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November 30, 2023

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Final JStreet U event addresses Israel’s borders

JStreet U, a national student-lead organization that promotes a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine through the leadership of the United States, hosted the final event of its four part symposium called “Is Peace Possible?” on Tuesday, March 12.

Social change track introduced

The International Studies department recently launched the Global Social Change and Development (GSCD) track for students interested in a double major in International Studies (IS) and Sociology. The research-based program prepares students for analytical careers regarding the challenges of globalization and international development.

Commercial development spurs Eddie’s petition

Over 200 members of the Baltimore community gathered at Saints Philip and James Catholic Church on Tuesday to discuss plans for the St. Paul Development Site, known also as the Olmsted lot. Proposals for the future of the lot, located across from the Village Lofts on St. Paul, have recently set the stage for local debate due to concerns about the potential of harming local businesses.

Yale legal scholar talks international law system

Harold Koh, a professor of international law at Yale Law School, spoke at Hopkins this past Tuesday on the current state of international affairs, providing insight into his careers concerning U.S. foreign policy and international law.

Men’s Lacrosse considers league affiliation

President Ron Daniels sent a school-wide email on Tuesday announcing the possibility of the Men’s Lacrosse Team joining a formal league after its 130-year history playing as an independent team. The University has decided to form a committee, made up of alumni and school officials, to evaluate Hopkins’s affiliates opinions on the prospect; they have until May 15.

"Too Big to Fail" author gives economic insight

Andrew Ross Sorkin, the author of the financial bestseller Too Big to Fail and the chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times, spoke last night as second in this spring’s Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) line up titled “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line”. Members of the Baltimore community. Approximately 200 students and faculty were in attendance.

Record number of Hopkins seniors graduate a semester early

Last December, 153 students graduated from Hopkins, a 50 percent increase in early graduates from the  year before. Defined by the registrar as students who enrolled as undergraduates from high school and fulfilled their requirements in under eight semesters, early graduates tend to be seniors, but a single junior has graduated early at the end of the fall semester in each of the past three years.

Openly gay Captain Even-Zohar addresses CHAI

The Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI) hosted Avner Even-Zohar, a Captain in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who spoke with Hopkins students on Friday about Israel, the Arab Spring and the importance of a foreign policy that promotes human rights.

J Street U examines refugee crisis in Israel

The balance between resolving the Palestinian refugee crisis and preserving Israel as a Jewish state served as the theme of Tuesday’s J Street U event, the third of its four-part “Is Peace Possible?” discussion series. Attracting approximately 20 students, the event provided a venue for open discourse.

University considers extended Nov. break

Members of the Administration are currently discussing the possibility of lengthening the University’s Thanksgiving Break in the future. This proposal was an agenda item at a recent Director of Undergraduate Studies meeting.

AIPAC draws 13,000 for policy conference, lobby

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gathered 13,000 of its worldwide members — Republicans, Democrats, Jews, Christians and Hopkins students alike — in Washington, D.C. this past weekend for the largest pro-Israel lobby conference of the year.