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March 29, 2023

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Debate features college partisans

The JHU College Democrats and College Republicans competed Tuesday night in a debate hosted by The JHU Politik. The debate covered three topics: President Barack Obama’s budget vs. Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget, immigration and gun control.

SGA Treasurer candidate disqualified

This past Sunday, April 28 the SGA Judiciary unanimously ruled to uphold the CSE’s decision to disqualify Schaefer Whiteaker from the SGA Executive Elections. Whiteaker, who currently holds a position as SGA Chief Justice, was running for Executive Treasurer.

Project Unbreakable inspires students

The Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) and JHU Student Life co-hosted speaker/photographer Grace Brown, the creator of Project Unbreakable, this past Tuesday evening in Mudd Hall. Brown spoke to students about the beginnings of Project Unbreakable and educated them with a slideshow of her photography.

Gun policy expert weighs in after Senate bill fails

On Jan. 14-15, Hopkins held a national summit focused on reducing gun violence following the fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Since the summit, national debates over gun policy have engulfed the country, with studies from the Bloomberg School of Public Health fueling the discussions.

Blue Jay 5k run raises awareness

Students, alumni and community members came together this Sunday to participate in the 11th Annual Johns Hopkins Blue Jay 5K and 1/2 Mile Fun Run. With 341 people registered for the event, organizers were able to raise over $11,000.

Phi Gamma Delta hosts Islander party

The Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity hosted their annual FIJI Islander on the President’s lawn last Saturday. The afternoon event collected proceeds for the United Services Organization (USO) and The Katie Oppo Research Fund.

Campus book drive honors alumna Anne Smedinghoff

This past Saturday and Sunday, students and alumni joined together to host a book drive in front of the MSE Library in memory of Hopkins alumna Anne Smedinghoff. The book drive was accompanied by a memorial service held Saturday morning at Hodson Hall.

The Triple Helix holds a panel to discuss global health problems and solutions

The Triple Helix, the undergraduate journal of science, society and law, hosted a panel event titled “Discussion on Innovations for Global Health” in the Charles Commons Ballroom on Monday. Professors from Hopkins and other universities used the event as a forum to speak about the challenges and breakthroughs in the interdisciplinary field of global health.

Indian, Jewish communities collaborate

Nissim Reuben, an Indian Jew who is the program director of Indian-Jewish American Relations at the American Jewish Committee (AJC), spoke at Hopkins on Friday evening about his multilayered personal identity and work as an advocate. Sponsored jointly by South Asian Students at Hopkins (SASH) and the Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI), the event was unique in drawing together the Jewish and Indian communities on campus.

Lieberman named as University’s 14th Provost

Robert C. Lieberman, from Columbia University, has been appointed the University’s fourteenth Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. President Ronald J. Daniels announced this appointment in an email sent to the JHU community this morning.

Relay for Life events raise money and spirits

Relay For Life hosted its annual event this past Friday. The 564 registered participants and the Hopkins community raised a total of $50,000 for the Relay For Life event, a $10,000 decrease from last year’s event. These donations will go to funding cancer research and patient support programs.

SIO hosts panel on microfinance, poverty

Students gathered in the Charles Commons Multipurpose Room this past Tuesday to watch a panel of speakers discuss microfinance in a Dinner and Debate hosted by the undergraduate organization Social Investment Outreach (SIO).

Former Cypriot Central Bank Governor speaks: defends record and talks Euro crisis

Former Cypriot Central Bank Governor Athanasios Orphanides, spoke at Hopkins on April 19 about the Euro Area crisis. Orphanides presided as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus from May 2007 to May 2012 and was a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank between Jan. 2008 and May 2012.  Orphanides also previously taught graduate and undergraduate economics classes at Hopkins, while serving as a Senior Adviser at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

Politik discussion sparks debate over pot

JHU Politik hosted the second part of its Politik Conversation Series on Sunday evening, with participants engaging in a lively discussion about the pros and cons of changing the legal status of marijuana in the United States.

SJP provides alternative point of view

Founded this April as a provisional group, the Students for Justice in Palestine club seeks to provide Hopkins with another point of view regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Freshman Maysa Elsheikh, co-founder of the new group along with junior Basmah Nada, explained that she and a few friends sensed a one-sidedness to the attention given to the conflict.

Sexual Psychologist draws large crowd

Honors society Psi Chi hosted sexual psychologist Park Dietz last night for a talk entitled Sexual Sadism: When Lust and Cruelty Merge. The talk was part of the G. Stanley Hall Lecture series.

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