraduate males at Hopkins began Feb. 5 with an information session and continued through Friday, Feb. 15, with each fraternity hosting events for new members. A total of approximately 230 students participated in formal recruitment for Hopkins’s 11 fraternities, hoping to receive invitations to join one.




Hopkins GYN commits suicide amid investigation

Former Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy committed suicide at his Towson home on Monday, leaving behind a wife, a son and an impending investigation prompted by reports stating that he had secretly videotaped and photographed his patients during gynecological examinations.



Non-Panhellenic groups recruit members

With the start of the spring semester, many non-Panhellenic groups have hosted recruitment events in hopes of attracting new members. These multicultural Greek organizations and student interest groups are typically smaller than the fraternities and sororities of the National Panhellenic Council and Inter-Fraternity Council, however they hope to find new ways to expand.


Professors share specialties at Momentum

The Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal (HURJ) held Momentum: Ideas in Motion last night, which featured presentations by five faculty members on their research in the style of TED Talks.



Forward on Climate rally brings JHU to D.C.

Chants like, “Michelle Obama, tell your man: stop this dirty climate plan!” and “Hey Obama, we don’t want no climate drama” filled the National Mall Sunday at the Forward on Climate Rally. The more than 40,000 attendees, including several Hopkins students, then marched to the White House.



Two seniors win Churchill Scholarship

Every year, 14 students from across the nation receive the Churchill Scholarship, allowing them to pursue graduate level studies in the sciences, mathematics and engineering with a full scholarship at the University of Cambridge. In January 2013, two seniors, Tiras Lin and Lay Kodama, were awarded the prestigious Churchill.


SGA approves funding for “The Push”

The Student Government Association (SGA) made progress on a variety of school wide issues at their weekly meeting Tuesday night. And while there weren’t many tangible results, the SGA was able to approve funding for “The Push.”


University seeks to appease neighborhood concerns in community email

This past month, Hopkins has been taking steps to mitigate community concerns arising from students living in off-campus housing. Such efforts were outlined in a recent email to all community contacts in the Homewood area — which consists primarily of presidents of various associations — from Jennifer J. Mielke, director of the Office of Community Affairs.


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